Thursday, December 12, 2013

December Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - Quick Holiday Gifts


 
 

Thank you so much for joining us for the December Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop! This month our projects focus on quick and easy gift ideas for the holidays. As we enter the month of December, we find that the Christmas holidays are fast approaching. From decorating our homes, to holiday baking, we realize that shopping days are running low. Thats why we want to share quick and easy gift ideas that anyone can create in time for that special someone!

As you hop along, you will see that many of our design team members are giving away some great blog candy this month.   Leave a comment for each project and you will be entered in to win automatically!  Winners will be drawn Monday, December 16th, so don't forget to leave us those comments! (check out my special blog candy at the end of this post!)

You should have just left stop number 3 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Annie L. of Love Me Cards.  If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

With my son having four teachers this year, it makes it a little tricky to buy for all of them and not cost me an arm and a leg.  So my thought was this: what teacher does not need a little chocolate boost through out the day and what teacher does not need "Thank You" cards, so here is what I have come up with as a quick and easy gift collections using things that can be found around the house.

I am one that never throws away cute little plastic or cardboard containers that wrapped food items come in.  This lidded container used to hold a wrapped crisco butter stick (know which ones I'm talking about-they come in packs of three)....but now it has been turned into a cute candy box filled with chocolate truffles!
I used a two 12" strips of DSP and wrapped the sides.  I also created a simple belly band to slide on and off for added decoration and topped it with a stamped ornament.
Next, I used the envelope punch board and created a simple box to hold 3x3" note cards with envelopes.  Teachers are all the time needing "Thank You" cards!!
 
Last, is a card using the same matching DSP.  I will have my son write a special Christmas thank you message inside.
 
I hope you have enjoyed my projects for this months blog hop!  Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into my drawing for some FREE Blog Candy!!!  The winner will be announced Monday, December 16th, so don't forget to include your email address with your comment.  Now its time to hop on over to Jamie H. of Unique Ink, with her wonderful holiday projects!
 http://jhurley90.blogspot.com/2013/12/stylin-stampin-squad-december-blog-hop.html
 
BLOG CANDY, BLOG CANDY!!
Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Two-Tone 1-1/4" Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Pack and Brights Designer Buttons!!
 
Project Supplies:
DSP:   Season of Style
Stamp Sets:  Christmas Collectibles, Petite Pairs and Best of Sentiments
Ink Colors:   early espresso, cherry cobbler, and old olive
Cardstock Colors:  cherry cobbler, crumb cake, whisper white and old olive
Misc.: ornament punch, crumb cake seam binding ribbon, candy dots, cherry cobbler bakers twine, emvelope punch board, recycled crisco stick container and the Hearts a Flutter framelit set
 
Blog Hop Participants:
1.Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
2.Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
3.Annie L. of Love Me Cards
4.Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
5.Jamie H. of Unique Ink
6.Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
7.Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
8.Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
9.Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
10.Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
11.Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
12.Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
13.Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin With Darla and Sisters

27 comments :

Rhonda said...

Love your projects. Thanks for sharing.

Peg said...

Great ideas for teachers and others we would like to share a little something with! TFS! I will use these ideas.

lisa808 said...

Everyone can use a chocolate boost! Even better when packaged so nicely.

Meredith said...

Great projects. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy! meredith245 at yahoo dot com

Andrea said...

I will stop throwing away those containers now!! With all the cakes I make, there' no telling how many of those boxes I could have made by now! ~Andi

Mahua Chaudhuri said...

These are so beautiful.

Barbara Davidson said...

I am starting to collect different containers and then trying to figure out how to decorate them. Love your idea. TFS

Kathi said...

I love re-using cute containers for little gifts, I love what you've done with this one, it is so cute! Great gift ideas!

Heather sours said...

I know where you got the idea to save your food containers...uncle Ike! Love the ideas

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Laura C. said...

Great way to reuse a container, so cute!
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Linn P said...

What a great idea for the container! love the projects. Thanks

Ladette Kerr said...

Great projects! I am always looking for inexpensive, easy teacher gifts (with 5 kids, can't afford not to!). Thanks for sharing!!

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Sharon Watkins said...

Love it love it love it. My daughter has seven teachers this year. I have needed to find ideas that didn't cost the earth too. Thanks for sharing.

Linda T said...

Love all you beautiful projects. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Sarah said...

All your projects are super cute! Love the banner on the card and the repurposed tub.

Kelly Worner said...

Great up cycling. Bathe teachers will love it.

Jamie Hurley said...

What wonderful ideas. I love the upcycle as well, I have tons of alterables in a closet that i need to pull out!

Sharon said...

So Cute!! Love the ornament cards!!

Elisha said...

Great projects!! Thank you for the ideas and the chance to win:-)

DawnKathleen said...

Awesome way to recycle! Love it! Merry Christmas!

Jessie Lawson said...

Very cute candy container! Love the card to!

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Cynthia said...

Linda you are the winner of my blog candy. Please contact me with your mailing address!! You gave until Wednesday to do so or I will move onto the next person!

Annie Lee said...

Isn't it a great feeling when you can finally repurpose something you've stashed away? I love all these projects. What wonderful ideas!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Great projects and I love the use of the crisco containers, I'll have to remember that!

Cynthia said...

Heather you are the new winner of my blog candy!! Please send me your mailing address so I may send you your goodies!!