I just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed playing with you all here on the QK blog this week! All of you QK and Hero Arts fans are just AMAZING! I’ve read every single comment and have gotten a kick out of so many! And Tammy G, the Silhouette does have metal in it, so I think it totally counts for your anniversary gift! (too funny.)
And to show my appreciation for all of you coming by this week, I thought I wouldn’t make you wait until the end of the post and instead, start it off with a HUGE GIVEAWAY for today from Hero Arts and QuicKutz. Yahoo!
How’s about winning a little “creative center” of your own? Would this do?
It’s our big mama give away! It’s a Silhouette SD, 2 $25 download cards, a roll of black and a roll of white vinyl, that amazing transfer paper, oodles of Hero Arts stamps AND a $50 shopping spree with Hero Arts as well as their 2009 Catalog!
WOW! A big thanks to Hero Arts for alllll of their generous donations for the giveaways this week! Just love those guys! This has been one of THE funnest (yeah, it’s a word in my little world) weeks I’ve ever had. I have loved the creativity shared by the designers on both blogs. Seeing the two products combine so beautifully? It’s simply been INCREDIBLE!
One winner will be drawn first thing Monday morning for the whole kit and caboodle! Good luck!
Should we enjoy one more round of visual delight? Sounds good to me!
Here's something from Jen Gallacher. You'll notice she used the same "Wonderful" title as Jennifer McGuire used on her card in Tuesday's post. And take a close look at not only the stars, which she embossed with stamps, but look at that square background. Jen left some of the insides, well . . . inside of the squares for a completely different look. So cool!
Quickutz: Phrase_Wonderful_1546 shape, Scallop_Border_Large_1232 shape, Squares_Open Square_1305 shape, Star_1043 shape, Polka Dot embossing folder
Hero Arts: Scallop Border stamp set, Hello Circles stamp set, Sky’s the Limit stamp set
Other: Photo corners (Canson, Heidi Swapp), Orange gems (My Mind’s Eye), Ink (Versamark, Memories, Stampin’ Up), Clear embossing powder, Font: Vintage Typewriter (www.scrapvillage.com), 1.75” and 1” circle punches
- Cut the Squares Open Square shape from gray cardstock.
- Remove some of the open squares and mount on black cardstock.
- Machine stitch around pattern and add tan photo corners.
- Ungroup the Star 1043 shape and cut stars in several shapes from yellow cardstock.
- Use the Versamark ink to stamp the flourish circle on the stars and emboss with clear embossing powder.
- Punch several circles from green and light teal cardstock.
- Rub edges with brown stamping ink and mount on gray grid.
- Mount stars inside each circle.
- Mount entire piece on dark teal cardstock.
- Use the spiral circle from the “Hello Circles” stamp set to stamp purple circles on purple cardstock.
- Trim and mount below black cardstock.
- Print photo strip with black and white photos and mount on purple border.
- Use Sand ink to stamp “You’re a Star” from the “Sky’s the Limit” stamp set onto light teal cardstock.
- Trim and rub edges with brown stamping ink before mount on layout.
- Use the Scallop Border Large 1232 shape to cut a scalloped border from white cardstock.
- Mount beneath the light teal strip and add three orange gems to some of the open circles.
- Use the Wonderful Phrase 1546 shape to cut the word from black cardstock.
- Use the Polka Dot embossing folder to emboss a square of white cardstock.
- Mount the “wonderful” phrase on the square and mount on olive cardstock (machine stitching together).
- Mount again on a square of light teal cardstock, using two large gray photo corners.
- Rub edges with brown stamping ink and mount on layout.
- Add a purple strip just beneath the title.
- Use the grid border to stamp a border on green cardstock.
- Trim and mount on title.
- Print journaling in strips, trim, rub edges with brown stamping ink, and mount on layout.
Hero Arts: Many Hearts stamp set
Other: Stamping ink: Stampin’ Up, Tsunieko, Inque Boutique, Pattern paper (Crate Paper), Twine (craft supply), Pop Dots (All Night Media)
- Use Card 1013 shape to cut a card from Oatmeal cardstock.
- Fold and use Sand stamping ink to stamp small hearts from the “Many Hearts” stamp set on the card front.
- Mount the pattern paper strip onto brown cardstock and attach to card front.
- Wrap twine several times around pattern paper strip and tie into a bow.
- Ungroup the Frame 1026 shape and cut the outside outline three times from burgundy cardstock.
- Mount on the pattern paper border with pop dots.
- Use the heart and “love you” sentiment shapes from the “Many Hearts” stamp set to stamp images on white cardstock squares.
- Rub edges with brown stamping ink and mount on burgundy frames.
And here is one more card from Nichol Magouirk. Loving that woodgrain stamp with the flowers set into it! And again, there goes Nichol making her own pink houndstooth background. :) Amazing! Oh, and Nichol shared a video on her blog yesterday about using the transfer tape. Go check it out here!
. . . to cut QK vinyl so she could decorate this IKEA table and chairs!
How stinkin’ cute is that?! And that’s a monkey, not Hank . . . just in case you needed clarification. ;) She Ungrouped the image (select the image, Edit/Ungroup), removed the outside edge, and then used just the circles. The table took nine cuts and the chair took three cuts.
Thanks so much for sharing that Erin! Love it!
Now here are the winners for yesterday's giveaway.
Winner of the embossing folder and dies is:
Diana Fisher, who said: “Just when I didn't think the stuff from HA and QK could get any cuter! Thanks!!”
Winner of the Hero Arts stamps is:
Laurie, who said, “Cute blog today! I'm crossing my fingers that I can win today!”
Congratulations ladies! E-mail us your contact information at firstname.lastname@example.org and put QK/HA BLOG WINNER in the Subject line. We’ll get that right out to you!
Once again, thank you all so much for stopping by this week and playing in all the giveaways! We hope you continue to come and see what we’re up to!
And don't forget to check out the Hero Arts blog today and all through the weekend too. They like to party all week long. I told you they were fun people. :) Again, to Hero Arts, thank you so much for all your generousity and for all the fun we've had this week. You guys are amazing!
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