11/27/2015I am so excited to be writing my first post for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today! My card today is a Thank You Shaker card; the coffee cup, the white steam swirls, and the sentiment all come from the fun Thanks a Latte stamp set by Your Next Stamp; the cup and it’s heart-decorated holder are die cut using the coordinating Thanks a Latte die set. I stamped the fun background pattern filled with coffee sentiments with the Coffee Background stamp from Stampendous. The patterned papers all come from Lawn Fawn‘s 6×6 Let’s Polka Mon Amie paper pad. The papers are all die cut using Pretty Pink Posh‘s gorgeous, brand new Scallop Frames die set. Now how about all those gorgeous sequins that make it a shaker card? They’re all Pretty Pink Posh‘s cupped sequins: Espresso 6mm & 4mm, Metallic Gold 6mm & 4mm, Sand 4mm, and Metallic Bronze 4mm. Hope you enjoyed my inspiration todayand that you’re ready to go make YOUR coffee card for the Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop coming up! It starts on December 11! And can you believe it’s the 6th Coffee Loving Blog Hop now?! The list of sponsors has grown once again; make sure you join the Facebook group so that you can keep up with any info, and meet other coffee-loving-crafting enthusiasts! Thank you so much for joining me today; happy crafting! ~Valerie
11/27/2015It’s officially the beginning of the Holiday Season! And for that I have 3 Holiday gift tags! I’m over on the AJVD blog today, and I’m using these goodies today: Winter Woodland stamp set, Shine Bright stamp set, and Minnie Pearl Tag die set. All the papers come from the new Echo Park 6×6 The Story of Christmas paper collection (it’s gorgeous!). And the ribbon is Crinkle Ribbon from 3 Girl Jam. I stamped the animal images and the sentiments with VersaMark, and used Zing! Gold Glitter embossing powder on the animals, and Zing! Chestnut Opaque embossing powder on the sentiments. For the 2 reindeer, I added Xmas Red Stickles to their noses, and Gunmetal Stickles to the bear’s nose. On the backs of the tags, the To & From are stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and the bird is stamped with Memento Lady Bug ink. Have a wonderful day, and if you’re going out shopping on this Day-after-Thanksgiving in the States, I hope you stay safe and find a lot of awesome deals! Happy Crafting! ~Valerie
11/25/2015How about a Group Thank You card today?! That’s what I have using DeNami Design! The cute image of the group of owls is the Sweety Owl Scene stamp. And the sentiment is from the Assorted Greetings stamp set. All the patterned papers come from the Carta Bella 6×6 Baby Mine paper pad. I die cut the circles using the MFT Die-namics Pierced Circle collection. The white and black enamel dots are from the Teresa Collins Stationary Noted set. The 2 yellow flowers come from the Fairytale Rossa Buttercup collection by Prima. And the white flower and white leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The black ribbon is from The Paper Studio’s 7 Burlap Naturals collection. I added little white polkadots around the red circle with my White Broad Uniball pen. And I dabbed a little but of Crushed Pineappple Stickles on the yellow colored circles in the image. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week, and Happy Crafting!
11/23/2015My card for today is a non-traditional Christmas shaker card using My Favorite Things & Pretty Pink Posh! I couldn’t wait to use the new MFT Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows die set! And it worked perfectly for today’s shaker card project! I also pulled out their older set: the Jingle All the Way stamp set and coordinating die set (always a fave during the Holidays!). The fun MFT 6×6 papers at work here are the Dots & Stripes Sorbet and Dots & Stripes Neutral. And I used the MFT Die-namics Cross Stitch Rectangle die set to cut the rectangle pink piece. I decided to pull the fun colors from the papers into the PPP sequins I used for the shaker (I wish I had added more sequins to the shaker portion, however :/ ):
- Clear Droplets 6mm
- Clear Droplets 4mm
- Marshmallow 6mm Cupped
- Marshmallow 4mm Cupped
- Onyx 4mm Cupped
- Watermelon 4mm Cupped
- Santa: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 / Clothes: R17, R27, R29 & N0, N2 / Beard: W00, W1, W3 / Belt & Boots: C6, C7, C9 / Present: Y13, Y15, & RV04, RV09
- Reinder: Fur: E13, E15, E17 / Antlers: E71, E74, E77 / R46 / Hooves: T6, T8 / Collar: E59 & Y17
- Girl: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 / Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57 / Coat: Y13, Y15, Y17 / Scarf: RV04, RV09 / Boots: E17, E18
11/21/2015I have a card for you today to give to the host/hostess of the Thanksgiving Dinner you’ll be going to this year (if you’re not hosting, that is!)! And I wanted this to be for the current Lawnscaping Challenge, In with the Old, so I got out a bunch of my older Lawn Fawn products that worked perfectly (of course!)! The stamp sets I’m using are Turkey Day (& die set), So Thankful (& die set), Happy Feast, Sweater Weather (& die set), and Thank You Tags. The stand-alone die sets at work here are Small & Large Stitched Square Stackables, and Scalloped Rectangle Stackables. All the cozy, adorable papers come from the Lawn Fawn 6×6 Sweater Weather paper pad. I stamped the Thank You sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black ink, the white sentiment in Lawn Fawn’s Yeti ink, and the tree in Lawn Fawn’s Walnut ink. The colored images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It Blending Card Paper, and colored with Copics. I added Zig Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen accents to the flying leaves, the red bird, and the silverware. The final touch was the three 4mm Cupped Marigold sequins by Pretty Pink Posh on the tag. So that’s it! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!
I’ll also be entering this card into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving