Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kickin' Off Christmas Blog Hop Day 1


Welcome to the Kickin' Off Christmas Blog Hop!  You may have arrived here from Penny Duncan blog.  This blog hop will feature SP and Company Products and Amy Chomas Products.  Both companies off have wonderful and unique crafting tools. 

Now that I have finally begun my Christmas shopping I have also begun to think about packaging and wrapping.  I love nice packages and bows and tags.... And I love the look of the packages under the tree.  This year I thought I could craft a few personalized boxes and bags just to make things a bit more special.



For today's box I used the square box on the Bags, Tags, Boxes, and More cartridge.  I cut the box in red cardstock and covered the top and side squares with fun Christmas scrap paper.  


Using Stampin' Up Red Riding Hood red ink and SP and Company Christmas tree stamps, I stamped red trees onto smooth white card stock.  I used micro tipped scissors and cut out the trees.  The trees where then attached to the sides of the box using pop dots. 


Next, returning to the Cricut I used the Amy Chomas gel pen holder and the Create a Critter cartridge and wrote the word JOY on red cardstock.  I used the Storybook cartridge and cut a tag shape around the work JOY.  Using pop dots the red tag was affixed to the top of the box.


I also created a matching gift card to go with the gift box.  I cut a white base card and attached a red cardstock square topped with fun Christmas paper to the front of the card.  Just as I did for the top of the box, I used CAC and SB to create the red tag for the front of the card.  I also popped a stamped tree to the front of the card.


I truly think the SP and company stamps work well with my Cricut cut gift box and card set, and that the Chomas Pen holder added a perfect finishing touch to the card and box.  I really like to mix stamping in with my Cricut cuts.


Before you hop on be sure to leave a comment below.  Everyone who leaves a comment will be eligible for a Custom Crops gift voucher drawing.  Remember that Samantha is also giving away a stamp set.  And finally, I will be giving away a copy of my DVD set, It's a Kid's Life - which features 18 layouts, video and pdf instructions along with cut files.  I will choose someone from all of the Tuesday and Wednesday comments.

After leaving your comment below, the next stop on the blog hop is the Cards by Linda blog.  Enjoy your hop!!!

I will be back tomorrow with another blog hop project. 


Susan Edwards You are Here!!

104 comments:

Nancy said...

wow I get to be first awesome box thanks for sharing it with us

Erika said...

I love your box. It's Gorgeous!!! I love the trees, so pretty.

erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

Trisha said...

This is a great set--love the colors. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

Linda said...

Great box. I love how you showed each side. I have to try that box cut.
I am on the hop to see all the creations and to meet everyone.
Nice to meet you.
Linda (SP&Company DT)

DonnaMundinger said...

Ohhh Susan, those Christmas trees are fab! Love your box! xxD

corrie71 said...

Gorgeous gift box! Love it!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

LOVE the gift box. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Tabitha said...

Super cute ideas, like always. Thanks for sharing.

Bobbi said...

What a cute box. I love decorating the package for my gifts especially for the kids. TFS

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing...love the idea...woodsjen99@yahoo.com

Tami B. said...

I just finished making 18 boxes yesterday-they weren't as cute as yours!
(P.S.> Your Hello Kitty box is fantastic)

Scrappinbutterfly said...

Very beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...

thanks for sharing... very cute!!!

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

Tammy said...

What a fabulous idea! Thanks!! I am running to get my TBBM cart out and going to go stamp shopping at SP & Co.
Tammy

*BJ* said...

TFS Love your idea .. bettylarryn at yahoo dot com

Ghanice said...

I have to get those Xmas Tree stamps, the box is beautiful, thank you for sharing. jman4@comcast.net

Aimee said...

I have cartridge envy! I want Tags, Bags, Boxes and more sooo badly! I love your project. It's so cute!

Jessie said...

What a gorgeous box!

creative patti said...

I love it!! This by far the best project! Great Job!! Thank you for sharing.
pattig161@yahoo.com

Laura said...

I just love your box and I so hope I get my cricut this year!

susies1955 said...

Totally cool. 1st hop and I'm so enjoying it,
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

That is a great idea for a gift box and I liked how you showed what the process was to create it. TFS!!
Mama LoveBug @LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

pattyk said...

great gift box .thanks millierose651@aol.com

sillyp said...

Thank you for sharing. I need to think of packaging also.
cornerstone.cs(at)cox.net

Minta's Creations said...

Love your box, it's gorgeous!
btw I have chosen you as one of my 8 to receive the Stylish Blog award.
Congrats!
Minta

you can pick up your blog award at:
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Rene said...

Too cute!

motherto3girls said...

I just love your box, it is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

ScrappinT said...

Love the box that you made! Tags, bags, boxes and more was one of the first carts I purchased!

bartlettpair said...

The box is such a super idea!!! Great job!! and thanks so very much for being so giving! You will be blessed!

Darlene said...

Wow! that is an awesome box! so pretty.

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Nena said...

that box is awesome! What a sweet idea. And I just can't get enough of that tree stamp set! You are super talented!

Cheri Pryor said...

What a wonderful little project! I LOVE it!!

Ginger said...

Cute! Guess I'll have to go check out the tags, bags, boxes and more cart to see what I'm missing out on. Thanks for the ideas!

AlwaysOnMyOwn said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks as always for sharing!

Sarah

SVG and MTC Files said...

Hi Susan... what a neat box and great way to gift those smaller, more sentimental items. Thanks for sharing! I am now following your blog.

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

Melissa said...

Your cube turned out so nice! Thanks for sharing it with us and having us all hop on by!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Amy J. said...

Beautiful set, Susan!

Auntie Marg said...

Love the Box...
eadesmarjorie@yahoo.com

Swimmom said...

What a great box! Someday I"ll have a E so I can make these (sigh)
avrawill@wideopenwest dot com

Cassandra said...

Great project and you have a cute blog! TFS!

cwalderin@gmail.com

Penny Duncan Creations said...

This is SO ADORABLE!!!!! I love the white pen on the red!!!! What a FUN box this will be to receive.......I hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!!!

Leanne said...

Nice box, and those trees just pop, love the colors you choose....nicely done!

Leanne
northernlan@gmail.com

Dianna said...

I love this project. I have a small collection of boxes at my home. This is a beautiful piece of art.

diannamal@gmail.com

Lolis said...

Love your box. Thanks for sharing

Cindy said...

What a gorgeous box. Thanks for sharing

cmumom@comcast.net

Aimee said...

What a fabulous box. I love the trees.

Bram_fam said...

I really like this cube idea. With the cart it looks so easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing!

Amy K

Carla said...

What a wonderful box! I love all the layers.
Carla
jcaonhat at whidbey dot com

Annel said...

what a great box.

cfine said...

Very nice card and box! Those trees are so elegant!

JustYolie said...

Wonderful project...loving the swirls! :)

patg said...

fabulous box! will be a great decoration under the tree even before a gift is placed in it!!

Brigitte said...

Wow!!! I love this project! It looks fairly easy to do. Thanks

Tamie said...

OH man I just love this creation and the paper and stamps are just awesome! Your creativity is just awesome and what a super cheery christmas present. Love your idea and the fact that I joined in on this blog hop. Beautiful, just beautiful. Thanks

Michele said...

The box is so cute. I'd probably like the box more than the gift if it was given to me LOL. Thanks for sharing

Minnesota Chaplain said...

Great box! I love boxes and didn't get that cartridge! Thank you for being part of the blog hop!

Jessalee said...

Very cute and festive. I may need to add this cartridge to my growing collection.;)

Clare D. said...

Love the white pen on the red card stock! Thanks for the chance to win. cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Mommy to Two Cute Cupcakes said...

I am definately going to be following your blog. Too cute!

Wen said...

Love your blog you have a new follower here, that is one tricky box, thanks for the Xmas ideas & the chance to win.

grier59 said...

thanks for displaying your box unfinished, I now see how to decorate before assembly.
It is beautiful and I love the colors.

patriciagrier@netscape.net

Josie0602 said...

