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My Mind's Eye Holiday Hoopla Blog Hop

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Come on, you have a little time to participate in a fun BLOG HOP!  Especially one hosted by My Minds Eye. One winner will receive one of everything in the  12 Days of Christmas AND Both Kraft Funday Collections! Supplies: Everyday Fun Collection by My Minds Eye
Beginthe blog hop at the My Mind's Eye blog and hop in order" including a link to the MME blog.

If you're hopping in order, then your NEXT HOP will be to
Tamara Jensen's Blog
SECRET WORD: YEARWe'll give you through Wednesday, December 28, 2011 to hop.And best part there are two ways to win...read the details back on the MME Blog!!

Creative Gift Wrap Idea: Movie Night DVD Wrap Tutorial

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I love creative gift wrap ideas and when I saw this I couldn't resist making a few. It's a "Movie Night DVD Wrap". Giving a DVD as a gift doesn't have to be boring, with a couple sheets of paper you can create this fun idea, fill the pockets with popcorn, gift cards and candy and you have a great gift. Just insert your DVD in the middle!! If you'd like to make one of your own, the instructions are further down in this post.  Tutorial Instructions: 
Cut: Two 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Cafeteria Line (dot side) paper; Use pocket pattern and Favorite Subject (red) paper to cut 2; 3 3/4 x 3 1/2" Geek Speak (aqua); 3/4 x 3 3/4" Cafeteria Line (striped).

Score both pieces of Cafeteria Line (dot side) 3/4" from bottom edge. Overlap bottom scored sections and adhere together. Line top edges of both pieces of papers and round top corners on both sides. Punch hole 3/4" from from top edge and center of front and back sides. Use i-top tool, Geek Speak (aqua) pa…

My Minds Eye Holiday Hoopla Blog Post Today!

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I know we're all so busy trying to get things ready for Christmas and time is a big issue (along with money). Well I shared one of my favorite, budget friendly gift ideas over on the My Mind's Eye blog this week. You can learn to make these by watching a video (yes, me in a video) and step-by-step instructions. These are created with 5x8" notepads that cost about $ .42 each and can be decorated with your scraps. So to learn more, check out the post on My Minds Eye


Better Friends Composition Book Tutorial

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Turn a simple school composition book into a beautiful gift. 
 I used Imaginisce's Petal Roller Tool and Paper Roly Rosies, along with their i-top tool to create this gorgeous floral cluster on the front of the book. Then with the help of my most favorite tool, the i-rock tool and some copper bling I created the fun flourishes on the cover too!


Cut: 6 x 9 3/4" Caramel Apples (red dot side); 5 x 9 3/4" All Spruced Up (stripe side) - stripes horizontal; Use Brown Cardstock with Bracket Pattern.

Adhere red dot paper to outer edge of the front and back of composition book using liquid adhesive. Smooth out and sand off excess paper.   Slightly crease striped paper and adhere over binding of book. Trim around "Better Friends" quote, ink edges and adhere to center of brown bracket.Wrap green tulle around book where striped paper and red paper meet. Tie brown pom pom ribbon around knot in tulle. Use i-rock tool, swirl stencil and gold glam rocks to create swirl. Create as…

Notepad Friend Wrap Tutorial

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Cut: 8 x 12" Fall Into Fun (stripe side - vertical); 1 x 12" I Love Fall (orange dot)
1. Score striped paper from left to right, 5 1/8" then 1/4" from the first score line, then 5 1/8" from that score line and then 1/4" from the last score line. 

2. Adhere notepad in place inside of folded paper as shown in image below.
3. Score orange dot strip as follows: 3/4" from edge, then 1/4" from first score line, then 3/4" from that score line and 1/4" from that score line and repeat. Then fold to look like pleat.

4. Cut pleated piece so there is a 4" and 2" (approx.) pieces. Adhere 4" piece flush with top edge about 3/4" from left edge. Adhere smaller piece flush with bottom edge.


5. Wrap doubled twine around front flap and tie in bow at bottom of book. Tie pompom pied around bow.


6. Trim around "Friends Forever" quote, ink edges and mount to brown cardstock and mount 1 3/4" from bottom edge and flush with the lef…