Saturday, July 23, 2011

(MORE) Christmas in July!




I've cranked up the A/C and 'Jingle Bells' is playing-let's share some more holiday inspiration for another Christmas in July Blog Hop (I am in 2 this weekend, Fridays post began the other one).


A special thank you to the one and only Nicolette for hosting this Blog Hop for us. She puts together AMAZING groups and organizes hops almost monthly! If you are not already familiar with her and following, click HERE to be taken to her blog to do so, or begin this one! You should be arriving here from Gina's Blog today.




I am sharing more easy yet FABULOUS gift ideas with you. These are 2 that I handed out and held class for this last Holiday season. I used Echo Park's Christmas line for the chocolates and stamped the background for the Reindeer Food. I'll tell you more with the photos.








These are perfectly created with SCRAPS, you only need a bit of paper for each. The chocolates can be purchased at Wal-Mart, they're Hershey nuggets. Measure and score the papers to wrap them and then make a little tray to slide into a clear sleeve.



Add a bag topper and jazz it up with PUNCHES, stamps and coordinating stickers for elegant ease! These are just darling for extra friends, acquaintances and other times you need a small gift to give.


REINDEER FOOD! This is SO fun to make and can easily be created with kids too!




The contents are oatmeal and cheerios with chunky red and green glitter. I wanted the background to seem magical so I stamped sparkles and then sprayed it with home-made shimmer spray. The edges are inked in green with a contrasting red banner that I printed on my computer in multiples. The cute little reindeer were cut from the Cricut and accented adoringly with a red sequin for the nose!!



I doubled up a piece of plain twine/hemp around the topper for a bit of fun as well.



There is a poem on the back (that I forgot to photograph) also printed on red. I rounded the corners of it and tore across the bottom then sprayed it to shimmer as well.






This is what it reads (my personal version),


"Make a wish and close your eyes tight,


Then sprinkle this on your lawn at night.


As Santa's reindeer fly and roam,


This will guide them to your home."




So fun, huh?!




I am offering a fun Christmas themed prize package for my BLOG CANDY today vaued at over $20! I'd really like you to be one of my Fabulous Friends (followers) and then leave a comment here on this post (and the other if you'd like). I will choose a winner randomly on the 26th and announce the name here on my blog! I'm so glad that you are here with us today hopping along! Carol will be your next stop. You have my Summer Christmas wishes-go get started on those projects!!

42 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable!! I love this idea as well. I have made these for employees for the holidays and it goes over so well. Your work is fantastic!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  2. These are such great ideas and something I will definitely do for friends and kids .. love it! You are certainly a busy girl this weekend:-) I am a follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  3. my grandkids will love this idea, thanks so much

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  4. v ery very cute love it ...thansk for sharing..

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  5. These are so cute! Definitely going to make the reindeer food baggies for my kids this year! They are much cuter than the plain ones we put ours in! TFS! Also a new follower!
    ~Colleen
    co11een903@yahoo.com

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  6. I love your gift giving ideas!! Thanks so much for being in the hop.
    Nicolette
    www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
    beyondscrapin@gmail.com

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  7. Love the Ideas.. My grandkids will love it..

    asmjoyscrapbooking.wordpress.com (blog)

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  8. How cute!!! We make reindeer food too!!! Love your lil poem!!

    hugs,
    Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream.net

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  9. Cute gift ideals once again, I could see the grandkids faces light up to think they were feeding the reindeers.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  10. You've given me great ideas for my students! Thanks!

    kteachone@gmail.com

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  11. Great ideas! I love the poem for the reindeer food and the chocolates are perfect for office gifts or treats for school parties. TFS!

    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

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  12. I am a gFC follower as Velvet

    velvethubler at yahoo dot com

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  13. Great ideas!!

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  14. Cute projects. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm a follower. Love to win your candy.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  15. Brynn,
    This is soooo super cute!!!! I wish my kids weren't teenagers but, I do have 3 nephews that I think would enjoy this because it's just too cute not to create... I'm a long time follower of your blog. I always enjoy your projects.
    Michelle
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

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  16. very cute. tfs.
    littlen44atgmaildotcom

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  17. great projects - I really love the nuggets in a clear sleave like that - where do you get the sleeves?

    Linda
    www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com

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  18. Great way to use scraps! www.mamabearsholidaycardswap.blogspot.com

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  19. TFS the poem. LOVE it!! I have plenty of scraps!
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  20. Great ideas!! I've made the reindeer food before, just a tip, use red and green sugar so it's animal friendly:)
    TFS
    scrapbooks1953atsbcglobaldotnet
    believedreamcreate.blogspot.com

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  21. I am a follower, gotta say I love this. GOT to do this this winter!!
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  22. Great projects! So cute.
    Jill
    http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

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  23. Terrific gift idea! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

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  24. Love this idea. Great idea for kids.
    nana5604 at gmail dot com

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  25. I LOVE THIS IDEA! I have seen it before but forgot about it and so glad you reintroduced me! TFS! I would be honored if you would check out my blog at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa@blogspot.com

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  26. Oh My I just love your 2 projects for today. Such great ideas for a gift. Just love them. Thanks for sharing

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  27. How creative and FUN!!! I'm definitely going to use these ideas come the holidays! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  28. very cute and fun giving idea...TFS
    Eva :0)
    evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh Brynn, this is adorable! I want to make it for the children in my neighborhood this Christmas what a cute idea! The greastest part is that we have all sorts of "critters" living in our neighborhood that will enjoy the treat at Christmas time!

    Hugs!
    chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  30. That's a very cute idea,I am already a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  31. Your bag toppers are SUPER! I love them!!! Great ideas!! I will definitely be reusing these for my own kids!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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  32. These are adorable! I made reindeer food with my students when I taught kindergarten. I love the little saying :) TFS

    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
    http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

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  33. This is too cute! I love the reindeer food just so much fun! And a great idea to do with my little one this year! Thanks so much!
    lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail.com

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  34. Just stopped by to see if you had posted a new project today. Have a great week!

    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

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  35. Super cute! We leave reindeer food out every year, it has become a tradition! Already a Follower!
    abusybee24atcoxdotnet


    Carri~Abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  36. Love these projects. So adorable!

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  37. Love your wrapped chocolates and Reindeer food.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  38. Those are fun and everyone needs a reindeer food recipe! Thanks

    transport7800@aol.com
    http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
    follower

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  39. Stopping in for day 4 of the hop. Really enjoyed your projects Thanks for sharing
    ornamentswebe@gmail.com

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  40. Such sweet projects, Brynn!! Treat bags are such a fun way to celebrate... I love those little wrapped chocolates... Even though my kids are 'too old' for reindeer food, we still manage to sprinkle it in the front yard every year!! So FUN!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  41. Aw, Brynn... You always have such lovely creations and ideas. The poem is great! I love this idea! TFS and for the chance to win. I'm already one of your Fabulous Friends. ;0)


    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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