Monday, September 13, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Crawl: Button Up for School

Welcome to Small Bits of Paper and the second "Fantabulous Cricut Crawl"...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!

If you've come from visiting Leigh at My Scrappy Journey, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.

In honour of Back To School time, we're calling our second Fantabulous Cricut Crawl "Button Up For School".  Each design team member will be featuring a button somewhere on her project.

Each design team member will be showcasing an original project which will feature a button AND a Cricut cut somewhere on the project. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be prizes along the way at our DT members' blogs too, AND there will be a grand prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a project meeting the the "Button Up For School" challenge criteria!  How fun is that?
I love to hide little treats in the lunchboxes of my loved ones (kids and husband alike)!  Last Tuesday was the first day of school for my crew, so I did a bit of baking for them, and decided to make things extra special by creating small "back to school" bags in which to place the treats.  For this project, I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More to cut little bags using paper from DCWV's Spring Stack (even though back to school symbolizes the end of summer/beginning of fall).  The books and apple are an image that I cut from Hello Kitty Greetings using different colours of cardstock.  I then handcut an initial for each family member using scraps from the creation of the bag.  I placed a coordinating button above the initial and added some ribbon to the bag.  Everybody was thrilled to find their surprises at lunch!
I'll be offering a prize here on my blog.  All you have to do is leave a comment for this post!  If you are a follower, please leave a SECOND comment for an extra entry.  You have until Saturday evening at midnight (Eastern) to enter.  I will post the winner's name on next week's Fantabulous Cricut challenge post (Monday).
What am I offering?  I am offering an It's the Thought stamp set from Stampin' Up, which I received from my wonderful demonstrator, Mandy.  If you are in Canada, Mandy can help you with all your Stampin' Up needs (and believe me, she's fantastic).  Check out her blog at Kids' Collage

Now it's your turn! See if you can incorporate a button on your own "Button Up For School" project. Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project!

Next stop... Joyce's blog, Passion for Paper. Go and see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!

118 comments:

Shawnee said...

Such a cute project. I love how you incorporated your button. Have a blessed week.

Shawnee said...

I am also a follower of your beautiful blog!

Melin said...

How cute! What a sweet way for your loved ones to enjoy their lunch! Great job! I just became a follower too :-)

Tracey said...

What a cute idea Kate.....I'm sure your children and husband enjoyed there surprise treats.

Dana said...

I have been following your blog for a while. Thanks for the great projects.

http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Dana said...

Cute little card. It's always nice to find a "surprise" tucked away. Thanks.

http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

mommyfink said...

Very cute! I have been meaning to add little notes in my kids lunches when they take them too but always seem to be putting them together last minute....I should make up a bunch and have them ready to go. Thanks for the motivation!!!!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

How darling! You really should consider entering some of your pretty projects over at Papercraft Star. It's a unique challenge blog that allow participants and the public to vote on their favorites, the challenges are posted way in advance to give you plenty of time to get your projects ready and you can win prizes too! http://www.papercraftstar.blogpsot.com

jennyplace2 said...

I bet your kids love opening up there lunch box each day. Thanks for sharing your projects with us.

jennyplace2 said...

I am now a follower.

AmandaB said...

Awww, what an adorable goodie bag!!! Thanks for sharing..

Amanda:0)

KimCreate said...

Adorable treat to find in a lunchbox!
Kim

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

What a super idea. Kids would love this in their lunch boxes:)

The Cropping Canuck said...

I'm a follower :)

The Cropping Canuck said...

... and I love this lunch box project!

Amy said...

What a darling project! I know each member of your family will feel extra-special because they got one of these!

Jennifer said...

cute project. great idea for a teacher. will make sure i follow. thanks

Sherri said...

That card would brighten anyone's day....too cute!!

creative patti said...

I love this project, having too much fun with this crawl!!! Thank you so much for sahring.
pattig161@yahoo.com

creative patti said...

I now follow you amazing blog!
pattig161@yahoo.com

DtsArt said...

what a super cute idea. love the colors too

DtsArt said...

I'm following your blog

Valine said...

So cute! I'm sure everyone loved your little surprise goodies! Nice work!

Jamiecrafts said...

super cute card!

Jamiecrafts said...

I'm already a follower

Ashleigh said...

love it tfs

I have been a follower for a while.
aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

Such a great idea. I'll add this to my list of things to do for the family. TFS.

Christel
www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
christel@majestdesigns.net

ashjoy said...

Very cute Kate! I love lunch box treats and notes as well. I even send them in my hubbys.

Linda said...

What a fun crawl this is! I love your project. I just retired from teaching and I love these school projects. Your are right children love surprises in their lunch. I am happy to be a new follower!
Linda,
http://cardsbylinda.blogstop.com

4kids4 said...

I send little treats in my kids lunches too...but nothing dressed as well as yours...tfs!

goatesgirl said...

I thought I was the only mom who did this...great bags

goatesgirl said...

I am already a follower of your site, love it

Nicole said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Nicole
nmcnairy@yahoo.com

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

That does make the treat even more special and yummy I'm sure, great idea Kate!!!! :)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Kate ~ you are such a sweet Mom!! I'm sure your kids just LOVE those little notes and treats from you when they open up their lunch boxes. You could pack my lunch any day!!! LOL When mine are old enough for school I'm going to do the same thing!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hope your kids had a good first day back to school.

Holly said...

Love the idea! Such a cute suprise to find in your lunch! Thanks for the great ideas and the awesome giveaway!

MiamiKel said...

What a sweet mommy and wife and a super thoughtful thing to do! I would be smiling wide if I opened my lunchbox to see your beautiful gift :) It's darling! Thanks for sharing that with us - many ideas swirling through my head! Blessings!

JD said...

I love everything about this project... the paper, the cut outs, the added detail with the button... so fun! TFS!

JD said...

I'm a follower now, too. And very excited to have another fun blog to follow!

scrappingfrog said...

So cute!

Mandy said...

very sweet idea!

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

great blog, am now a follower

Heather said...

What a cute goodie bag!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

I just became a follower!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

scrappinnicole said...

Cute box! Thanks for the inspiration.

Nicole

scrappinnicole said...

I am hopping and following. Look forward to seeing more of you ideas.

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Super cute.. love it....

Im a follower.. and this is my comment... you rock girl!!

Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

Mad Crafter said...

I love it when my mom puts notes in my lunch:) Love your project!!! It is so cute. I want to make this box. Love all the FCCB Dt projects today. TFS.
~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

Berenice R. said...

Such a nice project! Thanks for sharing :)

jordan said...

following :)

jordan said...

and love your little bags! too cute!

Maureen Reiss said...

These are all sooo cute!! Thanks for the chance to win

Jean said...

These are so cute and I bet they love getting the little treats in their lunch!!

Abby said...

I am now a follower!! so happy I found you!!! sooo cute!!!!

Paula Bee said...

Everyone loves finding a little surprise in their lunch and these are a wonderful surprise! So cute.

Paula Bee
pbeeman02@gmail.com

scrapaholicjen said...

Such a cute idea - my daughter loves getting something special in her lunch box!
Jennifer Hawkins
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

scrapaholicjen said...

Thanks for the chance to win -I am following your blog!
Jennifer Hawkins
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

(LaTonya) Lady and A Laptop said...

What a great idea. I must try it!

scrapperbecka said...

THis is really cute. THanks for sharing

Kristine said...

Your treat bags are a very cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

krissaxt at yahoo dot com

GiGi said...

Such a cute idea! I bet they loved finding their special treats.
booger1 at tds.net

Mrs. D. Rivers said...

I so wish I had the cart tags, bags, and boxes. I hate they are discontinuing...hope they will have something to replace. Cool little treat box...mine would wonder what had happened to their real mother if they had gotten something so neat!!

Emmy said...

YAY!!!!!! someone else from Ontario :) you have a beautiful blog Kate. You ideas are amazing , cant wait to see your next projects. TFS. i have you on my follow list :)
*emmy*
cricutmama2four@gmail.com

PenLight said...

I love this idea! Couldn't wait to comment on it when I saw it in the FCCB folder!!

Kerry--Momma K said...

Great project Kate. Very cute. TFS
mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Kerry--Momma K said...

I am already a follower.
mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

AJ said...

Cute way to add a little something special to the lunches! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

AJ said...

I just became a follower...I can't wait to see what you create in the future!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Hi Kate! These are so great! I always leave notes for my girls!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

I am already a follower!

Angie said...

great idea. i like it.

Lynda said...

This is great! I love to leave little surprises for my kids, but I usually write them on a napkin. Now, I'm going to change that up, too!

sucor said...

So cute! Any child would enjoy finding this in their lunchkit!

sucor said...

I am a follower. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the chance to win!

crazyaboutcricut said...

I love leaving little treats in my kids lunches too! Thanks for showing a better way to dress
it up! TFS.

www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
crazyaboutcricut@hotmail.com

littlen said...

what a cute idea. tfs.

littlen said...

have been a follower for awhile

Kel said...

absolutely adorable ....sweet and thoughtful!

meredith said...

what a great idea. im sure my kids will love it , thx

Bobbi said...

That is a cute idea, I am sure your family loved it. I leave little notes for my DD in her lunchbag and she is always thrilled when she finds them. TFS

Jenny B said...

Hey Kate! LOVE these bags! too cute to stow your baked items:) I don't need entered into the drawing he he he since I am a US Demo;)

Sandy Bayles said...

I am new with stamping. I love this. Thanks for the giveaway. I have a small blog:
http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

Raven B said...

This is super. Really cute I like the colors you used.
Hugs,
Raven
thatsmerb at gmail dot com

Raven B said...

Follower
Hugs,
Raven
thatsmerb at gmail dot com

Gloria Westerman said...

What a clever idea....I love to slip little notes in my DH lunch...this would be so cute to do....thank you for sharing...

Gloria Westerman said...

Follower too....

Debra said...

Love this project. What a great idea.
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Michelle said...

so cute !!!! nice clean lines very nice!!! you KNOW Im a follower LOL
michelle scrappinwithmybug

Jordy said...

You`re a very sweet mom, the bags are wonderful.

Jordy said...

Fellow Ontarian, I`m a follower now.

4boysisjoy said...

Sweet idea! Thanks.

Jennybean said...

I love the little goodie bag - very cute!

Jennybean said...

I'm a follower!

Jamie said...

very cute idea.. what a nice mom & wife. the bag looked really good thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

Im also a follower. thanks again!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Chris Wooten said...

Kate Jinger did say she had a friend name Caitlin and Hi in first show. I did not see a project though with her name on it. Thanks for all your inspiration and giveaway too.

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Angie said...

hello, thanks for the nice coment you left. thanks for the congrats. she is already 4months. time flys! have a good night

Robin said...

This is such an adorable idea! TFS!!

gboyd439 said...

Very cute treat bags! Nice way of adding the initial on each bag!

gboyd439 said...

I am a follower now on your great blog!
Glenda

Viviana Martínez said...

Cute idea and I am sure your family appreciated it!!! I will love to find a surprise in my lunch too :0)

Jenna said...

I am a new follower!

Jenna said...

It is so fun to find surprise notes!

DORCAS said...

This is such a sweet idea. Thanks for sharing!
~Dorcas
http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/

pennykitz said...

This is so adorable! Thank you for sharing this great idea. I wish my daughter was back in school..no wait a min. I don't either!!! She hated school and I was glad when she crossed that stage, so no I do not wish that.lolollol
Thank you for being part of this hop
pennykitz@charter.net

pennykitz said...

I just became a new follower. Can't wait for some more inspirtation.
pennykitz@charter.net

Melissaward said...

what a sweet idea! Thank you for sharing it with us :)

Melissaward said...

I just became a follower and I am so glad I found you be the crawl. You do such a great job I know I can learn some new stuff!

Ulysses' mama said...

Very cute! Love it!

Ulysses' mama said...

I just became a follower! I can't wait to see what you do next!
daladypej@gmail.com

Sandy said...

Great idea. My 5 yr old just started and I think the notes would be a great idea!!!

Kim. said...

I love this new (well at least to me) trend of adding little gifts to lunch boxes, I think it must really brighten someone's day. My problem is no one has lunches anyone least not packed by me so looks like I will have to wait for the next generation now lol. Great idea and beautifully bold.
Kim xXx

Kim. said...

I have become a follower to see what other beautiful projects you make.
Kim xXx

My Scrap Diary said...

That is such a sweet idea. Ive thought of doing the same but i havent gotten there yet. Your treat boxes came out beautiful tho.
TFS
Jess M.
myscrapdiary(at)gmail(dot)com

My Scrap Diary said...

Im a follower.
Jess M.
myscrapdiary(at)gmail(dot)com

My Crafting Time said...

I love packing a little something special in my girls' lunches too. Love your bag. Thanks for sharing.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Lori (THCEO) said...

Kate, I love this! What a fantastic idea! Your first birthday card is also suuuuuuper-cute! :)

mforquer said...

This is too cute! How sweet and I love to put things in my family's lunches too!! Great idea to back and include an adorable bag! Thanks for sharing and for the awesome blog hop!
Melissa