A peppermint TWIST on the Candy Kit

Happy Friday!  We have a busy weekend of last minute shopping and wrapping to do, and of course it’s the girls last day of school (figures, huh?) so we will be scrambling trying to get it all together before Santa makes his visit!

I was thinking of a fun and EASY way to hand something out to the kids in Em’s class for her party today, and then inspiration struck!  Why not transofrm the I Want Candy  Kit into TREAT boxes!

It was SO super simple that I was able to knock out many of these, without breaking a sweat!  I printed out a sheet of Simply Spring Stripes DIGI Paper, and cut 4 small pieces to cover each panel, leaving room for 1 white panel for my image and sentiment.

I then stamped my I Want Candy swirled candy image (and added 1 stripe so there were an even number) and colored every other stripe red, and filled the white ones in with Sparkling Ice glitter.

Then I lined up my To: and From: sentiments so they could be stamped rapid fire style on all the other treat boxes, and put a few different candies inside each box.  PERFECTION!

Have a happy weekend, and don’t forget, today is the last day for the FREE Cool Yule Scoop Specials:

* Every order over $25 will receive a FREE Single DIGI Paper Pack (I used Simply Spring Stripes for my project, above).  You MUST add your selected SINGLE DIGI PAPER PACK ($2.95 value) to your cart.  Then, in the COUPON/DISCOUNT area at checkout, enter code DIGISINGLE (cap sensitive) to receive your $2.95 discount. Valid through December 22, 2009.

* Every order OVER $100 will receive a FREE COOL YULE stamp set!  You MUST list COOL YULE in the COMMENTS SECTION to receive your free set.  It will not be added if you don’t list COOL YULE in the comments section. Valid through December 18, 2009 ONLY.

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Cool Yule Gift Tag

Happy Thursday all!  Apparently you guys LOVED yesterday’s VIP Kit since they were all snatched up by early afternoon, so I thought I’d come back with a little Cool yule love for those still struggling (ME! ME! ME!) with gifty stuff.

To make this tag, I used a Sizzix die, but a nestie would work JUST fine.  There’s all sorts of fun stuff going on in this baby, and since it’s made of chipboard, would also double as a sweet ornament!

Every year, each member of our family picks out a new ornament, but after seeing how easy it was to make this, and how adorable it turned out, we might be starting a NEW family tradition this year by MAKING our own!  Who needs $10 ornaments, right?  Especially when there’s a ROOM full of crafty stuff nearby.

Two things, well three really, I wanted to mention…

1) Take a look at the MFT Design Team links where we’ve recently unvelied 2 new DT Members joining us for the January 2010 term.  See any *new* names?  How about Megan Lock and Julie Dinn!  WOOT!  We’ve got 2 more members we’ll introduce you to during the January 6th release HOP, and you will be THRILLED with both!

2) I wanted to go over this weeks Scoop Specials again since there was so much going on yesterday!

This weeks Scoop Specials are:

* Every order over $25 will receive a FREE Single DIGI Paper Pack.  You MUST add your selected SINGLE DIGI PAPER PACK ($2.95 value) to your cart.  Then, in the COUPON/DISCOUNT area at checkout, enter code DIGISINGLE (cap sensitive) to receive your $2.95 discount. Valid through December 22, 2009.

* Every order OVER $100 will receive a FREE COOL YULE stamp set!  You MUST list COOL YULE in the COMMENTS SECTION to receive your free set.  It will not be added if you don’t list COOL YULE in the comments section. Valid through December 18, 2009 ONLY.

3) DON’T Forget!  This weeks Wednesday Stamp Club is all about last minute gift ideas, and there are two prizes up for grabs HERE and HERE.  You’ve got until Tuesday night to play for YOUR chance to win!

Supplies Used:

Cool Yule (check out the scoop special above!)

Sno Cone card stock

Princess Pearls

Copic Markers

Brilliance Graphite Black ink

Candy Cane Kisses Ribbon Nest

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WSC – Holiday Gifts in a Jiffy (Lip Balm Tutorial)

Hi all!  Welcome to another edition of Wednesday Stamp Club!

