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How To’sday | Ribbon Flowers by Heather Conklin

Now that you are all stocked up with homemade glue spots using last week’s tip by Heather Conklin, I want to show you an amazing way to use those jumbo-sized glue spots.  Heather shows us how to make a darling ribbon flower embellishment.

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1. After creating the perfect-sized glue spot and letting it dry, tie a knot in a ribbon. I just left the ribbon on the spool, and cut when I knew the flower was almost done.

How to make a ribbon flower

2. Start folding and sticking the ribbon, while wrapping it around and around the glue circle. Whenever you need to, smash the ribbon into the glue.

ribbon flowers

3. Slowly peel off the glue flower, stick the edge of the ribbon onto the back of the glue spot.

ribbon flower how to make a fabric flower

4. STICK YOUR AWESOMENESS SOMEWHERE!

This glue is über-sticky, so make sure that you put it exactly where you want it. :)

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Thank you once again Heather for this amazing, money-saving technique! I know I for one can’t wait to get making some of these adorable ribbon flowers. Be sure to check back next How To’sday for another great flower technique, this time brought to you by our friend Jessica Laureano.

If you have an idea that you’d like to see featured on How To’sday then don’t be shy!  Send along your photos and directions to kristy@stealnetwork.com and maybe one day you will be the star of How To’sday.

Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo!

Cards in a Snap! | Monday Card Madness #25

Cards in a Snap!  | Monday Card Madness #25

I can’t think of any product that is more fitting to help us celebrate twenty five weeks of Monday Card Madness, than today’s steal, the Pebbles card making stickers and chips.  These two products truly make card making come together in a snap!

For this week’s sketch, I made the design to highlight the circle stickers.

With the triple sticker sets it’s really easy to duplicate the design of a card and make three of them in the same sitting. For me it’s the initial creation of a card that is the challenge and duplicating them is a breeze. Another great thing about the sticker sets is the huge variety of sentiments and designs to choose from. The circle stickers really add the perfect touch with so little effort.

The cute mini chips are also perfect embellishments (but doesn’t mini anything at all = cuteness?)

I had a great time making all of these cards and the Pebbles product made them come together so easily. Don’t forget our challenge to send out joy! I know any one of your cards sent to another would truly bring a smile to someone’s face.

Also remember after creating your cards, post them to our Facebook fan page or personal blog, then leave a link with your creation as a comment on our blog to be entered into our monthly drawing for a little scrappy goodness.

Hope you have an incredibly crafty week! Be sure to check in tomorrow for part II of Heather’s How To’sday tutorial showing how to make ribbon flowers with the huge glue spots that she showed us how to make last week.

Winner announced upon notification. 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.

Fantastic Friday | So Sophie

I have a little confession to make. I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but when I was taking photos of today’s steal, the My Minds Eye, So Sophie, Graceful and Savvy collections, my eyes got a little misty. Okay, a tear dropped…it was just one of those days. Yeah, that’s my excuse.

Why would I get so emotional about a scrapbook product? Simply put, it’s gorgeous. It has been a long time since a product has moved me so profoundly before even creating with it.

I went to the store looking for something fun to play with and $3.00 later I settled upon these wooden plaques to alter.

I picked out a few of my favorite sheets of papers and turned to my Silhouette for some fun shapes to cut out. I also had to use some of the amazing stickers and die cuts that come with the So Sophie collections and satisfied my Glimmer Mist addiction and with a little Old Lace to everything.

How to make wooden plaques How to make wood pictures Wood plaque projects

I love how these turned out. Who knows, maybe I even shed a little tear of happiness because they were so fun to make—but that will forever be my secret.  ;)

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m sure that a lot of you have been waiting for this day to find out who the lucky random winner of April Mid Week Mojo guest sketcher spot is. Thanks to random.org, we will be treated by seeing a layout from none other than our Fancy Pants lovin’ friend, Staci Jones!

Staci is one incredibly gifted scrapbooker and I know that whatever she creates for us is going to be an absolute treat!  Her pages are always filled with humor, color, fun photos and most often a little Fancy Pants too!

Staci, thank you for being willing to share your talents with us.  I for one cannot wait to see what you create for our first Wednesday in April.

Now for our other lucky random winner.  A huge congrats sent out to commenter number #18, Amber, who is the new owner of the “Journaling Jumpstarts” box.

Amber, if you can send your address to orders@stealnetwork.com we will get your journaling idea box sent out to you.

I hope you have a great day!  Be sure to check in tomorrow to see what Fantastic Friday holds in store.

Let’s Celebrate a Little Freestyle | Mid Week Mojo #34

I was excited when I knew I’d be working with one of Teresa’s collections to create this weeks Mid Week Mojo. I love her style where shabby meets eclectic, and chic meets timeless style.  Today’s choice of steals, the Freestyle Album Kit or the Celebrate Album Kit both allow Teresa’s true style to shine.

I used the Freestyle collection as it’s been a long time since I’ve created a deliciously girly girl layout. I figured these papers would be perfect to create a layout about my recently painted pink piggies!

Now some of you are probably wondering why I used a mini album kit to create a layout, but I wanted to show how even a pre-designed kit can be filled with inspiration for creating other projects.

I turned to Teresa’s amazing full-color instruction manual and used it as my inspiration for creating today’s sketch.

I used my Silhouette to cut out some butterflies to replicate the butterflies in the Freestyle kit.

I also added one of the punch out die cuts since there are a ton to choose from.

Teresa’s kits come with so much product that I will have absolutely no problem creating my Mojo layout and the mini album.

Also, I’m kind of a sucker for birthday-themed product, not so much for making birthday layouts, but I truly cannot wait to use Teresa’s Celebrate album kit to actually preserve a birthday memory without having to stress about the design.

Now it’s time for our lucky weekly winner.  A huge congrats goes out to Becky Walters, our random winner for this week!

I absolutely love the title of Becky’s layout as it truly captures the moment of such a wonderful occasion. Becky, please email us your address to orders@scrapbooksteals.com and we will get a prize sent out to you.

I hope you have fun with this week’s sketch. It’s always such a treat to see how each of you interpret the inspiration. To enter, comment on this blog post with a link to your photo of this week’s Mojo page (a link to a photo from our Facebook fan page or personal blog) no later than Monday, March 21 at midnight in order to be eligible for our weekly drawing.

As always…scrap happy!  :)

Winner announced upon notification. 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. One entry per person. Winnings are not for resale.