Monday, December 31, 2012

I made these Elf Houses for my youngest son's class for Christmas. I used the Snowman Soup concept and made a poem about Elf Soup :

On Christmas Eve it's hard to sleep,
Santa won't come if he hears a peep!
So here's some elf soup,
complete with goodnight kisses.
Pour the packet in a mug and dream
of Christmas wishes!
There's some magic elf dust and soft elf pillows too!
Stir it with my peppermint wand, I left it there for you!
Enjoy, and sip it slowly, and soon before you know,
Santa will be leaving with a
"Merry Christmas, HO! HO! HO! "

The soup is an envelope of hot chocolate of course.
The "kisses" are red and green chocolate chips. I used  peppermint marshmallows for the elf pillows. I used a red and green peppermint stick  as his wand, I put some red and green sprinkles in
the mix for the magic elf  dust. You can fit a plastic Christmas cup inside or a mug, but I stamped on an flameless candle and put it inside.

I cut the house using the Sweet Tooth Cricut cartridge. The paper is Believe from Close to My Heart. The tag was cut using CTMH Art Philosophy and stamped using CTMH's  "Merry Pursuits" and "Coffee Shop".  The chair on the side is from CTMH's " Chairs to You". The tree on the other  side is cut with "Paper Dolls Dress Up".

It was a very detailed and involved project, being that I had to do 24 for his class and another 18 for my mom's class that she helps with. The kids loved it though.
As promised, here are the pictures and details of my Christmas Candy Bouquet. Again, this was an office gift for my son's school. I used Close to My Heart paper "Believe" and some papers from my local craft store. I cut the snowmen using my Cricut and the Snow Friends cartridge. LOVE this cartridge. It has been discontinued, but is available digitally. "Happy Holidays" is cut out from the "Cake Basics" cartridge.  I used the miniature candy bars and peanut butter cups. I also used the Christmas Hershey Kisses and some chocolate bells. The inside of the vase is filled with peppermint candies.  I'm not big on giving home baked goods out, so I bought some cookies, packaged them in cellophane and taped them to cake pop sticks. The tubed snowmen are wrapped around LifeSavers, and Mentos. I used Close to My Heart's "All Decked Out" stamp set. The hats are made from the fingertips of kid sized gloves. This idea came from a fellow consultant  Caron Benard:

Candy Bouquets
I'm finally back! Sorry it's taken so long to get back to my blog. I've been bombarded with computer problems, then learning how to use a new computer (Windows 8) then came birthdays, and! Below are some of the items I've been working on. The first set of picture are of a candy bouquet that I made for my son's 5th grade graduation. The next bouquet is for my other son's 3rd grade program. I don't usually do bouquets for their school programs, but he was a bit jealous of the graduation bouquet for his The last bouquet is a Christmas bouquet that I did for my son's school office staff. I'll post better pictures and details  of that one along with my Christmas projects. Thanks for viewing!