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Pebbles – 3D Flower Gift Box – Back to Basics Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello everyone! Welcome to Pebbles Back to Basics Blog Hop! We are focusing on Pebbles Basics Line today. I did some mix-and-match on this 3D flower top gift box. All of the paper I used are from Basics Medium Weight Paper Pad 12″X12″. There are 6 patterns in 8 colors in this pad. I love that there is a cute floral pattern (as seen in purple here) among the other timeless basic patterns: swiss dot, polka dot, zigzag, gingham and notebook paper. Look how well the colors go together! The circled hello is a chipboard shape from Basics Chips Printed Chipboard Pieces. The pink flower center is from Pebbles Candy Dots: Bonbons. The Twine is from American Crafts Baker’s Twine Value Pack ( which is a great color match to the Pebbles Basics paper pad). The box was cut by Silhouette. All the score lines are actually perforated by the […]

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[Tutorial] Heart Banner for Valentine’s Day + Giveaway + Discount Code

Hello everyone! I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is just a week away. My 2013 has been WILD! I have a small tutorial today for a quick heart banner. I made it within 10 minutes:) The finished heart is about 8-1/2″ – a good size for home decorations. This is also a great way to use some of the pretty paper we’ve been hoarding collecting. I used my favorite V Day collection of all time: With Love by Pebbles. Here is what you will need for this project: 12×12 Paper Craft Pins Twine A scoring board (Scor-pal, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Score-it…) Cut paper to 4″ x 12″. This is the front of the paper I am using. Step 1. On the back of the paper, score at 6″ and make a small mark at 2″ as shown: Step 2. Flip paper, align the 2″ mark and the bottom of the 6″ […]

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Christmas Gumball Tree + Winners!

Hello everyone! Did you get any good stuff during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales? I picked up a bunch dies from Lifestyle Crafts including the Dimensional Tree Die! There are three leaf shapes in the die set to make trees for any season. But I used some  punched circles to make a Christmasy gumball tree! It is about 6-1/2″ tall! I did not mention it in my Knotty Gift Set post but there is another gift set called Nicein the new limited release by Lifestyle Crafts. Knotty or nice, which list will you be on? I am definitely on “Knotty” lol I wish I could find more time to play with them. These dies are so fun! They make great gifts for Christmas as well! ($40 w/coupon WAFFLE) OK, without further ado, the lucky winners for my Blog Year 1 giveaways are: Prize Pack 1: Prize Pack 2: Prize Pack 3: Congratulations, […]

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1 Year + 2 Minis + 3 Giveaways 4 You!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my big giveaway of the month! :) It is getting pretty busy around here so these 3″x3″ mini cards are the only ones I have made in a while. I used stamps from two noteworthy new stamp companies: Geotagged by Mama Elephant and Signature Christmas by Clearly Besotted. Now onto the important stuff ;) By the end of this month, this blog will be 1 year old! I am so grateful for all of you who have helped it grow and supported it in many different ways! I hope that you will join the giveaway and celebrate Year 1 with me! There are 3 prizes this time: GIVEAWAY 1 A copy of Card Design Handbook; a pack of stamping markers; a Smash divider, a Lawn Fawn catalog (with my card on p14); two 6″x6″ paper pads and a couple embellishments. GIVEAWAY 2 Stamps, inks and puffy stickers are some […]

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Organized Active Storage? Bento Review + A Giveaway

I am not an impulsive shopper but before I knew it, I had my room flooded with craft supplies. I have storage space but I often found my desktop covered with paper and stamps and I couldn’t find any pair of my scissors. I knew I needed some kind of system to keep the items I use most often organized and most importantly: handy. I spent an afternoon labeling my ink pads and found them each a cuddly home: I did not realize but I was organizing my Active Storage – a designated place for items used on a daily basis and accessed frequently. This little ink storage system is working quite well for me and I started looking for more products that can help me organize. Lucky me was contacted by Rubbermaid to review and test their new line of decorative, fabric storage containers called Bento™. I got a set […]

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Joy’s Life Cri-Kits Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome, Welcome, Crafters! Welcome to Joy’s Life Cri-Kits Bloghop & Giveaways! So glad you are here! If you came from Jeannie’s blog,  you are right on track! New to bloghop? It is where a group of people (like our Joy’s DT girls) create themed posts and link to each other’s blogs from our posts, so our blog readers can “hop” from one to the next. There are usually giveaways (or blog candies) :) Cri-Kits makes drawing and embossing tools for digital die-cut machines (including Cricut, Pazzles, Silhouette and Eclips). I found this cute pair of shoes file at Silhouette online store. I liked the polka dot pattern but it was impossible to cut the tiny circles with my Silhouette Cameo. Not until Joy and Cri-Kits sent me the cute pen holder and pens. I used the pastel blue pen to sketch the file and then created a offset outline for my card base. Simple […]

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Gelatins Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to Gelatins Stamps blog hop and giveaway! If you came from Kim’s blog, you are right on track! If you hopped along, this will be your last stop. You can always start at Gelatins Blog. My first card is some simple ink and stamping fun with the Flutterby stamp from the new Gelly Jr line. Solid stamps are great for quick and easy cards. I like the little dotted details on this butterfly stamp. The black spots you see in this photo are actually glitters I put on with my fingers. The effect is quite beautiful in real life. My second project is made using the Traffic Signs set. Traffic Signs is a clean and graphic set which is great for masculine cards.  It has a cool alphabet for spelling out your own sentiments. I counted the letters of my sentiment “what’s up?” and started with the “S” in […]

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