Monday, October 11, 2010

Quick & Easy Gifts

Group post night for Papertrey Ink is here! This month's project features the new Tiny Treats Christmas set. So cute. My list is long with names of good little boys and girls who are going to get little treats packaged up nicely with these stamps. Fortunately, with a little cleverness and ingenuity, I can make everybody happy for very little dough.  Scrooge would be out of luck if he was looking to be grouchy about this type of holiday gift giving.

First of, here's my project using not only the new stamp set, but a new Favor It Box. It's filled with some Choxie treats from the beloved Tar-jay.

Here's how the consumable supplies breakdown. Cost for the project including 6 ('s only 5, I ate one) gourmet chocolates  is $1.64. It's hard to buy a basic cup of coffee for that price, more less a cute Christmas goodie bag full of yumminess. But honestly, you can't even buy something packaged this nice. PTI helps you make something better than you can find in the store. Don't you agree?

Couple other tips. The new Favor It Box is larger than the original. You have to cut two of the same piece to make one box. If you want to use an Impression Plate to add some texture, it is totally manageable in two steps.  Just run it through once with the edge of the plate on the score line.

And then flip it and do the same with the bottom.

Also, I stamped up some Avery Labels with Background Basics Distressed Strips to make candy labels. Looks candy cane-ish. The sentiment on the candies matches the sentiment on the box. Love that.

Be sure to check out the other projects by the team. They'll have you humming Christmas Carols before you get to the end. Thanks for stopping by!

Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Debbie Olson
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Melissa Phillips
Michelle Wooderson
Niki Estes
Kim Hughes
Maile Belles


Stamps: Tiny Treats Christmas and Background Basics Distressed Stripes
Cardstock: Pure Poppy and Pinefeather
Patterned Paper: Christmas Prints
Dies: Favor It 2 Box, Mat Stack 1, and Limitless Layers
Ribbon: Pinefeather in Dotted Satin
Pure Poppy Buttons
Holly Impression Plate
Avery Labels


  1. so cute. I agree this IS better than anything I could buy in the store and I don't have to go out in the cold, snowy weather, fight the crowds and spend a fortune because PTI stuff is delivered to my home. BONUS!

  2. Oh no, lol, you are killing me with these amazing posts! I was ho-hum about the IP, but it looks awesome on that favor box. Guess that means I need to get that one too, lol. Love your little treat box so much! You've got so many creative, fun ideas. Will Christmas get here already? Can't wait to start making some Christmas treats! :)

  3. Just darling. Love all the photos with the extra details! Can't wait to get this set already!!

  4. Love the holly impressed background...thanks so much for sharing the photo! These are so sweet, Erin, and as usual your description gave me a giggle! I probably would have eaten 5, used 1, and had to go back to Tar-jay!

  5. Love this! Stamping the avery labels is a terrific idea!!!

  6. Oh so cute! I am loving this set the more I see and the treat box is so cute too!!

  7. I cannot wait to get my hands on this favor it treat die - I love that it has a larger capacity than the first one - I'm dreaming of the possibilities!

  8. Oh my GOSH I LOVE THIS! You are so talented.
    Also, quite the ENABLER - you Enabled me into getting the Silhouette and now you and pulling me towards all PTI stuff!! You are a bad bad bad ENABLER! But I love it.
    Keep these blog posts acoming. I need all the motivation I can get!

  9. How CUTE!!!! I love that the sentiments on the candies match! What a fun fun gift!

  10. I just love your little treat box! I love red and I love Santas! What more is needed!

  11. Super cute little box and love the labels on the candy! Thanks for the instructions on embossing the box. :)

  12. i got home from work on friday and couldn't wait to place my pti order (i just can't stay up late...) i so wanted the new die cut favor box - loved what you did with it here. wouldn't you know it's unavialable (as were several other of my "must haves." i'm going to keep checking back - i was hoping to use the favor box for a baby shower i'm giving in november.

  13. Erin- I love your work.

    I have attempted to make the Peace be Still gift tags that you have posted over at PTI. I was wondering how you keep the cardstock and the impression plate straight? You do a similar technique here. Mine keep slipping, and it doesn't look so good.

    Thanks, Teri