Saturday, December 15, 2007

Hershey's Nugget Boxes!

I really wanted to do those Hershey's Nuggets that everyone has been making, however I never ordered any of the tins and really didn't want the extra expense of the tins. While at the store yesterday I bought a couple of bags of the Nuggets and figured that I would decorate them and just put them in some decorated bags to give as little gifts for the holidays.

While running through my supplies in my head trying to think of which bags I might use to put them in, it dawned on me that I have all of these little plastic boxes that I have saved from The Angel Company's gift with purchase (GWP) stamps. If you don't know what the GWP stamps are, they are the ones you get free with every $30 in orders. I always save the boxes that mine come in because they are great for storing little embellishments, etc. Turns out they work well for nuggets too!

Here is the outside of the box. I just cut a piece of cardstock to fit the top which is about 2 1/2" x 2 3/8". For this one I embossed a piece of cream cardstock with one of my holiday Cuttlebug embossing folders, punched it out with a scalloped circle punch, and added some Crystal Stickles to the snowflakes to give it some sparkle. Easy!

I used Papertrey's Holiday Treats stamp set to decorate the nuggets by stamping on the Avery address labels. Just stamp your label and wrap one around each Nugget.

I also made a small card to attach inside the bottom of the box. This was cut to the same size as the piece for the lid. I stamped a little holiday message on the bottom. For this one I used stamps from Tis The Season. My inks for the labels and the card on the bottom were Palette Moulin Rouge and Jardin Moss. These two colors are beautiful for Christmas!

And there you have, don't forget to save those little GWP boxes!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Reindeer Joy

Here is the card that I made for this week's sketch over on the 2P's board. If you want to see the sketch that Dawn posted, just click here. I'm always keeping all of those little scraps of paper and I hardly ever use them. This particular sketch provided a great way to use them.
I embossed the front of the card with the Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder. The Reindeer and the "Joy to the World" stamps are from the Tis The Season stamp set. The reindeer was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Swap Card & Blog Candy Winner!

Here is a little card that I made for a Snowman swap that I got into. This one was just for a single card, so it was nice and easy...which is about all i'm up for right now so this was perfect!

The snowman on this one is from the Tis The Season stamp set, I used the Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder for the snowflake background.

And, picked the #20 as my winner for the Blog Candy! The 20th post was from linda ss, so please send me your address so I can send out your prize.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tutti Frutti Kit & Kaboodle!

The December specials are now available from The Angel Company. This month's exclusive kit is Tutti Frutti Kit & Kaboodle. In it you will receive the Tutti Frutti 12x12 paper collection...
Plus, you also receive this limited edition stamp set...

Retail value of the kit is $35.90, but you can get it until December 31st for $25.95. This stamp set will NOT be available after December 31st! Click here to order your Tutti Frutti Kit & Kaboodle!
December SOTM - This months SOTM is "Let's Toast". Get this stamps set for $1.95 with any $30 purchase. Click on the picture to order...

December Vintage Set - For a limited time, the Snowflake Blocks stamp set has been brought out of retirement. You can get this stamp set for $6.95 with any $30 purchase, but only until December 31st. After that, it will go back into retirement. Click on the picture to order...

Monday, December 3, 2007

Blog Candy Time!

With so many bloggers doing 12 days of Christmas activities, I thought I would join in some of the fun. With that, I will give away my first ever blog candy. The winner is going to get some button brads, no-set eyelets, some really cute chipboard tags, a cherries stamp, and a set of 5 little word stamps which are...explore, discover, imagine, dream, and journey. Here is a picture of all the little goodies...

So, what do you have to do to win? Just leave a comment on this post. In your comment, you have to tell me two things.

1. What is the #1 stamping/paper crafting thing on your Christmas wish list this year?
2. What is your favorite, yummy holiday treat? I'm looking for ideas, so recipes are very much so welcome! :-)

My answers?

1. All the Tim Holtz stuff. The Distress Inks, and powders, and some of the unmounted stamp sets. Cool stuff!

2. Chocolate Chip Cookies - Yes, I know, boring. My second is probably the cheesecake that I only ever make for Christmas. I always look forward to that.

I will draw a winner from the comments on Sunday, so check back to see who wins!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

2-4-6-8 Joy

Here is a little 2-4-6-8 box that I made for Christmas. These are a really good size for putting some little candies in, or maybe even a small ornament. All of the stamps on this one are from the Simply Christmas stamp set, and the cardstocks are from the Amelia collection.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Be Jolly Magnet

Here is a really simple Christmas magnet that I made today. I colored the hat with Prismacolor Pencils, and added some white Liquid Applique on the trim of the hat to give it some dimension.

This one is a magnet, but you could punch a hole and tie some ribbon in the top to make it a gift tag, or a little ornament, etc.