Birch Press Design – Masculine Encouragement Card

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by this fine Saturday. I’m up on the Birch Press Design blog today with that masculine feeling encouragement card. It was definitely trial and error but I love how fiddling with the background came out and the whole feel of this card.

Be sure to head over to the Birch Press Design blog for a step-by-step tutorial and process of how I created this awesome card.

Trial and error, perseverance and determination got me to this end result. This card was a great reminder to keep trying if you don’t like how something looks at first and also to walk away and come back later. Your whole mindset and view on things changes.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook Take 2- Spring-Summer CLC Hop

Hello again. I made another Newton’s Nook card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring-Summer Hop and just had to share it with you. It’s too cute and fun not to!

Here’s a quick view of the front. I used the sky borders die to create a tree. Then I added some flowers from the flower trio set and used the alphabet dies to add emphasis to my sentiment. So much fun!

Inside I have another layer of tree and a limb created with the forest scene builder dies. And that cute owl from Sending Hugs holding his cup of coffee. Such a silly but fun card.

I hope you enjoyed it. I’m linking it up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop HERE.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – CLC Spring-Summer Hop

Today is the last day to link up your amazing caffeinated projects for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring-Summer Hop. I hope you’ve had fun, been able to create somethings and found inspiration with all of the fun entries.

Today I’m sharing a fun card using on of the little 2×3 sets from Newton’s Nook – Slothy Coffee. I absolutely adore sloths and this set was just too perfect not to pull out this week.

So, full disclosure here…the inked panels you see behind the sloths were from a card I made a few weeks ago. They were the windows I die cut out of a panel but the hoarder in me wouldn’t let me toss them. Then this idea popped in my head and it was so perfect!

I stamped my sloth 3 times and colored them all the same. Then I colored the mugs coordinating with the inked squares I had in front of me. I used the coordinating die to cut them all out and set them aside. Then, I used my waves stencil with gray ink on a white cardbase for just a little subtle texture. Finally I added my squares and images with foam squares for some dimension.

Last, I pulled out my speech bubbles, die cut one and stamped my sentiment on it with the same gray ink from the background. Moving on to finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the sloth noses, black glaze pen to the eyes and white gel pen highlights throughout.

I’m linking this last card up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop HERE. I hope you’ve had a chance to play along with us and enjoyed all the inspiration shared.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Thanks a Latte

Hello again. Today I’m up on the Trinity Stamps blog with this fun coffee themed thank you card to keep with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring-Summer Hop theme.

To make this card, I started by pulling out the awesome layered coffee bean stencil and using two different colored metallix gels – aged copper and champagne mist. I left it overnight to dry and came back the next day to nail down my final card design. I die cut the panel with the largest rectangle in the 4-bar card die set.

I pulled out the A Latte Love sentiments and heat embossed them on a vellum tag I had die cut. I added some twine and tied it with a bow. I used the largest lots of dots stencil on a brown card base and then popped up my coffee bean stenciled panel with foam tape. Last, I strategically added glue to the tag so it wouldn’t show through the vellum and added it as well.

Lots of texture, dimension and shine. I love how this turned out! I’ll be linking it up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring-Summer Hop HERE. There’s still time to play along if you haven’t yet.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Neat & Tangled – CLC Spring-Summer Hop

Okay, how many dog lovers do I have out there? I definitely have quite a few in my life; so when I found this cute Neat & Tangled puppy’s favorite things set I had to grab it. I’ve already made a fun birthday card with but I couldn’t resist a little coffee hello card given that the set has this adorable mug in it!

I started this card by stamping, coloring and die cutting my images. Then I took a piece of teal cardstock and used my Newton’s Nook gingham stencil on it with some darker teal ink. I love the tone-on-tone look! I picked up this fun hello there stamp set at the same time I found the puppy set and loved the bold sentiment. I decided to heat emboss that part in black for a little shiny texture and then popped my images up with foam squares. This panel was then popped up with foam tape on a kraft cardbase.

For finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the eyes and nose, white gel pen highlights and glossy accents on the mug.

Isn’t he the cutest?!? I just love him and all the things you can put in his paws.

I’m linking this card up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring-Summer Hop HERE. Remember, there’s still time to play along.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Clearly Besotted Take 2 – CLC Spring Summer Hop

Okay, I couldn’t resist. I’m back with another Clearly Besotted card featuring literally the exact same products. I just couldn’t stop. They are sooooo cute!!! I mean, can you really blame me?

