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Holiday Card Series 2018 – Day 1 – Hot Cocoa Warm Wishes

For those who are are new to my blog and videos, the Holiday Card Series consists of 25 holiday card inspiration videos. I’ll be sharing holiday inspiration every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until November 30. Today is Day 1! I’m so excited to get this year’s series started. :)

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

For Day 1, I started with the Thanks a Latte stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I colored one of the mugs and a candy cane using Copic Markers, and then die cut the images.

To create a glitter striped background, I cut narrow strips of Lawn Fawn’s Holiday Sparkle Cardstock and adhered them to a separate piece of paper. I added white cardstock above and below the stripes, and then diecut a window using the Reverse Stitched Scalloped Circle Windows dies.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be back on Monday with Day 2!


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Lawn Fawn Thanks a Latte stamp set
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*Lawn Fawn Thanks a Latte dies
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*Lawn Fawn Reverse Stitched Scalloped…
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*Lawn Fawn Holiday Sparkle Cardstock
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White…
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Copic Markers
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Sizzix Big Shot, White/Gray
T-Square Ruler
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Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Refill
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3M Micropore Tape
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Gina K Designs Cherry Red cardstock
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
Bazzill Heavyweight Vellum, 40 lb.
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EK Success Powder Tool
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VersaMark Ink
Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Scissors
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EK Success Tweezers
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Anne Sturgeon October 6, 2018 at 11:22 am

    I have been following this card series for the whole 10 years…. happy 10th series. I can’t believe it’s here and I am so excited. My favorite time of year. Today is my birthday, what a great present. I just adore that stitched circle die from Lawn Fawn. I have a coupon from them for my birthday, so you know what…. happy bday to me! That die has my name on it. Good to see you again and your lovely curls today.

    • Reply Stephanie Truex October 7, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      Belated happy birthday wishes to you, Anne!

  • Reply Susan Lang October 6, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    The card is so cute. Your hair looks beautiful! Love the color and the curls.

  • Reply Andrea Hastilow October 6, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Happy 10th anniversary of your card Xmas series, this is my first year with you. Wicked card, great colours in the glitter card, enough sparkle without ending up with you wearing more than is on your card. Can not wait till video 2.

  • Reply barbara lassiter October 6, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Wow! 10 years of great inspiration. Thank you Kristina!

  • Reply Jackie Price October 7, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Wow, Happy 10th anniversary!! This will be my second year following your holiday card series and I’ve been following your blog and YouTube channel for about a year and a half. Your talent and creativity brings so much inspiration and I love reading your blog posts and watching your videos!

    This card is just wonderful and I love how you added the glitter strips in the background. Great technique I’ll have to try and remember. Looking forward to seeing the 24 other holiday cards. I’m sure they’ll be amazing.

  • Reply Kelly Phillips October 7, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Makes me so happy to see another Holiday series!! BTW, I love your hairstyle!

  • Reply Leslie October 7, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I absolutely love your holiday card series and have been watching since the beginning! Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into each of these. I’m going to try and challenge myself to play along and make a card similar to the one you have created. This video is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon, curled up on the couch with a Starbucks chai tea latte and a turkey dinner cooking in the oven. It’s our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Reply Henriëtte October 7, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    First Happy 10e Anniversary of your Holiday Card Series! Wow, that are a lot of gorgeous cards in past years.
    This one is also awesome, I am not started yet with my Holiday cards but you are a great inspiration to start.
    Thank you so much for showing and I am excited to see the rest.
    Love the gorgeous curls in your hair.

  • Reply Stephanie T October 7, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    It feels good to see your Holiday Card Series starting up….happy 10th anniversary! This card is such a great start. Thank you for sharing your three go-to red Copics.

  • Reply Kristie Maynard October 7, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    So excited for the holiday card series. I’ve seen them all and just love getting great ideas from you. This card is lovely, just the right amount of whimsy and sparkle. Thanks for the video and for doing the series again this year.

  • Reply Kathy Harrison October 8, 2018 at 6:27 am

    I can’t believe it’s time for the Holiday Card Series already! Thank you for all of the cards over these ten years. This makes me so happy!

  • Reply Stephanie Leykauf October 8, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Hooray! LOVE this series!!


  • Reply PjP October 8, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Yay! It’s beginning. I LOVE this series and I swipe ideas from it every year. Thanks, Kristina, for all the wonderful inspiration.

  • Reply Diane Loughrey October 8, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Great card. An exciting series for sure.

  • Reply Mary G October 8, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I started following you about a year ago, but I went “back” in time, and the card that I will never forget is the kitty stack Christmas card. I went “in search” of a “Merry Christmas” die that would be long enough to fit along the side, as my handwriting is not the best. Now that I’ve got all the parts, I’ll be making that card for a few select friends! :-)
    BTW, I love how you did “inlaid” the strips. Great idea!!

  • Reply Susan from Colorado October 8, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Kristina you were put here on earth to make so many of us happy! Thank you for your Holiday Card Series – Love this card!

  • Reply Marianne October 9, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Yay! The most wonderful time of the year has started again! Happy 10th anniversary, Kristina! I have watched all series and am looking forward to this one. I still have some 40 cards to make (I already created about 40 throughout this year), so I’m hoping to get some extra inspiration to get going. Love the LW stamp set and dies.
    Marianne x

  • Reply Wiebke October 9, 2018 at 5:02 am

    Kristina, your idea to create a “flat paper” by using extra paper strips above and beneath the glitter paper is great!
    Thanks for starting a HCS for us again! Every year it’s like an early Advent Calendar for me. And it’s much more inspiring than the daily little chocolate! :-)

    Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

  • Reply Kit A October 9, 2018 at 6:55 am

    I do love this series Kristina. I can’t wait to see what all you have for us.

  • Reply Maureen Reiss October 9, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Really Wonderful card!!

  • Reply Maureen Chandler October 11, 2018 at 6:42 am

    I love this series and this card is a wonderful start!! I have watched them all and it’s a inspiration to get started on Christmas cards!! PS. Your hair looks beautiful! Thank you so much for all you share!

  • Reply Daria October 11, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    I’m so happy it’s time for this year’s Holiday Card Series! I love your festive card and hot chocolate! Thank you.

  • Reply Charlotte C October 16, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Happy to see the series again this year. I have that LF die, but mine doesn’t have a heart, it has as smaller circle. I wonder why? I’ll check with LF. Love your card. I’m adapting it for a Halloween card. Can’t wait for the rest of the series which is today, because I’m behind to begin with. lol.

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