Thursday, December 9, 2010

Paper Secrets blog hop is here!!!!

Hello everyone! I am so happy that you made your way here. I am stop lucky number 13! You should have arrived here from Lynn's blog. If you are just joining me know and have not been to any blogs along the way you can always go to the bottom of this post and see the list and start at the top.

(This is my very first blog hop, so I hope you enjoy yourself and please bare with me as I try out this new adventure!)

Now onto my Christmas creations. I have made a few things this year, but have decide to share two items with you. The first is a paper lantern that I found online a few years ago. (Sorry I do not remember where I got it from. If you are reading this post and you are the original creator of this please let me know so that I may give credit where it is due!) I had so much fun making these. The first one took me FOREVER to make! But me being me, and having to make life difficult, I had to play with it a little more and make more of them! LOL!
Here is a side view of them. On the other side is a window, where you can see the candles that I put inside them. The roof lifts off so you can fill your lantern with some little gifts.

Here is the side with the window. I don't know that I like it with the red candle. I might opt to put some Lindor chocolates inside instead! Yum!

Now for my second Christmas item that I made this year. I found the tutorial for this card organiser over at Splitcoast stampers.  I thought what a wonderful idea. I could make half a dozen cards, with matching tags, and thank you cards. And then they would all wrapped up nice in a little box to give to the teachers.

Here is a picture of the front of the box. Oops forgot to finish the front. I still need to add some embellishments to it. Just imaging that there are some snowflakes and a stamped image of a snowman! LOL Can you see it? Isn't it beautiful?

When you take the lid off, the front half of the box falls open to reveal the card (back pocket) with the matching tags and thank you card. The little book you see on the bottom is for addresses or little notes, dates..... and the little square beside is actually a small little pocket for some stamps, (just imagine once again that they are there.LOL)

Here is a little peak at the tags and TY cards.

Well that is it for me on this blog hop. I hope you enjoyed yourself and will come back. Please leave a comment, I would love to hear what you think about my little creations. Your next stop on our little blog hop is : #14 Bronwyn Velazquez http://www.scrappinkitty.blogspot.com/

And like I said before if this is your first stop, please check out the list below and start with Kristi's blog.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
2. Jen Patrick http://www.roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
  3. Crystal Cantu http://www.crystalscraftcorner.blogspot.com/
4. Rochelle Spears http://www.rochellespears.blogspot.com/
 5. Jenn Stockard http://www.bindingmemories.blogspot.com/
 6. Julia Sava http://www.beautifulcrazyscrappylife.blogspot.com/
 7. Barb Prendergast http://www.supermamascraps.blogspot.com/
  8. Julie Leonhardt http://www.scrappinjulie.blogspot.com/
9. Brittney Calgary http://www.brittneyunwritten.blogspot.com/
10. Vickie Les ww.vickiesscrapbookingandtidbits.blogspot.com 
  12. Lynn http://www.supersmileysheep.blogspot.com/
  13. Shirley www.chillyscakesandscraps.blogspot.com (ME)
14. Bronwyn Velazquez http://www.scrappinkitty.blogspot.com/
  15. Veronica Meras http://www.handmadebymeras78.blogspot.com/
  16. Nancy Dare http://www.daretobeunique-nancy.blogspot.com/
  17. Fi http://www.allthingscreativescrapbooking.blogspot.com/
  18. Robin Redd www.robinredd.typepad.com/west_coast_scrapper
  19. Tina Connolly http://www.scrapdiva-tina.blogspot.com/
  20. Jenny http://www.jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
  21. Christy http://www.christysscrappin.blogspot.com/
  22. Giovana http://www.giovana-believe.blogspot.com/
  23. Silvia http://www.sillyscrap.blogspot.com/
  24. Kathy Carr http://www.kacarr61.blogspot.com/
  25. MissLou http://www.bydgiescrap.canalblog.com/

52 comments:

  1. Very cool projects! Love the card organiser, its such a lovely gift.

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  2. I love your creations!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. O those lanterns are really neat. Thanx for the inspiration..:)

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  4. What wonderful projects..TFS!! reanie@valornet.com

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  5. great lanterns are very nice. thanks for your hard work. millierose651@aol.com

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  6. Those lanterns are the best! And the thought of truffles in them are YUMMY! TFS it!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  7. What a neat idea for a gift for someone! Love it! Oh, and the snowman and snowflakes are so cute! LOL

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  8. Great ideas. The lanterns are so cool!

