Tim Holtz

How To’sday | DIY Ombre Glitter

We hopped on the ombre bandwagon for this How To’sday with Tim Holtz Distress Glitter.


1) Create 5 different shades of glitter: the two pure hues, the darker hue mixed with a little of the lighter shade, a 50/50 blend, and the lighter hue mixed with a litter dark.

2) Apply regular old glue.

3) Swipe the glue onto cardstock using a thick business card for a flat application.

4) Sprinkle the glitter starting with the ends and make your way toward the middle.

5) Shake off excess glitter and keep it as a “middle” base for your next ombre project. Just add a little light or dark to it.

This is a very simple idea that can be used on anything from crafts to cards. Get creative and go wild with it — use complementary or contrasting colors! In the future, I think I’m going to make ombre glittered tea lights using this method.


scrapbookSTEALS Pinspiration Giveaway!

It’s National Craft Month and we want to celebrate! Get Pinspired with our favorite scrapbookSTEALS blog projects and you can win a Bo Bunny prize package with their NEW fabulous paper collections, valued at over $100.

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The Projects

Simply Spring Cards

Imaginisce Petal Roller Tutorial

Chalk Cloud Background Tutorial

Foxy Mixed Media Tutorial

7 Gypsies Mini Receipt Holder

American Crafts DIY Ribbon Bracelet

American Crafts Ribbon Bracelet

Kaisercraft Robot

Authentique Calendar

Tim Holtz Burlap Panels

Plaid with Alcohol Ink Tutorial

Crate Paper Pinwheel

Teresa Collins Valentine

Gesso Stencil Card Tutorial

Instagram Banner

Splendid Sunshine Layout


Archive Sale! | Monday Craft Madness #9

We love Archive Sale time around here. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on all of your favorite STEALS along with a killer shipping rate. So today for Monday Craft Madness instead of having one project to show off using one STEAL, we decided to show off some of our favorites….. So today’s theme is:

Favorite Projects

Show off some of your favorite projects, techniques or products. Here are some of our faves:

I love making mini albums, such a sense of accomplishment in finishing  a whole project. This Farmhouse Paper Market Square mini album was so fun to make. Find the collection here.

I personally loved using Tim Holtz’s Burlap Panels to create a tribute to my Mother. Create your own here.

We used Authentique Paper’s Smitten collection to make a set of coupons. Perfect for any time of the year to show someone you love how you feel. Find the kit here.

These are just a few of our favorites, we can’t wait to see some of yours.

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We are starting a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until April 4th to play along.

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!