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


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


  1. Your card is beautiful. Great upcyling.

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

  3. Gorgeous Christmas card Carol, great idea x

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

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

  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.

  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

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

  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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