Elena’s Hot Cocoa Party!

It’s time for another creative party idea with Elena! This time she created a peppermint-y hot cocoa bar for her family to enjoy while trimming the tree! I would love to join her family for these yummy treats!

Cupcakes in bright red Stitched Scalloped Cupcake Wrappers and gorgeous toppers make decorating the tree a festive occasion! Not to mention a yummy one, too!

Giant Merry Christmas spells out a cheery greeting!

Elena created this beautiful cardinal using Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-On. To add the cardinal’s tuft, she cleverly used a bird wing from another set, Center Picture Window Card Heart Add-On! That is so genius! I love how she layered the cardinal on a black Stitched Ornament, then layered that with a Peppermint Stripe one!

It wouldn’t be a hot cocoa bar without some delicious additions! Elena set out bowls filled with cracked candy canes, chocolate chips and marshmallows!

It’s all in the details! To decorate the bowls, Elena combined Christmas Garland and a tiny Stitched Ornament! I love the pretty chalk board look she gave the ornament, which serves as the label!

Elena combined the Peppermint Stripes Backdrop with our Candy Box to make these uniquely festive treat holders! She shows you how below!

Create the peppermint candy box!

A simple red Tiny Gift Box with a bright white bow continues the color theme! You will find the stitched bow our Stitched Basket set.

Those of you who have been following Elena’s party idea posts may recognize this amazing String of Lights banner! Once you put all that work into creating the perfect Christmas garland you will want to reuse it every year!

I can’t wait to use these great ideas, Elena! Thanks so much for the inspiration!


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Karin’s Lovely Cards

Happy Monday friends! Today Karin shares two absolutely beautiful card designs! Each design features the little birds from Center Picture Window Card Heart Add-On!

For her lovely birthday card, Karin used a Giant Birthday Messages greeting! After die cutting the embossed sentiment, she left it in the die while inking the piece. This results in the pretty white border on the die cut!

To assemble the card, Karin started with Sunrise Backdrop popped up with foam on the card base. She layered the Giant Birthday Message on top before decorating with the little birds and pretty vines.

Karin used Confetti Stencils to add the fun confetti pattern to this beautiful card! The little birds from Center Picture Window Card Heart Add-On make another appearance with vines from Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-On! She framed the card with a Fancy Scalloped Rectangle.

Thank you, Karin for sharing your gorgeous cards with us today!


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A Lovely Wedding Card with Karin

Karin created a gorgeous wedding card to inspire you today! She made a pretty wreath design by combining die sets!

Karin started with a Fancy Scalloped Rectangle to frame her softly water-colored wreath. She used the vines and flowers from Acorn House and added a couple birds from Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-On. The sentiment is another die, Scripty Love! She cut several of them to layer for more dimension.

To create the metallic gold rings, Karin used bubble dies from Bubbles of Joy and Scripty Bubble Sentiments. I love the imperfect circles that result.

Thank you for this lovely inspiration, Karin! It’s the perfect design to have on hand for weddings and anniversaries!


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