witticisms by Jess Witty

September 17, 2010

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: The 12 Designers of Holiday Cards & More Blog Hop

So, have you seen it yet? I flipped through mine this week. I wanted to find a favorite of mine... a clear frame made from an acrylic stamp block. Seriously. I kinda dig it. (It has our Christmas card pic on it from last year, so if you've ever wondered why my life is kinda crazy, take a look at that one. It's classic. Zeke is paying about, oh, zero percent attention and is interested only in the gigantic lollipop I bribed him with.) Anyhow, I made the frame super bright and cheerful to echo how fun that day was. I'm looking at it on my mantle right now and it still makes me smile! Make sure you flip through the mag and let me know what you think of it! While you're flipping, you'll pass cards... gifts... home decor. What more could you want? How about more of it?! 12 of us gals are getting together today to bring you 12 MORE projects. Dude. It's your lucky day. Times 12. We each used one of the patterns available in the back of the issue. I used the pattern created by Vanessa Mehorn (it's based on her cutie pie Poinsettia Gift Bag on page 99). And dude... did you know that the patterns are available online, too? Totally free, totally easy to print out. Sweet! And this is what I came up with...

the perfect little home for one of our annual Christmas jams. (This year's version was recently made and perfected and let me just say... I give it 4 stars. On a 4 star scale. Or 5 stars on a 5 star scale. Whatever. It's good. But that's a post for another day...)

I don't know what it is about Christmas paper, but I don't tend to have a lot of it. So when thinking about this project, I decided to go totally off the beaten path and use a St.Patrick's themed collection (Lucky Me by Little Yellow Bicycle).

I thought the green patterned paper with the blue metallic accent strip would make for a sort of a ready made accent. I just trimmed off the word "Lucky" and the shamrock at the bottom and ta da... looks Christmas enough for me!

I used a little journaling tag to make a coordinating "card" to go inside the bag. I trimmed the bag down just enough so that the little pull tag sticks up... cute. Saves me the step of making an entire card, too. Love it.

My favorite part is the postage stamp image (Pink Paislee) Fits so perfectly over the little date image on the tag. Love the serendipity on that one.

There are 11 more brand new projects out there in blog land today...

Teri Anderson

Betsy Veldman

Kim Kesti

Maren Benedict

Anabelle O'Malley

Ashley Cannon Newell

Latisha Yoast

Heidi Van Laar

Sarah Martina Parker

Windy Robinson

Kimberly Crawford

And with a comment at each site you'll have 12 chances to win.

Win what, you say?

Oh, boy... it's big.

Big.

And Kelly has the pictures of it up at Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World, where if you leave comments there, that'll bring your total number of chances to win up to 14 in all.

Sweet. (All comments must be posted by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, Sept. 19. The grand prize winner will be announced on the Paper Crafts Connection blog on Tuesday, Sept. 21.) And... bonus... when you comment here, you'll be registered for the big prize, plus, we'll draw a winner right here on my blog and send a copy of Holiday Cards & More straight to your doorstep!

So, tell me... what's your favorite holiday treat? (I'm partial to mint M&M's and Starbuck's Caramel Apple Cider myself.)

Good luck!

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Amber said...

I love hot chocolate and my aunt's special peanut butter balls!

andie said...

i love the graphic look of your project, jessica! it's so clean looking!

my favorite holiday treat are peanut butter pinwheels. they take a while to make so usually only are around my grandma's kitchen at christmas time! yum!

xoxo andie...

Sue Ann said...

YUMMY ....... all of it YUMMY!!! I make this amazing spiced tea and it is so great with a piece of German Stollen!!!

craftymom205 said...

My favorite holiday treat is ambrosia.

Ellie A. said...

Holiday Treat it has to be Starbuck's Pumpkin Latte.. I know how Holiday is that but that screams Santa's coming to town :)

Bonnie said...

