2 posts today!

Before I start – THANK YOU for all the b-day wishes for Alexa 😀 She sat here and read them all (I THINK! LOL!)

ALSO today is my hubby Jay’s 32nd Birthday! Big birthday wishes to him. We are all caked out (thanks to Alexa and Amber’s b-day stuff) so I’m HOPING today to try my hand at making his favorite (at least I think its his fave) dessert from childhood-Steamed Pudding. Wish me luck on that! I want to surprise him but is HAS to be edible!! ROTFLMBO!!! I’ll let you know how it goes. I never tried it so I don’t even know HOW it tastes. Sounds gross! (to be honest) but he always raves over his BF’s grandmothers recipe. Oh boy! Never a dull moment here is there?

OK moving on….

I’m excited about today’s Papertrey Ink Senior Design Team Challenge!

Stir, Sip & Enjoy

As you can tell by my title, it has to do with beverages!! I LOVE Coffee, and all that fun stuff.  I have to say packaging them is even MORE fun for me 😀 Since it is a simple, inexpensive gift, but so enjoyable too. There are SOOOOOO many ways to package it up, its endless.

SO that being said Nichole asked us to get creative and package up a hot treat! That is SO up my alley of fun. I really enjoy gift packaging.

Now given the fact the the weather has taken a frosty turn here, I’m so ready for a nice warm cup of YUM!!

So how about this?


One of the best gifts to give during the blistery ,cold, winter months, is of course Snowman Soup.I took that play on words, and created a fun little package for everyones favorite warm up treat!

You will suddenly be dunking your snowman into a mug before you know it!


Now how cute is he?

 As I said before-you are going to get sick of seeing me use the My Timeless Template © Its on the House, but I couldn’t resist ONE MORE sample 😀 There really is a great variety of templates going on, so you can give almost anything in a fun, and EASY package 😀

I decided I would package my hot cocoa, marshmallows, and peppermints in the template. I wanted to decorate it to be CUTE and FUN! This is one of the easiest templates to make a WOW out of.


The snowman is from Made of Snow. The cup is from Warm Happiness. I LOVE mixing and matching various stamp sets.

When I thought of snowman soup, all I could imagine was him IN the cup! I loved the idea, and lo and behold, not only did it work, but its pretty darn cute 😀

The box front was printed on Spring Rain, and the back onto Snow White cardstock.


I stamped my box, and acetate with Rustic Snowflakes, in white stazon. I then added some glitter while the ink was wet. I had some pom pom ribbon stuff, that I adhered around the window-it went along with the snowball theme I had here! I also made sure that the bag of marshmallows (aka snowballs) ended up being in the window.


Speaking of mixing stamp sets…..

For my tag, I used  Holiday Treats( HUGE fave of mine :D), to incorporate the cup o cocoa and the THEME of the challenge 😀

My large snowflakes are from the Snowflake Punch, which I punched from white cardstock, then covered with glue and glitter 😀

I have to say I truly loved this project, and challenge 😀 This is proving to be such a fun all around gift giving template for me.

Now that is all for me, but be sure to see what all the girls did

  • Becky O
  • Lisa Johnson
  • Michelle Wooderson
  • Nichole Heady
  • Pine
  • Guest Designer Terri Anderson
  • I really hope you enjoyed today’s challenge project as much I enjoyed creating it 😀

    Be back tomorrow with many more samples 😀