Monday, March 21, 2016

My Cards and Tags: For the Love of Hot Chocolate
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!