Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Paper House Productions


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

Our next show is this week in Denver, Colorado on September 29th-30th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with new products from our Latest & Greatest: Card Making class: Life Organized from Paper House Productions.

The Life Organized collection features planners and planner accessories to help keep your life organized. But many of the products in this collection work well for any type of paper crafting, including card making. If you decide to take the Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop at one of our upcoming shows, you will receive a sampler kit of Life Organized products that coordinate with the Autumn Woods collection:

Rice Paper Border Stickers, Flake Stickers, Puffy Stickers, and Stick On Pockets

With three of these products, I created this quick and easy tag:


I then added the tag to a pumpkin-shaped card that I designed in Cricut Design Space®  and cut out with my Cricut Explore® machine.


The tag is the perfect embellishment for this card. The foil accents are so beautiful on these products, and I absolutely love the autumn colors!

This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Paper House ProductionsLife Organized products will also be taught at our upcoming shows in Akron, Sacramento, and Ontario. 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 We R Memory Keepers


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

Our next show is this week in Edison, NJ on August 11th-12th. 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: We R Memory KeepersRolling Penny Card Die Set.

This is such a fun die set and you can make some really awesome interactive cards with it. With it, I created this card:


I wanted to create a fun little scene, so I cut some extra shapes using my Cricut Explore® machine and Cricut Design Space™. I cut a frame from the “The First Few Years” cartridge and the dog in a plane from the “Just a Note” cartridge.

I cut out a slider shape on a panel of cardstock using the straight slider die from the set. I then decorated the panel with a frame and cloud die cuts.


I flipped the panel over placing the dog in a plane die cut underneath. I added foam adhesive to the body of the plane and two pennies on each foam square.


(I decided to use two pennies because the die cut was so long.)

After placing more foam adhesive behind the die cut panel, I attached another solid panel in the same color to the back.


I then placed a sentiment sticker on the bottom panel between the top and bottom edges of the slider die cut at the back of the plane.


I added the image to a card. The image slides from the left to the right to reveal my message.


The possibilities for these rolling penny cards are endless!

This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring We R Memory Keepers’ Rolling Penny Card Dies will also be taught at our upcoming show in 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: Card Making with Paper House Productions


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

Our next show is 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 products from our Card Making workshop: Paper House ProductionsOne Big Happy Family collection.


For this triangle gift box project, I used the 12″ Cardstock Stickers sheet, the Mom Tags 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper, and the Flock Together 12″ Acetate Paper:


I cut out the triangle box using my Cricut Explore® machine, Cricut Design Space®, and the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More® cartridge (Triangle Box #M35F59). I also hand cut a triangle from the Flock Together 12″ Acetate Paper to fit behind the window in the box.


I used double-sided tape to adhere the acetate behind the window.


I then adhered the bottom flap behind the acetate window.


The remaining flap then tucks closed so the box can be opened later.

I finished by adding a sentiment from the Mom Tags 12″ Scrapbook Paper, a floral sticker from the 12″ Cardstock Stickers sheet, and ribbon bow.


A perfect little gift box for Mother’s Day or any occasion where mom is concerned. 😉


This Card Making workshop featuring Paper House Productions’ One Big Happy Family collection 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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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!

Acorn-Shaped Pocket Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a acorn-shaped pocket card I created with Cricut®.

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I started with Cricut Design Space™ and the Bits and Pieces cartridge. I chose the Acorn image (#MFB706) for the shape of my card.

I really liked the shape of the acorn but I wasn’t crazy about the circles at the bottom of the shape. There wasn’t an option to have the cut without the circles, so I decided to alter the shape to achieve the look I had in mind.

First, I sized my image, selected it, right-clicked on the image, and ungrouped the shapes.

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Once the shapes were ungrouped, I enlarged the bottom of the acorn.

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I right-clicked the bottom shape, selected Hide Contour, then hid all of the circle shapes.

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All of the full circles were removed, but I was left with three half circles around the edges.

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To cover those over, I copied and pasted the image three times (one for each half circle).

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I moved two of the images over and made the third copied image smaller. I place the image over one of the half circles so that the arc of the shapes lined up and one of the half circles was completely covered.

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Then pressing the left mouse button, I selected the both images and clicked the Weld button in the upper right Tools bar to join the two images together.

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Once the images were welded, the half circle was filled in.

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I repeated these steps with the other two half circles until I was left with the solid shape I was trying to achieve.

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After that I used my Cricut Explore® machine to cut out the shapes using patterned paper from the Pebbles Woodland Forest collection, specifically the 6×6 Paper Pad. I created a pocket, added machine stitching to the die cut shapes, and accented the pocket card with a tag I put together using Ephemera and Phrase Stickers, as well as a few other embellishments from my stash.

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Such a fun shaped card for fall, don’t you think? I just love the colors and patterns in this wonderful Pebbles collection!

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

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Cricut Design Space® Designer Cuts Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created with Cricut Design Space®, my Cricut Explore® machine, an image I found on the internet, and some new papers and embellishments from Pink Paislee designed by Weekly Scrapper’s very own Paige Evans.

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In Cricut Design Space®, I opened a new project. I clicked the Upload Images tab and upload an image I had saved to my computer using the Browse button. (It’s an outline of a heart I found on the internet while doing a search for outline shapes. To save it, I simply right-clicked the image and clicked the Save Image As… button.) I then clicked the Simple Image button and hit Continue.

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On the next screen using the Select & Erase tool, I clicked inside and outside of the heart removing all of the white space.

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Because I only wanted to cut half of the heart shape for my project, I used the Erase tool to carefully erase one side of the heart.

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When I was happy with the image I was left with, I hit Continue and Saved the Cut image.

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I then uploaded the image into my project.

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I resized the half heart outline to 1 1/4″ tall and copied and pasted it five times. I brought in a rectangle shape and sized it to 4 x 5 1/4″. I lined up the outline in two rows over the rectangle, selected the the entire image, and attached the shapes together.

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I then cut the image out on white cardstock.

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I scored the half-heart shapes from tip to tip and folded the cuts back to create full hearts.

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I added #06 patterned paper from Pink Paislee’s new Fancy Free collection under the cuts, hand-stitched the heart cuts with a needle and embroidery thread, placed a die cut sentiment from the Ephemera pack over one of the hearts, and mounted the panel on a card covered with #04 patterned paper to finish.

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

Tip of the Day: Vinyl Tips from Cricut®

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Love cutting vinyl? So do we! Shannon Kendall, project designer for Cricut®, is here today to share some tips for cutting vinyl with your Cricut Explore®. Shannon shares tips for storing vinyl, placing vinyl on the mat, and using transfer tape.

Thanks, Shannon, for sharing your tips with us; they make cutting vinyl even more of a pleasure. Make sure to visit cricut.com for lots more crafting inspiration. #WeeklyScrapper #ScrapbookExpo