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Dinnblogtour It's that time again.. the 20th of the month... and that can only mean ONE FABULOUS THING....



This month our theme is "Christmas Gifts"...  anything made with wonderful Stampin' Up! products that we might make to give as a gift... so... grab your favorite drink, sit back, relax and come along on our Blog Tour!!

Here is my first project.. a framed DECOR ELEMENTS piece.  I used some of my FREE DECOR ELEMENTS pieces I recieved when I ordered products from our Holiday Gift-Giving Guide!

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This frame is 11"x14" so I cut my base paper piece to 11x12. It is from the Christmas Cocoa Holiday DSP pack (item 116770, pg 21 Holiday Mini).  I also used a strip of the red/white flocked paper from that package and a strip of red polka dotted ribbon.  The Decor Elements pieces are the Real Red and Chocolate Chip "Vintage Ornaments" on pg 9 of the Definitely Decorative Brochure.

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I added the bows on top of the glass with Glue Dots so they wouldn't be "squished" under the glass.
My 2nd project is this FABULOUS die cut Fancy Favor Box... it is cut out of our Thick Window Sheets, and embossed with the Finial Press Embossing Folder !!!  YES IT WORKS !!!!!!!

Fancy favor window sheet

Isn't this just tooooooooooooooooooo totally gorgeous!!??  this idea came from Tara Bazata.. it's fabulous!!  :) 

Use our THICK window sheets (item: 114324, pg 158) which come in 12x12, so cut it in 1/2 at 6x12, run it through the Big Shot with the Fancy Favor Box die and then run it through the Big Shot AGAIN with the Finial Press Embossing folder (you'll need to do that twice, once at each end.  I had to cut 1/2" off the "flap" to get the embossing folder design to "meet" in the middle). 

Fancy favor window sheet 2
Use Sticky Strip on the "flap" and on the bottom to hold your box together. 
Fancy favor close up

Lastly , here is a fun card you might make for a very special someone... one of our Sweet Treat Cups (item 116802, pg 7) and the darling Simple Seasonal Thanks Snowman stamp (item 111548, pg 28) - both found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  This card also features the incredible printed snowflake window sheets, also in the Holiday Mini catalog. (item: 116805, pg 27)

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Use a mini envelope inside with a 3"x4" pull up piece of snowflake window sheet to allow the recipient to access the candy without destroying the card.

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What wonderful projects Patty!

Wendy W.

Okay, Patty ... you've done it AGAIN!! My next SU order is gonna contain a few little Christmas goodies for ME that I didn't know I couldn't live without thanks to YOU!! LOVE everything you have done here...embossing the window sheet? Gonna have to do that for SURE!! Beautiful projects, friend! :)

carol marbach (udi)

cute projects patty. love the window sheet treat box. incredible.

thanx for sharing your special talent with the rest of us.



Great projects, Patty! Love the embossed box...and my favorite snowman!

Cindy Major

Oh my gosh, the dry-embossed window sheet is my absolutely favorite part of your projects! I'm having a "why didn't I ever think of that" moment... That box looks absolutely fabulous!

Great job, Patty! TFS!



Fabulous idea for the treat cups! Thanks so much for all the incredible projects ;-D

Melanie Schulenberg

Great projects Patty! A great idea for the treat cups and snowman. Everything is so colorful.

Another ah ha moment with that acetate and embossing folder. I would have never thought of that. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Judy Jackson

The clear box is terrific! I love this idea and I am going to see what I can with this for Thanksgiving!


I adore the Decor Elements piece! Awesome job, as usual!

Michelle Gray

Patty, you seem to have simplified how to released the treats in the cup. Thanks for that. But, I'm especially excited to see that the embossing folders work on the window sheets. Woo! Hoo! Beautiful little party favor. TFS!


Wow! Beautiful projects!

sandi maciver

Patti your projects are awesome as usual, thank you for sharing them with us

Ruth Bingle

oh my gosh! I LOVE that box! amazing. your pictures are perfect too.. no surprise there!
i love that you are using the small envelopes to get the candy out!
you go girlfriend!

Lisa M

Love your projects, Patty! You are the embossing folder master!

Cynthia Ferenz

Great Projects! TFS!

Mary Brown

OMG...I absolutely, positively LOVE the treatholder box! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Okay...all your other ones too but especially this!

Mary Davidson

Fantastic projects, Patty! They are all my favorite...LOL. The box is absolutely stunning. And your Decor Elements frame is gorgeous. And who doesn't love snowmen, especially when they're filled with goodies. TFS!


Ok, I love them all! What really caught my eye was your new banner - where'd you get the Delightful Decorations art? It's cute!

Lori Jane Mittlestadt

Dear Patty,
Great projects. I will try the box. I don't have the supplies for the others. Super keen love note envy access flap on the snowman card. Time to order more window sheets! Have a beautiful holiday season. lorijane

Wendy J.

Patty, these are all great fun projects. I love the framed art. It's all wonderful though!

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