Tuesday, May 8, 2012

#1 brother and Weekly Appreciation Giveaway!!

Welcome to Crafter's Companion!!  Stacy here today and the first thing I want to do is to start off this week's Customer Appreciation Giveaway!!  This week we will be giving away another Ultimate Tool!!  Awesome right?!  We are so happy with our friends and customers that we just have to give a little something back to you.
In order to win this weeks Crafter's Companion Ultimate Tool here on the Informational blog you will need to:

1. Be a follower of this blog.
3. Leave a comment here on this post by Tuesday, May 15th at 8pm PST.
4. Send a friend to follow us. The more friends you send the more times your name will be in the hat to win.

We will still be giving away an Ultimate Tool EVERY DAY in the online store site to a person who purchases something! WOO HOO!  AND we are also still going to giveaway something each week on our Design Team's personal blogs as well. (this includes the CC Challenge Blog DT also!!) You can find the names and links to our Design Teams on our sidebars.  And don't forget the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog....yep...giveaway there too!!

So many ways to win!!  So if you are a US Resident please feel free to join in and try to win!! 
Now let me show you the fun S.W.A.L.K.- Number 1 Brother birthday card I made for my brother.  (shhhh don't tell him) ha
I like the cool way I made my card so I thought I would show you how I did it.  First I cut a piece of card stock 5" x 12" and folded it vertically on my Ultimate Tool on the Half Fold 12x12 line.  (the fold will be on the top of the card)

Next I cut a piece of card stock slightly smaller than my die cut Spectrum Noir colored image.  And then I cut a piece of coordinating pattern paper a bit smaller across the width than the card stock. 

Here comes the slightly tricky part.  Pull out your circle punch.  I actually wish I had used a smaller punch but I was lazy and just grabbed the punch that was near my desk.  You will turn your punch over so you can see what you are punching and punch half of the circle on the top (folded edge) of your base card.  (going through both pieces of paper)
After I punched the half circle on the base card I can started layering the card stock and the patterned paper that I cut.  I stopped and punch through each layer separately.  It was just easier on my punch.  Then I pulled out some ribbon from my stash and wrapped it vertically through the punched hole in the card and I pulled the ends to the front of the card and knotted them and trimmed the ends. 

Finally I attached the die cut colored image with double sided adhesive foam squares.  I stamped out the sentiment for the front and for the inside, layered them on paper and adhered them to the card.

I think this is such a fun way to put my ribbon on the card.  Thank you for stopping by and looking at my project.  Until next time...happy scrapping!!


43 comments:

CG said...

What an adorable card! Thank you for the tutorial and the chance to win! Best, CG

Caryn S said...

Thanks for posting the tutorial,always good to see someone else's process. I'm not familiar with the tool but it looks very handy!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great tutorial! Love the image - perfect for the upcoming Olympics! Hoping this is my week to win this great tool!

Kathy said...

Great card!! wonderful coloring!!! Thank you for the hard work you put into making the tutorial, love it. Super job.

Rebecca Morefield-Wagner said...

Aww, I love brother! He is too stinking cute. Great coloring, BTW. Thanks for the tut too!

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ScrappyRae10 said...

Awesome thanks you for the chance!

Victoria's Place said...

Done! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Taylor said...

Fabulous!! I'm a follower everywhere, and shared the giveaway on my FB page!

Cyndi S said...

Adorable card. Thank you for the great giveaway. I am a follower and shared your giveaway on facebook.
cstephenson at q dot com

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome card. I love that image. I am a follower and I have sent some messages to friends to follow you.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

What a great design for the card and the S.W.A.L.K. images are the cutest!!
Cindylu

Rach1fun said...

He is so cute!! what a great idea for a brother card!

Jessica said...

Stacy this is Adorable! Thanks for the fun tips, too. Happy to join in the fun with your giveaway.
1. check
2. check
3. Hope to send some friends this way!
Hugz,
Jessica S

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a chance to win. I love the card. He is so cute.

Beth Hillier said...

Darling card!!! What a great giveaway!

LouAnn said...

Great card and a very great give away. Thanks for the chance.

littlen said...

cute card. thanks for the instructions. i already follow both blogs. thanks for the chance to win.

Nina said...

Cute card. The little boy remids me of my grandson. Love it! Thanks for having the give away.

Emily H said...

This is so precious! I have a great brother!

Cathy said...

Great tutorial and card, thank you for sharing and for a chance to win.
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Kelly Sas said...

You are the most AMAZING card maker!!!

Anreda said...

Amazing giveaway, my fingers are crossed....
I love to win this for my future projects :)
Thanks for the chance....

Hugs, Anreda

Amy E said...

Oh Stacy, this card is so freakin cute!!!! That IS a really cool way to put ribbon on a card!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

AJ from AJ Scrapbooking and Cards officially sent me this week. She let me know you guys were giving MORE Ultimate tools away!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
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AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great Creation I see you used one of the tools. How cute is your card. Well I back again! Hoping to win one of these yummy treats. Oh Goodie Amy made it back over like red rover. Ha Ha. I did everything I was asked of this time again. Thanks for the chance to win. AJ~

Kathy said...

Adorable card and great tutorial. Good job.

alleymarziacat@yahoo.com said...

Love the card! Too bad my brothers are too old to appreciate it. :)

Alley

RockerJewlz said...

I'm a follower!

Cheryl said...

This is adorable, Stacy!!! LOVE the tutorial, too!!

Jan said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I always love learning new techniques. An adorable card..............I follow, too.

UnikeByYes said...

Such a sweet card! I love it!!! TFS and for the chance to win!
Liz

UnikeByYes said...

Such a sweet card Stacy! TFS and for the chance to win!!!
Liz

Tasha said...

Very cute card!Love the cut out on it! Great job. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome tool as well!!

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tlmiller.tasha@gmail.com

Kelly Sas said...

I am now a follower of this blog through Google, but under the name of Buckskinbelle.

Kelly Sas said...

Also follow the challenge blog through google but under the name buckskinbelle. Don't want to miss anything!!!

sharon g said...

The kitty cat is so cute!! I follow both blogs, and follow you on Facebook. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

madebyKarla said...

So cute! this is a unique card!

babdu said...

I was sent here by Molossus. Now if I can just figure out how to 'follow' this blog.
Nice projects!
Bette Abdu

v said...

Thanks for you tutorial and for the opportunity to win this tool! I really want this because I'd love to learn to use it so I can show my friends that have one already how to use it!!! LOL I know it would be fun!!! Beautiful job well done!

~Vanessa W

v said...

I'm a fan of your fb page already and also already follow your blog! :D

~Vanessa W

rhon228 said...

So cute!!!!

B. Poteraj said...

The pets are so cute. I'm an animal person so I really appreciate pet cards.

christi said...

thie is so cute.

nicinthbu said...

Beautiful birthday card!