Holiday Gift Card Holders

Happy Friday friends! Aly Dosdall here–I’m glad you stopped by today. I love giving gift cards for the holidays because they allow the receiver to pick out what they get, which often ends up being something they might not get for themselves otherwise. But, I worry that when I give them as a gift, it might seem like not much effort went into it. My solution? Make some pretty gift card packaging!

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these festive gift card holders I started by gathering my Banner Punch Board, Trim and Score Board, some other We R tools, and the Winter Frost Premium Stack from Die Cuts With a View, Inc (available at JoAnn Stores).

Banner Punch Board, Trim and Score Board, Clear Cut Circle Punch, and DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

First, I trimmed my papers down to 12×4 inches and cut a crest banner shape in one end.

Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then I placed by paper on the Trim and Score Board horizontally, with the crest shape facing left, and scored it at 2 1/2, 4 3/4, 7, and 9 1/2 inches.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

I folded the score lines as shown below, and then added double sided craft tape to three sides of the second to bottom panel. Be sure not to add adhesive to the side with the crease along the center panel, as this will be the opening for the pocket for holding your gift card. Tip: At this point I placed my gift card on the panel with the adhesive to make sure it would fit inside the tape properly.

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I adhered the center and second to bottom panels together to create the pocket, and then trimed 3/8 inch off the top to create the opening for the card as shown below.

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I create a notch in the pocket for easy access with the Clear Cut Circle Punch. It was easy to align the paper halfway into the punch using the clear alignment guide and magnetic system!

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Once I finished assembling the gift card holder, here’s what it looked like:

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To finish off my gift card, I added a ribbon around the top flap which I cut and sealed with the Ribbon Cutter. I seriously love this tool–don’t know how I ever lived without it!

Ribbon Cutter by We R Memory Keepers

I cut some tags out of the Winter Frost Premium Stack. It’s so convenient to have cut out tags, journaling cards, and labels included in the stack!

Evolution Advanced by We R Memory Keepers

Then I die cut some snowflakes from the DCWV Embossed White Holidays Stack with my Evolution Advanced, and embellished the top flaps.

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope this gift card holder idea inspires your holiday gift giving. It’s easy to make, but adds a special handmade touch to gift cards. Thanks for joining me today. Have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Banner Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Clear Cut Circle Punch
Ribbon Cutter
Evolution Advanced
Stitch Happy Thread (Navy, White)
DCWV Inc Winter Frost 12×12 Premium Stack (available at JoAnn Stores)
DCWV Inc Embossed White 12×12 Premium Stack (available at JoAnn Stores)
American Crafts Ribbon
Sticky Thumb Double Sided Red Sticky Tape
self-adhesive clear gems

Holiday Gift Bags

Hello and welcome We R Fans!

I can’t believe that Christmas is just a few short weeks around the corner! We must be having fun because time sure is flying!

Now is a great time to make a start on those festive projects like cards and kris kringle gift ideas. These quick and easy gift bags created with the new DCWV Very Merry Premium 12×12 Stack and my Envelope Punch Board are sure to impress!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my Envelope Punch Board is one of my most favourite WeR tools. It’s so easy to use and produces perfect results every time.

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack
The Very Merry 12×12 Stack comes bursting with rich festive prints and luxurious foil detail. There wasn’t a print I didn’t like and has both neutrals, traditional gingham and also includes some journaling spots. Another great thing about this pad is that the paper is double sided so the inside of my bags had a pretty print and a bit of colour contrast!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

I was thrilled to learn a new way to create using this particular punch board. I have shown some highlight shots below, but you can also click here to watch a video tutorial.

 

TO START:

You will need a sheet of 12×12 paper for each bag

A ruler and craft knife or scissors

Adhesive

 

  • Next, you are going to make your first punch at 1 ½ inches and score down along the line. Rotate your paper 90 counter clockwise and then punch at 3 inches and score. Rotate again and punch and 1 ½ and score and then rotate again and punch and score at 3 inches.

 

  • Now, flip the paper over and lining up the score lines, depending on which one is visible at the particular corner, go about punching and scoring at the same intervals. Rotating the paper as before.

 

  • Once you have all the punch and score lines created, you will see your grid kinda divides into a thinner section and a thicker band through the middle. We are going to create some extra score lines to create the little triangular ‘flaps’ (for lack of a better word) that will form the inside of the bag and the closure. If you see the third image in the collage below, you can see how I have run a line across each of the four corners so that the triangular part folds in.

