Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + Paper Sweeties

Hi Friends!  Today is National Cocoa Day which is definitely something to celebrate!  And Paper Sweeties is once again a sponsor for the amazing Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop:

The event has been running since December 9th and this is my first post!  I am hoping to maybe squeeze in a few more before the 16th!!!!  If you play along you will be eligible for a chance at this prize from Paper Sweeties:

 A $25.00 gift card!  Yummy!  And this is just one of MANY prizes and MANY WONDERFUL SPONSORS!  See what I mean.... it is an AMAZING EVENT!  I hope you will play along too!  The more the merrier especially at this time of year! :)

To create my card I drew inspiration from this month's inspiration graphic for Paper Sweeties Challenge:

 If you make a card based on the inspiration photo or colors and link it up at the Paper Sweeties Blog or on our Facebook Paper Sweeties Inspiration page in the challenge album you can be eligible for this month's prize which is a $100.00 gift certificate!  Did I mention that Paper Sweeties carries the MISTI stamping tool?  I hope you will join in the fun!!!!!

Onto my card.....

My sweet "Christmas Cocoa" card uses lots of yummy stamps and sweet cuts dies from Paper Sweeties!  The sweet cup and saucer are from the "Eat Cake" stamp set.  The holly is from the new "Jingle All The Way" sweet cuts.  The whip cream is actually the cupcake frosting die from the "Sending Sweet Thoughts" Sweet Cuts.

I created the background with the heart border die from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts.  I cut it repeatedly down the front of a card base.  I then backed the openings with a sweet gingham patterned paper and inlaid the die cuts back into the card front with only some of the hearts in place.  I added "Stickles" diamond to some of the hearts for a little bit of holiday shine!

Thanks for taking a look at my card!  I cannot wait to hop around and see more of the wonderful projects being posted!  Gorgeous Inspiration!  Thanks to everyone that makes this event happen and to all of the incredible sponsors!  Happy Holidays to all!

Edited on 12-14-2016 to ADD:

I forgot to link up to Lori Hairston's wonderful Visions of Sugarplums Challenge 2016!  Oops!

I try to link up each year and join all of the fabulous inspiration!  Lori always has free downloads for Christmas crafting and there is a ton of wonderful inspiration from her team of designers!  Join in the fun!
And thanks to Lori and all of her sponsors for this wonderful event each year!!!!!  I love it!!!!


  1. Jill, this is ABsolutely beautiful...the colors are absolutely delish!

  2. you mailed it!! Your inspiration colors are perfect and I love the whole layout

  3. Love this, Jill. I just entered a card in the Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop as well (I'm #560). I used the Coffee, Yes Please stamp set.

    I really need to learn how to do this thumb linky thing. I see it on your blog as well, and how it shows the products you used. Yikes, I have a lot to learn!

    1. Karen,
      I remember when I was first learning Thumblinky and getting started with the Design Team. My suggestion is to go to the Thumblinky.com site and click on their HELP section and watch the instruction video a couple times. Then once you get used to the video go for it. It is a fairly easy program to learn and there are tons of directions on the help section too if you get stuck on a particular part. Plus you can ask all of us too! :) We are so glad you are here! :) Jill

  4. Gorgeous card and awesome colors. A great layout!

  5. Gorgeous and ever so sweet!! Love those hearts!!!

  6. What a beautiful card, Jill! Love the colors :)

  7. Wonderful Christmas-time cocoa card, Jill! I love how you used the heart border for your background, and what a cute cup!

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  9. That gingham mug is so sweet!! This is an adorable card Jill, so cozy!

  10. Oh my goodness!!! Your project is really sweet and cute! Love it!

  11. Super cute and great take on the color combo.

  12. What a delicious card!
    I just ordered this set & can't wait to use it.

  13. Such a cute gingham cup and fun heart background -adorable Christmas card! So glad you linked up to my Christmas/Winter Challenge at Choux Choux paper Art!

  14. Beautiful card with great bow!

  15. So so pretty! Love how you filled in random hearts! And that ribbon...yum!

  16. Such a sweet cocoa card. I LOVE your design, the diecut texture and the color.

  17. So, so, so darn cute, Jill! LOVE that background! And the cup of cocoa and big shabby bow are just SO sweet! <3


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: ) Jill