Crafter’s Castle Video Hop Giveaway Ft. AMB Illustrations Gatefold Card!

AMB2Welcome in one and all! You may remember in my previous post, I mentioned that I was guest designing for the Crafter’s Castle blog this month. So, the fun continues today with a video hop and giveaway hosted by Crafter’s Castle and sponsored by AMB Illustrations!!

Below, you will find my video on how I created this gatefold card using AMB Illustrations digital prints. Also, all of the giveaway rules, prizes, and supplies will be listed. ↓ ↓ ↓


How To Enter The Giveaway

Entering the giveaway is easy. The hop will run from June 16, 2018 through June 22, 2018, giving you plenty of time to watch ALL of the design team members videos. Complete these easy steps to enter:

1.) WATCH. Watch ALL design team members entire Hop videos (linked below).
2.) SUBSCRIBE. Subscribe to ALL design team members… and be sure we can SEE that you have subscribed.
3.) COMMENT. Leave a comment under the video on YouTube on something specific you saw in the video.
4.) EMAIL. Once you have done all of these things, let us know by sending an e-mail to  4crafterscastle@gmail.com with HOP ENTRY in the subject line.

Hop Line-up Links


What You Could Win!

The Grand Prize winner will recieve 2 of the AMB Illustrations digital paper packs and 2 clip art packs used by the design team in their Hop videos!!! Also, listen close at each channel because there might be other giveaways (hint, hint)! Thank you for HOPPING along with us! You can find my video posted below the supply list. ↓ ↓ ↓
 

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AMB Illustrations|Diagonal Z-Fold Card|Challenge

AMB1Hello crafty friends! Today, I am a guest designer with Crafter’s Castle and will be making a Z-Fold card using digital prints from AMB Illustrations. Also remember, there is a fun challenge over at the Crafter’s Castle blog with a prize from AMB Illustrations for the winner (open internationally)! Click HERE to see the current challenge.

I will have all of the supplies I used linked below, as well as a companion video. I also have written instructions posted below for your convenience. Don’t forget to also check out the links I have provided for you in my video description box. There’s also lots of helpful links there!

Instructions:

1.) I began with a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock cut down to a 5″ x 12″ size.

2.) After cutting my card base, I scored/folded at the 4″ mark and at the 8″ mark to give me a Z-Fold. (If you look at your card from above, it forms a “Z” – this is why it is called a Z-Fold card. Just fold one flap forward and one flap back.)

3.) This part is optional, but if you want the slanted look to your card like mine, simply open your card and lay flat. On the long 12″ side, measure in by 2 5/8″ and make a pencil line. Use your scissors or paper trimmer to cut along this line the entire length of the long 12″ side of your card base.

4.) Decorate! Add panels, stamps, embellishments, and whatever you wish! I decorated my card with digital prints from AMB Illustrations since they have digital paper patterns, as well as items and sentiments. After decorating, you have a finished card!

I must say – I have used AMB Illustrations once before for a card HERE and loved how well my card turned out. Today’s project was no exception… their great digital prints did not disappoint!!

Supply Links:

12″ x 12″ Cardstock     Kraft Cardstock     AMB Illustrations Digital Prints

Ranger Matte Medium    Ranger Archival Ink    Cutter Bee Scissors    Sakura Micron Pen

Fiskars Paper Trimmer     Acrylic Block     Altenew Stamp Sentiment      

Perfect Ruler     Bone Folder     Sakura Micron Pen

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:

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International Coloring Contest! [NOW CLOSED]

Celebrating Spring Coloring ContestI am so excited to announce the Celebrating Spring Coloring Contest!! Here in the U.S. we are nearing Springtime – when the Spring showers usher in the most pleasant weather and the beautiful flowers are blooming! To celebrate, I have illustrated a coloring page and would LOVE to see how you color it! You could win a PRIZE!!!

I have an awesome prize awaiting the winner! That’s right – one of YOU could win a $15.00 e-Gift Certificate to Scrapbook.com where you can shop for arts & crafts supplies!

 

Enter for your chance to win a $15.00 e-Gift Certificate

How Do I Enter the Contest?

The rules are simple… PRINT, COLOR, TAKE A PIC & POST!!

PRINT: All you have to do is go to the link provided below and print off my hand-illustrated, FREE coloring page on your printer.


Print the Celebrating Spring Coloring Page by clicking HERE


COLOR: You may use any coloring medium of your choice (colored pencils, crayons, markers, paint, etc.). The image will print at the standard size of 8.5 x 11″. (Please limit 1 entry per person).

TAKE A PIC & POST: Take a picture of your artwork after you’ve finished coloring it. You may post your pic on either Instagram OR the Multiplicity Craft Facebook Group (HERE) by using the hashtag: #MCSpringColoringContest

Make sure your Instagram account is set to Public so that I can see your post – also be sure to add the hashtag so I can find your entry!!

How Long Do I Have to Enter?

The contest will run from March 4, 2018 – March 29, 2018. The contest is open internationally to everybody (if below age 18, you may enter with parental/guardian permission). Winners will be chosen/notified on the weekend after contest concludes. Winner has one week to claim their prize after being notified or an alternate winner will be chosen. Your e-Gift certificate will be sent to you electronically via e-mail.

March is also National Craft Month, so let’s celebrate big! If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below.  I look forward to seeing your amazing entries!!

