Thursday, September 8, 2011

Socks

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Welcome to the first ever Lawnscaping Blog Hop-Holiday Projects! If you've arrived from Cristina's blog, you are right on track!


Since my boys get so much sweet treats from others at Valentine's Day, I thought it would be cute to give them something useful for the holiday, you know, like a pair of new, nice and clean pair of socks. Being the rough and tumble kind, my boys are always desperately in need of clothing and they will like this little surprise for sure.


This tag, of course, could be used for a general Valentine's treat too, sans the actual pair of socks! After double die cutting a sentiment stamped vanilla coaster, I sandwiched a line of knotted twine between the coaster and a piece of acetate to prevent the socks from flying away. From the twine I hung the pair of paper pieced socks from Lawn Fawn's My Silly Valentine stamp set and added glossy accents to the hearts. I thought it was a cute touch to attach the tag to your treat or gift with a mini clip and heart, making a reference to the clothes line.

Here are the details of the hop: Everyone will have until Sunday, September 11th at 11:59 EST to leave comments on all the stops in the hop to be eligible for a prize. Winners will be announced the following day over at the Lawnscaping Challenge. If you get mislead during the hop or simply want more details, head on over to the Lawnscaping blog for all the details!

Your next stop on the Lawnscaping Holiday Projects Blog Hop is Danielle P.!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: (My Silly Valentine) Lawn Fawn

Ink: (Walnut Stain Distress) Ranger
Patterned Paper: (Argyle) Unknown Source
Fiber: (Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Other: (Coaster) PTI, (Acetate), (Marker) Copic, (Mini Clip)
Tools: (Spiral Notebook Die) PTI, (Nestabilties) Spellbinders

122 comments:

  1. Oh what a fabulous way to package a pair of socks... It's not just little boys who need new socks, all mine have holes in them!

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  2. you are a GENIUS!!! this is so fun!!!!

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  3. Wow!! how creative. great design!

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  4. Soo cute and love the design !

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  5. That's the cutest tag ever Karen.
    Love the way the socks hang in the aperture:)
    Jenny x

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  6. Practical and adorable all rolled into one!

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  7. You knock my mind off!!! Love the design of this card Karen:)

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  8. LOVE, love, love this! The pattern on your socks is perfect, and the die-cut window is genius!

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  9. totally adorable and this would work great for Christmas too.

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  10. Now this is CUTE! That little window is such a great idea especially because you really made it durable. Such sweetness with the socks and clothespin, it doesn't need real sugar!

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  11. BAHAHAHAHA! I am loving this. Hilarious. Love that you made this absolutely adorable tag and how wonderfully it compliments the socks! This had be giggling! LOVE THIS KAREN! This knocked my socks off!! :) Please upload this to our flickr site if you haven't already!!!!

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  12. Love the socks card...I gotta boy too and that kid always needs new socks.

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  13. I love this! Even without the socks themselves the tag is so unique with the opening cut out of it! Fabulous job Karen! I hope your boys love their socks!

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  14. LOL, you know this is absolutely adorable!! :)

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  15. Ha! What a great idea and card! Amazing that you came up with this! Love it :)

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  16. awwwww....how cute is this!!!! Brilliant idea!

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  17. what a great idea to leave the opening with no back, so clever!

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  18. Your boys sound like mine. Cute idea!

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  19. What a super cute project!! Love it!

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  20. ...speachless!!!! I love it Karen - LOVE it!!!! So fun - that twine is am awesome addition! and those palid socks - awesome I tell you!!!!!

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  21. well, that is just the cutest idea for a guy! My boys would love this! Have to file this one for February! SO clever!

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  22. OH my heavens.. I ADORE this.. what a fun and creative idea :) sooo cool..
    Off to the next stop on the hop :) HUGS
    familybubbles at hotmail dot com

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  23. What a cool idea!! Love how the socks are hanging on the twine!! TFS!! ;o)

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  24. I'm amazed!! LOVE your idea, it's wonderful and so cute! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  25. A fun idea!..loved the idea of tagging this wonder to the gift!:)

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  26. This is such an awesome and fun idea! Love it!

