Friday, September 20, 2013

Throwback Thursday (a Day Late!) & a Giveaway

In case you missed the news, we released an adorable new collection yesterday called Makey Bakey Mice.  The collection was drawn by the talented Ian Hallows, who also illustrated the popular Mulberry Wood collection.

Kendra made these fabulous shaped cards, using the Makey Bakey Mice Christmas papercrafting CD.  They're perfect for holiday gift-giving!

We shared more information about the release yesterday, so be sure to check it out and take advantage of the amazing bundle offers we have (FREE stamps and CDs!)!  And today we're sharing our Throwback Thursday post (better late than never, right?) to show off a bit more inspiration using images drawn by Ian Hallows!  Take a peek at this fun tutorial from Chrissie:

I made a really awesome card that I'm going to share with you today.  I'm calling it a Window Wheel Card since I'm not sure what else to call it! I really love the way the finished card came out, mainly because of the newest Mulberry Wood set that I used on it.  This set is called Dreams of Santa.

The card was actually pretty easy to make! I chose to make the wheel scalloped to give it a little something extra.

I created the card with an extra fold on the right side and punched a hole for the wheel.  I die cut the window.  The above picture is the inside view, before it was all adhered together.  The finished card is 4.25" x 4.25" and flat is is 4.25" x 11".  It was scored at 4.25" and 8.5".
This is the outside view:

And here is the wheel, after I stamped the sentiments that I chose to use:

I simply held the wheel on with a brad and adhered the card together, making sure I didn't place adhesive anywhere that would hinder that wheel.  The card does not open - the sentiment or message goes on the back of the card, not the inside (since the inside is where the wheel is held!).

And here's the finished card:

You can see the opening for the wheel on the image above. Super fun, huh?

Here is a shot of the wheel in the 'in-between' stage as I was turning it:

I adore the Santa Claus image.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color him in and I adhered him with adhesive foam to the card.  I also added some glitter to Santa for the snow.

And for a bit of weekend fun, check out our Facebook page for a chance to win some Makey Bakey Mice papercrafting goodness! 

For your chance to win, click on this link:

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