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Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Blog Hop & Challenge!

Hello Hoppers, and Happy Monday!

Today at Exploring Cricut we have new challenge for you, and a BLOG HOP!  Our full lineup for the day is at the bottom of this post.

If you've been hopping with us already, then you're here from Jen's blog - Wasn't her project so inspiring? Our challenge this round is to create a card, layout or papercraft for Valentine's Day, and include at least one jewel.  I was in a swap recently where I had to decorate a gift bag.  The lady I made mine for wanted a bag that captured her love of chocolate for Valentine's Day.  Here's what I sent to her:

 Front

Back

I used Cricut cartridges Sweet Shop, Sweet Treats and From My Kitchen for all of the chocolate goodies.  I embellished each cut to make every 'bite' extra special... here are a few close ups:


I used glossy accents on most of the chocolate to give is a 'syrup-y' look and used lots of stickles for some pop.  My gem is on the slice of cake - did you catch them?  4 little pearls on the icing :)

I also added a tag to match the bag:


Speaking of candy...
Who wants some?
Blog Candy that is!


I am offering this 6x6 "Be Mine" paper pad from Echo Park to one lucky person!  All you have to do is 1.) Become a follower of my blog (if you're not already), and 2.) Tell me in a comment what your favorite candy is.  Please also leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. I will use random.org to pick a winning comment on Sunday Night (2/16).  Personally, I can't imagine life without Junior Mints!!!

Don't forget to head on over to Exploring Cricut and submit your Valentine's Day paper craft - We'd love to see how you inspire us!

Ok, on with the hop.  Following is our full lineup - if you're joining mid-hop, please go back and visit all of the other blogs for inspiration today.  Next up is Michelle S. - Just wait and see how she inspires you today!

Happy Valentine's Day to all!


Donna  http://wwwkindredkreations.blogspot.com

Faith   http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com

Rae Ann   http://joyinart.blogspot.com

Emily  http://emilyqueenofallthingscrafty.blogspot.com

Annette  http://mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

Michelle N  http://justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com

Jen   www.javajencreations.blogspot.com

You are here ----> Julie      http://mylittlecorner-julie518.blogspot.com <--- You are here

Michelle S  http://cricutcrazyscrapper.blogspot.com

Liz  http://unikbyyes.blogspot.com

Rosa  http://enjoyingthebug.blogspot.com

Diane  http://happyscrapperdiane.blogspot.com


12 comments:

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  2. What a really cute bag, you really captured her love of chocolate. My favorite candy is it "Snickers Squared" the peanut butter squared. And I am a follower. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love your bag with all those fabulous goodies on it. My favorite candy bar is Butterfinger but my favorite "bite" is Lindt chocolate truffles. I'm a new follower.

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  4. This bag is beautiful and someone getting it will be lucky!!!!

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  5. This had to take time to make!!! It is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous and super fun. Wow.

    My favorite sweet treat is a moist and flavorful cupcake. It's all about the icing though.

    I am a blog follower, and my email is scrapbookerphd@gmail.com

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  6. Love, love this bag and all the details! TFS:)

    Annnette
    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

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  7. Wow! I LOVE this bag! I appreciate all the cuts and paper choices you made-great job!

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  8. Fantastic bag Julie!!! I love each circle and each cut. I bet she loved it, too. My favorite candy is Butterfinger Bites. :)

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  9. So cute; who wouldn't love to receive a gift in that bag?! I love cinnamon gummie bears!

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  10. wow... this is beautiful... and oh so yummy!!

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  11. This is great! Love it!
    Rae Ann - Design team sister

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