Stamped Friendship Card

Stamped friendship card by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo and @sunnystudiostamps #handmadecards #scrapbookexpo #sunnystudiostamps

Hey there Stamp and Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, for another edition of Inspiration Station. Today I have an awesome stamped friendship card to share with you using an adorable stamp set featured in of our Latest & Greatest Stamping workshops from our friends over at Sunny Studio Stamps. I used the Friends & Family stamp set to create the card I have to share with you today. I had so much fun stamping TONS of simple flowers to create this card. Stamped friendship card by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo and @sunnystudiostamps #handmadecards #scrapbookexpo #sunnystudiostampsI used lots of different colored inks to stamp the flowers onto smooth white cardstock. I just used inks that were in my stash that coordinated with the patterned paper I wanted to use. I stamped each flower with the same color of ink several times. Then, I fussy cut each flower out of the white cardstock. In the center of a few of the flowers I added enamel dots in coordinating colors. Stamped friendship card by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo and @sunnystudiostamps #handmadecards #scrapbookexpo #sunnystudiostampsThe flowers are layered and adhered across the entire card. I wanted a huge splash of colored flowers to draw attention to the sentiment across the bottom of the card. Stamped friendship card by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo and @sunnystudiostamps #handmadecards #scrapbookexpo #sunnystudiostampsAfter adhering the flowers to the card front, I stamped the sentiment in a crisp black ink to finish the card. Stamped friendship card by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo and @sunnystudiostamps #handmadecards #scrapbookexpo #sunnystudiostampsI think you’d love to play with this stamp set too. Make sure you sign up for the Latest & Greatest stamping workshop. I know you’ll love it and you’ll have SO much fun playing with the stamps you’ll bring home from the class. You can sign up for a Latest & Greatest Workshop HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today for this stamped friendship card. I’ll see you again next week.

Latest & Greatest: Card Making with American Crafts


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

Our next show is in Grapevine, Texas on March 31st – April 1st! 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 one from our Card Making workshop: American CraftsCreative Zen Coloring Cards & Markers.


I love that coloring has become a cool thing to do again. It definitely takes me back to when I was a kid. I would spend hours with my coloring books, crayons, markers, and colored pencils. It is just so relaxing and it is something that I really enjoy.

I started with the Floral 2 Thank You card pack, the Jewel coloring markers, and some coordinating colored pencils.


I outlined the flowers and leaves with the markers and used different shades of colored pencils to fill in.


To finish, I added some rhinestones to the small flower centers and added a bow to highlight the sentiment.


I haven’t colored in a long time, so I am sure there are techniques that I missed for getting better blends. But it was just so much fun working with these products that I can’t wait to play some more and improve my coloring skills.

This Card Making workshop featuring American Crafts’ Creative Zen Coloring Cards & Markers will also be taught at our shows in Anaheim CA, Milwaukee WI, 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!

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: Card Making with Bella Blvd


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

Our first show of 2017 in Pleasanton, California is over. I hope all of our Northern California guests had a great time shopping, cropping, and learning this past weekend. Now Expo staff is preparing for our next show in Grapevine, Texas on March 31st – April 1st! Will you be attending?

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 one from our Card Making workshop: Bella Blvd‘s Make Your Mark collection.


If you are able to attend the Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop, you will receive this awesome sampler kit with the 6×8 Paper Pad, Gift Tags, and Fundamentals Sticker Sheet from the Make Your Mark collection.


It is an amazing collection with bright, vibrant colors, gold accents, and a truly unique and artistic feel.

With all of the beautiful gold accents, I decided to alter my paper to give it a little bit of shimmer. I used a solid paper from the 6×8 Paper Pad, Tonic StudiosEmbellishment Mousse in Mother of Pearl, and a coffee filter.


I just wrapped the coffee filter around my finger, dabbed it in the Embellishment Mousse, and spread it in circles around my paper panel.


It dried almost immediately and gave the paper a distress, weathered look with a metallic shimmer.


I then used it for the base of my card, adding fussy-cut patterned paper, a tag, and stickers to finish.

This Card Making workshop featuring Bella Blvd’s Make Your Mark collection will also be taught at our shows in Anaheim CA, Milwaukee WI, 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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Fancy Pants “Joy Parade” Cards

Fancy Pants "Joy Parade" Cards created by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo using prodcuts from the Latest & Greatest Workshops #cardmaking #SSE2017 #FancyPantsDesigns #BeckiAdams

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. Today, I am SO excited to share with you a few cards that I made with supplies from the Latest & Greatest card making class. Did you know that the first Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of the year is tomorrow?!?!? I’m a little (okay, a lot) jealous of all of you that are attending the Pleasanton, CA show. If you are attending the show, make sure you take one (or all) of our Latest & Greatest workshops! In the Latest & Greatest workshops not only do you make fabulous projects but you also come home with TONS of hot off the press products. You can find a list of workshops available at the Expo’s HERE.

This week, I have been playing with products from the Latest & Greatest cardmaking classes. From the products that are in the class, I chose to work with the Fancy Pants “Joy Parade” products. In the class you’ll receive the “Joy Parade” 6×6 paper pad, the puffy stickers and the tags. I created three cards with these products and still have TONS of products left to make many more cards using only these three products.

Because I created these cards in my craft room at home, I was able to add some stitching with my sewing machine. I love adding stitching to my cards, it adds a perfect handmade finishing touch.

When I added puffy stickers to these cards I adhered many of them with foam adhesive. This gives the card a little bit of dimension and a bit of a shadow under the stickers. Notice the shadow under the typewriter on the “fun” card (pictured above). I also layered some of the puffy stickers (the yellow and black hearts in the photo above). Don’t be afraid to layer stickers to create dimension and give your products a whole new look.

Which Expo are you attending this year? Are you (or have you) taken one of our Latest & Greatest workshops? I’d love to hear your favorite thing about the workshop!!

Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog to see the Fancy Pants “Joy Parade” cards I created. I’ll see you again next Thursday!

Handmade Cards from 3×4 Cards

Handmade Cards from 3x4 Cards by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #cardmaking #JillibeanSoup #handmadecards

Hey there, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans! Welcome to Inspiration Station, I’m Becki. Today, I have two cards to share with you that I created out of 3×4 cards. I made birthday cards with the brand new Souper Celebration collection from Jillibean Soup. I love to create and have a few birthday cards in hand. When a few bits and pieces from the Souper Celebration collection landed in my office, I knew I was going to pull together some birthday cards.

The first paper I fell in love with from this collection was the Souper Celebration Bite Sized Bits. This paper has 12 adorable 3×4 cards on it. I thought that these 3×4 cards would make adorable cards. I chose two of my favorite cards, and got to work.

All I added to the “you still got it” 3×4 card was three scraps of patterned paper that I cut into banner shapes, two small stickers and three enamel star shapes. By using a 3×4 card as the main focal point on this card, I was able to have this card finished in just a few minutes.

The second card I created has a 3×4 card that had a lot of text. This made it even easier to finish the card in only a matter of minutes. The only embellishing I did to this 3×4 card is the file tab sticker at the top and a few more enamel stars.

By using 3×4 cards I was able to create two adorable birthday cards within just a few minutes. I love it when paper crafting is this much fun and also quick and easy! Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday.