Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cutest Gift Box Ever

I know I said I would show you my sewing project next but then this little project took over and I had to share it with you!! I found this fantastic idea and tutorial to for how to make your own gift box from Mrs. Jones. I hope I make her proud, here is my version.



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I can’t tell you what I filled them with on the off chance that some of my friends actually read my blog lol. Happy crafting! Next episode sewing project, for real this time {wink wink}!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pie Delivery

I know everyone is getting sick of my gift ideas but I promise after this one I will show you the sewing project I have been working on!! This is a fun way to deliver pie….


I brought a pumpkin pie with each of these goodie boxes. I filled them with fork, plates, napkins, a serving spoon, some little cookies (in case someone in the office didn’t like pie but who are those people right?), and a pumpkin spice candle. This was such a huge hit. I had cuter baskets for some of the other offices that these went to but somehow this is the one I ended up with the close up of….sorry lol.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Homemade Treat Tower

Here it is my gift idea this year for the Holidays!


The bottom layer is chocolate dipped cookies that look like this…


The wrapped layer is fudge mint cookies that look like this….



And it is topped with my favorite little Dutch treat called caramel wafers (and trust me they are so good) and I surrounded that with truffles like this………..


I used glue dots to secure the project all together and to attach the truffles. I love how it turned out and it seemed to go over well with the offices I delivered them to (I am in marketing in case you missed that in an older post lol).  So what are you giving neighbors and friends as a small treat this year??

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas Cards ‘09

This is the design I have come up with for my Christmas cards this year.  Enjoy!!


Feel free to copy the idea if you like it and send me a picture of what yours turns out like!! I will be posting my holiday gift idea late next week so come back and take a peak!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Christmas Cups

I am all about the homemade Christmas gifts. This is the gift I made last year.

It started out as this…..



and turned into this…….



I filled the cups with cider, coffee, tea, biscotti, candy canes, and of course chocolates. My hubby helped me come up with the fun way to assemble all the hot drink and treats. I wrapped the cups in some of my favorite Christmas paper and bought the main supplies at Costco.  I will soon post what my gifts for this year will look like, oh and I finally have a plan for my Christmas cards and will share those soon too. Happy crafting!!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Christmas Cards Already?

I know it seems super early to even be thinking about this but when you have to make as many Christmas cards and tags as I do you have to get a jump on it early. Here is a peek at what I did last year…….




To make the snowflake I used a Fiskar embossing plate and hand rubbed them all (I know what was I thinking lol). Do you have any Christmas card ideas posted or maybe a favorite place you go to look for paper crafting ideas?