November 7, 2011Our Annual Retro Christmas Card Contest With What’s Buzzin’!
We have an amazing Christmas contest for you all this year! This is our third year working with our fantabulous sponsor Diane from What’s Buzzin’ to bring you another amazing retro Christmas card giveaway! Yes! Another! And this year, Diane and I put our heads together and came up something even bigger than last year.
What could that possibly be?
Well, how about THREE chances to win this year!
Since these are so popular, and her cards are SO awesome, Diane decided to give away three prizes this year. THREE! A grand prize of a whopping 52 brand-spanking-new retro Christmas Cards from What’s Buzzin’. (That’s one of every design in her shop!) and two – count ‘em TWO – runner-up prizes of 28 retro Christmas card packs!
And how are you going to get your sweaty little retro-loving hands on Diane’s great cards?
Why, by being the craftiest, thriftiest reader out there!
The name of the game this year Readers, is Odd And Ends! Here at No Pattern Required, we want to see what you can do with the bits and pieces you have thrifted or laying around your house right now.
Double points if it is a holiday gift or decoration! I don’t know about you guys, but I am REALLY stretching pennies this holiday season, and every little bit will help!
Your submission can be something as simple as re-using baby food jars or making paper Christmas ornaments. You can do something huge like refinishing furniture or reworking an outfit. Use your talents, and your resources, to show us what you’ve got! For example, you could use those old baby food jars to make a storage solution for your vintage button collection. You can repurpose modern furniture to look vintage, or restore vintage furniture to it’s original condition.
Or you could be like me and FINALLY use up some of your HUGE fabric stash to make holiday gifts!
Here is my current project, inspired by Diane’s thrifty idea. A pinwheel pillow top made from vintage sheets! The Eames rocker embroidery is done on vintage linen I thrifted, and I am going to applique it into the middle of the pillow because…well…not all my points met in the center.
Hey, I said the projects need to be thrifty! Not perfect!
1.There are no restrictions on materials or methods, the only rules are that some of your submission has to be reused or thrifted, something in the project has to be retro or vintage, even if it is only that the finished product has a retro look to it, and each submission has to have a picture of your finished (or mostly finished) project with it.
2. Pictures and submissions can be emailed to me at email@example.com OR you can put in a link in the comments to a picture or a post that contains your submission. Yes, linking to a blog post you have already done or a picture on Flickr counts as a submission! We just ask that the picture or the post not be more than one year old.
3. Submission deadline is Nov. 20, 2011 at midnight EST.
4. Three finalists will be chosen by us, and announced on Nov. 21st. Then YOU will choose the winner of the grand prize! The winner will be announced on Nov. 28. The other two finalists will receive the 28 card variety packs. Which is still a sweet deal!
That’s all! Good luck to everyone, and we hope to see lots of fun entries! Thanks again to our amazing sponsor, Diane at What’s Buzzin’. If you haven’t gone over to her site to check out her retro cards, do it now!