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Friday, December 10, 2010

On the Ninth day of Christmas...

'Tis the silly Season!
And what better way to celebrate than with a comical little chocolate card!
It's Melinda with you today and I'm going to show you how to create a Christmas card for all your friends that love anything to do with MnM's. And to let you in on a little secret... MnM's are very much a favourite with the Imaginisce team, especially the Cherry flavoured variety!


Step 1. 
Cut out a piece of white cardstock the size of your greeting card and cut a whole where you want your bauble dome to be. The whole needs to be the sames size as the plastic container (but not the outer rim) you are using to create your bauble. I found a packet of random charms in a local craft store that had the pefect size and shape packaging so you just need to keep an eye out when next shopping. Repeat the process with a piece of patterned paper, I used Swirly Snowflakes.


Step 2.
Position the sheet of card with the hole, over your greeting card front and using a paper piercing tool poke holes in your greeting card to form a cross. (You will need to have a cork board or something behind your cardstock when using your piercing tool). This little cross becomes the access point where the recipient of the card can poke their finger through to get at the chocolates.

Step 3.
Remove 1cm from the width and height of your patterned paper and 2cm from the width and height of your white piece of cardstock. Decorate your piece of white cardstock and add any ribbons, die-cuts, etc. before mounting onto your patterned paper. I have fussy-cut some baubles from the Cottage Christmas 'All That Glitters' patterned paper and mounted them using foam adhesive tape. The bauble strings are created using the paper piercing tool again.






Step 3.

Using a glue runner, place adhesive around the outer rim of your dome. Note carefully - this is NOT the flat side of the rim that is facing up in the picture below, it is the domed side of the rim. Fill your container with MnM's but not to the point of overflowing, allow a little bit of room so that your dome fits flush onto your card. Take a moment to nibble a few MnM's that excape from the packet!


Step 4.
Place adhesive tape onto the face of your white greeting card avoiding the pierced hole and the circle area so that no adhesive will sit underneath the dome and stick to your MnM's. Set aside.
Holding your decorated card faceplate with the decorated side facing down, place your dome into the hole and gently push the adhesive rim so that it adheres to the cardstock. Position your greeting card with the pierced cross over the hole and adhere to the decorated card. To complete the card, add a pretty bow to the top of the bauble.





Todays PRIZE PACKAGE: Christmas is the time of giving and so Imaginisce are giving one lucky reader the chance to win the entire collection of Christmas Cottage with all it's crystal snowflakes, gorgeous ribbons, double sided embossed papers, Christmas Snag Em stamps and so much more!!!

How to enter:
1. Follow my blog and leave a comment to say you've stopped by.
2. Visit Imaginsice on facebook and tell us your favourite flavour of MnM's.
3. Follow the Imaginisce blog and leave a comment for each of the entry tasks you've completed
    (The more tasks you complete, the more chances you have to win.)

So thankyou for playing along today and I hope I've inspired you to send someone you love a card with a little surprise inside.
Merry Christmas to all and may your holiday season be a safe and happy time with the ones you love.
 From Down Under... Melinda

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paperpapier said...

oh, such a lovely sweet card..!!

cindy said...

To cute. Love it.
I am a follower of Imaginisce blog.

Liz said...

VERY NICE...and I like that you recycled the candy holding part.

cindy said...

I went to FB and told you my favorite MnM's which are peanut butter.

csparky61 said...

What an adorable idea, I use the plastic cup things from Stampin' up, I need to think outside the box and recylce more, great idea. Thanks for sharing. I follow this blog too.

Liz said...

As for the giveaway
1) I followed Melinda's blog and left her a comment.

debpaint16 said...

This is such a cute idea! Would also make a great kids birthday card!! I already follow you I Imaginise blog!!!

Liz said...
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cindy said...

I am now a follower of your blog and left you a couple of comments. You have some very nice things on your blog. I look forward to seeing your future projects in my Google reader:)

Liz said...

messed up the last comment !
2) I went to FB and let you know my favorite m&ms are Almond

Liz said...

3)I've been following you on your blog and FB for awhile now

Melissa said...

