Sunday, February 12, 2012

Warm Valentine Wishes Hot Cocoa Mug Cards!!

A few weeks ago I saw a post for hot cocoa mugs as Christmas favors on the Cricut Messageboard.  I found this cute mug file on my Cricut Essentials cartridge, one of the built in cartridges on the Cricut Expression 2 machine.  We are experiencing the coldest temperatures of the winter season right now, so I decided these warm cocoa filled cards would be appropriate for my Valentine's sweeties.  The front of the mug, with the heart cut-out, and the back of the mug are cut on one mat at size 9.50. I cut two of  each of these and layered them to provide strength to the card.  I used my Scotch ATG gun to put them together.  I added some glitter glue, coordinating brads, and a bow.  I used the remaining heart cut-out to create a nice little tag, where I wrote my "Warm Valentine's Wishes" sentiment.  I plan to add a few double-dipped chocolate peppermint sticks to stir up the wonderful flavors of hot cocoa.  I used hearts and swirls paper from the Colorbok, Paper Studio, and the Disney Mega Paper Pads.  I found some nice woodland themes, for the guys in the family, in the atd Great Outdoors stacks.  Ribbon for the bows comes from jute twine, the Paper Studio, and some saved-for-me scraps from my wonderful mom, my biggest fan!!  Hope you stay warm and have a very happy Valentine's day!! Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

  1. These are darling, Patty. thanks for sharing the directions. I love making things but need lots of help! plan to use these for book club!