Hello sweet friends! Happy Friday to you! I hope you have all had a very wonderful week, and are looking forward to an even better weekend. Can you believe that tomorrow is the first of December already? Little squeal of panic escaping over here.
Every year for Christmas, I like to whip up a few handmade sweet treats as gifts for friends and neighbors. And I love packaging those treats into clear cello bags so you can immediately see the yumminess inside. Talk about your eye candy, right? Dress your package up with a pretty topper, and you’ve got a quick and easy gift idea for anybody on your list.
This week, we are pairing up with Simple Stories on the Epiphany Crafts blog. I used their adorable Harvest Lane collection for my topper here. I simply cut green gingham paper into a mini file folder to slip over the top of the cello bag. Added one of the pre-made Sn@p pockets and trimmed journaling card and dressed it up with a few easy accents.
The little house was fussy cut from the papers. The heart shaped opening was just the perfect size for a custom bubble cap made from Epiphany’s Heart 25 Shape Studio Tool. I made a matching custom gingham button using the Round 14 Button Tool for the center of my bow, and finished things off with a few cardstock stickers and a hand-stamped sentiment strip.
The pull-out journaling card was the perfect spot to jot down the recipe!
For more details, please visit the Epiphany Crafts blog. You’ll find my recipe for the peanut brittle at the end of the post, too. This is my favorite holiday sweet treat to make, as it only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. My kinda baking! And be sure to enter the prize giveaway while you are there!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Hiya Sweeties! Happy Friday! Everyone looking forward to the weekend? Big plans in the works? I’m hoping to get lots of relaxation in. Perhaps a bit of junk hunting with my mom. And tomorrow is crop night at Archiver’s with my gang. Sounds like a wonderful weekend to me.
I haven’t been spending much time in my scrap room lately. Seems like the days are just flying by so quickly. Work at the garden center has been very busy, as you can imagine at this time of year. I’m putting in lots of extra hours. And trying to spend moments enjoying my mother and our time together.
Mom really likes to work in my yard. She spends hours out there, and it could really use it. I don’t have the drive it takes to keep it up the way she does. That darn garden work is hard!
I do admit that I love the flowers, though. And even though my yard is still a work in progress, there are spots in it that are so beautiful right now.
I have a quick and simple project to share with you today. Just a bit of fun I had with the Simple Stories Year.o.graphy collection sticker sheet. Makes me feel like a kid again, playing with stickers in a sticker book.
This happy little spring scene makes me think of my garden right now. How lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place and how fortunate we are to have glorious spring days and happy flowers to look at. Sometimes the most simple things in life are the ones most living for.
Yes, I am loving life, one day at a time. Hope you are, too!
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Hello friends! Happy Saturday! Have you all got big plans for the weekend? We’re hoping to head to the lake today for some much needed relaxation after a hectic week. I’ve had a crazy work load this week, with taxes piled on top of that. There’s nothing like letting those go to the last minute………
But that’s the way I roll.
I do have a card to share with you today. A just-for-fun card that I put together from scraps of my Simple Stories Year.o.graphy kit. I sure have enjoyed this collection. Those pretty neutrals are right up my alley.
Cardstock and patterned paper, printed transparency and cardstock stickers, pretty trim and rugged hemp cord. A little bit of everything.
The banner flags were made with a Stampin’Up punch. I added a hemp cord line to hang them from and a birdie sticker popped up with dimensional foam. Made a flower from punched leaves and a free-hand cut patterned paper daisy topped with a Webster’s Pages Bloomer.
Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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