I have seen the posts on other blogs with yummy homemade hot cocoa recipes. I really do love the idea of making my own hot chocolate, but I am taking the easy way out today - Ha! Especially because the Tall Gable template from Perfect Presentation is the perfect size to hold packets of hot chocolate.
My DD has a male teacher this year so I am trying for a more masculine look with this box. Hot Cocoa Slusser from Inktegrity is perfect paired up with hot chocolate mix :>)
Right now, this box is filled with Swiss Miss (it's some special dark chocolate kind) but I will be on the lookout for other brands/varieties to fit in this box over the next month (yikes, Christmas is coming fast). Swiss Miss should consider changing their packaging though because this box holds all 8 packets and is much more fun than a plain ole rectangle. This pic also lets you in on a little secret of mine...I use a dark thread for my bobbin. I think it makes the stitching a little more distinct and it is also easier because I never have to change it to match the top thread ;>). Here is another little tip, the plaid embossing on my template was too distinguished, so after I embossed, I ran the paper thru my Cuttlebug outside of the folder to smooth out the embossing. Now the embossing is subtle, yet still gives some texture.
My cocoa box is for the following challenges:
Inktegrity Hump Day Inspiration Challenge - Anything Goes! - Now everyone should be able to play along with this one and you may just win a gift certificate to Inktegrity :>)
Paper Players - Sketch Challenge - I always love a good sketch!
Have a wonderful day!
Details: Image - Hot Cocoa Slusser (Inktegrity), template - Tall Gable (Perfect Presentation), CS - SU, PP - Oliver (Basic Grey), Dies - Rectangles (Nestabilities) and Embossing Folders - Plaid (Sizzix).