Need Some Quick Little Gifts?
Today's LIVE Class featured how to create two cute projects that are perfect as a little holiday gift for friends, co-workers, Secret Santas, teachers and neighbors! These projects are super-quick to create in mass quantities, so you could also make them for your holiday party guests for as table favors at your Christmas dinner table!
Hot Cocoa Packet with Stirring Stick
When I get together with my friends for our annual holiday lunch, I like to take a little holiday treat like this. Best of all, it's so easy to make!
Pouch Basics—This pouch begins with a half sheet of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut just like a traditional card: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4". Next, I trimmed away a little diagonal piece of the front. To make a consistent diagonal, I lined up the top of the score line with the bottom right corner of the pouch front on the 1" mark on my Paper Trimmer. It looks like this…
Next, I folded the pouch and glued the bottom edges with a thin line of Multipurpose Glue for a secure hold. TIP: Tear & Tape doesn't work very well on this because of the bulkiness of the cocoa packet. Glue is your best bet! Punch a 1/4" hole through the front and back of the pouch and tie some Shaded Spruce/Gold Stripe Ribbon through the hole and into a bow.
Decorating—I added a 4" x 1-1/2" piece of Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper across the bottom. Next, I die-cut a Cherry Cobbler circle and a Shaded Spruce scallop circle with the Layering Circles dies. They are adhered together with SNAIL. Before popping them up with Dimensionals onto the pouch front, I added three Gold Glimmer Sprig punched shapes to the back of the layers with Tear & Tape.
Perfect Pine—I stamped the Perfectly Pine image in Shaded Spruce onto Whisper White cardstock, then punched it out and added the trunk last in Soft Suede ink. It's popped up with Dimensionals, too, then adorned with three Holiday Rhinestones in Navy.
Cocoa & Stirring Stick—I added a Land O'Lake Cocoa Packet, simply because it had a nice and colorful package. Then, I attached the chocolate covered peppermint stirring stick with one Glue Dot to keep it in place. Both the cocoa and stirring sticks can be found easily online.
Ghirardelli Peppermint Back Treat Tag
Wouldn't this cute treat tag look amazing on the top of a package? You can flip it over and write the "to and from" on the back! Or, use this as a festive tag at each place setting at your holiday table! It's the perfect after-dinner holiday mint! Or, simply pass them out to friends and family or stuff your stockings with them!
Treat Tag Basics—This tag begins with a 6-1/2" x 2" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock that I scored at the 3-1/8" and 3-3/8" marks. Next, I punched each end with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. I tied the top of the tags together with some Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Striped Ribbon.
Decorating—I added a 1-3/4" x 2-1/4" piece of Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper onto the front. Next, I die-cut a Gold Glimmer Paper circle with the Layering Circles dies and popped it up with Dimensionals.
Perfect Pine—I stamped the Perfectly Pine image in Shaded Spruce onto Whisper White cardstock, then punched it out and added the trunk last in Soft Suede ink. It's popped up with Dimensionals, too, then adorned with three Holiday Rhinestones in Cherry Cobbler.
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