Friday, December 9, 2011

Fri. Dec. 9, 2011 CSS Treasure Chest HOP

We have a wonderful hop for you today!!! The CSS team really enjoys providing inspiration and this time our challenge was to create a Christmas or New Year's treat holder. 

If you arrived from Linda's Blog, you are in the right place.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, click HERE.

***Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (December 13), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

My first project is a little treat box I made for our dear Mail Lady.  She is awesome and when I have 'happy mail', she brings it to our garage service door and beep the horn to let me know!
 I used a Sizzix Bigz Die to create the box.  The mailbox image, is from Theresa's "Autumn Beauty" stamp set. The Christmas tree is from Theresa's "A Very Merry Christmas" set. I colored these images with my Copic markers. I cut a slit in the tree to insert the mailbox post.


My next treat holder is a Starbuck's Frap bottle that I re-purposed.  I painted the cap with gold paint and added a patterned paper rosette and a little charm.  I then added a tag, cut with a Spellbinder's Fancy Tag.  The holly image is also from Theresa's "A Very Merry Christmas" set, colored with Copics.





Your next stop on the hop is to see what our sweet Joy has to show you.  I appreciate you stopping by!  ....Karen

106 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are wonderful!!! oh my, will have to try the bottle (i love those drinks) !!

Cheri said...

Karen....I'm blown away! These are fabulous...your mail lady will be delighted, I'm sure.

lakergirl said...

I want to be your mail lady...just beautiful!!! The Starbucks bottle is very clever..lovely job on both~~Merry Christmas...Kim

Melissa Cash said...

Two awesome and amazing projects. I love how it looks like the tree grew up around the mail box. You are so very clever!

Betty Neville said...

Two fabulous projects Karen! Love the festive colors and your wonderful coloring! Great job!

Lynn B. said...

Two great projects! I'll have to start drinking those Starbucks drinks 'cause that bottle treat container is awesome!

joy said...

Both of these are wonderful gifts! I like the Starbucks container - the holly you colored is beautiful!

Robin K said...

Love the mailbox... would be a great gift to mail to far away friends, too!

NJMullins said...

THese are both lovely, Karen, but the box for your mail person is fabulous! It almost doesn't matter what is inside- the box itself is such a treat! Wonderful!

Brenda said...

Karen these are fabulous!!! I love how you put the mail box in front of the tree, very cool.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Love how you personalized the container for your mail person, Karen...and re-using the frappe bottle.... I have some...now I know what to do with them, thanks!

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

janice moss said...

Great way to upcycle a bottle...kind of a "win-win" gift! Merry Christmas!

--Marcy said...

Why do I want to go raid my M&M dish right now? Great ideas! Love the repurposed bottle idea!

cattie said...

Now I know what to do with the left over Frappe bottles. Great idea! Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

Carol said...

Oh no something more for me to save. Love the recycled Starbucks bottles and how you made it look so elegant.

mjensen602 said...

These are just great ideas..who'd a thunk it using the Frapp bottle for a container....clever girl!

nana_4x said...

All I can say is WOW...they are fabulous! To steal the phrase from other "clever girl!"

Riette said...

These are stunning and I"m sure your mail lady will love hers.

Kary said...

Oh Karen, these are beautiful gifts!! You have decorated them so beautifully. such a joy it will be to the recipients. Have a lovely weekend! Hugs!

Carolina said...

Just adore the box and your Mail Lady is one very lucky lady to be the recipient of this beauty! The tag that is hanging from the bottle treat is just divine!!!

scraplizard said...

Both of your treat holders are nice. I love to reuse items so I will definitely make some of the bottle treat holders.

Cheryl Bux said...

I love both ideas! Now I have the urge to go to Starbucks!

Julie said...

I'm sure the mail lady loved her treat box! Both containers are stunning! I think I'll be casing these! Thanks for sharing Karen!

Leslie Turner said...

OMG! Both of your creations are fabulous! Love the festive colors!!

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous, both of them. I love the treat box and that re-purposed bottle is so cute.

April said...

Both are wonderful gift ideas! (Wish my mail deliverer was as nice!)
Ihave some frap bottles saved up for when inspiration like this hits....TFS and kickstarting an idea for me!

Annie C said...

I wish I was your mail lady! Beautiful coloring job!

terrie said...

Both of your gift treat holders turned out really nice..tfs
Merry Christmas

zullu26@aol.com

scrappinmommom said...

Love both of your ideas. Always nice to see how to re-do something you have. Your mail lady is going to love her gift. Lovely...

Donna Phelan said...

Great projects. Love what you made for your mail lady. Mine is awesome too, she always knows when Gina has arrived! :) I think I may have to use the same stamp for mine, never thought about that before, so thanks for the idea!

digi-dallies said...

These are beautiful. I love the box at the top and how you decorated it. Well done.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Karen these are wonderful ideas!
Love that bottle, and I may have to 'borrow' your idea for the box to give to our mail-girl :)
Hugs, Karen S

Olga said...

Great box and decoration of the jar!

Sue said...

Great ideas. Love all the details

Jill said...

Love this box, and jar. Beautifully decorated.

patm said...

You are among a lot of talented woman..........great job and neat idea.

Melissa said...

Love this. I have a hard time throwing away glass jars. So I have a nice collection of them. Time to put them to use. Thanks.

Susan said...

Both ideas are so creative and beautiful. Love how you incorporated the mailbox into the tree.

Cheryl Wright said...

These are gorgeous, Karen!

Sharon said...

Both are so cute!

Sheri said...

Love them both but the mail lady's is perfect and I still need something for my mailman so I will give it a try.

Pam~ said...

