Sunday, December 11, 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas - Day 11


Welcome to the second to last day of the My Creative Time "12 Days of Christmas"!  I can't believe it's almost over, but all of the projects I've made are making me feel pretty ready for Christmas at this point!  If you arrived here from Jeanne,  then you are headed in the right direction.  If not, please start at Emma's blog here.


The other day I watched a One Charming Party video on My Craft Channel, in which they were making Sugar Cookie Truffles.  They looked really yummy, and I couldn't wait to give them a try!  These are a spin on cake pops, but you mix crumbled sugar cookies with a little bit of cream cheese for the center.  I used the recipe that I found here.  I actually found these easier to make than cake pops. For mine, I used homemade sugar cookies, but you can use store-bought ones (that have no sprinkles or frosting on them) or the refrigerated dough as well.


Since I wanted to share some of these with some special crafty friends,  I made a couple of gift boxes using the Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge.  I cut the box and lid at 6 3/4" and adhered a 3 3/4" square of clear cardstock to the inside of the lid.


To make my tag, I used Emma's Curly Label Die and stamped the coordinating frame from Inspiring Words {Accents} stamp set.  The sentiments are from Emma's All Around Christmas stamp set.  I punched a small hole in the tag and tied it, along with a jingle bell, to the twine wrapped around the box.


This was a really quick gift card holder, since I was running out of time when I made it.  But I love how anything you make with Emma's Embossed Gift Card Holder comes out looking so professional!  The paper I used was single sided, so I distressed the white side with brown ink to give it a different look.  "Merry Christmas" is from Emma's Gift Card Sentiments stamp set.  Since the gift card inside was for Hobby Lobby, I just had to add this sentiment from Paper Princess, stamped onto an oval made with Emma's Stitched Oval Die.


Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
Recollections "Sugar Plums" Patterned Paper (red)
Bazzill Basics "Glazed Christmas" Patterned Paper (white)
My Creative Time "Embossed Gift Card Holder," "Curly Label," & "Stitched Oval" Dies
My Creative Time "Build a Banner Kit"
My Creative Time "Gift Card Sentiments," "All Around Christmas," "Paper Princess," & "Inspiring Words {Accents}" Stamp Sets
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, & True Black Ink
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Copic Markers
Trendy Twine
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Button Twine & Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon
Darice Jingle Bells


*** 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Alert ***

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Your next stop is the ever so talented Leanne.  Here's the full line-up, in case you get lost:

Katie <-- YOU ARE HERE

154 comments:

  1. THIS WAS SUCH A PERFECT GIFT!!!;) Those truffles were SOOO YUMMY, I am going to have to try it!!! AWESOME JOB my sweet friend!;)
    Big HUGE hugs,
    Emma;)

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  2. I am continually amazed at the beautiful projects and the pretty papers used.
    nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

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  3. Wow, they look so yummy. I want some. Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  4. Love it all. Your packaging and your truffles are beautiful.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  5. Wow now I want to try to make these they look so good. I also love the way you packaged them. Great job!!!

    Kim
    kpedersen44@yahoo.com

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  6. I love the paper and ribbon you chose to make your projects with, simply perfect! Thanks you for the recipe site!

    Debbie H.

    niteowlis at clear dot net

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  7. Definitely going to be trying that recipe. Love the gift box you put them in :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  8. Love the matching box and gift card. Great job on them both. :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  9. Not only yummy but very pretty!! Perfect gift!
    TFS
    Happy Holiday's to You & Yours!
    Kathie
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom

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  10. Looking good. Sure it will taste good too.
    craftmethis@gmail.com

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  11. Yummy...very pretty!! I am for sure going to try that recipe!!
    croptilludrop23@gmail.com

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  12. Great job .
    LindaB
    top2kop@hotmail.com

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  13. Cute box & gift card set! (Candy looks yummy!)
    :)Amy
    http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
    amy.arnold89@comcast.net

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  14. Oh those cake pops look delish! Great gift box and gift card holder! TFS!
    hugs, Jenn
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  15. I just love your project. Everything turned out great! Will have to give that cart a try!

    trawat1972@gmail.com

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  16. What a fabulous gift! Not only would receiving this gift bring a smile to their face, but a smile to their belly as well! I've never heard of a cookie pop, but it doesn't sound like there's much room for error. I love the box with the blue twine as it coordinates with the sprinkles :) Oh, and thank you for including a link to the recipe!

