March 24, 2011

Vinyl Frame, an offer, and last minute contest questions

Okay, we have a few things to talk about today.  First let's get to the tutorial and then we'll hit on some business items. 

I saw THIS frame from Less Cake More Frosting a while back.  Naturally, I loved the houndstooth, but I also loved the idea.  I hadn't really thought to put vinyl on a frame.  (While she used the vinyl as a stencil, I will be using it straight up and leaving it on the frame.)  On the other hand, I feel bad posting a lot of things that require a Silhouette, so I thought I'd show you a way to get the same feel without a cutting machine.


I used a paper punch instead.  It was a large scalloped circle.


I aligned the scalloped circles as best as possible.  (They aren't perfect, but I'm pretty sure no one is going to stand in my mud room long enough to analyze them.) 


When there was a circle that would run off the edges, I placed it where I wanted it (with the backing still on it) and made a crease using the edge of the frame so I would know where to cut it.  You can kind of see the crease here.


That's it.  It helps bring more red into the pale turquiose and red laundry/mud room.


Okay.  Now I'm going to answer a few questions I've received about the contest tomorrow.

Q: Do I have to have a blog to enter? 

A: No, but I'm hoping you can find a way to link up.  For example, you can try linking it from your flickr or photobucket account.  I haven't tried this, but I think it would work.  If it doesn't work just e-mail me your photo and I'll make sure it gets included in the judging.  We're definitely not disqualifying you because you don't have a blog.  (You could actually even set one up in minutes if you wanted though.  No pressure :) 

Q: Can I enter a jacket? 

A: Yes.  The criteria was that it was a wearable top for a boy.  To me, a jacket is okay.

Q: Do I have to have a tutorial for it?

A: No.  If you want to publish the tutorial on my blog after your big win you can, but it's not obligatory.

Q: How do I link up?

A: I answered that HERE in Tuesday's post. 

Alright.  That should cover everything.  Now I have one last thing.  I was contacted by Paper Coterie.  They are a new company about to launch their web site.  They have the most gorgeous books, calendars, and cards that can be personalized with photos.  (It's a bit like snapfish or any company that does photo books, but in my opinion their designs are a billion times better AND they have some really cool inspirational ideas.) 

So, why am I telling you this?  They need help getting feedback before the big launch.  That means the first 25 people to leave a comment on this post, including your e-mail so I can contact you, get any one FREE product from their site with free shipping.  You need to be willing to give them a little feedback on what you think of the site.  If you're not in the first 25 group you can still head over because until the final launch everything is 50% off (price is marked already) and there's free shipping.  (US only.)

I am telling you this because I really love what I see there and I am really excited to participate myself too. 

FEEDBACK POSITIONS ARE NOW FULL.
That's all for today.  Bet you're glad you read to the end of the post :)  Thanks.  See you tomorrow for the link party!

46 comments:

  1. I would love to make one of their A to Z books! What a great giveaway! jillsilka(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. I'd love to evaluate their website and give feedback. Pick me! Pick me! :)

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  3. I would love to review a product! allison dot maestri at gmail dot com

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  4. Oh, I guess I was so excited that I forgot my email... Ashleyfsaunders at g mail dot com

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  5. I love checking out new stores.
    chellyraebug@sbcglobal.net

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  6. I like what I see - and the prices look nice, too!

    korineellis@yahoo.com

    I appreciate you doing a tutorial that doesn't require a silhouette. What a genius idea to use a hole punch! The frame turned out great!

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  7. What a great opportunity! Thanks!
    kebroeker(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. WOW that sounds great!

    Kimberlee(dot)Murray(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Oh I am dying for one of their growth charts! I've never seen those on a site like that before!

    olympicsleeper(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. i would love to offer feedback as well!

    slstepec@hotmail.com

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  11. I would love to give a review on their product. rrsfam(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I would love to check out their site.
    reggity at sbcglobal dot net

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  13. I love photo books and coasters and frames and cards....oooooooooooooo! So fun!

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  14. Love your frame idea! Very fun!

    Also, I'd love to give feedback on the new website!

    deborah.l.westerberg(at)gmail(dot) com

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  15. Love the frame! I'd love to leeve feedback too! nikkipeachy(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  16. I love the frame! It is super cute. I would love to help with feedback as well! my emails is heytherelou (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. You took the frame to a whole new level. You could have just cut out already patterned paper, but you actually designed the whole thing yourself. Impressive!

    I'm all about giving feedback and would love to help out. I'm a paper junkie too. Gotta have everything cute. LOL!

    jan[at]jw2[dot]org

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  18. I would love to help give some feedback to Paper Coterie!

    kimberlyhash (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. Would love a chance to review!

    gifford(dot)n(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I would like to review their products!

    jennieandtim2002@yahoo.com

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  21. I would love to try out there new site. Thanks
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  22. I hope I am not too late to join the fun. Inkitgirls@gmail.com

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  23. Wow. Checked them out and I LOVE!!
    Smithtina@gmail.com

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  24. I'd love to test something out! mandybeez at gmail

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  25. Please count me in- would love to help! heidi.florussen@gmail.com

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  27. I am blown away! Beautiful product and reasonable prices. Can't wait to use it!

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  28. I would love to help with feedback! Knwentzell@yahoo.com

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  29. Oops, I missed out on the first 25, but sounds like a neat business.

    Oh, and how the heck did I miss the original contest post in my reader?! Might see if I can put together a cool shirt tonight!

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  30. Dang, 29 people beat me to it. Well, if something falls through and you need someone else to try out their site...I will sacrifice and do it! ;) Just let me know! I will be checking out their site for sure.

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  31. Yeah, I would love to help them out too! How fun! If you know, they extend the number to 31 or something, I would love to help.

    cowilcox(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. So sad a missed the feedback chance. They look like a really neat site. Super excited to use them. My sister is obsessed with Photo books. She is going to love this. I love the pre-designed ABC books. I spent a lot of time making one a few years ago. This would have been so nice.

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  33. agh!! I was too late!!! what time does this people wake up to see your blog!!!! I do it right after simenary and still was late! anyway I will still check out their website. Sounds like fun!!!

    beajoones@me.com

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  34. I'm curious: Does your vinyl have a sticky back? I love the frame idea.

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  35. Darn I checked this too late!!! Love the frame. I have never thought about using my punch on the vinyl. Very smart indeed.

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  36. I had to leave a comment just IN CASE someone left multiples and I still have a chance?! Oh how I hate that I can't check blogs until naptime! ;)
    What an incredible new store!

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  37. I had to leave a comment just IN CASE someone left multiples and I still have a chance?! Oh how I hate that I can't check blogs until naptime! ;)
    What an incredible new store!

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  39. Aaaand I just saw that they are all full. Sorry, my computer was being weird and posted my comment a million times. oops.

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  40. I love this! They vinyl scallop makes it almost seen like an animal print too... Love it!

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  41. If you are in search of more testers, I have a few photo books that NEED making!!

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  42. Thank you for posting a project that doesn't require a silhouette!!! It's frustrating when you can't afford one and those are the ONLY projects you see anymore. Love the frame! I will be making one too!

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  43. ACK! I love how graphic that frame is, Cheri! It looks FANTASTIC. I have been REALLY considering painting my laundry those colors. Not kidding. What's the deal with us? It's like we have one brain!

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  44. Don't know if I am going to make the 25 but here's for a try? :) I need to make some photo books PRONTO :) krisndusty (at) gmail (dot) com THANKS!

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  45. oops skipped right over the red ;)

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  46. What? This is genius. You always come up with genius stuff though.

    I like the version 2 of your bag too. :)

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