Happy Friday everyone! Hasn't Sneak Peek Week been so much fun? Well, now it's time for the best part . . . the BLOG HOP! If you came here from Emma's blog at My Creative Time, then you are in the right place. If not, then make sure you start there because you don't want to miss her awesome January Release video! Now find a comfy place to sit and let's get this Blog Hop party started!!!
For my projects today, I get to showcase the SUPER TERRIFIC ~ Bubblegum Treat Box Die!!! Here's a picture so you can get a good look:
Yesterday, I showed you a beautiful set of wedding themed reception favors. So today I decided to make a whole bunch with different themes so that you can get a great idea of how useful this fabulous new die is gonna be!!! Also, I kept the embellishments super simple so that you can see how quick and easy they are to create. So here we go with our Bubblegum Treat Box Bonanza . . .
Oh, one more thing - (enabler alert) - I tried to use a bunch of different MCT products so that you can see how well all of Emma's products work together. And since they won't all fit into my "labels" section, I thought I would give you a complete list here:
All Around Christmas
Bubblegum Treat Box
Build A Banner Kit
Color Me Happy
I Believe In Leprechauns
Mixed Holiday Sentiments
Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies
Teeny Tag Greetings
You Had Me At Chocolate
Ok, back to our Bubblegum Treat Box Bonanza ~ we have already seen the 3 great new sport themed stamp sets being released this month. So for all of you with kiddos active in sports, I thought we would start with a baseball favor (keep in mind this can easily be adapted to any sport):
The blue patterned paper for this treat is from the We R Memory Keepers ~ Yankee Doodles paper line. The super fun ribbon is from the Celebrate It ~ Basic-Basic collection (they have footballs and basketballs too). For the embellishment in the center, I used the My Creative Time ~ Stitched Circle Die. The sentiment and baseball are from the newly released My Creative Time ~ Grand Slam stamp set. For the baseball, in order to get the two different colors to make it look like a real baseball, I hand colored it with a black marker for the outline and a red marker for the stitching. It's not perfect, but like Emma says "there are no mistakes in paper crafting!" ;)
Ok, how about some fun birthday party favors:
The patterned paper for this treat is from the Bo Bunny ~ Back to Basics paper line. The cute little #8 birthday candle was cut from the Sweet Treats~ Cricut cartridge. The polka dot patterned paper is my favorite Doodlebug Design ~ Petite Prints collection. I added some yellow ~ Stickles for the flame. And at the top, I tied it off with some fun purple "tull-EEE" from the Celebrate It ~ Wedding collection.
The paper for this little birthday treat is from the Echo Park Paper Co. ~ Little Girl paper collection. I added 3 cute little tags that were cut with the smaller tag die from the newly released My Creative Time ~ Teeny Tag Greetings stamp set. The "Birthday Wishes" sentiment is also from that set. The twine is from The Twinery ~ Pink Sorbet. And I added some pretty purple "tull-EEE" from the Celebrate It ~ Wedding collection.
Now as you can see, I did these two birthday treats a little differently than the traditional ones. And it's super simple to recreate. All you have to do is cut off one of the ends. Now don't freak out - lol - it's totally ok to change it up a little! ;) **Now I do have a couple of helpful tips if you are gonna try this. First, when trimming off the end - make sure you leave enough so that you can fold the ends in (kinda like a wrapping a present) and attach them with adhesive. And second, and this is really important - make sure you score the ends before you fold them in. As you can see, the cute little treat box die has Emma's signature stitching. And if you don't score it before folding, then you might accidentally fold it on the stitching line and you don't want to do that because then you wouldn't be able to see it. For those of you that have the Lollipop Holder Die . . . it's kinda just like that (the folding line is just a little past the stitching line and it's easy to miss). I hope I'm explaining it ok.
Let's switch it up a bit. How about some fun holiday treats? With Valentine's Day just around the corner . . . here is a super cute and easy treat idea:
You can whip up 20-30 of these for all the kids in your child's classroom in no time!!! The patterned paper for this treat is from the K & Company ~ KP Valentine paper pack. For the super quick and simple embellishment, I used the heart die from the My Creative Time ~ 100% Sweetness stamp set. The sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ You Had Me At Chocolate stamp set. And to tie off the ends I used some pretty pink "tull-EEE" from the Celebrate It ~ Occasions collection. ;)
Ok, now how about another fun holiday - St. Patrick's Day:
Now of course this holiday is a favorite of many individuals who partake in the sampling of "adult beverages" LOL, but how about making some fun little green treats for the kiddos. The patterned paper for this treat is from the Die Cuts With A View ~ Lemon Flower paper stack. And for the embellishment on this treat, I used the My Creative Time ~ Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies. The green paper and white paper for both are from Recollections. The sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ I Believe In Leprechauns stamp set.
