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Friday, December 3, 2010

Simply Scrapping Crafts Holiday Blog Hog!!

Yippee it's blog hop day!! Are you seeing lots of awesome stuff so far?


Welcome to Simply Scrapping Crafts First Annual Holiday Hop! We have quite a line-up for you today filled with lots holiday inspired goodies! Our DT has been busy at work in Santa’s workshop creating a sled full of gorgeous holiday projects to help you decorate, scrapbook or use for gifts!. Be sure to comment all of the blogs along the way because we have "hidden" some extra special treats along the way. There is no way to tell where we have them stashed, so be sure not to miss out! Some of our hop hosts are giving an extra entry for becoming a follower. Who doesn't appreciate more chances to win right? All winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 via the DT blogs and also in the hop room at SSC, which can easily be accessed here . You have until 11:59PM EST tonight, December 4th, 2010 to comment for your chance to win. All you need to do is click on each link and leave a comment as you hop along to the end of the list. Are you ready for a Holly Jolly Holiday Hop? Let's get to hoppin'!

Maureen  http://stampandscrapwithmaureen.blogspot.com/
Theresa  http://procrastinatingscrapper.blogspot.com/
Nikki  --- http://gracie33.blogspot.com/
Rona  http://scraprona.blogspot.com/  You are here!
Colleen  http://cardsdelight.blogspot.com/
Amy  http://amybeansblog.blogspot.com/
Clare  http://bearydocardsinc.blogspot.com/
Pryn  http://mochavation.blogspot.com


OK are you ready for my project?  Well who else has older kiddos that are really hard to shop for? Or anyone on your list that you like to give gift certificates too?  Here is a super cute way to make gift card giving (and receiving) WAY more fun!! (side note - sorry for the silly bow on top the twine was not messed up when I got this ready but I guess I fiddled with everything too much when I was getting the picture placement ready - I have actually decided to add a big cut-out snowflake in the center of the blue bow but didn't have time to get that done for the hop.)  Back to the project... 


The paper is My Minds Eye and is very glittery!! I used May Arts ribbon for the bow and Ippity stamps on the tag.  The border punch is Martha Stewart.

I used two sheets of paper cut to 10 1/2" square. Scored them at 3 1/2" to make 9 squares. I glued the two papers together in the center square only. Cut off the squares at the four corners and then glued only the edges of the 4 outer squares to form pockets. I cut half circles to allow for pulling out the gift cards. The box lid is also cut 10 1/2" squared and then scored to that the center square is just slightly larger that 3 1/2" so that it fits down nicely over the box. You can cut the edges of the lid with a decorative border punch for a little extra flair! I also thought it was fun to add another layer of pockets by gluing in another box cut to 9" and scored at 3". I will then fill this with some $5.00 gift cards to the girls favorite fast food places, a few to their favorite places to shop and maybe even put in a gift certificate for a pedicure! We'll see :)





Well have lots of fun on the rest of the hop!!! and don't forget to leave comments - (you know how much I love to give away fun Ippity stamp surprises!!!)

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67 comments:

crazyoldsyd said...

Hello Rona, Love that explosion box, very cute. Mine would have to be empty! Ha

Love all you do for SSC. Thanks

Love,

Syd
sydegan@hotmail.com

crazyoldsyd said...

nice, creative or silly comments

Angela B. said...

Love this little box have seen similar versions and I have been wanting to make one of these!!

CTgirl said...

This just so clever! I was looking for a box idea, and voila. I've found it here!! Thanks

Georgia said...

Hi Rona, miss you!! Love the box and really want to make one! Left something for you on my blog-
http://georgiamacdonald.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-was-pleasantly-surprised-when-ann-my.html

A Cards Delight said...

What a clever box! I never seen before and really intrigue to try my hand at it! TFS Hugzz Colleen

Cindylu2u said...

Your box is spectacular, have not done an explosion box, will add this to my try list!! Thanks

craftypat said...

Great idea, as you say there is always someone that you have to fall back on a voucher for!
Thanks for sharing
Pat

Dana said...

I love this box!! You just gave me a great idea to make one of these for my daughter! And I love your siggy!!
Hugs~
Dana

Simply AJ said...

I have wanted to make one of these boxes but I've been to intimidated to try it. You make is sound very easy. Might give it a try today... wish me luck! Thanks so much for sharing. AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

Judy Law said...

Rona, I love this box...We need a tutorial for this. Better yet we need to have a class and have everyone sign up...LOVE IT!!!
Judy

Tammy said...

This is so totally awesome, Rona!!! I just love that DP and this would be perfect for all of my gift card giving. I was just looking for ways to spiff up gift cards and this is my favorite!!!

Jane said...

This could be used for so many of those little gifts along with gift cards and money :)

Nikki said...

Love this box! I can't wait to try making one myself!

Sandi said...

This is such a great idea, what a neat little box! It looks so vintage and anyone who knows me also knows that's right up my alley. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sandi

juliem said...

I love the box idea. I always end up giving gift cards.

Paula Askew said...

Always love the explosion box. Very pretty!

ThePurplePlace said...

Rona - This is so cool and I have a lot of gift cards to give out this year, so this is something I really want to try!!

I'm also so pleased to be taking part in the HOP, as they are really hard on me....but I'm taking my time and doing lots of things in between.

It's been fun to see the awesome projects and a JOY to know you!!

Hugs,
Lis

Sharon Rittler said...

So cute Rona! Great idea!

Jennifer Scull said...

this is a great idea!!! yours turned out so nice.... :)

sandy said...

Fun idea! Will have to try it!

Miss Sue said...

What a stinkin' cute idea!! I'm getting out my paper now...I love new ideas for gift cards.

Pat said...

Oh, Rona, this is precious and I need to make some NOW! What a super idea and thank you for the directions!

dmbennett said...

Love your exploding box. Thanks for sharing.

Scrap-a-holic_mom said...

Beautiful - I've done these in the past - they turn out lovely.

Evie said...

Rona, love the box and the ribbon. Great job.

jennifer mitten said...

Love that box! Great way to disguise a giftcard...

scraphappy55 said...

This is a great project, I going to make two or three of this

perezmom said...

That is beautiful - love the colors!

-Kristin

ttkin12 said...

I really LOVE this project! Pat

Roxann said...

Soo cool and pretty! I've been wanting to try one of these.

Cardmaking Galore said...

The girls will be really lucky to get such nice gifts. Your gift box alone is fab! Thanks for the inspiration

Ruby said...

Great box...it's beautiful...couldn't grasp the directions...sigh

maddysmom said...

What a lovely idea! My secret santa at work is very crafty and I was trying to think of cute ideas to put her gifts in and this is perfect! She'll love it!

Deb-Close to my Heart Consultant said...

looks like a lot of work but i love your use of colors

marilyn said...

What a fantastic gift idea. WONDERFUL!!!

Theresa said...

I love this box all by itself Rona, but I love your spin of using it to hold gift cards even more! You could even put something small in the center opening of the box - one of those giant Hershey kisses would fit perfectly I bet! Love you!

Lynette said...

Well, I'm definitely in the category of older children or hard to buy gifts for. Count me in ... this is a beautiful box. Well done.

MaryAnn said...

love your gift card box

Pryn said...

STUNNING project Rona!!! I love that you have it made for gift cards!!! That is GENIOUS!!!!

LOVE YOU!!!

Barbara Jay said...

This is a clever idea to conceal a gift card :) --Barbara Jay

DonnaSue said...

Nice box and great idea!

Trina said...

I need to be on your Christmas list, Rona! You don't stop with just one gift card... :)

gmaJ said...

This is a great idea for the gift cards! The box is cute, (I love that paper!) but then to see the way you have included the pockets for the gift cards is a neat idea! Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas today!

Isha said...

Lovely Exploding Box. TFS.

youiesmom said...

I've been wanting to make one of these boxes. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Linda S said...

Great little box!! Thanks for sharing!

Gab said...

Very cool project!

Linda S said...

Great gift idea!! Thanks for the inspiration!

2amscrapper said...

great idea!

JustYolie said...

Cool gift box...the paper is so pretty! :)

Sandi's Samples said...

This is a fabulous idea, can't wait to give it a try. TFS

Patricia said...

Nice project!

Andrea6760 said...

Hi Rona,

I absolutely love your giftcard pocket box!! I will definitely be making two of these for my teenagers that just want gift cards and 'Money'. I tried to tell them I didnt know what Money was, but they didnt buy it, so I guess I will have to part with some at Christmas and the box is the perfect way to give it to them!

I am already a follower of your blog (Love it!) and love the bitty paisley stamp I won at Halloween from you. :) I actually made you a card and like Theresa before you, Im the worst procrastinator and it has been sitting on my desk for a month now. I promise to put it in the mail this week!!

Thanks again for the great gift idea and it is really perfect for my kids thi year!

*Hugs*
~Andrea

kc71595 said...

Wow! Your box is beautiful, Rona! I have seen many templates for this type of box, but never would've thought to add the little extras as you did. Thanks for the idea and inspiration!
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some goodies! :)

Sue McRae said...

What a creative project! Love it!

grandmax2 said...

Beautiful box!

Josie0602 said...

What a wonderful idea for the older kids in the family!

Paula S. said...

What an awesome idea! I think I will make one for my husband's Bass Pro Shops gift cards.

Jen said...

What a fun way to wrap a gift or gift card...fabulous project Rona!

Ann said...

Great project idea; thanks for the tutorial!

Tracy S said...

Super cool project and I LOVE that paper you used....beautiful. TFS

lynnetta said...

love your gift box, I am going try for my gift cards...love the colors very creative thank you for sharing

Patricia St Martin said...

wonderful box, love the way it opens.

gg nurse said...

So clever and beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Rona these are soooo adorable! They are perfect little customized packages. I need to try this idea out. Thanks for sharing a fabulous designer looking gift idea :)

Amy said...

LOVE this idea Rona!! I am always trying to find new ways to present gift cards!! Gorgeous!!

I left you some lovins over on my bloggy to check out:)