Coffee Loving Cardmakers | Trinity Stamps – National Bubble Tea Day Hop

Yippee!!! Today is National Bubble Tea Day and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers are celebrating along with Trinity Stamps with a fun blog hop full of inspiration and a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Trinity Stamps store!!! I made two fun cards to share with you today. I hope you like them.

I had so many fun ideas that it was hard to narrow it down. I had a blast getting inky, coloring stamp sets I haven’t been able to use much and playing with dies in different ways. Let’s jump in and I’ll run through how I made each card. Then at the end of this post I’ll give you a list of linked products so you can easily find them.

For this super fun slimline card, I started by inking up a light teal panel with mermaid lagoon distress oxide on the edges. Then I used the slimline halftone dots stencil with blueprint sketch ink. For more texture, I flicked watered down ink from both oxide colors and also watered down black acrylic paint. I set it aside to dry while I die cut all the parts to my boba tea cup, using Summertime Sips die set. I cut 2 cups from acetate so I could sandwich the vellum “drink” and boba inside. Then it ended up being helpful to die cut the lid twice and glue one on each side to help keep the top together too.

Next, I stamped images from Let the Good Times Roll, Unbelievable and Classroom Cuties, and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies from each set to cut them all out. It was helpful at this point to use some liquid glue and adhere things like the balloon, roller skates and boba cup in place.

I adhered the stenciled panel to a white card base measuring 3.5×8.5 inches. Then I carefully adhered parts of my cup where I could hide the glue like the lid and straw, behind the boba, and eventually behind the unicorn too. Then I added foam squares to the images and sentiment and put them in place last.

For finishing touches on this fun card, I added glossy accents to the balloon, roller skate wheels, small boba cup and the open letters on the sentiment. The last thing I did was added black glaze pen to the critter’s eyes.

Isn’t this just so much fun!?! I love it!

For this second card, I also started with inking up my background. This time I took an oversized panel measuring 4.5×6 and inked it up with mustard seed and scattered straw distress oxide inks. Then I added the slimline diagonal stripes stencil and inked it up with mermaid lagoon distress oxide. Once I removed the stencil, I flicked some watered down mustard seed, mermaid lagoon and black acrylic paint on the panel. I set it aside to dry and stamped some images from Classroom Cuties. I colored those with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

While my panel was still drying, I dug through my stash to find the words to complete the sentiment I was going for. I found them in the hello and sweet senti-mini sets. So I stamped and heat embossed them in white on black cardstock and trimmed them into little word blocks.

Finally, I pulled out the Marshmallow and Graham Cracker alphabet die sets and cut the letters for the rest of my sentiment, being sure to keep all the inside pieces because I wasn’t 100% sure what I would need.

Moving on to assembly, I adhered a black panel measuring 2.25×5.5 inches to the bottom of a white card base. Then I trimmed the stenciled panel down to 2×5.5 inches, where the words “to my tea” were cut from and added foam squares to the back. I adhered it in place next. To keep spacing simple, I added foam squares to the back of everything else and adhered the left and right sides first, finishing with the word “boba” last.

For finishing touches on this card, I added glossy accents to the boba cups and black glaze pen to the people’s eyes.

PRODUCTS USED:
Classroom Cuties stamps and dies
Unbelievable stamps and dies
Let the Good Times Roll stamps and dies
Slimline Stripes stencil
Slimline Lots of Dots stencil
Marshmallow Alphabet dies
Graham Cracker Alphabet dies
Summertime Sips dies
Hello Senti-mini stamps
Sweet Senti-mini stamps

Now onto the super important hop information! You should have come from my friend Silvia and will be heading next to the amazing Christine! If you happen to get lost along the way, head back to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and you’ll find your way from there.

Commenting will be open until May 7 at 11:59 PM PDT. Winner of a $25 Trinity Gift Code will be selected randomly across all participating blogs.

Thanks for hopping along! I hope you have a blast and find some fun boba inspiration! I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Unbirthday Tea

Hi there! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I’ve pulled out some of my favorite Miss Ink Stamps goodies to play with for today’s pair of cards too!

Do you ever create an awesome background, only to cover most of it up with elements and feel like you’re wasting it? That’s what was going to happen with the design in my head today so I turned one card into two by cutting my inked background in half!

I inked up the Enchanted stencil with spun sugar, cracked pistachio and wilted violet distress inks, then to soften the white lines from the stencil, I went over everything a second time very lightly. It gives a hazy look which I thought was really cool. Then I splattered it with pearl watercolor and left it to dry.

I pulled out the Unbirthday sentiment set and stamped and heat embossed each one in silver on white cardstock panels. Then I came back with the Trinity Stamps scenic border cloud die and cut off the bottom. I added foam tape to the back of these panels and set them aside too. Next, I stamped images from Tea Party and colored them with my copics. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and started assembling my cards.

I cut the stenciled panel in half and used liquid glue to adhere each half to card bases. Then I popped the sentiment panels on with their foam tape and added foam squares to the back of my images. After popping those in place, I moved on to finishing touches for each card.

