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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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