Thursday, November 18, 2010

Don't BOX us in for this week's Hip HOP!...

                                                                                                                                    Hey, everyone!

Hopefully you're back after getting SUPER-psyched reading yesterday's post and announcement regarding UNITY's Co-Branding adventures!  Be sure you start on the UNITY blog today to re-read ALL the important SALE info and to see just what you can scoop up today!

We are SUPER excited to bring you another THEMED version of Hip-Hop today, the Winter IPPITY release, a new Hip Hop Sketch Challenge, and TONS more, including some Blog Candy here today on the ol' bloggaroo :)   HOW fun is THAT?

One lucky commenter will take home the fun "Love is in the Air" set from UNITY!

Today's Hip Hop theme is Children's Christmas ideas and/or ornaments.  I did a little something different today w/ my project.  Instead of making something FOR the kids, I'm actually making each of them a little Holiday "Thank You Card" Kit.

My family is SO blessed around this time of year-and the children, although I strive every year to teach them about what the TRUE meaning of Christmas is, well...Santa Claus might be one thing, but RELATIVES are another LOL!  I have a few in particular-Grandma, Grandpa, and THEN some, that really love to spoil them this time of year.  So, I think it's really important for the kids to keep in mind, not only what the true Spirit of Christmas is about, but also that they express their gratitude for all the goodies they receive.

I am in the process of making four of these, but here's my first completed kit.  Its for my oldest and I let her choose the paper, etc.  She chose "The Girls Paperie' and I think she has good taste ;) :

I then cut some cardstock, patterned paper, felt, cork, even die cut some sentiment panels and then the kids can pick HOW they want to position everything on their cards and make it their own :)

I used this week's Hip Hop Sketch Challenge to put together the card:


Heres a better peek of what's on the inside so you can see, and the kiddos are free to add/embellish as they like :) :

What do you guys think?   I really like the idea and hope they cherish it.  I also like that these cute card boxes (available at Taylored Expressions) can be refilled so when the kids run out of cards, I can make them some more goodies to use inside :)

Well, it's time to head over to Jimmi's blog now for even MORE inspiration!
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31 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

What a beautiful project, Jess! I love it!

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

Omg how fabulous Jess!! I love this idea!! my kids would love this!
I am always reminding my kids about the real meaning of Xmas
Kristy xx

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely set!

lynn said...

what a great idea-kids would just like this, jess! your daughter does have great taste-i love gp!

jennifer mitten said...

Beautiful project - it will make the kids anxious to send out those thank yous to the people who matter:-)

Julie Campbell said...

What a great & thoughtful idea! Love it!

Andrea said...

Awesome project!!!

Erika said...

Fabulous! Love the card box. And your card is gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the papers and the scallops. So pretty

Adeline
whineybuttfalk47@cox.net

Bogner's said...

I love your box and card! So fabulous. I love how you used the sketch, the corkboard scallop is so fun!

JPScraps said...

Great idea! The card and box are fantastic!

Lacey said...

this is darling!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

wow I love this Jess such a great project!!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

LOVE the felt and the cork for the cards...such super fab texture :)

JenMarie said...

Oh how BEAUTIFUL!!!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

very nice box to keep your handmade cards in!

Angie Blom said...

Beautiful I love this idea Jess.. love the box and the inside makes me want to come over and make a card. StunningXx

creative patti said...

Great Job, Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela said...

LOVE this idea!!! :)

Deconstructing Jen said...

Ooooh! This is fabulous Jess! LOVE IT!!!

Hey are you getting the Ippity sets in? I'd love the How You Doing? set (and can you put a bug in Angela's ear that a sentiment that says "how you doin'?" would be AWESOME!!! LY!!!

Becky Dunham said...

Oh I love this idea! It is so hard to get kids to write thank you notes and I truly believe they should. I think helping make the cards will make them more excited to write on them and send them out! Thanks for the inspiration!

margie c said...

Brilliant idea! I love this! and yes, she has superb taste! I love these papers too! Beautiful job :)
hugs, margie

Rona said...

I think - ADORABLE!!!

Erika M. said...

Your creations are marvelous!

Lisa said...

Wonderful, wonderful project, and great idea to do with your kids!!

Gwen said...

What a great idea! I commend you for teaching your kids not only the true meaning of Christmas but also the virtue of gratitude! Way to go!

stampjourney said...

What a fabulous idea!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE that cork! And your papers are so pretty! Great card! LOVE IT!!!!

catnap said...

Terrific idea. Grandma will love the thank yous.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awesome Jess!!

Ronda Archangelo said...

What a special project...good work mom!