When the Holiday Catalog first came out and I saw two of the products in there, I knew that I could combine them into one cute & fun project…

What are those products?  The stamp set Santa’s List and Mini Muslin Bags…

Where can you find them?  Both are featured in the Holiday Catalog:

  • Santa’s List is on pg 31 – click HERE to find it!
  • Mini Muslin Bags are on pg 36 click HERE to find them THEY ARE ON SALE THROUGH MONDAY 18th FOR JUST $7.46 A PACK!!!

So what project did I have in mind?  This one here – a sack of chocolate ‘coal’!  It is so much fun to make and sooo easy – no special ink required – you can stamp on these little bags using any ink pads that you have!  Click on the photo for a larger view…


These would make fantastic treats for kids & grown-ups alike and it would take no time at all to make a batch of them!  I plan to make some of my girls & their friends & teachers too!

The bag…Mini Muslin Bags come in a pack of 8 and are super simple to stamp on – I used Stazon Black Ink to stamp my Santa and sentiment because I love the crispness of the images that ink produces but you can use absolutely ANY ink you like – any of the Classic Pads would work just fine!

Isn’t that cute?!

I filled my bag with some chocolate ‘coal’ that I found in my local grocery store – I have seen this in Target & Walgreens too in previous years – it is made called ‘Palmer Double Crisp Coal’ and cost 99c for a bag – LOVE it!


And those bags have a drawstring at the top making it very easy to seal your goodies in place!

The tags…I wanted to make a simple tag to attach to the top and so I stamped the ‘Ho Ho Ho’ wording using Real Red ink and a stamp from Oh, Goodie! (pg 32 Holiday Catalog) and shaped it using the banner die from Circle Card Thinlits – – the other tag uses the other stamp featured in Santa’s List – I stamped that using Black ink and punched it out using my Word Window Punch (pg 180)…


I then made a small hole and threaded through a piece of Linen Thread to tie this to my sack of coal – and that is it – a very simple and very fun project that takes minutes to make!

Here are the images that you get in that super cute Santa’s List:

131811 Santa’s List Clear Mount – $12.95
131808 Santa’s List Wood Mount – $15.95


Supplies used to make this project:

Stamps: Santa’s List (CM 131811/WM 131808), Oh, Goodie! (CM 131889/WM 131886)
Bags: Mini Muslin Bags (132180)
Inks: Stazon Black  (101406), Real Red (126949)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (101650)
Tags: Word Window Punch (119857), Circle Card Thinlits (133480), Big Shot (113439)
Misc: Linen Thread (104199), Dimensionals (104430)


So who is the lucky winner who wins my Blog Candy from last week?  She wins a Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit, and drawn using random.org, the winner is:

Elsa L – November 9, 2013 at 10:53 pm – who said:

“Such a fun card!  I love delivering meals to people that cant leave their home. My work participates every year with Meals on Wheels.”

Congratulations Elsa – please email me with your mailing address and I will get your kit out and on it’s way to you!

And don’t forget to come back and see what I have to show you tomorrow – I am loving getting back into daily posts and have TONS of ideas coming!!!

And being Veteran’s Day I just wanted to take a moment to say a big thank you to those who have served and those who are serving – I am truly thankful for you…

And wanted to show you this cute photo – every holiday our little village has a display featuring geese – and this is how they look today – doesn’t that just bring a smile to your face?  Click on the photo below for a better view…


Santa’s sack full of coal…
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One thought on “Santa’s sack full of coal…

  • November 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    What a cute project idea! Thanks for all the sharing you do.

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