I think that paper is perfect for that bag. Just the green and the little tree in the bottom corner are enough to make it Christmasy. My favorite treat are the chocolate chip cookies that one of my Aunts sends to my parents house every year.

kathy/North Carolina said...

Favorite holiday treat has to be the gingerbread truffles my daughter and I made last year. Wow!

That gift bag totally rocks!

Kristin said...

Oh I am with you on the cider, but my fave has to be italian family traditional Ferriti's. Its like a dounut. We make them every year and they are great with sugar on them!

Barbara said...

I like homemade candy, toffee.

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Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous bag and journaling tag! Love the patterned paper you used! Great look! One of my favorite holiday treats is Cranberry Apple pie. I never make it except at the holidays!

Scrappywonder said...

wow, what a different approach, but it works... my favorite holiday treat is TURKEY!! R ;)

Jenny McGee said...

I love Christmas cookies, all kinds. Hand made with love. Yummy. Thanks for a chance to win. Love your project, love that green color too.

smahrty said...

I just knew i would like your take on the gift bag and i wasnt disappointed! so cool using lucky paper collection for christmas, thanks for the idea!

Shanon said...

Love your bag and the card. Cute! My favorite holiday treat is a Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks. Makes me happy!

tape said...

Oh wow, that is awesome! My fave treat? Finnish Christmas Star Pastries!

Janet L. said...

Great project, Jessica. I love the candy made with Capt. Krunch and peanuts. Yum!

Karen said...

If you hadn't said so, I wouldn't have known it wasn't Christmas paper. My favorite treat would be these fabulous almond cookies that my friend makes every year for Christmas. Not only are they yummy but the plus is that she makes them for me.

Karen said...

If you hadn't said so, I wouldn't have known it wasn't Christmas paper. My favorite treat would be these fabulous almond cookies that my friend makes every year for Christmas. Not only are they yummy but the plus is that she makes them for me.

artfulwhimsies said...

warmed cider is the best!!

Christina said...

So clever of you to use the St. Patrick's day green paper for your bag! I love the way it turned out. My favorite holiday treats are the cut-out sugar cookies we make with the kids. They are a lot of work and mess, so we only make them once or twice a year. That makes them taste extra delicious!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Too darn adorable! I love that you used St. Patrick's Day papers, and yes, that postage stamp rocks!

My favorite treat? Pumpkin Spiced Lattes.. BEST time of the year!

liliput said...

Chocolate crinkles and Starbuck's Dark Cherry Mocca Frapuccino which is only available during the Christmas season in Singapore! =) Thank you for sharing your beautiful project!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty! Love that green and the black images! I love egg nog and anything that's sweet! :o)

Vickie said...

My mother used to make the most scrumptous chocolate cake with raisins and walnuts....mmmmmmm....so good. I miss that cake.

Jennie said...

Such a pretty projects and love the postage image and cancel mark on the bottom. My favorite holiday treat....Dove Peppermint Holiday chocolates. I think I bought them out in our area last year...so good!!!

Cheryl said...

Love your bag! It would be great for mini pound cakes I like to make. My favorite holiday treat would be . . . so many. My husband loves to bake, so whatever he is making :)

Darla said...

Peppermint mocha latte! Your bag turned out lovely!

Pam said...

Wow! Love that green - perfect choice! My favorite holiday treat has to be Potato Candy. So delicious!

Kelly Boettcher said...

The Christmas cookies that my co-worker's wife brings in every year. She brings in a HUGE basket with a huge variety of homemade goodness. Yum!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Starbuck's Peppermint Mocha, AND Dunkin' Donuts pumpkin donuts! LOVE them both!! :) Cute project!! I love that North Pole stamp!

Dru said...

Definitely looks like Christmas to me - very classy - love it!

saday said...

The paper is just perfect! If you need any Christmas paper... I've got TONS!!!

judybob3 said...

I love to bake, so that's hard.......but I'd say Divinity....if I could only learn how to make it well. :)

Legojenta said...

