Friday, November 1, 2013

Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop!



Hey Crafty Friends!

Today I am so excited to be a part of the Kiwi Lane Designs  Blog Hop. I have a really cute, simple, out of the box project for you, I hope you like it!


I know the Kiwi Lane designer templates  are typically used to for scrapbooking and card making. But why not think outside the box and use the templates for other things, like embellishing a jar filled with candy to give as a holiday gift!


Here are the supplies I used to create my gift jar.


Once I got my hands on the Abbie Road template set all I could think of  was they looked like snowy little hills. To decorate my jar I used template 1A to trace and cut out my snowflake patterned paper. 


After I cut it out I inked the edges in Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink then glued it around the jar. The red checked ribbon was layered on top of the snowflake paper band, the blue snowflake was popped up with foam tape, and the red button and gem were placed in the center. The final touch was red/white twine with jingle bells tied to the jar lid. So cute, so simple, so handmade!

This was my first time working with Kiwi Lane Designs products and I am hooked. I think you will love them too. If you already own a set of templates give this project a try. I think you will love making them and your friends and family will love receiving them.

NOW...... on to some blog hop business. Below is the blog hop list. Please hop a long and comment on all the blogs for a chance to WIN. One random winner will win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane shop just for commenting. The winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane Blog November 7th.

  1. Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
  2. Cristine Redmond http://onescrappynovice.blogspot.com
  3. Joy Nielsen www.threadsnscraps.com
  4. Van Nguyen http://likethecar.blogspot.com
  5. Minousha Bari  http://preservedscraps.blogspot.com
  6. Lissa Mitchell http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com
  7. Arin Flynn http://apieceoflifespie.com
  8. Kerri Smith http://www.crafttimeandcupcakes.com/  <----------- YOU ARE HERE
  9. Christine Meyer http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
  10. Christina Steel www.tinasscrapcrap.blogspot.com
Thank you so much for hopping by today. Please follow me and check back often for more crafty inspiration.

Have a great crafty day!

Kerri

36 comments:

  1. I love using my Kiwi templates in a way they may not be intended for! Thanks for sharing how you used Abbie Road on a gift jar instead of a layout/card.

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  2. That was a terrific idea... looks very nice on the jar :)

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  3. This is such a fun idea. I love how you think out of the box.

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  4. I don't throw any of my jars away. This is a great idea to dress them up. With scrapbooking and crafts, I always have things to put in jars. Thanks so much for this idea.

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  5. Great out-of-the-box project! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love your gift jar! It's always fun to see the templates used differently :)

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  7. I never would have thought to use the templates like this! thanks for the idea

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  8. Thanks for sharing your out of the box idea! I always like seeing how the templates are used.

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  9. Really neat idea to use this as a label!! And on a grift also!!

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  10. What a wonderful idea! I wouldn't have thought to use the templates like that :)

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  11. what a great idea and a great use of the kiwi lane templates!! I am definitely borrowing this idea for Christmas.

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  12. cute project, and I love that paper!!

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  13. What a nice gift idea. Quick and simple.

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  14. Great idea and shows how versatile the templates are!! Love it!

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  15. What a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. great idea and cute project for your first time being a guest designer! Love how festive it is...

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  17. Cute way to spruce up a gift jar!

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  18. Nice idea with the holidays coming...

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  19. Thanks, great idea, always looking for more uses for my scrapbooking stuff.

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  20. Ooh! This is gorgeous! I love how you used the Abbie Road template set! What a great gift idea!!

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  21. This is wonderful, thank you so much!

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  22. Using the wavy Abbie Road template adds so much interest to your label!! Great idea.
    <3 J

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  23. what a good Idea, love the 'out of the box' use of the templates

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  24. Really neat idea ! Great gift for teachers.

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  25. What a cute idea, thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Cute idea and thinking out of the box.....Thanks for sharing your great idea.

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  27. Oh my gosh....this is sooooo cute!

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  28. I think I will use this idea for my gifts in a jar.

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