At my last PAWS team meeting we had a treat wrapper swap and I wanted to share all the cute ideas with you. Hopefully I remembered correctly who made all of these (I don’t have them with me to check). I’m in VA at my sister-in-laws house – we did some crafting yesterday and have plans to do more – I’ll share those ideas later.

Anne’s swap – reindeer treat cups – color the large pearl with a red sharpie for the red nose


Fran’s swap – a little purse made from the framelits – she showed us how to make these for one of our M&T projects

Joyce’s swap – Two Tags die Mr. & Mrs. snowman


Laree’s swap – hot cocoa pocket


Leishman’s Swap – Pillow Pocket pouch


Lisa’s swap – Hot cocoa pouch


Monika’s Swap – rolo snowmen with fabric hats and scarves


My snowman idea came from Cindee Wilkinson – I thought the ones she posted were so cute I wanted to make something similar.  The eyes are pearls and I colored mine by mashing them into my versamark ink pad so they got covered with ink then pouring black embossing powder over them – then I carefully heat set – and then I had black pearls. I did use our new Heat Tool which has a high and a low setting – I imagine if it was too hot you could melt or burn these pearls – so do it carefully.  I’m going to try some of our other colored embossing powders too.

I wanted a punched nose and was trying to figure out which punch to use – finally I realized the Mitten Punch was perfect – use the thumb for the nose – here is what it looks like when I punched it –

Then I used a Pumpkin Pie marker to add some lines like a real carrot would have.  Sponge the edges a bit too to add some dimension to it.  It was the perfect little carrot nose.

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And here is a picture of most of the group that was at the meeting – Joyce is missing and I’m missing (I was behind the camera).

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