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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!

Send Joy Cosmo Cricket Style – MCM #17

Send Joy Cosmo Cricket Style – MCM #17

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope your weekend was well and filled with craftiness!  I have been absolutely blown away by our Facebook Fan page and all of the wonderful creations that you all are sharing!  In fact, I sat down on Saturday night to take a little stroll through the gallery of photos and couldn’t help but want to create myself.  I was delighted to find out that I’d be working with Today’s Steal, the Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck Creative Kits.

I LOVE these collections by Cosmo Cricket.   I don’t know if it’s the fact that the 6×6 pads are all mini print or if it’s the great colors or fun chipboard, but I do know that they are brilliantly fun to work with….especially for creating cards.

Generally I will make a card…or two, but I was having so much fun making cards with the Cosmo Cricket collections that I had to make two for EACH collection!

I wandered through my Silhouette card designs and settled on a basic sketch for this weeks MCM, with a pocket on the front and a pull out tag, which should be easy to duplicate even without a die cutting machine.

I love how versatile a card like this can be.  In fact this type of card you could leave blank or you could add a sentiment to the pocket or tag as the need arises.

If there is any one of these Cosmo Cricket collections that screams spring to me it’s the DeLovely papers.  It gives me hope that the world *will* warm up!

The chipboard that comes with the DeLovely collection are beyond cute.  Look at what a fun and simple card I made using some of the chipboard pieces.

The Material Girl Mini Deck and Chipboard pieces were equally delightful to create with.  The mix of patterns and prints are truly inspiring!

The last collection offered today is the ‘Wanted’ Mini Deck and Chipboard pieces.  I didn’t do a card using the sketch for this week as I didn’t see that it really fit the papers and theme of this kit.  Good news is that these papers, just like the other collections made for some incredibly simple and fun cards!

My little guys were never into the whole ‘Cowboy’ theme, but using these papers sure makes me wish that they had been!  At least I will be able to send along these cards to some little Cowboy to brighten his day!

So how has the challenge of sending out cards gone for you!  Leave a comment to let us know how it’s going!  Just think of the joy that you can bring to someones day!

Also, don’t forget to post your creations to our Facebook Fan Page!  It’s got to be one of the best sources of creative inspiration on the Facebook planet….all thanks to YOU!  Post a link to your project here and you will be eligible for our monthly drawing.

Oh and make sure you check in tomorrow for our How To’sDay, brought to you by Julie Koets!

As for today!  Enjoy your Monday and scrap happy!