Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Black Friday !

Happy Black Friday everyone! For those of you who observed Thanksgiving Day yesterday, I do hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner last night. Most of us are aware that after the Thanksgiving is followed by Black Friday, it's the start of Holiday Shopping, Yay!  There's a lot of good deals that are so hard to resist. Shop Till You Drop Mantra! Lol! 

Today I have a Black Friday project for you. I decided to start making my handmade gifts for friends yesterday. I chose to make this super easy Kindle Case. This is actually included on my 12 Days of Christmas Crafts Tutorial E-Book. 

This case can be used as Kindle Case, Ipad Case or Case for any Electronic Tablets. This can also be used as your Bible Case.

If you want to know more about the step-by-steps instructions, you can check my 2nd Edition of 12 Days of Christmas. Or you can email me to if you only want this specific tutorial so I can send you an invoice.

I love the combination of this Asian Fabric and Gold MayArts Ribbons. The Gathered Ribbon Flower instructions is also available here.

Gathered Fabric Flower

Thanks a lot for stopping by! Hope that I inspired you today!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Lollipop Favor Box Bouquet

Hi Everyone, this is Kathy from DoubleK Krafts and I am your guest blogger today. When Jinky asked me to guest post on her blog, I am so thrilled!

Christmas Lollipop Gift Favor Bouquet

Today I am going to do my first tutorial. I hope this goes well. Any help is greatly appreciated.  Here we go (forgive the grammar).

One of my favorite things to do for the holidays is make candy. I usually make bite size pieces, and put them on a pretty plate. This year I made  the Christmas Lollipop Favor Boxes  from The Ultimate 12 Days Of Christmas Revised First Edition. They are so cute. After you eat the candy you can hang the box on the tree as an ornament.

These are my recipes. You can change them to make what you like. Share them with friends and family. Just have fun with them. My gift to you. They are very easy, it is a great way to get the children in the kitchen and make a day of it.

These are some of the ingredients :

I used. Baker's white chocolate (my local store) and Wilton's candy melts (Michael's craft store or on line).

 You can use what you have available
  • Krispy Rice Candy
  • Light or dark chocolate
  •  Krispy Rice cereal ( you know snap crackle and so on)

Wilton has a great icing for drizzling over the top of the candy. I like to get the Wilton's white chocolate melts and add some food coloring, you can make all kinds of colors from one package. Just melt, put some in little bowls and add food coloring.( Food coloring will stain so you may want to make the icing yourself then let the children play).  

A small lesson about chocolates
  • No water near chocolates
  • Water in the chocolate will make it turn into an unusable mess
  • You can melt it on the stove
Cooking Instructions: 

Melt chocolate over a double boiler (hot-water bath), or in the microwave. I use the microwave, just make sure you start out with 30 seconds, then 10 seconds at a time, and stir until smooth.

 Chocolate will burn very easily. Start out with small batches. If you do burn a batch, start over with a clean dry bowl. Chocolate will taste like what ever it is stored with, or made in. O.K. I talk to much,lol. Put the chocolate in the bowl and melt slowly.

Add the cereal, small amounts at a time, until coated.
If you like add more cereal, or more chocolate , what ever you like. That's it. So easy.

Now just spoon onto parchment paper (you can get this at your local store) or freezer paper and place on cookie sheet.

Put a lollipop stick in center,( you can get these from Michael's, Joann's, or maybe your super market will have some). You can let air dry or put in the fridge, if you have room.I put a little to much on mine so I had to cut some off to fit in the holders. The best part of that is you get to eat the mistakes.  :)   
Then drizzle icing over the top.

Next do the same with the coconut.  

                                                                      See how easy. And yummy!

Next White Chocolate, Nuts, And Pretzels!!
Just as easy, melt white chocolate, add Spanish peanuts (in local store), or what ever nut you like, and broken up thin pretzels.

You are making candy !!!! Having fun? Still with me?

I saved the best for last. How many of you like Turtle candy?

Regular or dark chocolate
Soft caramels
Taste Tester :)

These are a little different, but just as easy.

Place a teaspoon of chocolate on the paper.

Put a stick in the center of the caramel and flatten out.
Place on top of chocolate.
Place a small amount of chocolate on top of caramel.
Then a pecan on top of chocolate. 

