Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Two Scrapbook Friends Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Creations Blog Hop with Two Scrapbook Friends! You should have arrived here from Tammy's blog. Her projects were amazing. I especially love the place card/gift tag!

I have been so inspired by all the awesome things I have been seeing on websites and people's blogs for this Christmas season. Every year I make a list of all the things I want to try and I don't get around to doing many of them. I have really been noticing how you can wrap and embellish gifts. This was something I really wanted to try.

I recently accepted a design team position with The Cutting Cafe and my first cutting file was the Loopy, Loopy Bow/Flower. It was the perfect opportunity for me to make my own bows for some of my Christmas presents.

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I began by wrapping my boxes in kraft paper (it is actually a couple of bags from Two Scrapbook Friends....creative, huh)? I used the cutting file and cut the bow template in the small, medium and large size. I assembled them and layered them together, fastening them with a large brad I found deep in my stash!

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I added some curling ribbon and some jingle bells to accent the layered bow.

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I used some 12x12 coordinating paper and created strips to tie in the rest of the gifts. I used a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch to fancy up the edges of the strips and make them a little more festive.

I hope this has inspired you to 'scrapbook' your Christmas gifts this year. Matt, my 15 year old son, told me that if he received a gift that looked like this, he would be pretty impressed. He said that if someone took all that time to make it look so good, there must be something pretty 'cool' inside.

Your secret word for today is HAPPY!

Tomorrow is the last stop on the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop and you will be visiting the Two Scrapbook Friends blog!

Make sure that you have visited all the blogs on the hop and left a comment at each one in order to qualify for the draw for a prize. You can view the complete list here!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my friends a very Merry Christmas! I hope you make some wonderful memories with your family and friends over the holidays!


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49 comments:

  1. Wow!!! That is just stunning. Great job!

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  2. Now that is one loopy project! Very pretty... Thanks for the awesome blog hop!

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  3. I am in love.... So beautiful... Can I please have the presents and unwrap them carefully. I have the snowflake punch by Martha Stewart and I am going to try...

    I love your work, Carolyn... Happy Holidays!!!

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  4. What's in the box? Who cares, the package is the gift. I would love if I got a gift like this under my tree. I wonder if they do gift wrapping like that at the mall?

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  5. Should I say, don't give it away and keep it for next year's decoration!? TOO PRETTY to unwrap them!!!

    Love your creation!

    Merry Christmas and All the best for 2012!

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  6. Amazing packaging! I too would want to leave them wrapped! My only problem right now is finding the time to wrap--yikes! Only a few more days!!

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  7. wow- pretty- congrats on the DT position

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  8. Beautiful. I wish I had the time to do something so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. What a beautiful and fun bow! You should offer some bow making classes.

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  10. Carolyn, that present looks absolutely gorgeous! I love your bow.

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  11. Beautiful ! I don't even think I'd open it ! It looks much too pretty !!

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  12. So fun! ...creative, cheerful...and the bells are a fantastic touch. Love it!

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  13. What a wonderful ensemble of boxes. That big bow with the jingle bells and curling ribbon is so pretty that it would be a shame to open the gift and ruin the gorgeous packaging! Really lovely. Congrats on the DT gig, too!

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  14. I agree with your son. If someone was to take the time to make the outside look that pretty, there must be something pretty special inside! Thanks for sharing. and congratulations on making a dt!

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  15. oh what a great idea
    very very beautiful

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  16. I....LOVE....THIS! :)

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  17. That is absolutely spectacular. I wish it were under my tree.....

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  18. Love your gift wrapping ideas! Great bow and adornments!
    DeniseB

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  19. I have to agree with your son. I am very impressed.I love the bows. I love your store and I look forward to more shopping in the new year.

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  20. What a beautiful gift! I agree with Matt that it must be pretty special to be decorated so special.

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  21. Got me?! Thank you!! Seriously though! Gorgeous flowers! Congrats on the DT gig!! You deserve it!

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  22. What a pretty package, I love the bows and ribbons.

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  23. what a beautiful wrapping job! Inspiration I'll need to keep in mind when I'm wrapping gifts in a hurry on Christmas Eve.

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  24. Your gift wrapping is beautiful!!!!
    Thanks for a fun blog hop, and Merry Christmas!!

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  25. Totally awesome, that's all I can say - Totally awesome!!!!

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  26. I would love to be the recipient of that present. It is spectacular!!

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  27. I think I wll use this idea for "decorator boxes" under the tree...... for the days after everyone has opened their gifts....makes the space look a little less lonely.Thanks for such a neat idea!!

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  28. It's so pretty that I would not want to open it! Just look at it for a long while. Merry Christmas

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  29. Congratulations on the new design team, C! Looks like you are going to have a great time playing with those files!!!

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  30. oh how pretty Carolyn....love how you put it all together.

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  31. Just stunning Carolyn!
    Joanne xo

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  32. Oh, Carolyn, wow! That looks soooo pretty. If someone gave me a gift like that I wouldn't want to even open it!

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  33. Way to take your gift wrapping to a whole other level! So beautiful!

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  34. I love this gift...it would be a shame to open it though!

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  35. Mamilou (Louise Cyr)December 21, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Gorgeous.... a workshop coming to you soon at the 2SF?? hey Valentine day is just around the corner.... and what about Easter!

    Love it Carolyn. Congrats on joining the team at The Cutting Cafe, but I have to ask: where do you find the time and the energy?
    Keep up the good - gorgeous work

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  36. love this, especially with the kraft paper and jingle bells. Your tree will look lovely with all these little gems under them!

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  37. I really like this. I love using border punches, but would never have thought to use them to make "ribbons". Thanks for the idea.

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  38. You know that precious thigs come in small packages right? Is one for me? Beautiful as always.

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  39. if i gave this to someone and they opened it, i would probably cry! so pretty!

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  40. if i gave this to someone and they opened it, i would probably cry! so pretty!

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  41. Wow, this is so pretty ... don't let the kitties at it, they'll love it! I call that Santa Claws"!

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  42. So beautiful Carolyn! Love the snowflakes on the ribbon.

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  43. gorgeous!!! love the ribbon & bows and just LOVE the colours!

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  44. Oh my goodness--your bow is amazing!! I don't know what is in the boxes, but I am sure I would LOVE to have that present under my tree!!!!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful project. So inspiring!!! Loving the blog hop!!!
    Lynne

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  45. I am speechless, this is breath-taking...i love love love it...welcome aboard again..so looking forward to working with you...hugs

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