, Stampin' Up!, Stampers Dozen Blog Hop

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.

Merry Moose, Stampin' Up!, Merry Moose, Easy & quick holiday giftsIn 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, Stampin' Up!, Warm & Toasty, Easy & quick holiday gifts, Cocoa Pouches

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., Stampin' Up!, Warm & Toasty, Easy & quick holiday gifts, Cocoa PouchesSpeaking 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., Stampin' Up!, Warm & Toasty, Easy & quick holiday gifts, Cocoa PouchesOnce 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., Stampin' Up!, Warm & Toasty, Easy & quick holiday gifts, Cocoa PouchesThe sentiment on this one comes from one of my favorite Christmas greeting sets called “For Unto Us.”

Christmas Gleaming, Stampin' Up!, Christmas Gleaming, Easy & quick holiday gifts, Cocoa PouchesWhile 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, Stampin' Up!, Gnome for the Holidays, Easy & quick holiday gifts, Cocoa PouchesThis 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!)

Check out the 2020-20201 NEW ANNUAL CATALOG
YEAR-END Closeout Happening Now!
August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is LIVE!
NEW PRODUCT info and videos!
Subscribe to my YouTube paper crafting video channel
Visit my Paper Crafting Gallery for tons of Inspiration
Follow me on Pinterest
Shop my Online Store


Stamper’s Dozen December 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s – Stamping in My Flops
  2. BJ Peters – StampinBJ
  3. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  4. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  5. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  6. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  7. Rachel Yurkanin – Rachel’s Stamping Place –
  8. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  9. Bonnie O’Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  10. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above

Subscribe To My Newsletter

You have Successfully Subscribed!