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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!

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!

American Crafts Blog Idea Blowout!

If you’re like me you’ll be absolutely exuberant over today’s steal, the American Crafts Brands Archive Spectacular. American Crafts pretty much equals scrappy love. And since Pebbles, Studio Calico and Crate Paper are all also lumped into that awesome umbrella, I think you’ll find saying no to shopping today is going to be a wee bit difficult. Top it off with ScrapbookSteals’ Super Hero Shippers and, well, resistance is futile!

In an effort to spark those ideas and enable a little more purchasing (your husband said it was okay), I’ve put together easy links to some of my favorite blog posts by all four of the American Crafts companies.

Sit back, enjoy, and do a little blog surfing while you try and decide exactly which products you need. (Want isn’t really an issue, we all know it’s a need.)

American Crafts

  • Click here to see a blog post featuring the American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas featuring the American Crafts-Dear Lizzy, Neapolitan collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the American Crafts Shoreline collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the American Crafts DIY Thickers.

  • Click here to see ideas using the American Crafts Garden Cafe collection.

Crate Paper

  • Click here to see ideas using the Crate Paper Restoration collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Crate Paper Pretty Party collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Crate Paper Snow Day Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Crate Paper Little Boy Blue Collection.

Studio Calico

  • Click here to see ideas using the Studio Calico Heyday Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Studio Calico Take Note Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Studio Calico, Classic Calico Vol. 2 Collection.

Pebbles, Inc.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Pebbles Let Freedom Ring Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Pebbles Hip Hip Hooray Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Pebbles Country Picnic Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Pebbles Mr. & Mrs. Collection.

Wow! If that isn’t quite the smorgasbord of inspiration I don’t know what is!

Have fun shopping today and be sure to join us tomorrow for another amazing project from Design Team member Kerys Sharrock.

Studio Calico Heyday | Mid Week Mojo

Pearl – Layout 6

Okay, not gonna lie — I’ve been counting the days until today’s steal, the Studio Calico Heyday collection. Kids count down to birthdays and I count down to days when I get to play with some of my favorite colors, designs, mists, and hexagons.  I tell ya! Forget about birthdays, because Heydays are much, much better. Well, unless you were given Heyday for your birthday. :)

Today’s collection is so packed you don’t even have to be nervous about cutting into the papers. But as much as I am crazy in love with this collection I thought I’d give you girls a break this week and stick with one sketch.

I am in love with 4×4 Instagram prints right now (aka too lazy to pull out the big camera) and hexagons, so I went with a single photo and used the hexagon mask as the drive for this week’s layout.

I used the hexagon mask as well as the Mint Julep and Sherbet Mr. Huey’s to create a custom photo frame for my photo. I absolutely adore using the Mr. and how easy it is to create a truly unique piece for a project.

To create the background of my layout I carried over the hexagon mask theme and used my Cameo to cut out a background. I then used the reverse side of the cutouts to place back in some of the open spaces. I also misted a few of the cut out hexagons and randomly replaced them as well.

The papers in this collection are so amazing. I love that it’s a great mix of papers for both feminine and masculine layouts. I wanted to include a bunch of the prints without overwhelming the page so I added some of the full sheets of 6×6 papers layered behind my main photo, then added a smattering of the chipboard dies along with some cuts from my Silhouette. I love how it turned out!

Ahhh. I love it. Heyday, you have my heart.

I loved seeing the interpretations of both sketches last week. You girls are really on fire and I’m hoping with school coming up that some of you will find a little extra time to get some crafty on. I’m kind of beside myself with excitement over the fact that my baby goes to Kindergarten! I’m not quite sure what I’ll do with myself for three hours of solitude every day!

Anyhow, you all rocked it last week and I’m pleased to show off our random winner. Congrats go to  Jessica Laureano who did a great job with the Pearl 5b sketch. I’ve sooooo missed seeing your work girl! Welcome back! :)

Please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com with your address and we will be happy to send a little scrappy fun your way!

For those of you just joining us, now is a great time to jump in on the fun! Each Wednesday we provide a new sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MST to have your creations posted somewhere online and linked to this blog post. 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.

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!