    Thanks again!
    misshoanggg@gmail.com

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  17. wow!! looks so yummylicious!!

    Jamie
    http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  18. Very pretty, but what's really got me excited today is the new "cookie ball" recipe! I do the same thing with Oreos but have never tried using sugar cookies. Thank you for a new idea that I can't wait to try. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

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  19. Thanks for the idea--- now I know what to pack my cookies in for my coworkers.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  20. hey miss katie
    I love your cute projects they look great,
    tfs
    olivervl at yahoo dot com

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  21. Those sound so yummy and I bookmarked the page with the recipe! I love your box and gift card holder!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  22. Pretty and yummy, love that you added the "your craftroom on mine"!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  23. Love the sentiment on the gift card tag. And those treats look yummy.

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  24. So very pretty; awesome job;o)

    bex@
    http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

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  25. Those look awesome!! Beautiful job on today's project!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  26. This is a perfect way to package your gifts! Beautiful!!

    Hugs,
    Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  27. Love the packaging! The little tag adds something great to it.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  28. Cute idea!!!!
    esquivel865@yahoo.com

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  29. They look so yummy. I saved the recipe. Your projects are pretty. I love the papers. TFS!

    Kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

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  30. Very very cute packaging. I bet they are delicious.

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  31. I like the treats lol. they look yummy! nice combination.

    ghost231985@yahoo.com

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  32. Love your project, so very pretty! Those bonbons look yummy also.
    TFS
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  33. so pretty, great idea, love, love,love!!
    Melissakc1@yahoo.com

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  34. What a beautiful box, the truffles look yummy. Love how the gift card holder matches perfectly. Great gift.

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  35. Awesome box! Great little gift idea for the girls at work! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  36. yummy! I don't know what to do first...make the truffles or lift your boxes...both are awesome! I wish I didn't miss lunch with you yesterday!

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  37. this is so pretty! I love the red color too!


    thanks for sharing!
    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  38. so sweet, yummy and pretty! great gift.

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  39. Beautiful gift! Can't wait to try your cookie truffles!
    shellyholsinger@yahoo.com

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  40. Your gift box & gift card holder are too cute!! I just love it!! The truffles look yummy!!

    bolvera66@yahoo.com

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  41. Yummy!! What a great little box. I love being reminded of all the great cuts on carts that you haven't pulled out in awhile. TFS

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  42. What a great gift. Your treat box is beautiful and the gift card holder is perfect for a crafter!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  43. Too cute. Love the box and the gift card

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  44. These look absolutally yumm!

    Denise J.
    drjohnson0526@gmail.com

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  45. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS....SO PRETTY..YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB

    CATHIE
    SCRAPHAPPYCAT@GMAIL.COM

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  46. These are Excellent gifts and Yummy looking to. I may have to try this. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  47. What a great gift. Going to have to try these.
    Pat
    plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  48. What a yummy treat, I will have to try these. Love the gift tag too. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  49. Great projects! Thanks for the link for the recipe for the sugar cookie truffles! I'll have to use that sometime soon -- maybe for the little treats I give to neighbors at Christmas. TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  50. Awesome projects. I saw the video for the sugar cookie truffles too and I loved the idea.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  51. there so pretty what a great gift idea!!!!
    Paula

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  52. Great gifting project!
    Plus you can eat it!
    janette09@comcast.net

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  53. Very nice! I have made truffels in the past as neighbor gifts. I may have to revisit that Idea after seeing this projects!

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  54. YUMMY!!! The box is beautiful...and the contents look so delicious!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  55. I love this makes me want to buy the sweet tooth box cartridge!!

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  56. Love this! And I think I may try that recipe - it looks sooooooo yummy! TFS!!!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  57. Your boxes with the truffles are really pretty. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I am in a cookie exchange and these seem so simple I will have to give these a try.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  58. Those look very yummy Miss Katie!!And you dressed them up really well!! And the gc holder turned out beautiful!!! hugs

    Nancy

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  59. nicely done
    mygypsierose@sbcglobal.net

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  60. Beautiful project Katie!! I love your adorable gift box and gift card holder! Your truffles sound yummy and may have to try these:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  61. fabulous box! ;)
    Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  62. Wow, I am going to try to make some of those truffles!!

