A Mug of Hot Cocoa…. Blog Hop with Stamps of Life and Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Happy National Hot Cocoa Day! To celebrate, The Stamps of Life is participating in a Hot Cocoa Blog Hop with Coffee Loving Cardmakers, fun!!! Come hop along with us!!!

You’ve landed here from Katherine’s Blog and I’m sure you found some wonderful inspiration from her!

I made a fun card using TSOL hotchocolate2stamp with coordinating Hot Chocolate Dies I don’t know about you, but where I live it’s the perfect day for some hot cocoa! Brrrr…

No stamping on my cardfront, all die cutting with a little coloring. For my card-base, I used Strawberry Cardstock. I folded the 8.5 x 11 cardstock into fourths. Next, I opened my cardstock and used the Sizzix Big Shot PLUS Machine with Border Dies to create a pocket to hold my packet of hot cocoa. Before gluing the bottom of my pocket, I die cut a Large Rectangle from Celebrate Collection Patterned Paper.

Now, on to the cardfront…

I die cut my mug using Ho Ho Ho Collection Patterned Paper and then colored the inside of my mug to look like cocoa. I diecut the “steam” and marshmallows from Powdered Sugar Cardstock. Next, I decorated the front of my mug by layering first the W Circle Die and then the Stitched Circle Die. I embellished it with a tree.

Who doesn’t enjoy a cookie or two with their cocoa? I added a small plate made with Stitched Oval Dies die cut from patterned paper filled with tree cookies sprinkled with glitter.

I finished the inside off with Christmas Patterned Paper and stamped my sentiment on a die cut heart from Green Apple Cardstock.

Your next stop is over to Kristine’s Blog!

Be sure to check out The Stamps of Life and Coffee Loving Cardmakerstoo! Have fun hopping along for tons of inspiration… AND don’t forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card Prize! Commenting is open from December 13th – 20th with the winner announced on December 22! Have fun and have a wonderful day!


40 thoughts on “A Mug of Hot Cocoa…. Blog Hop with Stamps of Life and Coffee Loving Cardmakers

  1. Leslie as always you knocked it out of the park. Super cute idea. I love how you used the Christmas tree die cuts to represent cookies. Love it.


  2. This is such an adorable card! I really like how you have it holding a packet of hot cocoa for the front of the card! and that coffee mug is so pretty too!


  3. So cool how you did the pocket! REally love the colors and dies you used. Cute idea with the Christmas tree cookies. Adorable! xxD


  4. So cute!!! Love the marshies and plate of cute Christmas cookies to go with the cocoa. Yum!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  5. OH MY Goodness!!! I am SO loving this entire idea!! I never thought to use a boarder die to make a pocket! Brilliant!! 😉
    Now…those amazing tiny marshmallows? and the cookie tray!! Really? You totally Rocked this project!! I need to try it for myself! SO excited!!
    The inside is so pretty too! I love to make the inside a special as the card front ❤
    Thank you, so much for inspiring me !!


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