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!

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


Stitched and Distressed Layers Card

Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing how I created a card using my PenBlade craft knife as a distressing tool.

I started with some patterned paper and stickers from the Mad4Plaid collection from Photo Play Paper.

I cut out some square panels from the Lennox and Madras patterned papers, and I distressed the edges by running them through the thread cutting groove on my PenBlade craft knife.

This is a great feature because you can use the knife to distress without the blade being exposed.

I machine stitched around each panel, then layered and adhered the panels together.

I created another square panel from white cardstock, distressed and stitched the edges, and topped it with a flower I created from patterned paper, cardstock, stickers from the Mad4Plaid Delightful sticker sheet, machine stitching, a felt flower sticker, and a button.

I adhered the decorated panel to the center of the layered panels and adhered the completed panel to the front of a square card to finish.

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



Freebie Friday – PHOTO PLAY PAPER

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful week and are headed into a weekend of relaxing fun!  The weather is getting chilly here but this is my absolute favourite time of the year so I am loving it. The wind has been blowing and the gorgeous red, orange and yellow leaves are starting to fall. And seriously, there is nothing as wonderful as jumping into a big pile of crunchy fall leaves.  Even at 2 and 4 years old, my kids had realized how much fun there is in raking a pile of leaves only to jump into it, throw the leaves up high and make a mess that needs to be raked up again. It is memories like these ones that should be captured in your albums and remembered in your heart!

Playing in leaves

Last weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada. For the occasion, I created a wall hanging using the brand new Autumn Day collection by PHOTO PLAY PAPER.  Let me tell you that I really enjoyed working with these papers. It is wonderful when you go to create a project that is not flat to have paper that is nice and sturdy and holds it’s own.

Fall Decoration for Photo Play Paper by Jen Walker

To create this project, I cut the 12×12 papers into 6×6 squares and rolled them into cone shapes. I then attached the smaller ends of the paper cones to each other in the center using glue dots.  I fussy cut the ‘Give Thanks’ sentiment and attached it to a circular coaster to give me something sturdy to attach the embroidery thread for hanging the decoration. I love seeing all the different patterns of the collection placed together.  Happy Fall!

I have a few other projects to share with you this week using this collection. Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts created a Fall banner.  When I saw Beth’s banner I knew I had to share it with you. I love how she used different papers for the lettered pages and then added a card to each end.

Fall Banner by Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts

Fall Banner Close Up by Beth Kingston for Kington Crafts

These next cards by Karen Petersen are also created using the Autumn Day collection using the 4×6 and 3×4 cards cut from the patterned paper combined with additional elements from the collection.

Give Thanks card by Photo Play Paper

Sweet Family Time by Photo Play Paper

Autumn card by Photo Play Paper

As you can see, this collection is perfect for the season. As someone who loves striped paper, I also really like the various patterns that are included in this collection.

Friends of Scrapbook Expo


Our friends at PHOTO PLAY PAPER would like to give the Autumn Day collection pack to one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend.

Photoplay - Autumn Day Collection Pack

Learn more about PHOTO PLAY PAPER here:


For your chance to win this wonderful prize from our friends at PHOTO PLAY PAPER, leave a comment on this blog post telling us one of your favourite memories. The giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, October 22nd.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Little B. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a paper flower prize pack.

The winner is Edwina Brown!

Winner Edwina Brown

Congratulations Edwina! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Little B Paper Flower Prize Pack ’ 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 the new Autumn Day collection from PHOTO PLAY PAPER, you need to leave a comment on this post telling us one of your favourite memories.

Until I see you again next Friday, remember to join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, InstagramFacebook.and on the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing inspiration.

~ Jen