Friday, July 20, 2012

July VC Rock Blog Hop

Welcome to VC Rock's 3rd Blog Hop. I hope everyone is staying cool and having fun. It has been well over 100 here in Nevada (114 to116), Whew that's hot! I understand that it is hot everywhere this summer. What's up with that?

This month's theme is to create Hostess Gifts or a non-card item.  I know you came from Brenda Hugars (aka little sis) blog here  wasn't Brenda's creations gorgeous. She is very talented, and I learn so much from her.  If you get lost along the way and or would like to start at the beginning, please go to VC Rocks Blog here.

It did take me awhile to decide what to come up with this month for the blog hop. I decide to jump start the season with my first Christmas project. Since my sister and I are getting our first order from the Holiday mini, what a great time to play!!!  I have a passion for tins and magnets so I have re-created a gift that I saw on Carla Brasher blog here a few years ago.

So let's get started:

Supplies needed to do this project:
Card stock:                        Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Glimmer Paper(Silver)
Dsp:                                   Be of Good Cheer (from the 2012-2013 Catty)
Punches:                            23/8"  Scallop circle, 13/8" circle, 13/4" circle, 1" circle, 3/4"                 
                                          and large eyelet
Ribbon:                             Gumball Green Satin Stitched
Stamp Set:                         Delightful Decorations(retired)
Stamp Pad:                        Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:                      Bottle Caps, magnets, tin, Crystal Effects, snail adhesive and for
                                          Bling  SU Rhinestones!!

This is not a hard project, but it has several parts and it takes time to assemble some of the parts. I have made several of these for family and friends. This is my first Christmas one. Who knows if you are nice Santa may send you one. Sorry couldn't resist.  Now for curious minds that want to know more on how to make this lovely gift, if you look up under the tutorial tag, you will find step by step directions.

If you don't like the tag on top you can add a tag like this one; and tie it to the ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed my projects today. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to leave me a message and I will get back to you ASAP. Enjoy the rest of our weekend and our Hostess Gifts or Non-card items Blog Hop.

Your next stop on the hop will be to visit the very talented Nancy Keithly at her blog here.  I know she will have something wonderful for you. 
Thanks for stopping by.  I love comments, so be sure to leave one.   I hope you, too find some time to create something fun for yourself.



  1. this looks like a fun project to make. Love tins also, and I think I have some calling my name after seeing this. Thanks for Christmas in July!

  2. I like tins too. So nice to see a Christmas version. Hope creating it helped to make you feel cooler.

  3. Great job Sis! You always come up with something cool!

  4. Very nice! What a great gift idea!

  5. Love that! It is so beautiful, I almost wouldn't unwrap it. (I said almost, I am sure there is chocolate in there!Lol)

  6. Love both projects. That red and green are such rich colors.

  7. Beautiful project. I love making things with the tins as well and also love magnets. TFS!

  8. I have a bunch of these tins I bought from Karen's Seaside Crafter's. I have got to use them and I know who I will CASE. Yours are fantastic.

    Carey and Roscoe


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