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Add a Little Dazzle and Neat & Tangled Blog Hop-Day #5

Add a Little Dazzle and Neat & Tangled Blog Hop-Day #5. Welcome to Day 5 of our blog hop.  It has been a truly amazing week and I am so sad that today’s our last day.  The inspiration and projects have been amazing and I have fallen in love with so many new products and styles of crafting.  Join us today for the Grand Finale of the blog hop and stay around until the end for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. AALDBlogHopNov14Today is Day #5 of the Add a Little Dazzle and Neat & Tangled Blog Hop.  What an amazing week it has been creating with Add a Little Dazzle and Neat & Tangled products.  I am amazed at everybody’s creations this week and have so many simple, yet over-the-top ideas flowing in my head as I prepare for the holidays. I will be sharing them with you so make sure to stick around with us here at Add a Little Dazzle.  

We hope you enjoy today’s line up of projects and will be inspired to visit our stores at Neat & Tangled and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. Check out our exclusive line of products we carry for all your crafting needs. 

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I couldn’t resist and pulled out my Silhouette again. This time I played around with my order of vinyl that came in the mail yesterday.  I was so excited I couldn’t resist pulling out a mug and creating this simple gift for the holiday season.

See how simple it is to create a personalized gift this holiday season? Just purchase the Warm Wishes Digital Stamp Set, pull out your electronic cutter, place your vinyl in the machine, and you have a beautifully cut design.

mug 3It’s in the Details

I always say it’s in the details.  Look at the beautiful cut made by the Silhouette. I am amazed at what this machine can do.  Honestly, this has to be the easiest holiday gift I will make this year.  Once these images are cut, all you do is attach them to your mug and you are done.

You may be wondering about the vinyl.  I have some exciting news to share with you. For this project I used a special vinyl that is water-resistant. You can actually hand wash this mug and the vinyl will not come off.  How amazing is that!!! Create a personalized mug that will last forever.

Where’s the Metal?

Are you wondering where the craft metal sheet is in this project? Don’t worry I am not done with this gift. I still have to package it. I have a beautiful packaging idea for this gift (which will include craft metal sheets). I will be sharing this with my newsletter subscribers.  

I will be sending out all those tutorials this weekend. Just want to make sure to get all of you signed up so  you don’t miss out. See, I won’t be sharing those instructions with anybody else. It is ONLY for my newsletter subscribers. 

Sign up for my 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletter and receive this tutorial and many more for FREE.  Just click on the banner at the top and sign up. I even have an extra special offer for new subscribers. IT’S A SCREAMING DEAL!!!!


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Did You Miss Our Special Post?

Yesterday evening, I released a post sharing some additional project ideas using the Cricut and Silhouette. If you missed it, no problem. CLICK HERE and check out the post.  

Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop!


Neat & Tangled
Add a Little Dazzle <<—YOU ARE HERE!!
Amy Tsuruta
Joni Andaya
Lee Ann Barrett
Kate Capper
Keren Baker 


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We have an awesome giveaway!  Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies!  You have until Saturday, November 22nd midnight (MDT) to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs.


You must leave a comment on all blogs (including company blogs) for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs!


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  1. Have so enjoyed these days of beautiful designs and your added Dazzle! Love the thanksgiving card and beautiful color combo! Such fun!

  2. The mug looks great. LOL, I was wondering where the metal sheet work was.

  3. Your cup of ‘cocoa’ ingredients is so pretty! This week of co-hosting with N&T has been nothing short of inspiring and uplifting. The array of projects: awesome!

  4. I just got some vinyl and this is such a lovely way to use it!

  5. Wonderful gift idea
    and that the vinyl
    is water proof is
    Carla from Utah

  6. I have really enjoyed this blog hop. Saw many good projects which really got me inspired. Thank you!

  7. Your ideas are always incredible Monika! But I don’t have any electronic machine. Your mug is so adorable and gifted to someone for any occasion!!!

  8. wonderful mug–I have enjoyed the week.

  9. Beautiful and awesome project!

  10. totally love your mug! Would make a perfect gift this holiday season!

  11. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with us.

  12. Love your work as always … Where do you find the vinyl to order?
    Thank you for sharing …. Wishing you and your family well.

  13. wow this is awesome!

  14. Even without the packaging, I already know that this is my favorite project for day 5!! I love it! I know my Silhouette is on the way & it’s going to be hard to wait till Christmas to unwrap it and start using it!

  15. Lovely gift!

  16. Love the vinyl design and that you will use metal on the packaging! How pretty!

  17. Good morning Monica, I do agree with you – this has been an amazing blog hop with you and Neat & Tangled. There are many new products and techniques I have fallen in love with. There are so many products that I need and I had absolutely no idea that I did before this week! Your Silhouette and the water resistant vinyl and Neat & Tangled stamp file have created a beautiful gift. I am looking forward to the weekend when you share your gift packaging idea. Thank you for a super amazing blog hop week!

  18. This is very cute. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the metal to package this. Will you have a craft metal that can thru a Silhouette? Also where do you find the vinyl that can be washed and still be attached to the item?


  19. I have a silhouette and have never put the time into learning how to use it easily.
    The mug is so pretty.
    thanks for sharing and for combining with Neat and Tangled for the blog hop. It’s been so inspirational.

    • Im so glad I found someone else who did the same thing as me..I have a Sizzix BIGkick I bought it for myself about 2 months ago and I haven’t touched it to use. Im scared to death of it. Don’t ask me why? I was hoping to find a Websight that might be able help me get started. I don’t even know how to work the plates or anything! So I’m open to anything you might be able to help me with. Thanks Connie

      • Hi Connie,

        I am so glad you found Add a Little Dazzle. Welcome home! We are glad to have you join us. I went online and did some research and the Big Kick and the Big Shot (what I use) are exactly the same product they just go by a different name and are a different color. Big Shot was for smaller craft stores and Big Kick was for larger chain stores (learned something new 🙂 ). First thing would be do you want to learn how to emboss with your Big Kick an use Steel Rule Dies.

        Here are some links to get you started:

        How to Emboss and Deboss:
        How to Use Steel Rule Dies:

        I see your email and so I will be sending you this to your email, too. Meanwhile, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask and once again, welcome to the Add a Little Dazzle Family.


  20. This stamp is perfect on the mug! Cute! Thanks for a great hop this week!

  21. I love that darling mug and your use of the silhouette with the metal is so creative!! Thanks for sharing the projects!

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