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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!

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!

Imaginisce Makin’ Waves

Today we have a nice little break from our regular How To’sday with a blog post by the amazing Steals.com employee Tedi Palmer. Tedi recently made a road trip across the country to South Carolina and when the opportunity came up for her to scrapbook some of those beachy photos with today’s steal, the Imaginisce Makin’ Waves collection, we certainly couldn’t pass it up!

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I’m so happy to be posting here again at Scrapbooksteals.com! I went on a wonderful vacation this past summer and was excited when they gave me “Makin’ Waves” by Imaginisce. It goes so well with my pictures! :) I love how this kit is packed full of details and cute summer sayings.

The paper I used for my first page was perfect for the beach trip we just took. I thought the cute boy and girl in their swim attire matched perfect with the hubby and I in our swim attire.

On the next page I included all the backs of the paper in a hexagon shape using the silhouette I bought from ScrapbookSteals.com. The shapes were perfect for adding multiple pictures to a page, which is what I’m all about.

Finally, I created a card. What’s a project without a card?!  It’s bright and fun and perfect for accompanying sweet summer treats to a friend or family member.

Thank you so much for letting me guest blog! Hopefully I’ll get to do it again soon. :)

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Tedi, your projects with Makin’ Waves are so cute! I’ve never been to that part of the country but seeing your projects makes me want to go! Thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us. We love having you here on the blog (even though we love the magic you do for ScrapbookSteals.com behind the scene also!)

Hope everyone has a spectacular day and I’ll see you tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo!

Imaginisce Hello Cupcake | Monday Card Madness #100

Wow! I simply cannot believe we have reached one hundred weeks of Monday Card Madness sketches! And what better way to celebrate than with today’s steal, the Imaginisce Hello Cupcake collection? Nothing says “let’s party” like a darling paper collection perfect for boys and girls, young and old. And as always, Imaginisce adds the perfect touch to their papers with that little touch of shimmer.

This week I decided to use some of my favorite sketches from the past two years to create cards for today’s post.

For first card I made I decided to go with sketch #79. This sketch is a gorgeous one made by guest blogger Heidi Van Laar.

For card #2 I stepped back to around the one year mark of Monday Card Madness and went with sketch #52.

Next, I moved forward in time and used the sketch #86 that Design Team member Cyndee Kawa created for a Monday Card Madness. I really love how this one turned out! :)

For my 4th card I went wayyyyyyyyyyy back in time to sketch #23 and used this fun sketch.

And lastly I ended up with the sketch #81. Another one of my all time favorites.

I can’t believe how quickly these cards came together simply by using some timeless sketches along with the abundance of embellishments in today’s steal!

So now you may be asking what you’re supposed to do for this week’s Monday Card Madness. Well, the sky is the limit! Just have fun and make sure that this week’s card is celebration based. It can be birthday, anniversary, congrats or even HAPPY 100 WEEKS of Monday Card Madness. ;)

Now that it’s a new month it’s time to announce the winner of the August Monday Card madness swag bag. Congrats go out to Karen Nofziger, you are our lucky random winner! Thank you SO much for participating in our Monday Card Madness fun. I really love your card from week #97. Especially that washi flower. SO cute!

It’s so great to see so many new faces joining in on the fun.

If you’d like to enter to win our September Monday Card Madness swag package:

  • Create any or all of the weekly Monday Card Madness sketches.
  • Post the card to our Facebook fan page, or any other online location.
  • Leave a comment on one of the Monday Card Madness blog posts with a link to your card no later than 11:59 pm, MST on Friday, September 28th.

Have fun creating cute celebration cards! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got this week!

Imaginisce Sole Sisters

Today Design Team member Kerys Sharrock shows us the the unlimited potential of the Imaginisce Sole Sisters collection. I think its unlimited potential matches my unlimited love for buying new shoes. And what’s better than new paper for your stash that has shoes on it? I know! Maybe buying new shoes and then using that paper to make a layout about it. :)

For now, enjoy Kerys’ amazing projects, darling kiddos, and craftiness at using the embellishment packaging in her projects!

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For my first Design Team post I was absolutely THRILLED to use the Imaginisce ‘Sole Sisters’ collection. I had secretly been hoping to see this collection come up on Scrapbook Steals ever since I saw the launch over on the Imaginisce blog. I had even bought myself some stick pins and buttons that matched the collection! There is SO much exciting stuff in this collection, so I tried to make a variety of projects using each and every bit. (Including the packaging!)

My first project was inspired by my daughter’s recent dance recital—how perfect that her outfit should be black and red! I made a mini book full of all her pre-show poses and dance moves. The red background paper on these pages is actually the packaging from the embellishments. I always try and use the packaging wherever possible. I used a variety of the papers and embellishments from the collection, trying to stick to the color scheme, and added twine and brads.



Next, I went to town making cards. This has become one of my recent passions and, I must say, with this collection it was SUPER easy! All the inspiration I needed was right there in the packets. The first card uses the border strip paper and and embellishments from the collection. Add one little sentiment stamp and voila, a quick and easy card!

The next card took a little more time and effort, but as soon as I found the ‘If the shoe fits….’ quote, I just knew I had to use the shoe stamp from the collection. I used a variety of colored inks and then jazzed the shoes up with a little twine.

The last card was made using another one of the stamps from the collection, colored in with prismacolor pencils. I also added one of my stick pins and buttons I mentioned earlier—not from this collection but a perfect match.

And lastly, just to show those of you who think ‘this collection is no good, I only have boys to scrap!” — a boy layout! This one is my son who recently took part in the 4th July Parade in Park City with his school. As you can see, the papers can be just as easily used for a more masculine page. These papers worked out perfectly.

So as you can see, I was in IMAGINISCE heaven with this ‘Sole Sisters’ collection. I hope I’ve inspired you all to hit that steal button and grab a great collection. I had so much fun with this, and still have SO much left to play with! :) Thanks again Brittany and Kristy for matching me up so perfectly with this collection.

Until next time—happy scrapping :) x

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Kerys, your projects are stunning! You know me and my allergy to stamping, but wow, that shoe card makes me want to bust out some inks!

Thank you so much for sharing with us today. I can’t wait until next month to see what you have in store for us.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! I know I will. Tomorrow I get to scrap with Kerys and a bunch of other local Utah gals. I can’t wait!