December 7, 2010

Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog hop!  Make sure to start at Samantha Walker's blog!  I hear there may be prizes for you! ;)

I am in awe of how many products this amazing lady has her name on...and then trying to choose just what line to work with!   Obviously I went Christmas this time around-



First up I decided on a homemade Christmas theme- My kids are big into making stuff- and we never seem to have that perfect something to give it in!

For my first project I made a gift bag.   I die cut the white rectangle and the green scalloped rectangle.  The trees are epoxy stickers.  After I adhered them, I added a little bit of glitter to the edges of the white layer. 
The patterned paper and epoxy stickers are from her Christmas Traditions line by Creative Imaginations.  The burgundy layer is stamped using her Fall Family Memories set from Unity Stamp Company.  The inside tissue paper is stamped with the reindeer and circle images from the Greetings of Christmas stamp set.   To give it a little flair I added a few jingle bells tied on with silver cord.  

To make this gift bag- trim your card stock to 6 x 9.  You'll need two pieces- punch the handle in each layer.  Then take a lunch sack and trim down too where it doesn't show above the handle.  Adhere one side of the lunch sack, fold the bottom flap down and repeat with the back side.  Decorate the front as desired- super easy way to dress up any hand made item! 



Next up is a cookie tin made from a recycled Crystal light container.  The base layer is stamped with images from the Greetings of Christmas set.  Then I wrapped some patterned paper from the Christmas Traditions line.  I die cut the label shape and stamped the sentiment from the Greetings of Christmas set.  A few buttons, twine, and a bow finish it off.  It's read to be filled with HOMEMADE cookies which we ate all of already so I think I will need to schedule a baking day again soon!!


Next on the list is the oh-so-amazing Eva!  



Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (FREE shipping right now!)
Fall Family Memories
Greetings of Christmas

Patterned Paper, Epoxy Stickers: Creative Imaginations
Christmas Traditions line- (check local retailers)
Dies: Spellbinders
buttons, twine, glitter, cord, jingle bells- LSS Pin It Now!

82 comments:

Samantha Walker said...

Fun projects that show how my Christmas stamps and Christmas papers work together. I LOVE the idea of recycling a crystal light container for a tall "cookie tin" so clever!

Mallika said...

dis is so amazing
weneva i take part in hops .. i feel so gr8 seeing all dese bful projects
i wish we had some gr8 stuff here in india !
hugs
mallika
http://missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com/

Rhonda V. said...

How cute! I love the idea of the Crystal Light container for Cookies! I'm soooo doing that!!!

Thanks for the inspiration and the fun hop!

Becky said...

LOVE the crystal light container

Jingle said...

AJ, these are really cute! Great projects!

Guiseppa said...

What fabulous ideas AJ! You are one smart cookie....not pun intended! Love your stuff!

curlyqmosaics said...

Very cute and festive! Thanks for sharing!

sleeplesswonder said...

I love the cookie tin. And that it's made from recycled paper makes it even nicer.

Erika said...

Gorgeous projects AJ!

erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

Rebe0485 said...

Such a cute idea! To make the homemade cookies a little bit more special. I just think it's adorable.

ShellBell said...

Loving the cookie tin--that is just perfect for neighbor gifts with a little something special.
Shelly

Dolores said...

these are just too adorable, great projects

Kelly Sas said...

LOVE, love the Christmas gift bag! So detailed even down to stamping the tissue paper and the bells on the silver cord. Samantha's Christmas Traditions line is fabulous!

Katie said...

Super cute projects!!! The cookie tin is a great idea!!! TFS!

Bogner's said...

I love the gift bag and the fabulous cookie tin! It is so awesome!

Angie Blom said...

Awesome AJ.. loving both projects. great idea for a cookie tin.xx

Pippa (pjbear) said...

I love the projects you shared, I especially love the Cookie Tin as I so live cookies LOL! thanks for sharing http://pjbear-determinedscrapper.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

I love the cookie holder! So cute - and a perfect way to ship cookies to friends and family so that the cookies arrive intact and in a beautiful container, too!

Shirley said...

Beautiful card and cookie tin!

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krjle said...

fun projects thanks for sharing I really like the cookie container.

Eva said...

AJ, these are so cute....love that cookie container idea...you are one clever girlie!

Amy said...

Love these easy to make ideas! Thanks for sharing.

scrappygal said...

How clever of you! I love the idea of the cookie container in the crystal light jar. Great idea!

nancy said...

AJ, these are so pretty! I love that you stamped on the tissue paper; what a great idea!

Karen said...

So creative with the Crystal light cookie tin..great recycle project AJ! Your gift bag's so beautiful..and love how everything came together!!

marla said...

Great projects. Love the cookie tin!!

Pinky said...

How cute acute cute!!!!! You did a wonderful job

Anonymous said...

cute christmas projects.
Joan

Carole said...

Great projects for re-cycling .. and great use of stash !

Thanks for the inspiration !

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great projects!!!!

Connie said...

love how they both go together!! very adorable!!!

Martha said...

adorable.

Giana said...

LOVE! The cookie tin especially, I'm always looking for something a little more special than a store bought container or baggie. This is really cute!

Jenniwren32 said...

These turned out great, AJ!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Such fun projects. Love the paper that you used. :)

Mellissa said...

Your gift bag is sooo sweet and that cookie tin...YUMMMMMY!

Mary-Beth said...

Love the bag, so sweet and cookie tin, wonderful!

Thanks for sharing!

Manders said...

How inspiring and cool need to see if mama can cut some of those for me

Lesabe said...

What a great idea to use the things from home. I love the idea of giving away cookies in a decorated crystal light container =)

fairey101 said...

I love crystal light containers. They are so vertile.

Dee said...

I love the projects that you have created and what a nice blog. I feel fortunate that I can see what everyone creates & get new friends at the same time. I hope you all have a great holiday season.

Dee said...

I love the projects that you have created and what a nice blog. I feel fortunate that I can see what everyone creates & get new friends at the same time. I hope you all have a great holiday season.

polkacabana said...

Your candle is sooo lovely! You did great on your projects!!

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

That is a great Idea for the crystal light container I have a bunch of them in a cupboard for bug containers for my son's but I like your idea more. :D

Tabitha said...

Those are really cute. Never thought to stamp the tissue paper! Genius!! Love how you recycled the container, I am on the lookout for cheap packages to give my cookies away in. Who would have thought?! I hear ya on the cookies, I am trying to wait until the last possible minute so that doesn't happen to us. LOL Thanks for sharing, now hopping along...

Veronica said...

LOVE the recycled Crystal Light refurb!! GREAT job. Thanks!!

Deb Watts said...

Thank you for sharing - beautiful projects for me to get started on

joni said...

I love that you recycled the CL container!!! Such cute projects!!! TFS
Hugs,
Joni

Jennifer Roach said...

Great reuse of the container AJ.

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous projects AJ! I just love the collection and the stamps. Thanks for the inspiration and I just love your creative style.

Kray said...

These projects are so pretty!! Love them!

Lillian Child said...

What fun to be able to create with these fabulous products - your two projects are simply adorable!

Electra said...

I think these are two delightful projects and I especialy like the glitter around the edges. but I can't believeyou ate all the cookies. lol

Becky Dunham said...

These projects are great! I have seen so many ideas with lunch bags lately - who would have known that the lowly lunch bag could be so beautiful! Great cookie container too! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the special instructions for making the bag!

Carisa said...

awww, cute projects! those cookies would've been gone in my house, too. i LOVE homemade christmases - i have gotten tons of ideas from this hop. just about to hit submit now on my order! :)

Vicki said...

Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

Ching-a-ling said...

lovely projects!

Karen Linarez said...

The gift bag & tin are such great ideas! Nice projects!

LynneForsythe said...

Loving the "green" cookie container...what a GREAT IDEA!!

jennifer mitten said...

Great projects - love those Samantha Walker sets!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Cute, cute, cute... wonderful job AJ.

lisa a.

weze said...

great job on that cookie bag!

{jennie} said...

LOVE how you upcycled ordinary items. I knew I should be saving my crystal light containers! They'd fit my peanut butter temptation cookies perfectly!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Pretty! That's a great use of a crystal light container! :)

Shana Dilldine said...

another great blog

Anna said...

Great projects and love how you recycle. Awesome!!!
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Makalah said...

You can't let such a pretty cookie tin sit in a cupboard - guess you'll have to keep making cookies so you can properly show it off! ;)

Renegade_Geek said...

Love the recycling. My dad has a bunch of those lying around. Now I know what to do with them!

Karen Taylor said...

Such great projects...love all the creativity! TFS

Liz said...

love the recycle reuse to cute

jennifer mitten said...

Love these! Great ideas...

Debc06 said...

Love all of the lines Samantha has and the way you re purposed some of the containers are great.

Kas said...

How wonderful those will look under the Christmas tree!!

Luisa said...

I love the creative recycling! Looks great!

Michelle said...

What great ideas! TFS!

Janet Z said...

Love your cookie tin idea!

Clare G said...

I love how you took the simplest containers and made them look fabulous! Great inspiration and design.

Stephanie said...

What a cute way to dress up a gift bag and I love the re-use of the Crystal Light container. I could do the same with my cappuccino mix containers. Thanks for the idea!!

jmahugger said...

Super Cute~ Love the recycled Crystal light container, great idea~

Lisa W said...

One of the great things about being a crafter is always being able to come up with something to put the gift in.

Charlene said...

Cute bag!! I love how you recycled your crystal light canister. I think I might have to make one of those! Too cute! :)