Merry & Type: A Cocoa Slider Packet

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UPDATE 11/16/20: Want to see the ‘modern’ version of this Cocoa Slider project? I’ve shared a video tutorial today as part of my Holiday Helper daily video series – join me each weekday at 9:30 am CT for a fun idea to help make your holiday season fun and festive. 

I’ve been a demonstrator for nearly 10 years.  Boy, the time sure flies when you’re having fun!  I pulled this Cocoa Slider Packet design from the recesses of my stamping brain…I remember demonstrating this project when I first started!  Here’s an updated version though: with the Merry & Type stamp set (see it online) and the Peekaboo Frames Die for the Big Shot (see it online).

Know what’s cool about this little holiday treat?  It moves!  When you pull the ribbon end, an inner panel with the treat (cocoa) slides out to the side.  And the Peekaboo frame opens, too, revealing a message from the Merry & Type stamp set inside.

I know!  Isn’t it fun?  Sometimes I can’t believe that I haven’t made one of these for 7-8 years.  Definitely an ‘oldie but goodie’ kind of project.  Want to learn how to make these?  Here are the directions:

  1. merry-and-type-clothespinStart with a ½ sheet of Very Vanilla card stock and a ‘slider’ piece cut to fit your cocoa packet—about 3 ¾ x 5 ½”.
  2. Place the slider and cocoa in the packet and use Sticky Strip to make a flat tube.
  3. Remove the cocoa. With the slider still inside, punch through all layers at one end, about ½” from the edge.  Pull the slider out and flip it left/right and insert back into the packet so the holes line up.
  4. String a ribbon through all the holes at once, then add cocoa packet back and push slider & cocoa into packet.  Tie at end to hold cocoa in place.

Add a cocoa packet, a tea bag or a hot apple cider and you have a perfect holiday neighbor gift!  Or keep the packet flat by using it to hold a Gift Card for birthdays!

Happy Stamping!

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