Saturday, November 30, 2013

Celebrate Christmas Blog Hop

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SEE POST JUST BELOW THIS ONE!


Hello everyone and welcome to day 2 of the Celebrate Christmas Blog Hop! If you came from Heather's blog then you're in the right place. If you just happened across this post, you will want to start at the beginning HERE.
There is one GIGANTIC prize for this hop that you don't want to miss out on! Peachy Keen is giving one lucky commenter a Christmas Stamp Bundle worth $150!!! So make sure you leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop both days for the best chance at winning!

Here is the first project I created for the hop....a FUN Christmas Banner. I just love these adorable elves!

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I hand cut all the large banner pieces and mats. I did a black stitching line on each one and added those adorable elves that I paper pieced from the PKSC-11 November 2012 stamp kit of the month set. I stamped the boys face using the Peachy Keen Moodies face stamps and the girls with a Sweet and Innocent face. 
I created the rosettes by cutting a 1 1/2 X 12 inch strip of paper and scored it every 1/4 inch all the way to the end. I folded it back and forth and glued them together. The letters and scallop circles were cut with my Cricut. 
The tiny banners and mats were cut using My Craft Spot's Lacy Banner Dies and I stamped those super cute images using Peachy Keens PKSC-23 November 2013 stamp kit of the month set. I colored each one with Copic markers and added a dotted line around the mats.

And here is what I made for my second project. I saw some people asking for Christmas card ideas, so I thought I would share this one with you too. 



 All of the stamps I used on this card are from the PKSC-23 November 2013  stamp of the month set. I stamped the stocking onto some fancy mats that I cut with my Cricut and Elegant Edges. I paper pieced the red part that I stamped with the Peachy Keen Cableknit background stamp and also stamped the bottom half of my card with it. Is that not the most awesome stamp ever?!?! I just LOVE that background!
I stamped the buttons and hand cut them out. I punched the holes out with a hole punch and tied some jute string through them. To finish I stamped the sentiment onto a banner and mounted it with pop dots. 

If you are not familiar with the Stamp Kit Of The Month program at Peachy Keen, I will explain a little about it.
It is a monthly subscription that guarantees you a new stamp kit every month. They come in a 8 1/2 X 11 inch kit that is specifically designed for that month....always something new. You do not have to order every month, they will be automatically sent to you. And you get a savings by being a subscription holder. It's like Christmas EVERY single month! You can read more details and sign up HERE

I hope you all enjoyed seeing my project and now you're off to the super talented Christina


Here is the entire BLOG HOP ORDER in case you get lost along the way:

Friday, November 29th


Saturday, November 30th
Gigi McKellips-You are here

62 comments:

Cindy said...

BEAUTIFUL job with both projects Gigi, I just LOVE that sweet banner!!! TOO CUTE my friend,Hope you are having a great Holiday weekend!! :)

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful banner, love the cable knit on the stocking card too!

SherriB said...

You always do the cutest things! These two are no exception. Love them!!

LuvScrappingTogether said...

Both you projects are wonderful, GiGi!! Those elves are the cutest!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! ~Hugs, Saundra

Jessica Owens said...

Love your banner...Those elves are super cute.

RLS Innovations said...

Cute banner and that sock looks so real.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Sabrina said...

Darling banner and a gorgeous card!!

Donna said...

Gorgeous projects!

Sue said...

Love the banner and the card.

TFS
Sue
shannegan 16 @ att . net

Tara Bruening said...

What an awesome banner! Love those colors. That card is just amazing!!!

cm said...

Absolutely ahhh-mazing and gorgeous projects! LOVE the banner...and the card. LOVE it allll! You and PK = perfect recipe for 'magic'!
c

kahaulani said...

Hi Gigi,LOVE your banner and card,gorgeous work!!!

Eva Laney said...

I always love your work, fabulous banner and that card is so sweet!

evascrapslife@gmail.com

Margreet said...

Gorgeous banner with fab coloring of the beautiful stamps! Your card is lovely too!
♥♥♥ Margreet

Krista Olson said...

Love the banner. Need to make one soon, its too cute.

