Carta Bella Paper Blog Hop


Welcome to the Carta Bella Paper Design Team Blog Hop!  Join our Design Team on their individual designer blogs as they share their current projects using Carta Bella paper products.  Follow the blog hop list below to hop from one blog to the next.  ONE winner will be selected from EACH BLOG to receive a Carta Bella Paper collection kit of their choosing.  To qualify for the drawing, please leave a comment on each corresponding blog.  All comments are due by midnight EDT on Thursday, September 27 to qualify.
Winners will be announced on each blog on Friday, September 28, be sure to check back to see if you won!
My Carta Bella project that I am sharing today, is a cone made with the Paris Girl collection:

I purchased a paper mache cone (about 10" long) from my local craft store and covered the outside with  the backside of the patterned paper "French Dots".  The inside was painted with craft paint.  The Sugar and Spice label is one of the element stickers, which I stuck to plain chipboard and cut out, then inked the edges.  To make the ruffled trim, I cut a strip of crepe paper and machine stitched a gathering stitch down one side.  Gather the crepe paper, judge how big you want your circle and tie the two thread ends together.  To glitter the edges, I just put a strip of white glue on a scrap piece of paper and dab the edges of the crepe paper into it.  Sprinkle your glitter on the edges and set aside to dry.  The ruffles on the top are all made with Paris Girl paper.  For the black ruffle, cut your strips (these were about 1" wide and I think I cut out 3 strips) and again machine stitch a wide gathering stitch along one edge.  The secret to gathering paper without ripping it is, wet the entire strip.  I blot it with paper towel and gather it gently and let it dry.  This paper was so nice to work with!  For the pleated pink paper, I scored my strips first, folded, then stitched along the bottom edge to hold the pleats together.  I dipped the top edge just a little bit in water and bent the pleats down, then let dry.  The strip above the pleated ruffle was a strip punched out with a border punch.  Ink your ruffle edges and adhere to the top of your cone.  Adhere a thin strip of paper in between the black and pink ruffles. I hot-glued tulle to each inside edge for a handle and wrapped a little piece of ribbon around the point of the cone.  These cones make great gifts and they are so easy to create!
Here's another one I made, but instead of a hanging one; I cut about 4" off the bottom and glued the cone to a chipboard circle base covered in patterned paper.
I used the "chocolate sticker" from the Paris Girl Alpha Sheet for my front, so I thought, filling it with chocolate makes it a perfect gift!  The base was finished off with little dots of Liquid Pearls.  I loved working with this line; the combination of pink, black and grey is gorgeous!
Don't forget to visit all of the Design Team's blogs, their projects are amazing!  Remember, leave a comment for your chance to win a collection kit!
Hope you're enjoying the blog hop, your next stop is the Carta Bella Paper Blog!
Have a great day,
Jan

                              Jen Chapin             http://www.jenchapin.blogspot.com/
                              Tamara Tripodi      http://www.happylifecraftywife.com/
                              Pam Brown            http://www.happytobecreating.blogspot.com
                              Natasja Verbeek     http://www.vintagetearooms.com/
                              Jan Hobbins           http://www.janhobbins.blogspot.com   That's me!
                              Carta Bella Blog    http://www.cartabellapaper.com/blog/



112 comments

Patricia Roebuck said...

So beautiful, elegant, and fun!

jojobeth1 said...

Beautifully done!

Natou77 said...

Pure beauty, a great idea

Deanna Lynn said...

Beautiful project. Love it!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are great! I especially love the standing one. I just looks so cool, Love all the details and paper pleating.

Margie said...

Very pretty, what a great idea!

Charlotte Brochu said...

I've always loved your altered projects and this one is no exception! So inspiring!

KAT said...

i love this way to serve treats...how cute.

Sally Cranney said...

So feminine and girly! These papers/colors are perfect! Love these!

Jakki said...

beautiful

Renee said...

Love them both, beautiful shabby colors.. perfect with chocolate!

Nathalie said...

Very cool and unique!!! And perfect use of that collection!!

Misty W. said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristin Kingrey said...

Very cool projects. I love them both.

fishioslady said...

nice project. I love the line of paper. My daughter is big on the Paris thing and it would go great in her book. Have a great day

Carla said...

Such a cute and pretty creation!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Carla from Utah

Pam said...

Love these ! they would be perfect for a Sweet 16 party !

Sandra Mahr said...

Awesome projects, both would be cool to use for MayDay baskets.

Scrap2day said...

wow oh wow! I want to do 2 of these..one for my craft room and one to hang on the door for Halloween! The Hallow's Eve would make a beautiful cone!

Deb said...

oh wow, they are so adorable, so pretty, fabulous!

Lisa said...

Wow. So super cute. Love the idea and hadn't thought of something like this. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Too cute! Love this!

Rebecca Sandidge said...

Cute stuff! Love the standing "chocolate". Those would make great teacher gifts!

Rebecca Wagner said...

Oh my word, I want this!! Still filled with all that chocolate, of course!

Andrea Garland said...

Fantastic idea, perfect for birthday you can put there all the goodies on the table.

Karenladd said...

What a beautiful and unique decoration! Love how you made it stand up!

Debbie said...

what a lovely and beautiful way to create a item to hold candy love it love the feminine look
upnurse at aol dot com

Jena, Rick, Ricky & Jordana said...

What an amazing idea! I am addicted to chocolate which makes me love this even more!

Beth said...

How creative :)

marylouh said...

These would make great treat holders to give to special Halloween visitors. Fill them up with candy, decorate them with Halloween paper. Hang one on your door as a decoration. thanks for the ideas.

Lillian Child said...

WOW ... both of these are such a labor of love. You can tell you enjoy papercrafting. Love your creative style! I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!

KellyG said...

Precious project, LOVE that cone!

Danielle Parkinson said...

I think I might try and lift your idea and make a little something for my girls in my scrap group and fill it with candy for Halloween. We are meeting on the 26th of Oct and can give it to them then. Love it!!!!

JPScraps said...

This is such a cute idea! My fave would have to be the chocolate one ;)

Ange said...

Very pretty!!

МД в картинках said...

The colors in this collection are perfect for something sweet=)

Corinne said...

oh they are both great but the Chocolate one is FANTASTIC!! Love them...Great job and thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs

Nancy Wethington said...

Very cute! What a great way to serve candy!

Judy said...

Love it!! love the paper and awesome idea!! Thanks!!

mustangkayla said...

Love the pleats and ruffles at the top! Cute project!

Kimberly said...

Such delicious projects, and so pretty with the frills. TFS

Christine Kiehl said...

oh my blown out of the design team Jan! In looking at all of your projects on your blog, to include the blog hop post, Carta Bella is LUCKY to have you on their design team! You make their products LOOK GOOD!!! Your talent has me in awe and I can't wait to see what you post next!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us on the fantastic design team CB paper hop! jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

Wendy said...

Beautiful projects!

Kelly Massman said...

sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh, how clever and girlie! What a fun centerpiece that would be for a party.

Tracey said...

Wow! How fabulous!!

Holly Elliott said...

Great projects, theyre very creative!

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

very cute and so clever. What a great gift idea. TFS

Court said...

Really really pretty! Nicely done!

Paula said...

What a fancy gift - love everything about it!

Sophia said...

What a cute project, love it...

sas44 said...

Clever project!

Wee Von said...

What a great project. Not sure which paper I love the most.

Laura Stewart said...

thanks for the great giveaway! cute project

Anski said...

Oh, so cute cones!!

Amelia Harris said...

Ooo! I love that Paris collection, seems so girly! Love pink! The cones turned out adorable.

Michelle Huegel said...

that is so cool! Thanks for explaining it all so well!

Ruth G said...

Lovely! Great idea for a treat, etc!!! TFS!

Benwah said...

What super ideas. Love the ice cream sundae gift. The cone shaped gift is sweet too. thanks for sharing.

amy said...

I love your cone and I'm going to try my hand at making this as a party favor in October...wish me luck!

eunice said...

Love the cone with the flat base. Am Pinning that idea for sure!

Jennifer Grace said...

Gorgeous, I love the glitter on the crepe paper trim! x

Leisa said...

Gorgeous cone container! Thanks for the tip on wetting paper before ruffling it :)

paperpapier said...

such a sweet project, love the pink colour incorporated into it!

Dara Lynn said...

What a beautiful cone!!!!! Loving the new Paris Girl line ! :)

lisa808 said...

