Friday, December 10, 2010

Holly Jolly Blog Hop: Day One: 3D Gingerbread House Box, Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge Blog Candy, Stamp Set Blog Candy

Hello all my Creative Friends & Bloggers! Welcome to our Two Day Jolly Holly Blog Hop. We are happy to have you hoping along with us. We have over 20+ holiday gift ideas to show you over the next two days.
There will lots of blog candy along the way. In addition we will be having 3 grand prize winners. Our first grand prize is sponsored by Scrapadabadoo, our 2nd grand prize is a mystery prize that you will find at the end of the hop, and our 3'rd grade prize is from The Pink Cricut Stamps.
Our hop begins with Stephanie from Always Crafting and ends with Jess from My Scrap Diary. If you get lost along the way you can find the master list HERE or either of the above blogs.

You should be hopping over from my Cricky Friend Deb's blog, BUG JUICED, if not you can continue from here and loop around until you come to me again or start from the beginning (Always Crafting).

Tonight I have a VERY cute 3D Treat Box for you! The bottom is a fully functional box, and on top of the lid is another TREAT holder--a sweet Gingerbread House. The house can hold candy, cards, treats, etc. It would be so neat to put a treat in the top and the present in the bottom. It would be great to put a stack of handmade cards or recipe cards in the bottom, with a treat or chocolate covered spoons/tea bags/cookies in the top. Sooooo many possibilities!
I cut the gingerbread house and box out, then I glued the house onto the box. I then decorated the house with "icing" (puffy paint) and the box with snow/frosting (puffy paint). I decorated with chenille stem candy canes, and pom pom gum drops! The lil gingerbread baby is from the Smiley Cards catridge. I put a cellophane bag filled with Peppermint Tootsie Roll Pops and tied with a pink grosgrain ribbon!
To see my Tutorial on how to make this 3D frosting and snow click HERE
I created this cut file in ALL formats (SVG SCAL MTC KNK WPC GSD AI EPS). It also makes a fantastic spooky house at Halloween!! If you would like this cut-file you can grab it by clicking HERE.

3D Paper Treat House Cut File for Scal/Mtc and all other Diecut Machines


The grand prize Blog Candy is.... Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite Cartridge.  All you have to do is be a follower of this blog, and You must comment on each of my blog posts (BOTH DAYS of HOP) to be entered for this.

Tonight's blog candy is a clear stamp set with bling. All you have to do is be a follower of this blog and comment under this post.

Next on the list is (Marriane of Paper or Fabric)

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Don't forget to return tomorrow at 9:00am Eastern Time for a new project