Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Stop Here for the MFT Blog Hop



Can you see me jumping up and down with excitement, flagging you down to stop here for the MFT Blog Hop. Let me tell you that this is just the most fun I've had in years. Thank you Kim, for asking me to be a Guest Designer for December. This is the best Christmas present ever.
If you got here from Christina's blog you're in the right place. If you just happened upon my post then you should go to Kim's Blog to start the hop and follow the links to every stop. There's blog candy hidden somewhere along the hop. All you have to do to win it is leave a comment on the blog where it's hidden, so leave a comment at each stop, that way you're sure to be in the drawing. The winner will be receive a $1o gift voucher for My Favorite Things.

I forgot to post this card made with the "Love Machine" stamp set, so I'm sharing that with you now. The cute Cosmo Cricket "Cogsmo Mr. Roboto" double sided paper is so perfect for this card. He's stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on a MFT Perfect Panel paper and he's colored with copics. The red mat is card stock from MFT. That little heart on his chest is a Hero Arts Pearl and there are Dew Drops in the corners. The layout is MFT sketch #73 (Cindy, Bonnie, Frances - are you taking note!?). There were 100 sketch challenges at My Favorite Things and you can find all the sketches HERE.



Hop, Hop, Hop. Here's my Truffles Flopsey project. It was really simple to make. I found these Oreo cookie sticks at the store (no, not the dollar store this time) and thought they would be a good present for my darling daughter. She's dying to get her hands on them, she may have to fight me for them.


I used one full sheet of the Bubblegum card stock from MFT to make the box. Four cookie packages are a perfect fit to a box made out of the one sheet, no trimming it down, just a couple snips to make corner folds, and a little bit of red tape to hold it together, if you want directions leave me a comment and I'll measure it up and write something up for you.


Using a piece of Reminisce "Be Mine Hearts" paper I made a belly band to hold the box closed. The band has white card stock trim made with the Martha Stewart "Lacey Hearts" border punch. Then a Truffles Flopsey is popped up on the band with dimensionals. He was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The oval and scalloped oval were punched with Spellbinder's Nestibilities. Remember this Flopsey piece because you can re-use him on my next project. After you open the box and eat the cookies you can pop him off the belly band and recycle him.


My last project is a cover for a tissue box. I saw these done up in Christmas paper and thought wow, that looks cool and I bet I can do something like that. I sat down with a ruler and a sheet of red MFT card stock and played around for awhile. I measured the top of the box (it was about 4-1/2") and added two inches for the drop. I made two of them, one for the top (cut an oval out of that) and one for the bottom. I measured the middle pieces and taped together two pieces to go around the box. For the top and bottom I used the SU scalloped eyelet punch on white card stock for trim and then ran ribbon around to cover the edge. In the front I put a bow to hang a decorative panel. I chose the Pure Innocence "Presents for You" stamp for this panel. She's stamped in Memento Tuxedo balck on an MFT Perfect Panel and colored with copics. The mat is MFT Bubblegun card stock. In this close up photo you can see that I pierced the oval twice so that some floss could be threaded through it. The floss is run through the bow on the box and tied on top of a heart button. You can use any color cardstock to go with any holiday or color scheme, you can use any stamp. You can use paper with a design or you can stamp on it to make your own design. The love machine would be adorable in a little boy's room, and you can recycle the Flopsey from the belly band and put it on the box. The possibities are limitless. And best of all, it's quick, easy and inexpensive to make and give as a gift.

I've kept you here long enough. I really don't want to let you go, I love having you visit, so stop by whenever you have time. Don't forget to leave some love before you go.



From here you are going to the uber talented Cindy Haffner's blog. She's always got something spectacular to show you.



Thanks everyone, especially Kim for making this happen, and all my MFT junkie friends for all your love and support. I love you all.

34 comments:

  1. Love the tissue box!! All your projects are adorable Chris!!

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  2. Fantastic projects, Chris! I especially love that tissue box!

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  3. Fabulous projects Chris! Love that tissue box and those oreos.

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  4. Oh, the cookie box is too sweet, and the tissue box is a fantastic idea! Awesome projects, Chris!

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  5. What great projects you have created!!!!

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  6. Love the robot and flopsey - but your tissue box is the bomb!!

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  7. What fun projects. Really great new images.

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  8. the tissue box is fabulous!! i LOVE it! the candy box is so sweet too! all of your projects & cards have been incredibly inspiring & totally awesome!

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  9. Wow Chris! Great projects, especially like that tissue box. You just did amazing work all week!

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  10. Oreos!!!!!! Such a cutie delivering the presents.

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  11. Too cute! Thank you for the great ideas!

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  12. OhMyWow! What stunning creations! I love the tissue box cover! Adorable!!!
    TFS :) margie

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  13. dang, woman...you've been busy! LOL! these are all fabulous, chris...wonderful job!

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  14. I'm sure my boyfriend would love the 1st card! I am stuck for what to do for Valentines day too....
    I love oreos! I've never seen the sticks, i'm sure they are not here in the uk :(
    I will be looking now though!

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  15. Chris, these are great. all your projects were this week. I'm loving the idea of that tissue box, clever, clever!

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  16. Great job Chris! You were an awesome addition this month!!

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  17. Lovin your projects, awesome work.

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  18. I love the tissue box idea! TFS!!

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  19. The tissue box is great! I also like how well the MS heart punch goes with the Flopsey project.

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  20. Fabulous Projects Chris! You really did a fabulous job as a guest designer! You Rock!

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  21. Great projects, Chris! That tissue box is especially cute!

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  22. Awesome projects, Chris!! Love the colors on the robot card - so happy and fun! Great packaging idea for the Oreo Stix, and the tissue box is darling!! I've loved all your projects with this release! TFS!!

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  23. Love all your projects Chris - great job!!! Love the paper you used for the robot card - love the little heart on his chest too! What a cute creation to house the cookies - flopsey is too cute! Love the tissue box - really pretty!

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  24. Adorable projects! Love the Oreo stick packaging...very cute idea!

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  25. Awesome job for your guest spot. LOVE the heart shaped brad on the robot. The tissue box is adorable. Love the chocolate box too. Great job.

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