Thursday, November 18, 2010

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Holiday Hoppin’ Blog Hop - Day One!


Welcome to the first day of the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Holiday Hoppin’ Blog Hop!  Spellbinders, along with Spellbinders cross promotional companies are showcasing their newest products just in time for your Holiday crafting and gift giving.  Lots of creative ideas are in store, as well as prizes galore!  Each participating company has generously donated towards the prize package listed on the Spellbinders Blog.  A total of two identical prize packages, one for each day, November 18 and 19 will be given away!  To enter, just leave a comment on a participating blog!  Comments in the first 48 hours of the post are eligible.  One commenter each day will be randomly selected as the winner.  Winners will be announced on November 22, on the Spellbinders Blog!

Here are today’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs:

Latisha Yoast
Judy Hayes - you are here!
Kazan Clark
Ashley Cannon Newell
Holly Simoni
Debbie Olson
Heidi Blankenship
Sherry Cheever
Linda Duke
Laurie Schmidlin
Cheryl Marie Walker
Jill Jacobsen
Jennifer Priest
Christina Klauer
Jodi Sanford
Leslie Miller
Mimi Leinbach
Robyn O'Crowley
Sharon Harnist
Liz Hicks
Sarah Hamer
Christie Bryant
Wendy Sue Anderson
Anary Baumgarth
Jenifer Dove
Gina Krupsky

Today,  I am using Spellbinders S4-305 Eyelet Squares die template plus several other Spellbinders die templates along with products from JustRite, Graphic 45, Worldwin, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Creative Impressions and Copic.    Eyelet Squares is a set of 4 squares with an eyelet edge, all for $24.99.  That's only $6.25/die template!  Think of all the possibilities with 4 sizes!

Now let's see how fun these Eyelet Squares can be for creating some Holiday magic!

Can you find the Eyelet Square on this card? 
It makes a great edge around my poinsettia center from JustRite Hearts Come Home set. The poinsettia is stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo and colored with Copic markers (see photo below for colors).  I stamped a 2nd poinsettia and cut out some of the petals to add to the base poinsettia for dimension.  I added a touch of glitter with Spica markers.  I cut out the poinsettia image with  S4-128 Classic Squares SM #3.  The red mat is cut with S4-126 Classic Squares LG #3.  I layered them over a white Eyelet Squares #2.   I've tucked the corners under the circle verse, JustRite Christmas Treasures.  I stamped the verse with Ranger Bottle ink and clear embossed it.  I cut it out with S4-114 Standard Circles LG #4 and #6. The red circle was cut with S4-116 Standard Circles SM # 4 and #7.  I added 2 shiny red brads between the verse sections.  The stamp had a star there that I masked so not to stamp it.
I cut LF-190 Grand Labels Four #5 out of Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante and Worldwin Red Cardinal papers for the background.  I staggered the paper layers to show the red border. 
The white card is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" with a red mat tucked inside to show on 3 edges.  The card is a touch smaller than A2 so the verse circle can extend beyond the top of the card and still fit in an A2 envelope. 

Before I even finished the card, I had an idea for a gift bag!  Using the same papers and die templates, I made this bag topper.

It's the same on both sides except for the bow.  There's a slot at the top to just slip over the handles and hang on the top of the bag.  Easily reuseable!  I used the biggest Grand Labels Four for the base.  The verse and circles are the same as the card.  I left the center open and tucked an Eyelet Squares #3 under the Labels Four point.  It fits so well!  I love how it looks!  I added a shiny red brad from Creative Impressions and tied on a jingle bell with baker's cord.  I added some baker's cord and a jingle bell to the big red bow which is permanently attached.  I found the bag at a Dollar Tree store, 2/$1.00!  

Well, I didn't stop there.....I was on a roll with these Eyelet Squares!









I made some tags!  I stamped several images from JustRite Merry Little Christmas plus the poinsettia again.  I cut them out with Eyelet Squares #1 and colored them with Copic markers.  The markers shown were used on the card  and tags except for YR24, Y26 and Y28 which were only used on the jingle bells tag.  I added touches of Spica glitter, too.  To assemble add a red mat to frame the image (cut with Classic Squares SM #3) and a white "tag" cut with Eyelet Squares #2, "to" and "from" on the back and bakers cord ties.  Voila!  Cute tags ready for Christmas gifts!




