Saturday, December 2, 2017

Visions of Sugar Plums 2017 Day One




Welcome to Visions of Sugarplums!  Can you believe this is the 7th year?  I've had the best time hosting this Christmas blog event.  

So glad you've stopped by.  Visions of Sugarplums is a collection of bloggers sharing Christmas Ideas and of course, we have giveaways and a challenge, too!  More on all that later...

We hope you'll join us all three days.  Today I've got a few packaging ideas - easy and fun!




My house smells so good!  I just got through baking sugar cookies and gingerbread men.  I couldn't resist licking the beaters.  Do you do that too?  Has to be my favorite part!

I think the gingerbread men would make a sweet tasting gift for Christmas.  I love gable boxes, but my gable box die was way too small.   

This gable box is a cut file from The Cutting Cafe (one of our sponsors).  What is great is that I can size it to fit my gingerbread men.  If you don't have an electronic cutting machine, a PDF file is included.



Check out that cute tag.  It's part of a printable from AmyJDelightful (another Visions of Sugarplums sponsor).  The pretty pink plaid is also from Amy's store.  



I also put together a simple bag with a gingerbread man tag made with a die from Paper Sweeties and paper from Iralamija Shop (both sponsors of VOSP).



Well, I also needed to package my sugar cookies.  I dropped a star and a tree in a bag, tied the top with twine and then placed them in a paper CD case.  



I quickly made a washi tape clothespin and



added another tag from AmyJDelightful.  



Here's a recipe card, too!  Are you thinking cookie party or gifts for co-workers or Secret Santa?  This printable set would make it super easy!



Another fun idea for secret santa (or for a friend) is a tag kit.  Amy makes this super easy too!



I adore that sweet felt stocking!  It's a die from Paper Sweeties.  My husband walked by as I was putting all this together.  He said "That's cute."  Now, if you knew my husband, you would know that is pretty amazing.  He doesn't say all that much!



This box is made so that part of the bottom of the box shows on the sides.  Here's the details:



So that's a little hard to see.  

Cut the top at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".  Score on all 4 sides at 3/4".

Cut the bottom at 5 3/4" x 7".  Here's the tip:  When using heavy paper (this is 120lb), shave just a hair off each dimension.  Cut off about 1/16" of an inch.  If you use lighter paper, 80 lb or so, it has some give and you can use the dimesions as listed.  Heavy paper basically as no give and the bottom won't fit into the top, if you don't shave off a little.

Score the bottom at 1/12" on all 4 sides.

Slit the corners and angle the tabs.  Fold on scores and glue tabs.


So let's talk prizes. Thank you to all of this year's sponsors!  I appreciate you so much.



How do you win???


1.  Start by leaving a comment here that you would like to win. 
 
2.  Visit all the other blog's and leave comments.  

3.  I'll pick up your name from here, check all the other blogs and put your name in the "hat"  as many times as you leave comments.  Example:  Leave 14 comments = your name 14 times in the "hat".


My husband is the official "draw-the-names-out" guy.  Yes, we go old school here!  

Winners will be announced Sunday, December 10th.  So you have until Saturday night at midnight to leave comments.


Another way to win is to link up to the challenge.  You can link through Saturday, December 16th.  Winner will be chosen randomly through InLinkz.   Prize is a $20 gift certificate to Mama Elephant.  You can link to the challenge HERE.  (Or just scroll down one post.)

Now join me in visiting these awesome blogs and seeing their fun Christmas creations:




Have fun!  And come back tomorrow for more Visions of Sugarplums!

37 comments:

  1. OOh, WOW Lori! What Fun & Fabulous gift ideas! I'm planning on baking this weekend too... starting today! Looking forward to having my house smell like all kinds of YUMMY! hahaha I LOVE the felt stocking! Have a wonderful day! :)

    Theresa

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  3. Hello! Those cookies look so yummy! I agree with your husband!

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  4. WOWZERS! I post filled with so much yummy-ness, in food and packaging! I ♥ Regina's gable boxes file. In fact, great minds must think alike. You'll see why tomorrow. *wink*

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  5. i just found out about your blog from my friend, Greta - what darling packaging ideas - and agree with hubby - that felt stocking is darling!

