Sunday, December 13, 2015

Merry and Bright - Hot Cocoa Pouch Card

Hello, everybody! Welcome to Day 3 of the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! We would love to see you over there with your winter/holiday projects using images of coffee, tea, or cocoa. The hop runs from December 11 to 18 and anyone can join!


Before I get started, I would like to wish everyone a Happy National Cocoa Day! Woohoo! Cocoa has its own day!


Here is another one of my hot cocoa pouches.  It looks like a card on the outside but when you open it up, there's a package of hot cocoa and a candy cane!


I stamped the cute kitty from Newton's Nook - Newton Loves Coffee, coloured it with watercolour markers, and fussy-cut. I added a healthy coating of Glossy Accents to the cup. The sentiment is a cut-out from a Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad, and I affixed it onto a white panel embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflakes.  I layered it onto a red panel and green patterned paper from the same Lawn Fawn paper pad. I finished it off with a die-cut bow (Elizabeth Crafts). The template for my hot cocoa pouch card can be found in this post.


On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from MFT - Hug in a Mug in green and added strips of holly-themed washi tape along with another die-cut bow.

Some of my followers are keen to know what my elf Eli is up to each day.  Today Eli is celebrating National Cocoa Day with one of his favourites: Starbucks Double Chocolate!  Eli is linking up over at DL.ART's Third Annual Elf Antics Linky! If you have a little elf, you will want to join Eli, Arci, Ron, Daisy, Elizabeth, Loopy, Elfin, and Hope in their funny elf antics!


I would also like the join the following challenges: 7 Kids College Fund AG UE; Artistic Inspirations AG Christmas UE; Beccy's Place AG UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges Happy Holidays 1/2; Choux Choux Paper Art Christmas Winter UE; CRAFT Christmas 5/5; Craft Stamper Sharing the Season 2/3; Craftin Desert Divas Christmas Linky UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Blue and White or Red and Green 3/3; Dragonfly Dreams It's Christmas UE; Fussy and Fancy Happy Holidays UE; Glitter n Sparkle Traditional or Non-traditional Colours 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating December AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper Christmas/Winter 3/5; One Stitch at a Time AG with the Colour Red UE; Pile It On Christmas/Winter UE; PINspirational I was inspired by the colours and the Christmas theme 3/5; Scrapbook Blessings Club 3rd Annual Christmas Party UE; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Challenge Krimbo Kitties UE; STAMPlorations December Theme and/or Sketch Stamps and Holiday 1/6; Sweet Stamps Blog AG UE; The Outlawz Sunday CAS AG 1E; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5

Thank you for looking at my hot cocoa pouch!  Wishing you a joyful day!

54 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh so cute!!! I'm going to use Newton today I think.. not now... but soon! Have a wonderful Cocoa Day!!

Patricia Alvarez said...

Great project. It is very beautiful! I love the design with the embossed background. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week. Good luck!!! Patricia.

Michele Henderson said...

I just love this pretty kitty card in the festive holiday colors!
Holiday Hugs,
Michele

Bad Kitty said...

love your pouch card!
so cute this kitty!
hugs
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

KellyJean said...

Super cute!

cotnob said...

This is so cute Kitty, such an adorable image and lovely festive colours.
Pauline
x

Donna said...

This is adorable Kitty, sweet images and design, and fabulous design!

Hetty said...

Fun gift card,kitty and your elf is so sweet,love to see him!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Cool washi tape, it is great!!
And that kitty, so adorable...
Jeeiiiii, Eli is back again :) Love His mug it is really colorful and fun.
We do not have starbuck her but hope that maybe one day we will have it :)
I was wondering, what is that behind him, ist it a bag of coco or a book of some cind, I am not shure :)
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! I love how you have the sweet kitty peeking at the cup!! The embossing is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
DL.ART DT Member

Barb said...

Oooh another really cute card. Those pouch cards are lovely. Barbxx

Beccy said...

