Saturdays With LeAnn

Pillow Box

Welcome back, my friends!  Thanks once again for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.  I always look forward to sharing a bit of your day and I hope you do with me as well.  I have some outstanding projects to share with you today, and I hope that you can take time this weekend to create some projects that you have been wanting to do. Today’s projects are sure to bring some inspiration to you so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Leaves Of Gold By Riikka Kovasin

It is so hard to believe we are in the first week of September.  With that said, fall will be rolling in on us soon; so now is the time to start thinking about those beautiful fall colors, pictures, and layouts.  Fall is such a wonderful time of the year with all of the beautiful vibrant colors, and I must mention cooler temperatures!  This beautiful layout created by Riikka will really inspire you to celebrate autumn.

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In Riikka’s layout she made her own golden leaves to greet autumn and embellish her layout.  Using the same techniques she also created this outstanding card.  Tip:  When creating a layout take a few moments to use some of the supplies you have out to create a card.  You’ll find that you will always have cards on hand, and it is such a great way to use up your scraps!

Leaves Of Gold

I love the outstanding job that Riikka did on this layout and card.  Click here and I will take you over to Elizabeth Crafts and Designs where you will find a full step-by-step tutorial on how Riikka put this beautiful layout together.  Be sure and check out her blog Paperiliitin where you are sure to be inspired by many more of Riikka’s outstanding projects.  Hope this has inspired you as much as it did me. I can hardly wait to jump in and create some autumn layouts!

Pillow Box By Peet Roeven

This adorable little pillow box is perfect for a small trinkets like jewelry, candy, or even money.  What a great way to present a gift to a special person.  Whether you are having a wedding, birthday party, baby shower, or just need a small box for a little gift, this is the ideal box. What a great idea to impress your family and friends.  Don’t you just love feminine touch of the fussy-cut flowers layered on top of a small doily?  To finish it off, your beautiful coloring will give it the added touch!

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This die makes the cutest little favor box ever!  You will enjoy how easy they are to put together.  I love the fun shape and they are such a great size for any number of small treats or gifts.  These pillow boxes are so much fun to dress up and easily can match any theme or event.  Add a personal sentiment to accent your box.  You will put smiles on so many faces!  Come with me on over to the Scrapalbum blog where you will find all the supplies you will need to create this adorable pillow box.  You will have so much fun you won’t know when to stop!

Shabby Chic Canvas By Evgenia Krapivina

Do you love the look of mixed media?  It is so beautiful and so much fun to create.  Mixed media is quite the trend right now, and the beauty of working with mixed media means anything goes. Working on canvas is so easy, and if you change your mind it is so easy to take things off and rearrange them.  The variety of materials you use will add great detail and makes your canvas a keepsake.  This masterpiece was created by Evgenia Krapivina who is an outstanding design team member for Kaisercraft.

Shabby Chic Canvas

This piece of art is all about texture, technique, and a whole lot of imagination.  What isn’t there to love when you are using stamps, inks, gesso, embossing, misting, distressing, and so much more?  Making mixed media canvas projects can also add beauty to your home. Display projects on your entry or end tables or add it as a decor piece to your wall. It can also be a great conversation piece.  I would like to thank Evgenia for sharing her never-ending talent with us.  Click here and I will take you over to the janekrapivina blog where you will always leave totally inspired to start your next project.  Have fun and let your imagination run free!

Raspberry Almond Rugelach Cookies By Stacy Bryce

These scrumptious cookies turn the simplest moments into something memorable.  They are the perfect bite-size treat, making a charming crescent shaped cookie roll, and are made with raspberry jam and cream cheese.


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These are the ideal sweet treat for your holidays but are also wonderful for birthdays and summer entertaining.  They are the perfect cookie to serve at bridal and baby showers as well.  Party guests will be so impressed that they will be talking about these tasty and pretty cookies for days!  Come with me and I will take you over to Wicked Good Kitchen where you will find every step to make these.  A big shout out to Stacy Bryce for sharing her wonderful recipe with us.  Enjoy!

I am really excited to share projects with you every Saturday!  Again, I want to say thank you for taking some of your precious time to explore with us here on the Weekly Scrapper blog.  I will be in Marlborough September 8th & 9th at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo and I would love the opportunity to see you.  I enjoy it so much when you stop by registration and say hi.  I look forward to spending some time with you at a Scrapbook Expo near you!  Happy crafting, my friends!






Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools with the Stamps of Life

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

Our next show is this week in Duluth, GA on July 14th-15th. 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 Cool Tools workshop: The Stamps of Life‘s Exclusive Pillow Box Die Set.

If you take the class, you will receive the 7-piece die set designed by Stephanie Barnard:

I used the die set and The Stamps of Life’s 6 x 6 1/2″ Laugh Collection Patterned Paper Pad to create this pillow gift box:

After cutting the box shape out of patterned paper, I layered the small frame die over one of the pillow box’s sides and cut out a window. I then used the large frame die to cut a frame from vellum. I adhered the vellum on the inside of the box to create a frosted window.

I cut the sentiment using the “A Gift for You” die nested inside the small frame die and adhered the cut onto the vellum window. I finished by adding some baker’s twine and a fussy-cut whale from a sheet in the paper pad.

This set is perfect for so many different occasions and you can change the look and feel of your box by simply changing the papers you use.

This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring The Stamps of Life’s Exclusive Pillow Box Die Set will be taught at our upcoming shows in 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!

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!





Saturdays With LeAnn

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Hello, my crafty friends. It makes me so happy that with your busy schedule you still find some time to be creative and do the things you love.  I am blessed to have the opportunity to share some fun and wonderful projects with you today.  I hope you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some creative inspiration, because you deserve it!

Loved By You by Delaina Burns

Simple and elegant style is what Delaina Burns gives us today with this pretty layout.  I love the white stencil lettering on white cardstock using modeling paste.  White on white portrays such a elegant look and pops out the sentiment on a layout.

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When I find a pretty scrapbook layout, I like to be drawn first to the photos, then take in all the beautiful embellishments and details.  The extras should always complement the photos.  I give a high five to Delaina for her lovely layouts.  Creating several layers can sometimes be difficult; its not as easy as it looks.  As you can see on this layout, Delaina has a talent for layering and adding in pretty details.  I highly recommend you stop by Delaina’s blog “Delaina’s Embellished Memories” anytime you need some inspiration; you will enjoy all her beautiful projects. Happy scrapbooking, my friends!

Congratulations by Julia Stainton

This week I have a fabulous card I want to share with you. I am really excited about this one!  I have had so much fun playing with my Die-namics Mini Fringe from My Favorite Things.  This die is a great way to add interest and texture to your projects.  You can create beautiful borders and edges as well as the cute paper tassels.  This is another one of those white on white elegant projects and the fringe die takes it up a notch.


One of the fun features of this card is the slide tab that you can pull out for an extra message.  Here’s a tip: there is nothing like a surprise!  Add an interactive element to your cards when you want them to be extra special!


This card will put a big smile on that new bride and groom.  Don’t you love a card that you can change it up a tiny bit and use it for other occasions?  A handmade card means more to people than you may realize and will always be treasured.  A big hug and thank you goes out to Julia for sharing her outstanding talent with us.  Click here and I will take you over to find the products you’ll need and how to create one of your own.

Pointillism Play by Heather Nichols

Are you wondering what pointillism is?  It’s an age-old painting technique where small strokes or dots of color are applied to a surface so that when viewed from a distance, they blend together.  A beautiful array of ink colors, a light touch, and a little patience are all you need to master this coloring technique.

Pointillism play

Today we have Heather Nichols showing how to take stamped images to a new level.  You will explore a new stamping technique using a polka dot stamp and other tools to apply color to the stamped image in a dot form to color them in. Layering the colored dots together creates wonderful blending opportunities. Click here and I will take you over to Heather’s full tutorial on how to do this fabulous technique.  While this technique takes some time and patience, the end results are so well worth the effort.  Be spot-on with your next coloring project by giving the pointillism technique a try.

Trinket Box by Karen Letchworth

I would like to share how to make a super cute and cost-effective gift.   Give someone you care about a very special and heart-felt, handmade gift that they will love and cherish.  This is a very fun and creative project. These trinket boxes can make such great gifts, so you might want to make several to have on hand.

Trinket Box

Karen shares a quick and easy tutorial on how she created her darling trinket boxes, along with sharing with you all of the supplies you will need for you to get started.  Karen is such a talented lady with always so much inspiration to share. Take a minute and we’ll hop on over together to My Cup Runneth Over. You are sure to leave Karen’s blog inspired, refreshed and ready to begin creating many more wonderful projects.

Mini S’mores Cookie Cups by Jaclyn Bell

Summer may be nearly over but with these delicious s’mores cookies, you can have the taste of summer all year long!  They taste just like a s’more but in more of a soft and chewy cookie form. They are over-the-top and melt in your mouth.  They are a great way of having a s’more without the hassle of building a fire.  If you love s’mores then trust me, this is a dessert you don’t want to pass by!

Mini S'mores Cookie Cups

Come with me over to Cooking Classy where Jaclyn will give you the recipe and ingredients to begin making your own.  These Mini S’mores cookies really are just a little bite of heaven!  Everyone will want more than just one.  When your next party rolls around, this will be the perfect treat.  It is a treat that all ages will instantly fall in love with.  Enjoy!

Thanks for the visit today!  Enjoy your upcoming week and be sure to pop back in next Saturday as I will have some more fun projects to share with you.  I am off to the next Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Marlborough, MA which will be held on September 9th and 10. I hope you will come and spend the weekend with us!  Come by the Registration Desk and say hello to me, I would love to see you!


Sweet Treats

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Summertime is upon us, and I thought I would share a fun summery card and Sweet Shoppe treat/gift box to coordinate with it! To create these projects, I used the new Colorful Treats stamps, the new Tiny Town: Sweet Shoppe dies and the new Cover Plate: Scallops die, all of which will be available at on July 15th at 10pm EST.

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For my sweet treat card, I used a new die called Cover Plate: Scallops. I die cut it with white cardstock and then used Copic markers to color the different scallops before attaching it to the card base! A lollipop and sentiment from the new Colorful Treats stamps and dies was used over the top! I colored in the lollipop with Copic markers, R20 and R29.

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Next is a fun little gift box made with the new Tiny Town: Sweet Shoppe dies. I couldn’t help but to use the same fun colors with my treat box as I did on the card.

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I cut the main box from the Tiny Town Basics dies, then the rest of the pieces are die cut with the new Tiny Town: Sweet Shoppe dies. The awning stripes are colored with a red Copic marker R29, then glued them over the top of the awning piece, and I did the same for the windows, door, flowers, sign and window boxes, all colored with Copics.

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Inside the box is a little condiment cup full of Sweet Tarts. (It has a lid on it, so they don’t fall out.) The condiment cups fit perfectly! The box is tied closed with twine.

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I hope you are enjoying your summer and getting much paper crafting time in! Have a great day!


Ribbon Spool Gift Box

Roree-header-1500-800x192Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a fun little gift box created using a recycled ribbon spool.

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First off, I started with an empty cardboard 1 1/2″ ribbon spool and some patterned paper.

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I carefully pulled the ends off of the spool.

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I cleaned up the edges and added a little paint to give them a more finished look.

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I covered the outside of the spool’s center with a strip of patterned paper.

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Disclaimer: I usually take photos of my projects as I go along with only a general idea of what I am going to make. Sometimes my ideas change as I am creating which causes me to add or remove steps. Originally, I had added patterned paper to the inside at the beginning of the process. I then realized that I needed to do this later on. And because I wasn’t thinking, I forgot to take a new picture after I removed the patterned paper. So please, pretend that the inside of the spool is unfinished. 😉

I cut out some circles from patterned paper to cover the ends of the spool (four in total, one for each side).

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I adhered one of the ends to the bottom of the spool. I then cut a strip of ribbon (about 3″ or so in length) and adhered one end inside the center of the spool.

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I adhered a strip of paper inside the spool to cover the end of the ribbon.

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I cut another patterned paper circle the same width as the center of the spool, placed the circle over the top of the spool, and adhered the other end of the ribbon to it.

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I then adhered the circle to the center of the remaining lid.

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I put a few treats in the box, added a label sticker with a message, and put a handmade bow on top to finish.

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I ended up with a cute gift box made from something I normally would have tossed in my recycle bin.

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

Saturdays With LeAnn

Sweater Gift Box for Dad


Hello, my crafty friends! Is it to hot to go outside this summer day? Stay in where it is cool and enjoy some Saturday inspiration! After viewing these fun projects you will surely want to stay in and create your own fabulous projects. Enjoy your Saturday, and happy crafting!

Wonderful In Every Way created by Layle Koncar

Sometimes we overlook the possibilities of using digital stamps. The best part of digital stamps is creating them to the size and color you need. Just print and there you have it! This is one of those fun-to-design layouts.

Wonderful In Everyway

This adorable layout was created using a large heart die cut background. I love how Layle used the different pattern papers behind her hearts; it really makes the white die cut pop. What a fun way of using up some of your scraps. Adding her fun digital stamp sentiments really brings it all together perfectly.  

Happy Father’s Day created by Barb Mann

With Father’s Day being tomorrow, it still isn’t too late to get a special card created for that outstanding guy in your life. This fun card was created by Barb Mann using the Stampin Up’ Traveler Clear Mount Set.

Happy Fathers Day

This masculine card will surely put a huge smile on that special dad, husband, brother, or even a dear friend. Don’t you just love the background paper and the aged look? Click here and I will take you over to Splitcoast Stampers where you can find all of the materials needed to make this fabulous card.

Sweater Gift Box for Dad created by Mendi Yoshikawa

Sometimes buying a gift for a man can be somewhat challenging. I know when it comes to buying for my husband, I never know what to get! This adorable sweater gift box was the answer for me this Father’s Day. What a great way of giving him something that I created, along with a gift card to his favorite store. This can be adapted to fit any size box for your special gift.

Sweater Gift Box for Dad

A Maggie Holmes bow tie added the perfect touch to this project. Come with me over to the Pebbles blog and visit one of their fabulous designers, Mendi Yoshikawa. You will enjoy so many of her wonderful projects and will be filled with much inspiration.

New Life To Old Keepsakes created by Penny Ward

Do you have a treasured keepsake piece of furniture that is meaningful to you? One that you don’t want to get rid of it, but don’t know what to do with? Today I want to share a fun project so you can utilize that special piece of furniture and enjoy it thoroughly.

New Life To Old Keepsakes

By using a few inks, a stencil, and a sponge dauber you can create new life in that piece of furniture. Click here and we will jump on over to “Imagine Crafts.”  Penny will give you all of the materials needed, along with directions how to make your item become beautiful in just an hour.

Peaches & Cream Pie Bars made by Alyssa Rivers

This is the ideal treat to take when you are asked to bring something to a summer party. There is nothing better than a piece of peach pie with a scoop of ice cream on top. Today you will make something that is just as good and with all that wonderful peach flavor.

Peaches & Cream Pie Bars

These are perfect to take to your gathering because they are easy to cut, and not to mention super easy to make! They come together within 20 minutes with minimal ingredients. Click here and come with me over to the Recipe Critic for your ingredients and directions. Enjoy!

I hope today has filled you with lots of great ideas. Have a very happy and crafty weekend. See you back next Saturday.  🙂