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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Santa Claus is coming to town? ! ?

Hi, hope you have all been having a fab weekend.


Edited to add: Please see post dated 26.10.2009 for a template for the reindeer.

I've been busy...... The theme over on the Winter Wonderland Blog is an open one this week and at Pals Paper Arts(PPA13) the challenge is anything but a card.





Every year for the past three years I have been assigned the task of decorating the tree at my youngest sons school for their annual Santa Claus visit. This year the task falls to me again. I always like to decorate the tree with some sort of treat holder which get handed out to each child on their departure (almost like a party favor). Needless to say I have to make about 80 of these so I get started early, especially as I am writing  my final exams at the moment all the way through to the end of November
: ( . The reindeer head  is folded over to make a holder for a candy cane(see below).




I then made shortbread cookies with my boys and the idea came to me to convert the reindeer into a cookie holder too....


Here's a back view so you can see how the cookie is attached. I put it into a cello bag, made two holes at the base of the reindeer head, tied ribbon through and tied the bag to the back of the head, I then glued the ribbon over the holes in the front.




 I made the reindeers all a little different.



While I was making the reindeer the creative juices started flowing and I also made these using my circle punch.








 And here's what they all look like together....






 TFL
Blessings
Paola


20 comments:

bluepoohbear75 said...

Those are soo cute. How creative. TFS.

Teri said...

This is fabulous! Love them!
Thanks for sharing at Winter Wonderland this week!
Hugs,
Teri x

Willy said...

This is real fun! Very creative and beautiful!

Hermine said...

They all are so cute

pnablo said...

OH HOW CUTE!!
WOULD YOU SHARE YOUR TEMPLETE?
pnablo@hotmail.com

Kelly said...

Just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Late Night Stampers blog finds of the day for Oct. 26. Not a member? Check out http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/.

Lynda said...

Oh your decorations are absolutely fabulous they really made me smile. How cute are they!

Lynda xxx

joey said...

Hi Paola

oh my gosh these are toooooo cute! I love the idea behind them, and I love that the kiddies take them home with them. The reindeer is my fave
Thanks for joining us at ww

Joey.xxx

Anonymous said...

These are awesome and was wondering if you would be willing to share the templates? nanapoppers@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

They are all so cute! You are very creative! Is there a template for the reindeer you would mind sharing?

Michelle Dawn said...

Hi Paola,

These are simply adorable!!! The # sign on the noses are a wonderful added touch. With decoration treats like this you're destined to forever have this job!

....Linda.... said...

These are adorable - and I like how you came up with variations - too too cute!

Margaret Moody said...

These are wonderful, Paola! You are so creative! I know the children will love receiving these! Thanks for sharing!

Teri said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Really love these!

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xx

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the design team at Pals Paper Arts, thank you for playing @ PPA!

Join us for a special "In the Pink" challenge this Thursday, October 29, 2009.

Julie said...

Very cute, a great project.

Angi said...

These are really great! What a cute idea!

Anne said...

Oh My!!! These are just absolutely delightful!! I love them to bits! Thank You so much for sharing it with us, and for posting the template - they are just wonderful!! xx

Ann said...

Adorable!!! I really like the reindeer! :) TFS!

mustangkayla said...

Those are ADORABLE! I found you off of the Crazy About Mini Albums blog!