Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 3 - The Twelve Days of Christmas with My Creative Time

Hello!  Today is day 3 of The Twelve Days of Christmas with My Creative Time.  You should have arrived here from Cassandra's blog.
Today I have made some very quick inexpensive gifts you can make a bunch of in no time.  I intend to use these for all the nice people I see every day that I would like to remember at the holidays. The post office people, the secretaries at the kids school, my coffee lady etc.
I purchased a bucket of biscotti from my warehouse store.  When I figured it out it cost me only about 50 cents each for these little gifts.  You can get 3 of these biscotti sleeves out of 1 piece of 12 X 12 piece of paper.


I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More for this cut.  It is the 4th row down, 1st image on the left. I used my Gypsy to size it correctly by unlinking the height and width.  4.25" wide and 11.25" high.
I scored the fold, used Red Tape on the edges,  put one glue dot on the back of the cookie wrapper to secure it nicely to the inside of the package, wrapped a pretty ribbon around it, added the tag with sentiment and done!

Supplies I Used:
Cricut Cartridge Tags, Bags,  Boxes and More
Festive Berries and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks
Terrifically Tacky Tape
Glue Dots
Lady Bug Red and Tuxedo Black Ink Pads - Memento

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You are Here - Cathryn

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed my project for today.  Please check back again tomorrow.  I hope to give you some useful quick and inexpensive ideas to make your holiday just a little bit easier!  Have a fantastic day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

168 comments:

DEBBIE ORR said...

really cute idea!

VICTORIA said...

Love your project great idea. :)
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Debby said...

Cute idea.
angel hugs
Debby
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Jen said...

Awesome idea! And cute too!

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nellie27 said...

I love your project. Thanks for sharing info on how to make it.
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pruttybird said...

Love this idea. Very cute :)

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June Houck said...

Cute idea, Cathryn!

Gina said...

great idea! I have that cart, now I cant wait to use that sleeve!! TFS
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Jan said...

These are super cute.

Jan
bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

Cookie said...

Super cute, love it.

Mary said...

now this idea is a keeper for all seasons.
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Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

I am in love with this idea...have to take a trip to my wholesale club!! Fantastic job!!
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Bex said...

Simple and cute; love it;0)

bex@
http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

CLM-cindylu2u said...

What a great affordable idea to let the everyday people know we appreciate them, they are super cute!!

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Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

These little gifts are delightful!

Debbie H.

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Tami B. said...

What a cute & tasty idea. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Great gift idea!! Love it!

Hugs,
Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

LindaB said...

Nice idea good job.
Lindab
TOP2KOP@HOTMAIL.COM

Kip said...

cute idea for a food gift!

Angela W. said...

What a great idea,love the paper.they are super cute!

Denise said...

Awesome idea! Any coffee lover would like this gift! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

Scrappin with the bug said...

What a great and easy idea. Like the biscotti idea that's perfect. Pretty paper

Thanks for sharing.
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Tammi A. said...

what a great idea. i love biscotti and they back a great gift. TFS

tammi_amata@ameritech.net

Crafting Katie said...

What a fantastic idea! The gorgeous way you decorated these makes them look like they are worth way more than 50 cents!

quilt4fun2 said...

Great idea for quick small gifts...people will love these! Thanks for the idea!
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Linda Harris said...

That is a relly cute package idea!!! Thanks for sharing this they are great!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

Craft Me This said...

Nice way to share some good cookies.
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Ester said...

These are soooo cute!

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Christine said...

Great idea. And you can slip just about anything in there that'll fit.

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JaniceA said...

Cute idea!
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Tammy said...

Love these great way for packaging.

grammiej said...

yummmmie and so very cute! Thanks for sharing this project and for the directions.
You have inspired me.

jashmore1944@att.net

Georgi Girl said...

Cathryn, these little gifts are fabulous! Great job, Cathryn!

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Jeanne said...

Such a super cute idea! Great job Cathryn!

Vicky said...

thes are soo cute good idea looks very festive
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DevinTaylorCreations said...

Oh yes!!! Love this idea. Will have to try. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz:)

Brenda said...

lovely! this is a great idea!! love it!

janette09 said...

Love this idea!
Thanks for sharing!
janette09@comcast.net

CA Scrapper said...

Super cute idea!

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

mbchoj said...

Really cute idea love biscotti!
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Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

Very cute and love the savings!
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Cathie w said...

love this project TFS!!!

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Vickie said...

cute gift bags and tags TFS

Jessica said...

Wow, Cathryn this is another great idea. I love the papers. Thanks.

wahixane77 said...

Love all the great gift wrapping ideas along the hop so far. Olivia orjm79@yahoo.com

Savahanna said...

Great idea. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Such a great idea for teachers gifts! It would be a great thing to combine with a starbucks gift card! Thanks for sharing!
My e-mail is gerissman@comcast.net.
Hugs,
Geri

Alvina said...

