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Fancy Pants Designs Time for Spring Collection | Monday Craft Madness #19

The Fancy Pants Designs Time for Spring Collection is such a super cute collection, I loved creating this week’s projects. The collection is girly with lots of fun flowers and teapots in pinks, browns, blues and creams. There are adorable die cut words, flowers and frames, and coordinating alphabet stickers that finish off this collection perfectly. This week’s Monday Craft Madness theme…

Tea for Two!

Use the tea party/picnic theme, or use the number two as part of your title/sentiment  on your projects!

DIY handmade tea party crafts

The first thing you need for the tea party is an invitation! I decided to cut out a teapot shape on my Silhouette and use this for the front of the card.

DIY handmade party invitation using FP Time for Spring Collection

The papers are just perfect for  cute little teapot, and I love the word and flower die cuts for a little added decoration.

DIY handmade party invitation using FP Time for Spring Collection

I then decided to make a cute little ‘teabag’ gift bag.

DIY handmade teabag gift bag using FP Time for Spring Collection

Again, I used my silhouette with the matching papers and embellishments. This is definitely MY cup of happy!

DIY handmade teabag gift bag using FP Time for Spring Collection

And lastly, you can’t go to a tea party without cakes! I decided to cover this plain white cupcake box with the same papers.

DIY handmade cupcake box using FP Time for Spring

I first used a brown ink pad to ink around all of the edges of the box, so that there were no white edges showing after I had covered the box with papers. I then just measured each side, inked the edges of the papers and stuck them on!

DIY handmade cupcake box using FP Time for Spring

The die cuts were then added to the front for decoration and to tie all the pieces together.

DIY handmade cupcake box using FP Time for Spring

I hope I have inspired you to start work on your ‘tea for two’ projects this week. Remember, they can be any project you like – there are so many possibilities!

And in case you haven’t had a chance to join in with the Monday Craft Madness themes this month, don’t forget you have until 29th March to play along. Here are the themes:

MCM #16 – Stamp It!

MCM #17 – Shades of Green

MCM 18 – A World of Washi!

Just remember to have fun! :)

If you’d like to enter to win the March 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 Friday after the final theme is posted to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online with a link to this post in the caption. To enter to win, simply leave a comment on our blog with the link to your project! We’ll choose a random winner and they’ll be the lucky recipient of a $20 prize pack from Scrapbook.Steals.com 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 a How To’sday post by Guest Designer Kristina MacKeen!

How To-sday | A Scrappy Altered Book

Today’s How To-sday comes to you from Winter Design Team member Lisa Spiegel. Lisa shows us how to alter a vintage book using your ordinary scrapbooking supplies to create some fantastic, dimensional embellishments! Simply adorable!

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Happy Tuesday!  Lisa here, to show you the How To’s of making this pretty altered book using your scrapbook supplies. I saw a photo of a similar one on Pinterest, (and I apologize that the pin didn’t take me to the original source) and I knew I had to make one with a vintage book I had laying around.

DIY handmade tutorial for an altered book with Lisa Spiegel
First, gather your supplies.  I used a Maya Road envelope, some Pink Paislee ribbon, a Bazzill Basics rhinestone button, a Maya Road flower and leaves, a piece of chipboard from Crate Paper, a Jenni Bowlin butterfly, some twine, and some vintage paper. I later added a little tag from Pretty Little Studios and a banner from Elle’s Studio.
DIY handmade tutorial for an altered book with Lisa Spiegel
Next, make the ribbon flower.
DIY handmade tutorial for an altered book with Lisa Spiegel
Simply wrap the ribbon round and round until you like the flower shape, then glue it down to a circle of paper.  Remove the flower from the package but save the little plastic clip.
DIY handmade tutorial for an altered book with Lisa Spiegel
DIY handmade tutorial for an altered book with Lisa Spiegel
Using the shank of the button, push it down through the paper circle and use the plastic clip that was attaching the button to the packaging to secure the button to the flower.
DIY handmade tutorial for an altered book with Lisa Spiegel
Now you have a ribbon flower.
DIY handmade tutorial for an altered book with Lisa Spiegel
Using the twine, wrap it round and round the book securing the envelope and the vintage papers under the twine.
DIY handmade tutorial for an altered book with Lisa Spiegel
Assemble the chipboard, flowers, leaves, tags, and butterfly to your liking.
DIY handmade tutorial for an altered book with Lisa Spiegel
Add glue under the pieces to adhere them to the papers or envelope.
DIY handmade tutorial for an altered book with Lisa Spiegel
And there you have it!  A beautiful altered book made with your scrapbook supplies! Enjoy!
DIY handmade tutorial for an altered book with Lisa Spiegel
Thanks for letting me share!
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Lisa, thank you so much for sharing with us today! I LOVE this adorable vintage book – you have just transformed it beautifully! If you have an idea that you would like to share as a How To-sday tutorial, please send your photos and directions to ksharrock@steals.com.

Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for an all new Mid Week Mojo sketch – Amber #4!

How To-sday | Altered Photo Frame

Today’s How To-sday comes to you from Winter Design Team member Bev Code. Bev shows us how to alter a photo frame using different mixed mediums – and even throws in a video tutorial as well! Awesome Bev!

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ScrapbookSteals and How To-sday is so much fun. We get to share interesting, new, creative and also easy things with you. Today I am starting a project with a $2.00 board from the misc. crafty stores. It has a heart cut out for a photo. I thought it would be fun to decorate with all the great mixed mediums we have today. .. to play and get messy. So first I applied a coat of gesso to the base. Then using dollar store stencils I used gesso mixed with paint to mask the images.
DIY handmade tutorial on making an altered phoro frame

Here is my finished board …. all images done and ready to add photo and accents.

DIY handmade tutorial on making an altered photo frame

Today I have a video tutorial how to make a flower I call Quarter Fold Flower. I will be adding this to my project.

DIY handmade tutorial on making an altered photo frame
Here is my finished project and below is the close up of the floral section.
DIY handmade tutorial on making an altered photo frame
This homemade floral is perfect in the cluster of gesso masking florals and the metal and sticker florals. I added lots of stickles and glossy accents.
DIY handmade tutorial on making an altered photo frame
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon.
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Bev, thank you so much for sharing with us today! I LOVE the You tube video! If you have an idea that you would like to share as a How To-sday tutorial, please send your photos and directions to ksharrock@steals.com.

Now it’s time to announce the winner of the March Scrapbook.Steals.com Blog Hop! Our lucky random winner is from the blog of Deborah Johnson, comment #38. The random winner of $20.00 to Scrapbook.Steals.com is Wendy. Congratulations! Please email danielle@steals.com and we’ll send you instructions. We hope you have fun doing a little shopping and that you will share what you create!

Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for an all new Mid Week Mojo sketch – Amber #3!

Love My Tapes Washi | March Blog Hop

It’s that time again to be inspired by another group of amazing blog hop designers! They’ve designed some adorable projects using today’s steal, Love My Tapes Washi, you won’t want the hop to end! They have given me so many more ideas and lots of inspiration – I can’t wait to go play with my washi! Grab your drink and cookies and sit back and relax and prepare to be inspired!

Blog hop using washi tapes

Enter to win a $20 ScrapbookSteals.com 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. Creating with Paper and More – Kelly Holifield
  3. The Ramblings of a Crafty Working Mom – Julie Cordero
  4. Scrappin the Little Things – Deborah Johnson
  5. Li’l Buck’s Creations – Misty Buck
  6. Becci’s Handmade Collection – Becci Manies
  7. It’s About the Paper – Michele Duffy
  8. Errant Scraps – Jessica Arrant

You have until 11:59 PM MT on Sunday, March 3rd, 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 Ksharrock@steals.com.

How To-sday | MistScape

Today’s How To-sday comes to you from our fabulous guest designer Charity Becker. Charity shows us a great technique for using your misting sprays to create a background that’s full of dimension with a dreamy quality! Super cool and easy to do – I just need to dig out my sprays now.

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Misting Sprays for scrapbooking are a great way to altar the look of patterned paper without obliterating the original design. Layering those mists creates dimension and a dreamy quality to the layout. Follow the steps below to create a landscape that will let your photo take center stage.

Supplies:

  • 3 sheets of 12×12 cardstock (2 to rip, 1 for the base of your layout.)
  • 4 colors of scrapbooking mist, (light blue, light green, dark blue, brown)

Step 1: Rip one 12×12 sheet of cardstock in half. Rip a 3 inch strip off of one sheet of cardstock. Rip slowly so that you get several “ripples” in the edge of your paper.

DIY handmade tutorial on layered misting on scrapbook.steals.com

Step 2: Lay the 9 inch piece of ripped cardstock over your cardstock base so that the bottom portion is uncovered. Spray with brown mist.

DIY handmade tutorial on layered misting on scrapbook.steals.com

Step 3: Lay a 6 inch piece of ripped cardstock over the cardstock base, again leaving the bottom portion uncovered. Spray with light green mist.

DIY handmade tutorial on layered misting on scrapbook.steals.com

Step 4: Lay the 3 inch piece of ripped cardstock over the cardstock base, leaving the bottom portion uncovered. Spray with light blue mist.

DIY handmade tutorial on layered misting on scrapbook.steals.com

Step 5: Lay the remaining 6 inch piece of ripped cardstock over the base so that the middle portion is covered. Some light blue and some brown should show on either end. Spray with dark blue mist. The resulting piece of cardstock will have bands of color that resemble a grassy hill and a sky fading to twilight.

DIY handmade tutorial on layered misting on scrapbook.steals.com

Step 6:: Lay the base between 2 sheets of paper towel, inside two sheets of wax paper, and set under a stack of large books or heavy cutting boards. The paper should be completely covered by the books. Leave the base to dry for 24 hours. The weight will keep the paper from warping too badly.

Step 7: Remove all water from a clothing iron, set to a medium temperature, and iron the base cardstock to get any kinks out. Lay it under the stack of books to cool for an hour.

Step 8: Create a masterpiece and proudly display!

DIY handmade tutorial on layered misting on scrapbook.steals.com

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Charity, thank you so much for sharing with us today – it’s good to see you back! I am definitely going to be trying this one out! Thanks for the tips.

If you have an idea that you would like to share as a How To-sday tutorial, please send your photos and directions to ksharrock@steals.com.

Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo sketch Amber #2.