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We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape | Monday Card Madness #88

I remember the first time I saw We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape I was at Winter CHA (Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show) and I truly wanted to somehow finagle some of the gorgeous tape into my luggage. Alas, it was a no go as it wasn’t even available for purchase yet, so imagine my delight when I found out that ScrapbookSteals would be featuring the whole array of tapes as today’s steal!

And what perfect timing to be featuring an amazing We R Memory Keepers product as we are thrilled to be teaming up with them for their Operation Write Home card drive to show our support of the troops stationed overseas. It’s for a great cause and there are some pretty sweet prizes to be had, so you might just want to check it out!

I decided to do my part in helping We R Memory Keepers reach their goal of collecting 50,000 cards and created my initial cards this week using some red and blue tapes.

On this card I cut stars out of the red paper and then backed the two smaller stars with the blue washi tape.

I kept to the patriotic theme with this card, and again backed behind the star with blue washi, as well as a red houndstooth strip across the middle.

Next I decided to make a card using the washi flower tutorial by Misty Buck.

I had fun adding a splash of peach to this card in addition to a row of turquoise houndstooth washi.

I finished up my washi card making spree with this simple card using strips of washi to create the background of the card.

We are also pleased to be teaming up We R Memory Keepers Operation Write Home card drive for a fantastic giveaway! We have a lovely Red White and Blue Stack Pack that will be given to one random winner who participated in the Operation Write Home card drive.

To enter to win, all you have to do is:

We will have a random drawing from all of the card drive participants. The winner will be announced on our July 30th Monday Card Madness blog post. (Don’t forget! Post your cards to a regular Monday Card Madness blog post to be eligible for our regular monthly drawing.)

Let’s do our part to help collect 50,000 cards! I’ve done my part to bring them 5 cards closer. :)

Good luck!

We R Memory Keeper’s Twine Spools | How To’sday

Who doesn’t love one of the hottest embellishments in the industry right now—twine?! I adore my twine collection. My kids do too! That part I don’t adore so much, but I guess I can be nice and share. Especially when I’m able to snag up such great deals on amazing colors and the perfect amounts with today’s steal, the We R Memory Keepers Twine Spools.

Now if you want to do a little more with your twine collection than simply admire how pretty it looks on the spools then today’s guest blogger Ilene Tell shows us some pretty spectacular uses for twine that will definitely get the ideas flowing.

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Hi everyone, Ilene here, and I’m so excited to share my project with you guys today! I got to work with two really gorgeous colors of twine from We R Memory Keepers — Aqua and Orange. The spools are enormous and they will last me a really long time. I used a lot, but I barely made a dent. I decided that it would be fun to make a card. On such a small canvas, the impact of the twine is very evident. Here is my card, using the new My Mind’s Eye paper.

In order to make the border, I added a thin line of glue. I used Beacon Adhesives “Fabri-Tac” glue, since it works so well, especially on cloth (and in this case, on twine). Then I added a twisted, haphazard border all around using the Orange twine. You could stop there, and have the one layer, but I decided to do a double border. I used a paper piercer and my Tim Holtz ruler to poke holes all around the edge, and then hand-stitched a border with the Aqua twine. On its own, this would have allow made an attractive border, but I really like the effect of the double border, since you have the more haphazard layer that looks like it has been stitched down by the more orderly layer. This is a great example of a couple different ways of attaching twine to your layouts.

For the dress forms, I used my Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Sizzix “Mini Sewing Room” die. I cut 3 dress form out of chipboard. I then cut two pieces of cardstock about the size of the body of the dressform and covered them with Fabri-Tac glue. I added a layer of twine by gluing it to the cardstock in layers going back and forth. Then I simply die cut the covered cardstock with my die again, and glued to the chipboard dress forms. This is an easy way to create handmade twine embellishments that gives your project a lot of texture. For the third dress form, I covered the body with some matching paper, and then finished it off with Glossy Accents for more dimension. As a last step, I finished off the inside of the card with more paper from the collection, and a Tim Holtz stamp.

