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 Stamping with Fancy Pants AND The Stamps of Life

Latest & Greatest Stamping with Fancy Pants AND The Stamps of Life by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #SSBE2017 #Stamping #cardmaking #beckiadams

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’m happy that you found your way to the Weekly Scrapper blog. The project I have to share with you today is using products from our Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop. These are products that workshop attendees will receive in the Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop at a few of our shows this Summer. Today, I’m working with a stamp/die set from Stephanie Barnard and the Stamps of Life AND patterned papers/embellishments from the Fancy Pants Family & Co. collection . Usually, I’m not a stamper. But recently, I’ve had a lot of fun working on a few stamping projects. When I first received this cute puppy stamp/die set, I knew that I had to make a card (or several cards) with it. After I stamped and colored the puppy image, I knew that it would go perfectly with the papers in the 6×6 paper pad from the Family & Co. collection. My preferred method of coloring stamped images is with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a water brush. These markers come in a vast array of colors. I have a couple sets of markers in my stash and many more on my wish list. The sentiment for this card is stamped on a striped tag from the Family & Co. collection. Then, I adhered the stamped puppy to the bottom of the tag and adhered the tag/puppy cluster to layers of patterned papers to create the front of the card. The finishing touch on this card is a few sprinkles of navy shimmer ink. In my opinion a few sprinkles of ink is the perfect finishing touch to a LOT of projects.This card turned out so much better than I imagined. Watch for more projects using this stamp and die set from me. I already have a few more stamped images on my desk waiting to be colored. Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. Make sure you sign up for Latest & Greatest workshops at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo near you! You’ll LOVE these workshops!

Tip of the Day: Reveal Slider Card from Art Impressions

Kate Swanson from Art Impressions demonstrates how to create a fabulous reveal slider card. These slider cards are so showy, yet also very quick and easy to create. You will delight the person receiving this fun card!

Make sure to stop by Art Impressions for all kinds of stamping inspiration!
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Tip of the Day: Looped Threads for Card Making by Art Impressions

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The extra touch that looped threads add to handmade cards is so charming. If you ever feel “all thumbs” when adding them to your card, you’ll love this tip from Kate Swanson and Art Impressions. She makes adding threads quick and easy – you’ll want to create a card just to use Kate’s tip!

Stop by artmpressions.com to view all their products, and sign up for one of their fabulous workshops at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo near you!

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Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools with American Crafts


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

Our next show is in Puyallup, WA on June 2nd-3rd. 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 Cool Tools workshop: American CraftsThicker Alignment Guides.


With the small Wave Guide, I created this card:


I used the guide as template to cut a decorative edge with my patterned paper.


(For this card, I chose items from Bella Blvd‘s Make Your Mark collection, specifically the 6×8 Gold Foil Paper Pad, 12×12 Fundamentals Gold Foil Stickers, and Gold Foil Gift Tags that are being featured in the Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop.)

I then used the guide to place the “Birthday” sentiment after stitching along the waves to enhance the decorative edges.


I finished by adding clusters of embellishments in the open areas above and below the waves.


It is a fun tool that I know I will be using again and again!

This Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools workshop featuring American Crafts’ Thicker Alignment Guides and the other products I have spotlighted over the last couple of months will end in Puyallup WA. We would love to see you there!

Starting at our show in St. Paul, MN, we will have a new selection of products for you to learn about and play with.

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

Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Maya Road


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

Our next show is in Puyallup, WA on June 2nd-3rd! 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: Maya Road‘s With Love Nature Die Bundle.


Using the die set, I created this card:


I cut multiple banner shapes using the Lettre D’Amour patterned paper from Photo Play Paper‘s French Flea Market collection by Julie Nutting.


I adhered the banner shapes to the front of my card base (Boutons de Rose patterned paper also from Photo Play Paper’s French Flea Market collection by Julie Nutting) with foam adhesive to create a dimensional frame.


I cut the rose, leaf, and sentiment shapes using dies from the With Love Nature Die Bundle and cardstock, then I layered and adhered them to the banner frame.


This Card Making workshop featuring Maya Road’s With Love Nature Die Bundle and the other products I have spotlighted over the last couple of months will end in Puyallup WA. We would love to see you there!

Starting at our show in St. Paul, MN, we will have a new selection of products for you to learn about and play with.

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

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Buttons Inspired Mother’s Day Card

Button Inspired Mother's Day Card by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #mothersday #cardmaking #ssbe2017

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a card I created for Mother’s Day. This buttons inspired Mother’s Day card is easy to create! All you need is two circle punches (or circle dies). The circle punches I used are 1 1/2″ and 1″. These gorgeous patterned papers are from the new Wedding Bliss collection by Echo Park Paper.

I punched nine circles from several pieces of the 6×6 patterned papers. I layered them together with coordinating but not identical patterns. The circles fit perfectly into a 3×3 grid. I used just a small bit of adhesive to stick the circles on the card base because I knew I would be stitching the circles into place. Then the circles were layered and adhered onto the card front, I used my paper piercer to poke holes for the stitching. By poking four holes in the middle of each circle and stitching an X in the center. The circles now look like buttons.After stitching all the circles in place. I stamped the sentiment on scraps of patterned paper, cut them out, and adhered them to the front of the card. (The stamps are also from Echo Park Paper.)

I love this card and I’m thinking that my mom (who is a quilter) will love it as well. My hope is that you’ll be inspired to create your own Button Inspired Mother’s Day Card. Have a great Thursday! I’ll see you again next week.

Here’s another Mother’s Day project that you’ll love.