Good evening!!! So - this little blog is celebrating FIVE years this month - on October 20th!!! I can hardly believe it has been that long, and yet in some ways I don't remember not doing this. I have been SOOOO incredibly blessed by all the amazing people I have met through this hobby - and so incredibly lucky to work with some AMAZING products and companies. To celebrate I have lined up TONS of giveaways from some of these amazing places. HUGE thanks to each of them for their generous donations of prizes - I'm super excited to be able to share them with you!
Big drumroll tonight...the giveaway I have for you is pretty HUGE!!! I am SOOO excited that Iliana at My Sweet Petunia - the inventor of the MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) has so sweetly agreed to provide a MISTI for one lucky winner of tonight's giveaway! Anyone else excited about this?!?!? If you've never heard of this tool, I have a couple cards to share below, including a video on how to use it to make these cards super easy! I also have a video HERE and HERE on my Youtube channel (with coordinating blog posts) showing two different techniques using it. While the MISTI is incredibly for making lots of cards - like for Christmas cards and such, I actually find I use it far more for special techniques like the ones I share on my videos. I know some people find the price a bit high - but I feel like it has been so worth it for me with some of the fun things I have been able to do with it!
Here is a card (actually 3 in all!) that I made using the MISTI to perfectly position my large sentiment stamp from Mama Elephant's Make a Wish stamp set.
Here is that video showing how I put these cards together:
Here is a close up view - see how PERFECTLY the sentiments match up? I know there are probably more ways to do that with other methods - but this makes it SOOO incredibly easy! When I was finished, I used Lil' Inker's Stitched Rectangle Mats to emboss the frame around the edges, using embossing pads and the embossing sandwich on my Cuttlebug so it didn't actually try to cut all the way through. This added the perfect amount of interest to the front of my card!
Because I had all those extra pieces, I went ahead and made 2 other cards using the rest - total of 3 cards, and you saw how fast they went together! Super fun!
And the other color:
You can enter the giveaway below using Rafflecopter - this is my first time using this method for a giveaway, but since I have so many to do this month I thought it might help make it easier! So - if there are any bumps along the way, please forgive me as I figure them out?
All giveaways will stay open until the 20th (the official birthday date!) and I will announce all winners that day! If you already follow on Pinterest, Youtube, or Facebook - feel free to leave your name for each day of giveaways, no need to be a new follower only!
Have a wonderful day - and good luck!