Wow, let me pick my jaw off the floor! These are exquisite, Karen! Fabulous creativity and coloring!

Brenda said...

What a great way to recycle a nice looking bottle/jar. Love the Christmas tree and mailbox. Truly inspiring.

Pam said...

What great containers! You have a very lucky mail person to receive such a gift. Those Starbucks frap bottles are great for crafts.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent holder for the mail lady! Love those type of boxes and of course, the frappuccino bottle is too cute!

Judi said...

OMG! I can't believe the inspiration I'm getting from this hop! FAB ideas, love 'em.

Judi x

Die Cut Lady said...

Love the way you dressed up the jar with your pretty tag.

lisa808 said...

Love your ideas/projects.

Theresa said...

Wow! Karen, you knocked it out of the park. These are so detailed and festive. Love!!!

Sunshine51 said...

These are both darling! The box is gorgeous and I love the way the bottle turned out-awesome!

Angie said...

love both of your ideas! Great job Karen!

Stitchin' time said...

Love how you've done these. Great gifts!
Cheers,
Robyn

gobarb26 said...

I really like both containers. The box is beautiful and I like the idea of repurposing the bottle. It looks great!

Allie Cat Beads said...

fantastic ideas! I love the holly image! so beautiful!

Mama said...

Don't drink that drink but I do love the idea. Wheels are turning as I write!

Gee S. said...

Great job. These are attractive and clever!

sghay said...

Not one, but two gorgeous ideas for next year.

craftsbyreva said...

Oh, glad to see the starbucks bottle! I have saved some, just knew there would be a great way of reusing them. LOL.....thanks!

Cheryl C. said...

I love the re-purposed bottle-I always think it is a shame to get rid of all the cute bottles from things!

Melinda said...

Wow! good job, these are great!

Vickie said...

very cute containers.

KVencel said...

What a great idea for the mail delivery person. Looks like it would fit in a mailbox. You guys are just knocking my socks off today with ideas! WooHoo! And thank you so much for sharing with all of us.

Barb said...

really cute idea.

95fe7628-2358-11e1-bbd3-000bcdcb2996 said...

Very nice

95fe7628-2358-11e1-bbd3-000bcdcb2996 said...

very nice

Katherine said...

Cute! Love the teeny bird on top!

Peanut said...

love the repurposing and the beautiful deorations

Marlena M. said...

Such thoughtful gifts! ;)

Gayle said...

Fantastic projects, Karen. Love the box; very clever.

Ann K said...

Both are cool. I like reusing the bottle. The box is very fancy. Talented work. Thanks for sharing!

Arlene said...

Love both of your ideas. Thank you for sharing.

sunnydots said...

OMGoodness, that is soooo cute! I love both of these ideas!! Thanks so much!!

DJohnson517 said...

I love the little box. I hooked on Sizzix dies.
Thank for the great idea.

Lizzie said...

Gina has the very best designers in the nation....these are exceptional!
I don't think I could do your box justice but the bottle is way too cute!
I must try that one for sure! Thanks for sharing your hard work.

Paulette Still said...

I have that box die and it never looks that good, as good as yours. LOL great projects.

stampqueen said...

Great ideas - love the bottle (I am always attracted to bottles - and cigar boxes...)

alex said...

Wow and wow again, stunning particularly the Christmas box :-)

RuthAnn said...

Beautiful box for your mail lady, and the
recycled bottle is a really cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

Love the recycling of the bottle! Beautiful wraps

Angie said...

your projects are beautiful!!! What an amazing recycled project! I love those little bottles..but I have never come up with any way to use them! You have me thinking now!

Lynda said...

Wonderful and creative way to package a small gift! TFS

pamselinski said...

These are so awesome and clever

naneruth said...

both are great but I love the mailman one!

equinerider26 said...

I love the treat box.

KonaRose said...

Dear Karen,
I need to find the Sizzix template for this box! And another inspirational 'green' creation with Starbuck's (like Linda Payne's) product :) LOVE it!

Cynthia said...

Your mail lady is going to love the candy gift box, Karen! Great way to recycle on the second candy container.

Sandy said...

Great job on the box! I love the recycled bottle container! That is way cool:)

Lisa R. said...

Love the window treat box! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous packaging.

Golda said...

Great holders! Love the jar.

punkinpark said...

Wonderful idea and love the copic coloring.

richardbreaks said...

Great projects! I'd love to get both!

LadyTrucker said...

your coloring is beautiful, great job!

myrubberwalls said...

Love the colors!

Becky said...

Super cute projects! I love to use the frap bottles for extra special gifts.

Designs By Sky said...

Cute projects! I have a stamp that makes that box. I may have to dig it out. Thanks for the ideas

Michele from MS said...

OMG I was just wondering what I could do for my mail lady! Thanks for the idea

Janice Jerolymack said...

You truly have outdone yourself! What an inspiration :)

Nancy N said...

Great little gift box for the mail carrier in our lives and the Frappe bottle works well to. I will give that a try.

Nancy Nguyen from Katy, Texas

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both gift container ideas are awesome. So pretty and festive looking too.

JulieAS6078 said...

I like both! I don't have the tools needed to make the box but I do have 4 clean Frap bottles waiting for a new, festive look! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Arlene said...

These are great - love the bottle recycle!

Nanette said...

Both your projects are great...TFS!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Oneofakind said...

Absolutely love the peek box! Jars are also great. I am giving brownie mix in a jar for gifts this year.

Sylvia said...

Your mail lady is in for a treat. Home made is sooooo awesome! Love your re-purposed bottle.

Deb said...

Gorgeous projects, Karen! I love them both! The box is impressive, and the tag on that frapp bottle is so beautiful!

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