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Last year I made some snowman soup in simple glassine bags that were decorated with a snowman tag.  (and it was only September)  This year, I’m making snowman soup again (without the fancy poem) but I’ve stepped it up a bit by making a decorated card stock pouch for the soup (and it’s November so I actually have peppermint flavoured sticks).  I’ve made these pouches before to hold Halloween notebooks (back in 2012) which were altered from a hot cocoa packet design I found online (I believe it was an SU! demo).

This time around I got to use the original dimensions and packaged up a few “soups”…

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They’re not very hard to make but it took a little while to cut out and colour the mugs (should have paper pieced…I’ll do that next batch!) and the tiny little candy cane I’ve got sticking out of the mugs.  I used some ancient patterned papers that I never choose because the paper is so thin.  The rest of this pad is going in the donate or sell pile. (I’d so do a blog candy if postage wasn’t so expensive from NL)

The mug is from a Simon Says Stamp set (can’t remember the name…I’m going with “What’s Brewing”) and the snowman is PTI and he makes many appearances at Christmas.  This little guy plus ANY snowman created by Kim Hughes are my favourites.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I like every snowman stamp ever made!

Check back tomorrow…another Christmas craft (not tags – but I still have a few to share…probably group some in one post)