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Memory Box and poppystamps Blog Hop – Holiday Gift Tags or Treats…


Hi everyone!  It’s Day 3 and the final day of the Memory Box/poppystamps blog hop.  If you arrived from Jeanne’s blog, you’re on the right track! We’re celebrating gift giving with holiday gift tags and or treats.

Have you checked out the new online gift store, Birch Press Design?  Wow, gorgeous gifts to give yourself, friends and relatives!




Dave Brethauer, the owner and creator of Memory Box and poppystamps, has a new venture called Birch Press Design that features letterpress, laser cut, and printed card designs, as well as beautiful products for your home.


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Each day of the hop (December 2-4) Memory Box and poppystamps will be giving away a prize from Birch Press Design. Two winners each day. Comment now through December 10th for a chance to win. *Winners will be selected from the Design Team posts.*

The prize for today is the winner’s choice of a Birch Press Design ApronPhoto of one below… love it! I only own a few aprons but I think they would be so fun to collect!



I made two tag/envelope/paper bag treatments for some really cute dark chocolate bars I picked up at the grocery store.  Oh my, I LOVE the wrappers on them…so festive and inspiring! Here’s a link to their online site… Theo

I’m not sure how good they will be but I’m going to keep the wrappers! I suppose I could give them away and not eat them… maybe they’ll still have some when I go back!  Then I could get a few to share! lol

My favorite dark chocolate bars are Green & Blacks organic dark chocolate mint and 70% dark chocolate. So good.  oops. sidetracked. hohoho


Here are some pictures!




A close up of the dies I used…



poppystamps Vintage Merry Christmas

poppystamps Everygreen Trees

Memory Box Twirling Snowflake


And another one…



The base for my gift tags is one of those office type envelopes, from the Timbergrove paper collection by Fancy Pants, with the circles on the back that you wind the string back and forth  around.  A great holder for some ‘cash’!  The ‘treat’ can fit in the paper bag. I get the paper bags at  Isn’t this one fun?!  Great for a lot of occasions.


A close up of the dies I used… (the paper comes already distressed)



poppystamps Teacup Stack

poppystamps Garden Sprig


Here’s the list of blogs to visit today…

Memory Box  


Kay Miller 

Deborah Nolan 

Marybeth Lopez 

Jeanne Jachna 

Pam Sparks  (you’re here)

Lezlye Lauterbach  

Patty Tanuz 

Zuzana Obert


For a second chance to win – ‘like’ our Birch Press Design Page on Facebook and share the post featuring information about today’s blog hop and prize.  One random winner will be selected from FB. If you already like us on Facebook, all you need to do is share the post.


Your next stop on the hop is Lezlye’s blog


Linking up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp – Christmas

7Kids College Fun – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

Dazzling Diva Challenge #54 – Snow/Snowflakes or Anything Goes

Scrapyland Challenge – Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes/opt. make a gift or decoration

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – It’s a Blue, Blue Christmas

The Card Concept – Snowman Tag Clean and layering style


Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us today!  Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Supplies I used for today’s post…

54 thoughts on “Memory Box and poppystamps Blog Hop – Holiday Gift Tags or Treats…

  1. Your tags are great, love the snowman and the teacups, and thanks for the idea about the treat bags, they’d make a wonderful class gift!
    Antonella 🙂

  2. This definitely is the year for the fancy tags – I love how you’ve attached them to a gift envelop. They will be perfect for some of my holiday gifts. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Pam , beautiful hop post! Your tags are gorgeous! I absolutely love the way you used the stacked teacups, so pretty in those colors and I love all the layers on each tag. You always inspire!

  4. Love the coffee cups! It’s such a versatile die. Wish I had the die already as I just decided to host a neighborhood get-together.

  5. I should have stayed away. Now, I’m ‘die-ing’ to make tags, AND I’m hungry!!! And…I’m baking today, so I really need that apron 🙂 Lol…Love your beautiful projects, Pam. You are incredible!!!

  6. Okay first off, the falling snow…. fabulous!!! heheh!! Next, your tags… OH WOW! Those are amazing! The detail is gorgeous! Looks like it took you hours to make these! I love all the different elements you used and how you incorporated the dies! Perfection!!

  7. Pam, Love the tea cup stack!!! And Aprons are so nice to collect! You can even string them together for curtains in a kitchen or breakfast nook and it looks so sweet! I have my Grandmothers and GG’s aprons plus a few I”ve collected 😉
    xo Nana

  8. Beautiful way to dress up a treat. My fave is the one with the tea cup stack – the blue and red are just so yummy together! and every little detail is perfection!

  9. Pam I am in love with how you went with the look of those darling chocolate bars and decorated the bags! Both are favorites in this hop! Now to find those bars… PS, It’s snowing on your blog! LOVE!

  10. Your day four projects are outstanding! Love those coffee cups! What a cool yummy tower you built, so clever! Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  11. Both of these are fabulous! It would be hard for me to choose a favorite. I agree with you about the package label on the chocolates too (I would have bought them just for that). So glad you shared your projects with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge. Hope to see more of your wonderful projects in the future.

  12. Fabulous tags Pam! Love the dies; especially the fine snowflake! Your envelope bags are so cool!
    I have an urge for peanut brittle now! =)
    Thanks for sharing with us! So very nicely done!

  13. how fun your projects are, Pam – so pretty, and full of cheerful, lovingkindness! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  14. This is just beautiful…I love them all, So much amazing and wonderful detail. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

  15. Oh this is just perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge “Blue Blue Christmas “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  16. Oh my stars, but your tags are show-stopping, gorgeous knockouts! Gifts in and of themselves! Thank you for sharing these gems in the ATSM gallery!

  17. These are simply wonderful – what an amazing idea!
    Thanks for playing along at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

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