Thursday, November 11, 2010

Michael Strong Christmas Blog Hop

This is the first

Blog Hop ever organized.
It is to inspire you for your Christmas cards. We chose to show cards made with this Christmas tree. There are seven blog you can go  to see some kind of  artwork, including Michael Strongs Blog.
There will be goodies to win along the way, but you have to leave comments along the way on all blogs.

Here is what I came up with. A card with some tea lights in it. I have seen this on several blogs lately and I want to share with you the easiest version to make.
I found a template HERE
and a tutorial HERE

The template is in cm and the total size in inches is: 11,9 "x 6 1/2 inch
I have converted the cm into inches:
What do you need:
Plain paper of 16x 30 cm or 11.9"x 6 1/4 "
scrap paper to decorate the box and the card
4 tea lights
ribbon 60 cm / 24"
Here I show you the basic of the card. The scrappaper is just a little smaller as the basic card. You can choose to use all the same paper, or different kinds on the panels. On the edges I addes some ink.
Underneath the window of the candles you stick the ribbon in the middle of the 4 cm/ 1,6 inch. Now close the box for thea te lights with dubble sided tape (it is easier if you add the 4 tea lights first.
Take the ribbon around the box and close it with a bow to keep the tea lights in the box.
Now it is time to decorate the card.
For the inside the frame stamp is used in combination with the smallest of the Christmas trees and a sentiment by Hero Art.
On the front of the card I made a pannel and used the middle size and the smallest tree. Colored them with my copic markers. The background is done with some disstress ink and a piece of torn paper.
For the green background I used two embossing folders and my cuttlebug. The sentiment is from the word stamps by Michael Strong.

Now to be able to win some candy you MUST leave comment on all the blogs.  You have all of November to leave some comment. There are 7 blogs participating in this blog hop and it is a circular hop, so were ever you begin, you will see them all.
Note that due to time differences not all blogs will be in the air at the same time, so if you do not find the blog post belonging to this one, you might go back there at a later time.
So the next place to visit is the blog of:

the other participating blogs are:
The winner of the blog hop is Paula A. She left her comment on Trena's blog.

I also have added a secret spot with a card at the Technique Junkies Designers blog with the Christmas tree, so here is another stop:


Tammy said...

Fabulous! All the elements are perfect compliments to each other.

slbt17 said...

love your style Hetty - great card!
Thanks for the tutorial.

Take care and STAY POSITIVE! Trena said...

This card is beautiful - love the snow and sky too - makes your trees pop with color and life! What a creative design.

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Sandy said...

Wow, this is a great card and gift. Thanks for the template.

Brooke said...

What a neat gift idea. And the directions are very clear.

jjwoolz said...

Hi Hetty, Great Idea!! Thank you for sharing all the steps too. Your colors and great and of course I love all the bling.

1922 Designs by bev allaire said...

thanks Hetty! Love the card and the tutorial. Will definitely be trying this one.

Anonymous said...

Hetty this is just beautiful and what a great idea for a gift!!THanks for the info on how to make it too.

Anonymous said...

What a nice idea Hetty!

KathyR said...

Hetty! Thank you for all your hard work!
And what a neat idea.

Heidi said...

What a great gift idea! I love how the trees were coloured.

Cary and Gill said...

What great fun this is my first blog hop I'm bowled over by all the inspiration and its great to see everyone's take on the same stamp set. Oh and thanks for the tutorial I think it will make a great gift card for teachers at my son's school thanks again

Farley said...

Hetty thank you for sharing such an ideal gift and card all in one. Your materials are wonderful and as always the card a delight for all eyes. What fun!

Shar B said...

Fantastic project! Now I'm in a holiday mood :)

Donna Lee said...

Hetty - this is so much fun!!! Thanks so much for sharing and pointing me in the direction of this very fun blog hop!!

n Carter said...

This is a great project! Thanks for the tutorial. And what a fun blog hop!

Daria said...

Very cool card! Thank you for the tutorial and the links.

I love the scene you created with the dragging technique in the background. Beautiful.

CarlavdM said...

Hallo Hetty,
Had deze inderdaad ook al eens voorbij zien komen. Net ff bij Jacobi geweest en daar stond ie ook :o)
Ontzettend leuk idee en dank je wel voor de uitleg

Have seen this one on my screen tooo a few times. Just went to Jacobi (crafshop in my town) and there was one too on the counter :o)
Wonderful idea and thank you for you explinations.

stamping sue said...

I like that you put tealights in the compartment. i've seen this card done with candies in the compartment. the trees are beautiful. i need to try to make one of these cards. stamping sue

nanapayne said...

You have the some great ideas on you blog.
I love all the different things and all. Now if i could remember them. I love this one as usual.

katiebw said...

I love the combination of the bold mosaic tree and the soft background. I never remember to use that torn paper technique, but I love it. Thanks for the tutorial.

Paula said...

Lovely card. Like the added box. Thanks for the instructions.

Anonymous said...

I just love what you have done - so clearly explained and the diagrams are so clear too - well done hugs Leo

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous card! Love the tree image.

bc2ucla said...

thanks for the tutorial! This would be great for those times you want to give a small gift!

Lyngo said...

Hi Hetty;

what a fun project. Thanks for sharing.

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Hi Hetty,
You've constructed a very special card here. It's definitely inspiring, and very beautiful.
Thanks for thr tutorial!
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

Jan aka StampQn said...

Thanks for your support of OWH. What a great tutorial.

Joanne Travis said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial, Hetty. This is really fabulous! I started following so I can come back often and check your creations. Awesome work here!

Booknplays said...

What a great card! Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl W. said...

Oh, my goodness - what a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial. You do such lovely work.

Queen Bea Scraps said...

What a beautiful card and a great little gift.

Alma7 said...

Love your card!
It's so beautiful and accurate!
The tree and background look like a romantic painting.
What a great gift it should be.


Unknown said...

Very inspiring! Thank you for the tutorial.
Reviva Hirshfeld

Anonymous said...

I am going to try to make this very clever and pretty card for my sister in-law. I just know she will love it. Thank you for the tutorial, Hetty. I hope I can make it as pretty as yours.