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Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Masks and Mists

Winter Design Team member Cristine Redmond is back with us today for her final, awesome reveal! Cristine got to work with the Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Masks and Mists and she shows us just how easy and effective using mists and masks really are. Super quick cards and an adorable layout – Cristine you rocked the product again!

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When I found out that I was going to be working with Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Masks and Mists for this post, I did a little happy dance…then I freaked out a little.  I don’t know about you, but something about misting always intimidates me.  I have WAAAY too many mists in my craft room to not be using them, so I took this as a great opportunity to get over my fear and start using them. For this card, I used the hexagon mask and Mister Huey’s white mist.  I put the card flat on an old cardboard box I use for misting, then placed the mask on top of it.  Then I lightly sprayed the mist until I got the color I wanted.  Spraying it closer to the paper will make the mist spray heavier and holding it further away will make the mist lighter.  I cut some hexagons from my one of my favorite sheets of the My Mind’s Eye Collectable collection and filled a few of the spaces, added a piece for the border, then used a coordinating seam binding ribbon to tie it all together.  It was so fast and SUPER easy!

DIY handmade card using SC Mists and Masks

This card was so easy to put together as well.  I used the same steps above, but this time added small pieces of washi tape to tape the sides of the chevron mask down so it would lay flat better. I also used Mister Huey’s Warm Calico mist for this card.  I cut a couple banners, added some burlap twine, threw on a flair button and that was it!  Again, SUPER easy!

DIY handmade card using SC Mists and Masks

 

This project was a bit more complicated.  I decided to use the 12×12 Starburst mask not only as a mask, but as a stitching template as well.  I cut my background paper to size then traced the open sections of the mask with pencil.  After getting all of my holes punched, I erased my pencil lines then placed the mask back on the paper and misted it lightly with the white Mister Huey’s mist.  The hardest part of this project was the stitching aspect of it.  If I had left out those steps, this layout would have come together much faster.  I love the way it all turned out, though.

Scrapbooking layout using SC masks and mists

I hope this inspires you to steal today and create easy projects of your own!

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Thank you so much Cristine! Your cards and are just amazing! You are going to have to teach me how to mask and mist one day! I can’t believe this is your last Friday project post as Winter Design Team Member. Thank you for sharing with us all of your amazing projects and talent over the last 3 months – I know I’ve had a blast! But don’t worry ladies – Cristine will be back for one last How To-sday post later in the month.

Thanks for stopping by everyone and be sure to tune in again on Monday for a new Monday Craft Madness!

My Mind’s Eye Collectable Remarkable & Unforgettable | Monday Craft Madness #16

The My Mind’s Eye Collectable Remarkable and Unforgettable Collections in today’s steal are just as adorable as the rest of the Collectable Collections. Remarkable is such a bright, fun collection of primary colors and patterns, the perfect combination for your boy pages. Super cute label and layered stickers, journal cards and chipboard – you won’t be lost for words! Unforgettable is the complete opposite – pinks, yellows and girly colors – both sweet and trendy at the same time! Again, the stickers and embellishments take the words right out of your mouth! They also come with coordinating stamps and washi tapes – what more could you ask for? Onto this week’s Monday Craft Madness theme…

Stamp it!

Use any stamps you like on your projects!

I decided to make a ‘girly gift collection’ for this week’s crafts. I used the 6×6 paper pad and stamps from the Unforgettable Collection, and made a gift bag, a card and a gift card holder.

 DIY handmade gift bag, gift card holder and card using MME Collectable Unforgettable collections

I used a normal lunch sack for the gift bag. For the top of the bag I used a border punch, and then layered some of the different papers and mini journal cards, vellum and paper clips for a little interest. Instead of using washi tape, as is the trend of decorating paper clips at the moment, I got the same effect using small strips of the patterned papers.

DIY handmade gift bag using MME Collectable Unforgettable Collection

I used 3 stamps from the collection, white I heat embossed using a watermark stamp pad and white embossing powder. I also used the WRMK tab punch from a steal at the beginning of the month.

DIY handmade gift bag using MME Collectable Unforgettable Collection

For the purse card, I used my silhouette for the first time! I bought a super cute purse cutting file and went to town! The background paper is just plain pink cardstock (as it needed to be bigger than 6×6), with the decorative papers coming from the Unforgettable 6×6 paper pad. I used one of the stamps, which I also heat embossed, a little netting, and a button and twine to finish off the clasp. Another two different stamps were used inside the card for a simple sentiment.

DIY handmade card using My Mind's Eye Collectable Unforgettable collection

The gift card holder was again a cut file from the silhouette store. I used the same flower stamp and button to coordinate with the purse card – and the great thing about the gift card holder, is that you can use it as a bookmark too! So much fun!

 DIY handmade gift card holder using MME Collectable Unforgettable collection

 

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

Just remember to have fun! :)

And, it’s the end of the February Monday Craft Madness challenges – so you know what that means? We have to choose a winner! Our lucky random winner of a $20 ScrapbookSteals.com to is Kassandra LePage! Kassandra – Such cute photos! Such a great layout! Please let us know you are this month’s Monday Craft Madness winner in an email with your address to danielle@steals.com and we will be happy to help you with your prize!

Kassandra LePage - feb MCM winner

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 Winter Design Team Member Bev Code!

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.

Imaginisce i-bond and glue sticks | Monday Craft Madness #15

The Imaginisce i-bond and glue sticks bundle on today’s steal are a must for any serious crafter. It is super easy to use, and with no electric cord (it’s battery operated), it is the perfect tool to take with you on crops and retreats! Whether you are making a card, a layout, mini album, or altered project, it has the power to stick down any size and weight of embellishment. Which is perfect for this week’s Monday Craft Madness

Rosettes!

Make a handmade rosette on your project!

I love to make rosettes and use them on all different projects imaginable – they are so versatile. They are so easy to make too! Here is a quick tutorial:

DIY handmade rosette tutorial

1. Cut strips of paper using a variety of different border punches. The strip needs to be 12″ in length and no more than 2′ wide. Only have 6×6 paper? Stick 2 pieces together. Want bigger rosettes? Stick two 12″ strips together!

2. Score your strips every 1/2″.

3. Concertina fold your paper strip.

4.  Use your glue gun to add hot glue to one end of the strip. Stick to the other end (making a kind of loop.)

5. Fold the strip towards the center – it should automatically fold inwards and make the rosette shape.

6. Some people just add hot glue to the back side of the rosette and hold into place. I like to use a scrap circle and stick it to the bottom for more support.

7. Hold the circle in place and flatten until set.

8. The finished rosette! Easy peasy! :)

I have made a layout, a card, a gift box embellishment, and an altered letter to show you just how effective they are.

First, the layout. I actually used ‘ready cut’ rosette pieces from the paper collection, so all I had to do was glue them together. I have tried many different glues with rosettes, but have always found that they come apart after time. The i-bond sets quickly and holds them firmly in place.

Scrapbooking layout using Imaginisce i-bond

I wanted a more textured and ‘woody’ feel to this page as the photo was taken in the park. The i-bond was perfect for gluing the small wood pieces to the page – they are reasonably heavy and so any other glue would have struggled to hold them in place.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I used the same collection to alter a large wooden letter for my daughter’s bedroom. The i-bond was, again, essential for gluing the flowers, rosettes and even the ribbon firmly in place.

DIY handmade altered project on scrapbook.steals.com

DIY handmade altered project on scrapbook.steals.com

I love to use rosettes on cards and gifts too. I wanted to make a matching card and gift set, but unfortunately the only paper I had that coordinated with the gift box was a 6×6 pad. I, therefore, cut out the 6″ strips and stuck them together to make a 12′ strip, and made the rosettes the same way.

DIY handmade card using rosettes

I used a straight edge strip for one of the rosettes and then used a scalloped border punch for the other. You can use different border punches for different ‘looks’ to your flowers – just play around with them and see some great results!

Adding dimension and texture with rosettes to handmade cards

The matching gift box uses the same color combination and matching rosettes.

DIY handmade rosette embellishments

A fun little embellishment to add a little ‘pop’ to a normally plain box.

DIY handmade rosette embellishments

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

Don’t forget – previous Monday Craft Madness themes for February are #12 ‘You are…’, #13 ‘White+1′, #14 ‘Citrus color combo’. This is the last MCM for the month of February – you have until Friday 1st March to get your entries in.

Just remember to have fun! :)

If you’d like to enter to win the February 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 ScrapbookSteals.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 for a fun How To’sday post by guest designer Charity Becker!

My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender Collection

Winter Design Team member Lisa Spiegel is back with us today for another awesome reveal! Lisa got to work with the My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender Collection. This collection consists of soft, delicate patterns and colors – very similar to the old Stella & Rose collection from a few years ago. The sentiment stickers and title cards have such adorable wording, and pair them with the crocheted flowers and other embellishments, you have the perfect ‘girly’ page!

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Happy Friday everyone! I was thrilled to have my favorite manufacturer and my favorite of their recent release to work with, My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender Collection. The pastel colors mean my photos and stories just pop off the page..and that because it’s My Mind’s Eye, everything comes together SO easily!

I created three layouts and a card to highlight this collection. For this first layout, I cut a title from my Cameo and pop dotted it up…it is called “Leap of Faith”.

Scrapbooking layout using My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender Collection
I love how the little banner I made under the sun button (which I sanded a bit to tone it down) looks like little sun rays! Here’s a close up of the title…

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts
Next, this layout of my oldest DD using a black and white photo (a rarity for me!).

Scrapbooking layout using My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender Collection
This has to be my favorite paper of the collection..I love how it does much of the work of the layout for me. I created this one in less than 30 mins but it looks like it took a lot longer! The premade layered stickers are AMAZING…they also make the work easy! And how cute is that little crochet flower? I just added a brad to the center of it.

My last layout was actually the first I created. I used an instagram photo of my youngest daughter with our newest cousin…it was such a sweet and tender moment..love that the papers can reflect that, too!

Scrapbooking layout using My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender Collection
I added a heart shaped doily under the layers of paper..and the cluster at the top..and actually cut the title of the paper off the UPC edge and used it as a tab because I loved the name of the line and it worked so well with my photo.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

Lastly a little Thank You card that came together in a matter of minutes because of the premade layered stickers..

DIY handmade card using My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender Collection
I added Cameo Cut leaves and a chipboard flower and buttons and some of the enamel stickers, too…how cute, right?! Such a wonderful collection to work with, you won’t want to miss this steal!

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Thank you so much Lisa! Your layouts and card are just adorable! I love the soft colors and how you used all the embellishments and patterns! A great job as always. :-)

Thanks for stopping by everyone and be sure to tune in again on Monday for a new Monday Craft Madness!