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Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folders | Monday Craft Madness #13

The Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folders are super easy to use, and with endless possibilities you can never have too many! Whether you are embossing a card, a layout, using it as a frame or tag, there is something for everyone in today’s steal. Here is this week’s Monday Craft Madness inspiration and theme:

White + 1

Use white plus one other color only on your project! I have used white+pink and white+blue for my projects.

I decided to make a traditional embossed background card for my first project.

DIY handmade embossed baby boy card

I wanted to highlight the embossing as much as I could and so used a sponge with my inks to gently rub over the embossing. I love the way it highlights the edges of the embossing – giving so much more dimension to the background.

DIY handmade embossed baby boy card

I added stitching and a button to the title card for a little more interest and to emphasize the white+1 theme.

DIY handmade embossed baby boy card

Next up, I wanted to show you how easily the embossing folder could be used as a frame. I’m not sure why I ended up with another baby themed project – it just happened! I was looking for another white+1 and just happened upon pink!

DIY handmade baby gift

I embossed some plain white card stock and fussy cut the frame.

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I put this onto a plain pail and used vellum behind the frame to give it a little more interest. The pink and white flowers were added along with the pearl bling and the word ‘cherish.’ It makes a great gift – baby or other!

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I hope I have inspired you to start work on your ‘white+1′ projects this week. Remember, they can be any project you like – there are so many possibilities. 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 Design Team member Lisa Spiegel!

We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch | Monday Craft Madness #12

The We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch is so easy and fun to use it really is child’s play! Whether you are altering recipe boxes, making file folders, adding tabs to your cards and scrapbooking pages, We R Memory Keepers have the designs you need. We thought we would switch things up a bit with the Monday Craft Madness theme this week, and give you a phrase! Here is this week’s Monday Craft Madness inspiration and theme:

“You are…..!”

Find or make up your own ‘You are…’ sentence and include it somewhere on your project. Have fun!

I decided to make 2 Valentine’s cards for my children, including the phrase “You are….to my….”. The first card is a pocket card – something a little different from the normal cards I make.

Monday Craft Madness handmade pocket card

 I used cutting machine to cut out the pocket and heart files, and added pen stitching for more effect. The tab punch was used for the small note in the pocket and for the tab on the card inside. Super cute mini alphas were used for the journalling “You are the cheese to my pizza” and I found the perfect photo of my son making pizza last summer. I love this color combination as it isn’t too Valentine’s, but has a more boy feel to it. Here is the card inside:

Monday Craft Madness handmade pocket card

I then had to make a card for my daughter. I still stayed away from the normal shaped card, and made a gate fold card. I used typical girly colors and used the button as the closure for the centre opening card (the heart tucks behind the button to keep it closed).

Monday Craft Madness handmade gate fold card

I used the tab punch for a small border across the two sides of the card, and you may recognise the lace hearts die cuts from a steal last month! They were perfect for this card – I just added a little pen stitching and a rub on sentiment.

Monday Craft Madness handmade gate fold card

Again, I used mini alphas to complete the sentence “You are the chocolate to my ice cream” and found the perfect photo of my daughter and her chocolate ice cream last summer! I used the tab punch to highlight the fact that it is Feb 14th and a Valentines Day card.

Monday Craft Madness handmade gate fold card

I hope I have inspired you to start work on your ‘You are….’ inspiration projects this week. Remember, they can be any project you like – just because I have made cards doesn’t mean that you have to make cards too! The sentence would be perfect for a title or journalling on a layout or mini album. There are lots of possibilities. Just remember to have fun! :)

And, it’s the end of the January 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 Olesya K! Olesya – I love these photos and the color combination you chose just pops! 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!

Monday Craft Madness January challenge winner on ScrapbookSteals.com

There is also the We R Memory Keepers Mini Album’s to give away! Remember when Kristy Lee was our Guest Monday Craft Madness designer? She gave us 2 mini album kits to give away to 2 participants in that week’s challenge (Monday Craft Madness #7 – think mini)! So, without further ado, our randomly drawn winners are Carrie Stedt and Stephanie U – great mini albums ladies! Please let our customer servie know that your are the winner of the We R Memory Keeper’s Hall Pass Album Kit, in an email with your address to service@steals.com, we will be happy to send your kits your way!

WRMK winner on ScrapbookSteals.com

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 Design Team member Bev Code!

My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Bluebell Collection | Monday Craft Madness #11

The My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Bluebell Collection is such a versatile collection, it can be used for girls or boys, big or small. There is a mixture of chevron, striped and spotted patterns, along with a variety of floral designs, in such a gorgeous blues, yellows and grays, the theme is up to you. I decided to scrap my baby boy this week, along with making a baby shower card – which means this week’s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Baby Blues!

You could make layouts, cards or altered projects baby related or even just use the color blue. The choice is yours!

I loved the color combination in this collection and thought it worked perfectly for a layout of my baby boy.

Scrapbooking layout using My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Bluebell Collection

I used a sketch from our very talented Design Team Member Bev Code.

