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Use it Up Guest Designer: Meghann Andrew

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Our Use it Up Guest Designer is the talented Meghann Andrew!

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How did you get started scrapbooking: I started out cardmaking with my mom in high school, then created my first album, a 'Senior Year' scrapbook, and I was addicted! My scrapbooking has gone through so many periods of my life, from being single, married, moving to a different country, and now, a baby on the way!

What is your favorite American Crafts product?: It's amazing how many American Crafts products I own, but if I had to choose, I'd say that it would be a toss-up between Thickers (you can never have enough!) or patterned paper. I always love seeing the new designs around CHA time!

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LIFE WITH YOU IS AN ADVENTURE by Meghann Andrew

Tip: Don't be afraid to mix different font stickers to create a fun, eclectic title! It's a great way to use up extra Thickers that you may have laying around!

Supplies: Love Note Paper (35898) – XOXO, Coffee Break Paper (35768) – Ready Set Go, Cartwheel Court Paper (35806) – 5th & Frolic, Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (85600) – 5th & Frolic Bits, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42266) – 5th & Frolic Remarks, Brilliance (72028) – Delights, Delighted (42252) – Remarks, Sure Thing (42255) – Remarks, Cute Overload Tiny Matte Puffy Stickers (42253) – Remarks, Oh Yes Fabric Stickers (42256) – Remarks, Ready Set Go Cardstock Die Cut Shapes (85589) – Bits, Everyday Mediterranean (53393) – Thickers, Chelsea Red (42269) – Remarks, East Village (89429) – Carded Ribbon, Limo Black (61-01)- Memory Marker, Foam Dots (61709)- This to That

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FAMILY TRAY by Meghann Andrew

Tip:
Decorating a printer's tray is a great way to get rid of leftover paper
scraps and embellishments. I treat the overall design in the same way
that I would a scrapbook layout, with clusters of embellishments, and by
making visual triangles.

Supplies: Lounge Fest Paper (35786) – Ready Set Go, Park Avenue
Paper (35834) – Soho Garden, Orchard Street Paper (35828) – Soho Garden,
Wind Down Paper (35776) – Ready Set Go, On The Clock Paper (35779) – Ready
Set Go, 6th & Main Paper (35819) – 5th & Frolic, Cartwheel Court
Paper (35806) – 5th & Frolic, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42266) –
5th & Frolic, East Village (89429) – Carded Ribbon, Decorative Glitter
Flowers (77292) – 5th & Frolic Flower Shoppe, Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (85600) – 5th
& Frolic Bits, Fabric Stickers (42268) – 5th & Frolic Remarks,
Details Layered Embellishments (85615) – XOXO, Stitched Ruffle Strips
(85604) – 5th & Frolic, Delighted Stickers (42252) – Ready Set Go Remarks, Foam
Dots (61709) – This to That

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A DAY IN REGENT'S PARK by Meghann Andrew

Tip: Printing photos at different sizes gives your layout a 'collage' feel and using a dark mat on top of a busy paper helps to ground the photos and embellishments.

Supplies: Grande Street Paper (35830) – Soho Garden, Park Avenue Paper (35834) – Soho Garden, On The Clock Paper (35779) – Ready Set Go, Wind Down Paper (35776) – Ready Set Go, Cardstock Die Cut Shapes (85589) – Ready Set Go Bits, Delighted Stickers (42252) – Ready Set Go Remarks, East Village (89429) – Carded Ribbon, Poppy District Cardstock Stickers (42273) – Remarks, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42266) – 5th & Frolic Remarks, Cute Overload Tiny Matte Puffy Stickers (42253) – Ready Set Go, Limo Black (61-01) – Memory Marker, Foam Dots (61709) – This to That

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FAIRY PRINCESS by Meghann Andrew

Tip: I often cut busy, large patterns from designs in patterned papers to use as embellishments as I find an entire sheet a bit overwhelming!

Supplies: Vanilla Weave (71041) – Cardstock, Cartwheel Court Paper (35806) – 5th & Frolic, Lovely Lane Paper (35816) – 5th & Frolic, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42266) – 5th & Frolic Remarks, Decorative Glitter Flowers (77292) – 5th & Frolic Flower Shoppe, Cardstock Die Cut Shapes (85616) – XOXO Bits, Adhesive Metal Discs (85590) – Ready Set Go Flair, Boho Gold (53422) – Thickers, Amelia Transparent Letter Stickers (42359) – Remarks, Limo Black (61-01) – Memory Marker, Foam Dots (61709) – This to That

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VALENTINE CARDS by Meghann Andrew

Tip: Leftover scraps of paper & random embellishments are perfect for making these mini 4×4" cards. By using the same overall design on each card, they can be made rather quickly!

Supplies: 6 x 6 Paper Pad (35901) – XOXO, Coffee Break Paper (35768) – Ready Set Go, Acrylic Stamps (85614) – XOXO, East Village (89429)- Soho Garden Carded Ribbon, Decorative Glitter Flowers (77292) – 5th & Frolic Flower Shoppe, Cardstock Die Cut Shapes (85616) – XOXO Bits, Layered Embellishments (85615) – XOXO Details, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42266) – 5th & Frolic Remarks, Fabric Stickers (42268) – 5th & Frolic Remarks, Gold (96039) – Glitter Tape, Aqua Embossing Powder (27143) – Zing!, Limo Black (61-01) – Memory Marker, Foam Dots (61709) – This to That

Make sure you stop by Meghann's blog, follow her on Twitter, check out her Pinterest boards, and see her photos on Instagram!