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Friday, April 8, 2011

350 Cards and Gifts Blog Hop!

I am SO excited to be a part of this blog hop celebrating the newest Paper Crafts Magazine issue, 350 Cards and Gifts!  I was so surprized and honored when I received an e-mail from P. Kelly Smith lettimg me know I was one of the 12 most published designers for this issue and asking me to participate today...WOW!...  All of the other ladies that are participating today are so amazing, this is a real honor.  Many of my creations were tags for this issue, but my favorite personal creation has to be the Homemade Bread Wrap on page 101.  It reminds me of collecting leaves with my father when I was kid.  The prettiest leaves were preserved between 2 sheets of wax paper, which was how I made the bread wrap there.  This is a project I have done many times with my daughters, both with leaves and to make food wraps for gifts.  It's nice to pass on this sweet little experience with them...and you...

Enough chit chat, let's get hoppin'!  In honor of the 350 Cards and Gifts issue, each of the 12 designers have created a project using a template based on an item from the pages of this great issue to inspire you all.  You can find all the templates we used at the Paper Crafts Connection Blog.  I was assigned this Popcorn Box made by Alicia Thelin...isn't it cute?...  She has even shared her Candied Popcorn Recipe there too...I'll have to try it...  Following Alicia's lead, I decided to make several of these and put them together for my own creation.



The great thing about this template, is that you can keep it simple...like Alicia did...or dress it up with papers and embellishments as I did here.  If you want to see the building process of this, check out my very first tutorial here...be kind...  The paper is from the new DCWV collection, Lemon Flower.  The boxes are made from Basic Grey, a retired SU! color.  I love how it came out, soft and pretty.  We have a new neighbor that will be recieving this as a house warming and welcome.  I love giving baking gifts to neighbors, it's so warm and inviting...and well, neighborly!...

To make this blog hop even more fun, there are a couple giveaways for you to win!  First, I have a copy of 350 Cards & Gifts to give to one person leaving a comment here...as does every designer on the hop, so visit them all...  Second, at Paper Crafts Connection today, they are giving away a FANTASTIC prize, check it out...it has wonderful goodies every paper crafter wants...then leave a comment there to win!

I hope you had fun visiting my lil' ole' blog!  Be sure to visit ALL the ladies below participating in the blog hop.  Each of them are inspiring and have amazing talents, now go and give them all a little love!

Betsy Veldman

Kalyn Kepner
Kim Hughes
Chan Vuong
Teri Anderson
Vanessa Menhorn
• Kristin K. Tierney
 Lucy Abrams
Ashley C. Newell
Cristina Kowalczyk
Jessica Witty
Latisha Yoast

191 comments:

ArlaMo said...

This is gorgeous! Wish I were your neighbor ;)

JOAN said...

Hmmm yummy. Do you need my address?

Fifi said...

what a wonderful gift, it really inspires me

Karen said...

so very lovely...

bosenberries said...

Wow... look at the work that went into this.. such fab detail!! Yum!
Thanks for sharing!
Robin

Bernice said...

What a beautiful house warming gift! Are there any other homes in your area for sale? ;)

Teresa said...

Congrats on your pick. What a lovely craft you made. The cookies are a added treat.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful papers! Who wouldn't love to get one of these?

Shawninaz said...

Lovely way to present a gift, you'be truly inspired me,

Judith said...

You are welcome to be my guest and please bring this yummy wonderful created box with you, tea is ready (-;
Happy Friday
greetings, Judith

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness! Someone is going to get lucky receiving this wonderful gift box! So beautiful, gorgeous papers too!

Jenny McGee said...

I love your cookie basket. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

This is so beautiful. What a lucky recipient.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

yummy yummy in your tummy! when i saw this, what a great gift!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Indy said...

Oh, wow! Just love your work!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I pulled out the Everyday Treats set for this week's food challenge and didn't end up using it, but now that I see you use it I'm going to have go find it on my messy desk... fabulous!

Holly Saveur said...

What a gorgeous gift..love it!

Auntie Em said...

This is awesome! It would be so great for taking goodies or little prezzies anywhere. Love your papers and finishing touches on both baskets!
Thank you so much for sharing and for the great tutorial!!! :)

Tanja said...

