Cocoa Bear Snowflake Card

Good, warm, cocoa morning! I have an extra fun post for National Cocoa Day. (Yes, there’s a day for that! Are you kidding?! There’s a day for EVERYTHING!!).

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I’ll get to those cute little marshmallow cocoa mugs in a moment. I love how this Spellbinders die looks like a snowflake! To add to the look, I used fine blue-gray sparkly paper. I cut out the center with a scissors to make a window. I glued it to a solid backing and then to the top of the inside. Easy- peasy!

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Isn’t that bear a cutie with his donut and cocoa?! (you can BEARly see his rosy little cheeks in the pic, but they’re there. : ) I love the sentiment inside:

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Aww! If you look close, you can see that I used the die to emboss the inside, keeping the card CAS Clean And Simple yet elegant looking.

Now, about those marshmallow mugs… They’re soooo easy! If you haven’t seen them elsewhere or already tried them, here’s what you need:

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All you need are some candy canes, jumbo and mini marshmallows, Nutella (or chocolate frosting) and shortbread cookies. (I’d get them a little bigger next time as these were a bit small.)

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Cut the ends off the candy canes. I found a fine toothed, serrated knife worked best.

Poke them into the side of a jumbo marshmallow (I did use my meat thermometer to poke a hole, but it really wasn’t necessary). Spread some Nutella on top and place the mini marshmallows on top. Set it on a shortbread cookie. They make great decorations and can be put into a hot chocolate for a yummy flavor enhancer!

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Supplies used for the card:

  • Spellbinders Victorian Medallion One die
  • Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Beary Big Hugs set
  • Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink
  • Copic Markers E13, 23, 31, 33, 74; R20, 24, 29, 90; RV02; W1
  • DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Misc. adhesive.

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

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Now I’m off to have another cuppa hot cocoa with another marshmallow cocoa cup dunked inside! Edible decorations don’t last long around here for some reason! : )

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your encouraging comments!

~D.Ann

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19 thoughts on “Cocoa Bear Snowflake Card

  1. OMG, I am so making these marshmallow cocoa cups! What fun! All my nieces & nephews will love these!
    And your shaped card is just awesome and pretty and I love it!

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  2. What an absolutely delightful post! You had me at “hot cocoa” and your card was so charming! I really liked how you made it in a unique shape and framed out the center so creatively. It made me smile and I love how you brought your little critter to life. And although I am baking-challenged, those mug treats were adorable and I think even I could handle them! Thanks for the eye candy and real-life treat, too! I’m so glad you shared this with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.

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