Thursday, October 15, 2015

BNspired-Holiday Crafts Table

I’m trying something new on my blog—so it’s not just the home to my layouts and papercrafting projects.

I have had the privilege to work for Barnes & Noble as a bookseller for over eight years now. Every week I go to work, I am always finding new, inspiring things. So as a way to keep track all this inspiration, I have decided to share my finds with you through BNspired which I hope will be a weekly post—Enjoy.

My first post of inspiration comes from a current holiday craft table:

This adorable owl ornament kit makes three ornaments. It contains everything you need to make all three including the needle for only $9.99. I know a few owl lovers who would give a big hoot for this kit.

As you can see from the back they even give you the guide holes—it’s a no-brainer.

This stitched stationary kit has supplies to make six Christmas cards for $9.99.

Again, the cards have the pre-punched holes to make it easy.

This is a great example of the kind of inspiration I find at the store all the time. I looked at that tree and thought, “I can make that!” And I’m planning to use that idea on my next scrapbooking layout, which is about Christmas 2014.  Look for a future post using this inspiration.

These last two items are a bit different. Mix media is currently a huge trend in papercrafting, and I haven’t yet dipped my foot in the pool. But I think these kits will change that—I just need to decide which one I will put on my Christmas list.

Faber-Castell Mixed Media kit in 50’s Diner ($34.95)

Faber-Castell Mixed Media kit in Tropical ($34.95)

Each kit includes 23 pieces-5 gelatos, 10 stencils, Texture Luxe, a palette knife, stipple brush, dot dauber, 2 misting bottles and a drip dropper.

In the 50’s Diner kit the Texture Luxe is silver and in the Tropical kit it is pearl. They only show you one stencil on the packaging, but based on what is shown I believe you get a fleur de les, banner and bird in the Tropical kit and arrows and a checkerboard pattern in the 50’s Diner kit.

I couldn't find these kits on the website, so here are the package backs for reference:

50's Diner

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1 comment:

Susanne said...

What a fun post. I love BN, which it weren't on the other side of town here. But then maybe that is a good thing. I love their stationery dept! I have some gelatos myself and have dipped my toe, but need to wade in a bit deeper too.