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Hot Chocolate, Anyone?

Hot Chocolate, Anyone?

It’s time for another Artisan Blog Hop and I’m going to pretend that we are all having hot chocolate or coffee together as you hop along this inspirational hop of creativity.

If you’ve been with me for awhile you know I have a love affair for coffee and my favorite place to have coffee is Starbucks.


It’s probably no surprise that when I opened the new Occasions Catalog I found a few stamp sets that go along with my coffee obsession.

I’m excited to share how I’ve incorporated 3 new stamp sets and a framelit to create these fun projects.


Come, Let Us Sit Together


First, can I tell you how awesome this greeting is- “Come, let us sit together…”? I can think of numerous projects with this ONE greeting from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.

Hot Chocolate, Balloon Celebration Stamp set, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Create it!

I thought it would be fun to create a card and a little pocket for a hot chocolate or instant coffee pack.


To create this card I used the Cup & Kettle Framelits Dies to die cut the coffee cup.  The coffee cup was die cut twice and layered onto each other to make the die cut a tad thicker.



The coffee cup  was stamped with the Sunburst Sayings stamp set using the tiny dots.  I sponged around the coffee cup just a bit to give it a little more definition.



To create my “foam” or “whip cream” I used the cloud image from the Balloon Celebration stamp set stamped with Sahara Sand ink.  I fussy cut each of the clouds and then sponged very lightly around each of them.  I layered the images onto the front and back of the coffee cup to also add a bit more definition using a dimensional.  Another fun step for the whip cream was adding a little bit of shimmer using the Clear Wink of Stella pen.

Hot Chocolate, Balloon Celebration Stamp set, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator




A small detail was adding the antiqued silver spoon from the Have a Cuppa Embellishments.  OH MY WORD! Ca-utness x 100.



Hot Chocolate, Balloon Celebration Stamp set, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Another fun but small detail is adding the “coffee stain” onto the Crumb Cake Circle punch.  This was created using the Timeless Textures stamp set.  <MUST HAVE!>

You might notice this doily is smaller from the normal doilies I use.  This doily comes from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit.  They are so CUTE and fit the 2-1/2″ Circle punch perfectly in the center.

Hot Chocolate, Balloon Celebration Stamp set, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I thought it would be fun to have a little pocket for a hot chocolate pack or instant coffee.  This was easily created using the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits.  PERFECTION.

Create it!

To create this cute little pocket, simply die cut using the Gift Card Framelit.  Assemble the gift card as normal except take the top flap and adhere to the back using a dimensional as seen below.

Hot Chocolate, Balloon Celebration Stamp set, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

For the front, cut another piece of cardstock the same color as you die cut to measure 2-3/4 x 4.  Attach to the front of the gift card using Tear Tape.  This will create your pocket.

I kept the front rather simple but the same theme as the card to coordinate.

Hot Chocolate, Balloon Celebration Stamp set, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Will You Join Me? 

Yes, we may be miles and miles away but today we can pretend that we had a cup of Hot Chocolate together or coffee.  From the looks of the weather a nice cuppa hot would keep us all warm.

As always, I’m tickled that so many of these new stamps and framelits coordinate so great together making creating effortless.

Time to Hop!

It’s time to grab a cuppa something and hop to see what the other Artisans have created.  Keep in mind there are 20+ creative projects to be seen from all over the WORLD.  Because this is a global hop, I highly recommend using Google Translate to read some the Artisans blogs from other countries.  You might need it to read my southern lingo.  HA HA HA.

Next on the hop is one of my favorite Canadians Krista Frattin.  She is someone I would LOVE LOVE to sit and have a cuppa joe with.  Let’s see what she created…

Just click the button below to view and enjoy.

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Special Gift for Online Orders

Time is ticking….

This month for all online orders of $25 or more, you will receive a very special gift from me.  I’m pretty excited about it and I know you will be too.  You might squeal a little bit.  Just a little. Okay… maybe a lot. There are only a FEW DAYS left for this offer.

Make sure to use the Hostess Code given below.

Don’t forget that some of your favorites might be GONE FOREVER.  Check out the products retiring from the Holiday Catalog HERE.

Don’t forget you get my December Customer Appreciation Tutorial with your order as well. YAY YAY YAY!!!

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Christmas Theme-TGIF Challenge

Christmas Theme-TGIF Challenge

TGIF, Challenges, Stampin' Up!

Happy Friday! It’s time for a Christmas theme challenge.  Well, actually I’ve screwed it up a bit so keep reading to find out the real challenge!



This might be the first time I tell you that I’m not happy to see Friday come as my bestie hops on a plane headed back to Colorado on Saturday.

I’ve thought of many ways I could get her to stay but I am sure she is ready to get back to the daily grind of her life.  Then again… maybe not.  We’ve had so much fun creating together.








That’s how it always goes when she is in my home.  All of us enjoy her.  The kids start laughing across the house when they hear her giggle because she has that laugh thats contagious.  You start laughing when you don’t even know why you are laughing.


I’m sure you can think of someone that brings you just as much joy.  I think these are the times that we need to bottle up all the joy and savor the days.  On a blue day I can probably start laughing when I think about her giggle.


Today’s card was completely inspired by our antique junking on Tuesday this past week.  We found the cutest little metal glamper’s and bought them all at one shop.  At the time we had no idea what we would do with them but knew they would be needed somehow.  This is how I justify things to Russ.  “Honey, I needed this.  Really!”


The man selling the little cars was “slashing” prices before our eyes and like a typical female shopper the slashing prices “GOT ME!”  I’m pretty sure Cathy bought way more than me but I’ll let that slide…

Oh- The Christmas Theme

The card should have been interpreted a bit different.  I think I had a blonde moment.  The theme this week for our TGIF challenge is White Christmas.  I failed miserably.  I thought it was only Christmas… Pretend you see MANY snowflakes falling and LOTS of white.  <grin>

The funny part, I used the White Christmas stamp set to complete this card.  <score!>

Christmas Theme, TGIF Challenge, Stampin' Up!

Christmas Theme, TGIF Challenge, Stampin' Up!

Look how sweet that little Glamper looks with the tree on it.  I’m in love.


Christmas Theme, TGIF Challenge


Tips & Tricks-


I watercolored the glamper using Watercolor Paper and my Aquapainter using Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder ink.

The “rough” images beneath the glamper are images from a new stamp set called Timeless Textures.  It’s AMAZING and you will love it.  Its a set that can be used on almost every project.

The Gold Foil banner at the top of the card was created using the Washi Label and then cutting that in half.

Christmas Theme, TGIF Challenge

You can see all of the products I used for this card below.

Make sure to check out the TGIF Challenge site to see all of the gorgeous work from the other designers.  They are STUNNING.  Click HERE to see them and PLAY along with our challenge.  Stretch your creativity and enjoy the process.

Don’t Forget!

Retiring list is now available  for the Holiday catalog.  Get your products while supplies last.  Once they are gone, they are G O N E.  Click HERE to download the Retiring List.


Think About This!

Are you an avid crafter seeking to get your hands on new products? You can join Stampin’ Up!?  By joining Stampin’ Up! now you can pre-order the new products available starting December 3rd.  This is going to be a dynamo time for crafting with this catalog.  Click HERE to learn more information about becoming a demonstrator.  Receive a $125 retail product for $99 and no obligations. AWESOME deal.


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