What a brilliant card and I love that you are recycling packaging from something you've already bought!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

kendra_kenny_2000 said...

What a simple elegant way to give candies! I think this would work well with all shapes of bubble packaging, I am off to make one!

Deb Long said...

Wonderful idea for a card - thank you for sharing this great post. I left you a comment on your blog as well!

Karla Carneiro said...

Wow, This is a cute idea!!!Beautiful job!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

very cute--i'm a follower of the imaginisce blog and i left a comment on facebook!

Sophia said...

OMG this is super, super cute...TFS ♥

Rene said...

Such a cute idea! I am a follower of Imaginisce and The Scrap Farm. I'm headed to FB now!!
Scrappy love,
Rene'

Cindylu2u said...

Oh my, love this card, have not seen one done this way, thank you for the great idea!!

Deb Long said...

And I left a comment on FB with my favorite MandMs, too.

About me said...

I'm a follower of your blog Melinda

craftymom205 said...

Love the project.

About me said...

I've left my comment on FB!

craftymom205 said...

I am a follower.

About me said...

Very cute projects Melinda! Love that you've used the bauble dome. Never knew how to do it! Thanks for sharing. I've left my comments on your blog and on FB!

Cindylu2u said...

I am now a new follower of Melinda's and left her some love, great blog!!

Cindylu2u said...

Left comment on FB, thanks for a chance to win, just love the Christmas Cottage Collection!!

Becky said...

thank you for sharing such a cool project!

Auntie Em said...

Already a follower and just commented on Melindas blog. Have to follow her blog! I might miss one of her awesome creations otherwise!!!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Auntie Em said...

Checked out your FB page....and left a comment on my choice of MnMs...thank you very much 'cause now I have to go rummage the cupboards for some chocolate!!! :D
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Auntie Em said...

I am already a follower of this blog! Great inspiration!
Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays!!!!:o)

vanessa said...

This is such a great idea! Love it!! I commented on your face book page.... love mint M&Ms!!

vanessa said...

I am now following Melinda's blog!

Cassie_lu said...

great idea for an ornament card and yummy too :)

Darla said...

I just left a comment on facebook and thanks for sharing such a great project! I can't wait to try a card like this myself!

Darla said...

I am a follower of the Imaginisce blog and I love all the great inspiration I get here!

Erika said...

Fabulous card. So fun. I love M&M's

Jean said...

I am a new follower of Melinda's blog. Great card idea! Thanks for the detailed directions.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

Jean said...

I posted a comment on FB.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

Jean said...

Already follow Imaginisce blog. Love the great ideas.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

Jodi said...

My bad! I didn't realize I wasn't already a follower of Imaginisce! Well, I am now!

Jodi said...

I posted a comment on Facebook that I now "like"!

Jodi said...

I am now also a follower of Melinda's blog and I left her a comment.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Good Morning, very cute idea. I like how you made the ornaments, so simple but sometimes over looked.
I am now a follower of Melinda's blog and I am already a follower of Imaginisce.

floridagirl said...

I am a new follower of Melinda's Blog, I commented on her blog and the FB page. I love the M&M card - great idea - everyone likes M&M's!!!

HeidiK said...

What a darling card! I can't wait to try one. We are supposed to get a foot of snow tonight and tomorrow. What a great weekend to craft!! I left a comment on your blog too:)

Tami B. said...

Who WOULDN'T love getting a card like this!? (I hope I can find a "dome" to make one with.)

Kath said...

Now there's a card sure to make anyone smile! (I already follow this blog)

PamS said...

I stopped by Melinda's blog and left a message.

Kath said...

Just visited your blog - now I'm following it, too!

Kath said...

I left my fav - Mint M&Ms on FB.

PamS said...

I already follow Imaginisce's blog.

PamS said...

This is a cute card...thankyou for the instructions. I left a message on facebook about my favorite M&M's.

Drayia said...

I LOVE the candy card. What a great way to give a little sweet at Christmas time. I am a follower.

sleeplesswonder said...

I left my comment on FB I love peanut m&m's.

sleeplesswonder said...

I'm a follower.

sleeplesswonder said...

