Thursday, 9 September 2010

What to do with a freebie?!!

Hi Everyone. You know when you get a crafting magazine and it comes with a freebie, either a stamp, some ribbon, or another delectable crafting goodie!! Do you actually use it?, or does it just disappear into your crafting stash never to see the light of day? mmm ME TOO!! With the latest issue of the Do Crafts Creativity Magazine (Issue 23) your get not one, but TWO freebies!! So, I was determined to use at least one of them before they disappear into the depths of my crafting stash!The choice was to either use the free set of stamps or the free embossing folder, so I chose the embossing folder...I cut a piece of White card stock to size and embossed the image through the Cuttlebug Machine.Taking some Ink (Adirondack - Slate) I coloured the entire image.I then went over the embossed image with Diamond Stickles..You'll see that the Diamond Stickles brings out the Greens and Golds from the Slate coloured Ink, If you use it on a different colour you will get a different effect, cool eh!?I did this 3 times and then put them to one side to dry.I then prepared my sentiment using my Cricut Gypsy Machine. I took the phrase "Oh Christmas Tree" and welded the letters together in a sort of Christmas Tree shape using Plantin Schoolbook @ 1". I cut the sentiment out twice onto Gunmetal coloured Mirror Cardand layered them ontop of each other to give dimension.I then made a side stepper card (check back here for the instructions),added my now dry and cut out embossed trees,added my sentimentand viola!! Very Christmassy me thinks! Hope it gives you some inspo to put this Embossing Folder to use for those who have it..
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  1. Colour choice on this is fab Andy, what a stunning card.

    Ummm, freebies??? Guilty as charged LOL (better go and retrieve some and make use of them) thank you for the inspiration.

    Toni :o)

  2. Beautiful card! Freebies? Used or stashed? I believe, stashed. :(

  3. This is a beautiful card. Glad to see a man enjoy crafting too.

  4. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Lovely effective opulent trying not to say stunning, oops to late. I used the stamps and the folder as soon as I got home last week. I didn't actually make the cards up though. I only need another 20 xmas card ideas Andy, so head down and off you go.

    Lyn (wed)

  6. Wow, great freebie, so wish US mags would do this nice of freebies!

  7. Thank you so much for the idea, and the instructions for making the card also. Your's is fabulous. I usually take my freebies of the cover and never see them again, but I am inspired to use mine now.

  8. Thanks for sharing your HOW TOs for this beautiful card.
    I, too, wish we'd get some freebies like this.

  9. I love how your card turned out! What a wonderful embossing folder! I love the uniqueness of the card.

    Thank you for offering the Pink Cartridge as blog candy. Would you please put my name into the draw? Someone is going to be very lucky! What a generous offering!