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  9. I love the laterns and the stationary box, super cute!

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  10. These are great!!! Merry Christmas!!! :)

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  11. The card organizer is such a neat idea. Thanks for the idea! Love the lanterns.

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  12. LOVE the lanterns!! Great job!!

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  13. Very cute projects. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. I LOVE those lanterns! I have those same Magnolias and now i have to find the directions for those cuties! I also like your card organizer, but the lanterns are my scraplift from here! I'm now following you...can't wait to get more great ideas! ksjennings at gmail dot com

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  15. Love these lanterns!
    Minta

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love your projects. The lanterns were so darn cute and the card organizer is a great gift-lucky teachers!

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  17. Wonderful projects! I am in love with the lanterns and would love to see a how to post...hint hint! TFS and Merry Christmas

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  18. Love your projects..the lanterns are beautiful, and the organizer would surely make a wonderful gift.

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  19. These are too cute! love the little lanterns!
    I love all the festive papers you used.
    I am a new follower of your blog.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. I really like the card organizer! It is really cute and it could be a really versatile gift!

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  21. LOVE your lanterns and card box!

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  22. Very cute projects!

    ~Robin
    http://robinredd.typepad.com/west_coast_scrapper/

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  23. Those lanterns are a work of art on their own, but Im loving the gift box idea as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful paper ;anterns! I'd love to try making those!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  25. These projects are adorable! Way to go! I'm a follower now ;) Have a safe and wonderful Christmas!

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  26. Beautiful projects! WTG....I'm a follower! Happy Holidays!

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  27. Love the lanterns and the card organizer. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. what fun paper lanterens and the card organiser is a great idea

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  29. Your creations are so beautiful, I love them !!!!

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  30. Cute Stuff! I luv those little Lantern Houses!

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  31. You might use your lantern as part of a luminary.Your cards and organizer is a nice gift.

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  32. Lanterns filled with chocolates indeed would make the holiday merry. Very fun.

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  33. The lanters are so pretty!!! I really do like the card organizer, could you send me the link to the tutorial. TFS wamfamily at surewest dot net

    I am also doing a hop, come by and check it out if you can.

    Kathryn
    www.wamfamily.blogspot.com

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  34. Your lanterns are wonderful, and I especially like the one with the Magnolia image o it. I am a Maggie fan!

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  35. Enjoyed the lanterns....the card organizer is great too. TFS

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  36. Very pretty lanterns and that card organizers is awesome!!

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  37. Your organizer is so cute!
    Love the lanterns, will have to give them a try!
    Yours came out so pretty!
    Happy Holidays!

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  38. Oh my gosh ....the Lanterns are so adorable!! I'm gonna have to google this!!

    Shell~Alaska♥

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  39. Those lanterns are just fantastic! And the card and organiser is so cool - you may have just given me an idea for a teacher gift!!!

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  40. Love the candle holder idea...very cute!!

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  41. Love your design for the candle lanterns and the organizer is fabulous...always wanted to do one of those for myself! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. \yes, shirley another crazy canuk and from my home province of ontario....do you have snow? my home town is between hamilton and london... which you know what that means \i missed it.
    love your card box, thanks for giving the details and where you found it. \i think i should try it. \you have done a great job on your 1st blog hop.
    ava

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  43. I like the stationary bx alot! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Your little lanterns are so creative, and love the stationery box!

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  45. Adorable gift ideas! love the card folder/box. Thanks for sharingwith us- Merry Christmas!

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  46. Your paper lanterns are adorable! and the tags and thankyou cards set is a very practical gift! TFS

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  47. Great job! You have been busy girl! I especially love the card box and the adorable cards! Merry Christmas!

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