Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Neat & Tangled


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

Our next show is this week in Milwaukee, WI on April 21st-April 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 a stamps from our Stamping workshop: Neat & Tangled‘s Hand Stitched stamp set.


With it, I created this card:


I created a little hoop shaker shape using the Nice and Neat Hoop Die, paper and stickers from PHOTOPLAY‘s About a Little Girl collection, an acrylic sheet, Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix, and foam adhesive.


I used the Hand Stitched stamp set to stamp my sentiment banner and flowers.


I colored the flowers with colored pencils and cut them out using the Hand Stitched Nice and Neat Dies.


This Stamping workshop featuring Neat & Tangled’s Hand Stitched stamp set will also be taught at our shows in Orlando FL, and Puyallup WA. We hope you can come join us at one of these shows. We would love to see you there!

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

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Saturdays With LeAnn

Foxy Blessings

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Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper, my dear friends.  I am so blessed to have the opportunity to share the following projects with you today.  I hope you will take some time for a bit of creative therapy.  You deserve a little “ME” time after the busy week you just put in.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Fall Is Here

Have you ever tried working with clear acrylic?  I encourage you to play with your supplies to add different techniques to the acrylic. Embossing and inking, alcohol resist technique, or adding your own fussy cutting and adhering to the acrylic sheet are also great possibilities.  Leah Crow fussy cut leaves out of different patterned paper and adhered them to her acrylic sheet. This is a perfect time to use up some of those scraps you’ve been saving. Add a touch of color and you will create a beautiful look on your next project.

Fall Is Here

I love how you can go from elegant to whimsical just by the different techniques and paper that you use on acrylic.  How special would it be to add a photo of you and your loved ones?  Once you bring out all of your embellishments, the magic begins!  Be sure to stop by the Clear Scraps blog so you can write down what materials Leah used to create this wonderful acrylic layout. Have fun crafting!

Foxy Blessings

I just fell in love with this adorable little guy, how about you? And what’s not to love about this reverse masking technique?  The blues really allow the little fox’s color to pop. If you are not familiar with the term “reverse masking” it involves cutting out a shape with a die-cutting machine, punches, or scissors and then using the negative of the cut shape as a mask to cover up parts of the cardstock you don’t want inked, leaving the shape revealed to stamp and sponge.

Foxy Blessings

There are so many different products you can incorporate in your projects; Embossing Powders, Gelatos, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst are just a few.  To learn more about the reverse masking technique, click here and I will lead you on over to a wonderful tutorial.  You will see step-by-step instructions of this technique.  The possibilities are endless and you are going to love it.  I hope you have been inspired to give this fun technique a try.  A big thank you to Judy Rozema for her fabulous inspiration!

Thankful

Don’t you just love it when a beautiful card comes together so quickly?  I love how Lols added depth and dimension to this card.  The different layers really add to this card, along with making the flower very showy. Just by changing up the sentiment this can be a card made for any occasion.

Thankful

What a fabulous background made using the Woodgrain Background Stamp and Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  Lols also used a dot fade stencil and embossing paste to create some texture. While the paste was still wet she sprinkled it with Vintage Platinum Distress Dust.  By using this same background you can create several totally different cards, or crank out several of the same in no time. With the holidays fast approaching, you could create a poinsettia instead of the flower to make it into a Christmas card. Now that you have an idea for your holiday cards, you can get started on them before the big rush of the season.  Let me take you over to Lorraine’s Loft so you can see all of the supplies you will need to get started.  Have fun, my creative friends!

Book Clocks

I love having things in my home that are a bit different from the norm, so when I came upon these fun book clocks I knew I had to create them.  I made a gallery using several of my favorite books for my craft room, and can I say “WOW!” My wall turned out so great!  I knew I absolutely had to share this tutorial with you.
Book Clocks

If you don’t have any books that you want to cut up, there are many flea markets or thrift stores where you can purchase these at very inexpensive prices.  You can place your clock hands anywhere on the book that you desire.  If you are doing several for one wall, I suggest creating each differently to give your wall some interest.  You can also set your clock on a table to create a fun home decor piece.  These make wonderful gifts as well.  For step-by-step instructions, I’ll take you over to Woonblog where you will be inspired by Tom and his many creations.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches 

I love, love, love pumpkin ice cream and cookies. They are some of my very favorite treats, so with the two combined life couldn’t be better.  I was so happy when I came upon this idea.  What a fun treat to serve to your family this fall.  This is a great treat that doesn’t call for a recipe and is super quick and easy to make.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Make your own cookies or use store-bought cookies if you are in a hurry.  This is a dessert you could use any flavor of your favorite ice cream and cookies.  This festive fall treat will create many smiles and bring many compliments. Come with me over to Eighteen 25 to see how easy it is to make these!  I hope you enjoy every bite! 🙂

Thank you again for stopping by today.  I will see you back next Saturday with more great projects to inspire you throughout your week. I hope you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your family and friends, and create fun memories that you will forever cherish!

LeAnn

Tip of the Day: Sanding on Acrylic by Clear Scraps

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Susan Frase from Clear Scraps shares a great tip on how to create a frosted effect directly on acrylic by using the sandpaper you already have on hand.

 

Thanks, Susan, for sharing that handy tip with us; I love the versatility of working with acrylic. Make sure and visit Clear Scraps for even more inspiration!

Tip of the Day: Embossing and Inking on Acrylic with Clear Scraps

Did you know that you can emboss your acrylic pieces through your Big Shot, and then highlight the design with a solvent based ink, such as Stazon Ink? Today we have Susan Frase with Clear Scraps here to show us just how easy and fun this technique can be.

This technique opens up all kinds of possibilities. Be sure to stop by the Clear Scraps website anytime you need some crystal clear inspiration. You can also visit the Clear Scraps Team in person at many of our Scrapbook Expo events and while you’re there, I highly recommend taking one of their amazing workshops taught by Susan herself.

Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a very creative day.

Tip of the Day: Quick Ribbon Threader By Clear Scraps

Have you ever been frustrated trying to get your ribbon through a tiny hole? For our Tip Of The Day, we have Susan Frase with Clear Scraps to save the day!

The next time you need a ribbon laced through a small hole, reach for your dental floss threader. Who knew? Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic treasures that Clear Scraps has to offer. You can also visit the Clear Scraps team at many of our Scrapbook Expos.

Thanks for the visit and I hope that you have a very creative day.

It’s Cheaper Than Therapy Cut & Emboss On Acrylic

Who Knew that you could cut & emboss on acrylic? Think of all the possibilities!  Did you know that certain Sizzix Dies come with a free, yes I said free matching embossing folder. Ya gotta love it.

I know you’re wondering where can I find such treasure, no worries you can go directly to the It’s Cheaper Than Therapy’s website. You can also visit Maria B herself at most of our Scrapbook Expo events.

Thanks for visiting & I hope that you have a very creative day.

Embossed & Frost Technique from Clear Scraps

On today’s Tip Of The Day we have Susan Frase with Clear Scraps here to share a fun technique for making an adorable acrylic card.

I love how easy & inexpensive this card was to make. Like Susan said no worries if you don’t have an electric sander just break out a piece of sandpaper or a sanding sponge also works great. Be sure to stop by the Clear Scraps website & check out their  huge variety of acrylic as well as lots of other scrapbooking treasures. You can also visit the Clear Scraps team at many of our Scrapbook Expo events.

Thanks for the visit & I hope you have a very creative day.