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!