A House of Cards

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Elmer's + X-ACTO Craft & Tell Blog Hop!!!



Hey everyone!  The Elmer's + X-ACTO Craft & Tell Blog Hop has officially started!!!  

There are some inspiring projects and amazing prizes along the way, so lets get started...

First off, the prizes

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 include:
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
2 Photo Corners packs (various colors)
1 Gel Pens pack
1 Tacky Glue bottle
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$140/retail
 
AND
Here's a look at what Amy 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
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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
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Approx. $50/retail (US)

(See the blog hop rules at the end of this post for your chance to win.)

Now, onto my projects...

I got some really fun and amazing products to work with for this blog hop.  And here is what I created with these products.

First, a layout: 

I decided to do a layout about my dog, Phoenix.  We were sitting outside one day, and my husband decided to share his lollipop with her.  At first she wasn't sure about it, but as soon as she figured out it was food, she dove right in.  It reminded me of the old Tootsie Pop commercial with the owl.  You know the one... "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?  1..2..3"  She grabbed that lollipop up so quick, David didn't realize she had grabbed it until it was in her mouth.  Stick and all!  Luckily, she is very sweet and gentle, and she didn't put up a fight when he had to get it out. 


So, for the title, I didn't have enough of the white chipboard letter Ls for my title, so I used my X-ACTO knife to trim a letter K into an L.  The X-ACTO blade is so sharp and it made such a smooth cut, you probably can't tell which is the altered letter. 


For the photos, I used the Elmer's Tape Runner to put them down on the page.  The tape runner dispensed the adhesive very evenly and was very strong.  I love using tape runners, and I will definitely use this one again in the future.


I used the Elmer Glue Spotsots to hold my embellishments in place.  It is so much easier to stitch the buttons down when they are attached to the page.


For the circles, I glued those down with Elmer's Craft Bond Fabric & Paper Glue.  I used a minimal amount, and it held my paper well without any warping.  I also popped up the date label with a few Glue Spots, layered, and I wrote the the date with the pink Gel Pen.  It wrote so smoothly. 





Next is a Father's Day card I made.  That is coming up soon.  Can't forget about Dad, now can we?!


When I craft, I don't always have a clear vision of what I am going to do.  Most times, really.  So I pull out supplies, move things around, and move them around some more.  When I do that with stickers/self adhesive products, sometimes they start to lose their stickiness.  That is what happened with those chipboard letters.  So, I used the Elmer's Craft Bond Fabric & Paper Glue, and it worked like a charm!


I used the X-ACTO knife to cut out the little black stars from my patterned paper.  Very quick and easy!


I also use the X-ACTO scalloped decorative scissors to trim the edge of the striped paper strip.  I used the negative side and got a reversed scallop along the edge.


For my last project, I made a little banner for my daughter's bedroom door.  She wanted a doggie theme, so that is what she got.  ;) 


I wanted the banner to have some dimension, so I used the Elmer's Foam Board for the backing.  I ran the foam board through my paper cutter at the dimensions I wanted cut, which made a nice, defined line.  Of course that blade wasn't deep enough, so I then finished cutting the board all the way through with the X-ACTO knife.  I used the Elmer's Tape Runner to adhere the larger patterned paper panels to the foam board and the Elmer's Craft Bond Fabric & Paper Clue for the hand cut paper pieces.  I did all the small, detail cutting with the X-ACTO knife. 


The wonderful thing about the foam board, is that it is SO lightweight, that I was able to adhere the banner to my daughter's door with just a couple of Elmer's Glue Spots on each panel.  And my daughter loves it!

Now that we have the projects out of the way, onto the rules:

1.  You MUST leave a comment on everyone’s blog to be eligible for prizes from Elmer’s + X-ACTO.  There are 10 of us participating in the blog hop, so you will have to leave a comment on each our blogs.  You can see the full list of participants at our host Amy Heller's blog, so you don't miss anyone. 

