Monday, December 19, 2011


Hot Cocoa Gift Package Tutorial

Finally! A little delayed, but better late than never right??? Here is the tutorial for the Hot Cocoa Gift Package.

Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Warmes of Wishes, Serene Snowflakes
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Versamark
Markers: Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Bravo Burgundy, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive
Accessories: Sticky Strip, Aqua Painter, Whisper White Craft Re-inker, 1-1/4" Early Espresso Striped ribbon (retired), Dazzling Details, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Post-It Notes, Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy

1. Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock 5" x 8". With the 8" side against the top of your scoring tool score at 3-3/4" and 4-1/4". Stamp the outside with the second largest snowflake from Serene Snowflakes in Early Espresso ink to create a background pattern.

2. Cut two pieces of Cherry Cobbler card stock 2-3/4" x 4-3/4". With the 4-3/4" side against the top of your scoring tool score at 1/4", 1/2", 4-1/4", and 4-1/2". (The black lines in the photos are only to make it easier for you to see where the score lines are).

3. Rotate the card stock 90 degrees so that the 2-3/4" side is against the top of your scoring tool. Score at 1/2" and 3/4". (The black lines in the photos are only to make it easier for you to see where the score lines are).  Repeat with the other piece of card stock.

4. Cut the card stock on the score lines with Paper Snips so it looks like the image below. Fold on all of the score lines. Repeat with the other piece of card stock.

5. Place Sticky Strip in the locations shown with the black lines.  Repeat with the other piece of card stock.

6. Cut two pieces of Very Vanilla card stock at 1-5/8" x 3-3/8". Using the snowflake cluster image from Serene Snowflakes stamp snowflakes across just the top of one piece and all over the second piece with Crumb Cake ink.

7. Rub the embossing buddy all over the piece with the snowflakes all over the panel. Stamp the greeting from Warmest of Wishes in Versamark ink. Cover the stamped image with Gold embossing powder, tap off the excess, and heat with the Heat Tool.

8. Stamp the bird with the snowball image from Snow Much Fun onto the panel with the snowflakes at the top in Black Stazon ink.

9. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 2-3/4" x 4". Stamp the shorter snowman onto the cardstock in Black Stazon ink.

10. Use paper snips to cut a curvy line in the sticky part of a Post-It Note. Place the Post-It Note onto the card stock where you want your hill to be.

11. Sponge along the edge of the Post-It with Crumb Cake ink. Pick up the Post-It and move it to another spot on the cardstock. Sponge along the edge of the Post-It note.

12. Repeat Step 11 on the card stock with the snowman.

13. Place a drop of Whisper White Craft Re-inker onto a paint pallet or piece of plastic. Use the Aqua Painter to pick up the ink and paint it onto the snowman and the snowballs. Don't worry about covrering the buttons or face, you can darken these later with the Basic Black marker. Allow this to dry completely. You could use the Heat Tool to speed up the drying process if you're in a hurry.

14. After the Whisper White ink has dried color in your snowman and bird with the markers.

15. Sponge the edges of all three panels first with Soft Suede ink and then with Early Espresso ink.

16. Adhere the stamped 1-5/8" x 3-3/8" pieces onto 1-7/8" x 3-5/8" pieces of Crumb Cake card stock. Adhere the stamped 2-3/4" x 4" piece onto a 3" x 4-1/4" piece of Crumb Cake card stock. Adhere the smaller panels onto the Cherry Cobbler card stock panels that are scored and have Sticky Strip.

17. Remove the liner from the Sticky Strip on the bottom flap, fold the side flaps around and adhere to the bottom flap.

18. Remove the remaining liner from the Sticky Strip and adhere the pocket onto the inside of the cover.


19. Insert your two cocoa packets.

20. Flip the package over. Cut a 22" piece of ribbon and adhere the ribbon onto the cover with SNAIL Adhesive. Adhere the snowman panel onto the front of the packet with Stampin' Dimensionals. Close the packet, tie the ribbon into a knot and trim the ends of the ribbon.

Here is the finished cocoa holder open. After it was completed I added Dazzling Details onto the snowball and the snowman. I forgot to add it to the mounds of snow, but I will make sure to correct that later.

1 comment:

  1. I love your tutorial, it was so easy to follow, thanks for sharing! Oh, and nice blog banner! :)