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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!

Studio Calico Mr. Huey’s Mists | August Blog Hop

Eeek! I am so excited about Studio Calico Mr. Huey’s Mists. There are so many delicious colors in today’s steal! And since today is this month’s blog hop we have seven talented designers showing what you can do with a little bottle of misty goodness.

If you’re not familiar with how the Blog Hop works, it’s easy-peasy and lots of fun! After drooling over the dazzling painty sneek peeks, visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment at every stop to enter for a chance to win a $20 ScrapbookSteals.com gift code.

It’s super simple and definitely worth the time it takes to feast on some exceptional eye candy. This month’s random winner will be one lucky person who leaves a comment on one of the eight blogs! So without further delay, here’s the line up:

  1. ScrapbookSteals (You are here—leave a comment!)
  2. Rebecca Keppel – My Cluttered Corner
  3. Joan Borgelt – The Gov’s Place
  4. Dana Tatar – They Call Me Tartar Salad
  5. Laurel Geisbush – Laurel Lane
  6. Rebecca Ednie – Eclectic Endeavours
  7. Julie Odil – Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers
  8. Patricia Flores – Harmony, Health and Faith

Have fun hopping, and remember you have until Sunday at 11:59 PM MST to drool over the creations and leave your comments. A winner will be selected and announced on Tuesday in our How To’sday blog post. If you have interest in participating as a designer in an upcoming ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop, please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, with Blog Hop in the subject line.

If you aren’t already joining in on Facebook, be sure to “like” us so that you don’t miss out on any of our fun!

Happy hopping and good luck!

Flower Power Misting | How To’sday

Happy How To’sday everyone! Today the uber-talented Charity Becker brings us yet another incredible tutorial to incorporate in to your paper crafting, card making and scrapbooking projects.

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Flower Power Misting

Scrapbooking mist can take a plain sheet of cardstock to a whole new level. But when you’re over the novelty of spraying formless blotches here and there what’s left? There are always the misting masks available from many different companies, but how about one you can make on your own.

Supplies

  • several sheets of cardstock
  • a circle cutter and 1 inch punch (although scissors will work)
  • two colors of mist
  • twine

Step 1: Cut a 3-inch circle in the center of a sheet of cardstock at least 8×8 in size.

Step 2: Lay the circle on a sheet of cardstock and using the darker shade of mist, spray a layer of color inside the circle. Repeat as desired, let dry.

Step 3: Cut a second 3-inch circle out of an 8X8 piece of cardstock.

Step 4: Punch 8 one-inch circles from a scrap piece of cardstock.

Step 5: Place punched circles around the 3-inch circle and trace.

Step 6: Punch out the circles traced around the 3-inch circle using a 1-inch punch.

Step 7: Place the flower cut out over the existing misted circles, and mist with a lighter color of mist. Let dry.

Step 8: Using a paper piercer, puncture holes around the edges of the flower petals. Stitch with twine.

If your paper is warped you can lightly mist the back of the paper with water and press between books till dry. You can also iron the cardstock on a medium setting till flat. Be sure you do NOT have the iron set on “steam”!
I used Kristy’s fabulous MWM Garnet #10 sketch for this layout.

~ Charity Becker

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Charity, as always, it’s such a pleasure being treated to your creations. You never disappoint!

If you have an idea that you would like to see featured on a How To’sday don’t be shy. Send your text and photos to kristy@stealnetwork.com.

One more thing for today. It’s been kind of a crazy couple of weeks around the StealNetwork, and I have to admit that I overlooked announcing the winner of the February Monday Card Madness participants.

A huge congrats goes out to Laurel Lane!

Laurel, your birthday invites are positively stunning. We have already contacted you via email regarding your prize. Enjoy!

Be sure to check in tomorrow for the next Mid Week Mojo.