I hope you guys liked my card and got an idea or two on how to make the most of your twine!

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Ilene, your card is darling! I can’t wait to put my twine to use in a way other than my girls making friendship bracelets with it! Love it!

If you love today’s project also be sure to stop by Ilene’s blog and check her oodles of other inspiring ideas.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for another awesome Mid Week Mojo as well as the winners of our online crop challenges and again on Friday for another awesome guest sketcher! We just love to keep the ideas a-flowing around here!

Have a lovely day!

We R Memory Keepers Sew Stamper | Monday Card Madness #79

So you think you can’t stamp huh? I admit it. I can’t. It always looks like something my 4 year old created (not that his creations are terrible). However, with today’s steal the We R Memory Keepers Sew Stamper, the mystery of stamping has all of the sudden become a whole lot less intimidating, and in fact, down right easy. A simple flick of the lid and an easy roll and your project is dressed up with just the perfect touch of stampy goodness.

Lucky for you today we get to elaborate on the Sew Stamper perfection. You’ll be thrilled that today we have some guest bloggers from the We R Memory Keepers Design team. (Did I mention perfection?)

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Heidi Van Laar was so kind as to let us use one of her cards as the foundation for this week’s official Monday Card Madness sketch.

It was incredibly difficult to decide which of her awesome cards to use but I’m so in love with banners right now that my heart skipped a little beat over this card.

Here is your sketch for those of you printing them off for future inspiration.

I love the little touch of faux stitching that the Sew Stamper has added to Heidi’s other cards.

The border rows of stamping on this layout finish things off beautifully.

Ann Corbiere-Scott also shows how the Sew Stamper can be incorporated into a great finishing touch for a layout.

I especially love on this layout how she achieves the look of stitching across her center circles with no fuss of hauling out the sewing machine. 2.3 seconds flat! Now that’s my kind of embellishing. Quick enough that I can still pull off a gorgeous project and dinner by 5:30. Maybe.

I’d like to thank these talented girls for sharing their projects with us today. Please be sure to click on their names and stop by their blogs to find oodles of additional inspiration.

For those of you participating in our Monday Card Madness random drawing giveaway, be sure to have any of this month’s Monday Card Madness creations posted somewhere online and linked to one of the Monday Card Madness postings by May 4th at 11:59 PM in order to be eligible for your chance to win. Also feel free to stop by our Facebook Fan Page for lots of fun and tons of ideas.

Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow for a little How To’sday.

We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon | Monday Card Madness #76

You know you have it — that exorbitant ribbon stash and you’re just not quite sure what to do with it. Obviously you won’t part with it as ribbon is practically a girl’s best friend! While you’re at it, you may as well add to that stash because with today’s steal, the Sew Ribbon by We R Memory Keepers, your ribbon will have a whole new meaning of love. And if the Sew Ribbon weren’t enough to have your heart palpitating with excitement, today’s guest blogger, the infinitely talented and highly published Roree Rumph, will have you weak in the knees with her amazing creations.

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Hey everyone!  Roree here, and today I have some cards to share with you that I created with the We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon.  This is a really fun and easy tool to use and it is perfect for cards (which I love to make.)

First off are a couple of cards I made using the Sew Ribbon Weave.

I created a stem for the flower using the Sew Ribbon Green Ribbon. I added a few brads in the spaces between the ribbon, looped a piece of ribbon, and tucked it behind the laced ribbon for a leaf.

Using the same Sew Ribbon Weave, I made a quick and easy card with a rainbow of ribbon-stitched lines.

This card ‘pops’ with all of the rows of colorful ribbon.

For the next card, I used the Sew Ribbon Shoelace.

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I made a frame around my card with the orange ribbon. To create the frame, I place the Sew Ribbon along the top and bottom of the card and punched. For the sides, I flipped the paper over to punch. It kept the ribbon slanting in the same direction.

For the next two cards I used the Sew Ribbon Leaf.  This one was my favorite!

