By: Erika Hayes
WHAT it is: Fan-TAN-ulous! That is the best one-word description I can give for the new Amy Tan Line Ready, Set Go from American Crafts. I started working with this product and realized how quickly and easily all the elements come together. The paper and embellishments are so cohesive it is almost like you can seriously put anything together and be successful. The quality is top-notch and American Crafts delivers again with great embellishments. One of the things I really liked was the idea of putting THREE of the little day books together in one package, it was nice to have all the styles in one package. The three daybooks gave me a fun idea for creating what I am calling a “flip-journals”. (see below). I just love when just the product gets your creative juice flowing.
What I liked: Oh I love the whole line! Amy has a way of creating just the right look that works with every style. My favorite thing was the little date stampers (really look how cute on my Bamboo layout as well as the journal flip book). The paper is great quality (par for the course) and the designs are very versatile and let's just say it... fan TAN bulous-- Amy has hit yet another homerun. I also like adore no...I LOVE that the little daybooks come in 3 packs, and have so many uses. The textures are all great and lots of choices.
What I disliked: Sorry but some of the thickers still need a little extra adhesive. It really isn’t a big deal but it can be frustrating when your “I” falls off!
What I made:
Supplies: Cardstock: Stampin’Up!; Pattern Paper: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts); Embellishment Stickers: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts); Embellishment leaves: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts); Stamp: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts); Letter stickers Amy Tangerine (American Crafts); Ink: Clear& Simple; Journaling pen: K & Company
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil Basics; Pattern Paper: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts); Embellishment Stickers: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts); Embellishment leaves: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts); Stamp: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts); Letter stickers Amy Tangerine (American Crafts); Mask: Studio Calico; Misting Ink: Studio Calico;Ink: Clear & Simple; Journaling Pen: (Black & Blue) K&Company
Memory book/Journal Flip; Cardstock: Stampin’ Up; Ink Clear & Simple; Pencils: Prisma; All other products: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts)
Where and How Much:
Product Name: Amy Tangerine: Ready, Set Go Line
Manufacturer: American Crafts
MSRP: $.089 – $18.95
Available at: a cherry on top, Scrapbooksetc.com, Urban Papercraft*
This line is easy to work with and really encourages you to be creative. I have lots of ideas that I have sketched out ,so many ideas, I have just completed a post for the Creating Keepsakes Editors Blog using this line! IT is so easy to work with I can't say enough how much I love working with Amy Tan's Ready Set Go.
What do YOU think? I really love the mini sketchbooks; I do not think I can ever live without one again. Perfect for memories and page planning as you are going through your everyday or your special events. How could you use one of the great mini sketchbooks in your everyday? Leave a comment by midnight EST on Tuesday to be entered to win a prize from American Crafts! U.S. residents only. Please leave a way to contact you if you win!!