Friday, December 9, 2016

Happy Power Poppy Friday!

Hi there everyone and happy Friday to you!  I hope all has been well with you.  For today's post I am finally getting to play along with Power Poppy's December Power & Spark Challenge hosted by the amazingly talented card diva, Christine Okken!  She has quite a "sweet" challenge for us.  You can read all of the details here.

So for my quickie little sweet treat offering I decided to go with one of my favorite holiday treats...truffles!  I found this limited edition white peppermint variety and just couldn't resist.

I decided to work with the packaging and make a simple vertical belly band for the bag....

This darling digital image, Candy Cane Classic, was a special limited time offer not long ago in the Power Poppy store.  I printed it on white card stock, die cut it out and colored it up with Copics.  I added a little sponging, and some silver leafing around the edge, then layered it with pink card stock, and a white scalloped oval die cut.  For my sentiment, I used one from the Holly Golightly stamp set, stamping it on some pink card stock, then die cutting it out.  I trimmed some polka dot paper to the width I needed and wrapped it around my candy bag.  Next, I tied some ribbon around the package and adhered my assembled image panel.  I did notch out a little spot at the top of the panel to snug up against my bow.  

This came together really quickly and I think it makes a really nice giftie for someone "sweet", don't you?  ;)  Now what this photo doesn't show is that there are two truffles missing from the bag.  Matt and I both just had to sample, and we can both say that these are completely wonderful!  :)  I l-o-v-e all of the detail Marcella has in this darling image....and it was super fun to color!

So that is all for my project, but I am so glad you were able to stop by for a visit today!  There is still plenty of time to get in on the latest Power & Spark challenge so c'mon and play with us, won't you?  Don't forget to link up a photo to the Power Poppy blog for a chance to win a prize!  

Hope you have an awesome weekend and until next time, take care!  :)

Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 


Supplies not listed above:  Paper-Pink Polka dot from Recollections, Pink card stock from Papertrey Ink, White card stock from Flourishes; Ink- Versafine ink in Onyx Black, Chamomile and Chai inks from Papertrey Ink, Ranger Distress ink in Weathered Wood; Other-Spellbinder die sets in Grand Ovals, Grand Scallop Ovals, and Classic Circles Large, Krylon Silver Leafing pen, Wink of Stella clear brush pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, ribbon and foam dimensionals from Stampin' Up!, and these copic colors- R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R30, R30, R39, R59, R43, RV21, RV25, RV29, RV55, G28, G40, G43, G46, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG67, E50, and B0000.


  1. This is a fantastic idea, Katie!

  2. Oh, sweet Katie, who does not LOVE Lundt truffles??!! Well, we now know for sure you and Matt do...hehe! Anyway, back to the gift...I love this great belly band for this limited edition of chocolates, and what a perfect idea to use this darling candy cane digi! Beautifully colored, and I love the silver edging and the soft pink too. And that gorgeous bow nestled in there is perfection! I LOVE it, my friend!! Hugs, and have a great weekend! xoxo

  3. That's the beauty of a Belly Band....hides what's there and in this case what's not there lol I love how you placed it vertically, very striking! The candy cane images are perfect for this sweet treat! Beautiful coloring and layering and that's a fabulous ribbon too! Merry Merry!

  4. Oooh, I would never want to unwrap it! This pretty packaging sure makes a simple gift look special. But those candies are particularly yummy, I can testify. Your coloring is sooooo beautiful! I love the image and somehow missed it when it was available. No worries. Plenty of other gorgeous PP's that will have to wait till next year already. Happy holidays, Katie!

  5. Such a simple image and you've made it look like a million dollars. Fantastic wrapping for those yummy candies Katie. Hugs!

  6. Love this!!! What a great idea to use these candycanes for the truffles. Beautiful coloring, so festive girl!