Archive for December 18th, 2008


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I think we are always on the hunt for the perfect package for little treats.

Do you have a long list of people you want or need to give a little something to this holiday season? Even if you don’t have a long list, you are going to love this treat idea. It is sure to make people OH! and AH! over the simplest of gifts, any time of year.

There really is such a thing as “It’s the thought that counts!”, so why not let everyone know you are thinking of them, in a way that is affordable?

 I have just the quick treat holder for you!

Did you know that if you purchased the Lolli-pop Along © Template, you have an entire new use of JUST the base template? Let me show you how.

I’m certain as the years pass, the list of people in our life grows, but our finances don’t! With 3 kids now in school-and some of the extra services they get, I like to acknowledge everyone who impacts  my children’s lives. Like everyone else in the world, we are on a tight budget, so this year (like the past 3 or 4) I am mainly making gifts for all our family and friends.

I love gourmet chocolate, and it can make a really nice gift. You don’t need to spend a fortune on it either.

I whipped up 16 of these gifts, and it only cost me $1.20 each!

I went the the Lindt Chocolate store and purchased 2 large bags of truffles (48 in each bag). Regular price $12. But if you purchase 2 bags they were on Sale for $10. So I purchased 2. That is 96 truffles for $20. Which means they are 0.20 cents per truffle.

 My little treat holder, holds 6, so I was able to get 16 gifts, for a mere $20 purchase. That means I spent $1.20 for each gift!!

Side view-

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I want people to know I appreciate all they do, but not break the bank doing it. I think I accomplished that this year, for much cheaper than I normally do, and without having to bake a thing!

Also consider that many people have “food issue’s”. Meaning people are a bit leery of food prepared from someone’s home. They have no idea how clean your kitchen is! Packaged items are always a great way to go, and if they hate these truffles a re-gift is definitely OK.

So lets get started shall we?

Print Lollipop Along ©base on white cardstock.

Cut and score bottom as directed.

At end panels, score at 1/2 inch from edge. (As seen in photo)

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Then stamp sentiment from Snowfall Additions in right corner in Spring Rain Ink

Use long rectangle nestability (or a ruler) to trace a rectangle window, on front panel.

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Use a hobby blade to cut out window.

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Stamp a piece of acetate, in white StazOn with snowflake cluster from Snowfall set. While wet, sprinkle on glitter of choice.

Adhere window to inside of holiday-Lollipop Along ©  window 

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Then put sides of box base together.

Photo of -Window in place, box together

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Now add a little white bag filler for “snow”. Then fill the box.

Now inside this box you can easily fit 6 Lindt Chocolate Truffles!

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The snowman ones are milk chocolate, with white chocolate centers! YUM!

Make sure you have the snowmen turned to the front of the window.

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It’s a perfect treat to let someone know you are thinking of them this winter season. Plus its easy on the wallet!

Now for the tag-

You want to use the snowflake punch , and punch a shape from Spring Rain cardstock.

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Stamp the snowflake image onto punched snowflake using the Glue Pad, then sprinkle on glitter.

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Now layer a smaller punched snowflake from vellum cardstock (mine is Martha Stewart), and add a bling sticker to the center.

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Then punch a hole in one corner of the snowflake, and string it through your tied ribbon.

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Isn’t it the perfect little tag?

Everything is better with a little bling.

So there you have another treat idea using My Timeless Templates ©! There is still time to make those last minute gifts 😀

After Christmas I plan on sharing my Valentine’s version of this idea 😀

Thank you for checking in ♥

Snail Mail……

Dec 18, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

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So sorry I’m late

This is my Saturday mytimess15 sketch, flipped up side down!

Story of my life! I sit here in pure PANIC as I realize I still have gifts to make for family and Christmas is ONE week away!!!!!!!! GASP! Please tell me you are doing the mad dash too? How did this happen? I started Christmas stuff in like August for all my design work!

That little snail is me, if I were ever to be reincarnated into an animal! LOL! At least I’d be Raspberry Fizz and Dark chocolate 😀

I make tons of stuff, but never get around to mailing it. I know I talk about this often. It’s a super awful habit. Can you tell it truly weighs on me? I usually end up donating all my creations. I don’t know what it is that I can never get any Thank Yous out in a timely manner. I put so much pressure to make each one special and perfect. I guess ANY thank you is better than a super late one.

I didn’t even make our Christmas cards this year, even though I had my design. I just printed our family photo, and put it in cards from the American Cancer Society–here is that post,  and can’t even finish getting those out! Good grief.

Another view for those who get dizzy with my tilted photos!

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This card is 5 X 5 for those who are wondering

I do have some special cards to make for my PSF’s who got Alexa a special necklace (more on that when they are done and posted here) ,but am waiting to get PTI’s next release 😀 as it suits them all so fabulously! They gave her the gift in MAY! Now that my friends, is LATE.

OK now for the card details-this is going to a sweet friend Sonia (eventually! LOL!)

She has been so super sweet to me and I need to thank her. This suits my predicament.

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I LOVE the mushrooms from the newest set release Forest Friends.  Sentiment from Forest Friends sent. set. I think they are the best! LOL!! I had so much fun making them different funky colors.

I then added some glitter all over it. Not sure if that was a good thing or not, as it did dull my awesome vibrant colors. Oh well-too late.

The Raspberry Fizz everything is amazing! Lovin the ribbon. I just love these colors.

Well my friends, I am on the run. I know I promised more to share, but that will most likely be the weekend post.

I do have a PTI Newsletter Project to share tomorrow, something that saved me with some of my gift giving this year for teaches and other people in my life!

So come back 😀

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