Happy Summer//Sneak Peek of Amazing Deals!

Happy Summer to my U.S. readers!!

Who doesn’t love a huge SALE?!! If you want to find some crafty products and tools on sale, hurry over to the 7 Sizzling Days of Summer Deals at Scrapbook.com! The sale runs June 21, 2017 through June 27, 2017!! Want to see a sneak peek of the upcoming deals??

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BONUS! FREE GELATOS

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PLUS, ADD A FREE GIFT TO YOUR ORDER! Faber-Castell Memory Craft Gelatos in every shippable order each day (Limit One (1) Per Customer Per Day During Scrapbook.com’s 7 Sizzling Days of Summer Promotion).

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to SAVE BIG!!
P.S. Just a friendly reminder that my giveaway for a $20 Gift Certificate to Scrapbook.com ends on June 24, 2017 if you wish to enter.
Please see the Giveaways & More page for more details!
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I’m a Fan of… FaveCrafts.com!

If you are a crafter of any type, you will love FaveCrafts.com! 

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Not only do they offer ongoing giveaways, freebies, and tutorials – but they support crafters by showcasing their work! I have two published articles on FaveCrafts.com so far and they have recently showcased my Bible Journaling on their social media platforms. That’s exciting for a crafter to have their work recognized! I would highly recommend submitting YOUR project!

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Click to see my most recent Bible Journaling feature!

The categories of crafts featured on FaveCrafts.com are not just limited to paper crafting. On the website, you will find tutorials about soap-making, doll-making, working with clay, knitting, painting, quilting, woodcrafts, and everything in between! The website is a great resource for tutorials, tips, tricks, and organizational ideas!

On FaveCrafts.com you will also find their blog, giveaways, craft store, craft videos, eBooks, and their Project of the Day! So be sure to go check them out – I think you will be very glad you did!

Thanks for stopping by today… Don’t forget to Follow and Share!

#CardmakerTag International GIVEAWAY!!

Let’s have some fun with a Tag + Giveaway!!

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For those who love to make handmade cards, this one is for YOU! The rules are simple… All you have to do is:

1.) CREATE A VIDEO OR POST ANSWERING TAG QUESTIONS: Either create a video (on YouTube) OR create a post (on Instagram, Facebook, or your blog) answering all 10 questions in this tag (questions listed below). BE SURE to tag any and all entries with the hashtag #CardmakerTag (with no spaces). Posts must be set to PUBLIC so I can see it. NOTE: If you complete the tag on Instagram, you must put answers in description and use the graphic for this tag which I will provide one on my Instagram profile HERE.

2.) LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST: You MUST link back to this blog post.  The URL address will be provided for you at the end of the 10 questions. (YouTube users may list the link in the description box of their video).

3.) E-MAIL ME: After you’ve completed the tag, simply e-mail me letting me know where you completed the tag (whether on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, or your blog) and under what name so I can see the tag. If completed on your blog, please leave me the web address to your blog. Contact me via my business e-mail at: MULTIPLICITYCRAFTS@GMAIL.COM

NOTE: Winner must be 18 or older to participate. Follow ALL rules to be entered in the giveaway drawing. This tag is open internationally until Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be contacted and has ONE week to reply. If no reply, an alternate winner will be chosen. I will contact you to obtain your e-mail address only and will send you an official e-mail from MULTIPLICITYCRAFTS@GMAIL.COM for you to claim your prize. If international, the prize will be converted to your currency.

IF you complete the 3 easy steps above, you will be entered in a random drawing to win…

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… A $20 ELECTRONIC GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SCRAPBOOK.COM!!!!!!!!!!


#CardmakerTag

You will find the #CardmakerTag questions below. Simply Copy & Paste, then provide your own answers on a YouTube video OR Instagram, Facebook, or blog post!

1.) How long have you been a card-maker and how did you get started?

2.) What are some of your favorite craft stores (bricks & mortar store OR online)?

3.) Is there a particular card-making technique that you want to try but haven’t yet?

4.) What craft item/tool do you have a fetish for?

5.) What craft product or tool would you recommend to all card-makers?

6.) How long does it normally take you to complete a card?

7.) How often do you craft?

8.) What is your biggest craft splurge item that you purchased or received as a gift?

