Friday, August 9, 2013

Holiday Cards and More Blog Hop


Thanks for stopping by to celebrate the release of Paper Crafts "Holiday Cards & More". Don't you just adore that little car box on the cover? I saw it and was thinking to myself, "Why didn't I think of that!" HA!

I'm lucky enough to have six projects in this issue. I really like working on submission calls. I treat them as challenges. Really let's my creativity take flight. I think my favorite project is a little sign that features "The Elf on the Shelf". SVGCuts has the cutest kit using the little guy. You'll have to take a peek inside the book to see my project!

We are suppose to feature a holiday recipe and wrap today for the blog hop. Like many of you, I'm a mother with lots of little kids underfoot. And sometimes there just isn't time for that. So I'm here instead with a cute, fun, and super simple food wrap project the kids can help you out on.


Put those little hands and minds to work creating patterns with Jelly Bellies in these little cellophane sleeves. I recommend doing it when they have full bellies, otherwise you are going to be charged a heavy fee for their help. One Jelly Belly for me, one Jelly Belly for you. Repeat.

I used CSS's  Toppers (fun kit!) and Topper Fillers, and Papertrey Ink's Gingerbread Lane (my favorite holiday release last year) stamped on Double Ended Banners. Really does not get simpler than this little project. And it is very adaptable. Change the colors for any occasions. I've even done rainbow Jelly Belly's for St. Patrick's Day.

As for the bags, I find they are best bought in bulk. I got 1000 for $8-ish at Paper Mart. Nice to have on hand. They are the 1"x7" size in this long list.

Here is the list of creative ladies participating in this blog hop:


After me, you want to go check out Jeanne Jachna. Leave a comment between now and Tuesday and I'll randomly pick a winner to receive a free copy of this fun issue.

Thanks for joining me. Anybody in the Christmas spirit now?:)

76 comments:

  1. So very colorful, these really are such a pretty presentation!

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  2. Love this project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  3. I can't wait to try this with my daughter! So fun and easy!

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  4. This would be an adorable idea for kids to share with friends for Valentine's Day!

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  5. Super cute!!! And easy....just the way I like it, lol!

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  6. really cute idea and very simple to do for a lot of people and yes I'm in the xmas spirit : )

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  7. I'm in the spirit. Love your project. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Oh truly could be used for so many holidays just by changing up the candy color.
    Very cute, love it!

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  9. So cute, great for lots of occasions if you change the colours.

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  10. Erin! These are TOOO CUTE!!!!!!!! :) AND it's FUN to hear how you've worked out a plan of completing these with your little ones!!! :) (I'm afraid it would have been MORE COMPLITCATED with my little ones---they're older now!) :)

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  11. I look forward to this issue! Love your project.

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  12. what a wonderful idea for the kiddos

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  13. Love the little tubes. They are such fun!

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  14. Love your wonderful gift packaging.

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  15. These are so cute....another fun project with my grandsons! They would be cute on a small tree as treats for those who visit at Christmas! Thanks for a great idea!

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  16. Great idea! I guess I better do this after I've eaten. It's one for me and one for you, too. LOL

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  17. Very festive way to package these candies.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  18. WOW ... six projects in the holiday issue - you must be tickled pink! Way to go. And thanks for sharing this quick and easy holiday treat - would be fun to make with my 5 year old grandson this holiday season!

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  19. Some fun ways to share the holiday treats....and thanks for sharing.

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  20. Your cellophane sleeves are adorable. And such a cute and quick treat...I am thinking a school class. Thanks for the idea.

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  21. Oh, how cute is your "Treat" packaging, Erin? Congrats on six project ideas getting published :)

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  22. Very simple and sweet! Great idea!

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  23. very cute idea with cellophane. thanks for sharing.

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  24. Very Cute! Perfect for a favor at a party or something to give to all of the kids in a class! Love it.

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  25. These are so cute and fun! Love the bright colors and who doesn't love jelly beans?

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  26. Love this idea..So cute and quick..

    Be Blessed

    Pam

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  27. These would be great for any holiday! Thanks for the terrific idea!

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  28. I love this idea.

    sapphiregyrl@hotmail.com

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  29. Again another easy to make Christmas goody. Great idea. Thanks for sharing

    Beneta
    slayer2b@hotmail.com

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  30. Darlene SatkewichAugust 9, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    What a fun and cute project! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. LOVE the cellophane sleeves!! It most definitely puts me in the xmas spirit!

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  32. Cute treat, great
    use of the long bags.
    Carla from Utah

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  33. Adorable! Always nice to have something simple the kids can give ;)

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  34. Yes I am in the Christmas spirit! I want to run home and round up all the cellophane in my house!!!!!!! hee hee. Thanks for reminding me to make sure the little one has a full belly before we start!

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  35. Can't wait to see your gorgeous cards in the magazine! Love everything about the holidays, so would love this! And your goodie creation is a super idea.

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  36. Love the cute cellophane bags. Like its versatility in other holidays too. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  37. I would also need a full belly to be trusted to stuff these sweet treat bags with Jelly Bellies! ;) Sweet little Christmas project.

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  38. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Great Christmas treat idea! Yep, you're right about paying for kids' help!

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  40. Wonderful idea. Colors are in keeping with Christmas spirit ;). TFS.

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  41. Great ideas for the kids. They love to make gifts for cousins and Aunts and Uncles.

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  42. What a great way to get your kids involved. You made me laugh about the fill their bellies if they are hungry party...hee hee so true. Always have to plan out things to the last detail with the little ones right!

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  43. How fun! I love papercrafting for Christmas - I can't wait to run out and grab this issue! I don't have any little ones yet to help me fill bags but I will file that idea for later :)

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  44. Very cute treat--would be perfect for little holiday office treats!

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  45. 1000! But what a simple and clever idea. It really pops! Great gift for the kids at school.

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  46. I was thinking of doing something similar for the coming holidays for my son! :) Awesome idea, thanks for sharing!

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  47. I can't wait to see all the motivating ides!

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  48. Cute project!!! Can't wait to see this issue!!

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  49. Great idea for the candy holders (and to feed the kids before letting them loose with the candy).
    The drink cup is cute. I will be trying that idea.

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  50. Congratulations on getting 6 projects in this issue! I love your work!

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  51. Great project! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  52. Cute project and easy and quick for grandmas to do with their grandchildren.

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  53. This is such a clever idea!! lOVE THE COLORS AND JUST THE AMAZING CUTENESS HERE!!!

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  54. I love those little cellophane sleeves. Usually we see M&Ms or Skittles in them. I love that you used Jelly Bellies. And I'm with your kids..."One Jelly Belly for you, one Jelly Belly for the package, two JBs for me, one for the package..." ;) This is one of my favorite issues of the year!

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  55. Great gift idea! Love the alternating colors and the little sentiment. Yum. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  56. This is perfect! Simple is the only thing that gets done around here with the little, especially during the holidays. I love it!

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  57. Such cute and fun packaging, Erin! Love them and love jelly bellies too!

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  58. Great colors. The cello bags are just perfect to show the festive colors of the candies too. Love them

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  59. Such a cute idea! Great quick gifts!

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  60. These are really cute! Love the little toppers you created!

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  61. Yes, now I am in the Christmas spirit! I really like your idea, this would be the perfect Mom & Daughter project for school treats. This is my 1st time on your blog - really appreciate your title...from one procrastinator to another :)

    Brenda N

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  62. Cute, fun and easy, perfect combination! TFS

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  63. Oh what a cute idea, love the green and red. Thanks for the tip on where to buy the bags.

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  64. Very neat idea - might do this for valentines day with pink and red jellies - thanks for sharing!

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  65. These are SO cute, Erin! Think I need to order some of those treat bags just to have on time for when the spirit moves me (ha).

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  66. Great project and great educational effect too, having the kids create patterns!

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  67. Sweet project! Would love to see your others that are in this issue!!
    <3 J

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