I love your project, TFS

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alvinascreations.blogspot.com

brittmartin0910 said...

Such a cute way for biscotti. Thank you for sharing.
brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

Miriam Prantner said...

Great bags! Thanks! mprantner at gmail dot com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

So much talent... Very creative

Lisa R. said...

Great inexpensive treat idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Shanna Wilson said...

This is a great and i love projects that you can get a lot out of a piece of paper. TFS
Shanna
Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

Mickey's Craft World said...

Perfectly adorable....

Mickey

mickeysworld01@comcast.net

Audrey Spratley said...

such a creative idea.

Lisa said...

Very cute idea. So versatile.

Shana said...

such a great ideas, thanks for the great hop. shanasewing@yahoo.com

GlendaLea said...

Cute idea
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CathyinMN said...

Great way to remember all of the service people in our lives during the holidays! TFS!
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Cassandra said...

What a quick and easy idea! love it :)

hugs
Cassandra

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

EEK! Really CUTE!!! And I totally forgot about the "believe in santa claus" sentiment...THANKS! ;)

Nikki

- said...

Great idea and so cost effective.
Love the papers.
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin
thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

Regina said...

Cute idea. Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

jessica said...

these are too cute!!
You did a great job :)
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Candy said...

Cute idea!
Candy
candyyoung826 at msn dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Love your idea-super cute and inexpensive..great gift for coworkers or teachers:) TFS!

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

lindagk23 said...

What a cute idea! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

Donna and Sara said...

So clever. Thankyou for a wonderful idea. Teachermom5@gmail.com

Rosie said...

super cute project!!!

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melllisssa said...

How cute! Such a great idea and nice gift to make for all those extra people in our lives. Thanks for sharing!

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Mimi said...

This is really a cute idea! I'm gonna have to steal this too!

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Anonymous said...

What a great idea and at the right price.

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Trisha said...

Very pretty. Sweet and simple (and inexpensive) little gift. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Addicted Scrapper said...

Great gift for co-workers

Lori Comeau said...

Love your gift idea. They came out really nice.

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janner said...

Love your project.
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Purplepatamus! said...

Very cute idea!
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ctibbmn said...

Very cute and quick idea!!

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Karen said...

Wow!! This is a really cute gift idea!!

mamawcindy said...

Love this little gift Idea! They are so Cute! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
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Lori said...

Yummy idea!!

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Teresa said...

Great way to remember many people without having to spend a lot of money! Thanks for the idea :)

Doris P. said...

love the candy holder idea!! perfect! Doris
parkernana5@cox.net

Marissa said...

Thanks for the tip on TBB&M - I got the download for free, but never really explored that cartridge...nice to know I can make these cute sleeves!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

RLS Innovations said...

Cute sleeves for treats.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

CREATIVE M said...

Too Cute!!!

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

Love it. Thank you for the inspiration!

Java Jen's Creations said...

This is such an awesome gift idea!!

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~ Lori ~ said...

GREAT idea! Very innovative!

Lori
Bloggin The Crafts
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CraftsManda said...

Okay. These are SO SUPER CUTE! I love them. What a great idea, too! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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Brenda said...

Your Christmas biscotti sleeve gift holders are too cute!! Thanks for sharing!

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Jamie - oohLaLaPaperie said...

So super cute!! I love it! Perfect for coworkers too... Thanks for sharing!

Jamie
Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

Ashley Nicole said...

These are really cute. A wonderful idea. You gave me inspiration and the possibilities with colors and patterns are endless.
Ashley
glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com
http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Jeri said...

Love, love, love this idea. I'm on idea overload from seeing so many fabulous projects on this hope. I think I'll be heading over to the warehouse store tomorrow so I can make some of these, too.
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2LilPrincesses said...

this is such a great idea!!

Candace
www.scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Very nicely done, thanks for sharing!

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tina said...

These are so pretty and make such a great gift. Wonderful idea.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Tammy said...

I love these.
Tammy
tlrenken@yahoo.com

Gramjak said...

This is a nifty idea, Cathryn -- and who wouldn't LOVE a biscotti! What a cute idea. Love Tags, Bags, Boxes and will certainly make these for my bridge group.

kastenc@sbcglobal.net

scrapaholicjen said...

Love your treat holders! TFS!!!
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Hi...I'm Cindy said...

cute little project, they say I really appreciate you, without the cost factor...great idea

Kathy Salido said...

Great idea!!
Kathy
salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

The sleeves are perfect gift idea! TFS

Carol W.
workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

What an awesome idea. Great project!
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Kris said...

Sweeeeeeeeet idea! TFS!


Kris in Alaska
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marg0006 said...

Great idea.
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Tonya said...

Great project! Love your work.

Tonya
tonya dot morgan at gmail dot com

Evelyn said...

Neat idea. Love the tags with the treats. TFS
Evelyn
evl14512@gmail.com

Dorcas said...

