Thursday, October 15, 2009

Creative Cuts and More Blog Hop - October

Welcome to the Creative Cuts and More blog hop! I am a guest designer for Creative Cuts and More this month, and I am so excited to show you my projects!

If you didn't arrive here from the Creative Cuts and More Blog, you don't want to miss what the whole design team has in store for you! The Creative Cuts and More Blog Hop starts at http://die-cut-diva.blogspot.com. Be sure to go there first so you don't miss out on any of the great projects today.

For my first project, I started off with a clean and simple Christmas ornament. I used the Christmas ornament #01 die cut in a burgundy cardstock and transferred a large rub-on directly to the front of the ornament. To continue with the frosty look of the ornament, I sponged some white craft ink all around the edges, and adhered a large white organdy bow to the top. I used the same white organdy ribbon to tie a loop on the ornament so I can hang it on my tree.



For my second project, I used another Christmas ornament #01 die cut in the same burgundy cardstock color. This time, I covered a chipboard bird and his wing with Picket Fence distress crackle paint and sponged some dark brown ink on it. I stamped the "Peace" with a burgundy ink, sponged the edges, and layered it with burgundy and kraft cardstock ovals. This ornament has a warm country feel to it, and it is my favorite project. I can't wait to make some more of these for my Christmas tree!



For my third project for today's blog hop, I decorated the Box with Handle Set. The box is red, and I asked for the little square panels that come with this box to be gold. I needed just one more layer to help the poinsettia flowers pop, so I added the black cardstock layer.

I covered the buttons (in the center of the poinsettia flowers) with Gold stickles, which gives this a sort of retro feel. I made the tag from some scraps of cardstock and adhered it with some gold stretch cording. This box is very easy to put together, and the Killer Red Tacky Tape is perfect for adhering the edges.



When you follow the directions on the Creative Cuts and More Blog Hop, you will have a chance to win a FALL ALL OCCASIONS CARD KIT. You will also get a 15% discount off any orders that will be available for one week. To find the coupon code, please go to the Creative Cuts and More blog.

I hope you enjoyed the projects I showed you today. Now it's time to go to Pam Smerker's blog for the next stop on the blog hop. Have fun hopping! :-)

Be sure to come back for the Caardvarks Holiday Hop on November 1, 2, and 3 - you will love all the different ideas for Christmas cards, packaging, and decorations. We are also doing an awesome Mega Recipe blog hop on November 9 and 10 - you don't want to miss that!

14 comments:

Rbarakat said...

Such pretty projects!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are all GORGEOUS Holly!

mustangkayla said...

Fantastic work Holly!

Tifany said...

Great projects!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Holly..your projects are sooo beautiful!!!!! I can just see your Christmas tree all decorated with those wonderfully decorated ornaments and I love the little box!!!!!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Holly

Some fab projects here.

Ali x

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great job with the CC&M products, Holly. The ornament with the bird is my fav too ;-) Very pretty!

Jamilie said...

Very pretty!!

Pamela Smerker said...

Gorgeous gorgeous Holly I love all of your designs!

Chrissy D said...

BABE - this is STUNNING - love the simple elegance of each of these!!!

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous projects Holly!

Love the warm cozy feel of the ornaments and that poinsettia really does pop...just beautiful!
blessings, Maria

TexasGrammy said...

Get owwwwt! 3 projects? Please, oh please be kind to my wallet, Holly! I'm having a very tricky time choosing a fav here!

~Tex

connie said...

great ornaments and box!

Steph Zerbe said...

Love these ornaments! They would make great gift!! Both my Mom and Mom-in-law put up two trees. They love some handmade paper ornaments. Great work!