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Tis the season to be…

  • eating way to much of everything
  • pretending to buy gifts for other people while you’re really just using it as an excuse to shop for yourself
  • receiving holiday cards from people you only sort of remember. You know, the ones you haven’t been in contact with since last year’s round of holiday cards?

This year my approach is a little different. If you get a holiday card from me it’s because we are friends. Real friends. Like in real life. And instead of just a card, I’m giving you something that you will have no choice but to hang on to for years and years to come. It’s a holiday card turned recipe card…with my face plastered to the front of it.

This year I’m calling in the help of Minted Foil Pressed Flat Cards to make some of the prettiest recipe cards you ever did lay eyes on. Instead of going the traditional holiday card route, I used the front of the card for a photo and I used the back for my very favorite hot cocoa recipe. The sturdy Minted cardstock makes this a card that will be a keepsake for years. To make the holiday recipe card a little more special, I’ve DIYed my way through some very easy gold foiled labels. The finished product is a blogger-worthy hot cocoa kit. Because bloggers love gold foil. It’s a fact.

Gold Foiled Cocoa Kit with Minted | damask love

What you’ll need:

Gold Foiled Cocoa Kit with Minted | damask love

  1. Adhere a strip of double sided tape to the patterned paper
  2. Cut a piece of gold foil from the roll

Gold Foiled Cocoa Kit with Minted | damask love

  1. Peel off the backing of the double sided tape
  2. Use the bone folder to firmly rub the gold foil onto the tape

Gold Foiled Cocoa Kit with Minted | damask love

  1. Once you’ve firmly rubbed the entire strip of tape, peel back the gold foil
  2. Use a circle punch to create your label


Once the labels are created, you can start stamping. For this hot cocoa kit, I labeled the marshmallows, cocoa mix and the peppermint pieces. You can go nuts with this part, since there are so many fun hot cocoa toppings and mix-ins.

The finished labels coordinate beautifully with the Gilded Brushstroke holiday cards – like they were meant to go together all along.

Gold Foiled Cocoa Kit with Minted | damask love

Gold Foiled Cocoa Kit with Minted | damask love

Gold Foiled Cocoa Kit with Minted | damask love

Gold Foiled Cocoa Kit with Minted | damask love

Gold Foiled Cocoa Kit with Minted | damask love

Gold Foiled Cocoa Kit with Minted | damask love

Gold Foiled Cocoa Kit with Minted | damask love

Now it’s your turn to bring a little Minted into your holiday home!

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This post is brought to you in partnership with  Minted. All photos, projects, ideas, opinions and crazy stories are all my very own. Thanks for supporting the awesome partnerships that keep the lights on in this joint. 

Thanks to Natalie Melissa Photography for her work on shooting the images used to create this special, personalized holiday card.


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48 thoughts on “Gold Foiled Hot Cocoa Kit

  1. I love mailing and receiving Christmas cards. Last year, I used Minted and loved them! Usually use a family photo. Thanks!

  2. Every year, I put out a call on Facebook for anyone who would like a card; not enough people in my generation seem to send out real letters! They’re always personal letters and I usually try to print out an old picture of the two of us to send along as well.

  3. We just got married in 2014, so we are having fun making new traditions! Looks like we’ll be sticking with a ‘postcard’ theme again this year – simple, fun, and a little cheaper to mail 🙂

  4. One year I had custom Christmas cards made and I still have one because they were so precious. Now, I buy packs of cards with glitter and whimsy to mail out to friends and family.

  5. OK I love ALL your ideas but this one is so fabulous!!! You creative genius! I make cards just about every year because I love making them!

  6. I don’t have a holiday card tradition other than using way too many Christmas stickers! A grown woman playing with stickers over here… 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Last year was my first year for Christmas cards because I had wedding photos to use. This year I will go back to my tradition of Valentine’s cards instead

  8. I make my own cards every year. This year is a nativity scene with glittery stars. I’m using a fabulous nativity die from Taylored Expressions Stamps. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your talents.

  9. Love Christmas traditions! My favorites are eating warm chestnuts and making gingerbread houses with the kiddies! Thanks for the chance!

  10. I have an old window that I hang all of my christmas cards on in my kitchen! I love it so much when it is all filled up with family and friends holiday cards 🙂

  11. We never had a Holiday card tradition growing up, but when my sister and I were in high school we took our mom’s address book and sent cards ourselves. Friends she hadn’t been able to see for years reconnected and it was so great to see. Now that I’m older and have a family we love to send Holiday cards every year and include some of my mom’s friends as well. She still doesn’t send cards, but still has those friendships. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Love this fabulous kit! Your photos crack me up! We don’t really have a Christmas card tradition. I make my own and usually send about 75 to family, friends, military friends (my son is active duty so I know lots of Army folks), and fellow crafters. I have tried in the past to make each one individual and unique but quickly gave up on that. While I still try to make quite a few unique ones when I do make a card I try to make 2 or 4 of that same card before moving on to the next one. Cuts down on the creative process at a very busy and stressful time of year.

  13. I’ve sent both letters and photo cards and also regular cards. Depends on my mood and when I actually get them done!

  14. Love this idea, such fun photos and it looks like a beautiful gift. Thanks for sharing.

    I love to send holiday cards, handwritten, but don’t really have a tradition.

    Monique 🙂

  15. We try to send them out, but don’t always succeed. I love receiving them from others and taping them to the kitchen cabinets!

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