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Pumpkin Spice January Blog Hop - Good Fortune in 2013

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.

2013-01-05 PSS Take out box WM

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.

2013-01-05 PSS Take out box inside WM

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.

2013-01-05 PSS Fortune Cookies WM

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.
Cheryl (Shestamps):  (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


Court said…
Really great job Cheryl! I LOVE those fortune cookies!!! :)
Sue - bearhouse said…
This is wonderful, such a fabulous design and I love the cheery colours.
Not sure about the joke though!!!

I hope you have a good weekend

Hugs Sue
flowerdisco said…
cheryl, what an awesome project. i like you added the paper fortune cookies and even added the jokes in them.
congrats on your achievements.
flowerdisco said…
oh, your link was not working, it redirects to facebook.
Missy said…
Super cute Cheryl!!! Cute, cute idea and the papers are perfect, so pretty!!
This is sooooooooooo awesome Cheryl!! Those fortune cookies are tremendous!! I'm going to love to see what you challenge yourself with in papercrafting in 2013!
Good luck w/ fencing! Sounds like fun!!
Oh How fun, Cheryl! I love these papers, too! ~Hugs, Saundra :)
Jennifer Scull said…
this is so cool with those fun fortune cookies! I need to try to make some of those.... my youngest son would get such a kick from them.

love your new year's resolutions, too!
Olivia said…
This is a great idea. Good luck with your resolutions and this paper is gorgeous.
What a SUPER fun project!!! LOVE the little fortune cookies...and groaner or not, that joke made me laugh!!!
Marianne said…
Fantastic project. i love Chinese (take out or dine in!)and fortune cookies. Thanks for sharing.
Denine said…
Awesome project Cheryl. Love the idea of jokes instead of fortunes.
Lezlye said…
Very cute idea!Very pretty paper choices!
Sandra H said…
Brilliant project and a great idea x
Marlene said…
Great Idea! I'm sure the kids LOVED all the funny jokes. Love how you presented them. I'm so glad to be working with you at Shop Pumpkin Spice.
Danni said…
This is one awesome project!
Samantha said…
Oh how fun! love those cookies and the cute box! love the colours of all the papers too! hugs me x
DIANA L. said…
nice project! great colors.

Naomi Edwards said…
OMGOSH what an awesome idea! You did an amazing job and my nine year old boy love the gorilla joke, hehe! It was so nice your daughter helped you with this project, there is nothing like family time. Beautiful job, I am a new follower!
Sugarlips said…
lol at the joke. love the take out box. great job.
Karin said…
Awesome idea and those cookies are so, so cute in all their designer paper glory! Thanks for sharing the funny too :)
Tanya said…
Great project Cheryl! as a long time follower of your blog, I am very excited to be working along side of you :)
1CardCreator said…
What a great idea and it looks gorgeous! ~Diane

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