Best of 2019|Multiplicity Crafts Awards!!

Welcome to the 4th annual Multiplicity Crafts Awards!!  I will be featuring my favorite paper craft tools and products of the year that I have tried! The products featured may be new or new to me. If you want to see my picks for 2018, you can click HERE.

All products are linked for you if you want to learn more about them; simply click on the image that goes with the product. Brace yourself – you’re about to see some awesome winners!!

Best Overall Ink Pad: Lawn Fawn Premium Ink Pad

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This product is a two-time winner, having won in this category last year also. I keep going back to it as my favorite because it doesn’t flood my stamps with too much ink. Plus, it is watercolor and alcohol marker (Copic)-friendly ink that won’t smear.


Best Paper: Ella & Viv Paper Company – Magic Moments

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Although the Ella and Viv paper I have purchased is not heavy-weight, I still find it perfect for cardmaking with such vibrant images. Their paper selection is so pretty that I have acutally been framing it! It makes beautiful wall art and also amazing scrapbook pages or wrapping paper for small gifts!


Best Coloring Product: Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

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These pencils are so amazing that this is the 3rd year in a row that they have won in this category! They are very blendable and soft – I just love them! I can always count on Prismacolors to give me the best results!


Best Stamp Set: Prima – Julie Nutting Holiday Bliss

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I had heard of Julie Nutting stamps and her well-known “doll” stamps, but it wasn’t until this year that I gave them a try for myself. I can definitely see why they are so popular! I love the particular stamp set I purchased because it included TWO dolls, accessories, and sentiments. A very versatile stamp set that stamps very nicely and is lots of fun to color!


Best Adhesive: Art Glitter Glue Adhesive

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I was introduced to Art Glitter Glue by Maymay Helms (with the channel, Maymay Made It). I heard her and other crafters rave about this glue, so I decided to try it for myself. I was pleased with this glue – but as I continued using it, I was so impressed by how strong of an adhesive it is once dry. Plus, it’s very fast drying and a little dab is all you need. I keep reaching for this glue time and time again.


Most Innovative Product/Tool: WRMK Foil Quill

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I first saw this product demonstrated on a video from the Creativation craft convention; it is the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill. I find this brand to come out with very unique and wonderful products/tools; the Foil Quill is no exception. The Foil Quill turns your cutting machine into a foiling machine! Get gorgeous foiled images/text for eye-catching awesomeness!


Most Useful Product/Tool: WRMK Precision Press Advanced

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This year, I began using this awesome tool by We R Memory Keepers! It helps me to stamp perfectly and streamlines bulk stamping (think… Christmas cards). If my first stamping doesn’t look how I want, this tool keeps my stamp and paper perfectly in place so I can stamp again until I get the desired look I want. A huge help in the craft room!


Fan Award – Best YouTube Crafter: Kelly Latevola

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Last year, I began this new category and the 2018 winner can be found HERE. The winner for this category is chosen by other crafters who voted for their favorite nominee. The winner for this year is… Kelly Latevola!!! I am also a subscriber to Kelly’s channel and enjoy seeing her cards and hearing her fun stories. She specializes in Copic coloring for cardmakers. I have learned so much from her channel. She is hardworking and very inspiring! If you love art and Copic coloring, then her channel will not disappoint. Head on over and see for yourself! Her channel can be found HERE.


Congratulations to all of the winners! Please see my award video posted below. Have a happy, crafty day!

P.S. Special thanks to Canva for providing a platform to design my graphics!

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2019 Black Friday Craft Deals Online!!

2019 Black Friday Craft Deals Online!!

If you want to save BIG on your Christmas shopping – check out these amazing deals I have listed for you below! Whether gifting yourself or a crafty friend, have fun browsing all of the awesome products and tools!

But wait!

Before you start shopping online, it would be a good idea to get rebates on your purchases, right? I have used Rakuten to get lots of rebates on my online shopping and it’s a legit company. It’s super easy to earn actual checks (my last one was $24.00) or gift cards. Please visit HERE to sign-up and learn how easy it is to get cash back!

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Be sure to sign up with Rakuten for free BEFORE shopping! (P.S. If YOU refer friends after signing up, you can earn $25.00! Woohoo!!)

The following stores are with Rakuten which means you can earn cash back rebates from these ONLINE stores. There are far more stores, but I am only listing ones that carry craft goods:

Hobby LobbyWalMartAmazonEbayFabric.comDick Blick Art Materials CricutDollar GeneralDollar TreeEmbroidery OnlineEtsyHSNJo-Ann Michael’sOriental Trading CompanyPaper MartThe Quilting CompanyRibbons.comShutterfly  ♥ Target

(All of the above stores are linked for your convenience. Just click/tap to be redirected.)


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Black Friday Week Sale at Scrapbook.com! From 11/26/19 – 11/28/19 you can shop Exclusives at their lowest price – up to 50% off! You can also claim your $10.00 off coupon and your FREEBIE (Doodlebug Designs Pin, shown below) by clicking HERE.

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Want even MORE FREEBIES from Scrapbook.com?? You can get a FREE Digital Cut File Calendar Bundle by clicking HERE… or you can get a FREE Digital Cut File Floral Sampler Bundle by clicking HERE.


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Holiday pricing on Cricut machines… the best prices of the year!!  Save up to 25% by shopping now! To get these amazing savings, click HERE.

P.S. Also check my Giveaways, Coupons & More page to find even more coupon codes!


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Shop Crayola’s Deal of the Week, now thru 11/30/19 and get 50% Off Christmas Advent Calendar! Click HERE to shop!


