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!

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Saturdays With LeAnn

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Welcome back, my dear crafty friends, to Weekly Scrapper!  Don’t you just love Saturdays?  It is one of my favorite days of the week, and especially because I get to share my passion of crafting with you. I just love spending the day in my craft room and do the things I love to do!  I hope you will be able to take some time for yourself today and have fun with your crafting.

Best Weekend By Missy Whidden

When creating a layout, the photo itself is the major guide to your process.  Any time you are using a black and white photo, you can incorporate a lot of color on the remainder of the layout to balance the lack of color in the photo.  Have you ever noticed that black and white emphasizes the faces in the photo?  Missy did such an outstanding job on this layout.  The colors she used really give the photo a pop and helps it really stand out.

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Missy added some fun arrows and arranged them for her background, adhered them, then went over them with gesso.  She added some shimmerz paints, washi tape, and embellished with some die cuts, tags, sequins.  To top it off she did some machine stitching through the center of her arrows.  This is such a fun and eye catching layout!  Let me escort you over to Little Nugget Creations where you will find a step-by-step video, along with many more outstanding projects created by Missy.  You will always leave her blog feeling very inspired.

Plaid Watercolor By Debby Hughes

Today’s card is all about the plaid background. Can you believe this gorgeous plaid was created with watercolors?  You can get an intense background with watercolor paints!  Not all watercoloring has to be soft and subtle.  The beauty of plaids is that they can be used for both a masculine or feminine look.  I just love this plaid card; it is so eye-catching and a very fun technique! Handmade cards instantly brighten up anyone’s day.

Plaid Watercolor

Step outside the box and create unique watercolor plaid backgrounds in all colors.  You can create a card and design a greeting for any occasion from birthdays, holidays, and invitations to general correspondence.  There is so much joy that comes from a card made with a lot of love.  A pop of color can make it look perfect!  Let’s pop on over to Lime Doodle Design where you will be inspired by Debby’s talent.  You will want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!

Love You To Pieces By Shari Carroll

Here is a fun card full of inspiration.  Watercoloring is such a beautiful technique and there are so many different water-based coloring mediums to choose from.  I love working with watercolors; it is such a great way to add beautiful colors to your cards.  This card was created using the Heart of Flowers Wafer die cut on top and a watercolor panel beneath the die cut. What’s not to love about this adorable card designed by Shari Carroll?  A perfect card to say you are thinking of that special person!

Love You To Pieces

This die is so much fun to play with you just want to jump right in and create one of your own handmade treasures!  The possibilities are absolutely endless!  Shari has so many wonderful projects that you don’t want to miss out on.  Let me take you over to her blog My World, where you will find endless inspiration.

Turtle Peanut Butter Cookies By Dorothy Kern

Cold winter days are a good reason to go into the kitchen and bake some nice warm cookies.  These turtle cookies have every indulgent flavor you could pack in a recipe.  Peanut butter, caramel, chocolate, all topped off with a pecan.  You’re ready to make a batch, aren’t you?

Turtle Peanut Butter Cookies

These are the simplest cookies you will ever make!  Peanut butter and caramel are a dynamic duo, and of course the chocolate enhances both peanut butter and caramel flavors!  The chocolate on top adds a nice surprise, and the pecan adds a little extra flavor and texture.  Now that you are craving this cookie, click here and I’ll take you over to Crazy For Crust, where you will find the recipe to get you started making your cookies now.  Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by on this beautiful winter day.  Stay in out of the cold and enjoy doing some crafting!  Be sure to visit again next week, as I have some more fabulous projects to share with you!  Have a great weekend!

LeAnn

 

Halloween Shaker Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created using Jillibean Soup‘s Shape Shaker Cards.

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For this card, I used the Large Circle Shaker Card pack, the Large Circle Shaker Inserts pack, and the Orange Sequins pack.

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I got out some paper and stickers from October Afternoon‘s Witch Hazel collection that I thought would be perfect for my Halloween card. I cut out a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ panel from the Gleam of Moon patterned paper, an off-white patterned paper circle (the same size as the circle cut out in the the shaker card), and a scrap piece of cardstock that was slightly larger than the circle.

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I covered the card front with the Gleam of Moon patterned paper and cut out the circle with my craft knife.

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I placed the off-white patterned paper circle inside the cut-out circle on the card front.

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I then placed the tree sticker from the Shape Sticker sheet over both the off-white circle and the card front and carefully cut the sticker along the circle’s edge.

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I adhered the circle to the scrap cardstock panel.

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I adhered a bat sticker over the tree sticker, added a few sequins, and attached the Shaker Insert over the off-white circle.

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I placed the Shaker Insert through the hole in the card front and adhered it to the back of the card front.

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I trimmed off the excess tree sticker and added a sentiment sticker, a star sticker, and a couple of buttons to finish the card.

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I can see so many different possibilities for using this Large Circle Shaker card all throughout the year.

