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Several members of the Center Stage Spotlight Team have joined together to share a special Christmas Treat Recipe Blog Hop event with everyone tonight! They have whipped up some treats in their kitchens and their stamp rooms over the past few weeks so we could compile our very first Recipe Book for StampTV!

Here is my contribution to the recipe hop. I decided to make a candy box for the vanilla butter creams that I made. I used my Scor Pal and it came together so quickly. Gina K Rocket Red cardstock was used for the bottom of the box as well as the gift tag and ornate corner punches used on the lid. Tied the red bow with my new Bow Easy, attached some silver cord to the tag and laced it through the bow. The tag uses the Gina K set Signed With Love. I used markers to color the stamp. I highlighted the snowflake with Sakura Stardust clear glitter pen. Then punched it out and layered it on 2 different sized scalloped punches.


Vanilla Butter Creams
1 stick of butter
5 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup fresh whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 oz. chopped semi-sweet chocolate

Beat butter and half of powdered sugar with electric mixer. Gradually add cream, vanilla, remaining sugar, mixing well. Knead until smooth and roll into balls. Refrigerate.
Melt chocolate, stirring often. Insert toothpick in each butter cream ball and dip into chocolate. Set on wax paper until chocolate firms. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Check out these designer's blogs for the sweet projects they've designed around their treats:


Then, stop by GinaK's blog for a super sweet give-away she has tonight in honor of the hop!


The Recipe Book will be available as a free download PDF on StampTV tonight as well. Look for it on the Freebie Tab link.

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Comment by Karen Knegten on December 12, 2009 at 2:39pm
Sue- these are low calorie, right???? LOL. Seriously, nice job on your recipe and presentation!
Comment by Deb Felts on December 12, 2009 at 1:00pm
Yummy, and so adorable! Love this fun polka-dot paper, and the contrasting inks of the tag! These would be simply perfect as a little thought gift for my Bible study girls! Fast, easy and delicious!
Comment by Jennie Harper on December 12, 2009 at 10:36am
Fabulous job on these! Love your presentation Sue! Looking forward to trying these!
Comment by Lagene Sands on December 11, 2009 at 8:00pm
Yummy! I love the corner accents on your box!
Comment by Sue Morris on December 11, 2009 at 7:11pm
wonderful gift box!! and the chocolate covered butter creams! WOW!! YUM!!!
Comment by Cheri Weston on December 11, 2009 at 8:43am
Sounds like these babies will just melt in your mouth! I'm going to try these. My father used to love butter creams and would have really loved this recipe. Your packaging is adorable. Nice job, Sue.
Comment by Carla Suto on December 11, 2009 at 7:46am
Very pretty candy box, Sue! And those Vanilla Butter Creams look delish!
Comment by Theresa on December 11, 2009 at 7:14am
Ooooh, so beautifully packaged. Love your box and those candies look so yummy!
Comment by Dawn on December 11, 2009 at 6:40am
oh my....big time drool! and pretty packaging too!
Comment by Lee on December 11, 2009 at 4:42am
Ooooo they look fabulously decadent!!!! And a wonderful gift box too!!!

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