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  27. Simply a-mazing! Love it, it's so cheeky!

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  28. Great idea, those socks are cute.

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  29. What a completely clever idea, Karen! LOVE the paper you used on those socks, too!

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  30. What a fabulous project, Karen!! You're so creativily talented!!

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  31. Wow this is so cute and clever! TFS! :)

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  32. im screaming silently inside my brain, I am just way way too excited over this project. holy crap it's fantastic!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  33. Great idea! I love tags like this. great job.

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  34. Super cute! The clothespin at the top is such a nice touch :)

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  35. Aww so cute! I love the clothespin and sock idea! Darling!

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  36. so cute & sweet for your boys! :-) Great designed paper you found for the socks, as they look like real socks :-)

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  37. awesome Karen...love your work..
    thanks for sharing..

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  38. Eeek! Those are about the cutest socks ever!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  39. Oh, such creativity! What a fun gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Oh my goodness, Karen this is such a cutie patootie! Love it!

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  41. Tee, hee--this is adorable!! Super idea. :)

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  42. Adorable project! I love the colors and the design!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. So cool! Love the see-through window and the cuteness of those little socks :)

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  44. I love your work, Karen! Even though I don't leave comments often, I make it a point to visit you now and then and you really "knock my socks off" each time :)

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  45. what a great idea! i have 2 boys so i totally understand not having clean socks!

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  46. Oh my!!! Knocked my socks off too:-) I love the cute socks and the gorgeous die cut card! This is amazing! Love!!

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  47. Such a super cute and simple idea..

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  48. So cute and clever. Makes those socks so much more appealing.

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  49. This is such a cute little gift tag - and so versatile! Love this idea.

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  50. this is so cute love that sentiment and how u have used it, it literally knocked my socks off..lol..

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  51. Ack Karen! This is so stinkin' adorable!! I love this to pieces!!!

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  52. This is adorable! I just love this idea!!! So super cute! =D

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  53. Very, very sweet! A great sentiment and a great tag!

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  54. That is so adorable! Love the use of the stockings and the non-candy treat.

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  55. super sweet! Also love your multi color woodgrain from another post. I keep coming to your blog from other ones, so clearly I'll have to just follow you directly!

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  56. omg, OH.EEEEM.GEEEEE!!!! My socks just flew off! This is the absolutely MOST fabulous idea! You are amazing!

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  57. Absolutely beyond words adorable!!!

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  58. What a cute tag to give a gift. Just darling. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. What a FABULOUS project, just love it. Definitely publishing material :)

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  60. this is super duper cute! fab tag!

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  61. What a cute idea...and a cute card too!

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  62. What an original idea - great card!

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  63. sigh...i just plain love everything about this. so inspiring, my creative neurons are firing! :)

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  64. This is sweet! Love the paper piecing and that adorable petite little clothespin clip! The rustic twine is a nice touch too!

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  65. that's a nice take on a Valentine!

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  66. What a great way to "treat" someone to new socks. Thanks for sharing your unique idea.

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  67. Gorgeous tag :-) very cute idea ,, I love it :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  68. Wow, this is cute. Thats a great way to give a pair of socks, whit such a great tag along with it!

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  69. cute idea. I love the acetate to sandwich the socks.

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  70. very cute...karen freiberg

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  71. Love the socks hanging on the line.Very clever tag. Thanks

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  72. so cute. This just made me smile :)

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  73. Karen, I love this cute little card/tag!! Such a great technique - thanks for telling us how you made it!! I love the patterned paper you used for the socks, they look like they'd be nice warm, cozy-type socks. :) xx

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  74. That is so cute, what a way to setup a pair of socks for your hubby ;-)

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  75. cute cute cute-diggedy cute! so proud to be on this blog hop with you!

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  76. How clever and fun is this Karen! LOVE it!

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  77. I totally missed the blog hop, but had to stop by and tell you that this tag is ABSOLUTELY and COMPLETELY ADORABLE!!!!! LOVE those cute little socks and all of your details are just perfect!!

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