Monday, July 8, 2013

Christmas in July Blog Hop!

 (approx. 2.75" x 2.5")

Good morning friends!  I'm so happy you are joining me today for a Christmas in July Blog Hop I am participating in with a few friends.  It's never too early to get started on Christmas cards and gifts.  I'm actually getting started much earlier than usual.  I've been working on some card gift sets for my co-workers. I just got 2 new Christmas stamp sets in from Sweet n' Sassy and Red Rubber Designs this week!  They both have poinsettia's in them.  I'm planning on putting together some samples so I can work on them on my 2 day drive to Colorado next week.  

Today I am featuring projects designed using files from The Cutting Cafe. If you need more Christmas inspiration then make sure you stop back by the week of July 28 to check out Christmas projects designed by the Design Team for The Cutting Cafe.  

Some of the participants of today's blog hop are offering give-aways, so make sure you complete the blog hop.  Read more about my give-away at the bottom of my post.

The first project showcases "Present Treat Box".  The Cutting files are available in WPC and SVG.  I hand cut mine using the PDF file.  I also used Gina K. Designs "The Magic of Christmas" stamp set  and Spellbinders "Layered Poinsettia" die set.

This little treat box was designed using "Stocking Box".  I don't really plan on giving anyone plastic silverware for Christmas, teehee.  I just wanted to give you an idea of the size.  I think    peppermint sticks would be perfect for this box.

Next up in the blog hop is 

Here is a list of everyone in the hop :
Kat "Queen Kat
Melisa "Paperlicious Designs"  YOU ARE HERE 
Stacy "Stacy's Cards

My Give-away last until Sun July 14 midnight.  Please share with your friends.  Just leave me a comment and your email address so I can contact you.  I will do a drawing for every 10 comments.  Names of bolg hop participates will be skipped.  Please do not leave more than one comment.  I will announce winners Tuesday (we will be on our way to Colorado, so I will do it whenever I have internet service).  If I have your email .... I will contact you.  If I do not have your email then winners have until Thur July 18th 8 am to contact me.  If I am unable to contact a winner ... I will draw another name.   I am leaving to go to Colorado through the July 25, so I want be able to mail prizes til the 26th.

Prize #1 (for first 10 commenters)

Prize #2  (for commenters 11-20)
NEW Delightful Daisies stamp set - Technique Tuesday
+ some ribbon

Prize #3 ( for commenters 21-30)
NEW Carnival Alpha stamp set ( small set ) - Pink Persimmon
+ some some ribbon

I will be posting again on Wednesday with my DT project for this weeks The Cutting Cafe Post.  It will be something perfect to give to friends as a gift!

Thanks so much for your comments and for stopping by!
hugs, Melisa


AmethystCat said...

What a cute little treat box! It would look wonderful with Peppermint sticks or Chocolate stirring sticks or decorated pretzel rods... so many ideas! Love the "newspaper" toe and heel! so cute!!

kate blue said...

would be a cute little gift certif packaging!

Kelly said...

Love these treat boxes! The present treat box is so elegant! TFS!

Stacy said...

Beautiful projects Melisa! Both are so elegant, and I love the idea of tucking peppermint sticks in the stocking holder. Too cute :) Thanks for hopping with me!

Regina Easter said...

simply amazing got me all in the christmas mood....hahahaha

Bridgett Owens said...

Oh, Melisa! I love this stocking! What a cute treat holder. I always try to find unique treat holders for giving to co-workers, family and friends. You could put a cute little pair of earrings, glitter pens, COPIC markers, or handmade bookmarks for the reading enthusiast! I am definitely keeping this idea in mind!

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Life Interrupted by Scrapbooking said...

Awesome! I'm going to have to try the stocking, great gift box!

Unknown said...

Melisa...I love the two projects! The stocking would be a great teacher or co-worker treat for Christmas! Thanks for sharing! We miss you so much here in Florida! Blessings to you and your family!

kiwimeskreations said...

What lovely projects Melisa - it sounds as though you may be having a 'ponsettia' Christmas :-)
Enjoy your travel.

tencraftyfingers said...

I love the stocking! So cute! And peppermints would be great, but I also like it used as a place setting. Thanks so much for sharing!

Patti J said...

What fun! I totally love Christmas in July, and your projects are lovely! I can see peppermint sticks in your stocking too! Thanks for sharing!

Rita Holmes said...

Cute and fun projects Kim. Thanks so much for sharing.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty treat box- love the poinsettia's! Have a safe trip to Colorado- I have a son out West- it is so pretty there!!!

Natalie said...

Wow, this is so cute. I would need a step by step tutorial to get this done.

Sparkly Engineer said...

I'm thinking even though your not giving anyone plastic flatware that this would look darling on a buffet.

Karen Propes said...

I love your creations!!! You really put me in the Christmas Spirit. I would love to do the treat bags and but them on a display so the Kiddies could get one as they leave. We have a big family and they will love them.
Also a larger bag with the decorations would be great too. I love Poinsettias. I love the stocking treat box, I'm going to use it for treats for the kids at school. Thanks so much for getting me going. Good to start now and be able to enjoy the holidays when they come round.

Scrappin Cheryl said...

VERY CUTE! Miss you Melisa!

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