Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools with Uchi’s Design


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

Our next show is this week in Akron, OH on October 6th & 7th. 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: Cool Tools class: an Embossing Punch from Uchi’s Design.

You may already be familiar with Uchi’s Design. They are known for their cool Animation Clear Stamps. But they also have a wonderful line of Embossing Punches too. Today, I am going to be working with the Star Embossing Punch.

Note: Punch designs may vary at each show location.

With it, I created this card:


This punch is awesome! It is easy to use and with one quick punch, you have a shape that is cut AND embossed.

For this card, I punched four stars from solid patterned paper.


I then created a card front using some patterned paper, stickers, and enamel dots from Echo Park Paper Co.‘s  Party Time collection.


I popped a couple of the stars up with foam adhesive to add a little extra dimension.


Tip: The embossing will stand out even more if you use foil cardstock to punch your shapes.


This is such a fun tool. I can’t wait to get the other designs too!

This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Uchi’s Design Embossing Punches will also be taught at our upcoming shows in 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!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Carousel Card

Hello my dear friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  What a better way to round out your work week than with five amazing projects that I have gathered to share with you?  I hope today’s post will give you some great “WOW” inspiration from these fun projects (and of course a yummy dessert)!  Shall we get started?  Kick off those shoes, get comfortable, and relax, because here we go!

Dream By Tina Stepanova

You all know by now how much I love creative backgrounds, and an inked mixed media background is one of my favorites.  The combination of embossing powders, inks, and sprays really make a gorgeous background.  Some stamped images in the background really turns this into a beautiful masterpiece.  Think of all the possibilities you can do to create beautiful backgrounds!

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You will find all kinds of inspiration from Tina Stepanova on her blog Dare To Create.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to her blog where you will find all kinds of inspiration.  The most important thing is to have fun when creating your backgrounds and layouts. Ok, now let’s get those creative minds to working!  Happy scrappin’!

Carousel Card By Kathy Clement

Did this whimsical card catch your eye as it did mine?  You can make this darling card for a very special occasion.  Choose unique papers and embellishments to design a card that is just perfect for that special person.   Kathy took it a step further and made it function as a mini folio.  This alone makes a perfect gift for any occasion.  Who wouldn’t love and appreciate receiving this beautiful card full of surprises and all the love that went into making it?!

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This is just a sneak peak of what you will see inside. Remove the little brown binder clip, and you will find that the front cover is just the beginning.   You just wait, you will totally love this card and will be anxious to make your own!

 

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Kathy created this fun tri-fold design using the Imagine Collection Kit from Authentique.  Are you dying right now to see how Kathy created this gorgeous card?  I am going to take you over to  Authentique’s blog where Kathy shows you every surprise she has created. On top of that, as an added bonus for you, Kathy also has a full step-by-step video tutorial.  You are going to love this project and I hope you will give this one a try.  You will certainly be inspired by Kathy.  Have fun creating, my crafty friends!

Quilt-Inspired Window By Allison Murray

Clear glass doesn’t coordinate with messy shelves!  Ready to hide away your mess, or just add some personality to the window panes on your cabinet?  You don’t need to get rid of that cabinet you are tired of, or even paint it to make it look different.  This is a perfect solution to give your cabinet a totally new look. I just fell in love with how covering the window panes with scrapbook paper brought so much charm to this piece of furniture.   Who would have ever thought to use scrapbook paper this way?

Quilt-Inspired Window

If you fell in love with this stunning cabinet and don’t have one in your home (but wished you did), visit one of your favorite thrift stores or a garage sale.  It is surprising what is available out there. Always remember that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!  A little distressing, along with adding some fun scrapbooking paper to the window panes, will give you a beautiful piece of furniture for your home.  Let me escort you on over to Dream A Little Bigger where Allison will show you just how she covered her windows and made her cabinet so charming.  Can’t you just see this attractive piece in your home?

Peach Pie Cookies By Vera Zecevic

This cookie is the best of summer in a bite!  The taste of a pie but in the size of a cookie; you are going to fall in love with these scrumptious baked treats!  Peach Pie Cookies bring you the best of both worlds, the deliciousness of traditional peach pie with the convenience of a cookie – no fork required!  I promise you can’t eat just one or two!

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Make an extra batch and freeze them for cold winter evenings where all you want to think about is summer!  Peach Pie cookies are delicious no matter what the season is!  You can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe.  Click here and I will escort you on over to one of my favorite food blogs “Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts.”  I have to say that this will become one of your favorites as well.  You will love all of the wonderful desserts and recipes that Vera has to share!

