October 1, 2011 § 40 Comments
It’s October! In a couple of days, paper, plate, and plane will turn one year old. At the end of the month, I, too, will turn one year older. I wanted to celebrate this wonderful month by giving away some cool crafty items.
With thirty two dollars in my pocket, two weeks ago, this diva-on-a-dime ran amok at my most favorite crafty source, Dollarama. What can I get possibly get my dear crafty friends for thirty two dollars?! (I guess it goes without saying — I’m turning thirty two on Halloween!). (And oh, as much as this has a tone of sponsorship, it is certainly just me raving about Dollarama, as I often do, and hauling things out of my own pocket, as I’ve done for the past year to keep this blog alive and kicking).
Well, here goes a long list! Ok, let’s take a look at what you’ll get. I tried to keep in mind a variety of your crafty needs. Let’s start with paper. It is my first passion, afterall.
Art Blanc Notebook
Art Blanc books sell for as much as $11 at gift shops and book stores. I was happily surprised to see Dollarama carrying this famous Russian line of luxurious, textured notebooks in their stationery aisle for a whopping $2. It was so difficult to choose which design to include in this list of giveaways. Of course, I chose the one that most looks like Turkish tiles (as you may know, I have a weakness for anything Turkish). I happen to carry a huge notebook (yes, the traditional paper kind) with me at all times so I can scribble and doodle all of my ideas that eventually materialize on this blog. I’ve never found electronic gadgets that efficient for this purpose. I actually bought a tablet way back in 2007 and fast forward to 2011, I still very much prefer my good old paper notebook.
Handmade Indian Scrapbook Paper
These sheets are 100% cotton paper, with beautiful gold foil details. There are two packs, each with 2 sheets of gorgeous handmade Indian paper. A total of 4 sheets. Size: 12″ x 12″ (30 cm x 30 cm).
Vintage Handmade Dimensional Stickers
Pretty 3-dimensional stickers layered with buttons, ribbons, rhinestones, and pearls. There are three packs, each with 8 stickers. A total of 24 vintage handmade stickers.
I’m not exactly sure if these colorful butterflies are made of paper, but these are perfect for scrapbookers. I’m sure I’ve seen similar at craft stores for quadruple Dollarama’s price. There are two packs, each with 3 butterflies. Each butterfly is 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (6 cm x 4 cm).
These are intended for laptops, but they can also be for cellphones, printers, windows, walls, wherever you want to stick stickers that won’t stick forever. These are the removable decals you’ve probably seen being sold everywhere. Dollarama happens to sell them for $1.50 for a pack of 5 designs. There are 3 packs in 3 different glittery, blingy colors.
Bottles of Glitter and Decorative Beads
Dollarama has bottles and bottles of glitter in so many colors. It was difficult to narrow down the choices. I used shades of purple to make the juice bottle glitter vases back in July. For this giveaway, I chose green, gold, and blue, considering that Christmas is around the corner. I also bought a six-pack of adorably cute bottles of micro beads in Christmas colors.
Spools of Ribbon
Sheer organza polka-dot ribbons in yellow, apple green, and fuschia pink. Size: 1-1/2″ wide x 77″ long (4 cm x 2 m). Two stylish satin ribbons with illustrated flower prints in green and red. Size: 5/8″ x 72″ (1.5 cm x 1.8 m).
I didn’t forget you, clay makers! Dollarama doesn’t sell polymer clay, however they do sell these soft, light weight, air drying modeling clay packs similar to Crayola Model Magic . Each pack is 1.4 oz (40 g), in green, pink, and purple.
Decorative Push Pins
I thought these little lady bugs and busy bees would be a fun addition to your home office or your children’s boards. Each pack has 12 push pins. You know I love making me my push pins such as the light bulb and Kill Bill push pins.
When I was a kid, I had an obsession with erasers. My mom would avoid taking me to stationery shops because I always threw a tantrum over buying paper and erasers to add to my colossal collection. When I saw these as I shopped for crafty items, I couldn’t put them down. My childhood obsession with erasers is likely equivalent to my current obsession with sushi as an adult. I hope you or someone you know has an obsession with erasers and sushi, too.
Of course, there has to be a little bit of Halloween in the mix!
I adore these! The package comes with 12 teeny tiny pumpkins, about 1-1/4″ (3.5 cm) in diameter. There can be many creative uses for these little guys, but last year, I used them as place card stands.
Halloween Cupcake Liners
Who can resist Halloween cupcakes? These orange and black cupcake/muffin cups have a spider web design, are standard size, and come in a pack of 50 pieces.
Skull and Pumpkin Molds
These rubber ice cube trays make for great candy molds, too. I used them last year to shape my pumpkin butter.
So how can you grab all this stuff for yourself or for your kids/grandkids/friends? Please comment below before Monday, October 3, 2011, 10:31 pm EST. Say anything that comes to mind — what your favorite posts were in the past year or what other ideas you want me to explore or the types of crafts you most enjoy or simply share your blog link with the rest of us or anything else you want to say! I will count the number of comments, place the count in a number generator, and announce the giveaway winner with the winning comment number on Monday, October 3, 2011 after 10:31 pm EST. And wherever you are in the world, I’ll be happy to ship to you! Stay tuned!