Sunday, December 11, 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas - Day 11


Welcome to the second to last day of the My Creative Time "12 Days of Christmas"!  I can't believe it's almost over, but all of the projects I've made are making me feel pretty ready for Christmas at this point!  If you arrived here from Jeanne,  then you are headed in the right direction.  If not, please start at Emma's blog here.


The other day I watched a One Charming Party video on My Craft Channel, in which they were making Sugar Cookie Truffles.  They looked really yummy, and I couldn't wait to give them a try!  These are a spin on cake pops, but you mix crumbled sugar cookies with a little bit of cream cheese for the center.  I used the recipe that I found here.  I actually found these easier to make than cake pops. For mine, I used homemade sugar cookies, but you can use store-bought ones (that have no sprinkles or frosting on them) or the refrigerated dough as well.


Since I wanted to share some of these with some special crafty friends,  I made a couple of gift boxes using the Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge.  I cut the box and lid at 6 3/4" and adhered a 3 3/4" square of clear cardstock to the inside of the lid.


To make my tag, I used Emma's Curly Label Die and stamped the coordinating frame from Inspiring Words {Accents} stamp set.  The sentiments are from Emma's All Around Christmas stamp set.  I punched a small hole in the tag and tied it, along with a jingle bell, to the twine wrapped around the box.


This was a really quick gift card holder, since I was running out of time when I made it.  But I love how anything you make with Emma's Embossed Gift Card Holder comes out looking so professional!  The paper I used was single sided, so I distressed the white side with brown ink to give it a different look.  "Merry Christmas" is from Emma's Gift Card Sentiments stamp set.  Since the gift card inside was for Hobby Lobby, I just had to add this sentiment from Paper Princess, stamped onto an oval made with Emma's Stitched Oval Die.


Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
Recollections "Sugar Plums" Patterned Paper (red)
Bazzill Basics "Glazed Christmas" Patterned Paper (white)
My Creative Time "Embossed Gift Card Holder," "Curly Label," & "Stitched Oval" Dies
My Creative Time "Build a Banner Kit"
My Creative Time "Gift Card Sentiments," "All Around Christmas," "Paper Princess," & "Inspiring Words {Accents}" Stamp Sets
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, & True Black Ink
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Copic Markers
Trendy Twine
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Button Twine & Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon
Darice Jingle Bells


*** 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Alert ***

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Your next stop is the ever so talented Leanne.  Here's the full line-up, in case you get lost:

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154 comments:

My Creative Time said...

THIS WAS SUCH A PERFECT GIFT!!!;) Those truffles were SOOO YUMMY, I am going to have to try it!!! AWESOME JOB my sweet friend!;)
Big HUGE hugs,
Emma;)

nellie27 said...

I am continually amazed at the beautiful projects and the pretty papers used.
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Beautiful831 said...

Wow, they look so yummy. I want some. Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

tina said...

Love it all. Your packaging and your truffles are beautiful.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Kim44 said...

Wow now I want to try to make these they look so good. I also love the way you packaged them. Great job!!!

Kim
kpedersen44@yahoo.com

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

I love the paper and ribbon you chose to make your projects with, simply perfect! Thanks you for the recipe site!

Debbie H.

niteowlis at clear dot net

pruttybird said...

Definitely going to be trying that recipe. Love the gift box you put them in :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

VICTORIA said...

Love the matching box and gift card. Great job on them both. :)
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

kathlee said...

Not only yummy but very pretty!! Perfect gift!
TFS
Happy Holiday's to You & Yours!
Kathie
kathlee154atgmaildotcom

Craft Me This said...

Looking good. Sure it will taste good too.
craftmethis@gmail.com

Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

Yummy...very pretty!! I am for sure going to try that recipe!!
croptilludrop23@gmail.com

LindaB said...

Great job .
LindaB
top2kop@hotmail.com

Amy said...

Cute box & gift card set! (Candy looks yummy!)
:)Amy
http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
amy.arnold89@comcast.net

Jenn said...

Oh those cake pops look delish! Great gift box and gift card holder! TFS!
hugs, Jenn
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Tracy said...

I just love your project. Everything turned out great! Will have to give that cart a try!

trawat1972@gmail.com

melllisssa said...

What a fabulous gift! Not only would receiving this gift bring a smile to their face, but a smile to their belly as well! I've never heard of a cookie pop, but it doesn't sound like there's much room for error. I love the box with the blue twine as it coordinates with the sprinkles :) Oh, and thank you for including a link to the recipe!

Thanks again!
misshoanggg@gmail.com

Jamie - oohLaLaPaperie said...

wow!! looks so yummylicious!!

Jamie
http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

Very pretty, but what's really got me excited today is the new "cookie ball" recipe! I do the same thing with Oreos but have never tried using sugar cookies. Thank you for a new idea that I can't wait to try. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

mbchoj said...

Thanks for the idea--- now I know what to pack my cookies in for my coworkers.
mbchoj at aol dot com

Vicky said...

hey miss katie
I love your cute projects they look great,
tfs
olivervl at yahoo dot com

Josie0602 said...

Those sound so yummy and I bookmarked the page with the recipe! I love your box and gift card holder!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Pretty and yummy, love that you added the "your craftroom on mine"!!
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Christine said...

Love the sentiment on the gift card tag. And those treats look yummy.

Bex said...

So very pretty; awesome job;o)

bex@
http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

jessica said...

Those look awesome!! Beautiful job on today's project!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Saundra said...

This is a perfect way to package your gifts! Beautiful!!

Hugs,
Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

Kristi said...

Love the packaging! The little tag adds something great to it.
kidshomelove at yahoo.com

Gloria said...

Cute idea!!!!
esquivel865@yahoo.com

Karen said...

They look so yummy. I saved the recipe. Your projects are pretty. I love the papers. TFS!

Kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Tammy said...

Very very cute packaging. I bet they are delicious.

Lala's world said...

I like the treats lol. they look yummy! nice combination.

ghost231985@yahoo.com

grammiej said...

Love your project, so very pretty! Those bonbons look yummy also.
TFS
jashmore1944@att.net

Melissakc1 said...

so pretty, great idea, love, love,love!!
Melissakc1@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

What a beautiful box, the truffles look yummy. Love how the gift card holder matches perfectly. Great gift.

Denise said...

Awesome box! Great little gift idea for the girls at work! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

liz at liz's paper loft said...

yummy! I don't know what to do first...make the truffles or lift your boxes...both are awesome! I wish I didn't miss lunch with you yesterday!

Brenda said...

this is so pretty! I love the red color too!


thanks for sharing!
brwneyes46@gmail.com

Luanne said...

so sweet, yummy and pretty! great gift.

Luanne
myfootahead at gmail dot com
craftersreference.blogspot.com

shelly said...

Beautiful gift! Can't wait to try your cookie truffles!
shellyholsinger@yahoo.com

Brenda said...

Your gift box & gift card holder are too cute!! I just love it!! The truffles look yummy!!

bolvera66@yahoo.com

Cassandra said...

Yummy!! What a great little box. I love being reminded of all the great cuts on carts that you haven't pulled out in awhile. TFS

hugs
Cassandra

CA Scrapper said...

What a great gift. Your treat box is beautiful and the gift card holder is perfect for a crafter!

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

Tammi A. said...

Too cute. Love the box and the gift card

tammi_amata@ameritech.net

Anonymous said...

These look absolutally yumm!

Denise J.
drjohnson0526@gmail.com

Cathie w said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS....SO PRETTY..YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB

CATHIE
SCRAPHAPPYCAT@GMAIL.COM

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

These are Excellent gifts and Yummy looking to. I may have to try this. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

MeMe said...

What a great gift. Going to have to try these.
Pat
plweir1969@yahoo.com

Donna and Sara said...

What a yummy treat, I will have to try these. Love the gift tag too. teachermom5@gmail.com

Angela W. said...

What a great gift brilliant!

CathyinMN said...

Great projects! Thanks for the link for the recipe for the sugar cookie truffles! I'll have to use that sometime soon -- maybe for the little treats I give to neighbors at Christmas. TFS!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Kerry--Momma K said...

Awesome projects. I saw the video for the sugar cookie truffles too and I loved the idea.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

chillin with Quillin said...

there so pretty what a great gift idea!!!!
Paula

janette09 said...

Great gifting project!
Plus you can eat it!
janette09@comcast.net

Missie said...

Very nice! I have made truffels in the past as neighbor gifts. I may have to revisit that Idea after seeing this projects!

Houses Built of Cards said...

YUMMY!!! The box is beautiful...and the contents look so delicious!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

antdoda said...

I love this makes me want to buy the sweet tooth box cartridge!!

scrapaholicjen said...

Love this! And I think I may try that recipe - it looks sooooooo yummy! TFS!!!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Jan said...

Your boxes with the truffles are really pretty. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I am in a cookie exchange and these seem so simple I will have to give these a try.

Jan
bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

Nancy said...

Those look very yummy Miss Katie!!And you dressed them up really well!! And the gc holder turned out beautiful!!! hugs

Nancy

pam said...

nicely done
mygypsierose@sbcglobal.net

Carrie K said...

Oh, those look so yummy!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful project Katie!! I love your adorable gift box and gift card holder! Your truffles sound yummy and may have to try these:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Suzy said...

fabulous box! ;)
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

Christina said...

Wow, I am going to try to make some of those truffles!!

Christina Coen

christina.coen@gmail.com

Savahanna said...

Cute gift set.

Savmora@gmail.com

Regina said...

Love the gift box and tag. I might love the cookie pops if I have time to make some. They look yummy! Regina

Dawn said...

What a lovely gift set. I have to try this recipe! deegeescraps at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Great gift idea! Truffles look so good! I have to try this recipe.
Kelly bloss4@sbcglobal.neet

Lara said...

Thanks for the inspiration!
lclass003 atgmail dot com

Brenda said...

Your truffels look so yummy!! I love the packaging as well as the gift card holder! That sentiment is just perfect!!!
bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. The package and gift card are beautiful.

rumored2b@yahoo.com

Jen said...

What a yummy project!

kissmyjen at gmail.com
justcreativeme.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

This is the perfect gift!! Cute projects!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Scrappin with the bug said...

What a great gift -- oh these look so yummy. I can't wait to make some of these. What a pretty package.

Love the twine - and the cute little paper.

Thanks for sharing
terri_ski at yahoo dot com

Jeri said...

Those sugar cookie truffles look absolutely perfect. I'm going to have to try making some of them along with cake pops. I'm so behind the times. Love the coordinating giftcard holder.

surfnfroggie said...

What wonderful way to present your yummy looking cookie truffles! Great job!surfnfroggie at aol dot com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so beautiful and are going to make great gifts!

Georgi Girl said...

Katie, your gift box of treats and gift card holder are SUPERB!
Hugs,
georgifelix at verizon dot net

Mickey's Craft World said...

WHAT A PERFECT GIFT BOX!!! DO THEY INCLUDE THE GOODIES??? LOL

Mickey

mickeysworld01@comcast.net

Niki said...

So very cute!! When I first saw your box, I thought it was a Martha Stewart box. Great idea to distress the back of the one sided paper for the gift card die.

Niki
billniki@gmail.com

Carol said...

Such a yummy treat gift set TFS

Carol W.
workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this looks yummy and i love the tags!

jeria22@yahoo.com tfs

Micia said...

i love this what a great gift!

Micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

mamawcindy said...

Sugar Cookie Balls!!!! YUM! Going to have to check out that recipe. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Lady Fair said...

Love the box and gift card holder, your papers are beautiful! You have some very lucky friends!

lflinesatcomcastdotnet

pam said...

truffles are certainly easier than the pops...

Linda Harris said...

Great gift boxes!!! Cookie day today at our house. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

Trisha said...

Your cookies look yummy and your gift packaging and tag are beautiful. TFS. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Gina said...

i LOVE the rustic colors! wonderful ideas!
babi96 at aol dot com

Mimi said...

These boxes are beautiful! so glad you are ready for the holidays.

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

Rosie said...

great gift combo!

rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Ester said...

I wll have to try these TFS

esterperez73@yahoo

Jessica said...

I like the treat holder for the truffles, haha. Love both project and match perfect. Thanks for share with us.

lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

Melissa said...

Love it, looks yummy!!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

Adorable! Love it

DawnKathleen said...

Awesome idea!
sdhutch92598@sbcglobal.net

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

I'm going to have to go watch that video, they look sooo yummy & I love sugar cookies! Such a cute box, I'v seen people using this box & I had no idea that cart has such cute boxes! Yours turned out soo cute along with your gift card, I'm a crafty friend aren't I???!!! lol
Puppy Hugs,
Wendy
wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

eva mason said...

This gift is just perfect for my neighbors.
craftkrazy@optonline.net

Java Jen's Creations said...

What a beautiful box and gift card holder! Those treats look really yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

NinaDee said...

Your gift box is simply beautiful...good job!! ninadee@sbcglobal.net

Pam said...

What a great gift, not only a goodie but a gift card too!!
Pam at
http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

Wow, what great projects. Love them all! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Kathy
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

Evelyn said...

Nice presentation with the truffles. Thanks for the recipe.
Evelyn
evl14512@gmail.com

Jen said...

Katie I love it....yummy
Love your gift card holder too..great job!
I would love it if you would stop by and become a follower of my new blog....my other one got hacked...ugh
scdesignbyjen.blogspot.com

hugs,jen

Taylor said...

I can't get over ALL the wonderful ideas you have all shared with us. This is really such pretty gift (oh, and YUMMY!!). Great job!! I also checked out the recipe, and it does seem very simple. Will have to try. Thank you. Hugz:)
DevinTaylorCreations@gmail.com

CREATIVE M said...

What a beautiful gift!! Love it!!!
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

janner said...

They look so yummy! I will make some. You wrapped them beautifully in your gift box. You never disappoint. You're so creative. Did you ever try that letter with your class?
thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

Linda said...

Such a great project for christmas gifting, thanks for a fantastic recipe!
lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

Lisa R. said...

Love window boxes. Great gift idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

- said...

They look super yummy!
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin
thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

Bobbi said...

Very cute looks yummmy.
F.U.N.
Bobbi

Dorcas said...

This is the perfect little present for a sweet friend. Very cute!
I love One Charming Party. Some of the stuff they come up with is very cool.

Dorcas
dtroche@Bellsouth.net

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Your box of truffles look yummers, you did a fantastic job on your projects.
Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dot com

phylw said...

Hi - love the gift box. I have that cartriddge and haven't really known what to do with it but thanks to you I now do!!!
All your projects always look sooo professional. Thanks for all the inspiration. Happy Holidays :)
phylwnek at yahoo dot com

joni said...

Oh my this is so cute!!! I love this!!!! Those truffles look so yummy!! And I love how you decorated it all!! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Candy said...

What a yummy looking treat! I just love how you distressed your gc holder. Awesome!!
Candy
candyyoung826 at msn dot com

Alvina said...

What a beautiful project you did, tfs.

alvinadiaz@msn.com
alvinascreations.blogspot.com

Gloria Westerman said...

Katie these are just to adorable....I love em....would be a prefect host gift....thank you for sharing will be back later to see how to make em...

Megan said...

Your truffles look delicious! Amazing job!

megan.saxe@gmail.com

kramer_buffy said...

thanks for the information on how to make these! they look delicious!

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Richelle said...

Love the gift card die! Thanks for sharing.
Richelle
lilbug1976 at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

They look yummy (gifts and the goodies :) So very thoughtful!

Debbie B.
debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

quilt4fun2 said...

Nice job on your gift boxes...your treats look yummy! True that Emma's gift card holder are fast and pretty. She has great stamps and dies.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Mrsro said...

What a fab, creative project!! This is fantastic....and a recipe idea to boot. So happy to have found your blog thru MCT. Thx for the great ideas!

RLS Innovations said...

Cute gift box and card and those truffles sound delicious.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Danielle Lee said...

What a perfect gift! They look beautiful! Going to have to check out the recipe. I had no idea there was clear card stock either. Thanks for sharing!

joanieg said...

Beautiful packaging using wonderful twine!! The truffles look delicious!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

JoanieG

marg0006 said...

YUM. My mouth is watering just looking them. What a super tasty gift.
marg0006@verizon.net

Marissa said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

Rebecca said...

Such a great idea! .. they look yummy too!

rebecca_k81 at hotmail dot com

Dottie W. said...

They sound great!! And super cute box :)

brittmartin0910 said...

I love your treat box holder and your gift card holder. Thank you for sharing.
brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

lindagk23 said...

Your boxes are adorable! And they are perfedt for the sugar cookie truffle.

Shanna Wilson said...

I love one charming party super cute I love the box
TFS
Shanna
Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

~ Lori ~ said...

The box is just too adorable! What a fun gift!

Lori
Bloggin The Crafts
lori at true dungeon dot com

Miriam Prantner said...

Those look delicious! What a cute little gift ensemble! Love the little tag on the box!

ScrappinT said...

The box and matching gift card is a great idea! The truffles look yummy too!

Jeanne said...

These just look too perfect to eat! I love that Sweet Tooth cartridge. and I love the way you did these boxes. Fabulous job!

CraftsManda said...

WOW! What a darling box. I love the gift card holder, too. This is such a great project!!

at home ink at q dot com

Sue D said...

Perfect box and tag for your yummy truffles. Great gift card holder too.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

callyannc said...

Yummy! Too cute box and holder! CallyAnn
callyannc@live.com

Glora said...

These look so yummy and your boxes are PERFECT!!!! Ooh yet another fabulous idea to try out! You are seriously SO amazing! Thanks for all of your incredible projects! Hugs- Glora

2LilPrincesses said...

YUMMY!!! this looks great!!

candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

That is just lovely. TFS.
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

This is a fantastic idea!! TFS!!
papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

elwalten said...

Love the matching box and gift card. What a great idea!! Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

SQ said...

Beautiful gift.
sarah.quillen@gmail.com

Denise G said...

Love this. I am going to try your recipe for the sugar cookie truffles. I am going to have to try out your box too. I have that cartridge, but need to sit down and play with it more.

http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

FMonty said...

That looks GOOOODDDD :) TFS such a wonderful treat!!!
fmadera75atgmaildotcom

Ashley Nicole said...

They look yummy and I love the gift card holder.
Ashley
glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com

Shana said...

love all the projects, you guys have done a great job! shanasewing@yahoo.com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cute way to decorate treat boxes! TFS.

coupondenise at live dot com

Live Love and Scrap said...

LOVE them...and the goodies look sooooo yummo!!!

hugs,
Sarah
liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

Addicted Scrapper said...

Perfect YUMMY gift

Alina
alina.luis@live.com