My FabFitFun Art Kit!

Guess what?! I partnered with FabFitFun on the amazing Ready, Set, Create! Art Kit, which is a Choice item in some FabFitFun Summer Boxes.

I was so excited when FabFitFun asked me to help curate a kit and go into the development process of really making sure this art kit was great for everybody. We picked out really fun, bright colors for the acrylic paints and a canvas size that’s not too intimidating. The tools were really important to me so we picked my favorite size paint brush as well as the high quality round foam brush. 

I thought that these kits would be perfect for hosting your own art party with a bunch of friends, so I also shared some of my best art party tips over on the FabFitFun blog!

This box is filled with $200+ worth of beauty, fashion, and lifestyle goodies that I know you’re going to love! Use the code AMYTANGERINE10 for $10 off your first box at fabfitfun!

Newest Collection - Hustle & Heart!

So excited to share a peek at my newest collection with American Crafts, Hustle & Heart. It's hard to believe but this is the 13th one we have collaborated on. Hopefully that's a lucky number in this scenario. I just got a first look at it, as the samples only arrived last week. Looking forward to playing with it and sharing projects with you soon. Also, I filmed a little first look/unboxing video of sorts that I am hoping to get up next week.

Amy Tangerine Hustle & Heart
Amy Tangerine Papers

Hope you like what you see so far. Let me know in the comments what kind of project you'd like me to share using this collection!

Carson's Wild Weekend Mini Album

Hello hello, my crafty friends!  I’m so excited to share my latest little project with you all.  This mIni album was so much fun to put together using all my photos and memories from a recent family reunion and bits and pieces from Amy’s two latest collections, On A Whim and Oh Happy Life! 

One of the things I love about using Amy’s collections is that they all have a similar vibe, so even though the color stories and icons may be different, they mix and match so beautifully with one another.  I just love how those white foam phrases from her earlier collection contrast so perfectly with that bright ombre pink paper from On A Whim. 

I decided to create an oversized hang tag mini for this project as I didn’t want to fuss with an actual album, but I did want to have a lot of room and flexibility to create as many pages as possible.  There are a lot of photos and stories from this particular weekend that I wanted to be sure and document.  I also wanted enough room to use the larger embellishments like the foam phrases and that wicked blue USA Sticker, so I had to scale it up.

The pages were a snap to decorate.  I simply, laid down the photo, embellished each page with a few choice stickers and then typed out my journaling if there was a story to tell.  Truth be told, sometimes it’s just a cute photo!

I wanted the front and back of the album to be cohesive, so I used similar supplies for a matchy matchy look.  And once the album was complete, I had to find a way to jazz up that boring binder ring.  And friends, this is why I keep a baggie full of ribbon scraps, for times just like these!  I love the way the ribbons add a fun flair and texture to the mini, without getting in the way! 

I hope you’re inspired to create your own mini album!  You can’t go wrong mixing and matching Amy’s collections, so what are you waiting for? 

Happy crafting, friends!

Carson

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Supplies: On A Whim Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pad (378743), On A Whim Collection - Ephemera with Foil Accents (378750), On A Whim Collection - Cardstock Stickers with Foil Accents - Accents and Phrases (378749), On A Whim Collection - Thickers – Phrases (378746), Oh Happy Life Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pad (376220), Oh Happy Life Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Accent and Phrases (376234), Oh Happy Life Collection - Thickers - Alpha - Wild – White (376223).

Thanks so much for sharing this adorable little album, Carson! Other Design Team member posts can be found hereShop ON A WHIM now! Check your local retailer and online at Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com

DIY PHOTO BACKDROP WITH FLOWERS AND BALLOONS!

Back in April, I hosted a party at Urbanic Paper Boutique and I knew that I wanted to have a super cute and colorful photo backdrop at the entrance! I had a bunch of ideas going into it including a watercolor floral design as my inspiration, so I gathered the materials, set up my camera, and got started.

To make this, I used a plain white backdrop with a stand, fabric markers (here are some black ones and some colorful ones), balloons, and I tried out a few ways to attach them together (string, fishing line, rubber cement, and a low heat glue gun).

When choosing a stand for your photo backdrop, consider the height you’ll want! This one is a little too short, but fine for sitting. If you need a taller one, try this 8 foot version! You could also try either a fabric backdrop or a paper backdrop depending on your needs.

Lay out the backdrop on the floor. 

Place something underneath to catch any ink that bleeds through. Iron out any folds in the fabric!

Draw flowers on the backdrop using fabric markers.

If you want to learn to draw flowers and leaves, I can't recommend this book enough - it’s called Botanical Line Drawing.

Hang it up and add finishing touches.

When you’re happy with your hand-drawn designs, set up the stand and hang your backdrop so you can get a better idea of how it will look.

Inflate your balloons, then tie the knotted parts together to form clusters. 

I tried out a bunch of different methods for this - stitching the tied ends with fishing line, gluing them together using rubber cement, tying them together with string, and using a low heat hot glue gun.

Optional: Add paper details to the clusters! 

We cut out a bunch of differently shaped paper grasses and flowers to test things out, but ended up choosing the plain green grasses and sticking them into the balloon clusters.

Set it up at your party.

Once you’ve moved your backdrop to the location where you want it to be set up, tie the balloon clusters to the stand.

Pose and say cheese! 

I pulled a bench in front so we could take seated photos at the entrance to the party.

Where would you set up a photo backdrop like this? Do you have any fun events coming up where a photo booth installation like this would look super cute? Tell me all about it in the comments!

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

If you're signed up for our mailing list, then you have may have already seen the news! I am SO excited to finally share my new online shop with you! It's something that I have been dreaming up for a long time, and it is finally here! There are some tees that are in a monthly kit called Fresh Squeezed Fashion as well as others you can just put right into your cart. 

Some of my amazing friends agreed to be models. Pamelyn from Bashery & Co:

And Luci from Luci's Morsels:

Of course I also had to include stamps and traveler's notebooks in the mix as well!

Amy Tangerine

I made a little video that gives a bit of background, and I am planning on doing another soon, so if you have questions or there's anything you want me to show you, please let me know in the comments. 

Thanks as always for your support for our new online shop!!

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