I love the chocolate-balls I've started making around christmas =)

scarthur said...

I love Christmas cookies. Mmmm..makes me hungry just thinking about them! Love how you used non-christmas line to create a christmas project! Very clever!!

Belinda said...

Jess, can I say I just love your out of the box thinking! :) As for my favorite holiday treat, I have to say I'm partial to Peppermint Bark and then pair it with some hot chocolate... yum! Although the Caramel Apple Cider is AMAZING as well! Pair that with some popcorn... yum!

Agata said...

Great idea to use this My LYB line for your bag! My treat is my Mom's poppy seed cake, my fav childhood memories!

Joy Briggs said...

Your bag looks perfectly Christmas to me! And my favorite holiday treat? I'd have to say it's a tie between my moms gooey pecan tarts and her cream cheese mint candies.

Ally said...

Beautiful project, I would never have thought about St. P's paper! My fave holiday treat is a nice glass of eggnog with nutmeg!

Pamm said...

I love the fact that you said "Dude"! I say that All of the time, my bad. I also adore the fact that you think outside the box and you used St. Paddy's Day paper for Christmas! But the most amazing thing is that you go for Mint M&M's, which is my fav thing, along with peppermint ice cream(not at the same time, however!)

kathy e said...

I love gingerbread men--big, crunchy gingerbread men. Yummmmm. I love your bag too--not so traditional.

Susan said...

by far, my absolute favorite holiday treat is my grandmother's peanut butter fudge. YUM-MY!

catnap said...

Love your offbeat approach; it works for me! Basically, I never met a cookie I didn't like and Christmas is the excuse to make a whole bunch of different kinds and indulge. Guess I'm sentimental about my grandmother's fruitcake cookies.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Jessica, this is so gorgeous! Love the clean look!

DonnaSue said...

I love Christmas cookies and holiday colored M&M's!

Kalyber said...

bwa ha - Love the St. Patrick's day paper for Christmas, it's beautiful. I only eat peanut butter cookies I make and I only make them at Christmas so I'll choose that treat. if you had asked me as a kid I would have said Mom's Christmas Tree cookies.

Jan Garber said...

Love the lime green, looks delicious itself! My fave treat has to be Russian Tea Cake cookies! Old family tradition! My new tradition is Brittle, lots of kinds of brittle!

Stephanie Smith said...

So simple, yet so cute. I love cider during Christmas time. It just seems to warm up the whole house.

{VICKI} said...

PUMPKIN PIE is my fave during the holidays!

Jamie said...

My favorite holiday treat is pepperidge farms mints.

Jamie said...

My favorite holiday treat is pepperidge farms mints.

Michele said...

Candy canes!

ArlaMo said...

Christmas cookies, in all their varieties! Love them.

Your project is gorgeous! Love that you used St. Patty's paper for a Christmas project.

MelissaS said...

I love the holiday m&ms - especially the mint flavor, too! Your project is great - I love that your creations are never over-done with "stuff."

Lillian Child said...

Love your "off the paper" stamp technique - what a darling project! My favorite holiday treat is frosted sugar cookies - with sprinkles of course!

Ronnie said...

Oh boy, my favorite Christmas treat is english toffee! This gift set is so pretty and would make the perfect gift!

Fifi said...

Dark chocolate mints, love love love them

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Pumpkin pie is always a fall-time treat for me!
Love your bag and tag!

Vicki
vwizniuk at pris dot ca

Latisha said...

hello there :)
this is the perfect place for your jam!!! perfect! Love this project :)
hugs
latisha

tlgirl353 said...

Great project and a great use for ST. Patrick's Day paper!
My fave Christmad treat are the Rosettes (sprinkled with powdered sugar) that I make each year.

sharon g said...

Gosh, that's difficult! Maybe pecan sandies cookies...

tampatha said...

wow! this is fantastic! I love that you used St. Paddy's day paper for a Christmas project! awesome!
--Tammy L

Kathleen said...

