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We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards | Monday Craft Madness #45

Since working in the crafting world friends and family always seem to pick me for projects. This year my project is to create little gifts for all of the grandkids for the family Christmas party. So today for Monday Craft Madness I was excited tot ry to use the  We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards and Clearly Bold Acetate Paper to create some cute boxes for little gifts. Luckily for me, someone else has to buy the little gifts. So today’s theme is:

Clear

Create something with a clear element; a shaker box, a die cut or an entire clear box. Here’s what I created:

I chose the Candy Box Punch Board and I love the different sizes you can create with this board.

I have to admit that punching through the acetate was a little challenging, but I love the result.  I can’t wait for the kids to try to steal each other’s presents since they can sort of see through the packaging.

 

The boxes were actually pretty easy to make, these punch boards are genius and once you get the hang of it you can create boxes, candy boxes, gift bags, and pillow boxes for days.  Instructions for all of the punch boards can be found here. Go create!

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until January 2nd to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #44 – Gift Giving

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

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That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

Teresa Collins Candy Cane Lane | Monday Craft Madness #44

The holidays are different for me. I used to love wrapping presents and surprising my kids. Well they are all now teenagers and the fun and magic have dwindled a little bit. It seems all they want for Christmas this year is gift cards.  Not terribly fun for me to give, but if that’s what they want I guess I will have to play along. Today for Monday Craft Madness I tried to use a creative way to give my daughter gift cards from some of her favorite places. I used Teresa Collins’ Candy Cane Lane Collection to make this fun gift card holder….. So today’s theme is:

Gift-Giving

I’ve used this process to create mini albums before, this time the gift cards fit perfectly. I was able to create the base of this mini album with ONE sheet of 12×12 cardstock. Here’s what I created:

Here is a pattern you can use to create something similar. Score and fold along the dotted lines and cut along the solid line.  You are scoring horizontally 2 inches from the top and 2 inches from the bottom, and across the middle at 6 inches. Then scoring vertically every three inches. Cut along your middle score from the side to the first score at the 3 inch mark.

 

Then simply fold up the 2″ flaps and then in half at your 6″ score. Fold either side of the paper accordion style. Use your favorite adhesive to hold the whole thing together, slip in your gift cards and embellish how you like. Voila! – a perfect gift for a picky teenager.

 

I also added some of the 3×4 cards that come in this collection to the inside of the pockets but you don’t need to do that. I only decided to do that because the paper I chose had words and they ended up upside down when I folded up my mini album.

 

 

 

Hopefully she will like it.  We would love to see and hear about some of your hand made gift giving ideas – the holidays are getting closer and closer!

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This is a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, and our last one of 2014! You have until January 2nd to play along.

 

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Now for the winner from our last month’s Monday Craft Madness. Congrats to: Kimberli Bean!

Kimberli,  please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and include your address and tell them you are our Monday Craft Madness Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!

Echo Park Through the Year | Monday Craft Madness #43

When we had our retreat a few months ago I was able to travel with some lovely ladies around to see some of our local manufacturers. We went to visit Echo Park and Madison showed us some new collections. Their Through the Year Collection twas one of those. I got excited about the calendar theme of this collection. I dreamed of making calendars for grandma for Christmas, a birthday calendar and a goal calendar. I decided to day to make the start of a goal-themed calendar so I have something to look to for next year. So today’s theme is:

Goal-oriented

Create something that showcases a goal you have achieved or hope to achieve.   Here’s what I created:

 

I am hoping I can flip through this calendar each month of next year and accomplish a goal I planned ahead. Everyone wish me luck! Check out some more of the pages.

Here’s hoping that looking at something bright and happy will help me accomplish some of my goals for next year.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until November 28th to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #42

Monday Craft Madness #41

 

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Crate Paper Open Road | Monday Craft Madness #42

A couple of months ago I was able to go on a little road trip with my two daughters to see a One Direction concert in California. It was a great time as they are getting older and may fly out of our nest at any time. When I saw the  Crate Paper Open Road Collection I decided to make a sort of mood board/bucket list. Hopefully we can take more road trips before my girls actually grow up all the way. Creating this  Monday Craft Madness was so fun as I imagined road trips across the country with my daughters. So today’s theme is:

Bucket List

Create something that shows off your bucket list. It can be a layout, a mini album or a wall hanging. Here’s what I created:

 

Our bucket list just started and with the binder rings we can keep adding to our list. I can’t wait for this summer and the start of our adventures.

First up is Fenway Park in Boston. Samantha is a huge baseball fan and the Rex Sox in particular. Our second stop is the Mall of America in Minnesota. I have been lucky enough to be there several times teaching at scrapbooking events. Samantha has always wanted to go with me and it has never worked out.  Now that she is older, we can totally plan the trip.

 

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until November 28th to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #41

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below! That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project! At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Lifestyle Crafts Evolution Advanced | Monday Craft Madness #41

Since today starts Gift Week here at Steals.com, we wanted to show off the new Lifestyle Crafts Evolution Advanced Die Cutting System to Now, this die cutting machine has super cool advanced features we want to share with you all. So today for Monday Craft Madness we don’t have a typical theme, we just wanted to share…

The new Evolution Advanced includes the following features:

  • Suction cup feet for no slip cranking
  • Easy fold up design for lightweight, on-the-go crafting
  • Extra built in storage to organize crafting supplies
  • Optional hand crank or motor system

Check out some things you can make with this awesome machine:

With the simplicity of a turn dial system, crafters can die-cut, letterpress and emboss without the hassle of figuring out which mat combinations to use. Instead, the adjustable dial system not only adapts to each craft medium, but specifically to the thickness of the paper also. “There’s no longer a need to use multiple mat combinations for each type of project, and no other tool out there does all of that,” ecstatically explains We R Memory Keepers President Andrew Hiller. He continues, “The new Evolution Advanced literally changes how crafters create with one tool, one mat, and one turn dial system, so they can focus on creating.”

The Evolution Advanced has an attachable motor (sold separately). This gives crafters the option of converting the Evolution Advanced into a motorized tool or leaving it as a hand crank system, by simply snapping and locking the handle or motor in place, and then storing the handle in one of its side storage compartments.

 

 

The Evolution Advanced is lightweight and portable with a fold up or fold down design, making it perfect for stay-at-home or on-the-go crafting. When the Evolution Advanced is folded down, the suction feet on its underside securely hold the tool in place. The Evolution Advanced is also compatible with most leading brand die-cuts, embossing folders, and platforms.

Use the dies offered on today’s steal to create your own custom gift boxes this holiday season. Imagine these created out of Holiday Pattern Papers?

For today’s Monday Craft Madness tell us your favorite home-made gift giving projects by filling in the form below.

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This is a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until November 28th to play along.

 

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize,  fill out the form below!

That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Now for the winner from our last month’s Monday Craft Madness. Congrats to: Tiffany Sanders!

Tiffany, please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and include your address and tell them you are our Monday Craft Madness Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!