Showing posts with label giveaway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label giveaway. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy November! Need to Send a Last Minute Card? Use Paperless Post! And a Giveaway!


This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Anagram Interactive. I was provided access and funding but opinions are 100% mine. 


My readers know that my first love is card making. But sometimes there are times when I need to get a card to someone faster than snail mail and I have been unsatisfied with the electronic options I've found...until now! Enter Paperless Post.

Paperless Post is a website that allows you to send invitations, cards or personalized stationery in a way that other "ecard" sites that I've seen don't.  In their own words: 

"Paperless Post is a digital events platform that helps you create online and paper invitations and stationery that reflect your individual aesthetic. Our distinctive, customizable designs and powerful online tools make it easy to communicate and connect expressively on any occasion—from everyday correspondence to milestone life events. Paperless Post collaborates with leading fashion and lifestyle designers, including kate spade new york, Oscar de la Renta, Rifle Paper Co., and John Derian. To date, Paperless Post users have sent over 85 million cards. To browse designs and send invitations, please visit www.paperlesspost.com." 

The team from Paperless Post contacted me about their site and offered me coins to use so I could try it out. Each card has a coin cost. You can load a set amount of coins that you draw down from as you make your creations. 

The experience for the creator and the recipient is interactive and you get to customize as much or as little as you want. Being a frequent snail mail user, one feature I love is that your recipients get the whole experience of receiving a piece of mail including a customizable envelope, complete with liner.  For invitations or holiday cards, you can also upload your own pictures so keeping friends and family up to date is a cinch. For me, it's so much warmer than the typical e-card you can send. 

There are selections for kids parties to adult parties and events and they have a wide range of seasonal options. 

Here's the official overview on how it works: 




Here's an example of a  Halloween card I sent . You can customize each of the options as much or as little as you like (each customization increases the amount of coins you use) , and you can preview what your recipient will see before you send. 


The basic card for this option starts at "4 coins" and customization and the number of recipients you choose to send to increases the coin cost. You can even add a customized stamp to your envelope! 

Here's the best part! The team at Paperless Post has offered one of my readers the opportunity to win 1100 coins of your own to use! This is perfect for the busy holiday season with lots of parties and events to host, family and friends to keep updated etc. 

Giveaway will run through 11/8 and winner will be announced on 11/9. 





Monday, March 6, 2017

Scrappy Spring Tags and a Giveaway


Who else is excited that it's almost Spring? Not that it's been a particularly bad Winter (OK wettest February on record in the PNW)  but there's something about Spring...the sense of freshness and renewal (probably associated with longer brighter days and things sprouting from the ground) that's invigorating. 

One of my 2017 challenges to myself was to work outside my usual color palette. Another was to use up things I have in my stash, especially when it comes to my paper collection and paper scraps. Those came together this weekend when I worked on some tags just because that was what I was in the mood to do. No rhyme. No reason. 


Aren't they Spring-y? 




I went through my paper scraps and pulled out a bunch of coordinating Spring-y scraps to play with. 


Got out my favorite tool for small projects, the Xyron 2.5 sticker maker, and cut out some tags on my Silhouette. 

I think the reason I love making tags so much I there's no plan. I just like tearing papers, seeing what goes together, embellishing them w/ bits and pieces. 


I used some paper flowers, punched some more from glitter paper scraps, added bits of washi tape ( glittery and otherwise) and some adhesive pearls. I think I'm happiest when I'm making for the sake of making. Ya know? These put me in a really good mood. And what's the best thing to do when you're in a good mood? SHARE! 

So I'm giving them away. Two sets of eight. With Spring holidays like Easter and Mother's Day approaching, or Spring birthdays, showers etc. who can't use a tag to dress up a gift? 

Here's how to enter. The giveaway will run through Friday 3/17! 




Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Winner: Oriental Trading Company Gift Card

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the $25 gift card giveaway to Oriental Trading Company that I hosted last week. The Rafflecopter thingy-ma-widget has chosen the winner and she is:


Congrats Lauren! I've emailed you so as soon as I hear back, I'll get your GC on its way. Happy shopping! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bewitchingly Vintage Witch Hats and A Giveway From Oriental Trading Company!

Vintagey Witch Hats

I continue to be drawn to more muted and vintage Halloween d├ęcor. I mentioned earlier that I was planning on switching up my mantle this year from Poe inspired to Shakespeare. It was the Three Witches from Macbeth that inspired this project.

It was perfect timing when the folks from Oriental Trading Company gave me the opportunity to review and play with some of their Halloween crafting goodies. This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading Company. Project idea and opinions are mine.

Oriental Trading Company

If you're not familiar with Oriental Trading Company or haven't been there in a while, in addition to a great selection of party supplies and project kids that are great for kids, they have really really expanded their crafting supply section. I was able to go through the ordering process which was straightforward and easy, and my shipment arrived quickly.

The hats themselves are not actually hats. They started out as these:

Paper Mache Cones

Plain paper mache cones. I covered them using torn and twisted kraft colored butcher paper and Mod Podge  and glued them to a cardboard circle base.

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Since I knew I wanted them to be old looking, I wasn’t precise and just kind of went over the form until it looked like a witch’s hat. When dry, painted with black paint. Now for the fun stuff!

Oriental Trading Co Papers

I chose some of the Halloween papers from Oriental Trading Company along with epoxy poison labels. I used the papers to make layered flowers that I scrunched and crumbled. After all, the witches from Macbeth would not be seen in pristine new hats.

Halloween Paper Flower

Using some of the die cuts and stickers I also received, I made accessories for my hats, keeping with a poison potion theme.

Witch's Brew Hat

Arsenic and Venom Hats

Waste not want not, so I used from of the scraps of paper to embellish the hats going around one of the cones, and one of the brims.

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Bewitching Hats

I had so much fun with these and cannot wait to play with some more of the goodies that were sent to me so check back!

The best part is,  one of you will get to play with some goodies of your own because the awesome folks at Oriental Trading Company are offering one of my readers the chance to win a $25 gift card to their site! It's easy to enter (using Rafflecopter) and winner will be announced next Tues ( 10/8). Good luck!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Better Late Than Never Project Life Notecards Winner!

Yikes and shame on me. I have been so busy with work, The Mumster visiting, celebrating our anniversary, work, and the long weekend that I forgot to announce the winner of the little "Project Life Vintage Travel" notecard giveaway.


And the winner is:  Megan!

Thanks to all who participated. I was at Michaels yesterday and saw the other Project Life kits they carry....DANGEROUS!

Happy September everyone. I can't believe I just typed SEPTEMBER.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Becca Lee Paperie Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway I recently hosted to Becca Lee Paperie. The Rafflecopter thingy-ma-widget has selected the winner and congrats to Jenn Erickson !!!

Thanks Rebecca for giving one of The Answer Is Chocolate's readers this great prize. Continued success with your Etsy shop.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy July. Let's Celebrate With a Fun Giveaway from Becca Lee Paperie

Happy July everyone. I hope wherever you are, you're managing to stay cooler than I am. Let's start July off with a very cool giveaway ( yes I'm punny).

About a year ago I introduced a lovely Etsy shop owned by a sweet couple and run by Rebecca. It started off as Pick Print Party and has grown over the year and is now Becca Lee Paperie where you can order customized invitations  in a wide variety of designs. Every occasion from showers, birth announcements, birthdays, weddings and just because is covered.

Having a Summer party?


How about a Luau themed invitation?  My readers know I love yellow and gray. This is such a perfect color scheme for a baby shower:


Or having a party just because? There are invites that can be customized for any occasion. This one is for a bridal shower but could easily be for anything. 



There are many more fun designs to peruse and choose from. To celebrate, Becca Lee Paperie is offering one  of my readers the chance to win a $50 credit to their shop!  This will be a Rafflecopter giveaway and winner will be announced Monday July 8. Good luck! 


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Wrapping Up Blogiversary Week: Final Giveaway from DCWV/Blue Moon Beads

Happy Mother's Day eve everyone. I'm here with the last giveaway celebrating my blogiversary  week. I'm on the design team for Blue Moon Beads which also owns the amazing paper line Die Cuts With a View. I'm super excited that they've offered one of my readers the chance to win a goodie box containing a mix of both! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.






I'm also behind on announcing the winners for the last two giveaways so here goes.

The winner of the $25 gift certificate to CutCardstock.com is LM. The winner of the bird's nest pendant and leaf charm bracelet is: Angela M. CONGRATS ! Both winners have been emailed. The DCWV / Blue Moon Beads giveaway winner will be announced on Tuesday.

