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Crafty Little Christmas Tutorial: Hot Chocolate Holder

You know, it's been unseasonably warm here where I live for this time of year.  I'm absolutely NOT complaining---I love it!  BUT, it does make it a little harder for me to get fully immersed in the Christmas Spirit when I can go outside without a coat on.  It doesn't make me wish for a steaming cup of hot chocolate to curl up with on the couch and a book.  Which is what I always love to do when it's colder than a penguin's beak outside.

So, instead of drinking hot chocolate, I'm packaging it up and giving it away as Stocking Stuffer gifts!

Aren't these cute!? They were pretty fun to make and decorate, too!

Here's how to make them:

Supply List:

Paper Dimensions:
  • Cardstock (8" x 5"; scored at 3-3/4" and 4-1/4") and (5-3/4" x 3"; see below for specific score guide)
  • Designer Series Paper (3" x 4-3/4")
  • Once you've chosen your Cardstock for the folder and the Designer Series Paper you're going to use to fancy this little packet up, it's time to assemble.
  • The main folder part is pretty easy, it's just scoring in two spots.  Fold and you've got yourself a little fat folder.  It's fairly basic now, but let's move on to the more...slightly complicated part...and it'll be a wonderfully cute vessel for your hot chocolate packets!
  • Here's the more slightly complicated part.  (I promise, it's not that bad, but explaining it is a bit least for me! Haha!)  We need to make a "pocket" that adheres to the inside of the folder so that we can slip two little hot chocolate packets to be tucked safely away for the receiver.  Let me give this a go:
    • Take the Cardstock that is 5-3/4" x 3" and with the long edge (5-3/4") against the top of the Simply Scored Score Tool, score at 1/2", 1", 4-3/4", and 5-1/4".  
    • Rotate your Cardstock 90 degrees (the short [3"] edge should be at the top of the Simply Scored Score Tool) and score at 2" and 2-1/2".
    • Now, I put together a nice little visual below to show you exactly what parts you need to cut and remove and where you just need a cut line.
    • Once you've completed those steps, your pocket will look a little funky, but it'll assemble now nicely.  
  • Score real good all along your score lines, add a little Tear & Tape Adhesive to the edges of the pocket that will adhere to the inside of your folder and you're all set!
  • Now you can embellish the outside of your Hot Chocolate Holder with some Designer Series Paper, Stamped Sentiments, and any other Embellishments!  
Here are the visual templates for reference:

I also have one more Hot Chocolate Holder for your viewing pleasure!

Don't hesitate to email me with any of your questions or comment below and I'll help you out!  And order online now using Hostess Code: F9B3P3X4 to get a FREE gift from me!  (If your order is more than $150, then omit the code and earn Hostess Rewards---email me with questions!)


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