Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sept PapertreyInk Bloghop Hostess Gift

Hello!! Welcome to my project for the PTI September Bloghop! Click here for all the details. To get a list of all the participants click here and then click on September. There is so much creativity in the PTI world. I feel lucky to have found this great company. So, My project focuses on a gift for the Christmas Party Hostess. I first started with a 4 pack of Jones Soda and
OMG can I just first tell you how dang good Jones soda is??? It is THE best soda I have ever
had. It is made of pure sugar cane and it is DEFINITELY a dessert and should not be paired with your meal LOL! Click on the link above and find out fun little facts about Jones Soda Company. Okay on to the project... I covered the carrier with PTI Kraft paper and my favorite detail I put on this project is the faux hardware. I punched out lable punches from SU in PTI Dark Chocolate cs then added brads to make it look like hinges. I decorated the front of the carrier with Boards and Beams and Home for the Holidays stamp sets, colored them in with various markers CTMH,Prisma and Creative Memories. Then each bottle was cleaned and filled with different snacks. I used mixed nuts, pastel mints and M&M's. You could and SHOULD just
give the Jones Soda!! The recipient would love you for it. I decorated each bottle using PTI stamps Made of Snow, Rustic Branches, Rustic Snowflakes and Merry & Bright. I had started this project before my Pure Poppy cs came in so I used SU real red. I did use Pure Poppy ribbon though. I also used some green saddle stitch ribbon I got at JoAnn on clearance after Christmas.
One reason I used Jones Soda is because the tops are twist off therefore making it PERFECT for
reusing. I ran ribbon around each cap and then punched a circle for the very top of the cap. This is such a fun project to do and you can fill the bottles with just about anything such as lotions and soaps and bath crystals. Also scrapbooking goodies like paperclips, buttons, brads and rhinestones. I have to confess however, I got the premise of this idea on a TV show a couple of years ago. Hope you enjoyed it, I am off to check out all of the other projects!
Cheers!
*Julie*




32 comments:

Jak said...

How wonderful and original and better still you get to drink the soda first.
Brilliant project Grace.

Etha said...

Love it!! that is just too cute, what a great project!!

Jen said...

Great project! You did a wonderful job! And I agree Jones soda should be savored as a dessert...so yummy!

Sara Paschal said...

This is a wonderful idea, I so love the hostess gift set. Great job!

Claire Brennan said...

This is fantastic - remind me to invite you to all my parties!! - well done.

travelingmama said...

Too cute! Love this!

Chris said...

i love this!! what a super gift idea...

Lori said...

Great idea! Love how you decorated the carrier and the bottles.

cadnileb said...

So cute! And yeah, I love the Jones sodas! I can totally drink the whole box all by myself! And now I have a great excuse too! Haha! What a great hostess gift!

Jessica said...

Wow wow wow! This is just amazing! Love how you used the house, love how you decorated the bottles, loved it all!

amber said...

What a great idea! I love jones soda! I also like how you used the tab punch...I never would have thought of that.

Deanna said...

Awesome... love how you did the hinges!

Tracy said...

Cute cute cute!! Love what you did with B&B holiday.

verna said...

Wow! Too cute!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are GORGEOUS! Oh my, what a fabulous set!

Regan said...

Really super cute- great idea!!

Lizzie Jones said...

This is so fantastic! I may have to snatch this for future use!

Rebecca said...

Great project! The stamps sets are perfect for the project!

Radiogirl said...

This is awesome. I really like this idea.

Debbie Olson said...

Wow! This is such a lovely project--clean and fresh!

One Creative Life said...

Julie this is so fun!!! The box is amazing!

Donelda said...

Now this is a GREAT idea!! Even my husband saw this and said "Now that is a really good idea!" I think we will be giving these to our neighbours!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Kathleen said...

This is the cutest gift! What a great excuse to drink Jones soda!!! Your project is so great~

Bridget said...

What a super cute idea! I love how you decorated each bottle differently and I just love the faux hardware on the sides of the box!! Really cute!!

IamDerby said...

awesome idea! i love that soda too.

Terri said...

Very cool. What a great idea!

Shi said...

Love it! So cute. Like the way you used the punch for the hinges? No thats not right. But around the edges of the box. :) Great idea!

Jenn said...

What a fun project!

starsia_70@yahoo.com said...

Awesome job on this project for the blog hop. Guess i need to go buy some soda. It is a win win with the soda. Beautiful job. kim

Marge said...

Awesome, unique project!!!

Niki Estes said...

This is such a neat gift, Julie! I love the stamped images you used on the bottles.

BishopsMommie said...

very very cute, Is this my Christmas present?