Merry Christmas and welcome to the Die Cuts R Us Blog Hop! If you just happened by, please visit the Die Cuts R Us DT Blog to start the hop. And if you are already playing along, you should have arrived from the lovely and talented Cara's Blog.
We know many of you are stressed to the max with holiday plans. Hopefully a little blog hop is just what the doctor ordered! So sit back with a warm cup of cocoa and enjoy the inspiration and a chance to win a gift!
For the hop, each DT member picked their favorite product in the Die Cuts R Us Store and used that as the inspiration behind their project. This was an easy one for me! My favorite and most used product out there is my Cuttlebug. I use it on most every project I create, whether it's embossing or die cutting. It is such an affordable way to add spice to any project. And the embossing folders are super cheap!
For my project I made a fun gift perfect for neighbors, teachers, etc. I love embellishing bottles, so cute.
So I took this Sobie bottle (love their shape) and made a sweet Christmas treat.
I added pieces of ribbon to hide the bottle name. Then I embossed a piece of cardstock using my Cuttlebug and the Houndstooth folder. I added a big gingham bow. Then I used white Prima Flowers and sprayed them with Peppermint Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels. I added a chipboard star to top my flowers off. For my bottle top, I wanted to hide the cap. So I cut a felt circle using pinking shears then just covered the cap. I added a cute tag. Now fill the bottle with any candy, hot chocolate mix, whatever you can dream of. Your recepient will get a sweet present and a pretty momento of the holidays.
I wanted to add a card to my project.
This card was made using Grapic 45 paper. I added ribbon, a rub-on, and inked the edges of my card. I embossed the top of my card using my Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots Folder. I then inked the dots to make them stand out. See my chipboard card? It's not really chipboard! I cut it out of basic cardboard and painted it white with Tim Holtz crackle paint then added glitter. Cheap and easy faux chipboard : )
Now for my secret word. Got your pen ready? CHIMNEY!
And for a second chance at a prize, I'm giving away a little mini kit in honor of the DCRU Blog Hop. Just become a follower of mine and leave a comment and I'll randomly pick a winner at the end of the hop!
And don't forget the Epic Giveaway going on now at DCRU DT Blog - please stop by for your chance to win!
Your next stop is the sweet and crafty Claudia! Have fun!!!