Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Echo Park Paper Co.


Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is this week in Kansas City, MO on July 21st-22nd. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes, and today I am going to be working with products from our Card Making workshop: Echo Park Paper Co.‘s Wedding Bliss collection.

This collection contains such a wonderful variety of products. If you take the class, you will receive a sampling of items from the collection perfect for card making, including the 6×6 Paper Pad, Ephemera, and Mini Paper Fans:


With these products, I created this card:


I just love the rosettes in the Mini Paper Fans pack, but I wanted to dress them up a bit. So, I decided to remove the die cut in the center and add my own touch to this fun embellishment.


I die cut a heart shape from paper in the 6×6 Paper Pad and an ampersand from some black cardstock. I pulled out the “Forever Forever Forever” tag and the “mr. & mrs.” label from the Ephemera pack. I cut the label in half and assembled the pieces, along with a paper flower from my stash, to create my very own card embellishment.


I finished my adding the embellishment to my card base (created by layering papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad) with some gray baker’s twine.


This collection is so soft and pretty—just perfect for wedding cards, love-themed cards, and more!


This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Echo Park Paper Co.’s Wedding Bliss collection will also be taught at our upcoming shows in Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Sizzix

Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is in Duluth, GA on July 14th-15th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes, and today I am going to be working with products from our Card Making workshop: Sizzix‘s Framelits Mini Circle Flip-its Card Die Set.

If you take the class, you will receive the 17-piece die set designed by Stephanie Barnard:

With this fun set, I created this card:

I used a die cut machine to cut out the card, circles, sentiment, hearts and border shapes shapes from cardstock and the the side panels from Photo Play Paper‘s Summer Bucket List 6×6 Paper Pad (another product in the Card Making workshop).

Once the die cuts are layered and adhered together and the card is folded on the score lines, you pull the left side panel and the circle flips so you can see the decorated back.


For this circle, I die cut the Bee Happy sentiment shape and trimmed the bee from the sentiment.

There are so many dies in this set that you can create countless unique cards for many different occasions!

This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Sizzix’s Framelits Mini Circle Flip-its Card Die Set  will be taught at our shows in Chantilly, Duluth, Kansas City, Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Photo Play Paper

Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is this week in Chantilly, VA on June 23rd-24th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes, and today I am going to be working with products from our Card Making workshop: Photo Play Paper‘s Summer Bucket List collection.

If you take the class, you will receive a sampler with the following products—6×6 Paper Pad, Word Strip Stickers sheet, and the Ephemera pack:


I just love the fun, bright colors in this collection—perfect for any summer-themed project!

I like to use products in unexpected ways and when I saw the fireworks and bowling ball stickers on the Word Strip Stickers sheet, I thought that layered together they would make a great flower center.


I used the plaid side of the 6 x 6″ Cotton Candy paper to cut out some flower shapes. Then I layered the die cuts and stickers together with foam adhesive to create my dimensional flower.


I added a leaves die cut and button to complete the flower, before attaching it to my card front for a fun, little “anytime” kind of card.



This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Photo Play Paper’s Summer Bucket List collection will be taught at our shows in Chantilly, Duluth, Kansas City, Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Fancy Pants Designs


Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is in Orlando, FL on May 5th-6th! Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes, and today I am going to be working with a products from our Card Making workshop: Fancy Pants DesignsJoy Parade collection.

In class, each student will receive a Joy Parade sampler pack which includes: a 6×6 Paper Pad, Design Puffy Stickers, and Tags & Labels pack.


Using those items, I created this card:


A lot of layering went into this card and the step-by-step is pretty self-explanatory. But I do want to share how I created the tab.


I started with a 1 1/2 x 3″ strip of patterned paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad and the We R Memory KeepersTab Punch Board. (This is a tool from the Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools workshop.)


I folded the paper in half and inserted it under the Side Tabs punch.


I punched one end, then I flipped the paper over punched the other end on the small tab setting.


This is such a quick and easy way to add tabs to any project!

I layered patterned papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad, two tags and two labels from the Tags & Labels pack, decorated the tab with heart sticker from the Design Puffy Stickers pack, and added ribbon, baker’s twine, and a couple of foam Thickers to finish my sentiment.


I just love this paper collection. It is so bright and fun, and it is perfect for projects celebrating any happy occasion!

This Card Making workshop featuring Fancy Pants Designs’ Joy Parade collection will also be taught at our show in Puyallup WA. We hope you can come join us at one of these shows. We would love to see you there!

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Tie Closure Birthday Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created with a fun tie closure.

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First, I started with an 8 1/2 x 11″ piece of cardstock, my paper trimmer, and a scoring blade.

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I scored the one end of the cardstock panel at the 3 1/2″ mark.

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I turned the panel and scored the other end at the 2″ mark.

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I then folded the ends in towards the center of the card.

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I wanted the flaps to look like tags, so I trimmed off each of the corners.roree-rumph_tie-closure_birthday_card_step5
I decorated the outside flaps with patterned paper from Echo Park Paper Co.‘s Party Time 6×6 Paper Pad and punched a hole at the end of each flap.

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I then decorated the inside of the card with more patterned paper, stickers from the Party Time Element and Alpha Sticker sheets, and a few epoxy stickers.

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I added a couple of eyelets to the punched holes, threaded them with gingham ribbon, added a tag using more stickers from the Element and Alpha Sticker sheets, and tied a bow to finish the card.

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A fun take on a standard A2-sized card, don’t you think?

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Acorn-Shaped Pocket Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a acorn-shaped pocket card I created with Cricut®.

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I started with Cricut Design Space™ and the Bits and Pieces cartridge. I chose the Acorn image (#MFB706) for the shape of my card.

I really liked the shape of the acorn but I wasn’t crazy about the circles at the bottom of the shape. There wasn’t an option to have the cut without the circles, so I decided to alter the shape to achieve the look I had in mind.

First, I sized my image, selected it, right-clicked on the image, and ungrouped the shapes.

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Once the shapes were ungrouped, I enlarged the bottom of the acorn.

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I right-clicked the bottom shape, selected Hide Contour, then hid all of the circle shapes.

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All of the full circles were removed, but I was left with three half circles around the edges.

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To cover those over, I copied and pasted the image three times (one for each half circle).

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I moved two of the images over and made the third copied image smaller. I place the image over one of the half circles so that the arc of the shapes lined up and one of the half circles was completely covered.

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Then pressing the left mouse button, I selected the both images and clicked the Weld button in the upper right Tools bar to join the two images together.

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Once the images were welded, the half circle was filled in.

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I repeated these steps with the other two half circles until I was left with the solid shape I was trying to achieve.

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After that I used my Cricut Explore® machine to cut out the shapes using patterned paper from the Pebbles Woodland Forest collection, specifically the 6×6 Paper Pad. I created a pocket, added machine stitching to the die cut shapes, and accented the pocket card with a tag I put together using Ephemera and Phrase Stickers, as well as a few other embellishments from my stash.

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Such a fun shaped card for fall, don’t you think? I just love the colors and patterns in this wonderful Pebbles collection!

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Mixed Colors and Patterns Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created mixing busy patterns and bright colors using BasicGrey’s Saturday Morning collection.

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I know BasicGrey is no more, but it won’t stop from enjoying one of their final collections. The Saturday Morning collection is just so bold and colorful. There are lots of fun prints in this collection, too. To be honest, sometimes mixing prints that are so different can be a little intimidating, but I find when I use just a little bit of each print, it is easier to put more of them together — so that no one pattern overwhelms the other.

First, I started with the 6×6 Paper Pad, the Element Stickers sheet, and the Die Cut Flowers Kit.

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What I like about the 6×6 Paper Pad is that the the prints are smaller and to me, that also helps with mixing and matching patterns.

I picked out a few of my favorite patterns with similar colors.

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I cut the circle patterned paper to 5″ square, the navy patterned paper to 4 1/4″ square, and the other four patterns to 2″ square and layered and adhered them together in the center of the 5″ panel.

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I cut some 1 1/2″ square pieces of green burlap trim and adhered them to the 2″ patterned paper panels.

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I put together four flowers by mixing and matching different shapes and sizes of die cuts from the Die Cut Flower Kit.

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I adhered the flowers to the 2″ patterned paper panels on the card base with some foam adhesive, added a couple of buttons to each flower, and stapled a tab sticker from the Element Stickers sheet to the upper left corner to finish the card.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!