Tuesday, August 8, 2017

More Carols of Christmas Inspiration & a Sweet Treat!

Hi Stampers,

This is one of the cards we made last week at my all-Christmas stamping class.

I love using striped designer paper, it's so striking as a background.  This one is from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.  The colors are Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White & Old Olive.

Our class was at 10:00 in the morning and stamping is hard work, so I made some of my favorite muffins to keep everyone's strength up :)  Here's the recipe for my Cappuccino Muffins with Espresso Cream Cheese Spread:

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon & salt.  In another bowl, stir milk & coffee granules until the coffee is dissolved.  Add butter, egg & vanilla; mix well.  Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full.  Bake at 375℉ for 17-20 minutes or until muffins test done.  Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.  

Espresso Cream Cheese Spread:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all together until creamy.  Cover & refrigerate until serving.  Makes about one cup.

"Deck the Halls" is stamped in Versamark ink & embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The gold sequins are a 4" piece of sequin trim folded in half and attached to the back of the die-cut oval using a glue dot.  

A drop of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a dash of gold Stampin' Glitter adds sparkle to the center of the poinsettias, which are attached using one of the new Mini-Dimensionals.  They are the perfect size for attaching small pieces like this.  I'm so impressed with them that I'm sending out a free sample as a thank you to everyone who orders from me in August!

Shop with me this month and I'll mail you a free sample of the new Stampin' Up Mini-Dimensionals #144108!   Be sure to provide your contact information so I can send your Dimensionals.  Please use host code DTTNPQEH for orders under $150.

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