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Oh My Crafts has a pre-order right now on the Letterpress for the Epic 6 machine, they have a kit if you already have the machine or a package with the epic 6 included. They have a great price on the full package as I think it is supposed to retail for 149.99 and they have it for 134.99. Don’t forget they have coupon codes right now FALL10 for 10% off 50.00 or more and FALL15 for 15% off 100.00 or more.

Epic Letterpress Full Bundle

Epic Letterpress Full Bundle

 
Here is the starter kit if you already own an Epic 6 machine.
 
Letterpress Starter Kit

Letterpress Starter Kit

 

What is Letterpress Printing

The standard letterpress process involves printing words or designs with ink while simultaneously debossing it into a thick, soft paper. Over the past several years letterpress has seen a resurgence in popularity, evolving into a modern art form that epitomizes class and high quality. 

Letterpress as a modern trend:

Letterpress printing has seen a revival in the past few years, particularly due to the interest created by the use of letterpress for wedding invitations in contemporary magazines and websites. The popularity of this form of printing has continued to grow and become one of the most sought after looks for stationery, invitations, cards, gifts, coasters etc. Because of the size, price and lack of accessibility to a traditional letterpress machine, this art form has yet to become available to the everyday home crafter…until now. 

The Letterpress from L

The Letterpress from Lifestyle Crafts, or L, sets the standard for easy to use, affordable letterpress printing that’s practical for any home crafter. With the L Letterpress product line you can create handmade letterpress projects like cards, invitations, gifts, stationery and more. From simple day-to-day expressions and correspondence to momentous occasions like weddings and babies, the L Letterpress enables you to creatively celebrate every event in life.L Printing Plates feature fresh, contemporary designs that are divided into 5 categories:

  • Everyday
  • Baby
  • Celebrations
  • Wedding
  • Holiday

This innovative Letterpress solution is portable, efficient and certain to impress.

 

I am not sure if this can be used with other embossing machines, I will try and find out though. It does look interesting the craft itself, I think though I might be able to do something similar with my cuttlebug embossing and a sticky ink like that. Not sure though so don’t quote me on that, if this was a bit cheaper I would totally buy it to try it out. Anyway I’ll post again if I find out anything more, but in the meantime if you guys want to check it out or purchase it please head on over to Oh My Crafts and get it from them.

Oh my crafts is having a great 20% off everything or anything sale right now but it ends tonight so make sure you go on over there and take advantage of it if your looking to buy something.

Just enter the coupon code BTS20 at checkout for your 20% off.

I just wanted to share with everyone a birthday card I made for my husbands birthday. I used for all solid colors Bazzil cardstock, the pattern paper is American Crafts, everything is cut by hand and the sentiment is written by hand, the Ribbon is a twill ribbon from Bobbin Ribbon.

Monster Birthday Card

Monster Birthday Card

Inside it reads “Hope You Have a Monster of a Birthday”

Ok I wanted to let you all know I am officially going to change the name of this blog, the URL will stay the same though so you won’t have to update your bookmarks, just remember if you search for my blog from the front page Blu Mama won’t bring up this blog anymore it will bring up my other blog.

So my new Blog Name will now be…………..Bella Blu Designs………….and I hope to figure out how to add my own banner photo at the top of this page so you will recognize it and it will match my soon to be launched website where I will be selling digital stamps, pre-made die cut elements, SCAL files and other things. I will let you all know here when I get that site finished and launch it. It will most likely be another month at least.

Thanks for being a follower 🙂

I know this is a little late and most of you may have already heard or found this already but Cricut Design Studio has another update here. This one includes the new Pink Journey font and the 2 Gypsy fonts as well. Anyway I thought I would post the link just in case someone had missed it somewhere else.

scraphdlogoOne of the new companies at CHA this year was ScrapHD.com a new digital scrapbooking site. However they call theirs a Hybrid site because they encourage you to do digital and then print and add embellishments making your pages Hybrids in the scrapbooking world.

They have a list of great companies to offer products from, for example Jenni Bowlin is one of them (although I still have yet to find any of her stuff in the Beta version). There are all kinds of things from pre-made theme pages where you just drop in your photo’s to papers, tags, buttons, stamps, etc that you put together yourself on a blank page with your photos creating your own masterpiece.

