Cheers to the weekend, and day six of our 12 Days of Holiday Giving event! We think it’s time for a sweet treat, and design team member Wendy Sue is with us today to not only share some beautiful treat packaging but a great treat gift recipe, too. Plus, you’ll find a couple of sweet papercrafting giveaways below, too!


Hello SCT friends and Happy Holidays! It’s Wendy Sue here today, sharing a really fun, and really easy, gift that you can share with friends and neighbors this holiday season!


Everyone loves a nice warm cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter day, so this gift is sure to please anyone who is lucky enough to receive it from you! The best part is that it’s so easy, you can make dozens in an afternoon, and the kids can help too!

Start by creating the cute little cups using a Lori Whitlock cut file from the Silhouette Store and festive holiday paper from Echo Park Paper’s A Gingerbread Christmas


To embellish the cup, I used a fun label and puffy stickers, both from A Gingerbread Christmas and the  Christmas Boughs by Echo Park Paper

To create tags to tie onto the hot cocoa mix, I used the A Gingerbread Christmas digital kit. Since the recipient will need to actually make the hot chocolate, we need to add instructions to one of the tags. I love being able to personalize coordinating pieces to add to my paper crafts, and digital kits are a great way to do this! I embellished the tag with some stickers too. 

Next, I headed to the kitchen to put together several bags of the yummiest homemade hot cocoa mix! Here’s the recipe if you’d like to make your own (or you could easily repackage store-bought mix as well): 


  • 2 cups Powdered Milk
  • 1 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Powdered Coffee Mate Creamer
  • Pinch of Salt 


  1. Mix together all ingredients until well combined.
  2. Spoon into plastic bags.
  3. Secure closed with a twist tie – add tags and ribbons! 

Tie the tags to the bags of hot cocoa and place inside the cute paper cup.  

That’s all there is to it! Have fun sharing a warm winter treat with the special people in your life! Merry Christmas friends! 

~ Wendy Sue 


What a simple and lovely gift idea, using a sweet collection from Echo Park Paper. How would you like to win it? Our friends at Echo Park are generously donating this amazing collection pack to the winner of today’s giveaway:


Bake up something super sweet this holiday season with A Gingerbread Christmas by Echo Park. You can practically smell the cookies baking in the oven and see the smiles on the faces of those you gift using this sweet collection this Christmas!

This package includes:

  • A Gingerbread Christmas Collection Kit
  • A Gingerbread Christmas Solids Kit
  • A Gingerbread Christmas 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • A Gingerbread Christmas Ephemera
  • A Gingerbread Christmas Frames and Tags
  • A Gingerbread Christmas Puffy Stickers
  • A Gingerbread Christmas Designer Stamps
  • A Gingerbread Christmas Enamel Dots

In addition to this, we also have a shiny gift sponsored by our friends at Therm O Web, worth over $50!


Happy Holidays, friends! It’s time to dress up your layouts and cards in their holiday best with Deco Foil. This prize includes three easy, heat-free ways to apply Deco Foil Transfer Sheets to your projects – that’s right, no laminator required for these adhesives: Deco Foil Foam Adhesive Sheets, Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO, Deco Foil Adhesive Pen. Also included is a 2-pack of Deco Foil Stencil Pals to use with Transfer Gel DUO and all five foils in our new Fairytale Foils Collection. These vibrant pastel foils color-shift to dazzling iridescence in the holiday lights. Foil all the things! Be sure to visit our brand-new website at for videos, inspiration, and more.

  • Deco Foil Foam Adhesive Sheets
  • Deco Foil Adhesive Pen
  • Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO
  • Deco Foil Stencil Pal
  • Deco Foil Transfer Sheets: Enchanted Rose, Peach Princess, Lily Pad, Glass Slipper, Prince Periwinkle


To enter to win both of today’s prizes, leave a comment on this post by December 22nd at noon EST. A winner will be selected at random and announced here on the blog on December 23rd! 

Follow both of today’s sponsors, Echo Park Paper and Therm O Web at the links below, and be sure to let them know how much you appreciate today’s giveaways on their social media feeds! We can’t wait to share these amazing products with today’s winner!

Echo Park Paper : Website | Shop | Blog | Instagram | Facebook 

Therm O Web : Shop | Blog | Instagram | Facebook


Just joining us? Be sure to click each day below!

Day One – Giveaway from Doodlebug Designs &  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Day Two – Giveaway from Photo Play Paper and Pink & Main

Day Three – Giveaway from Hero Arts & SCT Magazine

Day Four – Giveaway from Bella Blvd & SCT Magazine

Day Five – Giveaway from & SCT Magazine