 

  • You can also go ahead and round the corners of the little triangle shapes you have punched.

 

  • Now, one uses either scissors or a knife and ruler (I used my Supreme Ruler which was big enough to run across the whole 12×12) and cut from the top point of the thicker band down towards the centre of the paper on either side. Don’t cut into the thinner band. Repeat on the opposite side so you have two large bands of paper. (These will fold up to form the front and back of the bag.)

 

  • For the side of the bag, we have to do a little more trimming. If you look at image 5 below, you can see I have shown some lines where we are going to create some cuts. You can use scissors and trim about an inch away from the fold line of the thinner band. DON’T cut along the fold line as you won’t be able to close your bag.

Cut four of these lines and you will end up with a cross shape.

 

  • Image 6: Fold in the bits we have created above, run some adhesive on the underside of each closure flap and fold up your bag.

 

  • You’ll be left with a rectangular shape. Fold three of the flaps inside the bag, as shown in image 7 leaving one open which will fold over the bag at the end to close.

 

  • To give the bag it’s shape, gently pinch the corners near the top and squeeze together, creating a soft ‘v’ shape on each side.

 

  • Fold the last flap over the top and you are good to go!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

I’ve given my bags a bit of a twist by creating some die cut areas using my circle, bracket and tag Clear Cut Punches. I’ve also added some quick and easy embellishments like a paper bow and other bits using the scraps that I trimmed when creating the bags.

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

The clear window on this bag was so easy to create. I just lined up my WRMK Circle Clear Cut Punch and popped a circular shape into the front of the bag. I placed some lightweight acetate behind the area and filled my bag with treats!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

The bow was created using my Evolution Advanced and a metal Bow Die. This is an awesome die to have in your collection as creates a bow in one piece that folds together.

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

This neutral bag with its cute house pattern was folded with the method above and embellished very simply with some glitter ribbon. I have popped another die cut shape on this one, this time using my WRMK Bracket Clear Cut Punch and backed the area with a foiled sentiment from the Very Merry Paper Stack.

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

I just LOVE the fact that you can use the Clear Cut Punch wherever you like! They are also very to punch – here you can see I even punched with the paper upside down!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

This cute red bag has a few more embellishments in the form of some wood veneer. One has been coloured using a brush pen, which is a super quick way to add a splash of colour to them.

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

I used the left over bits from the bags to create some embellishments for my bags. The WRMK Tag Clear Cut Punch creates a little tag and mini banner. I folded some leftover circles in half and glued them together so create a 3D shape. I also created some short tags using my DIY Party Tag Punch, which are going to come in handy for my Christmas cards!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

Here’s a close up of this bag…

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

The gold-foiled banner shape also comes from the Very Merry Stack, which I have hand cut from the sheet of journaling spots.

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

I hope you will be inspired to play with this ‘Very Merry’ Paper Stack and your Envelope Punch Board!

Holiday Gift Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and DCWV Very Merry Premium Stack

Happy Creating!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

DCWV Very Merry 12×12 Premium Stack

Envelope Punch Board

Supreme Ruler

Evolution Advanced

Crop a Dile Eyelet Setter

DIY Party Tag Punch

Bow Metal Die

Pebbles Bat Clothespins

WRMK Tag Clear Cut Punch

WRMK Circle Clear Cut Punch

WRMK Bracket Clear Cut Punch

 

 

 

 

Holiday Advent Calendar

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a simple, lovely, and super fun project! When it’s time to start filling the holiday countdown calendar, I always include a Bible verse for the day, a small treat, an everyone so often, a gift. The gift might be a book, a fun pen or pencil, and on the last day, a special ornament. I have a small calendar in a box, but it is not big enough. So, as I looked at the We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board and the gorgeous papers from DCWV, I got an idea. An idea to create small boxes for each of the days!

Holiday Advent Calendar by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

In the DCWV Frosty Holiday 6×6 Mat Stack are some gorgeous papers! I chose a glittered paper and a holographic printed paper. Perfect for adding a little sparkle! Using the We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board, I quickly created small and large boxes. The smaller boxes are made from a 6×6 inch piece of paper, and the larger one from a 12×12 inch piece. The instructions for creating the boxes are printed right on the punch board-love that!

