Coffee Loving Cardmakers | Sweet ‘n Sassy Collab

Happy Friday everyone! I’m super excited to be apart of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Collaboration today! I’ve made 2 cards to share with you featuring I Like Big Cups and Coffee Talk 2. These sets pair perfectly together so I couldn’t resist.

Let’s talk slimline first, shall we? I inked up a panel with ground espresso, vintage photo and tea dye distress oxide inks. Then I flicked some watered down ground espresso ink and regular water all over the panel. Once that was dry, I pulled out the Trinity Stamps slimline modern embossed panels dies and cut the 3 largest sizes from: dark brown, rose gold and the inked panel. The brown was adhered to a slimline card base with liquid glue, then the rose gold with foam tape. I wrapped some twine around the inked panel, tied it in a knot and put foam tape on the back avoiding the twine and put it in place too. Then I stamped and colored the travel cup and sleeve from I Like Big Cups and cut them out. I stamped a sentiment from Coffee Talk 2 on the sleeve and adhered them together with liquid glued. I added foam tape to the back of the cup, skipping the part where it overlaps the twine so it lays flat and popped it in place. For finishing touches I added some hearts and coffee beans from Twiddler’s Nook Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix.

For my second card, I wanted to brighten things up a bit. So I chose a selection of blue and teal cardstocks and cut some different width strips. I added adhesive to a white panel and stuck the strips down at an angle and trimmed off the excess. I trimmed the panel down to 4×5.25 inches and stamped a sentiment from Coffee Talk 2 in the bottom right corner. I stamped another mug from I Like Big Cups, colored it with my copics and cut it out. I popped it up with foam squares and added foam tape to the back of the striped panel. I decided for a little contrast so I attached it to a black A2 size panel and used liquid glue to adhere it on a white card base. Then for finishing touches I added some white gel pen accents to the mug and a scattering of Twiddler’s Nook Princess Rings – Tiana across the design.

Remember, we’re hopping along today for the chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps store! You should have come from the fabulous Lori Turner and now will head over to the amazing Christine Burillo-Kirch.

If you get lost along the way, head back to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers or Sweet ‘n Sassy pages to get your bearings.

You have until Friday, Feb. 5, at 11:59 PDT to comment. Winner will be announced on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog Sunday, Feb. 7.

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

Newton’s Nook – Let Love Bloom

Welcome everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing this pretty floral slimline shaker card.

I had a completely different idea in my head when I started this card but I think it turned out very elegant and pretty in the end. I’ll give my other idea another try in the future. 😉

I started this card by stamping and coloring the Roses image with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out. Next, I cut a panel and inked it up using the new square masking stencil. Then I die cut the Slimline Frames & Windows frame from white cardstock and layered it on top. At this point I thought things were too plain so I die cut my stenciled panel with the Slimline Frames & Portholes scalloped panel die and turned my card into a shaker.

I added acetate to the back of the window panel and lined it with foam strips. Then I sprinkled some Princess Rings embellishments from the Twiddler’s Nook shop on each stenciled square and popped the frame in place. I added foam squares to the back of my rose image and popped it in place. Then I die cut one of the Banner Trio banners and stamped a sentiment from the new Heartfelt Roses set and adhered it with liquid glue.

I added foam tape to the back of my shaker and popped it on a yellow panel measuring 3.5×8.5 inches. Then I used liquid glue to attach it to a white slimline card base.

For finishing touches I just added some Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the flower petals and leaves.

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

Jane’s Doodles – Stinkin’ Cute

Hey friends!!! I’m super excited to share all the things with you today! I had a massive crafting session this weekend and created a ton of projects! It was so much fun and felt so good to be so productive! A handful of them all revolve around Jane’s Doodles’ set – Stinks! – so I thought I would group them all into one blog post to share with you.

It’s going to be long but I hope you’ll bear with me because there is so much cuteness to share. I hope you’ll find some fun inspiration along the way. Let’s get started with a peek at everything and then I’ll break it all down in case you’re curious.

This whole thing came about because I needed to create some gift tags for my daughter’s Valentine gifts she is delivering to friends in a few weeks. We both decided that the sentiments in this set plus the ADORABLE skunks were just too perfect to pass up. But I couldn’t stop at tags, I just wanted to color a million of these cuties so we’ve ended up with some string art, a dozen tags and two cards…and I love it all!

Let’s start with the tags. I’ve been fairly obsessed with Trinity Stamps nested hearts dies lately, so I cut 12 white ones in the middle size. Then used Newton’s Nook grass & hills and clouds stencils on it. I adhered the skunks with tape runner and stamped the sentiments, some hearts and a flower on them assembly line style. I die cut another heart the same size in pink and adhered them together for stability. Then I punched holes, added twine and glued some red bows on. My daughter loves taking her time with handwriting so she’ll add to and from herself to the back of each one. I just love them!

