Monday, December 7, 2015

Visions of Sugarplums Day 2

Wasn't the inspiration from yesterday awesome?!! If you missed it, you can see my post here. I have so many new ideas I want to do now.

I have a fun treat filled ornament to share with you today created with a file from Cutting Cafe's Christmas Treat Cup Cards. Talk about so many ideas! I want to make them all. Now just to find the time to do so.

Wouldn't it be fun to have a whole tree filled with these? In fact I think it would be fun to make 25 of them and fill with goodies and treats each day as you count down to Christmas. Unfortunately I didn't have time to do that...maybe next year?

PS: this is part of this week's Cutting Cafe design team challenge. Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog to see the design team's projects in which you can leave a comment to be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store.

I have a second project to share with you using wood and cardstock. A friend's DH loves to cut wood, so we had him cut the pieces to make these and we painted them and put them together. (He even sanded them for us!!)
 If you didn't have paint, you could cover the boards with cardstock and it would be pretty cute too!

We thought our snowmen needed a little something and we didn't have any wood items that worked, so we cut 6 snowflakes from kraft cardstock and glued them together to make it thick like chipboard or a thin wood. Then we painted them white and sprinkled glitter on them while the pain was still wet. Glued to the had brim and it was the perfect accent. Since this won't be outside, the cardstock accent works perfectly. 

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    

Don't forget to stop back again tomorrow. I have several ideas to share with you.


  1. Wonderful creations - love the snowman! TFS xx

  2. It seems that everyone has those fancy cutting machines but me!!! I know that makes Regina happy!!
    I too love your snowman. You are lucky to have such a friend. My husband love to cut cake!
    sandy xx

  3. More fun ideas, thanks for sharing.

  4. All your creations are fabulous!!!!

  5. How cute are these!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  6. Debbie these candy ornaments are really clever. It brought me back to one Christmas for our office tree I did the 12 days of Christmas and I had 15 employees. I had a different ornament consisting of either a candy or handmade ornament for each day, and the employee would get their gift off the tree each day, and the day after Christmas all we had to do was take off the lights. I won't this year, because I already have my tree decorated, but with some of the inspiration from this blog I am going to change my snowman tree to handmade items shared with all the family members.

  7. Your treat filled ornament is so CUTE! And, the snowman is awesome!

  8. The treat ornament is adorable!! I love the wood snowman!! He looks fabulous!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. The treat filled ornament is fun - great idea. But the snowman is just INCREDIBLY FUN - ehehehehhe - Smiling Big Debbie. Thanks bunches for such great inspiration!!! j.

  10. These are just adorable! I love how fresh and festive they feel!
    Take care!

  11. What a cute snowman and your treat ornament is fabulous! So glad you're a part of Visions of Sugarplums!

  12. Adorable! snowmen and that's one of my favorite snowman sentiments. So cute!

  13. What a fun snowman. I Love your choice of painted wood and the addition of your twinkly snowflake is just perfect. Great inspiration, fun hop!

  14. Yes, yes, yes and YES! Yes to the advent candy treat cups...great idea and YES to the flakes welcome...HAHAHAHA. Love that better than the squirrel welcoming nuts. That is so neat and your many layered snowflake fits the bill.
    Fantastic projects and now the VOSP is over and you can breathe! Ok! breaks over. Back to work! LOL...I'm sure you won't stop spinning until after the new year.
    Lisa x

  15. Cute, cute, cute! Your wooden snowman is adorable and I love your candy-filled ornament!

  16. what fun projects! love the snowman! :)

  17. The wood snowman project is SO ADORABLE!! What a funny Welcome sign for the yard! I really also like the candy treat cups from the Cutting Cafe. Unfortunately I like the treats that go in those cups A LOT too.

    Thanks for sharing these great projects!

  18. The wood snowman project is SO ADORABLE!! What a funny Welcome sign for the yard! I really also like the candy treat cups from the Cutting Cafe. Unfortunately I like the treats that go in those cups A LOT too.

    Thanks for sharing these great projects!

  19. Fabulous projects! Treat cup card is awesome!! ;)

  20. The treat cup is entirely new to me and I love t! I think I'll give it a whirl, thanks for the idea!