Now this site is innovative in that it will at launch be a membership driven site, this means that the majority of their users will pay a low monthly fee of somewhere between 9.99 and 19.99 a month, for this fee you will have full access to all of the items on the site thus being able to create from 1 to 1 million pages a month for that one low fee. You will be able to print out your pages on your own or take them to Kinkos to be printed in one of 3 sizes a 5×7, 8×8, and 12×12. Now of course you will need a large format printer to print 12×12 pages, so they do offer a service to print the pages individually or in book style but they recommend printing individually anyway so you can put them in your own albums and also so you can add embellishments afterward.

There is no printing available during the beta test though and not all of the features will be available either, nor all of the papers and elements that will be in the final version. they are really just looking for people to try it out and let them know what works and what doesn’t.

So here is the link ScrapHD just look in the upper right hand side for the link under the large pink create a scrapbook button, it says login or sign up, but hurry because I think there will be a cutoff as to how many people they let in.

Hello again faithful bog followers 🙂 I lied I do have a little bit more info I had forgotten about 🙂 but I so know you love me and my blog you will forgive me and just enjoy this great info coming up.

Ok so I have promo photos of the newest Cuttlebug embossing folders for summer and the holiday series as well that isn’t even here yet. I also have promo photos of the newest Yudu products that will be available very soon as well.

Also one more thing I think I forgot  to post in my other posts is that all the new cartridges are supposed to come out the beginning or the middle of September, the Gypsy should be out about the same time or a little later, same with the things I am about to talk about most are September releases some are available now too. Check out stores for more info on release dates and pre-ordering.

Ok so let’s start with the newest Cuttlebug embossing folders:

 

Diamond Plate

Diamond Plate

 

This is part of the 11 new folders that were recently released, I don’t believe they are available just anywhere though. I got them from QVC during a special they had about a month or so ago. I like this one it looks like metal flooring to me, or the neat plating on the sides of the Fire Trucks.

 

Fleur De Lis in Diamond pattern

Fleur De Lis in Diamond pattern

 

 

Flourish Frame

Flourish Frame

 

This is really pretty and could be used for journaling, or on the front of a card maybe with a simple stamp in the middle or the middle cut out and a photo placed behind it? The possibilities are endless.

 

Herringbone 

Herringbone

 

 

Journaling Card

Journaling Card

 

I have to say I honestly am not sure what to do with this one, I know it says it’s for journaling, and I can see using it to make a list or something like that but other than that I am not sure what else I would do with it.

 

Morrocan Screen

Morrocan Screen

 

 

Owl Frame

Owl Frame

 

This is one of my favorites, I am loving all these great owl things coming out recently.

 

Stars

Stars

 

Another favorite of mine, I just love stars and these are great, could be used in many different ways.

 

Victoria

Victoria

 

 

Iron Works Border

Iron Works Border

 

 

Organic Border

Organic Border

 

 

Pop Culture Border

Pop Culture Border

 

Frame Damask Cutting/Embossing Combo

Frame Damask Cutting/Embossing Combo

 

Ornamental Ironwork Tag Cutting/Embossing Combo

Ornamental Ironwork Tag Cutting/Embossing Combo

 

Persian Cutting/Embossing Combo

Persian Cutting/Embossing Combo

So those are the ones you may have already seen, especially if you shop at QVC.com or watch it on TV. I know I ordered them and I am by far not a TV shopper, but it was a really great deal. They had all but the cutting combo ones I believe.

So now we have the holiday or Winter 2009 embossing folder additions. I like these surprisingly, but I do like them, they could be used for a variety of projects not limited to just holiday ones.

Candy Cane Stripes

Candy Cane Stripes

 

Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown

 

Ribbons of Holly

Ribbons of Holly

 

Lace Christmas Tree

Lace Christmas Tree

 

Seasonal Greetings

Seasonal Greetings

 

Winter Trees

Winter Trees

 

Winter Border

Winter Border

 

So that’s what I have for the newest embossing folders for the Cuttlebug. I really like a lot of them, as usual they could be used for more than one thing and all are very nice.

 

Ok now onto the Yudu Update, I know there aren’t a whole lot of Yudu users out there but I love my Yudu machine, I have made about 20 t-shirts with it so far, I have used it to print on the Your Story book covers as well and I am sure I will use it for so much more as the year goes on. So anyway Provocraft has made some great additions to the Yudu family of products, things that will make our lives easier when it comes to printing with the Yudu.