This bag is beautiful. Love the fact that you used non-Christmas paper!

My favorite holiday treat is Fudge. Christmas is the only time of year I allow myself to indulge. The Fantasy Fudge recipe on the back of the Marshmallow Creme jar is my favorite! Ok, now my mouth is watering!

lenainwonderland said...

My favorite holiday treat is...well actually are "Rice Crispy Treats" I love when the holiday ones came out so they are red green and white. *drool*

Marisa said...

Darling project. Love the green :) My favorite holiday treat has to be my mom's home made cookies. She makes about 12 different kinds and I've had them since I was a kid :)

Carol said...

My favorite holiday treat are turtles, which I make and give away in fancy boxes just like the ones in the free templates. I will be doing some of these templates to try on my homemade goodies.

Beth said...

I'm with you on the mint M&Ms!

Romaine said...

One of my faves is pfefferneusse, a spicy German cookie. Anything with ginger and cinnamon...

see mary stamp said...

Homemade Christmas Cookies, especially oatmeal thins - great with a cup of tea, and my mother-in-law's homemade caramel corn. She always gives us a big tin for Christmas. Yum!

Bobbi-Lynn said...

Beautiful job! Definitely love the pumpkin spice at Starbucks!!

Debbie said...

Super cute!

carsd4ever said...

I love my chocolate meringues that taste like a brownie. YUM!

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

White chocolate covered pretzels of course!!!

Renee said...

Beautiful! And my holiday treat...I don't know if they even make them anymore, but a few short years ago, Milky Way started making these chocolate covered caramels...could only find them at Christmas...one year found them at Easter...but could not find them last year! But here's to hoping that they received my letters about addictions and lawsuits( :) ) and that I'll be able to find them again this year!

debm said...

Very cool!!!! My favourite holiday treat is Candy Cane Ice Cream!!!

Anja said...

I love the selfmade cookies of my mom.

Pat said...

My favorite holiday treat is iced sugar cookies. I love how you took non-holiday paper and gave it a holiday look!

Glenda said...

Absolutely fantastic! Love it!

CindyP said...

Cool how you turned St. Patty's day line into Christmas! Love that strip down the side of the bag - lovely accent.

marianne-g said...

Clever use of paper. What's better than an Irish Christmas?

Julia said...

What isn't my favorite holiday treat would take less time!

Love Pumpkin Spice Latte, Christmas cookies, we do a lot more fondue around the holidays, Kahlua cake, and on and on! :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so cool! I love the tag!

I love the mint m&ms too! I also love the peppermint mocha at Starbucks.

ChocolateDrop said...

love the bag...!! these are so great for office gifts!!!! i make cookies and really look for nice packaging for them!

Iris Pistor said...

Very nice color-combination. . . my favorite treat on Christmas is the hot spiced Wine we drink on the Christmas Market in Germany everywhere.

Rhiannon said...

what a super cute idea, Jessica! especially love the tag you made, and yes, that postage stamp is awesome! as for my fave holiday treat...i make some super tasty peppermint snowball cookies...that I LOVE! thanks for asking :)

lisa mosher said...

my favorite treat is starbucks gingerbread latte and of course christmas cookies, any kind will do thanks for a chance to win

silvia said...

Pretty project!!
My favorite Christmas treat is Trader Joe's Candycane Jo-Jo's

Robin said...

All the homemade candy that everyone has when you stop over....buckeyes, fondant, etc. Love all of it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Toni G. said...

Jess, I am in love with that stamp. too darn cute! My favorite Christmas treat...hmmm...if I have to only pick one it has to be Pepperment bark cheesecake (or any cheesecake for that matter).

gkwright said...

Think your shamrock paper was perfect. Thanks for sharing. Favorite treat- warm mincemeat pie.

Jaclyn Miller said...

