Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Day Three: Happy National Cocoa Day!

We’re up to Day Three of the Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Today’s a special day:

December 13th:  National Cocoa Day!!!

We’ve always welcomed our Cocoa lovin’ friends to the hop but how fun to have a special day for them!  You’ll want to pop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog because there’s a special post in honor of today which includes are December Guesties.  I played along too and made a special hoop for today:
cardstock:  recollections/110/white, dcwv red, starbucks coffee sleeve  paper:  the girls paperie  stamps:  mft hug in a mug  ink:  ranger archival black, distress ink tea dye, fresh ink birch  other:  mft hot cocoa cups, stampin’ up felt holly, embroidery hoop, memory box stitched circles
The LLD Hug In A Mug and Coordinating Hot Cocoa Cups Die-Namics are super fun to work with.  We have My Favorite Things as a Super Sponsor, the prizes are courtesy of Laina Lamb Designs!

I stamped my hot chocolate background with Impress Fresh Ink Birch.  I knew that I wanted my mug to be red to be the star of the show.  I’ve been hoarding some Stampin’ Up felties and thought the holly leaves/berries would be perfect to top off my mug.  Do you see the hot chocolate?  It is from an upcycled Starbucks sleeve.  

Oh, by the way, I googled:  what’s the difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate?
You’ll want to pop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog because all three of us used the same stamps and die-namics.  Fun to see how our projects look so different using the same supplies.

Before you go, I do have a bit of blog candy in honor of today!  Commenting is open until December 18th, winner will be added to Sunday, December 20th’s post.


I have a couple packages of Hot Cocoa and Hot Chocolate along with a Starbucks Gift card!

In honor of National Cocoa Day, there are several FLASH Sponsor prizes being given away today…visit today’s post over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for more deets!

64 thoughts on “Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Day Three: Happy National Cocoa Day!”

  1. A-DOR-ABLE Card! I knew your cocoa looked different….was determined to read all the details lol….Starbucks sleeve ;-). Love the felt & of course the red mug.,.SUPER SMILES

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  2. Oh, Amy, this is so cute! I immediately saw the cocoa and wondered if it was corrugated cardboard…I love that it is an up cycled Starbucks sleeve! Love that red bug and the pretty holly leaves. Great job! Happy National Cocoa Day!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this hoop art Amy and you have thoroughly inspired me to die cut some coffee mugs out of felt. Thank you for all the hard work you have put into this hop…I'm loving it.

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  4. Amy, your red cocoa mug is awesome ~ beautiful felt decor on the hoop!
    Love the Starbucks sleeve and marshmallows idea too πŸ™‚

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  5. Cocoa in a hoop, love the idea and what you made in it.
    In the good old days I used these hoops for embroidery….mmmm….!

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  6. Amy, I loooove your hoop! It's adorablee, the chocolate looks so real, your textures are always amazing. It would look really cute displayed on a side table placed on one of those picture/plate holders. I'm huge hot cocoa / hot chocolate fan either way you slice it, lol. Even though it's like 70 degrees here today I'm still going to make a trip to Starbucks and savor a cup. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

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  7. That is THEE cutest embroidery hoop project, evah!! Love the upcycled sleeve and those felties!! LOVE.LOVE.LOVE!!!

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  8. Love, love, love your hoop! The felt holly is such a nice touch on your gorgeous cup. Thanks for the clarification of hot cocoa vs. hot chocolate – had no idea – I always thought they were the same thing! You have a lovely giveaway too – count me in! Happy National Cocoa Day!

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  9. Amy, this is beyond gorgeous! Love the embroidery hoop, the felt is to die for, and the corrugation is perfect!

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  10. You know I love your hoops, Amy, this one is fabulous. As for the hot chocolate, I am going to have to find some of that! Happy third day!

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  11. Such a cute project! I didn't realize there was a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate – the more you know!

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  12. Thanks for the trivia as I didn't know there was a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate! Think I'll have a cup of each to see for myself … lol Awesome project using a hoop today (I have some old hoops I should use, too).

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  13. So fun! I love that birch colored background and of course am always excited to see a Starbucks sleeve up cycled! Fab use of your felties!

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  14. Yum! Such a sweet project Miss Amy. Love everything about this hoop, especially the felt holly and the little marshmallows. Such a fun hop; it's been a blast working my way through all the creations posted. You're an angel for doing this. Seriously. Fly In is only a few seasons away now… Bev

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  15. Hoop-hoop-hooray! Love the marshmallows and the use of felt and the INSPIRED corrugated hot cocoa on your cool hoop!! Thanks for the chance for some yummy cocoa!

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  16. I LOVE THISSS!!!!!! Just sayin. That hoop is fabulous! So glad you identified those differences because I totally would prefer "Hot Chocolate"! Love you girl.

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