Give Sweet Treats with St. Nicholas
Today, we have a wonderful gift card holder from Joanne Bain and a truly wonderful lollipop tag set from Kathy Clement! These are so wonderful for this season and we are loving all these great ideas from our Design Team! Let's take a look at Joanne's wonderful project!
"As we give gift cards for gifts in the festive season I decided to create a gift card holder. For this project I mixed and matched the ST Nicholas and A Christmas Carol collections. These two collection mix perfectly together to give a beautiful festive project perfect for gifts. I also had a play with the Xyron Tape Runner and the Creative Station. I used the Creative Station permanent adhesive to create like large sticker and used this on my patterned paper cover, it worked a treat while the tape runner made it so easy to stick my paper background strips down." ~Joanne
4501200 Christmas Carol Journaling & Ephemera Cards
#4501418 St Nicholas Journaling & Ephemera Cards
#4501193 Christmas Carol 6x6 Paper Pad
#4501194 Christmas Carol 8x8 Paper Pad
#4501410 St Nicholas 8x8 Paper Pad
#4501414 St Nicholas Banners
#4501413 St Nicholas Tags & Pockets
Now, Kathy shares a gift idea with a special place in her heart and memory. Enjoy this fabulous idea!
"Children make everything about Christmas more fun and more memorable. I think each family develops their own unique traditions that make the holiday uniquely their own. I always try to keep lollipops on hand at Christmas time. Here’s why.
When our first grandchild Sophie was two, she took her first trip to visit Santa. When I saw her the next day and asked her what she liked the best, she said without hesitation, “The wobbyhop.” I gave her mama a questioning look and she said, “Santa gave Sophie a lollipop.” Aaaah! And we all thought it was so cute, that we didn’t try to change the pronunciation.
Hoping to get the inside line on what items she had on her wish list, my next question to Sophie was, “So what did you tell Santa you wanted for Christmas?”
Without blinking an eye, she turned a sweet smile on me and said, “Wobbyhops!” I think every aunt, uncle, and grandparent bought her lollipops that year!
And that is the story behind this sweet lollipop tag basket made with the wonderful Saint Nicholas collection." ~Kathy
Tip: Make it easy on yourself! The Saint Nicholas collection is loaded with all sorts of pretty little tags that are 99% finished. I simply cut these tags out, added a little ribbon, jingle bells, tags from the chipboard tag sheet and a Petaloo Poinsettia. In a flash, I had 5 adorable little tags made.
Tip: Recycle! My basket originally came from our local Farmer’s Market. It was filled with blueberries. I tucked it away in the Closet of Shame knowing that I could easily transform it with a little white paint.
Tip: Add holiday sparkle with Glimmer Mist or other shimmering sprays. After painting my basket, I spritzed it liberally with Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist. Then I dried the mist with my heat gun. My little Farmer’s Market upcycle ended up looking like high end ceramics. Sa-weet!
Tip: When the tags are all given out, the basket would be pretty filled with Christmas balls, pine cones or other small ornaments. It would also make a great little cookie basket!
Tip: I matted each tag on black cardstock so that it would be sturdy enough to stand up in the basket. Use the back side for small photos, or write a holiday greeting in white gel pen.
Saint Nicholas 12x12 papers
Saint Nicholas 8x8 papers
Saint Nicholas Banners
Saint Nicholas Chipboard
Green Tartan Plaid Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Bold Red Check Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
1.5” wide Red Plaid Ribbon
Gold Metallic String
Petaloo Mini Paper Poinsettias
Petaloo Pine Pick with Cones and Berries
Petaloo Regal Velvet Poinsettia
Small Gold Jingle Bells
Lollipops or Candy Canes
Hot Glue Gun
3L Scrapbook Adhesive Foam Dots
This week we are giving away a great prize pack with Scrapbook Adhesives products and some St. Nicholas goodies! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. Have fun entering, G45ers! We'll announce a winner here on Friday.
Thanks for joining us today! Have you been working on your handmade gifts?
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