Sunday, March 20

Planting Mugs

Welcome friends! I am so glad you stopped by while hopping through all the coffee, tea, and cocoa creative goodness. I never imagined there were so many awesome ways to share our love of the brew!




Awhile ago on the Facebook Group we were chatting about our excess of mugs and what we do with them. I had mentioned in my house, whenever we come home with a new mug, my son insists we get rid of two old ones - not a bad thing to do since the cupboards are bursting with mugs, it seems. So the idea we came up with was to repurpose the mugs! I do love the idea of filling the mug with a little plant and giving it away as a gift, so that is what inspired today's card!


I used Tim Holtz's Cuppa Joe sketch stamp and a new release from Simon Says Stamp Reason to Smile collection - Spring Flowers. A bit of watercolor, paint spattering and fussy cutting and my card is done. I think this might be my favorite one I made for the hop!



Blog candy giveaway for the hop, details can be found here.



27 comments:

  1. Great card! So pretty and different!

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  2. Great idea of gift gifting cups when you can't fit a new one in the cupboard...and love the card you created with the watercoloring background.

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  3. Awesome card! Love the Tim Holtz stamp. Great idea with the mugs ... hubby is always looking for something different to put his plants in ... his hobby is Bonsai.

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  4. I think that is a great idea, and what a very cool way to use stamps in another way! Love it!

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  5. fabulous card, thanks for a chance to win.

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  6. What a SWEET card!! And that's a fabulous idea to do with the cups! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Very artsy looking card. Well done

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  8. Gorgeous card, love how you incorporated a flower into the mug and that is something I would not have thought of doing lol!
    Using purple and rust was definitely not my idea and definitely out of my colour comfort zone lol! I decided to be brave and take part in the challenge at Vintage Journey: it's my first time playing there. I wouldn't have used rust as I have an unnatural aversion to using brown in my projects, however, I learnt a lot and I actually love those little rusty spots, lol! My mixed media journey continues, thank you for the lovely comments Karen x

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  9. Love that you turned your coffee mug into a potted plant holder! So pretty and so very clever!

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the colors and all the details

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  11. I just the love succulents in the coffee mug! How cute and different!

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  12. How cool is that?!! Great idea for repurposing mugs! I just use mine on my craft table... one for pencils, one for paint brushes, etc... not a lot of room left for crafting. lol!

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  13. DELIGHTFUL card Maura!!!
    LOVE your mug and how you have filled it with plants, LOVE your colouring too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your card and FUN mug tradition :)

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  14. Really cute card. Love the mug.

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  15. Love your mug idea (I finally cleaned out the ones that had lost their images) and the card as well.

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  16. Love the wash of color you gave to this and the added plants.

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  17. So pretty...love your sweet plants peeking out of your coffee mug.

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  18. What a lovely card, Maura, love your colors! Have a wonderful Monday and Happy Hopping!

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  19. THIS is awesome Maura...I love it!

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  20. Great card! And a great idea for the mugs... Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Such a great card with pretty coloring, Maura

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  22. Totally fun cup with flowers and so beautiful displayed. Great giveway too!

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  23. Awesome card. Love the succulents in the mug

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  24. Yum! I just about bought this set at M's yesterday. Had to have a bit of restraint as I need shopping money for later ! :) Love the succulents in the mug- They need caffeine too. :)

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