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It’s National Hot Cocoa Day

It’s not the holidays without cocoa! Here are my projects for National Hot Cocoa Day:

Here is my card and belly band recipe:

Sentiment: Honey Bee Stamps “Hug in a Mug” stamps and dies

Image: Honey Bee Stamps “Mugs & Kisses” die set, Hello Bluebird “Holly and Pine” dies

Background: Simon Says Stamp “Pine Bouquet” Embossing Folder

Ink: GinaK Dark Chocolate

Since it is National Hot Cocoa Day, I thought I’d also share a recipe for homemade hot cocoa mix. This recipe makes enough for 4 servings. Serve in a festive mug with marshmallows or a candy cane for a sweet seasonal treat.


4 cups milk (whole or 2%)

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place milk, cocoa powder and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium/medium low heat, whisking frequently, until warm (but not boiling). Add chocolate chips and whisk constantly until the chocolate chips melt and distribute evenly into the milk. Whisk in the vanilla extract and serve immediately.


I hope you will join in the fun and link up your newly created hot cocoa project for a chance to be a guest designer on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. Details and link up can be found on the blog:

Now go treat yourself – you deserve it!

May your day be warm and cozy,


15 thoughts on “It’s National Hot Cocoa Day

  1. Cocoa is my favorite drink on any cold winter day. Add some whipped cream (and maybe sprinkles) and it’s a party in a mug! Your card and cocoa gift wrap are so gorgeous!

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  2. What a beautiful card and gift! That embossing folder is going straight onto my wish list! Love your die-cuts – cup, candy cane, marshmallows, and greenery! Thanks for the yummy recipe too! Happy belated National Cocoa Day!

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  3. I left a comment some days ago but don’t see it, so will leave another one. I just love your rich color palette on the embossed background, and that cocoa gift packaging is so pretty. Cocoa on a cold winter day is the best!

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