Monday, July 20, 2020

Warm Wishes Card

It's Christmas in July! I entered this card into the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #498. This is the first time I've entered a card into their weekly sketch challenge. I saw the sketch and immediately knew that I wanted to use their Hot Cocoa Cup dies for the challenge.  The American Crafts Hot Cocoa paper that I used has been sitting in my stash for a few years. I'm sure everyone can relate to having paper in their stash that they have yet to use. Right? This 6x6 stack has a lot of cute papers that are perfect for winter themed cards. The red and black buffalo check is my favorite from the stack. I love how this card turned out. The red and black papers really pop against the stark white embossed background. I thought making a winter card would help get my mind off of the very hot weather we've been having. As the saying goes "I can't wait for it to get cold again so I can complain about how cold it is." LOL!

If you'd like to make this card too, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

Let's Make This Card:

This is the sketch for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #498.

To start the card I cut a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of textured white cardstock. I embossed this piece of cardstock using a falling snow embossing folder. This will be the base of the card.

Next, I die cut a frame out of black textured cardstock using a Hero Arts Wood Frame Die.

Cut a circle using either a circle die or punch. I used the Gina K Single Stitched Circle Die Set to die cut my circle.

It's time to cut some snowflakes! I die cut 4 snowflakes out of white textured cardstock using a Tim Holtz snowflake die. These four snowflakes will be glued on top of each other to create a chunky looking snowflake.

This is how the snowflake looks after 4 layers have been glued together. It's hard to tell in the photo, but the snowflake is substantially thicker. 

The next step is to die cut the mug and heart out of the pattern papers using the My Favorite Things Hot Cocoa Cup Die set. Die cut the oval out of white cardstock. The oval will become cocoa after applying some Distress Oxide Ink in vintage photo (see next photo)

I applied Distress Oxide Ink in vintage photo to the oval die cut piece using a blender brush. This will be the cocoa piece. Add the color a little at a time until you get the color you desire.

I die cut 4 "wishes" out of red cardstock using a Lawn Fawn Wishes Scripty Word die. Like the snowflakes, I  glued the die cut words on top of each other to create a chunkier looking word. 

It's time to assemble the card!  Glue the circle to the embossed base of the card as shown in the photo. A small portion of the left side of the circle will be underneath the black frame. Next wrap black and white Baker's twine around the top right side of the frame and make a bow. Now you can glue the black frame on top of the base of the card.

Next, glue the layered snowflake to the card. Use the photo as a guide for placement of the snowflake. See how awesome that chunky snowflake looks on the card? It really adds dimension to the card.

Now it's time to assemble the mug. Glue the oval piece to the top of the mug. Use adhesive foam dots to attach the heart to the mug. I used adhesive foam dots because I didn't want the heart to lay flat against the mug.

Next, use adhesive foam dots to attach the mug to the snowflake. Use the photo as a guide for placement of the mug.

You're almost there! The final step is to attach the sentiment to the card. Use glue to attach the word wishes to the top of the card. Use the photo as a guide for placement of the word. I used my computer to type the word "Warm" and I printed it off onto a piece of white cardstock. That was trimmed and glued above the word wishes.

Your card is now finished! I hope you enjoyed making this card as much as I enjoyed it. I may need to make a few more so I can use up some of my paper stash!


  • My Favorite Things Hot Cocoa Cups Die Set
  • Tim Holtz Snowflake Die
  • Gina K Single Stitched Circle Die
  • Hero Arts Wood Frame Die
  • American Crafts Hot Cocoa 6x6 Paper Pad
  • Lawn Fawn Wishes Scripty Word Die
  • Falling Snow Embossing Folder
  • Cardstock: Textured White, Textured Black, Red, White
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Vintage Photo
  • Blending Brush
  • Black and White Baker's Twine
  • Computer Generated Sentiment (Warm)
  • Adhesive Foam Dots

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