The embellishments that came with this collection were just adorable, and I tried to find a way to use as many as I possible could! I clustered some of the embellishments at the bottom corner of my photo. The notebook paper and flower are both stickers, which I then layered with a wooden button and brad. The other two embellishments came ‘ready done.’ I love this about MME – they do all the hard work for you!

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

As I have said previously, the new enamel dots from MME are one of my greatest finds! I knew I wanted to do a small banner underneath the photo but I didn’t want the twine that I normally use with them. Instead I used the enamel dots to finish off’ the chipboard banner. I love that they come in different sizes in coordinating colors!

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

Next, I decided to make a baby card. The colors and patterns are perfect for this, and it kept within my theme.

Handmade card using My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Bluebell Collection

I fussy cut two of the borders from the border sheet, and added one of the tiny word stickers as a final touch.

Handmade card using My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Bluebell Collection

I used my Cricut to cut out the stroller and used pop dots to give it a little dimension. Some stitching for texture, buttons for wheels, pop it all up on a scalloped circle and done! A cute baby card.

Handmade card using My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Bluebell Collection

I hope I have inspired you to start work on your ‘Baby Blues’ projects this week. Just remember to have fun! :)

If you’d like to enter to win the January 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 this Friday, February 1 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 on Feb 1 by 11:59 pm MT! We’ll choose a random winner and they’ll be the lucky recipient of a $20 ScrapbookSteals.com gift code 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 Design Team member Cristine Redmond!

Hampton Art Design Adhesives and Foil | Monday Craft Madness #10

The Hampton Art Design Adhesives and Foil are so easy and great fun to use  even the kids can join in! We also have a guest designer for this week’s Monday Craft Madness, so please welcome Andrea Eason! Andrea got a chance to play with the foil and adhesives, and chose this week’s Monday Craft Madness theme:

Sparkle & Shine!

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Two of the things I love about January are the fresh start of a new year and the crisp winter month where everything sparkles and shines! What better way to celebrate that with layouts that do the same! Working with Clearsnaps Designer Foils and Designer Adhesives was a perfect way to add sparkle and shine to my layouts.

The Designer Adhesives are double sided adhesive images that are so easy to apply using just your finger. Once you’ve applied them to your project, you can add the Designer Foils by simple placing the foil over the adhesive and rubbing down. It was so fun and felt magical watching the images appear in the bright shiny colors!

For my first project, I used Spots and Dots Designer Adhesives to create a fun pattern on my background paper.

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The Irish Eyes and Pink Punch added a bright cheery pop to my layout.
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For my next project, I used the Designer Adhesives in Daisy Daze to add the fun and groovy flowers to this girly layout.

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I added a brad to the center of each flower to add a bit of dimension to the page.
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The Designer Foils are so versatile since they can be adhered to any sticky surface. I punched adhesive backed paper and applied the Cherry Pie Designer Foil to the sticky side to create the snowflakes on this layout.
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The foil picked up the texture of the paper giving it a nice distressed look.
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The Designer Adhesives have the same versatility in that you can also adhere flocking, glitter, and other mediums to the shapes. I added a blue hue of Perfect Pearls to the Daisy Daze flowers on this summery layout.
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Again, no extra tools where needed. I just applied the adhesive to the paper by rubbing it on, and rubbed the Perfect Pearls over it.
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This was such a fun way to add sparkle and shine to my layouts! With a variety of shape option and a rainbow of colors, these are a great way to embellish!
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Thank you so much Andrea for being our Monday Craft Madness Guest Designer! I love the variety of themes you used for your projects – and as you can see – the Hampton Art adhesives and foil are not just for girly layouts! They can be used for SO much more!

I’m sure Andrea has inspired you to ‘sparkle & shine’ this week! Just remember to have fun! :)

If you’d like to enter to win the January 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 last Thursday of the month to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online. Just include a link to this post in your photo’s 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 ScrapbookSteals.com gift code 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 Katrina Hunt!

Scrapp’n Supplies Rhinestone Bundle | Monday Craft Madness #9

The Scrapp’n Supplies Rhinestone Bundle are so much to use and add just the right ammount of BLING to your projects. Whether you want a lot or just a little, the rhinestones are all individual so you can add as many as your heart desires! Which means this week’s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Bring on the bling!

I created a number of themed projects to show you just how versatile they can be. They are not just for the girls – you can even add them to a masculine project as I did in my first card.

The next card I made using the heart shaped rhinestones – again  -another quick and easy card!

 

And just to show you how easy they are to use on a layout too – here is a layout I made using the rhinestones to create a butterfly swirl.

As the rhinestones are all individual, you really can create any pattern you want – from flourishes and flowers, to stars and stripes – the possibilites are endless!

I hope I have inspired you to ‘bring on the bling’ this week! Just remember to have fun! :)

If you’d like to enter to win the January 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 last Thursday of the month to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online. Just include a link to this post in your photo’s 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 ScrapbookSteals.com gift code 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 Design Team member Lisa Spiegel!