I am already a follower of Imaginisce's blog.
Thanks for the chance to win.

TR said...

I'm a follower.

TR said...

This is a fantastic card!
I LOVE it. And I don't
shout that very often.
But I do LOVE this card.
I think the directions are
even easy enough for me
to follow. hahahahaa


hug, TR

Me, Myself and I.... said...

oh, such a "sweet" card...ha ha...couldnt resist! SERIOUSLY, you always inspire me with your creativity!!! tfs!

Me, Myself and I.... said...

btw, I am now a "follower" :)

Me, Myself and I.... said...

okie dokie...I shared with FB, Imaginisce and the entire world that I. LOVE. PLAIN. M&Ms.

Thanks for the fun giveaway :)

Me, Myself and I.... said...

ooohhh....and lastly, but not least...I am already a follower of the Imaginisce Blog :)

Happy Day!!!

fairey101 said...

I did all 3. What a cute idea. I love it.

Laurie! said...

I'm already a follower of the Imaginisce blog! Love it and that cute card!

Laurie! said...

I just became a follower of Melinda's blog!

Laurie! said...

And I posed my fave M&Ms on your Facebook page! PEANUT! WOO!

Renee said...

Love it! Esp the M&M part! I love the recyclying idea!

me said...

Love the card!

My Serendipity said...

Oh my gosh..this is soooo cute! who wouldn't love receiving this card??!! I'm already a follower. Thank you for the inspiration..I'm goin out to try to find these little goodie cups!
Beth
myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

Colleen said...

Visited Melinda's blog and became a follower. think I could spend all day reading blogs.

Colleen said...

Visited facebook but shh, don't tell work, I am not supposed to be on it during the work day. Left a message that plain are my all time favorite

My Serendipity said...

I am not following Melinda's blog..it's awesome..I'm happy to find her blog!
Beth
myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

Colleen said...

already a blog follower. Love all of the ideas posted so far.

My Serendipity said...

I posted which m&m's are my favorite on your FB page! (and "liked") :)

Beth
myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

Pammejo said...

Wow!!! amazing card and an amazing idea!!! Thanks Melinda

Jocelyne said...

Awesome card!!

aud1inok said...

Cute idea. Love that you reused packaging!

Cindy d said...

ADORABLE! I totally love it.

Leah said...

following all the blogs, left comments, and of course I told you on fb that I love all m&m's. Thanks for the awesome tutorial melinda, love it!

Laura Stewart said...

cute project!!

laterg8r said...

such a great idea - my fave mnm's are the green ones :D

Ann Edwards said...

I follow "The Scrap Farm" blog and have added my favorite flavor of M&Ms to the Imaginisce facebook page! Hope I am not missing any of the tasks to get closer to winning that grand prize package!

perezmom said...

Love this idea - a gift and card in one!

-Kristin

{VICKI} said...

I became a follower of your blog

{VICKI} said...

I already follow imaginisce

Tracy Pea said...

Following Melinda's blog & left a comment. :)

Tracy Pea said...

Posted my fave m&m's on FB. ;)

Tracy Pea said...

Already a follower of Imaginisce!

patti west said...

I'm already an Imaginisce follower too...but am new follower of yours! This card rocks the house! :) :)

REBECCAY said...

Such an awesome gift and card rolled into one - love it!

scrapstampcrazy said...

What a cool idea. I have some treat cups hanging around. I'll have to give it a try!

Tabitha said...

Great idea! Love reusing packaging to make something super fab. TFS.

Tabitha said...

I am a new follower of Melinda's blog and left her some love.

Tabitha said...

Post on the FB wall under Tabitha Negron. Peanut Butter M&Ms are my favorite in case your wondering. LOL Thanks for an amazing giveaway.

Arjanne said...

I am a follower of Melinda's blog now!

Arjanne said...

Great idea for a card! I already follow Imaginisce.

Court said...

I stopped by, left a comment, and saw the sneak peek! :) :) :)

Auntie Ang said...

already a follower and a new follower now of another blog this blogging is all new to me..
Love the candy idea.

Court said...

I also dropped by Facebook and let you know which flavor I like best! :)

Dawn said...

