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My Mind’s Eye Kraft Funday Everyday Fun | Monday Card Madness #78

Sometimes I long for the brilliance and simplicity of childhood. My boys especially seem to find mischief fun in everyday things. (Remember the tie dye debacle in my layout last week?) Well, today’s steal, the Kraft Funday, Everyday Fun Kit by My Minds Eye is such a perfect collection to scrap those everyday fun moments of life, or to make a card to send the neighbor apologizing for my son dousing their dog in carpet cleaner. (Yes. That is also another truth-an entire bottle!) And what’s not to love about kraft? The perfect color to go with everything. Pair that with a bunch of gorgeous embellishments and childhood friendly designs, and you are set for all sorts of amazing creations.

I love the pinwheel and banner embellishments in today’s steal so much that I wanted to make them the focus of this weeks sketch.

On the first card I made I used the big chipboard pinwheels. I added a little inking around the edges to make them pop.

I’m crazy in love with the little wooden banner embellishments so on my next card I used one of them and added a little shimmer color to the tag.

And can you believe how cute this circle garland is? WOW!

I loved this collection so much that I had to create a couple more!

I just LOVE My Mind’s Eye. They can certainly turn an everyday into a FUNDAY.

And now I’m going to add a little bit of fun to one lucky card makers day. Kristin Hoffart! You are our lucky random winner for the March Monday Card Madness creations.

I love your card that was inspired by one of the amazing creations by Roree Rumph.

Kristin, if you would please send an email with your address to customerservice@stealnetwork.com, and let them know that you are the March card winner, we will get a little scrappy goodness sent your way. Hooray for a funday!

Be sure to check in tomorrow for a spectacular tutorial by Jennifer McDermott.

How To’sday | Pinwheels by Brittany Perry

How To’sday | Pinwheels by Brittany Perry

One of our favorite ScrapbookSteals girls has done it again! If you’ve been paying attention to our Facebook fan page you’ve undoubtedly seen the darling pinwheels adorning so many of the scrapbook pages. Brittany Perry shows us step by step how to create one of these fantastic summer embellishments for your own paper crafting projects.

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Pinwheels are everywhere! You can’t look through a paper crafting magazine or website without seeing them. I think they are a great alternative to flowers—and totally something that can be used on boy and girl layouts and cards! I am so glad to have something else I can use on my boys pages other than stars & buttons. And they’re SUPER easy and fast to make!

Step 1: Cut out a square of double sided paper. This one is 2.5″x2.5″.

Step 2: Lightly draw diagonal lines from corner to corner on the square.

Step 3: From each corner, cut about 1/2 – 2/3 of the way toward the center of the square. You don’t want to cut all the way, or it will make separate triangles, and you want them to all still be connected. If you want to ink the edges, the best time to do it is now, before you begin folding and gluing.

Step 4: Take one corner from each of the four new sections and fold it in so that it touches the center, and use adhesive to hold down the corner. I also used a foam square under each piece of folded paper, so that there would be some dimension and to help it hold better. Repeat with the same side/corner on each of the four sections.

Step 5: Finish off the center with a brad, button, or whatever else you like.

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Thank you Brittany for another fantastic tutorial. Be sure to check in tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo and the announcement of the winners of the challenges from our online crop.

Have a great day!