Sunday, December 7, 2008

Packaged up goodies

Rolling into day 7 of Sharon's Stamp Simply Celebrates Party, and there has been so much going on! I decided to play along with Dee Jackson's project of packaging for food items. My SIL and I used to buy the peppermint bark from Williams-Sonoma every year until two years ago, because the price just kept going up. This year their tin of bark is $26.50. Gak!! It's super yummy but so out of range. So last year she found a recipe that is so close you can't tell it apart, as long as you use good quality chocolate. I made a batch and packed some up in a couple of these tins that I covered with different DP. These little tins are actually gift card holders that I got at Michael's. The one on the left is the lid for the box showing the peppermint bark. That tin was covered with this gorgeous paper from Sandy Lion (found it at Michael's). Added some gold cording around the top edge. The medallion is actually two paint chips cut out with circle and scalloped Nestabilities. On top of that is the "seasons greetings" sentiment from Christmas Stamp Ensemble by JustRite.'s a 3 1/4" image that I shrinky dinked down to 1 1/2" and attached after rough cutting and sanding the edges. It looks really cool. :) The other tin is covered with paper from My Mind's Eye, with cording added to the top as well. This medallion is three of the Spellbinders snowflakes embossed and stenciled, then covered with chunky glitter. They are layered on top of yet another paint chip. Guess it's time for a trip to Home Depot for more paint chips. hee hee! :)

Stamps: JustRite Harmony Christmas Stamp Ensemble.
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Sandy Lion, paint chips from Home Depot (Ralph Lauren collection - grin).
Ink: Colorbox Queues,
Accessories: Marvy Markers, Spellbinders, glitter, cording, tin, rhinestone.


Barb said...

You are so creative... and ambitious! Those look yummy! The tins are a great idea and so pretty! You and your paint chips! I need to take a cue from you and start using my box of paint samples --- just never can bring myself to throw away any kind of paper with color on it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog -- I appreciate your encouragement!


Bella Rose Creations said...

Very cute idea!! So I have to ask...what's the WS-like recipe!! I love their peppermint bark too...and yes it HAS gotten expensive!

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful packaging, Nancy. The bark looks delicious!!

Karen x


Hi Nancy. Would you share your recipe for the peppermint bark? Sounds yummy and your packaging is great.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

How clever are you ... these are GORGEOUS!!! Goodness, you've been busy!!!

Charlene said...

Great minds think alike...I've been making my own since I saw Williams Sonoma' can also drizzle the top with the dark chocolate for extra pretty presentation. YUMMY...inside and out...great job!!