Here are the photos:

Well there isn’t a photo for this but they have finally come out with 11×14 transparencies so we can fully utilize the emulsion sheets, no more wasted space, although you would need to have a large format printer to use these. You could draw on them or take them to kinkos maybe and have them print on it for you, the drawing thing doesn’t work out like it should no matter what kind of markers you use they just are not dark enough. Although you could also cut things out with your cricut and have a huge space to make a really cute design.

220 Mesh Screen

220 Mesh Screen

 

They have finally listened and are releasing a 220 Mesh Screen, this is great for anyone who likes to screen print on paper, the finer mesh allows for a better print on cardstock or paper. Great for printing invitations, or programs.

 

Adhesive Mat

Adhesive Mat

 

This is what you will need to print on paper and envelopes, the sticky on the Platen is to much it would tear a piece of paper, it has to be so sticky to hold the fabric on which leaves a little fuzz every time it’s taken off or moved around. So they came up with this plastic sheet. It is similar to the Cricut Mat in terms of stickiness, but it can be stick onto the platen and then removed easily since it is smooth on the back.

Emulsion Remover Concentrate with Sprayer

Emulsion Remover Concentrate with Sprayer

 

Sometimes I wonder if Provocraft has a secret camera installed in my house :). I put my emulsion remover into a small spray bottle so it wouldn’t get wasted and I could spray it just where I needed it. Then PC comes along and makes the same thing, suspicious I tell you 🙂

 

Emulsion Remover Concentrate Refill

Emulsion Remover Concentrate Refill

 

They offer just the concentrate by itself for refills, which is good so we don’t have to keep buying spray bottles we don’t really need. or you can potentially use the one you have already at your home so you don’t have to spend the extra money to get a “Yudu” one.
Leg/Sleeve Platen

Leg/Sleeve Platen

This one could be for lots of stuff, including tote bags, and arms of long sleeve shirts, legs of pants. Anything long and thin would be good to use with this.
Toddler/Baby Platen

Toddler/Baby Platen

I am very happy about this one and cannot wait to get one of these, I have 3 small kids and have been using cardboard inside the shirts for awhile now in order to print on them using the Yudu. What I would have to do it cut a piece of cardboard the size of the inside of the shirt, spray it with re-positional adhesive and place it inside the shirt or onesie, then place the shirt or onesie on to the platen. If you do this you have to make sure you spray both sides of the cardboard insert otherwise the shirt will slip and slide on the platen, ruining your hard work.
New Small, Medium, and Large Squeege Pack

New Small, Medium, and Large Squeegee Pack

No more using credit cards and old gift cards to squeegee with, now they will have a 3 pack of the large medium and small squeegees. I am excited about this product as well, I really need the small and medium one, badly enough to purchase a second large one because of it.
The Yudu Accessory Bag

The Yudu Accessory Bag

Here is an accessory bag to carry or keep all your smaller Yudu things in, like squeegees and ink and things like that. I haven’t seen one of these in person so I do not know the specs on it or how large it actually is, I know it was told to me that it is a shoulder bag for traveling with your Yudu (Which is silly because the Yudu itself is huge and does not travel well with that glass panel in it) like taking it to a buddies house to make shirts, or maybe for a fundraiser event, something like pay to make your own shirt with pre-made screens, I am hoping it is big enough to hold the screens as well that would be great, actually really great would be if it was big enough to hold the platens as well but I doubt that will happen. I will probably buy it anyway because I like the look of it.
Ok that was the last of my updates, now I promise this is the last of my CHA info I got, I apologize about this one not being on or before earlier posts, but things get lost sometimes, at least I did find the info and post it eventually 🙂
I really enjoyed going to CHA this year, it being my first show and all it was good in that respect, I will go next year to the trade show with the help of all of you as I need my blog to stay current, have industry related content for at least 12 months and be popular, so keep coming back and checking me out. I am hoping that I will be able to post everyday now that I don’t have massive amounts of information to type in each post 🙂 so by next year I should be eligible for the press pass and get a press kit and also be allowed to photo and video legally all of these things, as well as being exposed to loads of more info and more new products at the trade show. There was a difference between the 2, the Supershow had about 100 vendors there, the trade show had supposedly 600 vendors so there were things were not privy to as consumers, things the press was told about as well as shop owners, the people who needed to know about new stuff coming out soon. So needless to say I will be one of those people next year for sure 🙂
I hope you liked all my updates and like I said follow me regularly I will have lots of cool stuff for you, check out my next post in a few minutes it is going to have a link in it to a great new site you can become a Beta tester for :)……………….

