For my first card using Mug Hugs I created a Clean and Simple Rainbow inspired card using the coffee cup from the set. After coloring all my images with Copic Markers, I added some interest to the hearts on each cup using Glossy Accents. To make my cups stand out and reinforce them as a cohesive border, I added a piece of black cardstock behind them, hiding the seam behind the cup lids.
My second card for the day features a sweet little scene combining the new Blissful Baking set with the Penguin from Bundled Up. To set my scene up like a kitchen counter, I simply inked up a simple line across my card using the edge of a post-it note as a mask.
The bag image in this set has been left blank so that you can choose to turn it into either flour or sugar (or one of each).
The cookie sheet was designed to fit an endless array of cookie options from the set for holiday cards as well as Valentine's Day and everyday occasions. While this set does offer coordinating dies for each of the cookies, they can also be stamped directly onto the cookie sheet before coloring. ;)
Next up is a fun & festive take on the Mug Hugs set. This set comes with an undecorated star sugar cookie just waiting for you to add the sprinkles of your choice. A candy cane from the set turned upside down becomes a peppermint stick for my hot drink and I snuck in a tree shaped cookie from our Christmas Icons set (being shared on Friday) to complete my little scene.
I actually had the top portion of this card done and then went in search of a patterned paper to give my card some weight & interest along the bottom. I completely lucked out because this piece just happened to be a near perfect match. You would think when I have a foot high stack of Christmas paper collected from over the years that I would have endless options, but it turns out this was the only one that came close to working with my colors. ;)
Up next is a card focusing on the hot cocoa image from the set. I'm not actually a coffee drinker, but I can make a mean cup of hot chocolate so this image is near and dear to my heart. This time I chose to adorn my cookies with heart sprinkles to match the heart on my mug. My subtle print in the background of my brown cardstock is using a standalone marshmallow image that comes with the set. ;)
For my next project, I thought it would be fun to show how the Blissful Baking set is perfect for so much more than just the holidays. I designed most of the sentiments in this set to work well all year 'round and for many of them to fit nicely on a gift tag of baked goodies (which I will be sharing more ideas for on Friday).
In case you're scratching your head why there are two of most of the cookies, I provided them in two slightly different sizes, giving you the ability to line up two rows of cookies and have them work with the diminishing perspective of the cookie sheet.
This set also comes with an extra little squiggly line image that can be added to the bowl to make it look like there's dough inside. I left it as a separate option to expand the possibilities of the bowl and the ability to use it together with other images like the fruits found in our Summer Picnic set.
To set the stage and frame my images, I created a panel using our new Crescent Tag Topper dies. :)
For this fun shaped card I mixed the candy canes and sentiment from Mug Hugs with the peppermint swirl candy and Sweet Word die from Sweet Shoppe. You know I'm always looking for more ways to incorporate a rainbow into my cards. ;)
To make the scalloped edge match my candy cane rainbow, I loosely inked on some distress inks to match where the candy canes would land on my card and then went back and tried my best to blend them together.
The coffee cups from Mug Hugs make great little holiday gift tags! I made sure to design this image really symmetrical so that you can create double sided tags and adhere two die-cuts together.
Before I wrap up, I thought it would be fun to create one last card focusing just on the snowflake images from the Mug Hugs set. While these were primarily designed to fit on the mugs as embellishments, they're also great all on their own.
Using THIS fabulous card by Laura Bassen as my inspiration, I heat embossed the snowflakes around the perimeter of my card panel and then sponged on Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean & Peacock Feathers distress inks. I then stamped some extras, die-cut them with the coordinating dies and popped them up with foam tape.
The Mug Hugs set actually started as a digital set created for the Coffee Lover's blog hop last year. While the digital version is no longer available, you can see several more ideas that would work well for this set at that post HERE.
And here's a full look at the new stamps and coordinating dies available for purchase on October 7th (you can click on images to view them larger):
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Make sure to check back tomorrow when I will be unveiling our new Little Angels set and sharing tons of fun ideas using it!
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