Saturday, December 3, 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas- Day 3!

Happy Saturday everyone! Wow, it's already day 3 of our My Creative Time 12 Days of Christmas bonanza, which means we are another day closer to the big one and time is not slowly down any! If you have arrived from LeAnne's blog then you are in the right place! If NOT, start at Emma's blog HERE to see the awesomeness she has created today and to see what the GIVEAWAY is for today! Be sure to comment on the entire DT line up during the blog hop for your chance to win some early presents that I bet are right up your crafty little alley! ;)

As the holidays near, I know there will be more visitors popping into my home and there always seems to be those few people who are so thoughtful and give me a holiday gift and I have nothing for them--yikes!!! It's good to have some small holiday gifts on hand for these particular occasions and today I'm sharing a couple of projects that I hope will make for nice little gifts. 
I actually purchased nothing special to make my Beary Merry Gift Baskets. I collect bears, especially Boyd's and every year I seem to add a few more to my holiday collection. I like to give these mini Boyd's bears out at Christmas because they are always so adorable, festive and inexpensive (at least if you get them from QVC like I do hehe) but usally just throw them into a paper gift bag or something similarly boring. I scavenged my craft room for a couple small baskets, found 1 that I liked how it was but also wanted to do 1 in white, so I just altered the one below--what a difference a few coats of paint make lol! 
And who wants to buy expensive tissue paper with only a few sheets in it just 'cus it has a design on it?---NOT me! I like to make my own and the dollar store always had a huge package of it in plain white ready to hand stamp and customize to your hearts delight! For my tissue paper I used MCT's All Around Christmas, Classmates Valentines (bear w/ heart) and Everyday Crossword & Bingo (mini star). TIP- if you make your own, don't be skimpy--stamp alot all over it or it will look sparse and unfinished.

 Mixed Holiday Sentiments stamp set for "Have a Beary Merry Chrismtas" and Fancy label and die set.


Supplies used: baskets, white paint, glitter, white tissue paper, stamps and ink of choice (here My Creative Time stamps, Stampin Up ink in Real Red and Bashful Blue), for the plastic pine sprigs, glitter star and berries I just bought some holiday florals and glittery strands in the wreath isle at Joann's then deconstructed them; Ribbon/trim, mini holiday boyd's bears, peppermint puffs
That's all my stuff for today!

***12 Days of Christmas Give Away Alert***
To qualify for ALL the AMAZING giveaways for the next 12 days, you must comment on every blog in this hop! You will have until Tues, Dec 13th @ midnight to have all of your comments in! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE LEAVE A WAY FOR US TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE WINNER'S!

There are some AMAZING giveaways for this special 12 day event & some SURPRISES to help celebrate "My Creative Time's" One Year Anniversary! Yep, Emma released her 1st set of stamps one year ago! So make sure you are tuned in because this is ONE hop you do NOT want to miss!;)

Here is the full blog hop line up:
Emma~ http://www.creativetimeforme.com/
Cassandra ~ http://www.ctimz3.blogspot.com/
Cathryn ~ http://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/
Cindy ~ http://cindylee77.blogspot.com/
Jeanne ~ http://www.thecricutcorner.com/
Katie ~ http://www.craftingwithkatie.com/
Leanne ~ http://createdbyleanne.blogspot.com/
Linsey ~ You Are Here :)
Liz ~ http://www.lizspaperloft.com/
Nancy ~ http://scrappingoutofcontrol.blogspot.com/
Veronica ~ http://www.vkcreate.blogspot.com/

Thanks for visiting me today! Your next stop on the MCT blog hop is Miss LIZ!

160 comments:

DEBBIE ORR said...

Great idea!

Debby said...

Wow, Love this, I am always afraid to alter something incase I ruin it but your basket turned out awesome. I have seen so many baskets at the thread shed and just leave them behind, think it is time to pick some up to give this a try.
angel hugs
Debby
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VICTORIA said...

I love ... love your baskets TFS you did an awesome job on them. :)
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Jen said...

Wonderful baskets! Great job!

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justcreativeme.blogspot.com

nellie27 said...

Another creative project. The recipients will love these bears.
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Doris P. said...

oh what beautiful gift baskets!! I see these baskets at yard sales, etc.. perfect. TFS :) Doris
parkernana5@cox.net

pruttybird said...

Love this idea. Love the idea of stamping my own tissue paper :)

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Gina said...

omg linsey these are great!! can I come to your house for Christmas!!
babi96 at aol dot com

Cookie said...

Super cute, love it.

Jan said...

These baskets are so super cute. I love bears and collect Boyds Bears as well.

