Monday, March 21, 2016

My Cards and Tags: For the Love of Hot Chocolate

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This week's theme over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is Food and Drink.  What a perfect time to pay homage to my hot chocolate addiction with some hot chocolate gift tags!


I made these using recycled paper bases (old library card catalog card and a vintage Bingo card) and added layers of fabric and ink.  I attached my first gift tag to a box of hot chocolate k-cups for the Keurig (love you, Keurig!)


I added a doily from Doodlbug for the background and utilized a great new stamp set by Neat and Tangled called, "Perfect Blend" for the mug of hot chocolate.


I always rub on Distress Ink to give the colors more pow.  My fave go-to colors are Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick.

On the Bingo card, I went with a purple-green-blue color palette and once again used Neat and Tangled's Perfect Blend set for the to-go hot chocolate image.  I also added a smattering of hearts cut with Simon Says Stamps' Stacked Hearts die.


On both tags, I added circles cut with the Simon Says Stamp Loop die and then accented them even more with embroidery floss circles.  And the sentiments?  From Tim Holtz's Big Chat stickers (love them)!  I also utilized Tim's crinkle ribbon, colored with Distress Ink and Distress Stain.


No matter how hot the weather gets, hot chocolate is always a critical part of my existence!  I loved making these tags to pay tribute to this divine beverage.

Here are the supplies I used from Simon Says Stamp:



I can't wait to see how you're inspired by food and drink this week!  Upload your yummy creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!

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19 comments:

  1. I love these, Andrea! All of the textiles are wonderful, and your colors are bright and happy always. Fave part are the hearts radiating from the cooler-colored card. Thumbs up.

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  2. Fabulous tags Andrea, the colors and all the details are gorgeous! attached to a box of hot chocolate pods they are even more yummy! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. Such vibrant, lively creations~ I love them!

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  4. Oh yeah! I love chocolate too much! In its every form! Beautiful tags, great crazy colors, love the fabric and messy stitches. Lovely! Hugs, Marzena.

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  5. Gorgeous and cheerful, Andrea! What a happy addition to a hot chocolate gift! I've been taking fudge sauce lately to make my hot chocolate, so I am right there with you. I love your wonderful mix of materials, especially the strips of cloth and sewing - these add so much to the fun designs. Here's to hot chocolate no matter the season!!

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  6. Stunning! Loving the colored crinkle ribbon :D

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  7. These are so cool and gorgeous. I wouldn't even notice the chocolate attached! Love 'em.

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  8. Your projects always have more POW! Always creative with such beautiful colors and details!

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  9. What a treat for the eyes! And the tummy.

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  10. Your tags are as sweet and rich as the chocolate libation they will adorn! I love the detail in your photos.

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  11. Your projects are always creative! I love how you've arranged the cotton threads!Wonderful! I adore your color palette,it gives me joy! Barbara

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  12. wow...they are amazing...love how you used fabric strips...so much to delight theveye...hugs kath xxx

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  13. What gorgeous colors and ribbon!

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  14. I'm in love with these gift tags! I love the fabric strips and bright colors. Gorgeous! Cathie <3

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  15. Love your beautiful tag, Andrea. The embellishments and colors are awesome! :)

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  16. I have so much love for these tags, Andrea...they are gorgeous and as always, I love the colours you've chosen to use and the embellishments are just perfect! :)

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  17. Ohh wow these are fantastic, Andrea! They are so fun, with lots of personality as you always bring into your projects! Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

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  18. May I have one? I LOVE THEM! They are so bright and colorful and they just bring joy into this rainy day! hugs xxx

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  19. Don't really know how I missed these wonders dedicated to chocolate! Andrea, you're amazing, I love more and more your colors and your projects!

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