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