Friday, August 9, 2013

Holiday Cards & More, Vol. 8 Blog Hop!!


Welcome!!

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I’m honored to be included among the list of phenomenal designers who were asked to help promote the latest Paper Crafts Magazine special issue, Holiday Cards & More, Vol. 8!  This new issue is chock-a-block full of outstanding and creative holiday projects that include holiday cards, home décor, tags, gift packaging and treat wraps.  The adorable Holly Anderson asked us to create a treat/food wrap, as well as share our favorite holiday recipe.  So let’s hop, shall we?!

Holiday Cards & More Blog Hop Cookie Wrap
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I created a Santa cookie wrap that I thought would be fun to include as a holiday party favor or holiday dinner table décor.  Who wouldn’t shovel down Gramma’s nasty green and red jello mold if they had a Santa wrapped cookie sitting in front of them as their reward?!!  I know I would!!  LOL  I created the whole thing using my Silhouette Cameo.  I combined several cut files that I purchased from the Silhouette Online Store to create the perfect holiday cookie wrap (you could easily fill a glassine bag or baggie with holiday candy instead of a cookie).  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below, including the cut files that I purchased and combined.  Just so you know, I wanted to keep this as simple as possible, with the idea that you could easily mass produce them for your holiday event.  Simple is PARAMOUNT when it comes to creating multiples of something, don’t you think?

Holiday Cards & More Blog Hope Cookie Wrap Magnet
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Here’s a detail shot of the cookie wrap when you lift up Santa’s head (this photo was taken before I decided that I wanted to stamp that fun sentiment from the Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler stamp set!)  I adhered some inexpensive self-adhesive magnet discs to keep the wrap closed.

Holiday Cards & More Blog Hop Cookie Wrap Open
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Here’s a final shot of how I attached the cookie.  I inserted it into a glassine bag, folded the top of the bag over, and stapled the whole thing to the inside of the wrap.  Super simple!

Kaluah Cake Photo
Holiday Cards & More Blog Hop Recipe Card
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As an added bonus, Holly asked us to share our favorite holiday recipe with you.  Well, no holiday is complete at my house unless a Kahlua Cake is on the dessert table.  In fact, I make this cake as often as I can get away with it – it’s super simple, idiot proof, and DEEEE-LICIOUS!!  The ingredients and directions are included above!!

Each designer in the hop is giving away a copy of the Holiday Cards & More, Vol. 8 issue.  Please comment on my blog by Tuesday, August 13th, and I’ll choose one random commenter to win this amazing issue!

Well, there you go, kids.  The next stop on the hop is one of my stamping heros – Kelly Griglione.  No doubt she has created a fabulous project to share with you!!  Here’s a complete list of designers that are participating in today’s hop, in case you get lost along the way.

Lorena Cantó Lavería
Kalyn Kepner
Erin Lincoln
Jeanne Jachna
Nina Yang
Amanda Coleman
Karolyn Loncon<-------------- You’re HERE!
Kelly Griglione
Vera Wirianta Yates
Maurine Anderson
Paper Crafts Connection Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a great weekend!


PRODUCTS USED:
STAMPS:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
INK:  VersaMark (Tsukineko)
PAPER:  Watermelon CS (Bazzill Basics Paper), Cotton Candy CS (Doodlebug Designs), Black, White, Sunflower & Key Lime CS (American Crafts)
OTHER:  Adhesive Magnets (Hyglass Products), White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Santa Treat Topper Cutting File (Design #35075, Silhouette Online Store), 3D Santa Christmas Box Tote (Design #35894, Silhouette Online Store), Bunny Treat Bag (Design #17017, Silhouette Online Store), Glassine Bag (my stash)

81 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Darling little packet and so well engineered! Love this.

craftymom205 said...

Love the santa packaging.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Bobbie Brock said...

I love your Santa wrap - great idea!

jcobb said...

