Latest & Greatest: Card Making with American Crafts


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

Our next show is in Grapevine, Texas on March 31st – April 1st! 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 one from our Card Making workshop: American CraftsCreative Zen Coloring Cards & Markers.


I love that coloring has become a cool thing to do again. It definitely takes me back to when I was a kid. I would spend hours with my coloring books, crayons, markers, and colored pencils. It is just so relaxing and it is something that I really enjoy.

I started with the Floral 2 Thank You card pack, the Jewel coloring markers, and some coordinating colored pencils.


I outlined the flowers and leaves with the markers and used different shades of colored pencils to fill in.


To finish, I added some rhinestones to the small flower centers and added a bow to highlight the sentiment.


I haven’t colored in a long time, so I am sure there are techniques that I missed for getting better blends. But it was just so much fun working with these products that I can’t wait to play some more and improve my coloring skills.

This Card Making workshop featuring American Crafts’ Creative Zen Coloring Cards & Markers will also be taught at our shows in Anaheim CA, Milwaukee WI, 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!

Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools with We R Memory Keepers


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

Our next show is in Grapevine, Texas on March 31st – April 1st! 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 one from our Cool Tools workshop: We R Memory KeepersTab Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers is the one of my go-to companies for craft tools (along with their other amazing products) and the Tab Punch Board is no exception. It is easy to use and perfect for so many types of projects. You can learn more about it HERE.

I used my Tab Punch Board to create this mini album:


First, I started with the Tab Punch board and some white cardstock.


I wanted the my mini album to be 4 x 6″ (excluding the tabs) so I cut each piece of cardstock to 6 x 9 1/2″ and scored each panel in the center.


I placed the Tab Alignment Bar in the Side Tabs position and punched the corner of my cardstock panel.

I then removed the Tab Alignment Bar, flipped the cardstock panel over, lined up the punched tab with the tab size I was creating (medium), and punched the other end.


I placed the cardstock under the Cutting Track and trimmed off the excess cardstock with the Cutter to create my tab.


To create my center tabs, I lined up the edge of the cardstock in the 6″ medium tab position (the length of my page and the size of my tab) and punched the cardstock. I flipped the paper over and repeated this step for the other side.


Then, I trimmed off the excess with the Cutter and Cutting Track.

I created two panels with side tabs on both ends that were diagonal from each other and one panel with center tabs on both sides.


I layered the panels together and punched holes along the scored lines with my Crop-A-Dile.


Then I decorated my mini album. I chose papers and stickers from Bella Blvd‘s Addison and Alex collections, a chipboard sentiment from Pink Paislee‘s Take Me Away Wild Heart Thickers pack, and some ribbon to bind it all together.


And here is a tip for decorating your tabs: I used border stickers cut into smaller strips, attached them to the tabs, then used the punch on the Tab Punch Board to trim off the excess sticker. So quick and easy!


This Cool Tools workshop featuring We R Memory Keeper’s Tab Punch Board will also be taught at our shows in Anaheim CA, Milwaukee WI, 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!

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Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Bella Blvd


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

Our first show of 2017 in Pleasanton, California is over. I hope all of our Northern California guests had a great time shopping, cropping, and learning this past weekend. Now Expo staff is preparing for our next show in Grapevine, Texas on March 31st – April 1st! Will you be attending?

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 one from our Card Making workshop: Bella Blvd‘s Make Your Mark collection.


If you are able to attend the Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop, you will receive this awesome sampler kit with the 6×8 Paper Pad, Gift Tags, and Fundamentals Sticker Sheet from the Make Your Mark collection.


It is an amazing collection with bright, vibrant colors, gold accents, and a truly unique and artistic feel.

With all of the beautiful gold accents, I decided to alter my paper to give it a little bit of shimmer. I used a solid paper from the 6×8 Paper Pad, Tonic StudiosEmbellishment Mousse in Mother of Pearl, and a coffee filter.


I just wrapped the coffee filter around my finger, dabbed it in the Embellishment Mousse, and spread it in circles around my paper panel.


It dried almost immediately and gave the paper a distress, weathered look with a metallic shimmer.


I then used it for the base of my card, adding fussy-cut patterned paper, a tag, and stickers to finish.

This Card Making workshop featuring Bella Blvd’s Make Your Mark collection will also be taught at our shows in Anaheim CA, Milwaukee WI, 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!

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Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Sunny Studio Stamps


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

In case you don’t already know, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s first show of 2017 is about to start this week in Pleasanton, California. If you are in the Northern California area and have a chance to come see us, you should. There will lots of great shopping, cropping, and learning going on!

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 one from our Stamping workshop: Sunny Studio StampsFriends & Family stamp set.

With it, I created this card:


I wanted to create a little bit of “texture” on my card without adding any bulk, so I decided to stamp it on. I started with some smooth white cardstock, a scrap piece of textured cardstock, the tulip stamp from the Friends & Family stamp set, and some ink from We R Memory KeepersMini Ink Pads 6 pc set.


I inked the stamp and stamped it once onto the scrap piece of textured cardstock.


This left the impression of the cardstock texture on the stamp.


I then stamped the image onto the smooth white cardstock. It gave me the look of texture without the added dimension.


I repeated this step multiple times in two different colors to create my “textured” garden.


This Stamping Workshop featuring Sunny Studio Stamps’ Friends & Family stamps set will also be taught at our shows in Grapevine TX, Anaheim CA, Milwaukee WI, 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!

Freebie Friday – SPC Summer 2016 Part Two

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Hello again, Weekly Scrapper friends!

We have been so excited about sharing all the beautiful new products from the SPC event in Salt Lake City this month! We’ve filled in all the links below and want to make sure you’ve been able to view them all to enjoy seeing the beautiful new product lines. The newly released products are very exciting and we can’t wait to get our own hands on them!

In the spirit of celebrating these new releases, we want to extend our contest one more week and give away two MORE admission tickets to the show floor of the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of your choice. You’ll be able to shop to your heart’s content and enjoy all the lovely products at the show, along with exclusive deals, make & takes, contests, and more. While there, make sure to stop by the Creativity Center where our own Lorraine, from Weekly Scrapper Sundays, shares free make & takes all day long. If you haven’t had a chance yet to craft with Lorraine, you’ll feel like you are creating with your new best friend. Her favorite thing is to nurture YOUR creativity, so stop by, grab a seat, and be inspired!

While you’re at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you’ll want to take advantage of the fabulous workshops. You’ll be able to learn something new, expand your talents, or enjoy a favorite technique. At each Expo are a selection of Latest & Greatest Workshops designed with the newest and best products in the world of paper crafting. Visit the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo website, select a show, and browse through the Workshop Guide. You’ll be able to view all the wonderful projects created in the workshops  and select the ones you just can’t miss. Click HERE for a link to the Workshop Guide for our upcoming show in Schaumburg, Illinois to view the workshops offered there.

Instead of filling this post up with the actual videos which will slow down the post, we have listed the videos for you. The list includes all the videos that were taped, and we hope you enjoy watching them!

ADORNit

Art Impressions

Bo Bunny

Carta Bella

Clear Snap

Deco Art

Echo Park

Fancy Pants

Foundations Decor

Graphic 45

Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup

Ken Oliver

Lawn Fawn

Maya Road

Paper House

Petticoat Parlor

PLUS

Prima

Simple Stories

Sizzix

Spellbinders

The Crafter’s Workshop

The Robin’s Nest

Therm O Web

Tonic Studios

We R Memory Keepers

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

To enter to win a pair of admission tickets to the show floor for yourself and a guest, please leave a comment on this blog post about which new products you are most excited about. (That’s if you can narrow it down – I know I want them ALL!) Leave a comment before August 4th at midnight for a chance to win. NOTE: We will announce last week’s winner, along with this week’s winner, next Friday, August 5th. Good luck!

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Don’t forget that even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can always join us online.

For your chance to win this amazing prize from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team, leave a comment on this blog post. This giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, August 4th.

Thanks for joining me this week. Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a pair of admission tickets to the 2016 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of your choice, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be inspired, join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

When you are relaxing this weekend, remember you can visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

Freebie Friday – Paper Wizard

Paper Wizard MOUSY WREATH RED

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Hello and Happy Friday! This week I am showcasing new die cuts from Paper Wizard. If you have attended a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo event you have likely seen the amazing die cuts from Paper Wizard. Their die cuts are beautifully layered, intricate designs that when combined with your creativity help you to create projects in no time flat!

While this post is going to showcase their new products, they also have hundreds of other die cuts and page kits on their website. One of the features that I love about Paper Wizard is that they have created lots of the titles and images that I would like to use on my layouts, but they need to be assembled. I still get to build the pieces and therefore get to enjoy the creative part of the process but the end result is stunning and takes way less time than if I tried to create the similar pieces from scratch.

When you are shopping at Paper Wizard, you can purchase the die cut images on their own, as mini albums or full page kits that provide you all the pieces to create a full double page layout. Here is a sampling of their newest products:

The Toys Are Back In Town title, mini die cuts and page kit

Toys Are Back In Town Title

TP-FRDS-M3 FRIENDS MINIS #3

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Buzz title, mini die cuts and page kit

TP-BUZZ-T BUZZ TITLE

 

TP-BUZZ-M BUZZ MINIS

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Feel The Force title and page kit

FEEL THE FORCE TITLE

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Woody title, mini die cuts and page kit

WOODY TITLE

WOODY MINIS

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Paper Wizard also creates 6″ mini scrapbooks than can be used for autograph books.

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MINI-BOOK---GOOFY

MOUSY-BOOK

MOUSY-BOOK-2

Paper Wizard has a brand new PKC program (Monthly Page Kit Club). Every month you will receive an exclusive 2-page layout kit with brand new titles along with lovely embellishments. In this video, Bonnie shares several examples of their beautiful pages. The PKC program fee is $25.99 per month, which includes shipping. Only a limited amount of places are available, so email PKC@paperwiz.net to grab your spot today!

The Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team recently filmed a series of Latest & Greatest videos with Bonnie from Paper Wizard. In order to not make this post too large to view, I am providing links for the videos versus embedding them all in this post. You can see all the videos here or here are direct links to each video:

Here are Paper Wizard’s workshops they will be teaching at upcoming Stamp & Scrapbook Expo events. Click on the titles to see the promotional videos for the workshops.

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Workshop: Paper Wizard’s 60th Anniversary of the Mouse 

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Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Workshop: Paper Wizard’s All About That Mouse Mini Album

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Friends of Scrapbook Expo

Paper Wizard would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to have a set of the four brand new wreaths pictured below:

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Learn more about Paper Wizard:

For a chance to win the four brand new wreaths from Paper Wizard (pictured above), leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, April 7th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a one year subscription.

The winner is Jeanie Moody!

Jeanie Moody

Congratulations, Jeanie! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘SCT Magazine Giveaway winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win four new die cut wreaths from Paper Wizard, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be inspired, join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

When you are relaxing this weekend, remember you can visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen

Latest & Greatest Products from CHA!

At the recent Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show in Anaheim, California, we had the exciting opportunity to have companies stop by and share with us their newest products. It was like being a kid in a candy store to see all the newest in the world of paper crafting! We were able to video amazing new products and I am very excited to share them with our Weekly Scrapper friends this week.

I wanted to give you a sneak peek into the world of our Latest & Greatest video features. Here are just four of the videos to give you a taste of the fun to come!

Watch Weekly Scrapper this week so you can see how to view the rest!