It's time for the September Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! The challenge this month was Heartfelt & Homemade Holiday. . .to make something holiday inspired. When the holidays come around, there are always LOTS of people I want to give a little something to and can't afford to buy individual little gifts, so I LOVE little ideas like this. Here is a mug I bought at the $1 store. In the mug, I filled a cello bag with a packet of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, 2 peppermints and a handful of tiny marshmallows. Nothing too extravagant and everything but the hot water and a spoon is there for someone to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa! I tied the bag closed with some wide grosgrain ribbon. I stamped "Just Add Water Stir & Sip, Enjoy" (from Holiday Treats) on the tag. Then I stamped snowflakes from Snowflake Serenade on acetate and embossed them in gold. I punched them out with coordinating circle punches and then attached them with gold edged ribbon at different lengths so they'd cascade down the mug like snowflakes falling. A very simple and inexpensive gift, but very festive!
Make sure you visit the Blog Hop Forum to follow the links to everyone's project ideas for this challenge! It's sure to be lots of fun. I can't wait to get more gift-giving ideas! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Holiday Treats, Snowflake Serenade (PTI); Paper- acetate, white, gold; Ink- Versamark, Pure Poppy (PTI), Onyx Black (Versafine); Accessories- Tiny Tags Cuttlebug die (Provocraft), wide Real Red grosgrain (SU), gold detail embossing powder (PTI)