Love this card, I have never seen anyone do this before so this is again another day of awesome inspiration for next year!

scrappin_in_AK said...

amazing card - love it

scrappin_in_AK said...

I follow your blog and left a comment

scrappin_in_AK said...

I left a comment on my fav m&m flavour on FB

scrappin_in_AK said...

I follow thw Imaginisce blog

ShoppingTamii said...

love that card! I follow your blog :)

Steff said...

I'm a follower of the Scrap Farm!

Steff said...

I left a comment on the Scrap Farm blog!

Steff said...

I'm already a follower of the Imaginisce blog!

Steff said...

I don't have Facebook so will tell you hear that my favorite m&m's are a toss up between the dark chocolate and the mint ones! Thanks for the step-by-step for the card---it's adorable!

tammy said...

SWEET! ;) I follow Imaginisce.

Donna said...

I'm a follower...another great idea!!

Glynis said...

Already a long time follower of Melinda!

Glynis said...

left a comment on facebook!

Brett said...

I commented on your blog, & I follow it :)

Brett said...

I wrote on imaginisce's wall on fb

Glynis said...

Long time follower of Imaginisce! Absolutely love stopping by to see all the latest projects :O)

Brett said...

I follow imaginisce's blog too. Thanks!

Amber S said...

I would love to get this card! I'm already an Imaginisce follower!

Amber S said...

I posted on the facebook wall

michelestamps2 said...

Love this card

Amy said...

I'm already a follower of Melindas and boy is that card cute (not to mention the new line)!

Amy said...

I've hopped over to facebook and posted my favorite M&M's.

Amy said...

I'm already a follower of this blog. Thanks for all the inspiration during these first 9 days of the 12 days of Christmas!

knpplbrg said...

Fabulous idea! Love it! I've followed both blogs and replied on Facebook :)

Amber S said...

I followed Melinda and left a message.

Thebug415 said...

I left my favorite flavor on the FB page.

Thebug415 said...

Already a follower of your blog.

Thebug415 said...

Already a follower of this blog!

Kalyber said...

I have been a follower for a while.

Kalyber said...

I like imaginisce on FB

Kalyber said...

I've followed the Imaginisce blog for a while.

Melissa D. said...

I follow the Imaginisce blog daily!

Melissa D. said...

I just started following Melinda's blog!

Melissa D. said...

I posted on the Facebook wall!

MommaMcVic said...

I follow Imaginisce blog...
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Snips and Snails said...

I'm a follower of the Imaginisce blog.

Brigitte said...

I love your card!!! And M&M, lol
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Heather said...

I love this card!! So cute!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

I am a follower!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

I am now following Melinda's blog!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

I posted on Imaginisce's fb wall!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jamie said...

love the project its great! I already follow this blog.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

I follow Melinda's blog
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

I posted my fav flavor of m&ms on the facebook page.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

joni said...

So awesome! I am a follower of Imaginisce Blog...and have been for a long time! Love it ladies!
Hugs,
Joni

joni said...

I'm a follower of your blog too!!! Thanks!
Hugs,
Joni

joni said...

ANd I just posted on the Imaginisce FB page that my favorite M&M's are the pretzel ones! Thanks!
Hugs,
Joni

Snips and Snails said...

I posted on Facebook.

Staci said...

I visited and follow Melinda's blog.

Staci said...

Follow the Imaginisce blog.

pdrnc said...

I stopped by Melinda's blog and I'm now a follower there.

Staci said...

Posted on the facebook wall.

pdrnc said...

I'm a follower here. Love this card with the big M&M ornament!! What a great idea!

Nadia's World said...

Awesome idea and very cute card!!

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

pattyb said...

I visited Melinda's blog...and even follow it now...I think she is fabulous!

pattyb said...

Posted my favorite M&M flavor on your FB wall...peanut M&Ms!

pattyb said...

I follow the Imaginence Blog! It's awesome.

scrapperbecka said...

This is a great card! Thanks for the detailed instructions!
I already follow this blog!

scrapperbecka said...
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scrapperbecka said...

I posted on FB

scrapperbecka said...

Went to Melinda's blog and am now a follower I just love her work

Reneeleeak said...

I've done my 3 steps for today!
*Followed Melinda's blog
*Visited Imaginsice on facebook
*and now I'm leaving a comment here. ☺
Really like the M&M card... If my household received that card, it would not last through Christmas!

*Linda-saved by grace* said...

I'm sooooo gonna bite this idea!!! I love it!!! Cute and yummy too!

Samantha T. said...

I'm a blog follower, and I love the coconut and the pretzel M&M's

Samantha T. said...

I'm a FB fan!

Lydia said...

This is so fantastic, I have already done my cArds for this year but I am saving this for next your to give all my local friends and family. Thanks so much.

JennyKozar said...

I have completed all of the assignments and I love the sneak peek that Melinda showed of the line coming out next year. I follow on facebook and will be leaving a comment right after this.

Jenny Kozar

Jessica said...

I think this card is adorable and a super cute idea. I am a follower of imaginisce blog!

Jessica said...

I just became a follower of Melinda's blog!

LisaM said...

What a unique and yummy card!
I am a follower of the Imaginisce blog, became a follower of Melinda's blog and just posted my fav M&M on Imaginisce's facebook page.

Dilsaver Designs said...

1) became a follower of Melinda's blog and left a comment

Dilsaver Designs said...

2) Like you on FB and left a comment of my favorite M&M

Dilsaver Designs said...

3) leaving a comment on the imaginisce blog about how much I love the project :) TFS!

dilsaverdesigns at yahoo dot com

MarĂ­a Castillo said...

I´m now following Melinda, I left my fav M&Ms on FB and I already follow Imaginisce's blog!!

Chris C said...

I have done all three.
Left a comment re my fav M&M's
follow Melinda's blog
follow this blog.

Thanks for all the inspiration.

Chloe S. said...

This is fabulous!! Now a follower :)

marla said...

Cute card!! I am now a blog follower of yours!!

Chloe S. said...

And now a follower of Imaginisce!

marla said...

I love the imaginisce blog also!!!

Chloe S. said...

And commented on Facebook!

Jennifer Reynard said...

Just checked out Melinda's blog, and have bookmarked it. Just love her card!

Jennifer Reynard said...

Left a comment on facebook regarding favourite M and M's. Love the Peanut and chocolate ones!

Jennifer Reynard said...

Am a follower of your blog. Love all the great ideas!

Brooke said...

Such a cute idea! I follow your blog & the Imaginisce blog. I love the blue m&m's :)

Ann said...

Great idea!
I am 3 for 3 - visited and commented at the blog!
Visited FB
and comment here.

Lindy said...

What a wonderful idea. Who wouldn't want M&M's in a card. I L O V E it. I am already a follower of Melinda's Blog and Imaginisce Blog. Thanks for sharing.

KellyG said...

So neat, great idea!

Melanie said...

Cute card! I follow the Imaginisce blog!

Suzuki said...

I've been a faithful follower of Imaginisce and love Melinda's Blog!!! This is an adorable paper line!!!

Carol said...

Such a sweet project! I am a follower of both blogs.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

I commented over at the Imaginisce FB site.

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

I have scrap farm in my RSS feed.

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

I have the Imaginise blog in my RSS feed.

Kathy said...

I am a follower of Melinda's blog, and left her some love today for her great tutorial making the giftie M&M card with the bubble!

Kathy said...

Left my fave M&M (peanut M&MS!) over on Imaginisce's FB page!

Kathy said...

I have been a subscriber to Imaginisce's blog for quite some time, and check in almost every day to get a new surprise and some wonderful inspiration! And Melinda's sneak peek at what's coming was so cool today!

tonny said...

Since a couple of days I'm a follower, went by facebook to say I'm loving plain M&M's and told Melinda that her card was awesome.
and so are all the giveawys,thanks for the chance to win !

Andrea said...

Wow. Great card. I have commented on Melindas blog and have commented on facebook also. have been a follower of your blog and facebook for a while now.

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

What a great way to add something a little sweet to a card. Thanks for the idea and the chance to win!

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