Cocoa Kindness and a Hop

Oops!  Sorry my hop post is late.  I accidentally scheduled it for 5pm instead of 5am.  Doh!

Hi friends!  It's time for another Diva Inspirations Blog Hop to kick off Verve's December inspiration challenge.  I'm the first stop on the hop, so grab a treat and get ready for a little loveliness from the Divas inspired by this month's challenge theme... A Cup of Kindness!  There's a blog hop prize and a challenge prize up for grabs, as well as a free limited time digital download on our site!


For my project, I made an easy little hot chocolate holder with stamps from the Chocolate set and the keep calm senteiment from Coffee.  It's an 8.5 x 5.5" piece of cardstock, scored at 5.5" just like an A2 card, then I cut a diagonal piece off the front.  The bottom is adhered with sticky strip and I punched two holes with my crop a dile on the side to feed the ribbon through to tie my candy cane on.  Then it was just a matter of dressing it up with papers and stamps.  I also added a few wood stars which I embossed with frantage shabby embossing enamel.  Those seem to be my go-to embellishments this season.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I can't wait to hop along and see the colorful creations from the other Divas!  I hope you'll play along with us too!  You can find all the challenge details and linkup info on the Verve Blog.

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Amy Kolling!


Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee5. Susan
2. Amy6. Stacey
3. Betty7. Maureen
4. Sarah8. Marisa


Enabler's List
Stamps:  Chocolate , Coffee. (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Holiday Style (October Afternoon), tiptop taupe, early espresso (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: vintage photo (Ranger Distress), Early Espresso (SU!), VersaMark
Accessories: Chocolate Word Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), seam binding, linen thread (SU!), wood veneer snowflakes, jingle bells, frantage shabby aqua embossing enamel (Stampendous), glossy glaze, glitter, stitched circles stax (MFT), corner rounder

32 comments

  1. This is also an awesome idea with the candy cane.
    The chocolate-drips made me smile.

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  2. This is fabulous! I've been wanting to make these as teacher gifts, thanks so much for pushing me in the right direction. What a lovely creation!

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  3. Fantastic card! Love the theme and the design! Thank you for the digi ♥

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  4. The candy strip on the card looks so cute and the brown card stock as base of the card matches the coffee theme...brilliant and awesome!

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  5. I think hot chocolate holders are little pockets of thoughtfulness and this
    one is so pretty!

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  6. Oh j'adore... so beautiful colors. Great card

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  7. This is sooo creative! I love the color combo & how you tied on the candy cane is just fabulous ;-)

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  8. This is so fun and pretty!! Love the addition of the candy cane "stirrer" with the little bells. Adorable!!
    Beautiful homey winter colors, too.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  9. Like the colors and the candy cane is a great idea!

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  10. I love this wonderful cocoa inspired card! Thanks for the digital download too!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  11. This is adorable...from the cute designer paper to the chocolate border and the jingle bells. Just love it!

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  12. Love the colorful papers & candy cane tied in with such a pretty bow!!

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  13. Wow! This is a sweet way of giving and sharing kindness :)

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  14. What a charming card! Love the sentiment!

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  15. Love this! The colors make it so warm feeling...beautiful....

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  16. How perfect! Love the hot chocolate holder with the added candy cane!

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  17. So pretty. What a fun idea. Love the drips. Hugz

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  18. What an awesome little gift to give someone at this time of year :o) Love the inspiration challenge!

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  19. What a fabulous idea. This would be greta for office gifts!

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  20. This is so adorable! I love the jingle bells!

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  21. This is so cute! What a wonderful little treat! Love the papers and how you embossed the wood veneer snowflakes!

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  22. These are so cute (I just saw the two you posted on the Verve blog)! And I love that sweet little paper pieced tea cup!

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  23. such a cute way to give a sweet gift! love how you used the border cut!!

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  24. Well better late than never. lol.
    I just adore your cocoa treat holder. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  25. What a lovely presentation! Love the colors.

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  26. Beautiful creation!! Love the colors!! Nice design!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  27. Very festive! Love that cup! Love the paper you chose to use and the blue ribbon is just lovely!

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  28. I like the design and embellishments on this cute cocoa holder.

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