Freebie Friday – Little B Paper Flowers

Poppy Flower Gift Box

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

This week is the Thanksgiving long weekend in Canada. I am very much looking forward to spending time in the kitchen baking and cooking both a turkey and a spiral ham. My son has even put in his pie requests already just to make sure I make enough of his favourites! I am also looking forward to putting away my laptop and focusing on what is really important in life – my family!

Last weekend,  my daughter bought me a bouquet of flowers. She chose a very colourful bouquet where the blooms had been dyed to create a spectacular rainbow of colour. The flowers are so ‘her’ and make me smile every time I look at them. I am so thankful to have wonderful, thoughtful children.

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While I love to look at flowers, it is not always practical to have fresh flowers in the house, especially in the dead of winter.  Little B has a solution for that with their paper flowers.

These paper flowers are very cool! In the petal strip kits, you receive adhesive based petal strips that you twist around the flower wire to create a bloom. You then customize the flower by pulling, pushing, and curling the flower petals into the directions you want them to go.  It is a wonderfully simple and quick process.

Little B Paper Flowers

Poppy Flower Gift Box

With so many colours and sizes available, the flower possibilities seem endless!


Friends of Scrapbook Expo

Our friends at Little B LLC. would like one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend to win a paper flower prize pack.

Little B Giveaway

* This image is not an exact representation of the prize pack. It is a sample of what could be included in the prize pack.

Learn more about Little B LLC here:

For your chance to win this wonderful prize from our friends at Little B, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, October 15th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a mystery box of card making goodies.

The winner is Marianne Vakiener!

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Congratulations, Marianne! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Scrapbook Expo Mystery Box’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a collection of paper flowers from Little B, you need to leave a comment on this post.

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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

Halloween Home Décor

Halloween by @jbckadams (Becki Adams) for @scrapbookexpo


Hello, welcome to Inspiration Station with Becki Adams. Thanks for stopping by today! Halloween is fast approaching, and we’ve started to decorate our home with ghosts, pumpkins, and witches. I created a fun wall hanging with some new Halloween products and this poster hanger from Pebbles. I started this project by gathering a few supplies.

Halloween by @jbckadams (Becki Adams) for @scrapbookexpo

All the patterned paper I used for this project came from the Hocus Pocus collection by Echo Park Paper Co. The small die cut pieces came from this Crate Paper ephemera pack. I used the Minc with orange and purple foil. I cut the Haunted House die cut using my electronic die cut machine. After cutting the haunted house I added some bits of patterned paper to the back of the house before adhering it to my background paper.

Halloween by @jbckadams (Becki Adams) for @scrapbookexpo

Then, I added the ephemera pieces I had created with the Minc machine.

Halloween by @jbckadams (Becki Adams) for @scrapbookexpo

The final step was to put my Halloween poster onto the poster hanger. The poster hanger has two magnetic strips and all you have to do is simply place the poster in between the magnetic strips.

Halloween by @jbckadams (Becki Adams) for @scrapbookexpo

I added some Halloween washi tape on the top and bottom of the poster hanger.

Halloween by @jbckadams (Becki Adams) for @scrapbookexpo

Halloween by @jbckadams (Becki Adams) for @scrapbookexpo

Now, I have an adorable Halloween poster to hang in my home.

Halloween by @jbckadams (Becki Adams) for @scrapbookexpo

Halloween by @jbckadams (Becki Adams) for @scrapbookexpo

Halloween by @jbckadams (Becki Adams) for @scrapbookexpo

Halloween by @jbckadams (Becki Adams) for @scrapbookexpo

Thanks for joining me today! I’ll be here next Thursday for another edition of Inspiration Station, when I’ll be here sharing a fun scrapbooking project.

Tip of the Day: Layering Die Cuts from Technique Tuesday

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Bev Grey from Technique Tuesday is with us today to share tips on getting the best results from your die cutting. Bev shares techniques for getting clean cuts along with how to layer die cut designs to add dimension and interest to your projects. I love the way she used Glossy Accents to add a pop of shine.

Visit Technique Tuesday for more tips, along with online classes. Thanks, Bev, for sharing your tip!

Designer Spotlight with Paige Evans: Agnieszka Malyszek

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Agnieszka Malyszek’s cards have caught my eye for a long time now so I’m very happy to introduce her as the spotlight guest today!

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Name: Agnieszka Malyszek
Location: Manchester, UK
Instagram: @made_by_aga
Pinterest: @aga_m

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: I was born and raised in Poland and moved a couple of years ago to Manchester, England. I always loved being creative and about 6 years ago I started my paper crafting adventure by making cards for family and friends. I’ve been completely addicted to this hobby ever since. During this time, I served as a member of several design teams and have guest designed projects for a number of others. I have been published in numerous craft publications and contributed to several craft related classes. I would describe my style as ‘eclectic’, I love clean and simple with a touch of ink/paint splatters.

Favorite thing to create: Definitely cards are my favourite to create but I also love making home decor, tags, and handmade gift wrappings.

What do you love about cardmaking? I just love being creative. For me, cardmaking is fun and relaxing and my favourite aspect of paper crafting is creating something unique, original, and made with a personal touch.

