Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Boba Shaker Card and Tag Combo featuring Mama Elephant

Happy Tuesday everyone! Get ready for your last Tuesday Tea on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. Life has gotten a bit too busy and I’m having to step down from a few teams that I design for. Today is my final post – for now – on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers team.

I decided to pull out a fun Mama Elephant set, make some boba shakers and color some adorable critters!

I had a crafty zoom session with some friends a bit ago and decided it would be fun to stamp and color these cuties from the Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp set. I’m not great a staying on task while socializing so I just focused on coloring while we were chatting and then turned them into this card and tag later on. It was so fun and a great way to connect with crafty friends I’ve met on the internet that live super far away.

The coordinating Boba Tea die set can turn the two cups without critters into shakers if you want. I thought it would be fun so I did that with both and decided instead of having two shakers on my card, I would make a card and coordinating tag.

So, after those were ready to go, I used the Two Scallop Frames dies to create a focal point for my card and the tag as well. I made one landscape and the other portrait to change them up a bit as well.

I stenciled a gray panel with the Heffy Doodle Scribble on my Heart stencil and gray ink for a little texture in the background. This panel measures 3.75×5 inches and is popped up on a white card base. Then the scallop frame is popped up with foam tape on that. The boba cups are all added with liquid glue while the bunny is added with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares to keep it flat.

Last, I stamped and die cut a sentiment using the Easy Sentiments stamps and coordinating die. I popped this up below the frame with a foam strip.

For my tag, I chose a sentiment from Boba Tea and stamped it in the upper left corner so my pup and his shaker cup could be positioned more toward the right for balance. I threaded some twine through the hole and my tag is all set to go too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. My daughter and I love to splurge on boba at a food truck close to our house so that’s what these remind me of. It’s always fun to mix and match different flavors when we go.

Products used today:
Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Two Scallop Frames dies
Mama Elephant Easy Sentiments stamps and dies

Heffy Doodle Scribbles on My Heart stencil
Thermoweb foam tape
Thermoweb Ultra Bond liquid glue pen
Pink & Main blending brushes
Lawn Fawn dye inks

I get all my Mama Elephant goodies from Doodle Bugs. Click HERE if you’d like a 15% coupon to shop there.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Thermoweb Spotlight

Hey friends! Thermoweb is a super sponsor of the Coffee Lovers Spring | Summer Hop and on the blog today they are giving away an extra prize to a lucky commenter! Since they were so generous to offer this prize, I wanted to highlight their fabulous products with a project to share with you.

For my card, I pulled out a gorgeous toner card front and the mystic rainbow Deco Foil transfer sheets. I heated up my laminator and ran it through. It was totally gorgeous but there is a lot of white space on the design I chose, so I took the negative foil that was left over and ran that through with a toner sheet giving me this deep, gorgeous design to work with! Bonus! I still have the foiled toner card front to make another card with later on!

The left is what I started with and the right is the negative on a toner sheet. Isn’t that the coolest! And that left zero waste for my beautiful foil too!

Then to keep my card moving along, I cut the panel down with a Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangle and then cut the Cafe Cup Cutout from the upper center of that. I decided to add white steam bits instead of the foiled pieces so I used a scrap to cut those pieces and set them aside.

I took an A2 panel and used the window as a guide where to ink up a light teal shadow in the opening. Once that was set I glued down the steam bits with Ultra Bond liquid glue pen and added Thermoweb foam tape to the back of the foiled panel. I removed the release paper and adhered the two together. For my sentiment I used the Trinity Stamps Cut and Foil Coffee die set to cut the word coffee from tuscan gold Deco Foil Flock transfer sheet. I stamped and heat embossed “you make me smile” and cut it out with a stitched banner. The flock coffee sentiment is added with liquid glue and the banner is popped up with foam squares.

I added the panel to a white card base with liquid glue and my card is all finished for today. Here’s a look at it tilted in the light so you can really see how that gorgeous foil stands out. It’s so striking!

Products used:
Thermoweb Toner Card Front by Unity – Wild Garden
Thermoweb Toner Sheet
Thermoweb Ultra Bond glue pen
Thermoweb Foam tape and squares
Thermoweb Deco Foil – mystic rainbow
Thermoweb Deco Foil Flock – tuscan gold
Thermoweb Craft & Carrier Sheets
Trinity Stamps Cafe Cup Cutout die
Trinity Stamps Slimline Scalloped Panels and Banners
Trinity Stamps Cut and Foil Coffee dies
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Rectangle dies
Trinity Stamps Supporting Script Sentiments stamps
Pink & Main Embossing Ink
Pink & Main Embossing Powder
Pink & Main Powder Tool

Remember to head to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and comment there for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Thermoweb shop!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hey friends! We are very excited to be a super sponsor of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring | Summer Hop! Here’s a little overview of some of the crafty products that we sell. Be sure to check out the shop to see everything available and check out the sale we have going on as well!

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Hi Cutie

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today! I finally took a moment to ink up the adorable My Favorite Person stamp set from the last Mama Elephant release and it did not disappoint! SOOOOO CUTE!

I colored my critters first and then went in to the mugs and hearts with a bit of a muted rainbow palette just for something different. Then I chose a variety of the small sentiments in the set and heat embossed each heart with a different one.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed one of the regular strip sentiment on black cardstock and die cut it with a sentiment strip from my stash.

When it came to arranging my images, I kind of wanted the sentiments to read left and down to the right…so that’s what I did. I added that cute bear to the sentiment strip with a little liquid glue on his feet and popped them up with foam squares. Then I added the stack of mugs to the center and finished things off with the sweet fox and mouse on the right.

I added some teal strips to the top and bottom of my yellow dotted background and popped them up on a white card base. Then to finish things off and tie in the white card base I added some white clay hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix.

Products used today:
Mama Elephant My Favorite Person stamps and dies
Pink & Main Sunny Greetings dies (sentiment strip)
Bearly Art liquid glue
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix
Foam tape

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Make a Splash

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers again. Today I’ve got a fun little scene card to share featuring the adorable Lawn Fawn squirrels from a couple of sets and the lift the flap tree backdrop die to help set the scene. I’m also playing along with the new Lawn Fawnatics challenge that just started – build a scene.

To start this card, I pulled out the backdrop die and my stamps and laid everything out to make sure I stamped enough images to fill everything. I colored them with my copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped and heat embossed a combination of sentiments from a couple of set and trimmed those into strips.

Next, I cut the lift the flap tree backdrop from kraft cardstock and inked up the edges and flap openings with walnut ink and a blending brush. Then I cut a blue panel for a background and added the new rainy day stencil on that with blue ink.

I added my images behind the flaps on dark brown scraps of cardstock and adhered the trees to the rainy day panel. Then I added the rest of the images with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares, including the sentiment strips.

To finish everything off, I added some white gel pen accents to various parts of the images along with a few red clay hearts from Twiddler’s Nook sweethearts clay embellishment mix.

I had fun mixing and matching different sets to create my own scene. I think next time I would add more raindrops so they showed through the trees more and maybe even add some on top of the trees too.

Products used today:
Let’s Go Nuts stamps and dies
Pick of the Patch stamps and dies
Holiday Party Animal stamps and dies
Beary Rainy Day stamps and dies
Lift the Flap Tree Backdrop die
Rainy Sky stencil
Blending brushes
Lawn Fawn ink – forget me not and walnut
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts clay embellishments
Foam squares
Bearly Art liquid glue

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

P.S. I just realized, at the end of typing this up and finalizing the photos that one of my hearts went wonky at the top! Ugh! Fixing that now for sure.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Sending Love & Sunshine

Happy Tuesday everyone! Grab a cuppa and head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook and a how-to on this adorable spring-themed coffee mug card I created!

The stamps and dies are from Pretty Pink Posh with the coffee mug die being an oldie but goodie from Trinity Stamps!

This spring die is just adorable and I’m so happy it fits so well on this coffee mug because I have a summer and winter version, that you can bet your bottom dollar I’m going to be recreating this card with!

Click HERE to head to the Coffee Lovers blog for all the deets and links to products used.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Double Pocket Card

Hey everyone! Today is Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. Today I’m bringing back an oldie but goodie folding technique called a double pocket card. I have made these in the past and filled the pockets with a variety of items – from double notes to the recipient to flower seed packets, Starbucks Via packets, gift cards, cash – lots of options! If you have other ideas, I would absolutely love for you to leave them in the comments below. Giving little gifts like this is a favorite of mine and I’m always looking to add things to the list.

To create my card base, I followed this tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers through step 7. Instead of folding the second layer over on the bottom pocket, I folded it back and actually created a regular card to go with my pockets.

