Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hip Hop - Christmas in June!

Hi everyone and welcome to my last Hip Hop as Unity's June guest designer. Man, this month FLEW by and a big thank you to Angela, AJ and the entire DT for this great month!!

This week's theme is Christmas in June! Today Unity is releasing the SUPAH amazing Merry and Bright kit! LOVE it! If you are following the hop, you came my way via the amazing Jimmi. If not, feel free to go back to the beginning at Angela's blog -there's lots of great Christmas goodness to see!

I am super excited to show you a couple projects I made with it. First up is a card. I love this layout, it's a great way to use up those strips of DP that always seem to accummulate! I stamped the ornaments in Versafine and embossed them with clear EP and cut them out. Then I added some highlights with a Sakura red Stardust pen, a couple swipes with a copic and some tiny bling. I punched a hole at the top and added some wire (from the jewelry section of Michael's) and made it all curly. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom right and added another piece of tiny bling on the "i".

**sorry everyone! You'll have to check out the December issue of Cards to see this one for now***
This next project was really fun to make. Remember my amazing Martha Stewart $2 find at Big Lots? Well, I also got a vellum goodie bag kit for $2 (and a couple more things I stashed away too). I LOVE THESE! Most of you know I don't make my own bags, too much trouble -LOL! So when I find some ALREADY made -whoa, heaven!! All I had to do was cut some Basic Grey Christmas DP for the tops and do a decorative little something on the bag, fill it with some Hershey's Kisses -presto, done!!

I have a close up pic of each bag. This first bag uses the snowflake image embossed in silver. I used the circle image and added some layers with my circle nestabilities. I added some red rhinestones and a gem brad for the center. It is so hard to capture in a picture, but the layer around the snowflake is shiny silver cardstock (looks black here). The ribbon is threaded thru 2 holes punched at the top of the bag.

This next bag uses that amazing ornament again (LOVE IT!). This time I stamped it with olive craft and embossed it with clear. I then did some silver coloring on the strips and added that fabulous silver striped organdy ribbon. See that yummy wire again? I used a longer piece on this and curled the ends off to the left. You can't see in the picture, but that scalloped part at the bottom of the DP is silver cardstock, it looks black in the picture.

Thanks for stopping by everyone.

Now it's time to to head on over to the fabulous...


P.S. I haven't heard from either of the winners of my blog candy (see bottom of this post). Is it you? If so, please contact me by Friday otherwise I will draw 2 more names.


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37 comments:

  1. Great projects Michelle! I'm kinda sad to see this month come to an end as well . . . I'm sure I'll be checking back on your blog. Your creations are Amazing! :)

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  2. Gorgeous card and gift bags!! I will miss you on the hop hun! It has been wonderful seeing you here every week!! hugs!

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  3. What great baggies! Awesome projects!
    :-)

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  4. Michelle,
    I love what you did with the Martha Stewart bags, I bought those at Big Lots too, and now I have inspiration from you for a way to use them!!

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  5. Love your gift bags, great job on them!!

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  6. Your projects are stunning and inspiring. If no one claims the goodies....you can always send them to me. LOL

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  7. Great projects. I love the details; they really put them over the top!

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  8. I love the kraft and red together!

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  9. Oh WOW! I can stare at your work for hours! Such beautiful little details!

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  10. Amazing creations today! Adore the bags and the card is lovely. I've enjoyed being a guest designer with you this month :-)

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  11. Love your card, Michelle! And I love "presto", too, so your bag idea is perfect!

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  12. very creative! making me feel a LITTLE cooler!

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  13. Wow Michelle... these projects of yours are AMAZING!!! You have such creative talent! :)

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  14. wow - those bags are the cutest !!!

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  15. Those projects are fabulous! I love wire, perfect!!! I am still jealous about your Big Lots find!

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  16. stunning and I am so jealous of the big lots loot!

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  17. cute cards and love the gift bags... very pretty

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  18. Really pretty! I knew that snowflake would be gorgeous when embossed!! Love the gift bags.

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  19. Oh how nice is your card, and those little paper bags, so great..

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  20. helloMichelle,

    your top card everthing matches so well I love it thanks, hotwheels

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  21. lovely bags - they are really very nice - and nope I am not one of the lucky winners - but I will volunteer to take the prizes off your hands!
    Sandra

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  22. How festive! Sometimes its refreshing to see Christmas when I don't have to worry about the snow :) And great find on the bags too! Adorable!

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  23. MIchelle, the colors on that card are super, and those bags are absolutely adorable! Luv seeing your creativity, and thanks for sharing with us all month!

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  24. Hello.... I won!!! Hoot Hoot... Sorry about getting back to you, I didn't check my mail for awhile!!! Thanks so much... sending you an email soon...

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  25. Awesome! Michelle its never too early to start for Christomas. These are great!

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  26. These Christmas ornaments look like real! Love all the projects! Very inspirational!

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  27. Oh, those gift bags are stunning!! Absolutely love them!!!

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  28. Michelle -- these all are so wonderful!!! WONDERFUL!!!

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  29. What awesome projects Michelle!!! Have to say I love those bags (since I don't really make my own either)!! We always have Christmas in July themed things here in Australia (because that's when it's cold and we can rug up and eat all that hot food)!!! Love all your ideas!! :)

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