Reindeer Candy Bar Treats

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer…….had a very shiny nose….and if you ever saw it…..ARE YOU SINGING YET?    Well, this is the cutest little treat that my friend Dee made for me.  I actually have TWO special treats from her and some other goodies from friends………so this will be “friend week” on the blog and I’ll show you the adorable things that I have been blessed to RECEIVE.  I am hastily working on my goodies so that I can bless others, too.  It makes my heart happy when I give something to others — and even moreso when it is something made with my hands.

Although I have not opened this treat, I’m assuming that it has a mini candy bar, such as Kit Kat or Hershey’s inside.  It can certainly be adjusted to fit any size candy bar.  You will want to have several of your punches handy, as well as some Red Glitter paper.  Rudolph must “shine so bright”!!!     And ny dear friendm Maria, this is why you need the owl punch that you hate.  You can make reindeer!!!!

Hope you can tell what Dee used for the punches and such……I think you could made a dozen of these in no time!  Enjoy!

So on a personal note, we are going to Houston to see my Father-in-law today.  I’m super excited!  I have also NEVER been to MD Anderson so it will be a touching (and sad) experience for me, too.  I’ve heard from others that it is life changing.  So……..please pray for us to have safe travels (there and back today) and a sweet time of fellowship with my in-laws.  We will head back after the girls are all out of school.

We had our Adult Choir program at church tonight and Sarah made her “debut” performance with the church orchestra!  She did a lovely job playing her French Horn with some much older and more experienced musicians.  We were so proud of her!!!!   Sarah also cut all of her hair off a couple of weeks ago……she looks so much more mature.  (But, no, she doesn’t really ACT more mature)   That can seem good or bad, depending on the circumstance.


It looks really cute when she gets it all styled on her own.  I’m proud of how she is doing wtih the “miantenance” involved and getting it fixed bute every day for school!



Winter Wishes Stitched Felt Sample #4

The fourth felt shape in the package of Stitched Felt is a wreath……..with delicate little berries stitched on one side.  I added “very merry” from Short and Sweet (page 166) in the middle of the wreath for a special Christmas greeting.  When all is said and done, I think this card reminds me of a front door — with the ivory piece resembling the window, or the panels on the door.   I didn’t really set out to have it that way……it just happened.  Real Red Satin ribbon serves as my “hanger” and I added a gorgeous Glimmer Brad to the bow.  I think it all came together just right!

A little close-up of the felt embellishment and the pretty little bow.  Hope you have enjoyed the four samples this week.  I will be back tomorrow with another one of our club projects.  I just realized that I didn’t show all 3 of them last week!  OOPS!

Winter Wishes Stitched Felt Sample #3

Today’s card is the third card this week featuring the Winter Wishes Stitched Felt from the Mini Catalog.  If you missed the last 2 days, please make sure you see all of the samples.  Perhaps it is just my love for sewing and stitching, but these are among my absolute favorites this season.  This card gives the look of a Christmas package, all wrapped up with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.  I embellished with our new Mini Jingle Bells and a tag from Tiny Tags.  I attached the bells with Linen Thread, but the Baker’s Twine would work nicely, too.

This paper appears a little washed out (sorry!) from the bright sunlight, but it is actally Wild Wasabi and small ivory flowers on it.  It is part of the Holly Berry Bouquest DSP collection in the Holiday Mini Catalog.   It is a really fun collection featuring Wild Wasabi,  Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla.

If you are interested in the stitched felt, here are the details.

Winter Wishes Stitched Felt

Item #124108   $9.95 (16 pieces)

Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper

#124004   $12.95

Winter Wishes Stitched Felt Sample #2

Today’s card is similar to yesterday’s card, but with a different felt embellishment…..along with a Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black color scheme.  For more details, you might want to look at yesterday’s post.

After embossing in White, I used Cherry Cobbler ink to sponge the background.  I took a Kleenex and rubbed off the excess ink.  The snowflakes will look pink until you rub them off.  Then you will see the white really “pop” off the page.  I added some of the scalloped Polka Dot ribbon that I love so much………and dangled the mittens from the bow.  I added a very tiny rhinestone to each mitten for some added shine!  I’ve added a photo below that shows the mitten details close up.

I hope you have a wonderful day and will come back for more Stitched Felt ideas.   I hope you are starting to work on your Christmas projects…….I am a little behind, but starting to work a little each night!  Good luck!

Winter Wishes Stitched Felt Sample #1

This week’s posts will feature the Winter Wishes Stitched Felt embellishments from the Holiday Mini Catalog (page 30).  I have created one sample for each of the four designs.  Come back each day for a new sample and a few new card ideas.

I started by making a card with some non-traditional Christmas colors.  This card was made with Not Quite Navy and Pink Pirouette.  I embossed the snowflakes (they are retired) with White Embossing Powder and then sponged the card with Not Quite Navy ink.  It is the same technique that I used on the doily cards last week.  I layered the cardstocks, added ribbon, and a gorgeous snowflake from the Stitched Felt package.  I added the rhinestones for even more beauty.  The ones in the package DO NOT come with rhinestones.   The words are also from a retired Hostess Set……..I’m so sorry!  I just needed something that size, and it worked.  I am somewhat limited on my Christmas images, so I utilized what I had on hand.

If you would like to re-create this card, I would recommend the Serene Snowflakes on page 36 of the Idea Book and Catalog or Snow Swirled on page 38.  They will work just as nicely……….and of course, lots of word choices in the catalog, too.

Serene Snowflakes

Item #115438  $20.95

Winter Wishes Stitched Felt

Item #124108   $9.95 (16 pieces)