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We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch | Monday Craft Madness #12

The We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch is so easy and fun to use it really is child’s play! Whether you are altering recipe boxes, making file folders, adding tabs to your cards and scrapbooking pages, We R Memory Keepers have the designs you need. We thought we would switch things up a bit with the Monday Craft Madness theme this week, and give you a phrase! Here is this week’s Monday Craft Madness inspiration and theme:

“You are…..!”

Find or make up your own ‘You are…’ sentence and include it somewhere on your project. Have fun!

I decided to make 2 Valentine’s cards for my children, including the phrase “You are….to my….”. The first card is a pocket card – something a little different from the normal cards I make.

Monday Craft Madness handmade pocket card

 I used cutting machine to cut out the pocket and heart files, and added pen stitching for more effect. The tab punch was used for the small note in the pocket and for the tab on the card inside. Super cute mini alphas were used for the journalling “You are the cheese to my pizza” and I found the perfect photo of my son making pizza last summer. I love this color combination as it isn’t too Valentine’s, but has a more boy feel to it. Here is the card inside:

Monday Craft Madness handmade pocket card

I then had to make a card for my daughter. I still stayed away from the normal shaped card, and made a gate fold card. I used typical girly colors and used the button as the closure for the centre opening card (the heart tucks behind the button to keep it closed).

Monday Craft Madness handmade gate fold card

I used the tab punch for a small border across the two sides of the card, and you may recognise the lace hearts die cuts from a steal last month! They were perfect for this card – I just added a little pen stitching and a rub on sentiment.

Monday Craft Madness handmade gate fold card

Again, I used mini alphas to complete the sentence “You are the chocolate to my ice cream” and found the perfect photo of my daughter and her chocolate ice cream last summer! I used the tab punch to highlight the fact that it is Feb 14th and a Valentines Day card.

Monday Craft Madness handmade gate fold card

I hope I have inspired you to start work on your ‘You are….’ inspiration projects this week. Remember, they can be any project you like – just because I have made cards doesn’t mean that you have to make cards too! The sentence would be perfect for a title or journalling on a layout or mini album. There are lots of possibilities. Just remember to have fun! :)

And, it’s the end of the January Monday Craft Madness challenges – so you know what that means? We have to choose a winner! Our lucky random winner of a $20 ScrapbookSteals.com to is Olesya K! Olesya – I love these photos and the color combination you chose just pops! Such a great layout! Please let us know you are this month’s Monday Craft Madness winner in an email with your address to danielle@steals.com and we will be happy to help you with your prize!

Monday Craft Madness January challenge winner on ScrapbookSteals.com

There is also the We R Memory Keepers Mini Album’s to give away! Remember when Kristy Lee was our Guest Monday Craft Madness designer? She gave us 2 mini album kits to give away to 2 participants in that week’s challenge (Monday Craft Madness #7 – think mini)! So, without further ado, our randomly drawn winners are Carrie Stedt and Stephanie U – great mini albums ladies! Please let our customer servie know that your are the winner of the We R Memory Keeper’s Hall Pass Album Kit, in an email with your address to service@steals.com, we will be happy to send your kits your way!

WRMK winner on ScrapbookSteals.com

If you’d like to enter to win the February 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 ScrapbookSteals.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 for a fun How To’sday post by Design Team member Bev Code!

We R Memory Keepers 12×12 Washi Sheet Bundle | November Blog Hop

It’s time again to be inspired by our six amazing blog hop designers! They’ve taken today’s steal, We R Memory Keepers 12×12 Washi Sheet Bundle, to the next level! If you’re looking for new and innovative ways to use these amazing washi sheets then sit back, relax, and be inspired.

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

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. Scraperie — Andrea Parker Eason 
  3. Señorita Scrapper — Madeleine Lopez
  4.  Shirley Shirley Bo Birley —Shirley Birley
  5.  Finding Time to Create —Kelly Wayment 
  6.  Scrappy Daylily—Cyndee Kawa
  7. Things That Shine—Ashley Calder

You have until 11:59MST on Sunday, November 4, to make your comment. Have a great time hopping!

We R Memory Keepers Cinch

So, you’ve really been regretting not snatching up the We R Memory Keepers Cinch last time we featured it? I’m not surprised! This book binding tool is pretty darn spectacular. If you find yourself lumped into the category of “ohhhhh, I wouldn’t really use that,” I think you might need to explore this machine just a little bit more before you make your decision.

The Cinch is perfect for:

  • mini albums
  • recipe books
  • kids art books
  • homework
  • office presentations
  • flip charts
  • and pretty much anything you want to bind together!

Still not so sure? Check out these fun mini albums that I designed while teaching classes for We R Memory Keepers using the Cinch binding tool.

After teaching hundreds of women how to make these albums, each and every one of them that thought they were okay with other binding machines were converted after using the Cinch once. It’s that good.

If you missed the blog post last time, be sure to check this link out! Amber Sheaves and Kyla Norris have some great project ideas that you don’t want to miss.

Now I have one more itty-bitty matter of business to take care of, and that is announcing the winner of the September ScrapbookSteals.com Blog Hop! Our lucky random winner comes to us from the blog of Lisa Lahiff. The random winner of the $20.00 gift code to the ScrapbookSteals.com store is Adrienne Crist! Congrats Adrienne. We hope that you have fun doing a little shopping and that you will be sure to share with us what you create. We’ll be in touch with you regarding your prize.

Have a spectacular day and be sure to check in tomorrow for our first Mid Week Mojo in the Coral series of sketches.

We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon

Sew you want to add a little pizazz to your project but aren’t quite sure what it’s lacking? Today Design Team member Katrina Hunt shows us how easily the We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon can add spice to your project and help put a dent in the gorgeous ribbon collections we’re all hoarding.

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Hey ScrapbookSteals.com fans, Katrina here with a fun little tool that I got to use for my design team assignment. It’s the Sew Ribbon tool from We R Memory Keepers.

These are nifty little gadgets that come in a variety of styles that you can use. I used two for my project today, the Flower and Scallop. I actually had the Scallop in my stash of tools, so I had a pretty good idea of how these work. I also got the Sew Ribbon Purple and Violet ribbon packs.

On my first project I wanted to use the Flower tool. I used it to “cross-stitch” and this particular punch is just about like that, except you are using ribbon to stitch with.

The ombre trend (or graduation in color) is one of the hot trends right now, The ribbon packs are perfect to try this with. The tool is easy to line up if you just watch carefully and take your time. This is such a simple card to make, but packs a punch with the variation of color. I added a punched border strip with ribbon, a phrase sticker, and some butterflies I hand cut out of Little Yellow Bicycle Elizabeth Park paper I had.

I wanted to show these would also work on a layout. I used the Scallop tool for this one. I pulled out my Studio Calico Heyday collection (which I got on ScrapbookSteals and is available in the archive!) and got to work. I decided on my first couple of layers so I would know where I wanted to place my punch. Then I punched my holes and sewed my ribbon in place as the first step of my layout.

I added a small bow at the bottom because, well, I like bows! This ribbon is from my stash. It was a little wide by a smidge, but it worked.

That’s all from me today and this is one of the last times I will be on the blog. I have had SO MUCH fun working with Kristy, Brittany, Regina, Kerys and the entire ScrapbookSteals.com team.

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Gosh Katrina! I’m getting a little bit misty thinking about this term coming to an end. It’s been such a true delight to work with you. As always, it was such a treat to see your creations and I know you will continue to hang out and share with us. :)  Good thing we will have one last hoorah with all three of you girls on the last Friday of the month!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Be safe. Have fun. And get scrappy. :)

We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter and Brads | How To’sday

I love a good tool and I think any paper crafter knows We R Memory Keepers definitely has some pretty amazing crafting tools. Today’s steal, the We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter, is no exception. Add the bundle of sparkly mini brads and you’ve got the makings for some happiness that would rival Bob Villa with a new power tool.

Today Cristine Redmond shows us some fantastic uses with the brad setter and brads.

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How many of you can relate to this scenerio:  You want to put a brad on your project so you pierce a hole, put the brad in, flip over the project, then continue to poke and prod the tender spots under your nails as you try to set the brad.  Am I the only one?  I didn’t think so.  That is why I absolutely LOVE the We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter.  This has to be one of the best scrappy inventions out there.  Plus, it’s so easy to use I put my 5 year-old to work using it (supervised, of course!).

My biggest is getting to the age where she pretends she knows how to tell time.  Everything ends in “30″ (it’s always 5:30 or 12:30, etc.).  I thought I would help her make a clock so we can work on learning to tell time.  She is already excited to tell her teachers that she knows how to tell what time it is—and school doesn’t start for almost two months!

Here are the supplies we used:

I adhered the scalloped paper to the thick cardstock-y thing that comes with new calendars using rubber cement.  Then I marked the center spot and my daughter used the Brad Setter to pierce a hole.

We added some numbers to the page using Thickers, then used the Brad Setter to pierce a hole in the clock hands.  My biggie inserted the brad into the clock hands, then into the clock page itself and flipped it all over.  Using the other side of the Brad Setter, she pushed down to separate the brad legs (or tongs or whatever they are called).

Once they were separated, she used the head to push down the legs.

Seriously, I didn’t have to help her at all.  This tool makes it SO easy!  Here is a picture of the finished product:

Cute, right?  I thought I’d put the Brad Setter to use on a different kind of project…a card.

After I tied the bow on the card, I used the piercer to make a hole through the knot of the bow.  Then I put a brad in and used the other side to set it.  Seriously, you need this tool if you don’t have one.  I know you’re thinking, “But why would I spend money on this when I have perfectly good fingers to use?”  I thought the same thing, which is why I put off buying this tool forever.  You only need to poke the tender skin under your fingernails so many times before you begin to wonder if there is an easier way—luckily, there is!

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Cristine! I love it! I also love that you were able to get your biggie involved in some paper crafting with you. So much fun.

We have a pretty great lineup for the rest of the week, so don’t forget to stop by each day. Tomorrow is the final installment in the Turquoise Mid Week Mojo series, Thursday we are treated to a triple whammy from the Summer Design Team and Friday will be this months Blog Hop!

Have a fantastic day!