Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L + Hero Arts Blog Hop: Happy New Home

Today I am thrilled to be on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Hero Arts One-Day Blog Hop and Giveaway! Welcome to my blog :) Be sure to read all the way to the end!

**I receive products from Hero Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**

With Hero Arts' Home Stamp and Cut Set, I have created a Happy New Home Wine Shaker Tag using a combination of  SAby3L products from Crafty Power Tape to Keepsake Envelopes to Creative Photo Corners :) What do you think?

Happy New Home Die Cut

Using a stamp positioning tool, I stamped the image with permanent black ink on mixed media paper. I used colored pencil to color to the image. Since the die cut was going to handled often, I added a heavy coat of Dual Tip Glue Pen over the die cut for protection. Let it dry overnight before die-cutting with its coordinating die from the Home Stamp and Cut Set.

Lastly, I double stacked the three strips of Craft Foam Tape Black behind the die cut. You will see why later - set aside to work on the next stage...the wine tag base.

Wine Tag Base

On a 5 x 10 1/2" strip of patterned paper, score at 4 1/2" on the long side and punch out a 2 3/8" circle for the bottle neck opening on the top section above the score line. Place a line of Crafty Power Tape Dispenser 81 ft. across the top and bottom of the bottom section below the score line. Remove the liner, pour gold glitter and tap off excess to create a beautiful sparkly glitter border/tape! Set aside for the shaker feature.

Keepsake Envelope Shaker Feature

I cut 4 x 3 1/2" white patterned paper (for inside of the envelope), and 4 3/8 x 4" green patterned paper (for the window layer). Using the medium size Keepsake Envelope Mix, I added my white patterned paper and sequins and closed the flap. Then I removed the liner from back of the envelope and centered it to the tag front.

Punch out a 2 7/8" circle in the center of the green patterned paper and add s strip of Crafty Foam Tape Black on the top and bottom of the paper (backside). I forgot to add the Creative Photo Corners Gold on the four corners so do that BEFORE adding the Crafty Foam Tape = Oops! LOL!

Final Touches

Center the house die cut by taking off the liner and placing on top of the shaker feature. Stamp the sentiment from the Home Stamp and Cut Set with black permanent ink onto a strip of vellum. Trim and create fish tail ends, and secure with E-Z Runner Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser.

And now to be given with a bottle of celebration!

Creative Time: 45 mins/Beginner to Intermediate Level

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Crafty Foam Tape Black
Crafty Power Tape Dispenser 81 Ft.
Keepsake Envelope Mix
E-Z Runner Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser

HomeHobby by 3L®:
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Hero Arts:
Home Stamp and Cut Set

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Paper House Productions: Giveaway Winners + Life Happenings!

First of all, apologize for being late on announcing winners for my giveaways...I had graduation, birthday and work hangover! It's been a busy week or so! LOL! My mom reads my posts so this is especially for her (she's not on FaceBook - lol!).

DePaul Graduate

My son graduated last weekend and we couldn't be prouder or relieved! HA! He was done in March but wanted to walk the stage to experience a milestone. I don't blame him. So we drove downtown to the McCormick Place campus into the new Wintrust Arena - I used to work in those buildings 31 years ago! YIKES! Pictures to share :)

Birthday Girl

The next day I met up with some greek Bradley Univ. peeps - some whom I haven't seen in over 30+ years (the two Sigma Chi boys - lol!)!! We had two birthday girls in the group this week so we started it off right with a yummy lunch at WildFire in Schaumburg. First time for me and it was a beautiful place :)

Paper House Productions Winners

Last but not least! Announcing the winners...

U.S. Winners are: Terre and Sue D!!
International Winner is: Giorgia Rossini

Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to the winners! Email me at mhiguchi @ comcast{dot}net with your mailing address.

BTW interested in another giveaway? Come back next Tuesday (6/19) for a blog hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and another manufacturer!! You don't want to miss it - just sayin' :)


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Paper House Productions: Paper Craft Projects, Planner and Giveaway!

Dusting off my blog - YIKES! It's been TWO MONTHS since I last posted...UGH! Sorry! LOL!! To make it up, I have something fun to share...keep reading...to the end :)

**I receive products from Paper House Productions and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**

I'm almost finished with my Paper House Productions (PHP) PR Team (aka Planner Team) at the end of the month. Such a FUN team to be on - ENJOYED my TIME with them!! They are such a generous company and great people! Can't say enough good things about them. With that said, they are having a PR Team Call which is ending today (6/5) midnite Eastern. Sorry for the last second notice.

Thought I would share some of my projects I created using their products...

Washi Tape Flower Card by Margie Higuchi w Paper House Productions


OK - so do you want to hear about the GIVEAWAY?! PHP has been generous to me so I am passing some goodies on to you. I created a couple of loaded envelopes and filled them with summer-themed PHP products! Some will be split into two like the two clips you see (watermelon and lemon) - aren't they cute and puffy too! I may add more along the way into these envies (wink wink!)!!


  • TWO Loaded Envelopes are opened to U.S. + territories only (sorry - postage is killer!)
  • BUT for international entries, I will send ONE business envelope full of PHP products that I can fill without going over the First Class Mail limit.
  • Follow one of the following: Blog (Hit Blue Follow Button on my side bar), Instagram or Pinterest.
  • Comment with your handle name so I can verify or tell me you're already a follower in which social media AND tell me your summer plans! I need vacation ideas :) 
  • Contest ends Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:59PM US Central Time.
  • Unsuspecting husband will pick names out of a bowl because I don't have a hat. LOL!
Hope that was clear as mud! If not, please ask :)

If you are interested in ordering their items, I am sharing my 15% discount code to use on their website. It expires 12/31/18...told you they are generous! LOL! CLICK: PHP Website.

As always, BIG THANK YOU for stopping by and Good Luck!