Welcome to the Stampers Dozen December Blog Hop featuring Holiday Happenings. This will certainly be a different kind of Christmas without the big family gatherings. I will miss my kids, grandkids, sisters, brother, in-laws, nieces and nephews. To share my heartfelt sentiments, I wanted to create an easy but special treat for everyone. At one of my local (shopping local) coffee shops, I found specialty hot cocoa packets. Making an easy pouch and adding a tag to the packets became the answer to how I am going to share the warm heartfelt Christmas sentiments this year.
In keeping with the heartfelt gifting theme, I used the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper from the Mini Catalog for the pouches. I measured how much DSP I needed to wrap around the cocoa pouch and added a good 1 1/2″. I also knew that I wanted the cocoa packet to stick out of the top. My DSP ended up being 8″ x 5 3/4″. I showcased the beauty of Stampin’ Up!’s DSP by folding over a 1/2″ of the coordinating back side on the front.
You will want to use Tear & Tape adhesive or Stampin’ Seal plus to create the seal at the bottom of the pouch and secure the end to make the pouch. For this tag, I used the Merry Moose stamp set with Moose punch for this one creating a more masculine tag.
Warm & Toasty
To create the tags, I die cut Whisper White tags using the Tasteful Labels Dies from the Annual Catalog. I liked the size of these tags as it gave me enough room to add an image, sentiment and a name while still having enough room to secure the tag with ribbon.
Speaking of ribbon, I used retired ribbon on these as I LOVED this softly textured ribbon from last year (sold out on clearance rack too). The ribbon just makes me think of warm mittens and thus keeping with the heartwarming theme I started with as my focus.
Once I had the tag created, I punched two holes and added the ribbon in it, tying a bow around the pouch. I colored the tags with Stampin’ Blends.
The sentiment on this one comes from one of my favorite Christmas greeting sets called “For Unto Us.”
While I was at it, I created several more tags that I used on presents. This one adorns a gift bag with my favorite (Ever Skin) body butter for my daughter in law. The Christmas Gleaming stamp set can be found on the Giant Year-End Closeout List
Gnome for the Holidays
This package is for my youngest daughter who just bought her first house. I thought it was so fitting. You may recognize the Toile Tidings Gift wrap (matches the DSP) from last year. You will find this stamp set on the Giant Year-End Closeout List too! (I love gnomes!)
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Stamper’s Dozen December 2020 Blog Hop
- Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s – Stamping in My Flops
- BJ Peters – StampinBJ
- Judy Garza – Creativity Released
- Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
- Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
- Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
- Rachel Yurkanin – Rachel’s Stamping Place –
- Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
- Bonnie O’Neill – Bonnie Stamped
- Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above