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Friday Giveaway: Allison Kreft Designs

Today’s giveaway is a fabulous Webster’s Pages collection designed by Allison Kreft Designs! One lucky winner will receive Allison’s Recorded collection. This adorable collection includes

12×12 and 6×6 Paper Pads

Collection Packs

Mini Bags

Camera Charms

Tapedeck Charms

Cameo Variety Pack

Chipboard Buttons & Twine

Two sets of Designer Paperclips

Overlays

Trim

Stamps

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Enter below for your chance to win!

(Please leave separate comments on this post for each entry)

MAIN ENTRY:

- Enter to win by commenting below. Comment on this post by Wednesday @ 8:30am {MST}. THREE winners will receive the package detailed above. We’ll announce our winners tomorrow!

For additional entries:

-  Post this giveaway on your Instagram and tag @Northridgepublishing. one entry

- “Like” the Allison Kreft Facebook Page and say what you love about the Recorded Collection. one entry.

- “Like” the Webster’s Pages Facebook page and leave a “thank you” for sponsoring today’s giveaway. one entry.

- Share this giveaway (on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc) & link to your post in your additional comment. one entry.

- “Pin” this giveaway on Pinterest. one entry.

 

MAY ARTS RIBBON WINNER’S CIRCLE

1. Christi Conley 

Congratulations! Please send your full name, shipping address, and phone number to: jenni@northridgepublishing.com. Please put “May Arts Winner” in the subject line of your email. Thank you everyone for joining us this week!

*WINNERS HAVE 2 WEEKS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE

PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS FOR SHIPPING


PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS FOR SHIPPING

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Jenni Guynn

Jenni is our wonderful Ad Director at Northridge Publishing. She will be sharing with you some great offers and introducing us all to some fabulous companies.

WOW #171: faux confetti pocket

One of the current trends we’re loving is the addition of confetti and sequins to layouts and cards.  Sometimes you’ll find confetti stitched into little pockets on layouts or lots of miscellaneous pieces glued around a project.  Both techniques are effective and achieve similar results – but they can be time consuming and require some extra planning and tools.  Today we have another technique for adding a confetti pocket to share with you.  Instead of stitching pockets or gluing little pieces, we love the idea of adding stickers to create a “faux confetti” addition.

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It’s a really easy way to get the look without the extra steps!  Here’s how:

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Friday Giveaway: May Arts Ribbon

 Our sponsor this week is May Arts! May Arts is celebrating the grand re-opening of their website this week and they want to celebrate with you! One lucky winner will win 5 spools of your choice of their fabulous ribbon! Enter below for your chance to win!

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But first, here is a little sneak peek of their fabulous new site! They have given it a fresh, new redesign filled with new features that you are going to love including new search functions, a community section, an idea gallery, and even an updated blog!

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May Arts will be celebrating all these new features on their new site all this month and that includes their grand-reopening giveaway. Be sure to head over to their blog for details on how to enter!

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Don’t forget to enter to win by commenting below!

(Please leave separate comments on this post for each entry)

MAIN ENTRY:

- Enter to win by commenting below. Comment on this post by Wednesday @ 8:30am {MST}. THREE winners will receive the package detailed above. We’ll announce our winners tomorrow!

For additional entries:

- Post this giveaway on your Instagram and tag @Northridgepublishing. one entry

- “Like” the May Arts Facebook Page and leave a “thank you” for sponsoring today’s giveaway. one entry.

- Share this giveaway (on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc) & link to your post in your additional comment. one entry.

- “Pin” this giveaway on Pinterest. one entry.

 

BOBUNNY WINNER’S CIRCLE

1. Shelley Scarbro

Congratulations! Please send your full name, shipping address, and phone number to: jenni@northridgepublishing.com. Please put “BoBunny Winner” in the subject line of your email. Thank you everyone for joining us this week!

*WINNERS HAVE 2 WEEKS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE

PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS FOR SHIPPING


PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS FOR SHIPPING

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Jenni Guynn

Jenni is our wonderful Ad Director at Northridge Publishing. She will be sharing with you some great offers and introducing us all to some fabulous companies.

Club SEI September Kit Preview

CLUB SEI SEPTEMBER PREVIEWS

 Hello Friends! We’re thrilled to be popping in to share our Club SEI previews with you today. Two kits ship in September. So, first up, here’s the paper-crafting kit…

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Club members will receive an 8×8 album kit with instructions, pre-cut paper pieces, and embellishments to create a mini album with expansion pages. They also get instructions and materials to create the pinwheel wall art, garlands, & branch.

