Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Guest Designer, Cathy!

Hi Everyone, Cathy here.  I am excited to be Guest Designing for Jaded Blossom.

I know we have all begun to feel the "crunch time" of the holiday season, but take some time, grab your coffee, tea or hot cocoa and prepare to have a little fun.

One of things I LOVE about Jaded Blossom stamps is the "kiss" line.  You see I'm a big treat maker.  I have a staff of almost 40 people and I love making treats.  When I saw their "kiss" stamps I knew the order would be soon be going in for them all!

Here's my project!

How about a giant kiss package for a packet of Hershey Kisses?

I designed this on my Gypsy but you don't have to have a Gypsy to make this work.
With your cutter, select your favorite heart and if you don't own a Gyspy, cut out two.  Score the bottom
(or actually the top) of your heart about 1/2 inch from the edge where the bumps start.  Fold them and glue
then together.  As you bend them up, you have just made your Hershey looking holder.  If you own a Gyspy, place two hearts on your mat, flip one, line them up and weld.

I cut my heart at 4.5, but you can cut any size. The bigger the cut, the more candy!

I used the Jaded Blossom gusset bags to hold my kisses that were stamped with Winter Candies and Christmas Candies. The sentiments were cut out with a 3/4 inch punch.

I used a deep burgundy ink so it stood out on the silver foil.  I adhered the sentiment with glue dots.  I added one more on the front of my package. I added a burgundy 1 inch circle behind the sentiment to make it stand out even more.  The label on the front of my package is the Curly Label Die from Jaded Blossom. The Curly Everyday Border was also stamped with the burgundy ink.

To finish off my package I used some jute from my stash along with some holiday ribbon and some greenery punched out of green paper.

I love how these turned out! I'm honored to be a Guest Designer today and I hope you've gotten some inspiration to take some time out of your hectic life and craft.  There's something about paper, scissors, adhesive and CHOCOLATE to get my motor running!

Have a blessed holiday season and thanks again for stopping by.
 Mimi

52 comments:

Jessica Wilson said...

Super cute idea Mimi!! I bet your staff will love them!!!

Craft Hugs,
Jessica
www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

Princess Cricut Cutz said...

I love these Mimi! These can be used for any event or occasion!

Crafting on Caffeine said...

This is cute idea for Valentine's day treats also. Thanks for sharing.

Trixie said...

Wow! I LOVE these! Thanks for the tutorial..I may have to try these! ;)

Janice said...

These are adorable! Great idea & tutorial! Thanks for sharing Cathy!

antdoda said...

I love this the fact that it is to hearts is just adorable!!

Becky said...

What a cute idea! I love how you used the kisses stamps as labels for the bags!

jessica said...

WOW!! What a GREAT project!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!! LOVE the papers and the CUTE kiss stamps!!
Happy 12/12/12 day :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Madison said...

Your "kisses" are so pretty!! Thank you for sharing how you made these. I want to do this project. Yours look so festive! Awesome job. Thank you for being a guest designer.
~Madison funkycards @charter . net

Tracy said...

sooooo cute =) I love the kiss stamps too

Zeni said...

very cute! Love the kiss box!

Crystal said...

I love that you made the bag out of hearts! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Melisa Alzammar said...

I love your kiss box. They are super cute. TFS!

Melisa Alzammar

stampinscrapinT said...

This is a cute idea. I love the treat stamps as well.

Rosie said...

this is adorable

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Jovan said...

What an AWESOME set...LOVE IT!

Cricut Chick said...

WOW! Love this project! The colors are so rich and so are those kisses...

Julie
Cricut Chick

Candace said...

I love these!! I have kiss stamps and I need to find time to get something made with them!!!

Heather Quinn said...

I love this project! The branch punch is one of my favorites!

Heather
acanineintime.blogspot.com

Candace Pelfrey said...

I love this! Toooo cute!!

Jamie said...

This is so awesome! Love it!

Krystle said...

Love this!!!! What a great treat holder!!! (:

Krystle said...

Love this!!!! What a great treat holder!!! (:

Kate said...

This is a really beautiful Treat Holder Cathy. Love the Paper.

Sherrie K. said...

Yummy, yum!!!! Such a cute, adorable candy holder. The papers are awesome and love the ribbons....great job!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Jamie M. said...

Lovely idea. Never thought to make a holder this way. Thanks!

Kathy said...

Love your "kiss" treat holders! Thanks for sharing a how-to, I can't wait to give it a try!

Dottie =) said...

These are just adorable!!

Homespun Hurricaine said...

Love how they look like real Hersheys kisses you did a great job

Shannon said...

Oh I love the great bags!!! And the kisses look fab!

Shannon said...

Oh I love the great bags!!! And the kisses look fab!

Chelsea Jennings said...

So adorable, sweet treats!

Karen said...

Cute! Of course, I'm going to have to go try this right now, lol.

Kim Ricketts said...

These are too cute!! LOVE them!

KendraD said...

So cute! Love this idea

Karen said...

It must smell like chocolate in your little workshop! What a great project this gaint kiss is, then filled with more kisses you can eat, YUM! So much fun Cathy and thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

I LOVE your big kiss holder! The kisses inside are perfect too!

Ashley Nicole said...

These are so cute what perfect holiday treats.
Ashley

Sarah Wells said...

These pouches are great. I love the idea. Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Fabulous treat holders! Great Job

Jaymie said...

These are really cute! Love them :)

Gaylynn said...

I love the candies line too! Sweet little wraps.
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Margaret said...

This is just cute. I love the hershy shaped holder for the candies.

Margaret
mspeppers@windstream.net

Sue D said...

What a cute idea!!

scrapperbecka said...

great idea! I will have to try this on my gypsy

Creative Craft Corner said...

What a great project!

Karey

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

What a great idea!

Stefani said...

this is so sweet! I love it! www.stylesbystefani.blogspot.com

crazyaboutcricut said...

So perfect! I agree, the candies stamps are my favorite :OD Thanks so much for sharing!

Jenny – Jaded Blossom DT :)

Debbie said...

these are just the cutest little treat holders
Hugs
Debbie
DDsCrafts

MzLavr2 said...

Super sweet goodies!
<3 Pam
MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

Keep Calm and Scrap On said...

super cute idea!
Valerie