Holiday themed Mugs of yummy treats!  Aren’t they cute?  They are so fun to make and use just one sheet of cardstock, some Designer Series Papers & embellishments and then you fill them with yummy treats…

I came across the template on the demonstrator-only part of the Stampin’ Up! website and knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to make some of these cute mugs to share with you…please read on for the details plus a link to the tutorial showing you how to make your own…it is now just 12 weeks until Christmas Eve so I hope you are getting a great head start on your Holiday projects…here are my Mugs before I added any treats to them…

Click on any of the photos for a closer look…I wanted to make one cutesy mug and one elegant mug and found papers perfect for both themes in the Holiday Mini Catalog – I used papers from Candy Cane Christmas (pg 33) and Deck the Halls (pg 18)…

My first Mug has a base of Brushed Silver Cardstock (pg 170) and uses papers from Candy Cane Christmas…the sentiment is a stamp from the Holiday Mini set Tags til Christmas (pg 24) and I layered it onto silver and then mounted it onto a piece of textured Baha Breeze cardstock that I shaped using my Scallop Square Punch (pg 200)…the ribbon is  1/4″ White Grosgrain and I added a cute bow to one side…

I also cut out cute squirrels from a sheet of Candy Cane Christmas paper and attached them to my handle with Dimensionals for a cute accent…

My second Mug uses Early Espresso as it’s base and on this mug I decided to keep it simple in order to let the beautiful Designer Paper take center stage…the sheet of paper I used is from the gorgeous Deck the Halls pack and when I saw this particular paper I just had to use it for my Mug…

Onto the handle I tied a piece of Vanilla 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon and then tied on little tags that I made – I stamped the holly stamp onto another part of this sheet of paper and cut it out – I then stamped For You (taken from the set Teeny Tiny Wishes on pg 157) and mounted it onto a shape I punched out using my Jewelry Tag Punch (pg 202).  I used Linen Thread (pg 190) to attach the tags to my handle…

Finally I filled my Mugs with yummy treats…Hershey Raspberry Kisses went into the cute one and into my elegant one I put a Biscotti, a Starbucks Gift Card and some Hershey Nuggets…

To make my Nuggets look extra special I used strips of Deck the Halls papers to cover them – to do this, simply cut strips to be 1 1/8″ x 3″ and use a strong adhesive such as Sticky Strip to adhere them to your nuggets…it’s a great way to make them look extra special…

WANT THE TUTORIAL SO YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN?  Click HERE to find it in my Project Tutorials – it will be at the top of the list – and of course you will also find a printable version and the template too!

Don’t forget to come back and visit me, especially for Tutorial Tuesday – have a wonderful weekend!

Festive Friday brings…
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16 thoughts on “Festive Friday brings…

  • October 1, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    My preference is the elegant one, but I could definitely put both of them to good use. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and your samples. Love the blog candy offer ~ thanks!

  • October 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    This is stunning! I love the Deck the Halls one.

  • October 1, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I love the cute one, with the cut out squirrels on the handle, but they are both adorable. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  • October 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    These are adorable! I love the fancy one!

  • October 2, 2010 at 5:17 am

    I love them! If I had to pick a favorite, I would go with the silver one. Thanks so much for sharing them and the template. I love making 3D items. Also, thanks for the chance to win your two beautiful mugs.

  • October 2, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I like the elegant mug best, but both are wonderful. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us and for a chance to win the ones you created.

  • October 2, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I really like both,but if I had to pick one, I would like Deck the Halls. Also THANKS for sharing the tutorial with us, and for the chance to WIN one! LOVE IT !!

  • October 2, 2010 at 10:21 am

    These are just too clever! I love the Candy Cane Christmas one the best – the little squirrel cut-outs are so cute. Thanks for another fabulous idea!

  • October 2, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Sarah,
    I’m sure I won’t qualify since I’m a fellow SU demo, but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog & what an inspiration it is for me.
    I haven’t started having classes due to health issues, but you have inspired me to make these wonderful mugs for gifts to give to my friends & family.
    I have also told friends & fellow stampers/paper crafters about your blog so they can enjoy it as much as I do.
    My vote goes for the elegant mug. It’s simply quite elegante!
    Stampin’ Smiles from Ear to Ear,
    Ann :)

  • October 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I love both of them… Hard to choose! But the cute one makes me smile so I would pick that one. Thanks for the giveaway and inspiration.

  • October 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Hi Sarah,
    I love the deck the halls mug. The design is just adorable. I am going to make some of these for sure.

  • October 2, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I’ve done it again … stopped by your blog and found myself lost in its creativity! Yes, an hour has passed and I am still enjoying my visit. These mugs just make me drool. I love them both but have to say that the ‘cutesy’ one is for me! Thank you again, Sarah, for Inspiring, Creating and Sharing!

  • October 3, 2010 at 2:38 am

    Hi Sarah! I think both mugs are beautiful, but if I had to pick just one it would be the cutesy one! I love the squirrels! Thank you so much for the chance to win one of your wonderful creations!

  • October 3, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Love both of them, but I think I would pick the one with the squirrels since I don’t have that paper and I can think of someone I would love to give it to!
    Thanks for the tutorial. How kind of you to share with everyone!

  • October 3, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Oh Boy, the things I miss when I get behind on my emails :( These are ADORABLE and would make great gifts for my teacher coworkers. Of the 2, the one with the squirrels is the cutest to me- the squirrels remind me of my Mom, nicknamed Squirl, who is watching over me every day. Thanks for sharing and steering us in the direction of the templates and directions!

  • October 6, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I really like both of them, and will be checking the tutorial!
    Glad I followed your link from Stampin Addicts!

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