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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Christmas Treat Mugs and recipe

 Hello,  Have been super busy today with cleaning and gift wrapping. I think I have all of my shopping done. I only have a few more gifts to wrap.

Went to my sister's tonight to have Christmas with my sister's and Mom. Had a great time. Lot's of laughing as usual. 

Tomorrow night we are going to my Dad's side of the family Christmas party. We always play bingo and always lots of wonderful food. I may gain 10 pounds before Christmas even gets here.

I wanted to share with you some Christmas Mugs that I made to put gift cards and treats in.

 These were so fun to make and not hard at all. I wanted to make some last year and never got around to it. So I knew I had to this year.

These are made using the Envelope Punch Board. Love that tool! You can do so much with it. 

If you are interested in getting one, I do know that Stampin Up has them in the clearance rack on their web site. If they haven't sold out already.

I had seen several video's on you tube on how to make these. They are all basically the same. The only thing I did different was I glued two pieces of cardstock together for the handle. I wanted it to be a little more sturdy. I also embossed it with a snowflake folder. 

The first one I made I used Ruby Red card stock from S.U. It's pretty but then decided it just wasn't red enough. So I made all the rest in Cherry Cobbler. Great Christmas Red. 

The paper is from The Paper Studio. I thought it was really pretty. I think I picked it up at Hobby Lobby.

I also wanted to share a recipe with you. As you know I do that from time to time.

Today I am sharing a recipe for Spinach Balls. I love them and thought you all might like to try them. 

Spinach Balls

2 pks. frozen spinach (thawed) and drained. Keep a little moisture.
2 1/4 cup stuffing
6 eggs - beaten
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup parmesan shredded Cheese
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
tsp dried parsley
I also add a tablespoon or more of parmesan in a jar.
Drain spinach well but leave a little moisture
In bowl, mix together all ingredients until well blended
Preheat oven to 350 and place mixture in fridge for 30 minutes before making balls.
Form into balls. Place on baking sheet sprayed w/ non sticking spray.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

These are super easy to make and really good. I do think they are best served right out of the oven. If you don't need that many just cut recipe in half.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my Christmas Mugs and recipe. If you decide to try the spinach balls please let me know how you liked them. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

 Challenge Entered-

Love to Craft - #41 December Anything Goes 

Moving along with the Times - #113 Anything but a Card

Not Just Cards - Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenges - #404 Anything Goes


  1. I LOVE these Xmas mugs!! What a great project. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenges, Elizabeth (DT)

  2. Cute mugs! Will have to make some
    Have a great day!

  3. I love these adorable mugs. I made some awhile ago and loved how they turned out. Good idea to double up on the handle. I think I have finallty finished everything that had to be done! What a busy time. At least the weather has warmed up a bit here which helps. Thanks for stopping at my blog with your lovely comments. I also want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  4. These mugs are absolutely fantastic!

    Hope you had a great christmas and thank you for playing along with our final challenge of 2019 at MAWTT,

    Hugz Tinz

  5. Wonderful creation!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.

  6. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely mugs project with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘Anything but a card’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us for our next challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  7. Lovely cup, thanks for sharing at Love to Craft Challenge. Agnieszka chanya13