Beautiful gift box, love the colours and the green doily. I think I need to make this one myself - so nice.

Barbara said...

OMG! I bake all our bread all the time, and I sometimes give a loaf to a neighbor or two, so this would be a perfect thing for me to make! I have to get the magazine, too - oh, yeah! Thank you so much for the great ideas!

Kelly Massman said...

Your gift boxes are so pretty! Great idea!!!

Rebecca said...

wow wow wow! I love EVERYTHING about your project...the papers, the colors, the execution, the purpose, the contents. I didn't think I needed that new DCWV stack but now I think its a must have!!!

Dee Tollaksen said...

Wow! So fabulous! Love this whole concept.

bethann said...

the colors are wonderful, and cookies too! fun project

GabrielaD said...

This is deliciously perfect!!! Great job.

Barbara said...

P. S. - The tutorial is great! I will do this project! Thank you again!

Anonymous said...

So pretty, that makes a great gift! Thanks for the ideas!

brooke dienberg at yahoo dot com

Darla said...

Won't you be my neighbor?! Really, that is just fabulous!!

Marie / Legojenta said...

What a beautiful box you made! TFS =)

Donna Sue said...

Very pretty box & delicious looking goodies too!

Anonymous said...

Love the addition of ribbon under the handle and the "doilies"!
carol b

marianne-g said...

I want someone to send this to me. Super project.

Christi said...

I love this idea for packaging up homemade treats! The stitched patterned papers you added really makes the tote spectacular.

Betty said...

What a blessed neighbor! That is a beautiful gift! Love the color combo!

DebStampsLife said...

A great idea in a lovely package!

Annette A. said...

Love your ideas. I would gladly accept a taste treat bag from you. That is such a great way to send someone special a little gift. Thanks for sharing

Carol said...

Very lovely gift! Thanks for the inspiration! (Love the background on your blog too!)

laura D said...

AWESOME !!

Moi said...

coooooooooooooooookies!!! and the project is gorgeous =)

Stacie said...

Who wouldnt love to receive that as a gift it's fantastic!

rebecca said...

I agree with MarlaLo, wish you were my neighbor too!

Alicia said...

Thank you for taking my project to the next level with your expertise! I LOVE what you've done with it. Arent' they fun little boxes to make and stack....? Beautiful work!

Jocelyn said...

What a great basket! I love the color combo!

Anna said...

I love baking cookies for family and friends. This box would be a perfect way to give them away! Thanks!
audreysmommy2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

Sweet idea for delivery of food gifts! I will try that on May day :)

nicoleqmullen said...

Oh wow, this is such a fabulous creation,I love how you took the template and created your amazing piece from it!

Emma said...

Beautiful project and such a lovely gift!

Tina said...

What a great project!!! I love, love, love it =) Thanks for sharing =)

Holly Kean said...

How beautiful! Home baked in a hand made box! Who wouldn't enjoy that?

laurensmom22 said...

Love your goodie box! And love the goodies too!

calamity jane said...

What a beautiful box set! I wish I were your new neighbor!! I love blog hops because now I've found you!! I love your style!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What an amazing projects! I'm gonna come move to your neighborhood! ;)

Anonymous said...

wonderful project, and the contents look delicious!!
thanks for sharing
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

LisaAnn said...

LOVE this basket!!!

anne said...

What an incredible guft!

Marlene said...

Beautiful blogsite with even more beautiful projects! Look forward to following you!

Cathy Fong said...

gorgeous project!

Amber said...

Those doilies peeking out are my favorite! I love the bright color you used for them!

Cyndi S said...

I just love your treat box. It looks just as yummy as the goodies in it.
cstephenson at q dot com

C said...

Love the cookie box.great color coordination.

Teepee said...

Oh, cookies!!! I LOVE cookies!! Any chance you might bring them to me? LOL Seriously, your little box is so cute.

Lillian Child said...

So delightful, Kristin!

readysetlove said...

Your cookie basket is AMAZING. I love the detail (and the cookies). ;)

Teri said...

Hi Kristin!
Nice take on the box!

Sylvia said...

