Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Gifts Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I am really excited today to be taking part in the Christmas Gifts Blog Hop and I'm really happy that you have joined in on the fun!  Before we get started, I want to say thank you to Becka at Creations With Becka for putting this hop together and letting me play along!

If you stopped by here from Beckie's at Just B Creative Crazy, you are in the right place!  If you just stopped by my blog for a visit and would like to start at the beginning of the hop you need to hop on over to Becka's at Creations With Becka.

Ok, so let's get started!  Today's hop is going to be filled with great ideas for homemade Christmas gifts for the special people in your lives, like family, friends, co-workers and teachers.  With Christmas just around the corner, we thought it would be a great idea to showcase some wonderful Christmas gifts not only made by hand, but also made with love!  Now...on to my special gift...

My gift today is for a special friend.  She and I have a lot in common and we both share a love for two very yummy things.....coffee and books!  I think we both agree that one of life's great pleasures is siting down with a good book and a hot cup of coffee.  So, I decided to combine both of those pleasures into a Christmas gift for my sweet friend and this is what I came up with...

 How's that for festive?

Let me tell you how I put this together!
I started with a Starbuck's 4 bottle Frappuccino carton.  Now, the first step is very, very important and I can't stress this enough...the first step is to drink all the Frappuccinos!  Once you get that step out of the way, you're ready to get started...hey...crafting is a tough job!

Once I emptied all my bottles, I washed them out really well and peeled the labels off.  You may have to use some Goo-be-gone to get all the sticky residue off.  I also spray painted the lids white.  Be sure to let them dry and air out for a day or two to avoid any yucky paint smells!

Next, it's time to decorate your box.  Chose your patterned paper and get busy! I do recommend that you use some fairly sturdy paper so that it will hold up well.  You can see more instructions on covering the box along with more photos by clicking HERE.  

Once you are finished covering the box, it's time to decorate and the options are endless!  I knew that I wanted to incorporate something to do with books into my gift and I came up with the idea of using part of the decorations as a gift card holder.  So, when creating the mat for my cute little coffee cup, I cut two layers and used foam dimension strips to adhere the layers together.  This allowed room to insert my gift card...


*The mat is created using the Art Philosophy cartridge by Cricut.  This cut is found on page 47 and is cut at 4.5 inches.  The white portion is embossed with the Snowflakes folder and I added Martha Stewart's Garnet glitter to the red frame.
*The coffee cup is from the Winter Frolic cartridge and is cut at 3.5 inches.
*I placed my gift card onto the bottom layer (cut in red) of my mat to see how I needed to place my foam strips.
*After putting the layers together, I used Zip Dry glue to add my completed mat to the covered frappuccino carton.
*I also punched a small hole in one end of my gift card to add some tulle.  Be very careful not to punch anywhere near the black strip that is scanned at the store!


While all of that was drying, I worked on covering the frappuccino bottles.  I cut a strip of patterned paper and added a white strip that I created with a Martha Stewart punch.  I glued them onto the bottles using Zip Dry glue and added a bit of white ribbon.  You don't want to make the bottles too bulky or they won't fit back into the carton.  Next, I filled the bottles with different, flavored creamers....


 *I typed the name of each creamer and printed them out on white cardstock.  I used a circle punch to punch out each label.  Next, I inked up the white circles with red ink.
* Using Art Philosophy, I cut out red scallops from the image found on page 41 at 1.5 inches.  I covered them in the Martha Stewart glitter then adhered the white portion of the label.  These were glued to the top of my bottles.

For a festive look, I tied strips of red and green tulle around the handle of the carton...


And, I created a tag for the side of my carton...


*I cut this little tag out by hand, added some gems and some tulle.  The sentiment is from the Old Time Christmas stamp set by Pink By Design.  And that finished off my gift!

I have enjoyed sharing my little gift with you today and I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me!  Your next stop on the hop is with Anna Bee at Anna Bee Designs ....have fun!

Oh...but before you go...I do have a little gift for one lucky follower....


This is a super cute Christmas stamp set by Recollections!  For a chance to win, you need to do the following...

1.  Be a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment on this post
3.  If you would like to have your name added to the drawing twice, just copy my cute little button over on the right side of my blog and add it to the sidebar of your blog.  Be sure to leave an additional comment on this post telling me that you have done so!