Disclaimer: Contest is not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, or Scrapbook.com. This is a contest hosted by the Multiplicity Crafts blog and the prize will be awarded by the administrator of Multiplicity Crafts.

DIY Back-To-School Supplies

It’s that time of year again… back-to-school for the kiddos (and even college students)! In today’s post, I will feature my TOP 3 DIY school supplies! We don’t have much time until school starts, so let’s jump right in, shall we??

Project Idea #1: Holographic Notebook Cover

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Make a holographic notebook cover with any word, phrase, or image you choose! Once you decide on the image, simply use scissors or a Cricut cutting machine to cut out your holographic vinyl.

Simply place on your notebook and you’re all set! Easy peasy!! 🙂


Project Idea #2: Fabric Pencil Bag

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Whether for a guy or gal, you can easily and professionally customize a pencil bag using Cricut’s printable Fabric!

There are tons of images and fonts available on Cricut’s website in either digital or cartridge form!

 


Project Idea #3: Custom Washi Pencils

cricut3Make custom, unique pencils easily with Washi sheets! It’s quick and easy! Simply cut a section to fit your pencil, remove backing from sheet, wrap, and your done!

P.S. You can also get FREE SHIPPING at Cricut.com on orders of $50+ this month by using the code AUGSHIP.

 

 


I trust these quick and easy project ideas inspired you today! Please feel free to share this post. Have a creatively fun time making these back-to-school projects!

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Digital Images & Backgrounds GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway is closed, but you can always visit my Giveaways & More page for ongoing giveaways, freebies, coupons, and more! Winner announced at the bottom of this post.

Hello one and all… It’s Maranda, here, with a Digital Image GIVEAWAY just for you!! It is my way of thanking each of you for being loyal followers and readers of my blog!

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What Does the Winner Receive??

If you win, you will be e-mailed a zip folder with 14 full-color, printable backgrounds + 10 digital image jpeg’s in black and white, ready for you to color!

That is a total of 24 digital images/backgrounds altogether!! The images and backgrounds are from a variety of online digi stores and could be yours if you are the lucky winner!

How To Enter

Entering is simple. I have a Rafflecopter widget linked below where YOU CHOOSE how you want to enter. Of course, the more tasks you complete, the more entries you’ll get for the drawing. Do as many or as few tasks as you wish.

The giveaway will run from March 31, 2017 – April 7, 2017. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter. Open worldwide!!

Best wishes!! Enter while there’s still time!! Simply click the Rafflecopter link below… ↓↓↓

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The winner is Gilda M.!! Thanks to all who entered and congrats to our winner!!

L.E. Paper Studio Mini Album Hop | Recipe Book

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Welcome to my readers and to those of you who may be new to my blog! Today, I’m excited to share my very first mini album recipe book! As a part of the Scrapbook Blessings Club design team, I was honored to take part in this mini album collab with L.E. Paper Studio! Luisa with L.E. Paper Studio graciously shared her file with the design team on how to make a mini album, start-to-finish. If interested, you can find her file at her Etsy shop HERE. Luisa used a baby book theme, but I decided to change mine up a little and make it into a recipe book. 🙂

My completed recipe book can be seen in the project share video posted below. I also have a complete list of the supplies I used to complete this project underneath the video. I hope you learn something new and enjoy the video!

See my recipe book project share video below! ↓ ↓ ↓

Supplies List:

(Click product name for link)

Chipboard     Kraft Cardstock     Burlap Paper     Recipe Paper Pack with Stickers    

Washi Tape     Ruler     Scor-Tape     Glue Runner     Fiskars Paper Trimmer     Brads    

Scissors     Edge Punch     1″ Circle Punch     Twine     Xyron Sticker Maker     Bone Folder    

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Top 3 March Craft Discounts!!

If there’s one thing I love more than craft shopping, it is craft shopping with huge discounts, sales, coupons, and promo codes!! And that is exactly what I am bringing to you today! I will also have these deals listed over on my Giveaways & More page and will update that page with even more deals soon, so check back often! Deals are listed in random order… see all of the bargains below! ↓ ↓ ↓

Deal #1: Cricut’s March Mystery Box!

marchWant to get all new, unreleased digital content from Cricut’s March Digital Mystery Box?! You will get $79.95 worth of digital content for only $29.99! This content is for Cricut Design Space and only available through this March Digital Mystery Box!! To get all the details, click HERE. This box is only good through March 7th! There will be 3 other Cricut Mystery Boxes coming out in March, so be sure to check my Giveaways & More page for updates throughout the month!

Deal #2: FREE Shipping at Cricut!

fsFor the ENTIRE month of March, Cricut is offering FREE shipping with code MYSTERYMARCH. There are tons of great deals available at Cricut… from licensed designs to vinyl, cardstock, and everything in between – there’s so many inspiring must-have tools for your next project! Take advantage of this offer!!

Deal #3: Cricut Explore One Machine SALE!

e1Now through March 31st, the Cricut Explore One Machine is on SALE!! This amazing, versatile machine normally retails for $249.99 but is now marked down to only $179.99 – plus, you can also take advantage of the above-mentioned deal for FREE shipping!! Pretty cool, huh?! Click HERE to shop now!

I hope you can take advantage of these amazing discounts! And remember, I always keep the Giveaways & More page updated with current content, so BE SURE to check that page often for coupons, giveaways, challenges, and freebies!

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