Wednesday, August 8, 2012

CardSwaps Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the blog hop!  You should have arrived from Laura's Blog.

I'm so excited to be part of the Blog Hop at CardSwaps!  There are challenges, games and lots of fun on the message board from Aug. 8-12th.  At the end of the Blog Hop, you'll be taken to the Treat Yourself Cardmaking Crop and I hope you'll join in on all the fun there!  Each blog on the hop will also have a letter you need to collect and unscramble the phrase to be entered into another fun prize.

The theme of this hop is 'Treat Yourself' and today I'm sharing projects that were inspired by Pinterest.  I don't think that there is anything nicer than spending a few minutes (ok...a lot of minutes!!) perusing projects and ideas and getting inspired on Pinterest. I really could spend hours there, clicking from one idea or recipe to another.
I've been doing a lot of pinning of ideas and decided that I needed to actually make some of the projects that I've been collecting.  All of my projects are little gifts that are going out to a few friends. 



This is a package of napkins that I ran through my Sizzix Big Kick using the Stampin' UP! Elegant lines embossing folder.  I love how it turned out.  I wrapped it with newsprint paper from Stampin' UP!, Offray Ribbon (I love a big satin bow!), SRM sticker and Bazzill button.


I love this earthy, little Sizzix pillow box with the stamping right on the gift box.  The jute is from Offray, stamp is from Stampin' UP! (For All You Do) and the ribbon flower is from Maya Road.  This is so perfect to hold a gift card.



I loved this idea for packaging ribbon.  I used dictionary pages, Martha Stewart twine and Stampin' UP! buttons.


Then I packaged up the ribbons in a vellum envelope. I thought this was just the cutest idea to use a doily wrapped with ribbon on the outside of a package.  The ribbon is from Chapter's, chipboard is from Recollections and the sticker is from SRM.  This is on it's way to a friend, I hope she likes it as much as I loved putting it together.   

Here's the fabulous site where I got most of my ideas.  The blog post even has a killer name '31 ways to wrap your crap'!  Love it!

I'd love to know if you have discovered Pinterest and have you made anything from the ideas you've found there?  I'm going try and make more things/ideas that I've pinned.  Maybe I'll start a new board 'stuff I've made from Pinterest'!

Back to the Blog Hop...your next stop is Marlene and here's the list of all the blogs on the hop today.

Don't forget to collect letters from each blog a follow the link to the message board at the end of the hop.

My Letter is T.




Thanks for taking a Pinterest trip with me today.  Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and that you get a chance to join in all the fun of the crop over at CardSwaps.

Ivanka

20 comments:

Lora Brinkman said...

WOWSERS!!! All your projects are amazing. I love the embossed napkins. I must remember that.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Your projects are awesome Ivanka! I especially like the embossed napkins. Oh goodie... more pinterest ideas to try out. :)

Margaret said...

I agree with Lora your projects are amazing thank you for sharing the link 31 ways to wrap your crap. Love IT!! :)

Cynthia said...

Love the gift giving ideas. Sweet, thoughtful,pretty! Must check out Pinterest.

Jane said...

I LOVE all the cute ideas and projects! I also love to stock Pinterest. One of my favorite things to do.

Jeanette R. Graves said...

I too love Pintrest. I also really need to make stuff I pin. Wonderful projects. the napkins are my favorite.

Meredith Adolf said...

You know that I got up and immediately looked at my paper napkins to see if they already had a design, right? Unfortunately for me, they did...just means that I'll have to pick up some plain ones next time I'm out! I love each of your projects, and plan to spend way too much time exploring the link you gave!

Linda R. said...

Great projects...wow! love the embosses napkins. I accidently did that a few days ago...possibilities.

Sam B said...

love your projects - esp like the napkins! TFS!!

Golda said...

What fun projects/gifts! Love all the different ideas.

KB said...

Thank you for sharing all the fun creative wrappings ideas that you found and sharing the name. I will be checking it out! Your creations are wonderful! Thanks again for sharing!

gostlady6 said...

What cute ideas! I thought the napkins were my fav till I got to the finished pkg for the ribbons now Im not so sure. Love them both.
aka gostlady6

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MSTEELADY said...

Cute projects Ivanka my fav is the vellum envy. Very pretty.

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Lynne said...

The napkins were my favorite but all the projects were well done.

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

I love the napkin idea!!!

christi said...

wow, so many cute ideas. i love the embossed napkins and the velum envelope. cute ideas.

Conniecrafter said...

neat idea with the embossing on the first project, I love the pillow box idea for a gift card. Yes I do enjoy Pinterest, probably too much and I have allready done a few projects I have see on there

Susan said...

Oh I am a Pinterest addict too! I love all your projects especially the embossed napkins. Awesome idea!