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!

Tip of the Day: Organizing Phone Cords from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo


I’m always looking for new ways to be organized. Getting my drawers neat and tidy is definitely something I’m working on, so I was especially happy to have Lorraine’s tip today. Just a little bit of washi tape can take something from ordinary to “wow”! Lorraine shares a great idea on how to organize all those phone cords, chargers, and earphones.

When she’s not sharing tips with us, you can find Lorraine in the Creativity Center at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Creating with Lorraine is the chance-of-a-lifetime, so when you are at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, make sure to stop by the Creativity Center, grab a seat, and create a free project with her. You’ll be so glad you did!


Saturdays With LeAnn

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Welcome back this beautiful spring day.  I hope you have had a fabulous week! I have collected another batch of lovely projects for your crafting inspiration, and hope you will find plenty of time this weekend to enjoy being creative!

Life Is Lovely By Gail Lindner

Scrapbook pages are always such a great reminder of all that is special to us; they are a record of your journey through life.  As we scrapbook, it is our responsibility to gather these precious photos and add them into our scrapbooks.  Don’t tuck them away in a drawer! Bring them out and add some enjoyment to your life.   As you scrapbook your photos, take the time to reminisce about those precious photos.

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Gail Lindner is a fabulous designer for American Crafts.  I would like to send out a big thank you to Gail for sharing her masterpiece of inspiration with us today.  Click here to receive some step-by-step instructions on how Gail put her layout together.

Love You So Much By Debby Hughes

I’m a sucker for bicycles and I just love the balloon tied to the handlebar. I love cards that pour out love, and you really feel that with this adorable card.  Is there anything more classic than a bike with a balloon?  Another wonderful inspiration from Debby Hughes!

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I love how the bicycle was stamped and colored on kraft paper.  It portrays a classic, old-fashioned look. Whether you keep your card simple or very detailed, your creation will always stand out and be remembered.  Click here and I will escort you over to spend some time with Debby Hughes.  You are sure to love her blog and will certainly be inspired by all of her beautiful projects.  What a choice card to brighten up someone’s day!  I hope you will be inspired to give this one a try.

Chic French Jars By Diana

These outstanding Chic French Jars are perfect to put some spring decorating into your home.  Be sure to keep some of those mason jars or decorative jars that you would normally just throw out.  Using different shapes and sizes will create depth, height, and add some texture to your home decor.  Add some fresh flowers, or any type of greenery, to give your home a fresh and clean look. These fun jars will be so fabulous in your home and will add something that not everyone has!

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Use the Chic French jars as vases or use them to hold your kitchen utensils, pencils, makeup brushes, etc.  The possibilities are endless!  Let me take you on over to Dreams Factory where you will find a full tutorial and supplies on how to create your own jars.  Look around your home and you will find the most amazing jars right under your nose.  These jars are truly versatile and you will find many reasons why you will love them so much!  Have fun creating!

Rocky Road Brownies By Camille

Remember old-fashioned rocky road ice cream?  Anyone who likes rocky road ice cream will like these moist, fudge brownies.  Get that same delicious chocolate, marshmallow, and peanut taste all in a rich, fudgy, yummy brownie!

Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies are amazing.  Feeling crazy for a sweet treat?  Come with me over to Six Sisters Stuff where you can get your recipe to make some for tonight’s dinner or a weekend treat!  A big thank you to Camille for sharing her wonderful recipe with us.

I hope you have been inspired today.  I will be at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine on March 31st and April 1st.  If you are attending our show, please stop by the Registration Desk and say hello, I would love to see you!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend.



Tip of the Day: Washi Tape Feathers from Little B

Feathers are such a great embellishment in paper crafting and I’m always looking for a new way to enjoy them. Dale Nicholson from Little B demonstrates how to make beautiful feathers using washi tape. What a simple and fun way to be creative with the products you already have on hand!

Thanks, Dale, for this tip! Make sure to visit Little B to view all their great products.

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Cardmaking with Washi Tape

Danielle headerAre you low on patterned paper, or are you a paper hoarder like me and don’t want to use up your favorite papers? Washi tapes resemble the patterns in papers and are so easy to use on cards! They add beautiful color and pattern to a design and are very inexpensive, not to mention they’re already sticky, so no adhesive needed! A little bit of washi goes a long way as well, so one roll lasts quite awhile.

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On today’s card, I used two rows of the red striped washi tape in the background to draw the eye to the tag on the front of the card, which is my focal point. It adds color and draws attention to the center when placed right behind it.

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I’ve also added a strip of plaid washi on the banner behind the tag to add color and pattern! The tag is cut with the Tag Sale #4 die by Papertrey Ink, then stamped with Season’s Greetings stamps and embossed with white embossing powder. I used a bit of white ink on my finger to rub over the design to create a “chalkboard” look to the tag.

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To store my washi tapes, I simply have them organized by color on a thread holder that I found at a fabric supply store, along with my threads. I love seeing all of the color! (And after looking at these photos, I noticed I have room for more washi rolls – yay!)

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Along with the threads and washi tapes, I have my embossing powders and stacks of colorful ribbon displayed on top of my CD stamp storage shelf. Color makes me happy!

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I hope you’ll give washi tapes a try in place of patterned papers on your next greeting card!


4th of July Cards

Becki-Adams-headerHello friends, welcome to Inspiration Station, I’m Becki. I’m thrilled you’ve made your way here today. The 4th of July is right around the corner, and I have a couple of cards to share with you today that I know you’ll love. I created them with a few bits and pieces from the new America the Beautiful collection from Pebbles, some washi tape, and my Silhouette Cameo.

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I started with a few strips of washi tape in a red, white, and blue color scheme. I arranged the strips of washi tape on scraps of white cardstock. Smooth cardstock works best for this technique. Then I placed the cardstock scraps on my Silhouette mat. The Silhouette cut right through the washi tape/cardstock scraps perfectly.

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I cut a star and the “USA” portion of my cards with this washi tape/die cut technique. I embellished the rest of the card with stickers and a few sprinkles of gold spray ink.

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The “USA” was the most intricate of the two cuts I made. It worked beautifully! I am so excited with how these cards turned out.

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Adding pop dots to a few elements of my card made the card have a little more depth and interest. The Statue of Liberty is also adhered with pop dots.

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I stitched with plain white thread around the perimeter of the card. I always sew around the card front before I attach it to the card base so I don’t have to worry about covering up any stitching holes on the inside of my card.

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I added just a few stickers to the giant washi tape star to finish this card. I used the same technique with machine stitching and pop dots.

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I can’t wait to share these cards with friends and family for our 4th of July parties. If you love these cards, you’ll also really love this easy DIY July 4th home decor. Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you next week. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!