It's premise is fairy tales, which are just the most timeless and timely stories. Of course, they are also terrifying in part, and that spooky element is beautifully done in the show.
One of my favorites - Snow White - is prominently featured - and with her, one of my FAVORITE themes - the poisoned apple. I loved this in the Bible, in Snow White, I loved it in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and everywhere else I've ever seen it.
It's such a classic struggle of temptation - anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that - against carpe diem. It's always a page turner, and no human can fail to empathize.
I remember my mother's parents - whose home was so completely elegant and filled with exotic and beautiful things - had a dish of ribbon candy on their coffee table at Christmas. I LOVE ribbon candy. The urge to eat about 85 squillion pieces of it every time I was there was pretty powerful. But my grandparents were not the kind of people who would let that kind of thing go by. I think they would have gone all fairytale on me!
So this week, when I saw these amazing Peppermint Christmas Tree Ornaments - I almost fainted! I was transported back to my seat on my grandmother's green velvet couch in front of that dish of gorgeous mint candy and I HAD to buy them and craft with them. Seriously - look how cute they are. They have GINGERBREAD MEN ON THEM!
Color Throwdown combo to inspire me, the rest was easy! This combo really said winter/holiday to me.
Now, when I saw this candy, this color combo and the hop, a flash of inspiration struck me, which doesn't happen very often, so I really felt like I should take advantage of it.
Remember the tried and true 2-4-6-8 box from the early days of stamping??
Well I measured my peppermint candy tree and the diameter of the base is 2" and it's 3" tall. So here are the instructions for this impromptu box.
Start with an 8.5 x 7" piece of cardstock. Score at 2, 4, 6 and 8 on the 8.5" side. On the 7" side, score at 2, flip it and score the other end at 2.
Cut on your score lines up to the main body of the box. Cut out the tabs for the 1/2" pieces - it folds nicer this way. Before adhering your box, use the SU Scalloped oval punch to punch a window in the end panel. Then, put it together, pop in your cute tree, adhere two of the top flaps closed and tent two of them and secure with twine and VOILA!!!
Stamps: Joy2Christmas (TSOL) Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White Accessories: Aqua Painter, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Martha Stewart Tree Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Twinery Caribbean & Maraschino Twine, 1/8" hole punch, Two Way Glue Pen, Simply Scored 1.25" Circle punch
Seriously - it's like a chalet of sugary goodness!!!
Now if you are on the TSOL/Twinery hop and came here from Stacey Winter's blog, then your next stop on the hop is Caroline Stender. You DEFINITELY want to visit everyone on the hop, because if you leave comments for everyone, two lucky peeps will win prizes!
Oh - I'm sorry - did you say something? I was nomming on my peppermint Christmas tree! Stop looking at me! :)