2.  You will have an additional chance to win (basically your name will be put in the “hat” twice) if you also:
  • Write on Elmer’s and/or X-Acto’s Facebook pages that you were sent by the blog hop and share your thoughts about the blog hop.
  • If you are Twitter users, you can do the same thing by using the hash tags #CraftandTell as well as #CraftandTellBlogHop and naming @Elmers in your tweet.
Here are the links: 

3.  The blog hop will officially end on Sunday, June 12 at 11:30pm, PDT.  Winners will be chosen randomly on Monday and posted soon after.    
That wasn't too bad now, was it?  

So I hope you have enjoyed your stop here on the Elmer's + X-ACTO Craft & Tell Blog Hop.  Now onto the next stop:  the wonderfully, talented Jenni Hufford!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

71 comments:

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just love ALL your projects!! With all the beautiful things you made it's hard to pick just one....
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 :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

lOVE lOVE your projects so fun!!!!Thanks so much for the amazing inspiration!!!!!

Jill said...

This is my first hop... I love it! Your projects are inspiring!

LAuclair said...

What a great blog hop! You ladies have outdone yourselves with these projects and I am feeling really inspired! Who knew foam board would be topping my weekend crafty shopping list??? Love your banner! Thanks for the great inspiration!

justsomestuffimade said...

Great projects - that LO is adorable, and I'm Harper will love her banner ;)
Hugs, Ruth S

Arline said...

Enjoyed looking at your projects.This is a great hop and the products are the best!!!

Rebecca said...

Wow!!! What a creative use for the foam board - I love it!!! And your layout is stunning! Thank you for sharing!!

Bonnie said...

Such great projects Roree !!! Thanks for sharing, Off to hop some more.

Pam said...

First of all your dog is adorable! Love his coloring, is he a Mastiff? And love that page and all the little details as well as the rest of your projects, they are fabulous! Thanks for the reviews as I've been eyeing all the X-acto products for a few weeks at Walmart, and now will look for the Elmer's as well!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love your projects, wished I didn't have to go to work today, you left me with a lot of mojo, plus now I gotta run out and find these elmer's toys!

Jennifer Chapin said...

Love these projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy Heller said...

Roree - I am in constant awe of your work!! You are SO talented!! I LOVE every one of your projects - LOVE them! That banner os just BRILLIANT! I am so going to use my foam board for something like that for my kids, too! You constantly inspire me! ;D

~amy~ said...

sooooo fun...especially the going going gone:)

Barbara Eads said...

I'm really enjoying my first blog hop---and your work!

Loydene said...

Cute banner. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Absolutely FANTABULOUS projects!! LOVE each and EVERY one!

Balou said...

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

Michele said...

Love the lollipop layout! So bright fun and cheerful! Great blog!

Julie Zweig (aka Jules) said...

Love the lollipop layout! What a dog. Beautiful work.

theelfqueen said...

These are great! Great products, great projects! Such a fun blog hop! I really like that fun Father's Day Card!

Gina said...

How CUTE is that doggie banner . . . absolutely adorable! :) Your work is so FUN and Fresh!

lsquaredstudios said...

Love the going going gone layout!

joanieg said...

Your banner is so cute and your dog page is fun! Thanks for sharing.

Joanie

Kimberly said...

Love that lollipop page... it's so bright and cheery!

Jen said...

what a great banner! love the lollipop page as well :)

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful projects!!

cindy said...

Doggie projects are my favorite at the moment. Thanks for sharing.

Deana said...

Darling projects, Roree! And that banner...simply adorable!

Enjoy your weekend! :-)

Daniela said...

Adorable projects Roree, Love that dog layout!!

Nancy L. said...

super fun projects you've made :)
my fave is your doggy layout!

Debbie Pereira said...

Thanks for sharing. You are a great inspiration!

Clare D. said...

I love the stitching detail around the polka dots! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Cynthia B. said...

Awesome projects!! Love the lollipop layout - so cute! And good advice on the foam board for the banner. TFS!!

Barb Ghig said...

Wow! Gorgeous card and projects! Thanks so much for a chance to win some of these great products!!!

Gina said...

