Thursday, September 18, 2014

Got Treats? Another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop


Welcome to our September Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!  Whether you started here or hopped over from Stefanie's blog (aren't her projects the cutest?), just hit the "next" button and you can travel all the way around the hop. 

This month we are highlighting the upcoming holidays.  And what's first?  Halloween, of course!  I enjoy giving little treats to grandchildren, friends and co-workers and I decided to create some fun ways to present them.  So here's a peak (details will be on my blog all next week; please come back):

Stampin' UP! has great gift packaging and I used two--the Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bag and the Decorative Window Gift Boxes.
Stamp, tie and embellish with a cute banner or tag, and you're ready to go!  Easy peasy!

Like to craft?  Here's a simple little box made from the Gift Box Punch Board:
This started as a 8" x 8" piece of Crushed Curry cardstock.  Some Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper, a bow (made with the Gift Bow Bigz L die), some ribbon and a banner finished it off.  Perfect for my little Jacob!

Using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch on both ends of a 2" x 11-1/2" strip of Bermuda Bay cardstock gave me enough length to wrap a pack of gum for Isabella.  Decorated again with the Motley Monsters DSP and tied up with Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry taffeta ribbon, it makes a sweet gift with a little tag (from Project Life Holiday Cheer and the 7/8" Scallop Circle punch).

My last project was totally handmade--a gift container made from a Stampin' UP! embellishment container:
I decorated the bottom and top rims of the container with Motley Monsters DSP,then rolled up a piece of Window Sheet and Sticky-Stripped it to the inside of the bottom.  Love it!.  It's all tied up with beautiful Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon.

My label stands up, thanks to a little strip of Window Sheet:
Crushed Curry was punched with the 2" circle punch and stamps from Project Life Holiday Cheer and And Many More make up the tag, cut with the Word Bubbles Framelits.

So how do you wrap your Halloween treats?
Check back next week for directions and more photos.

And hop on over to Marsha's blog to see what great items she has to show you.  Thanks for visiting!

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Jackie said...

Priscilla, love your projects. The totally handmade container is a wonderful idea!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us

Terri said...

Your projects are fantastic. As much as I like candy, I may have a hard time tearing apart one of your treat packaging if I was gifted one!

Deborah Smart said...

Adorable projects, Priscilla! I'd like to trick-or-treat at your house :)

Unknown said...

I bet your grandchildren love coming to your house and getting those wonderful treats, not to mention your friends and co-workers! What a great ideas you have. TFS.

Created by Kath said...

I love the idea of the Window Sheet container. I am going to give it a try.

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Priscilla, thank you so much for being part of the blog hop. You're right, Stampin' Up! does offer a lot of different packaging. I think we forget that sometimes and it's great to have a reminder---especially a reminder that shows the products off so well. I love the ones you've created as well, especially the colours you've used. That last project of yours is incredible. I will never get rid of another embellishment container! What a great way to upcycle! And the Window Sheet cylinder! Well, I have to try this myself. TFS

Marsha Reed said...

Cute projects, Priscilla! That Window Sheet container is very clever.

karen huber said...

hi priscilla, what awesome projects you've created this month! i love the chevron treat bag and as others have stated, your handmade container is fabulous! now i know what to do what all those containers i've been saving! tfs your creativity ~ smiles, karen ;-)