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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:

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

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

    erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

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

    Trisha
    patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

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  4. 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)

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

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  6. LOVE the gift box. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Super cute ideas, like always. Thanks for sharing.

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

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

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

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  12. Very beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. thanks for sharing... very cute!!!

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

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

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  15. TFS Love your idea .. bettylarryn at yahoo dot com

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

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

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

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

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

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  21. 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

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  22. great gift box .thanks millierose651@aol.com

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

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  24. 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/

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

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

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

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  28. Wow! that is an awesome box! so pretty.

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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

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  30. What a wonderful little project! I LOVE it!!

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  31. 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!

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  32. Such a cute idea! Thanks as always for sharing!

    Sarah

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  33. 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/

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

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  35. Love the Box...
    eadesmarjorie@yahoo.com

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

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  37. Great project and you have a cute blog! TFS!

    cwalderin@gmail.com

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  38. 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!!!

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

    Leanne
    northernlan@gmail.com

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

    diannamal@gmail.com

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  41. Love your box. Thanks for sharing

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  42. What a gorgeous box. Thanks for sharing

    cmumom@comcast.net

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  43. What a fabulous box. I love the trees.

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

    Amy K

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

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

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  47. Wonderful project...loving the swirls! :)

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

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

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  50. 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

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  51. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  57. 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

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  58. 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

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  59. 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!

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  60. Such a cute gift box and card!

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  61. 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)

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

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  63. 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

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  64. Wow. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. What a wonderful box..really pretty

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

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

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

    FUN Blog Hop!

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

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

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

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  72. 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

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  73. 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!!!!

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

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

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

    sherri_braun@hotmail.com

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  77. Love the box and the card, very nice!

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  78. 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

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

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  80. Everything is gorgeous... the trees are amazing!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  81. Fantastic project. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

    scrapbooknut 67114 at gmail dot com

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

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  83. That is so cool, thanks for sharing.

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

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  85. 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

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  86. totally love this

    clemmensen2007 at att dot net

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

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  88. 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

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

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

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

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

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  93. What a gorgeous box! I love the colors!

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