Only four more days until Papertrey’s big reveal!  Can’t you just feel the excitement in the air!?!?!  I love this time of the month! 

091107_ink_paperThe next set I am about to reveal to you is specifically geared towards those special holiday treats that so many of us make for our family and friends.  To begin this particular project, I picked out a patterned paper to work with.  Using pre-printed papers as your background is such a time-saver during the holidays.  And most of the time you can get more than one project from a single sheet.  The paper I selected was Season of Joy "Mistletoe" from Scrapworks.  I pulled two of the main colors from the paper to use as my inks. In this case it was Landscape & Moulin Rouge Palette inks.

091107_for_you_stampI stamped this super fun "for you" label in green.  You’ll notice that there is an area within the circle that is left blank.  There are several different images in this new set that you can insert there, according to what the "treat" is.

091107_tea_cup_stamp My project today contains hot chocolate, so I choose a teacup, and stamped it in red.

091107_air_tight_lid Our tea tins are perfect for powdered drink mixes.  You can wash the tins out and place the mix directly inside without having to use a separate bag or liner.  The lid is specifically designed for this and has a special airtight seal attached.

091107_tacky_tapeMany have asked what the best way is to adhere paper to our tins.  My favorite adhesive is Terrifically Tacky Tape from Provo Craft.  It comes in several different widths and is super strong stuff.  Once you have adhered something in place onto your tins, it will NOT be going anywhere!

091107_cuttlebugAs an additional special touch to the new stamp set, there are 9 small scale sentiment stamps that coordinate with the Tiny Tags Cuttlebug dies (Papertrey will not be carrying the dies, but are available by clicking the link to Eclectic Paperie).  The sentiments are perfect to add as the finishing touch to your packaging projects.  The one I used today reads: "sip & stir ENJOY!".  These also use one of my favorite font combinations!

091107_mat_tagSometimes I want to mat a tag that has rounded corners, which can be difficult at times.  For this little tag I just cut a rectangle 1/16th inch larger on each of the four sides.  I then went in with my scissors and just nipped the corners off, trying to follow the same curve as the original tag.  The process ended up working well for me.

091107hotchocolatetin After all of the details were put together, I finally had a completed project.  It would be so simple to make several of these as gifts.  You could include them in a basket along with a couple mugs, some gourmet marshmallows or cookies to compliment the beverage.  The recipient will be sure to be impressed!

I thought I would share my favorite Hot Chocolate Mix recipe with you as well.  It is the perfect compliment to today’s project!

2 cups Instant nonfat dried milk
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Miniature marshmallows

Combine all ingredients.  Store in airtight container. 

Add three rounded spoonfuls of mix to a mug and fill with hot water.  Stir, sip & enjoy!

If this recipe doesn’t appeal to you, there are several other’s HERE that may interest you!

I hope to see you here tomorrow!  I have SO much more to share!  You won’t want to miss it!

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  • 1
    Dawn Thomas says:

    Oh no, i just got back from Creative Escapes last night and thought i should “lay low” in the spending department! Love this sneak peek, you had me at the little cup, as i am a coffee nut! Can’t wait till tomorrow night.

    Dawn Thomas

  • 2
    Meli says:

    I waited up tonight just to see the #4 reveal! I’m obsessed….lol.
    Love this tin idea. Beautiful colors. As usual, great job Nichole! You’re better than Martha Stewart ANY day in my book!

  • 3
    Lisa B says:

    Wow! This is amazing! We make a triple batch of homemade peppermint cocoa (our own recipe)and I’m always looking for a new way to package it! I can’t wait for the release!!!

  • 4
    Angie Kelley says:

    Oh no, I’m in trouble… Thank you for the recipes also, last Christmas I looked everywhere for a good cocoa recipe I could make myself.I’m lookinf forward to the 15th!!

  • 5

    I am counting the days until the 15th! Can’t stand the excitement!!! Great project, Nichole!

  • 6
    Beth says:

    Beautiful, Nicole! And the hot chocolate recipe is making me extra anxious for cool weather!

  • 7

    Oh my gosh! This is PERFECT! I only have one word…. SOLD!

  • 8
    Lisa H. says:

    OMgoodness. I’m so going to blow the budget this year. LOL! Can’t wait for more of the reveal. Thanks.

  • 9

    What a great way to package my spiced tea mix that I love to give!

    I knew that I was going to want each and every one of these sets when you said last month that there would be 4 new releases!

    And I’m going to be out of town on the 15th so I guess I’ll be in the backorder group!

  • 10
    CherylQuilts says:

    Yikes, it’s so good! Can’t wait to see the rest! I love the tea idea…just got a great tea gift for my birthday from our son and family. We all love tea, and this would make great gifts. Love that little tea cup!!

  • 11
    Julie Masse says:

    Looks great Nicole!! You’re really getting us excited!! 🙂

  • 12
    Misti says:

    That is adorable!!! Thanks for sharing that cute little tin with us! I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the 15th to get here!!!!

  • 13
    Beth says:


    Runs away from the screen!


    This is UBER FAN-Tast-A-MUNDO!

    Love your ideas Nichole!

  • 14
    Michelle says:

    Supah! What a great, inexpensive gift. I am so excited…only 4 more days!

  • 15
    Dana Vitek says:

    You’re just going to have to start accepting direct deposit of my paycheck… I can’t wait until the 15th! Thanks for your amazing work!

  • 16
    Janet Douthit says:

    Nichole, that tin is so cute, and of course one I didn’t order, so I guess I need to place one. Question: does that new little ornament you highlighted yesterday fit inside that circle as well? The way you decorated the interior of the ornament made me think we could do the same with the treat label. Also do they coordinate with the Making Memories clear bubbles?

  • 17
    Alli Miles says:

    Oh is that ever a treat! I am lovin’ your creations!!!

  • 18
    Tina says:

    Ok, so I am not the most patient person. I can hardly wait!


  • 19
    Carol W says:

    I can’t get over how you keep creating things that go with whichever Cuttlebug dies I have just bought. How do you always know what I want???

  • 20
    Joy says:

    AAAACK! Nicole, your samples are always just way too cute! I loooooove it!

  • 21

    SHUT UP!!! I can’t wait for these new sets, I have the most magnificent idea for guest star stamper submission!!!

  • 22

    Wow! Great set. One definately has my name on it! I think the holidays are saying “homemade Love” this year. Thanks for the great ideas!

  • 23
    Valeria says:

    OMG !! this is just so cute ,i may just need this set

  • 24
    Rose Ann says:

    Yum….and the packaging is way awesome! I don’t know why…but I didn’t realize those tins were airtight. That is great to know!

  • 25

    SOOOOO cute!!! I think you should add a pre-order button to PaperTrey so when we see examples used with the new set, we can instantly preorder the mdse! This set is exactly the type of set I was looking for!

  • 26
    Megan Olsen says:

    I’m in love already! I can’t wait to see the whole set, not to mention the other two that we haven’t seen yet!! 🙂

  • 27
    Alana says:

    Stinkin’ adorable! I love the little sentiments that fit in the tiny tags! Can’t wait to see what the other sentiments are!!!

  • 28
    Elizebeth says:

    I love to package homemade goodies…..your countdown is keeping me on the edge of my seat!

  • 29
    Deidra says:

    OMGOOOOSH! You are so creative. I can not wait until the new release! Keep to cute creativity coming! Love It!

  • 30
    leslie b says:

    aghhhh, you are going to get me in serious trouble.

  • 31
    MSBetsyZ says:

    OUCH!!! These are incredible Nichole, truly incredible! I love the fact that these are made to work specifically with project ideas…I LOVE these!!


  • 32
    Marge Sexton says:

    OMG, this is another Must Have! I got some of these tea tins last month, and am total impressed with the quality! Thanks for such great products!


  • 33
    tami w. says:


    2 words to describe you and your company:


  • 34
    Debbie (dbdoodle) says:

    Thank you so much for this! WOW! I just love the holidays (& hot chocolate!) and this is SUCH a GREAT idea for a gift!! I’m so excited…gonna run out to the store today to buy the dried milk so I can try this baby TODAY! WAHOO!

  • 35
    Donna says:

    I have only recently found this site: It’s FABULOUS!! I am fully hooked.
    I love that there is such a variety of projects, not just papercrafting – it fits in with my philosophy of “holistic” gift making!! Love Love Love it, thank you for sharing your “stuff”

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