Hello everyone & Happy December 17th!! Christmas spirit is in the air, can you see it, can you smell it--is it putting a smile on your face today!? I sit every evening and enjoy the glow from the Christmas trees, the smell of potpurri on the stove, have a cup of cocoa (with lots of whipped cream on top) and just breathe a little---helps me calm down from the craziness that can appear in the season ya know. So I hope you take a small 'breather' to enjoy the season as well--it only comes once a year and it goes by so very fast!
Today I have a special New Year's project to share with you as part of Mo's Digital Pencil Dream Team Blog Hop! This month I'm the hostess and I chose pop-up cards as our theme and Mo so kindly made us a special image to use called "Reach for the Stars". It's a little New Years baby but the image is so very versatile--for celebrations, new babies, Christmas, etc.!! So I'm the start of the Blog Hop & at the bottom of this post you'll find the Blog Hop List and who to go visit next!
Explosion or Magic Box that has pop-ups inside for a special New Years treat! You can find instructions for this HERE (mine is different as I cut out the corner triangles & made it a 9" square)--really easy to make and the inside is up to you, so many beautiful ways you can decorate it!
"Reach for the Stars" image takes center stage and stars pop-out all around him! The stars spring with lil' acetate springs-- I used (overhead) transparencies as my acetate & die-cut a circle out of it, cut it in a spiral and then attached each end to a side of the box. Then I attached punched-out stars (with stickles on top of course) and lil gem stars--the springing stars use acetate as well but hang freely like shooting stars!
here). The entire project got a nice spritzing of Smooch Spritz in Gold--a nice & soft shimmer, perfect for a starry night!
"Vintage Labels" set from PTI and then cut out with my Labels 1 Nestabilities. You can see the soft shimmer of the Gold Smooch Spritz on this realy well. I hope you liked my project today & hope it inspires you to try out one of these fun boxes for yourself! And don't forget to stop by the store to check out all of Mo's fabulous digi images HERE!! Now next on the HOP is LORI!!
Enjoy the hop! And if you have time make sure and stop by Mo's Challenge Team blog to see their Challenge projects for the month and join in on the fun HERE!
See ya back here tomorrow!!