Friday, December 10, 2010

YMH Holiday Hop

Happy Friday Friends!
Today is the day for YMH's first Handmade Holiday Hop!
 Hope you've hopped from the uber fab Jess's blog, but if not, no worries, you can start at the YMH Design blog so you don't miss any gift ideas.

The YMH designers have created some handmade gift ideas just in time for this holiday season! Before I share my project with you, I wanted to reveal the FAAAAAAB prize package one lucky friend can win.
Here it is:
 Wowzers! Look at all that bloggy goodness!!!
The deets (cuz I know ya want them ;) This prize package includes:
Snow Fun kit from Pebbles
Set of Pebbles Chalks
Pebbles Chalk Eraser tool
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Prima Glistening Vines
Prima Poinsettia
Prima Jenuine Collection tissue/crochet flowers
Prima Say it in Studs and Pearls embellishments
Imaginsice Snowy Jo Stocking stamp set
Imaginsice Snowy Jo Happy Holiday stamp set
Imaginisce Snowy Jo Believe stamp set
Webster's Pages Petite Papers Waiting for Santa/ Sweet Season combo pad
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in Champagne

But WAIT there's more! For another chance to win a special surprise item, visit our Facebook Fan page and "like" us, then post a comment (like: "Karli sent me from the blog hop" or "I found you on the Handmade Holiday gift hop") to be entered to win.

But because you know I like things that come in 3s- I'm also adding to the blog candy goodness with my own "My Favorite Things" Surprise package!  
Move over Oprah cuz this is the crafter's edition! Phew! That's a lot of bloggy goodness!  

So now on to my project....
I wanted to create an easy, inexpensive, but fitting for the holidays gift. I actually came up with 3 different versions (see how I like 3 ;) An easy version, a version that takes more work but has individual pockets, and a Cricut version- where I used my Cricut for most of it. I thought I'd share the easy version today. 
Here's what I came up with:
 and here are the innies:
 This gift package includes a hot chocolate packet (Caramel Chocolate, if you must know;),  a baggie of mini marshmallows, and my world famous, award-winning, culinary fabulosity known as---> my pumpkin chocolate chip cookie! Little piece of heaven, I tell ya!

Here's how everything fits in the package:
 And a side view:
To create the elegant look for this project, I used the Windsor Collection from SEI. The gold foil gives it that look of elegance, I think :) I wrapped gold ribbon around the box, tied a bow & added a Prima flower I sprayed with Irridescent Gold glimmer mist. It gives it this beautiful gold sheen. All of these can be found at the YMH Store, of course!
The inspiration for this box came from a beautifully wrapped $80 box of Godiva chocolates I saw at the mall. I decided to recreate the look of the box without the $80 price tag. This box will cost a sliver of a fraction to make and you made it yourself in minutes!

Yes, I see a hand in the back.
Q: Will I provide a tutorial?
Why yes, of course!
Another hand...
Q: Will I show the other 2 versions?
By all means! So be sure to peek back for the tut & the other versions later :)

Soooooo... be sure to leave a comment on my blog, the rest of the DT, and YMH for your chance to win some blog candy goodness! You've got til Sunday to play along :)

Hope you liked my gift idea :) Now, I'm going to lead you to the Creatively Fabulous Kim's blog for her great gift idea!
Thanks for hopping by!


  1. Your bag is so beautiful.
    Cherylann (prinkles)

  2. Just lovely. And a whole lot more economical than an $80.00 box of chocolates!!

  3. Love this packaging!!! So elegant!

  4. Very elegant looking! anyone would love to get this gift! Thanks for a chance to win! Dina

  5. What a lovely way to package the gift. Looking forward to the instructions.

  6. Oh my good gravy - this holiday container is SO striking - LOVE the shine and all the extra embellishments - what I wouldn't give to see this under my christmas tree! Seriously - I adore this project! Thanks so very much for sharing it with us. And I am now a follower of your blog - love your creative style.

  7. You are wicked .. you'll post the tut .. if we come back. Wicked, wicked, wicked lol. Ya I'll be back to check up on you.

  8. What a lovely way to present such a yummy package. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  9. Such a lovely package for Christmas gift giving. And thanks for the chance to win your candy too!

  10. This is gorgeous! Absolutely perfect for giving to co-workers, bosses, etc...I may have to scraplift this! Thanks!!

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous! You are so creative...and I love that you are saving $$$, too! I'm now following your blog...can't wait for the other two packages and the tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing. ksjennings at gmail dot com

  12. This is one amazing and inspiring gift idea. I just love this box and how you decorated it.

  13. super great project. and love the trio: chocolate, marshmallows and cookies....what is better than that and then in a beautiful package, NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Very lovely, so clever of you to copy the Godiva box!

  15. WOW, absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! Looking forward to the upgrades and tutorial. TFS.

  16. Wow so classy. Awesome.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  17. Beautiful & yummy! It sure does look like expensive packaging you would see at the mall. I look forward to the other versions and tutorial. tfs your creativity & wit!

  18. Bring on the tutorial! I love your style :)

  19. This is absolutely gorgeous! You should conquered Oprah's version, maybe even out did her.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  20. Wow that is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I like that you do things in 3!

  21. What a beauty this is. I can't wait till you post the tut cause I gotta have one too. LOL Your work is beautiful and I for one thank you for the inspiration and your knowledge.

  22. Beautiful gift box - and the cookie looks yummy!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  23. Beautifully elegant, your bag is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing.

    Marianne S.
    sthquilter at gmail dot com

  24. Lovely idea. i love the silver and gold. it really gets away from traditional red and green :)

  25. love this. im in love with hot cocoa and hot chocolate. mmmmmmm

    $80 for chocolate. yikes.

  26. Your packaging is sooo elegant. Love it! Nice tease as to what the other two versions are. TFS

    stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

  27. Oh my goodness our gourgous! Great Job! Absolutly beautiful! Thank you for sharing and for giving us all such great inspiration!
    Contact Info: just in case I get a chance to win the blog candy! Happy Holiday's!

  28. That Box is GORGEOUS!! TFS
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  29. Karli -- I always love your projects and you haven't disappointed me with this one. What an elegant display box for all those yummy treats. Better than Godiva because you've made it yourself.
    P.S. Wish I was on Facebook so that I could join in the extra giveaways!

  30. Oh! Oh! Oh! Yes, that is exactly what I said out loud when I saw all the candy! Wahoo. I am a FB fan, too! Many thanks for the opportunity. Kelly

  31. Your FANTASTIC!!

    I was looking around & wow!!

    Like on FB!!


    created2bunique at ymail dot com

  32. This is so cute. who wouldn't love to recieve it?
    thanks for sharing.
    Kathy T

  33. Speechless. Great recreation. I love your idea. Happy Holidays

  34. Woweee!! beautiful! and great job in reproducing an expensive box. That is awesome!

  35. fantastic idea love what you have created

  36. Gorgeous and Classy!!! WOW!!! This is such a great project and to take the idea from one you saw at the mall is fantastic. TFS

    I am also having a blog hop. If you have some time, hop on by.

    wamfamily at surewest dot net

  37. What a wonderfuul gift idea.I lovve the ease and the beauty of it.

  38. So I followed you here from Cardabilities!! I loved your card this week and had to see your blog!!! You are a brilliant crafter, your work is amazing!!! I am glad to be following you and to continue getting so much inspiration from your creations.



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