Monday, December 14, 2015

Elf Themed Christmas Party and Exchange

This past weekend I held my annual Christmas party with my Close To My Heart customers. We usually do a card exchange, eat some goodies and like last year offered a Hot Cocoa buffet which has become a favorite tradition now! This year instead of cards we decided to do an ABC challenge project. We exchange cards in our monthly card all year long, so I thought it would be fun to make a project that is Anything But a Card! Boy! Did we have a mix of fun projects!

Last month in a search for another project I came across a SVG cut of witches legs and boots. I knew immediately that I wanted to turn them into Buddy the elf legs with his iconic yellow tights and curly elf shoes. I thought it would be whimsical to throw them upside down in a pop-up box. From that project I decided to make the entire party an Elf theme. We had lots of yellow and green decor, chocolate, candy canes and sugar. The only difference is that the Cocoa wasn't crappy, it was delicious!! Here is a collage of some of the pictures from the party.

After we snacked a bit and filled our hot cocoa cups, we got to work. Look at all of the fun projects we made.

First, is the pop-up box I created. I hope it would be Elf approved!

Look at this cute purse of chocolates! Yum!

Perhaps you would like a tin of chocolate!

These nuggets of chocolate are not only sweet, but deliver a special message! You might say they are nuggets of wisdom!

A fancy pillow box can hold all sorts of treasures for your loved ones!

This darling snowman holds something yummy in his tummy!

All of those packages and bags need some tags. These are decorated beautifully and ready to adorn those special gifts!

Lastly, I wanted to make a final little gift for all of the ladies. I used the holiday treat bags and dressed them up in the Elf theme. I filled them with some kisses and an assortment of enamel and glitter gems. Don't they just make you smile...smiling is my favorite!

{I am submitting these Elf treat bags to the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog as they fit their challenge this week; gifts from the heart!}

Besides the goodies bags, my customers were also treated to a sneak peek of the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book which goes live on January 1st of 2016! What lucky girls! I'll have some sneak peeks here on my Blog of some of the projects I have created soon.

I'd say this was a fun day and reminds me what the Holidays are all about....being together, laughing and getting crafty!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Such beautiful creations- I especially love the snowman and that pillow box! Thanks for sharing these with us at H2H challenges.