Friday, May 21, 2010

Frugal Fridays: $1.00 birthday banner, perfect pearls, and 30% off all my designs...Happy Birthday Adoree!

My little girl turned 3 yesterday.  I don't know where time has gone!  Where is the little bundle I carried in my arms!  Adoree is now a bundle of energy!  I didn't think you'd be very happy with 3% off all my designs so since Adoree has 10 x more energy then I.....I decided to take her age x 10 and give you 30% all my designs!  I do hope you'll join my celebration by stopping by my section of Paperthreads.  Click here to go shopping!  Don't forget I have certain files on special at even greater discounts good through the month of May.  Click here to see what I mean. 

We always call my little girl a monkey.   Last year we had a monkey birthday party.  (This year is butterflies and flowers).   So I created this monkey banner.  I decided to make this banner the frugal Friday special for today.  Today only you can get my monkey banner file for $1.00.  Hurry though the price expires at midnight EST.  Click on the words to purchase.    You can easily use the letters on the banner for any themed party......not just monkeys!
Monkey banner

I'd like to share with you what Sue Shaff did with one of my newest files.  Rolled up flowers.  I just love how she used the gingham paper.   It gives the flowers such a unique look.....something I never ever would have thought of.  Great job Sue!

I am soo thrilled with this file and I can't wait to get a chance to put them to use on a card or layout.  They are super easy to make as the file cuts the petals on a long strip that you roll into a flower shape.  Super dimension in minutes.  Click the words below if you'd like to purchase.   I used vanilla colored cardstock and distress inks for the flowers in the preview.  I  think they would look lovely with spritz with glimmer mist or the edges outlined in glitter.

I did get a chance to craft a few cards.  It was fast and super easy using a good friend and fellow Paperthreads Designer's file.  Shirley designed a file in which you can cut peices with your cutter.....follow her easy instructions and in minutes you have a matching set of 5 cards!  I had three Mom's Day cards and two for the Shirley's RAK done in no time! 

Click here if you'd like to purchase Shirley's file and make some super fast cards yourself!  She also has a few more kits to choose from if you don't care for this design.  Kit 2, kit 3.  What made my cards even easier is I used one of my favorite kits from Transparent Touches.  I'm a sucker for the pink and brown color combo and the addition of orange is a geat accent.   I had fun using the various rub ons, stickers, and colored  chipboard pieces incuded in the kit.   It left  me time to experiment with charms, glitter, crackle paint, liquid glass and perfect pearls to enhance my cards.    I'm not sure but there may be still some of this kit available for purchase.  Click here

These cards look much better in person as the photos just don't do them justice.  So..I'd like to share with you one additonal photo of a technique I used.


I used a cuttlebug folder  and then dabbed clear embossing all over the cardstock.  Then I dusted copper perfect pearls powder over the whole piece.  This almost looks like metal to me.  I will definitely be using this technique again. 

Okay time for lunch and I must clean big time before the party!
Have a fabulous weekend!


Lisa said...

Happy Birthday to your adorable daughter!

Caroline said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADOREE!! Sending you birthday wishes from Australia and I hope you have a wonderful day :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug Shelly!