Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Exploding Envelope

It’s Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. Today I’m excited to finally share a project I’ve been wanting to try for a while…an exploding envelope. I used my We R Memory Keepers envelop punch board paired with a bunch of awesome Newton’s Nook goodies to create this awesome gift!

To start this project, I chose 2 main colors – green and pink and created my base envelope with my punch board and some trimmed inserts to cover the panels. The envelope is 5×7 inches so that I had extra surface area to play with. From there I chose the Newton’s Nook Flower Trio dies and cut out bunch of them in the same green and pink, along with some yellow and kraft to add a little contrast. 

I knew that I wanted a tag and a mini envelope on the center panel so I cut those out and glued them together. With the main elements figured out, I took my stamps from Loveable Llamas and Cuppa Cactus and decided how many of each I needed to stamp. Once they were stamped, I colored them with copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

I adhered all my pieces to the main envelope with liquid glue and moved on to create the belly band that will hold the whole thing closed.

I cut two 2×11 inch strips from the same kraft cardstock I used on the flowers and scored them both at about 7 1/4, then adhered the two together. (Pro tip: In the future, I would rework this so the glued seams are in the centers not at the edge. The band catches sometimes when you slide it off but it’s not horrible.) Once that was made, I adhered the extra images and flowers I had set aside and used my MISTI to stamp Hello! from the Cuppa Cactus set.

Here’s a closer look at the inside of the envelope. I plan to put a coffee gift card in the small envelope, along with a note for the recipient. 

Isn’t this a fun way to give a gift? I’m super excited to make more of these in different themes! I hope you enjoyed today’s project and are inspired to go make something beautiful.

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Sending Hugs Gift Card Holder

I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with this super fun gift card holder featuring a Honey Bee Stamps dies and two awesome Trinity Stamps coffee themed stamp sets – Coffee with Character and A Latte Love.

I started by die cutting my shaped coffee cup gift card holder from heavy 110 lb. white cardstock and the sleeve from kraft cardstock. Then I took my Coffee with Character stamps and stamped them randomly all over the cup. I chose a limited, sepia-toned color palette from my copics and started coloring. Then I stamped my sentiment on the sleeve and colored the letters on that with the same colors. I added a little shading on the lid with the lightest marker for some dimension too.

Here’s a look at the cup and the sleeve separated. I think it will be so fun to write a little message inside of, add a Starbucks gift card to and send it out for a little extra love to someone unsuspecting. Happy mail is the best!

Have you sent out any happy mail lately? Have you received any?? Share in the comments. We could all use some inspiration and a happy story from time to time.

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Coffee Date

Happy Friday everyone! I’m over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog again today having a coffee date with someone very special! (It’s actually a hot cocoa date but, hey, details.) 😉

My special date today is my daughter, Micaela, who has been loving making cards with me lately. When I asked if she wanted to join me for this, she jumped at the chance! Together we sat down with our cocoa and came up with a plan.

She decided that we had to use the Trinity Stamps Mug Card die set and then she got on Pinterest and found a color palette we have to follow as well.

color palette credit to

Next, we took turns taking over the craft room; stamping, coloring, die cutting and all the fun things! Here is her creation.

She die cut her mug out of kraft cardstock and then added a sweet grassy ground for her adorable Love You S’more critters! Then she added a sentiment to a banner from Bannertastic and popped it up with foam squares. She finished her adorable scene off with some white gel pen stars.

Her copic coloring is just fabulous and I think she did pretty amazing sticking to the color palette she chose as well! Whoever gets this card must be pretty darn special! 😉

Next was my turn to figure something out. I wanted to think outside of the typical coffee mug box so I reached for a stamp set I just recently purchased but hadn’t played with yet – Trinity Stamps Sweet Surprise. Here’s what I did with it!

I die cut my mug card and then stamped the cupcake, sentiment and hearts from Sweet Surprise directly to the card. Then I stamped another cupcake on yellow striped paper I had in my stash and cut out the frosting for some paper piecing. I don’t do this often but I thought it would give some fun texture to the scene. Then I colored everything else with copics and did a little ink blending at the bottom for added interest.

I used Nuvo Crystal Drops on the sprinkles and added glossy accents to all the hearts. This was a super fun card to make and I look forward to giving it to a special coffee loving person for their birthday!

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Frappy Camper

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I was recently inspired by my teammate and friend, Katie, to create my own background. Check out her post here. So I grabbed the stamps that spoke to me and started to work!

For this project I actually started with the bookmark that Katie inspired me to create! I die cut it from the Trinity Stamps Narrow Card and Bookmark die set, inked it up with my Trinity Stamps Frappy Camper stamps and then added the banner and hole reinforcer to finish it off.

Then I set to work on the card by stamping, coloring and die cutting my Frappy Camper images and moved on to start building my scene. This time I die cut the card panel from the Narrow Card masked off the edges and used the Layered Birch stencils to create my ground and trees. Last, I added my images with liquid glue and then stamped my sentiment. 

For finishing touches on this card, I added white gel pen accents throughout and then a couple of touches of glossy accents on things like the awning to the trailer and the lid to the guy’s frapp!

I also added black glaze pen to the eyes. When all of that way dry, I added this panel to a 3×6 inch card base and tucked the cute bookmark inside. This will be a great gift to pop in the mail to one of my book loving friends!

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Trinity Stamps Mug Cards

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today sharing these fun Coffee Mug cards featuring Trinity Stamps new release that went live last Friday!

I’m really excited about how well these cards turned out and can’t wait to show you! The die is the Coffee Mug Card set from Trinity Stamps. It can be used as a shaped card, gift card holder or on the front of a regular card too! I’m going to share 2 versions today and pair them with some of the amazing word art stamps just released last Friday – Awesome Human and Happy Thoughts.

For the first card, I kept it simple and stamped the image on a white mug and colored it with my copic markers. 

Then I die cut the little coffee add on, colored it with copics and glued it to the top so my cup looks full. Finally, I moved to the inside of the mug and stamped a sentiment from the new Love and Stuff Sentiments set. It fit just too perfectly, I couldn’t resist. 

Next, I die cut the gift card holder from the mug die set and glued it to the other side. This also helps cover the marker bleed-through, like a two-for-one bonus.

For the second card, I stamped my sentiment on the mug shape, colored it with my copics and added the coffee piece to the top like the first one.

I created a dark blue card base and got my Coffee Bean Stencil out to add some interest to the background. I used my blending buddy brushes with white pigment ink which ended up looking light blue and I LOVE IT! And a tan color for the second layer. Then I glued my mug a little angled and trimmed anything hanging off the sides. 

I’m in love with all of these new word art style stamps Trinity Stamps has come out with. Bonus – They all fit on the coffee mug too! I think I’ll be making sets of these for some fun RACKs (Random Acts of Crafty Kindness). 

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop with The Cat’s Pajamas

Please join us as we share inspiration featuring this adorable new “Make Tea” set available today at The Cat’s Pajamas! Hop along with the Cat Pack and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers team as we share some tea-lightful projects with you. Make sure to leave comments along the way as one lucky commenter will have the opportunity to win a fab prize from The Cat’s Pajamas!

I made 2 fun cards to share with you today using this adorable new set from The Cat’s Pajamas called Make Tea. I love punny sentiments and these are fabulous! Pair them with these to-die-for bunnies and I’m set! I love it all!!!

For my first card I die cut some patterned paper for my background. The rectangle is adhered to a card base and the pink circle is glued directly to that. The blue circle with the sentiment is popped up and then the green circle and the bunny are both popped up as well. I added some cute baker’s twine to the left side and some half-round black beads throughout. I love that bold pop on this bright fun card!

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the eyes and nose and glossy accents to the coffee mug. I often feel like this bunny looks on a Saturday morning before the caffeine has taken effect. LOL! This makes me want to lay down next to him.

For my next card, I decided to get inky and blend distress inks for my background. I started with twisted citron and moved up to cracked pistacchio, finishing with mermaid lagoon. I love how this blend turned out! Then I spritzed for that fabulous distress look!

I popped the distress panel up with foam tape and added a strip of red washi tape above it. I stamped, colored and cut my images out and then popped them up with foam squares too. Next I stamped my sentiment and started on finishing touches.

For those I added glossy accents to all the mugs and then glued these fabulous clay hearts all around. Can’t you just feel the love??? So sweet!!!

Don’t forget we’ve got a blog hop going on. Hopefully you’ve just come from Katie Brooks and now will head over to Lori Turner.

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Peek-a-boo Thanks!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with my first post as a design team member. I pulled out those fabulous Avery Elle peek-a-boo pals again and paired them with the awesome cool beans set for this adorable thank you card.

To make it I stamped, colored and die cut my my panda from the original Avery Elle Peek-a-boo Pals set and the coffee cup, sleeve and beans from Avery Elle Cool Beans. Then I die cut the Avery Elle Quilted Frame from gray cardstock and, using that for a guide, inked spun sugar distress ink in the center of my card front. I popped the frame up with foam tape and adhered my cup and panda to that. Using my MISTI I stamped the steam in light gray ink and then my sentiment in black over that.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the panda’s eyes and nose, glossy accents to the coffee beans and white gel pen accents throughout the images.

Last but not least, I added some adorable sweethearts clay hearts from Honey Bee Stamps on the coffee cup and throughout the background. Super cute and easily customizable by changing the critter and sentiment to match whoever your recipient is.

I don’t know if pandas like coffee, but in another life I must have been a panda, and I love coffee so we’ll go with that. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team

Yippee!!!! I’m sooooo excited to finally be able to spill the beans…the coffee beans that is! I’m joining the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team for the 2020 year! This is an amazing opportunity and I’m so honored to be joining the fabulous group of talented cardmakers!

To celebrate this super fun announcement, I made a cute little coffee card with one of my new Newton’s Nook stamps – Slothy Coffee.

To make it I masked off the top portion of my card front and blended distress inks, then spritzed them with water. I stamped, colored and die cut my sloth and popped him up with foam squares.

Using him as a guide, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in white. I love how it pops off the dark blue background. Then I added a strip of washi tape from my stash to break up the transition between the card front and inked area.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to his eyes, glossy accents to his nose and claws and the stripe on the mug. Then scattered Nuvo Crystal drops across the card-front for added interest.

This is a super simple but really fun card to make and share with any of your coffee loving friends!

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