Archive for November, 2011

Creations By AR: Blog Hop!

Hey, it’s a NEW RELEASE blog hop from Creations By AR!  There will be 1 winner per blog & all you need to do to enter is leave a comment.

The prize is the CRAFTER’S APRON template.  The template has a section to put in tubes, but I thought I’d show you a different take with this fun template.  Keep ‘em in the cupboard with a colouring in book or doodle paper for when little hands come by.

I use my small Cricut machine (it’s 6″ x 12″) so I shrunk the template down by 70% and that makes it the perfect size for a pack of crayons.  (Under $2 at staples).

The template itself is so cute, looking like an Apron!

Fun, quick template!

Adela of Creations By AR also sells sets of four tubes with caps. They’re great for packaging products including bath salt, food items, office supplies and of course flowers!

There are several different tubes including:  CLEAR OVAL TUBES, COLORFUL TUBES, CLEAR TEST TUBES with Cork (not shown above, but trust me, they’re really cute!)

I used the colorful tubes in Adela’s “Let’s Vase It” Vase …

Alright onto the fun stuff, the blog hop!

Be sure to visit these DT’s blogs for inspiration & leave a comment at each blog for a chance to win!

Good Luck to all those who enter.  Winners will be annouced Thursday, December 1st.  Thanks again to Adela for all this fun!

Fran•táge: Enamel Accents on Christmas!

It’s another Fran•táge Friday at Paper Craft Planet, brought to you by Stampendous.  Learn something new & win some stamps … woo-hoo!

This week we’re playing around with embossing enamel.  The  Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel adds a great effect especially for Christmas Crafting.

Here’s the layered Christmas ornament we’ll be making:

The supplies you’ll need include embossing enamel, Cling Jumbo Pine Drift stamp, clear Christmas Ball ornaments, oh yes & have a stash of buttons.

The embossing enamel looks great when you add small amounts on the branches of the tree.  I just painted a bit of glue where I wanted the enamel to high-light.  I also used some more buttons for ornaments on the tree.

In order to get the layered look, just stamp a few times & cut out what you want to use.  Use textured paper for a tree-like look.  I also only used part of the stamp on this project, it’s a very versatile stamp set that way.

Now take a mason jar of buttons, some super sticky tape & sit down in front of the tele for a show or two & cover the ornament with buttons:

Add your focal point and a ribbon and there you have it!

Thanks so much to the folks at Stampendous for these fabulous products and the giveaway!

Want to win some free stamps? Leave a comment AT PAPER CRAFT PLANET before December 2nd. After that, we’ll pick a winner through Random.org and announce that lucky duck on the next Fran•táge Friday.