Saturday, November 11, 2017

Christmas Cocoa Thanks

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

Well we went from having record warm temperatures here in PA to having record cold temperatures. Tonight our low will be 19°. That's cold!! And when the cold comes can Christmas be far behind?

Today, I am showing another of the new 2017 Christmas dies released by CottageCutz This one the is Cocoa & Sweet Treats die. There are 3 different cup designs plus lollipops, candy apples, a donut, gingerbread man and a Christmas cake in this super cute set. The set also includes other Christmas icons - a tree, snowman and holly.

I know I will need some Thank You type cards after Christmas so that's the idea behind this week's card. Let's get started with some details on my card for today.

Step 1: I started my card by choosing my colors. I like making Christmas cards in non-traditional colors but this year I seem to all about the red & green. When I looked through my Christmas papers I found this piece with a circle background. I liked the whimsical appeal and thought it would work well with the images I planned on using.
Cherry Red Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Patterned Paper Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
I cut the die images I was using for my card. The cup was cut in a rich, cherry red cardstock that matches the designer paper.  I wanted to layer the cup inside a circle image and decided on using the largest of the Sweetheart Doily dies. I cut in a vanilla cardstock.
Step 2:  Time to start the assembly of my card. I love using ribbon on Christmas cards and decided to add an olive green strip across the center.
Once I put the Christmas Cocoa cup on the vanilla doily, I decided to add a red circle layer underneath. It made it pop against the background. I stamped the sentiment in a circle on vanilla cardstock in chocolate ink. I just continued the circle theme that is going on in my patterned paper. I used the stitched circle dies - the 3rd & 6th largest.
Added the image circle and the sentiment circle to the background layer.
Step 3:  To finish off my card, I added a gold cord bow and some green sequins. I hope I have given you an idea for a card using this cute new set. Have a great week-end and I will see you next Saturday.
Dies I used to create card:


Lois said...

I think this is one of my favorite dies in the new Christmas release! I love the dark red you used with it -- not the traditional shade of Christmas red, but a nice bold shade. Super card!!!

Pam MacKay said...

Super cute die! I love the colors and papers that you used with it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful, inspiring cocoa thank you card. I have been trying to come up with ideas for exactly this type of card for thank you cards for after Christmas. We have family who are far away that we need to send Thank you cards to especially. All I could think of were cards that looked like a Christmas card, the cocoa cup is an excellent idea. Thank you for sharing the step by step tutorial.
Jacquelene L

Anja Ž. said...

This is lovely. Great idea.

SugarShine Designs said...

Mary, your card designs are always so perfect. This one is no exception. It's so clean and well done! Love the colors and the circular theme that runs through it. -Janet