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Sweet Hot Treat!

Sweet and simple gift for Fall. I added higher end hot cocoa. I put about a dozen? marshmallows in our 2x8 treat tube cello bags and folded it in half and sealed it. I am not sure why I didn't think of this sooner, like years ago, but I just used one of our standard card cello envelopes for the treats. I always have several packages of them lying around my stamp room, as I use them for my card exchange cards when I swap cards. 

I made 16 of the toppers in about an hour. I think it took more time to put the marshmallows in the cello bags. Those little devils were wanting to pop all over the place. 

Stamps: Itty Bitty Christmas 150513 $22.00, Tiny Keepsakes 150460 $20.00
Inks: Black
Papers: Cherry Cobbler cardstock 119685 $8.75, Mossy Meadow Cardstock 133676 $8.75, Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $9.75, Silver Foil Sheets 132178 $5.00
Accessories: Cup of Christmas dies 150491 $23.00, Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe Ribbon 150439 $7.50, Sprig punch 148012 $18.00, Tear & Tape 138995 $7.00, Dimensionals 104430 $4.00, clear medium envelopes 102619 $6.00, 2x8 cell treat bags (retired product), stapler

I cut the white topper to 4 1/4" x 3 1/2", scoring at 1 3/4". You get 6 out of a sheet of cardstock. 

The dies in the cup set cut out both layers of the tag. And they are so tiny and cute. I free handed the tag stamping since they are pretty tiny. They were accurate enough. Again, tiny space to work with. I could have cut out all the tags and then used my Stamparatus to stamp, but they were just so tiny to work with. And stamping the greeting and then using the die to cut them out 16 plus times, not happening my friends. Just free hand it. Cut out a few extra blank tags in case of oops. 

I cut out the cup die and then stamped the stripes from the Tiny Keepsakes stamp set. I free handed that too. Again, the Stamparatus would have been perfect and easy for this but the stamp was bigger than the cup and I figured I couldn't mess it up too bad. 

The fun part was putting on the ribbon. I backed the ribbon with about 2 feet of Tear and Tape at a time, peeled off part of the backing at a time, and layer it on the white tag topper. I did wrap the ends around the back side of the topper. I kept up one continuous piece of tape until the end. I am sorry that I did not get pictures of this process. 

I put my items in the clear envelope and sealed it. 
Place the topper on the envelope. 
Staple topper on to hide it under the decoration.
Apply tag and sprig with dimensionals.
Gift it!

Love my "rustic" background? Its our very rotting, never maintained deck. My dad had the deck built and stained it once. Trees used to hang over it dripping its wet rotting leaves on it. It isn't long for the world. Each winter it is still revealed in the spring I am surprised. Our plan is to completely remove it and add on to the house. Project keeps getting delayed, for a large variety of reasons. Like this summer it was someone decided to get a kidney transplant. Lol. And it has just been so darn wet.

In the meantime, it is somehow still standing, only if you don't lean on one side of the railings. There is nothing left to reinforce that said. It makes for great photo backdrops for now. Especially with the falling leaves.

I made these cute hot cocoa packets as a thank you to my customers that came to the Product Extravaganza in September. I hope they enjoy them and it inspires them to make some for their friends.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Keep being creative, Sandy.




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