Tuesday, November 22

Robin's Creative Cottage First Link Up Party!!!

Hello all you paper artists out there!

I'm so excited since today is THE day of Robin's Creative Cottage FIRST Linky Party!!! The challenge this week is to create a project that is your choice! These can be really fun since you can do whatever your heart desires!!!

For my project today, I wanted to make some fun Cocoa Holders. This is what I came up with...


They open up like a matchbook (and I found BLUE cocoa pouches for the inside!)

Closeup of the inside saying from the Gingerbread Holiday Set

Here are the details as to how I made these:

You'll need BOTH of the stamp sets for this project ;)
You can purchase them HERE
Cut the solid blue cardstock to 4" x 11 3/4" and score at 1", 6.5", and 6.75"
Stamp "Freezing Season" on the front in black ink
Secure snowflake brads to the front of the packets (These will help hold the packet closed)
Cut the Gingerbread Men at 4.5" on my Cricut (File is from My Scrap Chick) but there are several similar images available from Cricut
Each GB Man is accented with stickles, glossy accents, hand stitching, and dry embossing for the scarves
Line the inside with the packet with any paper you wish (I also cut some snowflakes Nestabilities to accent the saying on the inside)
Stamp the "Gingerbread" saying with black ink and cut out with Oval Nestabilities
Put a packet of your favorite cocoa mix inside & they are ready to give out!

I'd like to say thanks to everyone who participated in the Blog Hop and a big welcome my new followers!! It was a lot of fun reading what your favorite Christmas goodie is!

And now for the winner of the Gingerbread Holiday Stamp set:

Congratulations, Pat! Send me your mailing address to: Crafty_kitten at mac dot com

Be sure and visit Robin's blog and post your project! I enjoy seeing what everyone creates!!!


Linda Kaiser said...

What a great idea...I like the matchbook style!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Robin's Creative Cottage said...

These are the cutest gingerbread men! I love the colors you used to bundle them up! :)

Kimberly said...

These are so awesome!!! Love that super cute snowman!! :) Great job!

Heather P said...

Such a cute project! I just LOVE your color palette and embossing touches!
Heather :)

Karen said...

These gingerbread men are ADORABLE! Love the snowflake brads. Great idea to put sentiments on the inside and outside! :)


Rosie said...

super cute


Mary J said...

Oh Patty, these are FAB!!!

Sherrie K. said...

These cocoa holders are super cute. The gingerbread men are the cutest:) Love this idea and it would be a GREAT gift idea for my co-workers. Thanks for the cute idea!
Sherrie K

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE this project, Patty!!! SOOOOO STINKIN' CUTE!!! I LOVE those gingerbread men with the stitch marks, embossed scarves, and sparkly icing!!!!