Sep 16 2011

CCM – Trio of Treats Tote!





Yeah!  It is FINALLY my turn to share my Preview Session FREE TUTORIAL Project for Create with Connie and Mary!  We've had a fabulous two weeks of sample FREE TUTORIALS from each member of our Design Team.  We've introduced all of our Special Guest Designers…except ONE…she will be announced tomorrow! 

Speaking of tomorrow (Saturday), it is the LAST DAY to take advantage of EARLY BIRD SAVINGS…$5 off the regular $34.95 US price for 6 weeks of the subscription!  You pay only $29.95 US for over 36 step-by-step Photo Tutorials!  That's less than $1 per tutorial, featuring products from the Holiday Mini!  But…most of the ideas could easily be adapted with other stamp sets and papers!  These projects are EXCLUSIVE to Create with Connie and Mary!  You will not see them previewed ANYWHERE before or after the subscription…they will only be viewed by our subscribers!


So…here is my fun project!  I call it a Trio of Treats Tote!  I dressed mine up for the Christmas holidays, but it would be fun for Halloween, Thanksgiving or even as a hostess gift with any of our designer papers!  Isn't it cute?  I love to give little treats to family and friends at the holidays. 



The front I decorated with a pleated lolly cut in half to surround the Decorative Label Punch.  A medallion from the Merry Medley On Board was traced onto Wild Wasabi cardstock, cut out and embossed with the Snow Burst Impressions Folder.  A couple Designer Buttons tied with Linen Thread on the sides…and that GORGEOUS Quilted Early Espresso Ribbon has SO much shimmer to it.  But…look what's inside!  Unwrap the ribbon and the front folds down!



Can you tell what the containers are?  Yes!  I recycled three of the empty brad/button containers to hold candy treats!  I made a little pocket inside to hold the three containers from sliding out…and decorated the tops of each one!  Now, I wish they were actually Christmas candy…fun to do a trio of different kinds…but it is a little early for Christmas type candy to be out on the shelves!  I used Starlight Mints!  This really is a FUN and EASY project!  Go check out my STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL over on Create with Connie and Mary…and sign up for the Holiday Edition of Create with Connie and Mary!  You will be SO glad you did!  Password information will be sent out on Saturday!

Oh!  Don't forget!  I have BLOG CANDY today…leave a comment for me on THIS BLOG POST and you will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE subscription to the Holiday Edition 2011 of Create with Connie and Mary.  Don't worry, if you have already joined, we can refund your $ or apply it towards the next session of Create with Connie and Mary!


Hope you enjoyed my PREVIEW PROJECT!




143 People have left comments on this post

Sep 16, 2011 - 10:09:07
Linda Lamont said:

Very pretty, I love this!

Sep 16, 2011 - 10:09:37
Becky G said:

Great project Connie! Love the idea of using the empty brad/button containers!

Sep 16, 2011 - 10:09:57

Great project, Connie!  I am thrilled to have a practical use for all those round boxes sitting around in my Craft Room!

Sep 16, 2011 - 10:09:24
Ann Waltenburg said:

Your project is adorable!  I love your creativity in recycling the brad containers.
Thank you!

Sep 16, 2011 - 10:09:09
Libby said:

Love this project.  It is even cuter in real life.  Thanks for all of your great ideas.

Sep 16, 2011 - 10:09:37
Karen said:

That is such a cute project!  I don't have many of those containers, but I'll keep saving them.  I would love to win the blog candy, of course.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels the financial belt tightening!  Thanks for sharing this fun idea.

Sep 16, 2011 - 10:09:13
Mary said:

Very cute box and love the idea that we can recycle at the same time!  Would love to win some of your "delicious" blog candy!  πŸ™‚

Sep 16, 2011 - 10:09:53
Angie J said:

That is way cool and perfect for any crafty person to give as a gift. Absolutely love it. TFS

Sep 16, 2011 - 11:09:39
Julie B said:

This is a great project – very unique!

Sep 16, 2011 - 11:09:54
Nylietta Rosenfeld said:

very cute project.  I will have to try to make these for Christmas this year.  Nylietta

Sep 16, 2011 - 11:09:22
Wanda said:

This tote is just TOO cute!!  These would make FABULOUS gifts!

Sep 16, 2011 - 11:09:43
Debbie said:

Fabulous project!  It could be used for so many gifts.

Sep 16, 2011 - 11:09:29
peggy said:

I love the box. I will be making some.  I never win anything but I have another new idea so thanks for sharing.

Sep 16, 2011 - 11:09:59
Ginger said:

What a great project!  And I love the use of the containers for the treats.

Sep 17, 2011 - 12:09:53
Debbie Flattum said:

This is a great project. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a subscription to the Holiday Edition.

Sep 17, 2011 - 12:09:14
Bea said:

I love your trio of treats box and hope to make it very soon. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

Sep 17, 2011 - 12:09:23
Cathy said:

Love your projects and always look forward to see what you have in store

Sep 17, 2011 - 01:09:45
Jean Stayton said:

Gorgeous Holiday gift, your so creative
I visit your blog for inspiration

Sep 17, 2011 - 01:09:30
Ann said:

Great idea – love recycling those button/brad containers. Lovely gift box

Sep 17, 2011 - 01:09:13
Kim Peles said:

Another beautiful project! Thank you so much for sharing this — it's awesome. πŸ™‚

Sep 17, 2011 - 02:09:42
Margaret said:

Unique, elegant and fun!  Don't know if I'd rather receive them with Christmas candy inside, or the original brads or buttons. . . .  ! 

Sep 17, 2011 - 02:09:50

Connie, this project is SO neat!  I love how you decorated the front & what a great surprise to open it & find not one but three treat containers!!!  Hope to try making one myself; thanks for the directions!

Sep 17, 2011 - 03:09:29
Chris Anderson said:

Love it! This would be a perfect gift for co-workers. Winning would be a wonderful early Christmas present! Thanks!

Sep 17, 2011 - 04:09:33
Deb B (Debadoo) said:

That is adorable!!  Forget candy, I wish they had baker's twine in them!!  lol  I would love to win a pass to create with connie and mary!   Thanks for the tute!  Going to go check that out now. 

Sep 17, 2011 - 06:09:31
Patti Willey said:

Absolutely adorable! Look at the possibilities here! I love it!

Sep 17, 2011 - 08:09:44
Denise said:

This is absolutely adorable and I'm sure anyone who received it would be tickled!  Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

Sep 17, 2011 - 08:09:02
Judy Teets said:

Love your blog. You always have such wonderful creations. This one is positively scrumptious! Thanks for sharing!

Sep 17, 2011 - 08:09:55
Elaine Uhl said:

Connie, this is so cute and practical! I love it!! Thank you for the tutorial. πŸ™‚

Sep 17, 2011 - 10:09:49
Jan Farring said:

What a darling idea!!  Thanks SO much for sharing this tutorial.  I can see it for SO many things!!

Sep 17, 2011 - 10:09:51
Nanette VerHagen said:

I love your project ideas!!!  Thank you so much for sharing!!

Sep 17, 2011 - 12:09:29
Jean said:

I love your project. So festive! I can't wait for the holidays to begin.

Sep 17, 2011 - 03:09:05
Karin said:

Great idea!  This is the first time I've been to your site  – I will definitely be back!  Can't wait to explore your site more!

Sep 17, 2011 - 03:09:01

I hope it's not to late for the Blog Candy! Your preview  projects are really cool! 

Sep 17, 2011 - 03:09:34
Ruby said:

I just love this little tote and a great use of those containers.  I will have to take advantage of the early bird savings.  Glad I came across your blog!

Sep 17, 2011 - 07:09:18
Barbara Vogt said:

Great project for the holidays or any time, Connie. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Sep 17, 2011 - 11:09:33
Ange McKay said:

I've often wondered what your Create with Connie and Mary was all about and would love the chance to win!  Your work is STUNNING!

Sep 18, 2011 - 01:09:52
Bonnie S said:

So neat and such a clever way to recycle!! Love it!
God bless,
Bonnie S

Sep 18, 2011 - 08:09:30
Di Boland said:

Thanks so much for all of your talent and your  projects that you share!

Sep 18, 2011 - 10:09:06

What an amazing project……Who wouldn't love to receive this cute little box. Please count me in on your awesome offer for a free membership. Your blog is amazing and can only image how SUPER COOL your projects must be for the Holiday Edition. Kadie

Sep 18, 2011 - 10:09:22
kathy t said:

I am always amazed how you and your stampin friends come up wirth such creative ideas!  

Sep 18, 2011 - 06:09:28

This project is simply adorable!  I am definitely going to have to try this one.

Sep 18, 2011 - 08:09:19
Judy said:

Fabulous!  This would make a great teacher gift.  Thanks for the chance.

Sep 20, 2011 - 08:09:44
Laura Chidester said:

This is so cute! Can't wait to try it.
Thanks for sharing!