Cup of Cocoa & Candy Canes with Cup of Christmas

Don’t you love to wake up on a cold morning and enjoy a hot cup of coffee while the world awakens? Do you love to hold a mug of sweet hot cocoa with both hands while blowing into the mug before each sip? If you (or anyone you love) says, “yes” to either of these questions, then Cup of Christmas is the bundle for you! I made a sweet, layered card with the bundle to show you how sweet it is. Here’s my card:

Cup of Christmas Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas card

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  • Cup of Christmas. I adore this bundle – it’s why I selected it as my favorite Christmas bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog (you can see my entire list here). Not only do I adore the sweet sentiments in this set, but the mugs are pretty cute – and don’t get me started on all the ways to decorate and fill the mugs. 🙂 Here’s a look at the Cup of Christmas Bundle:Cup of Christmas Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 153025AND the stamps for the mugs are double-sided, so you can make a left-handled or right-handled mug with each design. How fun is that?! Not only is this set great for cards, but it’s perfect for tags and gifts, too! Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! that shows some of the cool elements of this bundle: Cup of Christmas Bundle Video
  • Candy Canes & Holly. I added candy canes and holly to my Christmas mug because…well because I can. Perhaps you don’t want holly IN your cocoa, but it sure looks sweet, doesn’t it? The candy canes are cropped from the Cup of Cheer Dies that coordinate with the Cup of Christmas stamp set. I cropped the solid candy canes with Thick Whisper White and the striped candy canes with Real Red. With just a couple of dots of Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue, the red candy canes easily layered over the white. Cup of Christmas Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas cardUnless you look closely, you might miss the holly the peeks out of the mug. I cropped the holly pieces from Garden Green – instead of poking out the center pieces, I kept them in and glued them down.
  • Christmas Color Combination. The pattern I used in the background of this card is from the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, a pack of papers with loads of greens. The pattern reminds me of a Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper from a couple of years ago, so I knew it would be perfect on a Christmas card. Here’s a look at the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper: Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149488BONUS: Garden Lane Designer Series Paper is one of ten Designer Series Papers from the Annual Catalog that are currently being offered in a Buy 3, Get 1 Free Promotion (more information below). If you like this mix of Mint Macaron, Garden Green and Real Red (perfect for Christmas, don’t you think?), please save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Mint Macaron, Garden Green, Real Red

Bundles: Cup of Christmas  Stamp Sets: Cup of Christmas  Papers: Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, Garden Green, Real Red, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Cup of Cheer Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Oh dear, I thought I had convinced myself I didn’t need another “cup” stamp/die set??? I love the two-sided option?

  2. Love this fun card, Brian, with lots of good feelings for Christmas. Have a great day!

  3. Definitely sweet….love the candy canes!

  4. Great choice of DSP for the background…such a “sweet” card!

  5. YES, on that cup of coffee! The darling mug and the candy canes are festive and fabulous!

  6. I was just wondering how I could use that DSP for Christmas. Thanks for your inspiration! Great card.

  7. I am SO IN LOVE with this set and your card. PERFECT!!!

  8. Another great example of your layering expertise. Now you have me rethinking this set. Oh my – I want it all. Fabulous card as always Brian.

  9. Well, I must say that this is my favorite card using the cute mug stamp.
    Even though *I don`t put holly on my hot choclate ….it might be a new taste sensation ! This really is a festive and adorable card . It would be cute to include with Starbucks gift card !!

  10. You just keep outdoing yourself! Love the cup of coffee and and the layers. Yummy!

  11. Just when I had convinced myself that I didn’t need this stamp set….. This is such a sweet card. Love it!

    • Awww…thank you so much, Sheryl! I love when I can convince someone they need something they didn’t think they needed. Muwahaha! I actually love this set – and the dies are really great! ♥

  12. Adorable card and great job using that green dsp for background!

  13. Which DSP did you use on the other Cup of Christmas card you made with the red stripes? The cup has a white poinsettia die. I love your cards and have cared many. I give you credit. Thank you!

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