Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Welcome to the Caardvarks and CC&M Blog Hop Day THREE!

Welcome to day THREE of the Caardvarks and CC& M blog hop! I just realized now that I forgot my links yesterday. I do apologize for that. I hope you are all having a great time hopping and getting some great ideas for the Holidays!

If you are here for the hop, you are coming from Chris's blog. Don't you love what she has been creating??? Don't forget to hop over to Jennifer's blog when you are done. I know I am...I just loved all of her projects from yesterday.

The one thing I have been focusing on during this crop is simple and cost effective ways to get your Holiday deocrating jump started. You just can't go wrong with Creative Cuts & More die-cuts when it comes to decorating for the holidays. Here are a few things I have done for some easy and inexpensive table decorations.

First off, I created some napkin rings. For this first one, I used some craft wire and wrapped it around my foam snowflake to make a "hook" to attach it to plain napkin ring I already had.

I added a vintage button from my stash {I am SO loving the blue and silver combo right now for the Holidays} with a pop-up dot and then threaded the wire around to the back.



Next, I twisted the wire and bent it down to form a hook to slide it into the napkin ring.


Now you have a clean and simple napkin ring. At 35 cents a piece, if you had 8 people for Christmas dinner, this would cost you $2.80 cents to spruce up your table.


Now for this table setting I used the the Sleigh die-cut. The great thing about the Metallic Cardstock at Creative Cuts & More, is that they don't need a lot of help to look great. I added some holly from my garden, silver balls, pine cones and some gift wrapping ribbon to finish this centerpiece off. Oh, and we can't forget the ambiance ;)




Now you have to check out the Velvet die cuts. They just SCREAM winter and holidays. For this quick napkin ring, I used the velvet snowflake, some hemp and a Jillibean Soup button.





And Don't Forget the Prizes!!!

Halloween Mini Album

Fall Card Kit

Creative Cuts & More $25 Gift Card

So make sure you hit all the blogs listed below to be entered to win!

*Also a 15% Shopping Discount for our readers. Enterholidayhop2009 at checkout.


Discount good from November 1st - 4th.

Now let's get BUSY!

Blog Roll Order

Tanis

Mel

Lucy

Heidi

Kelly

Steph

Sue-ann

Amy

Ashley

Catherine

Peet

Eva

Michelle

Nathalia

Holly Brown

Carla Mayfield

Chris Dickinson {where you came from}

Ellen Sosnoski {you are here}

Jennifer Johnson {your next stop}

Kayla Dupont

Lila Holgate

Lindsay Weirich

Pamela Smerker

Diecut Divas Blog

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62 comments:

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous decorations.

Diane said...

Very pretty table settings!

Meda said...

Gorgeous project, Ellen!

Kathleen Summers said...

Wonderful sleigh and napkin holders!! Very creative. :)

arielle said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea Amu said...

Your sleigh and napkin rings are sooo cool! Love that snowflake idea with a vintage button to spruce it up!

Pearl Maple said...

Looks like you are having fun with the decorations, thanks for sharing the ideas and visiting our blog space.

Linda said...

Beautiful napkin rings and thankyou for the tutorial.

Dawn Edwards said...

This is a great idea when a lot of quantity is needed and it's so easy. Thanks for the idea.

laterg8r said...

love how you made something so easy but so great :D

mustangkayla said...

Those look great Ellen!

Jeri said...

Super idea for napkin rings. You could do a million things with that one snowflake. Loved your sleigh centerpiece. Very pretty.

Sue-ann said...

Wow, you did a lot! Great work!

khunter47 said...

Cute ideas.

Susan McRae said...

Very creative!

Laurie Marmon said...

love the simple napkin rings! thanks for the tutorial too.

dstandard said...

Great ideas Ellen!

marla said...

very fun snowflake decorations!!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

What a wonderful idea! Fabulous blog hop!!

found you on 2peas
xoxo,
ja
http://julieannshahin.blogspot.com

Kathlene said...

Great idea for napkin rings, and the little sleigh is adorable. TFS!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations for the dinner table or as gifts to give.

ashjoy said...

Wow Ellen, your holidays must be gorgeous!

Colleen said...

Just gorgeous

Divya Rao said...

Cute decorations!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Perfect holiday table! Thank you!

mulberry station said...

Very pretty table decoration.

dahlhousedesigns said...

Lovely project.

lisa a.

Whimcees said...

Silver and blue are a wonderful color combination! Looks good!

Barbara Diane

mdog said...

Love it! Thanks.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

What a nice way to 'finish' the table:)

SMK said...

very pretty! thanks for the inspiration :)

Sandy said...

Very pretty!

Robi said...

You will have the prettiest table:)

Nicky Hsu said...

Wow, what a good idea. Pretty~

kimosabescraps said...

so beautiful... simple and elegant!!

Teri said...

how cute!

Diane said...

Cute napkins holders...and another great idea for the "sleigh"!

Catherine said...

Great ideas! TFS!

Margie said...

Love the napkin ring!

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