Thursday, December 4, 2014

Little Christmas Treats

Hi there

I hope you're making good progress on your holiday planning.  I have been feverishly decorating and getting my lists together ... checking it twice, of course.  

I've been having a lot of fun making decorations from many of the Stampin' Up ideas out there.  This post is all about little Christmas treats to put at each place for your holiday dinner.  After all the rich food, doesn't a Ghirardelli chocolate sound good?  Chocolate is a must around our table :-)

I copied this idea from fellow demonstrator Dawn Griffith... thanks Dawn... such a cute project.  Here are some pictures using the All is Calm dsp, Festive Flurry dies (retired) and sparkly silver glimmer paper.

They are really quite simple.  The paper is cut to 3 x 8 1/2 and the belly band is 3/4 x 9.  You're going to score your 3 x 8 1/2 piece, positioned in landscape orientation,  at 2 1/2,
 5 1/2 & 5 3/4.  That's it!!!  Using your scallop edge tag punch (or similar) punch the shorter end.  Now it's just folding your score lines and assembling.  I used Festive Flurry snowflake dies and a small Martha Stewart snowflake punch to embellish mine.  On the inside I used the 2" round punch, and the 2 1/2" scallop round and put in a sentiment.  The chocolate sits in there too. Notice the silver ribbon?  I decided to affix the snowflakes to the belly band using velcro circles so it can be removed and used as an ornament... how brilliant... neat, huh?

Well, of course, I had lots of help!

We had to take a "birthing" break since Dorothy was about to have her kittens.  The Kittens of Oz.  No, they are not mine, they belong to a wonderful rescue group in
Canada which showed the live birth and now there's a round-the-clock livestream cam where we can watch these cuties grow up ... check it out here...

Bailey's comforting Dorothy "it'll be ok, don't fret"

And here they are... all done... and ready for Christmas Day.  Check back soon - I have another cute little treat bag that wll be for Christmas Eve dinner.  Fun, fun projects.



  1. Love that your fur baby is "helping" you! Mine just wants me to hold him instead of "helping" me! I love him tho, so it's all good! :-D These are gorgeous! And using velcro to put the snowflakes on-genius!!!!