Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Winter Warm Up Blog Hop / CardSwaps

WELCOME!

You are on the CardSwaps Winter Warm Up Blog Hop! There is an awesome card crop going on over at CardSwaps with challenges, games and prizes. Which I will tell you about in just a second. I want to first let you know now that there is also a fun game on the blog hop which I will also tell you about in just a moment. So don't miss a thing....pull up a chair and read on!

First things first...here is the info about the card crop. Challenges and games will be posted February 8-11, 2012 and you have until February 14, 2012 to get your projects posted to the appropriate thread. If you haven't participated before, don't worry! There are many members  that will be around to offer support and encouragement. You can find out all you need to know in the forum. So... AFTER the hop... you will be taken to the crop and I do hope you join in. Prizes for each of the challenges will be given out as well as there will be one grand prize winner! Details for joining in and winning prizes are on the site. 

Onto my project! The theme for both the card crop and blog hop is "Winter Warm Up". When I think of warming up I think of having one of my favorite hot drinks! So for my project I made coffee cup cards. I have been seeing coffee cup cards on the internet that hold a gift card to a favorite coffee shop and thought they were cute. Then I saw where someone had made 3 x 3 cards in the shape of a coffee cup and just couldn't resist making some of my own. I thought they would be perfect to have on hand to add to little gifts that I like to give to the host of swaps that I like to join. Here's my card:

I used some basic supplies...cardstock, a crimper, ink and adhesive to make the little card. Took just minutes! What's that you say? Doesn't look like a 3x3 size? Well your right. I came out of the shower one day to find my son sitting in my craft room with a big smile on his face. He had added  steam to all my coffee cups! He was so proud that I didn't have the heart to tell him that they would no longer fit in a 3x3 envelope. I think they are cute too with the steam so I left them and they will still look cute attached to a hostess gift with a little note inside. If you would like to see where I got my inspiration to make these and for directions...click HERE.

Now onto the game details for the hoppers. You will be unscrambling a word once you  collect a letter at each blog you visit. The hostesses can play along, because they don't know any of the letters but their own. Once you collect ALL the letters, the last hostess in the blog hop will direct you to the thread in the forum where you can find all the details you need to enter the drawing. All hoppers collecting all the letters, unscrambling the word or phrase, entering the game by following the directions in the forum, and leaving feedback on EVERY blog they visit WILL be entered in to a random drawing held on February 15, 2012. ONE lucky hopper will have their name drawn and will win a prize!! Fun, right?? So, make sure you visit every blog and find the letters. Your only hints are... it's a phrase and it's a way papercrafters warm up.


OK... You arrived here from Lora's blog, I hope. If not, go back and check out her blog for her awesome creation and collect your letter. Then collect my letter and hop on, my friend.


My letter is... A


The list of hoppers, in case you get lost:

Your next stop is Laura who I know will have an awesome project to share with you. So hop on over to her blog and all the others for fun and inspiration. Hope to see you after your through hopping over at the card crop!

36 comments:

Kellie L said...

WOW I am lovin these coffee cup cards!!! So darn cute!!! I am scraplifting this card for sure!!!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Susan your coffee cards are adorable. I love the flourish of 'steam' and the lipstick marks. How cute is that!
Hugs,
Teresa

Lora Brinkman said...

I love these cards! I especially love the lipstick print. Cute cute!

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

I love the lipstick on the edge of the lid. THE perfect touch!! Great work Susan.

Becky said...

Wow..What a creative card, I just love this!

SUSAN said...

So cute with the steam added.

MSTEELADY said...

Great card Susie and the lipstick on the cup rim is a cute touch.

Meredith said...

Adorable! I like them with the steam, but they would be just as adorable without. Such a cute idea for a little note to someone.

Ana Garcia said...

susy!! those are absolutly the cutes things i have seen!! iLOVE them!!!!! perfect for coffee-holics ^.~

Kris said...

Love those! It might be because I just had a large cup of coffee to warm me up! Great for tags on gifts!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Tina said...

Susan!!! That is just the cutest thing ever!! I think the steam that your son added is awesome!! It made me smile. :)

Annette Siverson said...

I absolutely love your card. It is adorable!

Jane said...

Susan what a cute idea!!! I love the kiss of lipstick on the lip of the cup.

Jeanette R. Burke said...

Your cards are sooooo cute. I just may have to borrow this!

Brooke said...

So, so cute!!

Sunshine51 said...

Those are adorable, Susan.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Susie these cups are so stinkin cuuute! You always come up with the cutest ideas - and you know we're all gonna have to try these don't you? heeheehee

HawaiianLibrarian said...

The steam rising from the coffee cup is too real! Mmmm I can smell the latte now! Mahalo for sharing that bit of whimsy.

Berni Cuttino said...

Is my latte ready, loving these cups. Keeping me from windy California. TFS

Golda said...

Susan, those are amazing! I love the steam, too. It is perfect. You're eventually going to have to get your son to join in with all his artistic ability!

Ivanka said...

Love this!! Love the 'steam' made from flourishes! brilliant!

Judy said...

Adorable card, Susan! I'm going to have to CASE this one. Great job my friend!!!

Frann said...

Your coffee cup cards are very cute, and the steam is a great addition. Your son is quite creative.

Christine K. said...

These are so cute! How creative....and yes, the lipstick is the perfect touch!!!

Christine K. said...

Cute card!!! I love the lipstick on the rim and the steam. VERY creative!!

G. B. Miller said...

Oh my gosh!! That is so cute! Filing this idea away for sure. Thanks!

Arnoldgirlies said...

what a cute card! I love how the paper makes it look just like a commercial coffee/cocoa cup!

KC said...

Very cute card. The steam does look great on the card.

Shelley said...

Beautiful projects and so much fun on this blog hop!

kathyleads said...

Agree with many posts. Love this idea.

Wies said...

Great idea, the details on your coffee cup card: the steam and the lipstick on the edge.

mea5798 said...

happy valentine's day susie! the card is very cute and it sounds like your son is a paper-crafter in the making! thank you for sharing!
marie

Ceewater said...

Susan this is SO cute!! I give a lot of coffee gift cards as gifts, I love this idea!! Thank you for sharing!

BrendaB said...

These are adorable! I think your son had a great idea adding the "steam" swirls! (and I love the little lipstick print on the rim, too!)

Patricia said...

Adorable! Your son had a great idea :)

Ангелина said...

Beautiful cards!