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Hot Coco Warms the Heart…

Cococones

Oh my is it already Wednesday?  I can’t believe how fast this week is flying by and it does not help that I spent half of today in Dr. offices thanks to the whole family having a strep epidemic hit us and a unexpected foreign object (one of my flower crafting eyelets) in my 4 year old’s ear.  I guess she found it on the floor in my craft room and tried to attach it to her ear like an earring and it, “fell into my ear and disappeared”.  Thankfully it was removed safety and we are glad we paid the doc a visit for our strep epidemic or we would have never knew about her ear without the routine check for symptoms.

Now onto my fun project using Globecraft and Piccolo products and making my annual coco cones!  I used this tutorial from My Pink Stamper as my base for the coco cones, but I added dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chip and a mixture of both peppermint and regular mini marshmallows.

For my tags, I recycled a metal garland I had by striping down the snowmen form it.  I then stamped an image on the snowmen with Close to My Heart – Everyday Life stamp set and the ink I used is My Pink Stamper’s Darkest Night.

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Once stamp has set and dried I then took Piccolo Turquoise 3-D Enamel Gel and applied it to the stamped stripes.  Set aside to set and dry.   For the candy cane striped snowman, I used Piccolo Napthol Red 3-D Enamel Gel and Titanium White 3-D Enamel Gel.  Make sure you let the first color (napthol red) set up first and then add the second color (titanium white).  This will limit any color running.

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For this snowman, I decided to emboss it.  I used a stamp from the same stamp set from Close to My Heat I used above.  Since chevron strips are really popular right now, I thought making a hip snowman was in order.  Using Enamel Powder Adhesive I ran it over the stamp and stamped the metal. I then dusted the snowman with Piccolo Siam Silver Enamel Powder and shook off the excess.  I then set it with a heat gun.

cococone Collage

There you have it.  Such an easy way to add some holiday festive cheer to some coco goodness.  I am also going to use some of these snowmen as gift tags for my Christmas gifts!   Take a moment and head over to Globecraft and Piccolo’s blog and check out my first product tip of the day!

Cococones

Thanks for sharing a piece of  “crafting eyelets do not make good earrings for a 4 year old” pie with me.