Saturday, October 20, 2012


Welcome to our FALL CELEBRATIONS BLOG HOP.  The design team is thinking outside the box this fall to bring you some new crafty inspiration.  Whether you are celebrating a fall birthday or anniversary - birth of a new baby or a Halloween celebration...and let's not forget those of us in the US celebrating our Thanksgiving...there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the fall.  Please hop along with us as we show you ways to celebrate those special fall occassions.
If you arrived here from Nikki's Blog  then you are in the right spot.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, please go back and start at  In case you get lost along the way, here is our complete lineup.
Patti -  (You're Here)
Mindy -
Amanda B-
I went a little crazy for this hop, so I have several projects for you.  Here's the first:
 This is a little sign I made.  I love this little bear from the fall bear file, and the leaves just make this!  The sentiment is from the September "stamp of the month' from Close To My Heart.  I'm sticking this little sign in the corner of the front door.  A touch of fall!

Next, I used the new Cricut Close to My Heart "Artiste" cartridge, to create this little purse treat box.  I'm going to fill it with treats and hand it out at Halloween.  After cutting the box in the dark pumpkin color - I added some halloween paper and the adorable candy corn piecing from Nikki's Fall Characters file.
 Here's a side view of the little purse treat box.
 Another cut on the "Artiste" cartridge is perfect for halloween.  It's a little coffin box.  I decorated it with another of Nikki's Fall Character pieces - the bat.  I added a bit of scrap paper and ribbon and will fill this one up with treats to give away too.
Here's a look at the inside of the box:
 For my last project, I used Nikki's cute little bear turkey's to make some place cards for the Thanksgiving table.  There will be one for everyone - to take home and use on their Thanksgiving scrapbook page!  The decoration that keeps giving.
Thanks so much for hoping with us today.  Please leave a comment and if you'd like to become a fan, I'd love it if you followed me.
Now for some fun!!!  After you've hopped through our design teams amazing projects, come back to and link up your own fall celebrations project.  The rules are simple.
1)  Make a fall celebrations project using a file from Paper Piecings By Nikki
2)  Become a follower of the
3)  Like "Paper Piecings By Nikki" on facebook and join in all the fun challenges and giveaways we have every week!
You may enter more than one project - but no more than three.
We will be picking one lucky person to be a guest designer in our November Blog Hop.  The person we pick will be able to pick the file of their choice - FREE and use it to create a project in our hop.  We can't wait to see what you all create.   You will have one week to link up your project (s).


Please leave a comment and become a follower and I will pick one person to win a set of three (3) paperpiecings made by me!  They will be a surprise for one lucky winner!  So, leave me a comment and become a follower and I will pick a winner in a week!  Good Luck and thanks for hopping by!!!!


Linda Therrien said...

wow - love all your projects - you did a great job!! Nikki's designs and the CTMH cartridge are perfect together.

(your little sister) :)

**********************Barb said...

WOW - You sure made a lot of nice projects! I wish I could trick or treat at your house! you give awesome goodies!

Kris Dietz said...

Your projects are wonderful! I love how you combined the designs with the CTMH cartridge. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Pamela Lash said...

Lovely projects, DT put a lot of time and effort into this hop and I thank you for organizing this!

Lisa said...

Wow, Patti, all of your projects are so creative and fabulous!! I love them all, but that little face on the candy corn makes me smile!! Have a great weekend my friend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

pam said...

love the name tags! thanks for sharing

Paper Craft Island said...

Totally loving all your projects! Its hard to choose a favorite! Really outdid yourself! Those treat boxes are so fun! ♥ em!!!


silvia said...

Great projects!! LOVE the purse treat holder the best :)

callyannc said...

Oh my heck! Absolutely too cute and LOVE the candy corn!!!! TFS CallyAnn

Karee Sue said...

I became a follower, I love your creations for the hop, so cute, that bear is such a cutie,

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