Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Creative Cuts & More November Blog Hop


Thanks for joining us today for the
Creative Cuts & More 
November Blog Hop!
Today the Creative Cuts & More talented designers are sharing some more fabulous Christmas projects with you!
So, settle on in & hop along with us!

Hopefully you started at the beginning & hopped along from Chris', blog to get here (she's so creative, don'tcha think!).  If not, you really don't want to miss what all these designers have done for you today! So start HERE & work your way back to me!
OH! I almost forgot! What would a Christmas Hop be with out a little CANDY?!!
CC&M is giving away this fabulous Christmas Card Kit (a $29.99 value)!
One lucky winner can get a huge jump on making those fabulous Holiday cards simply by doing the following:

*Leave a comment on EACH designers blog
*Leave a comment on the Die Cut Diva Blog after you've finished hopping to let us know you've completed the hop!

So, let's get started, shall we?
I have created 3 totally different projects for you today & I am going to start with a simple card...
I am NOT a carder! For some reason I pick up a card & I just get stumped with design details! But this one turned out kind-of fun, if not a little messy! I used the Fancy Frame Window Card w/Scallop in Bazzill Canvas "Raven" so that I could stamp & emboss in white for this card. The white powder I have is so fine that it stuck to the texture of the cardstock & the result was a little messier than I had hoped for. So, I simply took my ink pad & "smudged" it around the card a little more to give it that snowy look!

I did the same thing inside too. Not perfect, but I'm kind-of messy myself! So whomever receives this card will totally understand! Tee Hee!

Next, I want to share this Tree I made for my table...
Isn't it cute?!
It's made from 12 Large Match Boxes!
First I dry-embossed the Swiss dot on the outside, then I heat embossed the white to achieve a snowy look! After putting together the outside pieces with some Tacky Tape, I put together the insides - no tape required! (The star on top is just punches, silver embossing on the large one & attached to a hat pin!)
 Then I punched some tabs out of patterned paper, numbered them for the 12 Days of Christmas & stapled them to the ends for the pull tabs! Right now there is only candy in each "drawer," but if I have time before the holidays, I hope to make some little paper ornaments to place inside for my daughter to discover!

Last, but certainly not least is my FAVORITE project this month...
12 Days of Christmas Banner
I made this fun "12 Days of Christmas" Banner by simply using the Large Rectangle (3 1/2" x 4 3/8") in the "Opal" Stardream Metallic Cardstock.
I dry-embossed the cards first with a swirly pattern, rounded the corners & then stamped a music pattern in black. With the pattern from embossing, the stamp image only adhered to the raised portions for a shabby look!
For the first & last cards on the banner, I cut out a Victorian image of 2 two couples to attach to each card. Behind the first couple is a Tree cut from Bazzill Canvas in "Lakeshore" blue cardstock with sweet little pearls on each "stem." I typed up the words to the song on the computer & then Glimmer Misted the paper with a "sand" mist.
For the last card, I Glimmer Misted a paper heart-shaped doille in "latte & gold," added some more pearls & placed it behind the couple with a sweet little embossed dove at their feet.
All along the center are the 12 Days of Christmas images I bought a long time ago from a digital site. I cut out the 12 images, layered them on top of 12 circles cut from cardboard (I peeled the top layer to expose the corrugated layer & added a little Distress Paint in "tarnished brass"), & layered that on top of a piece of burlap & attached it all to the card. Added the appropriate song verse...

To attach the banner cards to the ribbon, I used a bunch of double-ended swirly paper clips in gold & silver.
Too much fun!!

I hope you enjoyed my 3 little projects today as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you!

Now, it's time to HOP on over to see what little treasures my sister, Kim, over at The Scrap-a-Teeny Girls' blog, has to share with you!
But don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the Christmas Card Kit!!
See you soon than you think!
- Becky

27 comments:

Lesley from WI said...

Great projects. The box tree is so clever and I love the box tree. Great job

Chrissy D said...

Wonderful work! Love those boxes (great idea!)

mommyabbytommy said...

Oh my gosh, that tree!!! I need to make one!!!! Thanks for sharing, wonderful job!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful projects, cute tree made from the matchboxes!

Glenda said...

Hate to tell you but you really are a CARDER!
Love the inside stamping. You have the something for the whole house and I really like the matchbox tree.

Glenda

Velta said...

Needless to say, my favorite is the banner too...my goodness it must have taken you a while to create it...However, my favorite is the Christmas tree centerpiece...what a wonderful way to show off the 12 days of Christmas...now I want to make one for an advent type of calendar for my 2 year old grandson...I also REALLY like your "not so perfect card." That is what makes it "your" creation! Thanks for sharing :)

Noelle Reese said...

I don't know what you are talking about. You are too a carder! I am cracking up though. i thought the snowman outline stamp was a sea otter. I could not see the snowman. LMAO You probably can't see the sea otter and think I am having beer for breakfast LOL The 'tree' RICKS! It turned out perfect and the banner is my FAVORITE! It's awesome and the swirly clips worked great!

Theresa said...

Your creations are wonderful. You certainly put a lot of time into making them. Thanks for sharing.
Theresa in Kitimat

Tracy Evans said...

Love all your creations but the Christmas tree and banner are so effective, very creative and unique. Tracy Evans x

Dawn said...

What wonderful creations- and what a fun tree, so great with the Match Boxes. Brilliant!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that banner- would fit in to my decor-wink wink

silvia said...

Love youe tree!! The banner is GORGEOUS!! LOVE the black and white card!!

Colleen said...

I love the matchbox tree that is just awesome and with little goodies in it how precious.

Dawn said...

well, you've been busy! clever box idea!! great projects!

Darsie Bruno said...

Wow! I love the banner and the advent tree!! Just fabulous projects!

Kristine Reynolds said...

My favorite is the banner too!!! Beautiful!

lisa808 said...

Awesome tree!

Lillian Child said...

My head is spinning - what a fabulous assortment of creativity. My favorite hands down is that holiday tree out of match boxes - LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and talent with us!

Holly said...

Wow, awesome projects! LOVE your advent tree! Such a great way to use those matchbox dies!!

Vicki said...

Great projects. My favorite is the outstanding banner.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

the Christmas tree and banner are so effective, very creative and unique
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedeisgns AT yahoo DOT com

Kards by Kathi said...

Great blog and great hop. Thanks for your talents and your time. You have great projects.

Gloria Westerman said...

Fabulous creations.....love the box tree....my GD would so love this....especially if it had chocolate in it.....tfs

Lynda said...

Enjoying the hop.. Very nice projects you have done, too.

KimL said...

Hey sis, once again you knocked out of the box,or park? I like box ha!Fab,FAB FAB!!!!!! My favorite is the banner I want one!!!!!! The tree came out perfect! After all that brainstorming UGH! XO K

mustangkayla said...

Oh my! I just ADORE that tree! So so so darn cute!

Sue D said...

Great project--I really like your matchbox tree.

sucor said...

Awesome projects! I love your matchbox tree! Amazing banner - I want to make one!