Monday, November 10, 2008

Celebrate the Holidays with Chocolate Treats

This weeks inspiration is Chocolate. As the Holidays are fast approaching we are all looking for fun, fast and inexpensive gifts. What better way to use your JustRite Stamping product than to alter a Chocolate Treat and turn it into a smashing Christmas Gift. The gift ideas this week are perfect for Secret Santa Gifts, Teachers Gifts and all the special people on your list that you would like to give a little something this Holiday Season. Today's projects feature Holiday Chocolates that already come in fun Christmas packaging. Angela has simply given them a JustRite Christmas Flair.

For the first project we took the sentiment of the season “Believe” and transformed a bag of Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles. The bags are available in a number of sizes depending upon the retailer you purchase them from. Our bags today are 8.5 Fl Oz.
To design your bag cut a strip of DCWV Diamond paper approximately 1 ½” x 12” and wrap around the bottom of the bag. Apply Kaiser rhinestones to the diamond centers. Next we added a 3 -D Santa sticker we found at Office Max

Next, using JB-08180 Harmony Classic Oval Stamper II Stamp Ensemble, select a designer center and border and stamp image onto white cardstock using Versamagic Red Magic and Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy. Die cut this image using Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities. Using a smaller Oval Nestbilities as a “mask” to cover the stamped image, apply glitter to the outer rim of the image. Die cut 1 mat from red cardstock and 1 mat from green cardstock using the Spellbinders Scallop Oval Nestabilities. Apply pop dots between layers and apply to the bag.
Add Kaiser rhinestones for extra bling.

JustRite Stampers:
JB-08180 Harmony Classic Oval Stamper II Stamp Ensemble
Spellbinders: Oval & Scallop Nestabilities
Paper: DCWV Christmas Stack
Accessories: Kaiser rhinestones, Santa sticker by Masterpiece Studios, glitter, Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy, Versamagic Red Magic

For the second Sweet Treat we altered a Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares - Limited Edition Peppermint Bark Bag. This bag already has a fun candy cane stripe and we just designed a fun vertical belly band to the package.
Cut a piece of DCWV paper 3” x 8 ¾”. Then cut a piece of green cardstock 3 ½” x 8 ¾” for a mat. Using holiday bead trim, hand stitch both sides of the green cardstock. Attach these to the front middle of the bag using pop dots.
Using the Brayton Font Ensemble (JB-08100) and the large Harmony Rectangular Stamper (JB-08110), spell out “HAPPY HOLIDAYS” using a versamark watermark pad and silver embossing powder. Die cut this using the Spellbinders Tags 5. Ink around the edges using Brilliance Platinum Planet. Add silver brads to either side. Cut a green mat 4 ½” x 1 ¼”. Layer these pieces together using pop dots and then adhere to the top portion of the bag.

Next, using the Christmas Stamp Ensemble (JB-08150) stamp the image onto white cardstock using Versamagic Red Magic and Versamagic Hint of Pesto. Die cut image using Spellbinders circle Nestabilities. Die cut 1 mat from green DCWV paper and 1 red mat from cardstock using Spellbinders Circle Scallop Nestabilities. Add Kaiser rhinestones to the centers of the stamped “bursts”. Layer these pieces together with pop dots and adhere to the bag.

JustRite Stampers:
JB-08100 Brayton Font Ensemble, JB-08110 Harmony Rectangular Stamper, JB-08150 Christmas Stamp Ensemble
Paper: DCWV Christmas Stack
Spellbinders: Circle & Scallop Nestabilities, Tags 5
Accessories: Versamark Watermark Pad, Silver embossing powder, Brilliance Platinum Planet, Versamagic Red Magic, Versamagic Hint of Pesto, silver brads, pop dots, bead Holiday trim, Kaiser rhinestones
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