Next, I made some cards with extra images I had colored. Aside from the Jane’s Doodles Stinks! skunks, the goodies on these cards are all Newton’s Nook. They’re pretty self explanatory but I used stencils for the backgrounds – hills & grass, cloudy sky, argyle, and bokeh hearts. Then I used dies like frames & flags, framework and fancy edge tags for the components. Then everything is pretty much attached with foam tape or foam squares because I love dimension on my cards.

My final project today is another string art creation that popped in my head and I just had to create! I added water to my acrylic paint to create more of a white wash look, rather than the coated paint. I love this and will be making more with this idea. I used another one of the Trinity Stamps nested hearts to outline my nails for the string art. Then I die cut additional Stinks! images so each one is layered 4 times for stability and added with foam squares. I die cut LOVE from the Trinity Stamps marshmallow alphabet and adhered that directly to the wood with liquid glue. I finished things off with some red hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook conversation hearts clay embellishments.

Phew, that was a lot. Thank you so much for making it this far. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. I hope you found some inspiration to create something wonderful! Have a fabulous day!

Twiddler’s Nook – New Products

Oh! My! Word! I am SUPER EXCITED to share with all of you that we now have craft embellishment wands and replacement wax tips for sale in the Twiddler’s Nook shop! Like, right now! We have 5 colors to choose from and they are so awesome!!!

Don’t you love them? Blue, green, pink, purple and white! Which color is your favorite? I’d love to know! I don’t think I can choose. And I’m also really excited about the replacement tips too.

I think it would be super fun to get one color of embellishment wand and swap out the tip color to have a combo.

Here are links to the new listings so you can pop over and get yours ordered right away!

Embellishment Wand

Embellishment Wand Replacement Tip

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!!!

Giveaway Winner

Hey friends! Just popping in one more time to reveal the winner of our giveaway for the new embellishment release we announced last week. Drum roll please…

The random number generator chose number 18.

Which was comment…

Congratulations Brandy!!! Please email me at twiddlersnook@gmail.com with your mailing address and I’ll get your prize mailed out right away.

Thank you all for your love and support! I appreciate each one of you!

New Embellishment Release + Giveaway

Happy New Year everyone!!! I’m super excited to announce that we’ve got a new embellishment release live in the Twiddler’s Nook Shop right now! I had so much fun picking and choosing these blends and hope you love them too! Here’s a look at just some of the new fun things…

Primrose Confetti Bits

I just love these sweet flowers and had to get them in so many colors because I just couldn’t choose. They have an iridescent sheen to them so the color changes a bit in the light. It’s so beautiful.

Happy Feet Embellishment Mix

Okay, seriously, can you even stand the cuteness??? I just love this mix! It’s the perfect combo for some fun wintery cards and I can’t wait to see how you all use it.

Caffeinated Crafting

This awesome mix is just perfect for the most fun caffeinated creations that you have up your sleeve. I love the combo with that touch of gold and those sweet hearts to go with the great resin coffee beans and sprinkles. It’s so fun!

Conversation Hearts Clay Embellishments

And I know we’re all gearing up for Valentine’s Day cuteness so I’ve got a couple of new heart mixes too. These are just so bright and happy, perfect for your love filled creations.

Flat Back Rhinestones

We’re also trying out flat back rhinestone and bauble mixes this time. Each pack has 3-4 different sizes of the same color gem so you have variety depending on what you’re adorning. I’m really excited about these too!

Sally Sells Seashells Confetti Mix

There are also a few fun mixes for themes that we tend to create later in the spring and summer like these great seashell confetti bits too.

This is just the tip of the iceberg so be sure to head to the Twiddler’s Nook Shop to see everything that’s new!

GIVEAWAY
To celebrate this new fun release and the start of a fantastic new year, let’s have a giveaway! Comment here for a chance to win a variety pack of 5 embellishments from the new release.

I’d love to hear what your favorite is from the new release or maybe an idea of something you’d like to see us carry.

Commenting is open until Monday, Jan. 4, at midnight PST. Winner will be announced here on the blog Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Twiddler’s Nook Black Friday Sale

Hey crafty friends!!! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that we’re having a sale for the entire Thanksgiving weekend! We’re so thankful for the love and support we’ve gotten this first year expanding our business past my cardmaking and papercrafting creations. It’s very humbling and we’re excited to be able to extend some appreciation to our customers.