Such a cute cookie wrap and your recipe sounds delish!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Your Santa is so cute!!!!!! And that cake sounds to-die-for. Yum!!

The Mize of Texas said...

What a cute Santa!

The Mize of Texas said...

What a cute Santa!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

oh that is so cute, what a lovely idea with the Santa, thank you for sharing!

Sandra said...

very cute - thanks for the dets!
Sandra ltb

Terri said...

You couldn't find a cuter cookie to stick in the bag?! I will have to hook you up with someone that I know that makes the best ever!

Seriously, this card is too cute for words, love it!

rommelsmom4 said...

Love your project. Thanks for sharing.

Dana said...

Oh wow!!!! I LOVE the Santa!!!He is sooo cute!!!

{VICKI} said...

LOVE this card!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love your cake recipe and the "idiot proof" label means I can give it a try! Great Santa wrap:-)

TLady said...

Karolyn! THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!!!!! :) AND your story of Grandma's red & green jello is FUNNY! BEEN THERE! :) I'd GOBBLE IT DOWN for a COOKIE wrapped up AS CUTELY AS YOURS! :)

Jingle said...

Oh, my! That is just too adorable! And that recipe sounds delicious!

Virginia L. said...

Super creative you are, Karolyn! this Santa Cookie holder is absolutely adorable!

Patty said...

This is my favorite in the blog hop so far. I'm a HUGE Santa fan. And you're a girl after my own heart with the Kahlua Cake .. yummers!

Patty said...

I'm a HUGE Santa Fan! Love this hop! And Kahlua cake, what can be better!

Carol McCready said...

Very fun gift packaging.

Barbara said...

Oh! How cute!!! The recipe sounds terrific and not complicated...something good when making Christmas treats to give away!!!!

Julie Steed said...

CUTE Santa!

Sue D said...

Very fun and cute way to package a cookie!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Diana Enns said...

An awesome Santa project to fill and send to my granddaughter ...thanks

Helen F. said...

Oh this Santa just makes me smile. Love the Kahlua Cake recipe too, Karolyn...sounds deeeelish!

PamSpradlin said...

I love your Santa cookie wrap. It would be perfect at a place setting on the Christmas dinner table. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lillian Child said...

LOVE the idea of using self-adhesive magnet discs to keep the wrap closed!! FUN project and that recipe looks scrumptious ... wondering if it would work with Baileys Irish Cream as well??!! Just sayin'! Thanks for sharing with us!

Betty said...

Very cute! Thanks for the recipe, also!!

Lynda said...

Love the Santa wrapper...and your recipe sounds delish!!

Kavitha Vadhri said...

lovely project and very cute idea. thanks for sharing the recipe too

Jeanne J said...

Your packaging is over the top adorable! I'd save this one for years!

ScrappinFabPam said...

Love your gift box.. This is fabulous.. Santa is fab..

Be Blessed
Pam

Michele Washburn said...

Such a cute idea! Santa with a cookie in his belly? That makes me smile! Thanks for the sweet idea!

SapphireGyrl said...

Santa is so cute.

sapphiregyrl@hotmail.com

Deborah said...

What an adorable cookie holder great to put at each place setting. Your recipe sounds pretty darn good!

Jamie said...

seriously adorable!!:)

Benwah said...

Super little Santa. Love the cake recipe. Thanks

Beneta
slayer2b@hotmail.com

Tracey McNeely said...

Karolyn what a fun and fabulous idea, love your Santa!

Darlene S. said...

Cutest Santa cookie wrapper ever! The Kahlua cake sounds divine! Thanks for sharing.

snowbear said...

Cute santa!!

Helen said...

Such a great treat package!

cghundley said...

Super cute teat
cover. And it looks
pretty easy to make.
Thanks for the idea.
Carla from Utah

Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said...

So Cute!!! Santa would be proud...

DJ said...

Wow! That is the most adorable cookie holder I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing.

Lindsey said...

Your Santa package is completely adorable! The cake sounds like a must-try, too. :)

Amy said...

Love the Santa wrap - so fun! Thanks for sharing!

Noreen said...

I'm always a sucker for Santa! And it makes a cute little box, too.

Noreen
Crafty Journal

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Oh cute cute wrap and delicious recipe. Mahalo for sharing.

Donna Chartrand said...

Ho ho ho Jolly Saint Nick delivering the goodies. TFS.

elf1023 said...

Oh he is sooo cute! Cant wait to try it AND the kahlua cake.

~Shari said...

Oh YUM! The box AND the moist cake.
~Shari

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a fun card

jusaweecatnap said...

Such a cute idea. Love the way his beard lifts up as the flap. Cake looks awesome.

gabriella said...

Looks like fun....plus I have never seen your blog before. It's great.

Erin Smetak said...

Absolutely adorable treat bag!!! I'll have to try your cake out! That sounds yummy!

marylouh said...

thanks for the recipe. The cake looks delicious. And now I have another idea for favors for the Civic Club Christmas party.

Dhez said...

Adorable Santa Cookie holder! Thanks for sharing the cake recipe. :)

bzyPTmom said...

Love your Santa cookie holder--another great idea! I have a Pazzles cutter and use it all of the time and combine designs to create what a need. Thanks for the Kahlua cake recipe!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a cute package ...love the Santa. I need to try this Kalua recipe!

Gilu J said...

What a fun, cute-looking Santa!

Barbara H said...

Cute Santa cookie wrap, cake sounds good too.

TJ Butler said...

This is SOOOOOO stinkin cute - LOVE IT!!! Thank you for sharing something so freaking cute!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww that's just the cutest cookie holder! Yummy recipe too TFS :)

Gina said...

He is adorable! I love how you made the cookie wrap. The cake looks delish!!

pajaropr said...

The Santa is to cute.

Lindsey said...

This too cute! I love how he opens up to reveal the treat.

Heather Maria said...

Oh Karolyn, your treat wrap is absolutely adorable!! Love it! Your kahlua cake sounds and looks super delicious! Thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to try it!

heartforhandmade said...

Ohh what an adorable Santa packaging. He's so cute, it will surely make the recipient smile.

Nonni T said...

Such a fun blog hop! Thanks! (My mouth is watering & I'm hankering to cook & craft.)

Denise Bryant said...

Darling Santa cookie wrap... love it! And the cake recipe sounds wonderful. Will have to give that one a try!

Isha Gupta said...

Cute n fun packaging. Love it. TFS

Loly Borda-Towery said...

What a cute Santa! I wish I had a cameo too... but I'm keeping the idea to adapt to hand cut image. TFS

Katie said...

Love your Santa! Great idea for a cookie wrap. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Nonni T said...

So fun! Ready to cook, decorate, and give!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Love this adorable cookie holder Karolyn! Thank you for the Kahlua Cake recipe! I had a previous co-worker who made this all the time but wouldn't give the recipe. Now I have it! It is FABULOUS - thank you!

Cynthia Xavier said...

Everyone loves Santa. What a cute idea. Again, I think I need an electronic die machine!

Lisa Norstrom said...

Love the santa cookie holder, I am glad to hear that I was not the only one growing up with the gross jello mold (YUCK)!

Katherine said...

Just found your blog today, but after a long visit, I see some familiar projects and have seen your work before. Your style is awesome and I've enjoyed the visit. I will be signing up as your newest follower. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.
Hugs,
Katherine

Kathy Mc said...

Oh my, your Santa cookie wrap is adorable, Karolyn! And let me add that your Kahlua cake sounds delish ~ may have to try that one now rather than wait for the holidays. : )

maria f. said...

What a fun packet to house a cookie and I must try your recipe. Sounds yummy.

Janis said...

Really cute cookie wrap! Would love to win a copy of this issue full of ideas!!
<3 J