Friday, October 10, 2008

Hot Cocoa Gift Jar - Great Gift Idea!

I am so making this! The above is an online project from Papercrafts Magazine (I didn't make it and can't take the credit). But - when I finish mine - I promise to post a photo. I have this stamp stamp set - so yay! It is adorable! And what a great gift!

SUPPLIES: All supplies from Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted.
Cardstock: (Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White);
(White adhesive) Die Cuts With a View
Patterned paper: (snowflakes from Four Seasons collection)
Rubber stamps: (mug, whipped cream, peppermint stick from Like it A Latte set)
Dye ink: (Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa)
Color media: (colored pencils) no source
Accents: (blue rhinestone brad, iridescent glitter)
Fibers: (brown ribbon, light blue ribbon, blue dotted ribbon)
Adhesive: (foam tape)
Templates: (circle; snowflake embossing)
Provo Craft Dies: (snowflakes, stars)
Provo Craft Tools: (corner rounder punch, 1 1/6" circle punch); (die cut/embossing machine) Provo Craft; (paper crimper) Fiskars; (snowflake punch) no source
Other: (jar) Anchor Hocking
Finished size: 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 4 1/2"
1 Stamp mug, whipped cream, and peppermint stick on cardstock; trim, round corners, and ink edges.
2 Stamp mug and whipped cream on cardstock scrap. Color and trim images. Apply glitter to whipped cream.
3 Punch snowflake from cardstock; adhere glitter and attach brad. Adhere to mug with foam tape.
5 Adhere embellished images over stamped image with foam tape. Mat with patterned paper; ink edges. Mat with cardstock.
1 Cut cardstock and patterned paper to fit around jar; crimp. Adhere.
2 Cut square from cardstock; emboss. Round corners and ink. Mat with cardstock; adhere. Tie ribbons around jar.
3 Adhere accent with foam tape. Tie on ribbons.
4 Cut circles from cardstock using template; emboss small circle and ink edges. Adhere to lid.
5 Die-cut snowflakes and stars from adhesive cardstock; affix.
Designer Tips
• Wrap papers and ribbons starting and ending at the front of the jar to hide the ends under the mug design.
• Hide the rhinestone brad tails behind sections of the snowflake.
Bonus Ideas
• Create a Valentine’s Day jar with a pink and brown color scheme and fill it with the recipient’s favorite chocolates or candies
• Fill the jar with flavored coffee for a co-worker’s birthday, job promotion, or retirement gift.
Alternate Product Sources
The Four Seasons patterned paper and Like it A Latte stamp set have been discontinued. Replace the paper with your favorite snowflake paper and try an alternate mug stamp from Stampin’ Up!’s Pun Fun set.
Holiday Gift Ideas
If you love this jar, you’ll find more impressive gifts ideas for your neighbors in the November/December 2008 issue of Paper Crafts magazine. Purchase a copy at

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