Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Punch Pal Christmas treats

I'm sure you're getting sick of seeing Christmas projects, but I couldn't finish without showing you some little treats I made for Cara to give to some special buddies at the end of the year.

Hanging Penguin Shaker Ornaments
First I made these little hanging Christmas shaker ornaments using some sweet treat cups for her special buds & school dance teachers.
The little penguin from the very cute Punch Pals set is stamped in elegant eggplant, coloured in with markers, then cut out & mounted him on a stamped background. The sweet treat cup is filled with a mix of faux snow & dazzling diamonds glitter & is quite sparkly in real life. The remainder of pieces are either punched or die cut. See the supply list below.

Here's what they look like from the back. The cute snowman is is from the Tags til Christmas set. He's just stamped in elegant eggplant & coloured with a red marker.
If you want a more boy suitable version, you can omit the white piece & it looks like this
I got this fantastic idea to use the treat cups like this from fellow Demonstrator Michelle Grech. You can see the fantastic Christmas trees she made here. Thanks so much Michelle!

I took photos of each construction step to make a photo tutorial, but I haven't had time yet. If I get enough comments requesting one, I'll consider getting back to it.

Snowman Treats
I needed to make some more treats & realised the little bags I'd bought didn't fit the choccies I bought (sigh), but Damien the wonder husband came to the rescue with some pre-packed marshmallow swirls. These said "snowman" to me, so I stamped, coloured & punched the cute little snowman from Punch Pals to make a little topper. These were really quick, but I think they were really effective.
Here's a close up version. Some are coloured a little more girly & mounted on melon mambo & some more neutral & mounted on celery. On the back, I made a custom greeting in word to say Merry Christmas from Cara...but no pic!
Here's how they looked all packaged together...
Jelly Bean Treats
Finally, I made some some Christmas jelly bean treats, which were really colourful....& yummy. These had another greeting from Tags 'til Christmas & a little greeting from Cara on the back...which you can see in a couple of them below.
Anyway, I hope these give you some ideas for treats. Of course, you could easily change the colours & stamps to suit birthdays, Easter, Valentines Day etc.

Thanks again to Michelle for sharing the idea for the sweet treat shakers & thanks to you all for hanging in with my Christmas projects. I'm sure I only have one more Christmas project to show you now - my own Christmas card - & then I'll move on.
Until next time...
Inky wishes, Di

Hanging Ornament
Stamps: Punch Pals, Tags 'til Christmas
Card: real red, bashful blue, whisper white card
Ink: elegant eggplant ink pad, real red, elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie markers
Accessories: dazzling diamonds glitter, sweet treat cups.
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Pennants die (white doily), circle punches - 2 3/8 inch, 1 3/4 inch

Snowman Treat
Stamps: Punch Pals, Tags 'til Christmas
Card: certainly celery, melon mambo, whisper white card
Ink: soft suede ink pad, real red, elegant eggplant, melon mambo, certainly celery, wild wasabi, choc chip markers
Tools: 2 3/8 inch scallop circle punch, circle punches, 1 3/4 inch circle punch

Jelly Bean Treats
Stamps: Tags 'til Christmas
Card: real red, whisper white card
Ink: real red ink pad
Tools: scallop square punch


Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

I feel honoured to be one of Cara's special buds!...and to get the only Melon Mambo one! Hehe

H2 :) said...

Fabulous batch of goodies Di, TFS. :)

rachel browne said...

hi there Di, these are so cute, i just love them! You are certainly a clever chickie & you have been very busy it seems. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing ideas with us mere mortals. cheers Rach x