Saturday, December 11, 2010

Let's Go To The Hop!!!

Welcome to the FIRST EVER Cutter's Creek Blog Hop! You should have
"hopped" here from Mandie's blog, make sure you don't miss a single stop,
because we have a chance to win BLOG CANDY, and amazingly talented gals
with awesome projects are at every stop!! The pic above is my little blog
hop project.....it's a great gift item, and so easy to make, you'll want one
for yourself!! It's a "Christmas Card Keeper", see a pic of the inside below:
Our "theme" is red and green, but you can see, this would make a great
project in any color scheme, and ANY theme at all. It's a great way to
present a beautiful handmade card set to someone, or a great way to
keep yourself organized!! Below you see all my envelopes, stamps and
address labels all neat as a pin!
Ok, here's where it gets funny.....forgot to edit this next pic, and it was in the
middle of all these pics I downloaded, sooooooo......you get to see my goof,
lol. You start with a basic, inexpensive school pocket folder.
Next, you make a score line 1" above the pocket........all the way across....and
you will cut down the middle seam of the folder, down to this line.......
Now you cut 2" off the top of the folder all the way across. Now you are
ready to make the flaps. Measure the first angle as shown, and draw a
pencil line...cut off this piece. Do the same on the other side of this flap,
then use the finished flap as a "template" to cut the other side.....
Now you have your folder ready to decorate.....
Start with 2 pieces of 9 & 1/4" by 5" paper to make your "liners"....put
adhesive on the folder, and line up the TOP edge first, then make sure it's
lined up at the crease, then tuck what's left into the pocket (put adhesive on
the back of the paper for this last part!)
Now to finish it off, you can decorate any way you like! I used the ever
gorgeous American Crafts glitter cardstock (white...stripes inside, red on
the front cover, black under the label and santa's belt, and gold for the
belt buckle), I also used Spellbinders Fancy Tags dies which I blinged out
in some Stardust Stickles, and the white panels on the front are plain
white cardstock, embossed with the Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades
from the Snowman/Snowflurries set. As a last note: I used small pieces of
velcro to hold the flaps down and hold the keeper closed.

Hope you enjoyed my little project....next time it's a video tutorial, this takes
way to long to write....lol!! But now the BEST for last......yep, you guessed it
my BLOG CANDY!! I have an awesome set of American Crafts fine tip
markers! Awesome for cardmaking and scrapbooking alike.....what a lovely
addition to a card keeper gift....hmmmm......just leave me a comment, let
me know what you think of the project, the hop, whatever, and I'll choose
a winner by random.org on Monday morning, and post it here. Only one
comment per person tho'.....want to make things fair!
Now it's time to hop on over to the awesome Melissa's blog,
and continue having a hopping good time! Make sure you don't
miss one awesome stop!! Here's the line up just in case:

Chris – CC Blog

Mandie W

Laura - http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com/---YOU ARE HERE!!

Melissa

Sandi S

Kim B

Vicki W

Lori B

77 comments:

  1. Laura this is sooo cute and timely. I need something to put my cards in for the Teacher Auction and this will be prefect.
    Thanks.

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  2. Laura that is a great project and you did a wonderful job on your first Blog Hop Post!! Good going!!

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  3. Great project. I'd like to try this one day.

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  4. Great project!

    iamvictorias at gmail dot com

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  5. Your card holder is awesome and thank you for the tutorial

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  6. Laura this project is wonderful.....and so doable. Although no one would ever know that! I love it, and what a perfect way to give a gift of homemade cards. Thanks.

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  8. Laura,
    Your card holder is perfect - exactly what I need… Great tutorial TFS
    My new Christmas card has an interlacing ribbon motif in it. You're welcome to visit my blog :-)
    Hugs,
    Dorly Weitzen, Israel

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  9. Laura,

    This is a great idea and I can see so many uses for this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Thank you Laura what a great idea. Hope I have time to make some of these otherwise it will have to go onto next year's projects list.

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  11. Great job Laura. Love altered items and this looks perfect for gift giving.

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  12. Congrats to you Laura and the Cutters Creek Design Team on your first Blog Hop.. Your Card keeper is a really neat idea. Good use for the Mom who stocks up on those folders (ME) and the kids who rarely use them..LOL.. Ok now time to check out all the others..

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  13. I love these blog hops. helps me stay up to date with all the latest projects and products. Plus I get to see some amazing work....thanks for your blog candy offer to a lucky lady.....Patti

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  14. That is a very neat card holder. Sure will help in this busy season. Great job

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  15. LOVE it I will definetely be trying this one. I love everything about your design !

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  16. What a great idea. It's a very nice way to stay organized and know right where all your cards are. Great job.

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  17. Your card holder idea is wonderful. I can see many uses for this idea.