9.) What part(s) of crafting do you enjoy the least?

10.) What part(s) of crafting do you enjoy the most?

Now, it’s your turn! Participate in the #CardmakerTag International GIVEAWAY and you will be entered to win the Grand Prize! For official rules, please visit Multiplicity Crafts blog at: https://multiplicitycrafts.wordpress.com/ and see the #CardmakerTag International GIVEAWAY post. You have until June 24, 2017 to enter.


Links I Mentioned In My Video:

In my #CardmakerTag video on YouTube (found HERE), I mentioned a few products, companies, etc. which I will link to below: ↓ ↓ ↓

Craft Stores Mentioned: Scrapbook.com AND Michaels.com.

Paper Quilling Artist Mentioned: Svetlana Danilova @qll_art on Instagram.

Ink Pad Mentioned: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Cricut Machine Mentioned: You can find NEW Cricut machines HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope everyone will participate in this tag!! Again, my video can be found at the link below: ↓ ↓ ↓

https://youtu.be/jhYQFdTdM34

Please FOLLOW me here on my blog and also on my YouTube! I’d love for you to be part of the happy Multiplicity Crafts Family!! Happy Crafting! 🙂

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I’m a Fan of… Crayola Twistables Slick Stix!!

From time to time on this blog, I feature crafters, craft companies, and craft products that I am a fan of. Today, I am putting the spotlight on Crayola Twistables Slick Stix!

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I first discovered this particular product a year or two ago. Of course, I was familiar with the Crayola name since I’d had their crayons and other products as a child. However, I was very impressed that Crayola also makes products for adult art use that stands up to the competition, but for a fraction of the cost!

Crayola Twistables Slick Stix give off brilliant, pigmented color and are very creamy and gel-like. Oh… and they blend like a dream! You have a few minutes of “play time” to blend them before they set. They could be blended with a sponge, but I find that the heat of my finger blends them perfectly and gives me the best control. Plus, when you’re finished, the non-toxic formulation will wash off the skin with soap and water. I do not use them to color coloring pages; rather, I use them for other things such as shading, highlighting, and more! They are great to use for mixed media art journals, card-making, with stencils, or to color large surfaces. In fact, I used them to color the leaves on the project shown below, and they gave the leaves a very realistic, waxy look! ↓↓↓

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Crayola Twistables Slick Stix used to color leaves

I also used them to color plain white printer paper when I make my paper roses. If I don’t have a certain color of paper, no problem! I just reach for my Crayola Twistables Slick Stix and get the perfect finish. When they dry, they leave a slightly shiny, waxy finish (which can be seen in person) so they are perfect for making paper roses!!

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Crayola Twistables Slick Stix used to color paper rose

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Crayola Twistables Slick Stix used to color paper roses (glitter added to embellish)

In card-making, they are also great to use! Last Fall, I made a pumpkin-shaped card. Instead of having a flat, orange piece of paper – I wanted to add some dimension and contour to my pumpkin. The Crayola Twistables Slick Stix were the perfect solution!!

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Crayola Twistables Slick Stix used to shade/contour pumpkin-shaped card

Of course, these nifty crayons can be used for far more than I’ve mentioned – but I simply wanted to give an idea of their capabilities. They twist up so you never have to worry about sharpening them. You can get a set of 12 for less than $8.00USD in most stores which carry Crayola products. Give them a try and let me know what you think in the comments!

See what/who else I’m a fan of by clicking HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! Remember, more fun projects can be seen on my Instagram or Facebook! I’d love to see you there also… Happy crafting!

International Scrapbook Day Festivities!!

Today, May 6, 2017, is International Scrapbook Day! This is a great day to craft in celebration!! In honor of this special day, Scrapbook.com will be giving away prizes, hosting challenges, and having a huge sale!! To find out more details and join in on the fun, you may click the banner below or you may click HERE.

