Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Gift Holders

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:
Robin's Creative Cottage Link-up Party - favorite project made within last month
Craft Junkie Too - link up party
Die Cuttin Divas - Create any Holiday Celebration idea...wall hangings, centerpieces, ornaments, layouts, gift boxes/bags, etc
Joyful Stamper - linky party


  1. Great ideas for coworker gifts.

  2. These are all so cute! Merry Christmas!!! :)Amy

  3. I am joining you from Robin's Link Up Party. What a sweet job you did with the cocoa holder. I'm going to need to learn how to do that.

  4. Wow! I didn't know that that cut was on the wild card cartridge! Lol, need to make one ASAP!

    I made cocoa sliders for my coworkers too! Great minds think alike!

  5. Those are great! I love the fact that you used "real" red and green brights!

    I found you through Robin's Creative Cottage!

    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Stop by my blog anytime!

  6. Wow! These are all so impressive. I wish I would have planned better, so I could have made more gift card holders. Next year!

    Happy New Year,
    Carson's Creations

  7. Definitely some "sweet" gifts! Awesome job!

  8. Figured I had better come back and rejoin your blog too....I hate starting over, lol

  9. Very cute idea, Pat! I love how festive the colors are! I bet the ladies at work loved them! Glad you could join us at RCC!

    RCC DT Member

  10. Great gift idea Pat. Love the lithe mice. They are so cute.

  11. Pat, these turned out so cute! I am sure the cocoa and candy bars are a sure hit for the ladies at your work. Cute idea:) Hope you had a great Christmas-Happy New Year!
    Sherrie K

  12. Wonderful ways to give the gift. And I see Ghiradelli choc. Wish I was on your Christmas List. Perhaps we could work out a trade of a Ghiradelli choc bar in a gift card holder for a copy of the Captain Jack Sparrow sketch.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  13. Pat,
    Your holders are fantastic, such great ideas!
    Love how you used the border for the mice, too cute!
    I'm sure the ladies at work loved them:)

  14. Love the Cocoa Slider! Never thought about making that for cocoa but I will make some now! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oh wow, I love this idea, cute, visiting from Robin's Creative Cottage!


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