Vintage Guest Designer: Vivian Masket

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I'm super thrilled to introduce our Vintage Guest Designer – Vivian Masket

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Short bio: Vivian Masket’s roots as a paper crafter date back to her elementary school days, when she and a childhood friend ran their own stationery business. Vivian no longer uses paint pens to create sets of stationery with rainbows, unicorns, and ice cream cones; instead, she applies her love of paper, color, and design to scrapbooking and cardmaking. When not gluing patterned paper and photos to cardstock, Vivian can be found working as an instructional coach for her local school district, hanging out in her 1928 home in Denver with her husband and her two kids (Eli, age 12, and Sadie, age 9), traveling, or creating her next masterpiece in the kitchen.

How did you get started scrapbooking? A friend of mine mentioned that she thought I’d like scrapbooking. I dismissed the thought, knowing nothing about modern scrapbooking. Not long after that conversation, I happened across a scrapbook store, wandered in and bought a few things, went home and Googled “scrapbooking,” and immediately became obsessed with the clean and graphic pages I found online. That was back in December of 2003. Here I am, more than a decade later, still obsessed!

What is your favorite American Crafts product? My current favorite American Crafts product is the hemp baker’s twine in solid colors. I love adding bows to tags, cards, etc. for a pop of color and some dimension.

TRAVELERS by Vivian Masket

It’s fun to transform patterned paper into something entirely different. Here, I took the map patterned paper and turned it into paper dolls – unexpected, and a fun twist!

Supplies: DIY Shop Paper Pad (366665) – Thickers, Sketchbook Charcoal (331343) – DIY Shop Adhesive Badges (366633) – DIY Shop Clothespins Charcoal (366621) 

NEW YORK by Vivian Masket

While basic black-and-white map print patterned paper plays a big role on this layout, a smaller bit of the same patterned paper, die-cut in the shape of an apple, plays a smaller role when inked red and used as an embellishment.

Supplies: DIY Shop Paper Pad (366665) – Thickers, Sketchbook Charcoal (331343) – DIY Shop Tags Kraft (366640) – Baker’s Twine Value Pack 5 Yard Spool (366305)

MEMORY ANCESTRY by Vivian Masket

I will admit that I got lost in genealogical research online once I started filling out the family tree patterned paper! It was fun to pick and choose from amongst various family photos and then punch stars and dots out of different colors of cardstock to serve as a key of sorts to the “who’s who” across this two-page spread.

Supplies: DIY Shop Paper Pad (366665) 

HELLO CARD by Vivian Masket

I love mixing different patterned papers on cards. Instead of letting the background paper show through the negative shape in the die-cut typewriter, I cut the negative shape out of a different patterned paper and pieced together the positive and negative shapes.

Supplies: DIY Shop Paper Pad (366665) – Baker’s Twine Value Pack 5 Yard Spool (366305)

LET'S GO FLY A KITE by Vivian Masket

My whole family has had the kite song from “Mary Poppins” stuck in our heads, so I turned it into piece of art, die cutting diamonds in the shape of a diamond for the kite and backing it with dictionary-print patterned paper, including the word “fly” in the center (orange) diamond. I first cut the diamond of diamonds out of scrap cardstock so that I could use it as a stencil to ink the shapes on the background paper; burlap bows inked to match add a touch of fun and some dimension.

Supplies: DIY Shop Paper Pad (366665) – DIY Shop Burlap Bows Light (366626) -Baker’s Twine Value Pack 5 Yard Spool (366305)

Thank you for sharing your talents with us Vivian!