Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Christmas Coffee Ornaments Card and Surprise Blog Candy!!

I I'm so excited to be hopping in the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and guess what - you can play along too!! Click on the Coffee Lovers image below and you'll be taken to Tsuruta Designs to learn how to join in! There are a bunch of sponsors and the prizes are awesome! They're all listed on Amy's blog. And, if you don't want to play along with a blog post, you can still get entered to win prizes by commenting on all the blogs that are posting their fabulous coffee creations. :)

 This is my first entry and I have some other ideas so hope I get to do another post or two before the hop ends.

How about some caffeinated holiday spirit! :)  The A Muse Studio Need to Venti die set is perfect for some festive coffee Christmas joy, don't you think? And, the mini bow die is a super cute topper for these special ornaments. The sentiment is from A Handwritten Christmas and is enhanced with the gold Signo gel pen. The ornaments have a touch of gold pen too. The gold star cardstock provides the perfect festive base. :) I drank some caramel vanilla cream coffee while creating this card and the creamy goodness was my inspiration!

Now, not only am I hopping, but I'm giving away some SURPRISE BLOG CANDY. Leave a comment on my post and you'll be entered to win. Please be sure your contact e-mail is connected to your comment so I can get in touch with you if your name is chosen as the winner. :) 

So, I don't know about you but coffee always makes me think of cookies. I found this sugar cookie recipe in a Taste of Home magazine years ago and it's become a family favorite for the holiday season. The cookies are so soft and the flavor is lovely. Enjoy!

White Velvet Cutouts

2 c. butter or margarine, softened
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 c. sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4-1/2 c. all-purpose flour

Butter Cream frosting:
3-1/2 c. powdered sugar, divided
3 tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
1 tbsp. shortening
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3-4 tbsp. milk, divided
red and/or green food coloring, optional

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and
fluffy. Add sugar, egg yolks and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add
flour. Cover and chill 2 hours or until firm. Roll out on a floured
surface to 1/4" thickness. Cut into shapes and place 1 in. apart on
baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until set (not
browned). Cool 5 minutes, remove to wire racks to cook. For
frosting, combine 1-1/2 c. powdered sugar, butter, shortening,
vanilla and 3 tbsp. milk in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth.
Gradually add remaining sugar; beat until light and fluffy - about 3
minutes. Add enough remaining milk and food coloring until frosting
reaches desired consistency. Frost cookies. Yield: approx. 7 dozen.

Thanks for hopping by and I look forward to visiting all the other participants blogs.

 Oh! I almost forgot - all of the hop cards will be found on this Pinterest board:

Have a wonderfully creative day!


  1. super fun coffee card!! CUTE!! love the lil cups!!!!!

  2. WOW your card is amazing. I LOVE the bow die and those cups are the cutest things ever. TFS

  3. Yay! I'm glad you fixed it so that we can see this sweet coffee card! What fun coffee cups!
    Your recipe sounds delish!
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  4. Wow your card is great glad you fixed the link because I wouldn't want to have missed it. Great with those bows and I love the colors you have choosen. TFS and for the recipe.

  5. This is adorable!!! Love it! And your recipe sounds wonderful! Yum!

  6. how sweet is this, love the little coffee cups...thank you for the yummy recipe

  7. So fun and festive and a yummy sounding recipe! TFS!!

  8. What a great idea! So glad you hopped along! Merry Christmas!

  9. Amazing bows and die cuts! Wowza. Love your card. Thanks for offering up blog candy as well. Merry Christmas! Terri at Waving My Wand momtojebatgmaildotcom Oh and I'm offering blog candy as well so check it out.

  10. I love the paper and how you made the coffee cups look like they were in ornaments. Beautiful card.

  11. What a festive idea to turn all those cuppas into some ornaments! I'm loving the paper bows, too! This card has so much dimension - great design work.
    bexcruger at gmail dot com

  12. Beautiful card, and yummy recipe to go with coffee...thanks!

  13. love the cups on your card...thank you for the recipe!

  14. Super FUN bows, WOW !! .I have some blog candy on my blog !! WPLUS9....More fresh cuts Stamp Set

  15. Wonderful card Seleise, love all the die cuts! Hugs Deb

  16. Great card! Thanks for sharing your cookie recipe!

  17. Your card is adorable, Seleise, and that recipe? OMG, sounds so sinful! Sinfully delightful, actually! Hugs...

  18. Very cute card and I love the added bows. They really make the card pop.

  19. Love those ornaments you created - such a great card!

  20. This is so adorable!!! thanks for the chance to win!!!

  21. Hey Seleise!! Your card is so cute. I love the 3D look your card has. The bows and cups are so cute. Nicely done.

  22. LOVE the design, those bows, paper! TFS, thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy...nance459 at

  23. Those red bows really make this delightful pop!
    Happy Holidays, Debbie!

  24. Love the dimension of the bows. Great card.

  25. Very cute! Thanks for sharing the recipe

  26. Sweet card, Seleise, love your coffee card in these colors! Happy Holidays!

  27. Oh, I love these little coffee cups - I'll have to check out that die set! Adorable card and I love the bows too! I think you mentioned something about candy - count me in! Thank you so much!

  28. This is so cute! I love the coffee cups!
    jastad at yahoo dot com.

  29. Thanks for sharing your CUTE card.
    Crafty hugs,

  30. Ca-ute! Those little coffee cups are adorable! Thanks for the chance at blog candy- kandlbarrett at

  31. How sweet is this? I adore your coffee card

  32. Super cute card & recipe Selesie - just love those red bows! Thank you for sharing :)
    Love you to stop by my blog for a chance at my blog candy if you haven't already

  33. omg!! adorable!! LOVE those cups as ornaments!! and the bows just ROCK!! such a great card!! merry Christmas!!

  34. LOVE your card!! The adorable cups with the bows are just so sweet!!!
    Thanks for offering a chance at some blog candy. I hope it is not midnight at your house yet. It is only 11:17 pm at mine. :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  35. Great card! Thank you for the recipe­čśä

  36. Oh my gosh! This is too fun with the mini coffee cup ornaments on it. This was a fun hop.


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