Recessed Panel Focal Point

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Creating a recessed panel can give you a beautiful focal point for a clean and simple card! Let me show you how I made my card for today.

First, I cut an A2 sized piece of cardstock for the background of the card front. I’ll be placing all of my pieces on top of this to make sure my card front turns out to be the correct size, then will add it to a card base later.

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Next, I painted a little floral pattern with watercolors. You can use a preprinted pattern paper for this step, or stamp a design of your choosing!

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I cut the floral paper down to 4 1/4″ wide by 3 1/2″ tall and adhered it to the card about 1/2″ down from the top of the cardstock underneath. This will be the recessed panel. Two more panels were cut from white cardstock. The top piece is 3/4″ tall by the width of the card. The bottom piece is about 2″ tall by the width of the card. I stamped a sentiment on the bottom piece. (Stamp set is Friendly Flowers by Papertrey Ink.)

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Next, I adhered the two panels with pop dots to the card to raise them up. The floral piece was adhered flat to the card, which will create a recessed panel.

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I adhered the bottom panel with pop dots also, then added a few clear sequins for sparkle!

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I really love how the pattern is the focal point! Remember, your focal point can be a pre-made patterned paper or a stamped design as well!

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If you have any questions, please let me know. Have a creative day!


Tip of the Day: Easy tips for adding dimension to an emboss from Darice

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Erin from Darice demonstrates some easy tips for adding dimension to your embossing. By using a little sanding, embellishment, and bling, you can quickly take your embossing up a notch.

We appreciate Erin being with us for this tip. Make sure to visit for lots more inspiration!  #WeeklyScrapper #ScrapbookExpo

Link Punch Banner

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a banner I created using a fun new punch from We R Memory Keepers — the Link Punch from their DIY Party collection.

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I recently received the Link Punch and I couldn’t wait to try it out! It has two guides to punch a hole (a straight edge and a circular edge) and a guide to punch the link shape.

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To start, I placed a strip of paper all the way to the back of the punch to punch out my link shapes. (I used the Porch Swing patterned paper from Fancy Pants DesignsLife Is Beautiful collection.)

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Because I wanted the holes on my pennants to be at the very top corners, I chose not to use the guides and I marked a line with a pencil onto the base of the punch. I inserted the tops of my pennants at that line and punched a hole on one side. Then I flipped the paper over and punched a hole on the opposite side to create two holes at the upper corners of the pennant.

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I created three pennants in all.

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I inserted the link shapes in the holes at the upper corners to link the pennants together and create a banner.

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To finish the banner, I decorated it with paper, die cuts, and stickers from the Fancy Pants Designs’ Life Is Beautiful Fancy Floral patterned paper, Ephemera Pack, Tags Pack, and Puffy Dot Stickers pack, as well as die-cut flowers I cut from Bird Song patterned paper using my Cricut Explore® machine and the Flower Shoppe cartridge.

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I added some pink bows on each end of the banner. This really is such a fun and easy way to create and connect banners!

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

Tip of the Day: Stamping with Glue from The Rubber Café



Cheryl from The Rubber Café is here to show us how simple it is to stamp with glue, and how beautiful the results are. Cheryl uses Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and cosmetic glitter to create a really lovely butterfly. What a fun technique!

Make sure to stop by for all their great products!

#SSBExpo2016  #WeeklyScrapper #ScrapbookExpo

Saturdays With LeAnn

Once Is Enough


Hello, my friends! Welcome to another inspirational day here on Weekly Scrapper.  I just returned home from a fabulous Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show in Denver.  Thank you to those who came and said hello to me.  It was so fun seeing you again!  I have been collecting some really fun projects to share with you today.  I hope you can find some time this weekend to create some of your own.  Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me, and enjoy the inspiration!

Who Am I by Lynn Shokoples

This layout is one that will help you share just exactly who you are.  I love this because it is about your life; its a great way to display what you love and the things that are important to you. Pocket pages are an excellent choice for this layout because you can easily add photos to this memorable layout.  It will be treasured forever by those who love you!

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Lynn used the 12 x 12″ Soiree Collection from Bo Bunny to create her cards.  To add some dimension through layering, Lynn backed some of the photos with the Lattice Frame Craft Die and some of the paper from the 6 x 6″ paper pad.  The layered chipboard is a great element that will bring dimension to your pages. Adding embellishments such as buttons, glitter sprays, and paste will bring life to your layout!  Would you like to see what else she did to create this fun layout? Let me escort you over to the Bo Bunny blog where you will enjoy all the details Lynn shares.  And I’d like to thank Lynn for sharing a fun way to scrap about the things we love!

