Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Just Add Treats

It is time for the next challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.  Maggi is our hostess and is calling this one Treats, Not Tricks! Here is what she has to say about it:

Choose a theme and make something that will hold a treat for someone. It could be a Halloween treat bag, a Vaentine's candy box, a birthday card for a special person that holds a treat (could be a gift card "treat" or a bite of chocolate), anything that can hold a treat. So, for this challenge, choose a theme and make a vintage or shabby chic treat project to treat your someone special!

I got a head start on Christmas and created a couple little treat boxes and an altered gift bag using Graphic 45 papers.

For the altered bag, I used the Joy to the World collection and started with a layer of patterned paper  that was distressed and inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).  Frayed Burlap was used for all the inking in these projects.

A strip of venise lace that was inked was added to the bottom and then a strip of patterned paper was punched with a border punch (Martha Stewart) and added on top.

Next came another panel of patterned paper followed by a panel of cream card stock that was embossed with a Starry Night embossing folder (Sizzix) and then an image panel cut from the paper collection.

I cut some Greenery using the Holiday Greens die (Tim Holtyz) and added poinsettias on top (Prima).  A big gold organza bow was topped with a little burlap bow and snowflake charm was added next along with a sentiment from the collection.

The little treat boxes were created from patterns I found online and turned into tree ornaments.

The red one has paper from the Joy to the World collection and a variety of ephemera from the St. Nicholas paper pad.  I cut greenery from the Holiday Greens die and also made a little poinsettia to which I added adhesive pearls (Kaisercraft) for the centre.

Some ivory satin ribbon (Fabricland) was used to make the hanger and then a red burlap bow and a little bells charm were added.

The other box is from a free pattern (Lori Whitlock) and is covered in paper from the Christmas Magic pad along with a fussy cut angel and circle sentiment from the Joy to the World collection.  Little poinsettias were made from red card stock and some patterned paper.

Ivory satin ribbon and a bow with a pearl centre were added to create a closure and the hanger.

Supplies list (links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique):

Antiqued Bronze Snowflake Charms - Set of 5
Graphic 45 - Joy To The World 12x12 Collection Pack 4501909
Graphic 45 - Christmas Magic - 8x8" Pad
Graphic 45 - St. Nicholas 8x8" Pad
Antiqued Bronze Snowflake Charms - Set of 5
Antiqued Bronze Bell Bowknot Charms - Set of 5
Prima Marketing Christmas In The Country Flowers - Kris Kringle 642495
Gold Organza Ribbon
Cream Satin Ribbon (Fabricland)
Starry Nights Embossing Folder (Sizzix)
Lace Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
Cream Card Stock (Staples)
Green Card Stock (Michaels)
Kraft Gift Bag (Michaels)


  1. Cec what a beautiful set of Christmas treats! Love the fancy gift bag with it's lovely layers and angel. The ornaments are fabulous!

  2. Cec, it looks like you've got a great start on your Christmas packaging! What a pretty way to use those papers and embellishments--I especially love the little treat box/ornaments! What a beautiful way to present a small gift that can adorn the tree year after year! Sending hugs!

  3. Oh Cec these gift holders/bags are delightful! I love how you've used all coordinating trims with the papers to make them extra special x

  4. Gorgeous Christmas creations! The treat boxes are a treat even without anything in them!!


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