Ok so this is my last CHA post, I have a few photo’s of other things I saw at the show, and the Golden Cricut Machine too, this was a solid gold plated Cricut machine with lots of “Don’t Touch” signs all around it. I took a photo because I thought it was a funny thing I couldn’t really think of who would want one of those anyway, the millionaire crafter who has everything maybe? 🙂

Whose got a Golden Cricut?

Whose got a Golden Cricut?

 

I also found some of my photo’s of the Gypsy covers and the Gypsy lying on the table next to the guy who was talking about it and answering all my and many other peoples questions.

Gypsy Covers

Gypsy Covers

 

Gypsy

Gypsy

 

Here are some photos of Cricut and another bug during one of the 2 giveaways they had each day, I had collected 8 tickets between my husband and my kids and myself and I didn’t win anything, they gave away a few bags with cartridges in them, one had Everyday Paper Dolls, one had Sweethearts, and one more that I don’t remember. They also gave away a cricut create machine, a Yudu, a Your Story machine and 2 bags with certificates for a free Gypsy machines. I wanted to win something, well anything I didn’t already own so I guess any one of the cartridges or the Gypsys would have been nice. But no I didn’t get called, but I did get some cute photos of the Cricut’s.

Cricut

Cricut

 

Cricut

Cricut

 

Cricut

Cricut

 

Aren’t they just so cute 🙂 Now these next 2 photos are of my son who waited in the Provocraft make and Take line for 3 and half hours to make his sister this tin box thing, it was supposed to be a recipe box and some recipe cards, but to him it looked like a tin purse with a cupcake on the side so he thought his 3 year old sister would absolutely love it. He is such a good kid, he really enjoys doing all kinds of crafts, and I have been thinking about letting him use my baby bug on his own while I am using my E, he used the create machine they had on display that you could cut things from the Kitchen cartridge all by himself just from watching me I guess because he knew exactly what to push and what to do.

Anyway he had been standing in line for so long when they were closing the show, he missed getting his face painted wit the other kids, he missed out walking around more than an hour, he missed doing any other make and takes all for this one, and then he got told they were just going to be giving the kits out because there was no more time, by the time he got to the front (which is where I got the photos at) he was consistently passed over and the kits were given to adults behind him and people walking up around him. He is a very good boy and has been taught to respect his elders and adults so he just sat there while they did this. He did get a recipe card kit with just the cards ready to make that he gave to my mom because she is making a recipe scrapbook, but he never did get that purse like tin kit for his sister. He was sad but I told him things just happen sometimes and we would see what we could do about him making her a purse on his own sometime at home when things get better and we have a little extra money for it.

Andrew 11 (you can see the tin he was trying to get a kit for in the photo)

Andrew 11 (you can see the tin he was trying to get a kit for in the photo)

 

He was so patient but you can see the sadness as he was being told everything was gone, see the box with the cupcake and the handle, that is what he thought would make a cute play purse for his baby sister 🙂

 

Andrew 11 - Summer CHA 2009 Orlando FL

Andrew 11 - Summer CHA 2009 Orlando FL

 

At least I got him to smile at me 🙂 He had a great time at the show anyway though, he will hopefully be my buddy to the show again next year.

 

Ok now we are getting near the end of  my photos, I have a few more here of a new tool called the “I-Top“. It is a brad maker, you can use it to make your own covered brads in 3 different sizes a small, medium, and large one. You can use any scrapbook paper you have so you can match papers in layouts and cards. I really liked this tool and wished I would have brought more money with me because they had an awesome deal on it, I could have gotten the tool (which is available in Michael’s right now if your interested) and the large head add on and 3 packs of the brads 1 in each size for 30.00, then they have their own custom made punches that punch circles the right size with the triangles already cut into to make folding it easier, those 3 size punches were only 30.00. This was a real deal I know now since I have seen just the tool for 29.99 at Michael’s. I know I will probably get one eventually I did really like the way it all looked you could use fabric and use these as decorative buttons on pillows too, or use them on wall quilts to add a little flare, or use fabric on them like velvet to add a touch element on your page. Anyway check out my not so great photo’s and some photo’s from their site and a link to their site so you can check it out for yourself. I think every crafter should have one of these that’s for sure 🙂 it’s called the I-Top by Imaginisce, here is a video from the company on how to use it on You Tube I-Top Video. I tell you I cannot wait to get my hands on one of these and all the stuff that goes with it :).

The sign with the instructions and photos on how to make a brad

The sign with the instructions and photos on how to make a brad

 

I-Top Brad maker

I-Top Brad maker

 

I-Top Brad Maker

I-Top Brad Maker

 

LOL apparently  this was being shown at one of my favorite booths 🙂 it was the Oh My Crafts people, I was in such a hurry I got to this booth at closing time on the last day of the consumer show and didn’t even see it was my favorite online retailer LOL Oh well if I had know I would have talked to them 🙂 Well the show is over and they don’t have the same deals going on their site as they did at the show but they do have a great deal on the whole kit, the tool, the punches, all sizes of brads, the large head, and the tote for 99.00. Please check it out again they have great service and great shipping times and this is the beast deal I have seen online or anywhere. Oh My Crafts I-Top 99.00 deal.

I wish my photo’s of the actual brad I made had turned out but they are too bright and you can’t see it very good, so if your reading this post and your from Oh My Crafts and you have any already made brads from the show if you want to take a photo and send it to my email I will post it on here 🙂

These next few photos are ones my hubby took while walking around with the little ones. Enjoy 🙂

Provocraft Booth

Provocraft Booth

 

Provocraft Booth Make and Take Cuttle Bug

Provocraft Booth Make and Take Cuttle Bug

 

Me showing my hubby how I soooo need that Every Day Paper Dolls Cart

Me showing my hubby how I soooo need that Every Day Paper Dolls Cart

 

Styrofoam Art objects

Styrofoam Art objects

 

These were so cool, all of this was made from everyday Styrofoam, using a melt tool to cut and sculpt it. They were then painted, I was very impressed with this stuff I could see anyone really being able to do this even if you aren’t very artistic or creative you could do this.

 

Maddie Blu looking at the Neat Styrofoam sculptures

Maddie Blu looking at the Neat Styrofoam sculptures

 

I know she has really short hair for being 3 but the stuff just won’t grow 🙂 that is the back of my baby girl Maddison Blu saying she wanted this stuff for her brothers 🙂

More of the Styrofoam art, but more grown up ones (Maddie Blu and my youngest son Chaser)

More of the Styrofoam art, but more grown up ones (Maddie Blu and my 2 sons Chase and Preston)

 

Styrofoam Instuctions

Styrofoam Instructions

 

Maddison Blu with face painted as a pink Kitty

Maddison Blu with face painted as a pink Kitty

 

The one thing I did notice about this show was that they had great activities for the kids, I really liked that they and my husband had something to do so they were not so board following me around all day 🙂

 

Chase and Maddie Blu

Chase and Maddie Blu

 

Ok well I thought this was the end of my CHA posts but then I remembered the promo photos I got from Provocraft about the new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders that are coming out and that have recently been released, and also some new things for those of you who have a Yudu Machine too 🙂 So come back I will be starting on that last post in a few minutes.

Alright so I saved the best for last, although that made this the top post so please scroll down through the other posts to see the rest of the photos for the other cartridges being released as well.

I really like this Paper Doll Cartridge it has so much possibility not only for scrapbooks but cards and toys for children, I could even quilt with these too 🙂 They are so cute and there are so many of them. Now remember the photos aren’t 100% perfect because this was the one book being protected by the Provocraft man at the booth, he was standing over it the entire time so I really had to be sneaky to get the photo’s and fast, but they are good enough that you will be able to see the cuts and get your imaginations going. Also don’t forget if you want to pre-order them please go to Oh My Crafts they have an awesome deal on them right now.

Now for the pictures 🙂

Everyday Paper Dolls

Faces, Baby, Summer, Outdoors

 

Look at all the new faces they have added to this one, even a side view face I love it 🙂

 

Camping, Beach, Rainy Day, and Park

Camping, Beach, Rainy Day, and Park

 

I know most of you know I am a big Boy Scout and Cub Scout Mama especially having 3 boys 🙂 So this little camping kid is awesome, I am going to be able to do so much with them, I also have an up and coming Daisy Girl Scout in a year so put a dress on it and now it’s a girl scout 🙂 No seriously you could make his clothes the right colors for Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts, hand draw in the little emblems and viola Boy Scout paper doll.

