2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Happy National Cocoa Day!

Happy National Cocoa Day!!! Hope you have a fabulous and delicious hot cocoa 🙂 And today is the Day 5 of the Coffee Lovers Winter 2016 Blog Hop! We have 400+ link ups now! WOW! Lot’s of coffee/tea/cocoa themed projects for sure… And the link up and hop is still open until December 16th!

Celebrating this National Cocoa Day, I made this hot cocoa pocket gift:

I made this pocket out of an envelope. I sealed the envelope on the back, then die cut the top with one of the Concord 9th – Bags & Tags Dies.

I stamped the plaid pattern on the front pocket using Concord & 9th – Lots of Blots stamp set. Then I decorated the front pocket with the sentiment from the same stamp set and die cut it with the circle from the Bags & Tags die set. The cup is from the Mittens & Mugs stamp & die sets from Concord & 9th old but goodie sets.

Embellishments I used on this pocket are the gold sequin ribbon from Hobby Lobby and Christmas washi tapes that I got from Pick Your Plum a while ago.

I made couple of them to give to my best friends at church this Christmas. I hope you all are inspired today to create and share your Winter coffee/tea/cocoa themed project with Coffee Lovers Winter 2016 Blog Hop! Come hopping along with us, visit the participants and leave them some love, too. And…there are LOTS of giveaways!!!!

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

When: December 9 – December 16

Time: 6:00 am pacific time

Theme: WINTER/HOLIDAY

December 13th – National Cocoa Day

December 15th – International Tea Day

This time we have 61 SUPER SPONSORS that giveaway amazing prizes! Not only that, there are also Flash Sponsors that giveaway prizes during the blog hop is open. Check out all the details HERE to know how you can play along and link up your project(s)!

So… let’s get crafting and link up!

THANK YOU so much for visiting me today and have a fantastic day!


I play along at:

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #4: Winter

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #86 – Anything But Card

{PIN}spirational Challenge #180

Paru’s Card Making Challenges – December

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24 thoughts on “2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Happy National Cocoa Day!

  1. Helen, I adore lil gifts like these, they are so wonderful to recieve. Your project is super cute, thank you for the inspiration

  2. What a wonderful way to add pizzazz to a tasty gift! Using an envelope: brilliant! Definitely adding this idea to my ‘must try’ list (and apparently I may “need” the C9 Bags and Tags set after all *grin*)
    ~carol

  3. What a cute gift container for the packet of hot cocoa mix. I’m going to have a cuppa soon myself. And, this just whets my appetite a bit more.

  4. Such a wonderful way to give a gift of a simple packet of cocoa, it really makes it special! I love how you cut the top of the packet on a slant, and the gold sequin trim is adds such a festive touch! Thanks for joining us at Where Creativity Meets C9!

  5. Oh Helen, this is so awesome! Thank you for sharing!
    I was wanting to make something similar for my co-workers
    but wasn’t sure I’d have time to make enough. But with this
    tutorial, I think I just might!

  6. Helen, this is fabulous! So festive and just awesome! I love how you created a pocket using the bags and tags dies…definitely going to have to remember this! Thanks so much for joining us for our Where Creativity Meets C9 Winter Challenge.

  7. Lovely pocket, great idea for a small treat gift. Thank you for participating in our Pinspirational Challenge, hope to see you back for the next challenge Dec 20th! 🙂

  8. Hi Helen, I am trying very hard to keep up with commenting, but with work and crafting and other thinks in life, I only now see your cocoa pocket card. Love it! So much inspiration on the hop!!