Thursday, December 7, 2023


This week I was in the mood for a different kind of crafting. My favorite thing to make are layouts, but sometimes you just want to switch things up. When I saw the cute Christmas Cocoa Doodle Cuts from the Gingerbread Kisses collection, I knew I wanted to create some kind of little pockets or gift card holders, so that's what I did!

I made these during a workshop day at my house. While the attendees, were occupied creating their first layout, I started cutting out all of the pieces. There are quite a few pieces in this die set, but it's relaxing choosing colors and preparing all of the parts!  I made one traditional Santa and one Santa in pink. I LOVE this color combo and I think it just looks so cool. I really love this die set.

When I was done with all the pieces, I glued everything together and added a black border, white highlights and pink cheeks to the Santas and gingerbread men.  I drew a mitten shape and cut it out of four different patterned papers. The pink and red ones, called Berry Floral and Christmas Jammies and for the back sides, I used the brown side of Baking Spirits Bright and the back side of Berry Floral.

I stitched both sides together and added the white furry part on the bottom. Before I adhered the mugs to the mittens, I created two rosettes out of Sugarplums and Holiday Sprinkles papers. I don't particularly like the process of creating rosettes, but I LOVE the end result and I love adding them to layered crafts.

For some more decoration, I added shaped sprinkles, jewels and some word stickers from the This & That Cardstock Stickers. I also sprinkled gold ink on both of the mittens.

I just love this mug full of happiness and I'm sure I will create more of these... ;) The bottom part of the mittens is open, so you add money, a gift card or a letter! I hope you are inspired to create your own little gifts using this die set. See you soon...


Gingerbread Kisses collection
Textured Cardstock
Christmas Cocoa Doodle Cuts


Black pen
White pen
Gold thread
Distress Oxide in pink


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