Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Snowman Cocoa Tag

winter hop square with dates 
Happy Cocoa Day .
 I made this cocoa project for the Winter Coffee Lover's Bloghop.
I made a little snowman tag, that can be an ornament after the hot chocolate is gone.
The snowman, and his hat were free hand cut. Yep, he is all my handywork. I embossed the snowman and distressed with antique linen distress ink. I punched eyes out of black cardstock. I free hand cut a carrot nose out of orange cardstock and I used a white colored pencil to make the lines on the carrot. I used a thin black marker to make his smile. I die cut the "holly" leaves and branches. The berries were flower stamens, that I colored with a red sharpie marker. I stamped and fussy cut the cup and embossed the snowflake on the cup.

 The ribbon and thread started out different colors. The ribbon was pink and the thread white. I colored them with the red sharpie marker.

The plaid background was made using STAMPloration's ARTplorations Plaid maker stencil.

I used the stencil and distressed inks to make the plaid that you can see in this next photo.

I have three used tea bags on this tag. Two were plain, but on one I used mahogany distressed ink. I glued the three tea bags between the top and bottom layers of the tag. I thought they made the little cup stand out The snowman is popped up on paper springs to give him dimension.

I finished the tag off with three glittery snowflakes, twine, silver ribbon and a packet of hot cocoa.
My oldest daughter loves hot chocolate and today just happens to be her birthday. Coincidence? This little tag is going to her house.


  1. So cute and adorable. I like that it can be reused for an ornament too.

  2. I love that you embossed the snowman! With all other stuff, it gives the cozy vintage look! :)

  3. Oh gosh! That snowman and great embossing, darn cute with all detailing!

  4. What a fabulous tag mariLynn - love how you have used the teabags too!

  5. Free hand cut?! Looks awesome! Such a cute Snowman!

  6. Great idea and so funny snowman with coffee!

  7. Super cute project! Love the sweet snowman!

  8. Oh this is yummy! Love all of the goodies and layers on this!

  9. I tooo like your Snowman-tag. Your Daughter must have liked it a lot yesterday.

  10. What a handsome snowman! Love that hat the you've cut, can't believe the control you have in your hands! Such a beautiful creation, sure your daughter will be delighted!
    hugs, Ashwini

  11. This tag is adorable. Just love the snowman and the mug of chocolate adds the perfect touch. tfs

  12. Marilynn, he is darling! I love all the little details (and I'm sure your daughter will too). I totally get your nickname now:)