Creative Scrapbooking with 6×6 Paper Pads and Crate Paper

Hello Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a layout with you. As you’re reading this I’m traveling to the Sacramento Expo. I’m SO excited to be teaching 4 workshops in Sacramento. Two of those workshops are “Creative Scrapbooking with 6×6 paper”. If you’re in the Sacramento area, I’d love to have you in my workshops! The layout I’m sharing with you today is created with the 6×6 paper pad from the Snow & Cocoa collection by Crate Paper. If you’re not familiar with that collection, it was one of my favorite things from the SPC trade show in Salt Lake City last Summer. (You can find more details about this collection HERE.)The base of this layout is a piece of white 12×12 textured cardstock. On both sides of the layout I added strips of patterned paper. These strips are all from the Snow & Cocoa 6×6 paper pads. These strips are actually just scraps that I had from another project. I trimmed those strips into thin strips of various lengths and widths. On the left side of the layout, I created four patterned paper strips. To balance the layout, I added one strip of patterned paper on the left side. When I placed the strips on the layout, I used a tiny dot of adhesive just to hold it in place until I could get to my sewing machine to stitch them in place. After stitching the strips in place I gently bent the edges of the strips up slightly to create a little bit of texture. Once I had the strips from the 6×6 paper pad in place, most of my layout was complete. I added my photo, a simple title, and my journaling to complete the layout. To add a little bit of sparkle, I added a few little gold snowflakes and chipboard pieces. I’m thrilled with how this layout came together. Creating layouts with 6×6 paper pads is SO easy and so fun! I love finding new ways to use all of those 6×6 paper pads that are sitting in a cute little basket next to my desk. Who doesn’t love using their paper crafting products to document memories. Thank you for stopping by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. My hope is that you’re inspired to create with your 6×6 paper pads. I’ll be back again next week with another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll see you next Thursday. Happy scrapping friends!

Latest & Greatest Card Making with Crate Paper

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, to share some Christmas card ideas with you. Our show season is quickly coming to an end which means the holiday season is right around the corner. We wanted to make sure that our Latest & Greatest card making attendees had some fun Christmas products in their hands to create their 2017 holiday cards with. If you’re able to attend the Latest & Greatest card making workshop in Denver, Akron, Sacramento, or Ontario, you’ll be going home with a few products from the new Falala collection from Crate Paper. With only a few products I was able to create these two cards in a few minutes. I used a similar design for each card to make the creative process much quicker. Each card has two patterned papers and a few stickers.

My favorite part about creating this card is the sticker sentiments. Stickers make adding sentiments to cards so easy!

It’s been a while since I created my last card making video. I thought you all might enjoy watching how these two cards came together. I’m sure a lot of you are better at planning ahead and have already started creating your Christmas cards.

I’d love to know if you’ve started creating your 2017 Christmas cards and how many are you making. Let me know in the comment section below. AND if you’re in the Sacramento area or the Ontario area. We’d love to have you in our Latest & Greatest workshops. You can find all the details HERE. Thank you for stopping by today. I’ll see you again next week for another edition of Inspiration Station. Have a great week!

Inspiration Station with Becki Adams

Inspiration Station with Becki Adams @jbckadams

Inspiration Station with Becki Adams @jbckadams

Hello! Welcome to Inspiration Station with Becki Adams. I’m thrilled to be here on the Weekly Scrapper blog! Today, I thought I’d tell you a little bit about myself and share some samples of my work with you.

I was born and raised outside of a small farming town in Idaho. Even though I grew up on a potato/wheat farm I don’t eat potatoes or wheat. (My dad is mortified.) I currently raise my kiddos in a home that is only a few miles from the home I grew up in. My passion resides in photos and storytelling and the magic that happens when those two elements coincide. There’s something very special about documenting a memory with a photo. I’m a scrapbooker at heart. I spend my days being a full-time mom and papercrafting whenever I get a chance.

A few random facts about me: I love a clean house, a good book, and a really great cup of hot chocolate (in the winter) or a glass of raspberry lemonade (in the summer). Oh, and chocolate, don’t forget that I love chocolate! I also love a great find in a thrift store. My most favorite things to look for at thrift stores are books and dishes…a girl can never have too many dishes, or books.

I’m so grateful to have worked in the papercrafting industry for the past six years. Working in the industry has given me the opportunity to work for many manufactures and meet so many wonderful people. I’m excited to start this journey with Scrapbook Expo and the Weekly Scrapper blog.

To get started, I have three layouts to share with you. The first two are layouts that are simply my favorites. The third one is one that I created just for my introduction here at the Weekly Scrapper blog. Even though I’m sharing layouts with you today, I have many other types of papercrafting projects to share with you in the coming weeks.

Inspiration Station with Becki Adams @jbckadams

 

Inspiration Station with Becki Adams @jbckadams

 

And finally, the third layout is one I created documenting my daughter. I combined fussy cutting, lots of chipboard, and lots of machine stitching to create this layout:

 

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Inspiration Station with Becki Adams @jbckadams

 

 

 

Inspiration Station with Becki Adams @jbckadams

 

 

Inspiration Station with Becki Adams @jbckadams

Thanks for joining me today! I can’t wait to see you each week. I’ll see you next Thursday when I’ll be sharing a beautiful card with you.

 

Inspiration Station: Cute Stuff Card Process Video

Jennifer-G-header-800In this week’s “Inspiration Station” tutorial, I created a video to show you how I combine some of my favorite 6×6 patterned papers and embellishments to create a card. A card is a great way to use up items you’ve been holding onto in your paper crafting stash. Here’s a look at the card I create in the video:

Cute Stuff Card with Video created by Jen Gallacher for "The Weekly Scrapper" blog hosted by the Scrapbook Expo

Here’s a closer look at the layering I created on this card:

Cute Stuff Card Close Up Photo by Jen Gallacher for "The Weekly Scrapper" blog hosted by the Scrapbook Expo

Want to watch how I create this card from start-to-finish? Watch the video HERE on our Youtube channel or below. This card took less than 10 minutes to create. Now that’s a quick and easy card to recreate!

Looking for additional inspiration? Be sure to search our “Inspiration Station” category for additional card, layouts, and paper crafting tutorials and videos. Then take a minute to subscribe to our Youtube channel HERE. We don’t want you to miss out on any of our amazing tutorial videos!

Inspiration Station: How to Stamp On Plastic

Triangle Treat Box Tutorial with Jen Gallacher for the Weekly Scrapper Blog hosted by the Scrapbook Expo

Jennifer-G-header-800Welcome back to another addition of “Inspiration Station”! In this tutorial, I want to show you how you can easily create windows for your projects with plastic sheets. You can dress up these windows with a bit of stamping and heat embossing. Keep reading to learn how!

To stamp on plastic, you will need: a plastic sheet, a stamp, a Versamark Ink Pad, embossing powder, and a heat embossing gun.

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Step 1: Ink the stamp with the Versamark ink pad and stamp the image onto the plastic sheet.

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Step 2: Sprinkle embossing powder onto the plastic sheet.

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Step 3: Heat the plastic with the embossing heat gun holding it several inches away so the plastic doesn’t curl. If the plastic does start to curl, turn over the plastic and heat from the back to help the shape flatten again. Use scissors to fussy cut the shape if desired.

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Here’s a look at how the plastic looks stamped, heat embossed, and placed inside a triangle treat box cut with my Cricut® machine. You can see how the peek-a-boo window with the stamped image still allows the recipient to see the goodies inside.

Triangle Treat Box Tutorial with Jen Gallacher for the Weekly Scrapper Blog hosted by the Scrapbook Expo

Join me next week as I share a card process video with you! I’m excited to share a few fun ideas with you.

DIY Feather Card Using a Kit

Jennifer-G-header-800Welcome back to another “Inspiration Station” blog post! Today I wanted to share with you how a paper crafting kit can make card making super quick and easy. For this tutorial, I’m using the “Feathers” handcrafted paper kit from Webster’s Pages. This is just one of their paper crafting kit options so be sure to check them out. Here’s a peek at how the kit looks when you open it:

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Step 1: To create the feathers simply pop them from the paper backing.

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Step 2: Then following the crease line, fold the feather down the center.

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Optional step: You can also use fringe scissors to further embellish the feather elements. A sample project using this step is included on the packaging.

After creating the feathers, you can mount them on a card. I really love the urban style I’m seeing in fashion and in home décor items so I added some elements that keep the theme fresh and hip. Here’s another look at the card:

You are So Loved Card by Jen Gallacher for the Weekly Scrapper for the Scrapbook Expo

And here’s a closer look at the feathers all folded and assembled. The entire card took less than fifteen minutes with the feathers taking less than two minutes. Now that’s a quick and easy project!

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Join me next week as I share a fun DIY project I know you’re going to love.

Layout Tutorial: Dressing Up Embellishments

Today This Happened Layout by Jen Gallacher for the Weekly Scrapper blog hosted by Scrapbook Expo

Jennifer-G-header-800Welcome back to another “Inspiration Station” blog post. For this week’s layout, I wanted to create an 8 1/2″ x 11″ layout. This is the size of layout I started with and continued for many years, and many scrapbookers still prefer this size. On this layout I wanted to show you how you can dress up simple canvas stickers with items you likely already have on hand. To start, you will need a canvas sticker, chipboard element, or other items that can easily be altered; enamel dots, brads, and ribbon.

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Step 1: Add enamel dots to the sticker. This is the quickest and easiest way to dress up any embellishment.

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Step 2: Add a brad. Use a paper piercer to poke through the center of the embellishment and add a brad. This dresses up the embellishment even further.

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Step 3: Wrap ribbon around the element. This adds to texture to the embellishment. You could do all three steps if you want to dress up a larger element.

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Here’s a closer look at the layout. You can see how great these embellishments look together. A simple element can become something special when you look for ways to dress up and alter them.

Today This Happened Layout by Jen Gallacher for the Weekly Scrapper blog hosted by Scrapbook Expo

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Join me next week, as I walk you through the steps to create a card that you can give to a loved one.