Thursday, November 12, 2009

CC&M Holiday Blog Hop

Hello everyone! I'm very pleased to be one of the guest designers for Creative Cuts and More this month. I had a blast designing projects for today's blog hop! I hope you will have fun hopping from blog to blog and get inspired for the holidays.

If you just came from Ellen's blog, your right on track. If not, the start of the Holiday Blog Hop is at the Die Cut Diva blog. If for some reason one of the links is broken along the Hop don't worry, HOP back over to Die Cut Diva for the complete list.

As part of the celebration, CC&M is having a great sale. They are offering 15% off the entire store. But act quickly, this offer is only active for a couple more days, the sale will end on November 15th. Make sure you enter this code ccholidaybloghop1109 during checkout. The winner will be announced Sunday November 15th.

As a continuing part of the celebration CC&M will be giving away a FUN Christmas Card Kit! After you have finished the blog hop, return to Die Cut Diva and follow the directions.

Okay, so for my projects I decided to make some gift boxes for the holidays. This little guy is all ready for the winter season, in his hat, scarf and ear muffs! :) For this project I used the CC&M peek a view box.

Here are a view close ups.

I used Shimmerz Olive Branch Spritz on the band of the hat and Baby's Breath Spritz on the flower to add a little sparkle.
The nose (some folded paper) and a few pearls were painted with Wed Wagon Shimmerz.

Creative Cuts & More - Peek A View box
Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Shimmerz Paints - Spritz (Olive Branch and Baby's Breath) and Shimmerz (Wed Wagon)
Pink Paislee - Rub-ons
Brads - SEI
Chipboard Tag - Maya Road
Chipboard circles - Heidi Swapp
Other - Styrofoam ball and wire, beads, buttons and pearls from Hobby Lobby

My second gift box used two small felt snowflakes in olive and one large chipboard snowflake, all of course from CC&M.

Above you can see that I stitched both of the felt snowflakes with embroidery floss. I added some patterned paper underneath one of the snowflakes. The other snowflake was trimmed, then a small paper star and some painted beads were added.

The oval box was covered with patterned paper, border stickers and rub-ons from the Pink Paislee, Mistletoe & Company collection.

The large chipboard snowflake was painted with a cream and light blue acrylic paint first. Then it was sprayed with some Shimmerz Treasured Hymn Spritz. The tips of the snowflake were then covered with patterned paper and pearls were added. In the picture above, you can see the snowflakes were layered and adhered to the box.

Here is the completed box all ready for gift giving! :)

Creative Cuts & More - Small felt snowflakes and large chipboard snowflake
Shimmerz Paints - Blingz (Wed Wagon and Mossy Stone) and Spritz (Baby's Breath and Treasured Hymn)
Pink Paislee - Patterned paper, Rub-ons and Sticker borders
Kaiser Craft - Pearls
Hobby Lobby - Wood reindeer cutout, paper mache box, bead chain and berry garland.

Thanks for hopping by, now head over to Holly's blog.


mustangkayla said...

What beautiful boxes! That first one is so darn creative and the second one is just stunning!

Colleen said...

I love the reindeer box that is just adorable. Great job.

Vijaya Siddharth said...

A beautiful project! Love the flakes..the box!

Whimcees said...

The person who receives your gift box is going to be very thrilled! Lovely!

Barbara Diane

Karen said...

Gorgeous projects!! I love-em!!


Eva said...

WOW...these are seriously AMAZING!!!! Your work is always so fabulous!!!

Fabienne et Franck said...

Just wonderful As always!

Nathalia Castellon said...

I always find so much inspiration in the amazing work you do! Fantastic job on altering the peek a view box and the felt snowflake die cuts! Both are absolutely original and unique!

Sandi said...

That first little guy is just too darn ADORABLE! and the reindeer box is STUNNING!!!!!! You're just so AMAZING!!!!!!!

Shelley Haganman said...

Beautiful, beautiful work!! So glad you are part of our Maya Road family!!

Jeri said...

Just a gorgeous project. That box with the reindeer is just scrumptious.

Steph Zerbe said...

Shut up! You amaze me! Love seeing your work. How fun are you!! I could go on and on. Have a great day.

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

Include me in the drawing for the hop please. I have done all the requirements and thanks for telling us about it. I found out about it from your site!

Kathlene said...

Omigosh, that reindeer box is simply fabulous! I LOVE seeing all your beautiful creations on your blog. TFS!

Babydoll said...

Great projects! Congrats on being the Guest Designer!

Diana said...

Lovely projects Jenn.

Sandy said...

OMG - you just amaze me. You are sooo talented! I love them both - along with every single other thing I've seen that you've made!

TanishaRenee said...

Beautiful, beautiful work!!!

Kay Sibley said...

Jennifer, these boxes are Amazing...!! Love the styrofoam ear muffs! Truly, your creations are so incredibly detailed and well thought out. And your reindeer box needs to be the centerpiece on a holiday table! GORGEOUS!! ♥♥ Kay

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