Thursday, December 24, 2009

DCRU Blog Hop

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!!!

45 comments:

Jenn K said...

WOW! What a great project!! Happy Holidays!

1LuvnMama said...

That's is a cute gift to give away Amber! :) Is it caramel popcorn? Anyway, looks yummy!
Merry Christmas!

☼ Cheryl* said...

That looks so nice and yummy!! The card goes with is so well.
Merry christmas!

craftykitten said...

Adorable little set Amber. What lucky friends you have.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Teri said...

Fabulous projects! Love them!
Teri x

Eleftheria said...

I would love to be your neighbour!!!

Merry Christmas!!

Annette said...

Love your project Amber, what a cute gift idea! Oh - and your card is so pretty, love the black card as a background, it's so elegant! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs, Annette

Heather said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful gift. I LOVE the bows and stars and of course the CB paper! Your vintage looking card is the perfect addition.

Have a very Merry Christmas

Lori said...

Wow...what a great idea for the Sobie bottle! Nice job. Also love the card that goes along with it...the image is GORGEOUS!
I love your work...I'm a follower now!

Cammy said...

Love the bottle -- the contents look awfully yummy!

Merry Christmas!

Mary said...

What a great gift idea and a gorgeous card! I'm now a follower! Merry Christmas!
hugs
Mary

Claudia @ Die Cuts R Us said...

I love the effect that the inked embossed dots made on the card. What a great idea! Is this lovely gift on its way to my house? Heehee! That candy bottle looks so festive.

Merry Christmas Amber!

Claudia (DCRU)

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Love it!!! You come up with the best things!!!!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

what a cute gift and card!! i have become a follower of your blog. thanks for the chance to win

laterg8r said...

i super duper love the tag on the bottle - great gift set :D

merry christmas :D

Amber said...

I filled my bottle with toffee popcorn from walmart. It's got red and green candy drizzled over it.

Gwen said...

A very nice gift set. Lovely card! The bottle is a great idea. You made it look so fun and festive. Amber I always enjoy your projects, they are always so pleasant and personable...just like you.

Smiles!
Gwen

Wilfreda said...

That card is beautiful.

lundgren79 said...

This project is really cool! thanks for the inspiration. love the card- it is beautiful!

BaNessa said...

The card and bottle are perfect together. It would be lovely to give someone special this gift.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love your project and the card. Thanks also for offering additional candy! I'd love to win, and I love blog hops!

Raven said...

I love 3d stuff. Awesome.

iluvmybugs said...

What a great idea for gifts...I love to recycle and this is fabulous!!! Your card is so pretty..first time I've seen one done with this line of paper (Graphic45...going to have to get some!)

I'm now a follower and thank you for sharing your creations!

Happy Holidays!
Terry

Kristyn said...

Love the project idea especially the recycle & reuse part :D

Madeleine Bouquet said...

Your card is just beautiful, and the bottle is such a neat idea!:)

-Laura

candie said...

Beautiful Job.

Terri said...

Cool projects! I love my Cuttlebug too. Happy Holidays.

jaccileigh said...

Great gift idea!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a cute gift idea

Jacilynn said...

Adorable! Great gift idea!
x

Bonnie B said...

Great project Amber. I love that card, you did an awesome job. Everytime I visit your blog I am amazed at how much you have grown as a crafter. Merry Christmas.

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow these are just beautiful. Merry Christmas!

joy said...

Suuuweet treat with an even suusweeter card!

Kristen said...

Gorgeous card! I love the treat bottle. I haven't gotten into altering items yet, but now I just may have to. Your blog's creations are inspirational and exciting and fresh. I hope you had a Very Merry Christmas... may God bless you and your family richly in the coming year!

Rosalee said...

Just love, love, love your project and that card is so beautiful. I have just become a follower.
Merry Christmas

Dragonlady said...

Hi Amber

What a gorgeous project. Hope you had a great Christmas.

Hugs Ali x

Margreet said...

great bottle and fab vintage christmas card.......thanks for giving the chance to win a mini kit!
xxx Margreet

Khunter47 said...

Absolutely love both projects. What a great idea. Love the vintage feel of the card as well. TFS.

Kathy H
Khunter47@cox.net

Julia Moss said...

wow, you are so talented girl...love your blog

- - Sheryl - - said...

I am a new follower - great to meet you during this blog hop! I love your bottle. I also did little soda bottles and filled them with gift cards for my niece and nephews! they thought it was the coolest present ! I absolutely love you bow!

Cara said...

Just gorgeous, as always :o) Hope you had a blessed Christmas!!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Yummy Gift!!! Great card! Loving your blog!! I am now following along and would love for you to hop on over and follow me too! :)
Thank you for the op to hop along and have fun on this wonderful blog hop!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
HUga
Rach
Queen La Rubba

margie c said...

What a stunning set! I love that you recycled the bottle :)

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas :*)

Much love, margie

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Awesome Projects! Hope you had a good christmas and a Happy New Year to you !

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Very Cute Gift!Forgot to add I am a Follower!

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