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Sticker Graffiti | Mid Week Mojo #36

Sticker Graffiti | Mid Week Mojo #36

I adore today’s steal, the Glitz rubon and sticker collections. I love being able to add some flair to my project without having to think too hard and today’s steal delivers that flair in a flash! I let the graffiti feeling of several of the collections be the drive behind my layout.

I thought it would be unique to combine lots of the different designs on the left hand side of my page to create my own graffiti wall.

I am also crazy about the little bits of bling that are on some of the Glitz stickers.

It’s a great use of multiple stickers and rubons, don’t you think?

In today’s steal there are also a bunch of stickers which are specific for titles. I love adding a title to my layout with absolutely zero effort.

Once again, you girls knocked it out of the park with last week’s creations. Every week you seem to truly go above and beyond and I can’t wait to see what you create using this week’s Mid Week Mojo.  To enter the random drawing, comment on this blog post with a link to your photo of this week’s Mojo page (a link to a photo from our Facebook fan page or personal blog) no later than Monday, April 4th at midnight.

We’d like to congratulate Jessica Laureano, the lucky random winner of Mid Week Mojo #35.

Jessica, please send us an email to service@scrapbooksteals.com with your address and we will get your prize sent out to you.

I’m going to hang up my Mid Week Mojo hat for a week and let Staci Jones take the stage next week.  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with.

Hope you have a fantastic Wednesday!

Winner announced upon notification. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older. One entry per person. Winnings are not for resale.

How To’sday | Paper Flowers by Jessica Laureano

Dimensional flowers are truly all the rage in the scrapbooking world right now. We’ve had such a great time seeing how our fans have made flowers using different techniques. Today Jessica Laureano has been kind enough to show us a technique to make flowers using paper circles.

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Step 1 : Punch eight small circles. I used my 1 inch circle punch.

Step 2 : Take 1 circle  and fold in half, then fold in half again for quartered folds. Open and lay flat.

Step 3 : Take the seven remaining circles and fold in adjacent segments as shown, creating a V shape in each.

Step 4 : Adhere the fold circles, one at a time, to the center of the quartered circle, using the folds as guides.

Step 5 : Finish with a button in the center.

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I have seen gorgeous flowers like this before, but didn’t know how to make them and couldn’t wait to try it out! I made this card in minutes.

Thank you Jessica! It’s been so great to see inspiration from so many of you. If you have a great idea that you’d like to see featured on How To’sday, please feel free to send photos and directions to me at kristy@stealnetwork.com.

Be sure to check in tomorrow at 9am for our next Mid Week Mojo.

Have a happy, scrappy day!

Five Ways to Use Ribbon | Monday Card Madness #26

Let’s face it, a girl can never have too much ribbon! Today’s steal, the Prima Ribbon Stackers, is the perfect option for expanding your ribbon stash in a cute and organized way. The patterns, textures and colors are a sure-fire fit for everyone’s creative needs.

For this week’s Monday Card Madness, I decided to step away from a sketch and challenge myself to use ribbon in five different ways.

The first card I made I had to apply the ribbon flower technique that Heather Conklin showed us last Tuesday on our How To’sday post. I simply love how this ribbon flower turned out!

Next, I wanted to show how you can make a fun border using little scraps of ribbons. Mix them up, stitch them down, and you’ve got yourself a great way to use up those little scraps and create an entirely unique embellishment.

I also made a card using a beautiful flower patterned ribbon to create a divider on my card.

Another technique that I like to do with ribbon is to create a hanger. It’s a fun way to anchor designs to the top of your creation.

Finally, I wanted to make a layered ribbon border. To make this border I simply used photo tape and taped down the ribbon in folds. It’s so easy to do and makes for a very elegant touch to a project.

So there you have it! I challenge you to show us how you love to use ribbon. Also don’t forget our challenge to send out joy. It’s been so fun for me this week hearing about my cards popping up around the country! I can’t wait to get these five sent out to brighten someone’s day.

After creating a card with your interpretive use of ribbon, post a photo to our Facebook fan page or personal blog, then leave a link with your creation as a comment on our blog to be entered into our monthly drawing for a little scrappy goodness. You have until Friday, April 1 at 11:59pm to post your March cards to be eligible for our drawing.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for another great How To’sday, this time brought to you by Jessica Laureano.

Contest ends Friday, April 1 at 11:59 pm. Winner announced upon notification. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older.

Make Your Own Princess Party!

Make Your Own Princess Party!

The long awaited return of the Imaginisce Enchanted collection has finally come! If you missed out last time, don’t delay as today’s steal is sure to fly. Not only is it fabulous for those scrapbook pages for your little princess, but it’s perfect the makings of a princess party.

As soon as I knew I’d be working with the Enchanted collection, I knew I wanted to piece together a little how to for easy birthday party ideas. First off we need an invite.

