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December 6, 2012

The Great Gift Blog Hop

eclectic Paperie, Technique Junkie Newsletter and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps have teamed up to bring you one amazing blog hop.



I was given a few papers from Echo Park's Winter Wishes line, coasters, twine, crystal pins, and buttons all from eclectic Paperie.  From Technique Junkie Newsletter, I was given a disc where I could choose and create a gift giving item.  I chose to create a gift bag to contain my super mini album.  From Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, I received the Vintage Postcard Clear Stamp Set.  Throw those all together and this is what I created.

I started with the buttons.  I wanted to created this tree by stacking my buttons using the beautiful teal twine.  I inserted the stick pins up and down my holes and clipped the ends with wire cutters.


My plan was to attach this tree to the mini album, but it seemed to large for that and I moved it to the completed bag you will see in a moment.  I then created my mini album with coasters.  I utilized most of my papers on this project.  I stamped my small bag, banner and decided to stamp my veneer tag.



I placed my tag, face down in a semi-dry stamp pad.  I wanted light color, not complete coverage.  I then stamped it until I was happy.  I decided to add a loop of twine to this so it could be an ornament and added to a tree for decoration.


Once the tag was completed, I moved onto the gift bag that would contain my gift.  The dimensions for the original bag were slightly too large.  With the complete tutorial, pictures and dimensions for the project available, it was easily altered to accommodate what I needed.  I started covering the front of my bag with scraps of paper from my mini album.  I hung the tree to the front, stamped images, tied a bow and applied buttons.


This is my end result.  I love the wintery colors.  My mini fits nicely inside my gift bag and the recipient will receive two ornaments with their album.


Here are the details of the blog hop:  
Each of the companies will be giving away a prize randomly drawn from their designer's blogs:
EP:  25% discount on a future order
SNSS: $15 store credit
TJN: Great Gifts CD or and TJN CD of winner's choice

The winners will be posted on each company's blog by Sunday, December 9th.

To be included in the prize drawings, please comment by midnight Friday, December 7th.

Please hop on over to the other blogs posted below to see more creations.  Don't forget to comment to be eligible for the prizes!

Thanks for stopping in.
Mary-Ann Maldonado

32 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Love those buttons!

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  2. Fantastic projects!! Love your button tree, really cute!

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  3. Lovely projects and your button tree is so fun!!

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  4. Beautiful button tree and projects~

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  5. Such a beautiful set! I love the added buttons and the wonderful colour combo and designs!

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  6. So cute. I love buttons, and your project is perfect!

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  7. Such a great idea for all those buttons! Fabulous gift bag!

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  8. Lovely bag and great button charm!! TFS

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  9. Beautiful set, love that little button tree.

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  10. Neat idea. Colors are beautiful.

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  11. OH my goodness. That tree made out of buttons is adorable!

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  12. That little tree is adorable! Your whole project turned out great and the person you give this gift to is going to love it!

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  13. Very cute set of projects!! I love button tree attached to the gift bag! Very clever.

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  14. OMG, omg..... I love your tag and the gift bag but I absolutely am LOVIN' the button tree. Awesome.

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  15. Very creative use of the buttons! Wonderful job on your projects!

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  16. what fun! great idea with the buttons.
    Sandra ltb
    slbt17 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Very Cool! Love the little ornaments that accompany the gifts, great creative thinking :)

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  18. Wow, you mixed it all together and it's just beautiful with such an exciting blend of colors. Super idea!

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  19. Great projects; love everything, especially that button tree-very creative. TFS

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  20. Oh, how pretty Mary-Ann. Especially love the button tree. Neat idea with the stick pins.

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  21. How pretty! The tree is so cute and love it on the bag. Would be a great ornament too! Pretty papers.

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  22. Love that little postage pocket tag. You've used one of my fav SNSS. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Wow, this is a fabulous gift giving project. Love what you've done with the buttons, Mary-Ann.

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  24. Fabulous projects--I really like the button tree.

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  25. Such a wonderful gift project you have made Mary-Ann.
    And I tooo like your Button-tree very much

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  26. I'm new to your blog through the blog hop, so it was nice to see your gift bag and button tree.

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  27. Beautiful projects all around, very creative, TFS!

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