I will use Random Number Generator to chose a winning name on Tuesday, November 29th.

I am also posting this on Made It Myself Mondays!

Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Until next time,

74 comments:

  1. Tanya, this is awesome. I love how you hid the gift card, what a great idea! Your friend is going to love this! It is so beautiful and looks yummy, now I need to grab a cup of coffee.

    Have a great day, War Eagle!!!!!

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  2. Tanya these are so awesome and I love the cuts you used. Think I will make these for my church group. Congrats on Project of the day for CC Blog with your beautiful easel card.

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  3. oh my goodness, I love your project!!! This is such a cute idea for someone who loves coffee and books.

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  4. What a fun gift idea. And beautifully decorated as usual.

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  5. The coffee creamer is such a FABULOUS idea! I just love your project. So very pretty and clever.

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  6. This is such a fantastic idea!! I'm going to have to do this for the coffee drinkers in my life! Thanks for the inspiration.

    JulieK
    http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/

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  7. that is such a cute gift....great idea..:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  8. Very cute!! Love it!Your friend is going to love it for sure! Thanks for the inspiration! I've been a follower for a while! Love all of your projects!
    nanapuddin2u at gmail dot com

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  9. i love your project ,,, i added your button to my blog ..:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  10. What a great idea, love how you decorated it, anyone would love to receive such a thoughtful gift!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com
    www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com

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  11. Love it!! I am getting so many ideas in my head using the Starbucks box and bottles. What a great gift!

    plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

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  12. Totally in love!!!
    FAB job on this project....you have one super lucky friend!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  13. Loving this idea!! I may be gift-lifting this!! :) Thank you so much for sharing! I am a follower.
    Tina
    www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

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  14. darn....i thought you were giving this to me....lol! how fabulous this is! I love the idea of the flavored creamers...which by itself would be fabulous, but then to add the gift card, well, just wow! and it's so stinking gorgeous too...the complete package right here. so gonna be scrapstealing this!

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  15. Wow Tanya, this is absolutely fabulous. What a great gift, and such a cleaver idea. Thanks for the step by step!!
    Kathy
    salido99 at msn dot com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  16. I have your button posted on my blog
    Kathy
    salido99 at msn dot com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love it Tanya!!! I just went out and forgot to get my container fromstarbucks LOL. Back out I go!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  18. what a fantastic idea! Love that the creamers are all dressed up!

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

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  19. wonderful idea!! I love the first step too!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

    cherie.goyer at gmail.com
    http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

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  20. tanya, this is such a CUTE idea!!! :) i might have to scraplift it... plus i need some frappuccino. :D cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

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  21. Brilliant gift idea and the cup on the front is super cute. So glad I have the Winter Frolic cartridge so that I can cut this one too. :D Thanks for sharing. x

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  22. Tanya, awesome job:) Love this project. I love how the tulle looks and the colors for Christmas look so pretty:) This makes a fabulous gift!!! You are the best!! TFS!
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  23. How Cute! that is such a great idea!
    Anna

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  24. I have to say Tanya that ideas like this is one of the reasons I follow your blog! I LOVE this! Every single element of it! This is just adorable! I can think of lots of people who would love this! Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  25. Oh my gosh! What a wonderful idea. I am a coffee addict! In fact I am drinking a cup right now! I love this idea with the bottles of creamer. So many different things you could do with that set as well. I cant wait to make a set!

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  26. I also added your button to my blog! It was super easy. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  27. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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  28. This is so creative! I wouldn't mind getting this as a Christmas gift since I am addicted to coffee.

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  29. Love the project! What a super gift idea.

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  30. What an awesome idea, and there are benefits for me. I read every word and I will be using your idea as an inspiration for a friend that also likes coffee. Thanks for sharing and it is a great idea.

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  31. That is such an awesome Idea and it's adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.


