Friday, December 9, 2011

CSS Alumni Hop!!!



Hi everyone and welcome to this month's GKD CSS Alumni hop!!  If you've arrived from Melissa's then you are on the right track, if not be sure to head over to Stamp TV to start at the beginning!  For this hop Carolina has challenged us to make treat holders or decorate a container.  This challenge was perfect for me.  Every year we give our nephews cash and I like to try new ways to present it to them.  I was stumped for a while but then the idea of a candy bar came to mind and the wheels kept on turning!  I decided to make a wallet of sorts, a pocket for the money and a pocket for the candy bar.  It didn't turn out exactly as I imagined but it is the first template I've made so it is ok!


Next stop is Linda, make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (December 13), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!


Supplies:
Stamps:  Gina K Holiday Greetings
Paper:  Gina K White, Echo Park
Ink:  Memento Rhubarb
Accessories:  Oval & Scallop Oval Nestabilites, Magnets, GKD Ribbon

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124 comments:

  1. perfect way to give cash!!! and eatin that candy with a big ole smile (-:

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  2. I like this, Lori. You've created a great way to give the $$$ gift with sweetness.

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  3. Great idea Lori! I noticed the candy was 2 for $ -have to ask if you ate the other Hershey bar??? LOL
    What a clever idea!!!

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  4. Lori, this is an awesome idea. I will be casing it for sure. I also have a couple of nephews who this would be the perfect gift for.

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  5. What a perfect way to present a cash gift and the candy bar is a bonus! Great idea!

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  6. This will be perfect for my grandkids. Thanks!

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  7. Such a wonderful idea!! Don's know which I'd like more the money or the chocolate! Clever!!

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  8. I love it! It reminds me of Willy Wonka's golden ticket! I can think of some nieces and nephews that will LOVE this idea!
    Swee-ee-t!

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  9. Nice way to give a simple gift... thanks!

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  10. Lori what a fun way to give money!!! I am sure that your nephews will love it.

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  11. Can never go wrong with Chocolate and money!
    Merry Christmas!

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  12. It may not have turned 0ut the way you expected, but it looks fabulous! Sophisticated and fun at the same time. Now I have to see if i can try to make some... neat gift!

    BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

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  13. Wow, for a first draft that looks amazing! I think it is a very creative way to present your nephew with his Christmas money.

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  14. What's not to love with this idea! Cash and chocolate. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Sweets and cash what could be sweeter. Love your template, great first try.

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  16. What a good idea to go along with the cash! I think yours look great and I'd love a Hershey Bar too!

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  17. What a great idea; candy and money...oh boy, oh boy, oh boy...

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  18. Hi Lori! What a great idea!! Love the Pockets with candy bar and money. Perfect combo as a gift! How are you? Hope things are well, and have a great weekend! { hugs}

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  19. How seriously brilliant are you? Chocolate & money all in one...love it!!! What a fun holder indeed!

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  20. Who doesn't love a chocolate bar especially when wrapped like that.

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  21. We don't have Hershey Bars in Australia - but I'm sure I could find something to fit ( along with some cash) in this lovely wallet!

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  22. Awesome idea for our granddaughter! It turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Super cute idea, what man doesn't like chocolate. Love the idea of the pocket for the money. Fabulous job.

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  24. I like the idea of little compartments for the treat and the cash. Just made something similar for a card and gift card. I like the candy idea for the nieces and nephews!!

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  25. Not so sure I'd see the money as I headed for the chocolate!! LOL! Cute idea - makes a $ gift a little more personal.

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  26. Your candy bar and pocket turned out very nice..tfs
    Merry Christmas

    zullu26@aol.com

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  27. I have two older nephews and I have your same problem each year. Love this idea and if they don't like the chocolate, well their aunt does!!!!

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  28. I love your idea. Cash is always a challenge to present and this is a perfect solution.

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  29. Super project, love that it's just not a wrapped candy bar. For your nephew's sake I was hoping it was $100,000.00 Bar! :P He'll enjoy the cash & the chocolate, well done!

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  30. What a "sweet" way to give a gift of money. Well done and it's now on my list of projects to try out.

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  31. What a brilliant idea Lori! I think I will give this a try for my nieces and nephew. :D

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  32. Good idea of a chocolate's wrap!

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  33. What a sweet combination with a great look! Thanks for the idea.

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  34. Now isn;t that so very clever and pretty too! I love it. thanks for sharing!

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  35. My daughter bought candy bars with her own money, gifts for her friends. What a great idea for me to package them without having to go and buy gift bags.

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  36. What a fun idea, chocolate and money, two of my favorite things...lol!

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  37. I wish you would put how you made the money and candy bar holder. I give money.

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  38. Cash and chocolate what could be better!

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  39. Chocolate and cash - a perfect combination - and what a great way to package it!

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  40. oh WOW! I have some adult grandkids that this would be perfect for. Thanks

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  41. The perfect alternative to a card for the gift of money. Many after uses, a box for your pens on your desk, collect coins...the possibilities are endless.]

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  42. Oooh, there's nevery anything wrong with a candy bar, let alone add money to it!

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  43. What a cool covering for a candy bar! Yum, Yum and definitely going to make someone quite happy! Great project!

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  44. What a PERFECT way to give cash!! Lovely idea.

    Judi x

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  45. it is covering my favorite candy too

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  46. Chocolate & a pretty wrapping--perfect combo!

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  47. I love this idea, Lori! How clever!!

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  48. Very creative, Lori. I love this!

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  49. What a clever idea to give cash and chocolate at the same time!

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  50. I'm sure chocolate stimulates the thinking process so to munch on some while pondering what you want to buy with the money sounds ideal!
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  51. Great idea...'sweetens' the cash!

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  52. It's more than ok, it is great! How clever. I am sure your nephews will totally enjoy the candy as well as the money! ;-)

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  53. And I now have an idea for the candy bar I just bought! Thanks

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  54. Love this that it holds money too! Great holder~

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  55. What an awesome way to give a gift of money. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Such a neat idea to hold two items. Very attractive.

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  57. Great project. Very clever way to give money and who can resist chocolate?

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  58. Love this idea-cute way to give cash!

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  59. A unique cash holder. Kids would love this. Suzyque

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  60. what a perfect way to give candy and money. Neat job.

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  61. What a clever way to combine 2 items! And chocolate and money, aren't they a girls BFF?

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  62. great idea for money, gift card, or the good old Hershey bar. thanks for sharing. Pattie

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  63. What a fabulous idea to pair that with a money holder!

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  64. Cute and clever gift idea, Lori. i like it for the candy bar alone.

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  65. I think it's a clever idea & neat looking. I'll use it, thanks!

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  66. Creative way to give a money gift. Thanks!

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  67. That is a neat idea for any teenager. Thank you

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  68. Cute idea, good for kids to give to friends or parents to give to younger children. Lots of ideas for this treat!

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  69. What a "sweet" way to create a money envelope.

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  70. Great idea! Who doesn't love chocolate or money?

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  71. I think that is a very fetching idea. In fact I used it for my great-grand sons birthday. I had the card so that it could be mailed in a business size envelop. On the front it said "What's in your wallet?" you open it left to right and the pockets inside were for gift cards, card of Bible verse, and money. He was delighted.

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  72. A really fun an unsuspecting way to give cash. I love it and it looks like a package too.

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  73. Great idea!!!! Cash and chocolatre - sounds like a perfect gift :)

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  74. Wholly Smokes!!!! Is that a unique idea or what? Clever and innovative. I love this too bad we don't have a template as I'm not the best at that. Thanks for the peek!

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  75. Brilliant idea, you really have thought "out of the box" as it were!

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  76. This is terrific for older grandkids, never go wrong with money, then the candy to remind
    them they are still kids. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. What a great way to "sweeten" the gift of money. :)

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  78. Wow! Think you're getting candy and get a whole lot more. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Oh! Isn't that fun yummy treat!!! Cash and candy!!!!

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  80. Good idea! Would never think of making a place for them both in the same package...thanks

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  81. Wow I give my kids (they are adults) cash and am always trying to think of different ways to wrap it. This will be a very useful idea for me. Thanks

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  82. Like it a very Sweet Gift

    Ruth

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  83. A wonderful idea! Two treats at one time.

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  84. Lori, what a generous aunty you are. I don't know how to make a template - but will dig around your site and see if I can find instructions just in case you posted it <3 Brilliant!

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  85. Great idea, Lori! What's better than cash AND candy!

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  86. What a great idea, a money pocket AND a chocolate bar! This will certainly perk up my Christmas money gifts:) Thanks for sharing!

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  87. Yummy way to give cash! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  88. Ingenious! Your nephews will love them.

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  89. Hi!,


    What a neat idea to add something yummy and exquisite to a money gift!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Cariños,

    María Alba Negrón
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

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  90. Chocolate and cash--great combination!

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  91. what a great way to give money, very yummy lol!

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  92. Cash and chocolate...the perfect gift!

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  93. Super cute and great idea. Love the wallet with a sweet side.
    Marcie

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  94. Love anything involving chocolate! !!

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  95. Very nice gift for teenagers that are so hard to buy for. thanks for the wonderful idea!

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  96. perfect combination, cash and chocolate!!! TFS

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  97. stampandweave from SCSDecember 11, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    What a great idea!

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  98. That is a really cool idea! Great way to give cash, and with a little something extra!

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  99. Oh...that's way too pretty to open! lol Great idea

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  100. What a great way to give $$ as a gift.

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  101. This is a great idea. Nice way to present the cash gift.

    Nancy Nguyen, from Katy, Texas

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  102. What a cute and clever way to present a gift of cash. Love it.

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  103. chocolate AND cash - can't go wrong!

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  104. Thanks for sharing this idea! I thought it turned out great and I bet your nephews are going to love the idea of money and a big chocolate bar too!

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  105. Great idea...I can see so many uses for these! Yum!

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  106. Cute and you used my favorite candy bar! TFS!

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

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  107. What a great idea. Anything is great when it comes with chocolate.

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  108. Simple, cute, clever and sweet. I know a couple of nephews who'd like this gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  109. This is the perfect presentation for cash and CANDY! Perfect for a guy who is difficult to buy for! Who wouldn't love this sweet combo?! FABULOUS!

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  110. What a great idea! Thanks so much!

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  111. Love the Cash-n-Candy card...thank you for the inspiration :)

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