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05 Jun 2013

Diecut Journaling instead of a Title

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It’s no surprise that I love my Silhouette Cameo. There are endless uses and so many different ways to incorporate it in your crafts and scrapbooking.
For this layout I used it to document the stats of my baby boy, Myles. I don’t have a lot of free time right now to scrapbook but once I diecut the journaling it came together quick and simple. Especially since I wanted that to be the main focus. And clearly it is since it takes up 2/3 of the page. haha

I used a mix of my Lucky Charm collection. Which effortlessly worked for a boy too. Not that I know much about that. ; )


I included this layout in my 2 peas garden this month about milestones.

This month I chose the birth of my baby boy… because it’s probably one of the biggest milestones of his life and because I am unabashedly in love with him. Soaking up all the wonderful things when you have a newborn… and not to mention the challenging transition and lack of sleep. But this quick layout was a perfect start to his scrapbook album, highlighting the details of his grand entrance with my Silhouette-cut journaling and photos taken the first day of his life.
I added a grouping in the bottom left with some of my Dear Lizzy products and Studio Calico wood veneers. The handwriting patterned paper from my Lucky Charm collection with the words, “love you to the stars and back” worked great with this layout.
Can’t wait to tell his story through photos and journaling. :)

25 Apr 2013

Video Tutorial with Lizzy

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It’s been really fun to see how the mood boards I put together each month jumpstart my creative process. Each one has been so different and has inspired me in different ways.
This month I tried out some painting inspired by a painted leather clutch and you’ll see lots of triangles.
I use masks with mist and paint as well as mix my own concoction of Mister Hueys.

Here is a video tutorial below sharing a step by step process of how I put it together. A couple of the techniques I incorporated was the first time doing it so it’s fun to see what works and what doesn’t. Thanks for watching…

01 Apr 2013

Guest Designer: Suzy Plantamura

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Today we have a guest designer at Paper Party– Suzy Plantamura! She is an incredible designer and doodler. (You will see some of her doodles in her album below.) I’ve met her through scrapbooking and she has become a great friend! She’s hilarious and has a contagious joy for life… even during hard times. Thanks Suzy! Her album turned out gorgeous using my newest Lucky Charm collection!

I made a mini album using the Lucky Charm line by Dear Lizzy. I am so in love with this line. I like the colors, all the fun designs, and the overall happy feel of it. I decided to use it to make an album all about me and what makes me happy. I went to my Instragram feed and realized just about everything that makes me happy is RIGHT there. So I printed a bunch of my Instagram photos from the past year all in 2×2 squares and used them throughout the album. There are A LOT of spreads in this album, so this is going to be a very long post!

I made the album to be 4×6, but I used lots of inserts in other shapes and sizes. But the cover is 4″ x 6″ and it is held together by four rings. By using four, I was able to keep my smaller inserts stable with two holes. For most of the pages, I just cut some of her 12×12 papers and many papers from her 6×6 pad and backed them together. The next step was adding stickers and other items from the line to create page bases.
Between each 4×6 page, I put a tag or an insert of some sort in different sizes. I used many of her stickers, die cuts, chipboard pieces or just photos backed together for the inserts. The heart shape is a die cut and the “hello” card is cut from a piece of 12×12 paper. The word “happy” was a die cut as well. The title of the book is “My Story of the Things That Make Me Happy”.

There are four different vellum sheets as part of this collection and I used 4×6 pieces of those for pages as well. I love all the little sayings in the line (which go well with my theme), so I dispersed them throughout.
And of course I had to add some of my doodles that need a home to the inside of the album. I just backed two together to create an insert. The only thing I really added to the Lucky Charm line is some different washi tapes that matched and a bunch of the My Minds Eye enamel dots. I LOVE the die cut cards like the one above “hello sunshine” and I used the letters that came out of the die cuts in the album as well.

For this insert, I just folded a 4×6 journaling card I cut from a 12×12 piece of paper in half and then added some washi to teh edge and decorated the top. For the food page, I used six 2×2 photos to create each side of the page and stitched along the outside edges. You can’t have a book of favorite things without including food (in my book – haha!).

I printed all my photos on matte photo paper so I could stamp right on top of them. The roller stamp with different sayings is one of my favorite products so I used it thoughout on top of my photos.

I’m showing you every single page in this book and there are a lot of them! The colors in this line go so well with all my sunset pictures. The hues matched perfectly! I made this insert to be 3″ wide x 7″ tall just because I like the book to look all mismatched with things hanging out of it. I also used her tags as inserts backed together.

