Thursday, December 26, 2013

PTI December Blog Hop

*Note: this is my second post for today. 
Please scroll down to see my post for this week's Case Study.


It's time once again for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop.
This month's challenge was "Tied Up with String."

Since I hosted my husband's family for supper yesterday, I decided to have some fun with the place settings.
To start, I had bought a mould to use for making almond bark.
I wrapped a piece for everyone in clear plastic wrap and then slid them into white paper bags.
I tied each bag up with some red & white baker's twine and added a tag.

Each tag was made using pure poppy card stock & the Tag Sale 7 die.
Then I used the stamps and dies from Two Feet Deep to decorate them.
(Since most of the family spent a few hours in the afternoon cross-country skiing, this set seemed appropriate.)

And, for each person's name, I used a Wplus9 banner die with true black card stock, on which
I stamped with PTI's Antique Alphabet stamp set in versa mark and heat embossed in white.

I made four tags with skis....





Four with snowshoes...




And four with sleds....





Thanks for looking!

43 comments:

Kara said...

these are awesome, leigh!

Lynn said...

Leigh, You knocked the challenge out of the park. These are all fabulous and I'm sure the bark was eaten in no time!

Alanna said...

What darling tags. So cute.

Joni nina Andaya said...

So Awesome Leigh! Love those treat bags!!!

~amy~ said...

Such fun place setting treats for your family! Really fun idea!

A Crafty Person said...

wonderful tags! you have been very busy once again. WOW!

Michelle said...

These are so sweet, Leigh!

artful-notions said...

Creative times 10! LOVE! Bet the whole table was a festive sight too! The way you staged the place setting is super fun!

Dru said...

What a great idea - very pretty!

Julia Aston said...

These are SO fun! love the skis, snowshoes and sleds!

Laura Jane said...

Your table must have been LOVELY!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love love

Joyce said...

What a festive and fun place setting.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a great idea...and beautiful, too! I'll bet your table looked fabulous IRL!

Rhonda said...

Busy, busy girl!! Great bags and I bet the goodies inside were fabulous.

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful table setting Leigh!

Connie MacFarlane said...

These are fabulous Leigh! What a wonderful treat for your family.

Tracey McNeely said...

Awesome Leigh, Merry Christmas!

Martha said...

What darling creations, Leigh!
Beautifully done!

Luanne said...

This has to be an all time favorite set. 😍. I love the skis stamped in gray, more like the metal ones you see today. Awesome gifts for all!

alexandra s.m. said...

Wonderful!
Thank You so much for sharing your beautiful ideas and projects Leigh!
Happy Boxing Day!

Inkyfingers said...

These are fabulous Leigh and I bet everyone loved them.
Merry Christmas
Carol x

Cindy H. said...

Leigh, what a wonderful idea and they all look so festive!

Miriam Prantner said...

these are wonderful! Such a pretty place setting!

Karen C. said...

Great idea to create a candy treat along with the place cards. Love the use of grey, white and red - it looks very sophisticated!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Clever idea! Those treat bags sure are pretty!

Stacy said...

Fun place settings, so festive :)

Cornelia W said...

Love those place settings! They look so festive!

Kathryn A said...

Hi Leigh. These are terrific tags! Love the theme, and what's inside them, too! What treat for your family.

cm said...

Your tags/settings are absolutely stunning; perfect packaging for your delicious treats! Gorgeous!
c

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Very clever Leigh! Love the place settings!

craftmates said...

Great idea. Beautiful place settings. - Irma

Carolanne said...

These favors are the cutest things! And the almond bark inside is just the icing on the cake :-)

Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE LURVE LURVE!!!!!!

Helen F. said...

Super fun idea, Leigh! I just love all of your place setting tags~so very festive :-)
Hope you and your family had a Blessed Christmas

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! This is too CUTE!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Lisa said...

Oooooh these are all fantastic Leigh!! Bet your family love them too!!

Marybeth said...

Love all of these Leigh! They turned out beautifully and I bet they were well loved. I see lots of work went I to these.
Merry Christmas!

Sadie said...

Your tags are such a perfect idea. Love your red and sleigh theme! I'll bet they were enjoyed by all. I'm thinking your table looked very festive!

Steph Hilt said...

A true crafter never let's an opportunity to craft slip by! Any photos of your table with all these lovely tags Leigh? They are all just perfect. Great take on the challenge!

bjmartin said...

These are really cute Leigh! Such a fun way to dress up your table!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous tags Leigh. The traditional colors look great... and I love those images and the little banners with the names! So creative.

Kim S said...

Brilliant! What fun and festive tags!!