Saturday, October 8, 2011

So...What's New Blog Hop: Day 1 (Halloween Gift Boxes)

PhotobucketWelcome to the So...What's New Blog Hop. This hop is dedicated to showing off the talents of some new bloggers (with the help of one or two who have been at it awhile). This is a two day hop and we hope you will stop by each blog and see what we are up to this weekend. Each blogger has been asked to create things that show off who they are a little bit.

You should have arrived here from Adele's at Adele's Cricut Creations. If you have stopped by to visit me and wish to start at the beginning of the hop today head over to Leah's at My Craft and Chat Cafe and you can follow along the complete list.
Today I am finally sharing my finished Halloween gift boxes. I am making about 20 of these to give out as simple Halloween gifts to teachers and my co-workers. I bought the fun PocketBacs at Bath and Body Works and created these fun boxes using a tutorial from a fellow blogger (link below). Here are the supplies I needed for the box: Ruler, 12 inch cutter, scoring board, thermo tape, corner rounder and square punch (I used the Creative Memories one to make the opening)
After I made the boxes following Pink Buckaroo Designs awesome tutorial I looked at all my holiday themed carts and found the different shapes I wanted for the front. I selected the pumpkin off Celebrate with Flourish and the vampire off Mini-Monsters.

Once I had made all the designs for the front I felt that the boxes lookeda little plain with just that so I cut out circles using my Creative Memories cutting system. I embossed them wih the fun sprial pattern and than to add a little more I used different colored ink pads to stamp on some additional color. I even inked the sides on some of the circles. I think when you add that to the back and fun ribbon to the top (all from my stash) it looks really fun. I also added a cute stamp form the Joann's dollar bin on the inside.
NOW: What is a hop without some candy? Seeing as I went with a Halloween theme today I am going to offer some simple Halloween treats as well: cookie cutters, ribbon and stickers all in the spirit! To get a chance to win leave me a comment below. I will take all the comments from today and tomorrow's post and pick one random winner (United States only..sorry!) on Tueday, October 11. Good luck!
Next it is off to visit Laura at 
Confessions of a Scrapaholic. 
I hope you have a great time hopping and will come see what we have to share tomorrow. For me it is back to my main love: scrapbooking and a fun layout. Remember to post a comment on both days to have a better chance at winning my blog candy!

25 comments:

  1. Fabulous project L.B
    Love the detail you added to the boxes :)
    Hugs
    Adele

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  2. Love your boxes.........Very detailed!

    Thanks for sharing

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  3. Super cute project! I totally love it! Your teachers and coworkers will, too! Spooky cool. LOL

    Crafty hugs,
    Leah

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  4. So adorable! Both kids and adults will go "gaga" over them! Great work!

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  5. Oh my goodness - what a wonderful gift idea! You did a fabulous job on the details.

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  6. Your boxes are so cute. Great gift idea.

    Lisa

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  7. The receivers of these are going to love them! It is a fun and thoughtful gift:)

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  8. Love this idea to give little gifts!!!

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  9. oh my goodness, I love the detail of your boxes. TFS.

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  10. Those are so cute! Lucky coworkers!

    Kim Maehrer
    kkmaehrer@gmail.com

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  11. Wow! What great gifts! TFS!

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  12. I just love these! The recipients will love them!

    Lori
    Bloggin The Crafts

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  13. Oh my gosh, those are ADORABLE!! What a fun idea, I love them!!

    Kimberli
    www.kimberliscreations.blogspot.com

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  14. Amazing detail! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thanks for sharing the instructions, I have been wanting to make these.

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  16. Thanks for sharing! Very cute!!

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  17. Cute boxes, I especially like the pumpkin with the emossing and inking. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I have been a follower for a while now!! Love your Project!! TFS!!


    come join me on "me and Mickey's birthday blog hop" on November 19th there is an awesome line up and allot of crafty projects to be seen..not to mention some blog candy to be won!! I have a surprise candy that you won't want to miss!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  19. Such a happy site, and terrific project, both made me smile, thank you!

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  20. Great gift boxes.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

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  21. These are super gift boxes and could be so easily decorated for any occasion - love them and the detail work! I am already a follower...
    jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com
    scrappinana.blogspot.com

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  22. Love the halloween cutie pies!

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