I want to thank all of the fabulous designers for sharing such wonderful inspiration with us today.  Have a fabulous week ahead, and I hope to see you all back here next Saturday with more fun projects!  I always enjoy our crafty time together!

~LeAnn~

 

Latest & Greatest: Stamping with We R Memory Keepers


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

Our next show is this week 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 Stamping workshop: We R Memory KeepersLayered Rose Stamp and Mini Ink Pads Set.


With them, I created this card:


I used the peach, pink, and navy inks to create my layered flowers. Then I cut hand cut each rose and placed them on my card with foam adhesive for added dimension.

What I love about these stamps is that the set comes with a guide for placing each layer—for a perfect rose every time!


I highlighted the stamped roses with papers and a sticker from Photo Play Paper‘s Rhapsody collection and the Cricut Cuttlebug™ Diamonds in the Rough embossing folder.

This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring We R Memory Keepers’ Layered Rose Stamp and Mini Ink Pads Set 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!

Tip of the Day: Embossing Metal from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Pauline Steffensen, instructor for Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, shares how to use embossing folders to emboss on metal with ArtEmboss light aluminum sheets and a Sizzix die cutting machine. She also demonstrates how to use alcohol inks to make the embossing really come alive.

You will find Pauline sharing lots more crafting techniques and tips as she teaches workshops at Stamp & Scrapbook Expos all around the country. Find the Expo and workshops for you at scrapbookexpo.com.

#SSBE2017 #WeeklyScrapper #ScrapbookExpo

Saturdays With LeAnn

Vellum Overlay Cards

Do you have spring fever?  I know I sure do!  After the winter most of us had, I am sure you are ready for some beautiful spring-themed projects.  With spring on it’s way, it is also a reminder that Easter is just around the corner.  When I think about spring or Easter, pretty pastel colors and flowers come to mind.  So with that said, I would like to share some fun projects using flowers.  I hope today you will be inspired with these fun spring projects.

Best Days Of Our Lives By Alicia McNamara

We all know how much texture and dimension adds to a layout, card, or mixed media project. Alicia has definitely demonstrated this in this layout. We often use the term “Happy Papercrafting” because we know the opportunities with paper are so much more than just on the page.  Today, Alicia shares her gorgeous example of beautiful altered art. I would also like to share a tip that will help you when creating your outstanding layouts.  TIP: Choose a focal point on your layout and then create embellishments that will continue to tell the story from that point.  It is amazing how well this works!

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Alicia’s layout is full of all kinds of beautiful elements.  It is really light and colored with some pastels, but there are also some black parts here and there to give it a nice contrast.  I absolutely love that!  Alicia adds wording perfectly and it tells so much about the photo.  This layout is certainly an eye catcher and is very well done.  Let me take you over to Time to Create where you can write down all of the products you will need to start your own layout.  Take some time while you are at Alicia’s blog to see more of her beautiful creations.  You will certainly leave her blog feeling very inspired.

Vellum Overlay Cards By Jennifer McGuire

Not sure how to use vellum?   Do you ever struggle using vellum?  Here’s a fun technique using vellum that will turn your curiosity (or struggles) into having fun and being very creative.  You will enjoy working with vellum so much that I guarantee you will make many more projects using it. These beautiful cards created by Jennifer McGuire have a vellum overlay that give each one a very soft look.

Vellum Overlay Cards

Jennifer started her cards by simply using white embossing powder to emboss the floral image on vellum.  There is a little bit of glitter added to the lines of the flower for extra interest and a pearl added to the center. Adding some color to her image, she started by stamping the layering floral image with the Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set using different shades of Altenew ink on a small note card.  Let me escort you over to watch Jennifer’s YouTube Video on how she created her card, along with her step-by-step instructions.  You are going to love every minute of her video.  Step out of your comfort zone and take some time to experiment and just have fun creating!

Absolutely Beautiful By Melissa Phillips

Cards might be little, but they are packed with so much inspiration.  This is one of those cards that can be so versatile.  Send it as a Spring, Hello, Birthday, Thinking Of You, or even an Easter Card.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this adorable card in the mail?

Absolutely Beautiful

Melissa’s card started with the word beautiful to create the theme for her card.  She used the Reverse Confetti You’re So stamp set for her sentiment.  The beauty of this stamp set is it has four uplifting words that can be mixed and matched to create numerous uplifting sentiments.  She also used the Blooms ‘N Buds stamp set to create the pretty blossoms.  For the background, Melissa used the XOXO Hearts Confetti Cuts.  Melissa’s creativity is amazing!  I love her combinations and the colors she chose are so pretty and perfect!  Click here and I will take you over to see more of Melissa’s wonderful talent and fabulous creations.