I created a pocket for a tag with journaling using die cuts and staples. The balloon is also a die cut. This heart die cut paper is divine – I love it! I backed it with pink paper and added my flowers because it is so dainty and feminine. (the clothes pins are from Pebbles). For tabs on some of the pages, I used two circle stickers back to back hanging over the edges.

I made this page with another of the 4×6 die cut pages with this adorable saying – love it!

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19 Mar 2013

Ombre Painting Technique with Lizzy

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This page is for my Two Peas garden girl gallery where monthly I put together a mood board and how it inspired a sprapbook layout.
This month I was inspired by ombre or dip dyeing. As seen on the cake, sweater and paint strokes.
I was inspired by the color and some other type techniques seen in the mix.

I share a technique using your left over thickers and paint… to give your page a lot of texture and dimension. Plus, you can use up your extra letters.
Works best with foam thickers!

***In the video I fill the whole page up with letters, it worked best to show the painting technique BUT plan ahead and just add the thickers around the edge. I have done that before and no one would know it’s only around the edge and you use less thickers.


04 Mar 2013

Shapes & More Shapes

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This was a fun theme for March because I absolutely love using shapes on my projects and I love diecutting. Very fitting for hot trends right now in scrapbooking. I used one of my favorite papers from my 5th and Frolic Dear Lizzy collection that is a triangle patterned paper. I cut out random triangles and then even smaller ones to sit inside the larger ones and make the shapes more dimensional. Then I added more shapes-circles with my journaling in them. Attached those circles with some foam squares to add even more dimension. I used paper from my newest collection: Lucky Charm for the rest of the layout. Including the lined paper, floral and the two pieces above the photos and cursive strip below. I used my Silhouette Cameo to diecut the phrase Loved on the lined paper. This was a fun layout to document my sweet Ave and what she loves at the moment.

Do you have a step, technique, product  you incorporate on every scrapbook page? I do… and I didn’t include it on this page and it’s driving me nuts! Can you guess what it is??

Stitching. I love to sew on my pages and I didn’t have any white thread or coordinating color so I just skipped that step.
What is something you have to include on each or most of your pages?

Happy Monday! xo Lizzy

13 Feb 2013

Valentines Layout: color concept with Lizzy

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Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day I thought I’d share this layout I made for my Two Peas Garden Girl project. It took me longer than I had hoped to get the title right. But I love the quote, “You have my whole heart for my whole life” and I wanted to diecut it with my Silhouette Cameo somewhere on the layout. I tried other patterned papers and color combinations and finally realized that I am definitely drawn to more white on my projects.

I diecut the quote and three hearts below it. I backed the three hearts with patterned paper. I used a punch to punch out the larger hearts below those. Then added some stitching to ground those hearts. The small triangle paper is from my newest Lucky Charm collection that should we available online soon. If you are interested in the cut file let me know. xo, Lizzy

I love messy stamping so I stamped with the arrow then did a few more until the ink fades away. Same with my date stamp.

I wanted the color combination to be light and airy with the mint and the white then a pop of color. I chose red for obvious reasons as well as a black and white stripe and some turquoise. I used the gallon, quart pint concept for this layout. The gallon of color is white, quart is blue and the pint is red. It helps the layout to feel balanced and the page to really pop. I also chose pictures where the pint of color was displayed so the photos stood out as well. Thanks for looking!
xo, Lizzy

09 Jan 2013

Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Blog Hop

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Today I am sharing some sneak peeks of my new collection of craft products: Lucky Charm. Here is some fancy schmancy lingo I wrote about it.

American Crafts is thrilled to announce it’s 6th collection from scrapbooking designer Elizabeth Kartchner, “Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm.” Beautiful paper with a cool mix of blues, mint, orange-red and yellow, with a pop of pink in the each of the pretty florals. Lucky Charm was inspired by jewelry charms so you will find your favorite “lucky” icons here and there. As well as dreamy clouds, star-maps, hot air balloons, and darling umbrellas. Some of the new products sure to get you excited include the roller phrase-only stamp. Scrapbookers loved the Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, so in this collection you will find a new stamp that is full of just the fun phrases. There are also awesome Diecut Cards (4″x6″), striped square buttons that look like candy, a perforated sticker book, tissue fringe flags, fringe garland, printed clothespins, and a colorful Daybook. Of course, a Dear Lizzy line wouldn’t be complete without some Lizzyesque icons including jars, kites and handwritten phrases. Here is a sneak peek of the Die cut cards. There are eight 4″x6″ cards that come with phrases and basic patterns.

How cute is that pink horse paper??!

Below you will see a new product that was fun to design… it’s a perforated sticker book. Full of phrases, journaling spots and elements for any project.
To see a sneak peek of another product continue on the blog hop to Ann Marie Loves Paper!

