Friday, December 12, 2014

Cocoa For Santa

See below to win!*

I made this gift bag to resemble a Santa coat just for fun! I've seen candy bar wrappers that look like this and loved it, so I gave it a shot in mug form. I used a free digi mug art and Barn Door Distress Ink, applied straight from pad to paper for depth and richness, added a buckle and belt and then made some whipped cream that I stuck straws in. Delicious!

I used a sizzix woodgrain folder to emboss the paper bag before attaching everything. I added the straws at the last minute and loved how it finished it off and made it more realistic looking. chocolate and whipped cream. And now I want some hot cocoa.

I'm entering the Tsuruta Designs Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Hope you'll join me in a cuppa and in making a fun holiday drink craft. You could win prizes if you do!

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

CANDY ALERT: *I'm giving away your choice of stencil from a2z Scrapbooking Supplies, where I'm on the Design Team. All you gotta do is comment on any of my three Friday posts about the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and you'll be entered. I'd love if you followed my blog, but that's not required. I'll announce the winner next week. Contest will end on Monday, Dec. 15, at 11:59pm (edt).

p.s. If you spend $25 or more at a2z Scrapbooking, you can get 15% off your total if you use CHARK15 as your coupon code...hey, I'm a coupon! 

Happy Friday Redux,


  1. How fun is this Santa cup!! I feel like I am at the department store looking at all there Christmas cups!! Great idea and nice card!

  2. oh my how cute is this..such a fun santa cup

  3. Wow that Santa cup is adorable. TFS

  4. So adorable! Clever idea of dressing up the cup like Santa's coat!!

  5. Such a clever idea to make a santa cup. TFS.

  6. Awesome red cup! I am sure Santa will appreciate it and he has something for you also! :)

  7. Genius idea, that cup looks fabulous!!

  8. I love the bright pop of color in this adorable Cocoa for Santa card!

  9. Love your Santa's Belt Mug!! It is so adorable!!

  10. Ahhhhh! The straws in the coffee put this card way over the top! I have a bunch of those things and didn't know how to use them. This is a GREAT idea.

  11. what a fun card - now I need me a warm drink :)

  12. Oh SANTA would love to sip from that cup. Love the woodgrain background too! :)

  13. THIS is so much fun!
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  14. This is so super cute. Thanks for a chance to

  15. Oh this is super cute and very creative.

  16. So clever to use the straws and santa belt theme on your it!

  17. Santa would sup out of this cup for sure. Cute!

  18. Oh wow Char, what a fun gift bag! Love the way the mug looks like Santa's coat and the straws are such a fun touch! Now I want a mug of cocoa! Please don't include me in your draw as I was lucky to have won your stencil prize fairly recently.

  19. What a fun gift bag! Thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy...nance459 at

  20. The straws were a brilliant touch! I love that you decorated the mug to look like a Santa suit. Very nice!

  21. Super cute Santa mug! Love that big, black belt!
    Happy Holidays, Debbie!

  22. Love how you made a Santa suit cup. So cute.

  23. What a fun Santa mug, Char, you really enjoyed the hop, love all the projects you made!

  24. Love your blog name. Love your Santa mug!

  25. another cute card - love the addition of the straws!

  26. Thanks for sharing your cute card.
    Crafty hugs,
    dmcardmaker {at}AOL}{dot}{COM}

  27. Love this Cocoa for Santa, FUN, creative and CLEVER!!!! Inspiring!!! If you haven't already, you have the chance to win 1 of 2 Wplus 9 stamps sets on my blog! I hope that you are able to stop by and comment before midnight P.S.T. Tonight (Sunday 12/14) Good Luck... And Happy Hop-lidays!!!!! My post Link:

  28. What a clever idea to make a Santa belt on a mug. The straws do add a cute touch.

  29. ha ha ha!! this is awesome!!! love that it looks like santa!! so clever!!

  30. Such a cute idea! You're right that the barn door ink applied directly to paper has depth--love that


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