Our weather lately has been crazy; last week we were roasting with 90-degree weather and this week we finally are getting those cold, crisp morning of Fall. This time of year is one of my favorites with all the trees showing their beautiful color, the cooler air and my favorite drink, hot chocolate! I like mine with a little nutmeg on top; I know not the most traditional!
My new stamp and die set just arrived from Stamps of Life, it is the cutest Hot Cocoa theme, it fast becoming a favorite.
I couldn’t wait I had to make a card right away! Being that it is Fall I wanted to go with a more rustic look, so I grabbed kraft paper and decided against doing a more elaborate background. I was inspired by those cool overcast Fall morning with a warm cup of cocoa.
I used the mug stamp and die along with whipped cream outline die, and the detailed whipped cream inset die. To give it a little shine and a few sprinkles of “nutmeg” I mixed my latest Nuvo acquisitions in their “Pure sheen” aka fine glitter collection in spiced apricot and diamond.
The card itself is a 4.25 by 5.5 (A2) size with an inside layer of white at 4×5. The sentiments in this set are perfect so I went with “…is like a warm hug on the inside” ideal way to describe how I feel after drinking a mug of cocoa!
I added a little red and white bakers twine, die cut the marshmallows for a little playful movement and then pop dotted the mug and whipped cream.
This set is super fun, and I see she just came out with the polka dot stamp for the mug. If you are interested here is the site. I have not done a recent monthly stamp project in a while, but this was hard to put off, I guess it spoke to me!
What is your favorite Autumn warm drink?
Until next time…
Here is my supply list:
Echo Park “I love Family” – heart sticker
Echo Park “I love Family” 6×6 pad – ” family tree” blue paper
Stamps of Life – Die Hard set for November – mug steam, both marshmallows dies, “Hot Cocoa” stamp and “is like a hug from the inside” stamp.
Nuvo Pure Sheen in Diamond and Spiced Apricot
Stamps of life – Chocolate ink pad
*please note I do not receive any compensation for recommending these products. I just love them and think you might too!