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September’s cards are the perfect way to say, “thank you” or let someone know you care. The kit has so many sweet elements! Some of our favorites are the cutie patterned envelopes and unique chipboard pieces.

Go to the Club SEI website to see past kits and join in the fun!

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Jenni Guynn

Jenni is our wonderful Ad Director at Northridge Publishing. She will be sharing with you some great offers and introducing us all to some fabulous companies.

Friday Giveaway: BoBunny

Our sponsor this Friday is the fabulous BoBunny! One lucky winner will receive an assortment of goodies including Misc Me Journal, C’est La Vie dividers and contents, (used in the journal), BoBunny’s new Kraft bags in mustaches, dots and chevron, and a C’est La Vie 6×6 paper pad. Be sure to enter below for your chance to win!

Want to enter more than once? Check out our additional entry options below!

BoBunny Facebook Giveaway

MAIN ENTRY:

- Enter to win by commenting below. Leave a comment on this post by Wednesday at 11:59pm {MST} telling us which collection you would love to win. ONE lucky winner will receive this assortment of goodies from BoBunny!

For additional entries:

- Share this giveaway (on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc) & link to your post in your additional comment. one entry each share.

- Head over and “LIKE” the BoBunny Facebook page and leave them a big thank you for sponsoring today’s giveaway

- Follow Northridge Publishing on Instagram (@northridgepublishing). one entry.

- “Pin” this giveaway on Pinterest. one entry.

 

FANCY PANTS WINNER’S CIRCLE

1. Vanessa babin 

Congratulations, Vanessa! Please send your full name, shipping address, and phone number to: jenni@northridgepublishing.com. Please put “Fancy Pants Winner” in the subject line of your email. Thank you everyone for joining us this week!

*WINNERS HAVE 2 WEEKS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE

PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS FOR SHIPPING

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Jenni Guynn

Jenni is our wonderful Ad Director at Northridge Publishing. She will be sharing with you some great offers and introducing us all to some fabulous companies.

Capture the Moments with Spellbinders

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Capture the Moments

By Lesley Langdon

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Inspiration/Description:

Mix-n-match Spellbinders Gold Ovals One Enhancing Elements with Floral Ovals to create beautiful decorative border elements. Decorative borders are great way to frame or highlight focal points. This layout comes together quickly and is easy to recreate.

 

Project Dimensions: 12″ x 12″

 

Spellbinders Supplies:

GC-001 Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Machine

GC-008 Raspberry Spacer Plate

S4-413 Gold Ovals One Enhancing Elements

S4-356 Floral Ovals

S4-234 Ribbon Tags Trio Two

GC-015 Junior Magnetic Placement Mat

 

Other Supplies:

Patterned paper

Cardstock – white, orange

Self-adhesive rhinestones

Gold metallic ink

Brayer

Adhesive

Adhesive foam squares

Ribbon

Photo

Scissors

Paper trimmer

Instructions:

  1. Instructions:1. Nest Floral Ovals #4 (with #1 being smallest die template) and Gold Ovals One #4 and #6 on top of magnetic mat and cut/emboss from white cardstock using Grand Calibur® machine. Repeat 2 times.Cutting sandwich: base plate, magnetic placement mat, dies (cut side up), paper, and cutting plate.

    Embossing sandwich: base plate, magnetic placement mat, dies (cut side up), die cuts, tan embossing mat and embossing plate.

    2. Apply gold ink to surface areas of die cut ovals with a brayer.

    3. Cut ovals in half and adhere 2″ apart on background paper to create a scalloped border. Refer to photo.

    4. Mat a strip of patterned paper with orange cardstock. Adhere strip in between ovals as shown.

    5. Mat photo with orange cardstock. Affix to layout.

    6. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock.

    7. Center sentiment inside Ribbon Tags Two Trio die template and cut/emboss/stencil. With die cut still in die template, apply ink to embossed area.

    8. Thread tag with ribbon and notch ends. Mount tags to layout with foam squares.

    9. Embellish with rhinestones.

 

Your creativity is limitless – Explore Beyond™!

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Jenni Guynn

Jenni is our wonderful Ad Director at Northridge Publishing. She will be sharing with you some great offers and introducing us all to some fabulous companies.