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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!

Urban Swank Urban Lily Paper Craft Collection

Winter Design Team member Cristine Redmond is back with us today, for another awesome reveal! Cristine got to work with a brand new product – which I must say I have fallen in love with! The Urban Swank Urban Lily Paper Craft Collection is just SO super cute that I know I won’t be able to resist stealing today. Cristine has really showcased this product to it’s full potential with some adorable projects – I dare you to resist the steal!

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When Brittany told me what I would be working with for today’s blog post, I honestly had no idea what to expect.  I had never heard of Urban Swank or Urban Lily before.  But once I got my product in the mail I. Was. Pumped!  Being able to see the board book up close allowed me to think of about a million and one ideas for what I could do with it.  If you are on the fence as to whether or not you should buy the Urban Swank Urban Lily Paper Craft Collection, stick around!!
The board book is SUCH a fantastic concept.  As I mentioned in my last How-To’sday post, I am intimidated by mini albums.  But this board book makes it SO EASY!  You can use it as-is and just add some pictures and/or small embellishments or you can completely recover the whole thing, as I did, and make it your own!  Plus, with the hidden journaling pull-outs, you could put your thoughts in the book and “hide” them.  This would make a great Valentine’s gift for the hubby or even the kids.  Tell them how special they are to you or what you love about them.  Or make one for the new mom-to-be.  Or grandparents!  I could go on, but I think I’ll show you what I did with mine instead.
DIY handmade board book
DIY handmade mini board book
I decided to make this album about myself.  We wear many hats as women and I wanted to write down what I thought about all of the hats I wear.  (Side note: one thing I found when looking for pictures to put into this album was that I am never IN FRONT OF the camera.  I am always behind it.  I need to change that!)
Here are the pictures of the inside of the album:
DIY handmade mini board book
DIY handmade mini board book
DIY handmade mini board book
DIY handmade mini board book
DIY handmade mini board book
DIY handmade mini board book
I loved how I could hide my journaling for each aspect of my life in the pull-outs.  You could always add extra pictures or even small souvenirs in them.
I was also able to work with the ATC’s that are a part of today’s steal.  These are SO versitile!  They can be used to back pictures, as I used them.  Or as journaling cards.  Or as a cute flash card project for your littles.  Here are close-ups of how I used them in my album:
DIY handmade mini board book
If you are intimidated by altered projects or albums like I am, don’t hesitate to steal today!  This is truly one of the best things I’ve ever made and I’m so excited to steal today so I can make more!  Have fun with it!

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Thanks Cristine! This album is just awesome! Great photos and love those papers you chose. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project!

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

How To-sday | Easy mini albums

Today’s How To-sday comes to you from Winter Design Team member Cristine Redmond! This is a super cute mini album, and so easy to make! I loved making these at the ScrapbookSteals retreat last year – and they make a perfect gift too!

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DIY tutorial to make a handmade mini album
Anyone else super intimidated by mini albums?  I definitely was until I went to the ScrapbookSteals Crop in October.  We created an easy mini album in one of our classes and I decided to make another one to show how truly easy it is to make a cute little album.
Here are the supplies you need:
- 2 pieces of cardboard, cut to 4.25″ x 6″
- one piece of 12×12 plain cardstock or patterned paper
- one ribbon, about 24″ long
- other patterned papers and embellishments

Step 1. Take your 12×12 piece of cardstock or patterned paper and cut it in half.

DIY tutorial to make a handmade mini album

Step 2. Using a score board or bone folder, make creases ever 3 7/8″ on both halves.  This will give you three big sections and one 1/8″ section.

DIY tutorial to make a handmade mini album

Step 3. Cut four pieces of patterned paper to 4.25″ x 6″.

DIY tutorial to make a handmade mini album

Step 4.Cut the ribbon in half and adhere on one of the cardboard pieces as shown below:

DIY tutorial to make a handmade mini album

Step 5. Once the ribbon is glued down, cover with one of the trimmed patterned papers as shown below:

DIY tutorial to make a handmade mini album

Step 6. Cover the remaining sides of cardboard with the rest of the trimmed patterned paper pieces.  Take the scored cardstock and adhere so that there are six of the 3 7/8″ sides showing.  (Overlap the 1/8″ flap over the other 1/8″ flap to do so.)

DIY tutorial to make a handmade mini album

Step 7. Put adhesive on the back of one of the edges and adhere to the backside of one of the covered cardboard pieces.  (Note:  The cardboard piece with the ribbon attached will be the backside of the album, so this step needs to use the ribbon-less piece.)

DIY tutorial to make a handmade mini album

Step 8. Do the same as above, attaching the other side of the cardstock accordion to the cardboard with ribbon.

DIY tutorial to make a handmade mini album

Now you’re all set to decorate your mini album to your heart’s desire!  This is a picture of my completed album, completely opened up:

DIY tutorial to make a handmade mini album

And here are the close-ups:
DIY tutorial to make a handmade mini album

I hope you find this album to be as easy as I did!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Cristine, thank you so much for sharing with us today! That was such a great class at the retreat – thank you for sharing it with everyone who couldn’t make it. Just have to say, gorgeous photos and paper collection!

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 Mid Week Mojo sketch Jade #8!

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!