A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Friday, 24 November 2017

Christmas Cheer

The Paper Players have an inspiration photo for their clean and simple challenge:

I chose the red of the mittens and the snowy design on them, plus the theme of the mug, and created this card - the steaming tea or cocoa would certainly be warm and cozy.

A very simple design - stamped and heat embossed mug, sentiment, and steam; then mug and steam were die cut, popped up with foam tape and grounded on the centre panel with a piece of ribbon, and a green border to set it off.  And one gemstone on the mug for a bit of bling!

Stamps - SU mug and steam, Paper Smooches sentiment
Ink - Distress Candied Apple, ColorBox Whisper Grey
Paper - white and green cs
Size - A2
Accessories - SU dies, red and green ribbon, clear embossing powder, foam tape, gemstone


  1. Cute card, love the steam coming out of the pretty mug x

  2. Love your cozy card and pretty mug! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  3. This mug of hot chocolate looks warm, cozy and festive! Love all that red with a hint of green and bling!

  4. super sweet, love the little mug with the bling :)

  5. what a pretty design Susan! I can feel the warmth coming out of that lovely red mug!

  6. Sweet card Susan. Love the red, green and white colours, very bright and fun. Perfect ribbon with the green trim. xx

  7. Love your warm and cozy hot tea and traditional Christmas colors my friend. TFS Susan..Hugs
    We got home earlier today. A fun relaxing long weekend:-) Hugs

  8. This is such a perfect card from your inspiration! There is something about a cocoa or tea cup steaming in the winter that brings such comfort. Love this one!


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