Friday, November 04, 2011

{ Handmade Holidays Blog Hop }

Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!

Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!


To sweeten to Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! To find out how you can earn extra entries please visit Clearsnap blog.


*NEW* Design Adhesives - Fly Away
Design Adhesives by Memory Box Collection - Oh Joy!
Designer Foils - Seaport and Irish Eyes
Smooch Spritz in Green Olive, Ginger Ale, Sea Breeze, and Holly Berries
ColorBox Molding Mat - Plaid
Mix'd Media Inx by Donna Salazar in Denim, Truffle, and Honey
Memory Essentials Handle
Fairy Dust Glitter by Donna Salazar in Pralines & Cream
ColorBox Pigment Stamp Pad in Frost White
Rollagraph Jumbo Wheel - Snow
Sparkle Fibers in Marine
Embossing Powder in Blue
Glitter in Winter Frost

Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!

Daniela Dobson – Clearsnap ***you are here***


Today I am sharing with you how to make this little gift box and the gifts inside.



I started by making the chocolates. I used Snowflakes Lollipop Mold, Sprinkles and White Chocolate. Make chocolate snowflakes according to package directions, except don't add the lollipop sticks. These are so easy and fast. I made a lollipop hearts bouquet several years ago, another wonderful gift idea.


Now, the box.


1. Cover the snowflake chipboard with Clearsnap ColorBox Pigment Stamp Pad: Frost White.  No paint needed here. This is how white this pad is.
2. Sprinkle with Clearsnap Top Boss Embossing Powder: Opalescent Clear and heat emboss.
3. Spray the snowflake with Clearsnap Smooch Spritz: Silver Foil. Set aside.


4. Lay 5 pieces of tissue paper (I used 4 x 5 inches). Accordion fold and tie with The Twinery Baker's Twine: Stone in the center. Cut the ends into a point. I had some tulle laying around so I added some of that, as well. Gently fan out each side and pull all the layers up, starting with the top layer. You don't have to be perfect.
5. Spray the flower with Clearsnap Smooch Spritz: Silver Foil.
6. Make a little pom pom by wrapping twine around your fingers. Tie in the center and snip the loops.
7. Adhere the pom pom to the flower center. Adhere the flower to the snowflake base.


8. Measure the top of your box and cut cardstock to fit. I left about 1/8 inch edge all the way around.
10. Adhere SuperTape 1/4" by Therm O Web around the lid.
11. Add The Twinery Baker's Twine: Stone around the lid using tape as a guide. Start at the top and work your way down. Cut twine between rows. 


12. Spray white tag with Clearsnap Smooch Spritz: Silver Foil. Die cut snowflake. Add Clearsnap Glue Gloss to the snowflake and sprinkle with Clearsnap Fairy Dust Glitter: Sugar Shimmer.
13. Attach snowflake to the tag with a brad.
14. Cut Parchment Paper to 4 1/4 x 10 inches. Fold in half and machine stitch the sides. That is the size I needed for these chocolate snowflakes, but you can make any size that you need. Place snowflake chocolate in each bag, fold at the top and tie with The Twinery Baker's Twine: Stone.


I added tiny pearls to the snowflake with Zots For Bling Adhesive Dots by Therm O Web. I adhered the snowflake to the box using Zots Adhesive Dots by Therm O Web.


The little packages fit perfectly inside. I just love how everything worked out. 



I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.


Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!
Happy Hopping!


211 comments:

  1. OMGeeee, Daniela, can I be on your Christmas gift list? LOL Love this soooo much!! SO frosty and gorgeous!

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  2. Another Beautiful Creation. I love Winter.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  3. Deb Fagnant6:38 AM

    Thanks for sharing - instructions are so detailed, and they are so elegant!

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  4. CUTE gift idea and WOW!!! What a prize:)

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  5. What a fabulous and pretty project my friend!!

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  6. Wow. Such a cool color combo. Thanks for the chance to win with the handmade holiday blog hop.

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  7. wow, and wow again. fantastic

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  8. Love your project!

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  9. Love all the white and gray, what a great gift!

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  10. Your snowflakes are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  11. Anonymous9:06 AM

    Fantastic project and thanks for the chance to win on the Handmade Blog hop.

    SheronN

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  12. Love all the ideas & this blog hop!

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  13. This is beautiful! And thanks for such clear instructions!

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  14. so pretty! I love the colors you used & how you used The Twinery's stone twine!

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  15. What a "sweet" project and gift idea! I love it, it's just gorgeous!

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  16. How inspiring! Lovely shades of silver and gray! Thanks.

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  17. What a cute idea! Love the cookie packages....and the cookies! Your box looks fabulous.

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  18. Your box is beautiful,such a wonderful way to present the chocolate snowflakes inside.

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  19. Love the idea with dotted roller. I wish I had the same to make the backgrounds with)) very good project you made)

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  20. There are so many cute ideas in this project I don't know where to start! I think my favorite is the white chocolate snowflakes in their beautiful wrappings, but the box you made for them is awesome, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Paper crafts and cookies. Double yum! Thanks for letting me hop with you.

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  22. your package is beautiful!

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  23. love the stone twine with all the glitter..gorgeous.

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  24. loving all these great gift ideas, your box and candies are fabulous!

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  25. Wow! Beautiful. A very delightful package anyone would be happy to open up. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  26. What a unique idea! Love it!

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  27. Very nice winter works! Love the big snowflake!

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  28. What a lovely sparkly idea!

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  29. I really do like the silver and white colors together. (and if you have any extra chocolates, I'll be more than happy to take those off your hands!)

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  30. What a beautiful idea! I would not have thought of making my own little bags for the snowflake chocolates - brilliant! Thanks for so many great ideas and for the chance to win some great products.

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  31. Love the fancy cuttest and awesome design.

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  32. What a great idea. Elegant to look and tasty inside. My kind of gift.

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  33. wonderful idea.. happy hopping :)

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  34. How elegant is your gift.This would make me feel special.

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  35. Your Gift Box is so Beautiful! Love what you did with the Twine! Thanks for Sharing your talents with us! :0)

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  36. Dreaming of a White Christmas!!! TFS your creativity and tutorial with us all today :)

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  37. Adorable little project! Thank you!

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  38. oooo yum! Love the frosty packaging, beautiful!

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  39. So fabulous! Thanks for the tip on making the pom pom.

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  40. Wow this is the Best Supper beautiful. I love the colors and the paper is so cool with the Dots you added. and the snowflakes are perfect. everything is great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    www-anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  41. Ah, snowflakes! I love winter! Cool project!

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  42. love the gift ideas

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  43. Beautiful, Beautiful.. love your project and really want one of those cookies.. yum!!

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  44. Simply stunning! What a lovely idea for presenting the chocolates.

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  45. What a beautiful box for such yummy cookies! All the sparkely silver detail is fabulous! Great Job!

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  46. Cindie R12:50 PM

    OMGoodness, these are beautiful and yummy!

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  47. Gorgeous ideas! I would love to try clearsnap products!

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  48. Noreen Johnson1:09 PM

    Just love all the pretty ideas I am finding on the hop.

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  49. This is a beautiful color palette, the winter white with that little bit of blue shine is GREAT. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. What a wonderful creation you made, love the box and the candy idea, thank you so much for sharing them.

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  51. what a beautiful gift set! and your chocolates are gorgeous, I have not made any in years, thanks for the inspiration!

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  52. you can send me a box of these anytime and twice for my birthday, love this idea
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  53. You did an AWESOME job!! Would love to receive this little gift box!! TFS! Charlotte

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  54. That is a gorgeous card! Hoping to be the lucky recipient of your prize pkg!

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  55. Love your gift box and what a great and fun sweet treat for a friend!!

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  56. I LOVE this snowflake box!!!! You did a great job on this project!!!!

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  57. What an ADORABLE gift -- LOVE your box TOTALLY!!!

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  58. LOOOOVE your projects you put so much work into all of this and it shows.. love the colors and the cookies look so yummy! tfs.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  59. Oh, I love the mostly white box and great idea for a way to make a simple gift look beautiful.

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  60. Beautiful gift box and tag! I'm partial to snowflakes anyway.

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  61. I love anything with snowflakes! Thank you for the directions.

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  62. Love the snowflakes!

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  63. What a lovely box. Those chocolates look yummy. TFS.

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  64. How elegant and beautiful. Has a true wintery look. Someone is going to be very lucky to receive your little gift box. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  65. ok, next to the twinery twine, the clearsnap stuff is definitely my favorite. Beautiful creatiions!

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  66. this is such a perfect little favor gift idea!! so sparkly and gorgeous!

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  67. OMG that is just stunning! I love the snowflake, pom pom and the colors! Thanx for the inspiration.

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  68. I am baking Christmas cookies for gifts this year...your packaging idea is just gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. c'est magnifique, bises

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  70. Beautiful package and great gift. I love to get one of these.

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  71. Fabulous and love the center of the snowflake with the twine...great idea!

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  72. love to try this

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  73. Love your cookie packages all wrapped up in twine! So super-cute!

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  74. I would love to get a gift in your beautiful box. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  75. Eileen Doane4:32 PM

    beautiful!!

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  76. I just love this!!!! TFS!!!!!!
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  77. That sure looks delish!

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  78. Great creations!!! Great tutorial also!

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  79. What a wonderful idea for packaging homemade goodies.

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  80. The box is adorable! AND the pearls are a nice touch,. Graphic45sent me. :)

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  81. Yummy all around! Love the whole darn thing, and I'm pinning that pom-pom b/c I have got to try that!

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  82. Lovely gift set and such a wonderful way to package your holiday treats!

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  83. So beautiful....I love how you used the diecuts and the twine to make a really unique snowflake!

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  84. That chocolate looks delicious!!! and so pretty!

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  85. Lorraine G5:30 PM

    Great gift giving project, and yummy too!!

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  86. Wow! I love the detail on the gift box. So pretty! Thank you for sharing. Loving this blog hop!

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  87. Cute gift box! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  88. great job Daniela! love the use of twine!

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  89. Such a fantastic tutorial for a beautiful project- love it
    Thanks for the inspiration

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  90. Beautiful creation!

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  91. Lovely box, so crisp and shimmery!

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  92. That's so pretty! Love the gray and white twine.

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  93. Great project ideas and easy to follow. Thanks!

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  94. Daniella this is just awesome! Not only beautiful box decor, crisp, clean simply gorgeous but then you have a recipe for a lovely treat and the wrapping for it here too. Well this is fantastic! Such a great set of ideas. I love such inspiring people. Thanks for helping make this Handmade Holiday Blog Hop Fantastic!

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  95. This is absolutely exquisite and YUM, those cookies!

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  96. So pretty and the little packages that fit into the little box... how cute is that?

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  97. I just love this box and who can not love a snowflake. I love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. Fabulous! The box -- and what's inside... beautiful.

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  99. First let me say that I love your orange nails!! :) The box is beautiful!! Who wouldn't love this gift! TFS!

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  100. Thanks for sharing.

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  101. Wow, that's fabulous!! I love it. :)

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  102. You are so talented! Love your project. TFS.

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  103. Holy Moly, that is so darn cute!
    Love it. THe snowflakes are so darn yummy looking! Wonderful total package!

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  104. Very pretty!
    bermudachinagirl@gmail.com

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  105. Adorable gift box!!

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  106. beautiful gift wrapping!

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  107. Love the silver color

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  108. Anytime someone suggests crafting with chocolate, well, you have a new bff.

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  109. The box and treats are awesome!

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  110. who wouldn't love the receive this, so elegant~

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  111. What a charming box and the treats are adorable -super gift idea!

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  112. Mmmmm, yummy chocolate! I'm going to have to run to the store tomorrow and get the stuff to make those snowflake candies. The box is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! What an elegant way to give the snowflake chocolates as little gifts.

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  113. Yummy! Who doesn't love chocolate in a pretty package.

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  114. Love the creations, and the pic tutorial. the box is gorgeous, and the treats inside are just the icing on the cookie =) thank you for sharing and the chance to win. graphic 45 says Hi =)

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  115. Great gift box and the candy look yummy.

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  116. Love your elegant snowflake box & snowflake cookies!

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  117. Lovely! What a special treat!
    DeniseB

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  118. Luv your frosty yumminess! Luvin' your blog! Following via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

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  119. oh wow! I love the all the silver and white. Looks so beautiful and sophisticated!

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  120. I love your beautiful snowflake! I love the way you used the twine for the center.

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  121. how did you know i love snowflakes? love it. can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

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  122. Love your project and the detailed instructions. Thanks so much for sharing such a great gift idea. :)
    Beth Anne in PA
    woody42997 at aol dot com

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  123. Can I get a gift box from you??? Beautiful! Best of an amazing hop!

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  124. OMG-this is stunning!I'm speechless it's so gorgeous!

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  125. Gasp -- homemade chocolates in a handmade box with glittering snowflake? WOW!

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  126. ohhhh ahhhh - LOVE the tone on tone white with the bling of silver! Smashing!
    kacee

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  127. Wow Daniela! This is gorgeous - everything - the chocolates (yum) to the tag and everything in between! I love it all! Thanks for the tutorial :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  128. Judy P.2:02 AM

    Thanks for sharing your talent

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  129. Beautiful Presentation! I love the treat Box Idea and Matching cookies!
    Thanks for The Inspiration!

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  130. This is beautiful! I'm speechless it's so gorgeous!

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  131. I am dying to make one of those flowers with the twine pom pom!

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  132. Stacy S4:43 AM

    I LOVE the tissue paper flower and pom pom!! So so cute! And I also really loved the several rows of twine around the edge of the box lid--what a nice extra touch that added.

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  133. Thanks for the how to on this delicious box!
    Come by for a visit...
    http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/11/wacky-doodle-wednesday-and-giveaway.html

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  134. So frosty and fun! I love the sparkle on the container and tag...even the treats are glittered! My kind of project! :D
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  135. A beautiful and tasty treat!!!

    Thank you for sharing your tutorial :)

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  136. These are beautiful- and yummy too!

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  137. wow! i don't know anyone who wouldn't want one of these cookies. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  138. Such a beautiful project! Love the tutorial :)

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  139. I love your box...so elegant. I love the white on white. TFS.

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  140. Love it! Fantastic project!

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  141. Superb! Love it Daniela!

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  142. So pretty! I love the silver & white together...totally classic!

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  143. Yummy gifts and shimmery tag! Awesome.

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  144. Anonymous11:04 AM

    What a lovely box. Elegant with each detail! Lovely!

    Tinalala
    tmjl22@aol.com

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  145. G45 sent me. Terrific project. Really like the twine flower. I will be doing that for sure. Great Homemade Holiday blog hop.

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  146. Super pretty!! hopped over from holiday hop!!

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  147. OH this is too cool! Love that twine flower! Thanks for sharing how to make! On my to-do list for sure!!

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  148. So cute project!! Thanks a lot for the inspiration!! Love the combinations of colors! Hugs.. Maggy :)

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  149. sweet idea! thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  150. What a beautiful gift! I LOOOOOOOOOVE the twine pom pom and I LOVE the glitter--beautiful all around:) Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  151. TIFFANY MURPHY4:20 PM

    OMG! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. GREAT IDEA.

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  152. Beautiful cookie gift! Having fun learning new things and visiting sites!

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  153. gorgeous card. Love the silver.

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  154. Simply beautiful! Thanks!

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  155. this was an awesome tutorial! I knowing me i would burn the chocolate so I would totally substitute for generic cookies, but still i love everything about this!

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  156. Love these snowflakes, what a sweet gift...

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  157. What a clever gift idea. I would be incredibly tempted to gobble up all the choccies myself though - teehee.

    Loving this hop :)

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  158. beautiful project!

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  159. So many versatile ideas! Hats off to you.

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  160. beautiful gift package idea

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  161. Great projects. I love the silver and white colour scheme, it makes everything seem so elegant.

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  162. Beautiful! Great blog hop!

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  163. So, so sophisticated! Thanks for Sharing!

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  164. What a great idea and such a beautiful presentation! I have given cookies, but never thought to make my own chocolates like that. Thanks for the idea, the blog hop and the giveaway!

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  165. I am late commenting for Day 1, but Day 2 is completed. These are wonderful. As always, these hops are so inspirational. G45 and Clearsnap sent me. Thanks for giving us a chance to win. Good Luck everyone. TFS

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  166. Gorgeous! Love the twine accents on the box too! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

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  167. Beautiful snowflakes--the candy and the packaging!

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  168. love that little pom pom! thank you for sharing your projects today!

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  169. LOVE the idea. I am thinking of doing baking for christmas... but chocolate would last longer and that wrapping is to die for

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  170. Wow unique project. TFS

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  171. I love your little gift, it's so cute and looks soo yummy. Thanks so much for sharing.


    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  172. What a great tutorial... I'd love to get this box of candy with the amazing snowflake on top!!!! TFS!

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  173. Your box turned out amazing. TFS?

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  174. Great idea. Love the snowflake! Thanks for sharing.

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  175. Sich a LOVELY idea, and your photos and instructions are SO GOOD! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  176. Yummy gift idea!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  177. Anonymous11:32 AM

    Such a good idea and yummy. Thanks for sharing . Well done . France

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  178. THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the ISPIRATION and the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  179. Great box and deliciousness inside.
    Blessings,
    Peggy Allen

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  180. Wow! Amazing project you shared with us. Thank you!!
    txjennywren.blogspot.com

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  181. Cute!!! Neshie- Venetia Holbrook.

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  182. Wonderful project!

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  183. Yum, love these, quite the presentation too!

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  184. Shari B6:01 PM

    Great project!

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  185. This blog hopping has allowed me to meet many new creators, and your work is one of them! Thank you!

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  186. Thanks for the detailed instructions. Love the finished project.

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  187. Fabulous box!! I LOVE the snowflake!!

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  188. What a yummy gift!!!

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  189. I love how you used the snowflake theme. I never thought of making small tissue pom flowers. We made large ones for my daughters wedding this past summer. They are so easy.

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  190. awesome job Daniela. thanks for the tutorial!

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  191. lovely idea Thank you

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  192. wow. wow. wow. that is absolutely beautiful gift. Lots of great ideas you used in the project - great pictures and how to's ... tfs.

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  193. omgosh, i really love that pom pom you made!

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  194. What a beautiful gift-so much care and detail!!

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