Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cocoa Holder ~ Santa Suit & 1st Tutorial (post #1)

I've been busy making cocoa treat holders and thought this Santa suit one I created would be a perfect way to post my very first tutorial.

I started with a 4x11 in. piece of white cardstock then scored and folded it at 1 in. and 6-1/4 in.

Next I cut a 3-3/4 x 3/4 in. red strip of paper and attached it to the top flap.

Then I cut and attached a 3-3/4 x 4-1/2 in. rectangle for the big guys suit front.
For his suit back I cut and attached a 3-3/4 x 5 in rectangle.

I cut and attached a 4 x 1 in. black belt to the center of the front.

To form his belt buckle I cut a 1 in. square in gold paper then centered the square cut inside a 1-3/8 in. square punch.

Next I placed a cocoa packet under the flap and punched two holes through the flap, packet and back.

To finish it off I laced ribbon through the holes and tied a bow in the front both for decoration and to secure the cocoa packet in place.

All you need to do now is add the tag and tuck the front flap under the top flap and you have a fun treat to share with someone.

*Base 4x11 in. scored at 1in. and 6-1/4 in.
*Holder flap deco piece cut at 3-3/4 x 3/4 in.
*Holder front deco piece cut at 3-3/4 x 5 in.
*Holder back deco piece cut at 3-3/4 x 4-1/2 in.
*Belt cut at 4 x 1 in.
*Belt buckle cut using a 1 in. EK Success punch and a 1-3/8 Marvy Uchida punch.
*Ribbon from Offray. (Michaels)
*Sentiment from the "Happy Days" from Cardz TV.
*Tag from the Tiny Tag Greetings stamp and die set from My Creative Time.

***Post #2 sneak peak***

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  1. Super duper cute, thanks for joining CTVS!

  2. Thank you for such a super tutorial and your holders are just so Christmassy. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us this week, we love seeing your art.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Very fun and so creative! love it!
    Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!
    Michelle, dt team

  4. This is really cute. Great tutorial.

  5. Gorgeous cocoa holder, so cute and a fab tutorial too :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  6. These are fantastic! Thanks for the fun tutorial! Thanks for creating with us at CardzTV!

  7. Wonderful tutorial and love this holder! Fabulous.

  8. super cute card! Thank you for joining us at the Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge blog this week! Lynda - DT member

  9. Great idea and beautifully executed. Thanks for the tutorial, I plan to take. :o)
    Thank you for participating in the Creative Card Crew challenge. Hug. Adriana DT

  10. This is SO incredibly clever and SUPER cute, too. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing all your delightful creations with us. It means SO much for you to take the time to join us and I want you to know that I am truly grateful. Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. Oh, this is too cute. Wonderful idea and great tutorial. Glad you shared with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  12. Great cocoa packets! I like making them too!

    Thanks for joining the Cardztv Design Team!

  13. Super cute treat holders and great tutorial.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena’s Creations

  14. These are sooooo adorable! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room

  15. Gorgeous, thanks for sharing at CCC xx Jan

  16. Great tutorial :) Thank you for participating in our challenge at Creative Card Crew. Joanna DT


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