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12 Days of Christmas! Day 3: Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs with Hot Cocoa

Updated: Nov 21, 2020

Welcome to Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas! I think today's project is just sooo cute! When I first saw the Warm Hugs Stamp Set I was excited for all the gift giving potential it had. I knew it was going to be one of the first things I purchased from the August - December Mini Catalogue . . . and it was!

Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs Stamp Set

I found these cute little individual hot chocolate packages the other day (I mean, one has a gnome on it, how could I resist!) and I was excited to create a way to turn them into a little gift. I'm thinking that they would be fun as little table favours or stocking stuffers!

Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs Stamp Set

For the first one, I decided to make a pocket card. All you need is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock, folded in half at 4 1/4". On the front of the card, cut down the centre 2" and then across to remove the piece of cardstock. Next, I cut the fun Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper. Cut one piece at 4" x 3" and adhere this to what will make the inside of your pocket. Cut a second piece at 4" x 3 1/4" and this will make the front. All you need to do now to make the pocket is to take some Tear & Tape and run one piece along the bottom and one along the outside edge, peel off the backing and secure your pocket!

Next up is the fun bit . . . the decorating! I was inspired by the idea of a marshmallow and the stripes on the gnome's hat. In Whisper White Cardstock I cut out a scalloped circle and then embossed it with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder. Then, I chose the striped pattern from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP, cut it at 4" x 1 1/2" and punched out the end with the Triple Banner Punch. I, of course, had the use the marshmallow sentiment from the Warm Hugs Stamp Set and cut out a couple matching hot chocolate mugs with the coordinating dies. The final touches were the black and white twine from the Playful Pets Combo Pack and the Adhesive Backed Snowflakes add a little shimmer.

Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs Stamp Set

For the second hot chocolate pack, I went with a simple belly band. I chose another pattern from the Trimming the Town DSP and cut it at 8" x 2 1/2", wrapped it around the package and secured it at the back with some Tear & Tape. For the decoration on the front, using the Stitched Shapes Dies, I cut out a square in a Shaded Spruce pattern from the 'Tis the Season DSP. I stamped my hot chocolate sentiment again, stamped and cut out a couple more mugs and then tied the red ribbon from the All the Trimmings Combo Pack around.

Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs Stamp Set

I think these turned out really cute and inspire you to share some joy this Christmas even with something as simple as hot chocolate!

If you would like any of these products to make your own projects, I have a list of everything I used below. You can just click an image and it will take you right to my shopping page. When you shop with me, the next month I will send you a special thank you in the mail!

Thanks for hanging out with me today, I'll be back tomorrow with another fun Christmas project for you!


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