Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hot Cocoa Blog Hop

Hot cocoa on a cold winter's night will warm us through and through and fill us with delight. That is what we hope this hop will do for you so grab a cup of cocoa and start hopping along.

Jearise from is our hostess and she has a special give away on her blog so make sure you start there to see what she has and how to qualify for the drawing.

Let's get warmed up here...

I decided to make a little "pocket" gift for a cocoa packet. I don't have any cocoa on hand (that should be a crime) so mine has a hot apple cider packet. Since packets will vary, you will want to measure the width and height of your packet, and then double the height. I added a quarter of an inch allowance for the packet to fit inside, plus an inch on top for it to fold over and add a bow.

My pocket is scored at 1, 5.5, 5 and 3 quarters, and then another 4.5 inches to allow for the back side of the "pocket." I hope that makes sense, I'm not sure how else to explain it.

I used Fiskars' threading waters border punch on the part that folds over, and punched a hole for the ribbon to go through.

I made my project as if there was a cocoa packet inside instead of apple cider, so please use your imagination. :)

I then stamped the snowman image on a leftover circle cutout from another project I used the Cricut for, colored a few parts of the snowman, and added a sentiment.

This project comes together quickly and would make great teacher or co-worker gifts.

Thank you for hopping and please continue on to Lluvia's blog.

  1. Jearise -
  2. L. Miriam -
  3. Ashley -
  4. Lucy -
  5. CallyAnn -
  6. Robin -
  7. Melissa -
  8. Lluvia aka misses crafty-
  9. Cicily -
  10. Amanda -
  11. Lynne -
  12. Sandra-
  13. Lisa -
  14. Katie ~
  15. Anita ~ 


  1. Your cocoa packet is adorable. I love the paper and ribbon, you did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. OMG so cute!! Your snowman is amazing ~ I love him =) Thanks for sharing this very cute project.

  3. I LOVE this! I am definitely going to make some to add on to some gifts. I have seen other similar projects but yours in by far the best. Maybe it's the snowman, maybe it's the lines going down... I don't know, but I adore this little "pocket".

  4. Melissa...what a sweet card. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a sweet card, Melissa! i love it. Thanks for sharing

  6. Your Hot Cocoa packet is gorgeous! I love it. love the papers and the image. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  7. This is really cute. Great minds think alike, right? ;-). We would never have known you didn't have a chocolate pack if you hadn't ratted yourself out! LOL.

  8. Such a sweet card and the snowman is so cute.

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  9. Such an adorable project! I love that paper! TYFS


  10. Beautiful job! With a special treat inside. So yummy. Thanks for being part of the hop and hopping with me. Jearise


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