Happy Friday Everyone! Today is a very exciting day in our house for two reasons. The first reason is because it is a long weekend here in Canada and I am taking off all three days! Yay! The second reason I am excited is because my sister and her family will be in town visiting. It is always a ton of fun to get to hang out with my sister and our kids have a wonderful time together as well. Bring on the family time!
This week’s projects were created using Sizzix products. I had a blast using their amazing products.
Over the last month I have needed birthday cards for both my niece and my dad’s birthdays so the Happy Birthday Step-Ups, the Banners and the Flowers and Dots set were perfect! I really enjoyed using the Big Shot (and the precision base plate) for both die cutting and embossing. Love it and the pink cutting pads! Oh, and that book .. ‘Sizzix Idea Book – Upcycle with Sizzix‘ has so many wonderful ideas. I took a photo of one of my favourite ideas from the book. These ‘Game On’ gift boxes are fabulous. I have a few board games that I would love to use for this type of project.
I started off by creating the birthday step-up card. I decided to make this card all about the birthday wishes and the presents.
The next card I created is a simple birthday card with a fun pink cupcake.
The next card was created using the banner #2 dies. There are so many occasions where you would use a banner to celebrate. The sentiment comes from the Happy Birthday Step-Ups set.
The last card I created used the Flowers and Dots set by Stephanie Barnard. I absolutely love the skinny embossing folders. I chose to use the flowers folder along the top and then emboss the sentiment and a stamped flower below.
Now that you have seen all the fun that I had using a collection of products from Sizzix, would you be interested in winning some for yourself? Sizzix would like to give one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend a copy of the Upcycle with Sizzix book along with a $25 gift card.
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Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by us, the Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for two sets of two entrance passes to the show floor at a 2015 Scrapbook Expo of the winner’s choice.
The winners are: Diane Plotz and Bev.
Congratulations Diane and Bev! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘SBE Tickets Winner’ in the subject line.
Remember, if you would like to be entered in this week’s giveaway for the Upcycle with Sizzix book and a $25 gift card, leave a comment on this post telling us a Sizzix product you are loving right now.
Thanks for joining me this week and I hope you have a fabulous weekend! See you next week! Until then, have fun getting creative.
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