Friday, November 19, 2010

'Tis better to give.... Deedee's Digis Blog Hop

** If you're here for my StampFairy post, please scroll down.  But feel free to read this post, too!  **

The holiday season is upon us -- a blessed time of love and laughter, precious moments spent with family, good food aplenty, and, for many of us, gifts and giving. Now, we can almost hear the chorus of groans at that last part -- LOL! Yes, holiday gift giving can be stressful, especially when budgets are tight, gift lists are long, and the pressure is on to "shop 'til you drop." Well, we of the Deedee Digis design team firmly believe that gift-giving should be a joyful experience all the way around. That's why we have come together today to share with you some ideas of fabulous gifts that you can make, so that your gifts this year are meaningful, affordable, and hopefully as stress-free as possible. Join us today on our blog hop as we show you why
"'tis better to give" -- because not only will you have fun giving these gifts, but making them as well! :-)

If this is your first stop on the hop, be sure to visit the Crafting with Deedee's Digis blog, where you will find the directions for the hop, a chance to win the grand prize of a $15 credit to our store, AND a little gift for you!



Our assignment for this blog hop was to create stocking stuffers.  I went through so many ideas to do for this hop, I cannot even begin to tell you.  I decided that covering a chocolate bar, although not a new idea, was the best one to show you.  If you have a membership at shopping club warehouse, this is a very economical way to create lots of stocking stuffers that everyone on your list will love.  This is also a great idea if you want to create super easy treats for your co-workers.  I used the Beauty of the Season digi stamp set.  I resized the poinsettia a couple of times so that I can layer, cut out two of them and adhered with pop dots.

Supplies:
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest
Paper:  Christmas Mat Stack (DCWV)
Copics:  R27, R29, YR23, YG63, YG67
Embellishments:  Moss satin ribbon (Offray)


Your next stop on the hop is Paula.  But before you leave, please be sure to leave me a comment in order to be entered to win a free digi of your choice from the Deedee's Digis store! You have until 12 noon Eastern
Time on Sunday to comment. All winners will be announced on Monday at Crafting with Deedee's Digis be
sure to check back then to see if you've won. Thanks so much for joining us today, and happy holidays to you!

37 Encouraging Thoughts:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Very pretty!

Lesley from WI said...

Gorgeous! Love the design.

Paula said...

So pretty! I would love to have that gift fill my stockings anytime of the year!

Lauren said...

This is a lovely gift!

Lauren

Anne Marie said...

Beautiful way to wrap up a treat! The pointsettias are colored beautifully and I love the big bow! Great idea! :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh, this is very sweet! Such an elegant covering for a yummy chocolate bar! x0x0

Stephanie said...

Love it!

Michele said...

quick and easy gift, perfect!

TN Granny said...

Melissa, I think the candy bar idea is perfect and each time I see it the creator gets a better idea.
Big hugs,
Jeanine

Ceal said...

so pretty! I would love for Santa to leave one in my stocking

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, I love to make these. TFS.

Jerusha said...

What a sweet idea! I have never seen any chocolate bar wrapped as nicely as this one is! I had forgotten this idea nad I might hust have to do this! :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hey melissa! how r u???? hope all is well.

this is absolutely stunning! like... S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!!! wow!

hugs :)

DQ said...

Love how you used the poinsettia set.
TFS

Sandy said...

This is really beautiful with the deep rich colors and ribbon! Just GORGEOUS!!!

Kathy Czygan said...

This is a gorgeous candy bar wrapping! Beautiful brilliant coloring on the pointsettias! Love the dimension you added and the beautiful bow! I would try to slip the candy bar out without disturbing the gorgeous wrapping!

Michelle said...

Love your project! your coloring is awesome.

Lori said...

What a beautiful way to give a candy bar!!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I would certainly love getting a chocolate treat like this ! FAB. thanks for sharing.

Debbie D said...

What a pretty display! Anyone would love a chocolate bar given to them like that. Thanks.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful coloring job you did and these chocolate bars are beautiful!! Almost too pretty to eat....almost. =)

thinker said...

beautiful... I love the ribbon & poinsettias... really sets the gift apart from others

Tink said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh I love this....it might not be your idea....but it's still awesome gift......thank you for sharing and reminding us what we can still do and still be unique........love it...

Lori said...

Love the layering idea. Thanks for sharing

Deedee Anderson said...

Gorgeous, Melissa! I think it's safe to say that I have never seen a prettier bar of chocolate. If I received it, I'm not sure I'd want to eat it, it's so pretty -- then again, it IS chocolate -- LOL! Thanks for sharing this lovely idea! Hugs, Deedee

jperr said...

You have made a lovely gift, the ponsettias are lovely.
Jocelan

campbelljudy1228 said...

That's a great way to give a candy bar for a gift. I love the colors used also.

Moments by Marla said...

I have given gifts like this, but it was quite some time ago. These are just beautiful. I wish you were filling my stocking.

Josephine Cox said...

Simple but elegant.

Patti P. said...

Love those poinsettias and the ribbon is scrumptious.

Peggy said...

Melissa, what a gorgeous project. I'm enjoying the blog hop. Thanks for he opportunity to win.

timmermanp@bellsouth.net

Sammibug said...

Beautiful! It's too pretty to unwrap to eat it! LOL

Phyllis said...

Very pretty candy bar wrapper. I love making these.

Vana63 said...

Awesome Project, I just might have to make up something like this for DD as she loves these :-) Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!!!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for reminding me that I can turn something inexpensive into a special little gift.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow this is so elegant and charming. Love what you have done here and this digi of poinsetta is one of my favorite too. Great job sweetie.

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