Friday, November 19, 2010

My Little Shoebox Blog Hop... Hop... Hop... TUTORIAL...RAK...


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)... 


... and push it into place (of course, you have already put adhesive down on the card. I used Glue Dots.)
We all did this technique when we were kids, didn't we... you know, using the eraser side of a pencil, tissue paper squares and white glue... to make our annual Thanksgiving Turkey... I LOVED those turkeys...


Note:  Place the flowers VERY close to each other, almost on top of each other to get this effect.  Once your raised frame is full, open a few select flowers and place rhinestones in the center.  I also slid my Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad across the top of the flowers once they were in place to add a bit of extra detail, as you can see in the side shot below.


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...

55 comments:

Debbie said...

Great projects Tracey!!!

Pamela said...

Haha...I love how you made Christmas projects for our Thankful hop. ;) They are fantastic Tracey!!! Great work!!!

Liz said...

Cute.. I remember this.. I just did some of these with a friend it was fun to be in gradeschool again...

I am thankful for all my scrapping supplies and that my daughter is so into having the recorded memories.

Nicole said...

darling card, awesome project! thanks for the extra tips my dear!!!

Nitasha said...

I follow your blog and so glad that I do b/c you deliver such cute projects! love those little flowers and the mailbox is just adorable!!!
Of course I'm thankful for my family and friends and health but beyond all of those wonderful blessings I'm thankful for art, too. I've learned so much and have met so many amazing people through various art mediums!

Amanda said...

I love both projects! That's a neat idea to use a hanger to hang the card holder!

anazelia said...

those projects are so cool. wonderful. I became a follower and I am thankful for a husband who indulges me and my scrapping addiction.

Manhattan Mandie said...

I LOVE the flower card! It's so fun!!! Your card holder is beautiful too! I just became a follower and I hope you check out my blog too!

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful works!! love the lil flowers (:
I became a follower.

When I go through pics and return to the memories of those moments as I am scrapping them, Those feelings are what I am most thankful for about scrapping.

lunetapatineta said...

AMAZING CARD!!! Love all the flowers, thanks for the tutorial!!
(...I've become a follower)

ruth said...

Fantastic!!! I love the 3d one especially.

Kátia Cris said...

Wowwwww!!!
That patience and imagination!
Congratulations! Yours projects are fantastic.
hugs

Kátia Cris said...

Tracey, I'm following your blog now.
I hope your visit in my.

Marianne said...

oh my..what a great card with all the flowers!! Thanks a lot for sharing!
The mailbox was lovely! (but I still will remember all the flowers!)

April said...

How creative!!
- April W

Beckie Dreyer said...

Fabby dabby projects and am thankful to know you too xxxxxx

Cin Cin said...

WOW! What a FAB use of that punch! Love the project :)

Melissa D. said...

I just became a follower! I am grateful for this awesome hobby because of the sense of happiness I feel when I create and for the great friends I have met because of this hobby!

JMCPhillips said...

I am a follower - and am thankful for a creative outlet that doubles as a way to preserve my family memories!

JMCPhillips said...

I am a follower - and am thankful for a creative outlet that doubles as a way to preserve my family memories!

Kelly Massman said...

great projects!
already a follower

thanks!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Erika M. said...

I'm a follower and I'm thankful that I have an outlet for all my pent up creativity!

Rhonda V. said...

I love these projects! I'm already a follower, happily!

I'm thankful for the peace and joy that scrapping in the evening hours brings me after a long day at work. : )

Tiffany said...

Woooooohoooo I'm a follower. Great design!

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful card - great dimension. Also the card holder

scrappin_in_AK said...

I'm already a follower - I'm thankful for all the online inspiration

SwedTech said...

Great projects! I love getting to be creative with scrapbooking, but even more I am grateful for the friends I have made along the way.

Kathie said...

Beautiful as usual my friend! TFS

kellmg said...

Already a follower!! :) Love your projects - absolutely love the card holder - would like more details on that one!! The dimensions - or how you assembled it... Love what you are thankful for!! Thanks for sharing!!

Elisabeth said...

Just signed up. Love your tutorial.

Amber said...

I am thankful for thin glue dots : ) Love your creatins.

weewiccababe said...

such clever ideas
Debz
x

June said...

Great tutorial ! Thanks for sharing.

Brittney said...

I just LOVE both of your projects - fabulous! The pride that I get when I scrapbook something definitely shows, so I'm thankful for that!

I'm a follower =)

Lindy said...

I am thankful for all my scrapbooking supplies and friends and the fact that I can document our memories for my family.

Love love love your Christmas projects. TFS :)

O, I'm a follower.

Katherine said...

Wow! This is so creative. Thanks to the idea and tutorials. Great job! :)

Vera said...

Your projects are lovely!!!
TFS.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Catherine said...

Love that 3-D card! I'm already a follower and the thing I am most grateful for about scrapbooking is that I am capturing memories (in photos and in feelings) that will be preserved for my family forever.

lillesmor said...

Love that christmascard!! Thanks for sharing.
I am so thankful for this hobby of ours because I really relax when I create. Also for remindig me that I am a creative person (wich I never thought I was earlier..)

TanishaRenee said...

great projects!

Rochelle said...

I love your tutorial and the card hanger!! Wow!!!

I am thankful to be able to have the time to scrap and a very understanding hubby that lets me go crazy scrap shopping!!! ;)

I am now and follower! :)

Fluffy said...

Wow thanks for the tutorial will have to give that a try later. I couldn't resist becoming a follower your work is great. T x

jeanne said...

amazing - what else can be said!

Deb Long said...

Gorgeous card and awesome tutorial!!!!

Deb Long said...

I am a new follower of your awesome blog! I am thankful that I found scrapping just as I became a mother, because it has allowed me to capture every moment of my children's childhood. They love pulling out scrapbooks and asking me about the stories of each page!

***TATTY* said...

Perfect!
XOXO

Sunny Lynn said...

Thanks for the tutorials! can't wait to give this a go!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Wow-wee!!! Another awesome creation!
:-)

Suzy said...

Your card is so pretty! love the dimension.

GREAT idea with the holiday card holder!! I need to make one of these :)

I'm also a new follower!!
~Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

just me said...

Such a super sweet project! LOVE it!
And I'm thankfull because there are sweet people with big hearts like you that share your skills with the world!
Thank you for the lovely tutorial!
xoxo
Lucy

Lisa C. said...

What a fantastic idea!! I love how you made the flowers pop off the card. I am thankful that my family appreciates all the scrapbooks I've made over the years!!

Lisa C. said...

Oh, I'm now a happy follower!

Patricia Folchert said...

I am thankful for all of God's blessings in my life, most of all for my precious family.

Absolutely love the card and especially the card holder!!

Angela said...

I love the hanger!!! :-)

Angela
angelamaggioni@tiscali.it

Shemaine Smith said...

Hello, that's an awesome tutorial!