Fab projects! Love tge Paris Girl collection.

Lisa C. said...

Wow - so beautiful!! Love your work!

Lea L. said...

This is such a sweet mussie tussie!! Love it!!

julie e said...

Cute project!

luv46kdz said...

Just adorable!l

Paula

Jeanne said...

Great project! So creative!

Carol said...

Beautiful project, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Amanda said...

Those treat cones r superb;) U do fabulous work! Thanx 4 sharing~prhmangel@gmail.com

Tina Johnson said...

This line is right up my alley since i love everything Paris and everything chocolate! Great projects!!

Josie0602 said...

Love this idea...so pretty and such a great presentation for a gift!

Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Love this! Great idea!

Tina M said...

LOVE this idea!!! I think the cones are cute but not practical for presentation, chopping the bottom and finishing it...never thought of that! Can't beat your decoration of it either!

Melinda said...

Great idea! And I love this collection!

Suz said...

Oh, how FUN! Love these! Loving the paper line as well!

NinaN said...

Gorgeous work! I love that collection!

Jamie said...

love your cones they are so beautiful you can tell you put tons of work into them! thanks so much for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Lydia said...

Adorable!! Such great work!

kathy said...

What a cute gift that would make for someone. Thanks for sharing!

Joan V said...

Oh, these are fantastic. Love that Paris Girl paper line. It really goes with your projects. TFS

blsd2scrp said...

too stinking cute!!! I love this project!!

Amanda said...

Wow! Your cone projects are so beautiful. Thanks for all the tips and advice. I never would have thought to wet the paper before ruffling or pleating it!

Robin B. said...

I love how pretty and elegant these cones are.

sharon g said...

Oh my gosh, I NEED to make one of these cones. LOVE IT beyond belief!

SharonDoesBaskets said...

GREAT details!! Love the tips on gathering paper!! I was wondering before I read how you got it to do that! WATER!! Why didn't I think of that! Very creative! Thanks!

Beverly32440 said...

Very pretty project. Thank you for sharing the tip to gather paper. I will defintely use the tip!

BethW said...

Oh yeah!I love Tussie Mussies and this one is delightful.But cutting off the bottom-brilliant.Looks like an old fashioned ice cream soda.Super inspiration-thank you!

Jean said...

Amazing projects!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Beatrice Lawson said...

What a sweet delicious way to use the collection! Love the projects and also love your Halloween banner - I am in the process of making one so really appreciated the inspiration.

stampinlara said...

WOW, gorgeous! Love your entire blog, such talent! Thanks so much for sharing all of your creative projects.. LOVE!

Kristina M. Anderson said...

So cute! Just loved the cones you made. The sitting one is very creative. I would not have thought to make one to stand or "sit". Lovely papers you used. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cone creations!

Michelle said...

This is so incredibly awesome! As is your banner (I started at Carta Bella). Saving your blog to come back often! :)

Selenaintx said...

Love this!!! The cone is so pretty!!!

Amy said...

Wow, thanks for the detailed instructions for this project! I love it, and must copy it soon! ;)

Lydia said...

thank you soo much for sharing your fab ideas xxxx

Linda said...

Beautiful. Never made anything like that before. Thanks for sharing all the details.

janet said...

Such great projects and such a great blog post.
Now I really want this collection...ha!
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

adele said...

What an amazing project! Thanks for the chance to win :)

MamaKaraba said...

SO cute! Thanks for the chance to win free stuff!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOVE this hanging cone--and I LOVE the one that you cut off!!! SOOOOOOO Clever! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

lucretia said...

Never seen anything like that before. Very pretty and inspiring.

Patricia said...

Loving that candy cone- such a fun idea!

Scrappin Mama said...

Great idea! I have 2 little girls and these cones would make great party decorations. Of course then they would probably try to make the cones into princess hats!

SandiB said...

Love your projects and the collection you used on them.

Linh C. said...

These are so cute! Great idea on creating a tabletop version too.

Debbie P said...

What an awesome project! Gorgeous product! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristianne Swanson said...

OhMyGoodness your cones are incredible!! Thank you so much for the amazing tips on pleating the papers, I am definitely gonna have to try that trick!

ajmaluck said...

You did a wondeful job decorating these cones. They would be perfect as a centerpiece any occasion. Just change the papers and embellishements.

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