Cover the entire area with chocolate to seal everything in. Place in fridge to set up. That's it.  If you are like me and want more that a bite, make them bigger. this time put 4 pecans on top and cover with choclate, but this time let the feet stick out, just like a turtle.                                   

Are you still with me? sleeping yet ? :) Have a piece of chocolate?! It's time to clean up!! :) :) You are not done yet..Remember, it is all about the packaging! You can check lots of awesome Christmas Packaging ideas on the 12 Days of Christmas Crafts Tutorial E-Book of Jinky's Crafts. Note: The candy wrapping foil can be find them here. There are 60 colors to pick from and they are sold by sheet. Pop over and check it out.

 Wrap the candy, and place in the holders. 


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Have fun making candy. Thank you for stopping by.     And Have a chocolate day! - Kathy

  PS. Please check out my Holiday Packaging Inspiration

Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas Lollipop Favor Box

Have you been thinking on how to package your edible Christmas gifts this season? Are you thinking of giving away chocolates or lollipops? What better way is there than to present your sweet treats in this cute Lollipop Favor Box? Even the box alone looks so delectable that will surely fix any sweet tooth! Lol!

What do you always hear about selling  Real Estate property?  It is all about the...Location Location Location! What about gift giving?... It's all about the "Packaging, Packaging, Packaging"!

Like this Christmas Lollipop Favor Box, the box alone is already a mouth-watering treat.

This gift box can be used for any occasion. It would make great dinner party gift favors, wedding thank you favors, or birthday favors and many more...This cute gift box fits a Ghirardelli square chocolate. It is very easy and fast to make. This was included in my 12 Days of Christmas Crafts Tutorial E-Book- Revised 1st Edition which you can find here.

Don't forget that there is also a 2nd Edition of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts Tutorial. You can also find it here.

You can find out how to get the 12 Days of Christmas E-Book for FREE here.

Thanks a lot for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Crafts Linky

Hello all! Hope everyone is having a great week!  I have a  couple of projects sent in. They purchased my 12 Days of Christmas Handmade Crafts (2nd Edition)  and they already tried making some of the 12 projects. 

Santa Pants Treat Box & Drawers

First is this Santa Pants Treat Box + Drawers  from KathyK of  Double K Krafts . I love how she used the stripe twine and white fluff to embellished her Santa Pants. Don't You love it? To me, this is my favorite among the 12 projects.
Original sample of Santa Pants Treat Box & Drawers
 This second one is 3-in-1 Box, Bag and Card from Diana . She has a beautiful blog called Kreativ - Fenster . As soon as she got her copy of the 12 Days of Christmas Tutorial E-Book (2nd Edition) she went and  tried this Christmas Treat Bag, Box & Card right away. 

She said " the templates and step-by-step tutorial is easy to follow and does not require electronic cutters or cut-files" . Her version is very Clean and Simple yet so beautiful! Love this one too! 

3-In-One Christmas Gift Box

Christmas Treat Bag, Box and Card 
Please don't forget, the 12 Days of Christmas Crafts Tutorial is now available. Click here~ !

If your are interested to link your pr0ject/s. Please email me @

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Crafts Tutorial E-Book Giveaway

Hi everyone! I am finally done with the revision of my 12 Days of Christmas E-Book (1st Edition). It's time to celebrate! yay! So starting today until the 15th of this month, I am hosting my 12 Days of Christmas E-Book Giveaway Contest.

Both the 1st Edition and 2nd Edition E-Book are compact with great holiday projects and step-by-step photo instructions. 

12 Days of Christmas Crafts Tutorial E- Book 2nd Edition
12 Days of Christmas Crafts Tutorial E- Book 1st Edition

First Prize :  FREE  12 Days of Christmas E-Book (2nd Edition)
2nd Prize: FREE 12  Tutorials  from the 12 Days of Christmas (1st Edition)
3rd Prize: FREE 6  Tutorials  from the 12 Days of Christmas (2nd Edition)

What do you need to do to win this? You just need to do the ff: 

1. Be a follower of my blog Jinky's Crafts 

2. Post or put on your sidebar a picture of one of the Jinky's Crafts E-Book giveaway on your blog or facebook page and link it back to Jinky's Crafts 12 Days of Christmas E-Book.  You can just copy and paste the HTML code below for your sidebar. 

