DAY 2 ...Christmas Hop
Graphic45 & Xyron & Petaloo.
Three teams of designers will be creating
"Christmas decorations for the home"
Graphic45 "St Nicholas" Holiday paper, chipboard & stickers
Petaloo Holiday flowers, berries & picks
Xyron adhesives & sticker makers
How to win PRIZES?
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Graphic 45 see the Holiday projects ... here
Xyron see the Holiday projects ... here
Let's get the fun started with Petaloo DT member
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Petaloo/Graphic 45 Holiday Hop!
The calendar has turned to November, and the holidays are upon us. How did this happen so fast? Soon we'll be bustling about with our shopping lists in hand, looking for just the right gift for friends and family. But how about some "made with love" homemade gifts this year? I have a few ideas to share with you, and I hope you'll find some inspiration that will help you to get your craft on this holiday. These are quick and easy projects that are great little friend, teacher appreciation, Secret Santa, or co-worker gifts.
Sugarplum Treat Caddy
Here's a sweet Sugarplum treat caddy that's as easy to make as 1-2-3! I started with a Graphic 45 Staples Long Ivory Tag. This was scored twice to create a 2" deep pocket. Patterned paper was cut to match the pocket height, then scored to make a little side piece, forming a nice little pocket. I covered the tag, front and back with patterned paper from the beautiful Saint Nicholas collection, added some gorgeous ribbons and Petaloo Holiday blooms then filled it up with Starlight mints.
The fun thing about this Sugarplum treat caddy is that it can stand all on its own, so it is perfect for display on your desk or holiday mantel. When it runs out of candy, just fill it up again!
I love these Regal Velvet Poinsettias! Soooo scrumptious!
Sweet Treats Chocolate Box
I'm sure you have a small box somewhere in your home. Why not cover it with pretty Saint Nicholas papers and dress it up with beautiful Petaloo paper poinsettias and Briar Roses?
This tiny box measures just 2.5" square. I traced around the flattened box, then covered it with designer paper and tags.
Postage stamps were cut out from the 12x12 papers and used to decorate the other sides of the box. I used a quilling tool to create paper curls that were tucked in among a trio of Briar Roses on the lid.
Inside the box, I wrapped a stack of Ghiradelli Chocolates with a paper belly band. Adding a simple snip of ribbon and a tag makes it look so pretty! This little sweet treat sits nestled in a bed of white tulle, so it's really pretty when you open the package.
Saint Nicholas Keepsake Christmas Card
This cutaway card is enhanced with Petaloo Poinsettias and White Glitter Snowflake picks. It's designed with a cutawa card front, so you can see the pretty interior of the card .
I framed my itty bitty Christmas tree with star tinsel, then placed poinsettias all around the base. The tree is decorated with glistening snowflakes. I twisted the cut off ends of the snowflake picks around my piercing tool to make the rustic looking vines that are tucked in with the poinsettias.
The inside of the card is as elegant as the outside with more beautiful papers from the Saint Nicholas collection. I tucked a mini Ghiradelli treat into one of the darling pockets from the Saint Nicholas Pockets and Tags Chipboard. It's always fun to find a sweet surprise inside a pretty card!
So there you have it....3 quick and easy handmade gifts for holiday giving. I made all three of these goodies on one Sunday afternoon. Simple handmade gifts presented with love are the best gifts of all!
Wishing you and yours a handmade holiday!
I really hope you enjoy all the projects the designers have created for this super fabby hop with 2 of my favorite companies....what a mashup : ) Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )
PRIZES ... 2 WINNERS !!!!
What's in the prize?
G45 St Nicholas paper, stickers & chipboard ...
9 packs of Petaloo flowers ...
3 packs Xyron adhesives ...
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