Next stop is Spellbinders.
We created a super cute treat box using their "Wizard" embossing and diecutting system to create the window. I had used this system before as well - and it is a nice one. It works slightly differently than the others. It features a magnetic base which holds the dies in place (I do have some issues with slippage with my cuttelbug...) Also, it works with a ratcheting system rather than a turn crank which requires less exertion. We slipped in a piece of acetate to keep the goodies from falling out of course!
Spellbinders is also the maker of Nestabilities - the multi size dies which so many crafters are in love with. We used one of the nested pine trees here.
Our make-and-take guide also suggested using these with the "cool touch" Christmas lights... simply slip the treat box over the light and it will illuminate the inside and glow beautifully on your tree or where ever you chose to hang it. She said she placed photos of the kids inside to make it even more special. I could see lots of potential here!
And... our favorite: free stuff! We got a nifty reusable shipping bag for being one the first fifty in line. Yea us!
Visit their blog for more fun and creativity.