Thursday, December 6, 2012

Holiday Hop 2012

Hello and welcome to our Holiday Hop! I love to do the hops and of course seeing what everyone else makes, but this month is such a busy time of year that I kept my projects simple. If you are just joining the hop there is a link below that will take you through the whole hop.
 My first project is a treat container that I think would be great for my nieces and nephew when they come to visit. I would feel them with little treats. I used the Petal Cone Die and made a Christmas tree from Lucky Limeade Card Stock. There is textured add to the tree with the Petals a Plenty Embossing folder and I sponged the card stock with Lucky Limeade Ink.  I used the Tasteful Trim XL Die and cut the double scallop in half to make the garland then I added ornaments with the Merry Minis Punch Pack in Real Red Glimmer Paper, Primrose Petal and Early Espresso and the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. To make the ornaments a little more fun I added Crystal Effects on each one then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on the Crystal Effects while it was still wet.

My next project focusing on gift wrapping. I love to personalize the gift wrap and packaging when giving a home made gift and our Kraft Gift Boxes can help you with that. I used more of the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Paper to make a bow and "wrap" the box. I say wrap because the box is still able to be opened with out havin to remove the pieces. I like to make my bows with brads to hold them together so the center of this bow has a nice sparkley Real Red Glimmer Brad. Simple yet pretty or at least I hope the receipent thinks so. This box will be for an ornament that I need to make for an ornament exchange we are doing at our church. Now moving on to our final project which can be for your home or to give as a gift.  

I love to do glass etching and it is so easy with our Big shot and dies. I used the Snow Flurry Bigz Die to cute out clear contact paper and used the negative image and applied it to the glass then etched the glass. After removing the contact paper you are left with the snowflakes. I tried to get a picture of the candle vase with an actual candle in it but it the snowflakes didn't show up very well so I just placed a piece of card stock behind it for picture purposes. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and were inspired to create something new.
Now I will send you of to Dawn's blog. You can get there by clicking on the next button below, but before you go I wanted to thank you for stopping by. Have a great day and enjoy the hop! Tonya

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  9. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  10. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge
  11. Justin K of JK Cards
  12. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  13. Jennifer B of NW Stamper


Stampin Dj said...

I love your Petal Cone tree! I just got that die and haven't even opened it yet!

Anonymous said...

Candle vase is a great idea for Holiday, I will have to try that one of these days! TY for sharing - Pam W.

Terry said...

Wow to all three projects! The tree petal cone is adorable, and that bow is absolutely fabulous on the box. What a gorgeous presentation! And glass etching? I've never tried it, but you make it seem easy. It'd be fun to grab some thrift store glasses to make a custom set for holiday get-togethers!



Pat T. said...

Great projects! That treat holder is just so cute. Great job on the glass etching. I have never really been very successful at etching so really admire your candle holder! Might have to give it a try again. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

I love the use of your petal cone die! What an awesome idea!!! That bow on your box is so pretty! I need to try to make a few of those!

Anonymous said...

Super projects! Very clever use of the Petal Cone Die! :-)

Heidi @ Stuck on Stampin said...

Cute! Love the Petal Cone Tree! Man, that die has so many uses!! All the glimmer and sparkle on the tree is so much fun! And, such a beautiful bow!! I hope the recipient takes good care of the bow. ;) And, the glass etching on the candle holder is fabulous! I hadn't thought about using our dies to help create designs like that. Fabulous!!

Annie Lee said...

W-O-W!!!!! I LOVE everything here! That petal cone tree is super awesome. That bow is gorgeous. And I only wish I knew how to do glass etching!

Shellie G. said...

I love etching too! It is so easy and fun :)Great job on the candle vase! I also love your little petal cone tree. Too cute :)

Nancy Berg said...

All your projects are simply wonderful but i think the bow is my favorite! Love how you chose to use the flocked acetate! <3

Kim Ryden said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love all of your projects this month!

brrenwick said...

The petal cone tree is awesome! And the bow...I love it!!! Great job on all of your projects!

Jennifer Blomquist said...

You have super clever projects this month! I've never seen that use of the petal cone die and it is great! Thanks for sharing!