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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Chocolate Gingerbread Men!

Somehow chocolate and gingerbread men just don't go well together!!!! I got these adorable chocolate gingerbread men at the grocery store. Aren't the adorable. They are made by the Palmer company. Not the greatest of chocolates but they sure are cute!!! These little guys are double crisp chocolates. I guess that gives it more flavor!!! LOL

I did remove them from their original packaging and put them in these little baggies (that are meant for food items). It was a very tight fit, sort of like trying to put on a wet bathing suit!!!! But I managed to get them in the baggie.

These come with a plastic cookie cutter. How cute is that???? I used the large Stampin' Up! label die cut for the headers. I cut one red, green and white. I folded the colored ones in half and stapled them in place on the baggie. When I staple them I like to have the nice side of the staple on the back and the bumpy part on the front. It's covered by other card stock so no one will see it. Plus you don't have to worry about someone poking their fingers on an end of a staple that didn't quite do it's job!!! I do it more for the looks myself.

I cut the white label piece in half and cut around the perforated lines. Then I taped it in place over the colored pieces of card stock.

I had gotten these adorable small dies at JoAnn's and one of them happened to be a gingerbread man. How great was that??? I cut them out of Creamy Caramel card stock. I set them in place on the white card stock and took a pencil and marked where the eyes, nose and buttons were. I took my white gel pen and I colored in around the edges of the gingerbread boy and drew in the details. Then I colored them in with markers and taped the gingerbread boy on top. I used a To & From stamp on the right of the gingerbread boy and I was done. It was very quick and other than the baggie issue it was pretty simple too!!! I have two hanging stockings waiting for these!!

You can be creative and make fun gifts that don't cost a whole lot. Taking these out of their original packages and putting them in these baggies made them look SO much better. I should have taken a picture of them before I opened them up. Then you could have seen all the printing on the bag. Now that they are in clear bags it looks so much prettier and more appealing!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wanda, I know I am quiet as far as making comments but just wanted you to know that I am getting so many fantastic ideas from you. I made two ASK frames last nite (my husband said they are the nicest things I have ever made!!) and this chocoate gingerbread man idea is also great. Thank you so much for the love you put into your blog. I can read the caring in every word!
Cheryl

Vicky said...

Love these Wanda!!! What about getting some empty cookie cuters and makin fudge to fill them. With some cute packaging like you always do!!

krystalpurple said...

These are really adorable! I wouldn't want to eat them. Do you think it would be okay to use our small cello bags to put food in?
Thanks
Kristi

Unknown said...

YUMMY, these look really cute!

StampinCathy said...

This is just to cute. You are so creative.

Mary said...

These are sooooooooo cute. I will keep these in mind for craft shows this next year.