Saturday, December 12, 2015

Cozy Wishes and...Coffee...


Hello there Stamping Friends!

Today I'm joining the BILLIONS ;) of stampers worldwide as we hop, hop, hop on the Holiday Coffee Lovers Hop.  It's such a fun and inspirational hop and I look forward to visiting each and every blog (It takes a DAYS, but it's worth it!) to be inspired and filled with cafe love...and maybe a few teas here and there too.

I decided to play along a few times and this is my first group of cards.  This is a new Kit of the Month set called Cozy Wishes by Fun Stampers Journey.  I like the little knitted cozy around the mug and it was easy to add a bit of Copic coloring to the knit pattern.  The mug was attached to a background I created with one of my new FSJ stencils and some modeling paste.  I just received these supplies in the mail the other day and was ITCHING to play this weekend!  WOO!   A little distressing over the background after it was dry and it made the stencil pattern come to life.  Added a few strips of FSJ washi tape, a jingle bell, a red sparkly star from Walmart and a little stamped tag finish it off!
Isn't it yummy?!?!
I turned this mug into a gift card holder.  Although the first card doesn't show a gift card, it too will hold a gift card and will be sent to someone special this Christmas.  On this second card, I changed the color of the background distressing and added a little Rudolph image from another FSJ set I love. 
 Some Stickles sparkle was all it needed to make it "fancy".  LOL
And there you have it!  My first contribution to the hop.  I'll be back again tomorrow (or Tuesday) to add one more project.  I know you'll love it.   And....to one lucky blog READER, there will be a sneaky coffee themed prize...Let's see who will read and not just preview/scan/picture walk and comment (I'm an elementary school teacher and I have quite a bit of experience with "picture walks") ha ha ha. 

Want to join the hop?  You have until Dec. 18 to participate.  Just create a card with the coffee/tea theme and link-up your post with the blog HERE

All items used (except the tiny jingle bell, seam binding, Walmart Sparkly snowflake, and the Red Stickles on Rudolph's nose) on these cards are Fun Stampers Journey products and can be purchased through a coach (I'm a coach!) via my webstore.  If you're interested in purchasing this exclusive Kit of the Month, feel free to contact me, I'd be happy to help you.  

29 comments:

  1. Love this gift card cup holder! So beautiful and useful too! Love your stenciled bg!

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  2. Adorable card, love the little red snowflake and sentiment. (No need to reply to this comment, I don't like them filling up my inbox, thank you :) )

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  3. So so pretty!! I love the cozy and ribbon around the mug... love the background... it's awesome!

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  4. What a beautiful gift card holder this is! I love the pretty cup and awesome background!

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  5. Fabulous card. Great little reindeer, TFS

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  6. Both of these cards are fabulous, Kerry, love that they will hold a gift card! Nice to visit your blog, Happy Holidays!

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  7. Love how you embellished the mug and did that awesome texture paste background!

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  8. yes to the billions (wink), that made me chuckle.
    I love these...great mugs and cozies!

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  9. Love it! Every bit of it! Welcome!

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  10. Beautiful cards! Love how you made two versions! Great idea to tuck in the gift card!

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  11. Excellent use of the cup to hold a gift card! Love this!!

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  12. Great card☕๐Ÿ’—so beautiful๐Ÿ’—☕๐Ÿ’—

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  13. These are lovely! So much subtle texture and interest with all your elements. Love the addition of the snowflake and reindeer. Well done with the modeling paste too! This makes the perfect gift card holder. So pretty! Bev

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  14. what a cute gift card design! love your pretty wrapped mug and the bright red snowflake!

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  15. Great cards for a holiday theme!

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  16. Awesome cards!! I love that big old mug filled with yummy goodness! The snowflake and the deer are a perfect addition to the cups! Happy Holidays!

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  17. LOVE your cards. Really love that reindeer on the 2nd cup. I am going to join your blog so that maybe I can win a sneaky coffee themed prize. lol
    rebyah1@gmail.com

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  18. Really pretty card! I love that fun little reindeer! I bet all your students love how creative you are in the classroom too!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Michele

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  19. Wow!! Such a clever idea to make it a gift card holder! :) I just love it!! So festive and fun with your sparkly snowflake accent!! HUGS

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  20. Cool, cool background and just love that sweater cozy!

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  21. Great looking card and
    the mug cover is neat!
    Carla from Utah

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  22. Fabulous card! Love the background and your wrapped mug. Looks so warm and cozy :)

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  23. Wonderful card; love the knitted cozy!!!

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  24. Wonderful card; love the knitted cozy!!!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry