Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Hot Cocoa Inspired Winter Card (Craft My Stash #8)



Hello! I am featuring the Echo Park's Feelin' Cozy, a patterned paper pack that I have in my stash for a while now. The thing I love about paper packs is the ease in putting a project together since most of its contents coordinate with each other. 

I die cut a red and blue patterned paper using a Simon Says' Stamp heart cup die. This die is a part of a monthly card kit. I needed one of the cup's handle on the opposite direction. To achieve this, I die cut the cup with the die on the wrong side of the blue patterned paper. I also die cut the wrong side of the red patterned paper to die cut the heart on the center of the cup. I die cut an extra heart on the blue patterned paper. I inked the edges of the cups with the same colored ink as the cup.

I attached a tape on the back of the cup and pieced in the heart. I adhered the extra heart die cuts, with the blue heart on the red cup, and the red heart on the blue cup.

I created marshmallows using a die from My Favorite Things Mason Jar Mug die set. It is actually a die to create ice cubes but it also worked in creating marshmallows. I inked the edges of the marshmallow with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Vintage Photo so it will appear toasted-like. I also die cut a straw out of red striped patterned paper using the straw die from the same MFT die set. I arranged this through the cup opening the cup die created. I secured this by taping it on the back.

I trimmed a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" light blue patterned paper from the paper pack. I spritz this with pearlized water and heat set this to dry. 

I die cut a scallop frame using SSS This Is The Life Frames die set on a blue cardstock. I gently blended Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink. I die cut several more scalloped frames using white cardstock. I trimmed an acetate and adhered this to the back of the blue scalloped frame. I adhered the white scalloped frame on top of each other. I adhered this to the pearlized patterned paper panel. I brushed the edges of the panel with an anti-static powder tool. I also rubbed a the acetate with a used dryer sheet to decrease the static. I poured various snowflake sequins to this well. When there was enough sequins, I sealed the well with the blue scalloped frame with the acetate. I set this aside to dry.

For the sentiment, I am using one of the cut-apart patterned paper. Using a craft knife, I separated each sentiment line from each other. I created fishtail ends on one of the sentiment strips. I adhered this to the acetate with the help of a T-square ruler to keep the sentiment strips straight.




I adhered the cups with foam tape. I added Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops on the hearts and set this aside to dry.

I was planning to personalize this for a friend and her husband who will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary next week. I will put a personalized greeting in the inside of the card.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day! Merry Christmas everyone!

Maria Giselle B.

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9 comments:

  1. gorgeous! Love all your details! Thanks for linking up!

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  2. What a fun card- thank you for playing along!

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  3. Love this!! So awesome!!
    Thanks for playing with us at CLC

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  4. Great card. Love that you're using it for an Anniversary card! The marshmallows look deelish! :).

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  5. Ohhh I agree with that sentiment. Such an adorable card with those cocoa mugs. Thanks for sharing it with us ar Coffee Loving Cardmakers.

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  6. I LOVE the sentiment!! Fabulous card!!

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  7. Love this! Great design! Thanks for playing with us at the CLC!

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  8. Oh so fun-- I have those dies, I should add marshmallows to them!! Thanks for joining us at Coffee Loving Cardmakers

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