Latest & Greatest 5×7 Banner Card

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. Today I have a fun card to share with you using products from the Latest & Greatest card making class. I chose to create a 5×7 banner card with a 6×8 paper pad and tag set from the Illustrated Faith/Bella BlvdMake Your Mark” collection.

This card is so easy to make yet makes a big impact with all the colorful banners. The two gold foiled banners came in the tag pack. The floral banner is also from the tag pack but I altered it from a traditional tag into a banner by trimming the top and bottom. The other papers are cut from the 6×8 paper pad.

I added two heart stickers and a white string bow as embellishments on this card. As a finishing touch I sprinkled some gold spray ink drops in the top left and bottom right corners of the card.

After the gold ink was dry, I gently gave the banners some dimension by curling them with my fingers.

If you haven’t signed up for a Latest & Greatest workshop at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo near you, make sure you sign up HERE.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you’ll be inspired to create some fabulous cards using products featured in our classes. I’ll see you again next Thursday for another edition of Inspiration Station.

How to Use Thicker Alignment Guides

How to Use Thicker Alignment Guides by Becki Adams for @scrapbookexpo #scrapbooking #cardmaking #americancrafts #cooltools

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. Today, I’m so excited to share a tool with you that is featured in a few of our Latest & Greatest workshops, Cool Tools. Ever since this tool was announced by American Crafts, I’ve been dying to get my hands on them!!! Thickers Alignment Guides are SO cool!!  I LOVE letter stickers and use them on almost everything I create, scrapbook projects, cards, home decor… I love using letter stickers.

When I used the Thicker Alignment Guides, this card went from being okay to being eye catching and unique with a curved sentiment. Come see how easily and quickly this card came together with the Thicker Alignment Guide in this video:

See how easy it is to create a fun whimsical title or sentiment!

My favorite thing about the package of Thickers Alignment Guides is that they come in two sizes (all in one package). So they’re perfect for card making AND scrapbooking.

Stay tuned for more projects using this awesome tool in upcoming editions of Inspiration Station.

Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday. Make sure you sign up for a Latest & Greatest workshop HERE at a Scrapbook Expo near you! We’ll see you at the Expo!

Boy-Themed Layout with Bonus Video

Boy Themed layout with Bonus Video by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #scrapbooking #americancrafts #processvideo #beckiadams

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, for another edition of Inspiration Station. Today, I have a fun boy layout to share with you that I created with a collection that has a spontaneous beach theme. I created this layout with the On A Whim collection by Amy Tangerine and American Crafts.

When I was gathering supplies for this layout I simply went through the On a Whim collection and pulled out anything that was green or blue. After I had a pile of all the blue/green supplies, I got started. I chose the green grid patterned paper as my background.

I also added a pop of black in the title, a few embellishments, and splatters of black ink. I wanted the black accents to coordinated with the black shirt my son is wearing in the photo.

I combined two types of letter stickers to create the title on this layout. I love combining fonts to make interesting titles. I always reach for a block font and a script font when combing fonts. By combining those two types of fonts you’re guaranteed an eye catching title.

Would you like to see how this layout came together? As a fun little bonus, I created a process video over on my YouTube channel of this layout. I’d love it if you stopped by.

Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog today. I’ll see you again next Thursday, happy crafting!



Mother’s Day Tags

Mother's Day Tags created by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #SSE2017 #papercrafting #mothersday

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. Last week, I shared with you three cards that I created using products from our Latest & Greatest Card making workshop. Today I have two fun Mother’s Day tags to share with you.I created these tags from products found in the sampler kit from the Card Making workshop. I used patterned paper and stickers from Paper House productions.  The papers and stickers in the kit are from the “One Big Happy Family” collection. I created the base of both tags from patterned paper and used 3×4 cards for both sentiments. This first tag has a LOT of dimension with the gorgeous pink flowers from Maya Road. The second tag I created is very similar. I love using those 3×4 cut apart cards as sentiments. It makes creating these tags SO much easier. I added a few stickers to the edges of the tag (with foam adhesive).By adding just a little bit of foam adhesive it gives the tag dimension and a little bit of a shadow.I know Mother’s Day is still a couple of months away but now I have cute tags that I can add to a Mother’s Day gift or even to the front of a Mother’s Day card.

If you haven’t signed up to take one of our Latest & Greatest workshops, you can do that HERE. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday.



