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!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Hero Arts

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. I was recently gifted some incredible caffeinated products from Hero Arts from a very generous friend and I’m obsessed with it all! This was the My Monthly Hero kit from August 2018, so maybe you have it in your stash and can bring it out to new light.

As soon as I laid my eyes on this die I knew I had to try it in black and white and I love them both! Such different effects by just changing a simple color of cardstock, always amazes me.

For this black one, I blended distress oxides in tattered rose, ripened perssimon and fired brick on an A2 panel. I spritzed it with water and flicked gold watercolor all over it. Once that was dry, I grabbed a sentiment from the stamp set and inked it up with VersaFine onyx black ink, using my die cut panel as a guide. Then I added foam squares and strips to the back of the die cut panel and adhered them together. I used liquid glue to attach the whole thing to a card base and, voila, it’s all done.

For this second panel, I used cracked pistachio, broken china and wilted violet distress oxides on the background panel. Then after spritzing water, I flicked a pearl watercolor over the whole panel. It gives a great shimmer in the light. I used my die cut panel for a guide again and stamped another sentiment from the stamp set included in the kit. Adding the same foam squares and strips to the back I popped the panel in place and adhered this to a card base.

If you’ve followed me for long, you know I love getting messy in the craft room so these cards were extra fun! My fingers are always rainbow when I’m finished and it just makes me smile. I hope you found a little inspiration to create something wonderful.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Joy to My Heart

Hey friends! It’s Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today and I’m playing with some old and some brand new Trinity Stamps goodies today. They’ve got such a fun line of gnomes I decided to pair one of the new ones with the coffee mug die.

I started my card by die cutting half of the coffee mug and then inking up the layered coffee bean stencil. Half is red dye ink and the second half is glitter glitz gel. So sparkly and fun! I had die cut the hole for the coffee initially, so I colored some white cardstock and layered it behind the opening too. Then I die cut the new intertwined heart 3 times from red, white and teal. I glued the frame to the mug and popped the inside pieces up with foam squares.

Next, I stamped and colored the gnome from Joyful Heart with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. I added foam squares to the back of him and added him to the mug. For my background, I die cut the “floor” from the slimline room builder dies and trimmed it to fit my card front. Then I cut a piece of red paper from the Autumn Rainbow pad for the top and adhered both to my card front. I thought it needed a border so I cut a strip of white paper 1/4 inch and glued it over the seam. Then I popped my mug and gnome up with foam tape and adhered them down.

Last, I stamped a sentiment from the Joyful Heart set and used the coordinating dies to cut it out and added it to the bottom of the card with foam squares. I thought the white heart on the mug looked a little empty so I also stamped a sentiment on it with red ink.

For finishing touches, I just added some white gel pen accents to my image and hearts to the gnome’s hat.

This combo is just too cute! A giant coffee cup with a sweet gnome professing his love…to you or the coffee??? I suppose that’s up for interpretation.

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

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!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Coffee Love Monster

Welcome everyone! Today is the first Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. I had sooooo much fun playing with a bunch of different products from Trinity Stamps to create a coffee love monster. I hope you like her too!

I started this card by die cutting the pieces to my monster using the Make-a-Monster dies. Then I cut the pieces to that yummy frap with the Summertime Sips dies. I took the Heartburst stencil and inked red and dark pink hearts on the cup for a little interest. I die cut the largest Slimline Modern Embossed Panel from light blue and the same red as the monster arms. Then with the red panel I took the cloud die from Slimline Scenic Borders and cut the top off creating some monster hair.

Now for assembly…I did this in steps. I glued all of the frap cup pieces together and then used it as a guide where to glue the monster face on. I glued the monster panel to the blue background panel and moved on to deciding where to add my sentiment. I tried up in the sky but I didn’t like it so I die cut a banner from the Mini Slimline Card and Envelope die set and stamped a sentiment from Love and Stuff on that. This is popped up with foam squares.

Moving on to finishing touches, I decided that my monster was a girl and she needed a bow so I die cut the smallest from the Bunch of Bows set and put it together. I used liquid glue and my tweezers to attach it to the top right side of the monster. Then I pulled out some adorable clay hearts from the Craft Hugs embellishment mix which was an exclusive Trinity handed out at Creativation last year. These tiny hearts were just the ticket to finish off my card.

Phew, that was a lot of steps. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did creating it!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Warm and Cozy Thanks!

Hey friends! I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for one final installment of Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook for 2020! I’m still stocking my stash with thank you cards featuring some of my favorite winter and Christmas sets that I wasn’t ready to put away just yet.

Today features a few sets from Jane’s Doodles, dies from Trinity Stamps and a token “thanks” from a Lawn Fawn set. I just love these critters and that hot cocoa stand has me dreaming of snow and cocoa adventures.

For my card, I stamped and colored critters and other images from St. Nick, Warm and Cozy, and Hot Cocoa. Then I used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out and set to work on my background. I cut a slimline panel at 3.5×8.5 and another at 2×8.5 to create a snow bank. Using my images as a guide I used the Trinity Stamps slimline scenic borders die to create my snow. Then, I used that as a guide where to place my trees in the background.

I used Trinity Stamps blending buddy brushes to blend on some light blue ink coming from behind the snow bank and a little pink ink coming from the top for a soft sky.

I adhered my snow bank with foam tape for a little dimension and my images with a combination of liquid glue and foam tape to keep everything nice and level. Once those were all in place, I popped my panel in the MISTI and stamped the sentiment in the open area I left in the sky. I used similar copics to color the thanks as the sky so it coordinates.

