Today's the day! I hope your little commenting fingers are at the ready, as Elmer's and X-acto have gone above and beyond to provide prizes galore to celebrate crafting and want to share their products with blog readers and papercrafters on the WWW.
I was sent a box of goodies to craft with, and this is what I came up with for the hop:
With the 4th of July just around the corner, I decided to use bits from my June Studio Calico kit, Paper Moon, and some of my stash, and make a flag canvas.
I started with the foam core 9x12 bifold, used my X-acto blade, and trimmed it to the desired shape. After that I mounted it to cardboard for displaying. Then it was a matter of adhering photos and bits.
Elmers, X-acto products used:
9x12 bifold foam
X-acto Stainless Steel Scissors
Elmer's Craft Bond tape runner
Elmer's Craft Bond Fabric and Paper Glue
Elmer's Craft Bond Memory book Glue Pen
The fabric glue has a permanent home in my stash. I did stitch down the center of my fabric first and then ruffled it, but adhered it to the paper with this glue, and you can't tell. It didn't bleed through and turn hard. It's a thick white paste as opposed to a clear glue. LOVE.
The Glue pen also worked wonderfully. I adhered the buttons just before standing up the piece for photography, and they held well. So did the paper, which was adhered with the permanent tape runner.
In short, I'm a fan.
In my first post I shared a glimpse at some of the things you can win by participating in this hop, but our generous sponsors have added more to the mix:
GRAND PRIZES (x2)
Two lucky hoppers will receive this incredible prize bundle exclusively from Elmer's + X-ACTO! Take a look!
Products included in EACH of the (2) GRAND PRIZE bundles include:
3 X-ACTO Retract-a-Blade knives
3 CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Sticks
3 CraftBond Tape Runners
3 Mini Bi-fold 9x12 Foam Board packs
1 Painters Markers pack
1 X-ACTO Decorative Edge Scissors pack
1 Circle Cutter
1 X-ACTO Self-Healing Mat
1 Glue Dots pack
2 Photo Corners packs (various colors)
1 Gel Pens pack
1 Tacky Glue bottle.................................$140/retail
Here's a look at what I will be giving away in addition to the Elmer's packages!
Prize Pack #1
1- XACTO Cutting Mat
1- XACTO Gripster
1- XACTO Circle Cutter
1- Elmer's Foam Board Pack
2- Elmer's Photo Corners
1- Elmer's Glue Spots
4 Gel Pens.................................Approx. $50/retail (US)
Prize Pack# 21- XACTO RotaryTrimmer-
1- XACTO Scissors
2- XACTO Decorative Scissors
1- Elmer's Glue Spots
1- Elmer's Craft Bond
5 Gel Pens.................................Approx. $50/retail (US)
It comes down to this. If you leave a comment on each blog, you will be entered to win a great big prize from Elmer's and X-acto.
If you want an additional chance at a prize, leave a comment on the Facebook page, or tweet using the hash tags #CraftandTell as well as#CraftandTellBlogHop and naming @ in your tweet.
So, make sure you "Like" Elmer's and Xacto on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
Elmer's : http://www.facebook.com/Elmers
X-Acto : http://www.facebook.com/XACTO
Elmer's : http://twitter.com/#!/elmers
If you started at the beginning, I am near the end of the hopping list, and the next person is Deanna. But if you landed here first, no worries. Leave a comment here and head to Amy's blog and check out the list to get on your way if you want to win a prize. The comments will be open until 11:30pm Sunday the 12th. Let me know if you have ever used Elmer's or X-acto products in your papercrafting, and if so, what?
Enjoy the hop and have a great weekend! Morgan and Payton both have recitals today, and if all is well, I will be gushing with pride and sharing youtube video's asap! They just had rehearsals last night and are so excited! If Morgan can do it this will be her very first finished performance on stage and with her fun personality, I just know she can do it!