Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Memory Box - Poppystamps Blog Hop: Day One!



This should be a fantastic hop with three days of inspiration coming your way!  

If you’ve been following the hop from the beginning, you should have arrived here from Eugenia Petzer's blog.  If you’d like to start from the beginning, a list of all the participants can be found on the Poppystamps blog as well as on the Memory Box blog. I also have them listed for you later in this post.  By the way, be sure to read all the way to the end, as there is a second chance to win another prize!

My Merry Christmas tag is fairly simple and it's easy to assemble.




I used the Memory Box Fabulous Holiday Wreath, cutting one from a light green card stock and a second one from a piece of patterned Christmas paper.  Using Poppystamps’ Small Blooming Poinsettia, I cut two poinsettia flowers from gold foil paper, and the smallest flower from cream card stock, the Merry Christmas as cut from the gold foil paper, and the Woodland Fawn from a light brown card stock. 

I adhered the wreaths, offsetting them a bit, to a cream colored 2.5” x 6” piece of card stock that is backed by a slightly wider piece of dark green card stock.  I next assembled the poinsettia, shaping the petals and adding a red gemstone in the center.  I attached it as shown with a small piece of mounting tape.




I sponged the fawn on all edges and on its backside with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, added a black dot for the eye, a red gemstone for its nose, and some white spots on its rump with a white gel pen.  I positioned it as shown with mounting tape.  I then adhered the words above and below the wreath, as shown, and added additional red gemstones on the wreath itself.  The various ribbons were added, which completed the project.




Be sure to leave a comment on each blog, and you’ll be entered to win a Birch Press Design Pack of Recipe Cards, winner's choice!  There will be one winner chosen by Memory Box and one chosen by Poppystamps!  It just might be you!! 

You have until December 10th to leave your comments, and the winners will be posted on the Memory Box and Poppystamps blogs on December 15th . Your next stop on the hop will be to the blog of Anne Thompson.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, here is a complete list of all of today's participants:







Sherry Hester  - You are here.



Before you leave, I’d like to share a recipe for Oreo Balls … a decadently delicious, easy-to-make candy that’s a sure winner!  I made these for two holiday events last year, and they were gobbled up!

Ingredients

1 (16 ounce) package Oreo cookies, crushed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (24 ounce) package white chocolate bark
1 (24 ounce) package chocolate bark.
   
  

Crush Oreos using a food processor or blender.
Combine softened cream cheese until blended.

Shape into little balls and refrigerate at least one hour.
Melt chocolate bark in microwave safe bowl one minute,
then stir.
Continue microwaving for 15-second intervals until melted.
Dip balls into chocolate and then place onto waxed paper.
Drizzle with melted chocolate bark in the opposite color
or add sprinkles.



For a second chance to win, go to Facebook and like Birch Press Design (https://www.facebook.com/BirchPressDesign), and share the post about the hop.  One person who does both will win a prize from Birch Press Design.    


Have a wonderful day hopping to all of our blogs.  And the good news is there are two more days of fabulous creations to come!  Thanks for stopping by today!





 

52 comments:

Evgenia Petzer said...

Love your tag and teh use of gold!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! Gorgeous tag! Love the texture the patterned paper adds to the wreath

Capucine said...

Wow! I love your tag ! Very complete with all dies! Thanks the recipe, I will try! Hugs!

~amy~ said...

What a pretty tag and your recipe? YUM

Antonella said...

Your tag is so pretty... I wanted to buy the holiday wreath, but haven't yet. Now that I am seeing your project I know I should, lol.
I love the red nose and the speckles on your reindeer.
Hugs,
Antonella :-)

Janet L said...

Your carding is absolutely stunning!!! I love the wreath!

Nance M said...

Ratz! I didn't make it to midnight to be the first to see!! This is bee-yoo-tee-ful (like everything else you do).....can't wait to make the recipe.....kudos and hugs! Nance

Jayne Krause said...

Oh, your tag is just so pretty. Thank you for sharing

Sharon said...

Beautiful tag. The wreath and poinsettia are so pretty and well done.

sheila blumentrath said...

love it all including recipe. going to have to make little treat bags up now.

Mary said...

A beauty of a tag. And what a yummy recipe. I am going to try this one. Your little deer looks ready to jump off the tag. Great job. I like his spotted behind. Great touch.

cmoch said...

Your tag is beautiful, you did a wonderful job. Recipe sounds like a "must make" for me. Thanks for sharing both.

Vicki robertson said...

Oh wow, wow, wow! I'm speechless! This is a gorgeous tag. I love the gold against the white!

Christine Kiehl said...

This is beautiful tag! And those look like delicious cookies! So pretty!

Lori Lien said...

you always take it one step further than I would ever think of doing

JackieA said...

This tag is something special, reserved for someone special on your list. Love it!

Debbie K. said...

Gorgeous tag, Sherry! Love everything about it. Thanks so much for the recipe. It has me craving sweets right now:)

Mary said...

This is so beautiful!! Would love to receive a tag like this!!! :) The use of gold in the lettering and flowers just makes the whole thing "pop!"
Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

Gail said...

Oh my those cookies look so delicious! Loving that lovely tag and the dies used! Like the wreath and reindeer! I just love all of my Poppystamp and Memory box dies - thanks for the hop and Have a nice day Gail

Amante del Papel said...

is the most elegant tag that ever see! I love it!

Amanglade said...

très joli

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Wow...love tag with such intricate details. THanks for the delicious recipe. Hugs, AntoinetteT

Deb ONeill said...

Lovely simple tag. Very effective

Sue McRae said...

Love the idea of layering the wreath, it makes a perfect home for the deer.

pam said...

Hi Sherry, beautiful tag design, love your dies you have used on this layout, with fabulous colours.
Pam

Lynn Gauthier said...

Awwwww...that little deer is so cute! Lovin' the wreath and flower too! Goregous tag!
Thanks for sharing with us!

dinosaur said...

That is beautiful and it makes me want those dies!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your tag is gorgeous! I love the dies you used! What a yummy recipe too! I am doing the blog hop today - thank you!

Cheryl S. said...

This tag is so beautiful and elegant. If I received it I would keep it forever!! Thank you also for sharing your delicious sounding recipe- yummy.

jnolte said...

This would be a great design for a hunter. They never stop talking about deer!!!! These cookies are simple and tasty. I made them for a cookie exchange and everyone loved them.

MaryH said...

Hi Sherry, Just happened to visit Bibiana & see that a Hop is in progress. Since MB & Poppy dies are my fav's of all the dies I own, I wanted to check out the creativity. So here I am, and just became your newest follower too. I am loving the way you've done this wreath in 2 colors & adding in the Poinsettia sent it into over-drive. Love the addition of the tiny rednose fawn, and the glisten of the sentiment die cuts. A totally gorgeous tag. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. TFS such a festive & pretty tag, and a delicious recipe.

rosemarie calpin said...

What gift wouldn't feel honored to have this tag attached to it. Can't wait to try your treat recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne J said...

Those candies look amazing, but your tag is even better Sherry! I love the way you colored up that fawn and all the gold accents - this looks so rich and elegant - Really stunning!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love Your tag and thanks for sharing your recipe.

laura lok said...

Just love that reindeer. The recipe looks yummy and easy too

crimsonowlcreations said...

I love how festive this tag looks! It just screams Christmas in a happy, beautiful way! So pretty!

debbie said...

Your tag is so delicate. You definitely hit this one out of the park.

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bello amanecer said...

Your tag is so beautiful !! thank you for the recipe!!

mimi said...

Great tag it's so beautiful!

Blanka said...

Great tag!

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a gorgeous tag here. I just love it, sooo cute and beautiful in every detail.
And thanks soo much for the recipee too, it will definitely get a try here.

loulou said...

Gorgeous tag. Love the gold and white poinsettia and the way you coloured the sweet deer. Sounds like a delicious recipe.

Loster said...

Sherry, I love your tag, and your Oreo Balls - I hope to make some of each before Christmas.

HelenM said...

So pretty and so clean! Thanks for the recipe also!!

Marybeth said...

Sherry,your tag is perfection! I love the gorgeous wreath with Poinsettia flower and the dots on the fawn. Can't wait to try your recipe....thanks for sharing!

shensen said...

That deer is just the cutest I've seen. Love, love, love the tag.

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful Sherry! Your work is so inspiring! Gorgeous designing! TFS!

Craftybee said...

What an elegant and beautiful tag!! love it!! TFS!!!

Ruthie Lopez said...

wow!! amazing tag!! love the gold poinsettias!! it is really really beautiful and elegant!

Elizabeth Firkus said...

beautiful colors, love the tag. Gives me great ideas.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

beautiful tag...and thank you for the recipe!