Monday, January 9, 2012

Warm and Cozy!

Warm Thoughts Box outside view
Good Monday Morning!  Today we continue with our JustRite's CHA Release sets! I created a paper box with an embellished belly band!  The box pattern is the easy small Velveeta Cheese Box and HERE is a previous creation using the same pattern!   

Warm Thoughts Box Contents
It has turned mighty cold here in Michigan and hot chocolate is a mainstay during the months of January & February.  I thought these Nestle Hot Chocolate Packets would pair nicely with the white chocolate dipped wooden stirrer spoons I made!  A super easy, fun, and yummy treat for sure!  
  • Melt white chocolate discs in microwave safe dish in 30 second intervals, stirring until melted. 
  • Dip spoon to coat.
  • Before the white chocolate was set I sprinkled crushed candy canes on for an even special flavor! 
  • Lay on wax paper until set, place in cello bag, tie, and embellish as desired.

Warm and Cozy Medallion Labels
JustRite's Warm and Cozy is a cling set featuring 7 stamps.  The stamps are designed to coordinate with Justrite's custom Nested Medallion Labels Dies.  The stamps are made of deeply etched rubber and cling to any acrylic block!  And they ARE MADE in the USA!  I'm so proud of this!  I love using products that are made in our country!  

JustRite Custom Spellbinders Nested Medallion Labels Dies
The die set is a perfect match, making it much easier to use my stamped images when creating!  For my box medallion embellishment I used dies #1, #2, and #3.  I stamped the image twice, nice with Memento Bamboo Leaves and Lady Bug Red.  

Warm Thoughts Box with removed Belly Band
In this photo, the belly band is removed by simply sliding it off the box. I stamped my sentiment onto twill ribbon with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, and attached it to the bellyband with ScorTape!  The ribbon, box edges, and stamped die cut images are shaded with Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink. Lucious silk ribbon and a couple adhesive gems complete the belly band!  What a warm and thoughtful little gift to share!  

I hope this new year is bringing warm and cozy memories for you and those you love! Check out the following talented designers to see their Warm and Cozy creations!
Beate Johns- Welcome Guest Designer Beate Johns!
Angela Barkhouse

STAMPS:  Warm and Cozy (JustRite)
PAPER:  SU Cardstock, K&CO Designer Paper
INK:  Memento Red & Rubarb Stalk, Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress 
DIES & PUNCHES:  Custom Spellbinders Nested Medallion Dies (JustRite), SU Label Punch
OTHER: ScorTape, Silk Ribbon, Adhesive Gems, Twill Ribbon (Stamp Simply RIBBON Store), Wooden Spoon (ThinkGarnish), Nestle Hot Chocolate (local food market)


Beate said...

I love how you stamped and layered the medallion. It looks gorgeous! Beautiful gift idea.
Hugs and smiles

Luv 2 Create said...

Wonderful gift box creation. Love your layering.

Debbie Olson said...

Barb, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love that you doubled the medallion--wish I'd thought of that! ;-)

Tammy Q Howell said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the color choices too!

Becca Feeken said...

Girlfriend, I loved this project and the stamping on the twill is a very cool touch!!

Tina said...

Very pretty.


Kathy Jones said...

Barb, this is just soooooooo clever!!!! Love the way you layered your stamps and the card is just stunning!!!!