Latest & Greatest with Waffle Flower Stamps

Hey friends, Becki here to share with you a card that I created using a fun stamp set from our Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop. I used the Waffle Flower Flora Cat Play stamp set.

If you’re a cat lover, this stamp set must be in your collection. It’s a beautiful stamp set. Waffle Flower always has such adorable designs. This card is very simple with 3 stamped images (the cat, the butterfly, and the sentiment) with black pigment ink. I chose pigment ink because I wanted to watercolor the flowers, balloons, and butterfly. The “life is boring when you are not around” is so cute! I added a little bit of shimmer to the card with a Wink of Stella pen.

If you haven’t tried a Wink of Stella brush pen, you must try it! It is the perfect way to add a little bit of sparkle to any project. The patterned paper I used on this card is from Fancy Pants Designs. It’s the Family & Co.collection. I’ve been using this collection a lot lately. Its so fun to play with and so versatile. Did you see the other pet card I created with this collection? You can find it HERE. This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Waffle Flower stamps will also be taught at our upcoming show in Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!

Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Fancy Pants Designs


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

Our next show is 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 Stamping workshop: Fancy Pants DesignsFamily & Co. collection.

I just love that Fancy Pants Designs includes stamps that coordinate with their adorable paper collections. If you take the class, you will receive a sampling of items from the collection perfect for stamping and card making, including the 4×4 Stamp Set, the 6×6 Paper Pad, and the Tags pack:


With these products, I created this card:


I stamped the house stamp from the 4×4 Stamp Set on cardstock and patterned papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad using black ink.


I hand cut shapes from each of the stamped images and pieced  the images together to create a colorful house.


I finished by adding the paper-pieced house on a tag from the Tags pack, stamped a sentiment from the 4×4 Stamp Set onto another tag, and layered the tags on the center of a 3 3/4″ square mini card to finish.


Such a cute, cute collection, don’t you think?!

This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Fancy Pants Designs’ Family & Co. collection 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 Fancy Pants Designs


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

Our next show is in Orlando, FL on May 5th-6th! 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 a products from our Card Making workshop: Fancy Pants DesignsJoy Parade collection.

In class, each student will receive a Joy Parade sampler pack which includes: a 6×6 Paper Pad, Design Puffy Stickers, and Tags & Labels pack.


Using those items, I created this card:


A lot of layering went into this card and the step-by-step is pretty self-explanatory. But I do want to share how I created the tab.


I started with a 1 1/2 x 3″ strip of patterned paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad and the We R Memory KeepersTab Punch Board. (This is a tool from the Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools workshop.)


I folded the paper in half and inserted it under the Side Tabs punch.


I punched one end, then I flipped the paper over punched the other end on the small tab setting.


This is such a quick and easy way to add tabs to any project!

I layered patterned papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad, two tags and two labels from the Tags & Labels pack, decorated the tab with heart sticker from the Design Puffy Stickers pack, and added ribbon, baker’s twine, and a couple of foam Thickers to finish my sentiment.


I just love this paper collection. It is so bright and fun, and it is perfect for projects celebrating any happy occasion!

This Card Making workshop featuring Fancy Pants Designs’ Joy Parade collection will also be taught at our show in 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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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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Layered Die Cuts ATC Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a layered mini card I created with Maya Road‘s Sunburst ATC Die.

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First, I got out my Sunburst ATC Die, my Cricut Cuttlebug® machine, my A, B, and C plates, and some coordinating cardstock and patterned paper.

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I cut out two Sunburst ATC shapes, one from cardstock and one from patterned paper.

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On the patterned paper die cut, I trimmed off the frame portion of the cut with scissors.

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I layered and adhered the cardstock die cut over the altered patterned paper die cut, offsetting the die cuts slightly to create a shadow.

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I trimmed off the excess paper with scissors.

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I layered and adhered the remaining panel of patterned paper behind the layered die cuts.

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I then created a card the same size as the Sunburst ATC die cut and rounded the corners with a corner rounder. (The card measures 2 1/2 x 3 1/2″.)

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I adhered the layered die cut panel to the card front and decorated it with Ephemera die cuts and a Puffy Dot Sticker from Fancy Pants DesignsLife Is Beautiful collection, popping them up with foam adhesive to add dimension.

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

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Sundays With Lorraine

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Good day, my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! It’s time for some creative therapy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy. You deserve a little ME time!

Happy You by Nicole Nowosad

Let’s start our session with this adorable layout designed by the very talented Nicole Nowosad. Do you use machine stitching on your layouts? I love how the stitching pulls everything together while adding that touch of handmade charm. When I first discovered this sweet layout on Nicole’s blog, I thought this would be a great design to use up some of my treasured scraps. We’ve all done plenty of those spendy $20 layouts, but’s it’s nice to offset them with an almost free layout, right? 😉

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I’m thinking it’s time to break out the sewing machine and scraps and create some magic!  Keep up the great job of preserving those priceless memories one page at a time. Be sure to stop by the Fancy Pants blog or Nicole’s Blog anytime you’re in need of some serious inspiration.

Happy Birthday Card by Lorraine

What’s not to love about a good resist technique? It’s a very showy look with minimal effect as shown on this sweet happy birthday card designed by Lorraine, the hostess of the Lorraine’s Loft blog. Just in case you aren’t familiar with the term “resist technique” it’s when you combine two mediums to create a layered effect while adding both color and texture. Remember, you get the best results when you don’t “over-think” things, so just dive in and have fun with your art!

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There are so many products that you can incorporate a resist effect with, such as Embossing Powders, Crayons, Molotow Pens, Masking Fluids, Gelatos, and Ken Oliver’s Color Burst, just to name a few. The possibilities are endless, never mind being oh-so-beautiful. I hope you’ve been inspired to give this fun technique a try; you’re going to love it. Thanks, Lorraine, for being such an inspiration to your fellow paper crafters.

Bon Jour by Dawn McVey

I love how Dawn created both depth and dimension by using the City Scene and City Scene Sentiments stamp sets!  The different layers really add to the dramatic effect – very showy, isn’t it? Someone is going to feel pretty special when they open the mailbox to find this adorable card. Be sure to stop by the Papertry Ink Blog and check out the idea gallery, their very talented design team has some great cards to share using the City Scene Collection.

Bon Jour by Dawn McVey

This collection of buildings, landmarks, and vehicles highlight the special features of three major cities, London, Paris, and New York. There are literally hundreds of combinations you can create based on the different components, many of which use two-step stamping. With the combination of the additional, coordinating sentiment sets (sold separately), there is something for everyone. You truly can cover nearly every occasion year ’round.

Bird Crazy Canvas by Audrey Pettit

There is something about these crazy birds that automatically makes me smile. They have such expression and personality! I don’t know how anyone can resist their charm and when you’re ready to dress up your adorable birds there’s the Crazy Things Stamp Set and dies. Leave it to Tim Holtz to design such an amazingly versatile set; there is something for just about any occasion that comes up.

Crazy Bird Canvas By Audrey Pettit

Your creativity is about to get even crazier with this amazing Bird Crazy Collection, and if you are a cat lover like me, you’re also going to love the Crazy Cats line. They are the coolest cats you’ll ever meet! Each one has its own unique personality. Sizzix Framelits Crazy Cats by Tim Holtz are the purrfect pairing for Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats stamp set. But that’s another post 😉 .

Italian Stuffed Flank Steak

These Italian stuffed flank steaks may look fancy, but they’re not all that difficult to make.  Actually, they are pretty fun to prepare!  As a bonus, you’ll look like the rockstar you are to whomever you serve these to.

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Amanda has a gift for taking everyday meals and adding a dash of gourmet. I highly recommend stopping by the Chunky Chef Blog anytime you’re in need of kicking things up a notch in the kitchen. Bon appetit!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects! Have a great week and I’ll see you back next Sunday. If you happen to be in the Orlando, FL area on June 3rd and/or 4th, there will be a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at the beautiful Gaylord Palms Resort. I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center.

 

Link Punch Banner

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a banner I created using a fun new punch from We R Memory Keepers — the Link Punch from their DIY Party collection.

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I recently received the Link Punch and I couldn’t wait to try it out! It has two guides to punch a hole (a straight edge and a circular edge) and a guide to punch the link shape.

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To start, I placed a strip of paper all the way to the back of the punch to punch out my link shapes. (I used the Porch Swing patterned paper from Fancy Pants DesignsLife Is Beautiful collection.)

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Because I wanted the holes on my pennants to be at the very top corners, I chose not to use the guides and I marked a line with a pencil onto the base of the punch. I inserted the tops of my pennants at that line and punched a hole on one side. Then I flipped the paper over and punched a hole on the opposite side to create two holes at the upper corners of the pennant.

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I created three pennants in all.

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I inserted the link shapes in the holes at the upper corners to link the pennants together and create a banner.

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To finish the banner, I decorated it with paper, die cuts, and stickers from the Fancy Pants Designs’ Life Is Beautiful Fancy Floral patterned paper, Ephemera Pack, Tags Pack, and Puffy Dot Stickers pack, as well as die-cut flowers I cut from Bird Song patterned paper using my Cricut Explore® machine and the Flower Shoppe cartridge.

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I added some pink bows on each end of the banner. This really is such a fun and easy way to create and connect banners!

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