It’s pretty simple…30% off the whole store from now until Monday at midnight. The offer isn’t good on previous purchases and no coupon code needed.

Happy shopping everyone! Please help spread the word and share this with your friends and family. I’ve posted it on our Instagram and Facebook pages so you can share there or forward your email around too!

Tell those shopping for you what your Christmas wish list is or treat yourself!

Thank you again for all of your continued support! We truly appreciate each one of you! Have a fabulous day!

2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

It’s finally here! The 2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is here and we’re going to have so much fun over the next week! Twiddler’s Nook is a sponsor of the hop so today I’m sharing some fun product photos with you to show how our products can help your crafting life while I’m creating a fun caffeinated card!

Before we get too far, I wanted to let you know that we’re having a sale in the shop for the week of the Coffee Lovers Hop! Embellishments are buy 3 get 1 free with the code: CLH2020. Be sure to put all 4 embellishments in your cart and enter the code in the coupon section at checkout.

Now, lets get on to some crafting, shall we?!? 😉 For today’s card, I chose a few fun Avery Elle products to create a sweet caffeinated thank you card. I thought it was fitting for the season.

I stamped and colored my images from Avery Elle’s Aw, Nuts with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them aside. But woah, let’s take a look at how some of the fun products that Twiddler’s Nook creates can help keep you sane and not losing pieces on a crazy craft table.

So, after I color my images, I pull the dies out from the set that I need and put them on my magnetic die stand. Then I can take them one at a time and tape them in place with post it tape.

Heading over to my die cutter, I run the sheet through the machine and over here I have a couple of products that keep me organized. An embellishment tray to put my cut out images in and 2 magnetic trays to put my dies in. I separate the dies I’m finished with from the ones that I’ll need to use again, like the leaves on this card. One note here, I have the magnetic trays on a single wide platform which keeps them in place nicely too.

Once all my images were cut out, I moved back to my desk with my tray full of cuteness to finish off my card. I figured out placement of the colored images and did some additional stamping directly on my card front.

Once that was finished, I brought in my double wide platform base and Trinity Stamps blending brushes to add some dimension to the edges of my card. Full disclosure…these brushes are within reach but I brought them in for the photo. The magnetic caps on the bottom let me know what color the brush is for and the platform has metal to help them stay in place so they don’t fall over when I grab one from the middle.

From here I finished up my card by adhering the leaves with liquid glue and popping my cute critters up with foam squares. At the end I couldn’t find a great way to add the sentiment included in Aw, Nuts so I pulled out Cool Beans and Speech Bubbles to create my own and glued it so the squirrel is sharing his thanks with the critters below.

For finishing touches on today’s card, I added glossy accents to the mug, black glaze pen to all the critter eyes and noses, and a little unicorn Stickles to the squirrel’s scarf and hot cocoa steam too. Lastly, I took a white gel pen and added highlights to all of the images.

I just love this set so much and had a blast creating this card. I hope you enjoyed it too!

Remember we have the embellishment sale going on and all of our other products are available for purchase at the Twiddler’s Nook shop too!

For the Coffee Lovers Hop we will be giving away 2 $15 codes to the Twiddler’s Nook shop so be sure to link up those projects! Can’t wait to see what you all create!

Caffeinated crafty hugs to you all! I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Coffee Day WINNER

Hey everyone!!! I just wanted to pop in and announce the winner for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers National Coffee Day Hop!

Drum roll please….

Congratulations to BrandyAnn!!! You’ve won our coffee mug magnetic die stand, donut embellishment tray and a bundle of embellishments too!

Please email me at twiddlersnook@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Thank you everyone who hopped and left such fun comments. I appreciated each one!

Take a moment to check out the shop HERE if you weren’t the winner and wanted to snag one of those awesome products!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Coffee Day Blog Hop

Hellooooooo everyone! I’m soooooo excited to be a part of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers National Coffee Day blog hop today, not only as a design team member but as a Super Sponsor because Twiddler’s Nook is releasing a new die stand and coordinating embellishment tray today!

Is that mug die stand not the cutest thing your craft desk has ever seen? And really…a donut embellishment tray?!? So much fun!

SALE!!!
Today through, Tuesday, October 6, we are running a special: Order the coffee mug magnetic die stand and get the donut embellishment tray free. ***Be sure to note the color of embellishment tray you would like in the comments of your order or you’ll get one that matches your die stand.***
Head to the Twiddler’s Nook Shop to order yours today and check out everything else we have to offer!

GIVEAWAY!!!
We’re giving away a coffee mug die stand, donut embellishment tray and a collection of super fun embellishments to one commenter. Commenting closes Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 11:59 p.m. Winner announced here on the blog and also over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.