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Papertrey October blog hop challenge

lime doodle: Papertrey October blog hop challenge

25 October 2010

Papertrey October blog hop challenge

This month the hop challenge was:

"There is always a lot of focus on Christmas in our industry this time of year, as that is what the majority of the population celebrates. However, this month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas."

Hmm, a non-Christmas winter holiday. Well although I'm English, I live in Scotland. One of the main winter holidays in Scotland is Hogmanay. In Scotland we get an extra days holiday and the celebrations are steeped in history one of which is "first footing". I found some information here.

"First footing" (that is, the "first foot" in the house after midnight) is still common in Scotland. To ensure good luck for the house, the first foot should be male, dark (believed to be a throwback to the Viking days when blond strangers arriving on your doorstep meant trouble) and should bring symbolic coal, shortbread, salt, black bun and whisky. These days, however, whisky and perhaps shortbread are the only items still prevalent."

One of my neighbours met her husband when he first footed her! I thought it would be nice this coming Hogmanay to honour the tradition and give out some shortbread gifts. I used Everyday Treats to create a wrap for a glassine bag filled with shortbread fingers.



I hope you enjoy the rest of your day as you hop along to the next participant!

Debby

Supplies:

Stamps - PTI everyday treats
Inks - PTI pure poppy, Versafine olympia green, vintage sepia
Card - PTI vintage cream
Embossed card - K&Company
Dies - PTI mat stack 1, Spellbinders circles, lacey circles
PTI pure poppy bakers twine
PTI glassine bag
Ribbon
Embossing powder

45 Comments:

At 25 October 2010 at 14:41 , Blogger Susan said...

So pretty!! I love the added touches of ribbon, twine and the holly. Just gorgeous packaging!!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 14:41 , Blogger Traveling Mama said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!!! I love this project!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 14:55 , Blogger Lori said...

wow, what an intersting story!! Love your treats just perfect.

 
At 25 October 2010 at 14:55 , Blogger Keva said...

Very sweet, Debby! So nicely done.

 
At 25 October 2010 at 15:06 , Blogger sarahw said...

So cute and very yummy looking. Thanks so m8uch for sharing one of your traditions. :)

 
At 25 October 2010 at 15:14 , Blogger Peppermintpatty said...

Sooo nice! and soo Beautiful!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 15:30 , Blogger Cristina said...

Adorable!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 15:31 , Blogger Jen Carter said...

That's so cute and festive! Great gift idea!!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 15:32 , Blogger pattylt said...

...and here I am reading the Outlander series! I am so happy to learn that it is still celebrated and simply love the packaging you made. So perfect (and goes with whiskey!)

 
At 25 October 2010 at 15:44 , Blogger Laurie said...

This is an amazing project Debby! I love it!! Thanks for the information on your holiday! So interesting!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 16:01 , Blogger Tessa said...

Awesome packaging! Thanks for sharing your traditions!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 16:02 , Blogger Dana said...

Absolutly amazing project Debby. My mom always made shortbread for Hogmanay when I was a kid. Such beautiful wrapping, I can't wait to try it myself. Wonderful inspiration, thanks!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 16:19 , Blogger Jameela said...

Such a delicious treat!!!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 16:27 , Blogger Banu said...

Amazing project. Loved the wrapping..the twine. really cool

 
At 25 October 2010 at 16:34 , Blogger Traci Nachtrab said...

Beautiful! I love the traditional Scottish colors you used.

 
At 25 October 2010 at 17:03 , Blogger Laura Isham said...

Stunning! Your project just leaps off my computer monitor! Love it.

 
At 25 October 2010 at 17:05 , Blogger Mariah said...

Love it! And great take on the BH challenge!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 17:09 , Blogger Adele Fowler said...

This is so pretty!! love the berries and embossing :)

 
At 25 October 2010 at 17:13 , Blogger Linda said...

What a great idea and so well executed. Thank you for sharing your tradition.

 
At 25 October 2010 at 17:26 , Blogger good_day1214 said...

