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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Season's Greetings Hot Choc Christmas Card

Created this Christmas Card similar to a card I had made some time ago but placing on a brown base and adding ribbon, twine & a wobble for this version. The ribbon complements the mug theme.

I like Hot Chocolate; especially with marshmallows when it is Winter time. My fav Hot Chocolates are Coldstone, Ghiradelli & Swiss Miss.

For the Hot Chocolate Mug I used Stampin' Up stamp, marker & die. Inked Mug stamp with Memento Bahama Blue, wiped off the area that is the Hot Chocolate part, used an SU Chocolate Chip marker to color the Hot Chocolate, stamped on white cardstock, cut with SU die and did further cutting with a blade cutter that hubby gave me to cut out the inner part of the handle. If I had designed the SU die I would have had it have the inner part as part of the cut out of the die.

Popped up the mug with foam mounting tape. Added Glossy accents to Hot Chocolate part of mug. Added 2 pieces of foam mounting tape with vellum on top for marshmallow look.

For sentiment stamped Hero Arts sentiment on vellum, cut out with SU punch, attached to card with glue dots & added blue gems.

For snowflake edge used Martha Stewart snowflake corner & edge punches.

Attached the white cardstock to blue cardstock.

Supplies List 

gems: the Paper Studio His & Hers 2 blue
Glossy accents: added to Hot Chocolate part of mug
inks: Memento - Bahama Blue
machine: Sizzix BIGkick 
paper: vellum, cardstock - blue, brown, white
punch: Martha Stewart - Aspen snowflake corner & edge
ribbon: 2012 Christmas box ribbon assortment
stamp: Hero Arts Holiday Stamps
Stampin' Up: die - Holiday Collection Framelits, marker - Chocolate Chip,
   punch - Decorative Label, stamp - Scentsational Season
tape: foam mounting tape to pop up the mug & for marshamallows
twine: blue/white
wobble: added to back of hot choc mug layer

Entering this into the following challenges:

11/16 Pile It On Ch45 Show Us Your Tools UE 11/10

11/17 My Craft Spot Mon Ch#117 Pinterest Insp 1E(#1) the Mason Jars were my insp for mug card with blue, brown & white colors & twine 11/11

11/18 Clear It Out Theme: Smores(choc,marshmallow) Stash(brown/white) 3E(#2) 11/5
11/18 Crafty Sentiment Blues 3E(#1) 11/12
11/18 Paper Take Wkly Ch Snow & Ice Blue or Cold Colors or incl Snow/Ice or Both 5E(#3) 11/12

11/19 Action Wobble CAS Card 3E(#2) 11/6
11/19 Aud Sentiments Ch93 Feminine Card 5E(#5) 11/6
11/19 Divas By Design Something Snowy 2E(#2) 11/13

11/21 Sweet Stampin Ch Use Tags 2E(#2) 11/16

11/22 Crafty Hazelnuts Ch151 Christmas indoors UE 11/16
11/22 Hiding In My Craft Room HIMCR124 DIe Cuts 3E(#2) 11/16 
11/22 Jos Scrap Shack FFC#26 Anything Goes UE 11/15

11/25 Curtain Call Ch CAS Christmas UE 11/25

11/27 CAS-ual Fri CFC120 Christmas UE 11/15

11/28 Wags N Whiskers Ch117 Cards for Kids 2E(#2) 11/15

11/29 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Ch Extra for Nov - Anything Goes Christmas UE 11/1

11/30 Christmas Cards All Yr Round Nov Ch Winter Wonderland UE 11/1
11/30 DLART Thankful Thurs Nov Linky Ch UE 11/7
11/30 Hero Arts Holiday Ch - A Few of My Fav Things UE 10/13
11/30 Ribbon Carousel RCC87 Holidays & Celeb Ch UE 11/5


  1. What a sweet card! LOVE the snowflake border on the side and the foam marshmallows! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  2. Adorable card! I love that you used the SU marker for the hot chocolate...nice touch.
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at HIMCR. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  3. Super cute card! The snowflake border is awesome! Thanks for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  4. Beautiful Thanks for join us at pile it on. We have started a new challenge today. Hope to see you back this week! Kimberly dt

  5. You had me at Ghiradelli!!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge blog, best of luck!

  6. Another fab card Mellissa !! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentimentsa Designs this week !!

    hugs Diane xxx

  7. Such a fun card, Melissa! I LOVE the look of those marshmallows!! They're fabulous!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  8. This ia adorable love that wobble Melissa! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, hugs Susan x

  9. So fun! Love that it's on a wobble! I also love the border! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!


  10. Lovely card..thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly..Hugz Gayle xx

  11. Cute card and tag! Love the image and you colored him so nicely. Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge this week! --Gail

  12. Cute festive card, love the mug! Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  13. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation at 'Sweet Stampin' . Judy DT x

  14. What a cheering, warming card! Thanks for sharing this for CCAYR ‘winter wonderland’ challenge – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team – and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for November and CHNC challenge 151 - hope to see you again soon. x

  15. Thanks for sharing your lovely festive card at Christmas at Christmas Cards All Year Round and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT