Rudolf and Chocolate


Here is a little hostess gift I made using punches and framelits.  I will be posting several items  that can be cute gifts for coworkers, neighbors, the mail man etc.  I love to let people I work with know I am thinking of them.  However, when you work with 70 people in your building and directly with a dozen of them, large gifts are out of the question.  (Or at least for my wallet :) )I love chocolate and so do most of my coworkers. I think this is a wonderful way to decorate it for Christmas.

The tag is cut from Cherry Cobbler using the Chalk Talk framelits set. I decorated it with Seasons of Style Washi Tape. Rudolf is punched from Crumb Cake card stock using the owl punch (cut the little legs off and you have Rudolf’s head). I used the 1/2″ circle punch with Red Glimmer paper for his nose.  I used google eyes from the local store.  His antlers areEarly Espresso cut from a retired snowflake punch . If you have the Festive Flurry framelits, the large snowflake has shapes that could be antlers as well.

The chocolate is wrapped in strips from the Seasons of Style Designer Series Paper Stack.   I believe the Hershey’s nuggets need a strip 1″ x 3 1/2″.   I already gave this away before I wrote down the measurements.  The baggie is a pretzel bag from the candy section at the local craft store.  The name brand bags are skinnier which hold the nuggets better. A piece of bakers twine tied it off.

Items used to make this project:

  • 132181 Season of Style Designer Series Pack
  • 132155 Season of Style Designer Washi Tape
  • 129983 Chalk Talk Framelits Dies
  • 119685 Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
  • 121790 Red Glimmer Paper
  • 120953 Crumb Cake Card Stock
  • 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock
  • 123125 Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine (photo shows retired green)

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Gee, Thanks


Gee Thanks                                  I  made a stack of thank you cards for people who attended my Witching Hour Event which was SO much fun.  We had a great time visiting with each other and we also made a Christmas card using the new Envelope Punch Board. It has become my favorite new item.  It may get used almost as much as my Big Shot.

Anyhow, back to the card.  It is a simple layout which is great since I had a few dozen to make.  The Designer Series Paper is actually a retired paper from last years Saleabreation, called Madison Avenue.  I thought it was appropriate to use a retired paper since it was an event selling retired product.  The card base is Cajun Craze mixed with a little bit of Island Indigo. The Gee, Thanks from the stamp set Really Good Greetings, stamped in Island Indigo.

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New Online Store Address

As many of you know, computers were not my forte.  I have had to slowly learn everything about computers and blogging.

Needless to say when I filled out my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators agreement I used just my legal name.When I joined Stampin’ Up! in 2010, I didn’t know how to work Facebook let alone blog.  I didn’t even think I would ever own a blog; now I own a blog and my own domain.  My legal name and stamping name haven’t ever quite meshed.   I thought it was cool that some of the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators I admire have their business name in their store address.  Then it occurred to me, these successful women I admired started off in the same place I did.  Probably many of them didn’t have blogs or domains etc.  I did a little research and guess what.  I can have my domain and Stampin’ Up! name coordinate.

Many of you have gone to my online store at  It is now or click the shop now button in the sidebar.  So grab a piece of chocolate and check out the weekly specials, new arrivals,  and clearance items now.

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