Friday, May 18, 2012

Welcome to the latest Disney Pixar Blog Hop. 
*Please note that I am posting early because I will be walking in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, today & tomorrow and wanted to make sure this posted before I left.  (I've actually had a few problems with scheduled posts in the past...can you imagine that?)  Anyway, the actual hop is Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th, so, if by some chance you are seeing this before Saturday morning, please be sure and come back to see all the great projects on the line-up.  Word has it that our wonderful hostess, Shawn, has come up with another great grand prize for one lucky hopper, like maybe a Scrap'n Easel-ette from ContainYa Crafts.

We all get hit pretty hard this time of year with graduation and wedding announcements/invites, so my project today is an oldie but goodie, the box-card.  I'm sorry I didn't come up with something more creative or fresh & new, but this design is a staple in my card stash.  People absolutely love to receive them because they are fun and different, not to mention they are easy to make.  Most tutorials suggest you use double-sided patterned paper to make them, but I've found that if you make a bunch of them up in basic solid colors, when you need one, you can just cut patterned paper panels to make them fit the occasion, like I've done here.  Talk about quick!
I used an image I found via Google Images that I paper pieced to give a little dimension.

Inside view

Back view: (I had to show my homemade embossing folder at least one more time.)
This second one I shouldn't even be putting on here.  I saw this idea for a Christmas ornament some time ago (on Pinterest, of course) & for some reason last night I got a wild hair and decided I needed to make one to share for the hop.   This is a project that can not be rushed, which is what I did, so this one looks horrible, but the idea is just so cute I hope you'll forgive the horrendous sloppiness.  I will be making another of these later when I can take my time.  

Need bigger buttons, and more time on the next one. 

Before I all of you who have suffered from the ravages of cancer, either yourself or a loved one, here's a big  HUG for you!  The really sad thing is this will include probably everyone who reads this.

Here's the line up for both days of the hop.  I hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful weekend.  

You're next stop will be Madison.
Day One - May 19th
Amy Chomas
Amy Voltz

 Day Two - May 20th
Bobbi Jo