Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Little Christmas Treat

No, this is not just another Christmas card!!  This is actually a treat bag made from an envelope.  The technique was a shoebox project that someone brought to a weekend get together and I absolutely loved it.  It is made from an envelope.
You take an envelope and seal it.  Then you cut of one side at 11/2".  This becomes the top.  I trimmed mine with a decorative scissors and ran a stip of decorative cardstock around it.  You could use ribbon, also.  Then I ran the rest of the envelope through a crimper from side to side.  This shrinks it just enough the the section you cut off will now slide over the top.  I then made a decorative front.  The snowflake circles are layered onto scalloped circles that were cut out with a nestie and then I used popdots to attach them.  Then I added the silver ribbon to make them look like ornaments. 

 Now for the surprise!!  Inside is a small package of hot chocolate mix.  I created a small topper and put it on top.  This is a great little gift for teachers and also makes a great stocking stuffer.  Hot chocolate was great for a Christmas or Winter treat, but remember that you can put other things in here for other occasions.  You can also just insert a card.

This has been entered in the following challenge:
Our Daily Bread Designs #37 - Anything but a card
Stamping Vacation: Lots of Paper Challenge - Paper with Snowflakes on it
Lexi's Creations Challenge #27 - Traditional Christmas Colors


April said...

This is cute, and I had forgotten about this! This is perfect for Christmas!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is DELIGHTFUL! Great colors and so wintery! Great gift idea too! Thank you for joining us in the ODBDSLC! We hope you will join us again!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty!! Love your treat box! How clever to use an envelope! Thank you for joining us in the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Now, this is creative....LOVE it!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lori said...

What a great card, love how it opens, thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations, we're happy to have you!

Tracey said...

Fabulous bag & great idea :)

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & good luck!