Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - VC Rocks Big Shot Madnes Blog Hop

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 Welcome to my stop on your VC Rocks Big Shot Madness blog hop. The start of the blog hop is at the VC Rocks blog here - http://vcrocks.blogspot.com/   So if you lose your way during the blog hop or happen upon a broken link, you can go there and find the rest of the wonderful stops on the hop. 

Wow didn't Robin have a wonderful project.  You probably came here from her blog Robin's Craft Room.  What an awesome stamper!  I am so blessed to be in a hop with all of these talented stampers!  VC Rocks is so much fun.  Hope you enjoy this stop on your Big Shot Madness Hop.   At the end of this post you will find the link to the next fantastic blog hop stop.


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 For my project I wanted to do something different for me.  I don't use brights often and I don't have any younger children or grandbabies yet, but I am hopeful in the future for the grandkids.  Can't wait!  So I don't make a lot of children type projects.   I love animal crackers  and it made me think of the circus so I kind of went with that theme. 


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The "animal cracker" box can be used for a small gift box, a place marker if you put the child's name on it, or a party favor to take home.  Think of all the small items you can put in this box.  I made this using the Sizzix Box #2 Item # 114518 die.  Various punches and even a retiring Sizzlit (Birds and Blooms Item # 113485) were used.  Sorry about the retiring Sizzlit, but I made the lion before I received the retiring accessories list. You can substitute another small scallop circle or small flower. 


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The card is made with the same animals on the box.  I used the Top Note die (Item # 113463, a Stampin' Up! exclusive) for the "circus train" car.  I also the versatile Square Lattice embossing folder (Item # 119976).  The sentiment is stamped on a tag I made with the jewelry tag punch.  Come back to get a tutorial on that one.  I will have a video tutprial soon and will link it then.  Also I will have photos of the animal parts I used.  I searched circus animals and came across a link for cupcakes.  Wow they were wonderful. 




 The popcorn box can be used for gifts or snacks.  This was made with the Fancy Favor Sizzix die (Item # 115965 another Stampin' Up! exclusive).   I used 2  stamps from the Tiny Tags set heat embossed in White detail powder on Real Red for the tag.  Punched the sentiment out with the Jewelry Tag punch.  I used the new Baker's Twine (Cherry Cobbler) and White grosgrain ribbon to tie around the box.  I pinched the folds on the side so the box would flare outwards like a popcorn box. 

Hope you have enjoyed this circus set today!  I enjoyed making it.  Next stop you will be on your way to Bluegrass Stamper Studio.  Enjoy the wonderful project on her site.   I know you will get great ideas! So many wonderful things to see on this blog hop. 

Hope you will come back to visit sometime.  Have a wonderful day!
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

26 comments:

Carey said...

FANTASTIC. I love everything you did.


Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Mary said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I also don't have any young child in my life anymore but those favors could be used for an adult party too. Love the popcorn holder, I may now have to get that die as my teen-age son is a popcorn fanatic.

Brenda Hugar said...

Oh, I love your circus animals. How cute. And your popcorn box goes right along with the theme. Can't wait for tutorial!

Dawn said...

Very, very cute! Love all your projects! Thanks for sharing!

Lorita said...

Great projects. They all are so cute. Love the popcorn box! TFS

MJ said...

OMG, I love the animal crackers box! Super job. Love all of the projects.

Stace said...

OMG SUPER CUTE!

Ellen Kemper said...

I am hungry for animal crackers now! Very cute.

Shari said...

Super-cute projects!

Deborah said...

Wow!! WOW!! So awesome! I love, love, love everything you did. So perfectly done and very creative.

inkedx2 said...

Cute projects! You will be set when you have grand kids.

Robbie

Karen said...

I love it all!! You used two of my very favorite dies...top note and fancy favor box. I think the top note die is the Big Shot die equivalent of the stamp set Lovely as a Tree...may it be current forever!! Thanks for sharing these great projects.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Goodness gracious, girl, you have knocked it out of the park Tammy! Now I want some animal crackers and popcorn too. . . .

lisa808 said...

Totally love the animal cracker box.

Debbie Martin said...

I loved the cracker box and circus theme, very creative.
www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com

Cheekie's Ink Pad said...

absolutely darling!!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Absolutely adorable. Loved the animal cracker box. Will have to save these ideas for possible future use for my grandson. TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Stamper Shirley said...

Wow, great!! This would be great to use for so many occasions (and I still love animal crackers). What a neat gift holder for my grandchildren! Thanx for sharing.

Joan said...

So cute! I can definitely use these ideas with my grandkids!
TFS

Carolyn Sharkas said...

OMG! Tammy, how cute are these projects? I absolutely love them. thanks so much for sharing. you made me smile this morning and I definitely needed that.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Supper Cute projects!! This just brought a smile to my face!! Adorable! Great job!

Creative Bitz said...

Too, too cute! Great job!

Kym said...

Holy Cow!! These projects are amazing! I hadn't thought about using that die to make an animal cracker box. Going to CASE these for sure!

TFS

Debra said...

Oh wow! Adorable!

Carmen said...

Love this! Such a cute idea!

Rose said...

What a fabulous birthday ensemble!! I too LOVE your circus animals! Such an awesome project! Congrats on being a So Shelli Challenge winner!