YOU MADE IT! Welcome to the second to last stop on the My Little Shoebox "Thankful" Blog Hop! If you are following along with the Hop, you just came from Miss Melanie Stanczyk's blog... WELCOME! If you just happen to be here today, you DON'T want to miss all the MLS Hop fun and prize opportunities! You can start from the beginning at the My Little Shoebox Blog.
Sooooo... the theme of this blog hop is "Thankful." After going through all the other uber talented blogs from MLS, I'm sure you have seen AWESOME projects and heard all sorts of things the design team gals are thankful for. You will hear a bit about being thankful from me in a bit, but first, onto the FUN!
3D Christmas Card Tutorial
Step 1: Determine the size of the card. (Easy so far, right!?)
Step 2: Cut a piece of chipboard that is the same size as the card (across) and about 1/2 the size of the card (up and down).
Step 3: Cover the piece of chipboard with your choice of cardstock. (So you don't have to try to match it to the chipboard later!)
Step 4: Use your exacto knife to cut a wavy interior border for your chipboard frame.
Step 5: Adhere your new chipboard frame to your card with foam adhesive.
Step 6: After cutting around 100 flowers with your Cricut (because you would be CRAZY to cut them out by hand), take the end of a pen, push it into the center of a flower (be sure to bend the flower petals up around the pen)...
So there you go! A fun Christmas card to send to your favorite loved ones! Next, you need a place to display all of the cards that you recieve this year, right!? I created this fun card holder with chipboard, MLS "Holly Jolly" paper and borders, trim and this antique hanger tied with a bow.
So... I promised I would be "thankful" as we head into our Thanksgiving holiday! I decided to share several things about my passion for Scrapping that I am Thankful for...
1. My Cricut... because there is NO WAY that I could have created that card without it!
2. My Little Shoebox... (no, I'm not kissing up)... The products they release each season are simply wonderful... high quality... darling designs... bright colors... and embellishments, borders, stickers and alphas that are so easy to use and AWESOME! And don't even get me started on the fab gals on the Design Team... HOLLA!
3. My Family... my husband allows me the opportunity to stay home and raise the family (and design on the side)... my kids put up with my ever present camera... and they all support me when I am on a deadline and can't make a homemade dinner, or do the laundry, or, or, or... my family totally rocks!!!
I could go on and on and on about how thankful I am that I found this wonderful community called, "Scrapbooking"... and it doesn't matter if it is a layout, card, altered item, published, or in a frame on the wall... the friends I have made... the passion I feel... the creativity I can express... I am truly blessed and thankful to be a part of this thing called Scrapping!
RAK ALERT!!!... For those of you that are new to "Wooooo Hooooo," please join my Friends and Followers over there on the right hand side of my blog. Once you are a follower (or remind me that you already are one), leave a comment on this post letting me know what, about scrapping, makes you thankful. I will randomly choose one comment to win a fun MLS RAK on Monday, November 22nd.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Now, onto the last stop on this blog hop, Debbie Sherman...