Friday, December 9, 2011

Stamp TV's CSS Alumni Blog Hop

This is our Treasure Chest challenge hop and the focus is to create treat holders with a Christmas or New Year's theme! If you want to start at beginning of the hop, you can start from Stamp TV but if you hopping along already, then you should have come from the sweet blog of Lori McAree

I decided to create these adorable "sour cream containers"...they are quick - easy - and great way to use up some of my retired designer paper. TIP: my fingers just couldnt get these closed when they had the candy in them...so instead I sealed them up empty and then cut a slash in the top and filled them with M&M's...so much easier...added my little scalloped circle sentiment and it closed the slit perfectly!
These are for my grankids - chocked full of M&M's... and they hold a LOT - kids will enjoy (-:

these are so easy to make - go here for instructions - I just made my cylinder and sealed one end, then sealed the opposite end the opposite way, slit the top and added the candy, and added sentiment and ribbon....sooooo easy!
used GKD's 2009 Stamp set "Signed with Love" and punches from SU.
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then for my assistant at work I made this larger gift box - filled with gold wrapped snickers!
used the Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels 4 and regular size Labels 4, cardstock is all from GKD along with GKD's designer paper, Stamp set is GKD's 2009 "Very Merry Christmas" by Theresa Momber. I took side pics so you could see that I made a small box and adhered the two side panels...bells are colored with Copics Y21, 26, 28, YG63,67 and Gold Smooch, ink is Memento Black and Delicata Golden Glitz....easy QUICK and different!

 i should have decorated the sides....

that's it for me!!!

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (December 13), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!
your next stop is the elegant blog of Karen Knegten

hope you've been inspired!
hugs,

entered assistant's gift box in challenge at Joan's Gardens

123 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Linda- both ideas are terrific! I had trouble with m&m's in sour cream containers a couple of years back. Never thought of your idea. I ended up, putting them in little ziplocs first, to prevent them from spilling out. I did eat all of the ones that spilled out, when I started! Hahahaha

Cheri said...

Linda, the sour cream containers are so different. (how much is "a lot"? Did you eat some of those M&M's?) I love them. And the grand Snicker is a great design. TFS.

lakergirl said...

Beautiful treat box...who wouldn't be thrilled to receive this!?!?! Thanks for the info on the sour cream holder..haven't made those in years~ always a cute treat idea...Meryy Christmas...Kim

Melissa Cash said...

Both of your projects are beautiful Linda! I love how you decided to fill those sour cream containers. You are a smarty pants! Your assistant is going to love, love her box and her golden snickers too!

Betty Neville said...

Adorable little sour cream containers - those would make great stocking stuffers! And I love that elegant box - your assistant will be thrilled!

Lynn B. said...

I've never seen sour cream containers before. It's so great when I see something new. Thanks for giving the site addy for the tutorial. I'll check it out.

joy said...

Pretty box for your assistant! The bells are gorgeous! I like how you have added the name to the sour cream containers with a little banner.

Robin K said...

The Hallelujah box is awesome!

NJMullins said...

These are darling! I love the sour cream containers, and have used them in a similar way. Your filling idea is superb!

Brenda said...

Linda both of your treat holders are fabulous!!! I have always loved sour cream containers as they are so fun to make and receive. And wow you assistant is going to love that beautiful treat box.
Hugs ;)

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Linda, your 'sour cream' containers are darling! little ones will get a kick out of them. Love the paper you chose to use.. works perfectly. And your co-workers treat....stunning.

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Chelsea said...

Those little m&m containers are too cute! What great stocking stuffers they would be! Thank you for the inspiration!!

janice moss said...

Way cute and does look quite easy, thanks to your great video. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

--Marcy said...

Wow! A two-fer! How clever you are!

Becky said...

These are so cute Linda. I love them both. :)

Barb B. said...

Can I be your assistant too??? Pleasssssssssse! Great new ways to give out special treats. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

What a great idea for getting red and the rest of the m&m gang in their container. Your assistant is one lucky lady.

mjensen602 said...

Yes, I was inspired ...nice job on these 2 designs...I need something to put a little bit of candy caramels I just finished making, so will definitely try these! Thanks

nana_4x said...

Both gift ideas are really neat. I love the idea of putting M&Ms in those sour cream containers...and I love Snickers--yummy!

Riette said...

I like it like this. Very elegant.

Kary said...

Hi Linda, these are fabulous gift holders!! They are so beautifully decorated, such a treat! Love these!!

Carolina said...

Ahhh, haven't made sour cream container in forever and love how yours turned out! The box is over the top adorable!!!

scraplizard said...

Sour cream containers are always nice and easy to make. Thans for sharing.

Cheryl Bux said...

Both of these are lovely - great colour choices!

Julie said...

Both items are great - lovely to look at along with being useful!

Leslie Turner said...

Wow - love both of your creations! Awesome inspiration - thanks so much for sharing!

Barbara Godden said...

Both of your treat holders are fabulous. What great inspiration. I love the red & white of the first ones and the second one is so elegant looking. TFS.

April said...

I love both ideas! The sour cream holders are soooo easy to mass produce with stunning results! I like how you repurposed your sentiment to close your container!

terrie said...

Both of your gift treats turned out really nice...tfs
Merry Christmas

zullu26@aol.com

scrappinmommom said...

Two wonderful ideas. My grandchildren LOVE M & Ms. This would work for them. Love all the uses of the Nestabilities.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen anything like those sour cream containers. They're perfect. Both ideas are awesome. Joyce T.

Donna Phelan said...

I'll have to check out that tute, thanks! Both projects are great. If you feel the need to decorate the sides of the 2nd project, maybe you could just wrap some ribbon around it? TFS!!!

BarbK aka GrammaStamper said...

Great gift holders, especially the ones for the grandkids.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Love both ideas for gift holders... especially the cheerful little red ones. Perfect for the grandbabies. :)

Olga said...

Very nice and cute!

Sue said...

Great gift idea

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being an encouragement to those of us who are "beginners". Love the treat holders for the grandkids.

OreoMama said...

Those wonky containers are grand, great idea for seed gifts in the spring, maybe sunflowers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing !

Jill said...

What a beautiful box. Just right for a little something. Thank you so much for sharing.

patm said...

Cute box giving us a lot of great things to enjoy and I appreciate it.

Die Cut Lady said...

Fun projects love the fun papers you used to for the small packages.

Susan said...

Great gift ideas. Love the coloring on the gift card box.

Cheryl Wright said...

These are both stunning!

Sharon said...

Both great ideas! Beautiful work on the lid for the gift box - it is gorgeous!

Sheri said...

Love them both but I think I will make some of the sour cream containers for the little grandkids stockings! Thanks for the idea

Brenda said...

What a lovely box. A special gift for that certain someone. I will definitely have to watch the tutorial as those would make great baby shower favors!!!

Pam~ said...

Lucky grandchildren ... these are so cute! I LOVE your gift box! I'm thinking this is a CASE ... thanks for the inspiration!

Pam said...

I am so making those sour cream containers!!!

Judi said...

What GREAT ideas! Lovin' the M&M containers. Thanks for the heads up, I know my grandkids will love them too, so I'm off to find out how to make them.

Hugs

Judi

patski said...

that is a clever container

lisa808 said...

the sour cream containers are perfect for place cards and/or stocking stuffers.

Theresa said...

Love both projects, Linda! Those little sour cream containers are so cute and I love the elegance of your gift box.

Sunshine51 said...

Ooh I love sour cream containers. They are so easy to make and always look so cute. The box you made is gorgeous!

Angie said...

Awsome idea Linda!

Stitchin' time said...

More great ideas. Love the sour cream containers and will be making some for stocking stuffers.
Cheers,
Robyn

Lynda said...

Great ideas....and the sour cream containers are great as table favors.

gobarb26 said...

I have made the sour cream containers before, but I really like the box. No need to decorate the sides. No one will look at them when there is such a beautiful image on the front. Well done.

Allie Cat Beads said...

the sour cream container is a great idea!! especially for my daughter's class parties and whatnot! fantastic! TFS!

Mama said...

Great idea and so different!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute projects! You have a wonderful Christmas Miss Linda!

jazy1m said...

Loved both ideas Linda. Thanks for sharing.

Gee S. said...

The first ones are cute and fun, the second one is very elegant. Both ideas are great!

Judy I said...

Great projects. I love the sour cream container idea for M&Ms. Your box turned out gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Wow! These are great. I love red and white together, so simple yet very powerful. Very nicely done.

Cheryl C. said...

Very cute ideas! I wish I was as creative as you!

Melinda said...

Fabulous! Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I liked the variation. Suzyque

Vickie said...

Very cute ideas.

Frani M. said...

my granddaughter will be making her first holy communion next year and this "sour cream container" design would be a perfect favor for the guests. You girls are so talented. Happy holidays

KVencel said...

Beautiful box by your assistant but I just LOVE! your little treat containers. They would make such cute ornaments if they are the size I think they are. Way to go Linda!

