Sunday, September 13, 2009

Paper Maniac Product Focus: Patterned Paper

This week's product focus at Paper Maniac is patterned paper. Patti has stocked the virtual shelves with lots of yummy-licious papers. Just a little history tidbit- it was Patti's love for papers that started the birth of the Paper Maniac store!

HERE is a direct link to all of the patterned paper available at the store! Make sure to register yourself while you're there to take advantage of newsletter-only sales available to Paper Maniac registered customers!

For my sample today, I created a Christmas card from the Make it Your Own Bright Christmas kit. The card uses Jen Del Muro's SFYTT dated August 29. It was the perfect sketch to showcase the versatility of the patterned papers. With the Bright Christmas kit, each of the patterned papers are double sided (patterned paper used is from imaginisce Polar Expressions collection) so you can easily coordinate your cards. The only patterned paper not from the kit is the circle behind the snowman image - the patterned paper is from the Jillibean Soup Thin Zucchini - Minestrone Soup collection, but I thought it worked perfectly with the color pallette I was using.

The main image is from Stamp N' Around stamped twice and popped up for some dimension. This is actually the first snowman set I've ever owned. I colored his scarf and hat with prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil and topped it off with some glitter glue for some sparkle. The sentiment "Let it Snow" is computer generated and punched out using the window punch from Stampin' Up. I used black bazzill cardstock to highlight the patterned papers and added a border using the Fiskars apron lace punch. I finished it off with a 5/8 inch red grossgrain ribbon you can find here.

A couple of reminders:
- All ribbon is on a 20% discount this week until September 14 (no coupon code needed)

- All Northwoods stamps, use coupon code from newsletter to get 20% discount (sale ends September 14). You must be a registered customer to be eligible to use the coupon.

- Wishlist blog candy ends September 15 (click here for more deets)

Thanks for visiting and make sure you check out the other DT creations today at the Paper Maniac store blog.

Stamps: Stamp N’Around (Snowman)
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah (80# Natural White),Bazzill (Black Orange Peel), imaginisce (Polar Expressions), Jillibean Soup (Thin Zucchini - Minestrone Collection)
Accessories/Tools: Glitter Glue, Spellbinders (Labels 4, Classic Circles), Fiskars (Apron Lace), 5/8” Solid Red Grossgrain Ribbon
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils blended with baby oil


raindropecho said...

This is so cute! Wonderful layering with the snowman and I love all the DP that you used!

Patti said...

Oh my goodness, this is soooo cute! It ALMOST makes me want the snow! Really cute.

JazzyH said...

That is so cute. I love how you used the paper.

Martha said...

beautiful card!

Angie Cortes said...

OMGoodness!! This is just adorable!! I just love the DP and your image is perfect!!

laos348 said...

Very cute! Love that snowman.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is soooo cute! Love the DP paired with that snowman image!

Stephanie said...

so cute - love the snowflak dp!!