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Thank You Gifts Blog Hop 12 Days of Christmas DAY TWELVE

What’s better than a hot drink on a cold day?  CHOCOLATE!

These decorated cans of hot chocolate are simple to make and great to have on hand as “Thank You” gifts for those special people who have been invaluable throughout the year.  I’m also going to use one in a theme gift I’m making.  Let’s get started!

These will be “Thank You” gifts & one will be part of a theme gift.

For my theme gift, I first bought a couple of blankets, one in red and one in green.  Then I bought these cans of Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa Mix. Are you sensing a “be snuggly” or “warm winter wishes” theme?  That’s what I was going for. 🙂  As snuggly and festive as the red and green blankets are, I just didn’t think throwing an unadorned can of hot cocoa mix into the gift box was equally as festive.  So, I added some fun and easy upgrades using my Cricut. 😀

You know all about me and double sided paper, right?  Well, I LOVE IT because it makes crafting so much easier.  I used just a few sheets of paper, but was able to mix up the patterns by flipping the paper over to the other side for variety.  I’m using paper from Stampin’ Up.  I cut everything out at 3-1/2″ using the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge.  I cut the paper for the cans at 5″ x 11″ and it fit the can perfectly! YAY!

I used the Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the background for the sentiment.  I ran all the lettering through a little Xyron.  That made it so easy.  I get tired of adding adhesive to each little piece.  Sometimes you just want to run it through an adhesive machine and be done with it, you know?

I used Stickles on everything except the background.  Do you want to know more about Stickles?  Click HERE to read a post I made about the different kinds of Stickles.  Click HERE to find out what Stickles are if you don’t know. You’re going to love them! 🙂

I used the Sizzix Create-A-Bow Die yesterday (click here to see that post) and I’m using it again today.  I’m better at it the 2nd time around.  I made a multi-colored bow today!

I found the Christmas tree brads at Michael’s.

TA DA!!!  I just love this!  Hmmm…I love it, it’s chocolate… Do I really need to give this away?  Ok, you’re right.  Not only should I give this one away, but I should finish the other cans to give as “thank you” gifts too.  What would I do without you?  Besides be covered in chocolate powder with empty cans littering the area around me.

You’ve GOT to SEE what all of these Talented Ladies Have Created!  A huge SUPER HUG to all of them for participating. 😀  ENJOY!!

Joy https://joyslife.com You Are Here! 🙂
Ruthie  http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Angela http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com
Carrie http://thegreenbeanscrafterole.blogspot.com
Denise http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/
Gale  http://www.thehappystamper.com/
Janis http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com
Jen   http://scrapaholicjen.blogspot.com
Jenny http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
Jin  http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com
Julie http://cricutchick.blogspot.com
Lori http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com
Mari (Momo)  http://madebymomo.blogspot.com
Misty http://abusyplace.blogspot.com
Natalie http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com
Raven http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Tracy http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/
Yolanda http://yoliebean.blogspot.com

On the 12th Day of Christmas & Thank You Gifts Blog Hop Joy Gave To One Winner….

Woo Hoo!  One winner will receive my favorite of the recent seasonal Cricut cartridges – GINGERBREAD!  Here’s a link to all the posts where I’ve used the Gingerbread cartridge!

To be eligible to win please leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen by Random.org on December 13.

SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR THE whole list of winners for all of the 12 Days of Christmas!  Thank you SO MUCH to all of you for being here. 😀

Click HERE to check out all of the 12 Days of Christmas and leave comments to be entered for the Give Aways.

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  1. The bow on the gift is my fav. I really like the colors you used to decorate. So colorful.


  2. jenleisen says:

    Adorable as usual, Joy! Wishing I was the recipient of that cozy gift!

  3. liz in mo says:

    OH that is a super cute idea. Love the bow die.

  4. beadgal29 says:

    This is adorable Joy! I’ve never seen that create-a-bow thing either… super cool! And the Gingerbread cart is the only one of the new winter ones that I’ve not purchased. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  5. jclaypoole says:

    really cool

  6. What an awesome gift to give!! I love it!!! Joy, this blog hop has been so much fun. Thank you so much for hosting it!

    shelleylee34 at yahoo dot com

  7. jenpartridge says:


    You make it look so easy!!! 😉 Everything becomes a heart-felt gift with paper and that homemade touch!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  8. I like your gingerbread. your chocolate cans are tuff. I am so glad you extended the time I fell off my porch and got hurt really bad and didn’t get to see the blog hop. Thank you for being you. [email protected]

  9. Oh JOY!!! What a GREAT gift idea….just LOVE IT!!!! The bow is AMAZING….GREAT job!!! Cant wait to see what everyone has done for this hop!!!


  10. wilsonarts says:

    This is so cute – what a great idea!

  11. thewalnutgrove says:

    I’m really glad I happened onto your website! I found your ideas truly inspiring and looking forward to becoming a regular to your site. Love this idea. Anything Choco-Goes! 🙂 Merry Christmas.

  12. Love this!!! I don’t have a big shot, but that bow die-cut looks so cute! -Sam 🙂

  13. bbcairlets says:

    Great gift Joy and awesome blog hop – i have so many Ideas! Thanks for everything!

  14. What a very cool. Cool. Project. I love this idea for something to give as a quick gift.

  15. harleychickx2 says:

    So cute!!

  16. I love these – thanks so much!

  17. I will definitely be making these as Christmas gifts. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

  18. So very cute! Love – love -love

  19. Makes me wanna drink some hot chocolate.
    Great ideas.!!!

  20. Great Christmas gifts. Love the way you decorated the cans of chocolate.

  21. Cute idea! I love the decorated cans of hot chocolate!

  22. I think my neighbors might really like for me to try this idea 😉 Chocolate in cute containers = win!

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