WELL, since you mentioned Starbucks, I have to say that every year I totally look forward to their Pumpkin Spice Lattes. They are the bomb diggity!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely project, thanks for sharing. My fav holiday treat is the candy cane in the hot chocolate!

Sue G. said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!
My favorite Holiday treat? My sister's chocolate oatmeal cookies!!!

naturecoastcrafter said...

Favorite holiday treat, oh my, where do I begin? My sister-in-law makes this incredible pecan sandie crescent cookie. But. . . she is also a very good chocolatier and her nut clusters and peanut butter filled smidgeons are pretty hard to resist as well.

Cristina said...

My favorite holiday treat is Peppermint Bark from Williams Sonoma. That and a cup of chocolate = heaven for me.

Jen Carter said...

My favorite holiday treat is the caramels that my grandma makes! They are so yummy and I look forward to them every year!

Lorraine said...

Love how you made your own Christmas creations using non-Christmas items! My fav holiday treat is egg nog or coffee with my aunt's snowball cookies (yum!).

melissa.flieg said...

My favorite holiday treat is homemade Christmas cookies. Love doing a cookie exchange so I can get a great variety.

carpediem said...

Love the stamp on your project! Shortbread is my favorite Christmas treat! laura j

Rachel D said...

The embossing on the green makes a great combination. My two favorites are 1) pumpkin spice hot chocolate and 2) apricot spice apple cider. Guess I like my warm beverages.

Happy Stamper Bev said...

My favorite holiday treat is homemade holiday cookies...yummo!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love your bag and what you used to make it - very creative! One of my favorite holiday treats is a peppermint mocha from Starbucks.

NancyK said...

I love the bright green!!! I know this sounds crazy, but my favorite holiday treat is the leftover turkey and stuffing sandwiches! Somehow they taste better the next day - probably because I am more relaxed and can enjoy it!

TracyJ said...

So so awesome! My fav holiday treat are the chocolate cookies we make topped with an Andes mint, which melts and makes the frosting. Yum!

Kim said...

Very nice! Love the color! My fav treat? egg nog and Peanut butter cookies (or chocolage crinkles..no, russian teacakes...uhmm, oh bother..I like all the holiday standards! LOL!)

Marla said...

Mmm, definitely love the Starbucks caramel apple cider, and it makes me warm and cozy just thinking about it. But I think my favorite treat is probably either homemade English toffee or a traditional Dutch pastry that's filled with almond paste. It sounds weird but tastes amazing.

Angela L. said...

I love the color combo on your project. My favorite treat is all the yummy christmas cookies.

Sarah said...

Gotta be the egg nog!

Kelly Massman said...

my moms homemade caramels are my favorite

great project!

Stephanie R. said...

Your gift box has such a refreshing look. Great job!!

Becky Dunham said...

I love your bag - so different for Christmastime. As for my favorite treat to put in it, do I have to pick just one? My mother makes peanut butter caramels only at Christmas and I guess I would have to say that is one treat I look forward to every year! Maybe if I make her a bag like yours, she will fill it? Yum!

theCook said...

If you hadn't said it was a St Patrick's paper I wouldn't have guessed! Looks Christmas enough to me too!
My favorite holiday treat is hot chocolate with croissants on Christmas Eve...

Nicky Hsu said...

Love the non-traditional color project.
My favorite holiday treat--definitely the APPLE PIE. We don't get have this yummy every day and this just makes the holiday extra special to me.

Meda said...

Love your fresh color combo!

Emily Keaton said...

Love your cool gift bag!! My favorite holiday treat? Homemade cutout sugar cookies!!

Emily Branch said...

OMG!! Love love love the design and colors! My favorite holiday treat are cookies that my mom makes, called chocolate drop cookies---chocolate cookies with fudge on top!

AHadley said...

I love Christmas paper too :) Love that project, that green is perfect!

Erika M. said...

Love your creation. I'm partial to homemade cocoa and Starbuck's Gingerbread lattes!

