Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sponsor Spotlight #2 - ShortCuts

Another one of our sponsors for our amazing Hop with the EtsyInspired 8 on Feb 28th, is ShortCuts. The owner, Alicia, has offered a GENEROUS prize to the winner of someone's challenge on Feb 28th.

Now, I heard about ShortCuts through EtsyInspired DT member, Joy Stagg. She also designs for ShortCuts. ShortCuts are just what it sounds like! They have amazing clear and frosted card bases already made and ready to ship to you so us busy paper crafters can spend our time decorating instead of trying to figure out how to cut through vinyl and get a nice fold on that. If you are anything like me, that's why you've shied away from the amazing clear cards. I'm just afraid it will look sloppy with my cheapy paper cutter and my sad attempts at folding. But ShortCuts takes care of all that for me! YAY! But they also have full sheets for you adventurous types who want to try your hand at cutting custom card bases.

The vinyl card bases are sturdy and affordable. If you've ever tried to buy them buy the sheet at your LSS you know how pricey they can be. But ShortCuts has great prices! Also, these sheets are FINGERPRINT PROOF! YAY! Clear cards are so impressive looking, anyone would be wowed that you actually made the card yourself.

On the ShortCuts site, they also have awesome gift card holders. Now, this is another area I've shied away from since I don't particularly love all the measuring and scoring. I'm just not that person and I don't have the time. I find it frustrating to have to do things over and over again to try to get it right. Again, ShortCuts comes to the rescue. These gift card holders are pre cut and scored for you. Not even I could mess that up. I just get to do my FAVORITE part which is decorating. So, you can turn a boring store bought gift card into something very personal and creative with one of these holders.

A little Joy told me that if you go to the ShortCuts blog, there are monthly giveaways! There are links to all the awesome tutorials that the DT has made with these amazing products. There are great tips on how to use the products. Not to mention all the EYE CANDY! My goodness, that blog is amazingly full of breath taking projects! Did I mention that Alicia is also responsible for the awesome Sheetload of Cards that I blogged about earlier this week? How did I not put that together sooner?

Check back on Feb 28th if you want that chance to win a HUGE prize pack from ShortCuts for playing along with our challenge blog hop! Also, if you can't wait until the 28th to get your hands on ShortCuts, check out Joy's blog for a COUPON!

1 comment:

  1. I soooo need to try these! They make cards look soooooo gorgeous. I think I am a little imtimidated by the though.