Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Melissa Frances


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

Our next show is this week in Sacramento, CA on October 20th & 21st. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with new products from our Latest & Greatest: Card Making class: Melissa Frances‘ Embellishment Sampler.

If you take the class, you will receive the following embellishment sampler:


Clock Charms, Thin Chips Sampler, Sequins, Sweet Life Words Stickers, and Watercolor Paper Pack

You will get a chance to work with Watercolor Paint, a Water Brush Pen, and a Candles Stencil from Melissa Frances in class too.

With the Watercolor Paper, Thin Chips Sampler and the Sequins, I created this Christmas card:


I also used the Watercolor Paint set, Water Brush Pen, and Wreath Stencil from Melissa Frances.


I used a permanent marker to outline the stencil on watercolor paper. Then, I painted the wreath with watercolors.


I added sequins around the wreath for the ornaments, added an inked Thin Chips sentiment in the center of the wreath, and added a baker’s twine bow to finish.

This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Melissa Frances Embellishments and Watercolors will also be taught at our upcoming show in Ontario. 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: Stamping with Hampton Art


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

Our next show is in Sacramento, CA on October 20th & 21st. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with new products from our Latest & Greatest: Stamping class: Hampton Art‘s Seasonal Stamp & Die Sets.

Today I will be working with the Gratitude Pumpkins Stamp & Die Set:


Note: Stamp & Die Set designs may vary at each show location.

I love that this stamp set comes with coordinating dies. I love to create dimension on my cards, so creating stamped images that can be popped up is an added bonus for me!

With the set, I created this card:


First, I stamped and colored the pumpkin and leaf images with colored pencils.


Then, I die cut the images with my manual die-cutting machine.


I decorated my card front with patterned paper and stickers from Photo Play Paper‘s Autumn Day collection to highlight my stamped pumpkin image.


This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Hampton Art‘s Seasonal Stamp & Die Sets will also be taught at our upcoming show in Ontario. 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

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a fun card that I created with products from our Latest & Greatest Card Making workshop with Fancy Pants. I love making cards and making cards with adorable Fancy Pants products is even more fun.

To create this card, I used the Dream Big 6×6 paper pad, puffy stickers, and ephemera pack. These are all products that those who attend our Latest & Greatest Card Making workshop in Akron, Sacramento, and Ontario get to take home with them. Isn’t that awesome?This card has a LOT of dimension. Just because you’re using flat embellishments like stickers and die cuts, doesn’t mean that your card can’t have dimension. The best way to create dimension on a card is to use dimensional adhesive. I even use dimensional adhesive to adhere stickers sometimes. On this card, I used dimensional adhesive to adhere stickers, patterned paper, and die cuts.I chose “#hustle, Darling, you’ve got this” as the sentiment for this card. I thought that would be a really fun sentiment on a card for a teenager. The cute cloud and adorable bird add to the fun whimsical feel of this card.I couldn’t be happier with how this card came together. These card making products from Fancy Pants are so fun to work with. If you live near Akron, Sacramento, or Ontario. Make sure you sign up to take one (or all three) of our Latest & Greatest workshops. We’d love to have you in our workshops. Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll see you again, right here, next week with a fun stamping project.

 

Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools with Uchi’s Design


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

Our next show is this week in Akron, OH on October 6th & 7th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with new products from our Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools class: an Embossing Punch from Uchi’s Design.

You may already be familiar with Uchi’s Design. They are known for their cool Animation Clear Stamps. But they also have a wonderful line of Embossing Punches too. Today, I am going to be working with the Star Embossing Punch.

Note: Punch designs may vary at each show location.

With it, I created this card:


This punch is awesome! It is easy to use and with one quick punch, you have a shape that is cut AND embossed.

For this card, I punched four stars from solid patterned paper.


I then created a card front using some patterned paper, stickers, and enamel dots from Echo Park Paper Co.‘s  Party Time collection.


I popped a couple of the stars up with foam adhesive to add a little extra dimension.


Tip: The embossing will stand out even more if you use foil cardstock to punch your shapes.


This is such a fun tool. I can’t wait to get the other designs too!

This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Uchi’s Design Embossing Punches will also be taught at our upcoming shows in Sacramento and Ontario. 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 this week in Denver, Colorado on September 29th-30th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with new products from our Latest & Greatest: Card Making class: Life Organized from Paper House Productions.

The Life Organized collection features planners and planner accessories to help keep your life organized. But many of the products in this collection work well for any type of paper crafting, including card making. If you decide to take the Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop at one of our upcoming shows, you will receive a sampler kit of Life Organized products that coordinate with the Autumn Woods collection:

Rice Paper Border Stickers, Flake Stickers, Puffy Stickers, and Stick On Pockets

With three of these products, I created this quick and easy tag:


I then added the tag to a pumpkin-shaped card that I designed in Cricut Design Space®  and cut out with my Cricut Explore® machine.


The tag is the perfect embellishment for this card. The foil accents are so beautiful on these products, and I absolutely love the autumn colors!

This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Paper House ProductionsLife Organized products will also be taught at our upcoming shows in Akron, Sacramento, and Ontario. 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: Stamping with Brutus|Monroe


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

Our next show is in Denver, Colorado on September 29th-30th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with a new product from our Latest & Greatest: Stamping class: Brutus|Monroe 4×6 Stamps.

We will have a different stamp set at each location. Today, I am going to be creating with the Fancy Borders set.


I used the largest border in the set to create a design element on this card:


I started with the Fancy Borders stamp set and my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform from Tonic Studios.


I used navy ink from the ColorBox® Petal Point® Primary Pastels Chalk Ink in to stamp the image onto white cardstock.


I’m not the best stamper, so using the Stamping Platform made stamping a clean, crisp image so much easier. I was able to stamp the image several times until I got it just right.

Because I stamped on bright white cardstock and the paper I planned to use had a vintage feel, I used a sponge and an old brown ink pad to distress the image just a bit.


I then framed the stamped border with a denim print patterned paper from Crate Paper‘s Random collection. (It’s an older collection I had in my stash.)


I finished with stickers and embellishments (from the same collection) to highlight my stamped image.


I just love the patterns in this Fancy Borders stamp set, and I know I will be using the set again and again!


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 this week in Marlborough, MA on September 8th-9th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with a new product from our Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools class: We R Memory KeepersDial Trimmer.

This is a fun little tool that is very easy to use. It has six different blade options which can be used with a twist of the dial.


With it, I created this tear-strip card:


First, I cut some white cardstock to 4 1/4 x 10 1/2″ and scored it on the 1 1/2″ and 7″ marks.

This left a 1/2″ gap between the ends.


Then, I decorated the inside of the card using items from the Simple StoriesPosh collection.

I used the Perforate blade on the Dial Trimmer and added perforated lines to a 1″ wide strip of patterned paper spacing them 1/2″ apart.

I centered and adhered the strip over the gap on the front of the card, trimmed the excess paper, and punched a hole on the right end of the perforated strip.

I decorated the card front with some patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, and baker’s twine.


To open the card, you just tear the strip to reveal the sentiment inside.


Such a fun card to make! I can imagine making so many more fun projects with the fabulous tool.

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