Spellbinders:
Grand Calibur and mats
S4-305 Eyelet Squares
LF-190 Grand Labels Four
S4-126 Standard Squares LG
S4-128 Standard Squares SM
S4-114 Standard Circles LG
S4-116 Standard Circles SM
JustRite Hearts Come Home
JustRite Christmas Treasures
JustRite A Merry Little Christmas
Copic – G94,G99, R24, R27, R29, Y38, Y26, Y28, YR 24
Spica pens – clear, orange, gold, lipstick red
Creative Impressions brads
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Ranger Bottle Ink
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante
Worldwin Red Cardinal paper
Cougar Smooth White paper

To be eligible to win the Spellbinders Holiday Hoppin’ Prize Package, just leave a comment.  Remember just one comment per blog!

Be sure to see all of tomorrow’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs for inspiring projects and another chance to win!  Lots of eye candy!!!  .

If you have a chance, stop by again tomorrow.  I have another Eyelet Squares card to share! I told you I was on a roll!  When the mojo flows, you gotta use it!

Thanks so much for visiting!
-judy

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Maya said...

Ohhh so much gorgeous projects!
Hugs from Maya

VictoriasCreativeCrafts said...

Talk about super cute!!. LOVE IT!!! Great idea for gifts!!

Deneen said...

That's too funny, I looked at the first picture and said, "Where's the square?" Great ideas, and very pretty projects!! Thanks for sharing.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

What a great set Judy:) Christmas is definitely in the air!!

Rochelle "RoSolow" Washington said...

Beautiful projects!

lynneatw said...

I love your projects.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely projects, thanks for sharing

Lisette Morris said...

Gorgeous!! Great Idea!!

ruth said...

Such cute projects! I especially love the little tags...they'd make great little ornaments too. :)

Marge said...

What fabulous creations -- my FAV part is that little jingle bell on the gift bag topper -- ADORABLE!!! TFS all your fabulous ideas -- Spellbinders & JR are a match made in heaven!

Gina said...

Judy, such wonderful Christmas creations . . . I haven't been looking forward to the Holidays this year, but I think you just pushed me in the right direction! :)

Carol said...

What beautiful pieces ... the card, the bag, and the tags too. And best of all, this looks like something even I could make. Thanx for the inspiration.

carol

Teri said...

absolutely beautiful!

Eli said...

You make lovely cards. I like them a lot :)

Jan said...

Gorgeous dies, gift bag and card!

denise said...

I love the squares! Its a must buy

judybob3 said...

really cute!! Thanks!

Rosie said...

Very sweet love your tags and bags!

Erika said...

Fabulous projects. So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Elaine A said...

WOW Judy! When you create, you create. You don't just make one thing, you make tons of other things as well! And let me tell you, what beautiful projects you've created. I love the new eyelet squares, and what you've done with them is just sweet!

Elaine Allen

Jana said...

Very inspiring, I need to get to work. Thanks for sharing.

Deanna & Robert said...

Wow, way to put me in the Christmas spirit. What a cute idea. Deanna

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration!!! I will have to pick up those cute little dies!!! I hope you have a super day!!

Barb A. said...

Awesome projects! Great ideas for gifts. Good luck, everyone.

Karen Taylor said...

AWWWW I love it...I want a present in that bag ; )
Thanks for sharing!!

Lagene said...

Such a professional looking card & co-ordinating bag!!!

lynn said...

I really like these dies - so much easier than punching - another thing for my wish list! Great projects...

Sherry said...

Oh love these nesties have got to have them now that I see your gorgeous samples...Thanks for sharing with us

Debbie said...

Very nice! Can't wait to make the bag for some gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Susie said...

I just bought this die and it was great to see how you used it. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Such cute projects!

nicoleqmullen said...

Wow, beautiful projects!

GuikemaM said...

I love this idea.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful creations, Judy! Love this gift set you crafted!

Teresa said...

Beautiful!! I would love these squares!

Jeneen said...

Beautiful card and bag!! I want to run out and buy all this stuff to try and make it!

Marion said...

So dang cute. Love those squares. Thanks for sharing.

paperpapier said...

i love your tag idea..so cute and charming!

Tanya said...

Everything is gorgeous! Love the tags, those eyelet dies on on my wish list. TFS!!

Cathie w said...

so very cleaver and cute

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Tinemor said...

WOW Looovely!! Great idea!!

naturecoastcrafter said...

You used those eyelet dies perfectly. They can be a little over the top, in my opinion, if not used carefully and you did just that. Perfect.

Patty Williams said...

So cute, love the shape of that die And the gift bag is adorable too !

quiltindiva said...

Love love love the bag idea. How cute to see it under the tree! I'd like to incorporate this idea for gift giving.

Lindy said...

Thanks for your inspirational blog! Lovely ideas!

hwrber3333 said...

I don't have any of the grands. Love the way you used it on this card.

Edna said...

Wish I had your creativity....What wonderful creations ..I would love to receive any of them..Happy Holidays!!
Edna in INdiana

Chookarooni said...

Great projects - love the bag esp! Would love to win!

Debby said...

Beautiful. I love the eyelet squares.....

Liz in MO said...

Absolutely gorgeous~ love, love, love this. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Anne Temple said...

All are great ideas!!!

Vonnie said...

love those tags!

Scrap Vamp said...

I love your matching card and gift bag! What a wonderful way to make gifts extra special!

Donna said...

Love those little tags! What a great idea. I'm so happy to have found your blog.

Debra Pate said...

WOW! You went all out! I love everything you made...the card, giftbag and tags!

http://debrapate.blogspot.com

ckmom78 said...

love your projects..fantastic!!

Paper Bagley said...

Wounderful! All of the projects that you precent are well done and expressed. I thank-you, Tootsie

Primitive Seasons said...

You sure got a lot of mileage out of those squares. What a cute template! LOve your colors.

Mary

Sue said...

What fabulous projects and thank you for sharing

Mary G. said...

LOVE the card and matching gift bag!! Brilliantly done!

Sandy Knecht said...

Wow, this is a must have set. Great ideas. It was hard to spot the square, but I did. Great ideas, thanks!

Karen said...

Wonderful projects! I love the layering and how it all fits nicely together. Thanks!

Belinda said...

Judy, what fab projects! Love the little jingle bell on the bag! :)

Karen said...

So pretty! Love the gift bag idea!

Janet said...

I love these projects every thing is so pretty. I am looking to invest in a set of spellbinder dies Just need to decide which one to start with. Seeing these projects completed will help to make that decision.

sucor said...

Thanks for sharing all these gorgeous projects! Now I need the new eyelet squares!

Michele said...

Wow such great ideas. I never thought to use them for gift tags!

Natalie said...

NEED those eyelet squares! you sure were on a roll! love every thing!

stlbarb said...

Awesome projects!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheryl Valadez said...

What a lovely project!

Bonita said...

Love this die. Great job using it on your cute projects. Thanks

craftysam said...

Love your card and gift bag!

melminor said...

Beautiful projects!

Lauren said...

Gorgeous! I love the new spellbinders!

Lauren

naneruth said...

Lovely! The tags made with the dies are so great.

NormaJ said...

Love all the projects you created
from this very pretty die. Thank you for the wonderful ideas too.

Nancy said...

Can you put me on the top of your Christmas list? You dont even have to fill the bag other than the card and tags! Very beautiful!

MA said...

Gorgeous! What great combinations of dies. Thanks for sharing.

glowest said...

really enjoyed looking at all your projects

Alice said...

Awesome projects. I had never seen those eyelet square dies! Gotta have them! Thanks for sharing.

Jenny Ward said...

Lovely work! I love the eyelet squares die!

Giovana said...

Awesome projects!! You are super creative!

t_lockhart5 said...

The tags are absolutely adorable. What a fun idea. I would have never thought to use that die in the ways that you did. Love all the projects. Thanks so much for sharing. Tina L
stamper301@yahoo.com

snowbear said...

I really like your card! lots of inspiration here for my cardmaking..thank you.

Stephanie said...

Love the bag topper! That die set is so cool!

Davi said...

Beautiful card, bag and tags. So much detail!

ona_i_ja said...

Wow, this set is stunning. I love your idea.
Hugs from Poland
Agnieszka

creative patti said...

Very beautiful work, I love them all. Thanks for sharing

NickelNook said...

Your projects are beautiful! I think the little tags are my favorite! If they were hung on a tree they could pass for little porcelain ornaments...gorgeous! :o)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Beautiful set! Love what you did!

Miesje said...

I love how you went with the mojo flow! Good thing too because this is incredible!

Alison H said...

Gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE the bag. It looks great as a set.

Leigh M said...

I do love the eyelet squares... so versatile!

Sandy M said...

Love the card

Ara said...

Love your eyelet squares!! The card and gift bag are just perfect!! Thanks for sharing!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Lovely giftbag set and little tags!

Lisa arana

K said...

Awesome Ideas!!! Your creations are beautifu. I can't wait to try out some of your ideas. My holiday cards will be so much prettier this year!

NitaBugg said...

Great projects...I love the tags and the card was amazing.

Michellel said...

Beautiful projects. I love those spellbinder dies. I can see so many possibilities with them.

Teresa said...

Love your card!! So pretty. Your use of the squares on the tags was also cute. Good job.

joy said...

Fantastic projects! I simply love the tags!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love that card and bag, but those tags are just dreamy! So easy to add ribbons and tie on!

Liz said...

Great projects. Love them all.

rogers.rj said...

I love all the layering on your card. Fabulous!

The Bug said...

What an amazing gift set! I am thinking that I will so be needing these dies!! Great Job! Thanks so much for sharing today! Hugs, Wini
wini@looneybugdesigns.com

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful projects.

janey said...

I like the way you used the eyelet die - so clever!

Kay said...

Beautiful gift set.

iriseyes said...

Wow! Such great use of all those Spellbinders' dies! Love the bag topper!

klaston said...

Love your projects and the ideas!

Margarita Ybarra said...

omg i love this whole gift package idea---everything you need for a gift all in one! :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, absolutely love all of the dies you used, never notice the "Grand Labels" dies before, gotta have that one!
Thanks for sharing

gale.sewell said...

this was a really cute bag and card. I really like how you have used the spellbinders in so many different ways. Thank you for sharing.
Gale

Lesley from WI said...

These are beautiful! I used Spellbinders for the first time on my husband's birthday card and I love them!

Cheri said...

Love all of your projects with these dies. They are a MUST HAVE.

Grandepuce said...

I just love your holiday projects. Fantastic!

Shelley said...

love the tags.

Adrienne said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!! I enjoy your creativity and LOVE Spellbinder's Nestabilities. Thanks.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! That die is fabulous!

Judy Applegarth said...

What a fantastic job! - Judy

Trina said...

Great projects. Love Spellbinders templates.

Ellie A. said...

Oh what a wonderful gift idea I love that sweet little bag you made.

Broni said...

I love all the beautiful packaging, especially the little tags!!

Kerry--Momma K said...

Beautiful projects. TFS
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Arjanne said...

That gift bag is really cute!

Leslie's video said...

I just love what you have done! I really like the use of the spellbinders as it gives me new ideas for using the few that I have! Thank you

Yogi said...

very nice. Yup I found the eyelet square. Nice touch

Jessica Wekenman said...

What a beautiful set you made! I love your coloring and great use of the Nesties! Those tags are so pretty!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Judy, what fun to visit your blog today, fabulous project!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Judy- your projects are fabulous!

Deb on the Web said...

What fun little tags! And the card is gorgeous! It is so neat to see how all these products work in different projects- thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

Wow, fabulous ideas for so many projects! Thanks for all the inspiration.

Tina Gilliland said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE those tags!!!

connie said...

beautiful cards and tags. love how you used the square.

Melinda said...

those tags are adorable!

Deb R said...

Loved the whole ensemble. Thank you.

Linda said...

Gorgeous projects with the eyelet squares, I just loved them all. Thanks for sharing your amazning talent and thanks Spellbinders for such a fabulous give away.

barnumsm said...

I really love how you used the eyelet squares super cute.

*Michaela* said...

Oh, so neat!

Berit said...

Such beautiful card, giftbag and tags!
Hugs from Berit

Jill said...

OMG had to enlarge the card to see the square--very pretty.

Jennifer Moore said...

Ok, I absolutely LOVE this die! Your projects are to "die" for!!! :)

Detra said...

Wow... I love the card, bag, and especially the tags. Beautiful work. tfs.

Jennifer Priest said...

Wow--gorgeous! Love all the ideas!!!

Ghanice said...

Love your project, especially the tags. Have the oval die but now I will have to get the square.
jman4@comcast.net

Lesley S said...

What pretty cards. Love them.

Lesley S

Donna said...

So much you did Judy with such a small amount of die cuts, just wonderful!!

Scrappymemaw said...

I guess the mojo is flowing in streams. Wonderful ideas and beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing

Marie said...

Awesome. Great ideas.

Becky said...

Very pretty, wonderful gift set

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Very well done use of Spellbinder die. TFS

pam_lash at yahoo dot com

jordanbev5 said...

Oh I love your projects!

Billie Dee said...

Very tricky!

Rita said...

So many great ideas! You have some wonderful projects & beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Harrisville Sportsmen's Club said...

How beautiful. It took me a sec to find the eyelet square. Such cute tags too. I would love to win the Spellbinders. Angie W

very merry vintage style said...

Very cute... this bag is prettier than the ones sold in stores!

amsloc said...

Love the eyelet squares, NEED that die!

Loree said...

I am in love with the eyelet dies. You used them very creatively.

dmbennett said...

Beautiful projects. Had to look for a minute to find the eyelet square, but I found it and it is great. Thanks for sharing your projects.

Scrappin' Abz said...

Love this die template!!!

Marcia said...

Love this gift set!

Clare D. said...

I love an envelope idea! I think it is important to finish all the details even the envelope! I have used stamps, but had not thought of my Spellbinders. Thanks! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Yone said...

Hi, Tks for sharing such amazing projects with us on the Spellbinders Blog Hop ! Hugs, Yone

Maya said...

Very cute, love those small squares.

Sue D said...

They are so cute as tags and your card and gift bag are fabulous!

Gulffire said...

What a truly beautiful card. It's just stunning!

Lizzette said...

I love what you did with the square to make it look so elegant. Thanks for the great ideas.

Lizzette

Teepee said...

Your cards are great, but I especially love the little tags! Terrific!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Beautifully done, Judy.

Angela said...

WOW - what a great ensemble!! I love how you used the Eyelet Squares to create the mat. TFS

ocean-dreamer said...

Love it!

Carol said...

Outstanding projects. Just so beautifully crafted and presented.es

Jane said...

Love all the wonderful ideas!

Linda Peterson said...

Wow, I love this die and what you have done with---lots of great ideas! Thanks!

Robyn Schaub said...

Lovin' the eyelet squares! Especially those tags.

LINDA W. said...

Great projects love the eyelet square die....TFS

ScrappingDeb said...

I love the way that compliments your poinsettia. Cute

Abby said...

Love these dies and how you used them. Beautiful projects!

Clare H said...

Fab set!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

you were very busy - beautiful projects

Barb Housner

La'Diva Creations said...

WHAT AWESOME GIFT IDEAS! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND CREATIVE. I LOVE THE Spellbinders S4-305 Eyelet Squares!!!

Denise said...

Wow, these squares are so cool! My favorite shape so far. Love all the gorgeous projects you made with them :)

Diane said...

Wonderful projects - Those eyelet squares are great!

prunelle1350 said...

I love your cards, they even seem easy to do. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Christiane Richard

Kathy H said...

Wonderful!

Judi Markel said...

Love your projects. Great ideas!!!!

Tina said...

So beautiful and inspiring! Love those eyelette squares! TFS!

Aunt T said...

Great projects. I love your tags!

Teresa

Far North said...

Fabulous projects! Thanks for sharing!

Connie and Jack said...

I absolutely LOVE the little eyelet squares. Bet my granddaughters would enjoy making some. Thanks for sharing.

Olga said...

this is fantastic, thanks for the chance to win!!!!

Carol said...

Wow...you really got your mojo on. I love all your great ideas and that eyelet tag is great and a must have.

Joanne Walding said...

Isn't it fun when the ideas come automatically! It sure keeps us busy! Love what you've done. Thanks for sharing!

jennifer d said...

love the tags

The Vannoy Family said...

How Beautiful! & sooooo creative! You've inspired me! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

Lois said...

Judy, this is fantastic. Love the entire set.

brenbramo said...

I love it! It is one of the items that will stand the test of time.

Kathy E. said...

What a great set! I really liked the tags! I just need more stamp time!! Thanks

MrsK said...

Wow totally amazing projects!! love them all! hugz Sal xx

Tabitha said...

Very cute projects. Love the tags.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

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