Jan
bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

bearycreativecrafts.blogspot.com

Lara said...

Beary cute! Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003 atgmaildotcom

Bex said...

Oh my......that was just brilliant! I really like that.;0)
I love how that is personalized.

bex@
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Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

Your baskets came out super cute...and those bears are simply adorable!! Fantastic job!!
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CLM-cindylu2u said...

Love them, you will find me at yard sales this spring picking up some baskets to redo, thank you!!

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Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

So Beary adorable! These are truly precious :)

Debbie H.

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Tami B. said...

These are so cute and I never thought about stamping tissue paper. What a great idea! tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

Luv Scrapping Together said...

The baskets are fantastic!! I love this idea!

Hugs,
Saundra
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LindaB said...

How cute nice job.
LindaB
top2kop@hotmail.com

Kip said...

Love this idea!! Thanks!

Denise said...

Beautiful basket idea! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

Angela W. said...

What a sweet idea,love your baskets.

Crafting Katie said...

Just so cute! I didn't realize you painted your white basket when you gave us a peek last night. Impressive! It turned out great!!!

Tammi A. said...

these are super cute. and they look like you spent so much time on them. perfect for the holidays!

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Mary said...

You have the touch the baskets are to die for.
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quilt4fun2 said...

The Bears and baskets are so sweet...who would not want one? Love it!
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Ester said...

They look beautiful!
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Craft Me This said...

Beautiful project.
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JaniceA said...

Beautiful baskets, you did a great job on them!
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Christine said...

I make my own tissue paper too! I love your baskets.

christinescreativecards@gmail.com

Tammy said...

Love your baskets great gift idea.

grammiej said...

WOW! Your project is beautiful! I love the white and all the colors for the other parts.
TFS

jashmore1944@att.net

Jeanne said...

I just adore these baskets!! Great job Linsey!!

Vicky said...

great idea love your projects they are awesome.
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Georgi Girl said...

Linsey, these little basket gifts are adorable! Who wouldn't love to receive one of those. And great idea on having a few extra things around to give. Now that you mention it, that always happens to me to. It will be nice to be prepared this year....thanks to you....lol.
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Brenda said...

too cute! I love both of these baskets! what a great idea! the blue one is my favorite! thanks for sharing

janette09 said...

The cutest!
Soo sweet!
janette09@comcast.net

CA Scrapper said...

Wow, these are just adorable. Amazing job!

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

Kate said...

OMG Linsey these are perfect and definitely a perfect gift. Awesome idea. Love them.

Hugs,
Kate

Scrappin with the bug said...

Awww too cute. How adorable these are. Great job. I love the white basket/bear.

Thanks for the wonderful tip too on tissue paper.

Thanks for sharing.
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mbchoj said...

Very cute love the baskets. anyone would love to receive these.bchoj at mbchoj at aol dot com

Niki said...

very cute!!! Love those bears and baskets!!

Niki
billniki@gmail.com

Cathie w said...

love this project TFS!!!

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Vickie said...

Love these bear baskets. TFS

wahixane77 said...

awesome baskets...great idea with the tissue paper.

Jessica said...

Wow Linsey is really cute. Love both project. Great idea to stamp the tissue paper.

Karen said...

Thanks for the tip on stamping my own tissue paper. Awesome job on the baskets.
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Savahanna said...

OMG I LOVE these baskets. They came out so= awesome. I especially love the white.

brittmartin0910 said...

I love your basket and the way that you altered your tissue paper. Thank you for sharing.
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Alvina said...

That is so beautiful, great job!!

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alvinascreations.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful and adorable way to give a gift!! Those Boyds bears are just so cute!! Thanks for sharing!
My e-mail is gerissman@comcast.net

Hugs,
Geri

Miriam Prantner said...

These gift baskets are just adorable. Great job! mprantner at gmail dot com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh this is definitely a - oh and ah project

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous way to spruce up an ordinary basket! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Mickey's Craft World said...

What an amazing basket...Super cute and sooo creative!!!

Mickey

mickeysworld01@comcast.net

Lisa said...

WOW what an awesome idea and they came out beautiful.

Shana said...

such a great ideas, thanks for the great hop. shanasewing@yahoo.com

CathyinMN said...

Such cute gifts! You did a great job decorating the baskets.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

GlendaLea said...

I love this and the bears are adorable
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audrey spratley said...

This is a really cute idea.

Cassandra said...

These are so super fantastic! I totally think the white one would be perfect for an engagement ring! Can you just see the look on a woman's face when we saw the ring in the middle of all the beautiful holiday stuff??? Great job :)

hugs
Cassandra

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

ADORABLES!!! :)

Nikki

Linda Harris said...

Those are adorable and such a great idea!!! Linda Harris lsunflower58@aol.com

jessica said...

this is beautiful!!!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Candy said...

These are so cute. Love that little brown bear. What a fabulous idea to use the stamps on the tissue. I will surely use this one.
Candy
candyyoung826 at msn dot com

Sherrie K. said...

This is awesome! Great gift idea:) TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

lindagk23 said...

Your Bear Baskets are so adorable!!! Love love love! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

Rosie said...

WOW! these baskets are absolutely amazing!!!!! they are soooooo cute

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melllisssa said...

What gorgeous baskets you've created. I never thought to use stamps and make decorate my own tissue paper either. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Mimi said...

Very cute idea. You did a wonderful job and someone will be thrilled with these gifts.

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Trisha said...

Well, if your idea for stamped tissue paper isn't the best idea yet. Love it and love your gift baskets. So pretty. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Addicted Scrapper said...

Adorable!! You have done a great job on these!!

Alina
alina.luis@live.com

Lori Comeau said...

Your gift baskets are adorable. I absolutely just love the white one. What a great project and a great gift.
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Cathryn said...

Very cute gifts to give! Nice job on this! hugs, Cathryn :)

janner said...

Wonderful creative baskets.
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Purplepatamus! said...

I love these! Great job!
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mamawcindy said...

Oh WOW! What a difference.I have a few Baskets around that I need to try this on. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
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Karen said...

This is so cute and such a great idea for a little gift!

Lori said...

So stinking cute!! What a wonderful gift

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ctibbmn said...

Very adorable baskets!!

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Marissa said...

Your basket is adorable! I love how your tissue paper came out! I never thought about making my own! Thanks for the tip!

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CREATIVE M said...

Too Cute!!!

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Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

Love it. Thank you for the inspiration!

Teresa said...

Wow! Your baskets look absolutely professional! Great job!

Java Jen's Creations said...

Oh my goodness!!! How adorable!!! Lovely gifts!!

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~ Lori ~ said...

Those are just adorable!

Lori
Bloggin The Crafts
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Ashley Nicole said...

I can't tell you how much I love these baskets. Thank you for sharing the tissue paper idea.
Ashley
glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com
http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Jamie - oohLaLaPaperie said...

I love that you made your own tissue paper. So pretty!

Jamie
Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

Jeri said...

Just precious! I just want to hug those sweet little bears.
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Melissa said...

Oh wow, these are adorable, thank for sharing!

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CraftsManda said...

Oh My Heavens! How totally adorable! I love, love, love those cute bears and painting your basket!? Brilliant!! What fun gifts!

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2LilPrincesses said...

those are sooooooo cute!!! love them!
candace
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Brenda said...

This bear basket is so adorable!! Thanks for sharing!!

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tina said...

These are stunning, Linsey! Love everything especially your glistening berries.

Tina
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Hi...I'm Cindy said...

I love these, great idea with the tissue paper tooo

Bobbi said...

Very cute. F.U.N.
Bobbi

Kathy Salido said...

Wow, this are beary cute!!!
Kathy
salido99@msn.com
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Carol said...

fabulous idea - it's one of those "why didn't I think of that" moments. I stamp my wrapping paper so why not the tissue. TFS

Carol W.
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Kris said...

Awesome idea! Love it! TFS!


Kris in Alaska
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Tonya said...

Great project! Love your work.

Tonya
tonya dot morgan at gmail dot com

- said...

Super adorable!!! Love the little bears... they are sooo cute:-p

(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin

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Brenda said...

Oh my word! These are just fabulous!! They look like high end gifts from a high end department store!! The stamped tissue paper really makes a huge impact on the over look of the gift and of course the boyds bears are so adorable in the baskets!! I never thought to paint a basket to change it up and meet your needs, what a fabulous idea!!
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Evelyn said...

Awesome. Love this idea. TFS
Evelyn
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Dorcas said...

THis is a beautiful idea!!!!

dorcas
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jrugg said...

Love how the baskets turned out! Great idea for the tissue paper!
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Donna said...

Super cute basket - love as a centerpiece. thanks for sharing. dsebby404@yahoo.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

ADORABLE!!! What great gift baskets!!!

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Megan said...

I love your baskets!

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DevinTaylorCreations said...

Just WOW!!! I appreciate so much all the inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz:)

DevinTaylorCreations said...

Just WOW!!! I appreciate so much all the inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz:)

Amy said...

How cute are these little gift baskets- what a cute idea :)Amy
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scrapaholicjen said...

Your gift basket is soooo pretty TFS!!!
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DebC said...