    Christina Coen

    christina.coen@gmail.com

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  63. Cute gift set.

    Savmora@gmail.com

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  64. Love the gift box and tag. I might love the cookie pops if I have time to make some. They look yummy! Regina

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  65. What a lovely gift set. I have to try this recipe! deegeescraps at gmail dot com

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  66. Great gift idea! Truffles look so good! I have to try this recipe.
    Kelly bloss4@sbcglobal.neet

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  67. Thanks for the inspiration!
    lclass003 atgmail dot com

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  68. Your truffels look so yummy!! I love the packaging as well as the gift card holder! That sentiment is just perfect!!!
    bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

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  69. What a great idea. The package and gift card are beautiful.

    rumored2b@yahoo.com

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  70. What a yummy project!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  71. This is the perfect gift!! Cute projects!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  72. What a great gift -- oh these look so yummy. I can't wait to make some of these. What a pretty package.

    Love the twine - and the cute little paper.

    Thanks for sharing
    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  73. Those sugar cookie truffles look absolutely perfect. I'm going to have to try making some of them along with cake pops. I'm so behind the times. Love the coordinating giftcard holder.

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  74. What wonderful way to present your yummy looking cookie truffles! Great job!surfnfroggie at aol dot com

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  75. These are so beautiful and are going to make great gifts!

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  76. Katie, your gift box of treats and gift card holder are SUPERB!
    Hugs,
    georgifelix at verizon dot net

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  77. WHAT A PERFECT GIFT BOX!!! DO THEY INCLUDE THE GOODIES??? LOL

    Mickey

    mickeysworld01@comcast.net

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  78. So very cute!! When I first saw your box, I thought it was a Martha Stewart box. Great idea to distress the back of the one sided paper for the gift card die.

    Niki
    billniki@gmail.com

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  79. Such a yummy treat gift set TFS

    Carol W.
    workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. Wow this looks yummy and i love the tags!

    jeria22@yahoo.com tfs

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  81. i love this what a great gift!

    Micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  82. Sugar Cookie Balls!!!! YUM! Going to have to check out that recipe. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  83. Love the box and gift card holder, your papers are beautiful! You have some very lucky friends!

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  84. truffles are certainly easier than the pops...

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  85. Great gift boxes!!! Cookie day today at our house. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  86. Your cookies look yummy and your gift packaging and tag are beautiful. TFS. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  87. i LOVE the rustic colors! wonderful ideas!
    babi96 at aol dot com

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  88. These boxes are beautiful! so glad you are ready for the holidays.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  89. great gift combo!

    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  90. I wll have to try these TFS

    esterperez73@yahoo

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  91. I like the treat holder for the truffles, haha. Love both project and match perfect. Thanks for share with us.

    lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

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  92. Love it, looks yummy!!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  93. Awesome idea!
    sdhutch92598@sbcglobal.net

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  94. I'm going to have to go watch that video, they look sooo yummy & I love sugar cookies! Such a cute box, I'v seen people using this box & I had no idea that cart has such cute boxes! Yours turned out soo cute along with your gift card, I'm a crafty friend aren't I???!!! lol
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy
    wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

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  95. This gift is just perfect for my neighbors.
    craftkrazy@optonline.net

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  96. What a beautiful box and gift card holder! Those treats look really yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  97. Your gift box is simply beautiful...good job!! ninadee@sbcglobal.net

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  98. What a great gift, not only a goodie but a gift card too!!
    Pam at
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  99. Wow, what great projects. Love them all! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Kathy
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

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  100. Nice presentation with the truffles. Thanks for the recipe.
    Evelyn
    evl14512@gmail.com

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  101. Katie I love it....yummy
    Love your gift card holder too..great job!
    I would love it if you would stop by and become a follower of my new blog....my other one got hacked...ugh
    scdesignbyjen.blogspot.com

    hugs,jen

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  102. I can't get over ALL the wonderful ideas you have all shared with us. This is really such pretty gift (oh, and YUMMY!!). Great job!! I also checked out the recipe, and it does seem very simple. Will have to try. Thank you. Hugz:)
    DevinTaylorCreations@gmail.com

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  103. What a beautiful gift!! Love it!!!
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  104. They look so yummy! I will make some. You wrapped them beautifully in your gift box. You never disappoint. You're so creative. Did you ever try that letter with your class?
    thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

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  105. Such a great project for christmas gifting, thanks for a fantastic recipe!
    lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

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  106. Love window boxes. Great gift idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  107. They look super yummy!
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin
    thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

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  108. Very cute looks yummmy.
    F.U.N.
    Bobbi

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  109. This is the perfect little present for a sweet friend. Very cute!
    I love One Charming Party. Some of the stuff they come up with is very cool.

