Sunday, October 25, 2009

October Papertrey Bloghop

Tonight is the October Papertrey Bloghop.
This month the theme is to share our best upcoming holiday plans for cards, gifts, wraps or whatever else we have up our sleeve! I am also incorporating this weeks color challenge from Dawntoo. Love these colors!

I have a lot of ideas for things to make this holiday season but I have not had a chance to get much made yet. It is also hard for me to think about the holidays when it is not even Halloween yet but for this challenge I thought I would go ahead and get started by sharing an idea I have had for awhile. A Hot Cocoa Holder.

I started with a piece of Kraft Carstock and the free Recipe Wrap Up My Timeless Template. Next I stamped an image from the Guidelines 2 stamp set on Raspberry Fizz cardstock with Vintage Cream Ink then I added those pieces to the outside panels of the wrap and sewed them on using a zig zag stitch. After that I stamped the cup from the Warm Happiness set on some Rustic Cream Cardstock with Raspberry Fizz Ink then I stamped the outline image on top of cup with Chocolate Ink and also masked then stamped the plate image under the cup with chocolate ink as well. Finally I used some liquid applique to add a few marshmallows to the cup then added some faux stitching around the image to finish it off.
When you open the wrap you will find this.

I lined the inside panels with New Leaf Cardstock that I ran through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. On the pocket I stamped the sentiment from The Warm Happiness set. A package of Gourmet Hot Cocoa mix is included for the recipient. A piece of New Leaf Twill ribbon was added to tie it shut. I think these would make great gifts for friends this holiday season and would also make great stocking stuffers too. You could even add a cup filled with Marshmallows and have a complete gift. The holidays can be a very stressful time so giving a gift like this would also be a great way to help someone relax and let them know you are thinking of them this holiday season too.
That's it for now. Be sure to check back in the next few months to see more ideas I have for the holidays too. In the meantime I look forward to seeing what the others have come up with. As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great night.

44 comments:

Dana said...

What a sweet little gift idea, Terri! Love it! :)

Taheerah said...

Great way to wrap up that gift Terri, really cute!

Aimes said...

Oh this is so sweet! Way to rock not only the blog hop, but the RSCC too! I love it!
Aimes
x

Kat said...

Super Cute. It would look great inside my stocking!! :)

Jen said...

Awesome...love the marshmellows!

Maria said...

This is fabulous! Love the colors you chose:)

Rebecca said...

What a fun hot chocolate holder. I like the embossing on the inside panel.

lynn said...

very sweet!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a wonderful project!

Lori said...

Great job with both challenges, love it!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Great little gift idea - who doesn't love a sweet wqrm cup of cocoa! Nice, thoughtful pretty gift.

Michelle said...

Love all the texture - - what a great, affordable gift.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness perfection!! We gotta get together and make some cards soon, neighbor!! tfs!!!

Deanna said...

Awesome project! Love it!

Cammie said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful treat!

Marge said...

Fabulous gift idea to go with my Blog Hop card when I finally find the Christmas tea!!! Love it!!!

Bonnie said...

Oh yes!! and YUMMY! looks fabulous!

Linda said...

Very nice! Great little gift or to add to something else. Thanks for the inspiration.

Natasha said...

What an adorable (and yummy) gift!

BethieJ said...

Oh this is so cute.. a perfect little gift! Great job on the color challenge too!

Heidi said...

That's adorable!

Babies- Beth said...

Lovely, Terri! And I so love Hazlenut, too, lol!!

Lizzie Jones said...

What a cute little gift idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

Melissa said...

So fun Terri! I love the scalloped edge on the front, great job!!

Dru said...

What a great gift idea - really cute!!

kimosabescraps said...

so very cute.. and I love how you embossed the inside!!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

What a cute idea!

Sue Pardue said...

Great gift idea!!!

IamDerby said...

very pretty, inside and out!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

This is a great idea!

peggysue said...

Squeal!! Love it!

Julie-Ann Wells (Jewels) said...

Cute!! CUte!!

Lori said...

Fabulous! The recipe wrap up is perfect for one of these cocoa packets!

Liz said...

Great job! I like how you did the two embossed panels on the inside.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh I love your projects! I like how you stamped the background paper with white ink-it looks so soft & subtle! :) TFS

Savitri said...

Beautiful! Great job using the colors!!

Lisa H. said...

mmmmm, so warm and yummy-to look at and to drink! tfs!

Sherry said...

Love how this turned out! Great job!

Laurel said...

I just love this and hope you don't mind me caseing you!!! This is a fabulous gift to give out to my friends and something that seems quite easy to make (plus, the template is FREE)! Thank you so much for sharing this!

Beth said...

Hey Terri this is just so cute and adorable what a great idea and would make nice stocking stuffer's.

Andrea M said...

very cute card! Hope you enjoyed the blog hop :) Great job. Thanks for sharing!

Dotty said...

What a cute gift. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Susan said...

WOW!! What a wonderful idea!! And gorgeous too!!

Kim said...

This is so cute! Love the colors too.