Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cup of Love

     As Valentine's Day is almost here I was wondering what I was going to send to the grandson's. Keep in mind these two little guys have enough stuff to start their own FAO Schwartz.  While pondering this, something whispered "chocolate", well, that sounded pretty good.  I mean who doesn't love to get chocolate, right? The boys would adore getting some gooey chocolate hearts; but, my son and daughter in law, being very conscientious parents, wouldn't let Ethan and Jonas dive into a box of chocolate. I mean, come on, would you?  Maybe chocolate on a "less sugar high" level. Hmm, how about a nice cup of cocoa, maybe a few tiny little marshmellows thrown in for good measure. That sounded safe enough......Cool!
     So Swiss Miss to the rescue! What kind of grandmother just sends cocoa without making it fun to receive? No me! You have probably seen this before but I have to tell you it is the first time I have done it! If those little guys enjoy their cup of hot chocolate as much as G-Mom had making it, then we have a winner! Yum! Wish I could see their adorable little faces when the "cards" arrive!
     First I had to make an envelope for the Swiss Miss to go into. This paper is text weight and easy to work with; I just laid down the package of mix and folded around it to get the dimensions; cut, folded and taped.
 Perfect fit! Now, we have to decorate it!

Firecracker Designs by Pamela has some adorable stamp sets and digital designs.  I used a giraffe and coffee cup (from the digital images), put the giraffe in the cup with a photo editing program and called it a Cup of Love. I just love this adorable little giraffe and it doesn't hurt that one of the grandson's favorite animal just happens to be a giraffe. Printed it out, colored it with watercolors, used some crystal glaze and a shimmer gel pen.  I am sure they will allow me some artistic license in coloring the giraffe in a more "valentine" color scheme!
What little guy wouldn't love to get this for Valentine's Day?  Heck, I would like one myself!!  Go by FCD by Pamela and check out all her goodies. She has brand new stamp sets in, digital images and lots of information for all us stampers! Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed my cocoa gift package.

    paper: Club Scrap, generic white card stock
    digital images from FCD
    All Night Media Liquid Embossing
    water color pencils
    Sakura gel shimmer pen
    waxed string from my stash
    SU! punch
    hand written embellie

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Melisa Waldorf said...

Girl!!! This is FABULOUS!!! I LOVE what you did! So very creative Donna!

FibreJunky said...

That is so cute!! Can you teach my mom to send stuff like that to the kids? She loves when I make things, but otherwise thinks it "takes too much time." What am I going to do with her???

marsha said...

Totally cute Donna! What a great idea, and your giraffe is gorgeous - bet you're awesome grandmother!
Hugs, Marsha

Rhonda said...


Stephanie said...

That is just too cute...

Joseline said...

Awww this is too cute Donna!!! I love how you colored the giraffe!

Tracey said...

Great idea & this it looks gorgeous,love the giraffe :-)

Happy Valentine's Day!


Cr8ive ME said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!

What an adorable card. Super cute idea.

I know you're grandsons will LOVE it.

M.E. - SBS29

Chrissy D said...

Donna - this is very CUTE! I love the glossy heart! Great card! TFS!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Oh so fun! Love the giraffe with the hot cocoa cup!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely hot cocoa pouch - love the image- fun project! TFS

Kathy said...

Darling project, I bet the grandkids loved it. The giraffe just cracks me up, he's too cute.