Sunday, October 25, 2009

Spoiler Alert To Family--Christmas Gifts Below!



It's that time of the month where Papertrey Ink challenges their customers to participate in the Blog Hop. This month the Blog Hop asks us to share our Christmas cards, gifts, and packaging ideas. Unfortunately I didn't receive my Papertrey Ink Package yet that had tons of packaging and gift ideas inside (nugget tins, tea tins, take note pads, etc) so I thought I would share with you what I have started on. The post is a little long today, but please enjoy.


First of all lets start with my Holiday Inspiration Table. I take all my Christmas themed stamps, paper, and embellishments and lay it all out so I can see what I have. It helps sparks inspiration and reminds me of all the items I have.

This basket contains nuggets (finally found some here in town); peppermint patties, snack bags, plastic card boxes, candy canes, recipe book, and PTI holiday stamps. Underneath is a huge package of paper, along with more holiday paper behind the basket.
Here you can see my other stamps; a Santa bag filled with kraft gift bags to decorate; vintage buttons; jingle bells; PTI ribbon; punches; and tons of holiday embellishments I found at Micheal's.

Now onto some gifts:
Snowmen Peppermint Patties

I took my scallop punch and punched out white scallops for both the front and back of each peppermint patty. I used my single hole punch to create the black coal buttons and the eyes. The hat is punched using SU 1 1/4" square punch and the word window punch. I then drew on the nose and mouth using copics. The punch art idea came from various people who shared on Splitcoaststampers, so thank you.
I then took the little snowmen and placed two in a small glassine bag from PTI. I then wrapped some PTI Enchanted Evening Ribbon around the bag, added a top note die topper in Enchanted Evening which was stamped in Fresh Snow (PTI) using a snowflake stamp set from SU. To finish it off I added a tag (sentiment To: From: comes from PTI's Halloween Tag set), and a marvy extra jumbo (yellow) snowflake punch with a Enchanted Evening Vintage Button, and a little Noel sentiment, stamped onto a punched marvy extra jumbo scallop square, from Dawn McVeys handwritten Signature Christmas set.
Here they are all packaged up!


Now onto some hot chocolate & other drink gifts:

As I posted the other day I made Trendy Tubes Hot Chocolate gifts. You can find the post here. These are individual gifts but I plan on using PTI's Tea Tin to create a family version along with some other treats to eat and drink on a cold Northern Canadian winter's day! All the treat ideas will be packaged up into a nice basket. If you also look at the post below this one you will see a PTI plastic card box that I have decorated. I have placed some drink items inside.



Now onto reusing PTI Stamp boxes:

I have a soon to be SIL whom I have just met. The two of us went to Sweet Flour in Toronto where you can create your own cookie and have it baked in front of you. Now my brother is Vegan so can't eat this sweet delicious treat, so I have put together a Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Patty, Gift Certificate package. I am reusing a PTI Stamp box to put together this package.

To create the Gingerbread Peppermint patty I used my scallop punch again, and just added some small circles to create the arms and legs. The sugarcoating is created using a white ballpoint pen. Added some hole punched red circles for buttons and a small ribbon as a bow. The box is wrapped in dark chocolate paper which has been stamped using a gingerbread stamp in Fresh Snow Ink (PTI). Ribbon was then wrapped around the box and jingle bells were added to the bow.
On the right of the above picture is a Gingerbread man created from the Top Note Die, marvy oval punch (blue), 3/4" circle punch, and the 1 1/4" circle punch cut in half to create the eye lids. The gingerbread man's edges were inked with Fresh Snow to make it look like icing. Then on the back of the gingerbread man I die cut another top note die, but cut it in half. I adhered just the edges so that it becomes a little pocket and the gift certificate to Sweet Flour will fit inside.




Here are two other Top Note Die Gift Certificate holders I made. Another gingerbread one and a snowman.

Do you see the gift that is illuminated???? Alot of people are making these these days. It is simply a glass cube (this one is repurposed from a lady's house here in town, but you can buy them at your local hardware store). You tie ribbon around it, tie a bow and decorate, drill a hole into the back side, and feed a small set of Christmas lights into the back. Neat huh???
Here is what I haven't gotten to. My to do list:

1. Nugget Tins

2. Alter Tea Tin into Family Hot Chocolate Package

3. Pillow Box gift certficate holders

4. Note Books

5. Christmas Crackers (heres last years picture) This year the items inside wont be cheesy

6. Still need to decorate my kraft pages.

Stay tuned for views of all of these, plus my Christmas Cards. I am not posting my cards here as I did not use any PTI supplies on them (as I made them last year).

Thanks for stopping by.

56 comments:

  1. Fantastic ideas! Love the peppermint patties and the reused PTI boxes!

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  2. WOW! That's an amazing start to holiday gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. WOW!!! LOVE your peppermint patties & your gift card holders -- going to totally have to "borrow" those ideas from you!!! Fabulous posts!!!