Luscious Lemon Cake By Christi Johnstone

Lemon desserts always make me think of spring, so I wanted to take a moment to share this Luscious Lemon Cake with you.  This cheery lemon cake is perfect for Easter or any festive occasions.  Lemon is one of my absolute favorites and this Luscious Lemon Cake is both easy and delicious.  You won’t want just one bite!

Luscious Lemon Cake

This lemon cake is probably one of the best I have ever made.  Being that lemon is one of my favorite flavors; I have been making lemon cakes for many years.  My children said that this has to be a new tradition in the family and I am to bring this cake now whenever we have get togethers.  Let me take you on over to Love From the Oven where Christi Johnstone will share her recipe with you.  Be sure and grab your pen and paper, because this is one recipe you will want to make to share with your family and friends!

Thank you for sharing a bit of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have been inspired today to try something new.  I am looking forward to seeing you back next week.  Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of my wonderful friends and crafters!  I hope today you will be inspired to begin a new project and find wonderful inspiration from our Weekly Scrapper posts.  I love sharing Saturdays with you, and hope these projects will take you out of your comfort zone to try new things.  Remember – creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style; never hesitate to try something new!

Music Fuels The Soul By Dana Tater

Sometimes simple becomes your favorite layout.  The gorgeous Pion Papers made in Sweden have a lovely and unique design, with a romantic and vintage feel.  I love the versatility of this sweet new collection “Where The Roses Grow” by Pion Design.  Who wouldn’t fall in love with this stunning layout?

Music Fuels The Soul

This is also the perfect collection to be used for either a girl or boy.  The combination of a vintage feel, along with muted pastels, and wood grain patterned paper are not too overwhelming to use for a masculine photo.  Let’s pop on over to Pion Designs where you will find all the products you will need to create this beautiful layout.  Thank you, Dana, for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

Happy New Year By Laura Bassen

Don’t be afraid to pull out your distress inks and do some coloring on watercolor cardstock. You don’t have to be a professional painter to create a watercolor masterpiece.  You can make coloring so much fun, and it is so easy to do.  If you have watercolor pencils they are also wonderful to use as well.

Happy New Year

Laura began her card using watercolor cardstock.  She then stamped and embossed the feather image Adore You from Altenew Stamps.  Now for your creative nudge – if you haven’t already been watercoloring, take the plunge and dive in!  You will be surprised how easy and fun it is to do.  I am sure you will be amazed at your own talent with watercoloring!  Let me take you on over to Double Stick Heaven where you will see more amazing projects from Laura.  Have fun creating your own style!

Paper Feather Backdrop By Lia Griffith

Have you ever made paper feathers?  They are so versatile and always beautiful, not to mention how fun they are to create.  Add a little shimmer to yours by adding a little gold dipped effect using a gold leaf pen.  You can create a feather wall hanging, backdrop, or even a garland.  Hang from a branch and you can also create a perfect backdrop for a birthday, a wedding, or just a fun wall hanging to brighten up a bare wall.

Paper Feather Backdrop

How fun to create something different and unique!  Click here and I will take you over to Lia Griffith blog where you can download the feather images on a PDF or SVG file.  Your imagination will run wild as you create these fun feathers.  Don’t forget to see more of Lia’s beautiful projects.  You will be so inspired by her beautiful projects!

Beautiful Appetizer Platter By Gloria

Great food always makes a party even better.  Whether you are gathered with friends or family, it is always perfect to have a flattering appetizer platter.  Fruits, berries, cheese, and nuts are perfect for creating a beautiful platter; they look beautiful and are yummy and healthy!

Beautiful Appetizer Platter

A gourmet appetizer platter like this one is sure to be a welcome sight to your guests.  This is a great collection of nibble food for appetizers in a beautiful presentation.  Let’s go on over to Glorious Treats where you will learn the tips that Gloria used in putting together this beautiful platter.  Your guests will be so impressed with your creativity! Enjoy!

I hope you have been filled today with a lot of fun ideas.  Thank you for visiting; I hope you have a fabulous week and take some time for yourself to be creative.

LeAnn

Enhanced Embossing Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created using some embossed cardstock and Tonic StudiosNuvo Embellishment Mousse.

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I started by embossing a panel of blue cardstock with the Cricut Cuttlebug­® Snow Dots embossing folder.

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Then with my fingertip, I lightly spread Pure Platinum Embellishment Mousse over the embossing on the cardstock panel.

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This enhanced the embossing and gave it a shimmery silver look.

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I added the panel to a card using paper from the Pebbles Winter Wonderland 6 x 6″ paper pad and some assorted embellishments from my stash.

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

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