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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Sundays With Lorraine

Halloween Themed Clear Clipboard By Wendy Price


Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. It makes me smile knowing that you’ve found some time in your busy day to enjoy some creative therapy.

So Happy Together Layout By Nicole Nowosad

Sometimes a simple and clean layout can make a huge statement as demonstrated by this fun layout designed by Nicole Nowosad, I love what Nicole created using a few sheets of paper and a handful of Jillibean embellishments. Don’t you just love It when a layout this cute comes together so quickly?

So Happy Together By Nicole Nowosad

Most of the squares that make up the colorful grid/background were cut out of a single sheet of paper from Jillibean Soup’s Chit Chat Chowder Collection. For a full list of the supplies that were used to create this adorable layout, click here and I will be happy to escort you over to Nicole’s blog. Happy scrappin!

Spooky Tag by Zoe

Not to worry, there is still time to create some fun handmade tags for your Halloween treats. With a little help from our crafty friend Zoe you can crank out several of these spooktacular tags in no time.

Spooky tag by Zoe

I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your distress inks and create some spooky magical backgrounds. The stamp sets that Zoe used are from the Halloween Haunting set “Put A Spell On You” & “Hocus Pocus”  by Chocolate Baroque. How clever of Zoe to used some torn paper to create the misty hills in the background.

 Halloween Themed Clipboard By Wendy Price

Yes, it’s almost Halloween and things are pretty busy for many of us. To help keep things organized in your busy life I thought you might enjoy this Holy Cow Halloween clipboard that Wendy designed. As many of you know I’m a big fan of anything steampunk and I’m in love with this  must have stamp by Stampendous titled “Steam Pumpkin.”  A jack o’lantern head on a clockwork body makes this steampunk image perfect for Halloween or anytime.

Halloween Themed Clear Clipboard By Wendy Price

I  know I recently posted a card using this stamp but how cute is Mr. Steam Pumpkin on a Clear Scraps acrylic clipboard. Wendy used the Small Scallop Landscape Clipboard which is approximately 6.5″ x 9″.  You might want to pick up a couple because they’re perfect for home décor projects and holiday gifts. They also come in many different sizes and shapes. Click here and we’ll take a trip over to the Clear Scraps site so you can check out all the treasure they have to offer.


When was the last time you put together a delicious meal for under a $1.00 per serving? I know, pretty unheard of, isn’t it? Well, it gets even better because thanks to Beth we can have this yummy dish on the table in well under an hour. I love Beth’s philosophy that cooking on a budget doesn’t have to mean canned foods and ramen noodles.


This recipe makes about four side dish sized servings or you could beef it up by adding some chicken or even more vegetables (any grilled vegetable would be awesome with this). Want a little deeper flavor? Try topping it off with some Parmesan. All that’s left is to add a loaf of crusty bread  and you’re good to go.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you.


Saturdays With LeAnn

Halloween Treat Bags


I just love this time of year!  Fall, pumpkins, ghosts, skeletons, yummy treats, rich beautiful colors, and great memories are all wonderful things about October!  Halloween is one of my very favorite times of the year. Since it is fall and Halloween is coming soon, I thought it would be fun to share a few festive projects with you today.  I hope you will enjoy each one.  Remember it is still not too late to create some of your Halloween projects for this year!

Let’s Escape To The Woods By Lee-Anne Thornton

Don’t you just love fall?  Not only is the weather perfect, here in Utah the leaves are beginning to change colors and the season brings so many beautiful sites to see.  With that being said, it is the perfect time of year to take some pictures of those you love.  Can you just see your cherished photos on this wonderful fall layout?

Let's Escape To The Woods

Check out all of the delightful details of this beautiful fall layout designed by the very talented Lee-Anne Thornton. You will enjoy working with these amazing autumn colors from the collection Autumn Woods by Paper House Productions.  I highly recommend stopping by Love The Journey and checking out how Lee-Anne created this work of art.  You will enjoy many more of her fabulous projects as well.

Wishing You By Laura Bassen

If you are a fan of stamping and inking then you are going to absolutely love this darling card by Laura Bassen.  I fell in love with this fun stamp and die set titled You Matter.  Talk about being perfect for your cards, scrapbook layouts, or even your journals!  The sky is the limit with this fun set.