Wishing good luck by bringing some whiskey!! Can't beat that! Such a pretty packaging! I love the details... especially the embossed band.

 
At 25 October 2010 at 17:45 , Blogger Caryn said...

Hey Debby - I too am a proud Scot living in England. I make a point of having a "First Foot" every year at Hogmanay and we always sit down at the bells to a home made staek pie, potatoes and soaked peas - it's one of the highlights of my year! Now if they brought back Fran and Anna (wait, how old are you??) then that would really be the icing on the cake, lol.
Caryn xxx

 
At 25 October 2010 at 17:46 , Blogger Caryn said...

Sorry, got carried away reminicing - meant to say, LOVE your project, what a great idea.

Caryn xxx

 
At 25 October 2010 at 17:56 , Blogger Terri said...

Great job! I have enjoyed learning about this celebration! I had never heard of it before.

 
At 25 October 2010 at 17:57 , Blogger Amy said...

So pretty! Love the holly you added!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 18:10 , Blogger Jackie Solomon said...

This is so beautiful! I love the leaves and berries you added, as well as all the other amazing detail. Hogmanay is a tradition that I'd never heard of, but it sounds like fun and I'm happy to learn a bit about it.

 
At 25 October 2010 at 18:26 , Blogger Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a lovely tradition. Your wrap is beautiful. Love the holiday colors and the cookie stamp on it. Shortbread cookies are one of my favorites to bake for the holidays and eat too!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 18:35 , Blogger Kay said...

Beautiful packaging, and thanks for sharing the tradition with us!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 19:57 , Blogger Paula Laird said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing, I've never heard of this before!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 19:58 , Blogger Cammie said...

Stunning packaging! Holly and berries are my favorite winter accent. I loved reading about this tradition.

 
At 25 October 2010 at 20:12 , Blogger Kelly S. said...

Oh that is such a beautiful wrap! I love the colors and how you incorporated the berries...so fun learning about this Scottish tradition!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 20:36 , Blogger Christi said...

the packaging is absolutely gorgeous! I loved learning about the Hogmanay tradition. How funny that now people just bring whiskey and shortbread. Makes for a fun party!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 22:22 , Blogger Therese said...

Love everything about this project, so cute!!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 22:38 , Blogger Terri E. said...

Such a clever idea! Who wouldn't love these cuties. Great job with the PTI challenge!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

 
At 25 October 2010 at 22:39 , Blogger Harriet Skelly said...

what beautiful packaging!!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 22:45 , Blogger Kara said...

i love this..what a great story and tradition!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 22:58 , Blogger Sue Lelli said...

FAB story and even more FAB cookie package! LOVE it!

 
At 25 October 2010 at 23:13 , Blogger Lea L. said...

Such a pretty cookie wrap!! I love the holly berries that you added! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop challenge! ♥♥♥

 
At 26 October 2010 at 01:21 , Blogger Krista said...

LOVE that mat stack stamp done in black with the red mat! gotta remember this.

 
At 26 October 2010 at 01:35 , Blogger Stacy Simpson said...

LOVE THIS! So jealous - I want limitless layers - it was sold out when I went to buy it!

 
At 26 October 2010 at 01:40 , Blogger Tracy Johnson said...

It is great learning the traditions that most of us may not have heard of.

 
At 26 October 2010 at 02:07 , Blogger Noora said...

Beautiful wrap! you are one talented girl! love your work! I learned something new reading your post!

 
At 26 October 2010 at 02:11 , Blogger Dana said...

Thank's for sharing about Hogmanay. You did a beautiful job with the cookie package :) Makes me really want limitless layers!

 
At 26 October 2010 at 03:04 , Blogger Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful packaging!! Great job, the recipient will love it.

 
At 26 October 2010 at 03:54 , Blogger Lee Anne said...

I have never heard of this before and loved reading your explanation. Your treat bag is wonderful too! Love the twine and berries!

 
At 26 October 2010 at 14:44 , Blogger Amy said...

Amazing wrap Debby! Thanks for sharing a piece of this celebration with the rest of us!

 

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