Hot cocoa anyone?

Hot cocoa anyone?


My drink of choice this time of year is hot cocoa — and in particular, Ghirardelli Peppermint Hot Cocoa 🙂  (CLICK on the photos for up close views)


I made a simple pocket out of patterned paper …


… wrapped a red satin ribbon around the cocoa packet and threaded it through a topper I made for the patterned paper pocket!


I tied on a die cut tag in a present shape and stamped the ‘to’ and ‘from’.


The coordinating card was inspired by Jill’s tag that she created for the 25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties!


I used the window die cut for the background, embossed it with the cutest trees and stars, added a scalloped circle border die cut for the ‘shelf’ and had fun added ‘whipped cream’, a candy cane and gingerbread cookie to this delicious beverage!


We made these this month at all of my card classes and the girls really enjoyed walking away with a gift to go that was quick, easy and inexpensive!


I whipped up a couple different ones with different patterned paper pockets that I can give to family and friends during the holiday season!


Use these goodies from Paper Sweeties to recreate these sweet gift sets:

And I thought today was the perfect day to share as it is National Hot Cocoa Day – how fun!

WinterCoffeeLoversHopI’m sharing this for the on-going 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop too – so much fabulous inspiration!  You can view my original project HERE!


Don’t forget to hop with us each day December 1st through 25th for the 25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties where we are sharing inspiration projects all 25 days, have special guest designers joining us and have DAILY DEALS for tremendous savings each and every day in December!!


And, last but certainly NOT least, the inspiration board for our December challenge is a gorgeous one … our challenges are anything goes and you can share with us here on the blog OR in our new Facebook Group Challenge Album!


I hope I helped spark your holiday creativity today!  Enjoy this magical time of the year!!

Sharing with these challenges:  House of Cards – Christmas;  Simon Says Stamp  – gift;  613 Avenue Create #192 – ATG; 12 Months of Christmas #24 – north pole;  Cupcake Inspirations #388 – snow/red & white; Really Reasonable Ribbon #154 – winter/holiday w/ribbon; Merry Monday #226 – winter fun; CAS(e) This Sketch #201 – sketch (flipped); Addicted to Stamps and More #224 – CAS; Tuesday Throwdown #323 – ATG; Visions of Sugarplums – holiday; Pile it On #123 – ATG holiday





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  • Ceal
    Posted at 21:27h, 14 December Reply

    Adorable, love the colors

  • Jill Norwood
    Posted at 22:29h, 14 December Reply

    Such a wonderful post! Love the cocoa packets and the sweet tags! Thanks for the shout out too!

  • Rema DeLeeuw
    Posted at 02:24h, 15 December Reply

    Fabulous projects! Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

  • Arianna Barbara
    Posted at 05:26h, 15 December Reply

    Adorable projects!!! The cocoa packets are too cute!!!

  • ~amy~
    Posted at 08:40h, 15 December Reply

    soo very cute Debbie! All the projects are simply wonderful!!!

  • Mary Samuelson
    Posted at 08:48h, 15 December Reply

    Oh I love your cards and that added baby gingerman is too cute!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring

  • caryn
    Posted at 09:40h, 15 December Reply

    Wow – totally amazing design. Such a great combo!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  • Shelly
    Posted at 11:53h, 15 December Reply

    Such a SWEET gift!

  • Helen F.
    Posted at 14:23h, 15 December Reply

    Love this gift idea!

  • Becca Yahrling
    Posted at 14:45h, 15 December Reply

    Yay – just ordered this set today … and you already sent it! Can’t wait to play with my new sets.
    Your creations are yummy!

  • Leigh Penner
    Posted at 14:48h, 15 December Reply

    Super sweet take on the sketch!

  • Karen P
    Posted at 16:17h, 15 December Reply

    Lovely projects Debbie you’ve been really busy! Love the chocolate theme too, lol! Thank you so much for linking to the House of Cards December 2016 Challenge. I wish you a very Happy Christmas and hope we get to see more of your projects in the new year Karen P (HOC DT)

  • Verna Angerhofer
    Posted at 18:38h, 15 December Reply

    Beautiful way to give someone the gift of hot chocolate.

  • Nina
    Posted at 09:01h, 16 December Reply

    Wonderful projects, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 16:28h, 16 December Reply

    Super cute Debbie. Love that sentiment too. Thank you for joining our challenge this week over at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges.
    -Sandy, DT

  • Fiki
    Posted at 18:17h, 16 December Reply

    so sweet!

  • Pam Tiedtke
    Posted at 21:52h, 16 December Reply

    What darling projects! I love everything about them! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  • Linda S.
    Posted at 23:36h, 16 December Reply

    What a cute little gift cocoa sets. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  • Teri W.
    Posted at 00:38h, 17 December Reply

    So sweet.

  • Amy
    Posted at 13:05h, 17 December Reply

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  • Lori Hairston
    Posted at 15:10h, 17 December Reply

    Love the hot cocoa card and gift sets! So cute So glad you linked up to my Christmas/Winter Challenge at Choux Choux paper Art!

  • Sarah Marney
    Posted at 19:42h, 17 December Reply

    Cute gift idea and adorable card to go with it! Great embossing folder, too! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  • Hetty
    Posted at 16:39h, 18 December Reply

    This is beautiful!

  • Lisa Bzibziak
    Posted at 19:29h, 18 December Reply

    Such pretty gift sets! Love these!

  • Tracey
    Posted at 08:02h, 20 December Reply

    Love your dash of winter cheer, great projects Debbie!

  • Helen Gullett
    Posted at 09:39h, 22 December Reply

    They are adorable and sweet cards and gift bags! WOW!

  • Indy
    Posted at 20:31h, 22 December Reply

    Oh, too sweet! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  • Keti's Projects
    Posted at 09:26h, 25 December Reply

    Fabulous idea. I love your bright colours and sweet gift. Thanks for playing with us at our last Challenge for 2016 on Pile it On. Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.

    Keti (DT)

  • Margaret A (Granmargaret)
    Posted at 21:40h, 06 January Reply

    Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at 12 months of Christmas. Hope to see you again next time.

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