Wednesday, December 11, 2013

top dog dies: blog hop!


Hi and welcome to the next stop on the Top Dog Dies blog hop!
If you're just starting out, be sure to read the bottom of this post to enter the awesome giveaway from Top Dog Dies and find links to the rest of the design team's amazing projects.

Today, I'll be sharing a pretty beaded ornament:

Gather your supplies.  You'll need the Trio Snowflakes die, some papers and card stock, beads, twine and glue.

Cut 5 of each snowflake.

Fold each one in half.

Glue each layer together at the center leaving the edges loose.

Glue the back of each edge to the back of the next, lining them all up on the folds.  Glue the final edge to the first edge to create a circle.

Thread some twine through the center.

Tie a knot at the top leaving a loop for hanging and tuck the knot inside the center seam with a dab of glue.

Thread some small beads at the top, and some larger beads at the bottom of the ornament.

Hold it up to the snowy window to appreciate its glittery sparkle.

Contemplate making dozens more to give as gifts to teachers and staff, neighbors, coworkers, etc.
(then if you're like me, conclude that that's just crazy talk, and just make one)

Since it's going to be a gift, it will need a coordinating gift box for giving.

Use the Scallop Box Die and create a box with the same papers and a tag from Darby Doilies and Tags.

Tie it all up with some twine and give to someone special.

Thanks so much for hopping over.  Hop on through each DT member’s blog to get the details on their fab creations:



                                                                   Michelle Neddo <------you are here   
Angela Bode
Shellye McDaniel


The party isn’t over just yet, though: We’re giving away $50 Top Dog Dies eGift Cards to two lucky winners. Entering is easy: Just add your email address here and you’ll be included in the giveaway!

You can earn extra entries by commenting at each stop along the blog hop and by following Top Dog Dies on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Even better news? You have until Friday Dec. 13 to enter and we'll announce the winners on Monday Dec. 16.
Thanks for joining us for our first – but definitely not our last – blog hop. 
Happy hopping!

90 comments:

  1. What a lovely ornament! So pretty and beautiful! Love the packaging as well!!

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  2. Michelle, you made me laugh!!! That would be me! I could make this for all on my list, and then half way through realize that was just CRAZY talk! :) What a gorgeous ornament!!!! I want to stop and make one right now!!!! Such a pretty project.

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    1. Ha, ha! Just trying to keep it real! ;)

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    2. This was so pretty and you gave me an idea! Thanks!

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  3. Hi Michelle,
    You have inspired me to the bone~! I love it the only thing for me is I use a cricut die cutting system and have to be creative but you did all the hard work thank you so much for the awesome idea.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours~
    Lucy

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Lucy. Merry Christmas to you, too! And this technique would work with any symmetrical shape--have fun!

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  4. Cute little ornament in a cute little box, love it.

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  5. Cute little ornament in a cute little box, love it.

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  6. What a fabulous ornament and gift box....so fun and so cute!!!

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  7. What a fun and pretty gift this would make! All packages so nicely -- great project!!

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  8. Beautiful ornament!! Such a great project for Christmas and I love the snowflake dies!

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  9. Just Crazy Talk... That's too funny and just like me. Love the ornament and box you are so creative!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kris! Yup, sometimes you have to give yourself a reality check and reign those creative projects back in! :)

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    2. I love this project! I have loads of beads and this would make great use of them! Thank you!

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  10. Gorgeous ornament and box! I'll have to try the ornament.

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  11. Such a gorgeous ornament! What a wonderful gift idea!

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  12. Yep,that's just crazy talk! I need these dies, they are to die for! Thanks for sharing these ideas. Blessings, Lisa

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  13. I love this idea! What a great way to use those snowflake dies!

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  14. Gorgeous ornament and little gift box! Great step-by-step too! :)

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  15. These are lovely. Great ornament, gift tag, small gift...awesome!

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  16. Oh so darn cute. Thanks for the step-by-step too!

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  17. This is gorgeous! Love the little gift box!

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  18. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the box, ornament and tag. Have to get busy!

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  19. love all the ideas I got from your blog.. thanks so much

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  20. Love what you did with the snowflake die. What a cute office gift.

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  21. Beautiful and I love the detailed instructions.

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  22. Thanks so much for the wonderful step by step instructions. Not many blogs walk you through their creations like that and the photos were fabulous for anyone who wanted to replicate your ornaments. Again, Thanks.

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    1. You are so very welcome! And thank you for your sweet words!

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  23. Really cute! I love the scalloped gift box.

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  24. Wow, lovely project!! Have to try that...:-)

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  25. What a great project! I needed some gifts for a white elephant exchange. I may have to use an ornament stamp and matchind die, as I'm not to fond of the snowflake die I have. To a rummage sale it will go and my wush list got one item longer.��

    Sarah

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  26. Hiw pretty is thus ornament. Great for a holiday party. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Fabulous projects, great use of the dies! Wonderful tutorial!

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  28. What a beautiful project! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Stunning ornaments, and love the gift tags too! Love what you have done with this cute die set. The color combo you used is beautiful!

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  30. I love the ornament! The beads really set the project off!! The box is just adorable and to make it match as a set was so clever and unique!

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  31. So beautiful and very creative. Love the newsprint too.

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  32. I love this project. The ornament is gorgeous and the matching box is awesome. I am totally going to borrow this idea!

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  33. What a great creative use for that Snowflake Trio! Beautiful! And I am in LOVE with your card featured on Top Dog Dies's blog - thank you for the inspiration!

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  34. Oh my, these are quite lovely. That Snowflake Trio set is a real winner!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity!
    kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com
    Come and see what I've done lately!

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  35. Oh, I am in love with this snowflake ornament! How beautiful it is! And the box to give it in just makes the whole presentation amazing! Great idea!!!

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  36. Thank you for inviting me to the blog hop! This Snowflake ornament with the box is so sweet, I think I will try to make some myself, so thanks for the visual instructions, too. All my Bunco friends will love these.

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  37. Love that ornament..nothing better than a snowflake with bling!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  38. WOW! this is so pretty and i love the matching box :)

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  39. I love this! I really like the idea of incorporating the book paper - it is great!

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  40. This is beautiful, love the baubles on the bottom too! And what a sweet way to package it!

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  41. What a great use of the die to make such a wonderfully fun ornament. Love it!

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    1. Have seen this done just using circles but I do like this way much better and it really would make a great gift idea.

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  42. ha ha, i love what you said, Crazy talk. i read the first statement and i was like...man, she has a lot more patience than i do, then i read your Crazy talk sentence. LOL. it's very pretty. i like the little box.

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  43. Beautiful and love the bead work that you did for it!

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  44. Love the ornament. Adorable!!!!! Also, thanks for the clear instructions, makes it easy to follow to make at home.

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  45. Such a great ornament and box - lovely work.

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  46. These would look so pretty hanging in a window, the jewels reflecting the light. So pretty. thanks for the idea.

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  47. This is a super fun gift. I really like how you created this darling ornament and then what a a great idea to make such a pretty box to go with it

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  48. What a lovely, airy three dimensional snowflake! I love that you used dictionary paper for one of the layers! It adds so much interest. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  49. Wow...great ornament & matching gift box!!

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  50. I like homemade Christmas ornaments. Thank you for a new inspiration. Beautiful!

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  51. Love your ornament! Thanks for the idea.

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  52. Beautiful use of this die both as an ornament and on your lovely box! Fabulous inspiration!

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  53. Would make a great office gift for co-workers.

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  54. Very pretty and will look great in my bay window.

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  55. What an adorable little ornament. The gift box is too cute!

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  56. I love how you did this, Michelle! Beautiful!

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  57. Oh my goodness, I love your ornament. Thanks for the inspiration. Patricia B

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  58. What a GORGEOUS ornament! It's a wonderful project, and the box is just as lovely. TFS!

    ~Ashley W
    proudusmcwife@gmail.com
    http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com

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  59. These are so beautiful-- thanks for the giveaway and sharing this decoration that I know I can do <3

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  60. Always love finding more paper projects to do! Thanks!

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  61. I need to start making these now for Christmas gifts next year!

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  62. they look really smashing, you make it look so easy, but i will give it a try during the year and have some for next Christmas cheers
    Irene from down under

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  63. Your snow flake ornament is just beautiful!!! What a great idea.
    TFS Jane

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  64. You have done wonders with that snowflake die. Love the ornament.

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  65. Wow ... Your creations are just lovely . TFS .

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  66. OMG! Gorgeous! I can't decide if I like the ornament or gift topper more!!!!

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  67. I love this ornament. I'm gonna have to try to make one for myself. Thanks

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  68. Love the step by step tutorial and pictures! Its very easy to follow and I will give this a try. Love your ornament and gift box. About that crazy talk...well, you're not the only one ;-)

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  69. Oh my goodness! How creative! I love it... I'll have to place my order for the die on payday

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  70. Very pretty gift! I like the beads and how you used the snowflake die.

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  71. A tree decorated in all the snowflakes would be beautiful.

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  72. As usual I'm admiring, I love your decorating idea, and especially a big thank you for the explanation. I love Top Dog Dies, what a pity we cannot find them in France !

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  73. Super creative idea - thanks for sharing, LOTS of great inspiration on this blog hop. I'm falling more and more in love with Top Dogs Dies!
    Karen
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com
    I have a give-away on my blog today!

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  74. The snowflake ornament is so lovely. I love the addition of the sparkly beads. Thanks for sharing.

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  75. How pretty. I love that the box matches the ornament. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  76. Each year, I give each of my children a Christmas ornament. This year, I've been contemplating making the ornaments myself. so I've been gathering ideas. Thanks for yours'!

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