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!

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 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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Freebie Friday – CardMaps Vol. 5

CardMaps 5 Giveaway

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday! I love Fridays, but I am very excited for the next few days. We have been having crazy up and down weather for weeks. We even got snow today, but tomorrow, tomorrow is supposed to be the beginning of warmer weather. Right now, it is -7 C (19 F) but by Monday, we are supposed to be at 22 C (72 F). I am SOOO ready for Spring and flowers and green grass. Are you?

Are you a card maker? I enjoy making simple cards using dies, and am slowly learning to colour with copics and watercolour markers on stamped images. I wish I had more time to practice! I do really enjoy receiving handmade cards and look forward to giving more cards that I have made myself to my family and friends.

At each Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, we host a Card Swap. These events have been a huge success over the last few years and often sell out. How fun to be able to spend time with fellow card makers and swap your cards with them too. I love that idea!

Today, I would like to tell you about CardMaps Vol. 5. This special issue magazine is from Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and includes exclusive card sketches from PageMaps.

CardMaps Vol. 5

 

Loaded with inspiration and creativity, CardMaps 5 includes 88 cards, 50 exclusive CardMaps sketches, how-to photos featuring trendy, must-try techniques, step-by-step instructions for every card, free cutting files, and as always, so much more! From everyday sentiments and birthday celebrations to seasonal holidays and cards of thanks, this special issue has all of your card making endeavours covered!

CardMaps Vol. 5

 

The feedback for CardMaps special issues has been amazing!

“I love Cardmaps!! The ideas for cards are always so awesome and with so few magazines on the market I treasure them and keep them nearby when making cards!” ~ Lori

“Can’t wait ! Always amazing projects inside there… I just love to create cards for family & friends.” ~ Isabelle

“Love Cardmaps soooo much! I have some of the previous issues and would love to add this one to my arsenal of card patterns.” ~ Rosalynd

“I really enjoy the Scrapbook and Cards today pagemaps! Own them all and would love to add this to my collection!” ~ Jennifer

Here are a couple sneak peeks to show you a bit more about this special issue.

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CardMaps Vol.5

 

The last four volumes of CardMaps have sold out! Order your copy here: http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/cardmaps5-welcome

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

I have some exciting news for all of the card makers and people interested in getting started in card making. Our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to receive a copy of CardMaps Vol.5.

CardMaps 5 Giveaway

Learn more about Scrapbook & Cards Today:

For a chance to win a copy of CardMaps Vol.5 from Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, April 13th. Good luck!

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo t-shirt.

The winner is … Tammy Valley!

Tammy Valley

Congratulations Tammy! Please email me at jen@scrapbookexpo.com with your mailing address.

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

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead! Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a copy of CardMaps Vol.5, you need to leave a comment on this post.

~ Jen

P.S. (I am often asked how to find out all of the Facebook Groups that we have for the different Stamp & Scrapbook locations. Click on the image below to join the group of your choice. I host LOTS of giveaways in the groups throughout the year and keep you up to date with all things EXPO. I hope to see you in a group!)

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Tip of the Day: Ribbon Flowers from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Pauline Steffensen, lead instructor at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, is here today to demonstrate how to create beautiful flowers from your favorite ribbons. Custom flowers can be yours in just minutes!

Pauline teaches the Latest & Greatest workshops at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and if you get a chance to take a class from her, you’ll be very happy you did! Visit scrapbookexpo.com to find an Expo near you and plan your own creative weekend getaway!

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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!

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

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Tip of the Day: Create Your Own Chalkboard Paint from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Lorraine from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shares how to use three simple ingredients to create your own chalkboard paint. The process is so much easier than you would think! With Non-Sanded Tile Grout, any type of paint you’d like to use, and some water you’re on your way to an inexpensive store of custom chalkboard paint. It’s really that simple! Lorraine also shares a tip to make it easier to write with standard chalk – genius!

You can enjoy creating along with Lorraine in person at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo – grab a seat in the Creativity Center and enjoy making a project with Lorraine!

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