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Itzy Ritzy Craft Cans Gift Ideas

We’re in for quite the treat today, and I don’t just mean the yummy gifts! Fall Design Team member Liz Qualman shows us a cute way to turn today’s steal, the Itzy Ritzy Craft Cans 2-Pack, into the perfect gift for neighbors, co-workers, teachers, or anyone else you can think of. Take it away, Liz!

 

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Looking for some comfy, cozy and inexpensive gift ideas?  Today ScrapbooksSteals.com is selling these adorable canisters.  The canisters are made of plastic and metal and are large enough to fit many different gift ideas.  I thought I would make one canister into a family meal gift basket and include a mason jar of homemade spaghetti sauce along with the canister full of pasta.  I also thought it would be fun to make a hot cocoa gift basket and send the marshmallow in this protective canister that will keep them fresh and safe.
The top of the canisters were easy to decorate.  I cut the patterned paper for the lids from the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection with my circle cutter and then added the matching cardstock stickers.  The cardstock stickers REALLY stick to the plastic on the canisters, so make sure you know exactly where you want them before you stick them in place.
What are some other fun elements you could add to the canisters for thoughtful gifts?  The sky is the limit, and these canisters are plenty big to hold many gift items.
Have a wonderful and crafty weekend.

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Liz, I love your ideas! I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love a giant container of marshmallows, especially if it’s part of a hot cocoa basket. ;) It’s perfect for those cold winter days and your adorably decorated canister is still useful after the marshmallows are gone.

Thanks for stopping by everyone and be sure to tune in again on Wednesday for a new Mid Week Mojo and the Coral #7 winner announcement!

Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit | Mid Week Mojo

Coral – Layout 7

Happy Halloween! Steal Boutique’s Karina Wetzel created some delightfully spooky crafts with today’s steal, the Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit. Karina already wowed us with her great MCM creation this week, and today is no different! This collection is the perfect kit to scrap Halloween memories, create creepy crafts and decor for next year, or to whip up invites for future Halloween bonanzas.

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When asked to play with the Authentique Enchanted and Glowing Mega Kit, I may or may not have squealed a little! There are so many things about this collection that I love.

Authentique has to be one of my favorite brands to work with! I love the bold and funky designs and wow, the papers are to die for! As I looked at this collection I couldn’t believe how many things there were. Once again, I was very impressed! Then my mind was going 100 mph with all the possibilities, so why stop at just a layout? So, my friends, that is when I decided to make a bunch of Halloween projects!

Here is the Layout that I came up with for MWM:

I made the 3D flowers by cutting circles and then crimping the paper a bit for more of a distressed look. Then I just layered and added a cute brad on top.

And of course I had to make a card:

Then, how fun is this simple treat bag:

 

 

And finally this last project came to me in a dream {please tell me that I’m not the only one} and I just had to make it:

Oh my! I could have made many more things. I cant wait to scrapbook my Halloween pictures from this year with this collection!

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Thanks so much, Karina! You’re welcome to come back and inspire anytime you want. :) There will be no MWM next week, but we have something very special you won’t want to miss! MWM will be back the following week as usual, so don’t worry! There will still be lots of inspiration coming your way.

Now it’s time to announce our winner for last week’s Mid Week Mojo. Congratualtions…

Krista Cook for a beautiful interpretation of Coral #6! Krista, please send an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some scrappy swag  your way!

For those of you that are new to our site, each Wednesday we provide a new sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MST to have your creations posted somewhere online and linked to this blog post. You can find all of the details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon | Monday Card Madness #76

You know you have it — that exorbitant ribbon stash and you’re just not quite sure what to do with it. Obviously you won’t part with it as ribbon is practically a girl’s best friend! While you’re at it, you may as well add to that stash because with today’s steal, the Sew Ribbon by We R Memory Keepers, your ribbon will have a whole new meaning of love. And if the Sew Ribbon weren’t enough to have your heart palpitating with excitement, today’s guest blogger, the infinitely talented and highly published Roree Rumph, will have you weak in the knees with her amazing creations.

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Hey everyone!  Roree here, and today I have some cards to share with you that I created with the We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon.  This is a really fun and easy tool to use and it is perfect for cards (which I love to make.)

First off are a couple of cards I made using the Sew Ribbon Weave.

I created a stem for the flower using the Sew Ribbon Green Ribbon. I added a few brads in the spaces between the ribbon, looped a piece of ribbon, and tucked it behind the laced ribbon for a leaf.

Using the same Sew Ribbon Weave, I made a quick and easy card with a rainbow of ribbon-stitched lines.

This card ‘pops’ with all of the rows of colorful ribbon.

For the next card, I used the Sew Ribbon Shoelace.

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I made a frame around my card with the orange ribbon. To create the frame, I place the Sew Ribbon along the top and bottom of the card and punched. For the sides, I flipped the paper over to punch. It kept the ribbon slanting in the same direction.

For the next two cards I used the Sew Ribbon Leaf.  This one was my favorite!

For the first card, I created a patterned background with the aqua ribbon. I punched two rows together, and I added some large brads to the center of each pair.

I really love how this one turned out!

Here is my last card:

Instead of starting and stopping the threading at the edges, I started threading the ribbon at the inside from the front, reached it around the back, and finished threading it on the other side. This allowed me to finish by tying the ends together in a bow.

It seems like the options are endless with these fun tools, and I can’t wait to try it out on more projects.  Thanks so much for letting me share my cards with you today.  Have a great day!
~ Roree

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Wow. Now that I’ve finished picking up my jaw off of the keyboard I’d like to thank you so much Roree for being our guest blogger today. Your cards are outstanding and you truly make me want to put everything aside, toss the boy a box of Cheerios and get my crafty on. :)

Don’t forget to be sharing your Monday Card Madness creations for a chance to win a monthly drawing for a little scrappy goodness. This week’s “sketch” is to base a card creation off of any one of Roree’s cards, and include ribbon. Be sure to have any of the March card sketches created and posted somewhere on line then linked to one of the March Monday Card Madness blog postings by Friday, March 30th at 11:59 PM MST for your chance to win.

If you want another chance to cash in on our weekly prizes here at ScrapbookSteals.com, then be sure to join us in our Mid Week Mojo! Every Wednesday. :)

Check in tomorrow for yet another great crafty tutorial on How To’sday!

Crafting and Card Authentique Uncommon

I think you’ll most likely agree with me that there is absolutely nothing common about today’s steal, the Uncommon collection by Authentique. Not only are these papers deliciously textured, a perfect weight but the combination of patterns and colors are definitely the motivator behind the name―uncommon. A refreshing and unique twist on the ordinary. What a treat we have in store today as the Authentique design team shows us just how to put the beautiful Uncommon collection to use in some common as well as very uncommon ways. One of my favorites? A mini album made out of toilet paper rolls by Emily Lanham.

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First off we are treated by some stunning creations from our very own friend and fan, Misty Buck.

Heather Conklin shows an example of an astonishingly cute Valentine’s Day favor or party favor combo.

Next up we have a couple of exquisite projects by Cristine Redmond.

And lastly we have that little gem of an Uncommon mini-album by Emily Lanham made from none other than a toilet paper roll! How’s that for up-cycling.

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Thank you A-Team! I absolutely am uncommonly smitten with each and every one of your creations. Now I know what to do with all of those toilet paper rolls we go through at our home. :)

Be sure to click on each of these talented ladies names to check out oodles of additional inspiration on their blogs.

Have a great weekend. Be safe and scrap happy!

Xyron 2.5″ Create a Sticker

Now gather around and pay attention. If you don’t already have one of today’s steal, the 2.5″ Create a Sticker maker by Xyron, then pause what you are doing right now and steal this baby. As a crafter of 15+ years, this tool is a necessity in my work space. The ability to turn pretty much anything flat into a sticker is won-der-ful. There are times when it’s just so much easier to slide your delicate pieces, title letters, ribbons, flowers, die cuts…you name it through the machine providing instant stickage, rather than having to deal with glue pens, adhesive dispensers or glue dots.

Every year my 11 year old hints that she’d really like the Christmas gifts to be wrapped with bows and tags added. Reality is that I feel pretty accomplished slapping on the name of the recipient with a sharpie marker. :) I decided to make a better effort this year and made some gift tags using my Silhouette machine and the glorious 2.5″ sticker maker.

First I cut out all of my gift tag pieces.

Next I ran them through my 2.5″ Create a Sticker maker.

Then I assembled the pieces together, lickety split. Seriously. Fast. Then I ran the entire tag back through the sticker machine and they are ready for when I finally get around to wrapping gifts! Hooray for my 11 year old. Presents with tags on them. I feel so accomplished. :)

While I adore my Xyron “X” sticker maker, the extra space provided with the 2.5 is wonderful. In fact of all of the Xyron machines that I own, the 2.5 is my “go to”.

Because of the extra space to work with, I decided to sparkle a piece of chipboard by running the chipboard through the machine face down.

Next I added glitter to the front on top of the adhesive…

…removed the excess then put it together in a very simple and quick card.

Lastly I remembered that I have yet to make “teacher gifts” and the last day of school is today! Eeek!

I ran some strips of paper through my machine, stuck them to the front and backsides of these clothes pins, added some super strength magnets and ended up with these cute clips.

So there you have it! The 2.5″ Create a Sticker machine by Xyron really is love!

Have a great weekend.