Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oh Chocolate Trees-Advent Pail and Holiday Card

 Oh happy day! Oh Christmas Tree! Oh chocolate...yummm! What a fun way to start off with the Lizzie Anne Design Team. Our challenge was to create a card and project featuring one of the amazingly cute holiday sets of cling stamps. My take was a twist on the traditional "Advent Calendar". The pail is full of 25 yummy chocolates wrapped in holiday papers stamped using "Oh Christmas Tree", a great set with a variety of trees in various shapes, sizes, and styles. Fun sentiments and extras are included, and all of this comes in one of Lizzie Anne Designs CD style cases. Nice and slim for easy visibility and storage, and soooo easy to work with! Just place the stamp on an acrylic handle and have great visibility for stamping wherever you want, but with the stability of a rubber stamp. The trees were simply stamped on printed papers and cut out, run through my Corrugator, matted and overlapped on the front and back of the pail. A band of paper edged with a lacy border, and wrapped with a jute tie, adds to the homespun and yet contemporary feel of this little gift.
A computer generated tag attached lets the recipient know the purpose of this treat pail is to relieve the stress of those 25 days leading to Christmas. Or better yet, to prevent the stress! Lol. The greeting card at the bottom of this post was also stamped using the "Oh Christmas Tree" set of stamps from Lizzie Anne Designs. Several scraps of the same holiday papers were adhered in strips along a panel and stamped with a few of the tree images. Part of a Nestie cut scalloped circle was the frame for the sentiment which will have you immediately humming that great holiday song. A thin snowy border was added at the bottom, and black & white polka dot ribbon across the middle both pop these great images. Be sure to check out the treats in store for you from the rest of this amazingly creative team by clicking on their names at the right, and paying a visit to the Lizzie Anne blog and website for more info on these sweetly fun images and the women that create them and the ones that create with of them being ME! May you have a joyous, stress free, creative, and chocolate smeared holiday season!

"Oh Christmas Tree" from Lizzie Anne Designs
Black StazOn ink from Tsukineko
Pastel Lime ColorBox Chalk ink from Clearsnap
Short Pail from Stampendous
white cardstock, print scraps
jute (pail), ribbon (card), buttons
Nestabilities Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles
EK Edger, 1/16" hole punch, 1/8" hole punch
mini chocolate bars (Hershey)


wendyp said...

CHOCOLATE!!! oh boy, do I need some chocolate today!

Pam, this is darling!!! What a "sweet" treat for someone! and LOVE what you've done with the set!!!

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness Pam!!! This is toooo cute to count!! Love it and the images from Lizzie Ann are super darling!!

Have a good day!

Meridith said...

This is such an awesome idea Pam! That's funny we both used the paint bucket...great minds think alike! Way cute project!!!!

joslyn said...

so cute. love the way you stamped over the paper. great projects!!

Tricia Ulberg said...

These are really adorable Pam, I especially love that tree bucket!

Kendra said...

What a fantastic way to use this set ~ I LOVE IT!

anya said...

This is a fantastic project! I love how you decorated the pail, and really, who wouldn't love the gift of chocolate? Great job!

Jen said...

oh, so cute!! this set is one of my FAVORITE sets...i can't wait to bust it out! love the wrapped chocolate...who wouldn't love that!? super!!

Scrappychick said...

Gorgeous card and pail!! I love this new set!!

Deb said...

What a great idea! This is so yummy adorable! Mmmm! I have a few of these pails in my craft closet!