11.01.2011

Projects and Prizes with It Kits and Lifestyle Crafts!

Today Lifestyle Crafts launched their new line - It Kits!
These are fun and fabulous dies perfect for all kinds of different crafting and creating...and as a bonus when you purchase an It Kit,
you will also receive digital files for each shape in the kit.
I have a couple of projects I whipped up ...
but I also want to tell you about some very cool things
Lifestyle Crafts is doing right NOW!

First there is the I Made This Challenge with amazing prizes you can win by showing Lifestyle Crafts what you can do!!
AND
There is a very COOL drawing happening this week.
You can enter just for creating a Lifestyle Crafts account.
Scroll to the bottom of this post for the scoop!
 AND
On November 4th & 5th, Lifestyle Crafts will be having a warehouse sale! Products will be priced up to 75% off! (You cannot use the 20% code off of these amazing prices). The sale is both online and at our physical location in Utah!

Now it's Project Time
I had the opportunity to play with the Edge It Kit!
They also have adorable Clip It Kits and Tag It Kits.
As usual, my mind started going so fast I could barely decide on a project!

I first had to try a NON-HOLIDAY PROJECT -  a small vase.
I just kept thinking how pretty these edges would be all layered...
So I used layers of contrasting paper edged with the Edge It Kit of course!
 Supplies
  • 3 contrasting, but coordinating papers
  • Edge It Kit and Die Cutter (remember Lifestyle Crafts dies work in all manual die cutting machines)
  • Decoupaged medium and brush
  • Vase or tin
How To!
  • Cut 3- 2.5 x 12+ inch strips of paper. I also cut 1 1" x 6" length for the base. 
    My vase was only 6" in circumference, so with careful cutting (and using scrapbook paper, 12 x 12) I was able to get two bands from each length of paper.

  • Layout paper and determine your pattern.
  • Using the die/die cutter, create a pretty edge on one side by running the paper through the machine.
  • Cut lengths of paper to match the circumference of your vase.
  • Using the decoupage, glue the 1" band on the base of the base, flush with the bottom; then apply decoupage all over it and up onto the vase layer your second band with the edge of the edged paper flush with the base of the vase. Be sure to keep that "seam" where the paper meets all lined up with each band.
  • Apply more decoupage (over and under bands) and continue adding bands of paper leaving about 1/2" between finished edges, until you reach the rim.
  • Once you are at the top cut (if necessary) the final band to be flush with the rim.
  • Apply a layer of decoupage all over the vase,let dry. Apply a second coat, let dry.


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I then started just playing around and eventually made a Christmas Card using some Canvas Corp paper, the Santa Silhouette Die and the Star Die.
 I have some other ideas for this, so I will post another tutorial very soon!
 Then I made a "ribbon" of paper with edging on both sides
and thought it would be a pretty way to wrap plain boxes.
Top it with a star and sparkle...and done! Simple!

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Here is some more about the fab contest and prizes!
 I Made This Challenge is happening NOW!
Here's how it works:
  • To win the grand prize giveaway, you must simply create a project using at least one Lifestyle Crafts product and post the project to the Lifestyle Crafts website community gallery between November 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012.
  • You receive one entry per project uploaded with a maximum of 20 project entries
  • All projects must be unique (you can't post the same project twice!)
  • They are looking for great, stylish, innovative, fun projects that inspire others - we want to see what you love to make!
  • Favorites will be featured on Lifestyle Crafts blog, facebook, emails, etc.
  • One winner will be randomly selected
  • Uploading your project(s) will automatically enter you to win the grand prize giveaway, which includes: $1000 Lifestyle Crafts shopping spree, Canon 60D camera, Mac computer, Canon Photo Printer, and Craft Room Furniture.
Lifestyle Crafts is also be giving away great weekly prizes for doing different things such following the Lifestyle Crafts blog, or creating an account on Lifestyle Crafts. Like I said, the challenge begins TODAY! So get creating!
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And if all of that was not amazing enough!
Lifestyle Crafts is kicking things off with this week's giveaway!
a Canon 60D camera and Jo Totes Camera Bag!
One lucky winner will receive an amazing camera and one cute camera bag!
To Enter:
  • Create an account on Lifestyle Crafts to enter. If you already have an account, you will be automatically entered.
  • You must create an account before midnight on Monday, November 7th. Winner will be announced next week.

After creating your account, there are additional entry opportunities! Each of the following gives one additional entry that you can do:
  • Post about the contest on your blog and leave a comment on the Lifestyle Crafts blog with the URL of the post.
  • Mention the Lifestyle Crafts contest on twitter *Comment on the Lifestyle Crafts blog saying 504 Main sent you.
Of course 504 Main readers can always receive a 20% discount
by using the promo code "504MAIN
Creating beautiful projects and winning cameras, computers
and awesome bags...and more!
How's that for some coolness!?
Just perfect!

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Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Lifestyle Crafts. Please see my full disclosure for more information.


4 comments :

  1. wow holly what a cool toy! xoxo

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  2. Oh I love what you did with your vase!!! That is one cool kit. I created my account last night!

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  3. ok - love the vase!! That is so super cute - and so are your cards!! Those kits look great!!

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  4. that edge it looks fun! I tried to join your party, but I was too late, maybe catch it next time, going off to check it out anyhow! Lezlee

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