For the first card, I created a patterned background with the aqua ribbon. I punched two rows together, and I added some large brads to the center of each pair.

I really love how this one turned out!

Here is my last card:

Instead of starting and stopping the threading at the edges, I started threading the ribbon at the inside from the front, reached it around the back, and finished threading it on the other side. This allowed me to finish by tying the ends together in a bow.

It seems like the options are endless with these fun tools, and I can’t wait to try it out on more projects.  Thanks so much for letting me share my cards with you today.  Have a great day!
~ Roree

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Wow. Now that I’ve finished picking up my jaw off of the keyboard I’d like to thank you so much Roree for being our guest blogger today. Your cards are outstanding and you truly make me want to put everything aside, toss the boy a box of Cheerios and get my crafty on. :)

Don’t forget to be sharing your Monday Card Madness creations for a chance to win a monthly drawing for a little scrappy goodness. This week’s “sketch” is to base a card creation off of any one of Roree’s cards, and include ribbon. Be sure to have any of the March card sketches created and posted somewhere on line then linked to one of the March Monday Card Madness blog postings by Friday, March 30th at 11:59 PM MST for your chance to win.

If you want another chance to cash in on our weekly prizes here at ScrapbookSteals.com, then be sure to join us in our Mid Week Mojo! Every Wednesday. :)

Check in tomorrow for yet another great crafty tutorial on How To’sday!

We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile and Eyelet Collections

Home improvement projects always leave me feeling a little left out. Why should the guys just get to play with tools? The good news is that you can add a little umph to your tool collection with today’s steal, the We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile and Eyelets. This tool is so amazing that if you’re not careful you may find it working it’s way into your husband’s tool stash. Good thing it has a pink handle so that it may help thwart any missing appearances!

If you love eyelets and have not had the pleasure of owning a Crop A Dile then you are in for an absolute treat! No more hammers and waking the kiddos at 3am because that’s when creativity strikes and an eyelet must. be. set. The Crop A Dile is as quiet as a whisper and works lickety split with the gentle squeeze of the handle.

If you haven’t had the chance to use one yet, here’s the jist of how it works. Note: You aren’t seeing things. My Crop A Dile happens to be green!

Step 1: Select which size hole you’d like to punch. You can set an eyelet that is either 1/8″ or 3/16″ in size. Gently squeeze handle and the cutting mechanism will pop out of the head. Pretty neat!

Step 2: Insert project into correct side of tool to allow for a large or small eyelet. Punch hole where desired. Note that there is a moveable measuring guide, that you can lock into place. This comes in handy when setting multiple eyelets in a row a specific distance from the edge of your paper. Perfect placement every time!

Step 3: Squeeze handle and punch a hole. Easy peasy!

Step 4: Insert your eyelet into the perfectly punched hole.

Step 5: Twist the head of the Crop A Dile until the coordinating sides match up. An easy rule to remember is that 1 goes with A (3/16″ eyelets) and 3 goes with C (1/8″ eyelets). The other cube combinations allow for the perfect setting of snaps, grommets and other decorative eyelets.

Once you have the correct setting, insert the eyelet and paper into the setting part of the tool and give it a squeeze!

Step 6: With very little effort and best of all no noise your eyelet is set!

If you’d like to see further direction on how to use the We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile and some cute project ideas, you can check out this video found on the We R Memory Keepers website.

I love that with almost no effort at all the Crop A Dile can chomp through paper, chipboard, acrylic, leather and metal! My husband is the incredible shrinking man, so he’s found a use for it a time or two to create new holes on his belt.

I even had some fun decorating this bucket. I think this will be headed to my mommy who is simply the best. I think I’ll fill it up with some chocolate and give it to her as a thank you for altering the “perfect” dress for my daughter’s Junior Prom this weekend. Because you really can’t go wrong with chocolate, can you?

Believe me when I say, YOU. NEED. A. CROPADILE. Oh and the rainbow of eyelets aren’t too shabby either.

Have a great day and check in tomorrow for some fantastic Friday fun!