Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Challenge 157: Gift Box/Bag or Gift Card Holder

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

We hope all of our US fans had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week.

The winner of last week's Non-Traditional Christmas Colors is:
Congratulations, Melanie-Jane! Please email me at stampandcreate@bellsouth.net with your mailing address along with your choice of 1 free High Hopes Stamp.
And let me know if you would like to be our guest on December 3rd.

Here is her card using Three Pane Santa...


This week's challenge is:
Gift Box, Gift Bag, or Gift Card Holder
Just remember that you MUST use a High Hopes stamp to enter the challenge.

If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

One participant will win 1 Free High Hopes stamp.

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe

Our Guest this week is Dorothy using Gentle Guide Saying...


And now let's see that the Divas have for us this week..








Lacey using Soccer Star...


Tina using Baking Ginger...


Now it's your turn.
The challenge runs through Sunday, Dec 3rd at 7pm EST.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gift Box Tutorial by Aaemie

Hello High Hops fans!!

Click here for our current challenge

It is Tuesday Tutorial Time!!
The wonderful Aaemie has created a fun Gift Box Tutorial for you.
And here she is...


Hi everyone! Christmas is fast approaching so I thought a gift box would be a perfect tutorial. A nice little handmade gift can sometimes
be more special than a purchased gift, especially when filled with
chocolate treats. Have fun and enjoy!


-Start off with a 5″x 12″ thick double sided pattern paper(I used
paper from Authentique’s Peaceful collection)
-Score at 1″, 4″ (on the 5″ side)
-Turn paper and score at 1″, 5″, 6.5″, 10.5″ (on the 12" side)

(click on photos for larger view)



-Refer to the template and make cuts, tabs & folds at marked
areas.(This is by far the most complex part so take time here.)
-The sides of the top of the box will only have a 0.5 cm lip to create
the peek-a-boo effect.




-I used a spellbinders insert and edge dies to create the 2, 4 inch
long decorative edges with coordinating cardstock. (You can also use a
border punch.)



-Use adhesive on the top of the edge and place on ribbon, trim and
attach to the side of the box with scorepal tape. Repeat for the
other side.


-I used a spellbinders damask accents die to embellish the front lip
on the box, added a button and two small brads.(You may just add a
button)

Outside of Box
-I decorated the top of the box with flowers(using a fast drying
glue), rhinestones, a decorative brad and pearl pen. Then I used a
corner rounder and rounded the front lip on the box.

Inside of Box
-I coloured, fussy cut and placed my image and sentiment, which were
raised with foam squares. Finally fill your beautiful box with some
sweet treats!


I used the new Waddlin' By on the inside.

We hope you like our tutorial!!
If you use the tutorial, please let us know - we would love to see it!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Challenge 156: Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

Thanks for playing with the challenge last week!!

The winner of last week's Snowflakes and Buttons Challenge is:
Congratulations, Lillian A! Please email me at stampandcreate@bellsouth.net with your mailing address along with your choice of 1 free High Hopes Stamp.
And let me know if you would like to be our guest on December 4th.

Here is her card using Waddlin' By...

This week's challenge is:
Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
Must be a Christmas Card. And can not be predominately Red and Green.

Just remember that you MUST use a High Hopes stamp to enter the challenge.
If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

One participant will win 1 Free High Hopes stamp.

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe

Our Guest this week is Wenda using Kitty's Flutter Friends...

And now let's see that the Divas have for us this week..






Lacey using Waddlin' By...


Anna using Just Chillin'...

Tanya using Frozen Fun...

Tina using Frozen Fun...


Now it's your turn.
Next week is a tutorial week, so this challenge runs for 2 weeks ending on 
Sunday, Nov 26th at 7pm EST.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Challenge 155: Snowflakes and Buttons

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

Such lovely cards last week!! Thank you for joining in!!

The winner of last week's Feathers and/or Fur Challenge is:
Congratulations, Wenda! Please email me at stampandcreate@bellsouth.net with your mailing address along with your choice of 1 free High Hopes Stamp.
And let me know if you would like to be our guest on November 13th.

Here is her card using Timothy Tiger...

This week's challenge is:
Snowflakes & Buttons
(you need to have at least one of each on your card to qualify)

Just remember that you MUST use a High Hopes stamp to enter the challenge.
If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

One participant will win 1 Free High Hopes stamp.

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe

Let's see what the Divas have created for the challenge this week...


Lynne using Snowy's Friends...




Anna using Waddlin' By...




Now it's your turn.
The challenge runs through Nov 12th at 7pm EST.