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

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Welcome back, my friends.  What a better way to round out your work week than with five amazing projects from four wonderful designers, and then add to it some yummy cookies!  I hope these will be some projects that you want to create yourself.  So kick off your shoes, relax, and let’s get started!

Heritage Portrait By Delaina Burns

I am delighted today to share this beautiful layout designed by the very talented Delaina Burns.  The astonishing moments with our family are not only to be cherished, but are so very important for us to scrapbook.  I love Delaina’s layout and how she added the vintage flare to set off her old photo.

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Delaina created her beautiful page using a stenciled background along with the Artisan Powder from Prima. She also added lots of layers by mixing papers, flowers, and metals.  Don’t you just love this soft, vintage look?  All of her embellishments are a perfect match to complement her layout.  Click here and I will be happy to take you over to her blog, Delaina’s Embellished Memories, where you will find the steps to creating this page.  This is one design I am sure you will want to use again.  A big thank you to Delaina for sharing this outstanding layout with us.  Enjoy creating one of your own!

Thanks By Inge Groot

I know many of you (like me) are enjoying the shaker-card trend that is going on right now, and I hope you will be inspired to make one of your own. I would like to share this darling shaker card that was created by using the Gift Box Cover-Up-Die-namics windows.  Adding beautiful colored sequins to your card will immediately add color to your background of your card.  Step it up a notch and add a coordinating envelope to your card.  What a sweet surprise when the recipient opens the envelope to find such a fabulous card inside.

 

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Whether you have made dozens of shaker cards or if this is your very first, I highly recommend you stopping by the Patterned Paper blog where Inge will share the supplies needed and how she created this adorable card.  You will love how she used this window die to create a shaker card with a beautiful floral arrangement!  Thank you, Inge, for your inspiration!

Well, Hello By Cindy Lawrence

Today I would like to also share this fabulous card created with a new digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Well, Hello Dahlia.  My favorite part of this card is the fact that it is a digital file, and the best part is that you can print it as many times as you desire.

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Digital stamps are becoming increasingly popular.  They present a stamper with a whole new range of crafting opportunities.  One of their attractions is the fact that the images can be resized, flipped to create a mirror image, or manipulated in other ways before printing it out and colored in the same way that a rubber stamped image is colored.  This gives you a range of new design opportunities.  Cindy shows us her beautiful coloring skills using Copic markers.  Click here and I would love to take you over to The Creative Closet where you can see the different colors of markers that Cindy used to create this masterpiece. Have fun creating! 🙂

Wire & Felt Flowers By Anna-Karin Evaldsson

These unique flowers are so fun to make and look great in a vase together, or just one flower on its own in a glass jar becomes a great little gift.  The flowers look very nice and decorative, and can be used for different things like gifts, napkins and many other items.  Don’t you just love the look of the twisted wire for the stems?  No need to cover them up with florist tape.  The mixed metals really step up the style.  Try making your flowers from other materials, such as printed paper, old book paper, leather, matte board, or any kind of surface that you can die cut.

Wire & Felt Flowers

So you are probably wondering how you make your wire twists, right?  There is a new tool out is called Twist & Style.  This exciting twist tool quickly and easily twists wire with other materials, including ribbon, raffia, cotton cording, plastic cording, embroidery floss, and fabric strips. The results are so amazing!  Click here to learn how to use this amazing tool. This video will show you step-by-step instructions and you will find yourself having so much fun creating with this tool.  A big thank you to Anna-Karin for another wonderful inspiration.  Have fun crafting, friends!

Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies By Ali Ebright

You have got to try these!  If you are looking for a cookie that will make you look like a professional baker, these are the cookies for you.  Not only are they so tasty but very appealing as well.  These are full of fresh lime, coconut, and buttery flavors, and topped with a light lime glaze.  They will become one of your all-time favorites!

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You absolutely can’t go wrong with these.  I highly recommend making a double or triple batch, then you will have extras to give away or even to freeze for later.  Let me take you over to Gimme Some Oven where Ali has the recipe and ingredients for you.  With the days starting to get cooler, it is a great time to spend in your kitchen and do some baking.  Enjoy!
Thank you for sharing a bit of your Saturday with me.  I hope you have enjoyed today’s projects and you have been inspired to begin some of your own.  I am looking forward to sharing some more fun things again with you next Saturday.  Have a wonderful week ahead of you and enjoy this beautiful fall season!
~LeAnn~

Stitched and Embellished Heart Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing an stitched and embellished heart card I created.

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First, I started with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ white cardstock panel and a pencil.

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I lightly penciled a heart in the center of the panel. (If you aren’t confident with your drawing skills, try tracing a die cut shape.)

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I machine stitched the shape multiple times.

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I erased the visible pencil lines.

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I decorated the stitched heart with sequins, rhinestones, and enamel dots.

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I then added a patterned paper border along the top and bottom of the card front and a framed sentiment at the bottom right corner of the heart to finish.

