Ferrero Rocher Mug

I had a crazy end to my holiday weekend!  On Sunday morning, I got up early to make the drive into Pittsburgh to have breakfast with my daughter before getting on the road to head home.  My plan — as always — was to beat the heavy traffic.  We had breakfast and I was on the road before 8:00am (though I really wanted to stay and play).  Traffic was pretty normal coming across the turnpike.  Even with a rest stop, I was on schedule to be home by about 12:30.  As I transitioned from the turnpike up the ramp to the interstate, my car felt a little sluggish as I merged into heavy traffic.  I thought if I slowed down just a moment that it would right itself.  Nope! The check engine light began to flash (that’s never happened before) and I looked for a place to pull over.  Good thing I did!  By the time I pulled off (we’re talking seconds here), the car had stopped running.  Unfortunately, even though the guys at the garage tried — it’s a goner.

But, I’m thankful for so many outcomes related to this event:

  • I wasn’t involved in an accident.
  • No one and nothing was hurt.
  • It was a car that we will not have to replace.
  • The guys at the garage were just great on a holiday weekend.
  • The State Trooper that parked behind me until the tow truck came –  caused traffic to slow down which made the wait less nerve wracking!
  • And finally, it didn’t break down before I was able to visit my daughter.

I hope your holiday was a little less eventful!

Today, I’ve begun working on some little favors, RAKs, thank yous — whatever you prefer to call them.

They’re little mugs that hold a Ferrero Rocher chocolate.

Ferrero Rocher chocolate thank you mug from

I was inspired by a similar creation designed by Bibi Cameron.  Of course, I changed mine up a little bit.

This is a perfect, simple way to create a little gifty and to use some of your designer paper!

I’ve used This Christmas specialty designer paper to make my mugs.

I love that there are 4 of each of the 6 double sided designs!  That means I have enough of each design to make large batches that are the same.  Perfect when creating for an occasion or group!

Ferrero Rocher mug - angled view - from

For my base, I layered a piece of Garden Green cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits over a piece of Cherry Cobbler cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.

That stitched accent is such a pretty detail!

“Thank You” is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is inked in Garden Green on Very Vanilla.  The tag was cut with the Classic Label Punch.

Ferrero Rocher Mug - close up - from

I’ve finished the mug with a bit of Gold Bakers Twine and some sprigs cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

A perfect, easy “thank you”, RAK or table favor this holiday season!

Here’s a how two video:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Ferrero Rocher mug favor.

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