American Crafts Glitter Ribbon | December Blog Hop

It’s that time again to be inspired by our amazing blog hop designers! They’ve taken today’s steal, American Crafts Glitter Ribbon, to the next level! If you’re looking for new and innovative ways to use these ribbons then sit back, relax and be inspired.

Enter to win a $20 gift code:

Visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment at every stop along the way (including this post). Be this month’s random lucky winner by leaving a comment on one of the eight blogs! So without further delay, here’s the line up:

  1. ScrapbookSteals (You are here—leave a comment!)
  2. Playing with Paper – Julie Evers
  3. In the Cat Cave – Cathy Caines
  4. PaperAndI – Stephanie Dang
  5. Cards by Alice Carman – Alice Carman
  6. Scribblin’ & Scrappin’ – Deb Routledge

You have until 11:59 MT on Sunday, December 16, to make your comment. Have a great time hopping!

If you would like to take part as a designer in one of the Scrapbook Steals blog hops, please contact Kerys at

Carta Bella Merry & Bright Collection | Mid Week Mojo

Jade – Week 2 of 10
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The Carta Bella Merry & Bright Collection has so many gorgeous papers, stickers and embellishments, you won’t know what to use first! It has fun, bright papers and patterns and it really is perfect for girls and boys. The coordinating chipboard accents, layered chipboard, and decorative brads really do finish off the collection perfectly. Here is this week’s sketch (a little different from the norm!) – hope you like it!

And here is my layout:

I think I managed to use almost every little embellishment! I just LOVE the bright colors and patterns.

You girls totally rocked Jessica’s sketches last week. Our lucky random winner for the week is Bev Code.

Bev – such an adorable Christmas layout! I love the traditional colors and banner! Please let our customer service know you are this week’s winner in an email with your address to and we will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!

Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. If you’re new to our Mid Week Mojo series, you can find all of the fantastic details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

Don’t forget to come back on Friday for this month’s Blog Hop! I’ve seen a sneak peek of all the fantastic projects – believe me – your not going to want to miss this one! :-)

How To’sday | Christmas Gift Tags

Today’s How To’sday by Amy Coose shows you just how quick and easy it can be to make simple Christmas gift tags! They’re perfect for using all those scraps of paper you’ve been hoarding!

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Hey there, I am so happy to be popping onto the blog today with a quick technique share. We’ve all seen the Christmas trees created from different strips of paper, which is an awesome way to use up those scraps.  I decided I would create a set of tags inspired by the strips of paper.  Here’s what I created.

First I gathered my supplies, some Christmas themed papers along with some more neutral papers.

Then I stamped a pattern on my tag bases.

I created the tree tag first. I just cut each strip a bit smaller than the last.

I used a pencil to lightly draw a triangle for my stitching, added a star and some glitter and it was finished.

For my second tag, I started by cutting several strips down to 1 1/2 inches, then drew a circle on the tag to use as a guide.

Then I created the wreath shape just glueing down the end at the center. When I had it completed, I stitched around the center, and curled up the ends just a bit.

My third tag might be my favorite. I used more 1 1/2 inch pieces and just glued them down the middle of the tag. Then I lightly sketched a star to use as a guide for my stitching.

Here is another look at the final project.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my project!

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Amy – thank you so much for sharing with us today! The tags look great and I love the fact that it is nice and simple to do!

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

Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for our next installment in the Mid Week Mojo Jade series!


MME 6×6 Holiday paper pads | Monday Craft Madness #4

The My Mind’s Eye 6×6 Holiday paper pads are SO adorable my obsession for 6×6 paper pads just grows! There are a great mix of pads to ‘steal,’ from bright, fun colors and patterns to the more traditional MME papers everyone loves. This week’s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Use at least two different paper collections!

I chose to use My Mind’s Eye ’12 days of Christmas’ and My Mind’s Eye ‘Tis the Season’ paper pads. The colors go together so well you really can mix and match! I’ll show you how…

First, I found this adorable paper Christmas tree on Pinterest, and I knew it would be perfect to use with the 6×6 paper pads. All you need is a polystyrene cone (mine is 9 inches in height), paper pads, and pins. I cut 3/4″ strips of the papers from both pads, put the ends together, and pinned them into place! I cheated a little with the star on the top and used two gift bows stuck together! Super quick and easy to do!

I also wanted to try out some mini cracker treat boxes. They’re perfect for my children to give to their friends at Christmas. I love the 6×6 papers with smaller designs and they worked so well for this project. I just cut out the shape using my cutting machine, embellished with the different papers, and was done!

Lastly, I made a card. I used papers from both pads which coordinated so perfectly. A touch of stitching, twine, brads, a sentiment stamp, and pop dots to give it more dimension – and another simple card was done!

Today’s steal is just going to feed my obsession with 6×6 paper pads. I will definitely be picking up a few more! I hope I have inspired you to join in this week’s Monday Craft Madness challenge to use at least 2 different paper collections! (Please add the names of the collections you used when you link up in the comments below.)

If you’d like to enter to win the December 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 leave a comment on with a link to it on our blog. We’ll choose a random winner and they’ll be the lucky recipient of a $20 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 Design Team member Amy Coose!

Carta Bella Alphabet Junction

I love what Fall Design Team member Liz Qualman has done with today’s steal, the Carta Bella Alphabet Junction collection. This collection is bright and colorful, and comes with so many papers, chipboard embellishments, and brads. She definitely rocked it!

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Looking for some adorable children’s scrapbook collections at an unbeatable price?  You need to check out the Carta Bella Alphabet Junction collection at today!  It has the most wonderful textured cardstock and patterns that are perfect for the little guys and girls in your life.  I made this fun, bright page about my little guy.

There are super cute sentiments and fun patterns to document your memories like this preschool photo of my son.  I really liked how there were plenty of places to hand write my journaling and how the texture of both the paper and the chipboard helped me avoid smudging.   The miniature stitching on this sticker is a wonderful detail.

I especially love how coordinated the cardstock stickers, chipboard pieces and patterned paper are in this collection and how they work together in clusters.  I used the alphabet stickers to make the title and then continued the sentiment with the cardstock sticker phrases.

It’s fun to use banners as a design element and make each of the embellishments part of the effect.  I cut banners out of some of the cardstock paper and then I snipped the ends of the cardstock sticker phrases to complete the banner look.

I thought it would be fun to use the Alphabet Junction patterned paper and stickers to create a more mature card.  This Delightful Stripe patterned paper used on the flip side with the XO pattern made a great focal point for the design of this romantic card.

The cardstock stickers are from the Carta Bella collection, but the clear stickers are from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I used two of my Martha Stewart punches to make the border and leaves.

This card took very little time and is focused around one of the alpha cards.  I added the chipboard title and the cardstock banner sticker to pull it together for a fun everyday card.

Love how the chipboard pops off the card and the light pink is such a fun color and contrast to the darker pinks in the papers.

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Liz – I love all of your projects! You make it look so easy! You have certainly inspired me to ‘steal’ today! I just want to say a hugethank you to Liz for being a member of our Fall Design Team. I have loved seeing each and every one of your projects – you are such a talented lady. Liz will be posting one last project on How To’sday on CHRISTMAS DAY! Be sure to check back in!

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