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'!
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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!!!)