Thursday, July 30, 2020

You Warm My Heart Mug Card

Hot Cocoa Christmas Winter Card

I made this winter card to keep my mind off of the hot and humid weather we've been having in the midwest. I pulled out my favorite mug die set from My Favorite Things along with papers that have been sitting for way too long in my stash. I enjoy making cards using contrasting papers and the Perfect Winter paper collection by Echo Park is gorgeous. I love how the red and blue floral paper and the red and blue stripe paper look on the mugs. The colors really pop against the neutral faux wood background. Tim Holtz Grit-Paste and Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter along with a snow stencil were used to give the faux wood background some dimensional texture. A Tim Holtz crochet die was used to make the beautiful red doily border. I added the blue snowflake washi tape to add another blue element to the red, blue and white color scheme of the card.

If you'd like to make this card, 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!

Lawn Fawn Rectangle Die

The first step is to die cut a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" rectangle out of faux wood pattern paper. I used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackables die and paper from the I Love Winter paper collection by Echo Park.

Tim Holtz Crochet Die

Next, use a Tim Holtz crochet die to cut a doily border out of red cardstock.

My Favorite Things Hot Cocoa Mug Die

It's now time to die cut the mugs and miscellaneous pieces. Move the mug dies around the papers until you are satisfied with the placement of the patterns within the dies. Use iCraft Purple Tape or low tack washi tape to hold the mugs in place while they are going through the die cutting machine.

Distress Oxide Ink Blending

Next, use a blender brush to apply some Distress Oxide Ink in vintage photo to white cardstock. This will be the hot cocoa for the mugs.

Distress Oxide Ink Blending

Use the oval die from the mug die set to cut 2 ovals. These are the hot cocoa inserts for the mugs.

Distress Grit Paste Snow Texture

Next, use a palette knife to apply Distress Grit-Paste through a snow stencil, leaving the bottom 2" of the card free from Grit-Paste. Carefully remove the stencil after you are done applying the Grit-Paste. Sprinkle Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter over the wet Grit-Paste to add some sparkle to the "snow." Tap the card to remove any excess glitter. I used a coffee filter to catch the excess glitter and poured it back into the container. Allow the background to dry before attaching anything to it. Do NOT use a heat gun to dry the Grit-Paste. Let it air dry or use cool air to speed up the drying process.


I used my Silhouette to cut a snow stencil out of plain white cardstock because I didn't have a snow stencil in my stash. It worked just as well as a regular stencil, but using this method requires a new paper stencil for each project. I'll probably invest in a regular stencil as it can be washed and reused indefinitely.

Distress Grit Paste Snow Texture

This is an up close look at the "snow." As you can see, the Grit-Paste adds dimensional texture to the card and the Clear Rock Candy Glitter adds sparkle.

Distress Grit Paste Snow Texture

Next, center and glue the red crochet doily border to the background of the card. You will need to cut off the excess border from each side of the card because it is longer than the width of the card. Attach the snowflake washi tape above the doily border. This background can now be attached to an A2 size card. I cut and scored my card so that it opens from bottom.

My Favorite Things Hot Cocoa Mug Die

It's now time to assemble the mugs. Glue the hot cocoa ovals to the mugs followed by the whip cream and steam. Use adhesive foam dots to attach the tiny marshmallows to the cocoa. Attach the snowflake to the mug using an adhesive foam dot. Glue a sparkly white enamel dot to the center of the snowflake.

Hot Cocoa Christmas Winter Card

You are almost finished! Glue the floral mug to the card and use adhesive foam dots to attach the stripe mug to the card. Use adhesive foam dots to attach the red heart and the three larger marshmallows to the card. Stamp "you warm my heart" onto the card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Your card is now complete!

I hope you enjoyed making this card and learning how I made the sparkly snow using Grit-Paste and Distress Glitter. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Until next time...



  • My Favorite Things Hot Cocoa Cup Die Set

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackable Dies

  • Tim Holtz Crochet Die Set

  • Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflake Die Set

  • Echo Park A Perfect Winter Paper Collection

  • Echo Park I Love Winter Paper Collection (Faux Wood Paper)

  • Echo Park Frosted Snowflakes Washi Tape

  • Hero Arts Christmas Messages Stamp Set

  • Cardstock: Red, White

  • Sparkly White Enamel Dot

  • Distress Grit-Paste

  • Palette Knife

  • Snow Stencil

  • Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter

  • Distress Oxide Ink: Vintage Photo

  • Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black

  • Blender Brush

  • Adhesive Foam Dots

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