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Saturday, April 23, 2011
Welcome to 
Cristina's Blogaversary Blog Hop.
***If you are looking for the Home Decor Blog Hop please click here.***

Cristina from Crafting with Cristina is celebrating her 
ONE YEAR blogaversary!
HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY CRISTINA
*cheers and roars from all her fans*
If you have arrived here from Elsa's blog you are on the right path. If you just happened to be stalking visiting my blog you can start hopping at Cristina's blog.

I have been following Cristina's blog since, I believe, July and I LOVE every single project she posts. She has such a fine attention to detail and she uses techniques I never would have thought of if it weren't for her blogging and YouTube(ing).
~Is that a word? It should be.~

Cristina and I both live in Western New York and I have had the privilege to meet her and crop with her at Michael's along with a couple other area bloggers. I love the crafting and blogging world. If it weren't for our ability to blog I never would have met Cristina and she's not only talented she's a sweetheart and funny as well.
*Warning: She can and will talk your ear off. LOL*

To celebrate her ONE YEAR BLOGAVERSARY she has organized this hop and I am honored she has asked me to be a part of it. 
We had the freedom to do any project we wished to do that was inspired by her. As soon as I heard this I KNEW I wanted to make this.....
This is a Ghiradelli Chocolate Square holder. 
These are quick and easy to make. 
Cristina has an instructional YouTube video you can view here
You could also use tea bags instead of chocolate if you prefer. 
Here are a few more pics.
Yummy! Who doesn't LOVE chocolate?
 The beauty of these little things is that once the base of the project is done the rest is really up to you. You can decorate them any way you choose. You can use stamped images on the outside or the inside. I chose to decorate the outside of this one with a doily and a paper flower. (You can view my tutorial of these flowers here.)
Isn't it pretty? I found that, like Cristina said in her YouTube tutorial video, double sided card stock really is the best thing to use with this project but I have made a few with solid card stock (to be used as shower favors) and they came out nice too.  


I hope this project inspired by Cristina has inspired you to try something different and new. 


Your next stop in this celebratory hop is Joanna's blog.


Happy Blogaversary once again Cristina!
Keep Kreating, 
Erin

38 comments:

Lauren B. said...

This is so beautiful! TFS!
Lauren

Amanda Villarreal said...

This is so pretty! I like the colors you chose. :)

HockeyScrap said...

That is super cute! I definitely have to go check out some of her videos, as yours is the third one referencing a video tutorial! Love your colors and design.
dbonczek@comcast.net
http://pawstoscrap.blogspot.com/

Debc06 said...

Great chocolate/tea bag holder. I love both. TFS
Debbie
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

EllenM said...

Really pretty Erin. TFS and I hope to see you soon.

EllenM

mw_scrap said...

So pretty..awesome job..TFS
mary ann

mkeiper72@yahoo.com

GiGi said...

This is so neat! I am going to have to try one of these too! Thanks for showing where to find the tutorial!

Tammy Miller said...

WOW very pretty!

The Scrapbook Shop Around The Corner said...

i really like that..thats a super neat project..i think i'll try it in a halloween theme! thanks!


thescrapbookshoparoundthecorner.blogspot.com

liz at liz's paper loft said...

so fun and pretty, wish I was receiving it too!
liz :o)

Juliana T said...

I love making these flowers, too. I learned how at the Scrap and Stamp Haven in Ravenna, Ohio. Lovely chocolate holder.

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Gorgeous card with benefits! lol

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

kathlee said...

Beautiful way to hide that yummy chocolate!
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Misty said...

Lovely Erin! I hope the Easter bunny leaves me some of that chocolate!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

scrappy critters said...

Beautiful card!!!

♥Tammy

Maria said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

tremblayfam said...

This will be wonderful for little gifts for the gals at work! Thank you also for the link of "how to" she has my kind of videos, lots of details! :)

Percilla G said...

What a great idea for some of my favorite chocolate - Thank you for sharing
perderg@Q.com

RLS Innovations said...

I love these candy holders and I even watched the youtube video that Christina made. I think I will try to make some. Thanks for sharing.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

BunnyFreak said...

These would be perfect for secretary's day gifts. Love the colors.

Live Love and Scrap said...

This turned out really pretty!!! What a cute little gift!!!

hugs,
Sarah

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful...I love the colors you chose! I'm a new follower...I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow as well :)

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Glitter Fantasies said...

That was so cute, I have heard about them but never seen one..already saved the tutorial!
TFS!!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

pinkyswr said...

Lve that, love the colors too!!

pinkyswrsaper@gmail.com

Kim VanSheppy said...

very cute!

katieo said...

These look like great gifts for co-workers on holidays
katieoscreations@gmail.com

PixiesDelight said...

Adorable!
bargainmama at mchsi dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome job Erin!! Gotta go check the video out and try and make one. Super cute idea!! TFS!
I am already a follower of yours, would love if you'd stop by my blog and follow me too:)
Sherrie K

shanna13 said...

Super cut candy holder. TFS shanna13@frontiernet.net

shersl84bed said...

This is such a cute idea. Very pretty card.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

GreenScrap said...

The card is amazing!! But the flower is GORGEOUS!!
Love it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Becky Dunham said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous project Erin! And for the links - These are 2 Youtube vids that i will definite be adding to my favorites :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

buglvr2010 said...

Wow! This is awesome...I have some many friends that love chocolate. I love how pretty your turned out!

nantastic said...

Love thes and thanks for the links. Will be visiting. New follower.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

Janeen said...

Very pretty! You did a great job too! So many talented people on this hop! I'm already a follower! :)

lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
majelica@comcast.net

joydee1963 said...

so very cute!!!!!! I am a follower, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Scrapbooking Beginner said...

Wow Thanks to Cristina and You I have a lot to learn. I’ve been scrapbooking for a year and a half now (doing just layouts) but now I’m into cards and I have a so much to learn

Esther said...

Fun, clever and cute! Nice job!

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