I used to collect boyds bears myself. I also have a curio cabinet full of the resins. This is a really cute project. I think it makes an adorable gift!
Deb C
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Suzy said...

So beary sweet!! ;) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! :) :)
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

These are Drop-jaw Gorgeous! Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Cindy said...

OH my...i love both of them...but esp the second one!! I love...love the white!! You did a fabulous job,Lindsey! WOW!!

MeMe said...

Awwww. How cute!
Pat
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Anonymous said...

Very cute. And I never really thought of something as simple as stamping my own tissue paper.

Denise J.
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Shanna Wilson said...

i love your basket you did a great job. i would be scared to do this worried I'd mess it up lol
TFS
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Gramjak said...

absoluely adorable basket gifts. Stamping on plain ole tissue paper is ingenious! WOW!
I'm ready to go at it!

Love the ifnished products sooooooo much!

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Luanne said...

oh my gosh! I super love your projects they are very very pretty! with the teddies in them. Is that for me? hehehe

Luanne
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Christina said...

Oh my gosh, I love this idea!! Not only as a gift but as a holiday decoration!!

Christina

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Danielle Lee said...

These are adorable. What a wonderful idea! I never thought to stamp on the tissue paper. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle
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RLS Innovations said...

Good idea to have some extra gifts on hand. I love that basket.

Sue
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Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

love the white basket...it looks like a winter wonderland.
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Tricia said...

These are so ADORABLE!! Love this idea!
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Arcy Scraps said...

great gift baskets! very well done!
Cyndy
arcy.scraps@gmail.com

Lisa said...

awwww So cute! Thanks for sharing
Lisa G
lkgra@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

I love the idea of making my own tissue paper. Girl I'm going to the dollar store on my lunch break. These baskets are super adorable. I LOVE YOUR WORK. All the elements you use go perfect together.
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elwalten said...

These baskets ideas are wonderful. Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

Donna and Sara said...

These are adorable. I love them both. The sentiment is too cute too. Thank you. teachermom5@gmail.com

Sandy C. said...

How adorable. Love the sentiment. Sandy C. sczcecatyahoodotcom

Amanda said...

Absolutely adorable gift basket and I love the stamped tissue paper idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

Scrappy hugs
Amanda : 0)
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Rebecca said...

soo cute. great idea.
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Josie0602 said...

Sweet gift idea! I love those bears and your baskets are so pretty!

Debbie said...

WOW, those are both amazing and I love that you made your own tissue paper. That is a great idea! TFS.

Debbie B.
debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

ScrappinT said...

Okay, I decorate my Christmas with bears! This stamp set is a must for me!!! I love this project!!!

Ashley said...

Those baskets are amazing!! I love them!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Beautiful831 said...

Love this idea. Gloria C
Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

callyannc said...

These baskets are sweet1 CallyAnn
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surfnfroggie said...

Your Baskets are beautiful! Great job on the paper, I love that idea too! Just the way I like it easy!Great job!
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Jenn said...

I love the idea of making your holiday gift paper! Wonderful baskets, TFS!
hugs, Jenn
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Micia said...

no way!! how cute!!! so so so adorable! love it!

micia
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Viki said...

Beary cute!

Melissakc1 said...

love love love. great idea.
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Kristi said...

Crafty idea!
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joni said...

Super cute idea!!! I love how you made these...so wonderful!! Lucky those who stop by your house!!! TFS
hugs,
joni

Pam said...

This is so cute! What a wonderful present! Beautiful.
Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

TUKI said...

Those are adorable!!

tuki123@att.net

Kim44 said...

Wow These are just so darn cute!!! Great job.

Kim
kpedersen44@yahoo.com

SQ said...

Too, too cute!
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AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great and cute Project
jeria22@yahoo.com tfs!

Kim. said...

Oh I love both of these baskets, they look amazing dressed up with their beary friends.
kimthompson68@sky.com
Kim xXx

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your bear gift baskets.
Kathy
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Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Beautiful gift baskets! TFS.

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kathlee said...

Oh how pretty!! Just gorgeous!
Merry Christmas to You and Yours!
Kathie
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kramer_buffy said...

they look amazing!

-- dalis
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Richelle said...

Super cute, love the idea of decorating your own tissue paper! Thanks for sharing.
Richelle
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Sue D said...

Very cute bear baskets--like your stamped tissue paper.
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FMonty said...

2 baskets!!! I love them both!!! TFS :)
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Live Love and Scrap said...

OMGEEEE!!!! I would never take the bears out...they look so cute in that little basket..GREAT job!!! LOVE that you made your own tissue paper =)


hugs,
Sarah
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