Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired 58: Festival of Lights Premier



Welcome to our First ever Festival of Lights from the fabulous team at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!


The party kicked off over on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog with a map of the participating Design Team , if you get lost on the way no worries, just check the DT off the map.



In addition to the fabulous projects, we have decided to make this party the most fun ever, by hiding 2 treasures along the hop!



Two selected designers will draw a random winner from the comments left on her blog in the hop. But of course, it wouldn’t be a treasure hunt if you knew which blog is hiding the treasure, right?



The winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps!

You will also get a free year subscription to Technique Junkie Sponsored by Pat Huntoon.



So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win, and add the Cuttlebug blinkie to your blog!!



Ps the more comments you leave the better chances you have at winning!

Above is a map of the park. This is not your traditional blog hop --- instead of going in a specific order, just make sure that you visit everyone on the hop.

To help you find your way, I have a list of the team and their blog links at the end of my post. Also, visit this link for a download that you can use to help you along the way as well! It has all the names of the team.

And now I'd like to share my project with you. We were asked to incorporate the concept of light into our project.

I found this wooden tree on sale at Hobby Lobby and some battery operated lights at JoAnns. I embossed some green Coredinations paper with the new Winter Trees embossing folder and painted it lightly with some Metallic Celadon paint. 
Then I drilled some holes through the tree and traced out the paper to add to the front, creating "layers" for each level. The Crop-A-Dile helped punch holes in the cardstock for the lights to go through. Here's a close-up shot:


I added some jewels to match my decor in pinks and green and clear. Here is a shot with the lights on.





Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project today - be sure to let me know what you think - you never know, I might be hiding some presents behind that tree!! Here is the links to the rest of the team!

Cassie Larson - You Are Here!
http://fortheartofit.blogspot.com/

Cindy Royal
http://royalthings.blogspot.com/

Karen Maldonado
http://reallifeinpictures.blogspot.com/

Mel McCarthy
http://melstampz.blogspot.com/

Maggie Lamarre
http://mphoinix.blogspot.com/

Nathalia Castellon
http://funkyphreshpapierkreations.blogspot.com/

Shantaie Fowler
http://inkingpink.blogspot.com/

Terrie Bailey
http://terriebaileys.blogspot.com/

Beth Ullman
http://beth714.blogspot.com/

Betty Brett
http://bettybrett.blogspot.com/

Meda Halmaciu
http://handmadebymeda.blogspot.com/

Danielle Wycough
http://lifeonelayoutatatime.blogspot.com/

Ingrid Danvers
http://scrapbookmaniaandmore.blogspot.com/

Jackie Gallagher
http://luv2scrappp.blogspot.com/

Jenn Koss
http://scrappinforlife.blogspot.com/

June Houck
http://simplyelegantpapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Ellen Sonoski
http://closeyourears.blogspot.com/






117 comments:

Shantaie said...

Cassie, this is fantastic! I love the sweet little lights, Have a fun Hop today!

Nathalia Castellon said...

Love this! Brilliant idea Cassie!

June Houck said...

Holy light bulbs, Bat girl! This is incredible :)

Cindy said...

Wow, Cassie! So awesome!!

Meda said...

Wow! It's fabulous Cassie! You actually drilled that yourself?

Wanda said...

That is wonderful. I never thought of do this and I love it. Thanks

BettyBee said...

Cassie, that's an amazing idea! I love how you created a stand up tree with real lights!! Happy holidays!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh my Gosh! This is SOOOOOoh lovely Cassie. I can't believe you broke out the drill and all. It's looks amazing. I love the texture you got on the green paper & the silver is breathtaking! WOWzers!

Elaine A said...

WOW - Cassie,

How inventive are you?!! This is just so pretty and I think will become a family heirloom. I love what you've created. And how lucky for me, they've just opened a Hobby Lobby about an hour from me. Tomorrow I am taking off of work and going to visit, so I will be looking for that tree.

Elaine Allen

Yvonne said...