Great gift box! I love the trees pop dotted and and the tag with Joy add so much to your project!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Debbie V said...

Great Gift Box

alwayscharlie said...

These boxes are wonderful! TFS

Angela R said...

Wow, they look so professional! Great job! Thank you for sharing! They are beautiful! Your blog page is beautiful as well, glad to become a follower to see your past and future inspirations!
Contact Info: arebori0204@gmail.com...just incase I get the privalage to win your candy give-a-way!Happy Holiday's!

Lorus! said...

Such a cute gift box and card!

cruzin2000 said...

Love this box such a cute idea. I give homemade canides for Christmas and am always looking for a cute way to box them. Definitely going to have to try this one.
(cruzin2000@msn.com)

Kerry said...

The box is wonderful, so colorful, so festive! Can't wait to see the next project! Love your blog! Thanks for sharing.

scrapstampcrazy said...

The box is beautiful.

Rosy C. said...

Totally Inspired for this Holiday. I am glad I got the Cart for free to do gift boxes. Now I have no problem creating gift boxes for this Christmas Holiday. Great Work!
TFS...
www.sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

Craftingfuntime said...

Your box is a knock out.

MyNeed 2Craft said...

Wow. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

What a wonderful box..really pretty

Lesley from WI said...

Very pretty! I love the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cart. There is so much you can do with it!

JerseyJenn said...

That is a really pretty box! Thanks for sharing a great idea for using that Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge!

AngieHallHaviland said...

FABULOUS box and Card, Susan!! Love it!!

FUN Blog Hop!

Candice said...

OMG! That box is so beautiful. I would have never thought of that using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.

Ryansmaama said...

Pretty box and card. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

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

I think your box is so pretty and the tree stamp is perfect on it.
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

A Scrap Above said...

HI Susan~

I love your gift box & card! Loving the stamps!
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

TeacherMom said...

Wow!! Your "packaging" is absolutely beautiful!! It would look wonderful under my tree (even if it's empty!! hee hee) Thanks for the inpsiration. LOVE your blog!!!!

Maria said...

Susan,
You started your shopping already....I'm already behind, LOL! Love the packaging idea and what you did with it :-)
Maria

Lynn said...

Great job on the blog hop. Love your box and matching card.

scrappydappydoodler said...

Love the box and card.

sherri_braun said...

I love the paper you used. The elves are so cute and the trees are elegant-looking!

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Jackie said...

Love the box and the card, very nice!

Scoopsgalore said...

Thank you Susan for sharing. I love your gift box/gift card idea and may have to copy it. I als love your blog.

Thanks & Happy Holidays,
Tamara
scoopsgalore@live.com

Stephanie said...

Your gift box is so pretty. Great idea.
stuff@gt.rr.com
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

Ola said...

Everything is gorgeous... the trees are amazing!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Barb A. said...

Fantastic project. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

scrapbooknut 67114 at gmail dot com

maureen hornak said...

love your site. i will be back. my first visit. thanks for sharing your beautiful work

Julie said...

That is so cool, thanks for sharing.

1CardCreator said...

Awesome gift box and card. ~Diane

simplybren said...

I really enjoyed seeing your box. the Christmas trees are beautiful!
simplybren at hotmail dot com

Diane's Place said...

i love how you incorporated the joy tag into your box. i so wish i had the tags bags and more cart. there are so many cute projects that can be done with it. tfs.
drivers133@gmail.com
dianesplacetowaste.blogspot.com

Breanne said...

totally love this

clemmensen2007 at att dot net

Heather said...

This is a great idea! I love it!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

scrapandstamp said...

Love your work! I read in your profile that you are enabler... Well I must agree, looked at your work and thought MUST have .... LOL
Cheers
Sharon

CathyinMN said...

You did a great job. The box and card are very cute. TFS!

Cindy Cade said...

So festive! I kept looking for the handle to pop up Jack. :-)

Anna said...

WOW Amazing.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Charlotte said...

This is just so adorable! I am going tohave to make one of these boxes. thanks for sharing!!!

Shawnee said...

What a gorgeous box! I love the colors!