Friday, January 3, 2014

How to Make Hot Cocoa Pouches to give as gifts 01/03/2013

How to Make Hot Cocoa Pouches to give as gifts
What is a better way to brighten someone's cold Winter days than to receive a thinking of you with a hot cocoa package inside. I am going to share 4 different ones with you. I will show you how to make two this week and then two more on the 17th. These are all very simple and fun to do. They could even be used as party favors, stocking stuffers, and as a thank you.  
Supplies needed:
Hot Cocoa packages- I used Swiss Miss, and Nestle
Card Stock- Recollections- blue, red, purple, Georgia Pacific- white
Snowflake papers are digital by Imagine That and Bearly Mine Designs  note: I will include the link for both at the bottom of my post.
hole punch
paper trimmer
score board
Adhesive double sided strong tape- Provo Craft
ATG runner
Pop Dots and Foam Tape
ribbon- Really Reasonable Ribbon, and the American Ribbon Company
Other Supplies needed:
Copics or other medium to color your digis.
rick rack- Really Reasonable Ribbon
Gems and Pearls- Recollections
Die cuts for sentiments- Spellbinders
Gather your supplies together and set up your work station.
Cut your card stock at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and a correlating print at 2 1/2' x 8 1/2'
Score Your 2 1/2" wide print on the back at 4 1/4".

score the card stock at 4 1/4".

Fold both, and using your bone folder to give both crisp creases.

Mark on the inside at 2 1/8" at the top the side that will be the front. Now make a mark on the side at 2 3/4". Line these marks up on your scoreboard. I used the 4" line as it is easy to tell where it is.

Score from the top mark down to the mark on the side.


Fold it over to the inside.

Using your bone folder give it a crisp fold.

This is what you should have so far.
Note: There is no need to adhere the corner down. It will stay in place.

Using your ATG Runner place adhesive on the back of the printed strip and adhere it to the cardstock middle ways between the folded over corner and bottom of the pouch.

Make sure it is adhered on all 4 sides and pressed down good.

This is how it should look.

Fold and punch holes about 1" apart and about 1/8"- 3/16th" over.

This is how it should look.

Open it back up and place the adhesive Double sides tape along the bottom on one side. Make sure it is adhered good and then pull off the backing. Fold the pouch over and press to seal.

Cut ribbon at 14" and thread it into the holes. Tie a double knot.

Then tie a bow. This is how it should look.

Now you are ready to decorate it. I made a sentiment with a Spellbinders die called Labels Eight placed foam tape on the back of it and the digi.

Once the sentiment and digi are in place add your cocoa package. This is what you should have.

For this Cocoa pouch I used a free template and printed it on white card stock. There are instructions on the side. I cut it off and them used my template to print onto my snowflake prints.

I used digital papers printed on white card stock. I then printed the template on the back of the  card stock.
Cut off the excess card stock and place it aside to be used another time.

Cut out your cup. This is how it should look at this point.

Score along or fold along the score line on the cup. Using your bone folder give it a crisp fold.
Open back up and color your handle with choice of medium to match your print if you don't want a white handle.
Using your adhesive double sided tape, place it along the bottom and side of the cup as shown. Make sure the tape is adhered good.


Remove the backing on the tape.

Fold over and press it together to seal making sure it lines up correctly. I lined up the bottom holding up the other part as I went along.

You are ready to decorate your cup now. Once it is decorated add your cocoa package.
These are the Robyn's Fetish digis I colored for both this tutorial and the next one. I used today "Stevey the Snowman", "Frosty da Snowman", "Snowman Word Art", "Melting Over You", "Snow Wagon". You can find them here .
Copics Used are B000, B00, B01, B02, B05, B21, B24, B26, B28, B91, B93, B95, B97, Aqua- BV11, BV13, BV15, Reds- R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R32, R35, R37, R56, R59, Oranges- YR01, YR04, YR09, Purples- V01,V04, V06, V09, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08, black/gray- C1, C3, C5, C7, C10, Greens- G03, G07, G28, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG07, YG41, YG61, YG63, YG67, Pinks- RVRV02, RV04, RV06, RV09.
Gelly Roll pens used are Blue Metallic, Silver Metallic, Black Gelly Roll, Blue Stardust, Sky Stardust.

Here are the hot Cocoa pouches I made.

You can find the cup template here 
You can find Bearly Mine Designs here
You can find the Imagine That store here
You can find the Robyn's Fetish store here 
Thanks for dropping by. I enjoyed making these cute Hot Cocoa Pouches. I know they will brighten someone's day. I hope you will give this a try. Let me know as I love seeing what others create.
Until next time Happy Crafting!



Shelly said...

These are fabulous, Edwina! So cute and functional too. :) Thank you for the easy-to-follow tutorials. Most of my family lives in the cold north, so I know they'd enjoy receiving one of these.

Miriam said...

Love this project. You do such an amazing job. There is no way I could cut all those out by hand. You are inspiring.

Spyder said...

Fab-u-lous! (just nipped over from a Limited Runs link to see this) very clever, love it and will have a day!!

Priscilla Heaton said...

Another cutie..thanks for sharing.

Sherry T said...
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Colleen Holmes said...

Edwina these are delightful and so pretty! Love them