Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Snowman Soup

I made loads of these at the weekend! They make a nice "token" gift for someone. I have another one to show you but it will have to wait until tomorrow as I am struggling to get two pictures on my post without it looking a mess!

Here's what you need:

a mug
a sachet of hot chocolate
some marshmallows (ideally, small and white but these are currently very hard to find due to "a problem at the factory")
a candy cane
elastic band (this makes it much easier to tie the ribbon)
cellophane (I bought a roll online but, if you only need a small amount, a florist should be willing to sell you some)
ribbon

...and, of course, a gift card. Inside the gift card is printed a little cheesy poem. There are several available but I chose this one:

As winter weather spreads its chill,
to stop you feeling blue:
a mug of warming chocolate,
I'm sending off to you.
I hope you like this Snowman Soup
complete with stirring stick.
Just add hot water, sip it slow
It's sure to do the trick!


I think they look great when they're all packaged up - the cellophane seems to add "sparkle"!

Recipe

Stamps: Shapes & Shadows (p54).
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White.
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive.
Accessories: Gingham ribbon - red (p86); 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon - Always Artichoke (p86).

(All page numbers refer to the UK Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue 2007-2008)

4 comments:

  1. Very nice and I like the tree card to match the tree mug.

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  2. this is so great -- what a cute idea!

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  3. What a fun and creative gift! I love the tag you made...thanks for sharing.

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