Stampin’ Up! Hug in a Mug Hot Chocolate Card

I used the Stampin’ Up! Hug in a Mug stamp set to create a quick card to share with you today.

My card design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #306.  I turned the sketch on the side.

I started by adhering a panel from the Coffee Break DSP to a panel of Early Espresso card stock with SNAIL.  I adhered two panels from Quilted Christmas 6×6 DSP to panels of Real Red card stock and then to the card front with SNAIL.  I wrapped a strand of Linen Thread around the panel twice and tied a bow, then adhered the panel to the front of a Real Red card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I inked the sentiment from the Hug in a Mug photopolymer stamp set in Crumb Cake and Real Red inks and then stamped it on a panel of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the mug and whipped cream images in Early Espresso ink and the inside of the cup in Soft Suede ink.  I added in the spoon handle in Soft Sky ink above the whipped cream.

I added a Real Red enamel heart from the Brights Enamel Shapes pack to the mug, then adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Early Espresso card stock with SNAIL.  I adhered the layered panel to a panel of Real Red card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then adhered the sentiment panel to the card front with SNAIL.

I stamped the sentiment and mug images from the Hug in a Mug stamp set in Real Red, Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake inks on a Whisper White card stock panel inside the card.

You can see a list of supplies used to create this card, including the card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, 1-3/4″ x 4-5/8″ panel, 5/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel
  • Early Espresso – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel, 1-7/8″ x 3-1/2″ panel
  • Whisper White – 1-3/4″ x 3-3/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Coffee Break Designer Series Paper – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel
  • Quilted Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper – 1-5/8″ x 4-1/2″ panel, 1/2″ x 4-1/2″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

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Stampin’ Up! Thailand Trip Achievers Blog Hop – Holiday Catalog Favorites!

Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for September 2017. This is the LAST month and our theme is the “Holiday Catalog Favorites”.  We have so many amazing ideas for the Holiday Catalog products and want to make sure you get to see them so that you can get some ideas on how to use these amazing new items!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.  At the moment you are visiting Amy Koenders.

Here is the project that I am sharing with you today.  I used the Santa’s Suit stamp set bundle to create it.  I love every single bundle in the Holiday Catalog, so I could never pick just one favorite!

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