Friday, November 20, 2009

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS - Video Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to my little creative corner of the world!  I am so excited to be participating in the Cuttlebug Challenge's FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS video blog hop!  There are five of us participating in the video blog hop today... so make sure to stop by each blog and leave a comment because TWO cricut cartridges will be given away today... the beautiful WINTER WOODLAND and the new awesome DINOSAUR TRACKS!  Here's the list:

1) HappyHappyJoyJoy over at CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRICUT
2) Betty Bee over at CUTTING ABOVE
3) Cassie over at FOR THE ART OF IT
4) Me!  And you are already here!
5) Last stop... Maggie at the CUTTLEBUG CHALLENGE

Now for my Festival of Lights project...

This was a very detailed project that I have broken down into 2 parts.  The first part was the actual design which I did using my Gypsy & the FROM MY KITCHEN cricut cartridge.  I will feature a video with step-by-step instructions on the CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRICUT blog tomorrow.  But, today, you get the second part (which is the easiest!) which teaches you how to make these cute little sour cream containers and adding the final touches.  You can actually skip the first part if you just use punched tags with sticker numbers... that makes this project even easier!  Lastly, I tied the containers onto a pre-lit Christmas tree purchased from Hobby Lobby.



Now... let me tell you that this is not a new technique by any means.  I found tons of tutorials on how to make these cute little containers on the internet ages ago.  But, I haven't seen anyone use them as an advent calendar yet!



If you haven't seen how these cute little guys are made, then you definitely need to check out my video!



Click HERE if you cannot see the video above.

Oh... and I forgot to mention that my tree star was cut from DON JUAN (Joy & Melanie's favorite cart!) at 7.5"... I printed my sentiment on my computer using the GRINCHED font and also cut the star out of a cereal box to give it more substance.



Well, that's my FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS project... I hope you like it as much as I liked making it!  Don't forget to finish the video blog hop back over at the CUTTLEBUG CHALLENGE blog and you are suppose to tell them what each of our favorite Cuttlebug Challenge tutorial is... mine is: June's Cupcake Holder!  I LOVED how she used the rolling pin!!  Seriously, you should check that post out too!  Click HERE to see it.  But, please leave me a comment before leaving... I LOVE comments, too!



Scrappingly Yours,
Tammy

75 comments:

Cindylu2u said...

That it so cute, love it!!

Nicki Lundeen said...

Thanks for the tutorial.

Vera Matson said...

I love decorating those little trees. I put one in each of my kids' rooms!

Suzeq4500 said...

Cute way for the kids to count down the days. It's a great projects for the kids to help make. TFS

Margie said...

Awesome tree-I love the little containers

elizbonilla908 said...

i have never seen the sour cream containers. they are neat and what a great idea. thanks and i added to you to my favorites for a blog. thanks eliz

Katherine said...

I love this! I had never seen how to make the sour cream holders - they're so simple! I'm going to make these and fill the wood trencher in the center of my table with them. Thank you for the inspiration!

Shari said...

Tammy, these are absolutely adorable. I can't wait to make this for my grandson. I think I'll add the 26th on there too (he'll be 2 yrs day after Christmas). Thank you for the fabulous idea.

Julie said...

What a great idea! This would be a great project for someone with little kids.

craftymargiie said...

Really great idea especially the little packets because that is such an adaptable idea. Thank you very much
craftymargie

Shari said...

My comment didn't post...so here I go again.
This is just adorable. I have to make this for my grandson but add the 26th day too. He'll be 2 yrs. old day after Christmas. What a fun, fun time he'll have with the advent tree.

Anonymous said...

I really really LOVE this tree! I have never seen how to make these before either, thank you so much for the video! I am such a visual person!

Tina

KimCreate said...

Adorable sour cream containers, really cute advent tree idea!
KimCreate

Cassie said...

what a great idea tammy! i think this is a fabulous countdown project!!

Chrissy said...

What a cute tree! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea!

Elizabeth's Craft Creations said...

I am having soooo much fun with this !!! Thank you sooo much !!

Carrie's Craft room said...

Tammy you always come up with cute ideas, thanks for sharing.

wilonestar said...

So, so, cute. Hope to meet you after the new year. Will you still be teaching?

LisaRN499 said...

Oh my goodness!! Tammy, you are a genius!!! I am going to get started on this for all my 3 "little" ones heehee (ages 17, 19 Airman in WY, and 27 y/o in WA state! ;)). I don't know how well shipping a tree will do, LOL, so I think the boys will get the baskets! I would have never thought of this..so cute!

Thanks so much!!!!

Best regards, and wishing you a safe & happy holiday coming,

Lisa Sturgill
LisaRN499@aol.com

shari said...

Tammy I love your countdown tree. Thanks for showing us. Shari
dennisv476@aol.com

iluvmybugs said...

What a fantastic project Tammy...you made it so easy to copy with your video tutorial...another great idea!!! TFS

Hugs,
Terry

GrammaP said...

What a great idea! TFS!

Dayna said...

I love how your used the sourcream containers as an advent calendar! That is such a great idea, it looks wonderful and it's easy (my fav!) thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I have never done an advent calendar, but this is too cute to pass up!!! Thank you for this great idea!!! I wish I lived next door to you, you have such great ideas!!!!

Thanks Kathy

Lynn B said...

Very cute tree.

Phyllis said...

Tammy,
I absolutely love your tree. I'm thinking I might need to make some this weekend for my daughters and my nieces. They would love them!
Thank you for sharing,
Phyllis

Laurie Marmon said...

great video! thanks for sharing...love how they look so cute. great idea!

mary said...

What a cute project to make with my grandchildren. We will have lots of fun things to do when they come over. Thanks

Bugeyes said...

cute, a great project to get your kids involved.

Bugeyes

www.deescraftycorner.blogspot.com

windchase said...

Great project! I have made the containers before but didn't know what to do with them - thanks for the tutorial.

Lisa Foster said...

Oh I LOVE this Tammy! How adorable!!! Your vid was wonderful (and that's my favorite song...hehe)
Thank you so much!
Hugs,
Lisa

mekei said...

oh, i just love advent calendars and this is so especially cute and different. thanks for all your time to share. so glad to hop over here.

Creative Char said...

what a unique idea!

Debbie said...

Great idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

HappyHappyJoyJoy said...

This is just great! I was totally cracking up when you put the "aren't you glad I didn't say toilet paper rolls??" That was so funny! This is a fantastic project - I LOVED it!! Wonderful, as always! Love the music, too!

Hugs, Joy

Anonymous said...

Well what will you think up next. Great idea. Hope your holidays are special. Mommajo

chriswooten57 said...

great twist to the advent calendar. i love this tree idea. so cute. thanks for sharing.

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Maria said...

Great video! The containers are so cute, and who knew they were so easy to make?!

Pamela Palm said...

Wow! A Christmas idea from the Kitchen cartridge. Love it!
Pamela

Peggy said...

I have to admit, my 5 year old son loves this project. He wants me to make some.

Thank you for the wonderful idea, and they excuse to buy a crimper.

Sara Paschal said...

What a wonderful countdown project LOVE IT. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

SusanC said...

What a great idea! Those little containers are perfect for this. Thanks for sharing.

melanie said...

awesome video, Tammy!!

chriswooten57 said...

oh my gosh, so cute. i love it. thanks for sharing.

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Candy said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

mdog said...

What a cute idea - where did you ever come up with that! I am going to try them right now!
Thanks.
Terry

berg4 said...

Such a creative Advent Tree - all the time you put into it is obvious. Well done!

lynn said...

i love this--its too cute! tfs!

Jenn K said...

Love, Love, LOVE this tree!! Great tutorial!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your idea. That is a cute way to count down the days till Christmas. smg
smgunderscoregdpathotmaildotcom

The Mrs. said...

That is TOO cute! Thank you for the wonderful ideas! :-)
Monique

lovinyahweh@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Really appreciate the video tutorials.

Kathy
kals@zoominternet.net

Jacqui said...

Love it, love it, love it

Distressed Love said...

OH so CUTE!! thanks for the idea!!

Jill W. said...

Love the originallity of turning this into a countdown tree!
~Jill

khunter47 said...

This is such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy

Khunter47@cox.net

Elaine A said...

Tammy -

What a super idea! I love this, a few of these would make nice teacher gifts.

Elaine Allen

Donna said...

What agreat project! I love Advent calendars and I'd never seen one quite like this. Great job!

Scrappinology said...

Oh my gosh, that tree is sooo cute and the containers are a great idea....yes I had seen them before but not used in this way! Wonderful!

*gina*

scrappinology@live.com

Sharon said...

Great tutorial! Love these. So very very cute!! :)

Sherri said...

Awsome project Tammy, I love it TFS!!!!
SherriC.

String Fling said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice holidays!

sgute said...

This is adorable!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Love it! Both of my girls moved out on their own this year so this would be a great addition to their new home! thanks for the tutorial!

bluucaca said...

love your project

beadz said...

Tammy, these are so cute, such a great idea.
hugs,
Gini

CeeGee said...

I love it. Very cute count down. My grandkids would love this.

stephanie said...

Fabulous idea.

Stephanie said...

The advent tree is very adorable.
sbalow98@yahoo.com

chignon said...

A great idea! I haven't seen the sour cream container idea before but love it, in fact, I am thinking of using it as place markers for Thanksgiving. TFS!

Kandice said...

Love the tree!

schnuti said...

Hi Tammi,

it is a phantastic countdown project for christmas....thank you for the chance to win...;)

ILONA

Rosa said...

The tree is so CUTE! I love all your work Tammy!

TR said...

I did this with halloween candies.
What a great move into christmas!
I love these little sour cream packets.

TFS.... TR

robyncal said...

Tammy
This is soooo cute. I received the Create for Vday yesterday and have just been googling cricut blogs, LOVE your 2 blogs, have bookmarked and will be back later to get through the archives, making a list of the carts I want!
ha ha I am sure it will be long.
Thanks so much for sharing!!!!