I love cards that have a little gift included... especially something as yummy as hot chocolate! Great card fold Kitty. The pocket on the inside is a fabulous place to stash something sweet. I love the sweet little kitty on the front of your card too.
Cheers,
Beccy

~amy~ said...

How cute! Love the traditional red + green!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card design, love the layers! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
My Blog!

Gail said...

Super color choices - another great pouch card!

Lisa said...

very stunning card, love the layering and of course who doesn't enjoy Newton.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Congrats! I saw you won for 2nd time in DLART Elf Antics challenge.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sue Reynolds said...

My comment for your card was placed under my daughter Lisa because I was on her computer and google account so I am retyping my comment:
Very stunning card, love the layering and of course who doesn't enjoy Newton.

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

Oh such a adorable card x love the image and the inside is beautiful x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Brenda said...

So cute, love that kitty and that there is a surprise inside the card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

ike said...

Oooooh - I adore Newtons :-) I will probably have to give in and buy myself some after Chrimbo :-)
Such a sweet card.
Thank you for playing at SUYP Cats Challenges :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxxxx

Janis Lewis said...

Oh so cute! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational. Good Luck!!
Janis DT
Pause Dream Enjoy
PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

marion said...

Another lovely card and love this image, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

Olga Fink said...

Beautiful card! Christmas colors and that Kitty! adorable! Eli is not so naughty lately! lol

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute kitty peeker, great hot choc. holder. great project!!

Pia S said...

This feels warm and cozy and it's a perfectly balanced design with nott too much or too little, everything on fills a purpose...

Mandy LaCroix said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I was drooling over the front and then I scrolled down and loved the inside even more (Which I wouldn't have thought possible). Love the paper, stamps, images - everything!

Got2BCrafting said...

Such an adorable card!!! Great design and a sweet little kitty too. :)

Thanks for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "Christmas" Linky Party.
~DT Lori

Helen F. said...

Oh, this is another sweet treat!!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

katieo said...

I love all of the embossing on the beautiful red and green card you made. The kitty is adorable. The pouch on the inside is great idea. Eli looks like she is having a great time sipping cocoa. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge. Katie-DL.ART DTmember

KraftyKoolKat said...

So adorable and pretty Kitty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty Kitty.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Happy Dance said...

That Newton is so adorable! I just love him! Beautiful embossing too. And I'm really enamored by these cocoa holder cards...they are just ingenious! Great card. Bev

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your creation for our challenge!
Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge...

xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Newton is so cute and I love the pretty bright green in your card.

Karen Day said...

Kitty, you're on a roll with the cocoa cards!! Thanks again for joining our December challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

Sandi's Samples said...

Thanks for giving all the details of your card! Thanks for playing with us this week at
http://www.7kidscollegefund.com/
Huggs
Sandi

Becca Cruger said...

Kitty, this is just tooooooo cute! The vibrant green and that bright, bright red looks phenomenal! And can I just say that whatever kind of cocoa you bought - they have the coolest packaging. Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations too!

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Shelly said...

Aww...another SWEET creation!!

Shireen Boddapati said...

It's lovely! Thank you for taking part in Dragonfly Dream's December Challenge! All the best and Merry Christmas.
Regards,
Shireen ( DT Member)

Helen Gullett said...

Super cute!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

StampingbugKerry said...

Too cute and I just love your antique elf. :)

Lori said...

So darling - love how the kitty is set up to pounce on the yummy chocolate! So glad that you linked up to my Christmas/Winter challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

CraftyGirl said...

Such a cute Idea, I will have to give this a go. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

TTFN,

CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Suze said...

Eli looks like he is looking forward to his hot chocolate. Starbucks here does a white chocolate with raspberry hot chocolate drink which is my fave!

Suze said...

And.....Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for December.

crafty-stamper said...

Another great pouch card and cute image----Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

suzARTe said...

I love the main image on this card and all the lovely details. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes December link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Theresa Pace said...

these cards are a great idea. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our challenge in the new year!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Linda said...

This is so cute!! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx