Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's A Wrap Blog Hop

Welcome to the It’s a Wrap Blog Hop!! This is my very first time hosting a blog hop and I am so excited to have you here. This hop is the kick off to a week of celebrating my first full year as a blogger. I have enjoyed sharing projects with you and look forward to sharing more.

This hop is all about wrapping. This year I have really started playing around with gift bags, tags, cards and boxes and I wanted to show you what other's views on this is as well. There are 22 wonderful stops on this hop and we hope you will take some time to stop in and see everything we have created for you. There are several stops along the way offering some very fun blog candy as well. (you can see mine at the bottom!) But first my project:

For my project I am showing off our wedding present for my Brother-in-law and his soon to be wife. They both own their own homes and have tons of stuff so instead of getting household items from the registry (they have double of many things already) we will be providing "date night" gift cards. We got their favorite restaurant, movie theater and some random things for just staying in.  I put each card in a separate little date night bag and put all the bags in a fun little basket to give them. I have to say I have never had so much fun putting a present together. 

All the little bags were cut using Once Upon a Princess. I just think the scallop top is so sweet. Here are my cut details and some more photos:
Movie Night Bag:
- Mickey Font: letters
- Summer Vacation: tickets
- Carousel: popcorn box
- Slumber Party: single popcorn
- Splish Splash: back tag

Date Night Bag:
- Formal Occasion: everything

Game Night Bag:
- Old West: cards
- Designer's Calendar: game night and dice
- Plantin Schoolbook: square

- Everyday Paper dolls: basket
- Kate's ABC's: butterflies
- Cherry Limeade: lettering

Let's Stay In Bag:
- Slumber Party: TV

Pizza Night Bag:
- Alphalicious: Lettering
- Slumber Party: Pizza slice

Date Night Banner:
- Mini-Monograms: circle tags
- Hello Kitty Font: Lettering

NOW that you have seen my should try and win some blog candy. For this hop I am giving away The Cricut Lite Cupcake cartridge to one random winner. In order to win please leave a comment on this post, if you are a follower that would be wonderful, but is not required. I will be selecting a winner on Tuesday evening so check back Wedesday for the winner!

I hope you stop at all our fun stops and get some great inspiration. Your next stop is Deb's Eclectic Thoughts.

Cool Beans By L.B. (HOST)
Debbie from Deb’s Eclectic Thoughts
Cindy from In Love With Paper
Amy from Amy’s Digi-Scraps
Cindy from Scrap Obsessed
TX Scrapper Mom
Scrapalette from Around the Block with Scrapalette
Suzelle from
Confessions of a Scrapoholic
Stephanie from onceuponapaper
Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker
Maria from Stamp Cut Create
Lori Apgar from
I Came, I saw, I Created
Anabel aka cricutaddicted from
Michele from Green Girl Scraps
Alicat from
Everything Digital Scrapbooking
Robin, The Scrappin' Delta Diva
Gamma's Creative Corner
Paper Crafting Chic:


  1. Laura what an awesome idea. I love all the colors.


  2. Laura, congrats on your 1st hosting of hops. These projects are really adorable. What a great idea for your Brother/SIL - they will love it.

    Congrats on your 1 year too.

    Thanks for letting me be a part of it.


  3. I love all of the little bags. What a wonderful idea!

  4. I liked how you used multiple carts. I have some, so that makes me think I can attempt these! Awesome projects :)

  5. Love your gift!!! What a great gift for the couple who has most everything!!! Love the little individual gift bags and love the banner on the basket!!

  6. That is a great gift idea for a couple who has almost everything! I might have to borrow your idea. Thanks for hosting this hop and including me as a participant!

  7. What a thoughtful idea. They are really good to enjoy that.

    Congrats on your 1 year of your blog.

    skydolphin on cricut circle mb

  8. Very cute containers thanks for sharing.

  9. What a great idea! Thanks for organizing the blog hop and letting me participate in my first.

  10. What a wonderful packaging job you did LB ! Love all the little bags and appreciate your letting us know which carts you used on each adorable bag.
    Congrats on 1 year of blogging! And thanks for having me in your first blog hop.

  11. Your bags are so cute. Everyone is up so early this morning! Thank you for hosting this hop. Off to the other blogs now.

  12. Wow that is very cool that you made a holder for each event!! I so wish I could have been in this hop, but hope to next time!! Thanks for sharing and I am a follower of your Blog!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  13. I am a follower and I love your project! It does look like it was a ton of fun to put together! What a wonderful hop this is! TFS!

  14. LB, As always your gift bag/ideas are wonderful. I love the combo of small gift bags with the variety of themes.

  15. That is sooo cute! I love the box and all the details on the bags. Super, super cute! I will definitely be using this idea. And thanks for hosting this blog!

  16. What a great gift idea, you put alot of thought and love into it. Great job!!

  17. What a fabulous and thoughtful gift idea. I'd like to make one like this for my hubby for our anniversary. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Smiles Sher

  18. This is my first blog hop... not even too sure what to do yet, but I am inspired already! Thanks for the hard work. Your Idea is amazing!

    Sonya R.

  19. Congrats on your anniversary. You really put a lot into the project. great job. Also a great idea.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  20. That is super cute! I love this idea and may have to borrow it!


