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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sweet Paperie Techniques

Hello and welcome to the Great Gifts Blog Hop!  Last year you might remember joining us for the combined blog hop with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Technique Junkies Newsletter. Well now we're adding eclectic Paperie to the mix!   This combination is a match made in heaven...fabulous stamps, beautiful papers and accessories, and wonderful gift techniques...and just in time for your Christmas and holiday gift giving!


You are in for a real treat as sixteen talented bloggers from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Technique Junkie Newsletter, and eclectic Paperie join together to share some gorgeous gift ideas with you. Just look at this wonderful line up of talented paper crafters:

From Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Monika Davis
Ceal Pritchett 
Giovana Smith
Cathy McCauley    
Jennie Harper 

From Technique Junkie Newsletter
Holly Brown
Judy Jackson
Ann Clark 
Jane Bosi
Jackie Kalchert
Pat Huntoon

From Eclectic Paperie
Sherry Cheever
Mary-Ann Maldanado
Micki Harper
Broni Holcombe
Julie Masse 

Not only will you get a chance to see some beautiful gifts, but you will have the chance to win some fabulous PRIZES!  Each of the companies will be giving away a prize randomly drawn from their designers' blogs.

 EP: 25% discount on a future order
SNSS: $15 store credit
TJN: Great Gifts CD or any TJN CD of winner's choice 

All you need to do to become eligible for one of these prizes is to leave a comment on each blog by midnight EST on Friday, December 7th. The winners will be posted on each company's blog on Sunday, December 9th.

So grab a snack, get comfortable and get ready to hop using the Linky Blog Hop Tool at the end of this post!  


How about a little tea!  For my project today, I created a little tea gift set.  
First, we need some tea!



Creative Nugget:  This cute Tea Bag Dispenser is one of 40 gifts on the Great Gifts CD by Technique Junkie Newsletter.  Tea Time Cocoa by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was the perfect stamp set for decorating all the projects in my gift ensemble.  Cocoa was colored with Copic Markers, cut out, and popped up onto the box.  An assortment of items from eclectic Paperie including Papers from the Persnickety paper line by LilyBee Designs and a Maya Road Flower finish off the tea dispenser.


Next, we need something to drink from!


Creative Nugget:  This coffee mug should do the trick!  Just the head from Tea Time Cocoa was used to peek out from the flowers created with the Kindness clear stamp set and the matching Kindness Flower Die Set.  Other embellishments from eclectic Paperie include a vintage pin and canvas tag from Maya Road, Buttons from Buttons Galore, and Twine from The Twinery.

And finally, a gift card to include with the gift!


Creative Nugget:  Left over papers were layered and stitched to a Neenah Solar Crest card base.  The only additional accessory used on this card was the small Scallop Border Die by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

What tea lovin' friend wouldn't love to receive this adorable gift ensemble!  As you continue on your way, I'm sure you will get many more fabulous gift giving ideas!
   
Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping!

Hugs,
Cathymac


33 comments:

Kim said...

Cathy - This is brilliant! I love every part of your creation...perfect colors, Cocoa, just precious!

Pat Huntoon said...

All three projects are so well done!

Giovana said...

Cathy, this is a perfect gift!! Super cute!

Marlena M. said...

Adorable gift and matching card! Those embellishments are so sweet~

Jennie said...

This is so sweet and love the tulle!! Great colors and design and love your coordinating card too :)

Maria said...

wow, great job. love everything about it. thanks for sharing

synthis said...

Nicely done. :D Thanks for sharing.

MariLynn said...

Cathy, you put so much work into making this amazing set. I love the little tea box and the cup is adorable. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Oh this is wonderful! I just love how you've put these together, and such fantastic details! Cocoa is just adorable and so are the flowers with twine and the popped up cups!

Holly said...

I love your projects today! They coordinate beautifully!!

Cindy Lou said...

Snap! What awesome projects! I have lots of tea bags that I have intended to put in cards/cups this year and I am all over the dispenser! Your coloring on your stamp is precious, cocoa is just to cute ;)

Lori said...

How adorable. love the stitching!

Zella Turley said...

Great card and that coffee mug - WOW! Very cute!!!

MORMOR said...

Such a sweet gift to give someone, with or without sweetener. Lovely!

Ceal said...

Great Projects Cathy. Love the mug and Cocoa too of course

Marla said...

Super amazing projects. I have just purchased that stamp set during a great sale on Sweet & Sassy because I loved it so much. That CD sounds lovely to make some amazing boxes.TFS

Priscilla said...

Sweet gifts with matching card, adorable!

Shirl said...

What a lovely set for sharing tea!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

What a beautiful gift set! You did such a great job! I am really liking the projects and I am only on the second blog!

Janet L. said...

Such a cute happy set of projects! Love the colors especially!

Sue D said...

What a tea-rific gift idea for a tea drinking friend!

Micki said...

Oh this is too cute. Love that mouse and LOVE my tea! This is an awesome gift set!

Sandra said...

I love that mouse, he is the cutest ... love the tea bag dispenser - well done!
Sandra ltb
slbt17 at comcast dot net

Caroline said...

What a cute little bugger....and you made him just precious!

Mary Kruschke said...

I know lots of tea drinkers who would adore this gift! Cocoa is always a hit...

ajax said...

This gift set is adorable and a one of a kind. Something to be really proud of. Tea drinkers everywhere will want one.

Jo4Him said...

WOW-what incredible projects; love everything! TFS

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous set Cathy. Cocoa is just perfect on the tea dispenser and the mug... the matching card looks great. Also love the papers, the twine... the stitching looks perfect.

Karen McAlpine said...

This is such a super cute set!!! Love how you did the tea cut with Cocoa peeking out from the flowers!

Cynthia said...

Fabulous gift set and card, Cathy! I always enjoy visiting your blog to get a view of your sweet pups!!

Carla said...

I too000 like your tea-items and have made sich a dispenser for my Mum.
Love the cup you have created.

Cyndee Scholet said...

What a creative gift ensemble. The recipient will surely feel honored to receive such s special gift of your time and talent.

Pam D said...

Adorable tea ensemble! So creative. TFS!