Friday, March 29, 2013

SEM Hop into Spring Blog Hop

I believe in the promise of Spring even if there is snow on the ground outside my window as I type this post!  We live in Amish Country Pennsylvania and while spring means some unpleasant smells and muddy playgrounds I love everything about it!  Love bringing flowers inside, birds music, sunshine and even rain puddles.  I believe that warmer weather is coming and the hope of new growth, colorful flowers and birds singing.  "Behold I am Making All Things New"  -  this is a promise I cling to on so many levels!

Welcome to the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Hop into Spring Blog Hop!  If you are coming from Christy's blog you are in the right place :)  You can view the entire hop order at the end of this post!

I created these bunnies and paper carrots for my kids Easter baskets this year!  Keep reading on for the tutorial on how you can make your own or hop on over to Lisa's blog to see what she created :)  Happy Hopping!  Enjoy the Newness of promised Spring!

The twist for our hop was to add flowers - I made these bunnies into basket tags and for my little girl added a flower to her bunny :)

And Speaking of "new" some new members have joined the SEM Design Team.  Welcome to Toni, Jessica, Helen, Tracey S., and Christy!  So excited to be working with you this term!!

Here is the blog hop order:
Tracey G.
Tracey S.
Elizabeth <- - - - You are Here

What's a blog hop without prizes?  Our Blog Hop prize is sponsored by...
Genuinely Jane Studios (GJS) manufactures small and medium sized mini-albums for scrapbooking, mixed media and altered arts in a variety of shapes and sizes. 100% American-made, our facility is located in rural, north-central Missouri and uses only the highest quality materials.  

Owned by a military veteran, and accomplished woodworker,  Mark Carosiello and a lifelong crafter, industry manufacturer’s rep, design team member,  passionate scrapbooker and altered artist, Susan Wojtkowski, we understand the craft and the crafter.

Twitter: @GJaneStudios

Our Hop into Spring Blog Hop Prize is two Genuinely Jane Wood albums!  You will receive both the dress form album and the flower album.

Here is an example of a flower album after it has been decorated!

In order to be eligible to win you need to leave a comment on each DT member's blog and we will randomly choose one blog to select the winner from.  All winners will be announced Saturday, April 6th.

You are invited to join us over at our SEM Facebook Chit-Chat Group.  We have a great prize over there also . . . to go along with a fun new challenge!  If you are not a part of this interactive and inspiration crafting group just request to join and we'll welcome you with open arms :)

Now hop on over to Lisa's blog to see what special project she created for our hop!

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1.  Cut paper into 6 X 4 inch rectangles.

2.  Tape adhesive to one 6 inch side and BOTH 4 inch sides - make sure this is VERY strong adhesive - I ended up using liquid glass after forming my carrots because my tape runner just wasn't strong enough.

3.  Roll paper up starting at the non adhesive 6 inch side moving towards the adhesive 6 inch side and seal

4.  For the Carrot top I added three 1/2 inch strips of green pattern paper at various lengths, glue to inside of the roll and then pinch roll shut.

5.  I used my bone folder and paper trimmer to score twice at the top of the carrot - I do not have a machine to crimp the ends but that would make this process much easier.

6.  Fill carrots with candy (or whatever you choose)

7.  Pinch the end of the roll the opposite direction you closed the top.

8.  Repeat with other pieces of paper until you have as many carrots as you desire.

9.  Enjoy!

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Elizabeth Mindemann
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  1. Ooooh What a wonderful idea!!
    Totally loving the Carrots and the Bunny is adorable!! Thanks for the Tutorial, I think I'll give the Carrots a try if you don't mind.. :)
    So excited to be a DT Sister.. Toni.. xoxo

    1. Would love to see your carrots if you do try :) I don't mind at all - that is why I share it! So glad you stopped by and commented :)

  2. Hi Elizabeth. Love your carrrots - adorable. Happy to stop by your blog and visit.
    p.s. this coming Wednesday I am hosting a fun linky party for layouts and cards only. Come link up your favorite project.

    1. Thanks Leslie I'll be sure to link up some of my cards :)

  3. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh this is such a cute idea! thank you for sharing...Have a wonderful day!

  5. Elizabeth, that is one cute idea. I would love to try making some :D would a surprise for our toddler :D
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  6. How cute! Thanks for the tutorial too!

  7. Love the pretty flower on the bunny for the basket - and the tutorial for the carrots!

  8. These are so cute Elizabeth...what a great idea---thanks for the tutorial! And that little bunny is adorable too. So glad you're still on the team this term!

  9. Thanks for the tutorial, and for being part of this great blog hop. SEM is an awesome challenge blog, filled with love and inspiration. THanks for being part of it all.

  10. The carroys are so cute! The bunny is adorable! Thanks for the tutorial~

  11. Those carrot treat holders are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  12. love this! I am super excited having you as my friend!! hugs! :)

  13. I love that idea. I am going to tr these for next year.

  14. What an adorable project! I'm coming forward to working with you on the SEM team!

  15. I love this idea, so cute, festive and precious. Would love to try next year! God Bless!


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