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I love washi tape!

It's no secret, I love washi tape!

Washi Tape Lover
That's why I'm really excited about this new product that Lifestyle Crafts just came out with called "Shape 'N Tape"'s like sheets of washi paper...6" x 12" sheets!! Woo-hoo, can you say die-cut?!



I made a quick Vine app video about it....if you look me up over there you can see it, just search for "ErinBassett" or watch it from your computer here.

And here's a quick follow up video for those of you who are not on the Vine app....

So go check it out here and remember to use coupon code "ERIN" for 20% off!


Sponsor: Lifestyle Crafts


Love Notes!

How are you doing? Are you ready to move on towards Valentine's Day?  Or are you still getting over the holidays?  I'm a bit of both!  I've taken down our Christmas decor...well, except for the outside lights.  I actually like the extra light they give when I take the dogs out at night so now I'm trying to figure out what extra lighting to put up so I can see out there once I take them down.  Any ideas for renters?

Well, it's not a secret that Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays, so I was really happy to get to work with some of the new Love Notes dies from Lifestyle have to go check them out!!!  There are so many cute ones it's hard to decide! {Remember you get 20% off when you use coupon code: "ERIN"...woo-hoo!}

Today I'm sharing with you a card I made with the Heart Insert Die.

Me and You Valentine Card - Erin Bassett

To make it I just ran the die and a piece of older Crate Paper Valentine's paper through my die-cut machine, the Epic 6. (All of the Lifestyle Crafts dies work in the leading die-cut machines.)

Next I removed it from the machine and trimmed my paper down fit on my card.  Next I die-cut the arrow die that comes with the Heart Box set, and wove it through the hearts on the piece I die-cut previously.
Me and You Valentine Card - Erin Bassett

Lastly I added a few more cute embellishments, also from Crate Paper.
Me and You Valentine Card - Erin Bassett
Whew, one Valentine's Day card done...a few more to go!




Making Gift Bows!

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I've been making some bows with the NEW Notty Gift Set dies.  They are so easy to put together and you can customize them with whatever paper you want.

Notty Gift Bows

There's actually four bows in the set, but one three of them were available when I created this blog post....see all the bows here.


I made a quick video of how the most of the bows go together (I'm missing one), so you can watch that below, or here's a FREE handout to help you assemble them.

And like always, you get 20% off your entire order at when you use coupon code "ERIN".

Also, the holiday issue of Make It magazine is available here, or check it out below...and it's FREE!!!  There's so many great projects in there!!


sponsor: Lifestyle Crafts


Handmade Card: You Are Amazing!

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So it's just about time for the Olympics, and Kurtake (known to most of us in the USA as ZIG) is going for the gold with this month's challenge.  The design team joined in on the fun and this is the card I whipped can check out my post on it over on the Kurtake blog where I have a tutorial up on how I made it.  -Feel free to leave a comment there too.  :)

Not only did I use the fabulous gold colored Wink of Stella pen on this card I also used a bunch of Lifestyle Crafts stuff on it ...I used one of the Letterpress Plates from the Splendor kit without any ink on it to emboss the white cardstock and then I doodled on the embossing.  The doodling isn't perfect and that's ok since it's really not that noticeable when you look at the card as a whole.  

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I also used some great dies (Nesting CirclesNesting Frame 5Label It...which has digi files for a digi die-cutting machine) in my Epic 6 die-cutting machine...although they work in most of the leading die-cutting machines.  I think layering the die cuts up with that awesome stamp give it a great look!

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Supplies: Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye (Lost&Found 2); Cardstock - (A2) Lifestyle Crafts; Dies (Nesting CirclesNesting Frame 5Label It) - Lifestyle Crafts; Letterpress Plate (Splendor) - Lifestyle Crafts; Bling - Imaginisce; Glitter/Embossing Powder (Sierra Sunrise) - WOW; Stamp - Unity Stamp Co.; Pens - ZIG Millennium (08), ZIG Wink of Stella (Gold)


So now it's your turn!  Whip up a card for the challenge and enter to win a jackpot of goodies from Kurtake and Basically Bare!

Also, just a reminder....for a 20% off your Lifestyle Crafts order enter code "ERIN" at checkout!


Sponsors: Kurtake/ZIG, Lifestyle Crafts, Imaginisce, Basically Bare


Bloom & Grow

It's been three years since my spine surgery and I'm so thankful for the journey God has taken me on.  While I'm by no means "cured" I am overwhelmingly grateful for the improvement and function that I do have since surgery...and of course I wanted to document my thankfulness, so I created this scrapbook page.

Erin Bassett - Lifestyle Crafts -Doily -Scrapbook1The photo I used was just a random photo my husband took around the time of my "back-aversary" (as it's known in my home LOL).  It's not my favorite photo of myself, but it's real life.  

For the background I used a piece of white cardstock and some old book pages.  I took some watercolors and randomly painted the book pages and then I die-cut them with one of my new favorite dies, the NEW Scallop Doilies die, which is part of the NEW Bloom & Grow product release for Lifestyle Crafts.


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Erin Bassett - Washi Tape Storage


I also added some Washi tape to my layout...the turquoise striped one I used was from Target.  I used the Weave boarder die to add some character to the tape by ripping off a strip of it, sticking it directly onto the die, and then running it through my die cut machine. -And in case you have a different die-cutter, it's good to know that these dies work in most the popular brands of die cut machines....can I get an amen! :)


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The tape peeled easily off of the die, thankfully! I then played around with layering it with other pieces of Washi tape.  

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And eventually I decided I wanted it like this...

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I then took a piece of packaging tape and applied it to the die to remove the small bits of tape that were left on the die.

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I also added a bit more to the corner...

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While I had all my die-cutting stuff out I wanted to use the NEW Bouquet die so I made a card with some Studio Calico papers.

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Don't you just love those dies!  It comes with two dies for all those flowers:

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It was really fun to add a bit of zentangle doodles to the cut out parts of the larger flowers...and of course I did a quick doodle on the other flowers as well.

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Get 20% off your Lifestyle Crafts products when you enter coupon code "ERIN" at checkout!

Have a "blooming" good week! 



sponsor: Lifestyle Crafts