Judy Scott said...

Like this

Barb said...

this is so cute.

Katherine said...

Definitely inspired! Love the little box

Andrea Foster said...

Buuuuutiful! love all your projects

alvinamaguire said...

What a great idea ,Thank you for sharing your techniques.

Gayle said...

Two cute projects. I almost forgot about the sour cream container. Love it.

Marlena M. said...

Both projects are beautiful and unique! ;)

Kathy N. said...

Love your ideas. Thanks for sharing

Ann K said...

Both are cute & good ideas. I like the choice of size. Decorated great!

Arlene said...

Love both of your ideas for containers. Thanks for sharing.

DJohnson517 said...

Thank You for sharing you ideas and talent.

Anonymous said...

NICE

Paulette Still said...

These are wonderful. I love to do the sour cream containers, so easy and fun.

stampqueen said...

Great treat packages - I have never tried
the sour cream packages, they look cool!!!

Lizzie said...

These are so cute and useful little goodies, but your box is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!! You didn't need to do the sides, the front will knock them out! Love, Love, Love!!

alex said...

Two brilliant projects, love them both :-)

RuthAnn said...

These are great holders too, especially the
M&M's my favorite. Take care, and thanks for
sharing.

Chris said...

Love the tip about adding the candy. What a great stocking stuffer!

Mehrll said...

Really like the sour cream containers for kids, they'd get to the candy in the box too easily.
Thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

What beautiful projects!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are so talented, just love it and how you put the m&m's great

Ruth

naneruth said...

Love the big candy box!

Missey G said...

What a great idea-the sour cream containers are clever.

KonaRose said...

Dear Linda,
This is my first time to your site <3 Your sour cream tubes are witty and cute (at first I thought, what? sour cream gifts? until I finished the sentence :) And the card, oh, is just spectacular. Delicata golden glitz...another add on to my shopping list!

Cynthia said...

Both candy containers are great, Linda!

Sandy said...

Linda, love both your ideas!! Glad to hear I'm not the only one that can be all thumbs. Good cover up for the slit!!!

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous treat boxes! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful packaging.

Golda said...

How cool are those! Fantastic idea for the slit and adding the M&Ms after.

Anonymous said...

Hi!,



My,Oh My, those packages are too beautiful to open!
Thanks for a chance to in!

Cariños,

María Alba Negrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico
perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

Judy Averill said...

Great projects.

Anonymous said...

yummy fun way to give candy / just love box, gorgeous colors

richardbreaks said...

WOW!!! These are SUPER fun!! Lovely box, too!

LadyTrucker said...

Great ideas, thank you for sharing!

myrubberwalls said...

Cute cute cute

Becky said...

The sour cream containers are so fun to make! I love your box for the snickers, too!

Designs By Sky said...

Great containers. I made some sour cream containers for the people at work. TFS!!

April Johnson said...

Thank you for sharing that!! Sour cream containers are always a big hit!

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Michele from MS said...

I have got to get a Spellbinder ~ This is beautiful!

Janice Jerolymack said...

How did you ever come up with the sour cream idea...fascinating! Also, love the bag idea as well...quick question, do the grand nestabilities fit in the cuttlebug?

Anonymous said...

Great project. It might work as little ornaments on my tabletop tree. Great treat for the kids after dinner.

Nancy Nguyen from Katy, Texas

Verna Angerhofer said...

I adore your fantastic ideas for gift giving containers. Really amazing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I adore your fantastic ideas for gift giving containers. Really amazing.

Krissy said...

I've been looking for one more idea on how to package a little gift for my college roommate - a sour cream container is PERFECT!

JulieAS6078 said...

I like both of these! I may have to make some of the small ones for my nieces and nephews as stocking stuffers. The gift box would be perfect for my sisters and their co-workers! I like that these can be used for any occasion - just change the paper/embellishments!

Arlene said...

I've got to try those "sour cream containers"...they look so fun and easy. Loved the elegant gift box as well...very versatile.

Nanette said...

I love those little sour cream containers. I have to try make these. TFS!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Oneofakind said...

Cute idea. It would work for almost any occasion.

Sylvia said...

Both ideas are great. I love to recycle used containers. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

I love that elegant bell gift box for your assistant (Yum! That's one of my fav candies inside!) The tip about the sour cream containers is genius! I'll remember to try that next time! xoxoxo

Karen T said...

I love those sweet 'sour cream' containers they're so cute you hate to open them! The other container with the jingle bells was just gorgeous!

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