Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Six Chicks, The Sixth Day of Christmas and goodies to share!

Today is the 6th of December, and on the 6th of each month The Six Chicks (Limelight DT members, plus the 7th Chick, Tiffany Johnson, this month's guest designer) put on our project parade. This month we were challenged to come up with a treat or baked goods container with a coordinating card or recipe card. First I'll tease you with the treat. Yum, Chocolate covered pretzels are a favorite treat of mine. They are so easy to make. You just melt some chocolate chips and stir in a little bit of cream or Cool Whip. You can do this over a double boiler, but the microwave works just fine. Be sure to stop every 20-30 seconds to give it a stir. I usually do this with pretzel rods, but they were too tall to fit in my canister. I just dipped the pretzels in the chocolate and added red and green sprinkles to them. For a variation, I sometimes add a tablespoon of peanut butter to the melted chocolate chips-YUM! I confess, I make this in small batches some evenings after I put the boys to bed for a little evening snack. I just dip the pretzels right into the bowl. hehehehe!

Stamps: Stocking of Elegance (Unity) and Birds of a Feather (Unity)Paper: Bazzil Canvas Maraschino cs, TaDa-FaLaLaLa, Dashing thru the snowInk: copics, tuxedo black MomentoAccessories: rectangle nestabilities, MayArts Ribbon-textured brown/antique gold

I had quite a few of these tins sitting in my craft room so I put a few of them to good use this year (I did use them last year too, but it has been awhile since I made them all pretty again). With a little red line sticky tape I was able to transform this silver canister into this pretty packaging for the yummy chocolate covered pretzels. As you can see, I used the same elegant stocking image on the matching card. I did another gift combo using very similar products, but this time I decorated a kraft coffee bag and used a penguin image from the Unity kit, Jolly Little Winter. The friend I was sending this gift to, doesn't celebrate Christmas but I still wanted to include her in my gift giving this year. This kit is just the cutest non-Holiday Wintry set. Both of these little treat holders came together really quickly. I know how pressed for time we all are this time of year and I wanted to show you that you don't have to spend a lot of time creating great packaging for whatever little goodies you want to share with friends, family and neighbors this year. Now be sure to check out what the other six chicks came up with. I think you'll find some fabulous recipes too. Follow the links below for easy blog hopping.


Becky (is also hosting the 12 Days of Christmas give-away today!)




We are on the 6th day of Christmas, so while you are at Becky's blog, be sure to join in her fun game today for a chance to win a fabulous prize. I think she has some BLING to give away! Limelight brings to you Pyramid Boxes (in white or red!) for ONLY $0.50 each! Stock up! These are great boxes for little gifts like jewelry or candy...any small trinket, really! Be sure to pick up a few to try. Check out the details HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm, hoping to finish up most of my shopping and my Christmas cards. We'll see how that all goes! Hugs, Lisa


  1. Lisa, both of these gift sets are amazing! AND YUM!!! Chocolate-covered pretzels! I love your details, and the cards match your projects so perfectly! Love it! :)

  2. These are both wonderful, Lisa! MMM, I love choc covered pretzels too! I love the striped paper around the canister, I'm having trouble using mine!

  3. yumm... is right. I love chocolate covered pretzels too! And of course your packaging is awesome!!!

  4. SUPER DUPER cute! I wish I could try those pretzels!

  5. Yum! I love chocolate covered pretzels (my fave is with white chocolate) so i will definitely be trying you night time snack idea. LOL Your little penguin is just adorable. Great job on both of these!!

  6. How lucky am I to have gotten one of these in the mail!?!?! PRETTY LUCKY! Thank you so much, Lisa! It's even more adorable in person! And the pretzels are awesome!!!!

  7. OH boy, the chocolate covered pretzels got my attention! Those are one of my all time favorite treats. Have you done the ones with the rolos on top then once they melt (a few minutes in the oven) you press a pecan in the center?? Mmmmm, talk about scrumptious! Love how you did up the tin- what a great gift idea! I may need to hunt down some of those tins today (or the day after Christmas would be a good time too!). Thanks for all your awesome ideas!

  8. Wow! Both sets are fantastic! Those pretzels look so yummy and I just love the matching cards! What a great idea!


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