Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Happy Hump Day!
Today I'm taking part in the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Lots of us crafty bloggers share the same obsession and LOVE for coffee and crafting.  So, a fellow crafter-blogger-friend, Amy Tsuruta, of Tsuruta Designs, has put together this fabulous Blog Hop for anyone and everyone who loves coffee and crafting!  A HUGE thanks goes out to Amy for organizing and arranging the hop and for getting 25 fabulous sponsors for it, all of whom are offering super prizes! 

I missed the original Coffee Lover's Blog Hop so I'm pumped (dangerously so with caffeine) for this one!

How the hop works:

Make a holiday/coffee themed project, stop over at Tsuruta Designs to link it up and be eligible for sponsor prizes.  You can link up more than one project, just link them separately.  Deadline for linking your projects is Friday, Dec. 12th at 11:55 pm PST.  The actual Hop continues through Sunday, December 14th so you can hop and comment on everyone's posts.

Then, hop along to the other blogs linked up and check out everyone's holiday/coffee related projects. Many of us are offering blog candy on our own blogs, so make sure you leave a comment also, complete with your contact info, if you want to be eligible for even more great prizes from fellow blog hoppers!

Here is my project I've created:

I got the coffee cup template at The Cutting Cafe.  Since I don't have a Silhouette (on my Xmas list!), I cut everything out by hand.  The patterned paper I got at Hobby Lobby in Myrtle Beach.  It's by The Paper Studio.  I scored lines across the red patterned paper to give it more depth.  I used a sentiment stamp from Fiskars and a basic oval die and scallop oval die both from Spellbinders.  The red ink is Simon Says, Ruby Lipstick, I think.  I added some kraft twine around the lid with a red button, then tied two red jingle bells on the ends.  The final touch was a snowflake button with a red enamel dot center.  As you see below, I decorated the gift bag the same.

I decided to offer up some blog candy too.  One lucky person, who comments below, will receive this little gift bag of goodies AND the matching card I created for the hop!  Just comment below and be sure and leave your contact info.  I will select the winner randomly once the hop has ended on Sunday, December 14th.

After I decided to do some blog candy, I realized somethin ---I don't have any blog candy type things.  So, while I was out at Target, I saw these flavored drink sticks and cocoa mix.  Who doesn't like a little hot chocolate and candy beverage sticks around the holidays?  Then, while I was at Michaels, I saw these coffee/donut stickers and I found some pastel enamel dots to match.  So, if you want a chance to win this goody bag, leave me a comment with your contact info!  

I decided to make a little gift bag for all the goodies.  Now, I have to admit, I'm not much of one to create my own packaging.  Practice makes perfect, right?  I've got a ways to go.  I suppose since I have a house full of men who don't care for such things, I've never really done much creating of the outer package.  Give me a store bought gift bag and bow or fringe and I'm good to go!  lol  The kraft bag here alone was store bought.  I added the patterned paper and embellishments.

And here is what it will all look like together:

These goodies could all be yours!

So, grab that Cup of Joe, create, link-up and hop!  It's going to be super fun and inspiring!

Check out the sponsors:

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

Coffee-Blog Hopping Blessings!
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Jennifer Scull said...

I used the same template for my blog hop creation, but I think yours turned out much cuter!!! ;) it's fun how people can come up with different ideas using similar items. the little jingle bells on the ends of the twine are fabulous!!! what a cute blog candy, too :)

Angel Johns said...

Oh my goodness!! This is absolutely adorable!!! You did a great job :)

Rebekah said...

What a festive cuppa'!! Love it and thank you for the fabulous blog candy offer!! rbkhandcoatgmaildotcom

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a fabulous package and tag of FUN! Love the detail on your cute tag!

Shelly said...

Super sweet and festive!!! Love it!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow this is all very beautiful and festive, love it. TFS and the chance to win that great blog candy.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Amazing card Nance. Love the shape! I am not itching to get something like that! The papers are so pretty!

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a great cut and lovely project! Thanks for the chance at the blog candy!
So glad you hopped along! Merry Christmas!

Beth H. said...

Love your use of traditional colors and the addition of twine...makes me think of home. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy too...that is so generous of you! My email address is:

Tina said...

fabulous project love all the colors & details

thank you for the chance to win some amazing goodies

wendy said...

gorgeous !

Kristie Goulet said...

I love your use of traditional colors. Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win some amazing goodies!
thisday at ne dot rr dot com

wendipooh13 said...

what a fun coffee card and bag!! CUTE!!! love the shaped cup!!!

Maura said...

