Friday, December 17, 2010

Inkspirations Blog Tour

WHEN: Friday 17th December 2010

WHERE: Inkspirations Challenges Website to begin and then many other fun places along the way!
The Blog Tour will display all sorts of 3D Christmas gift ideas, and we would love to see what you have been making this year for you all your Christmas cheer, gift and surprises. 

If you landed on my site from the tour, then your next stop is Penny's blog, otherwise, start off at the Inkspirations website, and move through the blog tour list. A list of the participating sites is listed below.

We were focusing on 3d Gifts, and I decided to make a little coaster and hot cocoa mug gift set. 

I started with my Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Fabric and my clear Square Scallop die.  I cut out 2 scallops, and some fusible fleece,  I ironed them, then took my linen thread and did some small stiches in the corners of the scallops to hold them together.  I did that part at a workshop to show it could be done with very little sewing!  I think next time I will use my sewing machine though.  I also attached one of our new big designer buttons in the corner with thread.  Coaster complete!

Next step, the mug.
I got this at the dollar store, and cut out one of the Decor Elements.  I carefully mounted this on the mug.  Because my surface was tapered, I had to finesse the decor element strip, seperating the elements slightly so they would mount on straight. 

Finally, I made the cocoa packet.

I took the small clear cello bag and filled it with mix, then tied that at the top securely with some ribbon.  I stamped, colored, and punched out my ornaments, mounted them on a scallop and adhered them ot the cocoa bag with a mini glue dot. I added a piece of fabric torn to give it a fun edge, then tied into a bow as well.  On the other side I added a simple To From tag so you can identify yourself.

Hope this makes your gift giving easier this year!  This was a simple project to do, and I will be making lots for teacher gifts!

Senior Inkspirations Design Team
Keesha -
Design Team
The Blog Tour Participants

Jess Doyle -

Jasmin Owsley -

Belinda Tubby - 

Maureen Rauchfuss - 

Heather Pilz (you are here)  -

Louise Ryan -


  1. Darling mug and trimmings :) Have a blessed Christmas as you celebrate with family and friends!

  2. What a fun project! I haven't yet used my Big Shot with fabric ... perhaps I need to be brave and get creative ... cos this project is just the sweetest! Hugs xxaxx

  3. What an adorable project, Heather; a gorgeous gift!

  4. Such a cute project. I love the mug, and love what's inside. I so wish I could enjoy some hot cocoa on Christmas day, but where I am it's going to be very hot, which means we drink Iced Cocoa or Iced Chocolates instead. I love how you have the fabric square at the bottom too. Thanks for sharing....have a lovely Christmas.

  5. Such a cute idea Heather! Love the cocoa in the cup! Thanks for playing in the Blog Tour! Love Keesh x

  6. Clever project Heather! Love how you matched the tag image to the element on your mug & the fabric coaster is so sweet. :)


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