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How About a Sneak Peek? Ready, Set…Chipboard!

How About a Sneak Peek? Ready, Set…Chipboard!

Every once in awhile there’s a weekend steal that is just begging to be shown on the blog (I have way too many ideas for weekdays only).  Since we don’t have weekend blog features, I asked Melodee if we could have a sneak peek afternoon posting of the goodness that will be coming your way tomorrow, the Cosmo Cricket Ready Set Chipboard Kit.

One of the things that I love about tomorrow’s steal is the wide variety of projects that can be created with one kit.

I figured I would do my best to entice Mother Nature to deliver warmer weather by creating a cute shadow box decoration and a card using the “Togetherness” chipboard collection.  Nothing says spring like bunnies, pinwheels and birds.

I am always looking for inexpensive items to alter and make cute.  A trip to the dollar store for a photo frame, some patterned paper and a little paint yielded this cute decoration for my girls’ room using the “Pixielicious” chipboard set.

Look at how perfectly the butterfly flourish worked to complete this card.

Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m pretty tired of winter, but look how darling these wintery projects turned out with pieces from the “Mitten Weather” collection.

You’ll also get a set of “Lavender Bling” letters as part of tomorrow’s steal. Can’t beat that and can’t beat the price either! You will just have to check in tomorrow at 9AM to see about that. ;)

Have a great weekend!

Getting Inspired with SEI Boxed Albums

We featured some of Kristy’s fabulous creations with today’s steal, SEI Boxed Albums, a while back, but since these kits are so cool, I thought we’d share some of her ideas again.

One of the coolest things about these is whether you have creativity coming out your ears or you don’t have a creative bone in your body, these kits are easy to use and so versatile in possibilities. The kit comes with detailed, color photo instructions, as well as clearly marked elements as to which pieces go to which layout. You can choose to put it together as they suggest or change it up for your own style.

These make fantastic gifts! How cute would these be for Grandma or Grandpa with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up? Or with these gorgeous floral patterns and springy colors, this is a great kit to document the sunny days ahead. Find a few photos, drop them into the layout and you have an adorable keepsake to cherish for you or a loved one. Check out the adorable album Kristy made with this kit below.

One of the coolest additions of this kit is that it comes with digital scrapbooking software. Don’t let digi scrapbooking scare you. The software is easy to use and navigate and so much fun to play with. Not to mention, you can change around layouts, photos and designs with just a few clicks—totally something right up my alley.

The scrapbooking software comes with the ability to recreate the physical album kit. This means that you can easily re-produce the same album to give to a loved one. You heard that right—you could use the hard copy as a gift and print a digital scrapbook to keep yourself.

The software is also filled with lots of other fun things that you can explore like calendars and page layouts with so many different templates to choose from. Recreate your design or make scrap pages from scratch! Search through hundreds of papers and embellishments to create a design you love.

Just send your digital scrapbook layout to print, cut to size and add to an album.

The best of traditional and digital scrapbooking comes all together with this kit—with all the scrap potential included, this is definitely a steal!