Interactive Layout with Video


Becki-Adams-headerHey friends, Becki here, for another edition of Inspiration Station. Today I have an interactive layout with a video tutorial to share with you. I’ve had the Take Me Away collection by our very own Paige Evans and Pink Paislee sitting on my desk, untouched, for way too long. I decided that it was time to create something with this beautiful collection.


I had eight photos and a long paragraph of journaling that I wanted to fit on this layout. There was quite a bit that I wanted to say about these photos and while it’s not really personal, I didn’t want the journaling to be the main focus on this layout. I decided to hide the journaling under the photos by creating a flap out of white cardstock. I also added a few more photos under the flap. (You can see exactly how this came together in the video.)



Along with the hidden photos and hidden journaling, I added a few embellishments under the flap as well. I create interactive layouts quite often. The question I have most frequently asked is “how do you see what’s under the flap when you put the layout in a page protector?” Well, I show you exactly how to solve this problem in the video.

I love how this entire project came together. Not only is it a beautiful layout, it tells an important story.


Do you have an important story with a lot of journaling and a lot of photos? An interactive layout is a great way to get those important stories into your albums. Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again soon! Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Tip of the Day: Emboss Resist Technique from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Diana from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team shares one of her very favorite techniques. You’ll enjoy watching Diana’s step-by-step tutorial on how to use an emboss resist technique. The projects created using this technique are eye-catching and stunning, so it is amazing how surprisingly quick and easy this process actually is.

Thanks, Diana, for sharing your tip with us today!  Stamp & Scrapbook Expo has so many techniques to share with you at their workshops, so make sure to find a show near you. You’ll be able to enjoy workshops, crops, make and takes, fabulous shopping, prizes, and much more. It’s the perfect weekend get-away to nurture your creativity!

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Designer Spotlight with Paige Evans: Jana Maiwald-McCarthy



I know I’m a bit biased, but Germany is full of amazing scrapbookers! 🙂 It has been so fun getting to know them and meet them in real life over the years. Today the spotlight is on Jana Maiwald-McCarthy!


Name: Jana Maiwald-McCarthy
Location: Scholen, Germany
Instagram: @janammcc
YouTube: Jana ScissorsGluePaper
Pinterest: @janammcc
Facebook: jana.maiwaldmccarthy

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: Hi, my name is Jana and I am 36 year old mom of  three boys and married to my very best friend for eight years! We’re from Scholen, Germany, a very small village with more cows than people in it. 😉 I have a furry baby named Oscar. I started digital scrapbooking in 2005! After nearly eight years of scrapbooking on my computer I had the big wish for real paper, but I was so afraid of cutting into it! It took me a few days to finally start. I created my first layout and was very happy about the process and how it turned out. After that day I called paper scrapbooking my new hobby. Three years later I am still in love. I have my big own studio/room in our house and I am hoarding a lot of stuff in it! Next to scrapbooking I love to sew clothes and all kinds of cute stuff. You can call me a crafter by heart! I crochet, I knit, I paint, and I love to work with wood. I also love photography. I have two jobs, one by day in a fabric store and one by night in an old peoples’ home. I love my life but as you can see it’s kinda busy!

Favorite thing to create: 9 x 12″ layouts for sure! But I also love to play with mixed media, just for me.

What do you love about this hobby? It is the best way to capture all the great memories in our life!  Both the bad things and the good things. There is no wrong or right, it’s your thing, your colors, your papers, your photos! I love the endless possibilities! And of course aaaaallll the cute things you can buy! Next to all that, I get to meet the greatest people all over the world! Such nice and lovely people I never would have met without scrapbooking!!!

3 fun facts about yourself:
1. I can’t scrap/sew with shoes on!
2. I really love to sing very loud when I am driving the car and sometimes people look at me very concerned!! *haha
3. Did you hear me talk in English?! Well, that’s funny 😉

Here is the cute and fun layout Jana made for her spotlight:


MEOW by Jana Maiwald-McCarthy

This layout is about my furry baby, I love him so much! I worked with the September 2016 HipKitClub Kits here.


