We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass Collection | Monday Craft Madness #7

Today’s Monday Craft Madness comes to you from the awesome Kristy Lee! Those of you that attended the Scrapbook Steals Retreat this past October will have your own mini album just like this one, but I thought it was too good an opportunity to pass up for those who couldn’t attend. The We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass collection is full of fun cardstock, stickers, tags and chipboard — all you could ever need to make those precious school layouts and mini albums.  This week’s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Think mini!

It could be anything from making a mini album, using mini photos (eg. instagram), making a 6×6 page, using mini alphas….let your imagination run wild!

This is an 8×8 mini album that incorporates a great mix of papers, die cuts, stickers, tags and more into a fun and memorable school mini album. Here are the photos of each of the pages. Great inspiration to make one of your very own. :-)
Thank you for allowing us to show and feature your mini album on today’s Monday Craft Madness, Kristy! And as a bonus, Kristy has given us two of these kits to give away!
All you have to do to enter to win the WRMK mini album kit is enter this week’s MCM challenge ‘Think Mini!’ Easy huh?!
This week starts the next month of Monday Craft Madness (I know, it’s still officially December!) so we need to pick a winner!
Our random winner of the $20 gift code to ScrapbookSteals.com is… Brenda Ragsdale.

Please email service@steals.com and we will be happy to send a $20 gift code your way!

If you’d like to enter to win our January Monday Craft Madness prize:

Create a project (a card, layout, altered project, or any other craft your heart desires!) using any of our weekly themes! You have until the last Thursday of the month to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online. Just include a link to this post in your photo’s caption. :) To enter to win, simply leave a comment on our blog with the link to your project ! We’ll choose a random winner and they’ll be the lucky recipient of a $20 ScrapbookSteals.com gift code at the end of the month!

Just note that this is separate from Mid Week Mojo, so you’ll have at least two fun projects a week you can dive into. :)

Don’t forget to check back in with us tomorrow for a fun How To’sday post by our guest Jennifer Blomquist!


We R Memory Keepers Doodle Stampers

I love what Fall Design Team member Amy Coose has done with today’s steal, the We R Memory Keepers Doodle Stampers! Adding details with these stampers is so easy yet so effective. Amy, you did a fabulous job!

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I was thrilled to get to work with the We R Memory Doodle Stampers this month.  I had never used them before so I couldn’t wait to see what they could do. I am not a stamper, so I was a little nervous to use them.  Once I played around with them a bit, I realized how easy they were to use!  Once I got the hang of how they rolled, and how much pressure to use when rolling them, I was ready to get creating.
I have to say, my first layout was quite simple.  I just used the stampers as a border for the main portion of the design.  It was super easy, and I figured that even I couldn’t mess that up.  I really like the extra detail that simple stamped border adds.
When I was finished with the layout, I decided to use the roller once more along the top edge.
I knew I could figure out a way to use the stitched stamper, but the other two heads I received were a bit more challenging.  I finally came up with an idea that I loved.  I simply rolled the stamper along three different colors of card stock and then placed them behind the front heart cutout of my card.  I added some machine stitching, and tied a cute bow and it was done.  I love how this turned out.
I loved using the stampers, they were easy to use and produced a crisp image.  You do have to experiment with how much pressure to use when rolling them so that you don’t get extra ink marks around the image, but that was easy enough to figure out.  They are fun to use, and I enjoyed using them in my projects!

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Amy – I love all of the projects you have made over your DT term! You make it all look so easy! I just want to say a huge thank you for everything you have done and we hope to still see you on the blog and on Facebook in the future. :)

Thanks for stopping by everyone and be sure to tune in again on Monday for a new Monday Craft Madness with a special guest designer!

Last Chance for the Holiday Clearance Countdown!

The Holiday Clearance Countdown has come to a close and today is your last chance to snag those steals! Check the BabySteals, KidSteals, and ScrapbookSteals advent calendars for steals you missed before the archive closes until the new year. 

Add items from the BabySteals, KidSteals, ScrapbookSteals, and SheSteals archive sales to take advantage of today’s $5 flat rate shipping! But hurry! The archives will be closing and carts will be emptying at 9am MT December 27th. 

Archive Sale | Inspiration!

Today is the $5 Flat Rate Shipping Archive Sale across all STEALS.com sites! As there is no Mid Week Mojo this week (don’t forget – we have given you an extra week to complete your layouts!) I thought I would give you some inspiration using products from the archive.

First off is American Crafts Shoreline Collection this was one of my favorite products to work with when I was on The Summer Design Team!

Next we have Echo Park’s Everday Eclectic & So Happy Together – I love the bright colors and fun elements in these collections.

We also have another of my favorites in the archive – My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Collection – I just love the soft colors and all the embellishments that come with every MME collection!

And lastly, Pink Paislee’s Indigo Bleu Collection. I love the blues and yellows in this collection – perfect for boy or girl layouts!

 There are so many more products available in the archive and some great steals you don’t want to miss out on!

Don’t forget to come back on Friday for the final post from Fall Design Team member Amy Coose!

How To’sday | Re-covering Gift Boxes

Today’s How To’sday by Liz Qualman is super cute –  I will certainly be trying this one myself!

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Merry Christmas!  Have you done a lot of baking and need to share the goodies with some with your friends and neighbors before you eat them all yourself?  Why not deliver them in a special container to hold all of the delectable creations?  I found this snowman shaped box at my local grocery store (on sale since it was so close to Christmas).  It was already somewhat decorated, but I decided to make it even more adorable by recovering it with one of my favorite holiday collections from Simple Stories called Handmade Holidays (how fitting).
I chose two pieces of patterned paper to line the outside of the box.  Then I measured and cut the strips of paper, matching up patterns where I could since it took more than one strip to go around the box.  Then I used a tape runner and glue gun to adhere the paper to the box.  I would recommend using something like Modge Podge to seal the paper to the box in order to make it more durable and ready for a second use.
To recreate the design, I used a plain piece of copy paper to trace some of the elements on the box and then cut them out as a pattern.  Then I used the pattern to trace on the papers I selected to fit my own style.  Pop dots on the buttons and part of the scarf make the design more fun and dimensional.
Finally I added some sentiments with cardstock stickers from Simple Stories Handmade Collection.  This will be a fun gift for a neighbor or a friend.

Hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday week!

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Liz, thank you so much for sharing with us today! This is such a cute idea – perfect for any neighbour gift! I just wanted to say a big thank you to Liz for being a part of our Fall Design Team – you have shown us so many wonderful things over the last three months. We hope to see you around the community and on our Facebook page.

If you have an idea that you would like to share as a How To’sday tutorial, please send your photos and directions to ksharrock@steals.com.

Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for some inspiration!