Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Decorate To Celebrate Guest Designer~ "Let It Snow" w/TAWS

Good Morning Bloggers!!
I am super excited to be sharing my
project for today as a  Guest Designer over at
Decorate To Celebrate!
This week's challenge is 
"Christmas Party"
perfect challenge to share some Teacher's Gifts I made for my boys to hand out!
My oldest is in middle school so the don't do "Holiday Parties" but he still wanted to give something to
his teachers....all 12 of them...YIKES
So I thought I could make something cute that they could enjoy without breaking breaking the bank..
so I made these wrapped candy treats.

Since they were such a hit with my oldest I decided to make some more for the little one to give to those
"extra teachers"~ aides that come help in his class, the nurse, gym teachers and principle
Here is a close-up of the cute tag I added to them...
Look familiar? I made a similar one not too long ago using the same
The Alley Way Stamps...
Snow Much Fun and No Peeking
This time I just changed the paper and color and added a jingle bell using
some Trendy Twine in Christmas Candy Cane
Here are 10 of the 18 I made total.
Each package holds 5 Hershey nugget chocolates that I wrapped in designer paper 
 Jillibean Soup~Christmas Eve Chowder Collection
I made a little tray to hold them on so they would not slip and fall in a bunch in the bag and then taped the candies onto the tray.
The tray itself is very basic....
A piece of Bazzill cardstock cut at 2 1/2 x 5 and scored on the 2 1/2 inch sides 1/2 inch
in on both sides.
The wrapper for the candies measure 1 x 3..... simple simple :)
Well that is all for now...
I hope you have enjoyed my project for today and will play along in this week's
Decorate to Celebrate Challenge
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
Trendy Twine~ December Challenge "Tags"
(snowman, glitter, twine)
Catered Crop~ Tag You're It Recipe Swap
Ribbon Carousel Blog~ Holiday Spirit
Stampin' for the Weekend~ Let it Snow
The Kraft Journal~ Anything Goes
My Craft Spot~ Wrap it Up
Paper~Kraft, White
Jillibean Soup~ Christmas Eve Chowder
Stamps~ The Alley Way Stamps~
Snow Much Fun, No Peeking
Ink~ Copics
Dies/Cuts~ Scalloped Circle~
Silhouette Store
Other~ Trendy Twine~
Christmas Candy Cane
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon~
Pink and White Bundle~ White
Jingle Bells
Orange Stickles


  1. Jessican - how absolutely adorable!! I love the tag, so cute and the wrapping of the bars!! Great job and I am sure they will be well received. Isn't it awesome when your kids like your work and are excited to show other people!!


  2. Oh my gosh, these are fabulous, Jessica!! What a gorgeous gift idea!! Your attention to detail is amazing...wrapping the candy in the beautiful paper is a great touch!! And I love the jingle bell!! Awesome as always my friend!! Thanks so much for guest designing at DTC!! Happy 12/12/12 :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Wow Jessica I really love your treat idea. Love how you made the tray and the papers that you chose are perfect. TFS. I will definitely have to scrap lift your gift idea. Merry Christmas!

  4. OMG, I had to check this out when I saw you posted this at TKJ...what a fabulous and fun project. I'm sure these were a hit with the teachers and assistants. Very clever!

  5. I so love these. Fabulous papers and stamp. I just love the lil extra with the jingle bell. Super cute. The teachers and others will LOVE these.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  6. wow these are so totally creative and fun.. :)

  7. Such a great idea Jessica! These are fantastic!!

  8. These are just plain super adorable!!!!!! Anyone would LOVE to receive one of these :)

  9. Very cute project, I may have to case this one from you... Great all around treat holder for any occasion... TFS Jessica~ I really enjoyed this!

  10. Jessica these are super cute.Love the expression on the snowman's face
    Dr Sonia

  11. Hi Jessica,These are Super Cute & Yummy Too!
    I 've doen these before but not as cute as yours..I might just borrow the
    Thankk for always stopping by & leaving me bloggie love!LOVE bloggie love!I appreciate it!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,

  12. Congrats on being this week's Guest Designer at DTC!Awesome!
    Have a wonderful day,

  13. These are awesome Jessica - love them. Such a neat idea - my girls would like these under the trees or to give to friends. TFS

  14. What a fabulous idea! So cute my friend! Wow, you could actually use up your Christmas/winter scraps. Hmmmm the possibilities!! You are fabulous my friend!!! I wish I was home to run in my room and try this....I'm working:(
    Have a super day my friend!

