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My Mind’s Eye Decorative Tape 8-pack | Monday Craft Madness #18

The My Mind’s Eye Decorative Tape 8-pack got to be one of my current favorite ‘go-to’ embellishments! I have developed a washi obsession – it seems to be appearing on almost all of my latest projects! I just LOVE the different colors and patterns that can be found on the My Mind’s Eye tapes, and had so much fun creating a variety of projects this week. This week’s Monday Craft Madness theme…

A World of Washi!

Use washi tape  on your projects!

I decided to make a fun collection of crafts this week – just in time to give you that crafty inspiration for all of your Easter projects. I first decided to make some Easter Wall Art, then a washi card and an Easter wreath!

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

I love seeing the different wall art themes that you can buy in the shops these days. So simple, yet so effective. I decided that I would do an Easter themed wall art using a cutting file from Silhouette with the different colored washi tapes underneath.

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

I painted an old picture frame and added washi strips and flowers to the frame for extra interest.

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

The Easter card was so quick and simple to make too!

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

The washi was used as a background embellishment and around the edge of the card to add a little more color. The image was from Bugaboo which I colored using prismacolor pencils.

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

When Brittany suggested making an Easter wreath, it seemed like a great idea! Then I thought ‘Oh! How do I do this with washi?’ This wreath was actually super simple to make! I bought a polystyrene wreath, which I painted white, and then began wrapping strips of the washi around it. I loved the effect!

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

I then tried wrapping the washi directly onto the plastic eggs, but it just kept creasing and didn’t look good! I ended up folding the washi in half lengthways and then sticking this around the eggs.

 DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

I hope I have inspired you to start work on your ‘washi’ 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

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 Winter Design Team Member Cristine Redmond!

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!

Silhouette CAMEO | Monday Craft Madness #17

The Silhouette CAMEO and Accessories are just about my favorite paper crafting tools out there! I purchased a Silhouette a few months back, and never dared to use it! I used the software for the MWM sketches all the time, but yesterday’s steal gave me the push I needed. I have to say – I LOVE it! There are so many great printing and cutting files in the Silhouette online store), you really are spoiled for choice! Here are just a few of the files I chose, using the St Patrick’s Day celebration next Sunday as a theme. So you guessed it – this week’s Monday Craft Madness theme…

Shades of Green!

Use at least 2 shades of green on your projects!

I decided to make a fun collection of crafts this week – I really put my Silhouette to the test! I made a Leprechaun’s Hat using one of the cutting files, a ‘pot of gold’ using a cutting file and also a printing file, and I love the lace backgrounds and made a card using one of them.

DIY handmade St Patrick's Day projects using the Silhouette Cameo

All of this hat was cut out using the same cutting file – I just used different colors and textures of cardstock for the different elements!

DIY handmade St Patrick's Day projects using the Silhouette Cameo

For the ‘pot of gold’, this was again a single cutting file.

DIY handmade St Patrick's Day projects using the silhouette cameo

There was also a printable file for the tiny stickers on the bottoms of the Hersey’s kisses. This was so simple to do – you just ‘send’ it to your printer instead of the silhouette! It couldn’t be easier! I then used a 3/4″ circle punch to cut them out, my xyron create-a-sticker for adhesive and stuck them onto the bottoms. It just adds a little finishing touch don’t you think?

DIY handmade St Patrick's Day projects using the Silhouette Cameo

And finally, for my card, I used a lace clover background cutting file. The silhouette is so precise that it cuts even the most delicate of details without any tearing.

DIY handmade St Patrick's Day card using the silhouette cameo

I finished it off with a digital stamp from Meljen’s that I hand colored with prismacolor pencils, some twine, and a clover that I cut out by mistake when I made the Leprachaun hat!

DIY handmade St Patrick's Day card using the Silhouette Cameo

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

And in case you didn’t get chance to join in with MCM #16 last week – the theme was ‘stamping’ and you have until the end of the month to enter!

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 Winter Design Team Member Lisa Spiegel!

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!

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!