I finished things off with some glossy accents on critter noses and beaks, and a scattering of Rainbow Blizzard clay snowflakes from Trinity Stamps in the sky. Last, I added some silver Wink of Stella glitter brush on the top of the snowbank and then blended it out a little with the clear glitter pen.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Tea Day

Hey everyone! It’s a super special day because, not only is it Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook, but it’s actually National Tea day and we’re going to celebrate with a whole lot of fun! I’ve got a card share for you and then Amy will pop in with some information about a guest designer opportunity and link up at the bottom. Let’s get started with today’s card share!

Today I decided to pull out a fantastic set by The Cat’s Pajamas called Make Tea. I absolutely LOVE the critters in this set and had so much fun coloring them up. For this card, I stamped and colored them with my copics, then used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out. Next, I pulled out some Lawn Fawn snow day remix paper and the reverse stitched scalloped circle window dies to set my mini scene. 

After die cutting and assembling my papers, I used my MISTI to stamp a sentiment over this very chill tea party that’s going on. Since I chose to make this a last minute Christmas card with the patterned paper used, I pulled out the Trinity Stamps Merry Christmas Senti-mini set and stamped a quick Merry Christmas banner which is popped up with foam squares.

For finishing touches on my card, I added some glossy accents to the critter eyes and noses and their mugs. Then I used Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the steam coming from the cups. Last, I glued a scattering of Trinity Stamps Cinnamon Red Hots Jelly Drop Hearts across the design.

AND THEN, on a whim, I decided to stamp on the inside of my card today too. I never do this but I have a couple of crafty friends who do and I always think it’s super cute. So I grabbed a bunny that I didn’t use on the front and another sentiment from Make Tea and stamped it in red ink to coordinate with the colors on the front. 

Now, it’s your turn to play! Head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for information on a chance to become a guest designer with us!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – A Forest Christmas

Hey friends! It’s Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and I am thrilled to share a fun card featuring my prize from the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop from Flora and Fauna! As soon as it came in the mail this weekend I pulled out all of my sets to see how I could mix and match.

I stamped images from Outline Deer Wonderland, which was my prize and added others from Mini Sloth (we’re pretending he’s a sasquatch this time though) and Woodland Snowglobe and colored it all with my copic markers. Then I used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I cut an oversized panel and stamped some of the tree trunks from Outline Deer Wonderland and used my copics to color them in. Then I used my Trinity Stamps blending buddy brush to ink up the sky just a bit with a light blue ink. I cut it out with a Trinity Stamps Slimline Scalloped Panel die, along with a couple of white panels too. Then I used the Slimline Scenic Borders and Slimline Great Outdoors Borders to cut some snowy hills.

I used liquid glue to adhere my layers together and used my images as a guide to stamp the sentiment I chose from the Woodland Snowglobe set. Then using a combo of liquid glue and foam squares I attached all of my critters.

I cut a cardbase from green cardstock that matched my penguin’s scarf for festive fun and attached my whole scene panel down. Moving on to finishing touches, I added Unicorn Stickles to the Santa hat and reindeer scarves. Then I added glossy accents to things like noses and eyes and beaks. My card is all finished and ready to go.

I had so much fun mixing and matching so many products together for this whimsical scene! I hope you enjoyed it too!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Shaker Ornament and Card Combo

Hi friends! It’s time for Tuesday Tea and I’m really excited to share with you today so grab your cuppa and settle in. Today’s project is a card with a removable shaker ornament on it! I just love how it turned out!

I started my card thinking it would be a shaker snow globe with the cute bear and her coffee inside it. Once everything was colored and die cut I realized that she’s just a bit too big for my liking so I switched gears.

I used the Ready, Set, Snow set by Lawn Fawn to create the snow globe shaker and decided it would be fun to have the bears on either side. Even better, if I use foam tape behind the bears, they hold the ornament in place for a cute card front and removable ornament! I’m quite please with myself in this moment, you have no idea.

Here’s a little peeky peeky at the card and ornament separate too. I wanted to hide something behind but nothing I tried worked for me so I let go and left it how it is. I did, however, decorate the back of the shaker so it doesn’t matter how it hangs on the tree.

Simple but super cute and the glitter paper I used for the snowflake will catch the lights on the tree nicely I think.

How are your Christmas cards coming along? I still need to come up with one of those simple, mass produce-able designs but things like today’s card keep popping in my head and I can’t resist!

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

Lawn Fawn – Critter Christmas

Hey there! I’m back with my daily entry and inspiration for the 2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop! I had some fun die cutting last night and playing with my Lawn Fawn goodies, which I don’t do as often anymore.

This card is pretty straight forward, die cutting my critter hugger elements and the holiday add on elements too and then I glued it all together. I used the scalloped stitched frames in green woodgrain over the plaid stitched rectangle. Then I pulled out the stitched snowflakes in white glitter paper for a little extra interest. I finishing things off with scripty merry and stamped Christmas from Cheery Christmas and cut it into a strip.

For finishing touches I added Unicorn Stickles to the mittens, whipped cream, holly berries and owl’s cheeks. Then I added glossy accents to the owl’s eyes and beak.

You can guarantee I’ll be playing with these cuties again very soon! I think maybe some shaped cards for Thanksgiving place markers would be a blast! Writing a thankful message inside each one! Wouldn’t that be great?

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