That banner is precious!!! I love the Elmer's and X-Acto stuff I've used. It's great to see all these wonderful projects!!!

Bonnie said...

The doggie banner is so darn cute. So is the dog in the pictures.

Pam said...

Wonderful projects!!! I bet your daughter was thrilled with her banner! I loved the retro fathers day card! My dad was an avid photographer and it was just like seeing him with his fav camera! TFS
so well done!

Kimmarie Baker said...

Scrapalicious projects! I love the way the father's day card looks with the little I luv you tag on it. That banner is so cool! My girls would want it too! http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com

Suzanne said...

How adorable is that dog layout??? I love it! Your daughter must love the banner you created! It is wonderful!
Thanks f or the inspiration(:

Melissa said...

Beautiful projects!

craftaholic said...

Very Cute Banner and all your other projects are awesome!! The Lo with the dog is just to darn Cute!! TFS!!! And Thank you for being part of a cool Hop!!

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Stacy said...

Super fun creations!!! Love that layout with the dog, super cute!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Amazing projects Roree! You always brighten my day with your creations!!

Fab hop!

Jenni said...

roree these are fantastic projects!! that banner is so wonderful!!!

cdpeck said...

Great projects! Especially Harper's door sign!

Tracy said...

So cute and I just love the doggie banner! Thank you.

Karey said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing them all.

4Ucards said...

What a great group of projects. Your dog had me laughing. He looked like he has had more then one lollipop in his life time. It is so good to hear reveiws about the Elmer's and X-Acto products. I like buying when I know the products works.

Sarah Martina said...

Such sweet projects, Roree! I adore that banner!

Cmad said...

Love your blog and projects. This blog hop is awesome. I have loved every blog that I have visited. Love the fact that the product is being demonstrated and is well received.

Renee VanEpps said...

HA! Love the snapshots of Phoenix, you're right - definitely reminiscent of the Tootsie-Roll owl!!!! Awesome work, especially love the foam board banner - didn't know it could be cut up like that.. Well, didn't even know they made foam board until today LOL! Inspirational post, I'm a new follower now!

Zarah said...

The father's day card is SO beautiful (all your stuff is) but I just can't stop looking at the lollipop-LO! It cracked me up with the story, and I absolutely adore the title (going, going, gone had me in stitches) plus, it's so fun and happylooking!
Great job! TFS! :D

Sharon said...

These are all awesome projects! I would say that banner for your daughter's door is my favorite so far. We're doggy lovers here too (have four plus four granddoggies). Thanks for the inspiration!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

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

Susan M said...

Don't know which of your projects I like the most!

Marie / Legojenta said...

LOVE the layout, it's so fun and colorful! TFS =)

Amy E said...

I love your projects. And the doggie banner is just too cute!!

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Dawn F. said...

What cute projects! Thanks for the chance.

Charlene said...

Oh Roree....AWESOME!!! every wonderful creations is spectular!

Pamela said...

Oh My Gosh that lollipop page is just so cute and I love your Father's day card too!

little irish said...

Oh my goodness...the Lollipop page is adorable. It popped right off the page. I loved it!!

aerialsmama said...

Your dog is too cute!!

kimberly said...

loved your yellow paper and LO 123 lollipop - and you were right i can't tell which one is altered???

TheLastOfNine said...

The layout is fun, like the crispness and colors of your card and the banner is so cute.
Gloria

alanaransley said...

I love that banner!

Shelly Hickox said...

Fantastic projects! I love them all, but the Father's Day card is my fave!

kimosabescraps said...

So stinkin cute Roree! I love the bright yellow... and Im a big exacto knife fan myself... Love the precision it gives!

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

LOVE that yellow layout to pieces, so beautiful and all the details are just perfect!

Di's Crafty Flair said...

Love your projects. Looks like Elmer’s + XACTO have some great products. Thanks for sharing.

jen said...

so fun! love your projects!

piradee talvanna said...

super fun projects!!! and loving that banner you created.. the details are gorgeous! thanks for sharing :)