December 13, 2008

A CHRISTMAS TREAT FOR MY HOSTESS

Hi all!!! Well, today is Tony's birthday so I am making him a homemade lasagna and his whole family is coming over to help celebrate!!! He told me not to make a fuss, but I think he is secretly pleased that I am, lol! So, a quick post today! I wanted to share this cute treat box I made for my hostess of my workshop last night (it went very well, they were wonderful ladies!) Now, this idea is not my original idea, but when I saw Angie's tutorial a couple of months ago, I knew I had to make one!! That girl is a pure genius, I tell ya!! If you have never been to her blog, you really are missing out, she makes such wonderful things and she is sooooo creative!! This cute little box uses the Top Note Die with the Big Shot - just love how versatile this die is!!! It came together very quickly and then I decorated it using some of my favorite winter embellishments to include my Felt Flurries of course!!! I am working on coming up with a way to use these after Christmas is over....I just love them! And, I added some bling in the center with the ice square green rhinestone brad. The closure for this box is made using Jumbo Eyelets , which if you know me at all, know this is my all-time favorite embellishment! The inside of this cute little box holds small candy bars, or little single chocolates, which is what I used here. Yummy little Reeses, who can resist those? My hostess absolutely loved this and the rest of them really wanted her to share, lol!! This last picture is of the side of the box so you can see what it looks like all closed up. I love this and already have plans to do something with this for Valentines, it's too cute not to!! I will leave you with the recipe, then I am off to make lasagna AND a homemade chocolate chip coconut cake - YUMMY!!! Have a wonderful weekend! And, stop by tomorrow, and I will share the project we did for my workshop!
Box Recipe:
Paper - Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Naturals White card stock, Ski Slope Designer Series Paper
Inks - Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Ruby Red Stampin' Write Marker
Stamps - Deer Friends
Accessories - Top Note Bigz Die (Big Shot), Jumbo Eyelets, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Felt Flurries, Ice Rhinestone brad, mini glue dots, red sticky tape

30 comments:

Dottie K. said...

OK this is just so cute. I may have to try this one and keep it for next year since I'm done everything for this year. :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That's wonderful!

Michelle said...

I love this Alex, what a great gift for your hostess.

Wendy Sebesta said...

Cute little box....love how you decorated it! Have a fun birthday celebration!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

lyzzydee said...

beautiful I need to look at dies in the sales I think!!

Rose Ann said...

I'll bet your hostesses were thrilled to receive these, Alex!! I love how you've decorated them!! Happy weekend!! Hugs!!!

Latisha said...

super cute box!!

Dani said...

Seriously cute! I bet the hostesses loved them, I know I would!

Manna said...

Klunk! Oh, that was me falling of my chair :) This is seriously cute! I love it! TFS Angie's link also!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What an adorable little treat box, Alex! I LOVE it!

Bethany Paull said...

This is such a great box! GLad you had a nice time with your stamping ladies, and hope the family has a nice time over your lasagna.

Cindy Haffner said...

So those snowflakes, excellent job.

Deborah said...

ASorabltreat box Alex! Your dinner sounds so yummy! Merry stam[in'! Deb

christie said...

Mmmm lasagna and homemade coconut chocolate cake! Lucky hubby! You sure know how to spoil your man.
Really cute hostess box! What a great idea.

Pamela said...

This is awesome Alex! :)

Angie Tieman said...

This is fabulous! I love your version! You have my mouth watering over your homemade lasagna, yummm! Happy Birthday to Tony!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Happy birthday to your sweetie!!!! And ohhh do I LOVE this treat gifty box!!!!

Nikki Bond said...

Fabulous box! Love the top note...this is perfect for a hostess gift...I'm sure she'll LOVE it! {SMILES}

Dawn Easton said...

Ok this is super cute Alex! Love it!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Oooh, this is great Alex and yummy too! :) What a nice idea.

Chris said...

very cute!! what a great gift! >"<

Courtney said...

Akkk! Cute, cute, CUTE!

Shannon McGann said...

Fantastic box! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous Treat box Alex, such a wonderful idea and beautifully decorated. Hugs Nikki x

scrapnnMO said...

I loved this so much that I just had to go look at the tutorial and thank you so much for sharing that. I love her blog so I also bookmarked it as well. lol!

Lovely treat box and I love the colors you made yours out of. Super fabulously CUTE!

HUGS, Dawn

Marilyn said...

What a darling box to give to your sweetie, and filled with chocolate too!! Love your version of this top note box - and I agree with you about Angie - she is awesome!!

Beth Norman said...

I'm catching you as busy as ever. That coconut cake sounds delicious. Your snowstorm allowed you to create a wonderful card. Very unique.

kathleenh said...

Happy birthday Tony! This box is too cute! What a great hostess treat.

Ila said...

This is fabulous!! I love how you decorated this box!!....Hugs, Ila

Christina Fischer said...

ACK! Alex, this is so great!! What a wonderful gift! :)