Friday, May 10, 2013

350 Cards and Gifts Blog Hop


Welcome! I’m super excited to be participating in today’s designer blog hop for the new Paper Crafts special issue, 350 Cards and Gifts, Vol. 2.  This special issue is full of creative gift and packaging ideas for all occasions. For today’s hop, each designer is sharing a brand new birthday themed creation.


I made a gift box and matching tag using the Taglines: Critters stamp set from Clear and Simple Stamps. Both pieces feature the set’s bee image and the “happy bee-day” sentiment.


The box was die cut from light blue cardstock using CSS’s Party Favor 1 die. Before assembling it, I cut a circular opening from the box’s front panel. I filled in the open space with a kraft panel stamped with a hexagon pattern, then used foam tape to add the bee image on top. The bee’s flight trail is made from a clear crystal flourish—love the sparkle! I stamped the “happy bee-day” sentiment on a cheery yellow tag and tied it to the box’s handle with some yellow twine. I’m thinking this would be fun to give filled with some honey-themed or scented products.


The tag is cut from the same light blue cardstock using CSS’s Tags 1 die. I used the same hexagon pattern to make a background, this time stamping it directly on the tag. I added the bee on top with foam tape, then stamped the sentiment on a Favor Flag strip that extends out from underneath the bee.

Here are the rest of the designers participating in the hop.  Be sure to check out their creations, too. And, be sure to leave a comment here--and on all of the other participating blogs, too--by Tuesday, May 14 at midnight for a chance to win your very own copy of 350 Cards and Gifts, courtesy of Paper Crafts. 

Chan Vuong
Heather Campbell 
Kimberly Crawford 
Amanda Coleman
Kelly Griglione 
Nina Yang
Alice Wertz 
Emily Branch 
Jocelyn Olson 
Kalyn Kepner
Lori Tecler -- you're here!
Meghan McMillan 
Piali Biswas 
Vanessa Menhorn 
Paper Crafts Connection

Materials Used:
Taglines:  Critters and Background Basics 1 stamp sets, A Blanc Check, and Perfect Little Black Dress inks, Trendsetter Blue, Say Yellow to All Your Fans, Kraft Like a Rockstar, and A Blanc Chec cardstock, Copic markers (Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, B0000), Party Favor 1, Tags 1, Shapes:  Circles, and Favor Flags dies (Clear and Simple Stamps); yellow twine (The Twinery); Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin' Up!); yellow satin ribbon, clear crystal flourish (Michaels); foam tape

51 comments:

  1. Love your bee gift bag set. A perfect happy gift wrapping.

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  2. What a bee-utiful gift box and tag set!

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  3. Cuteness!! Or should I say bee-utiful!?!?? Hugs!!!

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  4. Super cool. Love your blog name too!

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  5. Ohmygosh! How cute are those fat little bees? Darling project, Lori!

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  6. Love your cute bee idea!

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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  7. Cute, cute, cute!!! Love the bling trail.

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  8. Lori, this is just too cute. Lovin' the chubby bee box and tag :)

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  9. Too Too cute, love the lil bees.
    mexicopetshop at hotmai dot com

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  10. It's so fun! Love this set!

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  11. I LOVE the honeycomb pattern. It's a natural.

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  12. I like your fancy bee trail. Your bees are really cute, too.

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  13. Very cute--I have never seen this bee stamp before--I like the flourish too.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  14. What a fun set! Love the colors!

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  15. lol, Happy Bee Day! How cute. Love the bags.

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  16. Really like the colors and honeycomb backgrounds. Super cute bees!

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  17. i love pretty blue colour and the bee lori

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  18. Such a cute bee and I love the trail of pearls...or whatever they are! :)

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  19. Such a cute bee and I love the trail of pearls...or whatever they are! :)

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  20. Very cute set...love the large bee image.

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  21. super CUTE...love the colors!

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  22. I just love the bees! Adorable set!!

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  23. These are some of my favorite CSS products!!! Love the bee theme and your colors!!

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  24. Love the little Bee's. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Those bees are soooo cute!!!

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  26. Love your gift box and tag! Adorable!

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  27. What fun gift bags! Love the color combination. That honeycomb background pattern is the perfect touch and make your bees really pop.

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  28. Lori -- your gift bag and tag are "bee- utiful"! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Love any Happy Bee day themed cards, bags, etc. Love them and thanks for sharing!

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  30. Creative use of that blue with the bee image. The sky really lets the yellow shine.

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