Anne said...

My favorite holiday treat is Aunt Bill's Brown sugar candy. It's a tradition to make it and it's not Christmas until I've had a piece.

Denise said...

Definitely Sees. Sees candy just tastes that much better at Christmastime! I love how you used up some St. Patrick's Day paper. Fabulous idea!

Manhattan Mandie said...

I love my Nana's fudge! I love when she makes it, it always tastes best when she makes it :)

Marcie S. said...

I just looooove white chocolate melted with almonds and dried cranberries sprinkled over it...YUM!

Tamara said...

Mulled cider and decorated sugar cookies!

cheryl (clee') said...

Great gift idea - love the non-traditional colors! My favorite Christmas treat is Russian teacakes - could be called Mexican wedding cakes...little sphere cookies with almonds and dusted with powdered sugar.

Cassie said...

My favorite holiday treat is my mom's homemade peanut butter balls...I wait all year for those puppies.
I don't know why...she can make them anytime. Probably good she doesn't though.
=)

JulieHRR said...

LOL! Dude. I DO feel lucky! ;) You crack me! My favorite holiday treat? Gingersnaps with pumpkin dip. :)

syrant said...

Probably fudge-or anything chocolate.

Fleursbydesign said...

I love mince meat pies, yummy!

Dee Tollaksen said...

Fab choice on designer paper, love the whole project!

Christi Snow said...

oooh, I have these papers and love how you used them for Christmas!

My favorite holiday treat is spiced cider...yum! Right now I am just dreaming of cool enough temps to even think about drinking it...LOL! smiles...

Helen F. said...

More fab gift ideas here, Jess! Love the non traditional color scheme you used.
Fave Christmas treat is my friend Sandy's cookie tray~ she starts in September baking and has 100's (seems like :) of different kinds of cookies every year!

Frozenstamper said...

Your "lucky" green paper works fine for Christmas! Love making and eating Christmas Cookies!

gberry14 said...

I love hot chocolate and christmas cookies! I also adore eggnog baked goodies! Leesa berry

Janet said...

Cute project. My favorite treat is homemade fudge that my Mom makes every year. Now my sister helps.

Jnaet

Lin said...

Your bag is really unique! What flavor is your holiday jam? My favorite holiday treat is a peppermint ice cream pie with chocolate crust and hot fudge sauce! Oh YUMM!

Erica Hettwer said...

Divinity used to be my favorite but now I think Oreo peppermint bark is my new fav!

fran h said...

I love your twist on using a non christmas paper for your box.
I love making candy bark for the holidays and of course all the yummy different types of christmas cookies.

Fran Heupel

KellyG said...

Love cut out cookies and we only seem to make them at Christmas! Love how you used that paper for your project!

Debbie said...

Love this idea! TFS
I love to make hot apple cider with cinnamon...it just fills the house up with such a wonderful aroma during the holidays!

Ngan R. said...

Peppermint bark is my favorite holiday treat--making it and eating it! I love your card--the color scheme just took my breath away!

ntsisterz said...

I love wassail or mulled cider to accompany some homemade cranberry bread. Can't you just smell it's deliciousness??

Scrapbookdoll said...

every year i look forward to the dessert...homemade cookiecake yummie :-)
love your bag

Angela C. said...

Definitely egg nog!

Thanks for a chance to win some X'mas goodies.

Marlene V. said...

Pumpkin bars warmed up with vanilla ice cream on top for me, please!

AGohl said...

Gorgeous colors! My favorite holiday treat is peanut butter fudge (with a great big glass of milk of course ;) )

Lisa Condreay said...

Love the simplistic style and clean lines of this bag. Great job.

onecraftymama said...

Definitely the "assorted chocolates" boxes that pop up everywhere...after all, what if you need an emergency gift? And then you have to make sure it's GOOD before you give one away, right??
THanks for the chance to win!

Meghann said...