To make this invitation:

  • Make a card base from white cardstock  measuring 5.5  x 11″ and fold in half. Scallop the bottom of the card if desired and ink the edges.
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 5.25 x 4.5.” Ink edges and adhere to front of card toward the top, leaving a white border at the bottom.
  • Print out “It’s a Princess Party” onto white cardstock. Ink edges and adhere to front of card toward bottom of patterned paper.
  • Cut out a scalloped circle measuring 3″ in diameter. For Silhouette users, I used the Scallop Grid design. Ink edges and adhere to front of card.
  • Use a crown embellishment from Enchanted collection or other crown die cut. Ink edges and adhere with 3-D foam mounting squares on top of scalloped circle. For Silhouette users I used the crown from the Princess set. Add gem embellishments if desired.

Next we need to add a little decoration to the top of our cupcakes.

To make cupcakes toppers:

  • Cut out a scalloped circle out of white cardstock measuring 3″ in diameter. For Silhouette users I used the “circle scallop med” design. Ink edges.
  • Cut out a thin circle measuring 2″ in diameter.  Adhere to top of scalloped circle.
  • Use embellishments from Enchanted collection or other die cut crown.  Ink edges and adhere to front of circles using 3D mounting squares.
  • Embellish with sticker glass from Enchanted collection.
  • Affix to a toothpick and insert into top of cupcake.

Of course a party isn’t complete without a thank you goodie bag.

To make gift bags:

  • Find small paper bags in party section of the store.
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock  measuring just smaller than the front of the gift bag. Ink edges and adhere to front.
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring just smaller than the piece of white cardstock, so that a thin white border will show.  Ink edges and adhere to front of white cardstock.
  • Cut a piece of different patterned paper in a strip measuring 1.5″ tall and the width of the patterned paper for the front of the bag. Scallop edges if desired, ink and adhere to front of bag toward bottom of bag.
  • Fold a silk flower in half and adhere to the front of bag on top of scalloped patterned paper strip.
  • Use the carriage stamp from the Enchanted collection and stamp onto white cardstock. Scallop edges if desired. Ink and adhere on top of patterned paper.
  • Trim patterned paper leaving a 1/8″ around the edge of stamped image block. Ink edges and adhere to top of silk flower using 3D foam squares.
  • Add additional accents if desired.
  • Print out name tags, ink and attach to handle of bag with ribbon from Enchanted collection.

One more addition to make the princess party complete—a photo frame to preserve the memory of the day.

To make frame:

  • Paint back and sides of wooden photo frame with acrylic paint that coordinates with patterned papers.
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper to cover the front surface of the frame. I find this easiest to do by laying the frame face down on the back side of patterned paper and tracing the edges with a pencil. Ink edges and adhere to front of frame.
  • Cut another piece of patterned paper measuring about 1/4″ smaller from the outside edge than the base layer of paper. Round and ink edges. Adhere to front of frame on top of the other patterned paper.
  • Cut out a scalloped circle from white cardstock measuring 3″ in diameter. Ink edges and adhere to lower right hand corner of frame.
  • Cut out a scalloped circle from patterned paper measuring 3″ in diameter. Ink edges and adhere to top of white circle using 3D foam squares.
  • Add castle from sticker glass to center of circle.
  • Tie bow out of ribbon and adhere to top of frame.

Now most importantly, may your princess birthday party live happily ever after!

A La Carte, What’s Your Pick? | Mid Week Mojo #35

A La Carte, What’s Your Pick? | Mid Week Mojo #35

There’s something I truly love about a la cart offerings, and today’s steal, the A La Carte collection kit by American Crafts collection is of no exception. It’s nice having a little bit of this and a little bit of that and this kit truly delivers just enough of so many different color schemes that it’s sure to please even the pickiest scrappers.

I was so drawn to the red, yellow and green combo that I used papers with those colors to create this week’s Mojo.

I love the combination of bold and subtle patterns which work so well together.

You can’t beat the booklet of alphabet rubons, which I used to create my title.

I switched the sketch up a little bit for my layout since I found I had more than a few sentences that I wanted to say.  I simply moved my title to the bottom of the page and added my journaling across the center of the layout.

The creations from last week’s sketch have truly been some of my favorites. It’s so fun to see you all offer ideas and inspiration to each other. And now for our lucky random winner.  Congrats to Charity Hotrum-Becker!

I hope you enjoy this week’s sketch as much as last week’s. I can’t believe we are half way through to our next big giveaway.  To enter, comment on this blog post with a link to your photo of this week’s Mojo page (a link to a photo from our Facebook fan page or personal blog) no later than Monday, March 28 at midnight in order to be eligible for our weekly drawing.

As always…scrap happy!  :)

Winner announced upon notification. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older. One entry per person. Winnings are not for resale.