Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Visions of Sugarplums Day 3

Welcome to the final day of Visions of Sugarplums 2015 hop. Have you been inspired to create something new this year? I know I have a couple things on my list I want to try now and several for next year.

Today I have 3 projects to share with you. First up is a project that I love to create when giving bread. I call food my "love language". I love giving food gifts, esp those that I have made myself. You can find the instructions on how to make this paper "basket" here.

Here is a peek at the double sided paper

and here is the yummy cranberry orange bread (recipe here)

 My next project is a fun and easy way to decorate a paper sack. This happens to be a mini paper sack that I purchased at my pharmacy in bulk years ago. I just cut two pieces of cardstock a little bit wider than my sack. The sack was cut down and then I decided how tall I wanted it and punched holes at the top. Then the fun part...decorating one of the panels, then gluing to the sack.

 My last project is a fun way to use up scraps and makes a wonderful decor and/or gift for someone.
I cut strips of scraps of paper and adhered them to a piece of cardstock that fit into my frame. (the frame I picked up at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon)
Then I just cut letters to spell "peace". I've also made these with "laugh" and "faith". I love the soft wintery colors that this created.

Thank you so much Lori for letting me play along with you this year and thank you readers for all your kind words about my projects. I hope that I have inspired you to create something fun.

Now for some fun details about this hop...

Here is the list of sponsors and the giveaways :

Lawn Fawn - $25.00 Gift Certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique - $25.00 Gift Certificate
The Cutting Cafe - 3 Sets of Choice to a Winner
Moonlighting & Co. -  1 Set of Choice to Three Winners
PPinky Dolls - 1 Digital Stamp Image of Choice
Baers Design Studio - 1 Set of Choice to Three Winners
CanvasPop -  one 16x20 canvas of your favorite photo
ChouxChoux Paper Art -  Mega Giveaway of Christmas Crafting Goodies 

Canvas Pop has another great giveaway going on right now - you could WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS!  Enter by December 11th. Enter the WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS giveaway HERE.

Here is how you can winl...
1. By commenting on ALL the blogs (I have those listed below)  Your name is entered for the prizes for every comment you leave.   The more comments you write, the more chances you have to win.

2. Enter the challenge over on Lori's blog.
The theme is Christmas/Winter.  It can be a card or any project that fits the theme.  The challenge will end December 20th.  The randomly selected winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn.

All right, now if you have come to my blog first, be sure to head over to each of these blogs for some wonderful, inspiring ideas and don't forget to leave a comment. There is so much inspiration on the following blogs, so go grab a cup of your favorite drink, then come back here and start browsing. I promise you will NOT be disappointed!

Maria Patrick    


  1. Mmmm I can smell the bread, great projects x

  2. I couldn't think of three better ways to give a handmade heartfelt give than ALL of these! Holy Yummy Yummy in my Tummy, that bread looks amazing and your sign is perfect! You truly inspire me year around so that's a gift in itself, but I love these ideas and will add them to the long list of other great ideas you've given me.
    Big hugs,
    Lisa x

  3. Very very cool... and that bread looks delicious!!

  4. My mind is racing! I need to bake something so I can make the basket. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Beautiful creations, Love the cake basket, the gift bag and wonderful card. That cake looks rather yummy! TFS

  6. These are fabulous! I love the idea of giving baked goods - you've got this packaged so beautifully! Love the gift bag and framed decor too!

  7. I really like the container for the bread you have made. such fun! :)

  8. You are sooooooo creative!!! Love all of your projects!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  9. I always admire the people who beautifully decorate their gifts..... even gifts of food. I have a few friends who do that. I wish I had the time. I really like your wall plaque. What a simple idea that turns out looking Beautiful!!

    Thank you for sharing your talent. I'm so glad that you were a part of the Blog Hop this year.

    Merry Christmas and Wonderful Wishes for the New Year!

  10. Cranberry Orange bread is my FAVORITE! This is a wonderful way to gift wrap it too!
    Take care!

  11. All of your projects are gorgeous!! I love the peace sign!! It looks amazing!! And wow, that bread looks so delicious!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Great projects!!! Thanks for the inspiration ; )

  13. Awesome projects...love them all!!!

  14. These are wonderful creations!!! Merry Christmas!

  15. Your packaging are gifts in and of themselves! That loaf..oh my! Scrumptious!

  16. All are very lovely and creative wrappings for gift of bread, candy and cookies. I make cookies every year and these have inspired me to do something more than putting them on a plate covered with wrap...at least I use colored wrap.

  17. And forgot to mention your lovely wall gift, very pretty.

  18. Such pretty Christmas projects! Love the bread basket - that's such a great idea. I always need ideas for using up scraps - yours is lovely.
    Happy Day Three of Visions of Sugarplums!

  19. Wonderful makes but I have to admit, I have fallen in love with your bread basket and homemade bread. Now I am really hungry!!
    Sandy xx

  20. Every year! Every single year I bake an orange cranberry loaf for friends, neighbour's and family! Hey what a lovely idea for presentation. Thanks so much for the how to! Love LOVE it!

  21. The bread gift is even more special , presented in that gorgeous basket! Looks so yummy...would you share the recipe? Great idea for a gift bag too, love the wall art....wonderful projects Debbie :)

    1. me again...just saw you had a link to the recipe...thankyou!!