Followers

Follow by Email

Translate

Friday, December 9, 2011

It's a fun blog hop with The Stamping Boutique!

Coffee of the Day - Butter Rum


Welcome to The Stamping Boutique’s "Thrifty Christmas-Making Handmade Gifts" Blog Hop!!

We are very excited about the holidays and know for many money is tight this year, but that doesn’t mean you cannot give great gifts! Our Elves, oh I mean design team, have been busy in their workshops coming up with some fabulous projects to help you with those last minute gift ideas. What better way to show you than to have a
BLOG HOP!!!

You won’t want to miss this hop and because we know you are all busy getting all the preparations done for the holidays, this hop will run all weekend. The hop starts today, Friday
December 9th @ 12:01 am (CST) and runs until Sunday December 11th @ 11:59 pm (CST). I will post my winner on my blog Monday morning, December 12, so be sure to check back!

If you have hopped over from Christy's blog , then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go back to Christy’s blog and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.

Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from The Stamping Boutique store. Be sure to visit all the design Team Member’s blogs and leave a comment (we will be checking). Each designer will be giving away (1) FREE image from our store to one random commenter.

Once you have finished the hop, make sure to leave a comment on The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate for our store. Remember to be eligible for all prizes, YOU MUST COMMENT ON EACH STOP ALONG THE WAY!

Now on to my projects..... I have been busy making LOTS of things for holiday gifts this Christmas. the ones I'm sharing with you today were sent to my Secret Santa recipient, so I hope that by now she has received her box of goodies! :)


Up first is a fun candy treat box made using a gingerbread man cut from cardboard with a Sizzix die and the oh, so versatile Holly Berry digi. the gingerbread man was inked with craft and then stickles, ribbon, & buttons were added for decoration. the little box is filled with chocolate chip cookie dough bites since my Secret Santa loves choco chip cookies. I thought candy would be easier to mail. :) the paper is Basic Grey Figgy Pudding with a border punched and ribbon trim across the top. Cardboard is actually the flap of a box. wonderful way to repurpose! :)




My next project is a tea bag holder since my Secret Santa enjoys tea. I used to make a lot of these and had forgotten how much fun they are! paper is Fancy Pants Tradition. the 12x12 size is double sided, which is perfect for this project. I used the fun tea pot from the 'Tea Set' of 8 digis. Flower centers are painted with shimmerz, flower is a Prima. this is a great gift to add to all kinds of baskets, bags, or put in a card. and what a great way to use scraps of dsp!

now off you go to Rhonda's wonderful blog! I just know she is going to have something fabulous to share with you! :)

Challenges:
Fairy Tale - gift
Sweet 'n Sassy - tea for two
Charisma Cardz - no cards

48 comments:

Julia said...

Love both projects! The tea bag holder is beautiful. TFS! Hugs, Julia

Cat said...

What FUN projects you've made, Jennifer! I LOVE them both! Wishing you and your family a joyous and blessed holiday season! Hugs

CraftyGirl said...

Wow, look at you making two projects. Love the gingerbread guy. That Tea bag pocket is fantastic I will have to give that a try.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl

mags said...

Wonderful projects. Love the candy box. Thanks for sharing.
Mags
x

Anne-Marie said...

Gosh I love your gift, it is such a good idea with the lemon tea.

Anne-Marie x x

Hestia's Helper said...

Once again... you are the QUEEN of recycling! You can literally turn what some people call trash into a real TREASURE!! (-:
Both are GREAT gift ideas!!

hugs,
Stacie

Ruth Little said...

I like the tea bag holder. I will have to give that a try! Cute idea with the gingerbread man! Thanks for sharing!

cass said...

Love the teabag holder idea, thanks

DQ said...

Wow, love the gingerbread man treat box, fantastic idea, lovely tea gift card as well, I'm sure your SS will love it

GrannyCharlotte said...

Love the gingerbread man!! Thanks for sharing.

Bunny said...

Brilliant creation, love it..

Caz xx

Tabitha said...

These are both really great ideas. Love your tea holder. Been looking for a way to make one. Thanks for sharing. ;0)

Kim said...

Great projects Jennifer! I am sure whoever your person is, she loved these gifts, who wouldn't??? I especially like the look of the gingerbread box, great use of cardboard!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great job!!

Mamma Mia said...

Lovely projects Jenn - great idea to use cardboard from a box to make a gingerbread man ... just the right colour! Thanks for sharing. Helen :o)

Kristina said...

Jennifer,
What a great card and to put a tea bag inside how cool! That gingerbread man is so FAB I love how you decorated it, and how you used cardboard way cool!
Peace,
Kristy

Cheryl said...

Great ideas! I really love the gingerbread man. I have some jars of home made Cinnamon Roasted Almonds that I give out at Christmas and I was just thinking about how to dress them up. I think I CASE your idea.

Melissa said...

Both of these are fabulous ideas!! Love the tea bag holder, especially! I'm always looking for new ways to gift tea and other drinks!! :)

Rhonda Miller said...

I love that gingerbread man. Soo cute. Your tea holder is great. TFS.

Miranda said...

gorgeous creations Jenn, love them both,
hugs
Miranda

Moments by Marla said...

What fun and amazing projects. The recipient of your Secret Santa gift is going to love both!!!

Renee said...

lvoe the tea bag holder!

Leslie Turner said...

OMG! I love the gingerbread man! And what a cute tea bag holder! I know a few people that would enjoy that! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Edwina said...

Love, love, this! I am a hot tea dinker year round. I love the image of the flowers popping out of the teapot. The sentiment is so sweet. I need this digi set. Mom and a really good friend and I get together for tea every so often. This would be a good card to sent them. Thank you for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

Lori said...

How fun! Love what you did. I'm sure your secret Santa recipient will love it. :) Lori

melissac said...

Love your projects!! They are both so cute!! Blessings and Hugs!!

thinker said...

oh the tea bag holder... what a great idea! It had slipped into the dark recesses of my brain - that's happening way too often by now :)

Mary Van Skiver said...

thanks your ideas are great, the tea holder is such a good idea for so many occasions

Sandy said...

Awesome gifties! thanks for sharing! I added my TSB earrings to my blog as they got missed - crapola! :)

happyscrapper said...

That gingerbread box is so cool.
Hugz,
Christine

Bonnie said...

What a cute project. Am going to use for some of my tea drinking friends.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Jen gald you could join in this time. Your projects are fabulous. Love the idea with the snowman and holly digi. Have a wonderful Christmas hun.

Hugs Ali x

Auntie Em said...

These are both so sweet! I love the gingerbread treat box with all the texture. The little verse in the tea bag card is lovely.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lana said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Jennifer your projects are so amazing!! I love how you did the gingerbread man and that tea bag holder is fabulous. Hope you also have a great holiday my friend! Hugs:)

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your amazing projects. The tea bag holder is so cute. TFS

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Lynn said...

Great ideas thanks for sharing.

Lynn X

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi,

Fabulous projects! What a creativity ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Brandi said...

These are both wonderful! Love your blog design too! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week! :)

Bianca said...

You have made two very lovely little gifts! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Gemma said...

gorgeous work! thanks for joining in at charisma this week! Gemma :)

Carol L said...

Great gift ideas, TFS! Thanks for playing along with the SNSDC!

Scrappy Scatty said...

this is lovely
thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
love Jan
xx

shell said...

2 fab creations hun, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xx

Stephanie said...

Your tea bag holder is so pretty! What a great idea. I may have to borrow that. ;) Thanks so much for playing along with us at the SNSDC blog.

karlinchen50 said...

Hello a wonderful job.
A stunning design.
Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
** Karla

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
xx Nela

PokSa said...

Fantastic work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra