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Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: The 12 Designers of Christmas Blog Hop...


It's Friday!!  We are wrapping up a whole week of Holiday Cards & More celebration with a blog hop!  Today there are 12 designers on the hop, each one showcasing a brand new project that they have created using one of three downloadable templates from the latest issue of Holiday Cards & More!  To see the original projects that appear in the magazine using these templates, visit the Paper Crafts Connection blog!

I was assigned to work with this adorable gift box template, designed by Leslie Webster.  This is such an EASY template to assemble, so even if you're brand new to templates and 3D items, you could very easily tackle this one! 

I decided to stick to this week's holiday theme and create a holiday project, although this box could be used for a million different reasons or occasions. 


I used Crate Paper's new Snow Day collection to create this colorful project.


This box is super fun, but probably the funnest (sorry...I know that's not a word..) thing about this box is all of the different things you could put in it!  I decided to fill it with some colorful ornaments I created using the adorable tree paper from the Snow Day collection.


I trimmed each tree from the sheet of patterned paper, then stitched it to a piece of felt, stitching just inside the lines of the tree image.  I then layered that piece of felt over a second and stitched through both layers of felt, just around the outside edge of the patterned paper cut-out.  After they were stitched together I trimmed around them, leaving a bit of a felt border.  I added a loop of baker's twine to create the hanger.  The result is an adorable ornament that was super simple to make. 


The three ornaments nestled in the matching box makes for a great gift!  If you'd like to create your own, you can download the template HERE.

So...are you ready to continue on your hop?  There's an awesomely fun prize up for grabs that would probably FILL Santa's bag to the brim.  If you want to win it, here's the deal-io...

Visit all 12 Blog Hop blogs and leave a comment

Visit Paper Crafts Connection blog and leave a comment.

Visit Moxie Fab World and leave a comment.

Every blog you visit and comment enters you into the drawing for the prize.  12 blogs + PC Connection + Moxie Fab World = 14 chances at the loot. 

And guess what?  I get to offer a free copy of Holiday Cards & More Vol 5 to one of the lucky commenters here on my blog!  Leave me a comment telling me about your favorite thing to create for the holidays and I'll choose one winner for a copy of this issue!

Here are the eleven other blog hop participants.  Now get hoppin'!

Teri Anderson

Ashley Cannon Newell

Latisha Yoast

Maren Benedict

Heidi Van Laar

Jessica Witty

Anabelle O’Malley

Kim Kesti

Sarah Martina Parker

Windy Robinson

Kimberly Crawford