Sunday, October 25, 2009

PTI October Blog Hop

Hiya! It's Blog Hop time at Papertrey Ink. I totally missed it last month, but I managed to squeeze in a project earlier this afternoon. Hooray for craft time! :-) This month, we were challenged to show some holiday plans ... I decided to make a wrap for a super yummy Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark bar.

Here's the chocolate (FYI - it really is amazing stuff!) ... it comes in a pretty nice package to begin with, but certainly you could kick it up a notch to make it a little more personal and like you thought about it. I can see how this would be a great gift to acknowledge someone in the office without being really spendy or making them feel obligated to return the favor.
I cut a piece of Vintage Cream cardstock 6" high by about 8" wide. Then score it like shown. (1-1/8" panel, 3/8" panel, 3" panel, 3/8" panel, 3" panel) and make sure it fits!
Then I stamped up my pattern with Scarlet Jewel & Ripe Avocado inks using the Giga Guidelines and matching stamp from Guidelines II.
Then, I used my Spring Moss stamp pad to add some color to a scrap of Vintage Cream before stamping the stocking in Ripe Avocado.
I cut out the stocking and added it to a chipboard tag covered with Vintage Cream card stock and inked with the Chai & Chamomile as well as some polka dots and sentiment in Scarlet Jewel. After wrapping the paper around the bar, I attached the tag with some burgundy twine and a button along with some ribbon. Here's a close up of the tag.
And here's the finished product. The nice thing is, the candy bar can slip out and be replaced to regift if someone wants to ... and since I did some "quality control" on the chocolate, I will definitely be refilling the packaging! LOL
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project :-)

Supplies Used (all PTI):
Stamps: Stocking Prints, Giga Guidelines, Guidelines II, Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, Chai, Chamomile, Spring Moss
Paper: Vintage Cream
Other: Scarlet Jewel twill, Ripe Avocado stitched ribbon, cream Vintage button; from my craft supply stash: twine, foam tape, chipboard tag

49 comments:

Jen said...

Forget about the chocolate that Patter paper you made is YUMMY! Great project Chrissy!

Kat said...

Wow that paper is gorgeous.....what a colour combo too!!!

Banu said...

WOW Chrissy. Awesome. Loved this idea and have to CASE it. Loved the Patterned paper. Have to use my Giga Guidelines stamp set as well.

Deb C said...

Super cute and now I want some Peppermint Bark, LOL~

lynn said...

your background paper and that stocking is wonderful! tfs!

Rebecca said...

The Scarlet Jewel is gorgeous with the Ripe Avocado. I love it!

Marcie S. said...

I love this! The stocking looks so rustic- great job! A very beautiful creation.

Catherine Doucette said...

Really pretty!! Darn that quality control problem...I have the same quality control problem with chocolate :0)

Diane Jaquay said...

What a beautiful project! I didn't know they made peppermint bark, love that stuff lol! This will make a great gift! Btw, thanks for the step by step photos!

Lori said...

Terrific!!! Love how you did the stocking!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome!!! tfs!!

Karli said...

WOnderful job & your custom patterned paper is fabulous! TFS :)

Stampin' Pam said...

love it - this is Super and a great gift for the office crew for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

I like how you roughed up the paper before stamping the stocking on it - - great touch.

Deanna said...

What a great project! Love the background paper you made!

Cammie said...

What a wonderful and beautiful treat.

Marge said...

Love your "quality control" comment!!! LOL!!! Seriously though the way you made that stocking is fabulous -- hope I can remember that to use on a project myself! Ingenious & a beautiful result that makes the stocking look like real fabric!!!

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Carol said...

Great job!!

Linda said...

Great look! Love how you did the stocking. Will try that. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

Well, of course you have to have someone test it and it might as well be you - if you want something done right - you know?! Anyway, love your own patterned paper - beautiful colours!

Lizzie Jones said...

I love how you used the large and small images together. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS!! I LOVE that PP you made!! GREAT job!

Natasha said...

Wow! That guideline paper you created is GORGEOUS!!! What a fabulous project!

Babies- Beth said...

Chrissy, your colors and stamping are absolutely beautiful!

Heidi said...

Oh this is just beautiful! Wow it is a stunning gift!

Dru said...

This is my stepdaughter's favorite candy and I love how you wrapped it. Those colors are just gorgeous!!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! Such a fun paper you created and I love the colors! And that chocolate looks yummy!!

Sue Pardue said...

Great job! I love the patterned paper.

IamDerby said...

Gorgeous! I love your technique on the sock.

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Oooh, you had me a peppermint bark! Love this project!

peggysue said...

Those bars are so yummy, very true and the wrapper you made is scrumptious as well. Very nice project! Thanks for sharing such great detail.

Julie-Ann Wells (Jewels) said...

That is so cute! Great stamping

Lori said...

What a gorgeous holiday color combination! Your patterned paper turned out beautiful.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

OOOO! I love the vintagey look! Just fabulous! :) TFS

resmith said...

This is great! I love how you did the stocking and that paper is just fantastic!

Liz said...

Love the color combination! And what a great idea to use the pad first and then stamp over it!

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Like your idea for adding some color before stamping the stocking. very pretty project.

Susan said...

What a great idea!! I love your dsp!

Savitri said...

Just lovely! Great stamping to create your pattern paper!!!

Katie said...

I love what you did to 'color' the stocking up a bit...very clever! Love the color combo too!

Lisa H. said...

stunning! LOVE the mega guide lines, looks fabulous here.

Sherry said...

That paper is awesome!! Great project!

Dana said...

Who knew that just tapping your ink pad on a piece of cardstock creates such a nice effect! Cute project :-)

Aimes said...

Scrumptious! Both the chocolate and the project LOL! Soooooo clever to create your own distressed paper with an inkpad - I'll defnitiely keep this tip in mind!
TFS!
Aimes
x

Sara Paschal said...

You rock the pattern dp and how cute is the stocking. The chocolate would never make it out of my house intact either;)

Amy said...

Wow, Chrissy, gorgeous! I love, love, LOVE that distressed stocking!

Antje said...

That is neat done - love your idea and the way you made the stockings!

Kim said...

I'm just catching up on the blog hop posts. I love this! It's a wonderful way to make the candy bar so festive!