Wishing You

I don’t know about you, but it makes me so happy when I get to try new techniques, and especially when it comes to stamping and inking!  I would like to thank Laura for sharing her design with us today.  I hope you will take some time and visit her blog Doublestick Heaven.  You are sure to be uplifted by her talent and I know you will enjoy all of her projects

Frankie & Bride By Natalie Murdock

You do still have time to get those fun cards made and sent out.  I thought you might enjoy this adorable card of Frankie and his bride created by Natalie Murdock.  This card will make you want to pull out some of your fun festive Halloween papers and put your creative mind to work.

Frankie & Bride

With Halloween coming up, what a great way to celebrate by sharing your fun Halloween cards with friends and family.  You won’t want to miss out on all of the great tips that Natalie uses to create this darling card.  Come with me and I will take you over to Simply Sweet Stamping.  You will also find so many more of her wonderful projects – I promise you will be very inspired by Natalie’s talent.

Halloween Treat Bags By Audrey Pettit

I just love decorating for the season and making all kinds of treats for family and friends.  I enjoy taking little treats to neighbors and having some extra on hand for those who just pop over.  I ran across these spooky sweet treat bags created by the very talented Audrey Pettit using the fun dies from Sizzix and Tim Holtz.  I love the simplicity of these peek-a-boo packaging bags.  They just give enough of a tease to let your friends know what kind of treat they will be getting.

Halloween Treat Bags

These are not only so spooky cute but very quick and easy to make as well.  The best thing about these is that Audrey gives you a full step-by-step tutorial so you can easily recreate them on your own. You will have so much fun creating with the watercolor backgrounds and using the fun Halloween dies.  Let me take you on over to the Sizzix blog where once again you will be very inspired by Audrey. What a perfect way to package your treats or baked goods.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread By Nikki Gladd

This bread hits all the comfort spots of your soul.  This recipe is so easy to make and fills your house with a heavenly smell as it bakes.  It is unbelievably good and full of warm, sweet flavors. The process is very simple, the only hard part is waiting for the dough to rise.  But the end result is certainly worth the effort!

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Looking for something yummy to make for breakfast this weekend? Look no further!  Wouldn’t you love to start your morning off with these delicious cinnamon sugar pull aparts?  Click here and I will escort you on over to Seeded At The Table where you can receive the recipe from Nikki.  I guarantee you are going to love these and you won’t be able to eat just one or two!  Enjoy!

Thank you for spending a part of your Saturday with me.  I hope you are taking in every moment you can of this beautiful fall season, so relax and enjoy your weekend.  I look forward to seeing you back soon!

Freebie Friday: Halloween Crafting and a Contest!

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Hello, Weekly Scrapper friends! Isn’t it amazing that Halloween is only ten days away? Luckily that means there is still time to fit in some Halloween-themed projects. I think this is such a great holiday to create something for. I thoroughly enjoy Halloween – to my family it means a simple holiday of having fun and enjoying being together. Here’s wishing you and yours a very enjoyable Halloween week! We have shared some fun Halloween projects this month on Weekly Scrapper that I hope you have enjoyed. I wanted to also share some other posts with adorable Halloween projects that were some of my favorites, so read on!

Here’s a fabulous way to give a small gift for Halloween. Roree makes such amazing projects on our “Make It! Monday” posts, and I loved these Treat Cones that she shared with us last Halloween. Click HERE for all the details!


roree rumph_halloween_treat cones_2

There’s still time to wish someone special a Happy Halloween in a fabulous way.  Find all the info for this darling card, created by Becki Adams, HERE:

Halloween card by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo

Get the info on how to put together this fun and scrappy layout by Paige Evans right HERE.

Halloween 2014 by Paige Evans

It’s fun to pull out your supplies to get going on a new project. And isn’t it so much MORE FUN when you have a stash of new supplies to work with?! To make your scrapbooking/crafting/cardmaking even more enjoyable, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo wants to send a lucky winner a mystery box containing paper crafting supplies.

We’d love to deliver, right to the door of one lucky winner, a box full of crafting supplies.

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The trick is that you need to tell us in your comment what you’ve been crafting lately. Cards? Layouts? Home decor? We’d love to know! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and that you get some time this weekend to get crafty.

Don’t forget… if you want a chance to win this great prize from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you need to leave a comment on this post. Comment away!

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If you get a few minutes this weekend, remember that we have lots of amazing videos on YouTube. They are simply chock-full of tips you’ll love, as well as loads of inspiration. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next Friday for another Freebie Friday and a prize I know you’ll enjoy!

~ Pam