Friday, December 16, 2011

Snow Much Fun

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Snow Much Fun" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to the rest of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Patty from "Creative Diva", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from Letillia - Diva of 5 then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:







Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...


For my project, I'm featuring the Winter Wishes and Sweet Wishes stamp sets.  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:





Winter Wishes





K Andrew Designs


Sweet Wishes



(Currently not available, but will be coming back soon in limited quantities.  I will post an update on the blog when they are again available.)

I decided to make tags for this hop. I know you have seen a few tags from me but they are so useful this time of year, don't you think?  I started very simply so you could see just how quick and easy you can make your own tags with stamps, ink, and purchased hang tags.  If you have a little more time and a few more supplies, you can create more intricate tags.  Aren't these stamps so versatile?  Here we go.


Recipe - Sweet Wishes stamp set, purchased hang tag, Caribbean twine (the Twinery); Evergreen Bough seasonal distress ink


Recipe: Winter Wishes and Sweet Wishes stamp sets, small purchased manilla tag, wired pom pom ribbon from my stash, Iced Spruce seasonal distress ink


Recipe: Sweet Wishes Stamp set, 4 1/2" tag (from Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More - not sure of the cut size here because I cut them a long time ago), Red Berries seasonal distress ink


Recipe:Winter Wishes stamp set, 4 1/2" tag, Cappuccino and Maraschino Twine (the Twinery), gingerbread man from the Gingerbread Cricut Cartridge. Fired Brick distress ink


Recipe: Winter Wishes stamp set, 5" tag, Sizzix Flower and Snowflake embossing/ die set, Recollections bling, ribbon from my stash, Iced Spruce seasonal distress ink



 I wish you could truly see the sparkle and shimmer on this tag.  It gets lost in the photo, but it is so beautiful.
Recipe: Winter Wishes stamp set, 4 1/2" tag, Perfect Pearls spray (I make my own), glossy accents, Iced Spruce seasonal distress ink, patterned paper, Sizzix Flower and Snowflake embossing/ die set, ribbon from Joann's


I made a video where I talk you through each tag if you would like to see it.



Now some blog candy.  Soon, we will have Christmas projects wrapped up and be ready to move on to new projects.  I chose candy that could be used on these projects from one of my favorite embellishment and paper companies.


To win, I only ask 2 things:
1. Follow this blog - please leave a comment telling me you are a follower as I have recently had some trouble viewing my followers in Blogger and I don't want to miss you.
2.  Leave me a comment saying one way you plan to have "Snow Much Fun" over the Christmas season.
The winner will be chosen Tuesday morning and announced here on the blog.
 
Now you can hop on over to your next stop:
Anita's Craft Corner ......














Getting Cricky Blog Hop

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25 comments:

Lisa said...

All of your tags are so fabulous, Cheri!! Each one is so unique and beautiful!! Great job showing off a bunch of different sentiments!! Love these :)

Lisa
Getting Cricky DTM - Sister
indymermaid.blogspot.com

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Cheri i love all your tags they are really pretty!!
Kristan
Getting Cricky Jr. DTM-Sister

Amanda said...

Very cute tags!! And very nice tuturial!! Great job!!!

Amanda
Getting Cricky JrDt

Sugarlips said...

These tags are so cute! I love how they are simple but gorgeous.

Jessie
Getting Cricky DT sister

I will have fun staying home for Christmas break.

Sherry said...

Cheri,
Your tags are beautiful. I love that you have examples for beginner crafters and for more advanced crafters. This is an awesome post.
Thanks for sharing.
Sherry
Getting Cricky Jr. DT

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful tags!!

Veronica
Getting Cricky JrDT - sister
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

Oh how adorable are your tags, I wasn't able to view the video on the how to, it said private :( I am a follower !! I hope to have "snow much fun" with my family and I really HOPE for snow this year. So far just rain :(
Jamie
crazycraftylife@live.com

jenscrapstoo said...

Love these chrissy tags!! Thanks for the tutorial!! and I plan to do lots of swimmimg over the holiday season (its hot here!!)
I am a follower
Cheers jendewar at optusnet.com.au
Getting Cricky Jr DTM

Creative Diva said...

Adorable tags. I love it.


Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98 at gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

What great looking tags. I am a follower and for Christmas I will be joining my family, to have all the snw fun possible.
marg0006@verizon.net
Loving Scrapper 101

Scrappingmamma's Crafty Creations said...

Such a fantastic project..PERFECT tags just adorable. :-) Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this evening. Happy Holidays & Happy scrapping~
Scrappingmamma ~ ustoleit@comcast.net

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Cheri I love your tags. They are so adorable. Great for anything! packages , decorations just awesome
Heather GC JrDT sister

Linda Therrien said...

your tags are beautiful - can't have enough of them this time of year. Great job.

Linda
Getting Cricky Jr.DT member

*Debbie* said...

love your tags I have just made some they are so fun to make thanks for sharing hugs my DT sister Debbie

Anita Braddock said...

supper cute Tags. love the Stamps they are perfect. thanks for sharing.
Anita Getting Cricky Jr. DT. member
www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

Chriss America Real said...

Oh I love all of your tags! Could you stop by my house and make some for me?

www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
america57@comcast.net

Larelyn said...

What a delightful set of tags. Great ideas using the stamps.
Hugs,
Larelyn
GC JrDT

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the variety of the tags & the ribbon/twine/etc. you used for tying. For Snow Much Fun I plan to enjoy time with my daughter while she is home from college. Thanks for giveaway chance. I'm a new follower. Merry Christmas!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com
sunshine_honeybee2004@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

Love your tags Cheri! The peppermint one is one of my favorites! You did a great job! I'm already a follower. I plan on getting some much needed rest and relaxation during this Christmas season and of course lots of crafting and baking!

~RhoLynda
Getting Cricky DT Sister

Miranda said...

Your tags are AWESOME!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky JRDT
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Great tag's Cheri! I love the pom-pom wire/ribbon, it looks like snow balls!!
Hug's and Happy Craftin :)

Ildi-Getting Cricky SrDTM
The Craftin Mama
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Anonymous said...

Very cute!!! Thanks for sharing....
No snow fun for us this year... It hardly snows in eastern NC..... :-)

Wanda
rayzn.kane020406@gmail.com

Charlotte said...

Super great tags!!! This is just a wonderful idea!!
Charlotte jrDT

Patti Ross said...

I'm a follower and just love love love this. We don't have snow here in Maine yet (an you believe it?) but the pond is frozen and we got our granddaughter (4 years) skates for Christmas. So we will have some Christmas Day skating and fun!

Patti Ross
rossfam@wildblue.net
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
JrDT Memeber

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

I am a follower :-) I LOVE your tags, they turned out wonderfully!!!

We don't have much planned for Christmas, family is to far away and we won't get to see them :-( We will be having dinner at the race shop for the race team my hubby helps out on so that should be fun. They are like a second family to us, but still wish I was getting to see my family. We'll be with them in spirit though!

Hope you and your family have a WONDERFUL Christmas!!! :-)

-Sam :-)
SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com