Holiday Advent Calendar by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Seriously, it took me about 5 minutes to assemble these boxes. Choosing a paper took longer! Making a bunch of these will be a breeze!

Holiday Advent Calendar by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After assembling the boxes, I decided to add numbers to each box. I used the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and the same papers to add numbers.

Holiday Advent Calendar by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I love this idea, it’s a lovely project, that is handmade. And with the awesome tools from We R Memory Keepers, you will still have time to enjoy the holidays with your family, the most important part!

Here is a list of treat ideas for your own holiday countdown calendar:

  • Pack of gum
  • Cool pen/pencil/erasers
  • Patch to be sewn or glued to a jacket or backpack
  • Book
  • Gift card
  • Small toys-Slinky, Yo-Yo, Mini Etch-a-Sketch
  • Lego Minifigures
  • Earrings or a bracelet
  • Hair binders/clips/barrettes
  • Travel sized lotions/body washes
  • Ornament

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

  • Gift Box Punch Board
  • Mini Alphabet Punch Board

DCWV:

  • Christmas Flip/Side 12×12 Cardstock
  • Frosty Holiday Mat Stack 6×6

Holiday Pillow Boxes

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share some adorable winter themed pillow treat boxes that I created with some of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack. The holidays will be here before we know it. This time of year, it’s always nice to have some little gifts on hand for those unexpected (or if you’re like me, forgotten) gifts.

Holiday Pillow Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I decided to create a few little gifts with my the pillow box punch board, the heart clear cut punch, and the tag punch. These cute little treat boxes came together within a matter of minutes with these tools.

The base of the box is created with patterned paper and the pillow punch board. The instructions are right on the board and so easy to follow.

Holiday Pillow Boxes by Becki Adams featuring the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

After creating the base of the pillow boxes and before adhering them together, I used the heart clear cut punch to punch a heart window in the middle of each box. I covered each heart with a piece of clear plastic to make a cute heart window on each box.

Holiday Pillow Boxes by Becki Adams featuring the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

When I had the boxes finished, I punch a tag for each box with the scraps of patterned paper and the tag punch. I love this punch! It makes creating tags SO easy! Each tag is tied to the pillow box with white string.

Holiday Pillow Boxes by Becki Adams featuring the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

It’s that easy to create these cute treat boxes. I hope you’re inspired to create some quick holiday gifts with your favorite We R Memory Keeper tools. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

Pillow Box Punch Board (available at JoAnn Stores)

Heart Clear Cut Punch

DIY Party Tag Punch

DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack (available at JoAnn Stores)

We R Memory Keepers + Die Cuts With A View for the Holidays!

Good Monday morning friends! We’re excited to share that we’ve partnered up with our new sister brand, Die Cuts with a View Inc, to bring you some holiday gift wrap inspiration this week. Each day the projects you see will feature the new DCWV Inc holiday paper stacks that you can find at JoAnn Stores, along with some of our Punch Boards that you can find there as well.

We R Memory Keepers + DCWV Inc at JoAnn Stores

To start things off this week, we thought we’d share sneak peeks of some of the new DCWV holiday stacks so you can get an idea of what you have to look forward to! Visit your local JoAnn store to see more.

Winter Frost

DCWV Inc Winter Frost Premium Stack

DCWV Inc Winter Frost Premium Stack

Very Merry

DCWV Inc Very Merry Premium Stack

DCWV Very Merry Premium Paper Stack available at JoAnn Stores

Christmas Flipside

DCWV Inc Christmas Flipside Premium Stack

6×6 Mat Stacks

DCWV Inc 6x6 Mat Stack: Frosty Holiday

DCWV Inc 6x6 Mat Stack: Holiday Jewel Patterns

DCWV Inc 6x6 Mat Stack: Paper Lace

DCWV Inc 6x6 Mat Stack: Holiday Jewel

DCWV Inc 6x6 Mat Stack: Holiday Jewel Patterns

Be sure to check back each day this week for some awesome holiday gift wrap inspiration featuring our Punch Boards and other We R tools. Thanks for stopping by!

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece

Happy Friday friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Thanksgiving project inspiration this week! Aly Dosdall here today to finish off the week with an easy Thanksgiving centerpiece idea featuring the DIY Party Board.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The cylinder and cone shapes you can make with the DIY Party Board are so versatile. As I was trying to come up with a centerpiece idea for this year’s Thanksgiving table, I looked at some treat cones I had recently made and immediately thought of cornucopias!

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

All I did was create treat cones from some Pebbles Heart of Home papers following the instructions that come with the board, but I left the top flaps open.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then I embellished them with some twine, sequin stickers and die cuts from the Heart of Home collection, and filled them with some chocolates, mini pinecones, and acorns.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I complimented the cornucopias, gold pumpkins, and forrest finds with some adorable gold napkin and fork bows from Sweet Tooth Fairy for American Crafts. They were a breeze to put together and everything was included in the kit.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

If you’re looking for some Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration, these DIY Party Board cornucopias are festive and easy to make.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece featuring the DIY Party Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can fill them with fall leaves, indian corn, goodies, favors, or whatever you’d like. Thanks for joining me today, and have a great weekend friends!

Supplies:

DIY Party Board
Crop-A-Dile
Pebbles Heart of Home Collection
Sweet Tooth Fairy Napkin and Fork Bow Kit
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Double Sided Tape
Jute Twine

Thanksgiving Garland

Hello crafty people! Soraya here to share with you some garland inspiration for your Thanksgiving celebration using two of the new We R Memory Keepers releases: the Square Punch Board and the Tear Guides! Those tools are fantastic, you will love them!

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this banner, I chose a seasonal color combo: orange, green and kraft! First of all, I used the Mini Alphabet Punch Board to create the word THANKFUL. Each letter has to be made from a 1.5 x 2.5 inch rectangle so I moved the guides to the right dimensions on the Square Punch board and made all my little cards like this! So easy!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Now that the letters are done, let’s go ahead and make the garland! I wanted to add some texture like lace and burlap. I also wanted to create lots of fringe: the Tear Guides were perfect for this! Thanks to the water pen I could easily moisten the cardstock before tearing it. This is how I was able to create the fringe.

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Let’s assemble the banner now! First, fold all the stripes in two and use the crop-a-dile to make a hole on the top of them.

Crop-A-Dile by We R Memory Keepers

Then, make other stripes with lace and burlap and repeat the hole process before passing them all on a twine:

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Time to decorate! I used the gorgeous and oh so cute diecuts from the fall collection by our sister brand, Pebbles.

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! The Thanksgiving banner is ready to decorate your wall!

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me today. Happy Thanksgiving to you all and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Square Punch Board
Tear Guides
Bazzill Cardstock
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Diecuts by Pebbles
Lace, burlap and twine

Happy New Year Photo Lights Display

Good morning We R readers. I can’t believe that this year is already coming to an end and we are getting ready to embark on a brand new fresh start. Once the holiday decor goes down, it can feel a little bare in my home so I like to add some warmth back in to keep away the cold, dreary days of winter.

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I love the new Photo Lights photo frames that were recently released. You print out your design on special backlit film that you can print out right from your home computer.

I thought it would be fun to create a glittery happy new year photo that I could display to celebrate the new year. I started by designing an 8 inch x 8 inch design in Photoshop Elements.

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Note: To use this photo, simply right-click and save the image.

The backlit photo paper comes in 8 ½ x 11 inch sheets. I printed my image and then trimmed it to fit on the frame.

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You can see right through the image, but it is still very clear.

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The photo frames are so easy to use. The front attaches with little magnets in each corner.

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Add your special photo paper to the frame, secure it to the front with the acrylic magnetic photo cover, add your batteries and turn it on. It even has a timer so you can have your frame turn on and off when you would like.

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I created a little light garland behind the frame using the DIY Party lights and some gold tassels. The DIY Party line makes it easy to add some sparkle and shine to any project.

The frame looks even prettier in person. It is sparkly and fun – perfect for ringing in the new year! And I can easily change out the frame when I am done celebrating.

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Supplies:

Photolights Frame

Photolights Backlit Film Paper

DIY Party Gold Glitter Light Strand

DIY Party Gold Pinata Pull Tab

 

Guest Designer: Gina Lideros

Hello, and happy Friday friends! Today we’re lucky to have guest designer Gina Lideros with us. Get to know a little more about her, and then scroll down to check out the lovely Christmas Goodie Bags she made with our Scallop Goodie Bag Guide and Christmas Glassine Papers.