For this card, I used a different portion of the stencil and inked it up with a blend of blue and green inks. I stamped and colored my images, using my scan-n-cut again to cut them out. I stamped my sentiment under the inked rectangles on the right side and assembled everything. The images are popped up with foam squares and the panel is popped up on a card base with foam tape.

I did add some white gel pen accents to these cuties but overall I kept this card fairly simple. I love how it turned out and can’t wait to color more of these guys up right away!!!

I’m linking this beauty up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop HERE too!

I appreciate you stopping by again today. Have a fabulous day!

Clearly Besotted – CLC Spring-Summer Hop

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’m sharing a really fun card from a new-to-me company, Clearly Besotted. Their artwork is beyond adorable and I’ve been admiring it for a bit. Then with their last release came this adorable set called Spilling Tea and I didn’t even hesitate to order it the second it was available! I love it!

Along with my stamps, I snagged this fun stencil called Stamp On It. It’s got the same postage stamp looking squares and rectangles in 3 different ways on the same stencil. I thought it was absolutely genius!

To make this fun card I started by stamping and coloring my images. Then I used my scan-n-cut to cut them out. I inked a column of squares from my new stencil on the right side of a 3.75×5.25 inch panel. Then, using my images as a guide I stamped my sentiment and then adhered the images with foam squares. I wrapped some twine around the left side and added foam tape to the back of this panel. I used my new diagonal stripe stencil from Trinity Stamps on the right edge of a white card base and then adhered my panel to it.

I really just want to squish these little critters. They’re beyond adorable and extra fun with their cups of tea!

I’m linking this fun card up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop HERE. Don’t forget to play along too! There are so many fun prizes to be won from over 70 amazing companies!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Mama Elephant – CLC Spring-Summer Hop

Thanks for stopping by for another caffeinated inspiration post. I was counting down the days until this Mama Elephant boba tea set released and I’ve had a blast with it since it came!

To create this fun card, I started by stamping my images and coloring them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and I set everything aside to work on the base. I pulled out my Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags and Framework die sets and cut some pieces from softer colors that coordinated with how I colored the images and set to assembling.

The purple scalloped rectangle is popped up with foam tape and then the frame and inside is popped up on that. Then for a little different dimension, I glued 2 of the cups to the frame panel and popped the other images up with foam squares.

Then I die cut a flag using the same Newton’s Nook dies and heat embossed my sentiment in white. I popped it up with foam tape on the top half so it lays flat on the frame. Last, I finished the images off with a few white gel pen accents and highlights.

I’ll be linking this up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop HERE. Are you playing along? I hope so!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Paper Smooches – CLC Spring-Summer Hop

Welcome! Welcome! Today I’ve got completely clean and simple AND die cut! If you’ve followed me for long, you know I don’t like white space. It makes me so uncomfortable but when I saw this design using some other types of dies, I was inspired to try it with this fun Paper Smooches coffee cup die.

This is a die set with the solid cup and the designed cup. I die cut the solid cup multiple times from white cardstock and glued them offset across my card. I trimmed the excess off the sides and then I die cut the design twice from white cardstock. One set I colored with my copics. Then I took the outline from the second one and glued it over the top. I adhered this to my card base and moved on to my sentiment.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Paper Smooches Caffeinated on black cardstock with white embossing powder. Then I took a banner die from Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card Die set to cut it out. I popped this up with foam strips for a little dimension on such a simple card.

I’m linking this up to the Coffee Loving Cardmaker’s Summer-Spring Hop as well. Have you joined in on the fun yet? There’s still time. Head HERE to check out some inspiration and link your projects up as well.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day.

Miss Ink Stamps – CLC Spring-Summer Hop

Hello again! Back for more caffeinated inspiration? I’m soooo glad! Today I’ve got a fun card featuring a set from Super Sponsor Miss Ink Stamps called Java Joe’s. I love this set so much! It’s got tons of potential to mix and match the images for great scenes.

To create this fun card, I stamped my images on a white panel and colored them with my copics. Then I punched out some banner flags and cut a background panel all with coordinating paper. I adhered the brown panel to the cardbase, popped up the colored panel and the banners with foam squares. Then I finished it off with some glittery washi tape from my stash for just a touch of bling.

This is a really different design for me but I had a blast putting it together and figuring out how I wanted to showcase the super fun images.

Have you started caffeinated creations to link up to the hop yet? I can’t wait to see what you’re making! Click HERE to get to the post where you can link up.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!