New Promo, New “Best” Set & Faux Patina Friday


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      Save 15% Off Butterfly Bundle

      Now Thru September 30, 2013, order the Papillion Potpourri stamps set and Bitty Butterfly Punch together in a special Butterfly Bundle #1353111 (wood #135312) and save 15%! 

      Papillon potpouri 123759L 
      Bitty butterfly 129406L

      Order the Butterfly Bundle at my Online Store!


      Best of autumn 134390L

      NEW Best of Autumn Set Now Available!

      The new "Best of 25 Years" Collector Set was released a little early.  As many of you guessed in my Facebook contest, September's themed set is Best of Autumn
      (#134390)!  Congratulations to Marie Whitworth who was randomly selected as the winner of my Best of Autumn Card Kit! 

      Check Out All of The Best of 25 Years SetsSee all the "Best of 25 Years" Collector sets,
      which are all available through March 31, 2014.  Plus, learn how you
      can earn two free $14.95 stamp sets of your choice for collecting
      them.  Save your stickers and download your Collector's Card.  

      Order the Best of Autumn set from my Online Store!


      Faux Patina Friday—Purple Chevron Gift Box

      For the next three Fridays I'll be sharing a project using the gorgeous Faux Patina Technique!  It's a little teaser to promote my week-long Faux Patina Showcase on September 16-22!  You won't want to miss it! 

      Faux Patina Week is also my birthday week, so I'll be celebrating with special contests and surprises! 

      Faux patina - purple box 1

      Today's project is an altered Decorative Window Gift Box from the Holiday Catalog

      I used the Faux Patina Technique on two quarter sheets of paper, then cut them up to cover and decorate the box.

      Step-by-Step Faux Patina Recipe:

      Faux patina - purple box 3

      One faux patina sheet was cut up into four 3-1/4" x 1-1/4" pieces, which were adhered to the sides of the box. 

      Faux patina - purple box 4

      For the front of the box, I punched out a notch with the 1" Circle Punch to go around the box notch. 

      Faux patina - purple box 2

      The top of the box is covered with a 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" piece.  I used the Circle Collection Framelits to cut the hole out of the center for the window. 

      Window Cutting TIP: Die-cut a Post-It note with the 2-1/4" wide Circle Framelit, then position it sticky-side-up over the window.  Next, lay the faux patina sheet over the top, so the circle sticky becomes positioned in the center, then use it as a guide to die-cut the hole.

      I punched a Pansy Punch flower from the remaining purple chevron paper, then layered it onto an Elegant Eggplant Blossom Punch flower with Dimensionals.  The Faceted Button is tied with Linen Thread and adhered to the top with a couple Glue Dots.

      Complete Supply List: 

      Find all the supplies to create this project & more at my Online Store!


      I love using Faux Patina for altering gift packaging and as accents on cards!  Be sure to mark your calendars for Faux Patina Week coming up on September 16-22 to see more!

      Want to learn more about my Faux Patina Technique? Check out the Faux Patina Resource Page!


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