9/03/2022

Friends of Unity Blog Hop September 2022 ~ Joy Mug

Hello and welcome.  For today, I am sharing a winter holiday project for the Friends of Unity blog hop.  This social media hop inspiration is coffee, tea or cocoa inspired.  I hope you will join in on the fun and inspiration.  Simply comment on each stop in the hop.


Sentiment:    Joy, peace & comfort

I am a tea drinker myself, but I truly respect all caffeine lovers.  So, I envision this being a tea mug for wintertime and the holidays.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this joy mug card.  To begin, prepare an A2 size card base on colored cardstock.  Next, trim or die-cut a background layer from patterned paper.  Also, use a doily or die-cut a doily for the mug accent.  Then, stamp the mug and sentiment onto white cardstock with Copic friendly ink.  Next, color and fussy cut (cut out) the mug.  For added mug accent, die-cut holly leaves and berries.  I cut the leaves from leftover watercolor pieces.  Finally, adhere it all onto the card front, to finish.

Here is a closer look.


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49 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Gaylynn! I love the pretty colors and the holly was a perfect finishing touch!

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  2. I love your crisp Holiday card! It is so refreshing and I can almost feel the snowflakes falling when I look at it. The blue is so gorgeous with the white doily background!

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  3. so lovely! i love all the soft colors! saving for later inspirations! ;)
    Jenni S.

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    1. Hi Jenni. Thanks so much. The mugs seem to be popular stamps for this theme. :)

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  4. Such a pretty blue paired with the neutral tones, the holly sprig is just the perfect touch for this holiday card!

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  5. So loving this Joy mug, Gaylynn. Joy, peace and comfort...what more do we need. So happy you are part of FOU!!

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    1. Hi Bobbie Sue. The mugs are great for this theme. I’m happy to blog with you all. I miss that.

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  6. Oh I just love this mug! Your card is so pretty!!

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  7. The die cut doily BG is a perfect companion to the snowflake on the cup. Gorgeous card!

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  8. I love your card. The blue is so pretty!

    Linda Abel

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  9. Congrats on your new endeavor! I'm right there with ya fellow Tea drinker... but somehow a hot cocoa tastes really good too when the snowflakes fly. Very warm card.

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    1. Oh, thank you Carol. I think a lot us are grabbing the mug stamps for this fun theme.

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  10. Your cards is so elegant and beautiful Gaylynn!!!!!

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  11. I love the doily background! Gorgeous Christmas coffee card!

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  12. Super cute card!!
    I love the pop of blue so much

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  13. Darling card and
    Love the doiley
    background.
    Carla from Arizona

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  14. I love making and seeing coffee themed cards for all seasons and holidays and this is such a fun and festive one. Love the doily die!

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  15. Great card! Love the blue! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Aurora Loaiza

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  16. So pretty! I love the coffee cup layered with the doily, and the holly and berries for an embellishment!

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  17. Amber- Forever Amber's ArtSeptember 12, 2022 at 6:38 AM

    I am so happy to have your creativity to inspire us along our hop! This sweet card is perfect! Love the touch of holly, Gaylynn!

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    1. Hi Amber. Thanks a bunch. I so am so happy to hop with everyone. I miss that.

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  18. I'm not a coffee drinker either so would be happy to share a cup of tea with you! Love how the blue pops on your card!

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  19. This card is very nice! I like how the die you layered behind the coffee cup compliments the snowflake design on the cup. Very well done!

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    1. Hi Meg. Thanks so much. I was trying for a soft winter look. Have a great weekend.

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  20. What a fun and adorable holiday card. Loving the doily die cut and little sprig of holly

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  21. Just beautiful! Love the blues. Great design. Thanks for the inspiration!

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