Rhonda Emery said...

this is a cute Christmas banner. hugs

monikwa said...

very cute

Melissa said...

So beautiful! Gorgeous banner my friend-

Charity C said...

Wonderful banner! Love the colors!

Carolyn said...

So cute! Love the knitted fabric stamp on the stocking!

Lynnie Einerson said...

OMG, love them both. The details are amazing.

Samantha Casey said...

Super cute projects! I love that banner! Amazing job!
Samantha

Pam Arellano said...

Love the pocket elves. Perfect idea for my granddaughter to make her friends. The stocking is beautiful as well

Dana Desmond said...

Adorable!

janner said...

Gorgeous projects! I love them both.
thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

Creative M said...

They are both DARLING!! But I am love with your adorable banner!!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥

marg0006 said...

Such a cute banner and sweet peachy stamps.

marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Northern Girl Crafts said...

Love the cute banner and card.

Tona M said...

Both of your items are very nice. Those elfs are cute as can be.

Amy Jones said...

Great projects! Merry Christmas!

Mellisa Thomas said...

Holy moly! The banner is super awesome! I adore it! The stitching on the edges are awesome! Making two spectacular projects totally blows my mind! Love them

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

How super cute!!!

VICTORIA said...

Love your banner and card so cute!!! :)
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

lindaplus3 said...

Your banner is absolutely adorable and I looooove your card :)

Dawn Saavedra said...

love your work!

Tanya/Nonna said...

Love,love,love your darling little banner! Those sweet elves are one of my all time fav PK images. And, your card is just gorgeous - fabulous projects my friend!

Tonya said...

Oh my! I LOVE your banner!! Those elves have to be one of my favorite PKS stamps. Your card is equally as cute as your banner. Love that background stamp. TFS

AndreaA said...

Very cute banner love the little Elves.!! the stockings are so pretty also!!

Janice W. said...

Love your banner and your card! You always do an amazing job!

Iris said...

How fun - love the elves.
isoscia at aol dot com

jessica said...

Super awesome projects Gigi! LOVE the stamps you used, that banner is awesome and your card design is gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT night!
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

UnikByYes said...

As always your projects are amazing
Gigi! I love the sweet banner!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Liz O
unikebyyes {at} yahoo {com}

DCx2 Family said...

I love the elfs, so darn cute!

SuZan said...

What a fun border. The Homespun card is superb. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Cute banner--I like the rosettes. Great homespun card too.

Kate said...

These are beautiful, Love your Banner especially. Awesome Coloring.

Percilla G said...

Great job on both. Loved the faces you used on the banner

Deborah said...

I love banners and this one is adorable and your card is very elegant

Kristi said...

Totally love banners, and your elves are darling.
kidshomelove at yahoo.com

Gaylynn said...

Really CUTE banner and card. Love the cute little faces and all of the trimmings. :)

Ashley said...

Super cute banner and card! :)

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

Corina Daily said...

beautiful projects!

Vanessa Torres said...

What a great banner... I also love your coloring on the stocking card.

Kathy Salido said...

Great projects Gigi. Love the colors on the banner and your coloring as always is fabulous. Love the papers on the homespun card, very vintage!!
Kathy
Salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Rose said...

Beautiful banner! I love the colors, and you're amazing at coloring! The elf is adorable! I need this stamp set even more now!! Great job!

Jennifer.rose112@gmail.com

Pam said...

Both projects are great! That banner is awesome!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Brianna loeffelbein said...

GIGI, your banner is ansolutley fabulous, love all the different stamps you used! Your card is gorgeous as well! TFS
Jeffbrianna@me.com

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! Your banner is super cute! And that card is gorgeous!

Got2BCrafting said...

You always have the best projects Gigi!! Your banner is sooo cute and I adore your card. :)
Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Lori

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw, what a super cute banner! The elves are adorable!!! So festive Gigi!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Serena said...

Both projects are so cute! Especially love the banner!

Lisa B said...

GIGI GIGI GIGI GIGI these are fabulous!!!! I love those rich, deep colors in your card and those bright colors in your banner. Fantastic!