Oh my , this is brilliant .. how clever!

Lynette Batton said...

Very cool idea to add to the Christmas Decor. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beth said...

Oh Cassie this is just to adorable my friend love those little twinkling lights beautifully done.

Brittney said...

Love that tree; very beautiful!

Diana said...

This was a really neat way to use lights with this cuttlebug design. Thanks for sharing it along with the way you put it all together.
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Terry said...

Love this project. Cool way to use the folder.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly! awesome!

hugs,

Adair said...

What a great idea! Love it!
Adair
asvoboda@juno.com

MrsETaylor said...

What a sweet little project. Ever so smart!

Jessie said...

I love your tree and what a cool idea to add lights to it!

Terrie B x said...

Cassie your tree is `Gorgeous` :)XXX

Rhonda Miller said...

That is great. What a fun idea.

Aimee said...

Very clever! You could make a whole forest.

Vicky Gould said...

What a great little tree!

:: lindy :: said...

Great idea!

VickieK said...

That is so nice!! TFS

Tricia said...

very very clever Cassie!!!!

Karey said...

You have an imagination!

Kim Etherington said...

Neat idea. Love all the lights!

Liz said...

such a cute project

Carol's Crafts said...

Wow, I love your lighted Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Crea Grea said...

Beautiful, had a great hop!!

Maggie said...

cassie this is so kewl, luv luv that idea :)

Maggie

mustangkayla said...

What a cute tree!

Laurie Marmon said...

very cute little tree. love it.

http://whatwasoldisnewagain.blogspot.com said...

Cassie,
What a great job.
Myrna

Anonymous said...

Love your tree and oh so pretty with the lights on there too. Great way to use the folder too on there. Thanks for sharing. Phyllis M.

KateB said...

great idea as a holiday night light in the kids room! Who woulda thought! Creative!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

gREAT PROJECT NEW WAY TO USE MY EMBOSSING FOLDERS WOW

Heather Cady Wilson said...

Nice tree - what a creative idea!

dj1952 said...

The lights and the jewels look very nice together. Great job.

(Could you tell me how to add the blinky to my blog? The way someone told me, I lose my background when I go into the html box. I must be missing a step.) I'd love to put your blinky on my blog. It is: http://designsbydj.blogspot.com

Thanks,

dj1952

luccialtman said...

I love this tree! Guess I'll be hitting up Joann's and Hobby Lobby!

Randi said...

So cute and fun!! You painted it beautifully! My dad and I made some 3 foot tall ones one year...I think I still have some...may have to get them out and bling them up!

Jenn K said...

Great tree!!!

Anonymous said...

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CherylP said...

That is a realy cute idea! Very creative!

- - Sheryl - - said...

what a great idea and I love how it glows in the dark.

Donna said...

Lights and bling - awesome combination

lisa808 said...

This is so pretty and such a good idea.

ladyobie said...

What a great idea!

Kim R. said...

GORGEOUS! What a creative idea. LOVE this!

Whimcees said...

I love the new Cuttlebug folders! And I love what you have done with one to create this lovely treeQ

Barbara Diane

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this project- very creative! TFS

Loz (Aus) said...

Oh my Goodness! What a fantastic idea! I'm always trying to think of things to make at Christmas time as some of the decorations are so expensive! I love it!

iluvmybugs said...

Cassie this is such a cute idea...especially for someone that doesn't have room for a real tree! TFS

Terry

Jana Eubank said...

What a cute idea! I love how you incorporated the lights into your project! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! What fun! Such a cute project! TFS!

Lizzie from Tx
lizlillis44@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

This is so cool! love how the tree turned out its beautiful!! What a fun idea!!!

Barb said...

what a great idea... you are very talented Barb

Judy said...

Great idea and fun tree project. Thanks for sharing

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cpbunch said...

Oh this is an excellent idea!!! I have to try this. Hobby Lobby is just in town. What a great way to save on holiday decorations! Kudos!

creativearts said...

Adorable! This would be so cute in my grandchildren's bedrooms. Need to find some trees somewhere because there is no Hobby Lobby on the east coast.

Jamilie said...

Gorgeous tree!!

ScrappinT said...

That is really neat!!! I love the lights!!

Lesley517 said...

Love the tree & lights. It turned out beautiful!

Tamrah T. said...

I would never have thought to do something like that. Very creative.

cal8007 said...

Thanks for sharing that craft idea. You can have your very own minnie tree.

Carmen
cal8007@aol.com

mawmaw2-4 said...

Love your tree and your blog-just joined!!

reneeporter7@yahoo.com

Marie said...

this is an awesome idea so elegant

Scrap2day said...

So very cute!
Hugs,
Barb S.

Kristin G. said...

Very cool. I love the shot you have in the dark.

Jeri said...

Wow! What a great idea with wonderful results! Very pretty!

Krissa Brown said...

LOVE the tree!! I always forget that you can still adhere paper to wood and other things to make it so much prettier - because believe me I cannot paint images and have them look like what they are supposed to! LOL

Leonie Castro said...

Wonderful! You are very creative!scrapaliciousleo@gmail.com

Dayna said...

I love your tree! What a great idea. thanks for the inspiration!
corrdl22@yahoo.com

dawnie mc said...

this is so cool. Thank you!!

Shelly said...

Oh how clever are you! Fantastic job at that tree! I'm sure it looks even more fab in person! TFS!

jamie said...

beautiful tree

mary said...

Such a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, what a FUN project!

scrapblu said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!
Bonnie

mgcreative said...

wow! what a fabulous tree!

susan m said...

What a lovely Tree! Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

susan m said...

What a lovely Tree! Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

khunter47 said...

Love the tree. What a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing.

Glennis said...

Wow - this is some tree - I love it

Charo said...

How clever! great idea, thank you for sharing.

schnuti said...

...oh, it is a wunderful project...thanks for the chance to win...;)

ILONA

Sandy said...

Great tree - love it and I love the concept of the blog hop as well. On to some more blogs......

Pamela said...

Adding lights to anything at this time of year makes it so special. cool idea.
Thanks
Pamela

Karen said...

Fabulous Cassie! What a great idea and I love that tree!!

lavendarrose29 said...

That is so sweet. Must be off to the craft store for supplies. Thanks for the inspiration.

LisaRN499 said...

Beautiful tree!!! Absolutely love it!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa Sturgill
LisaRN499@aol.com

moknowsall said...

ok - new at this hop. you are #3. good luck. Beautiful ornaments--- so creative.

Maureen

Anonymous said...

Great idea!!

deelepage@hotmail.com

ters said...

joy likes Mel's dyearama from July 09

mswillie said...

pretty cool, very creative!!!
Tina
twilliams7570@charter.net

Jacqui said...

Brilliant idea

Cindylu2u said...

This would be great in my daughters room, like a little night light. So cute!! Thanks

Sharon said...

This is just an awesome tree! You did a fantastic job. I love it!!! :)

Kay said...

so that's where u find those battery operated lights...

wait...

i dont have a joanns near me :(

jd said...

This reminds me of a tree that my granny had when I was little. I love the mini lights.

dee said...

Great Idea!!!! Love the way it turned out. Thanks for sharing.

Hope said...

I love the distressed tree with the jewels and glow of the lights! WOW!

beadz said...

Cassie, that is so cute - love your lights.
hugs,
Gini

Stephanie said...

The wooden tree is beautiful. It's a cute idea.
sbalow98@yahoo.com

Carol said...

cute!
Carol<><

Brie said...

How adorable! I love it!

Kim. said...

Absolutely brilliant idea I just don't know you all come up with them. Fantastic.
Kim xXx

Rosa said...

Oh Christmas tree! How cute! Thanks for sharing!

Helen F. said...

Wonderful tree decoration, Cassie! Very creative of you.

silvia said...

Cute tree!!

Michelle said...

Love the tree!