Fantabulous cookie carrier, Kristin! That is a wonderful interpretation of Alicia's box! Such a wonderful gift idea!

jlytranch said...

The gift bag is beautiful & your cookies look mighty tasty.

Teresa said...

What a lovely project & great gift for someone (special?).

Fiorella said...

The cookie basket is awesome...I'd like to receive it!!!!!

Lori B said...

What what a great gift box! You have to be pretty special to receive a beautiful gift box full of yummy looking cookies!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty and you have a lucky neighbor!

janice Moss said...

Too Cute! So many projects; where do I start!

hobbydiva said...

OMGOSH!!!! I love it. Wish I was your neighbor...hehehehehe

GI_musician said...

Looks delicious and inviting!

Linda said...

this is the most gorgeous gift basket-beautiful colors and layers!!

Tanja said...

Oh. That's. GORGEOUS.
I am downloading that pattern and am going to get baking!!

Sheri said...

I love this little gift box. Love the color combo.

kngwd89 said...

Love your project and really appreciate the tutorial! It is something I'll look forward to creating for myself! Thanks! LeAnn

Lacey said...

awesome gift box / basket type project!! How wonderful would it be to receive or give this! Tfs :)

Betty-Ann said...

amazing...looks wonderful!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Gorgeous! I love how you put the 3 boxes together and the way you put ribbon on the handle. SOoooh sweet!

McStamper said...

Love your box idea. So cute. Thanks for sharing your art.

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

Awesome & YUM!

Rebecca said...

Wow! This is beautiful!!

Charlene R said...

Love this basket! I will look at your tutorial but I am sure it will be amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

Very inspiring to see the different versions of this gift basket. What a treat to receive too.

Michelle said...

Wonderful! Love the colors you chose for your project!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Yum, Yum. Would you like to be my neighbor? Adorable project

Peggy said...

Yummy gift and wonderful packaging.
God bless,
PeggyS

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous looking gift box!

Emily Keaton said...

Yum! What a delightful and delicious project!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your box, and the cookies look awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

How sweet...love the colors!!!

MaryLouH said...

I like making boxes and there are so many ideas on this page.

Charlene said...

Very pretty! I'd love to be your neighbor. :)
Southernmrs
at verizon
dot net

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous project. I love all the colors and lovely embellishments.

Susie Stover said...

Very cute basket. I love the way you trimmed the box and the papers you used. Good tutorial and easy to follow. Thanks for a great project.
Cookies look yummy too.

Suzze said...

Makes the cookies look even more incredibly delicious!

Agata said...

Wow! That's an amazing project! Love it tons!

Susan said...

I don't believe I've ever seen anything more pretty. Your talent shines!

Cathy said...

Yummy projects! What a great gift these would be!!

Lisa Condreay said...

Fabulous. Makes me want to bake so I can give them away as gifts.

DJ said...

Delicious treat boxes! Thanks for the ideas - I'm glad the template is versatile so that you can make it uniquely your own design.

connys blog said...

Thank you for the template to create this popcorn-box.It´s a pretty funny idea to make severals of them, so you have enough space to put the great amount of cookies in it.

BTW I´ve an adress in the States from aour friends.
hugs and smiles Conny

bratpakmom said...

You needn't ask for gracious it is deserved!!! This basket is STUNNING. WOW I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Damara said...

I love your cookie box. I'm new to paper crafting, so I don't usually stray far from card making, but this blog hop is giving me a lot of incentive to try something new. Your's will be one of the first I try! Thank you.

Melisa said...

Too pretty to bust open the cookies...ok, maybe not! But still, very pretty :)

Tamera Blake said...

OMG!!! I can't even say how gorgeous I think this is. WOW!!! You really nailed this one!!! It is just breathtaking!!!!
Have a great weekend!!

WDF said...

very nice

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, happy to report that I did indeed find the set and ink it up (it was buried deep under a stack of card stock, so it took some work).

inksandthinks said...

Mmmmmm, cookies and in such a lovely creation!

Kimba's Kreations said...

This is sooooo pretty. I will send you my address...those cookies look yummy!

Tanya said...

Oh these are fantastic! I love giving food gifts, great packaging.

Joan V said...

