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 You Are Here! 🙂
Mari (Momo)

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 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. What a great gift giving idea Joy! Love the idea of a cozy blanket! Thanks for hosting this blog hop, off to the next one!

  2. This is amazing, I really love the bow! What a cute idea and I think it is ok if you gift it to yourself! Who else will appreciate all the work put into it? HA HA

    Thanks for the great ideas!


    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

  3. What a great idea! This is going to make someone nice and warm for sure! TFS 🙂

    Have a great day!

  4. Joy,
    Just wanted to let you know that I went through the blog hop and was very pleased with it. I got a lot of great ideas from some great crafters. Thanks again for all you do.

  5. I have so enjoyed your 12 days of ideas and to end with a blog hop, thank you . I have a suggestion…”if” you empty the chocolate cans you could still decorate them and fill them with something else. Love the warm, snuggly theme.
    Cathy S

  6. Absolutely great idea with the cocoa cans. Now to find some of that yummy brand!
    I have so enjoyed your 12 days of Christmas theme. Lots of great ideas and ways to use our cartridges.
    Thank you!

  7. HI Joy!

    LOVE THIS IDEA! I also LOVE that bow maker… now I need one! I can’t believe you just broke it out. Mine is going to have permanent residence right next to my Big Shot, once I get one.

    Ruthie 🙂

  8. Hmm.. I just tried posting a comment, but I’m getting a lot of “database” error messages on your page today. I hope this doesn’t post twice. Anyway, I love this idea, and love your bow!

  9. Your decorated cans are wonderful!

    And those bows are fabulous (they really need the two-sided paper)!

  10. I am so excited about your blog hop…I am in NEED of neighbor gifts…I think this is a wonderful gift…will have to make two…LOVE hot chocolate!!! Thanks, Bev B

  11. Joy I LOVE all your work! And dressing up the cans they way you did is AMAZING! (I need that cart!)


    tjsgal at gmail dot com

    (I hope this is not posting more than once keep getting a database error)

  12. What a great idea. I’m feeling abit more cozy as we speak 🙂 I love that bow maker. I see a scrappy purchase in my near future.

  13. I love making decorated cans out of baby formula cans. I hope the person that receives this recycles and uses the empty can as a gift holder, kind of like the paint tins. tfs

  14. So cute and so simple! Thanks for great ideas to give as thank you gifts to parent helpers in my classroom!

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