We are also celebrating here at Multiplicity Crafts Blog!! I have several Giveaways, Coupons, Freebies, and Challenges posted on my GIVEAWAYS & MORE page! We celebrate all year long so be sure to check back often for updated giveaways, coupon codes, tutorials, tips, and more!! Thank you for being a part of the happy Multiplicity Crafts family! If you haven’t already, please “Follow” this blog so you don’t miss out! Happy crafting! 🙂

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April Hop Giveaway//Whimsy Stamps

Hello everybody! I am designing for the Scrapbook Blessings Club April Video Hop. The sponsor is Whimsy Stamps!  You could win the grand prize drawing from our sponsor by taking part in this hop!! All you have to do is stop by each of the design team members YouTube channels, watch their Hop videos, subscribe, and leave a comment.  When you’ve finished all the hop video, you will head to the ScrapBook Blessings Club blog HERE. Leave a comment there for a chance to win the grand prize!!

The hop is open from  Saturday, April 29 – Friday, May 5, so you have PLENTY of time to watch all of our inspiring videos and join the giveaway!!!

You will find the link to my hop video below as well as a supply list of items used to make my card (pictured below). Thanks for dropping by and best wishes on winning the giveaway!

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Supply List:

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Cardstock     Glue Runner     Copic Markers     Cutter Bee Scissors     Blending Tool    

Color Box Pigment Ink     Memento Tuxedo Black Ink     Acrylic Block    

Whimsy Stamp Set “Bee-cause”   Xyron Sticker Maker     Bone Folder

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Link to Hop video: https://youtu.be/iYdLLK9v9as

 

Masculine DIY Card Ideas

Girly, frilly, or colorful cards seem to come natural for most card-makers since there are so many feminine embellishments on the market. Lace, gemstones, sparkly glitter… it all makes for a gorgeous card. But what about those times when you need to make a masculine card? Well, I’m glad you asked! 🙂

So, let’s begin with a few ideas…

Ideas:

~Create a card based upon his (the recipient’s) age and hobbies. Does he like fishing, golf, motorcycles, football or does he have a particular hobby? If not, what are his interests? Is he into politics? What is his favorite band? Does he have a favorite TV show? A favorite food? Is he talented in a certain area (as a musician, professor, handy-man, techie, etc.)? This might help jog your mind for some ideas and a theme.

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~If the recipient is a casual acquaintance, you may not know his hobbies or interests. In this case, you can create a card based upon a masculine color theme. Some good masculine colors to use are green, blue, gray, brown, black, white, and varying shades of these colors. Come up with a well-coordinated color palette first. This will help make the card-making process a lot easier. Choose a minimum of 3 colors – that’s usually a good rule of thumb. If going for a pattern in these colors, some “safe” masculine patterns are stripes, plaid, tweed, and checks.

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~When creating a masculine card, sometimes, less is more (depending on his personality). It is usually safe for a masculine card to go with a CAS style. CAS stands for Clean And Simple. A Clean And Simple card is just that – not a lot of embellishment or busy-ness going on. Think, straight lines, not a lot of layers, and easy on the eyes.

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Sometimes it helps if there is a holiday that you are designing the card for. Instead of worrying about a lot of decorations, focus on the text/sentiment – let that be the focal point of your card. When using a text/sentiment as the focal point, be sure it is in a large font so it will fill up the majority of the card front.

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If the card recipient is a close friend or family member, here’s an idea for a personalized card… Find your favorite photograph of them, or of a trip you went on together, or of a good memory – and make that the background of the card. Remember, photo paper comes in a variety of finishes, so it may be best to go with a matte finish for a card (but the choice is yours). Add a strip of Vellum or cardstock to the top of the card to add your sentiment.

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People always like to get something in their cards – whether it’s money, a gift card, or even concert tickets! Go with the theme of the gift inside for the cover of your card. For example, if you have concert tickets tucked inside an interior pocket of the card, make the card front cover with a music theme. Not only is this a unique way to present a gift but it will also keep their tickets in a safe place!!

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There are plenty of gentlemen that are not necessarily into sports – but for those who are, a sports-themed card would be a delight! Let’s say they are celebrating a birthday – maybe use their age as part of the card… for example, if making a basketball themed card, perhaps put a jersey on the front with the jersey number being their age. Or perhaps, a football card as shown below!

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Really – the sky’s the limit when it comes to being creative! It always stretches me outside of my comfort zone to make a masculine card – but it is healthy for us artists and creatives to always challenge ourselves so we don’t get into a rut. Plus, you may find that thinking outside the box really gets the creativity flowing!

Happy Crafting!

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