The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Sunday, November 13, 2011

DeNami Anything But a Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the DeNami Design Anything But a Card Blog Hop! Hopefully, you've arrived here by way of Wendy Harrill's blog, Confessions of a DeNami Addict. If so, you are on the right track! If not, you'll want to head over to the DeNami blog to start the blog hop at the beginning. (And remember, if you get lost along the way, you can always head over to the DeNami blog to get pointed in the right direction.)

This month's blog hop is all about non-card projects!! Hop along for some great inspiration and comment along the way for a chance at some free DeNami products! Here are the details:

When: The blog hop starts on November 13 at 6 AM, PDT. However, you have until November 14, 2011, 11:59 pm PDT, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Why: To be inspired by non-card creations featuring DeNami Design stamps and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

Prizes: DeNami is giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to their website! They'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random blog hop participant (DT members not eligible) and then they'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!



As much as I love making and sending cards, I am a bit of a two-timer. You see, I also love making and giving little gifts to folks I appreciate. But as I'm sure you know, buying gifts can really add up. So I like to concentrate on finding just a little something and then using my papercrafting know-how to spruce it up into a fabulous and thoughtful gift that really wows the recipient and makes them feel special--even if it is an inexpensive chocolate treat, cocoa envelope, tea bag, microwave popcorn packet, etc.

For today's non-card project, I'm sharing a little harvest-themed truffle box I made and gave to a friend when she invited me to lunch last month.
I used a fabulous printable truffle box template that I found on Splitcoast last month. It's the perfect size for two Ferrero Rocher chocolates. (A couple of Lindor truffles would also fit inside nicely!)
I used not one, not two, but THREE different DeNami Design stamps for this project:
  1. Small Jack O'Lantern (masking out his sweet little face)
  2. Wheat Stalks
  3. Small Swirl Corner
I printed the template directly onto a sheet of cardstock, cut it out, scored the fold lines, and folded up the box so that the printed lines of the template are on the inside of the truffle box. My sweet little pumpkin was colored with colored pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits and paper blending stumps.

When I had completely decorated my little box, I simply popped in two chocolates and tied a bit of Mandarin baker's twine from The Twinery around the box, and I was DONE!
Before you hop off to your next stop on the blog hop, be sure to leave a comment here for a chance at some free DeNami products. Then head on over to visit talented DT member Wendy Elliot at her Created by Wendy blog for her awesome anything-but-a-card project!

Thanks for stopping by today for a little slice of bliss!
Emily

59 comments:

Dana said...

Oh Emily, your truffle box is just darling! I love the scrolls in the corners and the wheat stalks. SO fun.

Barb said...

this is so pretty...perfectly stamped and colored! love it :)

Karen said...

Love it! Such a great idea and so beautiful.

Lisa said...

Ooohhhh Emily...LOVE this!!! What a SUPER sweet little gift box. AWESOME job :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Emily, this is absolutely fantastic!!!! Love your stamping! I will have to check out that pattern!

Tenia Nelson said...

So love this dearie!!!! I gotta so check out the pattern!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Michele Gross said...

Emily! This is a fantastic project! Love all the fabulous design elements and the wonderful way you've highlighted the stamps :) Gorgeous!!

Colleen said...

What an absolutely gorgeous decorated little box...

Marisa said...

Totally darling little gift box. Love the insides too ;)

Rochelle said...

You had me at chocolate! The embellished box is swell too!

Sarah said...

Emily--this is so wonderful! I will be caseing this forsure--love, love, love anything to put chocolate in :)

Annette said...

what a fun idea...thanks for sharing..

Lin said...

LOVE this!!! The colors, the design, the idea - thanks! :)

lisa arana said...

Fabulously yummy!

Brenda Lee said...

Fantastic Truffle Box. I love the Wheat Stalks on the side of the box.

Tanya said...

Simply beautiful! I love your box, it is so elegant. I know your friend will appreciate it!

Lisa Petrella said...

What a GORGEOUS truffle box and PERFECT gift for a friend!!! I LOVE the images you chose, your color palette and the twine!!! And thanks for the heads up about the box template!!! Just might have to make one of these in the near future!

Karen B. said...

Oh Emily this box looks so cute! What a perfect way to house and share those yummy truffles.

Rookie said...

Such a sweet little gift Emily - so pretty :)

Marilize
{marilize.paulsen@gmail.com}

Kristy Smith said...

Emily this is ADORABLE! I love the box -- you could do so many great things with this template! Thanks SO much for sharing!!! =D

Colleen Dietrich said...

Dynamite box, Emily! (wait'll you see my sorry boxes I posted today; you just blew mine away! LOL)

Great colors, great stamps, perfect little jewel of a box.

laceyrane said...

love that tiny box.. and my favorite candy too! tfs

Amy Smidebush said...

WOW!!! That is the perfect little gift and gift box! How lovely!

Rae Ann said...

Such an adorable little box. Love the details in the trim and the stamps you chose.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so pretty, Emily! You always make the best treat boxes. I need to experiment more with templates. ;)

Indy said...

What a lovely gift box!

Wendy aka Cheeky said...

I love giving little inexpensive gifts too and this one is PERFECT! So glad that you shared!

The Wolverina /// said...

I think this is one of the best blog hops so far! So many cute projects and this one is just adorable!! I love the design you used with the Wheat Stalks and Swirl Corners! Have a Happy ThankXgiving!!

wearestampers said...

LOVE your sweets box Emily! Will have to get that template!!
Pam

Benzi said...

Emily, what a darling box. I absolutely love the stamps you used. That wheat stamp and the swirls around the pumpkin are just so pretty. Super project.

Tina M said...

Ohh my, how utterly darling!! TFS :)

Terria said...

great box such a great office gift.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness, I love this precious truffle box! So creative and Yum! I would want to receive this little treasure!

Candycat said...

Love this idea...it always helps to know what one puts inside these clever little gifty boxes and pillows and whatnot. Very nice.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a fabulous goodie box!

Kimberly said...

So cute! I love this little box. I will have to try to make some! Thanks for sharing!

Glenda J said...

Beautiful box! Brilliant! Love the tag on top. Thanks for playing along!

Lindsey Wood said...

That is so pretty! What a perfect little gift for a thank you or a birthday! I love the swirl corners!

Linda R. said...

Oh I just love this cute little box.. perfect in every way! No better way to dress up candy!!

Hugs, Linda

bckctrygrl said...

Super cute!!!

Cynthia B. said...

yum! For the truffles themselves, and for this cute box! Love that swirl coner stamp, and the twine is a great finishing touch.

Sue Lelli said...

Emily, I would invite you to lunch if the Thank You is a sweet treat like this! LOVE the stamping on the sides and the scallop! LOVE the pumpkin on top! FAB project!

Heidi said...

Delicious! Love the colors you picked, and such a nice fall-themed gift!

Scrapalajen said...

Emily, this is too toot delicious. Wouldn't mind sharing with me will ya?

Suzanne Bier said...

Beautiful gift idea! Simply gorgeous!

sharon g said...

What a great idea for friends or goody boxes.

ann said...

This would be so beautiful to use as place cards on Thanksgiving.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Your truffle box is simply darling! Love your colors, and the simitry of your design! ;o)

Meg said...

What a perfect little gift box! I love the flourishes you added to it. Plus I'm pretty sure it's one truffle for the box, one truffle for the stamper, one truffle for the box..., so that's a project I can get behind.

HockeyScrap said...

Very cute design on the box. Masking the jack-o-lantern stamp is a great way to get two holidays from one stamp.
dbonczek@comcast.net

Kimberley Jackson-Brown said...

This is so AWESOME!

onecraftymama said...

Two-timer? The shame! Tsk, tsk :)
Love how cute this is - and I'm with Meg, definitely my style of packing treats :)

Laurie said...

Emily this is so pretty! WOW! What a fun little gift!

Bonnie said...

What a sweet treat box!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my gosh, I love this Emily. How cute and it stashes my favorite candy...lol You did an awesome job with this one. I love it. I don't remember if I have thanked you for my pretty card. I have lost my mind and expect to get it back in a week or so once the meds where off...lol If I didn't mention it, I wanted to tell you how sweet you are to send it to me and how much it lifted my spirits. Thanks you so much.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Emily Leiphart said...

I haven't been by in a while but I hope your wrist is doing a lot better! I hope Thanksgiving was wonderful and I love this beautiful gift box. Take care, Emily!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a sweet treat box....

I have been MIA.....and it looks like you are too...hope all is okay

Kary said...

What a sweet treat box!! You decorated it so beautifully. Great job!!

Beate said...

That's a darling box. Love how you filled it. :)
Hugs and smiles