Saturday, December 11, 2010
Christmas Card and Gift Blog Hop
Hello Charming Blog Hoppers!
Thank you for participating in Jaime's fun Christmas Card and Gift Bloghop.
You likely arrived here from Meighen's scrappin3rdeeschik blogspot. If you'd rather start at the very beginning, jump to Jaime's site at
I'll be showing you a box gift and poem I created, just perfect for those little gifts you like to give teachers' aides, card partners, cookie swappers, etc. They're easy to make and not too expensive to do.
First, I cut the "crayon box" using Cricut's "Tags, Bags, Boxes and More" cartridge. Press the "black-out" feature otherwise you'll get holes in the upper part of each side of the box. Score and assemble the box.
I adapted and wrote a portion of the poem I used ... feel free to "lift" it without attribution. I created a layout for the poem and a bit of free Click Art (Santa) on cardstock and fussy-cut the Santa around the corner. I embellished Santa's snowflakes using Stickles, and adorned the whole lot with ribbon.
Inside, I stocked the "Santa Zest" with a package of hot chocolate mix, a little baggie with marshmallows and large chocolate chips, and a peppermint candy stick for stirring.
Here is the inside of the box:
Here's how the poem goes:
Did you ever wonder,
has it crossed your mind:
"How does Santa do his work
without falling far behind?"
He needs some special energy
with magic mixed in a pot.
A little snow, a lot of love
and chocolate hits the spot.
So here's a taste of Santa Zest
to sip when you're feeling tired.
Heat it up, put up your feet
and know you are admired!
BLOG CANDY for followers:
Win a custom-created cover for your Cricut Expression, like this one I created for Tracy, winner of my last blog candy prize:
You pick the color of the lettering and background fabric color, and specify whether you need a Cricut Expression or Baby Bug cover.
To be eligible to win:
1. Be (or become) a follower of this blog, at cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com.
2. Leave a comment to this post.
3. For an additional chance, add a comment to any of the "older posts" shown on this blog.
Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday!
So now hop on over to Jennifer at
By Ellen Jarvis at December 11, 2010