Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kicking of Christmas Blog Hop Project

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 Welcome everyone!  We are having fun and blog hopping away to celebrate the holiday season with fun and fabulous projects :)  I am the second stop on this hop - you should start here at Amy's Blog.  Then you can come right back here and make sure to enter for the fabulous give-a-way!

After you finish up checking out my project & commenting for your chance to win an awesome prize, head on over to Donna's Blog.

For today's project I made a card to slip a hot cocoa packet inside.  The card measures 5 inches by 6 and 1/2 inches when folded.  I needed this larger size to accommodate the cocoa packet I plan on slipping inside.  The paper is from K & Company.

The craft cardstock is cut at 4 and 1/2 inches square.  I used the fantastic gel pen holder and some of the pens from the glitter assortment all from Chomas Creations.    

I used the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge to draw a green square that is 4 and 1/4 inches to create a border.  I used 3 different font features from Plantin Schoolbook to give each word a unique look.  The letters are all close to a 1 inch setting.  "You" is in blue, "warm" is in pink, and "my" is in silver.  The beautiful sparkle of the glitter in the writing is really stunning in person.

The adorable snowman is from SP & Company's set called Falling Snow.  The snowman is normally holding a candy cane, but I simply cut it out of the design and used a chipboard glittered heart in it's place.  I colored him in with Stampin' Write markers - creating stripes on the scarf for a little added flair.  I used Diamond Stickles for some fun bling.

The die cut in the top right corner is by Doodlebug Designs from their Happy Holidays collection on their Cute Cuts die cut sheet.  I simply added more of the Diamond Stickles and a snowflake.  The snowflakes are by Jolee's Boutique.

Aren't you lucky!  Samantha from SP & Company stamps, who I'm proud to be the design team leader for, has decided to donate a great prize to a lucky winner!  To win be a follower of my blog, and comment on this post.  Please include an e-mail, blog link, or some other way I can get in touch with you if you're the winner.

She has donated the Scripty Scrips set!  Here's what it looks like.  Imagine all the wonderful things you could create with this diverse set.  

Some of the other blogs have awesome candy too - and there is a $25 gift card to Custom Crops.  The winner will be chosen at random from one of the blogs - so leave a comment on all the blogs for the best shot at winning that fun prize :)

Even if you don't win a free prize, there's still goodies to be had since both Amy and Samantha are having pre Black Friday sales!

When you've entered to win on this post, head on over to Donna's blog to continue the fun and inspiration!

Just because I am awesome, I'm going to include a full lineup of all the blogs in case you get lost along the way or run into a broken link.  Happy hopping :)

Amber - That's ME!

110 comments:

Erika said...

Super cute. Love the cocoa card idea.

erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

Trisha said...

So cute. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

Linda said...

Hi Amber I am on the hop to say Hi to everyone and check out all the wonderful creations. I love how you used Amy's pens. Great job!
Hugs,
Linda

DonnaMundinger said...

Awww, so cute, Amber! could use some hot chocolate myself this morning. Brrr! xxD

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love the cocoa card idea. I will definately use that for my daughter's classroom this year. Thanks for sharing.

simplybren said...

Super cute. I so love Amy's gel pens!!
simplybren at hotmail dot com

Tabitha said...

Love your card. Your snowman is the cutest. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Tammy said...

This is super cute!! I am adding it to my "to be Craft-Lifted" list! LOL
Thanks for the inspiration and ideas.
Tammy

creative patti said...

What a sweet card, love the bling on it!! Great job. awesome candy!! Thank you for sharing.
pattig161@yahoo.com

lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...

thanks for sharing... very cute!!!

Lisa
lamerlisa@hotmail.com
http://www.lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

Jessie said...

Love the card!
jesterca15@gmail.com

Scrappinbutterfly said...

Just found your blog through the blog hop. Thanks for sharing. I love you blog and look forward to seeing more creations! DianainNM

*BJ* said...

Cute card.. love the snowman. TFS
bettylarryn at yahoo dot com

pattyk said...

Great site --I'm a follower now -thanks millierose651@aol.com

Bobbi said...

What a cute card. TFS

Anonymous said...

Love that snowman, thank you for sharing.
jman4@comcast.net

Summer said...

So cute Thanks for the chance to win!
Summer
cricutdiaries@yahoo.com

Carmen O said...

Those would be perfect for the neighborhood kids! Thanks for the Idea
Carmen

susies1955 said...

So cool. I'm a follower now because of the blog hop.
Thanks for a chance to win,
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

stev288 said...

Love how you tweaked the stamp to work on your project. Cute card to go with cocoa too!
Ruth Gillis stev288@pwrtc.com

Laura said...

Love your card, thanks so much for sharing!

sillyp said...

Now following:) just found you on this hop. Cute card. Those pens look fun to use.
cornersotne.cs(at)cox.net

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Very cute! TFS.
Mama LoveBug @LoveBug Creations.
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

motherto3girls said...

My 1st blog hop, how fun. Thanks and I love your idea for the hot chocolate packet.

Aimee said...

Adorable layout! I love blog hops. I get such great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Cute card...love the snowman...TFS! I need to get some of those gel pens!

Carol
aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten ^at* hotmail *dot^ com

Lori said...

Very cute, Amber! Dontchya just luv that snowman?! I know I do :) TFS!

Lorus! said...

I love this gift idea! The snowman holding the heart is just too cute!

Shawna said...

Love that card. what great inspiration. thank for sharing!

bartlettpair said...

Good ideas on the card. Thanks you for the opportunity to win a giveaway:) Blessings

Kath said...

I'm making some cocoa holders, and now I want to do one as cute as yours - thanks!

Amy J said...

That card is so sweet and a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

crazey_05@hotmail.com

ScrappinT said...

I really liked the holder you made! Love the snowman!

Cheri Pryor said...

What a fabulous idea...cards to slip packets of goodies in! I love it!

Darlene said...

so cute! tFS
Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

SVG and MTC Files said...

Hi Amber! I love your snowman card and the idea of putting hot cocoa packets in it is divine! I love chocolate! I'm following your blog now and can't wait to see more of what you come up with.

Dana
http://www.svgmtcfiles.blogspot.com/

Roma said...

Love the little snowman. So cute. Thanks for being a part of the hop.

Melissa said...

Adorable project! Thanks for letting us hop by!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

My Scrap Diary said...

What a cute way to package cocoa. It looks like a card but when you open, tada!, a nice surprise.
Keep on Creating.
Jess M
myscrapdiary(at)gmail(dot) com

Anonymous said...

sue huffman
sailorricksgirl@hotmail.com
what a good idea for winter giving....hot chocolate is a big favorite here....
God bless.....

Swimmom said...

Adorable!
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Cassandra said...

Great ideas! TFS!

Auntie Marg said...

Love your card..
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Leanne said...

I just love that snow man...they are so cute, nicely done!

Leanne
northernlan@gmail.com

Cindy said...

Love the cocoa card. Thanks for sharing

cmumom@comcast.net

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Yep Amber you ARE Awesome.....the list makes it very hand and your creation is SUPER adorable!!!! Those are fun little gifties to give!!!!!

cfine said...

So cute! I love the way you used the pens in different colors! Glad to follow!
finecrafteratgmaildotcom

Aimee said...

Love your snowman card. So cute!

Sharon said...

Super cute Snowman Card. Im a follower of your blog as well.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

Annel said...

what a cute card. I am a new follower. love your ideas.
http://annelsblog.blogspot.com
pud22164@yahoo.com

Felicita said...

Thank you for the opportunity!

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JustYolie said...

Wonderful card! :)

Michele said...

very cute stuff. I am so bad at hops, I always get lost...trying to stay on track with this one..so far so good...LOL

Tamie said...

This is an adorable card. I just love what you did with the snowman and snowflakes. Love the colors too! Have a wonderful day and thanks for being part of the blog hop...I just love, love, love them.

Minnesota Chaplain said...

Hey!!! great idea on the hot cocoa packet in a card! That's nifty for up here in the North -- Minnesota, I mean!! LauraRose
spamnot2@comcast.net

Jayne said...

What a cute idea! I'm a follower...love your stuff.

jayne.boot@gmail.com

pebblesjns said...

I love the idea of putting a packet of hot chocolate in the card. I am planning to make some of these for the neighbors! Great project.

pebblesjnws@aol.com

Wen said...

Great blog, great ideas too thanks

Anonymous said...

loved your blog, thanks for sharing your talents with us

patriciagrier@netscape.net

Josie0602 said...

That card would be great for my co workers!! Love the snowman!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Angela R said...

What a creative idea! Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a Happy Holiday season! I love the little recipe section!
Contact Info: arebori0204@gmail.com...just incase I get the privalage to win your candy give-a-way!Happy Holiday's!

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Amber~

I love these little coco pockets! very pretty, and LOVE your snowman..
I am a new follower of you blog, cant wait to see more amazing projects
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Rosy C. said...

Awww... what a sweet card Amber. And to top it off adding some hot chocolate packet. Double the points for you on this Holiday! TFS...
Sweet Creations...
www.sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

alwayscharlie said...

This is such a nice idea for a gift! TFS smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

karen's korner said...

I love the cocoa holder, I think I am going to make some of those for coworkers.

Theresa said...

What a cute idea for a card...like "karen's korner" I want to make these for co-workers.

scrapstampcrazy said...

I love your cards. I really like the hot chocolate packet card. Thinking of doing something like this for my kids class.

Craftingfuntime said...

great card

Kerry said...

Love your card - the snowman is absolutely adorable. Took a little tour of your blog and became a follower. Love the tree below. Thanks for sharing.
kerrypeasland60@hotmail.com

JerseyJenn said...

The cocoa card is such a great idea!

MyNeed 2Craft said...

I love cards with a little extra goodie in them. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

Angie Hall Haviland said...

What a SWEET SWEET Card, Amber..LOVE it!

Thinks Blog Hop is FUN...THANKS!

Lesley from WI said...

I love your cocoa card! What a fun surprise inside!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great idea, it is super cute!

Penny said...

Very "yummy" card. I may have to scraplift this one.

Ola said...

This card is so cute.... and who wouldn't be happy to receive some cocoa!!! Love how you used Amy's pens on this.... and Samantha's snowman is a cutie!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Very cute card. Thanks for being awesome and listing the complete blog hop.
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

scrappydappydoodler said...

Cute card! This would be great for my neighbors. Think I'll make some and add a candy cane to stir the cocoa with. Thanks! Carmen

scrappydappydoodler@yahoo.com

Scoopsgalore said...

Your card is really cute and I'm sure it will warm somebody's heart to receive it. TFS. Your blog is great too. Look forward to visiting again in the near future.

Tamara
scoopsgalore@live.com

sherri_braun said...

Cute card! Thanks for the chance at this giveaway.

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Maria said...

Amber,
Glad to meet you by Hopping with You! I have watched your videos for quite a while....very cute project :-)
Maria

Lynn said...

Love how everyone is using the pen's. Boy do I wish I had money to get some to play with. Great job.

WITTYWIFE said...

And who doesn't like hot chocolate? What a great project for a stocking stuffer!

wittywife@cox.net

Jackie said...

Very nice! The snowman is adorable!

Stephanie said...

Your card is so cute. You did a great job of showcasing theg litter markers.stuff@gt.rr.com
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

Barb A. said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing your talents and for the opportunity to win.

Christmas wall decals said...

I am so excited to make out Christmas cards for kids.

Altiusdirectory said...

Hi,
I came across your blog, i find it very useful and it consists of very important and useful info related to Christmas. and also i found some good info on christmas craft ideas

barbara cerdeiros said...

I liked the card ideal. Going to makeup a few for co-workers.


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Julie said...

I just love all the ideas you girls have! keep up the good work. Thanks for all the tips and tricks. Happy holidays

1CardCreator said...

Cute card, lovely blog. ~Diane

dbrit89828 said...

I am reading and learning...........LOTS!

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Heather said...

Great card!
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cruzin2000 said...

What a cute idea. Love snowmen for everything type of holiday decoration (cruzin2000@msn.com)

Amy said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

joeygirl86 said...

OMG I love yor card! That lil' snowman is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Susan said...

Your card is very cute, and I love Sami's stamps.

scrapandstamp said...

I love the card and the saying is just perfect
Cheers
Sharon

Charo said...

Love the idea, thanks for sharing!

Cathlene said...

I've been looking for some office gift ideas. This has been helpful. Thanks for sharing!

craftaholic said...

What a great Idea!!! TFS and thanks for being part of a great Hop!
Thanks for the chance!!
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http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

GabyCreates.com said...

Cute card and great idea! and can use some hot chocolate too!!
Gaby
gabycreates.com

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

Love the card..just bought huge boxes of Cocoa at Sam's Club lol. You inspired me!

n8tvtexan said...

Fabu idea for a card! LOVE it!!!
nativetexan814 at gmail.com

pennykitz said...

I could really use the stamp set.. love your art and I am a new follower from now on.
pennykitz@charter.net
http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

Lesley from WI said...

Awwww.....love the snowman!

Sheri said...

The snowman and writing are so cute.

Anna said...

Just beautiful!!! Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Catherine said...

Beautiful card! I just love the snowman - totally cute!

Renee said...

Great card! Love it!