I also am a big fan of the new Freckled Fawn Ohdeerme Embellishment Kits, which come in the cutest tin and are filled with unique finishing touches (including a stamp set made by Hero Arts) for any type of paper crafting. (For 15% off your order at Ohdeerme, use code “McGuire15″ through 11/30/13.)
You can subscribe to each of these kits so that they arrive to your door automatically each month (at a lower cost), or you can buy each month individually. Click each for more info:
I am a cardmaker first and foremost. But every once in awhile, I get an itch to create other types of DIY paper crafts. So I wanted to share some other fun paper crafts tools from We R Memory Keepers – the Gift Box, Pillow Box, Gift Bag and Candy Box Punch Boards. (I had shared their Envelope Punch Board earlier – see HERE – and many people asked about these tools.) Check them out in action:
I also have a few other random bits of inspiration-provoking goodies to share with you:
Online Card Classes (which I own with partner and dear friend Kristina Werner) offers online classes with video instruction and more. These classes have been very popular and always provide a ton of inspiration. For a video on how these classes work, check HERE.
I really love prints from Baby Bird and Bub Bub to hang in my craft space. Very inspiring and fun. (For 15% off prints, use the code “JENSFAVE15″ between now and 12/10/13.)
A fantastic “handmade by” stamp is a fun way to share with others your love of crafting. My favorites are from Twig & Linen and Maple & Cotton (formerly Lush Prints) on Esty. (I shared these the other day but wanted to share again. Twig and Linen is offering a 20% discount through 12/10/13 with the code “TWIG20″ and Maple & Cotton is offering free shipping through 11/29/13 for US customers with the code “JENSFAVE”.)
As much as I love crafting, my kids love it even more! We are big fans of Kiwi Crate – a program that sends monthly craft kits for kids ages 3-7. One of my childhood friends is the creator and they have been amazingly successful. (For $10 off, head HERE.)
There are so very many awesome cardmaking blogs out there – I couldn’t even begin to link to all the ones I love. However, there are also a lot of great manufacturer and challenge blogs that I wouldn’t want you to miss. Be sure to check each out… I bet some of them will have something to offer you:
One of my favorite things about this hobby is the kindness of everyone in the industry. One of the best people I have met is Sandy Allnock – the founder of Operation Write Home. OWH has collected 2.5 million cards for our soldiers – including blank cards for soldiers to write home in. (I bet many of us have unused cards we can send in!) I highly recommend checking out the OWH blog as they have many great tutorials. It is easy to send cards in… and you can even request a free stamp to stamp the back of your OWH cards with!
Hope some of these things lead to some inspiration for you!
DISCOUNT CODE RECAP
Here is a recap of the discount codes I have for you as part of My Favorite Crafty Things:
Note: Many of the products I have featured in this series are out of stock at these recommended stores. Please know that the owners are working very hard to restock quickly, but sometimes products are on back order from the manufacturer, etc. I assure you they are working on it… and working on carrying some of the products I mentioned that they currently don’t have. Stay tuned!
Time to share my favorite stencils and embossing pastes!