Thanks again SO much for making my blogiversary week fun.

The Answer Is Chocolate

Monday, May 6, 2013

Blogiversary Giveaway #2: Cigar Box Full of Goodies to Alter It With

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Don't forget I have a giveaway from My Memories Suite going here.  

This giveaway is sponsored by : ME. My readers know that I love to alter things. I'm also really lucky to have a husband who gets that, and does things like bring  home cigar boxes for me to play with. I have seen them for sale at up to 10 times what he's gotten them for. SO ...I want to give one away to one lucky reader. 

I think I read somewhere( or just made up in my head) that it's bad luck to give away an empty box. What fun would it be to have a cigar box to alter without anything to alter it with anyway?  One reader will get a box filled with some of my favorite goodies to play with. Want to see? 


There are rub-ons and embellishments and washi tape oh my! Couldn't resist including a mini paper mache dress form too. 


Here's the top of the box (some places I've found cigar boxes rip off the lid but this lid is fully in tact which makes this a great place to store bits and pieces) You can use as is, cover it, or incorporate the design into your altered vision. 


And the box itself is a nice cedar ( I think ..but it's some kind of wood!). So in keeping with my history of "craftsplaining" um no, I don't smoke cigars but I sure do love the boxes they come in! Who wants it? (Gonna have to limit this to US only because ....postage)


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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Third Blogiversary Giveaway: My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software

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Time to start having some Blogiversary fun! Be sure to check back this week for continued celebrating. Each giveaway will be up for three days. 

First up, I have loved using My Memories Suite digital software to create all kinds of things. Ironically, I haven't done much actual scrapbooking with it but I've used it to create holiday menus, in cardmaking, printables, and lots of graphics. 

My blog banner and buttons, and my anniversary banner and buttons were all created using My Memories. My weekly link party rules graphic was also created using it. So I'm excited to be able to give away one copy ( disclosure, I am a My Memories Suite affiliate, opinions are mine ). 

The winner will be able to download their own copy of the SW ($40 value) which comes with lots of great digital papers and embellishments. There are also a lot of free kits in the shop as well as kits you can buy, and each week there are "Friday Freebies" available on the My Memories Facebook page. It also works great with other photos and png files. 


Details are in the Rafflecopter-thingy-ma-whatsit . Good luck! 


3rd Anniversary Button


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New Scrappy Tags Giveaway Winner and Mom/Sister Printables



Remember these? I was giving them away and I never heard back from the original winner so Rafflecopter has picked a new one. Congrats Tiffany! 

I was also playing around on PicMonkey again and adapted this saying that I've seen into a printable that can be used for Mother's Day. I also made one with the original version. Since I don't have a sister but I do have a mom (who has sisters and who first told me about this), win-win. 








Saturday, April 20, 2013

Scrappy Tags...Who Wants to Win Them?

Scrappy Tags


Creating things is therapeutic for me like it is for many creative people. After a week filled with less than happy news, I finally felt like making a little something. You may recall I had several birthdays this month and made a few cards. That always means scraps left over.  I decided to make some tags.  I’ve shared posts before about these being one of the best ways I know to use up scraps.

I also decided I wanted to give them away. Why? Just because. Consider this a “give-a-tute” or a “Tute-a-way” . Regardless, it makes me happy. Sometimes you just need to make things right? 

Black Yellow Grey Tags

This is a fast , easy, and stashbusty project. You will need:
  • Blank Tags. Pre-made or you can cut your own.
  • Coordinating Scraps
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments ( I used rhinestones, washi tape, scrapbook stickers, and more scraps)
  • Twine or ribbon
Cover your tags with your preferred adhesive. Cover with scraps. I had pieces big enough to cover my tags completely and some pieces not quite big enough. No problem, combine the smaller pieces and trim accordingly.

Scrap Covered Tags 

Mix and match other pieces of your coordinating scraps in whatever combo makes you happy. Use the hole on the back side of your covered tag as a guide, punch through your covered side, add an eyelet.

Scrappy Tags Yellow Gray

Then just have fun embellishing. I punched some flowers from even more scraps and layered them. I used portions of stickers and strips of washi tape just wherever.

Scrap Tags Black Gray Yellow

Finished off by threading coordinating baker’s twine through the eyelets.

Scrap Tags Yellows and Grays

So who wants them? Deets below. I'll announce the winner at Friday's BFF Open House.


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