 

Football, Cheerleading, Basketball, and Baseball

Football, Cheer leading, Basketball, and Baseball

 

Soccer, Tennis, Golf, and Hockey

Soccer, Tennis, Golf, and Hockey

 

Doctors, Nurses, Hospital, COnstruction, and Trains

Doctors, Nurses, Hospital, Construction, and Trains

 

Race Car, Skates, Skateboards, Scooter, Bicyle, Fireman, Policeman

Race Car, Skates, Skateboards, Scooter, Bicycle, Fireman, Policeman

 

Scientist, Space Travel, Airplanes, Paratrooper, Working Mommy

Scientist, Space Travel, Airplanes, Paratrooper, Working Mommy

 

Farming, Gardening, Fishing, and Zookeeper

Farming, Gardening, Fishing, and Zookeeper

 

Everyday Paper Dolls

Winter Sports, Bath Time fun

 

PJ's, Rocking out, School, Graduation

PJ's, Rocking out, School, Graduation

 

Summer BBQ, Baking Cakes

Summer BBQ, Baking Cakes

 

Animals, Zoo Scenes

Animals, Zoo Scenes

 

Cars, Trucks, Outside Elements

Cars, Trucks, Outside Elements

 

All the outfits you can make

All the outfits you can make

 

More outfits

More outfits

 

More Outfits

More Outfits

 

More Outfits

More Outfits

 

Shadows

Shadows

 

More Shadows

More Shadows

 

Ok so we have come to the end of my photos, I hope everyone loves the new cartridges just as much as I do. I do have a few more pictures from CHA to share I even have one of the Golden Cricut so come back again I will post them later tonight 🙂 Remember to scroll down and see the rest of the posts with the photos from the other cartridges.

Oh boy this cartridge has to be my number 2 cartridge on my list of what to buy from this show, I love this one it has a really great thing on it, but you will have to scroll down through the photo’s to see it I think it’s the last picture 🙂 Oh the possibilities. I will elaborate more when we get down to that one 🙂

Alright here are the Winter Woodland photos 🙂

Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland

 

I am so in love with these images, and if you look closely the snow is an extra element so these things could really be used at anytime I think, at least the branches and trees.

 

Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland

 

Again see these houses could be used at anytime using different colors and leaving the snow element off.

 

Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland

 

Winter Woodland Words

Winter Woodland Words

 

This is a phrase heavy cartridge I do see that, don’t get me wrong it has tons of images too but it also has a lot of great phrases for scrapbook pages and maybe even cards.

 

Winter Woodland Words

Winter Woodland Words

 

 

Winter Woodland Words

Winter Woodland Words

 

Winter Woodland Words

Winter Woodland Words

 

Winter Woodland Words

Winter Woodland Words

 

Shadows

Shadows

 

 

Shadows

Shadows

 

Shadows

Shadows

 

Shadows

Shadows

 

Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland

 

These remind me of laser cut woodwork ornaments, do you know the ones I am talking about? Needless to say they are very nice.

 

Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland

 

Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland

 

Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland

 

Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland

 

I hope you can see these really good, these are the card feature I guess made small each one is about 3 inches max, they are so cute and so nice, they would make really good package tags for gifts at Christmas time or any winter holiday time really.

 

Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland

 

Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland

 

Winter Woodland Font

Winter Woodland Font

 

This is the font on the cartridge, I like it a lot too it reminds me of the storybook font a bit though, but I like that quality about it.

 

Winter Woodland 3D Village

Winter Woodland 3D Village

 

Ok so I saved the best for last for sure 🙂 this is a photo of the 3D village you will be able to cut and assemble with this cartridge. This is what I was talking about when I said it looked versatile to me, I think if you changed the colors you could make it a Halloween village, leave out the snowman of course :), or you could make a spring Easter type village or even a summer one it just depends on the colors you use and the embellishments you add around it and on the buildings.

So that’s all I have for the Winter Woodland one I absolutely love this one, I really like all the cartridges this time except for the super hero ones and the Elmoone,  just don’t have a use for them I have boys but they were never really into that stuff, they are more into Hannah Montana and Sponge Bob which is why I bought those 2 already. 

Again come back I saved the best for last I have Everyday Paper Dolls coming up in my next post 🙂 so come back soon.