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!

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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Interactive Slider Card with Cricut®


Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing an interactive slider card I created using Cricut®.


First, I pulled up the fish and fish bowl images from the Create a Critter cartridge in Cricut Design Space®. I sized the images proportionally so that my finished card size was 4 3/4 x 5 1/2″.


To create the slide cut on one of the water images, I made a copy of the fish bowl image and ungrouped the images. I hid the contours of everything on the fish bowl image except for the slit at the neck of the bowl. I readjusted the size of the slit to 1/4 x 4″, placed it over the extra water image, and attached the images together before cutting.

After cutting all of the pieces from colored cardstock with my Cricut Explore® machine, I pulled both water die cuts aside and cut a 7/8 x 4 3/4″ strip of matching blue cardstock for the slider. I rounded two of the ends with a corner rounder punch.


I flipped the water die cut with slit over and covered the hole with the cardstock slider strip. I placed a foam adhesive strip on both sides of the slider, leaving a little bit of room between the strip and adhesive so the slider could move freely.


I flipped the die cut back over and placed a thin strip of foam adhesive at the end of the slider and attached the fish die cut.


I adhered this die cut to the solid water die cut with foam adhesive before attaching it to my card.


I layered and adhered the die cuts to my card base popping up the sand and plant with foam adhesive so the fish would slide behind them. I used rub-ons and chipboard letters to create a sentiment on the card and “pull” on the end of the slider. I finished the card with a ribbon bow at the top of the card.


If you have a Cricut® machine, a Cricut Design Space® account, and the Create a Critter cartridge, you can access my pre-designed cut files to create your own interactive slider card HERE.

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

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.

Life Is Beautiful Easel Card


Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing an easel card I created using Fancy Pants DesignsLife Is Beautiful collection.


First, I started with some Life Is Beautiful products, specifically the Ephemera Pack, Puffy Dot Stickers, Tags, and Bird Song patterned paper.


I added the Bird Song patterned paper to the front of a 4 1/4″ square card and scored the card front along the center.


I attached my chosen embellishments on the front of the card, making sure to only apply adhesive on the bottom half of the embellishments and the card front.


On the inside of the card, I added two Puffy Dot Stickers about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom on each side.


I then added a sentiment to the inside and propped the card front behind the Puffy Dot Stickers to create my easel.


This is an easy fold to add a little extra fun to your next card project.

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

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Simple Stories Posh Card


Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created adding texture with my sewing machine.


I decided to play with the Simple Stories Posh collection. I used the Combo Sticker sheet, the 3×4 Journaling Card Elements patterned paper, the 4×6 Horizontal Elements patterned paper, and the Bradz pack.


I cut out the 4 x 6″ striped card from the 4×6 Horizontal Elements sheet and added zigzag stitches on each of the white stripes with my sewing machine.


I put together the sentiment by layering two 3 x 4″ cards from the 3×4 Journaling Card Elements sheet, which I trimmed down and decorated the edges with scalloped scissors. Then, I decorated the card with stickers from the Combo Stickers sheet and one of the adhesive Bradz to finish.


It’s a fun and colorful card that is sure to brighten anyone’s day.

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Snow Shaker Card

Becki-Adams-headerHey friends, Becki here! I missed you last week as I was celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. It’s snowing outside my window right now which is the perfect setting for the card I have to share with you today.

If you were in the Latest & Greatest card making class in the last few Stamp & Scrapbook Expos, you’ll be thrilled with the card I have to share with you today. Jillibean Soup has the greatest shaker cards. These are SO much fun to play with! There are tons of shapes just waiting to be filled with fun goodies. You could fill these shakers with SO many things – glitter, sequins, confetti, punched shapes, buttons, and even fake snow. I chose to to fill this card with some fake snow. I picked up a bag of fake snow at the dollar store the other day, and with one small bag you could make dozens and dozens of shaker cards.

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I found that when filling the shaker card, less is more. When you add a bunch of “stuff” in the shaker portion, it doesn’t move around as much. You want your little bits and pieces to move all around when you shake the card.

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These little bits of snow are extra fun because they have a little bit of static. That small static makes the snow stick to the front of the shaker so it looks like it’s snowing on the snowman.

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I used the Snow Fun collection by Carta Bella paper. The embellishments on this card are very minimal. In fact, I only used two die cuts and a bit of patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad. The snowman die cut from the ephemera pack fit perfectly in the shaker portion of the card. The other die cut (below the shaker portion of the card) is also from the ephemera pack and served as the sentiment on this card.

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I wish you could see this card in real life. It’s so cute!! The little bits of “snow” make all the difference in the world. Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday! Happy December, everyone!