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Welcome to the Fred, She Said Surprise Blog Hop! Summer is coming to a close, and maybe we can find a few moments to spend in our crafty spaces!  The FSS team wants to surprise you with the wide variety of great images there are to be found in the store!  We have no idea what anyone has selected to work with….so we’ll be surprised right along with you!
If you have arrived from Karen‘s blog  you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog. (http://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/)

Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!

One winner will receive ALL of this:
$25 GC to CropStop (provided by Fred She Said)
$25 GC to Fred She Said Store
…and a Surprise Goody Bag (photo and list of contents on the first and last stops on the hop!)
We’re hopping for 2 weeks!  Hop ends Friday, September 14, midnight EST.

Fred She Said is having a SURPRISE 2 week SALE ( August 31st – September 14th)
20% off any purchase $10 or over
25% off any purchase $ 20 or over

 Since the theme was a surprise, I decided to take the word literally and create projects ( I made a secret box and a napkin fold card)that have an element of suprise in them. Please bear with me this post has tons of pictures.
First I created a Secret Box. The tutorial can be found here on Splitcoaststampers.
I used Fred She Said Precolored Butterflies, Doodledallion sheets. These are awesome, they were the exact size I needed for this box, loved that. I made a total of five layers on each side. I added more colors with Pickled Paspberry and Peacock Feathers distress inks on the top, the sides have seedless preserves and Peacock Feather distress inks.I love the pop that comes from the blue butterflies. All layers are popped with Jody Boosters. There are small gems added and stickles are added both to the butterflies and the centers of the flowers. Lilac Twine was a extra boost to keep the box closed.
Here is a top view
 here is a side view
here is a view with the drawers inside- the Surprise element
here the drawers are filled in
and closed again
Now to my second project which is a napkin fold card. You can find the tutorial here on splitcoaststampers
I used two Fred She Said elements here. I used most of the Pink Blossom Set and Emma- I love you this much. The pattern papers on the card and the corner flowers(love them) are from the Pink Blossom Kit. There is also a pattern paper from My Mind’s Eye- Lavender and the strip across is from Carta Bella. Everthing is distressed with dried marigold distress ink. There is a EK success punch used for the edges and since I did not have the matching corner, I adjusted the corners while punching. Emma is colored with copics mainly Y11, YR 23, RV13, E00, E11, R20, E37,35,33. She is also available precolored. Pearls were colored with RV13. Ribbon is from my stash.
Here is a close up of Emma. She was cut using a spellbinders scallop circle and attached to the band with pop ups. A second circle was added to the back for a clean look.
Here is how it looks opened when you remove the band
Here it is partially opened. Sentiment is MFT- Big greetings.
Here it is fully opened, Aren’t these papers fabulous
Here is a close up of Emma inside- she is 2 inches inside and 3 inches on the band on the outside( the beauty of a Digi), she was fussy cut and stuck with glossy accents inside.
Thank you for staying till the end.
Your secret word on my blog is AND
Your next stop on the hop is Janet Kay blog.
 Here is the list in case you get lost:
 Karen – http://busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com/ 

 Zehra- ME

FSS Challenge Blog – http://fss-challenge.blogspot.com/
I am entering these in a few challenges
Simon Says Stamp– Anything goes
Catered Crop– Distress
Cupcake Craft– Flowers
Paper and Such– Wings N things(only box)
Party time Tuesday– Anything Goes
Pile IT On– I spy something with P- box-Pink, Purple, Paper; Card- Pink, Pearls, Punch, Polka Dots, Patterned Paper, Pretty Emma.
Eureka Stamps– Anything goes
Penny’s Paper Craft– sparkle and shine- box
Bearly Mine– Anything that glitters-
Paper Shelter- Layer on layers
Scrapalicious- Anything goes
Love to create- Handmade flowers
LEJ designs– Anything Goes
Thank you for your patience and thanks for cisiting. I appreciate and read and love each comment.
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