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Imaginisce i-magicut Ribbon Cutter

Winter Design Team member Lisa Spiegel is back with us today for her final, awesome reveal! Lisa got to work with the Imaginisce i-magicut Ribbon Cutter and she shows us just how easy this tool is to use. Super cute projects – you rocked the product again!

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Imaginisce i-Magicut Ribbon Cutter is designed to safely cut and seal ribbon so that it doesn’t fray.  It works very simply by flipping the on switch, then placing your ribbon in the cutter.  There is a thin wire that heats to cut and seal your ribbon…simply lay your ribbon in the cutter, lining it up with the markings for a perfect cut.  Here I have laid the ribbon diagonally for a slanted cut.

Imaginisce Ribbon Cutter with Lisa Spiegel
And here I folded the ribbon in half for a dove tail cut. (I did have to cut through the wire on this ribbon after the ribbon was cut/sealed)
Imaginisce ribbon cutter with Lisa Spiegel
And I created this little friendship corsage for a package top (or even to wear- it has a clip on the back) with these ribbons.
Imaginisce ribbon cutter with Lisa Spiegel
Just cut your ribbons, layering as you go, gluing inbetween layers.  I topped it with a sequin and gem and stapled some more ribbon to hang from the back..easy peasy.
Just to demonstrate the difference between cutting with scissors, I had to try it, and sure enough.. the cut with my scissors is on the left, and the cut with the Imaginisce i-Magicut Ribbon Cutter is on the right.
Imaginisce i-magicut Ribbon Cutter on ScrapbookSteals.com
Big difference, isn’t there?
I was having so much fun cutting ribbons that I then created this little ribbon wand..
Imaginisce ribbon cutter with Lisa Spiegel
and a close up of the perfectly cut ribbon ends…
Imaginisce ribbon cutter with Lisa Spiegel
Simply cut ribbons of varying lengths using your i-Magicut and tie them off in the middle with some twine.  I knotted a button the the bottom of each piece of twine and put a small dowel or skewer through the ribbons, gluing for security.  I added a little mist to my skewer to make it glimmer. :)
Don’t miss out on this great steal..it is such a wonderful little tool, every crafter should have one!
I just want to take a moment to thank Brittany and Kerys and the ladies on the Spring Team with me for a great term!  It’s been so fun working behind the scenes with Scrapbook Steals and hope to again someday!

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Thank you so much Lisa! 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!

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

Studio Calico Classic Calico Volume 3

Winter Design Team member Bev Code is back with us today for her final, awesome reveal! Bev got to work with the Studio Calico Classic Calico Volume 3 Collection and she shows us just how amazingly versatile this collection is. She will wow you with a mini album, a card and a layout too!

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Hi! It’s Bev here today. I am thrilled to share what I did with the Studio Calico 6×6 pad of Clasic Calico pappers. Starting with an item I could alter, a Plaid Enterprises Magic Slide Picture Book, I recovered the whole project with the amazing choices of paper that mixed and matched. It was perfect color hues for Ancestry and Old Family Photos.

DIY handmade mini album using SC Classic Calico Vol 3
On the inside flip pages I used some punching, minimal layers, shapes, strips, borders and cute accents finished off pages. On the outside however I used a few more textured and depth accents, and added the titles to front and back. The outer edges of the project needed paint to finish off the edges. Clear SRM stickers are the best ever for any project and so easy to use. This little slide photo album is my ancestry and it shares three generations with grandparents on both my mom and dad’s side of the family. What a treasure and I enjoyed sharing it with you.
DIY handmade mini album using SC Classic Calico Vol 3
DIY handmade mini album using SC Classic Calico Vol 3
DIY handmade mini album using SC Classic Calico Vol 3
DIY handmade mini album using SC Classic Calico Vol 3
Supply List:
Paper: Studio Calico- Classic Calico
Letters: AC DIY thickers
Base: Plaid Ent. Magic Slide Picure Book
Stickers: SRM
Punches: EK Success
Other: BG floral, twine, brads, ink
Here is my card to share with you.. thinking of you. Fun layers of Studio Calico papers, some punching, brads, and some twine and SRM stickers along with some BG accents.
DIY handmade card using SC Classic Calico Vol 3
My layout started with a Kraft 12×12 base and then I used the 6×6 pad of Studio Calico. It is amazing what you can do with these small pads. They are not just for cards anymore.
Scrapbooking layout using SC Classic Calico Vol 3
I used some stamping in the background. Started with layers of paper, added some punched borders, added strips to the corner, and added BG accents in clusters and added some twine to a button and some brads.
Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts
Inked edges makes thing pop perfectly.The Title is the AC DIY thickers. This page is done using a very old photo als0 — I think it’s from about 1953.
Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts
I really enjoyed using this product and thanks for stopping by today!

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Thank you so much Bev! Your projects are just inspiring!  I can’t believe this is your last post as Winter Design Team Member. Thank you for sharing with us all of your amazing projects and talent over the last three months – I know I’ve had a blast!

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

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 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!

American Crafts Buttons

Winter Design Team member Bev Code is back with us today for more fun on the blog! Bev got to work with today’s steal,  American Crafts Buttons. She has created some fun projects to inspire us all. I’m definitely going to try out some of her ideas for embellishments and key chains!

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My Design Team reveal this month at ScrapbookSteals is using American Crafts Buttons.

I thought I’d share a few ways I use buttons on my projects.

I made lots of fun accents to use. On the top left I made a homemade flower and added a button with twine bow. Working your way across the top line next up is a single button with double twine bow and finishing the top line I using a paper clip I added a button with  twine bow. Starting the bottom left row the next piece is a ribbon loop with an added button with twine bow followed by a tied a ribbon bow and added a button with twine bow and lastly a Layered Prima flowers and topped off with a button with twine bow. This is only a few ideas of embellishments that can be made using buttons.
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The layout below shows how I used some of the above accents. I used three embellishments from above on this page.

Scrapbooking layout using button embellishments

On this cute tag I used the looped ribbon accent to top off the tag and added another button accent below.
DIY handmade tag using American Crafts buttons
Next up is my layout making a button tree. It was perfect for this cute boy page about two brothers. So whether you Cricut cut a tree, freehand cut a tree, or even just use some single branches, the button accents are perfect.
Scrapbooking layout using American Crafts buttons
On this last project I used picture frame wire and started with a U shape. I then feed the wire through two of the four holes. At the bottom of the U, I left just a little wire and twisted it to make like a knot on the bottom. After adding the buttons I twisted the wire at the top of the buttons. Move up the wire about 1/4 to 1/2″ and twist again – this space is where I added the many tied ribbons. Next up is to find some small circular object, jar – anything small and circular (eg. a pin bottle). Wrap the wire around a few times and finish off twisting ends around the wire so they don’t come undone.
This cute accent I have seen done in Christmas colors and hung on the Christmas tree. I also think it’s a cute accent for any gift you wrap. Another idea I thought it would be perfect to put on the rings of the mini albums when you make them.
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Thanks for stopping by today. I enjoyed spending time with you.

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Thanks Bev! These projects are super cute – thank you for sharing!

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