Wednesday, 2 October 2019

My Favorite Things Hot Chocolate Christmas card




Hello everyone, and thanks for your good wishes about my birthday and nasty cough. I'm pleased to report that I had a good sleep last night and feel a bit more human now, so I hope I'll be ready to enjoy my trip to Port Sunlight for the Happy Stampers show on Saturday and have a catch up with crafting chums. Now I don't want to scare you, but after this challenge, there will only be two more ABC Christmas Challenges left before the big day! I have a pretty good stash of festive cards, but still not enough, so I was glad to add another to my pile.


For our October challenge, we have reached

U for Upcycle

and/or 

V for Velocity

I opted for U for Upcycle and used some of this pretty gift box from last Christmas and some thin cardboard from another package that came in the post.




I cut the background from the box using an MFT Blueprints scalloped and stitched rectangle die. 


The MFT mugs were cut from the cardboard and I just inked the edges before adding the decorations.


The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and I stacked it three times before adding it to the gold card, which I trimmed with scissors to make a banner. I love the stamped chocolate sprinkles,  mini marshmallows and little chocolate that comes with this set - great finishing touches to any mug of hot chocolate!

You'll find lots of inspiration from my talented teammates over on the ABC Challenge blog and I look forward to seeing your cards in the gallery.

I'd like to play along at

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Let's get ready for Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #57 - anything Christmas goes

the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge #58 - anything Christmas goes

9 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful. Great upcyling.

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  2. Such a lovely Christmas card! Love all the gold and festive mugs! Wonderful fun background, too!

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  3. Gorgeous Christmas card Carol, great idea x

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  4. What a fabulous card Carol and a great way to use that lovely spotty packaging. Pleased to hear you are feeling better xx

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  5. What a stunning creation!! I love your use of the up-cycled box. Such a clever idea!!

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  6. Perfect use of packaging for this festive card! I love all the gold details, too, works perfectly with the gold in the main mat.

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  7. Sick or well, how crafty are you?!? The box is perfectly made and that card is to die for! Gosh, I only have 35 cards made so far and my goal was 50-60. Arghhh! My problem is loving to make them all OOAK, I readily admit! But it is also my passionate hobby AND therapy, so it is what it is, not changing it onto a *job* (sorry to cuss - haha). So happy you seem to be on the mend. I love hearing from you on my blog so I rushed over to sign up for emails of your post, which is how I stay in touch with fellow bloggers. Hope you have a ton of fun this weekend and still manage to get some rest! xoxo

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  8. A beautiful card Carol, such a good idea to recycle that gorgeous box.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  9. What a cheerful card, Carol! The recycled background is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

    love Mags B x

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