Thursday, December 2, 2010

'Tis The Season Blog Hop--Day 1

Hi everyone!  It's December already and it means that all of us are going to be busy as a bee when it comes to preparing for the Holidays..

This particular December also happens to be a great month for me because I was able to sign myself for a Blog Hop! Yes, indeed! A BLOG HOP! My first ever blog isn't that a great thing to be excited about!  This hop was particularly organized by Iva. I am sooo grateful that I met her in one of the blogs I am visiting, opening an opportunity for me to join the hop.  So if you want to start the Blog Hop just go to Iva's site and you'll be on the right track. And maybe you've seen the little project that Ellen Mandris did before you come here...are you enjoying already?

So for today, I will be sharing a nice little project that you can do this holiday season. I've been wanting to do this project since October but wasn't able to do until this Hop.

I love gift boxes..especially one that is handmade. This one was sooo easy to make and will not take you half an hour to assemble everything. The box measures 4 inches wide and 2 inches deep,perfect for those little presents for Christmas. I used this amazing template which is very easy to use.

For this project you will only be needing 2 patterned papers (or 1 patterned, one solid as I did here) some nice ribbon, little ornaments, ink and stamp. I used Hero Arts on this one and some Martha Stewart rhinestones.  If you want your box to be bigger, you'll just have to add up some inches to the original measurement in the pattern. Surely, I will be making more of this...hope you try it too!

My next project is a little nice card using a non-Holiday (Christmas) stamp from Hero Arts (starburst).

I first wanted to have a nice focal point in my card so I decided to use the Starburst stamp from Hero Arts.  I stamped the image thrice with a Brilliance Ink in Pink, then cut the first image in full, then cutting the second image leaving behind the outer layer, and cutting the last image with only the inner layer of the flower. I adhered every layer with a foam tape, finishing it off with a red pebble...and viola! A nice layered flower!

I also used some pearls from Basic Grey for accent. The leaves stamp is from Fancy Pants..and you may notice the sentiments..haha! My own handwriting!  My own personal touch.

Hope you liked my projects. Please leave some love at the comments section. It would be greatly appreciated.
So for the next step on this Blog Hop, go visit Molly Ambriz and I'm sure she prepared something nice for you today.

Thank you for stopping by. God Bless and have a nice Blog Hopping Day!


  1. Your card and box are both so beautiful ~ TFS. It's my first blog hop too :)

  2. Congrats on your first BLOG hop! I am hoping to do one someday!! Great projects!! TFS!!
    Debbie Chapman

    They look so life like and glazed and just need to dip them in some chocolate! Ok I should have ate before doing the hop!
    Love Hero Arts they make great stuff.
    You've done a wonderful job..
    Nice handwriting as well! whew hew!

    Happy Scrappn!

  4. I love this so pretty. TFS

    Hugs Debbie

  5. Love your gift box and your card!! Your handwritting is exceptional!!!

  6. Very,very pretty! I love it!! New follower here and can't wait to see your future creations!! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  7. Love the box, I would have thought the handwriting was a stamp, great job.
    Cherylann (prinkles)

  8. That card is beautiful you have amazing handwritting! Thank you for Shareing! That box is beautiful as well! Great job for your first blog!
    Contact Info: in case I win the amazing blog candy! Happy Holiday's!

  9. Nice.... i love all your projects!

  10. Oooh- NiiiiiIIICE! Thanks for link to the template for the box- yours came out wonderfully!!

  11. Gorgeous...and thanks so much for sharing the template.

  12. Love this project!I've made boxes like this, but had forgotten all about how easy they are. Thanks for the reminder! Yours is lovely, and the cards so cute! And your blog is wonderful. I'm a follower, and I love reading about and looking at all your creative ideas! Check out the 24 Days of Cards I'm currently doing at A new card idea every day until December 24 (and one on December 26!) Thanks again for the fun hop!

  13. Love your handmade box! Also love the card you made! beautiful job!

  14. Back for day 2....great work! TFS

  15. Very beautiful!
    Bonnie C
    ascrapabove at aol dot com

  16. Really beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  17. Nice projects. The layered flower is beautiful. TFS

  18. I think your first blog hop is a smashing success! Here's to many many more :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  19. fantastic! goona become a follower to watch what else you create!!

  20. The box is Great...
    and I love the berries on top!
    The card is cute too...
    and I love your handwriting...
    marvelous :D
    Hugs Anja