How to Use the Fringe and Score Board

How to Use the Fringe and Score Board by Becki Adams for @scrapbookexpo #SSBE17 #scrapbooking #papercrafting #WeRMemorykeepers

Hey everybody welcome to another edition of Inspiration Station with Becki Adams. Today I have a unique technique to share with you using the Fringe and Score board from We R Memory Keepers. This fun tool makes this paper weaving technique a breeze. With this tool, you can score or cut 4 lines with one swipe of the blade. How cool is that? To create the woven background on this layout, I simply cut slits into the teal patterned paper with the Fringe and Score board. Then I used the Fringe and Score board to cut strips of 1/2″ patterned paper. The weaving technique is easy. You simply weave patterned paper in and out of the base strips. This technique is so fun! I remember doing this technique in grade school with strips of construction paper. Now, I have a fun tool to play with so I can use the same technique in my paper crafting and scrapbooking projects. The patterned paper and embellishments on this layout are from the Little By Little collection from Shimelle and American Crafts. Because this is a layout about my son and his grade school field trip, I thought the bright colors and fun paper weaving technique worked perfectly on this project. While the bold woven background is the main embellishment focus on this layout, I wanted to spread color in across the layout to the bottom right corner. I was able to add a few sprinkles of color with some confetti. I used the confetti punch from We R Memory Keepers to punch a few sprinkles of confetti from scraps of patterned paper laying on my desk. Using a strong liquid adhesive is important when adhering confetti. I love how having a few tools on my desk can make creating scrapbooking layouts so fun. This technique is so easy, I hope you’ll try this paper weaving technique too. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again soon!

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: 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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Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Sunny Studio Stamps


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

In case you don’t already know, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s first show of 2017 is about to start this week in Pleasanton, California. If you are in the Northern California area and have a chance to come see us, you should. There will lots of great shopping, cropping, and learning going on!

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 Stamping workshop: Sunny Studio StampsFriends & Family stamp set.

With it, I created this card:


I wanted to create a little bit of “texture” on my card without adding any bulk, so I decided to stamp it on. I started with some smooth white cardstock, a scrap piece of textured cardstock, the tulip stamp from the Friends & Family stamp set, and some ink from We R Memory KeepersMini Ink Pads 6 pc set.


I inked the stamp and stamped it once onto the scrap piece of textured cardstock.


This left the impression of the cardstock texture on the stamp.


I then stamped the image onto the smooth white cardstock. It gave me the look of texture without the added dimension.


I repeated this step multiple times in two different colors to create my “textured” garden.


This Stamping Workshop featuring Sunny Studio Stamps’ Friends & Family stamps set will also be taught at our shows in Grapevine TX, 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!

Canning Jar Band Christmas Ornament


Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a Christmas ornament I created using a canning jar band.


First, I started with a canning jar band and some patterned paper and stickers from Bella Blvd‘s Make It Merry collection.


I measured the band width and cut out a 3 1/4″ circle from the Fa La La patterned paper. I then decorated the circle with strips of Santa Selfie and Borders & Bits patterned papers and stickers from the Treasures & Text 12×12 Stickers sheet.


I attached a border sticker (also from the Treasures & Text 12×12 Stickers sheet) on the inside of the canning jar band.


I adhered the decorated panel in the inside of the band.


I punched two holes in the lid with my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile tool.


I threaded the punched holes with baker’s twine and knotted the ends.


Then, I wrapped the band with ribbon and tied a bow to finish.


This was a such a fun and easy ornament to make. You can decorate these bands with any type of paper or embellishments to create totally unique ornaments as gifts or just for your own Christmas tree. They would make cute tags on Christmas presents too!

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

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Mixed Media Butterfly Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created using some fun mixed media and stamping products and techniques.

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First, I started by stamping a 3 3/4 x 5″ watercolor paper panel with the Large Elegant Word Background Cling Stamp from Heartfelt Creations and White Gesso from The Crafter’s Workshop.

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I then colored the panel with a mix of Colorations Sprays (Glorious, Granny Smith, and Siesta Key) from Art Anthology.

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I stamped around the panel with the dot stamp from Scraptastic Club’s Shake It Off stamp set and Memento Dye Ink in Rose Bud using first, second, and third generation stamping.

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I stamped two butterflies on my panel using a butterfly stamp from the We R Memory KeepersButterfly Layered Stamp set and StazOn ink in Jet Black.

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I painted the butterflies with Velvet Dimensional Paint (Rhodolite, Cayman, and Mayan Gold) from Art Anthology.

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I added some stamped cross stitching using Scraptastic Club’s Free Fallin’ stamp set and StazOn in Jet Black and drew through the cross stitches with a black fine-tip Sharpie marker.

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I added a few more splotches of ink to the panel with Heidi Swapp‘s Black Velvet Color Shine.

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I stamped some sentiments again using Scraptastic Club’s Shake It Off stamp set and StazOn Jet Black ink.

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I added a few floral stamped images to the card with a stamp from Pink Paislee‘s Butterfly Garden stamp set.

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I then added some clusters of thread, a few flowers from Maya Road, and some epoxy dots from Queen & Co. to decorate the panel and added the panel to a black card to finish.

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I had a lot of fun mixing and matching some really fun products from my stash to make a beautiful mixed media card. I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Gold-Accented Chipboard Letters Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created using heat-embossed chipboard letters for my sentiment.

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I have been seeing lots of gold-accented chipboard letters on projects lately, and I absolutely love the look! I didn’t have any in my stash, but I did have all of the ingredients to create my own. I started with a pack of chipboard alphas (an old set by BasicGrey), clear embossing ink (Tim Holtz® Distress Clear Embossing Ink), gold embossing powder, some washi tape, and a heat tool.

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I chose a letter from my chipboard alphas pack and covered the area that I did not want embossed with washi tape.

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I stamped the letter with the embossing ink pad, saturating the exposed area with ink.

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I sprinkled gold embossing powder over the inked area covering the entire surface. (I did this step over a coffee filter to collect the excess embossing powder so that I could put it back in the container.)

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I carefully removed the washi tape so that I did not disturb the embossing powder.

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I used my heat tool to melt the powder and let it dry to set.

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I repeated these steps for the other letters in my title and added them to a card I created using the new High Five collection from We R Memory Keepers.

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This is a fun and easy way to achieve the look of gold-accented chipboard letters on your projects without having to run out and buy them. And if you don’t like the look of gold, then you can work with a color of embossing powder that you do like to get a similar effect.

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

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