Saturday, June 11, 2011

As promised: Elmers Craft and Tell Blog hop



















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
X-acto knife
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 inclu
de:
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
Photo Corners packs (various colors) 
1 Gel Pens pack
1 Tacky Glue bot
tle
.................................$140/retail 

AND
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# 2
1- 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 @Elmers in your tweet.  


So, make sure you "Like" Elmer's and Xacto on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.  

Facebook

Elmer's : http://www.facebook.com/Elmers

X-Acto : http://www.facebook.com/XACTO

Twitter

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!

Davinie

73 comments:

  1. That is very, very cool!!! I love what you did with this! Thank you for sharing!!

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  2. Thanks for the review, I am happy to hear you liked the products because I liked the prices and the color! :)

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  3. I just love your projects!! Can't wait to see the other DT creations! What a Great Hop this is!!!
    A Hoppin' I GO!
    Thanks for this chance to win :)

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  4. I love your project Davinie !! you are so creative, Thanks for sharing, I am off for some more hopping

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  5. Wow, Great layout! With tags and buttons! Two of my favorite things!

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  6. love your projects, these are so cute!

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  7. This is such a creative project, Davinie! Thanks so much for joining us on our hop - you've really inspired a lot of people! :)

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  8. such a fun project! fab hop!

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  9. I love your work! I'm glad to have found your blog and will be back!

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  10. Love your flag concept -- I like layering the tags and ruffle over the red background to create the stripes.

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  11. Awesome canvas! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!

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  12. Your flag is so adorable, Davinie!! LOVE it!
    Dani

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  13. I use some of these products already and love them. Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

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  14. Cool project!! The only thing I have ever used (I think) is Elmer's School glue. :) I am a preschool teacher!

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  15. This is fantastic - I continue to be impressed by their array of products! I have used Xacto blades, wood glue, white glue, glue sticks, and double sided tape in a variety of projects but only the adhesives I think in papercrafting.

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  16. Beautiful layout, Davinie!

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  17. Very cool project!
    Good luck with the dance recitals today!
    Hope everything goes well :)

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  18. I love your project! Super-festive.

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  19. OMGoodness . . . this Flag canvas is Awesome!!! Such a CUTE idea! :)

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  20. Oh this is so sweet love it!!!TFS!!!

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  21. great layout - yeah for tags!

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  22. Such a great creative project! Your use of the tags is terrific! I am so excited to see tape runners, circle cutters, etc all by a company we know and can afford! So aggravated with my current runner! I'm off to find these!

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  23. Love what you did with the tags!! Awesome way of using the products too :)

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  24. Awesome project, Davinie! Love how you used the tags! This has been such a great Hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. I love your patriotic project! I have been looking for patriotic inspiration and this is awesome! Thanks.

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  26. That's a very cute canvas you made! Very inspiring!

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  27. Cute! Love how you used the foam board, Davinie... :-)

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  28. I love your project!! I'm already trying to think of ways to alter it to be Canadian ;)

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  29. Your canvas is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

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  30. Wow your flag canvas is awesome!! This blog hop has been such fun and Elmers is terrific to share so much.

    Joanie

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  31. SWEET! I would never have thought of a design like that.

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  32. Great projects. thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. Sweet! Love that they offer fabric glue too! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  34. Wow, what an awesome project!! The only times I've used Elmer's products are when my kids or my daughter's Girl Scout troop do crafts. This goes to prove that adults can certainly play with Elmer's for their crafting projects too! TFS!

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  35. As always, your layout is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for all your inspiration, and for a chance to win some of these great products!!!

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  36. I LOVE this!!!!!!(I love anything patriotic) :) My daughter and I love the glue pen - it's great for glitter. Thanks for sharing this fun project.

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  37. A flag!! What a cute idea. What cute little ladies.

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  38. Very Cool! I love how you designed this fun flag! tfs http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com

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  39. I love your foam board idea! The design, and colors are fabulous!

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  40. How beautiful and creative!

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  41. What a great projects, love the tags on it :)

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  42. Your project is super FAB!! Gorgeous!!

    Super FUN blog hop!!

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  43. very nice projects and I have used elmers Glue for ever, and my new product that I have been using is Craft Bond Glue Dots,Pop-up medium. Love them!! TFS!!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  44. i LOVE this flag canvas Davinie! so creative and PERFECT for july 4th!!

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  45. I think I need to make an Americana mini book now...Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. So creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. What a wonderful project for the holidays! I love this dearly!

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  48. Your Fourth of July project really showed me how to use the Elmer's and X-Acto products. I am glad to know there is a older company that is entering the papaercrafting market. These are two names we can depend on.

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  49. What a great idea - and how pretty! Thanks for sharing! :D

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  50. Oh my goodness this is Beautiful!!! I LOVE how you did the fabric and the blue stars with opaque blue buttons is just beyond fab.. New follower!

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  51. I'll have to try that flag idea with what is in my stash. Thanks for the chance.

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  52. I love what you've done with the foam board and fabric! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  53. What a cute ideas... Your projects are very different and sparked some ideas in me.

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  54. What an interesting project! TFS =)

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  55. LOVE this! Thanks for sharing.

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  56. What wonderful inspiration !! Thanks for sharing your amazing work :-)

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  57. Great project! I'm enjoying seeing everyone's creativity.

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  58. Well done!! I love it all!

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  59. I lve your flag layout!!!

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  60. love the projects - great ideas :0)

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  61. The flag canvas is unique and just so cute.
    Gloria

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  62. That Fourth of July canvas is gorgeous!

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  63. Love your project - the tag idea is fantastic! I'm originally from Central Oregon too! :-)

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  64. so very cute.. I am loving all the different adhesives they offer!

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  65. Love your projects. Looks like Elmer's + X-ACTO have some great products. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. I love your flag on canvas! What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  67. Soooo cute! Love the colors!!

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  68. VERY cool!!! :)

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  69. wow! this is just super duper cute! love it and thanks for sharing :)

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  70. Love your project...thanks for the chance to win!

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