    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  32. Love your sense of humor!!! I love your gift for your friend! It is so special! I know she will be delighted! Your gift shows your love and care for your friend. You are a special person. Thanks for sharing Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  33. Very cute gift idea, and you put so much work into this. I know your friend will love it.
    Thanks for the gift idea and the chance to win. lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  34. Great gift. Thanks for sharing

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  35. What a sweet gift ideal, your BFF is just going to love it! TFS and for the chance to win.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  36. This is an awesome gift idea!! Wish I liked coffee!! (I am sure I could find someone to empty the bottles for me!!!) Thanks for the super idea. Lots of people would really appreciate this amazing gift!
    TeacherMom
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com

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  37. Thanks for the excuse to drink a few of those, cause I love the idea. Yours turned out great.
    I am a follower

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  38. Such an incredible gift. Your friend is going to Love it! Really great job, a true work of love and friendship. TFS

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  39. Very nice!! Such a great idea.

    brz352@yahoo.com

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  40. OMG! Your gift is wonderful, your friend is going to really love it. I really like your idea.
    TFS!
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappinc.blogspot.com

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  41. Fabulous idea Tanya! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)
    Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  42. oh my goodness! I love this idea! My husbands side of the family does a white elephant for christmas gifts -- this would be a huge hit!!! Love it! Thanks for the great idea!!


    Lisa G
    lkgra@hotmail.com
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

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  43. Wowzers Tanya........you certainly outdone yourself on this project!! I absolutely love this and the papers and cuts you used are fantastic! Ilove the tulle...so CUTE!! GREAT JOB! I am already a happy follower:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  44. I added that awesome button to my blog:) Love for you to grab mine too!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps/blogspot.com

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  45. This is such a creative way to recycle those bottles! What a wonderful gift idea! And such pretty packaging too!

    Susan
    cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

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  46. Such a great project. love that you are recycling. The details really make it special. And the tulle on the handles makes it really festive!

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  47. Great idea. I have one of those carriers and bottles, but couldn't think of what I wanted to do with them. Love what you came up with.

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  48. Great idea Tanya. Love it

    Vickie

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  49. What a really cute gift idea very pretty packaging too!

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  50. What a clever idea. I have several friends who love coffee and I plan to make some of these. This is the greatest idea for a blog hop. Thanks so much.

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  51. OMG! What an awesome idea.. TFS such a neat present idea! HMMM.. I think this is one I am going to have to "borrow" this awesome idea! already a follower.. Doris
    parkernana5 at cox. net

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  52. This is such a great idea....I love it !!! Love the papers on this one ( you have great papers !) and the tulle...too cute !! I love your new blog "dress" too...classy and cute !!
    xoxo Joy

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  53. Adorable gift!! I love those little bottles and the way you repurposed them!
    Tracy
    www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  54. This is a really cute project. Love the papers you chose.

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  55. All I can say Is WOW!!!! Love this idea perfect for those friends that love the coffee.
    I am a new follower. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

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  56. wow... you completely amazing me with your great ideas!!!!!

    once again tfs

    leokc34 at gmail dot com

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  57. very cute idea and very nicely decorated.

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  58. very nice project .... .:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  59. Hi Tanya, I just signed up as a follower. This is such a cute idea to present this gift. I just might try this, lol. TFS, Mary M

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  60. These are awesome!!! Since I don't do coffee, I'll have to get some little bottles from Hobby Lobby. They have some really cute ones. :)

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  61. I just put your cute little button on my blog!! :)

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  62. oh cute!!! I would love to get this little gift- so super cute and yummy too~
    kacee

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  63. Oh, I love this idea! I never thought about using creamers....how smart you are! Thanks for sharing!

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  64. What a fantastic idea! Don't tell 'em, but I got my parents a Keurig for Christmas and this gives me some great ideas for the extra K-Cups that are going along with it! YAY!!!

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  65. Oh wow! I love it! what a great idea~ :)

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  66. LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this project! TFS, great idea.

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  67. wonderful idea....love the design label
    Thanks for sharing

    Maria G
    garzon4fun(at)facebook*com

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  68. Great project. I really have to get the Art Philosophy cartridge.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  69. what an AWESOME idea tanya!! Looks like a lot of work went into this!!!

    Candace

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  70. What an absolutely genius idea! It's fabulous!
    Shelly
    http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/
    Visitor from MIMM

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  71. That is such a cute gift! Love it!

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  72. Such an incredibly cute gift !!!!!! i love the red sparkles!!!

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  73. Awesome gift and such a clever idea.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  74. Wow, great gift and such a unique idea.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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