I was fiddling with the leaves and acorns that were the punched out pieces from my border punch. I thought that they would be cute in a shaker card. With a stamped and colored image of 'Cocoa Emma' and a forest stump with mushrooms, I created a card which to me represents the calm before the storm of Christmas festivities. Some artificial leaves, raffia, and a message stamped tag finished off the autumnal card. (Oh yes, a Martha Stewart glue pen and white Fun Flock helped to dress up Emma's snowsuit.) Although you can't really see it, there is also some (autumn) Flower Soft in the shaker for a crispy leaf sound and texture. Make a card like this and include a packet of cocoa mix (from Ben Franklin Crafts). There are lots of pretty packages and tasty flavors to choose from....even a sugarless one! They would also be perfect for tucking into stockings and Christmas cards or for party favors. I wish all of you a calm, safe, yummy, friendship-filled Thanksgiving holiday. Relax this Thanksgiving....... here come's Christmas!!!!!!!