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3. Leave a Facebook comment below the Jinky's Crafts 12 Days of Christmas E-Book page . Please make sure to scroll down all the way to the bottom. Just tell what is your favorite  among the 12 projects. 

Once you have done this, simply leave one comment with your email address below. 

The winners will be announced on the 15th  of this month ( November) 

PS. if You are interested to host a blog candy/giveaway, please email me @

P.PS. if You are also interested to know the Profit Sharing Program for all my E-Books, please send me an email as well. 

Thanks a lot for all your support! 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

First Edition of 12 Days Revision Preview

Hi everyone! I am working on the revision to my 12 Days of Christmas - 1st Edition. After I am done, I will be posting my 12 Days of Christmas Blog Giveaway so stay tuned for that. But if you are interested to host a 12 Days of Christmas E-Book Giveaway. Please email me so I can provide you the requirements. The write-up and links are all ready for you, all you have to do is copy and paste to your blog the info I will be providing.

Revised 1st Edition of 12 Days of Christmas E-Book Tutorial

For those of you who purchased the 1st Edition (2010), please email me @ so I can give you your special discount if you are interested in getting the revised copy and the new projects.

Lollipop Gift Favor Boxes

I think there are 3 or 4 new projects I will be including on the Revised 1st Edition of 12 Days of Christmas E-Book.

DIY Holiday Cosmetic Packaging

However, the 2nd Edition of 12 Days of  Christmas Handmade Crafts E-Book Tutorial is now available. For those who do not have a copy yet, if you are interested you can find the download here

12 Days of Christmas Tutorial  E-Book - 2nd Edition 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Painted 3D Thanksgiving Card

Happy Thursday everyone! Today,  I have a 3D Card I would love to share with you. When I got my  Sheena Douglas Paint Fusion Christmas Stamp Set Collection, I was so thrilled to try them all. Lot's of ideas is floating in my mind. But since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I decided to make a Painted 3D Thanksgiving card.

Please don't be intimidated with Painting stamp image. Paint Fusion Stamp set comes with a practice sheets. You can practice to paint on the practice sheets first before you paint your art. I have no painting background, but I am happy with the result of my Paint Fusion project. The Paint Fusion stamps really helps a beginner like me. 

This Clean and Simple Card is very easy to make. I stamp and painted  2 cardstock with the same image, then cut image outline of the other one, added some foam dots and attach on top of the card image. Voila! you got your self a painted 3D Card. 

I only used 3 color of my acrylic paint here. Dark green, light green and white. 

You can practically paint anything using these Paint Fusion Stamp set. I just love these new Christmas Stamps Collections of Sheena Douglas, it is perfect for making holiday gifts this season. 

Please don't forget my  12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2ND EDITION is now AVAILABLE! 

Get it HERE

Thanks a lot for stopping by. Hope I inspire you today!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Multi-Purpose Christmas Chair Box - Day 12

Are You Ready to Become the Talk of All Your Friends with the Most Unique Set of Gifts They have Ever Seen?

Finally, the wait is over my friends! Day 12 of my 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Crafts is here!  Thank you so much for your enthusiasm during the 12 preview days! I enjoyed making these holiday crafts  and I can not wait for you to have the instructions and start making them yourselves. I would love to see all your creations and I will be happy to post them in my site.

So now, for Day 12, I present to you this Multi-purpose Christmas Chair Box. Yes, I called this multi-purpose because there is a lot of things you can do with this simple gift box. 

These cute Christmas Chairs will look great on your dining table as Place Card Holders. You can also use it as Advent Calendar. They can also be used to adorn your Christmas tree, just hang them like ornaments. Or just use it as a holiday gift box

Whatever it is you may want to use these cute Paper Chair Boxes, they will look good.  Plus, they are super easy to make. No need for a die cut or electronic cutter. Just Paper Cutter + Scoring Tool + Scissor, that's it!

  So, after downing several cups of cappuccino and spending hours on last minute editing...

These tutorials contains  12 unique holiday project ideas, 12 step by step instructions and templates. 

Get more information on the 12 Days of Christmas Handmade Craft Tutorials HERE!