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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Hello Winter Hot Cocoa Canister for GIU

Coffee of the Day - Bourbon Pecan

Well we are in the final stretch for my Growing in Unity posts this week. y'all have been so nice to me and left such kind comments on my projects! thank you so very much! :)

Here in northeast Ohio, especially the area of the state where we live, it gets downright COLD in the winter. currently our temps are in the single digits or teens. lots of beautiful snow is on the ground, with quite a bit of ice mixed in.

that means in order to keep warm, you need a big cup of coffee or hot cocoa! for our wonderful neighbors, I made a canister of homemade hot cocoa mix using a fun assortment of Unity Stamps.

I started with a re-purposed Nestle Quick container (it's actually part of the cocoa recipe) and added digital papers from the Design by Dani Woodland Spring collection. it's funny that the papers aren't a Christmas collection at all, but rather a spring one. I just loved the colors, though, to match the canister lid. ;)

images from the "Hello Winter" stamp set by Susan Weckesser were stamped on Stampin' Up! natural white.

the cutey girl was stamped and then cut with a Tim Holtz stitched die. I also stamped the doily from the Layers of Life "Magical Bliss and Wonder" set after masking. the trees were added and then several little snowflakes from the same LoL set in kraft ink. more snow flakes were made with Viva Decor pearl drops. the flower center is dotted with distress stickles and the snow on the ground is created with stickles as well.

more snowflakes from the LoL set, also stamped on the same natural white cs, with dual shades of blue ink, were fussy cut and added to the canister.

gorgeous burlap and lace ribbon from Michael's wraps around the canister and ties in a bow.

a beautiful glitter snowflake, also from Michael's, acts as a lovely little backdrop to the precious girl image by Susan.

a doily sprayed with glimmer mist and tree cut with a Tim Holtz die help accent the canister. a few snowflake stickers, also from Michael's give the final decoration. normally I would have added buttons, but our neighbors have 2 adorable little girls under the age of 3 and I didn't want to chance a button coming off and presenting a choking hazard to either one of them.

tickets were cut from the "Ticket to Christmas" set and lightly painted. I love the way the inks ran together to create a vintage look! distress markers were used to accent.

the top is decorated with a beautiful velvet poinsettia, gold glitter dusted berries, a pretty bow made with ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon, snippet of same burlap and lace, and a little pinecone.

that does it for today's post! if you would like the recipe for my hot cocoa mix, head over to this post. the mix used in this canister uses hazelnut flavored creamer. you can use all different flavors for fun!

thanks so much for stopping by! don't forget to leave a comment on any of my GIU posts for your chance to win a Unity Stamps grab bag! :)

check back tomorrow for my final post.

p.s. a reminder that you can enlarge any photo on my blog simply by clicking on it. the picture will open in another window for you. :)

Sweet Stampers - anything goes
Scrap 'n Challenge - Christmas in white and blue
The Crazy Challenge - everything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wed - make it sparkle (lots of glitter and rhinestones in addition to the pearl drops)
Shopping Our Stash - Winter Wonderland
Kraftin' Kimmi's Wonderful Wed - anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - anything goes or Let it Snow
Craft-Dee Bow-Z - anything goes with a handmade bow


shelley galvin said...

That is so cool. What a great way to repurpose the canister.

Denise S. said...

Great idea and yours is adorable. I live north of Columbus, but not in the snow belt, so not as much as you, but we are still cold. Have a great holiday.

Two Sisters Scrapbooking said...

so unique. I like it. I want to try in the new Year. Great for teacher gifts, or for my mothers day teas. I love unitys unique stamps and how they can be used on so many different items.

Cynthia said...

Great idea, Jennifer! Thanks for the inspiration this week.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Live your canister!!!

sharon g said...

LOVE it!!!! The girl is really cute, and I love the whole look. SO CUTE!

Lisa said...

Great idea for repurposing... but that lyric girl stalls the show!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Wow, another gorgeous project!!
So much to look at, and I'm sure your neighbours will love it!!

Kuni said...

What a fabulous project.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Denise Bryant said...

I love Susan's line of stamps! Charming projects you made for the holidays with that cute stamp! Pretty coloring and details!

Ruby said...

Love this gift projects. I am sure they will be well appreciated.

Ruby said...

I love these projects. They are all so pretty.

Paulette Creates said...

These are gorgeous! What a fabulous gift. So talented.

Debra Davison said...

This is a wonderful vintage project. Who wouldn't be thrilled to receive this !! All of the vintage elements fit together perfectly !! AMAZING !!

Lisa :) said...

Okay this is LOVELY!! I really like the way you piled on the decorations it looks fabulous. And homemade cocoa mix is such a nice gift!! I also LOVE how everything on your page relates to coffee. Awesome :D

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is darling! Love Susan W.'s designs. An awesome gift!!
(Too funny, I printed the cocoa mix during the CLBH!).

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Such a beautiful gift... I don't think I could bare to open it, it's so pretty!! ~ Crystal

Danielle Vincent said...

What a beautiful gift you've created with this canister! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges and Wonderful Wednesday!

Sue LD said...

Very cute way to decorate this container for hot cocoa.
I like in NE OHio too.

Fiki said...

this is stunning!

Merry Christmas!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful! I love the image and all the embellishments.

ionabunny said...

I love hot chocolate. This is so cool. Hugz

Kenneth Simmons said...

Another cute idea.

Marlene Bonetti said...

Hi Jennifer!
A great way of upcycling! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampers-Challenge
Please come back again soon!
Hugs Marlene

Marlene Bonetti said...

...and merry Christmas!

Helen Gullett said...

What an adorable project!

Barbara Bruder said...

Love this idea. The canister is so pretty and great use of the embellishments. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

jenn shurkus said...

such a fun gift package!! so creative :) thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Ellen said...

Great creation, well done! Love the stamp. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes ,Ellen