I hope you can find some amazing deals and avoid the crowds by shopping online for all of your craft supplies and gifts! For free inspiring Christmas craft ideas/tutorial videos, check out my YouTube channel HERE. Have a happy, crafty day! 🙂

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DIY Christmas Gift Ideas//Giveaway Hop

[EDIT: Winner announced on the Winner’s Roster page HERE.]

With the Christmas season nearing, let’s get festive with DIY (Do-It-Yourself) gift ideas! In the spirit of giving, my friends and I are also giving away our creations! This is a giveaway hop which means that you can hop from video to video (listed for you below) to enter some or ALL of the giveaways – you choose! Each designer will be making a different gift, so have fun seeing what all you can learn to make, plus, have a chance at winning!!

The project I am featuring today would make a great gift idea for the ladies on your shopping list. In my tutorial video, I will show you how to make a pair of beautiful, sparkly earrings with a gift box to match! Each YouTube channel on this hop will specify if their giveaway is US or International… mine is open INTERNATIONALLY!

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I have also listed all of the supplies I used below for your convenience if you wish to duplicate the earrings and gift box shown in today’s video. Don’t forget to hop along to see what each designer is making AND giving away! Have fun learning new ideas and entering our giveaways!

To enter the giveaway, please visit my YouTube channel and leave a comment under my video within the next week. You can find my video below or by clicking HERE. Best wishes!!


Supply List (Click for Links)

NOTE: If the exact product I used is not available, I linked to a comparable one.

~~Solid Cardstock~~ Patterned Cardstock~~Scissors~~Glue~~Cricut Fancy Boxes~~
~~Baker’s Twine~~1″ Punch~~Photoplay Tag Sticker~~Paper Trimmer~~Hooks~~
~~Head Pins~~Wire Cutters~~Crimping Pliers~~Round Nose Pliers~~Seed Beads~~
~~Red Beads~~Crystal Beads~~Black Beads~~Paint Tray~~Ruler~~Bone Folder~~ftc


Links to all of the designers on this hop (Click for Links)

Multiplicity Crafts channel

A Card Day’s Work channel

Karen Hasheck channel

Pear Blossom Press channel

Jeanie Ellis channel

My Inner Creative channel

Crafty Pink Pixie channel

Whimsy Chic Paper Crafts, Etc. channel

EK Gorman channel

Tracy Shultz channel

Hooked on Crafts channel

Gale Thompson channel

Liz Mullen channel

The Little Paper Tree channel

 

DOLLAR TREE: DIY Christmas Wreath

This project is also featured on FaveCrafts.com HERE.

If you would like FREE e-newsletters from FaveCrafts, you can easily subscribe by clicking HERE.

For this affordable, beginner-friendly project, all supplies were purchased at the Dollar Tree! I made this entire wreath for only $6.00!! To see how I made the wreath, please check out my YouTube video below. Have a happy, crafty day!

 

DOLLAR TREE Christmas Ribbon Tree

If you have been following my blog since the very beginning – you might remember that I made a Christmas Ribbon Tree before. However, I didn’t make a companion video with it at that time. For those of you who want to make your own Christmas Decor for your home, church, or office – this idea is great and very affordable (under $5 total)!!

Most of the supplies for this craft can be found at the Dollar Tree if you have one in your area. They do have a website but I think you have to purchase in bulk if using the online option. Either way, most all of the supplies used for this project can be found for a reasonable price.

Additional Supplies I used are linked below:

Cutter Bee Scissors: http://shrsl.com/1wbwq
Hot Glue: http://shrsl.com/1wbx1
Flatback Gems: http://shrsl.com/1wbwv

Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you make this ribbon tree, I want to see it! Tag me on Instagram @MultiplicityCrafts.

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GIVEAWAY: Happy Holidays with Stencils by A Colorful Life Designs!

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Gift Tags made from stencils!!

Welcome to this exciting YouTube video hop where we are showcasing the new Holiday Stencils from A Colorful Life Designs!

What is a video “hop”? It is where you, the viewer, can “hop” from one YouTube channel to the next to see all of the participant’s creations and to give you more entries to the giveaway. Remember, the more YouTube channels participating in this hop that you comment on, the better your chances of winning! But not just any comment will do – you must listen for our secret code word in each video (will be different for each one) and use it in a sentence in your comment. So, what can you win??

You could win one of TEN $15 Gift Certificates to A Colorful Life Designs online store!

You have until October 22, 2019 to enter. The winners will be selected randomly on October 23rd and announced on October 25th at Pixel Maven’s Retreat Channel (https://youtube.com/pixelmavensretreat) Best wishes!

The next link on the hop is:
Janie – The Craft Princess: https://youtu.be/MCS6LR9t3yo

All of the products used for my project today are linked below for your convenience. I hope you enjoyed today’s hop! Have a happy, crafty day!

Poinsettia Bling Stencil
Snowflake Net Stencil
Birdie Branch Mask Stencil
Overhead Transparency Sheets
Crayola Marker Set in Tin
Stickles
Pixie Spray
Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Picket Fence Brushes
Scrapbook.com Adhesive Sheets

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How To Make Gift Bows ~3 Styles~

If you need a custom color bow for your gift packages, you can make one using my tutorial! I show you 3 different styles to choose from and you can customize the bows to your liking!! I also have a supply list below for your convenience. Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

~SUPPLIES USED~
Cardstock: http://shrsl.com/1uuxq
Glue: http://bit.ly/2oTbVWl
Stickles: http://shrsl.com/1uuyo
Therm-o-web Foil: http://shrsl.com/1uuyu
Red Tape: http://shrsl.com/1uuz2
Scissors: http://shrsl.com/1uuz4
Fiskars Paper Trimmer: http://shrsl.com/1uuz6
Uniball White Gel Pen: http://shrsl.com/1uuz7
Bling Gems: http://bit.ly/31IPodr

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