  15. Jessica ~ OMG!!! These are simply ADORABLE and SO PERFECT!!!! Oh that little snowman and the tags are ADORBS!!! YUMMY nuggets too! What a WONDERFUL idea and SO SWEET of you to think of ALL the teachers/ helpers and anyone who has to do with our chikdrens lives! I have YET to start my son's treats maybe I can give this a try!! ADORBS!!!!

  16. Jessica... Perfect, perfect, perfect!! I just love this idea, and I am so impressed at all of the "extra" little details you added (especially the "tray" to keep them from sliding down in the bag!! Genius!!)... No wonder they were such a hit!! What a wonderful treat to have you as a guest designer for this challenge!! Thanks!! :)

    Thanks so much for offering such wonderful inspiration for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  17. these are sooooo aweome, Jessica!! Anyone would love to receive these!!

  18. Jessica, too cute! Congrats on your Guest DT spot at DTC! LOVE this...I may just have to do it too;) Hope you're having a GREAT week! Smiles, Jill

  19. Oh my goodness Jessica, these are just darling! Loving that red and white stripe and the snowman is cute as can be. What an awesome gift!

  20. These are adorable! I love the simple yet beautiful design and the jingle bell is such a great touch! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  21. These are great! Hey where did you get the little bags you used?

  22. These are adorable!!! What fun! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

  23. Jessica, These are amazing!! I know that the teachers will love these, especially the middle school teachers, they are a lot of the time forgotten about, because the kids are at that age where they don't want to be "embarrassed"!! Great job!! Karen♥

  24. This is so cute and perfect gift for the teachers I think. Love the papers you used on them too.

  25. Great idea!!!! I love the wrapped chocolates in a box with the cute snowman tags! Congrats on the guest designer spot too!

  26. Jessica, this is so awesome! What a great gift idea and I am sure the teachers will love them! Awesome and so yummy too!
    Sherrie K

  27. I love this gift ideas for all the teachers Jessica! Super cute and so happy to have you as Guest Designer over Decorate to Celebrate!! Have a wonderful evening:)

  28. great idea! might have to use it, but then again you should have expected that from me, eh? lol
    ok off to try and catch up on all your past posts i have missed ;)

  29. OMG these little treat holders are just AWESOME!great idea and yummy too,SUPER job with them!Have a great day!!!:)

  30. wow marvelous treat bags so delighted to me a guest designer with you this week...Karen

  31. So cute!! Thanks for joining the Trendy Twine challenge this month :)

  32. Love this project of yours Jessica...and it's no surprise that I plan to showcase it over at The Kraft Journal during the Feature Me Friday segment of our blog on Friday December of these days I'd love for you to consider using your talents as a member of our Design Team... would love to talk to you about that further after the New Year (hint-hint)!
    Thank you as always for sharing your creation with us at The Kraft Journal!

  33. Very cute idea!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Trendy Twine!

  34. Such adorable treat holders. They look so yummy! Thanks so much for joining our monthly challenge over at Trendy Twine!

  35. Holy Smokes - These are stinkin' cute. Love them!

  36. Ekkkk cute cute cute! Thanks for linking up to our Trendy Twine challenge this month!

  37. How cute, thanks for playing along with us at Trendy Twine this month. Hugs, Anita

  38. These are adorable! That snowman is darling.

    Love it when you link up :)

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  39. Wow! You've been a busy little elf! :) I love your candy treats. Perfect color combination-- I'm sure the teachers loved them. :) Thanks for entering your project in the *wrap it up* challenge at My Craft Spot.:)


  40. Great treat bags! I love that snowman stamp and how you tied the bags closed with twine and a bell. Very cute!

  41. So cute! Thanks for playing along with us in the challenge.

    Trendy Twine DT

  42. Congratulations on being featured at The Kraft Journal. We are SO blessed to have you play along in our challenges and to share your talents with us. You are very talented, and we're grateful for your participation in our challenges, and for sharing your tips with us. I look forward to returning to your blog to see more of your sweet art. Hope you have a blessed Christmas!
    Karen, Design Team Member
    The Kraft Journal

  43. Great idea. I love it & so simple to make for a craft fair. Where & what size bags did you use, if I may ask. TYFS