I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in simply white and morning dew across both card designs. Then I added glossy accents to different parts of the images on both cards as well.

These cards are just so fun and between the two different sentiments, you have birthday and just because cards at the same time! How great is that!?!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – CAS-ual Fridays Hop Prize Card

Hey friends! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Lovers blog today and I’m super excited to share a card I made with my prize from the Spring|Summer Hop that just finished in March! It was so much fun and I was lucky enough to win a fantastic prize pack from CAS-ual Fridays. They were so generous and I was very excited to jump right in and start creating with everything.

I started by cutting a strip of kraft cardstock and inked up the by the beans stencil with brown ink. Then I left my stencil in place and went over the whole thing with VersaMark ink and added clear embossing powder for cool shiny coffee beans! I took some tea dye distress ink and inked up the top and bottom of my strip for some added interest. Then I watered down ground espresso distress oxide ink and flicked it all over the panel.

Next, I took the sentiment from the Coffee Days stamp set and heat embossed it in copper on a white panel. Then I went over the top with ground espresso, gathered twigs and tea dye distress oxide inks. I wiped off the residue from the heat embossing and spritzed the panel with a distress sprayer. I flicked watered down ground espresso distress oxide on this panel too.

I trimmed a half inch strip of black cardstock and added it to the sentiment panel. Then I lined the back of that whole panel with foam tape. I adhered the coffee bean panel to a white card base with liquid glue and then popped my sentiment panel on as well.

This card was so much fun to make and I absolutely LOVE the sentiment. It’s so fun and cracks me up every time I read it.

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

Pink & Main – Hello Sweet Friend

Hey everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with this sweet card featuring one of the newly release stencils that I’m just in love with – Deco, and another image from the Gnome Matter What set. I’m also playing along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop, which Pink & Main is a Super Sponsor of!

I started my card by stamping and coloring the large image from Gnome Matter What with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and set it aside. Then I cut a white panel with the largest of the Layered Rectangle dies and inked up the Deco stencil over top with two different green dye inks, using my blending brush.

I used the new liquid glue to adhere my stenciled panel to a white card base and pulled out the wreath base 2 dies and cut three of the wreaths out. One from vellum and the other two from different green cardstocks. Then I glued them down and popped up my image with foam squares on top. I went back to choose a sentiment and thought it would be fun to add the cut little snail to the scene too. I stamped them both, colored the snail and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also used foam squares to adhere these to my card and moved on to finishing touches.

I kept it simple for finishing touches on this card by just adding glossy accents to certain areas of the images like the flower centers, snail shell, windows of the mushroom and parts of the mug.

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

Newton’s Nook – Kit-tea Cat

Hello again! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today with a super fun caffeinated creation to get your juices flowing today! I’ll be entering it into the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring|Summer Hop. I really hope you’re playing along with us. It’s so fun and there is so much inspiration to be had and prizes to be won!

I am honestly, SUPER EXCITED to share this card with you today! I had the fun idea to mask off the mug from Newton’s Mug and stamp one of the Monarchs images inside it for a decorated coffee cup! I love it! I colored the image with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

Then for my background I cut a white panel to A2 size and inked up the Mugs stencil with light yellow ink. I took the Framework dies and cut the largest rectangle, then cut the rounded rectangle from the Frames & Flags set out of the center to create a frame.

For my sentiment, I chose the first one from Newton’s Mug and stamped it on a stitched circle from the Frames Squared set. Then I added a sentiment from Heartfelt Essentials to a banner from the Banner Trio set. I inked up the edges of the circle with a light green ink as close to the mug color as I could get, then I inked up the bottom of the banner with the same yellow as the mugs stenciling.

Moving on to assembling my card, I added the stenciled panel to a white card base, then popped the frame up with foam strips. I added foam squares to Newton’s Mug and popped it in place. I used liquid glue to adhere the circle to the banner and added foam squares to the back of that before placing it at the top of the design.

For finishing touches, I added a little glossy accents to Newton’s nose and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the butterfly on the mug and the circle sentiment.

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

Trinity Stamps – Some Bunny Mug

Hi everyone! I’m back with another fun caffeinated card to share with you featuring some goodies from Trinity Stamps‘ most recent release.

For today’s card, I die cut the coffee mug card die from Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed the Easter eggs from Gnome Bunny in white. Then I watercolored them with my zig clean color real brush markers. Then I took one of the extra bunny images in Slimline Bunnies, stamped him and colored him with my zigs too. I also stamped a sentiment from that set and fussy cut them both out. I popped them up on my cute mug with foam squares and this quick and fun card is all finished!

This die set comes with an optional insert for a gift card too! I haven’t decided who is getting this fun card yet but I just might add that insert to the inside and make this an extra fun surprise for someone!

Remember, the Coffee Lovers Spring|Summer Hop is still going on! I’m linking this cutie up and hope you’re playing along with us!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me.

Lawn Fawn – For You Thanks a Latte

Hello everyone! I’m back today with another fun caffeinated creation for the Spring|Summer Coffee Lovers Hop! Today I’m featuring some adorable Lawn Fawn goodies along with the Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix for my shaker from the Twiddler’s Nook shop. This mix is part of the special that we have going on this week. Head HERE to check that out!

I started my card by die cutting the outside in stitched mug from white cardstock and inked up the center with mermaid ink and a blending brush. Then I cut the frame 8 times from white cardstock and once from teal. Next I cut the mug again from acetate. I used liquid glue to adhere my layers together, leaving the teal and acetate off until I filled the mechanism with my shaker bits. For those I die cut the beans from the mug die set from gold cardstock and also added some of the bits from the Caffeinated Crafting mix. Once it was all sealed up, I adhered a pink heart to the center and die cut the spoon from gray cardstock, adding it with liquid glue too.

To set my scene, I cut a piece of Perfectly Plaid paper to A2 size and trimmed down a piece of card gray cardstock for a table to sit my mug on. I used the simple stitched hillside border to trim the top of that. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Thanks a Latte and used liquid glue to adhere my layers together, then I added those to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the scripty For You die 3 times from white cardstock and once from the same pink as the heart and used liquid glue to adhere them together. I wasn’t positive on my placement of this piece so I die cut the steam from vellum and glued it down. It ended up being mostly covered but it’s there for what it’s worth. Haha. Last, I added my mug and spoon and my card is all finished.

Are you playing along with the Coffee Lovers Hop? Be sure to head HERE to link up your caffeinated creations for chances to win tons of awesome prizes!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – S’more Fun

I’m just going to start by exclaiming exactly how much FUN I had creating this card! It all came together just as I had hoped and it’s so STINKING CUTE!!!

Okay, backtracking a little…it’s the awesome week of the Coffee Lovers Spring|Summer Hop so I’ll continue to spam you with super fun caffeinated inspiration each day until we’re done. I hope you love it as much as I do! Let’s get cracking on today’s fun card now, shall we?!?

I started by stamping and coloring these sweet little penguins from the Mama Elephant Little Penguin Agenda set and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I had the brilliant idea that I wanted to die cut a large sentiment to go with them so I pulled out the big scripty hello die and started to decide just how I was going to put it all together.

Then it hit me to do the shadow technique so I cut an A2 panel and inked it up with distress oxides in gathered twigs, chipped sapphire and salty ocean. I spritzed it with water and flicked pearl and gold watercolor on it for that starry effect. I didn’t mask anything off but tried to keep it all to the blue part of the panel. Then I die cut the big scripty hello from the top portion and also cut an additional 3 from white cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere the panel to my card base and then the words together as well.

I added foam squares to the back of my images and popped them in place. That’s when I decided my card needed a little something else so I went digging. I found this fun sentiment in the Avery Elle camping critters so I stamped and heat embossed it on black cardstock, trimmed it into a strip and adhered it with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the penguin beaks and feet, the fire and the coffee cup lid. Super adorable, don’t you think?

Are you playing along with us this week? Be sure to head to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and link up your caffeinated projects for chances to win tons of amazing prizes!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Spring|Summer Hop

Hey friends! It’s time for the Spring|Summer Coffee Lovers Hop! Be prepared for a week chock full of awesome caffeinated inspiration! Once again, Twiddler’s Nook has the privilege of being a Super Sponsor for the hop. This time we’re running a special package deal for all of you caffeinated crafters.

Our Coffee Mug Die Cut Stand, Donut Embellishment Tray and a package of Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix for $24 during the week of the hop. CLICK HERE to head over to the shop and pick yours up!

Be sure to comment on this post as well because we’re giving away 2 – $20 gift certificates to the shop as part of the hop itself.

Thank you so much for all of your support throughout the year and happy crafting everyone!!!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Boba Tea Birthday Wishes

Hey everyone! Over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for another fantastic Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook! Today I’m playing with some really fun Mama Elephant goodies my family spoiled me with for Christmas.

I simply started by die cutting the penguin favor bag add on from white cardstock and colored it with my copics. Then I had a fun idea to add it to a frame so I pulled out my Avery Elle wonky scalloped frames and cut the largest from teal cardstock. I inked up the center part that the frame cuts out with a couple of purple inks and my blending brushes and decided my penguin needed to hold something. My mind immediately went to the super fun boba tea set so I went to work stamping and coloring one of the cups. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and started assembling everything.

I found it easiest to adhere my penguin to the inside frame panel and then adhere it to the card base. Then I added the frame around it because it overlaps the side of the penguin just a bit. I carefully tucked the boba cup in the penguins hands and glued it in place. Then I popped the whole thing in my MISTI and stamped my sentiment in the same purple ink that I blended on the panel.

For finishing touches, I added eyelashes to my penguin and glossy accents to the penguin beak, eyes and the bow on her head. Finally, I added some conversation hearts clay bits from the Twiddler’s Nook shop around the sentiment.

Isn’t this just the cutest?!? I seriously have a thing for these big die cut cuties! I love playing around with them!

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