December 9, 2011

Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop!

Hello and happy weekend to you! Today was the last day of classes for us so it will be a joyous weekend for me. I'm also headed to a cookie exchange party at my mom's house so that will be a lot of fun. Enough of my babbling and on to what you came for!

Today is the start of the Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop! The ladies at SVG Attic are putting on a blog hop full of cute little gift ideas for all the people you see on a daily basis but just need a small gift for. If you just came from Kasi's blog you are on the right track! If you are just popping by my little corner of the world and you missed the beginning of the hop you can start at the SVG Attic blog. Trust me you won't want to miss any of the projects. In case you get lost along the way here is the line up of talent:
Kasi <-- You were just here.
Jessica L <-- That's me!
Laura <-- You're next stop.

So are you ready to see what I made? Well I'm going to tell you a little story about my project first, I know I'm a tease :) As you may have seen earlier my great-grandmother passed away last week and we had her funeral earlier this week. Well at lunch after the service we were all sitting around sharing stories and memories. One of the things that all the kids remembered was great-grandma's candy and marshmallows. She made sure to have them at all times cause you never know when one of those grand-kids was going to stop by. Now these were not any old candies or marshmallows, it was always Nips (the chocolate filled ones) and the pastel fruit flavored marshmallows. So I decided to make a snowman for someone special with all the special things great-grandma always gave us. Now a snowman has three sections so I needed one more treat to complete the goodies...kisses! There was always a kiss ready and waiting for you when you got to great-grandma's. So without further ado here is my little snowman full of great-grandma's goodies.
Isn't he just too cute?!? I used the gift favor box from the Holiday Cheer Boxes set and cut them at 3 different sizes to create the snowman. The snowman's eyes, nose, buttons, and arms are from the Build A Snowman set. I just made the snowman's hat with out any SVGs (it didn't come out that great either) but you could use the rosette from the gift card box in the Holiday Cheer Boxes set for the brim if you wanted and the hat in the Mad Tea Party set for the hat shape, just cut it really small :)

Here is a close up of the snowman's face and hat. Of course I wrapped the hat with a little twine to create the band.
Here is a close up of the snowman's banner and his mid section. The banner says "wishing you the happiest holidays." Of course I used some more twine to attach the banner to the snowman's arms.
Last picture is a side view of the snowman so you can see how I attached all the boxes together...more twine! I think I have an obsession with twine :) It just goes so well with all the SVG Attic files.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Stop by SVG Attic to pick up all your favorite files and for the rest of the hop they will all be 50% off with code GIFT at checkout. Also be sure to get your free file set, O Christmas Tree, with every purchase of $9.98 or more with code FREE at checkout. Now what's a blog hop without candy? Jessica will be giving away two $50 gift cards to lucky readers! The rules are you have to follow the SVG Attic blog, become a follower of all the hop blogs, and leave a comment on each of the blogs.There are also a two opportunities for extra bonus entries: 1. become a fan of SVG Attic on Facebook 2. share the blog hop on Facebook and tag SVG Attic in the post (1 entry per share). Now on to your next stop, the lovely Laura!

Happy crafting,


  1. Jessica, I love it!!! Questions for you - what kind of plastic did you cut the box out of and what glue did you use to hold it together? I so need to lift this idea.

  2. Oh such a sweet (no pun intended) memory! What a great gift idea too!

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Awe, I love this! Awesome idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  4. What a cute way to pay tribute to your Grandma's memory. Love it and I think the hat turned out just fine. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower to your blog. Off to the next stop :)

  5. Jessica, OMGosh! That is so darn cute. I love this. You did a fantastic job!

  6. Cute! New follower -- I think. Itried to any way!

  7. Hi Jessica,

    I am sorry to hear about your great-grandmother! It seems as those the happy memories are helping you get through this difficult time, though.

    The snowman came out cute and the recipient is going to love those special goodies!!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  8. I love your story and sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like you have wonderful memories of her. That snowman is adorable and the story behind it is wonderful. Great job!

  9. Soo cute ... love snowman ... and what a great way to honor your great grandmother!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  10. What a great idea! Love the see-through! Thanks.

  11. wonderful story sorry for your loss keep your memories love the snowman box great idea

  12. Sorry to hear about your loss. I love the snowman box!

  13. Gosh, this is just a darling snowman treat container. Love the little clear boxes and all the wonder SVG's. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  14. aww he's so cute! thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :) love SVGattic!

  15. Jessica this is brilliant!! Did you use transparencies? It looks so sturdy and strong! I love that he is holding the little banner too! So clever!!

  16. Good Job Jessica that is really clever.

  17. I love your little snowman. What a special gift for someone. I love when gifts are filled with memories...they are the best! Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. I love you lil snowman! What a great idea! New follower here