Be sure to head over to my other blog: Dear Lizzy for a giveaway of the entire Lucky Charm collection.
xo, Lizzy

04 Sep 2012

Clipboard Inspiration

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My most recent release, 5th & Frolic, includes some darling clipboards! Some are embellished, some are plain and some contain lines for journaling. Hanging in my home and in my office you will find clipboards. I love dressing them up or using them to organize.

Here are some of my products that have clipboards in my most recent release. There are Bits (pieces of cardstock that can be written on or embellished, a darling sticker and stamp. My favorite is the paper!
We hung clipboards in our booth at CHA to continue the theme.

23 Aug 2012

Dear Lizzy Jar Inspiration

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When we were working on my fourth collection: Neapolitan I was searching for a new icon that hadn’t been used much before or ever. There are jars lining a shelf in my office, for my birthday we made cakes in a jar and there are so many ways I’m inspired by jars in my life. When Jennifer, my designer, added some jar elements it flowed really well with what we had already designed and was a cool addition to the line. The Jar stamp is one of my favorites because you can stamp the jar outline and fill with the small icon options: heart, flower, star and strawberry. Or “thanks a bunch” and some dictionary type is also included in that set. There is also a jar patterned paper and some jar pieces in the chipboard set.
Here are some pages and a card that I spotted using one of my Dear Lizzy jars.
Lisa Truesdell often proves that my Dear Lizzy products work with boy pages as well and I love that! When I am designing products there is usually pink in the line but I make a conscious effort to include papers and pieces that would work for boys or girls. This page is an example of that. She used the jar polaroid and other polaroids from one of my papers and added her own photo inside one of the squares. She also used a couple of my patterened papers including the music note paper and the random elements paper. Thanks Lisa!
I love this page for its simplicity and artistic vibe. The minimal colors and white space make the message stand out. Neroliskye

This page is fulll of details and you keep searching it for little surprises. I love how she added one of my chipboard bows to my chipboard jar. She used primarily Dear Lizzy Neapolitan on this page including papers, thickers and wood buttons. She added the cute twine around my epoxy & wood buttons. How cute are those balloons she fashioned?! Thanks Jill Sprott


The design of this page caught my eye with the photos on the left and the grouping of cute things on the right. She added some fun little pieces of goodies throughout. I love how she attached the stickers with foam squares so they have a little more pop. Same with the Happy Chipboard flag and balloons. Another small detail is my ruffle paper peeking out on the right. Adding  a nice pop of color. Beautiful page by Jaime Warren

This page by my friend Stephanie is so sweet! I love how simple the design so the picture stands out… as well as the jar. The base of the page is using my woodgrain chevron. She added some of my fringe ribbon and epoxy stickers as well. Stephanie Howell

This card is darling! I love the jar with the butterflies. Also the cute diecut alphabet in kraft is a nice touch with the pastel colors. You’re adorable Justlulu

22 Aug 2012

Dear Lizzy Ruffle Paper

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It was all a bit surreal and random when I started designing my own scrapbooking products. I think it went something like this…

American Crafts: “What are you up to lately?”

Me: Nothing really. Just finished a book.

American Crafts “We should collarborate on something.”

Me: “Yeah, that’d be cool.”

 and that was that. We jumped right in and I released my first line at the Winter 2009 CHA. Since then I have done 5 lines and I started on my 6th collection this past week. Balancing colors and patterns and finding new ideas for products is something that I enjoy doing at home when I scrapbook, so it’s a dream to get to do this at work designing products.

I’m excited to have this blog to share more of the details of my products and how to use them.
First up, one of my favorite products that I concepted and was so happy when it was able to be produced and manufactured is the ruffle paper. I still can’t get over it. I love it so much. A paper of ruffles? Who doesn’t?
Cake: Unknown/Duvet: KikiComin/Dress: Jcrew

I was inspired by fashion and home decor items and wasn’t sure if it could translate to paper but it did. The only hang up was the color. We wanted a more gradual ombre effect but since that couldn’t pan out we took what we could and happy with the outcome. It’s such a unique product and there’s nothing out there like it! There are so many ways to use it on craft projects, cards and scrapbooking layouts.

Here are some layouts that caught my eye of different ways to use the ruffle paper. 

1 Cut a stripe of ruffle paper and attach as a border under your patterned paper. Kelly Noel

2 Cut the ruffle paper into strips and attach to center of page. Tina Azmus


3 Another great way to use ruffle paper is as a base of your page. Use masks and spray mists to add your own unique design. Kelly Purkey


4 Use the ruffle paper as a frame to your layout. Wilna