This Month's Papercraft Inspiration magazine has a great free gift, six snowglobe frames, acetate, and cute little decoupage penguins. Plus three pots of really nice fine glitter
I hang my head and say that I very rarely use the free gifts given away by magazines - although I use a embossing tray that Papercraft Inspirations gave away almost every day, and I have been known to buy a magazine just for the free stamps if they are designs that appeal
But I really liked these snowglobes, but wanted to use them to make more 'grown up' cards. So I cut out the frames, covered them with a clear sparkly embossing powder and heat embossed. This first one has some stamped trees - I've had the stamp for ever, it's still on sale in Jo-Ann's in the USA.
I added quite a lot of Frantage shabby white embossing powder over the image and heated again.....
I didn't use the acetate for this next one, just some snowflake embossed vellum (Papermania 2012), and some punched snowflakes....
This last one is so much prettier in real life! The trees are by Clarity stamps, I stamped them with Memento dark blue ink and dotted some liquid pearls. The ribbon is white seam binding that I inked with a ProMarker, and I added some sequins to the glitter inside the globe...the little tag is handwritten, and may be changed, I was smiling as I attached it as I can imagine a number of our friends opening it and saying 'Joy? Who the heck is Joy?'
So a very nice little gift this month, the magazine is out now in the UK, on the first of November in the USA (larger Jo-Ann stores, Barnes and Noble and Books a Million stock it) - AND I have some cards in the magazine, I may give you a sneeky peek later in the week. Not only that, there are some really lovely cards in there by my bestie Kath Stewart - she is using the Fiskars Fuse. If you want free papers and downloads, go to the Papercraft Inspirations blog, lots of freebies over there