What is it about personalized gifts that brings a smile and lifts a heart? Sometimes that special touch is all you need to make the place where you spend the most time also your favorite hangout. Maybe you love your kitchen, but need something to make it more modern or more traditional...maybe there's an easy way to do that:
Enter sticviews--a company specializing in waterproof and reusable stickers in almost any size for your home or business!
A couple weeks ago, sticviews sent me free of charge personalized stickers in my size and shape to try out. I couldn't believe the possibilities of their products. What a great way to begin the New Year with an updated look with custom stickers! The first thought that came to me on how to use the stickers (they call them stics) that sticviews sent me was to make personalized photo-tiles that I could display in my living room.
Can you believe it's been years since we've had a family photograph taken that we've liked enough to hang in our home? Hence why sticviews came in handy.
The stics were easy to use. I simply ordered stics of my favorite individual family photos 1/4 inch smaller than the tile being used, peeled the stic from it's backing, put a small film of water over the smooth tile to act as a barrier for easy repositioning, and smoothed the stic out. I repeated the process for each family member and voila! a perfect family portrait. The tiles could easily be placed on small craft easels or hung on the wall using mounting hardware. If the tiles ever break, no problem--just peel off the stic and place on another tile. Including the tiles, the cost I would have paid came out to roughly $25 for the entire project.
You could even use this same idea for custom coasters:
Check out this link for more great project ideas from sticviews!
The best part is that I've already started the New Year off right by prominently displaying our family in a creative way in our home.
The Fun Part:
Imagine the possibilities--a window sticker, a faux stained glass entryway, a mural from one of your favorite photographs or even updated tiles in your bathroom or kitchen using stics that you can position and reposition over and over again. Have a favorite tote bag or backpack? You can stic those too!
How to Enter for the $50 Gift Account from sticviews:
1.) Visit sticviews.com and comment back on how you would use sticviews. For example, you might comment: "I'd use sticviews to cover an old child's table with a fun pattern." (Check out a real life example of a kid's table makover using sticviews on Living Locurto's blog here.)
For additional entries, leave a separate comment for the following (up to two additional entries):
2.) Follow me on Facebook or Twitter and either tell your friends on Facebook about this cool giveaway on your wall OR tweet about it (if you tweet, make sure you put @screweduptexan in your tweet so I can find it).
3.) Blog about this giveaway on your own blog with a link back to this post and to sticviews. Leave me a separate comment telling me you did and where I can find your post.
The Fine Print:
GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Giveaway ENDS Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 9:00 PM CDT. Winner will be chosen by random.org using total of eligible entries. Winner will be contacted by email, so please leave me your email address (good idea to use the form "screweduptexan AT gmail DOT com"). Winner has ONE WEEK to claim prize or else another winner will be determined. Winner pays shipping when they order their stics (which by the way is very inexpensive).
Most of all--Good Luck and Happy Sticin'!
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