My Mind’s Eye Decorative Tape 8-pack | Monday Craft Madness #18

The My Mind’s Eye Decorative Tape 8-pack got to be one of my current favorite ‘go-to’ embellishments! I have developed a washi obsession – it seems to be appearing on almost all of my latest projects! I just LOVE the different colors and patterns that can be found on the My Mind’s Eye tapes, and had so much fun creating a variety of projects this week. This week’s Monday Craft Madness theme…

A World of Washi!

Use washi tape  on your projects!

I decided to make a fun collection of crafts this week – just in time to give you that crafty inspiration for all of your Easter projects. I first decided to make some Easter Wall Art, then a washi card and an Easter wreath!

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

I love seeing the different wall art themes that you can buy in the shops these days. So simple, yet so effective. I decided that I would do an Easter themed wall art using a cutting file from Silhouette with the different colored washi tapes underneath.

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

I painted an old picture frame and added washi strips and flowers to the frame for extra interest.

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

The Easter card was so quick and simple to make too!

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

The washi was used as a background embellishment and around the edge of the card to add a little more color. The image was from Bugaboo which I colored using prismacolor pencils.

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

When Brittany suggested making an Easter wreath, it seemed like a great idea! Then I thought ‘Oh! How do I do this with washi?’ This wreath was actually super simple to make! I bought a polystyrene wreath, which I painted white, and then began wrapping strips of the washi around it. I loved the effect!

DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

I then tried wrapping the washi directly onto the plastic eggs, but it just kept creasing and didn’t look good! I ended up folding the washi in half lengthways and then sticking this around the eggs.

 DIY handmade Easter crafts using washi tape

I hope I have inspired you to start work on your ‘washi’ projects this week. Remember, they can be any project you like – there are so many possibilities!

And in case you haven’t had a chance to join in with the Monday Craft Madness themes this month, don’t forget you have until 29th March to play along. Here are the themes:

MCM #16 – Stamp It!

MCM #17 – Shades of Green

Just remember to have fun! :)

If you’d like to enter to win the March Monday Craft Madness prize:

Create a project (a card, layout, altered project, or any other craft your heart desires) using any of our weekly themes! You have until the Friday after the final theme is posted to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online with a link to this post in the caption. To enter to win, simply leave a comment on our blog with the link to your project! We’ll choose a random winner and they’ll be the lucky recipient of a $20 prize pack from Scrapbook.Steals.com at the end of the month!

Just note that this is separate from Mid Week Mojo, so you’ll have at least two fun projects a week you can dive into. :)

Don’t forget to check back in with us tomorrow a How To’sday post by Winter Design Team Member Cristine Redmond!

Love My Tapes Fabric Tape | October Blog Hop

I can’t think of a better blog post to have today as we are currently having our 2nd annual Scrapbook Steals retreat in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Jealous? Yeah. You should be. 😉 ) While we are having fun scrapping it up for two solid days with rockstar manufacturers in the industry, all of you can join in on some fun in a virtual way with this month’s Blog Hop. Today our six talented designers rock the house with today’s steal, the Love My Tapes—Fabric Tape.What does this mean for you, aside from awesome ideas? You have a chance to win a $20.00 gift code to ScrapbookSteals.com!

If you’re not familiar with how the Blog Hop works, it’s super easy and lots of fun!

If you’d like to enter to win a $20 ScrapbookSteals.com gift code:

After checking out the sneak peeks, visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment every stop along the way (including this post). This month’s random winner will be one lucky person who left 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. Heather Conklin – Goldiecar Designs
  3. Robin F.M. Jones – Custom-Comforts
  4. Gloria Stengel – Scraps of Life
  5. Kat Ancheta – Create-w-Kat
  6. Teresa Fenstermacher – Teresa J is Here to Play
  7. Katherine Shamel – Delightful Design

Remember, you have until 11:59MST on Sunday, October 14th, to leave your comment. Have a great time hopping and incredible ways to use fabric tape!


Love My Tapes Washi

Today’s blog brings me a mix of strong emotions. First, it makes me so happy to see what our amazing design team has done with today’s steal, the Love My Tapes Washi. These girls bring it to the table each and every time they create! Second, it brings me those happy-sad tears as this is the final post from our outstanding Summer Team. These girls have been a true delight to work with and my life has been enriched by their talents, kindness, and friendship!

Without further delay, I present the final creations from the ScrapbookSteals.com Summer Team!

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Let’s kick things off with projects from the amazing Katrina Hunt. She always has a way with thinking outside of the box. Katrina took washi to a new level by creating an altered canvas, a card with die cutting washi and coasters! These are some absolutely great gift ideas because the holidays will be here before we know it.

Katrina says the altered canvas is really easy to do, but be make sure to seal it! She used a matte medium gel to cover the entire project.

When using washi with a die cutting machine, simply place the washi on cardstock and then cut! Katrina used her Cameo to help create this card with no trouble at all.

Lastly, Katrina found inspiration on the Design Dreams Japan blog to create  customized coasters.

Next lets take a peek at the amazing projects by Kerys Sharrock. Kerys had Halloween treats on the brain and created this darling altered Prima flower bottle.

She also put the sketch that Regina created for Mid Week Mojo—Pearl 7, to use on this darling Halloween frame.

I secretly love that Kerys was given washi tapes that make great Halloween projects because this witch card and Halloween wreath are truly exceptional! Be sure to stop by Kerys’ blog for extra info on these projects.

Lastly we finish things up with projects from the girl that totally deserves Mom of the Year award. Not only has Regina Mangum already made a positively darling mini album ready for photos of her sons upcoming reptile themed birthday party, but she is arranging for live wiggly, squirmy and creepy-crawly reptiles to be at the birthday party. Yup. Coolest mom and mini album ever.

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The past three months have flown by so quickly and I want these three amazing ladies to know how much they will be missed. You are all so very dear to me and I love you as if you were my sisters! (I don’t have any, so I’ll just claim you anyway.) Thank you for putting up with all of my craziness and for helping us work out the kinks in the design team process. Good luck in all that you do and know that there will always have a warm chair waiting for you here at ScrapbookSteals.com!  MWAH!

For those of you wondering when we will be announcing the three amazing fresh faces of the fall term, be sure to check into the blog next Tuesday at 9AM MST for a little meet and greet. You are all definitely in for a continuation of W-O-W!

Wonder World of Washi | How To’sday

When I hear the mere whispering of the word washi, my eyes glaze over just a little bit, my salivary gland kicks into gear, and my crafty brain starts revving full speed. I’ve had a lot of washi pass through my hands, and I can honestly say I don’t think any have made me as excited as today’s steal, the My Mind’s Eye—The Sweetest Thing Decorative Tapes.

I know there are a lot of washi collectors out there so I asked a few ladies to share their favorite washi projects to get that creative engine going. I think after seeing these projects today that you’ll agree there is always room for more washi!

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If this isn’t the most innovative use of washi tape, I’m not sure what is! Love the play binoculars created by Heather Conklin.

Look at how Cristine Redmond uses the washi to create a fun background for this darling card.

I love how Liz Martinez created these fun embellishments with strips of washi applied to paper and then punched out with a shape punch.

And lastly our amazing Design Team Alumni Cyndee Kawa shares several different fun uses to create backgrounds for cards. I especially love the grass!

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Thank you for sharing your ideas with us today ladies! I can’t wait to add today’s washi collections to my ever-growing stash and use some of these ideas.

If you have an idea you’d like to see featured as a How To’sday tutorial, don’t be shy! We want to see! Send text and photos to kristy@stealnetwork.com and I will get you added to the lineup.

Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo!