Latest & Greatest: Card Making with We R Memory Keepers


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

Our next show is this week in Edison, NJ on August 11th-12th. 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: We R Memory KeepersRolling Penny Card Die Set.

This is such a fun die set and you can make some really awesome interactive cards with it. With it, I created this card:


I wanted to create a fun little scene, so I cut some extra shapes using my Cricut Explore® machine and Cricut Design Space™. I cut a frame from the “The First Few Years” cartridge and the dog in a plane from the “Just a Note” cartridge.

I cut out a slider shape on a panel of cardstock using the straight slider die from the set. I then decorated the panel with a frame and cloud die cuts.


I flipped the panel over placing the dog in a plane die cut underneath. I added foam adhesive to the body of the plane and two pennies on each foam square.


(I decided to use two pennies because the die cut was so long.)

After placing more foam adhesive behind the die cut panel, I attached another solid panel in the same color to the back.


I then placed a sentiment sticker on the bottom panel between the top and bottom edges of the slider die cut at the back of the plane.


I added the image to a card. The image slides from the left to the right to reveal my message.


The possibilities for these rolling penny cards are endless!

This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring We R Memory Keepers’ Rolling Penny Card Dies will also be taught at our upcoming show in 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: Cool Tools with We R Memory Keepers


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

Our next show is in Grapevine, Texas on March 31st – April 1st! 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: We R Memory KeepersTab Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers is the one of my go-to companies for craft tools (along with their other amazing products) and the Tab Punch Board is no exception. It is easy to use and perfect for so many types of projects. You can learn more about it HERE.

I used my Tab Punch Board to create this mini album:


First, I started with the Tab Punch board and some white cardstock.


I wanted the my mini album to be 4 x 6″ (excluding the tabs) so I cut each piece of cardstock to 6 x 9 1/2″ and scored each panel in the center.


I placed the Tab Alignment Bar in the Side Tabs position and punched the corner of my cardstock panel.

I then removed the Tab Alignment Bar, flipped the cardstock panel over, lined up the punched tab with the tab size I was creating (medium), and punched the other end.


I placed the cardstock under the Cutting Track and trimmed off the excess cardstock with the Cutter to create my tab.


To create my center tabs, I lined up the edge of the cardstock in the 6″ medium tab position (the length of my page and the size of my tab) and punched the cardstock. I flipped the paper over and repeated this step for the other side.


Then, I trimmed off the excess with the Cutter and Cutting Track.

I created two panels with side tabs on both ends that were diagonal from each other and one panel with center tabs on both sides.


I layered the panels together and punched holes along the scored lines with my Crop-A-Dile.


Then I decorated my mini album. I chose papers and stickers from Bella Blvd‘s Addison and Alex collections, a chipboard sentiment from Pink Paislee‘s Take Me Away Wild Heart Thickers pack, and some ribbon to bind it all together.


And here is a tip for decorating your tabs: I used border stickers cut into smaller strips, attached them to the tabs, then used the punch on the Tab Punch Board to trim off the excess sticker. So quick and easy!


This Cool Tools workshop featuring We R Memory Keeper’s Tab Punch Board will also be taught at our shows in Anaheim CA, 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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Freebie Friday – Hobby Holster

Hobby Holster

Happy Friday Scrapbook Expo friends!

I hope you have all had a fabulous week. I sure have. Yesterday I had the chance to meet one of my very best friends for the first time. This may sound strange, but we met online a number of years ago through business circles. When I got sick and was hospitalized out of the blue, she reached out to me and was an amazing source of support. You see she is a three time cancer survivor and knew just what to say when I was tired and scared and sick yet again. I was extremely lucky in that my test results showed everything was benign but during all those long chats we had, a very real, very genuine friendship formed. We have spent hours, probably hundreds of hours becoming amazing friends. The only catch is that she lives in southern California and I live in Ontario, Canada so we had not had the chance to meet in person. When I recently found out that her family would be traveling to New York for a family reunion, my kids and I decided that we would go on an adventure and drive wherever she and her family were going to be. So it happened. Yesterday I got to meet my good friend Heidi in person. It was totally surreal and as wonderful as we all expected. The two families got along like we have all known each other forever. I bet I will be coasting on happiness for weeks (or months) to come!

Jen and Heidi

 

Enough about me, I cannot wait to tell you about this amazing new tool called the Hobby Holster. What exactly is a Hobby Holster you ask? It is a silicone holder that is heat resistant up to 400F. Do you know what this means? This awesome little tool can hold your hot tools such as a glue gun and, any glue that drips onto the silicone peels right off once it has cooled. No more burns as you try to get your glue gun to sit properly, more like balanced on your desk surface. No more worrying about your glue gun getting knocked off your desk before it has cooled. Place your hot glue gun into the opening and leave it until you need it next or until it has cooled enough to be put away. How cool is that!

Hobby Holster

 

One of the coolest things about the Hobby Holster is that it clings to any smooth surface. Not matter where you are working, you can attach the Hobby Holster and work away.  It is super easy to attach.  All you need to do is lift up the flap and press it onto any smooth, clean surface.

Hobby Holster

 

Once you have the Hobby Holster in place, you can fill it with whatever you like. Whether you want to use it to hold  the markers you are colouring with, or your glue gun and glue sticks, this holder will stick to your desk and keep your supplies close at hand.

Hobby Holster

 

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

Do I have you excited? This tool will make any crafter happy, not just scrapbookers and card makers! Would you like to win one for yourself? Our friends at Holster Brands would like to give one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend a Hobby Holster of their own!  Hooray!

Hobby Holster

Learn more about Holster Brands:

For your chance to win this wonderful new tool from Holster Brands, leave a comment on this blog post.  The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, June 18th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Echo Park Paper. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a Birthday collection pack.

The winner is … Denise!

Echo Park Paper Winner Denise

 

Congratulations, Denise! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Echo Park Paper Winner’ in the subject line.

Remember, if you would like to be entered in this week’s giveaway for a Hobby Holster from Holster Brands, leave a comment on this post.

Thanks for joining me this week and I hope you have a fabulous weekend! See you next week! Until then, have fun getting creative.

If you are looking to be inspired, join us on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

Don’t forget to visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen

Happy Easter Everybunny

Just in time for Easter. I discovered this whimsical card on Karen Squires Blog Stampin By The Bay and knew I had to share. I highly recommend hopping on over to visit her blog you will truly be inspired.

Happy Easter Everybunny

Karen picked this print because of the circle pattern. It kind of makes you think of Jelly Beans, so it went perfectly with the bunnies.  The color scheme is Peach Parfait, Pool Party, Natural Ivory, and Soft suede.  I know it says the Edgelits will cut through one sheet of cardstock but I have found these babies are sharp and it will cut through two sheets of cardstock without any problems.  I used some Dotto to secure the edgelits on the paper. You can also use post it notes so they do not move around.

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Let’s not forget about the inside of the card. Don’t you just love the cute little bunny in the corner along with the layered dies on the right? So sweet.

My hope is to inspire you to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things and most important to have fun!

Thank you for visiting & have a very creative day.

SUPPLIES:

Paper:

Everyday Enchantment by Stampin Up      101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2X11 Card Stock Stampin' Up122924 Pool Party 8-1/2 X 11 Card Stock Stampin' Up

Stamps:

Everybunny Stamp set from Stampin Up

Inks/Paints:

Soft Suede Ink from Stampin UpPool Party Ink from Stampin Up      Champaign Mist Shimmer Paint

Tools:

Labels Collection Framelits by Stampin Up     Ovals Originals #3 from SizzixDecorative Label Punch	120907 Stampin' Up

Adorning Accents Edglits Die     Aqua Painter from Stampin Up

Tools:

Stampin' Dimensionals	104430 Stampin' Up     Snail Adhesive	104332 Stampin' Up

Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Poppy Parade (Stampin Up 119782 discontinued)
  • Peach Parfait (Stampin Up 119783 discontinued)
  • Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad PACK (SAB)
  • Dotto Adhesive

Happy Easter Tag

Ready or not Easter is right around the corner. I was so happy to find this adorable Easter embellishment on the Papered Cottage blog.  How perfect  for adding to a gift bag, Easter basket, scrapbook page, card, or as a place setting marker.

 

For this project, Shellye McDaniel used  Kraft Outlet’s Brown Kraft Tag,  Small Glassine BagPrecut ChipboardBlue Baker’s Twine and Tiny Wooden Clothespin.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. For the shapes, use a 1″ and 1.5″ circle punch and heart punch to create the bunny.
  2. For the ears, just cut the heart in half.
  3. Folding a small piece of patterned paper in half, hand-cut a couple of shabby hearts or use a folk heart punch.
  4. To create an easy pennant banner, use a star punch to create the fish tail.
  5. Using the embossed swiss dot precut chipboard  as the background for the bunny, wrap baker’s twine around chipboard a couple of times and tie a bow.
  6. Machine stitch to patterned paper and glue to front of glassine bag.
  7. Glue a small white pom pom in place to create the bunny’s cotton tail and a rhinestone accent for the eyes and nose.
  8. Then tie a piece of ribbon through the kraft tag and clip on the  hearts with a tiny wooden clothespin.
What a perfect little project for our treasured scraps. We all have scraps of our favorite patterned papers.
How cute would this set be in pinks or yellows?

SUPPLIES:

Accessories:

          

Embellishments:

       

Tools:

          

Supplies Not Shown:

  • 1 1/2 Circle Punch
 My hope is to inspire you to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things but most  importantly, have fun!
Thanks for visiting and have a great day.