~ by Tammy Floreno

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pals' Paper Arts November Hop - Christmas Treats

Welcome to the November PALS HOP! This month, we're featuring Winter Holiday themed projects for your inspiration! If you've hopped over from Sue Bendinsky, http://stampinwithfriends.typepad.com/blog/, I'm stop number 10 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for papercrafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP below and you'll be back on track!

       1. Joanna Munster -- http://www.inspiredbystampin.com/

       2. Barbara Chatzkel -- http://www.takeoutpaperarts.com/
       3. Barb Furlong -- http://www.theloveofstamping.com/
       4. Mike Funke -- http://stampin-style.typepad.com/
       5. Mary Fish -- http://stampinpretty.com/
       6. Martha Stewart -- http://www.seasonsofstamping.com/
       7. Carla Bazhenow -- http://www.carlas-scraps.com/
       8. Dawn Gross -- http://dawnsthisnthat.blogspot.com/
       9. Sue Bendinsky -- http://stampinwithfriends.typepad.com/blog/
       10. Tammy Floreno -- {You Are Here}
       11. Stephanie Uzee -- http://stampinwithsuzee.blogspot.com/
       12. Melanie Collins -- http://www.oopsadaisy.typepad.com/
       13. Kylie Nicolosi -- http://www.kyliescraftycorner.blogspot.com/
       14. Gina Shaw -- http://www.cardsbyginashaw.com/ 

My daughter is a Junior Girl Scout this year. Their first troop activity was selling nuts and candy. I decided to help her troop and my Christmas shopping by buying several boxes of goodies to give as teacher and hostess gifts this Christmas. Of course, no gift from me would be complete without a handmade package and matching card. :-)
I didn't have a die or punch large enough for the base and lid so I broke out my Cricut. I cut the circular base and bottom lid layer in Whisper White CS, then cut the top lid snowflake layer in Cherry Cobbler CS. After layering the snowflake onto the lid I filled in the white areas with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
These chocolate covered almonds are such a lovely treat. I decided to make cylindrical boxes with lift off lids to present them to the lucky recipients. The Stampin' Up Candy Cane Specialty Designer Series Paper is just the right touch for creating this sweet little box. The double sided papers make it easy to create packaging that is printed on the inside as well as the outside.
The front of this 5" x 5" card was created in the same way as the box lid, only without the glitter. I layered the Cherry Cobler Snowflake on to Whisper White CS and then onto a 4 3/4" square of Candy Cane DSP.
I added the bow and the Christmas Greeting from the Tags til Christmas stamp set. The inside of the card is decorated with a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square of Whisper White CS and the negative pieces left from cutting out the snowflake design.
I hope you like my project! Please leave me a comment so I know you stopped by. Let me know what you plan to do for those little teacher/hostess type gifts this Christmas.

When you're done here, hop along for more inspiring ideas from Stephanie Uzee, http://stampinwithsuzee.blogspot.com/, stop number 11 on the Winter Holidays PALS HOP! Thanks for "hopping" by!

Tammy :-)


Melanie (Oops a Daisy Designs) said...

I love the coordinating card and gift box Tammy!!

Cards by Gina said...

Amazing! Your gift box is is absolutely stunning and I love the matching card! Wow!

Debbie Pierce said...

How fun!! I love your coordinating card and tin. Time to break out my tins to decorate for Christmas!!

Martha said...

Great recycling idea! Beautiful project.

Mary Fish said...

stunning artwork and ideas . . . you are making me hungry for more projects from you! hugs, m

Carla Bazhenow said...

Wow!!! How cool and clever. I love your gift box and card. Awesome! Hugs,

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful projects - love the coordinating details!

~Q~ said...

Wow - love the coordinating card and gift box. Just stunning! Some great ideas for packaging, thanks for sharing!!

Dawn said...


And, I love the name of your blog! It makes me smile ... reminds me of Flo from Finding Nemo. :0)

Joanna M. said...

Great idea on how to decorate your tin! Love your colors too!

Mike said...

This project sure has a lot of pop. Great job!