    Dorcas
    dtroche@Bellsouth.net

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  110. Your box of truffles look yummers, you did a fantastic job on your projects.
    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dot com

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  111. Hi - love the gift box. I have that cartriddge and haven't really known what to do with it but thanks to you I now do!!!
    All your projects always look sooo professional. Thanks for all the inspiration. Happy Holidays :)
    phylwnek at yahoo dot com

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  112. Oh my this is so cute!!! I love this!!!! Those truffles look so yummy!! And I love how you decorated it all!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  113. What a yummy looking treat! I just love how you distressed your gc holder. Awesome!!
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  114. What a beautiful project you did, tfs.

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  115. Katie these are just to adorable....I love em....would be a prefect host gift....thank you for sharing will be back later to see how to make em...

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  116. Your truffles look delicious! Amazing job!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  117. thanks for the information on how to make these! they look delicious!

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  118. Love the gift card die! Thanks for sharing.
    Richelle
    lilbug1976 at yahoo dot com

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  119. They look yummy (gifts and the goodies :) So very thoughtful!

    Debbie B.
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  120. Nice job on your gift boxes...your treats look yummy! True that Emma's gift card holder are fast and pretty. She has great stamps and dies.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  121. What a fab, creative project!! This is fantastic....and a recipe idea to boot. So happy to have found your blog thru MCT. Thx for the great ideas!

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  122. Cute gift box and card and those truffles sound delicious.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  123. What a perfect gift! They look beautiful! Going to have to check out the recipe. I had no idea there was clear card stock either. Thanks for sharing!

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  124. Beautiful packaging using wonderful twine!! The truffles look delicious!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

    JoanieG

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  125. YUM. My mouth is watering just looking them. What a super tasty gift.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  126. Great job! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  127. Such a great idea! .. they look yummy too!

    rebecca_k81 at hotmail dot com

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  128. They sound great!! And super cute box :)

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  129. I love your treat box holder and your gift card holder. Thank you for sharing.
    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  130. Your boxes are adorable! And they are perfedt for the sugar cookie truffle.

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  131. I love one charming party super cute I love the box
    TFS
    Shanna
    Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

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  132. The box is just too adorable! What a fun gift!

    Lori
    Bloggin The Crafts
    lori at true dungeon dot com

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  133. Those look delicious! What a cute little gift ensemble! Love the little tag on the box!

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  134. The box and matching gift card is a great idea! The truffles look yummy too!

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  135. These just look too perfect to eat! I love that Sweet Tooth cartridge. and I love the way you did these boxes. Fabulous job!

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  136. WOW! What a darling box. I love the gift card holder, too. This is such a great project!!

    at home ink at q dot com

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  137. Perfect box and tag for your yummy truffles. Great gift card holder too.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  138. Yummy! Too cute box and holder! CallyAnn
    callyannc@live.com

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  139. These look so yummy and your boxes are PERFECT!!!! Ooh yet another fabulous idea to try out! You are seriously SO amazing! Thanks for all of your incredible projects! Hugs- Glora

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  140. YUMMY!!! this looks great!!

    candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  141. That is just lovely. TFS.
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  142. This is a fantastic idea!! TFS!!
    papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  143. Love the matching box and gift card. What a great idea!! Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

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  144. Beautiful gift.
    sarah.quillen@gmail.com

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  145. Love this. I am going to try your recipe for the sugar cookie truffles. I am going to have to try out your box too. I have that cartridge, but need to sit down and play with it more.

    http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

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  146. That looks GOOOODDDD :) TFS such a wonderful treat!!!
    fmadera75atgmaildotcom

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  147. They look yummy and I love the gift card holder.
    Ashley
    glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com

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  148. love all the projects, you guys have done a great job! shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  149. Cute way to decorate treat boxes! TFS.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  150. LOVE them...and the goodies look sooooo yummo!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah
    liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

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  151. Perfect YUMMY gift

    Alina
    alina.luis@live.com

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