This week, we are all about Holiday Gifts in a Jiffy.  I needed some small, stylish gifts for friends, family and teachers, and here’s what I came up with:

This is one completed gift…

and here is all 8!

I started with the Simply Spring Stripes DIGI Paper Collection, and printed the pattern out on both sides of the paper.  Then, I printed the Holiday Treat Box template on the paper as well, and cut and scored as directed.

I stamped the penguin from Cool Yule and then masked him and added the ice cube.  (If you don’t already own Cool Yule, we are offering the set FREE with orders over $100 through Friday, December 18th.  Simple list COOL YULE in the comments section of your order.  You must list COOL YULE or it will NOT be added.)

Since I wanted these to be special, personalized little gifts but also wanted to make it easy on my schedule and my budget, I decided to make little Lip Balms using the Lip Balm Kit.

Here is my beeswax in the top of my double boiler.  If you don’t have an actual double boiler, nest two pots inside each other, filling the bottom pot with water.

A close up of coconut oil with my spoon inside, ready to scoop into my measuring cup.

I’ve combined the coconut oil with the beeswax in my double boiler.

My beeswax and coconut oil are all melty, and I’m ready to add my Peppermint Essential Oil.  Please make sure you are using an essential oil that is skin SAFE.  Seriously.

To fill your tins, lay them flat and spoon the melted wax/oil into each one.  These tin containers get VERY HOT, so DO NOT hold them to fill.  The Lip Balm kit makes enough for 8 containers, but if you’d like them a little creamier (and want to save some beeswax for refills) feel free to add more coconut oil and less besswax.  The recipe is just a guide.

Here is a pic of all 8 gifts!  So simple and SO STINKIN’ CUTE!

To personalize each Lip Balm, I used a 1/2 strip of the Simply Spring Striped Paper to wrap around the tin and then punched a 1 1/4″ circle of the same paper and adhered it to the tin lid top.  I used AlphaDOTS to personalize each tin so they would have something special, made just for them!  You know there are some sets you just find yourself reaching for constantly?  That’s the way it is for me with AlphaDOTS.  It’s so versatile!

Wouldn’t you LOVE to receive one of these??  I know I would!  And I might just have to save one…for personal use, ykwim? :0)

To play along, and for your chance to win, upload your project using keyword MFTWSC121609 by midnight December 22nd.  Enter below using Mr. Linky for a chance to win a FREE MINI set! ($9 voucher)

This weeks Scoop Specials are:

* Every order over $25 will receive a FREE Single DIGI Paper Pack (I used Simply Spring Stripes for my card, above).  You MUST add your selected SINGLE DIGI PAPER PACK ($2.95 value) to your cart.  Then, in the COUPON/DISCOUNT area at checkout, enter code DIGISINGLE (cap sensitive) to receive your $2.95 discount. Valid through December 22, 2009.

* Every order OVER $100 will receive a FREE COOL YULE stamp set!  You MUST list COOL YULE in the COMMENTS SECTION to receive your free set.  It will not be added if you don’t list COOL YULE in the comments section. Valid through December 18, 2009 ONLY.

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MFT VIP – 3 Weeks Early & Perfect for the Holidays

Welcome to our Who’s That Girl Hop!  Today we are showing off the January VIP Package including the January WTG set, Chick Flick, and offering her an UNPRECEDENTED 3 weeks early since she’s perfect for your Holiday gifting!  We have under 50 of these, and they are available TODAY ONLY, or until they sell out, whichever comes first!

This months VIP Kit includes:

Chick Flick – $17.95

Chick Flick Ribbon Nest – $9.95 (15 total yards of ribbon in red, yellow and black)

Chick Flick Baby Braddies – $4.95 (80-100 Baby Braddies in red, yellow, black and white)

5 Popcorn Boxes – $1.65

AND a FREE UNRELEASED Clearly Sentimental set, included with your VIP Package!

The price of the VIP collection is only $34.50, an amazing deal! 

Want even more good news?  This week we have two Scoop Specials:

* Every order over $25 will receive a FREE Single DIGI Paper Pack (I used Simply Spring Stripes for my card, above).  You MUST add your selected SINGLE DIGI PAPER PACK ($2.95 value) to your cart.  Then, in the COUPON/DISCOUNT area at checkout, enter code DIGISINGLE (cap sensitive) to receive your $2.95 discount.  Valid through December 22, 2009.

* Every order OVER $100 will receive a FREE COOL YULE stamp set!  You MUST list COOL YULE in the COMMENTS SECTION to receive your free set.  It will not be added if you don’t list COOL YULE in the comments section.Valid through December 18, 2009.

Why Cool Yule?  It’s the featured set in this weeks Wednesday Stamp Club!  I’ll be back in a bit with the full WSC post, but here’s a tease at what we are making this week:

SWEET Holiday Gifts in a Jiffy!

Next up on the Who’s That Girl Hop is the FABULOUS Michele!  I can’t wait to see what she’s got in store, so get HOPPIN’!

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MFT VIP – 3 Weeks Early & Perfect for the Holidays

Welcome to our Who’s That Girl Hop!  Today we are showing off the January VIP Package including the January WTG set, Chick Flick, and offering her an UNPRECEDENTED 3 weeks early since she’s perfect for your Holiday gifting!  We have under 50 of these, and they are available TODAY ONLY, or until they sell out, whichever comes first!

This months VIP Kit includes:

Chick Flick – $17.95

Chick Flick Ribbon Nest – $9.95 (15 total yards of ribbon in red, yellow and black)

Chick Flick Baby Braddies – $4.95 (80-100 Baby Braddies in red, yellow, black and white)

5 Popcorn Boxes – $1.65

AND a FREE UNRELEASED Clearly Sentimental set, included with your VIP Package!

The price of the VIP collection is only $34.50, an amazing deal! 

Want even more good news?  This week we have two Scoop Specials:

* Every order over $25 will receive a FREE Single DIGI Paper Pack (I used Simply Spring Stripes for my card, above).  You MUST add your selected SINGLE DIGI PAPER PACK ($2.95 value) to your cart.  Then, in the COUPON/DISCOUNT area at checkout, enter code DIGISINGLE (cap sensitive) to receive your $2.95 discount.  Valid through December 22, 2009.

* Every order OVER $100 will receive a FREE COOL YULE stamp set!  You MUST list COOL YULE in the COMMENTS SECTION to receive your free set.  It will not be added if you don’t list COOL YULE in the comments section.Valid through December 18, 2009.

Why Cool Yule?  It’s the featured set in this weeks Wednesday Stamp Club!  I’ll be back in a bit with the full WSC post, but here’s a tease at what we are making this week:

SWEET Holiday Gifts in a Jiffy!

Next up on the Who’s That Girl Hop is the FABULOUS Michele!  I can’t wait to see what she’s got in store, so get HOPPIN’!

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Have YOU seen the BIN?

Over 20 items, some on special through Sunday, and some at a 50% savings!  Check out the Bubble Bin for fantastic savings today!

In other IMPORTANT MFT news..ALL the Pure Innocence sets are back in stock!!  Yep, every single sweet cheeked face is available!

Also back in stock (and much awaited) are:

Girls Day In by Melody Rupple

Reading Flopsey - Sherrie Siemens created this amazing Reading Flopsey card, and you can find out how on her blog!

What’s the Story

Created by Jody Morrow (featuring Bubble Bunny)

Cool Yule created by Kathy Daume

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MFT is sponsoring Delightful Sketches

And a Delightful Sketch it is!  Play along for a chance to win a $15 gift voucher!

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MFT is Sponsoring Color Throwdown

Happy Thursday all!  MFT is sponsoring Color Throwdown this week, so stop by and play for your chance to WIN!!

We are down to 25 items in the Bubble Bin, so if you’re looking to do some shopping on a budget, make sure you stop by.

There are also some super specials available through Sunday, which you can check out HERE.

*Buttons for $1.95

*Ribbon Nests for $6.95 ( a full 25 yards!)

*Sets from $5.00+

See what I’m talking about?  SPECIALS.

And don’t forget to play along in this weeks Wednesday Stamp Club – Gifts in a Jar!  There is more info in THIS POST, including links to some fun, free downloads!

Here’s a tease in case you missed it…

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Wednesday Stamp Club and a BURSTING Bubble Bin

This week, for WSC we are all about preparing for the Holidays in a crafty, thrifty way.  Your challenge this week is Gifts in a Jar!
My Favorite Holiday Cookies

I started by layering my ingredients in my Perfect Packaging Jar.  No need to try and scramble for a pen to write it all down, we’ve taken all the homework (literally) out of creating beautiful budget friendly gifts this season!  (More on that will follow…)

I’ve got my list of supplies set out and ready to go!  I am using my Wrapped in Love set, AlphaDOTS, my 3/4″ circle punch, Copic Markers and Brilliance ink, Perfect Paper Panels, and my Glue Glider.

Here is a side view after I added some Candy Cane Kisses ribbon and a Summer button.

Here is a pic from the top, EEK!  I am in love with this!!

Here is a shot featuring the front of the recipe note card, decorated and ready for gifting.

Here is a shot of the right inside of the recipe note card.

Your My Favorite Holiday Cookie jars should cost approx. $6 including the cost of the jar, and I based my pricing on organic ingredients, so your cost could be even lower!

Supplies:
Perfect Packaging Jars
Wrapped in Love
AlphaDOTS
3/4″ Circle Punch
Candy Cane Kisses Ribbon Nest
Perfect Paper Panels
Copic Markers
Summer Buttons
Graphite Black Brilliance Ink

My Favorite Hot Cocoa Mix

Here is my jar filled to the rim with Hot Cocoa goodness.

Here is my table filled with all of my supplies.

Here is a pic from the top of my finished project.

Here is a close up up my Hot Stuff image, colored in and featuring Glittered Garnish in Chocolate Kiss.

Here is the jar filled with My Favorite Cocoa mix, a beautiful and YUMMY gift! (I created the recipe myself, and trust me, I don’t lie about food). :)

Your Favorite Hot Cocoa Mix jars should cost a bit less than $4.50 each including the cost of the jar!  WOOT!  Now that’s holiday shopping on a BUDGET!

Here is a front view and a pic of the inside of the recipe card.

All the guesswork is taken out your gift giving this year, because we’ve done the homework (literally) for you!  Simply print the downloadable recipe note cards from the site.

The left inside of the notecard serves as the ingredient list so you’ll know what and how much to add to your Perfect Packaging Jars.

The inside right of the notecard gives the recipient the directions on how to use their Gift in a Jar, and the front and back covers are ready for you to decorate as you wish!
Aren’t these beautiful!  I must say I am so stinkin’ happy with how they turned out!

Supplies:
Perfect Packaging Jars

AlphaDOTS

3/4 Circle Punch

Hot Stuff

Royalty Ribbon Nest

Chocolate Brilliance Ink

Glittered Garnish in Chocolate Kiss

For a BONUS Gift in a Jar idea, see Jody’s BLOG for her Flurry of Love project!

To play along with our WSC, play along right here OR in our Forum for your chance to win one of two prizes offered each week!

And like you need a reason to shop, HERE’S THE SCOOP..

There are 30 items in the Bubble Bin!

Some in limited quantity, and all INCREDIBLE bargains, some 50% off!

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I WANT CANDY

You can hear the screams already, right?? (And if you’re my age the 80′s song by the same title)
This months MFT Kit is the SWEETEST ever, so I wanted to post the samples Jody made. You can see ALL the deets on her BLOG as well, and as you know, she is very thorough, so there is lots to see!

You also have until Tuesday night at 10pm to enter into the first Wednesday Stamp Club challenge, so get stampin’!  This week we have something SUPER in store for you, so stay tuned!

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