Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's a Papercraft Star Blog Hop!

     WOOHOO!  It's the First Annual Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Blog Hop Week!  I know I have tons of things in my life to be thankful for, and one of them is those of you who'll be traveling along on this hop.  We hope you enjoy all the projects we've created to share with you.
     We have a great sponsor for the hop to be thankful for too, My Favorite Things!
     All of our Designers (the execs have even joined in too!!) have created some wonderful projects to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and all the wonderful things we have to be thankful for. 
     We're so glad you hopping with us!  If you reached my blog from my awesome pal Jan, then you're right on track.  If you didn't arrive here from her blog, then you need to start at the beginning at the Papercraft Star blog so you don't miss anything.  You also need to do a couple of things to be eligible for the Grand prize from My Favorite Things.
  1. You must be a follower of Papercraft Star
  2. You must visit and comment on all of the Designers blogs
     Follow these two simple rules and you'll have a shot at winning the Grand Prize $25.00 gift certificate from My Favorite Things.  Some of our designers just might have a few little goodies of their own to give away too!
     We hope that you can find lots of crafting inspiration as you hop along!  Our designers represent lots of different styles, so I'm sure you'll find a something along the way to tickle your fancy.
     You have until midnight (Eastern Time) on Saturday November 27, 2010 to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We'll draw the winners of the prizes and announce them beginning Sunday November 28, 2010.
     Here's the project that I created.  I believe this will be going to my mother with a little special something in it.  Hmmm . . . I don't think a cream puff would fit, but some chocolate sure will.  I'll have to make her the cream puffs some other time.

     I love to surf the web looking for new ideas and I ran across some absolutely gorgeous little paper boxes.  I'm telling you, I don't know what it is about those Norwegian crafters but they can come up with some fabuous stuff.  Here's a link to one of several of these boxes I've seen.  I used her template as a jumping off point.  I can use metric, but I'm more comfortable with standard measure so I tweaked and re-proportioned the box to fit what I wanted.  The inside dimensions of the box are 5 1/4" x 3 1/2"
     The entire body of the box is made with lightweight chipboard.  My chipboard came from our November Design Team sponsor, Kraft Outlet, and it was a dream to work with.  It's sturdy, but light enough to take scoring well.
     I've used g.c.d. studios Ella Blue papers.  GORGEOUS!  I've been eyeballing them at Hobby Lobby for a while now and I just couldn't pass them up any more when they went on sale 50% off.  g.c.d. papers are textured like linen.  They make for a beautiful project.
     It's been a long time since I have made any paper flowers, so I broke out all my punches and inks and went to town.  You can find my tutorial on YouTube for making these here if you're interested.  You can also find the tutorial I made for the construction of this box here.


Candy, candy, who doesn't love blog candy!  I'm offering a $10.00 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.  Yippee!  All you have to do for a chance to win is:
  1. Fulfill the blog hop requirements I mentioned above
  2. Become a follower
(Please only become a follower if you really want to)

     Well that's all the fine print so I'll finish this up by wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Thanks for spending a little bit of your time with us this holiday week for our very first Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Blog Hop Week!

  Your next stop on the hop is the incredibly talented

Have fun hopping!


P.S.  I'm entering this project in the following challenges.
The Shabby Tea Room--what are you thankful for
Crafty Emmas--lovely lace
Sentimental Sundays--thoroughly thankful
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge--a time for giving
Stamp Something--something with thanks

 Supplies

Papers:  Kraft Outlet chipboard, g.c.d. studios "Ella Blue", Bazzill, Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Stamps:  Inkadinkado "Garden Flower"
Inks+:  Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, and Dusty Concord Distress inks, We Are Memory Keepers light purple ink, VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea Chalk ink, Versafine Vintage Sepia
Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Eight (S5-019); Martha Stewart Scoring Board and Rose Leaf punch, EK Success corner rounder, and small, medium and large Retro Flower punches;Heidi Swapp Edge Distressor
Miscellaneous:  Recollections adhesive pearls, lace and magnets from my stash

64 comments:

  1. Okay now Tracy... this project was worth the wait. It is so pretty... I mean GORGEOUS, fabulous, beautiful pretty! It's so awesome you could use some of Kraft Outlet's products too. You clever gal you! Happy Thanksgiving week!!

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  2. Stunning box. I love your flowers and the shabby details. You can put all sorts of goodies in there. :)

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  3. Wow! This box is stunning Tracy. I love everything about it. I am going to have to make one!

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  4. wow.
    LOVE the box. love the colors !!
    cant wait to try it myself.
    tfs

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  5. You sure made a pretty out of .. nothing. Thanks for sharing, it is sooooo lovely.

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  6. You had me literally lol at the measurements!! Remember in science class back in the day when they tried teaching us metric and swore that would be the only measure unit by now? They just can covert us! K.. now I am going back to view all those tut's!! Yea!! Thanks so much for sharing them! This box is just gorgeous!!
    Hugs~
    Dana

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  7. such inspiration here, I am now a follower.

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  8. Wow, this is gorgeous!! What a wonderful way to store some treasures. Thanks for the link also.

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  9. You ALWAYS have the most wonderful creations Tracy. (Plus, chocolate inside? Is this the perfect gift or what !!!) Hugs !

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  10. I am loving these blog hops! Thanks so much! -Anna

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  11. This box is gorgeous!! I love the flowers and the lace trim!

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  12. Thanks for the tutorial, Tracy. I always love your videos. The box is so pretty!

