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Welcome, crafty friends, to the Winter & Holiday Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop!  I’m a coffee lovin’ type of gal, and this time of year I love Peppermint Coffee – yummy!  Click on the photos for larger views!


Today I will be sharing three sweet projects I created and paired together to give to the wonderful gals that take my monthly classes — they are all so wonderful and supportive, so I wanted to give them a little handmade from the heart holiday goodie!


I got cute little kraft handled bags and wrapped the bottom with Washi tape.  I die cut the ‘Joy‘ sentiment with red cardstock and adhered it to the top of the bag.  Next I die cut the sweet gingerbread man from the Sugar and Spice Sweet Cuts set from a piece of glitter foam I got from the Dollar Store, tied some gingham ribbon around his neck and added a Rusty Bell.  His eyes were die cut, a Pink & White Chenille Cane was added to his hand and I added ric-rac trim using Liquid Pearls.


He is cute as can be in real life — sparkly and sweet!


I added some yummy treats inside the little gingerbread man bag …


I tied some pretty pink grosgrain ribbon around a packet of Ghiradelli Peppermint Hot Cocoa and added a Cotton Candy Paper Straw.  Next I die cut the mug from the Homemade With Love Sweet Cuts set from some red glitter paper.  The peppermint stick was die cut from polka dot patterned paper and inserted into the cocoa mug.  I added green leaves from the Mistletoe Sequin mix and then added Cotton Candy Sequin berries!




To finish off this gift set, I added some more Washi tape to the bottom of a glassine bag and put two Pepperidge Farm Gingerbread Man cookies inside the bag.  I wrapped some Peppermint Baker’s Twine around the little bag and tied a mini gingerbread cookie cutter onto the bag.  I stamped a sentiment from the Homemade With Love stamp set onto a paper doilie, adhered it to the glassine bag and then added a cute little gingerbread sticker.




So sweet all lined up like little toy soldiers!


These gift sets were so much fun to make … but even more fun to GIVE during this season of giving!


Recreate these projects using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

Thank you so much for popping by for a little peek today!  Paper Sweeties is delighted to be a sponsor and super sponsor for the Winter & Holiday Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop …


Coffee-Lovers---FlashAnd for tons more holiday ideas and inspiration, visit the Paper Sweeties 12 Days of Christmas Designers’ Hop … the design teamies are sharing AMAZING projects from December 2nd through 13th!  Leave us a comment on the Hop Post for a chance to win some EXTRA goodness!


Merry Christmas to all!

Sharing with these challenges just for funCut it Up #86 – Burrr Winter; Fussy & Fancy #154 – Happy Holidays; Pile it On #98 – Christmas/winter; CAS(E) this Sketch #152 – sketch; Fusion – Seasons Greetings (colors); Paper Sweeties #38 – holiday; Really Reasonable Ribbon #131 – shimmer/sparkle; Merry Monday #183 – candy canes; Simon Says Stamp – tags; (PIN)spirational #155 – holiday; The Shabby Tea Room #265 – holiday sparkle; Cupcake Inspirations #339 – let it snow; 613 Avenue Create #153 – ATG w/bags, tags, boxes; House of Cards – holiday; Christmas/Winter Challenge #2


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  1. Loving all your gifts, Debbie, they are all so sweet as usual! You have a knack for giving such lovely gifts and these are perfect! Thanks for being a Super Sponsor and Happy Holidays!

  2. I can imagine that you had loads of fun making all these lovely gifts.
    Like your glittery cups and gingerbread men.

  3. Well, you know how I feel about your products… love the projects you’ve created here! And all the different ways you used the washi tape… great ideas… can’t wait to use some of my fresh Paper Sweeties coffee swag to create some cute stuff! Thanks for being a sponsor!

  4. These gals are going to have sore cheeks from the beaming smiles they’ll be wearing when you present them with these wonderful gifts! Absolutely marvelous…and heart-warming! Your joy in creating them comes through your post; makes me smile! Thank you for sharing these festive gems in the Cupcake Inspirations *Let it Snow* challenge!

  5. This is a totally FABULOUS treat idea, Debbie! I LOVE all those sweet gingerbread men–and the glittery copper paper is amazing! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  6. Thanks for being a sponsor! I am enjoying the hop!
    Love your sweet gift bag with that adorable gingerbread man!

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