This is such an exciting day! It is our January blog hop and we are kicking off the newest challenge in town, the new Pumpkin Spice challenge! The theme for our first challenge is “New Year’s”. Hop a long with us to see the DT’s “New Years” projects. After the hop, be sure to link up your New Year project at the Pumpkin Spice blog.
This year I have a few resolutions. After losing 30 lbs. in 2012, I would like to lose at least 10 more pounds. I want to try a new sport so I started fencing lessons last week. Lastly, I want to try new things in my paper crafting. This is where my project fits in.
For my New Year themed project, I tried to do something a little bit different for me. I used my Cricut and a SVG file to create this Chinese take out box. Of course you can’t have a take out box with out something fun in it.
My daughter and I made these paper fortune cookies to put in the box. Instead of fortunes, the little slips of paper have jokes for the kids at the New Year’s Eve party we attended.
They look so pretty made out of the patterned paper from the My Mind’s Eye Honey Cake paper pad. In fact, I like them so much that I think I am going to make them again for Valentine’s day using some of these papers.
So, do you want to know the joke that was the big hit with the under 12 set at the party? Here it goes; I warn you it’s a groaner…. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Q: Why do gorillas have big nostrils?
A: Because they have big fingers.
Okay, I had better get you back on track for the blog hop. If you get lost along the way, here is the complete list of stops on the hop.
Agnes (FLOWERDISCO): http://flowerdiscosscraphut.blogspot.com/
Cheryl (Shestamps): http://shestamps.blogspot.com/ (You are here!)
When you finish hopping, don’t forget to share your New Year inspired project for your chance to win a prize for at least $25 retail. You can link up your project and see all the details at the Pumpkin Spice blog.
Happy New Year! Thank you for hopping along with us. Now head on over to the talented Heather’s blog. I know she has something fabulous for you.
You can use these products from the Pumpkin Spice shop to create this project: My Mind’s Eye Six by Six Honey Cake paper pad, 12 x 12 cardstock, ribbon
- Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey
- Ink: Close To My Heart Chocolate
- Paper: Paper Studio brown 12x12 CS, Bazzill Basics Blossom CS, misc. orange CS, My Mind’s Eye Six by Six Honey Cake paper pad
- Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey …. doilies & number dies, Sweet n Sassy hearts dies, Clear Dollar Stamp Designer label dies, Xyron, Scor-Buddy, SCAL software, Box Bonanza SVG file from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff
- Embellishments: Hug Snug Seam binding, misc. glitter/flock, Hero Arts gemstones