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  4. you have been very busy--love all of your snowmen!

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  5. So many great ideas! You've been a busy girl :) I love those snowmen in the glassine bags. I love the way you packaged them. Great job!

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  6. Talk about being busy!!! Wow. I love the snowmen peppermint patties. The enchanted evening looks gorgeous with the glassine bags.

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  7. Wow you have been busy! Fantastic stuff!

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  8. Wow, your projects are wonderful!! Looks like you're well on your way to being all ready for your Christmas gift giving!

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  9. The snowman peppermint patties are so cute. You certainly have been busy!

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  10. Wow!!! Busy busy busy creating great projects!!

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  11. Wow! Have you been busy! Everything is fabulous. How would you like to come to my place and start over.

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  12. These are cute!! love the gingerbread man!

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  13. OMW!!!! your projects are AMAZING! I don't know which I like more but I love enchanted evening as the blue for your peppermint patty and cocoa projects, and that gingerbread man???? tooo stinkin' cute!

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  14. Ohhh yum and fun!
    I bought those little tubes and thought it needed to be a powdery something in it - - GREAT idea with the cocoa!

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  15. Great creations!!! Love the ginger bread man :)

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  16. WOW Can I hire you to do my holiday prep!?!? LOL Love the peppermint patty snowmen.

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  17. super cute, I love the peppermint snowmen!

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  18. Cute Christmas projects! So far I've only been able to make one card!

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  19. Super duper cuteness! Love all these ideas!

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  20. I love your snowman peppermint patties! Super cute! It looks like you'll be super busy, but you're amazingly organized so I'm sure you'll be just fine.

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  21. Fantastic ideas!! I love the peppermint patties. You're well on your way for Christmas!

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  22. WoW! You have been a very, VERY busy lady! Nicely done on all your projects!

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  23. Wow!! These are such great gifts!! So creative! You certainly have been busy!!

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  24. Wow, you have been one busy stamper! Your ideas are great - I especially love the snowman peppermint patties. These will be a huge hit with the kids!

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  25. Wow! You have been so busy, and I saw snow on the ground, lol!! Great ideas you have there!!

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  26. CUTE CUTE CUTE!! Everything was FANTASTIC!!!!

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  27. You have been busy busy - and such great gift ideas - cute too!!

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  28. Your inspiration table is fantastic! Your projects are wonderful!!1 Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  29. So many cute ideas! I love how you've packaged up the peppermint patty snowmen!

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  30. Wow, lots of fun ideas! You have a fabulous start to your holiday giving!!

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  31. Fantastic projects. I love love love the snowmen and their black hats!

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  32. wow, you have a great start and tons of ideas.. those snowman are darling!

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  33. Love your ideas! The hot chocolate gifts look great!

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  34. That store sounds fabulous, make your own cookie. I couldn't eat it either not because I'm vegan, but allergic, but I can dream! And your top note die ideas are great!

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  35. wow you have been busy! I love love love those snow men

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  36. Wow - I'm inspired and almost intimidated! You've done a great job. I can only hope to get that much done.

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  37. Wow--you've been busy! What fun holiday gift ideas you've come up with!

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  38. All of your creations are cuuuute! I especially love those scalloped peppermint patty snowmen! :) see you on the hop!

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  39. Those snowmen are really adorable! Nice job! Wish i had more time to do things like this =)

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  40. Wow, lots of goodies here!! TFS!

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  41. Great ideas! Nice job on all of them.

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  42. wow! cute stuff here! I'm amazed at how much Holiday stuff you already have ready! good for you!

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  43. Wow, I'm overwhelmed by how many ideas you already had for the holidays!! They are all great but I really love the cute little snowmen :-)

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  44. So many great ideas!! These are too cute. I have seen the peppermint patties before but never as cute as your snowmen!!

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  45. Wow, you've been busy. Great job, love the snowmen patties.

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  46. OMG so many super ideas! I love it! Your inspirational table of delicious goodies also has me inspired to get crafting for Christmas!
    TFS!
    Aimes
    x

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  47. Wow. That is really all I can say. Double wow!

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  48. Love the creative ideas! The snowmen are so cute. Packaging for each treat is very special.

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  49. Wow, you have been busy!! I love everything that you've made. You have me inspired! :)

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  50. Hello ! I love your blog !!

    I want to invite you to participate in my Giveaway !!

    http://myhandmadelife.blogspot.com/2009/10/new-giveaway-from-28-october-to.html

    Kisses ^^

    Diana

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  51. Wow, thanks for sharing all your great ideas. I love how you made the head and body for snowmen and gingerbread peppermint patties. Snowmen look great in the glassine packaging.

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