Oh, this is so pretty and who wouldn't be thrilled to receive homemade goodies in this cute container. Congrats on being published so many times in this publication. I love tags. I guess I need to get a copy of this issue to see what everyone made with all the patterns. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia B. said...

This project turned out beautifully! Love the stitching, stamping, and doilies. And I am quite sure the cookies are a yummy treat too! TFS!

SueB said...

WOW! GREAT box! I usually make cranberry bread for the neighbors at Christmas. Now I'm just wondering what to put into the side panel(s)?! Maybe that's the perfect spot to slip something for the neighbors' grandkids?! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

tape said...

Awesome! And your first tutorial, too!

Christine said...

What a beautiful gift! I have a new neighbor. I would love to try to give her such a lovely gift.

Kathy said...

Have to admit I peeked at some of your other projects too. You are definitely talented.

diana said...

Such a pretty gift box/bag! I love to bake, too, and your bread wrap and this lovely container are perfect to wrap up some homemade goodies to give away. TFS ;-)

Gina said...

I'm joining the other who wish I was your neighbor! Very, very nice!!!

Becky Dunham said...

This is gorgeous Kristin! i think you definitely deserve to be in this hop! i can't wait to get my issue and find everything in there that you created :) I love this idea of making this for your neighbor - I have new neighbors all around me - i was feeling like a leper for a while as the houses next to me and across the street were all empty at the same time! i love to bake goodies for new neighbors too - thanks for this fabulous idea! P.S. Don't you just love that Lemon Flower paper? It is simply scrumptious :)

suzieq23 said...

What a great idea. I am sure your neighbor will love every last bite!!! Thanks for sharing

Chris said...

This is amazing. Absolutely gorgeous!

Jessica said...

so pretty!

Sarah said...

Looks delicious!!

Tona said...

Fantastic project!

catnap said...

I love to bake, so this idea really appeals to me. A really snazzy presentation.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful gift!

Joanne Leddy said...

Fabulous ... and oh so clever!

TonyJen said...

very cute and talented

Terri said...

Great use of the template. Love the DP and all the other elements you used too.

Anonymous said...

So cute and clever!

Nancy said...

This is just gorgeous! What a wonderful gift presentation. Beautiful details!

Angie Black said...

I love this. Great idea on the handle. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Laurie said...

What a great little gift! And DCWV has the cutest papers!!!

Noreen said...

The pleated ribbon on the handle adds a great feminine touch!

Natasha said...

Thanks for inspiring us

LauraAnn said...

Love the gift box...wish it was mine!!!

Denise said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! What a nice gift!
DeniseB

Barb's Boys said...

Oh, these colors are yummy! And I LOVE that sweet green doily!

carefreestamper said...

SO pretty! And yummy. Now I want a cookie...

Karen said...

What an adorable way to present a gift for someone. Just lovely!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Karen

GMS said...

I love love love this color scheme. The cute little filigree pieces you have tucked in are just the perfect touch. :)

Renee said...

This is such a lovely gift basket!! It's beautiful and oh so thoughtful!!

stampinlara said...

what a beautiful gift!!! I just had surgery if you want to send me one! LOL. thanks for sharing, it's gorgeous.

jengd said...

FABULOUS basket! Love your paper choices too!

Sandy said...

Wow! Wish I was your new neighbor! Very nice job.

Karen Linarez said...

My daughter makes cookies to sell that would go so good in these little bags. Yours look great. I like the way you put many together, very creative.

Lori Barnett said...

outstanding!!! Love the colors!

paperpapier said...

love the bright yellow and green combination colour!

Cassie_lu said...

such a great way to gift some homemade baked goodies. very cute.

Barbara said...

This turned out to be a beautiful project! I'm sure the person who receives the cookies will be equally excited to receive such a wonderful handmade basket!

Ravengirl said...

This is darling! I love it all dolled up!

Courtney Taylor said...

I love your projects. These are great! Def something I need to try

Little T said...

Great projects! What a wonderful source of inspiration.

Debra said...

Wow, this would make a great wedding favor! Maybe a little smaller so I wouldn't have to bake so many cookies, hehe! Love the color combo.

Melissa said...

What a pretty box!

Debbie said...

Your box is beautiful! I love your choice of color and patterned paper. Thanks for sharing.

Karey said...

I love great packaging.

Michelle said...

I really liked how you chose to decorate the basket.

Natasha Kara said...

All I have to say is...YUM! Love the box, and am feeling so inspired to not only make one of these but bake something to give some one in it. LOL!

joni said...

Oh, I just love how that came out too!! I wish I were your neighbor!!! Very pretty! Love all the pretty things you used! TFS
hugs,
joni

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Fortunate friends, family and neighbors to receive your homemade treats and handmade totes! Mahalo for inspiring me to forward kindness.

mtscrapgal said...

Your "goodie holder" is so lovely. Wish I was your new neighbor because the cookies look delish. Thanks

Renee VanEpps said...

Oh you've hooked me, I'm going to have to follow your blog now LOL! I saw your rendition of the gift box and thought "Now this is a project I HAVE to try, but it looks so difficult..hmmm .. if there was only a tutorial..." And then there it was! You rock, thank you! LOVE that you dressed it up!

Jeena Huntzinger said...

Oh! With the inspiration of this design, I could make cute little Easter baskets or a spa basket for my BFF. Thanks for the inspiration!

Baseret said...

What a beautiful box of goodies...I wish that I was your neighbor!;)

~Mychl said...

oh my goodness, your box is adorable!! I love how you 'added onto' her box to make one that would fit more stuff!!

Something I might have to mimic!!

Carol said...

Wow! What a beautiful project!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007@gmail.com

debi miller said...

such beautiful boxes..esp. like the twisted twine handle.

paperella said...

This project is amazing, Kristin! Love all the details in the basket.

Larajc said...

I am always looking for ideas for giving handmade goodies! I always think, the prettier the gift container, the more special the gift is to someone! We all love pretty wrapped gifts.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Congratulations Kimberly on this achievement and honor! Your goodie gift box came out fabulous. I love the colors and your green doily is sensational! Congrats again on this well-deserved recognition!

Hugs,
Linda

Katherine said...

This gift looks yummy! I love those colors together - the citrus-y scheme is just up my alley! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Yummy! Who wouldn´t want to get such a gorgeous gift!

Carrie T said...

Adoreable basket - I love it!

Atticelf said...

What you did with this is absolutely fabulous!

Tanya said...

This is awesome!!!! I wish I was recieving this :)

Elizabeth said...

What a sweet basket! Thank you!
http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

All I can say is wow. I have to make one of those. It is absolutely wonderful!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE the front with the green doily and the beautiful stitching--that bow is gorgeous too! CONGRATS on being in the hop! Such an honor!! And now I've found your blog--and I'm RSS feeding and following through GFC! HOOOORAY:) THANKS!

Patt said...

OMG! How cute ! I really love this!

Cynthia Rose said...

I would be happy with the box even if it was empty! What a great way to package goodies.

Susan S. said...

What a geat box! Anyone would be thrilled to receive that as a gift.

Kalyn K said...

Hi Kristin! Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog - that means so much coming from you. Shame on me for never reaching out to you before, but I've been a big fan of your work for some time now. I often find myself ooh and ahhing over projects and then looking down to see you name. Fantastic job on the blog hop! :)

DianaP said...

Gift boxes will never be the same. This was awesome.

Elizabeth said...

Oh Kristin, what were you thinking when you married an OSU person! My maize and blue heart just cringes at the thought! LOL When were you at U of M? I was there from 79-83. Thank you so much for sweet comments on you my blog! I will be thinking of you during the U of M and Ohio State game this year. And I thought it was bad having three big ten teams in the same house, lol. Just remind him that a buckeye is a foolish nut, lol. Go BLUE!

Glenda J said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Carol said...

Hi Kristin

What a beautiful box you made with the addition of ribbon under the handle and the "doilies"!

Thank you for the tutorial.
Carol cejene@yahoo.com

NanaBeth said...

This is just fantastic.I'm thinking I could work it with my stash of Pink Paislee Queen Bee.I'm fat too-so I'll be back to visit.I need encouragement to keep working on it.I get discouraged so easily.Wishing you the best of luck.

rush said...

i love the cross-over design. thank you for being a part of the hop!