Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice

Well it's Sunday night so it must be time for another challenge over at the Amuse Studio Challenge Blog - but this week, it's not just any challenge, I'm your hostess!, so if you didn't come from there why not pop over and see what wonderful Amuse goodness my fellow hostess have come up with?

The challenge this week is 'Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice', I love to use the holiday season as an excuse to give token gifts as a small thank you to teachers, neighbors and friends for kindness over the year.  It just so happened that this week was the week I got serious in packing all my homemade goodies as gifts for Christmas - just look at this - would you believe it started life as a packet of Pringles?

 and here is a close up of the top

The first step is to find a volunteer to eat the contents of the Pringles packet - not an issue in my house I can tell you!  Then it's onto the project.

I started by taping super sticky double sided tape around all four sides of a piece of candy cane paper, then lining up an edge with the nutritional information (to get a vertical), I wrapped it around the cylinder. (Depending on the size of the tube you may need to trim it first.)  Add a strip of grass polka dot to top and bottom, then cover the join with french roast twill ribbon.  Four gingerbread men, cut using the die and dressed with copics and Baker's twine scarves complete the bottom.

For the lid, I cut a circle of 'twas the night paper the same size as the lid.  A quick stamp with the gingerbread man and a sprig of holly, another dash of copics and it was ready to attach to the lid, a trim of cherry stitched grosgrain around the edge and the gift container is complete.  All it needs now is some gingerbread cookies on the inside and you have the perfect token gift.

I do hope you like the project, and that you feel motivated to add some sugar and spice to a project of your own.  If you do, please do go over to the Amuse Studio Challenge blog and add a link, I'd love to see it and there's some Amuse Goodies going for a random participant.

All of the materials to complete this project are available at my online store here

stamps: holiday tags, candy cane wishes
paper: grass polka dot, candy cane, 'twas the night, cocoa
ink: memento black tuxedo
misc: gingerbread man die, french roast twill, cherry stitched grosgrain, copics, cherry and french roast baker's twine, super sticky double sided tape

1 comment:

Shari B. said...

Great project! What a creative way to give Christmas cookies!

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