Christmas on Repeat – M&Ms Treat Tubes

Every Christmas I end up making treat tubes because they are just so irresistible!  Who doesn’t love chocolate & cute characters???

They are always popular – just ask Helen from my Tuesday class!

This is my 2015 line-up, starting with a quick punch art reindeer. With the addition of the Tree Builder punch to the range, it’s now even easier to make antlers for your reindeer.

Just cut the middle branch from the tree trunk and you have perfect antlers (or leave the middle branch in for a fuller antler finish!).  Add a legless owl & eyes from the Owl Builder punch, and a sparkly 1/2″ circle nose and your punch art reindeer is done!

Christmas Treat Tubes with M&Ms: Reindeer punch art. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Christmas Treat Tubes with M&Ms: Reindeer punch art. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you’re not a fan of punch art (or want to make lots of these little cuties), the Snow Place stamp set and coordinating Snow Friends framelits make super easy toppers.  I used the penguins with a Christmas hat & candy cane, but the snowman would also look great!

Christmas Treat Tubes with M&Ms: Snow Place & Friends Penguin. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Christmas Treat Tubes with M&Ms: Snow Place & Friends Penguin. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

With Christmas being all about sparkle, I couldn’t resist a glittery version using the soon to be retired Black Glimmer paper…

Christmas Treat Tubes with M&Ms: Snow Place & Friends Sparkly Penguin. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The hardest part about making these is keeping the M&M supply a secret from Mr Papercraft.  Yes, he steals my craft chocolate! Maybe because there’s no calories in craft chocolate???  Kelly x

What you’ll need…

Product List – Reindeer Topper

Product List – Christmas Penguin Topper

Product List – Sparkly Penguin Extras

The OnStage 2015 Swaps I received…

Part of the fun of swapping samples at Stampin’ Up! events is getting back lots of gorgeous creations.  I made & gave out 40 little Tic Tac boxes and received lots in return … too many to show them all here.  But I wanted to share a few of my favourites from the day.

If you’d like to find out more about the creators of these lovely designs, I have linked to their Stampin’ Up! page (if they have one) under their project below.  Kelly x

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Pat Carr – Lighthearted Leaves Christmas Card.
OnStage 2015 swap made by Yvonne Pree.
Yvonne Pree – Tie Dye Land to Sea Turtle Card
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Lisa Harrison – merry & bright glittery Christmas card
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Fiona Ramage – Sleigh Ride Glimmer Christmas Tag
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Lisa Claridge – Snow Place Christmas table setting
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Denise Buetler – Coffee Bag Pouch
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Tracy Grant – Mini Tic Tac Lego box

 

Snow Place {or mine}?

I am traditionally against snow themed Christmas sets.  I have always lived in Australia (despite having English parents) so Christmas for me is about hot weather, sunshine & surfing Santas!

That is, until now!  I fell in love with the Snow Place stamp set and matching Snow Friends framelits the first time I saw them in the upcoming holiday catalogue.  I wasn’t going to buy them until Little Miss Papercraft insisted … honestly!  They came out of her stamping budget, not mine.

The penguin is one of the cutest stamps I’ve ever seen & one I’ll use year around.  And the accessories are good to have on hand for punch art creations.  Plus, you know how hard it is for me to go past coordinating sets, let alone {CUTE} coordinating sets – say no more!

These creations have been on my mind since I first saw the stamp set.  I’ve seen these ‘white on white’ style cards floating around Pinterest and couldn’t wait to add a penguin & snowman to the mix.  Plus – check out the new black glimmer paper … ooo la la!!!

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The matching framelits make these cards a breeze to make.  “Snow much fun”… oh dear!  Kelly x

Coming soon …