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November 29, 2016

Give Sweet Treats with St. Nicholas

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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!

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"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

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Supply List

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!

All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

"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

All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

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.


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

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!


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

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!

 


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

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.


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8



All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8


All I Want for Christmas Lollipop Basket, Saint Nicholas, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

Supply List

Saint Nicholas 12x12 papers
Be Jolly!
Season’s Greetings
Saint Nicholas 8x8 papers
Be Jolly
Saint Nicholas Banners
Saint Nicholas Chipboard
Other Supplies
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
Black Cardstock
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.

Instagram Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop prize

Thanks for joining us today! Have you been working on your handmade gifts?

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Comments

Love it all!!! Thank you!!

Love the idea of lollipops on tags. All kids love lollipops. Thanks for sharing. the tags are beautiful

My goodness!!! How inventive and lovely are these. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Love the ideas!!!

What a great idea and sounds pretty easy to make. Love it!

Gorgeous projects. Joann's gc holder card is perfection. And I just love the story behind Kathy's lollipop basket.

I love Graphic 45 paper. I buy all I can find. The only place I can get the paper is a scrapbook store called Scrapbooking by the Sea in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Love the idea of the lollipop basket.

Love the gift card holders.
Have several I'll be giving this
year so I need ideas.
thanks for sharing.

LOVE the wobbyhops tags and basket!! So adorable yet elegant at the same time!!! TFS!

Lollipop tags are fantastic idea for children!

Great ideas and inspiration for Christmas gift giving. Thanks for all the beauties!

Love Kathy and Joanne! Their creativity knows no bounds. Fabulous!

Love the projects!

I love all the Christmas creations! My favorite time of the year.

Beautiful inspiration!!! Love G45 papers:)

Awesome projects!!!

Those Christmas papers are the most beautiful I've ever seen. The giveaway is impressive.

Joanne your gift card hold is fabulous. This would really make the gift card inside very special. Kathy the tags are a lovely idea and the lollipop story behind them is so precious! Christmas is a blessed time of the year and Graphic 45 makes it even more wonderful.

Wow ... fabulous projects!
I just love Graphic 45 collections! :)

Fabulous tags. Almost a gift in themselves. xxx

This prize package includes many wonderful holiday items...very nice for this time of year. Loved both of today's projects.

Gorgeous gift card
holder and the story
and lollipop holder
are fabulous!
Carla from Utah

Love the tags.. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this great collection.

great presentation by the DT... nice showcasing of the G45

What a great way to put HO in the HOLIDAYS!

Awesome tags! Love the idea!

I always love your designers creations. That is a given. The story of the Wobbyhops was the icing for today's wonderful designs!

cUTNESS eVERYWHERE!!!!!!

Beautiful projects! I was needing some inspiration and these two are stunning indeed!

So beautiful! Thx G45!! 💜💜💜

What gorgeous projects today. Joanne's wonderfully layers card is fantastic. I love that you get a perfect 3D like effect, so much depth. The colors and papers are beautiful together.

Kathy's tags are a beautiful idea. So festive and oh so beautiful.

Very creative ladies. Thank you for sharing your talents with us all.

The tags with lollipops are awesome! I really like the ribbons. Idea to copy! :)

Another stunning post with stunning projects!

Beautiful!

de magnifiques réas !!

Love the tags!

Great ideas. Love G45 papers.

Beautiful ideas and beautiful papers!

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