Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop

Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to the Gifts from the Heart Blog Hop by the Designed2Delight design team.  Also, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Designed2Delight.  I hope you will be inspired by our cost efficient ideas to make a few little gifts yourself. 

Here is my idea for a gift to say "Thank You from the heart" to someone on your gift list.  It could be neighbors,  co-workers, the mail person, the UPS person (that delivers our crafting supplies throughout the year), your friends and the list goes on...

I made a box using my largest square die cuts.  It was really quite easy and fun to do.  The instructions can be found here.  The original instruction have a handle attached, but it make it look like an Easter basket and that was not the look I was after.  So...I followed the directions for the box and just left the handle off.  One less step and less supplies.  I used one of the Dollar Delight images, the Mitten by Designed2Delight.  I have to admit...it's my favorite and it's only $1. 

1.  Make the box according to the directions.
2.  Print image and sentiment, color and cut out.
3.  Adhere mitten to oval with glue for the lower one and foam dots for the upper one.
4.  Punch and die cut snowflakes.
5.  Fill bag with Chocolate Covered Pretzels and tie closed with ribbon.
6.  Attached the bell brad to the snowflakes and to the ribbon with glue dots.

Here is a run down of what it cost me to make this cute little gift.

Supplies:
Lt Blue and White Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Country Snowflakes (The Paper Company)
Digital Image: Mitten (Designed2Delight)
Sentiment: Computer generated (Lucinda Handwriting)
Snowflake Die: Spellbinders
Oval Dies: Spellbinders
Snowflake Punch: Martha Stewart
Bell Brads: Spare Parts
White ribbon, white felt, plastic bag, Copic Markers and foam & glue dots 

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Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe:
Bag of Pretzels
Bag of Chocolate or Vanilla Chips

Melt the chocolate over a low heat or in the microwave 15 seconds at a time until the chocolate is melted.
Dip the pretzels in the chocolate and lay on wax paper to dry.
*OPTIONAL:  While the pretzels are wet, you can sprinkle them with...
crushed candy canes
toffee bits
candy sprinkles

You can go here to see all the other Delight2Design Design Team ideas.  Don't forget to leave me a little love and you might just win a great prize from Delight2Design.

Thanks for stopping by today!
~pat~

**Yes, I have 2 posts today...my regular 2 Sisters Challenge and this the D2D Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop.  Scroll on down to see my first post for today.
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69 comments:

dstandard said...

What a beautiful project - perfect for holiday goodies!

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Pat, this is gorgeous.
Thanks so much for pointing us to the "how to".
Hugs...

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

this is adorable! I think I have a scallop square image on one of my Cricut cartridges. I'm going to have to check it out!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

so very pretty and a super cute idea! I love the little box and your colors/presentation is wonderful!

Thea said...

I love this gift idea! So simple to do. Thank you for the instructions! And the inspiration.

Sherrie Conner said...

This is a great idea Pat! Love the pretzels too! :)

bridget said...

Cute box & idea! Thanks

Anna R said...

so cute and what a fabulous gift!
I love things that are both easy to do and look fantastic! Thanks for the instructions.

Ramona said...

I love this box....I am going to have to make one of these....thanks so much for sharing!!

Carol Ann said...

I like this idea something I could achieve I think! c

Kathy said...

Fun project! Love chocolate covered pretzels, too. Great gift idea.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful box for gifts! Love paper you used! Yummy...chocolate covered pretzels! TFS!

Kendra

STAMPING SAM said...

I have some Christmas paper I have never used and this would be perfect for the office staff this year! Thanks for sharing and your creations as a DT member.

faithnme said...

Pat.. I LOVE it. This is one that I will be trying... It it just right with my Budget


Hugs
Sharette

Shirley G said...

I love this idea. We exchange names in our family for Christmas and this would be wonderful to add to the gift bought already.
Thank you

ribenaruby said...

Love this beautiful gift, love the mitten image! Thanks for the fab idea.

Jaqi said...

Such a great idea. I think these would be great for table presents too. And with a name on the front it could also be the place card.

Michelle said...

Wonderful idea!! Very cute and awesome presentation.

terrie said...

awesome gift box..I like the idea of on how it was made..tfs
zullu26@aol.com

Jennifer M. said...

Such a nice gift idea! Very creative. Love it!

