I was searching for Kleenex in my car the other day and found a package of card fronts that I made for a swap with our group about a month ago but I can't recall why I still had them - lol. In any event, there they were and I wished that they were completed cards and not just card fronts.
It is a 4" x 4" card with a Whisper White cardstock and Real Red as the accent colour. The stamp set is from the Level 1 Hostess Set - Punches Three. Wonderful images to use the Square Scallop punch. Being 4" x 4", they could also be used as gift tags just by adding some silver or gold cord to a corner.
After looking at the card, it got me into a red and white kick and so I started to make some treat holders to use as stocking stuffers. The first one I made uses the Pillow Box die. I had purchased some acetate covers from a stationery store and made this treat holder with the Big Shot and Pillow Box die. I found some Christmas Kisses that were perfect to put into the box and wrapped some Real Red Striped Grosgrain around it and mounted the same Punches Three image used in my card onto the holder with dimensionals.
The next treat bag has two peppermint patty treats that can either be used as tree ornaments or just treats to be enjoyed! The snowman from Merry & Bright (a retiring set) is stamped on Whisper White and then punched out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. It is layered onto a 1 3/8" circle and then onto a Real Red Scallop circle. The snowman is coloured in with Real Red and Bashful Blue markers. The back of the peppermint patty is covered with a Real Red Scallop Circle. The ornaments have Dazzling Diamonds on the snowman. The Medium Flat Cello Bags (p. 167, #102757) is the perfect size to hold the two ornaments. The topper on the bag is Whisper White cardstock cut using the Top Note die on the Big Shot. It was scored on the long side and fits perfectly as the topper on the bag.
The last one I made is simply filling one of the Medium Cellophane Bags with the Christmas Kisses and then topping it off with Riding Hood Red cardstock cut 4" x 4" and folded in half. I used the Scallop Edge Punch on the top side and added a piece of the self-adhesive decorative die cut from the I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit and added a felt flurry to finish it off.
By the time I finished making these, I'm not sure which held more of the treats, the bags or me - those peppermint patties are very hard to resist. They're like eating chips - you can't stop at eating one!
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