Girl, this is a great idea! How do you unlink the height and width on the gypsy? I can totally make this for people at school...and for extra special people, we can include a starbucks or DD giftcard. You have totally inspired me!!

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net

Brenda said...

What a great idea this is! I love how you took a tag and made a little holder out of it!! I also am loving seeing how Miss Emma's stamps/dies are being used.
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jrugg said...

Super cute idea!
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Donna said...

super cute - I'd use candy bar - it's a chocolate thing. thanks for sharing. dsebby404@yahoo.com

Amy said...

Fun little tags! :)Amy
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Houses Built of Cards said...

So cute!!! What a fabulous gift idea!!!

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Megan said...

These are so cute!

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DebC said...

Super cute...be really cute with even a candy bar in it. THanks for sharing
Deb C
dsc105@live.com

Suzy said...

Super cute bags! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Love the 12 days of Christmas series!! :) :)
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

I am soooo doing this. Love this idea. TFS, Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Cindy said...

awesome idea,Cathryn!! Love them!! :)
Hugs,
Cindy

teachU14 said...

These are fab! Such a great gift for co-workers =)

lots of love,
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Anonymous said...

What a fun idea!

Denise J.
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MeMe said...

So cute. Can I be on your list? lol
Pat
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Luanne said...

so cute! wanna have them. hehehe

Luanne
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Christina said...

Great idea!! I could see so many things that could fit in there!!

Christina

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Tricia said...

What a really great idea! Love this!!
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Danielle Lee said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing.

Danielle
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Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

nice job. cute.
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Sandy C. said...

Cute idea. Another great die. I will really have to re visit TBB&M once again. Thanks. Sandy C. sczcecatyahoodotcom

Got2BCrafting said...

Another fabulous gift idea!!

Lori
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Michele from MS said...

Why can't I come up with such cute ideas! So thankful for the internet and all the inspiration I get from everyone's posts!
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Lisa said...

Cute idea! -- so creative!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS
Lisa G
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Arcy Scraps said...

perfect stocking stuffer :)
Cyndy
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callyannc said...

What a really cute idea! so very fun! and Yummy! TFS CallyAnn
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elwalten said...

Adorable gift holders. Thanks for sharing. Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

Rebecca said...

cute idea.. so festive.

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Josie0602 said...

Wonderful idea for those quick gifts!

Wendi said...

Super cute tags on them!

ScrappinT said...

This is a wonderful idea and project! I am going to have to try this out on my cricut!

Ashley said...

What a great idea!! I love your project!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Beautiful831 said...

Love the biscotti holder idea, very creative. Gloria Contreras
Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

Micia said...

what a great idea!! I love how cute but super simple this is !! Love it

micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

Jenn said...

Very cute treat bag! TFS
hugs, Jenn
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

surfnfroggie said...

Love the low cost factor of this project and the simplicity of it too! Love the light bulb paper and the tags rely make it all come together for one impressive gift!
surfnfroggie at aol dot com

Richelle said...

Seems easy and quick! Thanks for sharing.
Richelle
lilbug1976 at yahoo dot com

Viki said...

Quick, ez, and cute project. thanks for sharing.

joni said...

Cathryn, these are super cute! Great job! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Cookie said...

Love, love, love the tags! I ordered the lady stamps, so I'm going to copy them.

Picookie2@aol.com

Kim44 said...

I love your project it is so cute!!

Kim
kpedersen44@yahoo.com

Kristi said...

Thanks for the info for the cut. The curly label die is cute!
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Melissakc1 said...

so FAB!!! Melissakc1@yahoo.com

yvette said...

wonderful idea and supper cute.
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Pam said...

This is a great idea for a small gift for lots of people.
Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

TUKI said...

This is a great idea... who doesn't love biscotti, yum!!!

tuki123@att.net

SQ said...

Quick and cute, Like it.
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AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great and cute Project
jeria22@yahoo.com tfs!

Kim. said...

These are different, cheap but cute and great as you say for all those people you wish to remember.
kimthompson68@sky.com
Kim xXx

kathlee said...

Those are really SUPER cute!
TFS
Merry Christmas!
Kathie
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Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

great gift idea
Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dot com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cute treat holders! TFS.

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OCCricut said...

Very SWEET!!!

Krafty Krissie said...

nice work! I'm gonna try that one out.

krissie84@live.ca

Jovan said...

Beautiful gift bag idea!
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Sue D said...

Perfect way to package the biscotti.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Mindy said...

What a fabulous idea, I always need little things like this. Maybe if I stay up late and work really fast I can get them done for next week. Hope you dont mind the scrap lift. I promise I will share where I got the idea from Mindy1qc@msn.com

FMonty said...

Great project! TFS :)
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shelly said...

Great project. Very cute idea.
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Denise G said...

What a great gift idea and it is so thoughtful that you would think of the postman and other people who work so hard to make our lives easier.

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Live Love and Scrap said...

GREAT gift idea...love them!!!

hugs,
Sarah
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