Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tempting Treats

Well hello, it's time for me to join some of my friends at Amuse Studio for our final blog hop of 2011.  This month's theme is all things holiday.  If you are hopping along with us, you should have come here from Maria Stanley, if you didn't why not grab a cup of coffee and head back to the start with Samantha, then keep on going until you get back to me?  There's tons of festive inspiration to be had.

About a month ago I did my first ever craft fair, I wasn't sure how things would turn out and I didn't want to make a whole load of stuff which would then go to waste, so I decided to make the treats for my daughter's cross country team early - if they sold great, if not, well at least I would be ahead of the game - Well, they sold like hot cakes.

First a photo of a small selection of the 50+ tag treats I have made this year.

A close up of the absolute best seller - my favorite too!

and a side profile - the perfect size for a couple of Hershey's nuggets.  My daughter received the those for her cross country team in the mail today - so I can at last share them with you.

Now some of you will have seen the tags on the front here before - it's not that I didn't love the tags as they were, but just that it seemed like an awful lot of effort for the tag on a gift.  This way they last a lot longer, whether as place settings at a holiday meal, co-worker gifts, or decorations on a tiny tree.

The first step, is to make the tags, and this is where I called in my secret weapon - my youngest daughter Sophie - I stamped and coloured the images, she sat for hours with the tiny scissors cutting them all out for me, you may need to find your own 14 year old if you plan to make a lot of these!  

The tents are made from 7" x 2" strips of grass polka dot card stock, scored and folded at 3" and 4".  Attach the tag, hold together while you punch a small hole in the top , then thread and tie with cherry bakers twine.  Then insert the nuggets - to make sure they don't slip out, I like to apply a tiny strip of tape to the bottom of each one to hold them in place.

Well, that's all from me, I do hope you enjoyed your visit to My Paper Paradise and that you will come back and visit me again soon, until then, why not hop on over to Ginger and see what she has for you today.

All the supplies for today's project are from Amuse Studio and can be purchased from my web store here

Stamps: holiday tags
Paper: 'twas the night before Christmas, candy cane, vanilla, fern, grass polka dot
Ink: memento black tuxedo
Misc: tree die, tags dies, Copics


Jeremy and Samantha said...

what a great gift idea. TFS

Sheila said...

These are AWESOME!! I'm so going to do this myself!! Great job.

Melissa said...

I love seeing all of them lined up together. They are darling treats for the holidays!

Tami said...

these are so cute! Love the tags on them!

Pamela said...

Awesome! These are super cute!!!

Carissa said...

awesome! very cute.

Ginger Serafin said...

Adorable! This is the first use of the polka dot paper I've seen that I LOVE! I need to borrow your secret weapon the next time I need cutting done!

Congrats on your first craft fair. I have made these types of goodies in the past...and they have always sold like crazy at craft fairs. Cute sells!

Angie said...

Can I borrow your 14 year old? LOL So cute and fun gifts.

Angela K said...

These are wonderful!! I love them! TFS

Maria Stanley said...

So cute. Love this :)

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