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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 http://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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230 Comments

  1. Great projects!!! Love the bow. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. annadowdy at gmail dot com
  2. Hi Joy! Loved the blog hop...went to them all...such great ideas! So sad to see the end of your 12 days of Christmas...loved each and every day...(Also all your comments and jokes hidden in the pictures)...Merry Christmas to you and your family...Thanks for sharing your wonderful and clever crafty talents with all of us! -tanya thomfam@inreach.com
    1. Thank you Tanyat! I'm so glad you enjoyed the 12 Days of Christmas. :) I'm really happy that you liked the hidden comments too! :D ~Joy~
  3. Joy this is fabulous. I just wanted to come over and say thank you so much for including me in the hop. It was sooo much fun seeing what all the ladies had going on. And Ruthie is awesome lol. After looking at your project now I really want that bow die. hum. Hugs, Raven
  4. What a great gift idea, It's cute and practical. Thanks for sharing so many fun projects during the 12 days of Christmas!
  5. OMG!!! (yeah I said it lol) I absolutely LOVE this project!!! What a great easy/cheap idea for small tokens of "Thank you" this holiday season!! Thank you soo much for the great idea!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Jennikel00@yahoo.com
  6. Great idea! I love hot chocolate and gave some away last Christmas, but this is a way cuter idea on the container!!!! Thx CarolH:)
  7. Oh, Joy, these are just too sweet! I love hot chocolate and I love G's brand especially White Chocolate. I buy hot chocolate everywhere I go in all kinds of different brands. I even had a distant cousin that worked at Swiss Miss and sent up special hot chocolate. It has been a staple in my cold-weather diet since I can remember! Natalie mtmcbroom at gmail dot com
  8. I have always thing of recycling my stuff BUT I never think of spunking up the good stuff. TFS Great HOP thanks!! created2bunique at ymail dot com
  9. What a great idea..I have a friend who loves one of the general Foods coffees..you've inspired me to dress up a couple for her:)
  10. Oh Joy! That bow is just so darn awesome! I LOVE it! What a great gift idea too...a warm blanket and some hot cocoa!
  11. I love this idea. I am going to use it for Valentines presents for my staff. I love your blog and so thankful that you share your fabulous ideas with us. Happy Holidays! beth
  12. Great Teacher gift idea! Thanks,Joy. I love your blog and always come here when I'm looking for ideas or looking to learn. Thanks
  13. Love this idea! Can't wait to go out and buy cocoa tomorrow!! You always give me such inspiration and I have really enjoyed the 12 Days of Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!
  14. What a festive way to decorate a can of hot chocolate. I love the bow being different colors. I love using stickles on my projects. TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net
  15. What a great idea - love the "warm winter wishes" theme!!! And I need to go out, right now, to find some of that chocolate mocha cocoa for myself - that is a definite NEED!! Thanks again for the inspiration - you have such great ideas!! :- )
  16. This is a super cute idea! I really love how you decorated up the cocoa mix too! Thank you so much for sharing with us! lindagk23
  17. I just love those bows! So pretty! I am a new follower and would be thrilled to win the cricut cartridge because I do not have this one. Thanks for the chance! XO ~ Amy Jo
  18. Very cute way to doll up the cocoa canister! Your bow is gorgeous....hope it was much easier the second time around!! Thanks for a great 12 days....and a fun hop! ~Sharon C. sconn0925 at yahoo dot com
  19. Thanx to this blog hop, In just discovered this great blog! New follower, but I'll be back. Brenda bbonko at hotmail.com
  20. Thank you Joy for yet another great idea. I had never seen the bow creater....thats awesome, very beautiful!
  21. What a great idea...I never would have thought of covering up a container like that! Great gift ideas!!

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