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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Crazy 4 Cocoa Blog Hop




Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Crazy 4 Cocoa blog hop!  We all adore Cocoa and thought it would be fun to showcase him all month long. Today, as part of the fun, the Sweet 'n Sassy Design Divas have joined together with a few of the talented Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge ladies to bring a great Cocoa Mouse Blog Hop to you! Make sure you've got your warm drink and some chocolate...let's get ready to hop! 




Creative Nugget: Here's what I created for the hop today!  "Cocoa's Gift" clear stamp set was used for both the card and the gable box.  



The layout for the card was taken from yesterday's sketch challenge over at SCS.  Cocoa was colored with copic markers and his gift box was paper pieced with "12 Days of Christmas" DP by My Mind's Eye.  All the panels were mounted on Ivory card stock embossed with the square lattice folder and a Garden Green card front.  The little tag was made with a circle punch. Twine and pearls were colored with copic markers to match.  







I wanted a matching gift box for my niece's Christmas gift so I reached for an old SU! gable box from my stash.  The whole gable box was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink to tone down the white of the box.  Cocoa was colored and paper pieced the same way, but the layout and colors were changed slightly from the card. I left room on the tag to put my niece's name.







The wonderful thing about this stamp set is that it is perfect for almost any occasion!  Hope you've enjoyed these projects as much as I enjoyed making them...It's always fun to use Cocoa to send some sweetness to someone special!


Now head on over to Makiko Jones for another fun project featuring Cocoa!

If you get lost or if you need to start at the beginning of the hop, here is the whole list of design team members hopping along today:

Cathy McCauley  You Are Here


But wait...there's MORE!!!  We want YOU to hop along with us!  All you have to do is make a card or project featuring Cocoa Mouse and add your direct link to our linky tool below.  One participant (drawn at random) will win their choice of ONE free Cocoa Mouse clear stamp set or FOUR free Cocoa Mouse digis!  You have until Saturday, December 17 at 11:30 PM EST to add your direct link...go get stamping!

Don't forget, during the month of December we really are Crazy 4 Cocoa. The entire line of Cocoa Mouse clear stamp sets and digi images are 10% off!

Thanks for stopping by!


Hugs,
Cathymac



Card Recipe
Stamps: Cocoa's Gift (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper:  Ivory Neenah, Garden Green (SU!), 12 Days of Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories:  Rectangle Nesties (Spellbinders), Square Lattice EF (SU!), Circle Punch, Kaiser Pearls, Twine, Sharpie Poster-Paint Pen, Copic Markers C0, C1, C3, C5, R00, R20, R22, R24, R27, R81, E50, E51

Gable Box Recipe
Stamps: Cocoa's Gift (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper:  Ivory Neenah, Garden Green (SU!), 12 Days of Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories:  Rectangle Nesties (Spellbinders), Gable Box, Square Lattice EF, Oval Punches, Tag Punches (SU!), Baker's Twine (SNSS), Button (PTI), Kaiser Pearls, Twine, Sharpie Poster-Paint Pen, Copic Markers C0, C1, C3, C5, R00, R20, R22, R24, R27, R81, E50, E51

15 comments:

merrymstamper said...

Beautiful gift set Cathy!!! love those gable boxes too :-) Have a Merry Cocoa Christmas!

Sandy said...

Ooh! & Wow! I love both your card and your gable box. The paper piecing just makes both pop and you have so many great details with the twine, embossing, pearl dots and the way you did your sentiments. WAY CUTE!!!!

Kim S said...

You have used that paper perfectly!! What a charming little package for Cocoa!

Kim said...

Cathy...Seriously...these are amazing projects, love them both - so sweet!!

Carol L said...

What a fabulous card and gift box!! The paper piecing is amazing, and everything looks so festive and CUTE! You put some serious work into your creations and it was well worth it :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulous gift set, Cathy.
Blessings
Teresa

Bridget said...

Cathy, your card and your box are BOTH FABULOUS!! What a beautiful set, the colors and your coloring are outstanding!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty project Cathy! Love the paper-pieced gift bags! The papers are lovely. The twine and textured background look great!

Jennifer said...

Your card and gift box are wonderful! I love the little details that you switched between the two Cocoa pieces!

Harriet Skelly said...

Cathy the card and gable box are so beautifully done! Your coloring is awesome as always!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Cathy! What a Wonderful Card and Gift Box! Love your Sweet Cocoa image and Terrific paper piecing too! So Pretty and Festive! I know your niece is going to Love these! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Scrappingmamma's Crafty Creations said...

WowZers, Such a lovely card. STUNNING!
Thank-you for sharing your creativity with us today. Happy Holidays :-)
Scrappingmamma~ ustoleit@Comcast.net

Patricia said...

Nice job paper piecing the presents with the background papers! Your niece is going to love her gift!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh! These are AWESOME Cathy! I don't have this Cocoa set yet - it is perfect for paper piecing isn't it?!!
~Meredith

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful Christmas creation! I love the paper piecing and fantastic design!