Totally Christmas! What a great gift/card combo!

Annette Allen said...

the perfect gift.. love that card and the gift bag is perfect.. thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Hello Nance!! You totally ROCKED this packaging girl...whatchya talkin' about!?! Love your coffee cup shaped card too - awesome!!!

Becca Cruger said...

Holy buckets, Batman! You've outdone yourself. This is layers and layers of loveliness. The more I stare, the more I find to admire! I'm loving the big bow of twine, and that adorable snowflake embellishment. Really great design work here! And maybe you should make your own packaging more often because it's top notch!
bexcruger at gmail dot com

Marla said...

LOVE shaped cards this is an adorable card and gift bag. TFS

~amy~ said...

I adore your coffee cup and coordinating giftie! What a fun duo! Love your choice of colors & patterns!
Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

thestampingbug said...

Love your project! You did a great job coordinating your gift bag with your goodies. Love it!!!

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely cup shaped card! love the pretty papers you used on this!

Jerrie said...

What a festive card! I love the shape and you hand cut it!! I love all the papers you used and the blinged out snowflake. How cute!

Ruby N said...

oh this is just too sweet!! love the card and everything wrapped in the bag :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

super adorable project!!!

Terri Burson said...

I sooooo love cut files for coffee cups! Your card is darling! Love the colors and the design is perfect. Awesome giveaway too! momtojeb at gmail dot com

MariLynn said...

This is so cute. I love the twine and on your card. Love your shaped card.

Monica Taylor said...

Very cute design!
Taylormadecards4u at gmail dot com

the primitive country bug said...

Your shaped coffee card caught my eye in the list of linky's. How super cute and I love that you cut it by hand. I don't have a silhouette either, and never thought to cut by hand... duh! Anyway, your whole ensemble is super cute!
Blessings~ Birgit

the primitive country bug said...

Oh, my contact info is banorton at maine dot rr dot com or you can contact me through my blog.

fran pascazio said...

Love your coffee cup card and you did it all by hand impressed me as well. Thank you for offering the blog candy. Merry Christmas!

Olga Direktorenko said...

Wonderful projects and incredible execution! My favorite so far! Honestly.

Anita said...

Awesome projects!

Stacy Sheldon said...

I so totally LOVE how cheerful the pattern/color mix is on your mug :)

Indy said...

I just love your latte card and that gift bag! LOVE them both!!! What a fabulous gift prize package!
Happy Holidays!
Hugs, Debbie!

Celeste Goff said...

What a gorgeous shaped card and treat bag! I love the pretty pp you used and all of the wonderful embellies too!

Jenny said...

I ADORE your coffee cup card! A gift in itself - has that warm and cozy look I love! Hugs, Jenny

Laurel Beard said...

Awesome. Love this. And the fact that you hand cut it all? Even more fabulous!

VanessaB said...

so awesome and fesitve! i loooove it!!! vanessabuzard at gmail dot com

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh how CUTE!!! LOVE the color combination and the traditional christmas colors.

Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
Heather Dennis

Toni said...

your card is so cute and cheery! love it! and you're going to love the Cameo. I'm going to look up a coffee card design like this over the weekend--thanks for the inspiration!

Michele Henderson said...

oooooh I LOVE your card! So pretty and colorful!

Chris said...

Fantastic gift ensemble - love the bright and cheery colors.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are fabulous!!! thanks for the chance to win!!!

Nancy Carroll said...

Wow, awesome creation, hope you get the silhouette for Christmas! TFS, thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy...nance459 at

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card and lovely package, Nance, the cup card really says Christmas and giving! Happy Holidays!

Tenia Nelson said...


Lesley Croghan said...

This is amazing!

Claire Creates Cards said...

WOW! I love your cup and gift bag! It is so festive and cheery! XX

Amy Johnson said...

Love this! So cute & festive!

Helen F. said...

Very warm and cheerful cuppa, Nance!

Seleise said...

adorable coffee cup card! love the papers you used and what a sweet set of blog candy! Thx!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS shaped coffee card Nance! Thanks for sharing :)
I'd love if you stopped by my blog for a chance of some blog candy too

Patry Ro said...

Adorable project!!! Thanks for sharing! New follower here.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Festive card. TFS

resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

D- said...

ADORABLE set. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

Samantha Mann said...

oh my goodness!!! adorable!!! LOOOOOOOOOOVE this festive shaped card!! seriously, the twine and colors and embellishments!! they all work so beautifully together!! i LOVE this!!!
samanthamann11 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Helen Gullett said...

What a lovely fift bag and card! Love your style :)

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