Scrapbooking Process Video “Segway Love”

Scrapbooking Process Video "Segway Love" By @jbckadams for @scrapbookExpo #scrapbooking #BeckiAdams #scrapbookingprocessvideo #SSE2017

Hey friends, welcome to Inspiration Station! I’m Becki Adams and last week I shared an everyday layout with you (you can find that post HERE) telling a story of my son and his favorite stuffed animal. This week, I’m sharing a layout I created that has a little more of a “special occasion” feel to it. This one is called “Segway Love.”

This layout tells the story of my daughter riding a segway for the first time at a school competition. I only had one photo to tell this story with, and it was a photo that came in a text message from my husband that wasn’t the best quality. I wanted my daughter to tell the story in her own words so while I was gathering supplies for the layout I handed her a journaling card and a black pen so she could write her own story.

I used the Posh collection from Simple Stories to document this story. I chose this collection for two reasons. First, I loved the color palette. It has a pop of navy blue along with a mix of yellow, coral, and a lighter blue, perfect for a girly layout without overwhelming the story with pink and purple. The second reason I chose to work with this collection was that it had a more generic theme (meaning it wasn’t a specific theme as a Christmas, birthday, or summer collection).

I mixed LOTS of patterned papers together with plenty of machine stitching around the borders of the patterned papers. A white cardstock background isn’t a base that I typically start with but I love how it worked into this layout.

You can see how the layout came together in this process video:

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When you sit down to create, what collection do you always reach for? I’d love to hear what your favorite products are. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog and I’ll see you again soon!


Boy & Girl Themed Cards

Boy and Girl Themed cards created by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #cardmaking #papercrafting #cratepaper #scrapbookexpo

Hey friends, Becki here. I am so excited to share a set of cards that I created. One is a boy themed card and one is a girl themed card. I used the Cute Girl collection and the Cool Kid collection from Crate Paper. Because I have both boys and a girl in my house, I LOVE these two collections and have used them before on several projects. (You can find some of those projects HERE and HERE.)

These cards are basic with a few embellishments and a sentiment created with letter stickers gathered on a patterned paper base. I created the sentiment “Hello sweet girl” with a combination of puffy stickers (“hello” and “sweet”) and chipboard stickers (“girl”).

I used pop dots to adhere the “sweet” sticker to the card. I wanted the stickers above and below to tuck right under the “sweet” portion of the sentiment.

Below the sentiment I added three adorable whimsical houses. Two of the houses (the ones on the outside edge) are puffy stickers. The house in the middle is a rubber charm. I think these houses are SO adorable!

The boy card is created very similarly to the girl card. I used puffy stickers, chipboard, and a rubber charm to create this card.

The dinosaur is a rubber charm that I adhered to the card with pop dots. The race car is chipboard that is nestled right under the dinosaur. The airplane is chipboard as well. Aren’t these the perfect embellishments for a boy themed card?!

The “boys rule” sentiment is created entirely out of puffy stickers. I love the pop of black the puffy black stars bring to this card.

I love how these cards turned out. It will be so nice to have them on hand for the next birthday, new baby, or any other little kid event that pops up.

Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next week!


Snow Day Pocket Page Layout

Snow Day Pocket Page scrapbook by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo using products from @echoparkpaper #pocketpagescrapbooking #scrapbooking #CartaBellapaper #scrapbookexpo

Hi Stamp and Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. Can you believe Christmas is only a couple of days away? It’s going to be a white Christmas here in Idaho. We have several inches of snow on the ground. My kids are in heaven! They love the snow and cold weather (they’re more like their dad than their mom 😉 While they were playing in the snow, couldn’t resist taking a few photos. I’m not a fan of the cold but the snowy weather is beautiful.

I chose to document this snowy day memory with the Snow Fun collection by Carta Bella paper. It’s a great collection with tons of snowmen, snowflakes, skiing, and ice skating elements with a red, white and shades of blue color palette.

I kept this layout simple with two 4×6 photos and two 2 1/2″ square photos and handwritten journaling. You’ll see that there are several snowflakes scattered throughout the pockets. When I first saw this collection I fell in love with the chipboard elements. I used several chipboard pieces throughout the layout.

My favorite part of this layout is red set of skis in the bottom right pocket.  Even though these skis are too large to fit in a 4×6 pocket, I tucked the bottom of the skis in the pocket and let the top of the skis stick out of the pocket. I love how the skis bring a pop of red to the bottom of the layout and that they extend beyond the pocket to bring the page together.

I can’t wait to create more “snow” layouts with this fun collection. The forecast says that we’ll have more snow just in time for Christmas. That means, more snowy photos that will need a place in my album. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. Merry Christmas!!!