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How To’sday | Altering Thickers by Brittany Perry

How To’sday | Altering Thickers by Brittany Perry

One of ScrapbookSteals very own, Brittany Perry has done it again! This week Brittany shows us some amazing ways to alter one of our very favorite embellishments, Thickers, to suit our every scrappy need.

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I love Thickers — all of them! I have found that I often use the same ones on multiple layouts, which can get a little boring. I recently began altering Thickers to change things up a little bit. Here are a few ideas I have tried so far.

On these two sets of Thickers, I used rub-ons. It is such an easy, fast, mess free way to customize them:

On this set, I felt like the title was blending too much into the patterned paper, so I used a KI Memories stamp, a little brown ink, and added a little color and pattern.

This title just seemed a little boring to me. The layout already had paisleys on it, so I thought the KI Memories paisley stamp would be a great way to change these Thickers.

On these foam Thickers, I used some Versamark watermark ink, some Zing embossing powder, and another KI Memories stamp to add some color and glimmer. 

I thought glimmer mist would be another easy way to change Thickers. On this set of yellow Thickers, I sprayed some “brick” colored glimmer mist, which I think gave the word “animal” an animal-like feel!

Some other ideas for altering Thickers include:

  • adding stickers or rhinestones
  • sanding them to remove some of the color or give them a distressed look
  • adding distress crackle paint
  • adding ink (from a colored stamp pad – I especially love
    this on white glitter Thickers)
  • draw/doodle on them with a pen or marker

I think the possibilities are endless! And you can have completely unique, one of
a kind Thickers!

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Thank you so much Brittany for your amazing ideas on how to alter Thickers. Remember if you have a great idea that you’d love to see featured on How To’sday, you can send images and directions to kristy@stealnetwork.com.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo and an amazing sketch from our June guest sketcher.

Have a great day!

Oliver | Monday Card Madness #35

Oliver | Monday Card Madness #35

If you feel like you’re seeing a little bit of deja vu, then you’re not mistaken! Today’s steal, the Oliver collection by Basic Grey is just what you mommies to little boys have been waiting for. I was beyond delighted when I realized I’d be creating with this fantastic collection for cards since I had so much fun creating with Olivia last week.

Just like the Olivia collection, the Oliver collection is filled with amazing distressed designs and fantastic embellishments. I love how the patterns go together with ease, so I decided to create a sketch that allowed snippets from five different prints.

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I flipped the sketch on the side and created a couple of more cards.

I loved the papers so much that I ditched the sketch and created one more card that allowed more of the cute monkey paper to be seen.

I hope you’ve been sending out joy! All of these cards will be finding their way to someones mailbox or they will be a part of the card swap that ScrapbookSteals is hosting. If you haven’t heard the news, here are the details.

Card Swap Details

  • Create 10 cards of any variety, signed on the back (we all want to know who made what).
  • Cards must include envelopes.
  • Mail the cards to our warehouse, to be received no later than June 3oth. (ScrapbookSteals, ATTN: Card Swap, 2181 S. California Ave., #400, Salt Lake City, UT  84104).
  • Email me at kristy@stealnetwork.com once your cards have shipped so that I know whose cards to be on the lookout for.
  • I will then swap the cards and return cards from ten different artists to you.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Don’t forget to be eligible for this month’s card drawing, your creations will need to be posted to our Facebook fan page or personal blog no later than Friday, June 3rd at 11:59pm MST. Post a link to your creations on the applicable blog post if possible. You have a few more days so get scrappy!

Winner announced upon notification and will be chosen with random.org. The contact information you provide will not be shared and will only be used to notify winners. Click here to read our full privacy notice. Winnings are not for resale. 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.


ScrapbookSteals 9pm Giveaway Winner!

It has been so fun to start bringing you two steals a day here at ScrapbookSteals.com. Hope you all are enjoying the extra steal at 9pm. Now we are able to bring double the crafty goodness! It is so fun to read the stuff you’d like to see on here. You can be sure you will see some of your requests coming up as a steal.

Now for the best part — announcing the lucky winner of the $50 gift code. The winner is…
Amy Rowland!
Congratulations and thank you all for participating.
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Winner chosen with random.org. Winnings are not for resale. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Fantastic Friday | Using Transparencies in Scrapbooking

Fantastic Friday | Using Transparencies in Scrapbooking

After nearly 16 years of scrapbooking, I can’t recall a time that I’ve used a transparency overlay to create a scrapbook page. Luckily today’s steal, the Fancy Pants Transparencies Mega Kit, allowed me the opportunity to put an end to that nonsense! I guess I’ve always been a little intimidated by them, but after using them I can’t believe that I never gave it a try. Let’s just say transparency overlay = super easy scrapbook page.

To start with I chose three of the overlays that I thought would be fun to work with.

For the first layout I wanted to create on a white background so that the boldness of the green transparency could be true. It’s one thing to always be thinking about when working with overlays—what the final product is going to look like.

I built my page on a white piece of cardstock in a matter of seconds. I wanted Sarah’s name to be subtle after the overlay was in place so I used green letter stickers for a monochromatic look.

Next I attached the transparency on top of the white background using mini glue dots. I then added a few embellishments on top of the transparency to give dimension and my layout was complete!

I used the same technique on the next, building the page, adding the transparency, then adding embellishments on top for dimension.

You can see on this layout where I added some paper designs to the base of the layout, beneath the transparency, then added the transparency for the perfect finishing touch.

Now if you’re thinking to yourself “what on earth would I do with thirty overlays,” rest assured there are lots of uses for the transparencies.

I used one of the transparencies to create a simple and stunning card.

I created another card, cutting out a window of flowers on the front. I added a slice of transparency to the inside creating a fun window through to the inside of the card.

Last but not least I made a quick bottle wrap for a bottle of bath salts that I keep by my tub. The beauty of the transparency is that I can keep it by my tub and it doesn’t matter if it gets wet!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and don’t make the same mistake that I made — waiting 16 years to use transparencies!

Isn’t Life Fine and Dandy? | Mid Week Mojo #44

Isn’t Life Fine and Dandy? | Mid Week Mojo #44

Every once in awhile there is a scrapbook collection that is, well, spectacular! Today’s steal, the Fine and Dandy Collections by My Minds Eye is just that — mouthwatering!

I was tickled pink when I saw the Tickled Pink collection since I knew it would work so perfectly for photos of my recent trip to Pikes Market in Seattle, WA. Of course I had to create a two pager so that I could showcase only a fraction of the amazing eye candy that the market provided.

I love how perfectly happy and warm the papers are, which actually describes my trip perfectly. In fact, I didn’t believe that I could get a sunburn in Washington, but sure enough, I did.

The embellishments that come with the collection are truly the perfect addition to finish off a layout to perfection.

It was such a treat to see all of the interpretations of last week’s sketch. Our lucky random winner for this week is Erin Colby.

Erin has been a long time Mojo Maker and her layouts are always so fun and fresh. Congrats Erin! If you would please send your address to service@scrapbooksteals.com we will be happy to send a prize out to you.

Don’t forget in order to be eligible for next week’s drawing, this week’s mojo needs to be completed and uploaded to either our Facebook fan page or your own personal blog, by Monday, May 30 at 11:59pm.

Just one more thing before I leave you today, don’t forget to mark your calendars for our next online crop. It will be happening on June 24th. You can find all of the juicy details here!

Winner announced upon notification and will be chosen with random.org. The contact information you provide will not be shared and will only be used to notify winners. Click here to read our full privacy notice. Winnings are not for resale. 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.