Monday, November 9, 2015

Stampin' Up Santa's Gifts Treat Holders - Tic Tac's

We are back to the colder Michigan weather now.  We've had a hard frost 2 nights in a row now with temperatures getting into the high 40's-low 50's during the day.  The sun is shining so pretty today that it makes you think it's a lot warmer out; but, not!

I needed some relaxing time so I got out my Stampin' Up Aqua painters and water colored last night.  So fun and relaxing.  Here's what I came up with:

So sweet!  Santa even brought Mr. Cardinal a present.  Bet it's some birdseed!

I cut a piece of Stampin' Up's Thick Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2"x8 1/2" and scored it at 3 3/4" from each end.  I trimmed the corners off both ends.

I die cut a piece of Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper for the sky using SU's Sleigh ride edgelits and adhered it to the front top of the treat holder base.  I also die cut some of the trees with the Edgelits and adhered them to each side of the holder at the snowline.

I stamped the images from SU's Santa's Gifts Stamp Set onto SU's Shimmery White Card Stock and water colored them using SU's Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Garden Green, Pink Pirouette, Crushed Curry and Marina Mist Inks.  Then I fussy cut all the images out.

Using SU's Dazzling Details, I applied a thin line where the DSP meets the Whisper White Card Stock for the snowline.  I also added some randomly in the white area, on the trees and on Santa's suit and face. 

I added dimensionals to the back of Santa, the present and Mr. Cardinal and adhered them to the treat holder.

I used SU's Fast Fuse to adhere a piece of SU's White 3/8" Glitter Ribbon around the top of the treat holder.  I used SU's Handheld Hole Punch to punch a hole in the top and threaded another piece of the glitter ribbon through the hole.  I then tied it off with a bow using SU's Cherry Cobbler Thick Bakers Twine.

I stamped Noel from SU's Happy Scene's Stamp Set and punched it out with SU's Medium Oval Punch (Retired) and adhered it to the ribbon.  I then added a Rhinestone to the sentiment.

Here's a side view showing the Tic Tac's inside.  These make for nice, small gifts for Christmas; family, friends and co-workers!

You could also make this into a tag by cutting the base at 2 1/2"x3 3/4" or it would make for a cute card.

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  1. Such a FUN little treat holder. You do an amazing job of water coloring my friend. THANKS for sharing!

  2. So cute, Lynn. Love how you used the punch for the treat holder. I don't have this set but I'm going to try it with something else! TFS!!