The Stamps of Life and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop

Hi there!
I am so excited to be part of  The Stamps of Life and Coffee Loving  Cardmakers Blog Hop in celebration of National Cocoa Day!
Be sure to follow the hop at the bottom and leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $25 Gift card! 
I have two projects to share and the first one includes a pair of elves holding a large cup of Hot Cocoa:
I stamped my cup onto a piece of patterened paper and strawberry card stock and die cut it out. I then stamped, die cut and colored my elves. Aren’t they so cute!
I popped them up on the cup and a Strawberry card stock background.
Next, I stamped and die cut the banner from Mint Chip. I stamped Hot cocoa from Patterns4hotchocolate and added that between the two elves to make it look they are holding it.
It is hard to see but I embossed the Strawberry background before adding it to a layer of Powdered Sugar and an A2 Spearmint card base.
Here is a look at the inside! I die cut two tiny cups from the Icecreamtruck dies and stamped Merry Christmas with Green Apple.
For my second project, I made a gift tag for a box of hot cocoa. 
I cut the mug from patterned paper and used the shadow die to create the tag by letting the die hang over the crease line ensuring that it won’t cut all the way through the paper.
I stamped and die cut the whipped cream from Powdered Sugar card stock. I added some white liquid appliqué and let it dry. When you add heat from an embossing tool, it puffs up and gives great texture.
I stamped the sentiments on Strawberry and Powdered Sugar. I hand cut them out to give it a bit of a rustic look.
I stamped and die cut the marshmallows and added liquid appliqué. This time I added a touch of brown marker lightly to the appliqué to give them a “toasted” look!
Here is the finished gift:
Make a mug of hot cocoa and keep hopping! Commenting is open from December 13th-20th. The winner will be announced on December 22. 
You just came from Vanessa Buzard’s blog.
You don’t want to miss what Leslie Capone made next!
Don’t forget to visit Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Stamps of Life.

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  1. Awesome projects!! You've put a lot thoughts into them, thanks for the inspirations.

  2. eep! Love your sweet projects!

  3. Both are great projects! Your elf card is adorable & I love the idea to use the cup to make a tag. So cute!

  4. Both cards are adorable…so festive, and love the tag idea

  5. Love those adorable elves and the cute little cup shaped tag you created! Both projects are super sweet!

  6. Simply adorable and festive cards, love those elves are too cute! Happy Cocoa Day!!

  7. Hot cocoa and Christmas music doesn't get any better this time of the year!

    Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win along the hop!

  8. Love the elves promoting National Hot Cocoa day with holding the banner!

  9. Your elves are adorable
    and love the die cut mug
    tag.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Darling Katherine. The cards and tag idea are great. That coffee cup and mug are a nice size to be able to do fun things with.

  11. Those elves are so darling and I just want to hug them! And the mint chip paper … yum!! Love your cute mug card.

  12. I am so loving your card and tag! Those Elves are so cute! I really love how your gift tag opens up with such a cute inside too!

  13. love your elves letting us know there's hot cocoa! so cute!! and the little mug tag is adorable! fun ideas 🙂

  14. Such fun cards, love the little elfs and those big cups. Wow!

  15. Such a cute elf card!
    I really love the mug tag 🙂

  16. Love the gift tag! Those elves are great and I love the subtle design of the embossing on the background.

  17. Happy Hot Cocoa day!!!
    Both your cards are totally cute and so yummy! Love them!!!

  18. Fun fun fun!! Love those adorable elves!! And that fun cup tag! Fantastic idea…love it!

  19. Fabulous projects! I esp love the mug tag. Adorable!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  20. Oh my goodness! Those elves are adorable!

  21. Both cards are adorable. Love the elves!

  22. Cute elves and love the mug tag.

  23. Oh what FUN!! I am Loving those little Elves so much!!!
    Super cute card!
    Your second card, tag!! WOW!! Great idea!! I also love the gingham ribbon!! <3

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