Hello, Friends! I’m so glad you could join me here today for the Petaloo/Xyron/Graphic 45 Holiday Blog Hop! This is such a fun week, with great holiday inspiration and some fabulous holiday prize packs, too. I’ve created a trio of sweet holiday treats with Graphic 45’s gorgeous Saint Nicholas collection. The fine folks at Petaloo, Graphic 45 and Xyron are giving away some wonderful prize packs filled with flowers, adhesives and St. Nicholas goodies. Just be sure to visit each blog and/or Facebook page and leave a comment to win. Now, let’s get started!
Sweet Holiday Treats #1: Chocolate Gift Box
I love to make a lot of simple little handmade gifts for holiday giving. The projects I’m sharing with you today are all really simple to make, very affordable and filled with Christmas cheer. This tiny box is just 2.75″ square, but it’s loaded with Christmas spirit!
I flattened the box and traced around the edges to create a template. This was then traced onto this gorgeous Starry Night G45 paper. The sentiment label was a breeze to add because I ran it through my 3″ Xyron sticker maker. The adhesive was perfectly placed on the back of the label and all I had to do was line it up and lightly burnish it. So easy! Petaloo Darjeeling poinsettia and Canvas Briar roses add so much holiday cheer! Now this box is ready for the holiday festivities!
Postage stamps were cut out with shaped scissors and used to decorate the sides. Paper curls were created by rolling paper trimmings around a thin paint brush handle.
White tulle lines the inside of the box where I’ve stashed a sweet treat. A stack of Ghiradelli chocolates wrapped with a paper belly band, then topped with a small red poinsettia, a tiny tag and some pretty ribbons makes the perfect little gift for your favorite chocaholic.
Sweet Holiday Treats #2: Sugar Plum Peppermint Caddy
Starlight Mints are a holiday staple in our home. They look mighty cheery in this little caddy made with a Graphic 45 Staples Long Ivory Tag. I simply scored the tag, folded to form a pocket and then added paper sides to make it.
Cheery red ribbons, bodacious red poinsettia, and tinsel garland make this such a festive little goodie. And, it can stand all on its own, so it’s perfect for your desk or side table.
This came together in a jiffy, and you could make a bunch of them for holiday gifting. Any small individually wrapped candy would fit in the base.
Sweet Holiday Treats #3: Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Keepsake Cutaway Card
Holiday cards become a real keepsake when you add special elements like a mini Christmas tree, festive poinsettia, gorgeous ribbons and sweet surprises.
I had such fun building this card front! I love the star tinsel frame and the glittery snowflakes!
Inside, you find more beauty, and a sweet treat tucked inside a Graphic 45 chipboard envelope. I embossed gold metallic paper to make these pretty accent pieces. This card would look so pretty on a holiday mantel!
It only took one Sunday afternoon to get this happy trio singing in tune. Handmade gifts at the holidays are always special. I hope I’ve shared some ideas that will help you to get your holiday craft on.
Be sure to hop over to the Petaloo Blog and the Graphic 45 Blog so you can win one of those fabby prize packs I told you about!
Thanks for stopping by!
Pine Pick with Cones and Berries
Darjeeling Mini Paper Poinsettias
Holiday Mix Canvas Briar Roses
12 x 12 Graphic 45 Saint Nicholas paper Collection
Saint Nicholas Pockets and Tags
Gold Metallic String
Just love all three of the things you created. Beautiful !!!!
Wonderful ideas Kathy, love all of your ideas Hugs xxx
Your projects are off the chart fantastic, Kathy!! Every time I think you can’t possibly get even more awesome, you do!!!
Hi Kathy, awesome, just awesome, you surprise me everyday, this is a wonderful gift, so much beauty, and thoughtfulness in the design.love it.
Although I don’t like to think about Christmas just yet, it’s hard not to when you see such lovely things. I always feel so rushed at this time of year as I knit most of my gifts and socks are my thing right now, but they take so long. Perhaps I need to make a card like this and put a tag inside saying “gift to follow, still on needles”, or something! LOL
Anyway, lovely as usual my friend.
Very festive treat boxes and card.
These are all so lovely. A treat for the eye as well as the taste buds! I went to the Xyron link and saw “File not Found”. Just an FYI.
Fabulous trio Kathy…… as always! I must try them!!