Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Pretty Sweet Sale at Sizzix

I thought I would pop in to share a pretty sweet sale that Sizzix has going on right now.  Over 1800 items and many of them are 75 to 80% off retail.  


Ellison Sizzix 80% off sale, March 21-23, 2017
You can click on the photo above to take you to the sales page or shop HERE (affiliate links included).

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gift Giving with Doodlebug's Collectible Pins

This week the Doodlebug team is showcasing fun uses for their new collectible pins.  If you haven't seen these in person, they are really nice, heavy weight pins similar in quality to Disney pins. 
Doodlebug Design Inc. Spring Things & Easter Express Gift Bags featuring Collectible Pins by Mendi Yoshikawa

I decided to show how they're the perfect embellishment to add to the center of your bows and packages.  I love that they not only dress up your packages, but the recipient can enjoy them afterwards.  I created my first bag using papers from Spring Things and the We R Memory Keeper Gift Bag Punch Board.  I then created a band along the top using a coordinating strip of border paper.  Doodlebug's chunky twine makes perfect handles!

To create my little DIY bow, I wrapped Doodlebug's original bakers twine around several fingers, tied a knot around the center and then fluffed it out.  The strings from the center knot can then help you fasten it to your bag.  
Doodlebug Design Spring Things Gift Bag featuring Collectible Pins by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next bag I used papers from Doodlebug's Easter Express collection, selecting the bunny paper to match my bunny pin.

Doodlebug Design Easter Express Gift Bag featuring Collectible Pins by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my last gift, I created a pillow box using more papers from Spring Things along with the We R Memory Keeper Pillow Box Punch Board.  In order for my pin to sit flush with my box, I die-cut a small 1/2" circle from the center of my box before assembling it so that I could have a space to insert my pin.  These are a really fun way to present a gift card!Doodlebug Design Spring Things Pillow Box Gift featuring Collectible Pins by Mendi Yoshikawa

I hope I've inspired you to pick up a few of these to add to your gifts.  I must warn you though that once you have them in your hot little hands they may be pretty tough to part with.  ;)



Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

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