Monday, October 12, 2009

A Very Hip Hop!

Hello and welcome to a very Hip blog hop! Today, members of the Gina K Designs team, CSS team and special guests are have a special blog hop, featuring Melanie Muenchinger's new set, Hip To Be Square. I made some fun treat holders for my project.

This is a slider decoration that you can add to candy canes (or straws for a fun kids party) and hang from your tree. You could use them to decorate presents, add to Christmas stockings or to just pass around to friends at school.

This little guy holds a Hershey's Treasure and can hang from a tree as an ornament, or given as a treat at school parties. Add a name and they can be place holders on your holiday table.

Here is the same idea with a Jack O Lantern. Wouldn't these be fun to send to school or hand out to neighbor kids?

For even more ideas with Melanie Muenchinger's Hip to be Square stamp set, visit her blog link below as well as the GinaK Idea Center here: Hip to Square. Melanie's tip sheet has been added to the Idea Center as a PDF so you can print out her tips and suggestions for a handy reference tool!

Here's all the Designer's Blog Links to check out tonight:


September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:


and finally, Melanie's Guest Designer for Hip to be Square:

Karen Knegten

and Special guests:

And now the details for my projects...

The Snowman Hershey's Treasure Keeper -

I started by stamping the circle and snowman face on a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I stamped the nose with Pumpkin Pie (SU).

Used N3 Copic marker around the edge of the circle.

Added C1 in small circles, working inward.

Used my blender pen to soften the transition.

Next, I used a 1 1/4 inch circle punch (EK Success) to punch out the snowman.

Stamped and cut out the hat, then added a narrow strip of paper as a band around it. Then I adhered the hat to the snowman.

Cut a piece of cardstock 1 1/4 by 4 inches, then score at 1 1/2 and 2 1/2.

Fold on score lines and round the corners, then, with the ends matching, punch two holes for ribbon.

Then I put the Hershey's Treasure in the center section, added scor-tape to the end, between and below the punched holes and then secured the ends together.

Next I threaded gold cord through the holes I punched and tied it off.

I layered the snowman with a few scallop circles cut from Nestabilitites. I attached the layered snowman so that it covered the knot in the cording and used Pop Dots at the top, but just adhesive at the bottom.

Candy Cane Slider -

I started by stamping the snowman elements on Pure Luxury White cardstock , with the hat at an angle, then colored the same as above.

Then I used a Versa Mark pen over the entire image for my embossing powder to stick and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I used an oval Nestabilities to cut out the snowman and then sponged while still in the die, with Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue inks.

After sponging, I drew a twig arm and punched a few holes to tie a ribbon. Then I added my bow and layered on a Red Rocked scallop oval.

For the back I cut a piece of cardstock to 1 by 3-1/2, inches and scored at 1/2, 1-1/4, 2-1/4 and 3 inches. When using a scor-pal, do the 1/2 and 3 inch score lines, then slide the cardstock over 1/4 inch (shown above) and score at the 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 marks for the other two score lines.

Next, punch a hole in the second and third segments. A 3/8 inch hole punch would have been perfect for the candy canes I have, but I only had a 1/4 inch punch. So I punched the holes and then used a craft knife to extend them a bit to accommodate the larger diameter of the candy cane.

Made my folds, added some Scor-Tape and slide my candy cane on. Then I just adhered the oval snowman piece that I had prepared.

Jack-o-Lantern Treasure Keeper -

I made this one the same way as above, but used the Jack-O-Lantern face instead of the snowman face.

I was having a hard time lining up the stem for the pumpkin, so I cut some notches in rubber on either side of the stem, so I could see how to line it up.

I didn't take a picture of the one I messed up, but you can see that I did ok after cutting those notches.

I used YR07 to make some curved shadow lines and then YR04 to blend from there and filled in with YR12. Then just cut it out, add layers and assemble as shown above.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit Wednesday night, or Thursday for A Very Merry Christmas blog hop and Blog Candy. Have a great day!

36 comments:

Giovana said...

You are so creative!! Love your work.
God bless
Giovana

Brenda said...

Yummy! Fantastic candies, very creative.

Carolyn King said...

Fantastic. what a great idea for name holders!!! love them you talented chic!

Tammy said...

These are just the cutest things ever!! You are so creative!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

EEEEKS and double EEEEKS!!!!!! How positively and completely adorable and fun........and your tutorials are seriously phenomenal Theresa!!! My DD is looking for some little treat gift ideas....this is so perfect!!!! Thanks!!!

redwasher1 said...

These are so cute!! Love it!

freetimegone said...

OMG! What a great idea and to share all your instructions is just awesome. I am really loving these images.

Jamie said...

OMG I am in love. I have been trying to find some little extras for my homemade Christmas presents this year. I have found them.

Thank you for the great explanations as well.

Jamie

Gloria W said...

OH!!!!! These are just to cute. And what a grand idea. Thank you for giving us full direction on how to make these. And you right they would be great a place setting for after dinner treats, and treats for Holloween. Thank you so much for sharing.

Betty Benton said...

Fantastic projects, Theresa and thanks for sharing the instructions!

Deebi27 said...

You must dream these ideas up in your sleep. what a great idea for Halloween for my class! Oh...we can't call it Halloween at our preschool...it's Fall Fun Day! Pumpkins it is!

Ravengirl said...

I love those!!!! I can't wait to try my hand at them too!

NinaB said...

Thanks for the tutorials, Theresa. THese are such great ideas.

joy said...

What great ideas! Now I've got a project for my grandkids class for treats! Thank you!

asela said...

Fun ideas!

Terri E. said...

What an adorable little gifts that would come together so quick and easy!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

catdidit said...

well if these are the cutest little things!! Absolutely AWEsome Theresa!

Donna VW said...

I love your ideas. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I Think there will lots of happy children enjoying these treats across the country. You should be very pleased!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Super cute and creative treat holders and decorations, Theresa! Thanks for showing how you created them!

Patti said...

These are just the cutest!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

How cute are these - I love the little Hershey Bar purse! I can see a Tree decorated with all these treats thanks for the inspiration!!!

JazzyH said...

Creative, I love it!

Melanie said...

these are so freaking cute!! so creative! your coloring just rocks!

I had to go back and count how mny photos you uploaded in this post-27!! I owe you big time gf thank you so much for allways being so generous in sharing your talent with others and makignus better crafters :)

Piali said...

Thanks for making my holiday kids treat easier..I'm gonna make those cute Hershey purse this year. Thanks for the tut.

JessicaK said...

Oooh, love these sweet treat ideas, especially with the pumpkin - perfect for Halloween.

Jessica said...

Theresa! I LOVE these treat pouches! What a great idea - perfect for the holidays!

Tina Gilliland said...

How freakin adorable!!! LOVE the way your snowman tips his hat!!! HA!! GREAT treat ideas, thanks for sharing!!!

Melissa Cash said...

Great projects Theresa! I am always needing ideas for candy treats. Your tuts are the bomb too! Keep 'em coming!

Elena said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing tutorial, Theresa!

Janice M said...

Awesome!! Love all the little treats! Thanks so much for always showing us how you did it!

Joan B said...

clever and well done! thanks for the instructions!

Donna said...

Totally cute! Love these ideas for just a 'little something' gift!

Casmiles said...

Theresa

These are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm gonna be stuck at home for a while in the next few weeks, and once feeling better, I can make LOTS of these.

Neesey said...

I love your projects and am amazed at the coloring with copics. Beautiful card.

Deb Neerman said...

So cute ... and clever! Can't wait to try these ideas myself ... tfs!