  21. Very cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!


  22. Great idea! Awesome little bags too! I love how you used several carts. I find myself trying use one or two carts and not really searching the other carts at all. Thanks for the reminder to do that. They are going to love this!!

    Jodie R on Circle MB

  23. Congrats on your anniversary. You went all out on these bags...they are super cute!
    Diane (hodmom)

  24. Wow! You went to town! Lol Absolutely awesome bags!!!! Thanks for having me in this fun hop! :)

  25. Well, I had to come over here to check out your blog hop. You and your crafty bags have taken this to a new level with that fabulous wedding gift. what a great idea!!!! I know they will love it! Best wishes for the blog hop! I am not sure if I will make it all the way through, but I will try!

  26. These are all FABULOUS! I am so inspired with your creativity. I am now a follower. ~Shen

  27. That is SUCH a great idea! I love giving gift cards, too, to people that go out often. I love love love how you decorated them. I will be scraplifting your idea the next time I need a gift! Thanks!

  28. I love this idea!! TFS!! I would have loved to receive this!
    justina1218 at aim dot com

  29. What a wonderful gift idea this is and I'm sure it will be one of teir favorites- and its handmade with lots of Love. I tried to become a follower but it would not let me I will try again later. But would still like to be in for the great blog candy giveaway- never can have enough cartridges>>>lol

  30. This is a wonderful gift idea. May have to do this for Christmas for the kids this year!

  31. i am so excited about this hop and can't wait to see all and be inspired by all :)

  32. What a great gift idea! We will be attending a wedding in a couple of weeks and this would be wonderful to give the couple!


  33. What an outstanding idea!!! And I love the idea for your blog hop and scrapbooking are awesome, but I LOVE wrapping too!!!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  34. Adorable containers!!!!!!
    iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

  35. LB - The date night basket is a fabulous gift idea. I love all of the little bags - very cute!

    Lisa B

  36. What a great gift idea for a couple who has everything! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  37. Very Cute idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

  38. Thats a great wedding gift,I am a new follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  39. This is amazing!! What a super idea!!
    ♥ Laura ♥

  40. Wow! Such beautiful bags! I 'm a new follower!

  41. such a great gift! all of the gift card holders r 2 cute~just adore it! thanks! prhmangel@gmail.comsuch a great gift! all of the gift card holders r 2 cute~just adore it! thanks!

  42. What a cute idea! Thanks for hosting this hop and letting me be a part of it:-)

  43. What a thoughtful basket! Great work on that, lots of details. A wonderful hop today, LB!

  44. Congratulations on putting together your first hop, and thanks so much! I love this project that you made, what a fun idea and it turned out so cute! Thank you for the chance to win, and I'm excited to be a new follower, would love for you to stop by my page sometime!
    Thanks again!
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

  45. Great project, and idea.

    mreyes2710 at gmail dot com

  46. What a great idea! I am a teacher and this would be a fun way to celebrate a staff member getting married and give a gift all together!! TFS!! I loved this blog hop! All of the bag creations were so special and an exciting way to give presents!


  47. Thanks for putting together this amazing blog hop. I love your creations. Great job!!!


  48. this is an amazing idea!!!! love it!

  49. Thanks for throwing a great hop. Love this wedding gift idea.

  50. wow- what a cool idea! - glad I am hopping !

  51. Cool what a neat idea and I am sure the newlyweds will enjoy it. You did a great job and thank you for sharing this idea with your fellow crafters.

    This is the first stop and loving it so far and know that the rest of the hop will be great.

    Smiles n Hugs,

  52. Awesome Projects, you did a great job, thanks for sharing your talents and for the chance to win the cartridge.

    Later tater,

  53. Such cute bags! Thanks for sharing


  54. Love your basket full of goodies. Just love the pizza box. So cute. Can't wait to see all the creations! Hopping now! xx

  55. LB, I have just finished the hop. You chose some amazing people and I am following some great new bloggers. Thank you! (I even had to go in and 'let go' a few non-active bloggers in my reading list just so I can see more from these amazing people because I have reached my 300 max. I FEEEELLL SSOOOOO GUILTTYYY!!! lol.) But it will be worth it! Thanks again for an amazing hop. xx

  56. Oh wow that is such a cute idea - I love each little individual package! I have a couple weddings to attend this summer - so I might be using this idea as it is sooo brilliant!

    Thanks for creating such a great hop - I cant wait to see what everyone creates!

    Melanie (your newest follower)
    melanie_mason87 at

  57. Super cute idea! Especially for those that have everything. Thanks for the opportunity to win and for hosting this hop!

  58. This is a great idea! Love how you made special boxes for each event! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

  59. That's a fantastic idea! I am copying that for a friend here in Australia for their wedding! Love it! Am off to keep hopping!
    mscarlene at hotmail dot com

  60. Hey, just wanted to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE so many ideas from this blog hop! Thanks so much and congrats on your one year anniversary too! This is only my second blog hop, but it's been so inspiring! Thanks again!

  61. I absolutely <3 your projects!!! TFS :-)

    -Sam :-)

    SamanthaJDesigns @

  62. What a WONDERFUL gift idea. I would have loved to have recieved something like this. Thinking outside the box...well, basket...WOW!!


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