In October I attended a World Card Making event here in Atlanta, hosted by Brian King and Pam Morris, who just happen to be two of my Stampin’ Up! uplines. It was a great day filled with presentations, Make & Takes, games, and more. My project today is CASEd from one we made there – a Hot Cocoa Packet made with Hug in a Mug stamp set, with a Treat Tube full of dehydrated marshmallows. I believe it was designed by Julie DiMatteo of The Paper Pixie.  I had to change the measurements just a little bit to accommodate a different brand of hot cocoa mix. Evidently Ghirardelli cocoa packs are wider than the Swiss Miss packs, but they’re oh so delicious!


Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Hug in a Mug Christmas Around the World DSP Hot Chocolate Packet with Treat Tubes by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Hug in a Mug Christmas Around the World DSP Hot Chocolate Packet with Treat Tubes by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy



Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Crumb Cake card stock (CS) cut to 9″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/2″
  • NOTE: if using a smaller packet, use the the standard 8-1/2″ x 5″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • cut the CS from 2-1/2″ up the right side to the top of the score line, cutting away the blue area in the diagram
  • Hot Cocoa holder, Stampin' Up!, Hug in a Mug stamp set, Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper, DSP, Treat Tubes full of dehydrated marshmallows, #stampcandy
  • Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • DSP cut from 2-1/4″ up the right side to the top left corner
  • Crumb Cake CS cut to 3-1/4″ x 1-1/2″
  • Real Red CS cut to 3″ x 1-1/4″

Stamped with the Hug In A Mug stamp set:

  • sentiment in Basic Black ink onto the Read Red CS piece

Assembled the project:

  • the Crumb Cake CS base folded along the score line and glued together along the bottom edge, to create a pouch
  • DSP glued onto the front of the pouch
  • the small Crumb Cake CS piece adhered to the front of the pouch with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • sentiment glued onto the small Crumb Cake CS
  • punched two holes all the way through both layers of the base on the right side, using the 1/8″ Circle Punch
  • ran a piece of Jute Twine through both holes, front to back, then tied on the Treat Tube full of dehydrated marshmallows
  • tucked the cocoa pack into the pouch
  • NOTE: The dehydrated marshmallows puff up as soon as they hit the liquid. I bought mine at HERE. A one pound bag is enough for many, many, many cups of cocoa. I filled fifteen tubes with them, and you can’t even tell I’ve touched them.


Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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