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A cup full of warmth

>> Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Good morning everyone I am so glad that you stopped by. Before I start my project I just want to wish the design team's Heather a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I hope it is a good one filled with many blessings.

Whether it is a birthday or a holiday, I think I have a nice little gift idea that can be given for any occasion. I know that I will be creating more of these for the girls' bus drivers and teachers for church clubs. I created a mug card that you can fill with soup, coffee or in my case hot cocoa. Here is the TEMPLATE that I used for my card. I changed it a bit though using a straight bottom rather than rounded.

I wanted a straight bottom because I knew that I wanted to sew my card and it would be easier not to have to sew a rounded edge. I have a hard enough time trying to sew a straight line so I did not need anything more complicated LOL. Besides here is a tip for you if you decide to try these yourself- line the template up to the bottom and side of your paper and then you save time cutting too. The template is larger than a half sheet of cardstock (8.5" X 11'') so you will need the better part of a whole sheet. After I cut out my mug I stamped my marshmallow bg stamp in white ink on both the front of the mug and the inside of the mug. So, you will need to stamp on both sides of your paper. After I stamped the marshmallows I folded my card in half sideways and stitched it around 3 sides to create a pocket. You do not have to sew you can use adhesive but if you do I recommend an aggressive one like red line tape so that it will not come open easily.

I then stamped my cocoa cup with chocolate ink and colored the marshmallows with my clear spica glitter pen and part of the cup with my blue prismamarker. I used my circle nestabilities to cut it out and matte it onto a scalloped blue circle. You can sort of see the sparkle in the photo. I then added a scalloped border at the top which was made with my corner rounder punch and accented the scallops with dots using my chocolate marker. I finished off the card by adding a bow attached with a glue dot to the handle. Thanks to my friend Michelle who sent me the ribbon that matches so well with this card. Then add a packet of hot cocoa and you are done! What cute, simple and thoughtful gifts these make. Here is the finished project:

So the awesome stamps I used to complete this card are DRS designs H281 (marshmallows) and H223 (cup). I know that you are going to want to make some of your own so the stamps can be found by clicking this LINK. We have some other adorable marshmallow stamps too so be sure to check them out.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed my project and are inspired to make your own. If you do, I would LOVE to see it so post a comment under this post so I can check it out. Have a wonderful day!!


Heather Lee-Reppen said...

Thanks Janette! This is a super cute project, I will definitely be casing this idea! Thanks for sharing it!

Cathy I. said...

Very cute! Happy Birthday Heather!

Vicki said...

This is so DARLING!! :) Love the yummy cocoa treat idea!! Perfect time of year for this!! TFS!

Jessica G. said...

What a fun project -- it would be perfect as part of a gift basket or to keep on hand for last minute gifts!

Deb said...

ohhhh this is adorable!! What a cute stamp!! I loove it!

Dawn said...

Just darling! what a great idea for a treat for a special someone!

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