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Saturday, September 24, 2011

School Blog Hop -- Day One!! :)

Welcome to Day ONE of the School Blog Hop!!
We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects with a "school" theme!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From gift ideas to cards and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop with NEW projects for each day, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

If ya want to be the "Teacher's Pet" today, then pull your up chair to your desk, sit up straight, and focus on the projects (hee hee)!!  If you've hopped over from Janet, 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 School-Themed FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Jamie's blog because...  Starting at the start is always SMART!! :)

For the hop today, I made a school-themed gift box...  Perfect for your student OR your student's teacher!!
I started with a 12x12 piece of black cardstock and scored it at 4" and 8" on two sides (so it looks like a tic-tac-toe board)...  I then scored the four corner sections diagonally from the outside corner in to the center.  Once all the score lines were made, I folded on all the score lines -- Be sure to fold the corners in the opposite direction so they will tuck to the center of the box.
Once everything was folded, I added eyelets to the corners (one eyelet on each side of the diagonal fold) for extra support for the ribbon.
After adding my decorative paper and cardstock around the outside of the box, I threaded some red grosgrain ribbon through the eyelets and pulled all the corners together...
The decorative paper shown here is from the Creative Memories High School paper pack.  You could make this in any theme and even add Cricut cuts or or other embellishments...
I used the "You control your own Destiny" sentiment from the "Positive Thoughts" Stamp Art Set by K Andrew Designs...

I'd like to thank Jamie for including me in this super FUN School Blog Hop --  I'd also like to thank  all of my wonderful friends and followers who take the time to hop through and help make this such a FABULOUS hop!!  Now....   Before I send you off to your next stop on the hop...  What's a hop without some GOODIES???

We have a WONDERFUL Grand Prize for one lucky hopper -- A $20 Gift Certificate for Designs On Cloud 9 and a $5 Gift Certificate for Jen's Digi Stamps!!  To be eligible, please visit each "Blog Hop Stop" and leave a comment (remember to visit BOTH days)!!  One random winner will be chosen on Monday, September 26th...  For more details on what you could choose if YOU are the winner, please be sure to visit our sponsors:

Designs on Cloud 9


Jen's Digi Stamps

I ALSO have a little blog candy for you!!  I will be sending a pack of 6x6 paper and embellishments to one fabulous winner!! :) 
To be eligible for my blog candy:
  • Please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment answering this FUN question: "What is your favorite school event (mine is track meets!!)?"!!
If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back after Wednesday, September 28th to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now hop on over to Staci's blog and remember to visit all the stops for more chances to WIN!!

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

School Blog Hop

  1. Jamie at Life in Words and Pictures
  2. Berenice at Sweet Escape
  3. Ashley at The Glamorous Side of Scrapping
  4. Jessica at ScrappyLuvs
  5. Christina at Crazy about scrappin, cricut, and cards!
  6. Amber at Pixichick Creations
  7. Dena at The Unknown, Entertaining Mind of Miss Dena Jones
  8. Shelley at Shelley's Land
  9. Clare at Cricut Crafty Clare
  10. April at Curls and Grins
  11. Jearise at Lorby's World
  12. Kristy at Scraptastical Kreations
  13. Janet at Create, Believe, Imagine at Dreamscrapbooks
  14. Amy :) at Love To Crop!  You are HERE!! :)
  15. Staci at Precious Memories Scrapbooking  Go here NEXT!!
  16. Lisa at Scrapping with Lisa
  17. Cheryl at Cards by CG
  18. Gina at California Scrappin'
  19.  Paula at Scrap Your World
  20. Indira at Craft, Scrapbooking, and More
  21. Julie at A Little Bit of Bling
  22. Maria at MD Craft Corner
Until next time,


Craftyhomemade said...

Beautiful bag.


Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that, would love to know how to make one of those!
My fav school event was graduation LOL.
Was not a big fan, but now I wish I was back there because what they say is so true - " you may not like it now, but when you get out in the real world, your gonna wish you were back in school!" So true sometimes!


Peggy Sue said...

My favorite is cheerleading!!

Brenda said...

this is so cute. I love the papers and that bow is wonderful...Now the Sentiment is absolutely PERFECT for this project. Great job as always.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

JulieK said...

LOVE this little bag- it's Fabulous!! Thanks for including the instructions. My favorite school activity was always music, theater, and art projects! My girls are just starting to get in to all of that. (Yay!)


Jamie said...

great project. my fav school event was the dances/ formals.. (prom, homecoming etc.) thanks for sharing and the chance to win. im a follower.

Babe O'Mara said...

What a fabulous bag. Nice job. My favorite school event is high school football. Love to go to the games. Thanks for a chance to win your candy.

youiesmom at att dot net

Carla said...

I love your little gift box. It looks like it's fairly simple too... I might have to try it for some Christmas goodies... thanks so much for sharing. or
racincrafts at aim dot com

Ava Fernandez said...

Once again you created a beautiful item, thank you for sharing this. Ava

pixiebunniedust said...

I love your project will have to try it soon!! Graduation was the best time! Glad to be in this hop with you! Jessica bedolla

Melissa said...

I love it, I have often wondered how to make this and you left such a wonderful tutorial, I think I am gonna have to try this my self!

I think my favorite school event has to be the plays!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Cheryl Gaffney said...

What an awesome teacher gift!! I've never made one but the gift holder is so great!!

My fav school activity is open houses with my kids... they LOVE showing off their classrooms and it's a wonderful time to meet up with teachers to give them a special little gift! :D

Hugs, Cheryl @
cardsbycg at hotmail dot com

Rhonda Emery said...

I totally love this and miss you I hope you get back to yourself soon. any way I wanted to tell you I am on a new design team called cuttin up with class if you want to hop over and become a follower she is giving away a free cut file. and the instructions for challenges every tues. also I am giving away a free my memories softeware if interested on the 30th just leave a comment under the post. hugs friend

Berenice R. said...

So cool project! Thanks for sharing :)

Shelley said...

I love these little boxes and they are so easy to make its looks great.
My favourite thing at school would of been my last day ha ha didnt really like school that much although in primary school I was a Library monitor and I loved it,
Thanks for you comments on my blog I am now a follower.

Edwina said...

My favorite was fieldtrips. I never was into sports. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Ashley Nicole said...

This is really cute. Thank you for showing the template. Love it. Nice being in the hop with you.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

mjblahnik56 said...

I love this holder/basket made with folds. TFS

Sue said...

This is the greatest bag! Just in time for creating treasures for the bus drivers, teachers and other school workers at my grandchildren's schools.
I just joined this great blog and I have to say thank you for sharing all your ideas. I'm having so much fun looking - just like the children in front of the candy case!
My favorite school activity has to be the music concerts. I took part in them, my son was part of them all through his school life, and now my three grandchildren are in orchestra, band and choral! Just love it.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such great comments.

Dawn, RI said...

I love the basket, so pretty, will have to give this one a try.
Dawn RI
abosoffit at hotmail dot com

Dawn, RI said...

I forgot my favorite school event was my Junior prom...
Dawn RI
abosoffit at hotmail dot com

Gale said...

Love the box! Looks great, especially with the fillers! LOL
Thanks for sharing the how-to with us. My favorite thing in school was what ever sport I was playing that season!

:) Gale

lorby said...

Hi there blog neighbor! I love your little boxes and used my snip tool to get the directions to try one. Already a follower. Hmmm I've been out of school long and my kids aren't old enough to pull me into things yet but I guess it was the football games. I played in the marching band and it was a more a social event than a sport for me. TFS Jearise in Lorby's World

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is such a fun bag! My favorite school event is the open house where you can go and see all the projects and work the kiddos completed during the year.

Carrie said...

Absolutely love this gift box!! It is going on my "Must Make" list for the holidays!!

~ Carrie (new follower!)

Carrie said...

I was so excited about your project that I forgot to list my favorite school event. Now it is going to cross country meets. My daughter is on the team this year and it is so much fun to go and cheer her on from different positions along the courses.

~ Carrie

AmyJRockstar said...

My favorite school event are plays. I just love watching plays! TFS your awesome project! Can't wait to make one of my own. Thanks for the chance to win!

Be sure to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Love your gift bag/box. I want to thank you for the great diagram. This one is big enough to read. My fav school function was pep rallys.
Our area is known for school spirit. After more than 40 years I still get goose bumps a d can't help tapping my foot when I hear our fight song.

littlen said...

beautiful project. tfs. my favorite hs activity was the pep rallies rah! rah!

Cathie w said...

very cute TFS!!!!


callyannc said...

I am convinced there are 3 of you! You amze me! Love this! TFS CallyAnn

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous useful project! I don't know what is a favorite school activity. My mind is a blank. I know my 4th grader likes me coming into her class. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Lori Apgar said...

Love your box! I made one of these and know how much time it takes to make!!

I was a band geek and we had a ton of fun!!

Amanda said...

U make the coolest things! Love this box! My fave school even was Pep Ralley's, b/c I went 2 a vocational school the last 3 periods of my senior year & whenever there was a pep ralley, we got 2 skip them & go 2 lunch at Burger King b4 we had 2 report 2 the vocational school! We had the longest lunches those days & the most fun! We weren't supposed 2 do it, but we were 17~lol! Aafollower via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

Following via Networked Blogs! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Aly's mom said...

Wish I had time to do the whole hop, but I just don't. Had to tell you, though, that I love this idea! Had to bookmark it to check out more details when I have more time. Thanks for sharing!

Aly's mom said...

Wish I had time to do the whole hop, but I just don't. Had to tell you, though, that I love this idea! Had to bookmark it to check out more details when I have more time. Thanks for sharing!

Kris Dietz said...

Great project -- love the papers and the bow. Thanks for sharing the instructions. My favorite school event was pep rally!

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Thank you!! what a great project i love it!!! I don't make many boxes or gift bags but this is so cool i may have to give it a try and of course that will be much easier with your wonderful directions. I am already a follower!! TFS

Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G

Lisa said...

Oh no forgot to list my favorite subject!! American Literature

Kathy said...

Love this girlfriend! My favorite school event was the football games. Great Hop Amy!

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