Thursday, December 1, 2011

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop

Hello!!!  Welcome to our blog hop!  You'll find lots and lots of great project.  I'm the second stop on this fun hop so if you started here with me be sure to start at Amanda's blog and follow along.  I had a very hard time deciding what to make for this blog hop so I ended up making a few things, all using scrappy supplies!  It's always fun making anything with scrappy supplies.

The first thing I have to share with you is an ornament I made for some ladies at church.  I copied and blew up part of the Christmas hymn Joy To The World.  The ornament is only about 2x3 inches.  I had some thicker material (kind of like chipboard) that I used, only it's white.  I made a rosette flower to add that punch of color.  Then I spayed the whole thing with a little glimmer mist. 

My next project is actually the first thing I thought of making.  Banners are so popular right now so I thought it would be fun to make a Christmas one.  I found these chipboard triangles at Craft Warehouse with made for a great base.  I love the Echo Park Christmas paper and used that for this project.  Add a little glimmer mist, letters cut with my Cricut and add a few scallop edges and DONE!  Quick and easy!  A LITTLE TIP!!!  When I sprayed my triangle with Glimmer mist of course it rippled where there was no adhesive holding it to the chipboard.  I took my heat gun and dried it and all the ripples smoothed out!  Very cool!

Lately it seems like wherever I go I'm finding things that make me think, "I should buy one of those so I can make a pattern from it."  Cute boxes, bags, french fry boxes, etc.  Well this darling little box was made all by trial and error! No pattern with this one!  I'm pretty proud of myself!  And I have a short tutorial for you!

3x3 boxes with a nice window to show off some kind of goody of your choice!  Who wouldn't love some homemade cookies in this cute little package? 

So, a 3x3 box and add in a 1/2 inch for tabs to put the box together. 
So here's the pattern with some measurements for ya.  It really is east to make!  If you score your paper first then the scoring lines act as a guide where to stop cutting.  Start with a 9X12 paper and score every 3 inches (folding lines) in both directions.  Then you'll know where to cut making sure to account for you 1/2 inch for tabs.  Have I lost you.
After you have the shape cut out then you an cut little notches out of the corners. It makes it much easier to fold the box together with the corners cut out.  Use any shape punch you want to punch out your window. 
 For my "window" I used a small zip close bag bag I had purchased at Wal*Mart in a pack of 100 for cheap!  They come in quite handy for many things!  SO, another little tip, apply your adhesive to the BOX not the plastic.  Then trim off the extra.

Then start folding and applying your adhesive with your tabs in the inside.  The only problem with my box pattern being this size is that there's not enough paper to leave a tab at the top of the box to close it.  BUT  if you have paper with the extra tab printed with the manufacturer on it that part works great as the extra piece for another tab. (see picture below)

And here's a bunch of boxes finished.  I love the double sided paper for these projects, it's fun to see the paper on the inside through the window.

And now for a giveaway!!!  Who doesn't love giveaways?  Leave me a comment and I'll enter you in a drawing for a kit to make 5 Christmas boxes!  Add yourself as a follower of my blog and I'll enter you in the drawing twice!  I'll pick a winner early next week!  Hopefully Monday.  I'm very sorry but I'm limiting this giveaway to US residents only.
Thanks for stopping by!!  Your next stop is Jennifer's blog.

25 comments:

NaDell said...

Cute ornament. I can hardly wait until I put my tree up to hang it! It was a wonderful night tonight.

Those boxes are so cute. And if I win, you don't even have to pay shipping costs... =)

NaDell said...

I follow your blog too.

Adele said...

Becky, I'm so impressed with your boxes! They're adorable, and totally cute. (I'm totally a follower.)

Shanon said...

I love your boxes! So cute and very practical!

Stacia said...

Those boxes are adorable!! I need to try to make some of those for my cookie swap at work! How fun!!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Love all of your projects, Becky. Those little boxes are too cute!
Melissa

Steffanie said...

I love these window boxes! So clever! Thanks for the chance to win!
PS-already a follower!

Moongirl said...

Oh, my gosh, I love the boxes! Well, I love it all and I am a proud owner of one of the ornaments :) But, the boxes are a great idea! How cute would they be with a heart cut out for Valentine's Day???

photochic said...

Love the little template you used for the box! I love little things, and these are definately on my "like" list. :)

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Such a great projects Becky! You definitely are in the crafting christmas mood! Thanks for sharing and don't worry about me for the draw as I am not in the US :)

Ashley Horton said...

WOW Becky, you were a busy bee!! All of these projects are amazing!! I can't decide which one I like best!!

Caroleb said...

Love everything you did.

Cassie said...

I love all the projects!! Such great ideas! I am also a follower now of your blog!

GLOANN said...

Your boxes are so pretty and I'm so impressed with those bows you made.

GLOANN said...

Thought I was already a follower but wasn't so I just did that. Am now following you. Watch out!!

Dottie said...

I absolutely love that little box! Thanks for giving the dimensions and photos. Great job, Becky!

CAstangs said...

Really cute projects! And I'm a follower too. I especially like that banner you did!

Andrea said...

wow, those boxes are so neat! I've never seen anything like that! I LOVE your banner and how you used echo park! I am a follower now -- i cant' believe I wasn't before?!

Tulip Scrapper said...

Becky, you are so incredibly talented! I could never figure out how to make boxes like these. I'd definitely love to win them! And I've been following your blog for quite some time now.

Susan said...

Those boxes are adorable. I love them! Your banner is so cute too. Great job on the blog!

Yolanda (yokaye) said...

Oh my goodness those are adorable! Love the idea of using the tab from the edge of the paper..and the double sided paper to see inside...so cute! I am SO following you now, too. :)

bfran55 said...

Very cute boxes! Thanks for the measurements. I can't wait to give them a try.

blsd2scrp said...

love the boxes! very cool! thanks for the hop!

charli said...

love these boxes!

charli said...

Following as Charli