Friday, July 13, 2018

Christmas treats

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsors for the week are The Cutting Cafe:
and Digi Stamps 4 Joy:

First off, a disclaimer: this post has a LOT of pictures, but The Cutting Cafe gave me an awesome set of cutting files/templates and I had a lot of fun.  Here is a picture of the entire set of nugget holders I created:
 I used the same elements on all of them so they would all coordinate, though I don't think I would give all of them to the same person.  But, I was thinking perhaps little teacher gifts or something like that.  I started off using up some scraps by cutting little strips to fit around the nugget candies.  They are so adorable, I just had to take a picture of all of them!
 Included in the file is a template for these strips (which would be awesome if you had an electronic cutter, which I don't) but I just cut strips of patterned paper 1 1/4 inches by 3 inches.  Then applied some adhesive to one end of each strip, wrapped it around and adhered it to the other end.  I would recommend a strong adhesive as some of them kept springing open which was both fun and annoying.
     On to the packaging.  For all of the little holders, I used red cardstock and decorated them with a die cut snowflake, and stamped "for you" tag and some green organza ribbon.  The first one is probably the simplest, but it is super cute.  It is a "sleeve" that is designed to slide into a little treat bag (The Cutting Cafe sells them and they are perfectly sized for this).  I didn't have time to order any bags, so I had to create my own out of a larger cellophane bag.  The nuggets sit in the sleeve which helps give them stability and keep them in line.
 See how the sleeve holds them all in place?
The next one is probably my favorite.  It is called the matchbox style box and the inside box just slides right out of the frame.  The template included both window versions (like I used here) or solid.

 And here is how it looks sliding out:
 The next one looks very similar from the front.  Again, the template included both a window and a solid option:
 Instead of sliding out, this box has a flap that you can just lift up.  I used a scalloped border punch to decorate the flap to add a little bit of extra prettiness.
 And last but not least is a little fold over box.  The template comes with several different decorate options for this one, but I opted for the plain style so I could add my own decorations.
 Here is the side view:
 The template did come with a little box that sits inside and holds the nuggets, but I guess I didn't print it out so when I got to putting everything together, I didn't have it, so I just put a couple strips of adhesive on the bottom and adhered the nuggets right on so they wouldn't fall out.
Phew!!  Like I said, a lot of pictures!!  So glad you made it until the end.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will play along with us this week.  I can't wait to see what you create!

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date and the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until July 20th by 12:00 AM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of July 22nd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Stamps: PTI "Mat Stack 2" for you sentiment
Dies: Poppy Stamps "Lindeman Snowflake"
The Cutting Cafe "Assorted Nugget Holders" cutting file/template

Cute Card Thursday #538--ribbons and bows
Pause, Dream, Enjoy #28--anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #26--anything goes
Crafty Creations #370--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #388--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Challenge--Christmas in July
Hiding In My Craft Room #360--Christmas in July colors
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #393--anything goes with the optional twist: use twine or ribbon (I used both)
Stamplorations Tagplorations--anything goes with tags

Crimbo Crackers #162--anything goes
As You Like It--Favorite celebration and why (Christmas is my favorite thing to celebrate!!  Why?  Because it marks the birth of Jesus Christ, the only one who is able to make us right with God.  Also, I love the decorations and the goodies and the presents!)
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage--the most wonderful time of the year (CHRISTMAS!!!!)
Creative Inspirations--all tied up
Divas That Cut--Anything But a Card
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Scor-pal--3 of a kind (make a matched set--I hope 4 of a kind is ok!)
Craft Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow


Lacey Lassy said...

Okay, this is one project I need to remember for the future. What a great gift idea and I don't know anyone who wouldn't love a package of these!! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! --Gail

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Heather you did an outstanding job creating all these beautiful nugget holder treats!!! The teachers would just love these!!! I think you truly did a beautiful job for doing it all by hand! The papers are gorgeous and so festive and I love the little tags you personalized these with! Thank you sweetie for all your dedication and hard work!!!!!
Have a beautiful weekend!

Elaine Stark said...

This is a fabulous project. A lovely idea. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Suze said...

These look so fun. They all are wonderful - I don't think I could choose a favourite. Thank you for joining in at CHNC with the Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Use Twine Or Ribbon.

Kathy Barnett said...

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy {Crafty Creations Challenges}

Janis Lewis said...

Fabulous Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Janis Lewis said...

Great treats! Thanks for sharing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

M DelValle said...

Very creative! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

Deb said...

Wow, love these!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Arlene said...

A large amount of work and time. I can't believe you wrapped each nugget too. WOW, above and beyond. The persons you give these to have got to be your very favorite people. And not only time went into these little treasure troves, but they are all beautiful. Congratulations. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our challenge to make anything but a card.

cass said...

Wonderful crafting. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

anncreatief said...

Beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT