Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Echo Park Paper Co.


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

Our next show is this week in Kansas City, MO on July 21st-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: Echo Park Paper Co.‘s Wedding Bliss collection.

This collection contains such a wonderful variety of products. If you take the class, you will receive a sampling of items from the collection perfect for card making, including the 6×6 Paper Pad, Ephemera, and Mini Paper Fans:


With these products, I created this card:


I just love the rosettes in the Mini Paper Fans pack, but I wanted to dress them up a bit. So, I decided to remove the die cut in the center and add my own touch to this fun embellishment.


I die cut a heart shape from paper in the 6×6 Paper Pad and an ampersand from some black cardstock. I pulled out the “Forever Forever Forever” tag and the “mr. & mrs.” label from the Ephemera pack. I cut the label in half and assembled the pieces, along with a paper flower from my stash, to create my very own card embellishment.


I finished my adding the embellishment to my card base (created by layering papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad) with some gray baker’s twine.


This collection is so soft and pretty—just perfect for wedding cards, love-themed cards, and more!


This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Echo Park Paper Co.’s Wedding Bliss collection will also be taught at our upcoming shows in Santa Clara, Edison, and 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 Photo Play Paper

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

Our next show is this week in Chantilly, VA on June 23rd-24th. 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: Photo Play Paper‘s Summer Bucket List collection.

If you take the class, you will receive a sampler with the following products—6×6 Paper Pad, Word Strip Stickers sheet, and the Ephemera pack:


I just love the fun, bright colors in this collection—perfect for any summer-themed project!

I like to use products in unexpected ways and when I saw the fireworks and bowling ball stickers on the Word Strip Stickers sheet, I thought that layered together they would make a great flower center.


I used the plaid side of the 6 x 6″ Cotton Candy paper to cut out some flower shapes. Then I layered the die cuts and stickers together with foam adhesive to create my dimensional flower.


I added a leaves die cut and button to complete the flower, before attaching it to my card front for a fun, little “anytime” kind of card.



This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Photo Play Paper’s Summer Bucket List collection will be taught at our shows in Chantilly, Duluth, Kansas City, Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!

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

3D Hearts Gift Bag


Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a gift bag I made using simple heart die cuts to create 3D hearts .


First, I started with a die-cut heart, scissors, and some adhesive. I used patterned paper from Pink Paislee‘s Take Me Away collection by Paige Evans.


I cut a slit about 1/2″ long in the dip at the top of the heart die cut.


I folded the paper back at an angle creating two flaps.


I added some adhesive to the flaps and pinched them together to secure them.


Doing so popped the center of the heart die cut up giving it dimension.


I created another 3D heart, slightly smaller, and added them both to the front of a gift bag.


It was an easy way to add dimension and a quick and easy project to make.

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!

Easy Wax Paper Transfer

Today’s inspiration is one of those instant gratification projects. 🙂 I would like to thank Jenn, author of the  Clean & Scentsible Blog for allowing us to share this fun technique with you.  I recommend stopping by her blog, you are sure to find some wonderful tips & ideas.

Jenn did one quick coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White, but it was still looking a little plain. Here is where the magic came it. All you need is an ink jet printer, wax paper, a spray bottle to mist the surface that you are putting the image on (in this case the table) and an old credit card or something to burnish the image on to the project. Maybe 10 minutes and your done.  Its not that often that I find a project so cute that can be completed in about 10 minutes or less. This makes me smile.

To see a full tutorial hop on over to Jenn’s blog Clean & Scentsible. You will be very happy that you did.

This is what the table looked like before the paint & image transfer.

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So give it a try, you will love the end result.

My hope for you is to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things and most important to have fun!

Thanks for visiting and have a very creative day.

SUPPLIES:

Paint:

Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint

Graphics:

Graphics Fairy Grands Magasins Ephemera