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Fancy Pants Love Story | Monday Card Madness #71

We all have a love story. Whether it be your husband, boyfriend, friend, parent or child, there is someone special in each of our lives and today’s steal, Love Story by Fancy Pants is an amazing collection of love-themed scrapbooking papers where graphic meets fancy and whimsy meets unique. This collection is filled with something for everyone on your love story list.

With Valentine’s Day upon us, rather than a providing a sketch, this week’s challenge is to simply create a Valentine. That way not only will you be one step ahead of the game tomorrow but you will be increasing your chance to win this month’s Monday Card Madness drawing! (If you follow the directions below).

I had an amazing time creating with the Love Story collection and was pretty shocked at the end of my Valentine making binge that I had six completely different looking cards. Oh how I love me a collection that is so versatile!

With the first card that I made, I honestly couldn’t decide which papers to use, so I decided to create a heart window and fill the hole with small strips of different sheets of paper.

Valentine

Next I couldn’t resist using some of the trim and rubons in combination with the stickers. Oh, and I even pulled out my deco scissors circa 1996! I actually love the little addition to the heart and it felt great putting my old tools to work.

Valentine

A favorite part of any Fancy Pants collection is the sheet of “cards” that are easily cut up to finish off a card quite nicely.

Valentine

Then of course you can’t dismiss the darling rub-ons. I think this particular Valentine will be given right to my little 4-year-old snuggle bug.

Valentine

The Fancy Pants transparencies are always amazing as well. One card I used the hearts transparency die cut as the focus of the card, while another card I actually cut a transparency sheet to card size and it became my card.

Valentine Valentine

If you haven’t made your Valentines for tomorrow yet, then now is your chance! Lots of ideas to help you springboard your own creation and of course we’d love to see what you create.

As far as being eligible for the February random Monday Card Madness drawing, all you need to do is complete any (or all) of the Monday Card Madness sketches, post your creation to our fan page or your own personal blog, then leave a link on this blog to that creation no later than 11:59 PM MST on Friday, March 2nd, 2012.

And now for the final reminder about our Quarter 1 card swap.

Here are the details just in case you missed out:

  • This card swap will not have any particular theme.
  • The only requirements is that you send ten cards with envelopes to be received at the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by February 16th.
  • Cards can be sent to this address:

ScrapbookSteals
ATTN: Card Swap
2181 California Ave., #400
Salt Lake City, UT  84104

  • After sending your cards please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, letting me know to be on the lookout for your cards.

Have a lovely day everyone! And may your Valentine’s day be filled with love! I know mine will be because I love a great How To’sday, and tomorrow we have yet another great tutorial from one of you!

Pink Paislee Nantucket | Monday Card Madness #70

Stamped Background

You’re trying to escape the winter blahs and have that stack of last year’s vacation photos sitting in front of you — but you’re not quite sure which beach scrapbook paper to use with them. If you missed out last time them, don’t delay on grabbing today’s steal, Nantucket by Pink Paislee. Not only is this collection filled with the perfect white-washed, weather-worn papers that are really full of versatility, but you’ll also be treated to honeycomb embellishments, stamps, gorgeous trims and more!

I was actually pretty thrilled when I found out that I would be able to make today’s cards using this collection. I had such a great time using them on the Mid Week Mojo Garnet 5 layout even though I’m pretty much short on beach photos! But isn’t that the sign of a wonderfully versatile collection? :)

The card maker in me was absolutely in love with the little honeycomb embellishments that are a part of the collection so I decided to use them as the emphasis of the design of this weeks card.

Pink Paislee Nantucket

I even got a little crazy (for those of you that know my fear of stamping) and stamped backgrounds to a couple of the cards. I have to admit, I adore how it turned out.

Stamped Background Stamped Background 2

I flipped the orientation of the sketch and even used a stamp for the sentiment on this card.

Stamped Sentiment

And on my final card I used one of the wooden embellishments and lightly inked it to give it a little dimension. A splash of yellow ribbon to the top and my card was complete!

I adore these papers, embellishments and trims and can’t wait for spring to finally arrive so that I can take some photos specifically to go with these papers.

Another month has passed and that means it’s time to announce the random winner of the January Monday Card Madness participants. A huge shout out and thank you goes out to Kelly Marks!

Kelly, thank you so much for sharing your cards with us so often. It’s always a treat to see what you create. If you will please send an email with your address to customerservice@stealnetwork.com we will be happy to get a prize sent out to you.

As far as being eligible for the February random Monday Card Madness drawing, all you need to do is complete any (or all) of the Monday Card Madness sketches, post your creation to our fan page or your own personal blog, then leave a link on this blog to that creation no later than 11:59 PM MST on Friday, March 2nd, 2012.

We are nearing the close of our current card swap. There’s still time to participate so hopefully you will be able to find the time to squeeze out 1o cards to send in and in return you will receive 10 different cards from various participants.

