Well, time sure flies! I started my blog 2 years ago this month and I just recently surpassed 150K hits. (Well, more or less, since the counters went on strike last summer and I had to guess where I was at and restart it.)
Anyways, I just wanted to spread a little happiness and what's better than some papercrafts??? That's what it's all about, isn't it? The papercrafts, that is. LOL (I seem to be the one who always gives the handmade gifts, but I know how much I would love to receive them, too.) So how about it?... want to win some handmade cards from me?
I made these puppies yesterday. Love how cute they turned out. The inspiration for this set comes completely by a set made by Andrea Walford, so I can't take credit for the design. She creates the most awesome stuff and I always wonder where she gets her ongoing inspriration from.
These cards are 4" x 8 1/2", which is a rather odd size, so I also made 4 envelopes to give away with the set. (Envelope instructions will be at the end of this post.)
And since it's my 2 year blogaversary, I am also offering the winner of my blog candy 2 of my templates of your choice. You know, the ones that you would normally "buy-a-card-and-get-a-template-for-free" type of templates. (You can see my templates by clicking on Vicki's Templates under Labels on my sidebar.)
To enter, all you need to do is leave me some LOVE in the form of a comment at the bottom of this post, and I'll enter your name in the draw. This blog candy will close at midnight Mountain Time on March 31st and I'll draw the winner on April 1st (yes, April Fools day)!
Don't forget to check back on April 1st to see if you won. Good luck everyone! :)
(I'll keep this post at the top of my blog until then.)
Here's the close-ups of the cards in the set:
*** For those of you who may be interested, I made the envelopes out of 81/2" x 11" 32 lb. copy paper (heavyweight). With the shorter side at the top of my ScorPal (actually I used my Fiskars paper cutter for this), I scored it at 3" and 7 1/16", turned and scored at 1 1/8" in from each side. Cut the side tabs at the top and bottom off from each side, leaving just the middle tabs in place. Fold up and glue the larger bottom part of the envelope to the side tabs. Use 1/8" ScorTape strip(s) along the very edge of the top flap(s) to be able to seal the envelope(s), leaving the protective cover on.
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Chocolate, Colonial White and Bamboo CS; Topstitch B&Ts
Stamps: A Little Everything, Love Is In the Air
Inks: Blush, Chocolate, Heavenly Blue
Embellishments: Blush ricrac, Chocolate and Bamboo brads, Mini Clear Sparkles
Punches: Corner rounder, Scallop edge (SU)
Tools: Micro-tip scissors, Paper piercer
Adhesive: Tombo Mono-Multi (LSS), 3D foam tape (dollar store)