Monday, November 19, 2007

Christmas Cocoa

Wow, I've been such a bad blogger, I can't believe I've gone a whole week with out a single post! My husband and I were sitting around trying to figure out what we're going to do about Christmas this year-the company he works for is closing their doors Dec.15 ( merry Christmas!). Luckily we bought most of our gifts earlier in the year-I'm one of those crazy people who goes out the day after Christmas for all the sales. You really do get better deals than, you would find on black Friday! He decided that he wanted "us" to make some homemade gifts. I really stole this idea from Nicole Heady but hey, we're all allowed to "borrow" things now and then right? For this project I used a 8oz metal jar that I bought from specialty bottles. For the paper I just took a 8.5x11 sheet of real red cs and stamped it with the snowflake spot stamp set. I trimmed a strip to 1.75x11 and adhered it using modge podge. For the top I used my mega scalloped circle punch. The alpha is from my mickey font cricut cartridge-if you have a hobby lobby or walmart near by I suggest buying it there, they sell that cartridge for only $59, where everyone else sells it for $89-99. Inside the jar is chocolate cinnamon cocoa, mini marsh mellows and a cinnamon stick. My goal is to find a really cute basket at that "M" store and fill it with a red coffee mug that I bought at starbucks, the cocoa, and biscotti.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: the snowflake spot Ink: stazon white Paper: real red, whisper white, handsome hunter Accessories: red gingham, modgepodge, mega punch, stickles.


~Carla~ said...

This is beautiful! :) Love it!

Bree Stanley said...

too cute!!!