Way to use a non-Christmas line! It looks awesome! My favorite holiday treats are cookies, mainly sugar cookies with colorful icing & decorations! I love making them & eating them!

Anonymous said...

cute! christine traversa

Anne Marie Gross said...

What a lovely bag! I enjoyed visiting your blog and was so happy that this blog hop has introduced me to new "treats" for my eyes! Now, my favorite treat for my tummy during the holidays has to be pecan crescent cookies. We will not talk about how many I sneak when no one is looking!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely bag!!I love divinity!!! Well honestly pretty much any thing sweet!!

Debbie B

Jana said...

Totally cute! My favorite treat is my mother-in-laws homemade sugar cookies with icing...sans sprinkles! I have to pull out all the ones she made for me and hide them in my dresser drawers!

Jeni said...

It's soo hard to pick just one favorite holiday treat...I love all of the homemade goodies.

Love how you made a matching journaling card to go with your bag.

Madcap Frenzy (Morgaine to others) said...

I personally love any of the holiday frappacinos by Starbucks...yum!
I love that you used St. Patrick's day paper! You would of never noticed if you hadn't said anything, and I know I'm always running out of Xmas supplies! Too cute!

pcrusberg said...

Hey Jess, love the stamps you used on your project. Love that green too. Thanks. My fav holiday treat is chocolate. Thanks, Pam

Angela Fehr said...

My favourite holiday treat is German stollen. MMMM.
Love the funky shade of lime in your project!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

My mother's apple pie... Love the green, nice to see a different color palette.

MorethanWordsCardDesign said...

We have this family tradition of making Coquito - it's a coconut egg nog. It's a fun to make since it becomes a family event and even more fun to drink with a little rum, while listening to Christmas music or watching the 25 Days of Christmas and wrapping presents. yum!

Beth said...

My favorite holiday treat (for every holiday) is seafoam salad. My mother used to make it, and now I make it for my family.

Anita Christine said...

great job..... so beautiful :)

Geri said...

My favorite holiday treat has got to be poppyseed roll that my late mom would make. I am going to try to make one this year and hopefully it will taste like hers did!

Mariana Grigsby said...

I love this project!!! I think Christmas cookies are my favorites!

NatQuebec said...

ohh it's so nice, thanks.
My fav treats are the candy canes ;-)

Michelle said...

I just love the bright green on your bag! My fave holiday treat...oh my, there are so many... but I do love my mom's fudge. It's the best I've ever tasted!!!

mahuntington said...

What a fun project and I like the North Pole stamp. My absolute favorite holiday treat are the tiny colored mints from Hickory Farms. I could eat a whole package!
Mary Ann

Anna said...

My husband and I make jams too! - every year for all our family members! My favorite treat is the handmade candy canes they make at a local candy store. If you go on the right day you can even watch them making them - and they sing while they're at it! :)

Lake Side Living said...

Very nice project! Love this idea for gift giving. My favorite holiday treat...eating homemade fudge while sipping Godiva chocolate Liquor. YUM

Tammy said...

I love how you think outside the box!!! My favorite holiday treat is Dryers Peppermint Ice Cream (beautiful pink swirls yummy) that comes out during the holidays!!!! I can eat the whole round tub myself :-)

mtscrapgal said...

Good job thinking out of the box for your paper choice. It looks very Christmasy to me. One of my fav treat is a jello salad we call "green stuff". It's made with llime jello, chopped pecans, cruched pineapple & cream cheese. Yummm!!Thanks for the prize chance.

katrynka said...

There are so many great treats that it is a little hard to narrow it down!! I do really love the marshmallow santas, covered in dark chocolate.

I truthfully like fruitcake as well, as long as it is moist and full of fruit and pecans and walnuts!

Amanda M said...

I love Starbucks Peppermint Mocha, and chocolate covered pretzels. Yum..... Great project! Nice way to turn anything into Christmas with just a little imagination.

