Sep 22 2012

CCMC-HOL3 – Snowman Soup Favor

Today’ on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition, we have a challenge for our subscribers to create a favor…any 3D type of project they would use at a party, or give to a friend…just a little something small!


I came up with a way to use the stash of test tubes that I have in my storage area!  I filled one with Cocoa powder, one with crushed peppermints, and two with small marshmallows…because I like LOTS of marshmallows in my hot cocoa!  Wouldn’t this be fun as a little treat for someone?  Or to tuck in a stocking?


Of course, I had to jazz it up with some type of stamping on it!

  • I adhered the test tubes together with mini glue dots.
  • I wrapped a strip of Snow Festival Designer Paper around the tubes to hold in place.
  • I wrapped the Gumball Green Sweater Trim around and tied a tag on front.
  • For the tag, I cut two of the Window Frames Collection Framelits from Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green.
  • I paper pierced around the smaller one with the Festive template.
  • I inked up the cocoa cup from Scentsational Seasons with Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip for the liquid, then cut it and the steam with the Holiday Collection framelits.
  • Finally, I added  little bling with a Rhinestone Jewel in the center of the snowflake design.  It’s popped up on the front of the Frames with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Here’s the back side:

Isn’t it fun????  I love how it turned out!  Come on…you know you have a stash of those test tubes in your storage area…get them out and make one for yourself or a friend!


And, make sure to check what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did with the favor challenge!  I know you’ll love them!  We are just finishing up Week 3 where we featured all the Designer Kits in the Holiday Mini.  Next week we are featuring several of the Christmas stamp sets in the Holiday Mini…you won’t want to miss it.  For $29.95 US, you get over 30 step-by-step PHOTO tutorials…that’s less than $1 each!  So…join us today!

14 People have left comments on this post

Sep 22, 2012 - 06:09:47
Lucy said:

Super cute…where did you get those  tubes?

Sep 22, 2012 - 08:09:21
Brenda B said:

This is such a fun idea! Love it!

Sep 22, 2012 - 08:09:09
Anita Wiley said:

How cute!  Where do you get your test tubes?  Didn't think I needed any test tubes so I haven't bought any.  Now I see how cute this is and I want to make some for Christmas!

Sep 22, 2012 - 09:09:44

Hi Connie, super cute, love this idea, would be great for an event I'm doing with some ladies. Do you know if the test tubes are still available anywhere?

Sep 22, 2012 - 10:09:38
Melissa Davies said:

This would be a great idea for my kids to give their friends for the Holidays! Just precious!

Sep 22, 2012 - 12:09:29
Debbie Flattum said:

This is awesome, Connie. I also have several test tubes in my supply cabinet and I'm not sure why I bought them. 😉  Now, I know!! Thanks for sharing this very cute project.

Sep 22, 2012 - 01:09:55

Wonderful idea, Connie!!

Sep 22, 2012 - 06:09:29
Brenda Blum said:

Hi Connie…I love your Snowman Soup!  I even have the tubes!!  What do you have in the 4th tube?  Think I'm going to make this tonight!

Sep 22, 2012 - 09:09:58
Marianne Dawes said:

Great idea!  So cute. 
Where do you get the test tubes? 

Sep 23, 2012 - 01:09:47
Carol Carriveau said:

Sweet!!!   Adorable, fun and very usable…love it!  Thanks for the suggestions…will go in search of some tubes!   TFS!

Sep 23, 2012 - 08:09:38
Connie said:

Hey everyone…you can find the test tubes here:

Sep 23, 2012 - 03:09:45
debra said:

Connie – I need to buy 50 or so tubes for craft fair use. I've ordered the wrong size and brand in the past. Don't want to repeat that mistake!!! Can you tell me the length and width you ordered and if you found it to be best.

Sep 24, 2012 - 08:09:50

What an absolutely adorable project Connie!

Oct 12, 2012 - 10:10:48
Kristina said:

I LOVE this idea!  Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects!

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