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

Saturdays With LeAnn

Thinking Of You

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Welcome back, my crafty friends, I have some really great projects to share with you today.  You will be inspired to scrapbook, create beautiful cards, tackle a denim journal, and whip up something yummy in your kitchen for a wonderful treat!  Take a moment and sit back, relax and get motivated!

By The Sea By Alicia Barry

I am delighted to share this beautiful layout created by Alicia Barry, one of the fabulous designers for Heartfelt Creations. What first drew me to this stunning layout was how well the color scheme complements the fun photo.

By The Sea

This layout has a combination of fussy cutting and handmade flowers.  Fussy cutting some flowers will add a great accent to your handmade flowers. This is a beautiful example of perfect balance when designing a layout.  It is so important to scrapbook the special moments that we share with those close to us.  Remember that the secret to a lovely layout is to just dive in and have fun creating!  Click here and I will take you for the instructions and supplies to create your own layout.

Just Keep Swimming By Judy Rozema

Shaker cards are all the rage right now in the world of card making. They have that extra element that is sure to delight the recipient, whatever the age.  Children love them for the novelty and adults will cherish them forever!

Just Keep Swimming

I love shaker cards! I was happy that Judy Rozema shared this adorable shaker card; what a fun summer creation. If you are anything like me, you have oodles of sequins and beads in your crafting supplies, and this is such a fabulous way of using some of them.  There is so much to love about shaker cards since they are filled with sparkle and class. So with that said, grab your sequins and beads and let’s get shakin’!

Lovely Friend By Wanda Guess

You can create a very elegant look by using grey and black and adding a small amount of color to your card.  Use a water brush to move the color around on your paper to achieve the look you desire.

Lovely Friend

With the same design, you can create another version using bright colors and a different sentiment while you still have your supplies out!  You will be surprised how different the two cards will look just by changing the colors.

Thinking Of You

Wanda Guess created these beautiful designs by stamping and heat embossing the main image.  She used Kuretake Clean Color Brush Makers to achieve her color.  Wanda added some ink splatters and clear gems to complete the card.  Don’t you just love it when cards come together so quickly?  Be sure to stop by A Blog Called Wanda anytime you crave some serious inspiration. In the meantime, push yourself to try something new! 🙂

Denim Sea Journal By Anna Dabrowska

This denim mixed media journal will look beautiful sitting on your end table, or on an easel to add a touch of décor to your home.  Take it a step further and make it into a beautiful photo album. Jeans are often a real favorite to each of us.  What a surprise when you take your old, torn up jeans and turn them into something this beautiful!

Denim Sea Journal

Denim can be a really great base for mixed media.  Create your own base, or you can also purchase a Prima Denim Art Journal.  This is a great way to practice some techniques and play with mixed media mediums.  Just follow your inspiration!  Click here and I will take you over to a video that gives some guidelines on how to create your own beautiful denim journal.

Lemon Curd By Stacy Bryce

Lemon curd is a thick, soft, and velvety cream that has a wonderfully tart, yet still sweet, citrus flavor.  Seeing a jar of lovely yellow lemon curd in the refrigerator will brighten up anyone’s day! Serve this over shortbread, or try this tangy spread instead of jam for toast, English muffins, scones, or muffins.  This also makes a great filling for cakes, pies, and tartlets, too.

Lemon Curd

Lots of zest and juice gives the curd that delicious lemon flavor. Get the recipe from Wicked Good Kitchen, where Stacy will give you all the ingredients you’ll need to get started.

Enjoy your weekend, and remember to take some time for yourself to enjoy your summer!  Thank you for visiting our Weekly Scrapper today.  I hope you have been inspired with some new ideas. See you next Saturday!

LeAnn

 

 

Stitched Sequin and Bead Border Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created with a fun sequin and bead border.

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I gathered together some of my favorite papers and embellishments from BasicGrey’s Urban Luxe collection.

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I created a card front by adhering strips of patterned paper (two that were edged with decorative scissors) to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ patterned paper panel, leaving some open space for my sequin and bead border.

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In the open space left for the border, I marked a spot every 3/8″ with a pencil down the center of each strip.

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I then pierced a hole at each mark with a paper piercer.

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I got out the sequin and bead mix from the Eclectic Embellishment kit and a needle and thread.

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I added some tape along the back of the card panel over the thread to hold it in place.

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I threaded a sequin and a bead and ran the needle back through the sequin, repeating this step for each hole I pierced.

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After I finished adding the sequins and beads on both rows, I knotted the thread on the back side of the card and trimmed the ends.

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I added tape along the line of thread on the back side of the card to hold the thread in place in case one of the sequins or beads gets pulled accidentally.

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I ended up with two beautiful sequin and bead borders on my card.

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I finished the card by adding a sentiment with Watercolor Paper Die Cuts (also from the Urban Luxe collection) and a flower from the Eclectic Embellishment Kit.

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

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