Who wants to win some stamps? {and a Copic coloring video tutorial}

***Breaking news! Since we have had so many comments just hours after posting the giveaway Annette and Barry, the owners of About Art Accents/Art Neko, are letting me pick 2 winners! Leave a comment people! Good luck & Merry Christmas!***

Oh my goodness, I have so many Christmas projects yet to blog, what’s a girls to do? Hey, I know, I’ll give away some stamps!

DCF 1.0

Since I was a slacker very busy crafter this month I forgot to giveaway some Christmas stamps from About Art Accents so the totally awesome, completely understanding owner said “go ahead Lindsay, post the giveaway and we will give away a surprise bundle of goodies” since my readers will need Christmas stamps in a week like a hole in the head. I like surprises and if you have a look at the About Art Accents website I’m sure you will love whatever the prize is. Just leave a comment and you are entered to win, it’s as easy as that! I’ll pick a winner next weekend!

I had a request for a Copic coloring tutorial and as you know I mix and match supplies so here you have an alcohol marker tutorial using Copics, Promarkers and Prismacolors. Look, they all play nice together, so you can try a marker or two from different brands and see what you like best and you won’t have wasted and money because they can be used together. The angel stamp I used can be found here and it is on sale for $4.90 (regular price $7). The papers I used to make the final card can be found at Oriental Trading Company.

Sometimes I forget how much I love coloring with markers. A tip is to stamp out a bunch of images and keep them in a bag with your markers (clear cosmetic bags are great for this) and you can take them with you to color in front of the TV, on trips, or wherever you might be. It is an easily portable project and the more you color the better you get!  That’s it for me tonight, leave a comment for a chance to win some wonderful non Christmas stamps from About Art Accents and til next time happy crafting!

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Easy & Quick Gift Card Wrap!

T’was the weekend before Christmas and all though the house, every last minute shopper was feeling like a louse…. Never fear, Lindsay to the rescue! Head down to the corner store and grab a gift card, convenience stores now sell gift cards to almost everywhere from toy stores to department store or you can even buy a gas card, who wouldn’t want that? If you have not found and made the perfect gift by now buy a gift card, that way you won’t end up settling for a sub-par gift that will just collect dust.  Plus, look at the upside, you can get a gift card for a friend to their favorite shop or restaurant, they might not often treat themselves to a meal or purchase there otherwise so that is a great idea (especially if they are broke after the holiday) your practical  family member might like the gas card or grocery store card, you can’t go wrong, everyone has to eat! So now that you have decided to let go of the gift card guilt here is a quick and easy way to wrap them AND you get to make a bit of their gift too! The supplies I used are from Papermart.

Hey, and if you have no time to get to the store you can just put a bit of cash in the envelope, no one will mind:)

Supplies:

6″ round paper doilies

Baker’s Twine

Hook and Loop tape (only $2.39 for 10 yards!, not Velcro brand though)

Other: scrapbook paper, glue stick, hot glue, hole punch, scissors, circle cutter (optional)

If you are looking for more last minute Christmas gift ideas be sure to check out my YouTube Channel! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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