Kristin said...

Looks like a fun project, especially the pretzels!!!

Cleah said...

Fab idea for a gift! With the right paper and color,just like this, a simple gift is made elegant.

Christina said...

Oh I love this little box!

Traci said...

I love this project! Your project would be a perfect gift! Thanks for the recipe also.

Thistleblue said...

Morning Pat, beautiful wee gift box and thanks for sharing the idea for the choccie covered pretzels, so very clever!
Thanks for sharing.
hugs
Michelle
x

Stephanie said...

This is very pretty and so easy to make. Thanks for the ideas!

Ronda S said...

absolutely a great project!

Patti P. said...

I am in love with that dp and the box is great, on my way to check out the instructions. Love your idea and all the extra details that coordinate so well. Tfs.

Tina M said...

I really like the scalloped edges of the box :) pretty project for a yummy treat. tfs

Stacy Walker said...

Hi Pat
What a cute gift idea. Thanks for letting me play along.

Georgei said...

like this very much I know I will be doing this thank for showing
very pretty

Josie0602 said...

I just love this! Soft colors and snowflakes are my favorite next to snowmen!

Sheila D said...

I'm loving this gift idea! Seems so simple to do. Thanks for the instructions and the inspiration.

THERESA said...

This is such a cute idea, love it !!

deesdesigns said...

What a great idea, thanks for the great tutorial! Love the mittens 0 just perfect!!!

Bev said...

Pat .. amazing fun project.... the colours are soft and beautiful..

Lorie said...

Hi Pat! What a fun idea this is and thank you for the recipe! Love your project! (It is good to see you again!)

Patti J said...

Great gift idea! Love it - thanks for sharing!!!

racinggrandma61 said...

What a super idea.......and so very "sweet". Love it.

LGanske61@msn.com

craftin-dawn said...

Love it! will definatly have to try this one!! Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Love it!! Great project to do with the grandkids for their teachers!
Hugs,
Deb T.

Shawna said...

Oh this is adorable!

Sharon said...

What a great gift idea, I can think of several people on my list thie would be good for. Thakns so much for sharing.

sdenimandlace1@aol.com

stampjourney said...

This is such a cute gift idea! Love the colors and image you used! I don't have a scallop square die cut, but I think I can try it using square shaped paper and a border punch. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!

Flutterby Trina said...

Such a lovely idea, christmas for us is being down on a budget and something like this looks so special and unique! Thanks for the idea

cladygray said...

This is so cute. I do a lot of baking for Christmas gifts and this is a great idea for putting the baked goods into. Thanks for sharing.

kathy s said...

great quick gift idea-love the colours and the papers-TFS

Mary said...

What a great gift idea Pat!! I love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lori said...

I agree, this is super sweet! Thanks for the dipped pretzel recipe and idea.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Yummy- great treat box!

rstuck2003 said...

I LOVE chocolate covered pretzels...thank you for including the recipe! The box is adorable.

Kathy Winter said...

Love this treat box...so yummy!! Thanks for sharing:)

Penny said...

Really neat idea for giving. Love the mittens!

Lori said...

Great gift idea and inexpensive also. I already have the stamp and now know what I will do for gifts. Thank you.

Linda said...

This is such a beautiful little box....fabulous gift!!

DQ said...

Great treat box.
Thanks for the Recipe

Heather D. said...

so cute! thanks for the instructions too :-)

Robbie said...

So going to give this a try!

Teresa said...

Very nice gift idea, Pat and so pretty! Thank you.

Ceal said...

I love this and will definitely try it for my friends gifts TFS

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh I love this.....and I love chocolate covered pretzels.....and your right this would make a great gift for the hard to buy for people....thank you for this great idea.....tfs

Stephanie said...

What a great gift!

Stephanie said...

What a great gift!

Angie said...

Super cute box and I love the mitten image on it! Great gift!

Lola said...

So lovely and great choice of colors. I'm making pretzels this year, and think this is a beautiful way to present them.

Lisa Petrella said...

Pat, this box is so incredibly cute and clever!!! And I LOVE the coordinating snowflake and ribbon on the bag of pretzels!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Caroline said...

Fab Box!!! I just might have to try this for myself. Thanks for joining in with the Creative Card Crew.
Caroline x

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