Today I'm fast forwarding on to another holiday. This time my absolute favorite holiday - Christmas. I imagine that in about another month or so I'll be in full swing with my Christmas cards and other projects. Until then though I have this one project. After it's still July and I couldn't let it go by without one little Christmas in July project.
I love giving away treats and one of the ones that I like to give are hot chocolate packs. I'll add in a candy cane and create a tag with a poem on it then package it all up and give it away.
So to create my holders I used the following cuts from my Cricut cartridges:
- the cup (#M4715A) from Everyday Pop Up Cards. I scaled the cup to 5.24" in height, copied a second one on to the mat, flipped the image, lined them up and then welded the two shapes together.
- and a circle from George. For this one I unlocked the shape so that I could scale the shape to .17" high and 3.72" wide. I then placed this up towards the top right of my design and attached the shape so that when it cuts that portion is cut out thus creating a slit for the packet of hot chocolate.
I also used the Marshmallow Loves Cocoa file from Marjorie Ann Designs. That's where all my cute bears come from. Using the print and cut feature I cut out each of the five bears that come with this file and used them to 'decorate' the front of my mugs.
The stamped sentiments that are on some of my mugs are from the Jaded Blossom stamp set Hot Cocoa.