Here’s a look at the inside. I used a 12×12 rainbow plaid paper from Lawn Fawn for a fun and bright card base and my Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies for the stitched rounded rectangles for my inserts. The front inserts have ribbon stapled to the top which adds a little whimsy and makes them easy to pull out. This is where I will add either gift cards or probably Starbucks Via packets taped with cute washi tape.

To decorate the front of my card, I used images from Pawsome Stamps Coffee Besties and Playful Pandas. They are colored with copic markers and cut out using the coordinating dies. My thought bubble is from Newton’s Nook and the sentiment today is a mini set from Impress Crafts. The scalloped edging on the pockets is a border die from Newton’s Nook too.

With all the folds and layers this card is a little thick on it’s own so my images are all adhered with liquid glue directly to the card front. Shocker, I know. I am quite addicted to my foam squares, we all know.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the panda’s eyes and white gel pen highlights to all of the images. Then I glued a couple of clay hearts from Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix and my card is all finished and ready for treats!

Products used today:
Pawsome Stamps Coffee Besties stamps and dies
Pawsome Stamps Playful Pandas stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Speech Bubbles dies
Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies
Newton’s Nook Sky Borders dies
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishments

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Thanks a Latte Critter Hugger

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. Today we’re playing with die cuts to create a sweet critter hugger thank you card featuring Lawn Fawn goodies that I’ve been neglecting.

Let’s be real…I need a bundle of thank you cards these days and I also finally ordered the spring critter hugger dies which made me want to play with these cuties in the meantime. Lol! I’m a total problem.

I simply die cut the pieces to make a squirrel critter hugger and colored the edges with E30 copic markers to give it a little depth. I used liquid glue to adhere the pieces and set it aside to dry while I created my background.

For the background, I die cut the landscape polka heart backdrop from white cardstock. I used a blending brush and guava ink to ink up the edges and then splattered some watered down guava ink all over the panel. I layered it over a piece of teal paper from my stash with liquid glue and adhered it to a white card base.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Thanks a Latte and cut it into a strip. I popped it up with a foam strip and adhered my squirrel in place too.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the squirrel’s nose and unicorn Stickles to the cheeks and coffee mug. Super fast to put together and absolutely adorable too!

Products used:
Lawn Fawn Critter Hugger dies
Lawn Fawn Critter Hugger Winter Add On dies
Lawn Fawn Polka Heart Backdrop die
Lawn Fawn Thanks a Latte stamps
Lawn Fawn guava ink
Foam strips
Bearly Art glue
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Blending brush

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Coffee Hugs Enclosed

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I have a slimline card to share featuring goodies from Trinity Stamps. Did you know that you can get a free mug die with a $25 order? There is a series of 12 different cups to collect. They are so fun but I hadn’t actually used them yet. So today I have a card featuring 5 different ones!

I started this card going in a completely different direction than I ended up, even thinking at one point I would make 5 gift tags. Well, as you can see we landed on a fun slimline card design with a cluster of cute cups in the center.

I cut each cup from white cardstock and took the inserts out to color with my copic markers. Then I lined the back with a strip of washi tape and inserted the pieces back into the white frames.

I cut the largest Trinity Stamps Slimline Dainty Scallop panel from white cardstock and inked it up with the Coffee Bean Layers stencil, using two different brown inks. I didn’t want the stark white of the background to compete with the white cup frames so I went over the whole panel with the lightest brown ink left in my brush so it just tinted the paper.

Then I lined up the cups how I wanted them and popped them up with foam tape on the panel. I lined that panel with foam tape as well and popped it up on a white slimline card base.

I didn’t have a sentiment in mind so I just went digging through my stash. When I found this “hugs enclosed” sentiment on an Avery Elle set, I remembered I had the awesome Studio Katia coffee dies and thought that they would be so fun together! So I stamped the second part in brown ink using my MISTI since I already had those layers stuck down. I cut the shadow from white cardstock and inked it up just a tad with that same brown brush, no new ink added. Then I cut the word “coffee” from white cardstock 3 times and adhered them together and to the shadow.

I absolutely love how this card turned out! So fun and almost spring feeling with the cup colors.

Products used:
Trinity Stamps Gift with Purchase Tea Cup Collection dies
Trinity Stamps Layered Coffee Bean stencils
Trinity Stamps Slimline Dainty Scallops dies
Trinity Stamps blending brushes
Studio Katia Script Coffee dies
Avery Elle Sending Hugs stamps
Thermoweb 3D Foam Tape
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Copic markers

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