Next, what would Easter be without little chocolate treats everywhere?!?!
The colorful patterned paper for this treat is from the Die Cuts With A View ~ Blossoms & Butterflies paper stack. For the embellishment, I used the starburst die from the My Creative Time ~ Build A Banner Kit. The sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Color Me Happy stamp set. And of course, it all looks cuter with a little "tull-EEE" from the Celebrate It ~ Wedding collection. ;)
Let's move onto summer and the Fourth of July . . . how about some fun red-white-blue party favors:
Now for this one, I did absolutely nothing except tie the ends shut with some more fun "tull-EEE". That's it! Five minutes tops! Well, actually that depends on how long it takes you to pick out your piece of patterned paper . . . LOL. If you're like me, that can take forever!!! But seriously, I wanted to show you how you can make them as simple as possible without embellishing and they can still be super cute!!! I'm telling you - you are gonna want this die!!! ;)
So, right along with Easter, what Halloween would be complete without oodles and oodles of treats everywhere?!?!?!
The patterned paper for this treat is from the Echo Park Paper Co. ~ Happy Halloween paper collection. For the embellishment, I used the starburst die from the My Creative Time ~ Build A Banner Kit. The sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Mixed Holiday Sentiments stamp set. The pretty ribbon is from my stash - not sure who the maker is.
How about one more holiday? This Treat Box is the perfect size for stocking stuffers:
The patterned paper for this treat is from the Authentique ~ Wonder paper pack. For the embellishment, I used the My Creative Time ~ Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies. The sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ All Around Christmas stamp set. The pretty red bows are made with Celebrate It ~ Sheer Creations ribbon. You can fill these with little holiday chocolate treats or even tiny little gifts - like a cute set of earrings for your daughter or maybe a new pair of ear buds for someone's ipod! Or...there's nothing like some cold hard cash from Santa!!! lol
Not done yet . . . I saved my favorite for last. How about some cute baby shower favors:
Isn't it soooo cute? You can whip up 20 of these "babies" (pun intended - hee hee) in absolutely no time whatsoever! The patterned paper for this little pink treat is from the Die Cuts With A View ~ Baby Girl paper stack. The super cute baby feet ribbon is from Celebrate It ~ Sheer Creations. I added a cute little tag cut with the smaller tag die in the also newly released this month My Creative Time ~ Teeny Tag Greetings stamp set. And the sweet little sentiment "Precious Baby" is also from that set. Now for some cuteness overload . . . do you see the cute little charm hanging next to the tag? It's a sweet little pacifier from Wilton ~ Favor Accents. They come in a cute little multi-colored pack with pink, blue, yellow, purple and green ones. Too cute!!!
This cute little boy one is exactly the same as the little girl one except that the patterned paper is from the Die Cuts With A View ~ Baby Boy paper stack. Isn't is sooo cute?!?!?! I just LOVE them! And this is about as simple as you can get with embellishing! Can you imagine all the possibilities???
Well, how was that for a Bubblegum Treat Box Bonanza?!?!? There's a total of 11 different ideas! I hope that's enough to give you a super good idea of how fun this treat box can be for any occasion. It's definitely in my "Top 3" favorite MCT products!!!
*****HUGE GIVEAWAY ALERT*****
For our giveaway today, we are giving ONE LUCKY winner a $100 Gift Certificate to Custom Crops!!! All you have to do is leave a comment here along with the rest of the Design Team's blogs AND also leave a way for us to contact you. Each designer will be picking a winner, then Emma will use random.org to pick the lucky winner out of those 18 names. So remember you have "18" chances to win! All you have to do is leave a comment on ALL the blogs in this hop for more chances to win. The deadline is Sunday night at midnight. EASY PEASY!
Well my creative friends, that's it for the My Creative Time ~ January Release! Here are some pictures of all the new releases:
*************************Just a little re-cap: ALL stamps are available right now for purchase HERE. There are 3 different bundles being offered for sale until January 27th at midnight. All orders will start shipping out on Monday. The stamp shown above "Be Mine" will be offered for $3.99 while supplies last...better hurry! ;)
I hope you have enjoyed all the Sneak Peeks this week. I can't wait to see what the rest of the Design Team has created! Your next stop on the hop is Cathryn, but in case you get lost along the way ~ here is the entire line up:
Cassandra (you are here)
Phew! I think that was the longest post I have every done...lol...I hope it was worth it for you all! Now get hopping ~ and I hope you all have lots of fun and get tons of inspiration and great ideas along the way. Oh, and of course . . . HAPPY SHOPPING!!!! ;)
See you all back here really soon. Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting!