Saturday, July 24, 2010

MERRY HALF CHRISTMAS TO YOU!!!

You’ve either just arrived here by magic, or you’re still stunned at the magic projects that SONIA had to show you on her blog, but either way, I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Christmas in July Blog Hop! 

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

SO LET’S GET HOPPING!

I just wanted to share a couple of simple projects for you to create when you need to whip up a little gift for those people that we want to acknowledge without breaking the bank.  Everyone loves chocolate (well, almost everyone), so that’s always a great gift to have on hand at Christmas time for those last minute gifts. 

Here are two projects that I put together to show you how fast and economical your gifts can be (and they are even easy enough that the kids can help you put them together for their teachers too!!)  By adding pretty wrapping and embellishments you can have a gift that is big on Christmas wishes and small on budget – a perfect combo!!

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A cute little box made with the Scallop Envelope Big Shot Die, add a few Twix wrapped with Holiday Treasures designer paper - for less than $2 you have a lovely little gift to give to someone to let you know you are thinking of them at Christmas (or anytime of the year for that matter!)


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It’s all in the wrapping!  A $10 box of Ferrero Rocher wrapped in our fabulous Holiday Treasures designer paper and add some ribbon and one of those fabulous hat pins from the Pretties kit and you have a really classy looking gift! 


By now I’m sure that you have left me a comment to let me know what you think of these ideas, so now you get to go and hang with NIKKI SADLER to see the fabulous projects she’s prepared for us today! 

torressiggy

24 comments:

Susan Joyce said...

Yummmmm......your projects look good enough to eat Sharlene. TFS

Sandra said...

Send me the chocolate LOL, beautiful little gifts

Richelle said...

Great wow's projects! Perfect for emergency gifts for unexpected visitors too :)

Claire Harrison said...

Awesome! Very glamorous looking projects, what great ideas.

Leonie said...

Oh more Vitamin C (chocolate!) I love it - Christmas and Chocolate - whats not to love?? I love the simplicity of your 'wrapping' just stunningly gorgeous - luv it. Thanks so much for all the hard work you did for organising the ESAD Christmas in July blog hop :)

Monique said...

I love these as easy gift ideas for teachers, or to have under the tree for those drop in visitors! Thanks for sharing,
Monique

Karen said...

Never really thought of doing that, great Idea TFS

Crafty Cow said...

great ideas-i suspect the kids teacher will be getting the twix idea this christmas! tfs

alittlelessuseless said...

Great gift wrapping ideas! Fantastic.

Carole Stedman said...

Gorgeous Sharlene :)

Sonia G said...

Oh that is so cool! Sometimes I get lost in the bigger things and forget that simple can be gorgeous. Thanks for bringing me back down to earth.

Cheer
Sonia

Bev said...

my kind of projects, they look fabulous!

Vicki Were said...

Great ideas and especially knowing that Twixs fit nicely I find it hard finding things to put in boxes etc that are the right size. I like simple and economical Vicki :-).

Genelle Little said...

Beautiful, Sharlene! Yum :)

Karen Rogers said...

Love the box - it's fabulous

Lynda said...

Fab dressing on the yummies gift of all. love the Twix idea especially. brilliant idea....will have to drag out my Holiday Treasures DP again.

Julie Putland said...

Stunning work again Sharlene. Thanks for sharing

Susan Byers said...

I know I love chocolate, what a great idea

Juliette Chapman said...

I love chocolate and anyway to make it dress it up - these are lovely

delysc said...

Lovely projects Sharlene! That box is fab

Diane Barnes said...

What a beautiful way to package my favourite food Sharlene! I'm sure anyone would love to receive them & it would be so easy to change the look for any occasion too. Thanks for sharing them & for all your work on organising the blog hop. Warm wishes, Di

Christine Blain said...

Love your ideas, Sharlene - thanks for the inspiration!

Paula Fuller said...

Nothing like hand packaging for yummy chocolates. Great idea.

queenofscraps said...

Hi Sharlene, Lovely to meet you last month! I can see that you love the Curly Label Punch Bundle too.

Thanks for the inspiration: I have bought a box of Ferrero Rocher to wrap: now to avoid the temptation of eating them.