Sunday, November 21, 2010

First Annual Papercraft Star Thankgiving Week Blog Hop


Welcome to the First Annual Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Blog Hop Week sponsored by My Favorite Things. Our Designers have come together to celebrate this special holiday by creating projects inspired by Thanksgiving and all that we are thankful for in our lives, including you!

You should have arrived here from Jennifer's blog.  If not, please go to Papercraft Star to start from the very beginning of the hop, because you don't want to miss a single thing and to be eligible for the Grand Prize you must comment on all the blogs.  Not to mention that many of us are also offering prizes at the blog stops as well.

During this special week of Thanksgiving we hope that you'll find a wealth of inspiration among the beautiful projects our Designers have created especially for you! To add to the fun, we've got fabulous prizes along the way at many of our Designer's blogs and you'll be entered to win our fantastic $25.00 Gift Certificate by our generous sponsor My Favorite Things, if you visit every blog and leave a comment with all of our Designers! You have until midnight (Eastern Time) on Saturday November 27, 2010 to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We'll draw the winners of the prizes and announce them beginning Sunday November 28, 2010.



This is the first time in more years than I can count that we'll get together with extended family in my hometown to celebrate Thanksgiving. My Aunt Sally is hosting the event for our family and I decided to create a small Hostess gift for her as a way of showing my appreciation for her efforts to ensure we could all celebrate together this year. As my way of thanking her, I'll present this bottle of sparkling wine and thank you card to her on Thanksgiving Day. I created the bottle wrap in a snap with my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge, and used matching products to create both the thank you card and envelope as well.

Please note: Some crafters have asked me how I created the bottle wrap with my Cricut. It was so easy with instructions I found in the November 2009 issue of CardMaker magazine. I have re-typed those instructions from the magazine for you right here just in case you don't happen to have that back issue you can refer to. The design is by Kimber McGray. Thank you Kimber! If you would like to create your bottle wrap... here is a mini-tutorial that I made to get you started...


I also plan to cook up some favorite family dishes to pass at the dinner as well. 

My Aunt isn't the only one I want to thank this holiday season however, I also want to thank you! So, in addition to having the opportunity to win the Grand Prize (as well as prizes along the hop), I am offering a $15.00 gift certificate to one follower who comments here at Runs With Scraps during the hop. For a chance to win this randomly selected prize, just make sure you are a follower of Runs with Scraps and leave me a comment before the end of the week! I'll draw a winner on Sunday November 28 and announce the winner soon after.

I do so hope you enjoy the hop! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and thank you again for joining us for the Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Week Blog Hop, your next stop on the hop is Catherine.

52 Scrappy Comments:

Liz said...

WOW Beth, amazing!!!! I love how you altered the bottle and the colours are just awesome. BTW, I love the look of your blog :)

Glenda said...

Great idea for the altered bottle. Gorgeous card too! Love the colors!

ferrellgraph-x said...

I think your entire set is simply stunning! It made me rethink Thanksgiving cards and deccorations! Thank you so much for introducing me to Papercraft Star. I'vere been having so much fun playing along!
Kind regards, Jennifer Ferrell

Suzy said...

Beautiful card Beth! I love the color combo and how you embellished the wine bottle to match. Great idea! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

lydbug said...

wow, what fun colors !!
tfs

ms Joyce said...

Lovely gift .. colors are nice and bright and every bit Thanksgiving. TFS

Barbara said...

I love your bottle wrap. I have that cricut cartridge and I think I'll be making some wraps myself later today. Also yellow is my favorite color so I especially loved the paper you used. Great inspiration

Joanne Travis said...

Such beautiful projects!! Thanks for sharing.

Anna Massie said...

I am loving these blog hops! Thanks so much! -Anna

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Elegant and cheerful ! I don't think I ever put those two words together before, lol. I am going to do this with my Christmas bottles I think - it surely shows the thought and love that went into the gift. (Unlike those bottles in paper bags that WE drink from...) Hugs !!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Beth, this is an amazing set - I love the bottle with the coordinating card - and that yellow is so beautiful!

Kimberly Anne said...

Oh my goodness, why didn't I think of the scalloped wrap before? Thanks for reminding me to use the scalloped border from my Cricut for other things besides cards.

This would make such a pretty gift for the holidays! I'm stealing this idea (credit to you, of course) - thanks, Beth!

MichelleLuvs2Scrap said...

Hi Beth...this is an awesome idea....altering a bottle of wine. I love it. If it's ok...can I scraplift your idea??? If so, I think I will be making several of these and sharing them with my family & friends for Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Eve.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Hugs,

jennyplace2 said...

Your Auntie is going to be very happy! Beautiful job! Love the colours and what a lovely way to dress up a bottle. I will be scraplifting that ideal for sure. I am already a follower, have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

One4Joy said...

What a charming way to dress up a bottle. love that paper and your card is perfect.

Thanks for the opportunity to win your blog candy...I am pretty new to Papercraft Star, but I really like the concept.

I am a follower of your work now, Beth.

Blessings,
Susan One4Joy

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a beautiful hostess set. And it's in my FAVE color too. Love that Yellow! I've gotta try this project. TFS the instructions.
I hope you and your family have a Blessed Thanksgiving :)

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

What a thoughtful gift for you Aunt. I bet she will love it for the time and special thought that you took to make it just for her. Love the bottle wrap and love your choice of colors, so so pretty!
Patti
northwestlady@gmail.com
www.asoulsheartbeat.blogspot.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Beautiful card... I love the color combo... how you embellished the wine bottle to match
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns AT yahoo DOT com

Kristina said...

Beth, your project is just beautiful! I love it. I wish so much that our families could be together this holiday. It makes my heart ache to be able to spend more "sister" time with you!! I have been thinking about you guys all day. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love the bottle wrapper. I am definately going to use this for the holidays. This will go great with my newly etched wine glasses. Thanks so much for sharing.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love the color on this! Very nice!

just me said...

Already a follower, Loving that paper. TFS!!!

sillyp said...

how refreshing to see yellow for thanksgiving. Love the wine wrap. Thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving to you.
cornerstone(dot)cs@cox(dot)net

Tracy said...

This is such a great idea! It just makes that bottle look so special and personalized. Awesome project for the hop Beth!

silvia said...

Gorgeous card!! LOVE the bottle wrap!

Gina said...

Creative project, love it! :)

Carrie said...

Great idea with the wine bottle... thanks for the chance to win!! Carrie my2sons311@verizon.net Enjoy your Thanksgiving!!

mississchic said...

Makes a great gift. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

Pat Garvin said...

That is such a pretty shade of yellow. Great project.

dor said...

I love that yellow.
New follower...dor
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canada

Rhonda said...

love the colors, grrat work!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a gorgeous gift set, Beth! I love that happy yellow! The bottle wrap looks amazing and the card is just so elegant. Your aunt will love these. And how wonderful that you will be with extended family for the holiday! What a blessing.
I wish you and yours a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Catherine Schroeder said...

Beth,
This is super neat! I love this! Such a great idea for gifts! I am definitely going to have to lift this idea. I have really really enjoyed my time working at PCS. I will definitely be back for the challenges and great prizes! You are such a sweet person and always leave wonderful comments! I can't tell you how much I love reading each one! Thanks again! and I hope to work with you again real soon! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :D

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Beth~
WOW.. This is very Elegant.. I love everything about your project, your Aunt will be so happy to receive this.
I am a new follower of your blog and cannot wait to see more amazing projects.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

My Lil' Bits said...

I love your color choice its so happy!

stacey said...

I am already a follower! I love the color choice and how the card matches. Thanks

Lindy said...

Simply Stunning...your aunt will love it. Love the color you choose. TFS

Have a WONDERFUL holiday. I'm a follower.

Cassie_lu said...

amazing gift set and I really like the colors on it.

Vicki said...

So elegant. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower.

vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

Susan Hogan said...

So sunshiny! Love the bottle wrap. Thanks for the tutorials. And Happy Thanksgiving.

Terri E. said...

LOVING this combo. The yellow is a stunner!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! How gorgeous is this?!! ♥ it! Love the bottle idea and your beautiful card!

I am a new follower of your blog!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Liliana Worley said...

OMG, what an adorable project you've created! I love the shade of yellow you've used:)

leighann said...

This is such a classy gift. What a beautifully cheery card, envelope and bottle cover, and thanks for the link!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful hostess gift and card! Happy Thanksgiving.

C Stephens said...

I love the classy combination. The yellow damask paper is fantastic!

Sarah said...

Hi Beth, I am a new follower. Wow! That is an amazing gift! Love the cheerful yellow. Have a wonderful holiday season. rosar85(at)yahoo(dot)com

anne said...

I love this card.. the yellow is so invigorating specially for this time of year... -anne-

Kim said...

I am a follower! LOVE the yellow! Reminds me of spring and how I want it to hurry up and get here!! LOL! I am not a cold weather person! Happy Thanksgiving and have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Jennifer said...

Beth,

Your aunt is going to love her hostess gift & card!!! :)

Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial (& detailed instructions),

Jennifer

Sleepy Stamper said...

I have become a follower. I love your creations and your encouragement to other to play along each week over at Papercraft Star blog. Great gift duo and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Loving this hop!

Kristy Smith said...

Great project!!! I love the bottle wrap, that's a great idea! I can't wait to try it! =D

Thanks for the chance to win! I'm excited to follow your blog!

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