Thursday, September 25, 2008

September Blog Hop

It's time for the September Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! The challenge this month was Heartfelt & Homemade Holiday. . .to make something holiday inspired. When the holidays come around, there are always LOTS of people I want to give a little something to and can't afford to buy individual little gifts, so I LOVE little ideas like this. Here is a mug I bought at the $1 store. In the mug, I filled a cello bag with a packet of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, 2 peppermints and a handful of tiny marshmallows. Nothing too extravagant and everything but the hot water and a spoon is there for someone to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa! I tied the bag closed with some wide grosgrain ribbon. I stamped "Just Add Water Stir & Sip, Enjoy" (from Holiday Treats) on the tag. Then I stamped snowflakes from Snowflake Serenade on acetate and embossed them in gold. I punched them out with coordinating circle punches and then attached them with gold edged ribbon at different lengths so they'd cascade down the mug like snowflakes falling. A very simple and inexpensive gift, but very festive!


Make sure you visit the Blog Hop Forum to follow the links to everyone's project ideas for this challenge! It's sure to be lots of fun. I can't wait to get more gift-giving ideas! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Holiday Treats, Snowflake Serenade (PTI); Paper- acetate, white, gold; Ink- Versamark, Pure Poppy (PTI), Onyx Black (Versafine); Accessories- Tiny Tags Cuttlebug die (Provocraft), wide Real Red grosgrain (SU), gold detail embossing powder (PTI)

44 comments:

Joan said...

What a fantastic little gift idea. That dollar store mug is quite nice too. I must keep this idea in mind. Joan

Beate said...

Wow! Charmaine! That mug looks delicious!!! Gorgeous tag and filling!
Hugs and smiles

Scrapping Julie said...

lovely ensemble!

Chris said...

cute gift!! i love the flakes on the acetate!! >"<

Etha said...

wow, the acetate snowflakes look so playful and elegant and the same time, wonderful project!

Donelda said...

This is a cute gift!! I love the snowflakes stamped and embossed with gold onto the acetate!! What a great idea!!

Lori said...

Great gift idea! I love the snowflake embellishments you created.

Jennifer Holmes said...

Oh those snowflakes are perfect!

amber said...

Very beautiful!

Jen said...

very pretty!

cadnileb said...

Mmmm, looks yummy! Thanks for sharing! Love the snowflakes - they look like charms (yet we know they're not)! How fun!

Deanna said...

Love it... especially the gold snowflakes!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness, those cascading snowflakes are the perfect finish! What a gorgeous gift!

Regan said...

I really love those snowflakes!!! Great project

Sara said...

Beautiful! I love the gold embossed snowflakes on acetate!!

Kimberly said...

what a super idea!!!!

Lizzie Jones said...

Great job! It's such a nice affordable gift idea. Well done!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

Spectacular, Charmaine! Can't wait to get the Christmas list going! This idea will certainly be on it!

verna said...

Pretty snowflakes!

Kathleen said...

Your tag and snowflakes are so cute! What an affordable and thoughtful idea!

Barbara DeBose said...

this would make such a great teacher gift!

Rebecca said...

Great gift! I can definitely get alot of use from this project :-) TFS!

Radiogirl said...

Wonderful idea. I love the gold snowflake stamped on acetate.

Debbie Olson said...

What a sweet gift idea, Charmaine--beautifully done!

One Creative Life said...

What a great gift to give. Love the tags!TFS

Bridget said...

What a sweet gift to give and receive! I love the gold snowflakes that you created..it really adds a special touch! Thanks for sharing..

Genevieve said...

Super cute idea! This would be perfect for a teacher gift!

IamDerby said...

This is too cute!

Deborah said...

What a great deal on the mug! What a wonderful little gift! Yummy! Hugs to you and the bugs! Deb

Terri said...

Cool gift idea. I like how you incorporated the snowflakes into it.

Julie Masse said...

Wonderful little gift!! :)

Shanna said...

what a fantastic idea for a hostess gift...Thanks Shanna

Alexandra said...

what a great gift idea Charmaine - love this and the person who gets it will love it too!! Love those gold snowflakes! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

travelingmama said...

Beautiful project! What a great gift idea!

Jennifer said...

This is so cute!!!!

Janine said...

What a great treat Charmaine!!

Jenn said...

Too darling, Charmaine!

Jak said...

I love your project, the snowflakes are just the perfect accomplement.

Rose Ann said...

Oh...I LOVE how this turned out, girl!! Your presentation is perfect, and a gift anyone would love to receive!!

Marge said...

Charming cup find, great idea & awesome presentation!!!

Claire Brennan said...

this is a fab gift beautifully presented - gorgeous.

Bethany Paull said...

Very nice! I love the dangling snowflakes.

Babies- Beth said...

What a great idea! So cheap, too, lol! I love love love the clear gold snowflake tags- just perfect!

Christi said...

OMG I LOVE the embossing on acetate! I am definitely going to try this!!

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