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  13. Hi Regan. This box is stunning. I became a follower of yours, and added both of your videos( flower & box tutorials) as my favorites.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
    Hugs,

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  14. OMG! This box is amazing, so beautiful and stunning, I wish I was your Mom. I am now a follower and know I will not be disappointed, I plan on doing some major scraplifting! LOL Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  15. Wow! The box is simply exquiste! The lace is a perfect touch! Love it! Love it! Love it!

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  16. Hi Tracy, I am new to your blog. I have signed up to follower your work. The box is simply fantastic and has inspired me to create a few this Christmas season. Thank you for the fabulous tutorial, I've put it in my youtube favs.

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  17. Oh I just love your box, it's gorgeous and I'm sure you're Momma's gonna love what ever you put inside. Thank you for sharing the making of it and the tut for the flowers, which I love. I'll be checking out those videos for sure.
    Patti
    northwestlady@gmail.com
    www.asoulsheartbeat.blogspot.com

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  18. This project is absolutely gorgeous Tracy. I love everything about it. So Fab! :)

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  19. This box is gorgeous!!Thanks for the tutorial,
    I'm a follower come and check me out
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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  20. What a beautiful gift box Tracy!! It's a gift in itself, even without contents! Ira x

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  21. Tracy this is beautiful! You are truly an amazing artist, I always love to see what you do!! I hope you and your family have a fantastic Thanksgiving!! Take care,
    XOXOXO
    K

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  22. Beautiful box! Amazing work! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Going to have to try this, great work, TFS!!!

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  24. Happy Thanksgiving to you. YOu do great work. love the box. Your mom will love it even with out the cream puffs.
    cornerstone(dot)cs(at)cox(dot)net

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  25. this box is absolutley beautiful!! what a nice gift to give...
    Im a new follower!
    thanks for the chance to win!
    Carrie
    my2sons311@verizon.net

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  26. Beautiful box, thanks for sharing your talents.
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  27. Beautiful box. Great paper. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

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  28. i love your box, I just finished an altered box for my friend for her birthday, I love your flowers, I have to be in the mood to make flowers but when I do I make alot so I will have them for quick projects :)

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  29. New follower...dor
    I so love your craft. It's so beautiful. I want to be as crafty as you.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  30. This is absolutel lovely ... so happy that you joined us this week in the Tea Room :)

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  31. WOW!!!! This is so beautiful. I just love popping in here and seeing your creations.

    Hugs, Linda

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  32. What a beautiful little box you made, stunning colours and great choce fo papers! Somebody will be very happy with this present! Thank you for joining the fun at SSC this week! Gemma

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  33. Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us over at Sentimental Sundays!

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  34. Wow - an absolutely gorgeous box! Love the papers, the colours, the lace - everything!! Thank you so much for sharing this at Sentimental Sundays.
    x Sylvia x

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  35. I love this box! It is absolutely beautiful! You never cease to amaze me with your shabby chic inspired projects! :D I have enjoyed working with you at PCS and I hope to work with you again! Happy Holidays! :D

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  36. Hi Tracy~
    Very PRETTY! I love all the colors and your flower is amazing!
    I subscribed to your you tube and am now a follower on here, cant wait to see more great projects.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. I am a follower. I love your box!

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  38. I LOVE this box!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  39. I love your box....absolutely gorgeous. Stunning...fabulous. WOW. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm a follower.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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  40. what a stunning box and perfect for any small gift

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  41. This is beautiful!Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.Elisa.x

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  42. What a stunning and very elegant box. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays.
    Hugs Shirley x x

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  43. Stunning box. Thanks for sharing. I'm already a follower.

    vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

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  44. Gorgeous gift box. Love the flowers.

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  45. What a stunning project! I love the flowers!

    Thanks for playing with Sentimental Sundays this week!

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  46. WOW!! What an absolutely fabulous project! So glad you played along with us this week at Sentimental Sundays :-)

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  47. Seriously! This is so beautiful! Great job, and thank you for the tutorial, and links. Professional job.

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  48. Thanks for the link - the box is fantastic and just what I was looking for! I love your work - have bookmarked this blog now. Look out - I will become a stalker and CASE all your lovely work!

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  49. Wow! What a gorgeous box! Absolutely outstanding work! :)

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  50. Wow! What a stunning box! The lace is so decadant & the flower is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

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  51. What a fun box.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  52. WOW! Your box is Stunning!! I ♥ it!

    I am a follower of your beautiful blog!

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  53. Fabo box! Thanks for sharing this project:)

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  54. Beautiful gift box Tracy. Love it!

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  55. Love this little beauty! Thanks for sharing the info on where to find the template. I'll definitely have to try this one out!

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  56. Extremely cute boxes... nice for small but (light) favors or gifts.. thanks for sharing...
    -anne-

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  57. OH MY! That box is OUTTA THIS WORLD Beautiful!! TFS! I am already a follower! Happy Thanksgiving and have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  58. Tracy,

    Your box is absolutely beautiful!!! :) This is my favorite part of blog hops: finding new blogs to follow! I subscribed here and at your video channel.

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer

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  59. Gorgeous box and love all the gorgeous details. The lace is such a beautiful touch.

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  60. What an AMAZING box!!! So delicate and beautiful, I'm definitely going to check out your videos! Thanks for the great opportunity to win!

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  61. This is just beautiful! What lovely colors and the flowers are stunning!
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Gift challenge!
    Hugs
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

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  62. This is gorgeous and so beautifully embellished.Thanks for joining us at the CES Challenge!
    Clairexx

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