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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!

Lifestyle Crafts Border Dies | Mid Week Mojo

Amber – Week 3 of 10
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The Lifestyle Crafts Border dies are great fun and so easy to use – they add just the right amount of pizazz to any scrapbooking layout! You can use the dies with paper and cardstock for quick and easy borders, or use them as masks with your favorite misting sprays. The choice is yours! Here is this week’s sketch:

Scrapbooking inspiration sketch challenge using Lifestyle Crafts Border dies

And here is my layout. The border dies gave just the right amount of background interest for this layout – and I felt that the rest of the page needed to be kept simple to really highlight them.

Scrapbooking layout using Lifestyle Crafts border dies

The border is quite delicate, so I just added some stitched hearts to the corners, to frame the borders and photos.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I haven’t added the journaling to my layout quite yet – but there is plenty of room to add it wherever you want. I hope I have inspired you to create your own layout from this sketch!

Our lucky random winner for the week is Jessica Arrant! Such a great layout – I just LOVE your interpretation of the sketch! That elephant is just TOO cute! Please let our customer service know you are this week’s winner in an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!

Mid Week Mojo Amber #3 sketch challenge winner

If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. You can find all of the details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

Don’t forget to come back on Friday for Winter Design Team Member Cristine Redmond – she has some awesome projects for you to see!

Love My Tapes Washi | March Blog Hop

It’s that time again to be inspired by another group of amazing blog hop designers! They’ve designed some adorable projects using today’s steal, Love My Tapes Washi, you won’t want the hop to end! They have given me so many more ideas and lots of inspiration – I can’t wait to go play with my washi! Grab your drink and cookies and sit back and relax and prepare to be inspired!

Blog hop using washi tapes

Enter to win a $20 ScrapbookSteals.com gift code:

Visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment at every stop along the way (including this post). Be this month’s random lucky winner by leaving 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. Creating with Paper and More – Kelly Holifield
  3. The Ramblings of a Crafty Working Mom – Julie Cordero
  4. Scrappin the Little Things – Deborah Johnson
  5. Li’l Buck’s Creations – Misty Buck
  6. Becci’s Handmade Collection – Becci Manies
  7. It’s About the Paper – Michele Duffy
  8. Errant Scraps – Jessica Arrant

You have until 11:59 PM MT on Sunday, March 3rd, to make your comment. Have a great time hopping!

If you would like to take part as a designer in one of the Scrapbook.Steals blog hops, please contact Kerys at Ksharrock@steals.com.

Basic Grey PB & J | Mid Week Mojo

Amber – Week 2 of 10
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The Basic Grey PB & J is such a bright, fun collection, with colors and patterns perfect for any boy or girl. It’s fun chipboard elements, stickers and metal flowers really make you look forward to Spring! I had so much fun with this collection – here is the sketch:

 Mid Week Mojo sketch challenge Amber #2

And here is my layout. I loved the blues and reds in this collection, and knew they would work perfectly for my photos!

Scrapbooking layout using Basic Grey PB & J

I used the navy chipboard alphas for my title, and the small spots are actually the centers of the letters that I would normally throw away. They just landed on my page as I was doing the title – and I quite liked them! Again I hand stitched around the circle, just to add a little more interest to the page, and used a star punch to break up the line of the circle.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I mirrored the element cluster on the bottom of the circle, and added these fun chipboard rectangles to the bottom corner as it looked a little bare.

Adding dimension and texture to scrapbooking layouts

I hope I have inspired you to create your own layout from this sketch!

Our lucky random winner for the week is Melanie Carey! Such a great layout! One of my favorite Echo Park Collections. Please let our customer service know you are this week’s winner in an email with your address to service@steals.com and we will be happy to send some sweet swag your way!

MWM sketch challenge Amber 1 winner

If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. You can find all of the details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for this month’s blog hop! I’ve seen the sneaks! You don’t want to miss it! :-)

How To-sday | MistScape

Today’s How To-sday comes to you from our fabulous guest designer Charity Becker. Charity shows us a great technique for using your misting sprays to create a background that’s full of dimension with a dreamy quality! Super cool and easy to do – I just need to dig out my sprays now.

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Misting Sprays for scrapbooking are a great way to altar the look of patterned paper without obliterating the original design. Layering those mists creates dimension and a dreamy quality to the layout. Follow the steps below to create a landscape that will let your photo take center stage.

Supplies:

  • 3 sheets of 12×12 cardstock (2 to rip, 1 for the base of your layout.)
  • 4 colors of scrapbooking mist, (light blue, light green, dark blue, brown)

Step 1: Rip one 12×12 sheet of cardstock in half. Rip a 3 inch strip off of one sheet of cardstock. Rip slowly so that you get several “ripples” in the edge of your paper.

DIY handmade tutorial on layered misting on scrapbook.steals.com

Step 2: Lay the 9 inch piece of ripped cardstock over your cardstock base so that the bottom portion is uncovered. Spray with brown mist.

DIY handmade tutorial on layered misting on scrapbook.steals.com

Step 3: Lay a 6 inch piece of ripped cardstock over the cardstock base, again leaving the bottom portion uncovered. Spray with light green mist.

DIY handmade tutorial on layered misting on scrapbook.steals.com

Step 4: Lay the 3 inch piece of ripped cardstock over the cardstock base, leaving the bottom portion uncovered. Spray with light blue mist.

DIY handmade tutorial on layered misting on scrapbook.steals.com

Step 5: Lay the remaining 6 inch piece of ripped cardstock over the base so that the middle portion is covered. Some light blue and some brown should show on either end. Spray with dark blue mist. The resulting piece of cardstock will have bands of color that resemble a grassy hill and a sky fading to twilight.

DIY handmade tutorial on layered misting on scrapbook.steals.com

Step 6:: Lay the base between 2 sheets of paper towel, inside two sheets of wax paper, and set under a stack of large books or heavy cutting boards. The paper should be completely covered by the books. Leave the base to dry for 24 hours. The weight will keep the paper from warping too badly.

Step 7: Remove all water from a clothing iron, set to a medium temperature, and iron the base cardstock to get any kinks out. Lay it under the stack of books to cool for an hour.

Step 8: Create a masterpiece and proudly display!

DIY handmade tutorial on layered misting on scrapbook.steals.com

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Charity, thank you so much for sharing with us today – it’s good to see you back! I am definitely going to be trying this one out! Thanks for the tips.

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 Amber #2.