Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SpiegelMom Scraps November Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to be joining the SpiegelMom Scraps team as a Guest Designer today to bring you some inspiration to Cozy Up and Create! There is a super fun Blog Hop going on to bring you tons of inspiration to start creating. You should have arrived from the SMS Blog - and if not you can pop over there to start your creative adventure! When you are a crafter, Christmas is one of those events where you want to get lots of things created to give to those special friends and family members, but you also want time to enjoy the holidays. Even though it's still early, by starting now you'll have time to make those special presents and even get in a few last minute ones - because we all know about that!

I love to give handcrafted gifts for the holidays, and I love to bake - so what better than to start thinking about packing some yummy and beautiful gifts for those loved ones on my list! I started off with a kraft cardboard box and added some pretty patterned papers from the Heidi Swapp Believe collection. This is paper that I've had for a while - one of those things I have hoarded because I love it, but I am really trying to work on using those things! I added some layered papers and journaling cards to decorate the front of the box and for the pretty tag. Then, comes the fun part - embellishing!! I'm sure you know there are tons of fun embellishments in the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop! I added the pretty sequins from the Holly Berries sequin mix as well as a few white sequins from the Wedding Bells sequin mix to my tag and tied it with the Natural Burlap String before adding a pretty red bow. On the front of the box I added Cork Confetti Stars, Cork Confetti Tiny Stars and the pretty Holly Berries Sequins again!

Here's a peek at all the goodies I packed inside my Christmas baking gift box! These fun SpiegelMom Scraps embellishments were perfect to add to my gift packaging - and the awesome Glassine Bags were wonderful for adding packages of tea, muffins and cookies! I used doilies, stamps from the Lawn Fawn Love You A Latte stamp set, Christmas patterned papers and lots of sequins, burlap string and cork! I think that packaging really is everything and makes even a simple gift so special!

You can see below a description of each of the elements in my gift packaging:

1. Layered patterned papers and journaling card on the outside of my gift box decorated with sequins and cork.
2. The tag for the gift box using a journaling card from the Believe collection, tied with burlap string and decorated with sequins and a stamped holiday sentiment.
3. Goodies inside the gift box tucked into glassine bags and decorated.
4. Mini Pumpkin Loaf (recipe below!) and Banana Bran Loaf, wrapped with patterned paper and decorated with a handmade embellishment topper.
5. Supplies: Holly Berries Sequin Mix, Wedding Bells Sequin Mix, Mini Glassine Bags, Medium Glassine BagsNatural Burlap String Cork Confetti StarsCork Confetti Tiny Stars.
6. Flavoured teas tucked into a glassine bag and decorated with stamped tags, a doily, sequins and a cork star.
7. A hand crocheted mug warmer with a stamped tag. I pinned the burlap string on with a safety pin filled with sequins for extra embellishment!
8. Mini pumpkin muffins and chocolate mint cookies tucked into glassine bags and tied with string and handmade tags.
9. Yummy chocolates inside these adorable mini glassine bags, which I first stamped using Stazon and then tied with string and a button. A little Glossy Accents holds on the shiny sequins.

Here's the Pumpkin Bread recipe, which I used for the mini muffins and mini loaf! It will have your kitchen smelling like Christmas in no time!

Here's the Blog Hop line-up, and next on the list is the very talented Lisa Kingston . Head on over to her fabulous blog to see the amazing project she has come up with after leaving a comment for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate!

Karla Yungwirth That's Me! 
Felicia Young 

I'd love for you be in the running for the $10.00 shop credit, so be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered! Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderfully, fantastic, creative day! 

Linked to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG
Sunny Day Crafting - AG
PDE Linky Party - Anything But A Card
DL Art - Nov Linky Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Nov Link Up
CHNC Christmas Challenge - AG Christmas
CHNC Extra - Nov Link Up


  1. Such a fab project Karla! Welcome as GD and I'm looking forward to seeing your other projects over the month x

  2. Oh my gosh, what a GREAT project and so many wonderful idea's for Christmas giving! Your packaging is amazing and love all the fun embellishments! Fantastic creations!!
    Sherrie k

  3. SOOO much cute DIY! How amazing! You've been busy! Haha

  4. Oh wow! Awesome gift! Everything looks so yummy! Beautifully packaged!

  5. Great baking gift box karla. Love it!

  6. Just lovely, Karla! Such a cute idea

  7. A really great project! I will take some of ideas for Christmas advent!

  8. I love your idea, Karla, and this turned out beautiful! Your box is jammed with so many fun gifts inside, lucky the one who receives this! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  9. Wonderful treat box I love the Bingo card tag and the chestnuts roasting label you created not to mention all the goodies inside. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes November Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  10. Oh my, I want a treat box! Definitely going to have to spruce up the packaging this year!

  11. I just LOVE dressed up boxes. Your's is lovely. THanks for joining us a Sunny Day Crafting.

  12. Congratulations on your guest design spot, Karla!! Your project is amazing!! Wow!! I love how you decorated the box!! The goodies inside are so fabulous!! Gosh, what a treat it would be to receive this!! You did such a beautiful job!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. I love your gift box filled with goodies! Who wouldn't love getting this at Christmas! You decorated the gift box lovely! Thanks for joining us at DL.ART Challenges!

  14. What a perfect and special gift! The recipient will surely enjoy it...thanks for sharing with us at CHNC Extra! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  15. Fabulous gift box. You did a beautiful job with all of the packaging. My daughter has been asking me to make pumpkin bread-i also love the warm fall smell. Who ever receives this thoughtful gift will enjoy all of the goodies. Thank you for entering the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes November Linky CHallenge

  16. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  17. OMWORD! This is such a FANTASTIC idea! I SOOO LOOOVE this idea and your beautiful packaging! It turned out fantastic Karla! Beautiful work!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  18. Fabulous creation! Thank you for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting challenge. Hope to see you again very soon. Mary DT x

  19. Great creation - what a clever design.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  20. What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us at PDE Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments