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NC Demo Blog Hop for October A Little Something

Welcome!  I'm so glad that you are here!  You are in for a treat as you take the NC Demo October Blog Hop.  The theme is A Little Something.  We are heading into the holiday season! Parties, dinners and just getting together with friends and family. This is a perfect time for us to share some ideas for hostess gifts and/or party favors!

May be an image of jewelry and text that says 'a little gomething'

 

I admit this theme had me stumped.  I just didn't have an idea.  Some days are like that.  Then I remembered that Stampin' Up! has already taken care of this.  If you look on page 126 of the annual catalog, you'll find the Scalloped Gift Card Boxes #161751.  You get 10 of these for $7.  I decided to take advantage of this.  These boxes fit together with no adhesive needed.  There is a second piece for the gift card that fits inside.  This you can adhere if you wish.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Box  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I had so much fun using the Merry & Bright Bundle for this card.  

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Box and Card and Envelope  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Our hostess will be so happy!

First of all, let me say that I took some inspiration from our September-December Mini catalog page 9.  I love all the samples in our catalogs.  They are a great starting point when you are stumped!

To decorate the box top, I started making my lightbulbs.  Get some Vellum Cardstock and color one side of it with a Dark Melon Mambo Blend and another section with a Dark Granny Apple Green Blend.  I cut out the bulbs from the other side but I'm not sure that that matters using the Merry & Bright dies.  Cut out three of each color.  For the top of the bulbs, use the Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green 12 x 12 Foil Sheets.  Again, you'll need 3 of each  color.  The filaments of the lightbulbs are cut out using a brand new product.  It's part of the new Online Exclusives beginning for everyone on November 7th.  It is Silver & Gold 12 x 12 Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper.  It was so easy to adhere these with the sticky already on the back!

Use the silver trim from the Simply Elegant Trim Pack.  Make a knot and adhere with half of a rolled up glue dot.  Thread the bulbs through the trim and position them.  Add a glue dot behind the top of the bulb.  You can also add a glue dot behind the filament.  Secure the other end of the silver trim.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Color Embellishment  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green Foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Color some of the Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins with the dark Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green blends.  For some reason I just couldn't stop adding these.  They just might be a little overdone.  I decided to add them on the scallops of the lid as well.  What do you think?

Did you know that Stampin' Up! has 3 inch envelopes?  They are on page 135 of the annual catalog #159233 called Basic White 3 x 3 Envelopes.  You get 40 of them for $11.  For the card cut a piece of Thick Basic white 2 7/8 x 6.  Score and fold at 3.  Add the bulbs you have already made.  The words are from the Merry & Bright stamp set.  Stamp in Melon Mambo or Granny Apple Green and cut around them.  Add with dimensionals.

Cover the flap of the envelope with the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper.  Use a piece cut to 3 1/4 x 1 3/4.  Glue to the top of the flap and then trim away the extra from the back.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

What hostess gift doesn't have chocolate???  Eight of the Hershey Nuggets will fit into the box.  Cover with more of the designer paper.  Cut the strips 1 x 3.  To make adhering the paper a little easier, use your Bone Folder to curl the paper.  then use Seal, or even better Seal + down the 3 inch part.  Wrap around beginning on the bottom.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Box with 8 Nuggets Added  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here the box is filled with delicious chocolate.  The gift card will still fit.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Box with Gift Card Added  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So there you go.  You have a sweet little something with a sweet little card as well!

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes Grouping  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I so appreciate your time today.  It's time to remember those who are important to you.  Think of all the ways you could decorate the Scalloped Gift Card Boxes for every occasion!

I hope you take the time to visit everyone on the hop.  You'll be glad you did.  Next up is Tracie.  She's the one that thinks up all of our great themes!

October Blog Hoppers
Tina Lesson
Toni Campana
Jo Anne Hewins
Tracie Evans Langley, the Sassy Stamper
Ronnie Johnson
Laurie Meier
Frances Wagner

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Scalloped Gift Card Boxes Grouping  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Frances Wagner

Jo Anne, Just a cute box. I love all the bling. Good job, thanks for sharing.

Toni Campana

Another great project, Jo Anne! I have some of these boxes and need to pull them out so I can play 😊

Tina Lesson

What a great idea and I love how you decorated it. Have to pull out those boxes Thanks JoAnne

Ronnie

Adorable. I am for sure going to CASE this one. Always looking for cute ideas like this as I craft things to go into gift bags for our Church's shut-ins and this would be perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us, oh and I too had overlooked some of these items and this made me go back and check out some things.

Tracie Evans Langley

What a great project, Jo Anne! So bright and cheerful! Thank you for sharing!

Laurie Meier

Absolutely awesome box! You've convinced me that I need to get the Merry and Bright bundle and the scalloped boxes. There are so many friends and family who would really appreciate the box as a gift, especially with the chocolate ;) Thanks so much for sharing!

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