Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cutters Creek Holiday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Cutters Creek Design Team Holiday Blog Hop! We want you to hop along with us and play for some awesome Blog Candy. The objective for our Blog Hop this weekend is to provide some inspiration to help you get your holiday crafting underway! Our Design Team has come up with some fabulous projects and we have a little bit of everything, from cards to gift ideas, and home décor items. So we invite you to hop along with us and get your creative juices flowing! If you came from Fran's blog then you are at the right place. If you just happened to pop and would like to start from the beginning then please head to the Cutters Creek DT Blog to start with Chris's wonderful project.

I have two projects for you today. My first project is a Fall/Thanksgiving Wreath. All of my leaves were cut using my eBosser and the Cheery Lynn Dimensional Large Leaves Die Set. I love this die set, you get 4 different leaf styles and sizes as well as an acorn die. For my wreath, I used all the leaves, and inked them with Distress Inks in fall colors. (I used Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, and Spice Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon.  I then sprayed my leaves and acorns with some Gold Glitter Dust.I used some acorns that I found at my local LSS for added dimension. I adhered my leaves to a grape vine wreath that I picked up at my local craft store.with my hot glue gun as well as the acorns. Finally I cut my sentiment With Gratitude from the Phrases Cricut Cartridge at 3". If you need this cartridge Kim at Cutter's Creek can order it for you. I added some ribbon to hang my wreath.

For my second project, I went with a Christmas theme.

I found what was called a floating frame at my local craft store. The frame was already black but because it was on clearance there were a few nicks in it. I took some Black Soot Distress Ink and a sponge dabber and sponged the ink over the outside of the frame and covering the nicks. After letting it dry I sprayed the frame with some Silver Glitter Dust. If you don't have any of this product yet, get some, it is a must have for your holiday crafting, so easy to use and adds so much sparkle and shine.
The frame is 4" X 6". For my image I cut the Santa1 from the Quilted Christmas Cricut Cartridge using the Silhouette creative feature, at 3 1/2" out of red and white vinyl. I then cut the Believe banner at 1" from the Creative Memories Tis the Season cartridge. I used red, white and green vinyl for the banner. I cut two snowflakes from the same cartridge and used both the negative and the positives of the image on the back of my glass and sprayed it with Silver Glitter Dust  and Iridescent Glitter Dust. The glitter dust gives the glass a frosted sparkly look. Finally I used a Sizzix Snowflake die (Which Kim can likely order for you) and cut two snowflakes from the Tim Holtz Mirrored Paper and adhered them to opposite corners of my frame.


What is a blog hop without some blog candy?


I have the following blog candy I am giving away. To enter please leave a comment with a way to contact you by Monday October 29th at 6:00pm PDT. I will draw a winner using Random.org on Monday evening and post the winners name here. You don't have to be a follower to enter but I would love it if would like to follow me.


Don't forget about the awesome blog candy that Cutter's Creek is giving away. To win that blog candy you need to leave a comment on each blog as you hop along.

Here is the complete blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:
Fran - http://scallopsandswirls.blogspot.com/
Deanna -
http://deannaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/


Thanks for hopping with us and we hope you enjoyed the hop and got many wonderful ideas!

34 comments:

  1. Wow both projects are just so nice, hard to choose my favorite. Looks like the wreath was alot of work but well worth it. TFS and for the chance to win the candy. I am already a regular follower(salker LOL)
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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    1. Love the wreath, worth all the work you put into it!
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  3. both are beautiful projects I think i like the frame the best. i;ve been seeing frames on clearance and i think you gave me an idea!!
    one_and_only_shorty@hotmail.com

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  4. Deanna you projects are beautiful! Love the frame!!!

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  5. Wow Deanna! I love both projects. They are beautiful. My favorite is the wreath. It is just so darn welcoming, I love it!!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy

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  6. Your wreath is so pretty - and who doesn't love blog candy...

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  7. Your wreath and picture frame are awesome Deanna. I can see a lot of love went in to making them. Hugs, Fran

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  8. love the wreath great idea for thanksgiving, thanks for sharing

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  9. Very nice projects, I love both. Perfect wreath for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Great projects! That wreath is so beautiful!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful wreath and frame! *Hugs*

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  12. That wreath is amazing and I love the frame.

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  13. Great wreath and I love love the frame!!! I'll be borrowing that idea.

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  14. Ooooooooooooh!!!! Deanna, these are FABULOUS!!!!

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  15. both of your projects are great deanna but the wreath is my favorite love love love it!

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  16. Awesome projects. Can't wait to try all these great ideas. Thanks to all.

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  17. Deanna!!! I ADORE both of your home decor projects!! What fantastic works of art!!:)

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  18. i absolutely LOVE the wreath as well as the Believe frame. Thanks for being a part of this hop...i am now your newest follower

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  19. Love your works of Art! The wreath would look wonderful on my door!
    Hugs! Kathie in Fl

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  20. Love both your decor projects, thanks for sharing.

    puffinliz at yahoo dot com

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  21. What a beautiful wreath! I love those leaves! Awesome frame too :)

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  22. I'm sorry that I'm at the end of the fabulous hop. Your fall wreath is just fantastic and the Christmas frame is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I love that wreath and might just have to make one too!

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  24. Love the wreath it is amazing.
    hollymira07 at comcast dot net

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  25. Your frame is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing. I love it!!!


    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  26. What great ideas! I really like the leaf one. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.
    Hugs,

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  27. Deanna, your projects are wonderful!! The wreath is terrific as it can be hung places that other wreaths can't. Would be terrific with holly and poinsettias too! And I love the santa! Who would have thought to spray Glitter Dust on glass?? Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us! So many projects I want to do now!

    Sue B

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  28. Deanna, what stunning projects! That wreath is to die for and I love all the different colors in the papers. It's just beautiful! And that Santa, he's fabulous! I never thought about using my inks to cover up nicks! And I'm going to have to use some of that spray. You know how I love the big bling! They are just stunning projects!

    Hugs,

    Susan

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