Thursday, December 8, 2011

Warm Hearts

 ***Please scroll down for my CAS-ual Fridays Challenge post!***


Welcome to the second Lawnscaping Blog Hop! You should have arrived by way of Ayu (MimiPipi Craft's blog. Today it's all about red! I'm sharing a sweet, easy, little treat to make for the Christmas season: a hot chocolate wrapper!


And it all features a beautiful, red, foxy friend! I started by coloring the vixen (Lawn Fawn's Winter Fox) with some red and red/orange markers and used the "beyond the border" technique to frame her out.


 I distressed the focal panel with some hand made spritz and then mounted it to a long strip of red vintage colored patterned paper. The sentiment (from Making Frosty Friends) was treated with the same distress technique, and mounted to the panel and wrapped with twine. The heart from My Silly Valentine completes the sentiment. I also mounted I scored the paper and die cut one end to match the shape of the focal frame. A simple staple holds the hot chocolate packets and that was dressed up with some twine too.

See, I told you it was easy to make a special gift! Personalization is so simple too, if you'd like to go that route. This little giftie would make a great stocking stuffer as well. 

The hop runs from Friday, December 9th to Sunday, December 11th. Comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win prizes from Lawn Fawn, Mold Muse and Whisker Graphics!

The next stop is Melania Deasy's blog, and if you get lost, just stop by the Lawnscaping Blog!  Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you found something here that inspired you...

Supplies:
Cardstock: (Natural Ivory) Stampin Up!
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45
Stamps: (Winter Fox, Making Frosty Friends, My Silly Valentine) Lawn Fawn
Ink: (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger, (Onyx Black) Versafine
Fiber: (Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Other: (Markers) Copic
Tools: (Labels Four Nestabilities) Spellbinders

100 comments:

  1. Great gift idea Karen. I really like the earthy colours you have used. So cosy and homey feeling... perfect for hot chocolate :)

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  2. wow what a great gift idea...really like the way you have used the fox image and the sentiment...simply fab!!!

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  3. luv this gift packet, to match the inside content (the gift) and the image! Cute! :-)

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  4. Love...love this gift bag! simply cute!!!

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  5. Fabulous...love the sweet little fox!

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  6. Beautiful and delicious! Who could ask for anything more? ;)

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  7. I could use some hot chocolate right about now it is 5 degrees this morning. Great gift idea.

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  8. I have loved this fox stamp but wasn't sure how I'd use it - seeing her curled around a steaming mug of coffee (or tea, or cocoa) made me smile :) Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

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  9. Super pretty. Great gift.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  10. Beautiful project, Karen! I love the warm colors to match the WARM gift! ;)

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  11. This is very cute! It has a warm and cozy feel to it!

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  12. You are always so full of fabulous ideas! Who knew plain hot chocolate could be so lovely. :) I love what you did with the sentiment too.

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  13. aww Karen...this is so adorable..
    thanks for sharing..

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  14. What a perfect and beautiful gift this time of year! TFS!

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  15. What a clever idea, Karen! I love it. It turned out super cute and it makes a perfect little gift or stocking stuffer. You could even use it as a cute tag on a gift! Love this.

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  16. So sweet! That little fox is perfect for this hop. :)

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  17. I feel warm and fuzzy looking this lovely project!

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  18. It is wonderful! I love your idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. The perfect image for a Hot Chocolate wrapper Karen! Beautiful backing paper and sentiment too.You're always so creative :)
    Jenny x

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  20. This is so pretty. I love the colors. It just has a nice cozy feel to it!

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  21. such a cute way to package a little gift. love the labels 4 die and the MISTING and great!

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  22. Lovely project and practical.

    Rebecca
    brrck@yahoo.com

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  23. Cute idea for a sweet little gift.

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  24. what a cute gift! Love that fox and your coloring is beutiful! The papers you used are gorgeous!

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  25. What a fun idea, I wish someone would give me a one of these :)

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  26. I love the sentiment...friends really do warm the heart. :)

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  27. Love the color combo used here; so warm and cozy!

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  28. Love the colors and the whole idea, perfect gift!

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  29. love the vintage look. love the simple treat holder, too! wonderful gift idea. thanks for sharing, Karen!

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  30. What a sweet little project--in every sense of the word! :)

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  31. I love this adorable hot chocolate
    wrapper!!

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  32. What a great lil creation! Your coloring job looks awesome!!

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  33. Really cute....makes that hot chocolate packet so special!

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  34. Fabulous and great gift idea Karen!!! You rocked!!! I really like the earthy colours you have used. VEry cos-y and home-y feeling... I can just sit back and enjoy this!!! You are amazing!!! hugs..xoxo

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  35. Great gift idea especially for the cool weather we are having in the Pacific Northwest.

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  36. Lots of red fox around here...but none as cute as this!

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  37. Adorable gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Fabby idea and such cute packing!

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  39. Love the little red fox. Cute card!

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  40. It's beautiful!
    and that red fox is darling ;-)

    TFS~

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  41. Cute project! That really makes a "little" gift so much more special!

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  42. what a cute idea. I could make these for my husband's office. Love your fox. Your colors are so warm.

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  43. perfect little gift idea for this time of year, karen:) happy weekend!

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  44. What a fantastic idea! I love it. A great and easy (not to mention inexpensive) gift for the winter season!!! Fantabulous.

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  45. Love your hot cocoa wrapper!! What a fabulous idea!

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  46. Hilde van RijnsoeverDecember 10, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Gorgeous card!

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  47. such a super cute idea... may have to borrow this one!

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  48. Love the card. I raised baby foxes when i was 7 years old they were the red with white tipped tail. Loved them to death...actually till mating season came then they left. :(
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  49. Totally fantastic Karen, love it!

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  50. I love personalized gifts and will have to add yours to my idea binder. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Love this project! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Very pretty! Love that fox image.

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  53. A great project and a cute image with the fox.

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  54. What a cute project! Love the colors!

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  55. karen this is so pretty! i love your coloring, and how all of the colors flow together so perfectly...your designs are always drool-worthy :)

    i mailed your prize on friday (prize #3 i think). you'll receive a separate card since i forgot to put it in the envelope ;)

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  56. Cute little fox ,love the backing paper.

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  57. This is such a pretty card Karen. I really like the colors together. TFS

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  58. Very SWEET TREAT! Love your coloring on foxy there, and how you packaged the treat! TFS! ;o)

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  59. Great way to give hot chocolate.

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  60. I love this little fox and how you used her on your gift, very nice idea!

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  61. Great gift Karen. The fox is just too cute!

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  62. Great work! I always love seeing that fox!

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  63. OHHH! Super cute, Karen!! LOVE the papers and I LOVE the twine! BEAUTIFUL!

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  64. what a great way to personalize a gift! :) this is SO sweet!

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  65. Such a great idea! Love your choice of colors!

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  66. Aww cute! Great idea! I think we all need a little hot cocoa to warm us up today.

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