Thursday, April 28, 2011

Paper and Bling

Just a quick post to show you the 12 x12 paper pack that I am currently loving. It's called Whitewash and is filled with muted pastel textured sheets with white cores. This means the paper can be dry embossed (I like to use embossing folders) and sanded lightly to reveal a darker tone underneath. I used this paper as the base for my Magnolia Easter card. To coordinate with this Whitewash pad, I bought a DCWV card sized pack called Linen Closet. I love the soft summery prints in this collection. It also comes in larger size pads. The bling that I am featuring in this post is something new from Ben Franklin Crafts. One product is called 'Diamond Ice' and each of the assorted color packages contains hundreds of tiny faceted acrylic pieces that can be used for adding color and sparkle to flower arrangements in clear glass vases and are equally useful for papercrafting bling. The smaller packages of acrylic gemstones shown in this photo are from Dress It Up and differ from other acrylic gemstones because they have two colors that shift within each acrylic piece. Although you cannot see this effect from the photo, I think crafters will find this product appealing and priced right. Now that the Easter holiday is over, I'm sure that you will want to move on to Boy's Day and Mother's Day projects. I will be working on mine and blogging about them soon. Be sure to check out the new products arriving at Ben Franklin Crafts and pick up some clearance sale bargains while you are there. Happy shopping and crafting! If you are a regular visitor to this site, thank you for stopping by again and please do leave a comment if you have the time. I love hearing from you. If you are a new visitor, thank you for your interest and I hope you will visit again soon. Please feel free to leave a comment too!


kris said...

TFS some great products!! loving the bling! better find me some of those! =D

Cheryl said...

Hi Lynn, great purchases. I have some of that whitewash paper and I love it! Can't wait to see your boy's day and mother's day projects.