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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Party Favors

Hey everyone!! I know my blog has been silent the last few days but I have been buried in Christmas party preparations, Christmas gifts (one of which I forgot to take a picture of!!) and everything else that goes along with the Christmas holiday. 

I wanted to share with you the favors that I made for my son to give to each of his classmates.  Originally my plan was to make them each a little favor box but I changed my mind at the last minute and decided to save that for Valentine's day instead. 

I used my PTI Tiny Treats Christmas set to make these cute bubble gum sticks!  I had to be careful about the kind of candy that I put into the little bags because our school is nut-free and one of the kids in Mason's class is severely allergic to anything with peanuts.  So, I was determined to find some gum balls that were safe but wasn't having a whole lot of luck.  I was so happy when my friend Amy told me that she found Dubble Bubble gum with a no-peanut label on it so I tracked some down and bought a HUGE container of gum balls!

Here is what one individual one looks like! Isn't this cute?  I also made gumball stick samples for a girls birthday (pink, purple & white), valentine's day (red, white & pink), a boy's birthday (green, yellow & orange), a summery party (pink & yellow:  reminded me of cool lemonade) and a KU themed party (red & blue:  go Jayhawks!!) but haven't decorated those yet.  They looks so cute though! Oh, and I also put Christmas colored Nerds in some bags and that looks so cute too!!

I bought my bags from GT Bags.  These are the 1 x 8 bags.  The only thing is that, at least for me, the flap wasn't sticky enough to stay shut so I applied adhesive with my ATG gun to each flap and that fixed the problem.  They are $8.95 (that includes shipping) so each bags comes out to 9 cents a bag! Not too bad!!

I made four designs and kept things as simple as possible.   I colored the images with my copics and it went so fast since the images are so tiny!

On this one I used my colorless blender pen to make stripes on the penguins scarf.  That was so fun and I love the look!

I also wanted to show you how I attached the tags to my sticks. 

I didn't want to tie the tags on with ribbon and I also wanted my framed images to be in the upper 1/3 of the stick, but not clear at the top, so I used my Scor-pal to create a box that slides onto the gum sticks.  It fits the gum stick perfectly and stays in place very nicely.  I used my ATG gun adhesive to attach the box to the frame...simple!

Before I "sign off" I just wanted to say that I am so thankful that I can celebrate the birth of my Lord and Savior!  Sometimes it is easy to have our focus on things during this holiday season that don't really matter but there is ONE thing that does truly matter and gives meaning to Christmas and that is the birth of a tiny babe who would one day save the world!  Thank you Lord for coming down and humbling yourself as a tiny babe for me!  Wow, what a gift!

In honor of this wonderful holiday, I want to share a video of my favorite Christmas song this season!

Thank you for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps:  Tiny Treat Christmas & Halloween
Paper: Pure Poppy & New Leaf
Ink: Fresh Snow, Memento Black
Other: Mat Stack 4 Die, Copics, Pop Dots


  1. oh those are cute! TFS! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Great gun ball treats! Very cute. Merry Christmas Jen.

  3. super cute! and, my bags would be purple and white for a theme party! lol! :) Merry Christmas!

  4. These are very sweet - so bright and cheerful, perfect for classmates. They will love them!

  5. These turned out so great! I love the gumballs with that mat stack stamp. What a fun gift. Very cute!!

  6. Oh my sweetness Jen! These are too cute! This makes me want Tiny Treats! Great coloring too! Thank you for sharing this song, what a wonderful God we serve! Merry Christmas girlie!

  7. These are so adorable Jen! The gumballs make for such a colorful presentation, love that! And I love how you made the striped scarf on the penguin, so cute, gotta remember that idea. I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas!

  8. These are soooooo fabulous! Love the bright colors and the stripes on the penguin's scarf---clever idea!! Merry Christmas!!!

  9. TOO CUTE ....... they are so super fun with all the bright colors!!! FANTASTIC!!!

  10. Jen I LOVE these.. what a FUN idea!!! I was gonna ask where you go the bags.. but I see you linked them.. I need to order some.. PERFECT for my DDs class goodies at Valentines Day! (Now to remember that! HA!)
    Merry Christmas!

  11. Thanks to you Jen, I will be making some of these for Valentines! :) I'm glad to finally see the finished project and they turned out adorable especially with those gumballs! Thanks for showing how you attached the tag to them! How did the kids like them? I'm sure they were a hit!

  12. Jen, these gorgeous treats just shout "HAPPY" all over! What a wonderful surprise the kids will get!!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours - I hope that it's truly beautiful and memorable, and I want to wish you every blessing in the New Year! {{HUGS}}

  13. Jen these are soooo adorable!!! I love the bubble gum balls!! Your coloring is just perfect! Love the stripes on the scarf!! Great job!!

  14. After your post on my blog, I had to come find this They are just adorable!!! I'm sure the kids just loved them!!!

  15. cute project and thanks for a link to the bags. Saw this on a link from SCS today!


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