Friday, February 5, 2010

The 1st Queen Of Bling Review & Givaway CLOSED

Blissful Bee Instructions for making your own memory/photo board!
Scrapbooking & Crafting Review & Giveaway
Congrats to winner : Kimberly said...
I'd get the SHADES OF BLUES DIMENSIONAL FLOWER STICKERS WITH RHINESTONES and some of the other floral embelishments. :)
The 1st Queen of Bling is an etsy shop that sells pretty much every accessory for scrapbooking and more! She offers gems, supplies, beads, stamps, rub-ons, and stickers of all sorts. I thought it would be great to do a review with her on a few of her products and how you can use them. 

 The 1st Queen of Bling sent me over a variety of rhinestones and gems.  I thought this was perfect because not only do I scrapbook but I also handmake a variety of items that I sell in my boutique!  One of the items I used the gems on was my handmade hanging memory/photo board.  I'm going to give you instructions on how to make your own, along with the final photo!

What you'll need :
* Gems/Rhinestones, Buttons, or Pushpins
* Canvas of your choice of size
* Fabric, around 3" longer on each side then your canvas
* Glue Gun
* Ribbon of choice

~ First start with your choice of fabric laid out flat, place your canvas, face-down in the center of fabric. 
Start with one side and take the fabric and fold it around to the back, glue it down securely.
Do this for all four sides of your canvas, you will have to pull the fabric tight to avoid wrinkles.
~ Next, lay out your ribbon across the fabric and canvas, and glue it down on the back side of the canvas. ( be sure to pull the ribbon tight like you did the fabric.  You want the ribbon to be tight enough for it to hold photos or notes in place)
repeat this with the rest of your ribbon, and then start from the other side, crossing them over.
*Remember, make sure it's tight and the same width apart from each other*
Choose a piece of ribbon or string for hanging your board.  Your going to glue it down to the back side of the canvas also.  Make sure it's even from the sides of the board
~ Now, with your choosen gems, hot glue them down to the ribbon ONLY, where it crosses with another piece. This is going to make a 'diamond shape'. Make sure you don't use to much glue!
~ After finishing attaching your gems you're going to fix the back of the board from showing all the glue and such.You can cut out a solid colored fabric and glue over the backside.  This is going to hide 'the mess' and seal it up.
~ That's it, you're finished!

Here's a close up of my finished work...

Too cute, these are actually very simple to make and can hold photos, notes, or whatever you might need!

You can purchase this photo/memory board shown on my etsy shop, just click here!

This is just an example of how I used my gems.  I also used them on one of my hanging letters, (see my shop), and a bow-holder.
The 1st Queen of Bling offers so many cute products that are perfect for crafts and scrapbooking. She has a large variety of items.  If you enjoy crafting, I def. recommend checking out her shop.  Great prices, also!

One of my readers will win a $10 electronic gift certificate to use on 1st Queen of Bling!
Please me your name & email with your entry!

Main Entry : Check out the 1st Queen of Bling and comment me on this post with how you'd spend your gift certificate!

Extra Entry : All extras are worth one entry unless otherwise noted. Please leave me a comment for each that you complete. If the task counts for multiple entrys, (+2), then leave as many comments as the number.

~ Heart the 1st Queen of Bling on etsy
~ Make a purchase from the 1st Queen of Bling and comment me saying what you bought +3
~ Make your own memory/photo board and send me the photo +3
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~ Enter any of my other giveaways (unlimited)
~ Check out Blissful Bee Boutique and comment me on this post with your favorite item

Giveaway will end on Feb. 19 12:00 CST USA. USA & Canada entry only! I will notify the winner via email. I draw the winner via Winner has 48 hours to verify my email notification along with their shipping information before I select another winner!