I made these gift holders for the ladies at work. There were two kinds--one to hold a candy bar and one to hold a packet of cocoa mix (these cocoa mixes are long and skinny; a little different size from traditional ones), so I searched Youtube to find this easy to make cocoa holder.
Here's a close-up of the candy bar holder. This is actually a gift card envelope, and is cut from Wild Card cartridge, pg. 46 <allinone>, fit to length (I think; sorry didn't write it down). Then cut some cardstock and embellished it with Merry Christmas Sizzix folder. The mice are cut from Winter Frolic, pg. 56, border.
And here is the cocoa mix holder. The ribbon threads through a slot at the top (hidden behind the sentiment) on both sides, and actually holds the cocoa packet in place. After tying a knot in the ribbon at the top, you can use the ribbon to pull up the cocoa packet. Sweet!!
I made 5 sets using different patterned papers. Here's all of them.
And a closeup of another set--you can really see the Merry Christmas embossing folder on the green cardstock in this one.
And a few more of the cocoa packet holders that I made from the same patterned paper.
I'm entering my projects into the following challenges/linkup parties: