Thursday, December 13, 2018

National Cocoa Day with Stamps of Life!


Happy National Cocoa Day and welcome to our celebration of Cocoa!  Today the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Stamps of Life Design Teams are hopping together and featuring the Hot Chocolate 2 Stamps and Hot Chocolate Dies (and maybe a few other wonderful Stamps of Life products)!  Hop along to each stop along the way and leave some love and you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift card to The Stamps of Life Shop!  You have until the 20th to comment and the winner will be announced on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog on the 22nd!  And if you stick with me until the end I'm having a little giveaway here too!

***Edited to add winner info!  The winner of the gift certificate has been announced on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today, December 22nd at 7am Pacific time and Amy has added her winner to her hop post as well!  The winner here at my place is Donna Mundinger!!  Congrats to Donna!  I'll be messaging her and thanks so much to all who joined us for this hop!***

You should be coming here from the oh so talented Kathy Schweinfurth's Blog!  If you get lost along the way you can always head back to the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog here where you'll find the entire hop list!

And here's how I was inspired:


So... can I just say... this cup die!!  It's a fantastic size and shape and I LOVE that the handle cuts out!  The "inside" of the cup cuts out at the top too, so I can tuck the awesome whipped topping die just inside it... or add some paper to it for cocoa and add some or lots of the marshmallows from the stamp set.  And the whipped cream!  The lines are actually cuts rather than just embossed, so it's easy to slip the spoon die cut (also included in the set) right through it... or a straw... or some marshmallows... or whatever!  I cut mine from white glitter paper and my spoon from some silver foiled paper.  I added a few marshmallows and the steam... we'll talk about that in a minute.

For this next one, I was inspired by our cool desert evenings here in Buckeye, Arizona:


I got these cool Succulent 2 Dies recently at a stamp show in Mesa.  So... it does get really cold here in the southwestern part of Arizona!  In fact, it's not uncommon to see a cactus with a hat on!  I mean .. usually it's not a cute knit beanie like the sticker I added... but instead maybe a styrofoam cup...lol!  But wouldn't beanies be cuter!?  Lately it's been in the 40's in the morning... but don't feel bad for me... it's 70 by the afternoon!

That sentiment, right??  I blended some distress oxides onto the cup and used a stencil to add more of the same color to decorate my cup this time and built my sentiment from the Hot Chocolate 2 Stamp Set and stamped it right on the cup.   I'd buy that cup!  And I just LOVE the steam in this set... each piece cuts out separately so you can add them however you want!

And I couldn't let the day go by without shaking things up!


I just cut the cup from the snowflake paper and the cup outline die from a coordinating paper (the die set has outlines for the cup, the whipped topping AND the spoon!  Perfect for cutting out the stamped images or to outline the dies).  Then I cut a heart shaped window out of the center of my cup die cut, added some acetate inside the window and then some popup tape around the heart window.  I added sequins and beads and attached the cup to the background.  Since I added gold splatters, I cut the spoon from gold foil cardstock this time.  I built my sentiment from one of the sentiments from the Coffee Statement Stamp Set along with the Hot Cocoa words from the Hot Chocolate 2 Stamp Set we're featuring today!  So many of the Coffee Statement sentiments work really well with "Hot Cocoa" in place of "Coffee"!  So maybe we just need a "Hot Cocoa" word die??  Stephanie?  Maybe? :)

I'm playing along over at Double Trouble to create something using embossing and I've added the twist of snowflakes!  You should check this one out!  You have a couple days left to play along over there for a sweet prize!

So that's me for today!  Oh... AND I'm giving away one of these fantastic Stamps of Life Hot Chocolate die sets too!


It is quite awesome and you do need this in your cup die collection!  You have until the 20th to leave me some love here and I'll announce the winner on the 22nd also!

The next stop on the hop is the wonderful Laurel Seabrook!  You're sure to be wowed over there!  Thanks for stopping here and good luck!!



49 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

Both of your cards are so awesome.. they'd be perfect "guy" cards with the colors you used.

Cindy C. said...

All so gorgeous, I can't say which one I like more out of the three, but the sentiment on the second made me laugh! Thanks for sharing.

jeanchaneyaz said...

Nice to see cocoa cards, Lisa! My favorite is the one that you slipped that snow globe into! Although, being an Arizonan, how could I resist that one? And, then a shaker besides? Great fun!

Deena said...

First LOVE all your projects! All the details are so lovely and the patterns you chose are jus perfect! But that cactus with the hat... HA!!!! LOVE IT! Deena The Stamps of Life

~amy~ said...

YOU are a card making QUEEN! Love them all, your details are perfectly perfect!

Sharon Salerno said...

Love love love your cards!

Linda Wall said...

Love both but I am partial to shaker cards.

Skrater said...

Wow these are all fantastic. I can't choose a favorite. Such fun details and all are very different. Love the shaker card.

Bonnie Peffer said...

Both are really great cards. But, I am loving the darker, masculine colors on the shaker card. TfS!

Esther Asbury said...

Wow! Three gorgeous projects! Love the shaker in the cup, the super fun cactus, and that warm and cozy feeling first card!

Pami Ballington said...

Love all three cards! The first on makes me think of sipping hot chocolate in a mountain cabin. I must confess, I'm jealous of your weather. We've just been cold here in East TN. I'm a summer girl just waiting for winter to be over. ;)

Rann Dyer said...

What gorgeous creations for this dies set you have! The combo of colors and patterned and design gives you such a lovely holiday mood. Evert single card is beautiful.
This die set is must have for endless use.

Shell B. said...

Lisa your cards are so festive, each one is fabulously detailed! I’m loving the stamp and die set featured!
Have a Fabulous Cocoa Day!!

Siobhan Burtlow said...

Hot cocoa and Christmas music doesn't get any better this time of the year!

Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win along the hop!

Sula said...

Love the cactus with a beanie! Even a cactus needs cocoa!

Dania said...

Your cards have such a warm and cozy feel to them. I guess it's the color selection that you used in all three. I really, really like it. The heart shaker is cute too. :)

Becca Yahrling said...

Your cards are always lovely, Lisa. Love the pretty snow globe on the 1st one as well as the plaid cup. Love the sentiment on the 2nd card. And loving shakers more than anything, I adore yours, of course. That spoon is so cute, too. Love it in gold.

TrainWithMeghan said...

I commented on your instagram too! I LOVE ALL Of these! So many layers and extra embellishments! GREAT JOB

Scrapbooking for Newbies said...

I love the details! That first card 😱 The snow globe and the steam and the cup! Oh my😱

Leslie Capone said...

So many little details to love about your cards! Love the colors you chose!

Ellen said...

Really cute cards. Love that you talked about the cool details of the Dies. Sometimes I forget the smart details that Stephanie includes on her dies that make them easy to use. Great attention to detail that tie all the elements of your cards together.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are AMAZING! I love them all!

VanessaB said...

i was going to pick a favorite, but i just can't! these are all so fantastic, creative and fun!! :) so happy to hop with you!

Cindy Holmes said...

Your cards are so amazing! I just love all the layering and different beautiful patterned paper that you used! And your cactus card sentiment made me chuckle I love that!

Laura J said...

Oh wow, i am floored by these cards. So wonderfully designed and absolutely fabulous!

cghundley said...

Fabulous cards!
Love all the mugs
and the snow globe
on the first card.
Carla from Utah

Chelle D'Zines said...

The embelishments you chose are perfect! I really enjoy looking at your layouts and colour choices! Absolutely fabulous. Your golden spoon is spectacular!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMG!!!!! I love love love love love love these!!!! They are FABULOUS (You know I love my cocoa!!!)!!!! I need that set!!! Ohhhhhhhh it is awesome!!!!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, Lisa! THREE totally ADORABLE cards, soo rich and full of fab detail I'm almost speechless (but not quite. LOL) That die set is to DIE for and the papers and colors, well, I certainly can't pick a fave. Totally AMAZING!!! xxD

missnatalee 143 said...

How cute are these?! I need this set. Adorable!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your hot cocoa day cards are so fantastic and fun! Great designs on all.

Arianna Barbara said...

Happy Hot Cocoa day!!!
Wow! Wow! Wow! Your cards are totally cool! Beautiful layouts, details and colors!!! Love them!!!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Cute cards! Always love hot cocoa. Yummm. Marisela mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love these stunning cards! Thanks for sharing!

Lucy E. said...

Lisa, your use of patterned
papers, layers and other
elements is so fun and
vibrant! Super awesome cards!

Scrapper69 said...

Awesome Cocoa Cards! I love the pattern papers and designs! Looks like a great die set!

Theresa

Jerrie said...

All your cocoa cards are fun and awesome! Love them!!

Waving My Wand said...

Goodness, ya'll are rocking this die set! Always a fan of your work, friend.

Janis said...

Gorgeous array of cards!! I love all the wintery patterns and warm touches. And that GOLD!!! Oh, be still my heart!! BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for the chance to win the dies, too. Merry Christmas to all.
<3 J

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Katie Ann Brooks said...

Amazing projects my friend

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the additions of the
cactus and the snowglobe
to the side of the cup.
Great cards.
thanks for sharing
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Lori S said...

Love all the cards. Thanks for sharing the details to create each one.

Marcie Bolt said...

I just love your creativity!

scrapin' GA peach said...

OhMyWord!! All three of these cards are stunning! Frame-able art that should NEVER EVER be thrown away!! I love every inch, of each card...Please don't ask me to choose a favorite because all your cards are my favorite!!
#fangirlrobyn
#notastalker~promise

Sue D said...

Great cards. My fave is the first one.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I love that shaker heart on the mug on the last card!

Vivian Foo said...

Great dimension and design of these cards.

Mitra Pratt said...

GLITTER WHIP CREAM! that is all. I'm just sitting here all glittery and happy with this thought! And a spoon to boot! Love this set! Your cards rock!!!!

Sue Reynolds said...

Wow, what a great collection of coffee cards with snowflakes...all beautifully done...can't pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.