Thursday, November 19, 2009

Firecracker Designs by Pamela Blog Hop PLUS CANDY!!!!!

  Hello and welcome to the Firecracker Designs by Pamela Blog Hop for November.  Our theme this month is Thanks- so I made some 3-D items to give to those that affect my life in a positive way- as a token of my Thanks for their presence in my life!
  First, a little bit of information about the blog hop. This is a circular Blog hop- when you arrive back where you began the hop-you are all done. 
  Next, CANDY, yes, LOTS of CANDY is available on this Blog Tour- on each blog you visit, leave a comment and you have a chance to win CANDY (each blog will award one stamp set)!  And, it's the good kind that does not end up on your hips......  Pamela will also be have CANDY for an overall winner!  Thanks for your generosity Pamela!  Wahoo!
  All you have to do to win is to leave a comment.  It's that simple! Oh- each Blog candy has a different candy to give as well.
  Blog Candy will be awarded at 8PM on Monday November 23rd CST on my blog. (Remember we may be in different time zones).

Here is the set I am giving away!




These are my 'Thankgiving' items for Friends and people who are significant to me:




 I have been having fun paper crafting this past week.  I originally had a different project in mind, but then came across this awesome Tag Box on a blog- with the dimensions.  I just had to give it a try.  I really liked it, so it became the new direction for my Blog Hop project. 
 
Here it is open- I added the blue scallop out of a coordinating paper, and used Christmas Phrases 1 by FCD for the sentiment . I added some bling on the top of the Tag Box.  The tags are made with the Matchbox Die from SU and the Tag Punch by SU. The Tags inside are stamped with various FCD sets- on the Lt- gloves from Love Never Melts, the center- Christmas Phrases 1, and on the Rt, snowflakes from Love Never Melts and Let's Celebrate- all from FCD.

 
 Next, I decided to make some Tag Boxes. They are made with base card stock cut 2 3/4 wide by 7 inches long.  The CS was scored 2 1/2 inches from each edge. I made side pieces that are 2 5/8 and tapered to fit the side- on the top 1 3/8" wide and the bottom 2 inches wide.  I used red line tape to attach the side and the tags to the front and back.  The tags measure 2 3/4 " wide by 4 5/8" long.  You can change any of the measurements to make your tag box it's own size.
Box on the Lt: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding,Scallop punch SU +acetate
Middle box- label from Matchbox Die by SU, sentiment Christmas Phrases 1 by FCD
Box on the Right-Nestability Labels 4 (3rd smallest), Sentiment Christmas Phrases 1 +acetate, scallop edge punch SU for Dp on top and bottom and bling.
 
 Next, I decided to take a hinged box and make a gift box.  This is so quick and easy.  I embossed the snowflakes from Love Never Melts and Let's Celebrate with White EP and sponged on Soft Sky and Blue Bayou onto labels from Avery- the address label size. The labels are wrapped around Hershey nuggets.  The sentiment is from Christmas Phrases 1.
The CS wrapping the box (retired SU Baroque Burgandy)was cut to fit and punched with the scallop edge punch by SU.  The Basic Grey paper, again Figgy Pudding,  was added and the sentiment mounted on Soft Sky. White organdy ribbon added around the box like you would wrap ribbon around a gift box- hard to see in the picture.
 
 Finally, I finished my stamping fun with tags made that fit into a box made out of a piece of DT.  The link for the box that fits ATC sized tags or ATC's was found here.
 
I had to add some techniques from the Technique Junkies Newsletter to my project.
The tag to the far left- ink Ranger- Trees from Just Breathe Again, Sentiment-Christmas Phrases 1 and technique Simple Green
The 2nd to the Lt tag (blue) is made with the Faux Sanding Technique. The snowflakes (FCD as above) are embossed with White EP, and the image colored with SU markers and Angel Wings Shimmerz (from FCD). Can you see the little mouse on the tag too? Sentiment  and snowman from Snow Shepherd from FCD.
Tag #3 The ornaments from Christmas Phrases 1 stamped in Black Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored with Su markers.  Each ornament covered with Crystal effects. Tag top punched with the SU scallop edge punch and outlined with Faux Stitching Technique (TJ). The faus stitching and the strings the ornaments are on are done with a Sakura jelly Roll Pen.
Finally, the last tag is DSP on the top, the SU Poinsettia embossing folder from SU- the flowers were individually cut out and painted with Shimmerz after centers colored with Baroque Burg (SU). The Tag is outlined with a Gold Leafing pen and the sentiment from Christmas Phrases 1 is embossed with Gold EP.

Whew- are you exhausted from reading all of that?  Thanks for hanging in there!

The next stop on the blog hop is Tesa

Please don't forget to leave an e-mail address so I can contact you if you win the Blog candy. Good Luck!
And, I will be posting another card at the end of this blog hop (Monday night)  with another blog candy- please stop back to check it out!
  

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

65 comments:

TesaB said...

WOW! and OMG! I'm totally STUNNED! You have been one busy lady creating all this yumminess! It looks simply fantastic!

Donna Moore said...

Totally and completely awesome! You rock girl, I adore all your projects!! And....I love your candy giveaway, how sweet is this set??!! Thanks Shelly for sharing your amazing talent!

kc_froglady said...

OH MY you have been a very busy artist! I love the items you made that tag box is a great idea and I know a couple people that would be nice for :) They could keep it right on their gift wrapping table! The nuggests wrapped with the labels is a fantastic idea! You are so creative!

StampinCathy said...

Wow your projects are just amaZING and so inspiring. What great give ideas and just love the colors and stamps you used. Thanks for a chance.
stampincmeyers at yahoo dot com

Marsha said...

What beautiful projects. Such lovely gifts. And the set you are offering as Blog candy is cute as can be.
mkdrain@gmail.com

Melisa Waldorf said...

Wow! What fabulous gifts! I love what you did with that set!

Kathy said...

Wow, you've been busy. Love the tag box, great gift idea. The little candy treat holders are fantastic, love how you made different shaped windows with the nesties, very clever! Great projects.

jimlynn said...

Oh, cute gift ideas and wonderful card! Just great.

Ida P. Krause said...

Fabulous projects. I love the wonderful papers you used. - Oh and that stamp set is adorable.

FireCracker082 said...

great tags!! gorgeous card, fun papers too! LOVE IT all!

Heather said...

Your projects are just soo cute! And very inspirational! I feel like I should be paper crafting instead of being on the computer! thanks for sharing!
stampingwithheather@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

WOW those tag boxes loook like a lot of work. Great job!
tonilea
jiffy1212@aol.com

The Lawson Family said...

Love love love the tag box idea! Very clever and cute. Nice color choices.

bblawsonuk@yahoo.com

Kristin G. said...

Wow you have definitely been busy! Great job!

Juliet A said...

I love all of these projects so much, I think I will bookmark this one post and CASE everything you've done here! I especially like the tag sets - such a great hostess gift for the holidays!

Kellie said...

WOW, you have been one busy lady. They are all awesome and I love the tag box just might have to go create one myself. Thanks for sharing.
kelliedhill@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Oh my word - you have been busy creating some beautiful gifts! Love it all. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for a gift! I will definitely be using this idea! THanks for sharing!

mkd1061@aol.com

christina d said...

I love all the thank yous you made, especially the ones with candy! The pkg with tags is really cute too.

Vickie Kertz said...

Love the projects that you have shared. Those are some wonderful christmas ideas. Thanks

Lee -grandmalee said...

Looks like I will be busy trying to make some of your goodies...they rock! I'll try some for the grandkids to keep their "secrets" in. Love the kitty...those eyes are to die for!
grandma_lee_t AT yahoo DOT com

Lisa said...

Your 3D projects are nicely done! Be sure to hop on over to my blog to see mine! www.lvstmpn.wordpress.com

Victoria said...

Hi, Wow, your projects are stunning. I will be casing some of them in the near future. Thanks for the chance to win the blog hop candy. I love cat cards as my daughter thinks she is the "cat lady". E-mail address is stev4516@bellsouth/net

Diana said...

Shelly, thanks for some neat ideas for "Thank you's". That little Mouse on the Eye Candy is so cute.
thanks for being on this team.
dj_enns@yahoo.com

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Connie W said...

Tags are wonderful, and they are a creative way to try the various techniques to see if you like them or not.

Jadebuddah said...

Great fun gifts! I would love the tags myself.

Vicki said...

Shelly, bless your heart! You are a dynamo! Wonderful projects and so much inspiration! Blessings to you!

Debbie Yates said...

Wow...i am blown away...your projects are wonderful!

dabblesbydeb at knology dot net

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on SCS said...

Hello Shelley,
What a gorgeous array of Christmas projects! Esp. love the gift tag set - great idea. Very sweet Blog candy too - how could anyone resist those eyes?!
bjwelmo43 AT bigpond DOT com
or PM at my on-line Gallery at SCS (see link with my name)

Deb B said...

Love all your projects!! The tags and boxes are so cute, and who doesn't love nugget boxes. Great job!
Deb B
stampindebs at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I love all of these creations. Thanks for all of the great ideas. Would love to win that stamp set.

Marthamh2 at aol dot com

Karen said...

I love this set! I am not a huge fan of cat stamps but this one is just too adorable.

Love all of your items, especially the tag box.

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous projects! I needed some inspiration for some gifts, and I certainly found it here!

EMHar720 ar verizon dot net

Peggy said...

Great ideas!!! Are you just totally exhausted!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

WOW! What wonderful projects!

Cindy said...

Your 3D creations are fantastic! Lots of ideas for my Holiday creations!
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Adeline E. Brill said...

Perfect holiday thank you gifts - love the tag box!

Ursula said...

My goodness those projects are so CUTE! I love the avery labels on the nuggets! How adorable!! Love the vintagey feel & colors, too! :o)

Felicia Archie said...

Amazing designs!!!! Love the touch of light blue. That's one of my favorite holiday colors. You have definitely outdone yourself!

fca1968@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a collection of neat things for your "favorite" people. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to visiting again.
Shirley

shirlwilson@comcast.net

Etha said...

Allprojects are super but I really like the tag box with the tags, wonderful idea!

Another Loock Creations said...

Very fun projects!!
Brenda

Lulu said...

It's all soooooo adorable!!!

Cassie_lu said...

your friends will love these gifts. great job

Cheryl Walker said...

OMGosh you have been a busy gal havent you??!!! I just love all the gifts youve made, and the treat bags, and tin, they are soooo sweet!!!! Also LOVE LOVE LOVE the blog candy that you are giving away and would LOVE to win this darling set. Of course I LOVE CATS and have 3 :) They are my babies!!!! Anyways thank you for giving me a chance to win, I hope I do...LOL :)

Have a lovely weekend!!
Hugs,
cheryl

pta4him said...

I love the cat on this set!

Kerry
pta4him at aol dot com

Pat (mspfd) said...

My goodness! These are stunning creations! Especially love the box you created.

Karen Howard said...

WOW, stunning projects!!! I love the patterned paper and how everything coordinates so beautifully!

Jackie said...

What a cute card:) I love the stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie

jackieortgies at gmail dot com

Mary G. said...

GREAT collection of gifts! Beautifully done! VERY cute stamp set, too! Ooh, hope I win! ;)

Paige said...

Someone's been having way too much fun! TFS these great projects!

Maggie said...

What a project...the paper you picked has such great colors! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! What lovely projects. I especially love the box full of tags. So beautiful.

JoAnn said...

You have some lovely projects! I think I will use this idea. Thank You sooo much!!
God Bless, JoAnn

Loretta Rodger said...

Wow, I agree stunning projects I wanna know how to get on your Christmas list!

ENjoy your holiday season! Blessings!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow! tag box and tags rock and sooo thoughtful! TFS your candy is adorable too!
twobizie@aol.com

d'Dragon said...

How fun! I'd be very happy to be someone receiving any of your gifties, may have to try a variation of this idea myself - thanks!

debbie dot warwick at comcast dot net

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What wonderful projects Shelly! Love the papers that you used! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! :D

Cindy said...

Wow, you sure have been busy!! These are awesome!!!

Fiona Whitehead said...

Oh my your projects are stunning - I wish I was someone you knew well - how honoured they must be to receive these from you. I love the box with the tags in. I'll be back to have a good look round your blog! The candy is so lovely too

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful gift set!

And it´s a wonderful idea with this blog hop!

Hugs Susi

Cheryl Walker said...

I forgot to leave my email address oooops!!! :)

cher2006@msn.com

Hugs,
Cheryl

Heidi said...

great gift ideas, wow.... fun!

Carrie said...

I love love love your tag box and tags, wonderfully done.