Saturday, June 11, 2011

VC Rocks! Blog Hop Creating with the Big Shot

Welcome to this months VC Rocks! blog hop! Our theme this month is Creating with the Big Shot. So glad you could join us!

VC Rocks! is in full swing this summer with our own version of Stampin' Up! convention. we have swaps, classes, challenges, even a virtual hotel with real roomies, and loads of laughter, friendship and fun. Membership is closed for this summer, but keep an eye out next spring

to join us and have a summer to remember.

In the meantime, check out our blog, VC Rocks!. You can also go there if at any point on our hop

you get lost, for a full list of stops on this months hop. You can also start there and then go on to

the other 33 blogs, with some of the most talented papercrafters in the business.

Ok so if you are just arriving here on your hop, you should have come from Sassy Shirley's blog HERE she always has beautiful projects to show you, actually the last two posts on my blog were made by Shirley, she is awesome.

On to my project. Sorry the pictures are up on top, having some difficulty getting this right today. This little gift box was cut with the Bitty Box and Envelope Die and the trusty

Big Shot. I used Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. Some retired Old Olive Striped Grosgrain for the leaves. The flower was made using the scallop circle punch.

The Bookmark gift inside the box uses some fabric I got from a fabric store, which I cut with the Scallop Circle #2 Die, then melted it with my heat gun and added an Antique Brad and the 5/8" grosgrain in Old Olive for the stem and leaves. I thought this made a great little gift, and so did the recipients. I also made a version of this with my stamp club and everyone just loved it. If you know of any readers in your life, this is a great "just because I care" gift.

Now it is time to move on. Your next stop will be Diane Clark-Sutton here. She is sure to have something fun to show you as well. Thanks for hopping with us this weekend. Hugs,


  1. Great gift idea and you did such a nice job of putting it all together.

  2. Caroline- aka hotel mommy/manager. These are just absolutely SWEET. Hee Hee I love everything.

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe's mommy

  3. Great use of the box and love your belly band and bookmark!

  4. Oh my goodness, what a neat bookmark, and a pretty way to present it, too! Carolyn, you're just so cool. . . .

  5. What a pretty and thoughtful gift for almost anyone. Thank you for sharing it. I think I might be able to make one, too.

  6. Love it! TFS! What a great little gift idea!

    Cindy Ferenz
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

  7. I love your box and flower. They are so Vintage and colorful.

  8. Great projects and what a wonderful gift idea! TFS

  9. Love this box - and the flower ... and the bookmark too. You gals are driving me nuts - I guess I do HAVE to get Mr. Big Shot .... so many ways to use it ....

  10. Beautiful flower, great project!