Tip of the Day: Hybrid Inks by Nicole Petersen Designs

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Are you trying to find your way through the wonderful world of stamping inks? Nicole from Nicole Petersen Designs shares information about pigment, hybrid, and dye inks, and shares her current favorite type of ink to stamp with.

We’d like to thank Nicole for sharing this tip. Visit Nicole’s blog HERE for more inspiration!

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Latest & Greatest Stamping with Fancy Pants AND The Stamps of Life

Latest & Greatest Stamping with Fancy Pants AND The Stamps of Life by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #SSBE2017 #Stamping #cardmaking #beckiadams

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’m happy that you found your way to the Weekly Scrapper blog. The project I have to share with you today is using products from our Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop. These are products that workshop attendees will receive in the Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop at a few of our shows this Summer. Today, I’m working with a stamp/die set from Stephanie Barnard and the Stamps of Life AND patterned papers/embellishments from the Fancy Pants Family & Co. collection . Usually, I’m not a stamper. But recently, I’ve had a lot of fun working on a few stamping projects. When I first received this cute puppy stamp/die set, I knew that I had to make a card (or several cards) with it. After I stamped and colored the puppy image, I knew that it would go perfectly with the papers in the 6×6 paper pad from the Family & Co. collection. My preferred method of coloring stamped images is with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a water brush. These markers come in a vast array of colors. I have a couple sets of markers in my stash and many more on my wish list. The sentiment for this card is stamped on a striped tag from the Family & Co. collection. Then, I adhered the stamped puppy to the bottom of the tag and adhered the tag/puppy cluster to layers of patterned papers to create the front of the card. The finishing touch on this card is a few sprinkles of navy shimmer ink. In my opinion a few sprinkles of ink is the perfect finishing touch to a LOT of projects.This card turned out so much better than I imagined. Watch for more projects using this stamp and die set from me. I already have a few more stamped images on my desk waiting to be colored. Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. Make sure you sign up for Latest & Greatest workshops at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo near you! You’ll LOVE these workshops!

Tip of the Day: Creating Double Fold Cards from Art Impressions

Kate Swanson from Art Impressions shares how to create a beautiful double fold card. These very impressive cards are easier to put together than you think! With Art Impressions stamps and simple cuts and folds, you are well on your way to a fabulous card – Kate makes it easy to create one of your own.

Visit artimpressions.com to view all their products and for plenty of stamping inspiration!
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Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Waffle Flower Crafts


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

Our next show is next week in Chantilly, VA on June 23rd-24th. 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 Stamping workshop: Waffle Flower Crafts’ 4×6 Stamp Sets.

I am using the Flora Cat Play stamp set:


Waffle Flower Crafts has some of the cutest stamps around, and this particular stamp set is no exception. I just love the adorable images and the sweet sentiments in this set—perfect for the cat lover in your life or just about anyone else!

With this set, I created a couple of quick and easy cards:


I simply stamped an image and sentiment with black ink and colored them in with colored pencils.


This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Waffle Flower Crafts’ 4×6 Stamp Sets will be taught at our shows in Chantilly, Duluth, Kansas City, Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. 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 We R Memory Keepers


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

Our next show is this week in Puyallup, WA on June 2nd-3rd. 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 Stamping workshop: We R Memory KeepersLayered Rose Stamp and Mini Ink Pads Set.


With them, I created this card:


I used the peach, pink, and navy inks to create my layered flowers. Then I cut hand cut each rose and placed them on my card with foam adhesive for added dimension.

What I love about these stamps is that the set comes with a guide for placing each layer—for a perfect rose every time!


I highlighted the stamped roses with papers and a sticker from Photo Play Paper‘s Rhapsody collection and the Cricut Cuttlebug™ Diamonds in the Rough embossing folder.

This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring We R Memory Keepers’ Layered Rose Stamp and Mini Ink Pads Set and the other products I have spotlighted over the last couple of months will end in Puyallup WA. We would love to see you there!

Starting at our show in St. Paul, MN, we will have a new selection of products for you to learn about and play with.

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

Tip of the Day: Swing Fold Card by Art Impressions

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Art Impressions always has fabulous projects, and we’re happy to feature Kate Swanson demonstrating how to create a beautiful Swing Fold card using the Art Impressions mini tri-fold stamps. These cards are impressive and intricate, and yet they are surprisingly easy to create with Kate’s step-by-step instructions.

These cards have so much “wow!” factor! Make sure to stop by artmpressions.com to view all their products, and sign up for one of their amazing workshops at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo near you!

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Stamped and Painted Card

Stamped and painted card by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #cardmaking #ssbe2017 #scrapbookexpo #stamping #watercoloring #watercolors

Hey Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a stamped and painted card that I created with a stamp set from our Latest & Greatest Stamping workshops. The stamp set I’m playing with today is the Big Bloom set from Dare 2B Artzy.

I started by gathering a few of my stamping supplies. Along with the stamp set, I grabbed a black ink pad, a Versamark ink pad, some white embossing powder and watercolor paper.  I knew that I wanted to use watercolors on this card. Watercolor paper is thick and holds a lot of water without warping and falling apart. I stamped the large flower twice on a piece of watercolor paper using Versamark ink. Then, I embossed the flowers using white embossing powder. This left me with white on white images that were perfect for fussy cutting. Before I fussy cut the flowers I painted them with my favorite  watercolors from Illustrated Faith.

Now, I am far from being a watercolor expert! That is why I embossed the flowers. The raised lines helped me to keep the colors right where I wanted them to be. After watercoloring the flowers, I added a bit of color to the background of the card by mixing some blue and teal tones. Then, at the bottom of the card, I added the “shine on beautiful” sentiment from the Big Bloom stamp set using black ink.

This card turned out even better than I had hoped!

I love the soft delicate painted flowers with a bold sentiment.

The final finishing touch on this card is some white sequins. I wanted to add a little bit of texture without adding more color. I also wanted the focus to stay on the flowers, not embellishments. The sequins were the perfect embellishment for this card.

Have you taken one of our Latest & Greatest workshops? If you haven’t, you’re missing out. You’ll quickly fall in love with our workshops as soon as you take them! You can sign up for a Latest & Greatest workshop in your area HERE.

Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll be back next week with another round of inspiration for you. I hope you were inspired by my stamped and painted card this week. I’ll see you again soon.