Congratulations by Amy Sheffer

It is always wonderful to have “Congratulations” cards on hand.  I thought you might enjoy this sweet handmade card created by the very talented Amy Sheffer.  Shaker cards are really an eye-catcher with all of the beautiful pieces inside. They really add a touch of cheer to the occasion.


Whether you have made dozens of shaker cards or if this is your very first, I highly recommend stopping by Pickled Paper Designs where Amy shares some helpful tips on how to create this adorable card.  A big thank you to Amy for her wonderful inspiration!

Once Is Enough by Jill Foster

Don’t you just love how the flowers on this amazing card by Jill Foster are so bold and vibrant?  Jill added some Colorless Blender directly from the refill bottle, and flicked some of the paint using a paintbrush to give some added splatters to the watercolored background.

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Jill used an ink blending tool and foam pad to add background inking. Adding an inked background still keeps the flowers bold and bright. The subtle background stamping was done using Penny Black stamps.  It’s time to pull out those Copic markers and have some fun. Let me take you on over to Studio Sessions Art where you will find the products needed to create this beautiful card. You will certainly brighten up anyone’s day by sending them this handmade, treasured card.

Triangle Pillow By Jessee Maloney

Has it been months since you pulled out your sewing machine?  If you are not one of those people that sews on a regular basis, you will want to get out that sewing machine.  Today I have a fun home décor pillow that you can finish in no time.  This fun pillow is easy and quick to make, and a perfect summer project.

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Throw pillows are such a great addition to any piece of furniture. Bright and bold seems to be the trend.  With summer months approaching us, why not add some bright colors to your home? Learn how to make a cozy pillow with this quick and easy photo tutorial which gives you great step-by-step instructions from Jessee Maloney.  The best part of making these pillows is that you have a fabulous tool to help get your triangles exactly the same size. Who would have ever thought that you would cut your triangles out on a Sizzix Bigz L Die – Triangles, 2 1/2″ H x 4 1/2″ W die?  I bet you won’t end up making just one after you realize how fun they are to make!

Peanut Butter Flourless Chocolate Cake by Ali

You can make this scrumptious cake in no time, and with only five ingredients!  It is naturally gluten-free and is wonderfully decadent and delicious!  This chocolate cake is like eating a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, perfect for lovers of this classic flavor combination!

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It is so easy to mix together and bakes in just half an hour.  You can serve it just as it is, or you can chill it and serve it cold.  Click here so I can take you over to Gimme Some Oven where Ali will share her wonderful recipe with you.  I won’t be surprised if this finds it’s way into your favorite recipe file.

Once again, thank you for stopping in. I hope you have felt some inspiration today and will be able to spend some of the weekend doing things you love to do.  Enjoy your week, and I will see you back next Saturday!



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Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

I am very excited that today is Friday and this weekend is the Victoria Day long weekend in Canada! The weather has finally turned warm and I am looking forward to spending three long lazy days in the sun, the backyard and the garden. I can already see myself sitting in the shade reading the next James Patterson book from my huge pile of books waiting to be read. Our family will leisurely enjoy BBQ’d meals and time spent doing absolutely nothing together. I can’t wait for it to begin!

If you have ever attended a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show you know how much fun can be had! In this week’s post, I am going to share with you photos that fellow attendees have shared with us on our various social media platforms. We would love to see your photos too, so when you share your photos remember to include the hashtag #SSBE2016 so we can easily find your photos.

SSBE Youngest Winner

Youngest Winner – Source

SSBE Care Bears

Care Bears – Source

Banging the Gong

Banging the Gong – Source

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Fun Stampers Journey Crew – Source

Grand Prize Winner

Grand Prize Winner – Source

Crop Time Fun

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No Zonk

No Zonk – Source

Golden Ticket Winner

Golden Ticket Winner – Source

Saturday Scraptacular

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Crop Parties

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And of course we cannot forget … Shopping – Source

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Wasn’t that fun! I feel like I had a flashback to the last Stamp & Scrapbook EXPO event I attended. Oh the memories! Can you guess what this week’s giveaway is going to be? This week, the fabulous Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team is giving away a pair of admission tickets to the show floor! Imagine yourself walking amongst aisles and aisles of the coolest scrapbooking and stamping products around. Yay! Leave a comment on this blog post before May 26th at midnight for a chance to win.  Good luck!


Don’t forget that even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can always join us online.

For your chance to win this amazing prize from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team, leave a comment on this blog post. This giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, May 26th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by our friends at Xyron. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a Xyron Creative Station Lite, 5in.

The winner is … Andrea Schultz!


Congratulations Andrea! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Xyron Giveaway winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a pair of admission tickets to the 2016 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of your choice, you need to leave a comment on this post.

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

When you are relaxing this weekend, remember you can visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen

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.