LOVE NOTES by Jana Maiwald-McCarthy

I made this layout for a JOT Moodboard Challenge back in March. It’s about me and my little one, it’s one of my favorite layouts I’ve ever made!


LOVE IS IN THE AIR by Jana Maiwald-McCarthy

Hand stitching is a big thing right now and I wanted to challenge myself a bit! I love how this turned out, but the stitching part took me three hours or so.


SLEEPLESS BOY by Jana Maiwald-McCarthy

I started a little series on YouTube with a focus on punches and the different ways to use them. On this layout I used the leftovers and I had fun with my watercolors!

Hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Jana and seeing her lovely creations!

Tip of the Day: Pull Strip Hidden Pocket Card from Technique Tuesday


Shelley from Technique Tuesday is here to teach us how to create a hidden pocket card using a pull strip die. These cards are not only beautiful, but they are a real treat to deliver to your recipient. It’s very easy to add a gift card or a gift of cash. Shelley gives step-by-step instructions and also several tips to help you along the way. You’ll love both creating and giving these delightful cards!

Visit to find out more about their products, and also their blog at for lots more inspiration!
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Dry Embossing over Stamped Images


Hello, and happy Tuesday!

If you know me, you know I love dimension on my cards, and what better way than dry embossing?! I have quite a few embossing folders that I’ve collected over the years. I love that they add a soft dimension, yet the cards are still mailable. The subtle dimension adds an elegant look to what would be a just a plain background.


Here are some of my embossing folders that I’ve collected. I love using them, as they are so easy! You simply open up the folder, place your paper inside and close it, lay it on the tray of your embossing/cutting machine, like the Cuttlebug or Big Shot, and turn the handle. It creates an embossed or debossed look, depending on how you place your paper and what look you are going for. You can use the front or the back of the paper!


I also love to stamp sentiments on my cards! Here I’ve combined the two techniques, stamping and embossing. This is what my significant other calls “Stambossing”! Isn’t he clever? Ha!

I first stamped the saying with Think Big Favorites #2 stamps by Papertrey Ink. Then I’ve inserted the card front into an embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug die cutting machine. Last, I added the tag and chipboard elements over the top.


The chipboard butterfly was also run through an embossing folder. Works like a charm on chipboard elements, too! You could even stamp on them before embossing, like I did on the card background.


I hope you will give this a try and leave a comment with a link to your card! I would love to visit you and see what you are making. Enjoy your week!


Fall-Themed Pop-Up Box Card


Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a pop-up box card I created with a fun, fall theme.

I wanted my card to by 5 x 7″ closed, so I started with a 7 x 10 1/2″ panel of cardstock.

I scored the panel at the 2 1/2″, 5″, 7 1/2″, and 10″ marks on the longer side. I also scored it on the shorter side at the 3 1/4″ mark skipping over the last 2 1/2″ panel. (That non-scored panel will be the back of the card.)

I cut between each 2 1/2″ panel down to the 3 1/4″ horizontal score line and trimmed off of the top half of the1/2″ strip on the end.

I then folded the panel along the score lines and adhered the first panel to the remaining 1/2″ strip on the end.

Here is what the card looks like opened up.

I took some leftover strips of cardstock, cut them to 1 1/2 x 3 1/2″, then scored and folded them at the 1/2″ mark on each side.

I adhered the strips inside the box card with some strong adhesive.

I made another pop-up box card using brown cardstock, I decorated the inner back side of the card and the flaps with patterned paper, and I adhered die cuts to the cardstock strips inside the box using products from Pebbles’ Woodland Forest collection.


And what is great about this card is that it can be folded down and put into an envelope to send to a friend.

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



Tip of the Day: Create Your Own Distress Foam from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo



Pauline from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo is here to share a great tip to save us some money. You just can’t have enough foam distress blenders on hand, and Pauline makes it easy to have one for every color you’d like.

You can visit Pauline at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, where you will find her teaching the Latest & Greatest workshops. Pauline is not only is an expert instructor, but she loves to give away lots of products and prizes during her workshops! When attending the Expo near you, don’t miss the opportunity to spend some time with Pauline!

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