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Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Dies | Monday Craft Madness #8

The Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Dies are so easy and fun to use. They’re perfect for cards, layouts and gifts. Even my daughter loves to create using them! Now that the holidays have been and gone, what is the next big event we Papercrafters create for? Valentines Day! Which means this week’s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Valentines!

I chose to use the Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Lace Hearts for my projects. They are so versatile. There are 5 dies from 1″-5.8″ -  you really can make whatever you want!

The first thing I always have to make is a Valentine’s Day card for my loved one! I went plain and simple with my card, using the 1″ die to cut out 15 white and 1 red heart. Arrange them in a grid formation, add a simple rub-on sentiment, and voilà! A card in under 30 minutes!

 

Next I thought about all the gifts given out at school. I started with the teacher gift. This phrase (‘Mrs Kreuger rules’) is something my daughter often writes to her teacher on her the back of her work when she has finished!

 

And lastly – it seems they all have to give each other gifts too (this is so different from the UK!). Here are the gifts for the girls in her class (the boys gifts will appear on here sometime in the future!) – mini loveheart treat bags. The die cut hearts make the perfect labels!

I hope I have inspired you to start work on your Valentines 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 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 Bev Code!

We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass Collection | Monday Craft Madness #7

Today’s Monday Craft Madness comes to you from the awesome Kristy Lee! Those of you that attended the Scrapbook Steals Retreat this past October will have your own mini album just like this one, but I thought it was too good an opportunity to pass up for those who couldn’t attend. The We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass collection is full of fun cardstock, stickers, tags and chipboard — all you could ever need to make those precious school layouts and mini albums.  This week’s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Think mini!

It could be anything from making a mini album, using mini photos (eg. instagram), making a 6×6 page, using mini alphas….let your imagination run wild!

This is an 8×8 mini album that incorporates a great mix of papers, die cuts, stickers, tags and more into a fun and memorable school mini album. Here are the photos of each of the pages. Great inspiration to make one of your very own. :-)
Thank you for allowing us to show and feature your mini album on today’s Monday Craft Madness, Kristy! And as a bonus, Kristy has given us two of these kits to give away!
All you have to do to enter to win the WRMK mini album kit is enter this week’s MCM challenge ‘Think Mini!’ Easy huh?!
This week starts the next month of Monday Craft Madness (I know, it’s still officially December!) so we need to pick a winner!
Our random winner of the $20 gift code to ScrapbookSteals.com is… Brenda Ragsdale.

Please email service@steals.com and we will be happy to send a $20 gift code your way!

If you’d like to enter to win our 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 our guest Jennifer Blomquist!

 

Bo Bunny Grab Bag | Monday Craft Madness #6

The Bo Bunny Grab Bag is jam-packed with all the Bo Bunny goodness you could possibly want! I received a mix of collections, with trinkets, brads, flowers and more. This week’s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Use metal!

I chose to make a Christmas gift for a friend. The papers and trinkets worked out perfectly for me!

I started off by altering a plain wooden box. The Bo Bunny papers, with a little inking on the egdes worked so well together. A sentiment stamp, the trinkets and some plain ribbon just finished it off! I also inked and used some different Bo Bunny papers for the inside.

 

I then made a very simple journal. It was a plain paper mache journal that I inked and decorated with the Bo Bunny Papers and trinket. I used a border punch for the decorative edge and some sentiment tickets to finish it off.

 

I hope I have inspired you to use metal on your projects this week. It can be anything from trinkets, metal keys, brads – the possibilities are endless! Just remember to have fun! :)

If you’d like to enter to win the December 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 Liz Qualman!

My Mind’s Eye Title Cards | Monday Craft Madness #5

The My Mind’s Eye title cards are SO much fun. They can be used for any paper crafting project! I love that the sentiments on these cards fit any occasion. This week’s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Layering!

I chose to make three different cards this week using the MME title cards as the main focus. The layering is so easy to do. We do it all the time on cards and layouts without really thinking about it! An easy challenge for everyone to join in!

This first card shows the layering at its best. There are a total of eight layers on this card! I matched the MME Indie Chic card with MME papers from other collections and added a little for some texture.

My next card uses another title from the MME Indie Chic collection, along with papers from MME’s Honey Cake 6×6 paper pad. I cut out the hearts using my Cricut and ‘popped’ 2 of them up, along with the title card, using pop dots. A bit of inking around the edges of the papers really highlights the layering.

I love the colors in the MME ‘Dilly Dally’ collection, and this title card really pulls the color scheme together! I fussy cut the tickets from one of the 12×12 papers and used my punch to cut out the star. I love the masculine feel to this card – it could be for a birthday, graduation or other special event.

I love how versatile these title cards are. They aren’t just for scrapbooking!

If you’d like to enter to win the December 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 it somewhere online. Just include a link to this post in your caption. Leave a comment on our blog with the link to your project and you’ll be entered to win! 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 Julie Koets!

MME 6×6 Holiday paper pads | Monday Craft Madness #4

The My Mind’s Eye 6×6 Holiday paper pads are SO adorable my obsession for 6×6 paper pads just grows! There are a great mix of pads to ‘steal,’ from bright, fun colors and patterns to the more traditional MME papers everyone loves. This week’s Monday Craft Madness theme is:

Use at least two different paper collections!

I chose to use My Mind’s Eye ’12 days of Christmas’ and My Mind’s Eye ‘Tis the Season’ paper pads. The colors go together so well you really can mix and match! I’ll show you how…

First, I found this adorable paper Christmas tree on Pinterest, and I knew it would be perfect to use with the 6×6 paper pads. All you need is a polystyrene cone (mine is 9 inches in height), paper pads, and pins. I cut 3/4″ strips of the papers from both pads, put the ends together, and pinned them into place! I cheated a little with the star on the top and used two gift bows stuck together! Super quick and easy to do!

I also wanted to try out some mini cracker treat boxes. They’re perfect for my children to give to their friends at Christmas. I love the 6×6 papers with smaller designs and they worked so well for this project. I just cut out the shape using my cutting machine, embellished with the different papers, and was done!

Lastly, I made a card. I used papers from both pads which coordinated so perfectly. A touch of stitching, twine, brads, a sentiment stamp, and pop dots to give it more dimension – and another simple card was done!

Today’s steal is just going to feed my obsession with 6×6 paper pads. I will definitely be picking up a few more! I hope I have inspired you to join in this week’s Monday Craft Madness challenge to use at least 2 different paper collections! (Please add the names of the collections you used when you link up in the comments below.)

If you’d like to enter to win the December 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 leave a comment on with a link to it on our blog. 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 Amy Coose!