Friday, December 11, 2009

Blog Hop

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Stamps and Smiles

Digi Release - BLOG HOP!

YAY, it's Friday and that means it's time for the Stamps and Smiles Blog Hop!  How exciting!  I hope you are enjoying the hop!  If you are here from Jennifer's Blog then you are in the right place!  If not, click HERE to start at the don't want to miss a stop!  Didn't the DT put together some AMAZING projects to share with you!  I am just amazed at how awesome digi images are and all the uses one can do with them!

The digi sets are available for purchase at the Stamps and Smiles Store beginning at 9pm CST TONIGHT!  Woo-Hoo!!!  We have a fun game for you too!  I hope you all play along....because you have the chance to WIN THE WHOLE DIGI RELEASE!
So how do you play?  Here you go:

Santa is stopping by each of the Design Team’s Blogs. We have all written letters to Santa to take back to the North Pole, two of the letters are missing, do you know who?

Visit the Design Team in the order below and then email us your answer by 9 pm CST tonight. The Winner will be announced at 9:01pm. Just in case you get lost, here is the order of the blogs you will need to visit. Have fun!

Kim Gruetzmacher (YOU ARE HERE!)

Now onto the Game:

Here's my letter to Santa...of course I am asking for LOTS of crafty supplies...Copics, Stamps, MS Punches, Spellbinders, MME Paper, Ribbon, and or course there's always MORE!

Looks like Santa got my letter! :)

My Project:

I love the Believe in Magic set, and just had to use it for my project!  Now I know you are thinking this looks exactly like my easel card that I showed you the other day with this set....however, I tweaked the easel card a little bit with the help of Kirsten's box card!  And have come up with this:

I used my Scor-Pal to create the box and drawers.  I do love how this has turned out, especially my first time making a card box like this!

Here's the front of the easel card, where I have used DCWV Holiday Collection Christmas Stack.  The image was colored with Copics (seriously is there anything else to color with...hee hee!)

As you can see I used my Spellbinders Classic Scalloped frame again and wove it with some ribbon (I just love the look the ribbon added to the frame gives).  Again, I've used my ABS with Copic colors C1 and B93 to give the background a nightly sky look.  I added Christmas Red Stickles to Rudolph's nose so he can lead Santa's team.  My Gold Spica was used on the reindeer's collars and to add a decoration to Santa's sleigh.  Liquid applique once again adds dimension to Santa's suit.

Here you can see the Gold Spica swirls that I added to Santa's sleigh and the liquid applique.

Then there is the bottom of the easel card.  I got out my never used Spellbinders In Spades borderabilities, and added pearls to the center of the boarder.  I love how this border matches the elegance of the paper.  It's like the die was made to be used with this paper!

Used some flowers from my stash (the gold one is a Prima, red one is a velvet flower from Michaels) along with my Spellbinders Renaissance Hearts Pendant Die for the center of my combo, added some Gold Stickles to the red flower tips, and finished with another pearl.

Here you can see the drawers on the box.  There is a drawer on each side to fill with goodies for someone special.

Another view so you can see how the drawers do go all the way around the box.

Finally, a view to show you the shimmer of the image.  You can see the Stickles and Spica sparkles, but you can really see the Pixie Dust Blingz Shimmerz that I added to the moon.  The texture of the Shimmerz actually makes the Moon look like a real life moon.  You can't see it in the pictures but I have also gone over the words with my Clear Spica to add some glimmer and sparkles to make the words pop and appear magical themselves.

I hope you have enjoyed your stop along the hop here and Santa's Magic has inspired you!  Leave on comment on this post and you can win your very own Believe in Magic digi set!  Winner will be announced on the Stamps and Smiles Blog later on! 

Now you need to head on to the next stop, which is Cindy's blog!

Stamps:  Believe in Magic - Stamps and Smiles Digi Set that will be available for purchase at 9pm tonight!
Copic Colors Used: V06, B02, B04, B93, C1, R22, R24, R27, R37, R39, G17, G24, W5, W7, E00, E21, E43, E44, E47, E49, E53, E55
PapersNeenah Smooth Classic Crest, DCWV Holiday Collection Christmas Stack
ToolsScor-Pal, Spellbinders Classic Scallop Frame, In Spades Borderabilities, Renaissance Hearts Pendant,
Embellishments:  Prima Gold Flower, Pearls, Gold Stickles, Christmas Red Stickles, Liquid Applique, Pixie Dust Blingz Shimmerz, other flowers and ribbon from my stash.

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥
Enjoy your weekend!


Jennifer said...

Kim, that is truly amazing. The details make it. Thanks for sharing.


Rose said...

Holly Molly girl this is AWESOME!!! is it realy your first one??!! i love all the detail and thanks for the link to the tut :0)

Rose said...

This is fabulous Kim! What a beautiful project, WOW!

Scrapaddict said...

I will have to add this one to my list of things to try.... this is absolutely amazing, love all the details! Great job!

StampinCathy said...

This is just one stunning and so inspiring. I just love the colors, style, and all the details. You are so creative. Hope you get everything in this Santa letter.

Jodi said...

Kim this is amazing! The colors, papers and all your extras are just perfect! (And I might add that you are making me put more nesties on my wish list....).

MicheleV said...

WOW Kim ~ this is beautiful! Stunning!!!

KanataNewf said...

Wow! A beautiful project. I am going to have to try one of these boxes!

Piali said...

Wow Kim!!! beautiful so creative.

Denise said...

Awesome work! I want to win this. But I have to hurry , I just got started on the hop!

Denise Wells

Jennifer Meyer said...

OMGoodness Kim - WOW! You must share the tutorial on this, I would LOVE to give it a go! Your project is amazing, you are on talented paper crafter!

Thanks so much for your beautiful samples during release week ~ I LOVE them all!

Have a fun weekend, Jennifer :)

Gloria Stengel said...

Holy Sleigh Bells, Batman! This is one amazing project!

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers Kim this is absolutely stunning!
I love your beautiful creation!
kim x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Kim...this is beautiful!! What a clever idea!! I love your easel shape and the beautiful design!! What an inspiration you are!

Christi said...

Wow Kim! This is fantastic!!!


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