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  18. Wow, what a wonderful ides. Great job
    huggles
    Sandy
    sandypumphrey@comcast.net

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  19. Absolutely beautiful and something an organizer freak would love.

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  20. Great project, just beautiful! I'll have to make a few of these.
    Bonnie J

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  21. Love this Laura..have some folders that would be perfect to make this out of.

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  22. Laura, I absolutely LOVE this idea! I am a card hoarder and probably have every card anyone ever sent me(well most of them anyway!)stuffed in a drawer or box somewhere. Now I'm going to be able to keep them all and keep them organized! WOOT! Thanks for this fantastic tutorial!

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  23. What a cute idea. I have my cards in a basket, very unorganized. LOL Love the blog hop and TFS.

    Missy
    kalittadog@yahoo.com

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  24. That is so clever! I would have never thought to use a pocket folder that way. This looks like something I would love to try! Thanks for the great idea! You did terrific!!

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  25. Very neat and usable project. Loved it.
    Lynn
    Kraftycat

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  26. cute, cute, ca-ute!! I love making boxes and that Santa belt is just too sweet.

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  27. Laura, love this idea. I agree this is a year round project and could be customized in a lot of different ways. Thanks for sharing this.

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  28. Totally awesome, the santa belt looks so good I love it

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  29. that is an awesome idea, too cute!!!

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  30. Very cute card holder. Love the idea TFS

    http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

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  31. Such a clever idea. I'll be trying this. Thanks for the instructions.

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  32. Laura, love your card file!! This would make a wonderful gift!

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  33. Oh my gosh! What a great project!!!! I can't wait to try this with all of the extra pocket folders I have.... Great idea, thanks for sharing the instructions :)

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  34. What a neat idea!! I love how it looks like Santa's suit! :)

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  35. a great idea, I really like the belt idea. I'll be making some of these. Great instructions, Thank you,
    Dar

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  36. What a cute idea!! I don't think they have those kind of folders here in Holland, but I'm going to look around. If I can't find them, then I'll modify some other folders I know they do have. I love this idea for say, a teacher's gift! Too cute- well done! :-)

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  37. AWESOME IDEA!! Thanks for such wonderful inspiration! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  38. Great idea, not only for Christmas but all year...You are so talented....

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  39. I love it... I think I'll make one (or two) also - thanks for the inspiration
    --Robin

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  40. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for the instructions.

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  41. What a fabulous idea! Thanks for the tutorial and sharing this great idea.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  42. Great idea! I agree about doing a video, that is a lot of writing-LOL! Thanks.

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  43. This is so cute!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. I love the project. I will have to make some. plogan@columbus.rr.com

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  45. I have some of those and didn't know what to do with them...now I do. I love it! Thanks.

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  46. Great project and a good way to use up extra folders. Thanks for sharing.

    Mandy
    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

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  47. that is a great idea.
    Ann W
    weedmana@embarqmail.com

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  48. What a great project!!! thanks for sharing, it is beautiful!

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  49. Great idea for a gift...thanks for being part of such a great blog hop!

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  50. I LOVE this!!!!! Now to go and make one for myself, lol. Thanks for the inspiration, you did an amazing job.

    Cindy

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  51. Great idea and clever use of a folder!

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  52. great project...thanks for the idea!

    Theresa Neubaum

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  53. I have to say i love the idea now when i see the folders on sale cheep im going to grab some and make a few gifts. Thanks for the idea

    You did a great job very Pretty

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  54. Thank you for sharing this!! It's a great gift idea. Simple, beautifull and usefull, just the way I like it :)

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  55. Love it!! Thank you for sharing this clever idea.

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  56. What a great project, thanks for the inspiration.

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  57. Thank you I have made mini books now I can add another folder project to my list. so much paper so many ideas.
    oh so much to do so little time...BUT it is great.
    Thanks Laura

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  58. This a really great gift idea very creative of you Lovve it

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  59. Nice project!

    Susan
    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  60. What a cute, useful project. I especially love the buckle on the front. Cute, cute.

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  61. Love the project. Thanks! Gammah TJ

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  62. Really like that idea. Its something s useful since right now I have cards everywhere

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  63. Great job on the first blog hop. Love this project and plan on giving a few boxes of cards this Christmas and I might try doing one like this :D

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  64. This is such a neat reuse project. Great job.

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  65. This would make a great gift for someone - and can be altered to fit different card-giving themes. TFS! misha_113@yahoo.com

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  66. What a great idea! Sure beats my present system LOL

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  67. This is a great project!!! This would make a wonderful gift for an elderly person.
    Thanks,
    Judy

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  68. Your Christmas card keeper is very clever. Would make a nice gift.

    Deanna Amundson

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  69. Great idea! Love the card keeper. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
    ~Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  70. What an awesome idea! Every year I have scraps of envelopes that I keep for the addresses! This would be a great place to keep those end so I don't lose any of them! TFS an awesome project!

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