Winter Wonderland Blog Hop

Welcome to the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop hosted by Scraps by Gracie


Today’s hop is filled with winter (not holiday) themed projects.  We hope they warm your heart on these cold winter days.  We have a winter storm on the way, so it’ll be a winter wonderland here very soon.

Today’s hop sponsored by:

Catherine Pooler

Catherine is giving away a class of the winner’s choice from her great offerings at Creativity Grows Here.   I’ve taken some of her classes and have learned so much…you’re gonna love this prize!  To enter the drawing just leave a comment on each of the blogs in today’s hop.  EZ-PZ

The winner will be announced on Scraps by Gracie’s blog on Saturday, 1/30/16, so don’t forget to check back.

Now to the projects!  You should have arrived here from my hop buddy Haidee’s blog.

When I close my eyes and think of a winter wonderland, I always see a peaceful woodland settings.  So that’s the direction I went for this hop.  My first project is a gazebo in the woods…wouldn’t you just love to happen upon this on a winter’s walk?

Winter Gazebo in the Woods 1

And here it is with a battery operated tea light inside.

Winter Gazebo in the Woods 6

This was made with a Tina Fallon cut file purchased through CraftsUPrint and was quite the project but it was a made as a Christmas present for my StampNation Secret Sistah, Kristie so it just had to be special.  All the details can be found in the gallery; if you click on the image, it’ll take you there.

Then I just had to make this Bendi Card from Dreaming Tree.  I made one of the cards in the Christmas Bendi Card Bundle previously and enjoyed making it so much I wanted to do another.  If you haven’t tried a Dreaming Tree cut file yet, don’t hesitate.  The quality of their cut files is great and they have extremely helpful assembly tutorial videos for each card.  I sure wouldn’t mind living in this Winter Wonderland.

Winter Wonderland 1

I have full details in the gallery, if you want to more about supplies and assembly or see additional pictures.

Next up is a shadow box with one of my favorite winter sights when I look out the window on a blanket of white and see that bright red of a cardinal.  No wonder it’s a favorite on so many holiday cards.  I read that a cardinal is representative of a loved one who has passed.  When you see one, it means they are visiting you…I choose to believe this is true.

Winter Cardinal in Winter 1

This project came together very easily with a cut file by A Little Hut purchased in the Silhouette Design Store.  I wasn’t thrilled with the way this file was made, but it looked okay when it was fully assembled.

That’s it for me.  Up next is the talented  Lisa’s  blog.

And here’s the entire line-up in case you get lost:





27 Responses to “Winter Wonderland Blog Hop”

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  1. freakin amazing! as usual! you just rock!


  2. wow, like always you do a super fantastic job TFS

  3. charligirl88 says:

    Wow! Wow! I absolutely adore that gazebo. Gorgeous! And the Bendi card. I’ve yet to do one… and am intrigued by them, especially while I keep seeing them on your blog. Super awesome!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      You should try! They are actually easier than they look. As I mentioned in one of my blog posts, the hardest part is figuring out how to decorate it.

  4. Kim your work is so amazing!

  5. Jenn says:

    Oh my! Everything is just gorgeous! I remember seeing the gazebo on SN, but I am in love with that cardinal card! And the bendy! So cute!

  6. Your gazebo and cards are amazing and very beautiful!!

  7. wow these are amazing!

  8. OH MY GOSH! I would LOVE to be on a walk in the woods and come up to that gazebo!!! These projects are AMAZING!!!

  9. connie says:

    These are all gorgeous. I just love that gazebo. Would be so pretty as a centerpiece on s table. And your Cardinal card is so pretty. I love cardinals and wish we had them here.

  10. Jearise says:

    WOW! to all three of your projects. They are amazing. Thank you for sharing them.

  11. yourgrace58 says:

    They are all wonderful but the gazebo is beautiful!

  12. Lisa K says:

    Cute ideas! Your gazebo is fabulous. The bendi card is spectacular and the cardinal captures my eye. Such wonderful creations!

  13. Claudia Henderson says:

    Love the cards you made Kim. I always like when they are a little 3d looking, awesome. BUT…your lantern is amazing. Wow I love it! You mentioned you bought a cut file for it. Do they work with all cutting machines or only a specific one? Great job…

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Clauda, I bought this at CraftsUPrint and they have files available for various cutting machines…you have to be careful when ordering because they all look the same.

  14. Angela C says:

    Oh my gosh! everything is amazing! that gazebo though! WOW!!!!

  15. Tristan says:

    Outstanding creations Kim.

  16. Em Hols says:

    What an amazing gazebo! And the little red robin card is also beautiful. Well done!

  17. Kristen says:


  18. Great projects! The gazebo is my favorite! 🙂

  19. Those are really amazing. So much detail on the 3-D project. What a great job.

  20. That’s beautiful!!

  21. Theresa says:

    Awesome projects Kim! but the lantern is a WOW!!!!

  22. Lynn McAuley says:

    Such remarkable pieces, Kim! I love the woodland lantern with all it’s amazing details as well as the bendi card and the shadow box design! Each is a true work of art!

  23. Jeanette says:

    WOW! Kim, I am in awe! These are jaw-dropping gorgeous!

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