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  6. aww totally awesome projects.. very creative

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  7. Your gingerbread and sugar cookies have definitely been baked with love, so seeing them packaged 'with love' is simply fabulous! Gorgeous, all - and I agree with your husband! So inspired and inspiring! Off to hop...Thank you for the Saturday smiles!
    ~carol

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  8. I'm back, having finished hopping and leaving comments on all your amazing designers' blogs! Talk about incredible festive inspiration; ideas sparked and a shopping list started!
    ~carol

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  9. Such a sweet post, Lori, and such adorable packaging projects! I am a sucker for gingers, so I am grinning from ear to ear right now. Loving the felt stockings, too!

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  10. Oh my lordy be ... you 'had me' with all that pink & aqua -- my favorite color palette!! Such adorable packaging ideas! I think I 'need' to get on your gift giving list - LOL! Fabulous inspiration!!!

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  11. WOW..thank you for all the fun photos. I came by way of Bety and excitement filled the air. You have shared some beautiful ideas. Loving all the yummy fun. I certainly would love to win. Always fun to have new stash.

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  12. Such wonderful inspiration. I love that felt stocking too! And, yes, I would love to win!

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  13. These projects are all so beautiful! I love the pretty pastel colors and the look of your beautiful baked goods too! I would love to win something pretty to elevate my joyful spirit for the new year!

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  14. You sure have been busy with the crafting and all the baking. Wow! I love all the projects you made too. As soon as my cards all get addressed I have to get baking too. I would love to win too.

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  15. your packaging ideas are beyond adorable!! love the little felt stocking, too!!

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  16. Hi, Lori! I couldn't miss your blog hop and all the amazing inspiration! I just finished Day 1! Your projects are all soooo cute! I'm especially loving your gingerbread men! I have been obsessed with gingies this year so those really stand out - and I imagine your house does smell yummy! Oh and yes, I would love to win! Thanks so much for the blog hop and inspiration! Looking forward to tomorrow!

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  17. Nice ideas ! I would like to win. Thanks.

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  18. You know I want
    to Win! Lovely
    wrapping ideas
    and love the
    darling stocking.
    Carla from Utah

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  19. oh my goodness oh my goodness...so stinking cute

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  20. Darling packaging, and those cookies look scrumptious. So festive. What a wonderful hop, and yes I'd love to win. Off to check out the other creations.

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  21. Oh, such darling packaging, Lori! Look at those yummy cookies, too...YUM! Lovely sweet details and such pretty projects...well done!!

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  22. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, Lori! The soft plaid is so beautiful & all the tags are darling! My felt loving heart melted when I saw the stocking! I've never made gingerbread men, but I do make gingerbread with lemon sauce for the holidays--not nearly so cute--haha! Thanks so much for letting me be part of your wonderful VOSP event!

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  23. So fabulous Lori ! your creations I just love !! I'm sad I couldn't do this with you girls this year but I'm enjoying all of the wonderful creations! 😄😄😄

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  24. All projects are so very nice!
    Love them!
    Hugs

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  25. All your creations are super adorable and so yummy ! And yes, I’d be so glad to win ! Thanks for your generosity ! margessw@icloud.com

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  26. It was a great fun first day ! And yes, I’d be glad to win ! margessw@icloud.com

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  27. Fabulous projects. Thank for the chance to win. I'd love to win one of the prizes. Off to visit the rest of the blog hop

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  28. Wow love all those fab projects! <3

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  29. Oh Lori your projects are adorable, so so sweet! I love the gorgeous pastel colours and you take the most amazing photos....so dreamy looking, WOW! I'm sure your kitchen smelt amazing too :)

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  30. Awwww.... How cute cookies!!! They surely smells so yummy!! :D The packaging are so sweet, Lori!! Love the delicate pastel tones! Adorable gifts for any kid old or young ;)and I'm sure that princess Louisa will have her surprise! :D

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  31. Thank you for this fun Christmas hop and give away! So many darling projects to make!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  32. Beautiful packaging ideas and the cookies look yummy too!

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  33. What fun it must be at Christmas time in your home! Your creations are beautiful! And the recipients must just be thrilled! Thank you for the blog hop enjoy your holiday

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  34. Such fun and creativity. It's always a treat to take part in this lovely holiday event. Thanks for everything you do each year to make this special event come together, and thanks for sharing your amazing projects as well.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  35. Lovely group of packaging, Lori. Thanks for the beautiful hop.

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  36. I love your projects again today, Lori. Those treat bags are such a fabulous gift giving idea for Christmas and the holidays in general. Thanks so much for another chance to win.
    Sierra Winters

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  37. Your packaging ideas are always top-notch. No different here. Love the soft pastels. That felt stocking is THE cutest.

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