Monday, October 21, 2013

October Creatively Redeeming Treasures Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to this month's edition of the Creatively Redeeming Treasures Blog Hop. I'm so glad you are here! If you are coming from Helen's blog, you are in the right place.

This month, we are featuring things from the Holiday Gift Guide. This guide has so many great Christmas things in it, as well as a lot of fun stamps and supplies for every day crafting. If you order $100 in products from the guide, you get any of the 'star' items for free! And with all the great crafting products, it's so easy to get to $100!

 I used the Sparkle and Shine Workshop On The Go to make this cute little photo album. The album itself I picked up at Michael's on clearance. I made a cover for it using the Sparkle and Shine paper, the 'Merry and Bright' stamp and Sparkle Flourishes from the workshop, and silver Shimmer Trim. I also made a cover for the binding and the back cover. To adhere the paper covers to the album I used some of the Base and Bling Adhesive Strips. This is my new favorite adhesive for projects when I know I need long-lasting hold. It's amazing.

So there you have it. Simple, easy project. That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by. Now hop on over to Elizabeth's blog to see what she's cooked up for us.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Joyful Stars Blog Hop!

Hi! Welcome to the October edition of the Joyful Stars Blog Hop. If you are coming from Helen's blog, you are in the right place! Let's get started.

Its craft show season, so I've been working overtime to get myself ready for all my shows. I thought I'd share a little project I made for them using the Huntington paper pack. I absolutely love this pack. The colors and patterns are right up my alley, and I love that it can be great for fall or Christmas.

I've been seeing these cute little chocolate square holders all over pinterest, and I thought they would be a perfect little impulse buy to have at the shows. I didn't love any of the patterns, though. They all seemed too time intensive, too much scoring and folding and gluing. Then I remembered that somewhere I'd seen this idea. I can't remember where, (and if you know, please let me know so I can give credit) but I love the simplicity of it.

You use a 6x6 piece of cardstock, folded in half along the diagonal, sides folded in, then folded in half again to make two pockets. Punch a hole in the top, add some ribbon, and you are done! The only glue on this project is holding the patterned paper onto the base. It's so easy! They are the perfect size for a little chocolate square on one side and a small note on the other. They would make great stocking stuffers, be lovely in a bunch of flowers as a thank you for a hostess, a cute treat for all the members of your book club, and more. I really love how these turned out, and I'm excited to make more in more patterns and colors!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now hop on over to Angelina's blog to see what she's made for us this month!

Be Crafty!