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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Memories in Tyme Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Christmas" Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything wonderful about Christmas!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you can find the entire line up for both days at Lynda's Blog-- link to http://www.memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/)!!

We can guarantee LOTS of SPARKLE and SHINE for this Ho-ho-holiday event... So let's get hopping!! If you've hopped over from Anita, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FESTIVE FUN, then please CLICK HERE (link to http://www.memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/) to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because each stop on the hop is a GIFT!! :)

For the hop today, my project is a cut from Creative Kuts, titled Friends are the Best Present and cut the wreath at 6-inches. What makes her designs wonderful, she uses a dot that you can measure all parts to be sure the pieces are all fit! The paper for my wreath is The Ballet Paper Stack. 

I used puff tape between the layers. I have 2 layers of cereal boxes and then the paper. Between the 2 layers is a frosted transparent paper and the "shaker" is hearts because Christmas is about "love"

My bow also has puff dots to make the bow look fluffy and add dimension. Dimension is also added to the ornaments on the wreath with Gloss Accents.

I punched holes in the top and added a binder ring along with ribbons that coordinated with my paper. Two of the ribbons, I had received from Deborah Foti from a RAK ribbon exchange and were purrrfect for this project.

When you lift the top of my wreath you can still see the hearts behind the frosted paper.

The other side has Raggedy Ann and Andy in their Christmas finery. What good outfit doesn't include a plaid with a dressy collar and cuff!. Papers were from my scrap bin. The holly on their hats are gems that I had in my stash also and added 3 dots for the berries on each hat with Stickles. Their faces were drawn on with Gel Pens and Markers.

Now, the back of my "card" was feeling a bit lonely and just demanded some decoration also. I cut the words "Merry Christmas" using the Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge cutting at 2.25-inches.

I hope you enjoyed my shaker card and thank you again for checking out my project... Now follow the links below and remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!

DAY ONE (December 15):

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone (please note that the following links will take you directly to each participants post if you are joining the hop later in the week!!):

Thank you again for stopping by - God Bless you and your family and I wish you a very Merry Christmas

Hugs and Love,


  1. So very cute! Love the wreath and colors on the front and then when I saw Raggedy Ann and Andy it made it a great surprise. So sweet. Glad to be in the hop with you

  2. this shaker card is gorgeous lynne. i tell my bestie all the time that he makes the best present. i love your hidden raggedy's. i have loved them since i got my first set as a baby. thanks for sharing this with us .


  3. That is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. Oh this is so cute..love raggady Anne and Andy...love it. I love the hearts behind the paper...TFS...I am now a follower...here is my blog if you would love to stop by and maybe become a follower too.http://scrappinlilscreativeside.blogspot.com/....Merry Christmas

  5. What a great dimensional card!! Your raggedy faces look great!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!

  6. that is so cute! thanks for sharing that idea... i might have to try that!

  7. I love your card! Raggedy Ann and Andy are adorable! I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

  8. fantastic wreath project. thanks for sharing


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