Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Friday...Red Hatter's Blog Hop!

Happy Friday!
I am so exciting to be joining these wonderfully crafty ladies for the Red Hatter's Blog Hop. If you happened upon my blog and want to join in on the fun, hop over to the start... Dusti over at Scrappin with Cricut.

So I have to say I did not know what a Red Hatter was when I joined in. I did a little web seaching and friend asking and more web searching thanks to a site Dusti sent me and now I don't feel so young, left out  and alittle more informed. Part of joining in on these is to learn new things and I have definetly learned something new!

You probably want to see my project..right?!?
Here it is...I made a mini Hat Box with 4 mini "friend" cards

My project started with a 4" mini wood box. I painted the box with white acrylic paint and used fire brick distress ink on the top and sides. When all was dry I mod podged my sentiment and hat to the lid.
They as well as all the stamps came from Whimsy Doodle Graphics. How cute are they!?! I attached purple ribbon to the box and decorated with cooradinating paper. (I just realized I don't have a picture of the outer lid to show you..sorry)

For the cards I cut 4 circle cards at 3.75. I welded 2 together for each card and used the circle cut from George and Basic Shapes. Once I had all my cards cut out the fun began...decorating them :)
Part of the digi cuts from Whimsy Doodle Graphics was these cute ladies. I cut them out and colored over the purple which came out after I printed it a blue/purple. It didn't match any of my paper..nothing alittle marker couldn't fix :)
I had made some skittles not too long ago in watermelon and came across them again. They were used  as well as some basic purple ribbon. The second card is the flower cut from again Geoge and Basic Shapes in 3 different shapes. I stamped the red petals with a Stampin Up flower stamp..just to give it alittle more..

Theses notes are cut the same size as the others with again matching papers. The flowers are Prima flowers with a sparkly red brad attached in the middle. Finally the red hat is a cut from PDDU. I just attached the ribbon and a purple button.

Inside each card is a different sentiment stamped. They say..Always Friends, Thinking of You, Just Because and Hello Friend.

So this is my project. I hope you all liked my interpritation of the Red Hatter's. I had a blast making this and hoped you all enjoyed seeing my pictures.
Now for alittle blog candy...we all love candy right?!?!

I have a pack of recollection paper in pastels and 3 sets of Prima flowers. All springy because "Spring" has almost sprung and I can't wait!
To be entered to win this all you have to do is become a follower and leave me a comment with a way to reach you.
Simple, Simple!!
I will draw the winner using on Monday morning.
Hope you had a blast on this hop!!

In case you hit me first here is the list of all the other bloggers participating. Make sure you go and check out all their projects. I know there is candy there also :)

Lindsey at La Georgia Paperie

Sue at Sue in CT

Jessica at Chick-n-Scrap---That's Me :)


  1. Love the mini hat boxes. Your cards are great too.

  2. I love the sentiment you used on the box. Somebody needs to make a t-shirt w/ that on it! Thanks for sharing a new digi source with us.

  3. Love the hat box and cards! Perfect gift for a Red Hat Lady. I enjoy making cards for my Red Hat sisters. Thanks for the inspiration! Just became a follower. Would love for you to visit my blog!

  4. These are adorable. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  5. So very Clever!!! Thanks for sharing! Just darling!!!
    Bunny Vance

    bunnyvance at gmail dot com

  6. I love boxes and you did a super job... Love the cards too.


  7. LOVE this! Super cute idea! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  8. Absolutely adorable, Jessica! You did a great job for not knowing what a red hatter even was! And you are way too young to be one yet!

  9. What a delightful project, Jessica!! And I am already a follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  10. love the little boxes and the cards super cute also
    poochietoo at gmail dot com

  11. what an awesome project. You did a great job.

  12. Love the box and cards. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I'm a follower.
    vwilson577 at

  13. Excellent job. They're small, but great.

  14. What a great little project/gift! I love all your work & have been a follower :) TFS

  15. Jessica - this is fabulous! I love all of it! I have been looking for an idea for something to make the director of my daughter's middle school musical that I have been helping with and will be finishing performances tomorrow night. I hope you don't mind if I lift this idea! I will make it centered around The Sound of Music (the musical they are performing) but use the same basic idea of cards in a box - maybe thank you notes that she can use. Thanks for the lovely inspiration! I am already a follower of your sweet blog :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  16. those are so clever, love the mini hat boxes, great job

    Thanks for sharing.

    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

  17. Thanks for the red hat blog hop. Really neat projects.

  18. Fabulous project!! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a new follower. yoliejustcreate at gmail dot com

  19. I can't believe you are a newbie!! This is really terrific work!! :) Great great job! :)
    libiabeach at yahoo dot com

  20. Jess!! So super duper cute!! Love the little hat box idea!! I may have to "scrap lift" this one!!:) Just love it!! Great job!! Jennifer

  21. Wonderful little cards. Excited to start following you! Thanks for sharing.


  22. Its fantastic! I love the idea of cards in the box.

  23. This is a wonderful project.... I love all the details you've put into these!

    Thanks so much for sharing & I'm your newest follower!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  24. Love it Love it Love it! You did a fantastic job on your project. Your cards are all super cute!

    Smiles Sher

  25. What a fantastic project! You did a great job!


  26. Jessica, I love the little hat box idea, with the cards inside. I am working on "in our Easter Bonnet" parade cards for some shut-ins and residents at a local Nursing Home. Your idea has really inspired me. Easter Bonnet on top and then cards with tags inside. Need to visit the Doodle Graphics. I am an old crafter that has finally gotten back into the things I enjoy. Thanks for inviting me. Priscilla
    gonafindit at yahoo dot com

  27. Thanks for sharing, I love your cards! Very ambitious making more than one for the Hop :)


  28. Fabulous project, I love it!

  29. your mini boxes are so cute. Im a new follower.

  30. Wow girl what a fabulous job! You were so creative with this projects. I just love that you are always thinking "outside the box"!

  31. Wow, what a great job. I love the box of cards. It is so creative. I have become a follower.
    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

  32. Love your project! I am a new follower. TFS and thanks for the chance to win,

    cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

  33. Your project is absolutely the best. Love the digi's you used. I am a new follower. Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  34. What a creative idea! Love it. I read your goal for the year! That is one big goal. Hope it is going well for you. I am a new follower and I plan to join you in your journey! Can't wait to see your future endeavors! TFS

  35. Really cute card and box. I became a follwer.
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

  36. Hi Jessica! I love how you decorated the box and those cards are sooo adorable. Keep up the fabulous work =) canucks . revelation at gmail dot com

  37. Love this. Great idea!!! Sweet!!!
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  38. Well if thhes little hat boxes and notes are not just the most perfect project. So original. LOve Love Love the idea.

  39. I love the idea of the mini hat box for this hop in particular. Very creative thinking on your part ... out of the box, as they say!

    BTW, good luck on posting a new card every day of the year. How has that been going for you? I thought about giving up Facebook and blogging for Lent ... arrrgh!! That wouldn't work!!

    TYFS and for the oppty to win!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

    STOP BY MY BLOG TODAY to join in on another blog hop that I'm in today ... and also to learn the latest on what's up in the lawsuit case of ProvoCraft vs. Make-The-Cut.

  40. Just found you, and SOOOO glad I did! I love the card set you made, so adorable! You did a fab-u-lous job!!!

  41. Adorable idea to make a hat box with cards in it. I esp like that they are not standard sized cards. Well done cards to boot! Thank you for sharing.

  42. What an adorable project! TFS! I enjoyed reading your blog and am a new follower!


    lauermaa at gmail dot com

  43. That is such a darling project. I have a lot of Red Hatters in my life who would love this for a gift. May have to scraplift.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  44. You did a fantastic job on your projects. Those mini hat boxes are so cute and original. Very clever. Thanks so much for sharing.


  45. Very Cute Project!