Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools with Uchi’s Design


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

Our next show is this week in Akron, OH on October 6th & 7th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with new products from our Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools class: an Embossing Punch from Uchi’s Design.

You may already be familiar with Uchi’s Design. They are known for their cool Animation Clear Stamps. But they also have a wonderful line of Embossing Punches too. Today, I am going to be working with the Star Embossing Punch.

Note: Punch designs may vary at each show location.

With it, I created this card:


This punch is awesome! It is easy to use and with one quick punch, you have a shape that is cut AND embossed.

For this card, I punched four stars from solid patterned paper.


I then created a card front using some patterned paper, stickers, and enamel dots from Echo Park Paper Co.‘s  Party Time collection.


I popped a couple of the stars up with foam adhesive to add a little extra dimension.


Tip: The embossing will stand out even more if you use foil cardstock to punch your shapes.


This is such a fun tool. I can’t wait to get the other designs too!

This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Uchi’s Design Embossing Punches will also be taught at our upcoming shows in Sacramento and Ontario. 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 Brutus|Monroe


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

Our next show is in Denver, Colorado on September 29th-30th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with a new product from our Latest & Greatest: Stamping class: Brutus|Monroe 4×6 Stamps.

We will have a different stamp set at each location. Today, I am going to be creating with the Fancy Borders set.


I used the largest border in the set to create a design element on this card:


I started with the Fancy Borders stamp set and my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform from Tonic Studios.


I used navy ink from the ColorBox® Petal Point® Primary Pastels Chalk Ink in to stamp the image onto white cardstock.


I’m not the best stamper, so using the Stamping Platform made stamping a clean, crisp image so much easier. I was able to stamp the image several times until I got it just right.

Because I stamped on bright white cardstock and the paper I planned to use had a vintage feel, I used a sponge and an old brown ink pad to distress the image just a bit.


I then framed the stamped border with a denim print patterned paper from Crate Paper‘s Random collection. (It’s an older collection I had in my stash.)


I finished with stickers and embellishments (from the same collection) to highlight my stamped image.


I just love the patterns in this Fancy Borders stamp set, and I know I will be using the set again and again!


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

Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools with We R Memory Keepers

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

Our next show is this week in Marlborough, MA on September 8th-9th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with a new product from our Latest & Greatest: Cool Tools class: We R Memory KeepersDial Trimmer.

This is a fun little tool that is very easy to use. It has six different blade options which can be used with a twist of the dial.


With it, I created this tear-strip card:


First, I cut some white cardstock to 4 1/4 x 10 1/2″ and scored it on the 1 1/2″ and 7″ marks.

This left a 1/2″ gap between the ends.


Then, I decorated the inside of the card using items from the Simple StoriesPosh collection.

I used the Perforate blade on the Dial Trimmer and added perforated lines to a 1″ wide strip of patterned paper spacing them 1/2″ apart.

I centered and adhered the strip over the gap on the front of the card, trimmed the excess paper, and punched a hole on the right end of the perforated strip.

I decorated the card front with some patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, and baker’s twine.


To open the card, you just tear the strip to reveal the sentiment inside.


Such a fun card to make! I can imagine making so many more fun projects with the fabulous tool.

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

Saturdays With LeAnn

Home Decor Frame

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper, my friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July.  As we are in such a heat wave this summer, so take some time and enjoy doing some crafting in your nice, air-conditioned craft room.  I have some fun and creative projects to share with you today.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiration!

Beautiful Joy By Emilia Van Den Heuvel

This beautiful layout is a perfect example of a creative piece of art made using different mixed media mediums.  I totally fell in love with this gorgeous layout the minute I laid my eyes on it and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.  I just love all the fun products Emilia used in creating her masterpiece.  Emilia is on the design team for Kaiser Craft and she is an amazing designer.

Beautiful Joy

You are probably very curious about what products Emilia used along with how her layout all came together.  If you follow me on over to Few Favorite Things you will be able to check out her project along with the full tutorial she has prepared for you.  This is one you are going to love!

Cloche Quarter Birthday By Lynn Put

Taking a simple piece of paper and using your imagination is what being creative is all about. I hope you will be inspired today to take out your stamps and let your imagination run wild. I love the watercolor and all the layered pieces. This simply charming card will put a smile on anyone’s face and brighten up their day!

Cloche Quarter Birthday

If you have never tried to use watercolors, you should give it a try.  I will just say one thing – you will definitely get hooked!  This is a perfect way to send out birthday wishes! I love the way Lynn incorporated watercoloring, ink blending, and stamping on her card.  Please click here so you can visit The Queen’s Scene.  You will love Lynn’s blog and will enjoy all of her projects!

Home Decor Frame By Jan Hobbins

 Are you ready to learn great crafting techniques to create a beautiful and lasting work of art? Jan will teach you how to apply your scrapbooking style to a home decor frame.  With her step-by-step instructions and basic scrapbooking tools and materials, you can make this gorgeous frame in no time.
Home Decor Frame
You will learn how to incorporate mixed media with basic craft techniques such as using your die cuts, layering, distressing, inking, and much more.  Whether you are new to scrapbooking or have been doing it for years, you will find inspiration for imaginative interior design projects that are both fun and rewarding to do.  Incorporating scrapbooking into home decor will build memory-inspired projects for wall hangings, tabletop art, and so much more.  There is something to be said about creating a one-of-a-kind piece.  Click here and I will be happy to take you over to the Sizzix blog where you can follow Jan in her tutorial.  Happy scrapping, my friends!

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches By Peaches Please

I don’t know about you, but I love chocolate chip ice cream, and do you know what is even better? Sandwiching a big fat scoop of that ice cream between two big, fat, chewy chocolate cookies! You will get a double-dose of cold, creamy, chocolaty minty goodness.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

I have to admit that while making them it was mighty tempting to gobble them down on the spot!  I managed to resist because in the end I was richly rewarded since they are actually better after a couple of days in the freezer.  These make a perfect treat on a very hot summer day.  Your family and friends will love you for making such a refreshing treat.  Let’s pop on over to Peaches Please where you can find the recipe to start making yours.

I hope that you are experiencing a wonderful summer day and staying cool.  Please take some time to visit the blogs of these fabulous designers to see more details about there wonderful projects.  I hope you have an amazing week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday!

Hugs,

LeAnn

 

 

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!

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

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