5 fun facts about yourself:
1. I love riding trains, especially steam trains.
2. I love watching tennis and figure skating, I wanted to be a figure skater as a child because I loved their costumes.
3. I love fresh flowers and making compositions from them.
4. Coffee and croissant is my favourite combination for breakfast.
5. I have graduated from Maritime Academy in Poland.

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HELLO CARD by Agnieszka Malyszek

My absolute favourite technique is watercolouring at the moment and I’m using it almost on every card.

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CELEBRATE by Agnieszka Malyszek

For this card I used some loose watercolouring to add colours to the stamped images.

3 thank you

THANK YOU CARD by Agnieszka Malyszek

Clean, simple, and elegant is my favourite style. I often try to stick to the “less is more” approach.

4 thinking of you

THINKING OF YOU ALWAYS by Agnieszka Malyszek

I love adding splatters of water, ink, paint, or mists to my projects. Effects are always unpredictable and surprising and that’s what makes them so cool!

5 you color my world

YOU COLOR MY WORLD CARD by Agnieszka Malyszek

My last card was inspired my “Wycinanki” – Polish folk paper cuts. I draw inspiration from everywhere around me.

Thanks for stopping by today and getting to know Agnieszka and her very lovely style!

Tip of the Day: Iridescent Mica Powders from Prima Marketing



Finnabair from Prima Marketing is here to give us tips on how to use their beautiful Mica Powder. Enjoy learning how to easily create your own iridescent shimmer spray. Finnabair also demonstrates how to add an iridescent finish to your projects by brushing on mica powder, such as on her beautiful journal and metal embellishments.

Make sure to stop by the Prima Marketing website and blog for lots of inspiration!  #WeeklyScrapper #ScrapbookExpo

Holiday Cards with Simple Stories’ Claus & Co.

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Hi, Danielle here, and I’ve got several fun holiday cards for you today made with Simple Stories’ Claus & Co. line!

Supplies I’ll be using today are: Simple Stories – Claus & Co. 31 Chipboard Stickers, Chipboard Frames, Wood Veneer, Washi Paper Tape, Interactive Elements. Other: Super Star Borders die by Papertrey Ink, Wet Paint Holiday stamps and dies by Papertrey Ink, twine by the Twinery, clear 6 MM sequins by Pretty Pink Posh and gray cardstock from the craft store. Let’s get started!

Card #1 – Oh Joy:

First, I started with an A2 size card base in white. I trimmed a paper out from the Interactive Elements to use behind the chipboard frame, added a piece of paper washi tape (the red stripe) above and below the frame. I die cut a star border from white cardstock. The chipboard snowman and holly are from the Chipboard Stickers.

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I layered the star borders behind the snowman, adhered the snowman, and the chipboard holly over the top.

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The bottom corners of the card were rounded.

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Last, I added a piece of twine wrapped around the front of the card. I did end up trimming the sides of the card down a bit. With the dimension of the chipboard, I wanted the card to fit into an A2 sized envelope. This one is done!

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Card #2 – Merry card:

Here I have a white card base. I’ve adhered a strip of the polkadot washi tape at the top and the bottom under the Interactive Element (the pre-made pocket).

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The chipboard stocking and holly were attached to the front of the pocket, and I left room to stamp “& bright” with the Wet Paint Holiday stamps.

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Very simple and easy! The bottom corners were rounded again. I wanted to keep all of the cards in the set very similar. The slide out tag in the pocket has a cute mini tag attached that came with it.

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Card #3 – Peace card:

I began with an A2 sized white card base trimmed down slightly. I found two chipboard frames that I liked together, another chipboard holly, and I’ve die cut a “peace” word out of gray cardstock with the Wet Paint Holiday dies. The bottom corners of the card are rounded once again.

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Two strips of the plaid washi tape were adhered toward the top and bottom of the card.

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The chipboard frames were nestled together and adhered to the card. A chipboard holly is attached over the top, along with the “peace” die cut word. Last, I’ve adhered some clear sequins with Glossy Accents and wrapped a piece of twine around the front of the card.

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Card #4 – Joy card:

This cute layered piece is an Interactive Element and came this way with many cute pages. I thought it would be a fun Christmas card to add a few pictures inside on each of the pages, maybe Instagram pics? I grabbed a black and white polkadot frame and wrapped some twine around it. I also have a Claus & Co. chipboard piece.

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All I did on this card was attach the chipboard pieces and stamped “cheer” on the tab with Papertrey Ink’s Wet Paint Holiday stamps.

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Card #5 – Merry Christmas card:

On this card, I’ve rounded the bottom corners of my card base again. I cut a piece of one of the Interactive Elements to use as the background (lined paper). I added two skinny strips of the paper washi tape (green stripe), the twine tied around it into a knot and attached the paper to the card. A chipboard bike was attached from the Chipboard Elements.

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I’ve die cut a “merry” and “Christmas” from the Wet Paint Holiday dies in gray cardstock, adhered them and a green chipboard star on top.

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There you have five simple and super cute cards for the holidays! Or you can assemble them and use them on scrapbook layouts! Here are a few more photos of the cards.

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Are you getting a head start on your holiday cards?