Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Fancy Pants Designs


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

Our next show is in Orlando, FL on May 5th-6th! 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 a products from our Card Making workshop: Fancy Pants DesignsJoy Parade collection.

In class, each student will receive a Joy Parade sampler pack which includes: a 6×6 Paper Pad, Design Puffy Stickers, and Tags & Labels pack.


Using those items, I created this card:


A lot of layering went into this card and the step-by-step is pretty self-explanatory. But I do want to share how I created the tab.


I started with a 1 1/2 x 3″ strip of patterned paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad and the We R Memory KeepersTab Punch Board. (This is a tool from the Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools workshop.)


I folded the paper in half and inserted it under the Side Tabs punch.


I punched one end, then I flipped the paper over punched the other end on the small tab setting.


This is such a quick and easy way to add tabs to any project!

I layered patterned papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad, two tags and two labels from the Tags & Labels pack, decorated the tab with heart sticker from the Design Puffy Stickers pack, and added ribbon, baker’s twine, and a couple of foam Thickers to finish my sentiment.


I just love this paper collection. It is so bright and fun, and it is perfect for projects celebrating any happy occasion!

This Card Making workshop featuring Fancy Pants Designs’ Joy Parade collection will also be taught at our show in 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 Neat & Tangled


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

Our next show is this week 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 a stamps from our Stamping workshop: Neat & Tangled‘s Hand Stitched stamp set.


With it, I created this card:


I created a little hoop shaker shape using the Nice and Neat Hoop Die, paper and stickers from PHOTOPLAY‘s About a Little Girl collection, an acrylic sheet, Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix, and foam adhesive.


I used the Hand Stitched stamp set to stamp my sentiment banner and flowers.


I colored the flowers with colored pencils and cut them out using the Hand Stitched Nice and Neat Dies.


This Stamping workshop featuring Neat & Tangled’s Hand Stitched stamp set 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!

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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!

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Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools with Ken Oliver Crafts


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

Our next show is in Anaheim, California on April 6th-April 8th! 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: Ken Oliver Crafts‘ Cut ‘n Color stamps and dies. (See product catalog HERE.)

Today, I will be working with the bird stamp and die:

I used the set to make this card:


I stamped the bird on watercolor paper, cut out the stamped image with the die, and used watercolor pencils to color the image.


I then created a card with a little fence scene to highlight my image.

This was such a fun stamp and die set to create with. I can wait to use them again on another project!

This Cool Tools workshop featuring Ken Oliver Crafts’ Cut ‘n Color stamps and dies will also be taught at our shows in 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!

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A Layout Using Thicker Alignment Guides

A Layout using Thicker Alignment Guides by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #SSBE2017 #BeckiAdams #Thickeralignmentguides

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here with another edition of Inspiration Station. If you remember, last week I share a video with you on the basics of using Thicker alignment guides. (You can find that post HERE). This week, I thought that it would be fun to create a layout using the Thicker alignment guides as templates AND to align my Thicker title. I used many of the same supplies on the layout as I did with the card that I created last week (the Little By Little collection by American Crafts and Shimelle).

I started by cutting two pieces of patterned paper into a curved shape with the large wave alignment guide. I cut both pieces with the same ruler the dark blue piece is just about an inch taller than the light blue patterned paper. By making the dark blue paper just a little bit larger than the light blue patterned paper, there is a perfect spot for my Thicker title. Once again, I reached for my large wave alignment guide so that I could get my letter stickers placed perfectly along the wave without giving it a second thought. I love how something as simple as an alignment guide can support the them behind a layout. I love having the title on a wave when the subject of the layout is bubbles. I finished embellishing this layout with a few die cuts, stickers, and enamel wood buttons. Now, if you haven’t signed up for a Latest & Greatest workshop at a show near you, you need to sign up!! You can find all the information HERE. These Thicker alignment guides are just one of the fun tools that you can take home with you from a “Cool Tools” class.

Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog, I’ll see you again next Thursday I’ll have a card to share with you that I know you’ll love.

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!

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!