Eat Your Cake & Nap Too

A few weeks ago I was at Hobby Lobby picking up supplies for an Inky project when I came across this cute little House Mouse stamp, Eat Your Cake & Nap Too. I knew that this little chubby guy would be perfect for my niece's birthday card. I'm sure it will get used plenty in the future and it was 40% off ... couldn't pass it up.

Eat Your Cake & Nap Too

I normally don't use these kind of floral embellishments on cards, I'm always worried about how they would look once they arrived at its destination when mailing. Since this card would be hand delivered I thought I would give them a try and because I have plenty mulberry flowers to use up. Before placing any flowers I had to visit Vicki's blog, Stamped Smiles, Vicki always has wonderful floral arrangements on her cards. After looking at my card I think I should have used more flowers... lol

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Stamps: Eat Your Cake & Nap Too (House Mouse/Stampabilities) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: Cream, Bamboo (CTMH), Smokey Plum (CTMH), Garden Green (CTMH), Sonoma (My Reflections/CTMH) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Frosted Lace Stickles, Mulberry Mini Roses & Cream Rose (Recollections) ~ Card Size 5.5 x 5.5

Inky’s Homemade Holiday Gifts Blog Hop!

Welcome to Inky’s Homemade Holiday Gifts Blog Hop!

The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, November 20th at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their projects and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). Two people’s names will be drawn at random to receive a surprise Inky prize pack. The winners’ names will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won.

If you've been following from the beginning and you’ve come from Michelle's blog, Inspiration Blooms, you're in the right spot. If not, be sure to start at Inky Antics blog so you don't miss out.

Snowman Soup Gift

For my gift I used the stamps Soupy Snow (5060F) and Snowman Soup (5061G). Both stamps can also be found in the Snowman Soup Clear Set (10936MC), which you can find at this Inky Antics page.

Mostly everyone has seen or made Snowman Soup... right? I made a gift set of four with tile coasters to match the gift tag.

Snowman Soup Gift

Let's start with the tiles: I used 4x4 white tiles that I picked up at Lowes, although after finishing my tiles I think red would have been a better choice. After coloring the Soupy Snow image I layered it onto red cardstock. I applied a layer of Mod Podge onto the tile and then placed my image onto that, making sure to add a little extra to the corners. After the Mod Podge was dried completely, I then applied a few more coats to the image. After more drying time, I sprayed a layer of Krylon Matt Finish over the image. Once it was all dried I cut a piece of cork smaller than the tile and hot glued it onto the back.

Snowman Soup Tile Coasters

Onto the yummy part: I filled Wilton Pretzel Bags with Swiss Miss Cocoa, Chocolate Chip Morsels, Marshmallows and Andes Peppermint Crunch. For each mug I used four baggies and then used silver cording and ribbon to tie them closed. To finish the mug I added a Candy Cane for a stirring stick!

Snowman Soup Individual

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all the wonderful Homemade Holiday Gifts from the Inky designers. Your next stop along the hop will be to Keri Lee's blog, Pink Lemonade.

Tile Coasters:
White Tiles (4) = $1.36
*Krylon Matte Finish = $6.99
*Mod Podge = $8.99
*Sponge Brush = $0.79
Cork Roll = $9.99

The Goodies:
Glass Mugs (4) = $4.00 / Dollar Tree Store
Clear Tray = $1.00 / Dollar Tree Store
Cellophane Gift Bag = $1.00 / Dollar Tree Store

*Wilton Pretzel Bags (20 bags) = $3.99
*Christmas Ribbon = $0.79
Swiss Miss Cocoa = $3.58
Chocolate Chip Morsels = $2.28
Andes Peppermint Crunch = $2.50
Candy Canes = $0.98

*Items that I already had on hand from previous projects.

Snowman Soup Tag