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I started scrapbooking back in 1996 when supplies were limited. Back then it was mostly stickers, decorative scissors and colored cardstock. It has been so fun to watch this industry change and grow over the years and grow with it. I am passionate about scrapbooking and photography and I love sharing it with others. I have been fortunate enough to study photography and work with Canon as a Special Projects Representative to train store employees in digital photography. I currently enjoying being on a few design teams while I share my love for scrapbooking and photography with others.
Favorite We R product:   I love the original crop-a-dile tool.  It is always a favorite go-to and must need in my tool supplies.  I’ve had my crop-a-dile for over 5 years and it is still going strong!
Favorite scrapbooking/papercraft tip:  My favorite scrapbooking/papercrafting tip is to keep your supplies organized.  This way they are always easy to find and access for that last minute
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Christmas Goodie Bags
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Hello everyone!  Gina Lideros here, and I am so excited to be the guest designer this month.  I was invited to create a couple of treat bags using the Scalloped Oh Goodie Bag Guide tool as well as the glassine papers and accessories.
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The Oh Goodie Collection has everything that you need to make easy treat bags.  I used the scalloped tool guide along with the Oh Goodie Christmas themed glassine papers to make holiday treat bags for family and friends.
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The tool cuts the glassine paper so easily, the possibilities are endless.  After using the tool on the tops and bottoms of my bag I then folded the sides over and used my Sticky Thumb adhesive roller to glue the sides shut.
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I filled my treat bags with candy, confetti and gift cards for loved ones.
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I just love how these treat bags came out.  So festive and much more personable then just gifting a gift card.  Have you tried making your own treat bags for friends and family?

Holiday Treat Piñatas

Hello We R friends and happy holidays to you all.

I’m sure many of you will be preparing special treats to take with you to gatherings or for simply enjoying while snuggling up on the couch!

It is has become a bit of a tradition in my circle of friends to gather together and celebrate the passing of another year while enjoying delicious food and of course, each other’s company. For our annual get together, I am going to bring along some tree-shaped cereal treats which are a snap to prepare and to show them off, I’m complimenting my plate with a custom Christmas Tree Mini Piñatas.

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These little piñata kits are new additions to the oh-so-fun DIY Party Mini Piñata collection.

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You will find everything you need to put them together in one convenient kit. They are a great way to whip up some charming décor and are an easy and fun activity for kids!

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What Christmas tree is complete without some twinkling fairy lights? Mine has been given a bit of a customization in the form of some battery-operated lights, hidden inside the piñata shape.

To start off, I traced a rough idea of where I wanted my light string to be on the tree. I then punched some holes into the card with a paper piercer, (which I made slightly larger with the back of a pencil so as to accommodate the LED bulbs.) I opened the bottom of the tree up, extending the opening/closing flap part so I could fit my hand inside. I then popped a little light bulb into each of the holes I had just made. The excess bulbs were tucked inside the piñata and the battery pack placed near the opening for easy access.

I then went about decorating my tree with fringe tape, carefully working around the bulbs sticking out. As a final touch, I popped on some stickers, which come included in the kit. With enough supplies to create 3 Christmas Trees, you can really have fun decorating each one differently

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Here you can see a peek of how the lights are stored inside the piñata. This was a string of 20 lights, which fit inside comfortably.

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Switch them on, and my little tree comes alive!

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I’m sure you’ll agree that these shapes are just so adorable! What’s fun about including the lights inside, is that once these goodies are all gobbled up, I can keep my little tree on my desk or as part of our holiday décor in our home.

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I just love the little light show dancing off the servingware.

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These DIY Party Mini Piñatas also come in this super cute snowman shape. Best of all, he won’t be melting anytime soon!

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If you want to make these yummy cereal treats, here is the recipe, which I found online:

 

Ingredients:

4 cups miniature marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (or equivalent)

Green food colouring

Sprinkles/decorations

 

Instructions:

Prepare a baking tray by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying it with cooking spray.

 

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.

 

Add the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted. Stir in the green food coloring.

 

Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies.

 

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Using a piece of wax paper that has been sprayed with cooking spray, press the mixture firmly into the pan.

 

Allow it to cool completely. Lift the foil from the pan and cut out shapes by hand or with a cookie cutter.

 

Decorate with frosting (I used icing sugar mixed with a bit of water) and sprinkles.

 

Store in an airtight container for up to three days.

 

Tip: Work quickly or the marshmallows will start to go stringy.

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Wishing you and your families joy and peace

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Mini Pinata Kit – Christmas Tree