Latest & Greatest Card Making with Crate Paper

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, to share some Christmas card ideas with you. Our show season is quickly coming to an end which means the holiday season is right around the corner. We wanted to make sure that our Latest & Greatest card making attendees had some fun Christmas products in their hands to create their 2017 holiday cards with. If you’re able to attend the Latest & Greatest card making workshop in Denver, Akron, Sacramento, or Ontario, you’ll be going home with a few products from the new Falala collection from Crate Paper. With only a few products I was able to create these two cards in a few minutes. I used a similar design for each card to make the creative process much quicker. Each card has two patterned papers and a few stickers.

My favorite part about creating this card is the sticker sentiments. Stickers make adding sentiments to cards so easy!

It’s been a while since I created my last card making video. I thought you all might enjoy watching how these two cards came together. I’m sure a lot of you are better at planning ahead and have already started creating your Christmas cards.

I’d love to know if you’ve started creating your 2017 Christmas cards and how many are you making. Let me know in the comment section below. AND if you’re in the Sacramento area or the Ontario area. We’d love to have you in our Latest & Greatest workshops. You can find all the details HERE. Thank you for stopping by today. I’ll see you again next week for another edition of Inspiration Station. Have a great week!

Rosette Frame Christmas Card

Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created with a rosette frame to highlight a hand-cut Christmas ornament.

I started with papers from Illustrated Faith‘s Christmas collection from Bella Blvd.

I cut a 1 1/2 x 12″ strip from the Greatest Gift Paper and scored the strip at each 1/4″ mark.

I folded the strip at each score line, creating pleats.

I adhered the ends together with a strong adhesive. (I like ZipDry by Beacon Adhesives.)

I pushed the pleated paper into a rosette shape and adhered a circular piece of cardstock to the back of the rosette to hold it in place. I placed an object with a little bit of weight (my iPhone) on the rosette to hold its shape while the adhesive dried.

While it was drying, I hand cut an ornament from a journaling card on the Borders Paper.

I then adhered the ornament to the center of the rosette to frame it.

I added a few puffy star stickers and a paper doily to the framed ornament before adding it to my card base. For the card base, I used the God’s Love Paper and the Borders Paper, along with some black cardstock.


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




Three Wise Men Silhouette Card

It has always been a tradition in my family that you hang one of your Christmas cards bearing the Three Wise Men over the front door of your home. The belief is that if you received a card with the Three Wise Men you would put it over the doorway so your home would be blessed with gifts of abundance throughout the upcoming year. I hope you enjoy this beautiful Christmas card designed by the very talented Pam, author of Pam’s Crafts.

Three Wise Men Silhouette

Pam used the Frantic Stamper “Three Wise Men Silhouette” die by Oyster Stamps. The silhouettes were cut out twice, once in white and again in black. They were layered black onto white to create a shadow effect. The Couture Creations “Jo Jo” embossing folder was used on the white background.

The base for the wise men was cut using the Spellbinders “Majestic Elements Labels Twenty Five Die” then colored with “Pan Pastels.” Don’t you love the soft, subtle background? The trees in the left corner are from the Frantic Stamper “Oregon Fir.” I love the stars which were cut using the Memory Box “Beloved Stars” die.

Thank you for the visit and I wish you a beautiful holiday season.


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Supplies Used (Not Shown)

  • Pan Pastels
  • Stickles/ Liquid Pearls
  • Christmas Sentiment



Over the River and Through The Woods

Hi everyone! I have a very fun card to share with you today. This darling card was created by the very talented Melissa Phillips. I recommend paying her a visit at LilyBean Paperie any time you need a burst of creative inspiration.

Through The Woods

It’s so fun to pull out your inks and stamps and have some fun playing. This stamp set consists of luggage images that can be stacked or stand alone, along with so many fun sentiments for many occasions.

Through The Woods

Holidays are such a great reason to create a handmade card. They are a wonderful way to send sunshine and love to a friend or family member. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I have and are inspired to get creative!

Thank you for your visit. Hope to see you again soon!


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Supplies Used (Not Shown)

  • Kraft Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Green Ink
  • Red Ink
  • Black Ink
  • Versamark Pad

Joy To The World

What a peaceful masterpiece, created by the very talented Sherrie Siemens. What caught my eye with this unique card is the reflective pond, along with the soft feel and the elegant look. I highly recommend stopping by Sherrie’s blog Card Creme – you will truly be inspired by her designs. Who wouldn’t love to receive this card?

Joy To The World

Sherrie first started her card using the tree stamp from Inspired By Winter. She drew in the pond lines with her copic multi-liner and stamped the top trees in Steel Grey ink and the reflective trees in Steel Blue ink.

Joy To The World

 Sherrie copic airbrushed around the scene with her C3 marker. Adding a sentiment from the Cheerful Christmas Greetings set, she then embossed it in white. Her last step was a little border she drew with a ruler and the brown 0.5 and 0.1 multi-liners. She then placed it on a Steel Grey card base.

Hope you enjoy this inspiration from Sherrie as much as I have. Have a wonderful day creating!



Supplies Used (Not Shown)

  • Copic Multi-liner
  • Copic Markers C3, 0.5, 0.1
  • Hybrid Steel Grey Ink
  • Hybrid Steel Blue Ink
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Steel Grey Cardstock
  • Copic Airbrush Tool

Christmas Card

On Today’s Tip Of The Day we have Stephanie Barnard with The Stamps of Life sharing one of their most popular Christmas cards.

There is still time to make those last few Christmas cards. Be sure to stop by Stephanie’s website for all your stamping needs as well as The Stamps Of Life Blog for some serious inspiration. Stephanie has some really great tutorials to get those creative juices flowing. You can also visit Stephanie & her Team at many of our Scrapbook Expo events.

Thanks for visiting & I hope you have a magical holiday season.

Merry & Bright

While spending some quality time on The Scrappers Journey Blog, I discovered this adorable Christmas card.  It instantly brought a smile to my face, I hope it does the same for you.  I’d like to thank Debby for sharing today’s inspiration with us.

Merry & Bright

Debby started out by laying out her gorgeous green patterned papers and decided to use Kraft cardstock to mat them,  Kraft it seems to work with most colors.

The circle was easy, first the Penny Black Let it Snowstamp, second use the Simon Says Stamps Eliza and Kate snowflakes.  The snowflakes need a bit of glitter so Debby  added glitter to large one. A stamped sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Merry Trees set fits perfectly inside the small circle.

Merry & Bright

Here’s a peek from a slight angle so you can see the subtle dimension of the elegant snow flakes. So detailed & dainty.  My mind is spinning with all the ways that we can use these sweet snowflakes.  I also love that this card has dimension & visual interest but you can still send it through the mail, I would place a thin sheet of bubble wrap or just a piece of heavy weight card-stock slightly smaller than your envelope and it will arrive just fine.

I hope this card brought a smile to your face as it did mine. I wish you all a Merry & Bright Holiday Season!



  • Merry Trees set (Simon Says Stamps SetBMT38 /0.5 $15.99)
  • Eliza  (Simon Says Stamps SSSD111308 /0.4 $9.99)
  • Kate snowflakes(Simon Says Stamps SSSD111309 /0.4 $6.99)

Merry Trees Set SImon Says stamps     Eliza Snowflake Stamp     Kate Snowflake Stamp

From Your Own Stash:

  • Coordinating patterned paper of your choice
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Glitter
  • Ink
  • Markers or pencils