Candy Cane Christmas Treat Bottles

As some of you know, my 92 year old father lives with us.  Over the last year, since my mom passed, he hasn’t had much appetite and has been gradually losing weight.  At his last checkup, the doctor wanted him to start drinking Boost twice a day, in the hopes that it would help him gain weight.

Those of you who know me, know that I’m a recycle nut.  I hate to throw away anything that might be reused.  In my classes, we have recycled Frappucino bottles into Thankful Tree vases and Cracker Barrel syrup bottles into mini flower vases, so seeing those Boost bottles in the trash was just unacceptable!  We started washing them out and at two a day, it didn’t take long to have a collection.

We made this cute treat at Stamp Club, and I also made a bunch more to give to family, friends, the UPS man, the mail carrier, etc.

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They are filled with Christmas M&Ms, and I found that the Cucumber Crush and Real Red inks were a great match!  I also wrapped a strip of DSP around the center section of the bottle, although I didn’t take a picture that shows it.

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Stamps:  Candy Cane Christmas

Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White

Ink:  Real Red, Cucumber Crush

Paper:  Candy Cane Lane DSP

Dies/Punches:  3/4″ Circle Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layered Ovals Framelits

Other:  Real Red Satin Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.  This is the last of the Christmas projects for now!

Star of Light Lumiere

This is the final project from my Christmas Card Stamp Camp.  This was one of the bonus projects.

It’s made using vellum for the translucent layer, and it has a battery operated tealight inside.  It would make a quick and easy gift!

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Stamps:  Star of Light

Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Vellum

Ink:  Night of Navy, Marina Mist

Dies/Punches:  Starlight Thinlits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

Other:  Basic Rhinestones

If you have any questions about this project, please leave a comment below.

Thanks for visiting!

Jolly Friends

This is the last card from my Christmas Card Stamp Camp.  I liked them all, but I think this might be my favorite.  Isn’t he just the cutest, peeking out of a hole in the trees?  And I really like using Red Glimmer for the Santa hat.

I also used this card for a swap I participated in at OnStage Local in Atlanta.

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Stamps:  Jolly Friends

Cardstock:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Red Glimmer

Ink:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espressso, Whisper White Craft

Paper:  Candy Cane Lane DSP

Dies/Punches:  1 3/4″ circle, Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Triple Banner Punch

Other:  Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine, White Pom Pom trim, Aquapainter

I hope you liked this card.  If you need any stamping supplies, my online store is available 24/7, and I would love to be your demonstrator.