Here are the details just in case you missed out:

  • This card swap will not have any particular theme.
  • The only requirements is that you send ten cards with envelopes to be received at the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by February 16th.
  • Cards can be sent to this address:

ScrapbookSteals
ATTN: Card Swap
2181 California Ave., #400
Salt Lake City, UT  84104

  • After sending your cards please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, letting me know to be on the lookout for your cards.

Bo Bunny Crush | Monday Card Madness #69

Love is in the air and what better way to craft those lovey moments than with today’s steal, the Bo Bunny Crush collection!? I mean what’s not to love about pink, black, white and red? Oh and the little blossoms and birds — well, it just doesn’t get cuter than that! Except it does. Add the trims and brads and all of the other fantastic embellishments and your Valentine’s day crafts and love projects are bound to be perfect.

Even though Valentine’s Day is still a few weeks out, today’s steal came in perfect timing for me. I spent the weekend in California teaching a class at the Craft and Hobby Association show (CHA) and thought it would be nice to leave little love notes — one for my kids, one for my husband who happened to have a trip to Texas overlapping with mine and one for my dear mother in law who volunteered to help wrangle the kids this past weekend in our absence. Who says it needs to be Valentines day to tell someone you love that you love them? :)

So sadly these cards will not be a part of the current card exchange, but I promise that I will be contributing some fun ones!

If you’ve missed out on the info for the current card exchange, here are the details:

Here are the details just in case you missed them.

  • This card swap will not have any particular theme.
  • The only requirements is that you send ten cards with envelopes to be received at the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by February 16th.
  • Cards can be sent to this address:

ScrapbookSteals
ATTN: Card Swap
2181 California Ave., #400
Salt Lake City, UT  84104

  • After sending your cards please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, letting me know to be on the lookout for your cards.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Also, if you’d like to be eligible for the January random drawing for Monday Card Madness, all you need to do is complete any (or all) of the Monday Card Madness sketches, post your creation to our fan page or your own personal blog, then leave a link on this blog to that creation no later than 11:59 PM MST on Friday, February 3rd, 2012.

American Crafts Amy Tangerine | Monday Card Madness #67

I am so beyond excited about today’s steal, the Amy Tangerine Collection by American Crafts. This collection is the perfect combination of colors and designs, whimsy and fun and the add on option of mixed tape? Well, it’s a must!

I had so much fun creating cards for today’s sketch. I wanted to focus my design this week on the mixed tape. I love mixed tape and the different designs made for a perfect embellishment border down the side of my card.

I then switched things up a little bit and added some strips of the fabric paper. Soooooooo cute!

I seriously couldn’t help myself since it’s such an amazing collection to use, and made two more cards not following any sort of sketch at all.

I’m so excited that a few more people have expressed interest in this quarter’s card swap. It’s not too late! We’d love to see your creations and make this current swap a huge success.

Here are the details just in case you missed them.

  • This card swap will not have any particular theme.
  • The only requirements is that you send ten cards with envelopes to be received at the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by February 16th.
  • Cards can be sent to this address:

ScrapbookSteals
ATTN: Card Swap
2181 California Ave., #400
Salt Lake City, UT  84104

  • After sending your cards please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, letting me know to be on the lookout for your cards.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Also, if you’d like to be eligible for the January random drawing for Monday Card Madness, all you need to do is complete any (or all) of the Monday Card Madness sketches, post your creation to our fan page or your own personal blog, then leave a link on this blog to that creation no later than 11:59 PM MST on Friday, February 3rd, 2012.

My Little Shoebox Mega Paper Pack | Monday Card Madness #66

There’s something about the word “mega” that elicits excitement, don’t you think? I mean if it’s mega, it’s got to be good. Today’s steal, the My Little Shoebox Mega Paper Pack is mega indeed! I love a steal that offers a sampling of a little of this and a little of that. Such a great way to explore a manufacturer without making a huge commitment. Oh, and the Roll Up Flowers = niiiiiiice!

I had a blast making cards for the upcoming card swap using this basic card design. A little bit of layering and some stitching paired with a 3D Roll Up Flower embellishment and my cards were born.

Oh and for those of you that recently picked up the My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Stickers they coordinate to perfection with these papers.

Oh and if you happened to catch my mentioning of a card swap and are interested in participating, here is the skinny:

  • This card swap will not have any particular theme.
  • The only requirements is that you send ten cards with envelopes to be received at the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by February 16th.
  • Cards can be sent to this address:

ScrapbookSteals
ATTN: Card Swap
2181 California Ave., #400
Salt Lake City, UT  84104

  • After sending your cards please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, letting me know to be on the lookout for your cards.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Also, if you’d like to be eligible for the January random drawing for Monday Card Madness, all you need to do is complete any (or all) of the Monday Card Madness sketches, post your creation to our fan page or your own personal blog, then leave a link on this blog to that creation no later than 11:59 PM MST on Friday, February 3rd, 2012.