Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Joy of Holiday Giving Blog Hop!

Welcome to this co-hop with Die Cuttin’ Diva and Cut It Up. We are so glad that you are joining us today and super excited to share our inspiration with you.

We will have a line-up of DT members from both teams sharing Holiday Treats and we are hoping you enjoy them all. Our teams even had to play Secret Santa and send their project to a fellow team member as a surprise. It's all about the joy of giving this holiday season!

How about some prizes?
I am offering a surprise goodie pack.

Secret Santa's Rules…
1. Make sure you are a follower on each stop along this hop.
2. Leave a comment on each project and you will be entered to win one of the prizes.

Prize winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 13th.

Stay Creative,

"I created my project for Evelyn on the Cut It Up team."

Material List:
Box Cut:  Digital Delights w/modification in DS
Star Cut:  CTMH Flower Market
Merry Christmas Cut:  CTMH Artiste
   Heat Embossed with PEARLustre Mixture of 
   Azurite and Alexandrite colors 
Bow Cut:  CTMH Artiste
Embellishments:  Bo Bunny Gem; Darice Twine
CTMH Snowflake Embossing Folder
Tag Cut: Art Philosophy
Stamp Set:  White Pines (retired)
Paper:  CTMH Oh Deer
Locket:  Blue Moon
Penguin/Noel Sticker:  CTMH Holiday Bling
Shaker Beads:  Bead Basics Seed Beads
Red Cord: Stash

Before you move on, I have some blog candy in addition to the Hop Prizes!  When you leave your comment below, tell me your favorite gift to give for a chance to win the package below from ScrappyHorses!  I'm offering a festive paper collection, a single card kit (to make the shaker card shown), and a stamp set!  I'll be announcing the winner on my blog on December 13th.  

Be sure to comment below and Your next stop is...

If you get lost along the way, here is the line-up....


  1. Beautiful and a complete surprise when you open!

  2. What a beautiful gift, love the packaging! Very pretty Katrina! Evelyn is going to love it!

  3. Oh Katrina, I LOVE how this turned out. What a very special gift. Wonderful, my friend.

  4. Wow,that is really gorgeous! You did an amazing job.


  5. What a sweet little gift and a beautiful display box to present it in. I love giving handmade gifts, especially family related ones. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.
    - Eva Scraps

  6. WOW!! This is so beautiful. LOVE the packaging and that necklace is so darn precious.

  7. Simply beautiful! Evelyn will love this! I do!I love to receive handmade gifts!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  8. Katrina, your gift card/gift box is spectacular! I love the window box and that you can see the gift when you open the front of it. Beautiful! Of course, handmade items that "pay it forward" are my favorite gift to give to others.

  9. I love how your box opens like a card, but it's a gift box. So cute!!

  10. Katrina what an adorable present for a secret Santa gift. Love the little penguin necklace and I know a ton of people who would love it too. Such a great display box too. Absolutely well done and I know Evelyn will love it!

  11. I sure do like that box with a special gift inside. Glad you were part of this hop!

  12. Wow!! Loving your little gift treat card...and that little necklace is adorable!!!

  13. Your gift box is amazing! I love it!! The charm necklace is super adorable! What a lucky person who gets this gift.

  14. Love the bow. And the box! what a surprise!

  15. Oh WOW! BEAUTIFUL box and gift Katrina! Evelyn with just flip for this! Fantastic gift idea! Have a great day! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  16. Wow, this is beautiful! I love the your fun gift box and the necklaces are super cute!
    Sherrie k

  17. Wonderful box & gift. Like the inking on the bow & peek thru.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  18. Katrina this is gorgeous!!!! What a wonderful gift and such a beautiful handmade gift box! Do you have directions you can share on how to make this box?? I am also your newest follower via email. :) Cannot wait to get to know ya better and see more of your work! Happy Holidays!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  19. Oh my goodness - I am in awe over this - what a fab idea and love this gift box and the excitement inside - TFS and for the hop

  20. I've been so busy with holiday preparations, I'm FINALLY getting a chance to do my own hop!

    Katrina, thank you again for the lovely gift. I've been wearing it all season. Loved watching the video on how you made the gorgeous box.