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.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Coffee and You

Good morning everyone! It’s Tuesday Tea on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today, so grab your cuppa and settle in for some ultra cuteness to be shared!

I had an idea for a fun layout so my card came together a little backwards for my typical style. I started by arranging the dies from my MFT Stamps Stitched Arch STAX dies on my card to see how I could get them to fit. Once I liked it, I arranged my stamps to see if I could fill the windows how I wanted and it worked perfect! I sent the arch dies through my die cutter and then moved over to stamping and coloring like I usually do.

I wanted to play with the Coffee and You set from Reverse Confetti because I just got it a few weeks ago and hadn’t been able to play yet. So I stamped and colored my images with copics, then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Next, playing off the colors of my images, I inked up the arches that were die cut from my panel. I left the front panel white and stamped my sentiment on it.

For assembly, I added foam tape to the back of the white panel and then used it as a guide to adhere the inked arches to the card front. Once those were in place I removed the release paper and put the white panel in place. I added my images with a combination of foam squares a liquid glue to fill in my windows.

For finishing touches, I added a scattering of coffee bean clay hearts from Trinity Stamps and some glossy accents to the elephant’s feet and mouse noses.

This is such a clean and simple card for me but I really love how sweet it turned out.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Happy Fall, Y’all

Hey there! It’s time for Tuesday Tea once again and I’m sharing some super fun fall inspiration over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

I hadn’t played with my Trinity Stamps coffee mug die for a while so I pulled it out and started going through my stamps for inspiration and landed on this little set, Nutty Squirrel, from Trinity Stamps last fall that I just love.

I stamped out my nutty squirrel images and colored them with my copics, then I used the coordinating dies to cut it all out. I die cut my mug and used blending buddy brushes with some dye inks to ink up the bottom with brown and green and I rounded out the top with some brown shading too. I took the leaf images and stamped them in the background with light brown ink and started adhering my images with liquid glue.

I decorated the front and back of my coffee mug since I had enough images and thought it would be extra fun. After those were all adhered I stamped my sentiment above the branch on the front using my MISTI and this fun card is all done.

I am very ready for all things fall which made this card extra fun to create. I also added the extra layer to the inside of the mug that makes it a gift card holder so we can share a little pick-me-up with whoever the recipient ends up being.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Bottomless Thanks

Hey there! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. Today I’m sharing bottomless thanks and some new-to-me products. It was messy fun!

I had lots of fun creating today’s card. I started by stamping and coloring my images from Miss Ink Stamps Brewtiful set with my copics. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and I started deciding how to create the background I had in my head. After lots of trial and error, I landed on using the Backgammon 2 stencil on brown cardstock with some Nuvo expanding mousse I recently purchased. I decided to try heating it up for that puffy look. It’s sooo cool! I’ll definitely have to get some more colors. Then I die cut the panel with my Frames & Flags dies from Newton’s Nook.

Next, I cut a piece of blue cardstock matching my mug and stamped the smaller flower images from the set repeatedly creating my own patterned paper. I glued this to a brown card base and popped my stenciled panel up with foam tape. Then with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares I adhered my images. I stamped my sentiment on the same blue cardstock and trimmed it into a strip, popping it up with foam squares too.

For finishing touches on my card today, I added glossy accents to the dots on the mug, flower stamen and the coffee beans. I also added a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the sentiment strip and the “X” in my XO.

I love cards with dimension and texture and this one is packed full. I had fun creating it and hope you enjoyed it too.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Shark Week

Hellooooooooo everyone!!! I’m so excited that shark week has begun! I always love this week on TV. So today, for our installment of Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog, I decided it would be fun to celebrate with a silly themed card.

I love this Shark Hugs stamp set by Avery Elle! It comes with a variety of things you can fit in the shark’s fins but I decided to think outside the box a bit and found a coffee mug the perfect size! This die set can be tricky so I started by using the die made to cut the slits for his fins, then I stamped my image over that, lining up the fins with the cut marks. Then I colored him with my copics and cut him out. I snagged a mug from the Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte set, colored it up and die cut it too. I used liquid glue to adhere the mug in the shark’s fin.

Next I blended distress oxides on a panel – salty ocean, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire and black soot. Then I spritzed it with water and flicked pearl watercolor on it for a little extra texture. I adhered that to a card base and die cut my Avery Elle plus frame. I popped the frame and shark up with foam tape and moved on to my sentiment.

I stamped the speech bubble from the Avery Elle speech bubbles set and stamped part of my sentiment from Shark Hugs, masking off what I didn’t want. Then I pulled out Thanks a Latte from Lawn Fawn and added the word “coffee” to finish off the statement. The speech bubble is popped up wtih foam squares as well.

To finish off this fun card, I scattered a few confetti sequins about and adhered them with liquid glue as well. I added black glaze pen to the shark’s eye and white gel pen accents throughout.

Happy Shark Week everyone! I hope you enjoy it, even if you aren’t binging Animal Planet all week long.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Pink & Main Mermazing

Fancy meeting you here again! Today I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog with this fun card and tag combo featuring the Mermazing Coffee stamps and dies from Pink & Main. Keep scrolling to check it all out!

I’ve been wanting to try embossing with a background die for a while and this card just seemed like the perfect scenario to try it out. I did some ink smooshing with my Tombow brush markers to create the bright fun background and then, using the embossing sandwich for my die cutter, embossed the panel with the Neat and Tangled snake scales coverplate die. I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 and set it aside to work on the rest of my card.

I stamped, colored and die cut my images from Mermazing Coffee, not totally sure what I was doing with my card. Then I decided to cut a vellum heart using the Trinity Stamps nested hearts and heat embossed my sentiment. I attached my mermaid with foam squares.

I decided to add some jute twine around the background panel for a little fishy texture and then adhered my heart over that. I finished my card off with some Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the mermaid tail, Stickles on her cheeks and heart in her hair and finally a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops across the design.

But I still had an extra image I didn’t use…so I thought a fun coordinating tag was in order.

I die cut the tag pieces from Newton’s Nook’s Fancy Edges Tag die set and adhered them together. I stamped the sentiment from Mermazing Coffee and also some hearts from the set too. I popped the image up with foam squares and added a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen here and there for some extra shimmer. Then I thought it needed more so I grabbed the glossy accents and added some of that to the mug on all the pink areas…and then finished it off with some teal twine I had in my stash.

I hope you enjoyed my little project today and found some inspiration to create something wonderful.

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

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!