12.12.11

SMS Giveaway Day - Easy Greeting Cards Review

A couple of weeks ago I won a wonderful giveaway at the WileyCraft blog.  It was everything I need to create some super cute gift bags.  The project is from one of their new books, Easy Greeting Cards.  I am not normally drawn to paper crafting but now that my kids are getting older we like to do these things together.  I also got a copy of the book to review and I am also going to give one away!



My girls hard at it, making their bags.
They took the idea from the book and then 'made it their own.'


All of them together.  We are going to bake cookies for their teachers and wrap them in the bags.
Melissa's bag

They wanted a pose all together!
Mine.  I really deviated from the original.  What can I say, I don't like following instructions?
The original picture from the book.
I tried everything to get this photo the right way, but it just won't listen to me.  I though I'd post some of the cards I like.  I am drawn to the cards with buttons, ribbon and stitching. 
The stitching!  This could be a neat quilting idea too...
Again, sorry about the sideways photo!  I love this card!
Neat Valentines idea for the kids next year!

This card is so simple, but so effective!  I can see myself using this design for sure.

I mostly dabble in fabric but this book really appeals to me.  Many of the cards can be made without specialized tools, just some paper, glue, scissors and ribbon.  It's a great book for older girls and teens too.

Would you like to have your own copy of the book?  Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one!  Or buy one.

For another entry follow both our blog and the WileyCraft blog and let me know in a comment.

Have a wonderful week!

ETA - I'll pick a winner on Wednesday night

87 comments:

  1. I'm looking for more Christmas break crafts ~ my girls would have lots of fun with this!

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  2. I follow the WileyCraft blog :)

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  3. I am hoping I might get one of those bags filled with my loving sil's baking! ;-)
    Looking good!
    kg

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  4. Ok, so just checked out the WileyCraft blog. I am inspired to pick a day for the girls to come over and do a craft, will chat later!
    kg

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  5. Oh what a fun book!!!
    I have a cute paper bag that has the name of a maternity store on it (from a looooong time ago LOL), so I am going to paint it up a la Wiley craft style!
    Thanks for the inspiration... :o)

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  6. We love to craft in our house! I am sure we would all love this book.

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  7. My girls love making their own cards and I follow your blog :)

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  8. I love the bags your kids made! The books looks like a real treasure. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Beatrix from Kindershop
    beatrix dot sadek at yahoo dot com

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  9. Looks like a great book to win :-)

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  10. I also follow your blog... and look forward to your posts all the time.

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  11. Hi Alisa (and Suzanne)... I enjoy reading your blog... never enter your draws because... I'm not such a sewer :o) - but I do like making cards and my boys' teachers say they need to start creating things other than castles and explosions :o)
    Heidi A.

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  12. How cute. Love the picture of you all on the floor.

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  13. Would love to win the book to make the cards with my 2 daughters!

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  14. Looks like a great book - thanks for the chance to win! J - cried2dream(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Thanks for the chance to win this book! Looks like it's full of creative and inspiring ideas. I love to make greeting cards!

    Happy Holidays!

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  17. I'm not usually a papercrafter either but this book looks delightful! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

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  18. The book looks like a lot of fun and inspirations and I would love to win a copy :)

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  19. This looks like an awesome book ! I'm starting to get into cardmaking, but don't have the patience to spend 2 hours making a card (not yet, at least !) This would be a great compromise.

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  20. Looks like a fun book! My 7 year old is really getting into doing this sorta stuff.

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  21. So fun - and great to do with kids!

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  22. I would love this book. I have really wanted to get into card making. This book would help me get started.

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  23. Very cute book! Thank you for sharing pics of you and your children crafting=)

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  24. I love making cards, I made them with my children when they were small and now I make them with my grand children... love how they create

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  25. I love making cards and would enjoy a book like this:)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. I would love to win a copy of this! Thank you for a chance to win! =)

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  27. The kids did a great job I am sure their teachers will appreciate a homemade gift. My daughter and I are going to be making holiday card gift sets for next year this would be perfect.

    goldencrafter (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  28. This looks like a fun book.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  29. Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  30. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. OOhh this would be great fun! Probably lots of great ideas how to add a little extra something to homemade gifts!

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  32. Your girls are darling! This book looks like just what I need to jumpstart my cardmaking again.

    mommy_m(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. This books looks awesome - and looks like you're having lots of fun with it!

    amdierm at g m ail d ot co m

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  34. What a great looking book! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  35. Oh, this book looks fun! I also work more with fabric. But I like to try different things and I love things that are EASY! :-) Especially when doing things with the kids.

    Thanks for such a nice giveaway,

    Ms Muffin

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  36. I love this book, lots of cute ideas; greetings from France

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  37. What a great looking book! I love getting crafty ideas.

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  38. The book looks great. I'm a seasoned card-maker by my mum is a new addict so I'd love to win this for her.

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  39. Please throw my name in the hat. I love handmade cards and my favorite technique is quilling.

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  40. How cute! Please count me in, thanks!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  41. I follow both blogs
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  42. looks great
    i bet my boys would love it.
    :)

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  43. Nice work. My kids would love this!

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  44. My birthday is Saturday, so this would be such a great birthday present!

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  45. Oh lovely. I always look for new and easy ideas to make cards. Thank you for this nice giveaway.

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  46. I love the new card ideas! Mine have gotten pretty boring lately and this would spice them up! Thanks for the chance!

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  47. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  48. My daughters would have a lot of fun with this book!

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  49. laurenlehman@gmail.comDecember 14, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    I love the sewing ones too, so cute! How the devil would you make the ribbons in the 'you're invited' one lay properly...?

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  50. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

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  51. that book would be the perfect reason to finally get a guillotine ... Thanks for the chance!

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  52. What a great giveaway. I always need some ideas when it comes to making cards and such.

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  53. Sweet gang you have got there!Great kids!
    I would love the book. I make lots of crafty things while teaching English at school and inspiration is always in demand...
    AriadnefromGreece!
    ariadnesky@hotmail.com

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  54. Fun book.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. Looks like a pretty cool idea book. Count me in please:)
    And I love the picture of you with your kiddos (minus one) on the floor....it's a keeper:)

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  56. And one more comment for following your blog. I tried to follow Wiley's blog but couldn't for the life of me figure it out. Maybe some other time...

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  57. It may be too late to post for the giveaway but this is a cute book. Once a year my fiber group makes cards for a retirement center and this would be a great resource for us!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Katina
    kjkoukla(athotmail...

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  58. those look so cute! Would love to do something like this with my kids!

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  59. This looks like fun! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    peachstateme(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  60. Such cute craft ideas. Thanks for the chance.

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  61. What a great book! Paper is my first love, followed by fabrics and trims!

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  62. looks like what my daughter would love

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  63. lovely book! The best part is you dont need any special tools like stamps and scrapbook paper...thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!
    nabihawangde(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. Thank you for the chance to win this fun book! My girlies have turned into quite the little crafters! Can't wait to try some out!

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  65. I love to make cards with kids I teach. It is so much fun. Thanks so much for such a lovely giveaway.

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  66. Looks like you guys had so much fun doing this!

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  67. I love the concept of this book, and it's so much easier to do crafts with young kids if they can look at examples to get them started.

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  68. I am envisioning new B-day cards to make for my friends for next year! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  69. What a great book. One can never have too many crafts and this book provides another super learning tool.

    rosebudscott1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. That is too cute.

    madduxfan3@aol.com

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  71. Love your crafts and love the pics from the book-it looks great!
    rescuedgoods at gmail dot com

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  72. Thanks for doing this giveaway. It is fun to dabble in different crafts, isn't it?

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    deborah at savvygirls dot ca

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