Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Paper Smooches, Coffeelings

Hey there! Paper Smooches is a super fun stamp company that’s been around for quite a while. The owner, Kim, is the sweetest and has decided that it’s time to retire. Sad face for us but so happy for her. So…Today Lisa is over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog playing with Paper Smooches and some of us wanted to play along too! I whipped up this fun card with a couple of my favorite Paper Smooches stamp sets.

I started by stamping and coloring my images from Paper Smooches Caffeinated and Chubby Chums with my copics. Then I cut them out and set them aside. I took a white card base and masked off the top and bottom with post it tape and blended distress oxides in spun sugar, picked raspberry and festive berries. I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry. Then I chose my sentiments and stamped them with my MISTI.

I adhered the images together with tape runner and them attached them to the card front with foam squares. You know me, I had to add some finishing touches so I grabbed the white gel pen and added highlights, then glossy accents to the kitty’s eyes. Finally I pulled out Nuvo Crystal Drops in simply white and party pink and scattered them about.

I’m not sure if the kitty is talking to the coffee or the recipient of this card…either way it’s silly and I love how it turned out. Super fun!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Summertime Sips

Hello again! It’s Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker’s blog today and I’ve got a doozy of a card to share with you! It was an absolute blast to put together and it took me all day. Totally worth it and I can’t wait to do something like it again!

I knew 2 things when I started this card. I wanted to use the new Trinity Stamps summertime sips dies and my favorite mice from mouse house were going on my cup somewhere. Haha! The rest is history and I’m in love with how it turned out!

I started by die cutting all the pieces from summertime sips from white and red cardstock and a few from vellum too. I ink blended the inside of the cup to look like coffee (or tea) and then die cut another cup and adhered all the pieces to it. Then it hit me to die cut the cup one more time from acetate and put it on the very top so my whole cup looks like a plastic cup.

I took a couple of white panels for my background and started ink blending those next. For the sky I used distress oxides in chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch and mermaid lagoon. For the grass I used twisted citron and mowed lawn. Then I used the Trinity Stamps slimline panels and windows to cut both pieces and went over the top of the green one with the grass border from the slimline scenic borders set.

Next, I moved on to the fireworks stencil one layer at a time. I used glitz gel, metallix gel and ink dyed texture paste, along with some dye inks for all the fireworks layers. Mix all of that with a lot of patience, and you have amazing, fun fireworks for your sky! In between layers of gel drying, I stamped and colored my mouse house images with copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and adhered them to my summertime sips cup.

Once the fireworks were dry I adhered all the pieces of my card. The sky and grass panels are adhered together and then directly to a card base measuring 3.5×8.5. The cup and images are all popped up with foam tape.

To finish this awesome card off I pulled the new summertime sentiments from Trinity Stamps out and stamped one on white cardstock. I used the banner die from the 4 bar card die set and did some partial die cutting to lengthen the banner just right. This is popped up a foam strip. And last, but not least, I pulled out some awesome clay American flags from the sugared stars & stripes clay sprinkles mix to put in a couple of the mice’s hands.

I’m so excited about this card!!! It’s so fun and has so much awesomeness going on! I really hope you enjoyed it too!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Cool Beans

Hello everyone! I’m up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with this awesome and crazy cool beans birthday card. I was chatting with a crafty friend this weekend and she dared me to go wild and crazy with the Trinity Stamps coffee bean stencil. So I totally accepted and this is what I came up with.

To make this fun card, I started with the background by using Thermoweb transfer gel on the first layer of the Trinity Stamps coffee bean stencil. I let it dry overnight and came back with rainbow shattered glass deco foil. Then I lined up the second layer of the stencil and used black glitz glitter gel on the other half. I just love how this turned out!

Here’s a closer look at the top half of the colors. This is where I pulled the yellow from for one of my coffee cups from the Avery Elle cool beans stamp set.

And then here’s the bottom half where I pulled the blue from for my other coffee cup. I colored those, stamped my sentiments on the sleeves and the clear heat embossed over them. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and moved on to assembly.

I started with a white cardbase, trimmed a black panel to 4 1/8×5 3/8 and glued it down. Then I trimmed the stenciled panel down to 4×5 1/4 and glued it down too. The coffee cups are popped up with foam squares.

It’s a crazy, fun card and I have plenty of crazy, fun friends who would get a kick out of this wild card.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Iced Tea Day

Hello everyone! Today is National Iced Tea Day and we’re celebrating with a fun inspiration hop and a giveaway with the Coffee Loving Cardmaker’s team today! Be sure to head over and check out the fun HERE! More details at the bottom too so keep scrolling!

Here’s the fun card that I made! I combined a few awesome Super Sponsors together to make this fun cup of iced tea. I took the cup from Paper Smooches Caffeinated and added the glasses from the set. Then I switched over to Trinity Stamps Coffee with Character for the ice cubes and lemon wedge. I stamped and colored everything and then used my scan-n-cut to cut it out.

Next, I took a white cardbase and a couple of Trinity Stamps stencils – foundations circles and catching some rays – with a variety of yellow inks and my blending buddy brushes! I used the medium yellow ink and stamped the lemon wedge from Coffee With Character across the card front from top left to bottom right. I chose a sentiment from Clearly Besotted Spilling Tea and stamped it in black on the bottom right corner and attached my images with foam squares.

Last, I added some fun finishing touches like glossy accents to the cup glasses and lemon wedge and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the ice cubes. I also decided on a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops in dandelion yellow mixed in with the lemon wedges in the background.

Such a happy, fun card and also a fun farewell to Paper Smooches who just announced the retirement of the shop. You might want to head over there and pick up your wishlist goodies while supplies last. She’s having a sale until everything is sold out.

And just a reminder to head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to find the complete list of links to hop along. Comment for a chance to win a $15 gift card to your choice of one Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Super Sponsor. The winner will be chosen from one of the comments on any one of the blogs so be sure to comment on each to increase your chances of winning!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Mugs and Kisses

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today and I have a gorgeous, sparkly fun card to share with you! I recently got the amazing Brewtiful stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps and couldn’t wait to ink it up! This set has so many fun images that can be paired in so many combos and will be great to combine with other sets as well.

I create this card, I started by laying my stamps out on an A2 card base to decide if the idea in my head would work. After I figured it out, I stamped and colored my images, then cut it all out with my scan-n-cut. Next, I found a yellow cardstock that matched my mug and used the scallop stencil with some white glitz gel. I left this overnight to dry and came back to assemble everything the next day.

Whenever I stencil a large panel, I always use a piece bigger than what I need so I can trim it down. So, that’s what I did with the yellow panel first – trimmed it down to 4×5.25 and popped it up with foam tape on a white card base. Then I die cut a scalloped frame from Lawn Fawn and adhered it with liquid glue. Because of the glitz gel, I put a few acrylic blocks on top and left it for a little bit to dry before moving on.

I attached most of my images with foam squares, with the exception of the small flowers behind the X and the sentiment strip on the upper right. Those were adhered with liquid glue like the frame.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches. I started with some white gel pen accents to the images and moved on to glossy accents on the mug dots and stamen of the flowers.

I am in love with this card and can’t wait to share it with someone. It’s so bright and cheery and is certain to make someone smile!

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!

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!