Stephanie said...

cute project!
my fav. holiday treat is hot chocolate (I only drink it everyday in December ;) ) I also love anything chocolate & mint

rhonda said...

I am with you Starbucks Carmel Apple Cider is a go to and my homemade snowball cookies yum! And I would love to win since the 19th is my birthday!

Luana said...

Favorite holiday treat is....russian tea. Cute project. TFS!

Scrapycandy said...

Really gorgeous..gives me lots of new ideas!

Jessica Wekenman said...

I love pumpkin pie and pumkin bread, and pumpkin anything! I love all the Christmas Coffee drinks too!

Pamela said...

Mmmmmm I love Christmas fudge with cherries and nuts in it!

Beckie Dreyer said...

got to be gingerbread latte! Love your project

rudie2shoes said...

Molassas cookies for the holidays are great!

Mary Lou Holshouser said...

Who says you have to use holiday themed paper to make something.
A good use of paper you have on hand and probably won't use.

~amy~ said...

love your project...would have never guessed that it was st patty's day paper!

::mint m&m's:: I've never heard of them...good grief, watch out m&m's...haha...I recently had the pretzel ones..oy, love those...okay okay, holiday treat: I love lemon bars...

Lalo aka "missbliss" said...

Awesome bag and card!!! I couldn't tell the paper is from St.Patty's day at all. And the pink paislee stamps look awesome with it...Love pink paislee :)

foursenuff said...

My favorite holiday treat is hello dollies!!! Yummy!!!

Rona said...

super cute!! love the pull tag sticking out - great idea!! My favorite treat is yummy milk chocolate fudge! in small doses but nothing else compares!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Chocolate Cream Bars, my mom's yummier take on Nanaimo Bars. Jess I love what you did and there is no mistaking MYLYB blue mettalic. yummy.

Beth M said...

I love your gift bag with the card insert. Super cute! My favorite treat is frosted sugar cookies! Sure wish I could make them like my grandmother did.

Jaana said...

Grandmas christmas cake and panettone ice-cream sandwiches.

Angela said...

Cute project -- love that green (no matter the holiday!). My fave Christmas treat is just about anything in cookie form :)

Carol said...

What a perfect CAS set! My favorite holiday treats are Molasses Cookies with a big glass of cold milk! Yum!

Carol B

Kristy said...

What a cute little gift set. I like cookies, the good old fashioned chocolate chip ones.

funkycrafter said...

candy canes are the best. cookies are pretty good too, especially the fancy ones that folks only make during the holidays.

Maria said...

Love your bag and the way you altered non Christmas paper. I can't tell it used to be for St. Patty's day. Creative! My favorite holiday treat(s)are all the cookies. YUMMM!

Paige Dolecki said...

Favorite holiday treat is homemade gingerbread cookies. I bake some thick and soft and some thin and crispy. I love how they get spicier as they age - not that they every get to live past December 31!

Wendy said...

Starbucks Carmel Apple Cider here as well! Also one year they had a Salted Irish Toffee Hot Chocolate that was amazing but now they don't have the salt.

Anonymous said...

LOVE your creation, jess.
you are soo clever.
my favorite treat are my pumpkin bars which are rather like pumpkin pie only BETTER!! i cd eat the entire pan myself, but.....
'nuff said!
thanks for your inspiration.
marty ferraro

Irit Shalom said...

love your box and your blog !! Thanks for the hop

Denise said...

Yummy color! Love your projects!
My favorite treat is the Nestle's mini chocolate chip recipe of Snowball Cookies.... It's usually printed on the chocolate chip bag.
DeniseB

Stacie said...

Adult hot chocolate. Add a little Kahlua or butterscotch schnapps or chocolate liqueur....yummmm

jackiestamps4fun said...

I totally love your tag and how it matches your bag! And great job using paper meant for a holiday that's so specific and turning it into another! Great idea - and much more usable, too!

My fave holiday treat is probably Banana Bread - my recipe, though!

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