Monday, December 3, 2012

Mama Elephant December Stampede

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Hey everyone!  Today we're stampeding with Mama Elephant!  There's no release this month, but that just means we get to play a bit more with the fantastic November stamps:)  

Today, I have a pair of fun gift ideas using last month's sets Cup of Wishes and No Peeking!  Over the several years, I've been trying to be more thoughtful and less wasteful in my holiday gifting.  "Things" have been replaced by "experiences" like tickets to shows, season passes for amusement parks, and lots and lots of homemade food and hot beverages:)  So today I have a teabag holder and hot chocolate on a stick (more on that later:) gift wrap.  I embossed the teacups in gold to mimic lovely vintage china.  Then I colored the flowers with my copics.  


Here's a closer look at the gold embossing!  {BTW, I'm using a new embossing pad that is super juicy, so forgive the heavy embossing!  I used my older ink pad for just the flower below and that's more representative of what the stamps look like:)}


The teabag holder on the left holds 5 teabags.  For the wrap on the right, I made the "hot chocolate on a stick" with this recipe.  BTW, I've heard that you can eat the "hot chocolate on a stick" like fudge.  Not that I would know firsthand, lol!


If you want to try out these gift holders yourself, pick up the Silhouette studio cut files here!  This one file has both templates:)



Thanks so much for popping in!  If you're working your way through today's blog hop from the beginning, you should have arrived from Pearl Lui's blog!  The next stop on this stampede is Lexi Bridges!  If you've just jumped into this stampede, don't worry!  Just start at the Mama Elephant blog and you won't miss a thing!

JJ Bolton (you are here)

While you're hopping, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a GC for the Mama Elephant site!  The winner will be announced on the ME blog on December 5th!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

47 comments:

  1. two lovely gift ideas. I'm always on the lookout for teabag holders and the hot chocolate stick one is fantastic.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  2. I adore those tea cups (they really take me back to those delicate gold-edged tea cups of days past!)
    Thanks for sharing your ideas and resources!!!!

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  3. LOVELY gift ideas!
    Such pretty teacups:)

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  4. So Fun...Perfect Little Creative Gift!!!

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  5. What a fab packaging, JJ! You always amaze me. Hugs. xx

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  6. What great gift ideas. Love the gold embossing and thanks for the link to the recipe.

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  7. Loving the gold embossing...I'm thinking I need to expand my embossing repertoire beyond black, white and clear.... Cute little boxes too! One day I will be able to take advantage of these....

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  8. gorgeous gift set. love the gold embossing.

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  9. How gorgeous!! I love the gold - it looks like a porcelain cup!

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  10. Fantastic gift sets! Love the gold embossing and coloring of the teacups! Thanks for sharing the templates, too!

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  11. OHHH! Beautiful! I love the gold tea cups and that beautiful flower for the center! FAB gift holder!!! YOU ROCK:)

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  12. These gift ideas are terrific! What a wonderful way to let your friends know you are thinking of them. I SO wish I had a Silhouette so I could take advantage of all these fabulous cut files... sigh...

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  13. Well you've certainly succeeded in giving useful and lovely gifts. The are stunning.

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  14. Love the sweet little tea packet box! TFS!

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  15. I love it being embossed in Gold! Beautiful gifts

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  16. These are so pretty! What a delicate design!

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  17. Great gift giving idea! Thanks for the file too!

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  18. Gorgeous!!
    And I do believe I may need to try the hot chocolate on a stick...
    yummy!!
    And I love that instead of "things" you've went to giving "memories"...
    can you please explain this concept to my kids?! :)

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  19. What a very thoughtful gift...so pretty with the gold embossing.

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  20. Love the gold embossing. Makes it look so regal. TFS.

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  21. mmmm.....hot chocolate on a stick....

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  22. Awesome idea, Thank you for the pattern...I love tea.

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  23. I refuse to go look at the hot chocolate on a stick recipe. Not gonna do it.
    Love these for gift ideas - and I love your idea of giving experiences. Beautiful :) Love the embossing - and I feel your juicy pain, lol!

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  24. I'm with Jessie - avoiding that recipe for the sake of my hips! Love your gorgeous tea cups - the gold embossing powder is awesome! And I like your gift giving philosophy - less waste, more thought. As it should be!

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  25. Both projects are wonderful!!!!!! love that they would make fabulous little gifties and girl, you rock for sharing the files!!!

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  26. Wow! Some lucky recipients! They get two gifts in one adorable package!

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  27. You are always so sweet to share your files : ) Love giving experiences vs. boxes. These turned out really well!

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  28. Oh my but these are SUCH lovely projects! I know I would love to receive such a thoughtful handmade gift. And the teacup is PERFECT! And hot chocolate on a stick ... now there's a novel idea! My grandkids would LOVE it!

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  29. what cute little gifts! Love it!

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  30. Wow this is just the cutest. Great idea. Luv Sandie

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  31. What a cute and pretty ensemble. I have a silhouette on my Christmas list. Yeah.

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  32. Thanks for sharing those GREAT cut files. I will have to use my Silhouette and make some of these. Love this tea stamp set!! TFS

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  33. These are great gift ideas. They would make great hostess gifts. thanks for sharing.

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  34. I really like your approach to gift giving. These would make great gifts. The gold embossed cups really do evoke thoughts of my Grandmother's tea cups :)Excuse me now as I might get distracted from the blog hop by that hot chocolate on a stick recipe link ;)

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  35. You, JJ, are making me want a digital cutter!!! This is a sweet little gift!!!

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  36. I love this template! Makes me want to get a digital cutter! I was saving up for one until I lost my bus pass today so digi cutter will have to be delayed :(

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  37. The gold embossing makes these tea cups so elegant - such a beautiful way to give a little gift.

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  38. I love the elegant feel to your gifts by using gold embossing powder for the teacup :0)
    Jenny x

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