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Thursday, December 8, 2011

TSB Thrifty Christmas Handmade Gifts Blog Hop

Welcome to The Stamping Boutique’s "Thrifty Christmas Handmade Gifts" Blog Hop!! We are very excited about the holidays and know for many money is tight this year, but that doesn’t mean great gifts are out of the question! The Elves, (design team) have been busy in their workshops coming up with some fabulous projects to help you with those last minute gift ideas. What better way to showcase than to have a BLOG HOP!!! Because we know you're all busy getting ready for the holidays, this hop will run all weekend. The hop starts today, Friday December 9th @ 12:01 am (CST) and runs until Sunday December 11th @ 11:59 pm (CST).

If you have hopped over from Melissa's blog, then you're in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, then head on over to Christy’s blog and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end. Each designer is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from The Stamping Boutique Store. Be sure to visit all the design team’s blogs and leave a comment (just like Santa, we will be checking). Each designer will be giving away one FREE image from the store to one random commenter. Once you have finished the hop, make sure to leave a comment on The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from the store.
As soon as I heard about this blog hop I knew exactly what I wanted to make. I've had the directions for an envelope album in my idea drawer for a couple of years and decided now was the time. I used five A2 card size
envelopes. The key is to use an odd number so your accordian folds work out correctly. Then you glue the flap of one envelope to the front of the first envelope. You continue to glue each flap to the front of the next envelope until you're done. Next you accordian fold the
envelopes. I cut some textured cardstock at 4 x 5 1/2 and ran it thru my Cuddlebug. I then glued them to cover the envelope flaps and make everything more sturdy. I chose to work with Audrey's Present and colored her with my Copics. I double mounted the image on textured cardstock and added her to
the front. I then turned everything over and added some B&T paper cut at 3 x 5 1/2. I added an extra piece of textured cardstock to cover the last flap. I
jazzed up the inside of the envelopes with some rub ons and then created a sleeve to hold everything together. I sponged with Chocolate ink and all papers are CTMH. You can use this to hold shopping lists, wish lists, coupons, receipts, etc.

Next stop is Audrey's blog. I'm sure she has something fabulous to share! Remember to be eligible for all prizes, you MUST comment at each stop along the way!! Merry Christmas and Happy Hopping!!

33 comments:

  1. Melissa this is beautiful. I have to try it! TFS! Hugs, Julia

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  2. Fab idea. Will certainly have to try this. Thanks for sharing.
    Mags
    x

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  3. Didn't mean to change your name(it was to early). Sue, your project is beautiful and I have to try it! Hugs, Julia

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  4. What a great idea, I think I'll give it a go!!!

    Anne-Marie x x

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  5. Oh wow... this one is going on my "To Do" list for SURE!!!! I love how you've colored Audrey, too!
    This would be PERFECT to track Christmas receipts for my family (each person's receipts in a separate envelope, but all together in one package: I LOVE it!!!)
    THANK YOU for the step-by-step pix!

    {cheers}
    Stacie

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  6. Very nice! Thanks for the instructions! And for sharing your idea!

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  7. Love this envelope album. Thanks for the directions on how to make it.

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  8. Lovely thanx for the instructions..

    Caz xx

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  9. Really cute idea. Never saw this before. May need to add to my list of projects to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love this, super cute idea! Great color scheme too!

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  11. Beautiful! This is a great gift idea.

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  12. Wow, what a great idea. I've always wanted to try one of these.

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  13. What a great idea! I'm going to have to try this!!! :)

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  14. such a cute project! it's been way too long since I last made one of these. thanks for the reminder.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sue! :)

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  15. it looks gorgeous Sue, very lovely
    hugs
    miranda

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  16. Love, love, love your envelope album! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  17. Love your project using the envelopes. Your image is colored perfectly. I have so many envelopes - So this maybe a project I will make in 2012. Thank you!!!!

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  18. I have to try this one for sure!

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  19. It looks like a fun project- the little girl is cute! :)

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  20. What a fabulous idea! I am always looking for new photo books and this one is perfect! Happy holidays!

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  21. Cute project!! Blessings and Hugs!!

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  22. love this... what a great idea! TFS

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  23. Love the image you used! She is adorable! I am glad you told how to do this. I'll come back later to try this after the hop. Thank you for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  24. I love iti Sue! this is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

    I updated my blog as my TSB earrings didn't show up!

    Sandy :)

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  25. Way Cool idea. I will have to make one of these very soon. I made one out of toilet paper rolls a month or so ago but this is too cute. Thanks

    TTFn,

    CraftyGirl

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  26. So cute. Great ideas. Can't wait to try.

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  27. Fabulous project and a great idea. Have a great Christmas.

    Hugs Ali x

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  28. What a great idea. So cute. TFS

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  29. Very cool Sue, definitely want to try this sometime. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Hugs my friend:)

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