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Your Friendship Warms My Heart

Hi friends!  This is Crystal here today sharing a fun and easy winter treat project!  Next weekend, four girlfriends, my mom, and I are going on our annual craft retreat in Connecticut.  I'm looking forward to a long three-day weekend of crafting, chatting and chillaxing!  This weekend might be particularly chilly too because our local news is already starting to report the first snow for Friday!  It looks like I picked the perfect treat to make for everyone.  It's kind of a tradition for each of us to make small gifts for the other ladies when we go on one of these retreats. This year I chose to put hot cocoa packets into these Lawn Fawn goodie bags!  I wanted to also attach a candy cane, but surprisingly enough I couldn't find any in my local CVS or craft store and Amazon wanted $18 for a dozen! That's just plain crazy!
Project Details: 

I chose three colors that are one of my favorite winter combos - Red, turquoise and kraft.  I think these colors are very fun, fresh and festive.  I cut the bags using the Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die.  *Note, each bag does take a full sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper, so it does consume a fair amount of paper.  I assembled the bag using Lawn Fawn 1/4" tear tape
To decorate each goodie bag, I used the Holiday Skates stamp set from Avery Elle. I stamped two skates, one candy cane and two branches for each bag.  I stamped the skates and candy cane in Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them with Copic markers.  I stamped the branches in both kraft ink and turquoise ink and used the coordinating Holiday Skates die Elle-ments to cut them out.

I stamped the sentiment "your friendship warms my heart" in Versamark ink on red, kraft or turquoise cardstock and heat embossed it with Lawn Fawn white embossing powder.  The sentiment is from the Concord & 9th Winter Wear stamp set. I die cut each sentiment out using the Lawn Fawn Fancy Folded Banners Lawn Cuts.  I adhered the skates to the front of the goodie bag using foam adhesive and tied a little bow in red ribbon at the top.  I adhered the ribbon with glue dots.  Lastly, I put a packet of hot cocoa and some tissue paper in the bag and adhered the sentiment to the top of the bag.

These goodie bags were quick and easy to make and I think my friends will really enjoy sipping their cocoa when we are all gathered together in the living room next weekend catching up on the last year's worth of life events.

And remember, you could decorate these bags for ANY holiday or season!  Don't limit yourself! I'm already thinking ahead for Valentine's Day, Easter and birthdays. . .

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!

XO, Crystal 


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