Friday, November 9, 2012

Thankful Blog Hop November 10, 2012

Welcome to Day 1 of The Thankful Blog Hop. If you happened upon my page today and would like to start from the beginning head over to Melanie's blog for the full lineup. If you came over from Kristy's page you're in the right place!

This is the time of year we really reflect on what we have to be thankful for. One of those things I am thankful for is scrapbooking and all the crafts, supplies and people that go along with it. A very talented group has gathered today and tomorrow to share projects that all have the word ‘thank’ on them.

In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too. If you comment on everyone’s bloghop post you will be entered to win the goodies. You don’t have to become a follower of the ‘Afternoon Scrapper’ blog too, but it would be great if you did. The prize is a mix of paper, stickers, mists, stencils stickers and more as pictured here:


We all have so much to be thankful for every day yet sometimes with the hustle and bustle of life we tend to look past what's truly important. Living in NJ and seeing what so many people are going through all along the east coast from the recent hurricane and Nor'easter has given me a new appreciation for all we have.
With that new appreciation in mind I decided to make up this "be thankful" board. Every day of the month of November we can write down something we are thankful for that day. I discovered the inspiration for my project here and thought it was such a fabulous idea I had to make my own. 

I made the board about half the size of the original. First, I took a 12" x 12 1/2" piece of chipboard and adhered a piece of wood grain look paper. Since I was making my board smaller than my inspiration I needed to overlap my envelopes to be able to keep them a decent size and still have 30 of them.


 I made up these pockets with my Cameo, altering a Silhouette file to make it work for my needs. Then I made a pattern of the front of the envelope and cut out pieces from coordinating papers and taped them on. The pocket size is about 2 1/4" x 3", the back flap is 3 1/8" x 3". 
I scored them at 3/4" in from the left side then taped that section of the back pocket to the board to create a "hinge". The hinge is folded behind for the first envelope on each row to hide it.

The cards for the inserts are 2 3/4" x 4". I scored them at 2", folded in half and slipped them into the envelope.  


This gives us 4 sides to write on. I'm hoping to use these cards for 4 years, being able to look back at what we've written over the years will make this project even more special and probably give us a good chuckle or two.


You can see how the envelopes lift up on that "hinge" to access the one below. The numbers were cut on my Cameo and glued on.


 I made 2 holes on the top, tapped in some grommets, threaded a ribbon through, put a wooden bead on each end and tied the ribbon into a knot for hanging. Ta da!

The leaves and flourish are cut files from Scraptastical Kreations
Papers are DCWV, Cloud 9 Designs and The Paper Studio
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Zig glue pen
ATG tape gun
Cameo

I have some blog candy for you also! Please stop by my Facebook page and leave me a comment, 1 winner will be randomly chosen from all comments on Monday Nov,12. I'd love it also if you "liked" my FB page and followed my blog but that's not necessary to win. Here's the fabulous prize up for grabs:
6 yards of Autumn-like ribbon

I'm your last stop on the hop for today. I hope you've been inspired by the fabulous projects you've seen along the way! And remember to come back tomorrow starting with Melanie again for more fabulous creations!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)

30 comments:

  1. What an awesome project! I love it!!

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  2. OMG NANCY this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! great job!!!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  3. love your creation!! very neat idea! Just signed up as a new follower. Would love to have you visit/follow me at http://craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/

    robin
    http://craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/

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  4. i am your newset follower, and i liked your facebook page and left a comment. Thanks for being a part of the hop, because i hop to find new friends and blogs to follow!

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  5. What a neat project! I've never seen anything like this before. Nicely done and I LOVE the colors! Live for Scrappin

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  6. OMG!!! this is beautiful!! I LOVE it.

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  7. Great piece; awesome idea.

    Melissa
    iamapapermaniac.blogspot.com
    scraplady202@gmail.com

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  8. This turned out awesome! I love all those papers too. Thanks for being part of the hop.

    afternoonscrapper.blogspot.com

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  9. This is a wonderful project! WOW, I love how it turned out. Beautiful!!!

    Kimberly
    kimberly.pate@gmail.com

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  10. love this!!! it came out awesome!!!!

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  11. Oh My Goodness - this is such an awesome creation. What an amazing idea and such a lovely keepsake - you will have memories for years to come. Fabulous.

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  12. I love your thankful board... I am going to make my mom one for her thanksgiving feast... thanks for the inspiration... I am a new follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com
    morentin1326@aol.com

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  13. Beautiful project and new follower!!! I would love to have you stop by my blog sometime:)
    http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/
    scrapbookingforfun@msn.com

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  14. I love absolutely EVERYTHING about this project, and will definitely be making one to do next November! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    Melissa
    papershenaniganz.blogspot.com

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  15. This is so creative! I love the look of it and it is such a wonderful way to look back. Fabulous idea.

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  17. Nancy!! Your Thankful board is wonderful and inspiring!! I"m sure it will lend itself to many thankful hearts!!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  18. This is such a wonderful idea....great project! I think I just might have to try this next year. Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Kathy
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/
    kparks@embarqmail.com

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  19. I give you 10 thumbs up on this one!!! I absolutely LOVE everything about this project!!! I love the colors, the concept, the title. GREAT JOB!!! I had fun hoppin with you:)

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  20. Like the size of this project better and the colors are great.
    fun hop. TFS

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  21. This is SO cute and such a good idea! I love those fun patterned papers and how organized it all looks. Great job! :)

    Ashley
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

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  22. Amazing project, Nancy!! I loooooove the colors! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

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  23. Love this idea.... I've had my cameo for awhile now. However, I'm just not sure were to start. Great job!!

    Shawn
    Classiccreationsbyshawn.blogspot.com

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  24. Great Idea. Your project is so beautiful. I just love all the beautiful papers that you used and the idea of being able to look back and see what all you were thankful for is great.

    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

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  25. love your pocket size envelopes.nice to see so manywonderful creations inthe hop

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  26. WOW, what an awesome idea!
    Miranda :)
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  27. Gorgeous project!!! And a very amazing theme. Thank you so much for sharong a tutorial =Di-TST

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  28. this is amazing! I'm definitely going to have to try this thanks so much for sharing!!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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Thanks for taking the time to comment, reading them makes me smile!! :D