Friday, January 17, 2014

Daydream Designs BLOG HOP: Day 3 (more inspiration!

Join the Fun--DAY 3

NOW through January 19

Welcome to the Daydream Designs BLOG HOP!  If you are just joining us, hop right in.  But you may want to check out previous posts by our designers.  Some of them are posting new samples each day of the hop.  We have tons of inspiration for you and lots of FREEBIES and giveaways.  You will visit 10 Dream Team designers’ blogs.  Follow the linked list below to move through the blog hop in order, so you don’t miss one.  

**Three winners will win their choice of 

 from our Daydream Designs Store.  
If we have lots of players, more winners will be selected.

(Excludes KD-Kits)

**One winner will win this BIG BLOG CANDY**

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Blog Candy Contents: 

  • Cardstock:  2-12x12 toast textured, 3-12x12 pink textured, 3 sheets each of 8-1/2 x 11 in Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush.  (8 sheets total)
  • Patterned Paper: TWO 12 x 12 sheets EACH in light floral, bright floral, stripe, and heart print.  (8 sheets total)
  • Embellishments: 7 yds. total in wrinkle ribbon: pink blush, sand, caramel (hand-dyed by Diane Noble), 5 doilies, assorted prima flowers (as shown), assorted round and heart shaped buttons as shown, bird cage with pendant, rhinestone swirls, pink glass pearls, 30+ stickers
  • 3-D alterable items: 1 set of bracket covers for a mini album, one boxed fold out album to decorate.  (See more pictures at the end of this blog post) 
Collect FREE DIGIS as you go!  There will be a free digi waiting on each designer’s blog!  Here's the one for this blog (Day 3 only).  See Day 1 and 2 for a different Freebie.  Just copy and paste to your files.

To qualify:
1.      Visit every blog on the list.
2.      Leave a comment saying you were here.  Leave additional comments on subsequent days for more chances to win.

3.      For an extra chance to win, subscribe to our newsletter (Diane’s blog, first stop on the hop.  If you are already subscribed just tell me and I'll add another chance for you).

4.      When you get to the last blog on the list, Jerusha’s blog, you will have the choice to end the hop or continue to Deedee Anderson’s blog to start another round with her team for more prizes and Freebies!  Let’s get started!

Deedee Anderson (optional to continue to her One-Stop-Blog Hop for additional prizes and inspiration) 


Here's something a little different for you on Day 3 of our hop.  I wanted to share this 3-D project and show you how to make it.  It holds 4 Kuerig K-Cups.  You could punch slots or different shaped openings for other types of gifties. 
For the base of the box, cut a piece of heavy cardstock 7" x 10" then score and cut as shown in the diagram below.  You can copy and paste this image to a word document to make it larger.  

Score all cut and score lines first.  Then cut out shaded areas and fold along score lines.  Punch out all openings before adhering box together. Side flaps overlap; adhere outside flap to the others.  The 1/2" flap adheres to the handle piece when the box is folded up.  

To make a 2-cup holder use one pattern; for a 4-cup holder like my sample, make two boxes and adhere together with sticky tape.  To decorate, cut 1-7/8" x 3-7/8" panels for the four sides (4-cup holder).  Cut a 1-1/4" x 3-7/8" panel of patterned paper for each side of the handle.  You will have to punch the handle shape to align with the box if you chose to have a handle.  Decorate as desired. 

To decorate my box I used:
  • Curious Metallic Cryogen White cardstock from  It's shimmering and the perfect weight for 3-D projects like this.  I absolutely love it.  It's like SU's shimmer white only heavier and much cheaper! 
  • Love You Tender Digi Paper from Daydream Designs
  • Snowbaby Love Color Set (puppy and small pink heart), Daydream Designs
  • Scalloped Heart of Hearts Sizzlit die (SU).
  • Trio flower punch (SU) and Melon Mambo cardstock for the layered flower.  Pearl center. 
  •  Sentiment from Sending You Love sentiment set, Daydream Designs, recolored to pink
  • White satin ribbon, (SU)
Your next stop is Elizabeth Hart at Warm Harted


  1. Diane, the beautiful white ribbon and bow along with the embossed heart with the puppy and rose are amazing. You have such a gentle sweet way of putting any project together.. Thank you for the digi's.

    1. Your comments on this blog hop have been SO encouraging, Carole. Thank you for being such a blessing to so many!

  2. What a fantastic project. Thank you for the template and thank you for the cute doggie digi. I love everything doggie and he is so sweet

  3. I'm back for Day 3! What an awesome project, Diane! I've never seen anything like that - it would make a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing the template. And thank you for the cute puppy freebie - I love him! Your designs are so cute and adorable! I am enjoying your blog hop and the wonderful inspiration. Very grateful for your freebies too! Wishing you a joyful day!

  4. What a creative idea for a gift. And it is so pretty.
    Love the pup - thanks so much. Fun week.

  5. fantaastic!! thanks for sharing the template.. puppy is soo cute.. thanks for sharing...
    Moxie Craftie

  6. I just LOVE how you made the puppy so small to fit right on there. This is such an adorable gift giving idea, which I always enjoy. What a fun blog hop, Diane. I sure hope that it brings in some new business for your lovely shop. I wish everyone could have a Daydreams day and get some sweet Daydreams digis. It just makes your world a happier place!
    I praise God for you, my friend. Thanks for the inspiration.

    P.S. I got my blog post updated rather late today but it's updated now.

  7. I am so loving this project - now where is that coffee! Have a lovely day! Thanks for the freebies too!

  8. What a great idea! I have lots of friends who would love getting their gift of K-cups in a such a gorgeous container!

  9. Thank you so much for the freebie - that puppy is just darling! What a pretty K Cup gift box - I really like that idea! Thanks for sharing!

  10. So pretty! I love your box. Those papers are gorgeous! Love the little dog. Thank you. Edwina Brown

  11. What a fun gift for someone special. This puppy is adorable. I love your embossed heart he is hanging out on.
    Thanks for this sweet little guy.
    Crafty hugs,

  12. I love this sweet gift set., Diane! Have always wanted to make something like this, and thanks to your detailed instructions, now I can! Have loved this little puppy from the start! Great blog hop, wishing you and your shop wonderful success!

  13. You are so creative! I love the K cup holder gift and appreciate the darling dog!

    Miss Mary

  14. What a fab idea. It is so cute. Thank you for the freebies also.
    Hugs, Cynthia
    Deedee's DT member

  15. Diane what a great gift idea and thanks for the template and the digis. You are so awesome to do this that I feel I already won the jackpot, not that just in case, I would love to win the stash.......

  16. Oh what a neat way to give as a gift! Love that you just pulled the dog from that set. Thanks for the freebie.


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