Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Espresso Day

Hey crafty friends! It’s National Espresso Day and given that it’s my day on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog, we couldn’t let it slip passed! So I have a fun themed card for you featuring the new release from Newton’s Nook!

I really wanted to use the new Time for Coffee stamp set and the Coffee House Stories paper pad. They are so much fun and just perfect for today! So I chose an image, stamped and colored it with my copics. Then used the coordinating die to cut it out and started flipping through the fun paper pad!

I chose an array of papers and grabbed the circle frames dies and the frames squared dies (for the circles in it, haha) and started cutting out different size circles. I also cut one from kraft cardstock and stamped a sentiment from Time for Coffee on it.

Moving on to assembly, I adhered the background paper to a white card base with liquid glue. Then I started adding the circles some with liquid glue and some with foam squares. Finally I added my coffee grinder image with foam squares and then went about trimming off anything hanging over the edge.

For finishing touches, I just added some glossy accents to the metal parts of the grinder for a little shine and interest.

I plan on fully celebrating today’s national holiday with a run through the Starbucks line later. How about you?

Products used today:
Newton’s Nook Time for Coffee stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Coffee House Stories paper pad
Newton’s Nook Circle Frames
Newton’s Nook Frames Squared
Thermoweb foam squares and foam tape
Thermoweb Ultra Bond liquid adhesive
Glossy accents

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

Miss Ink Stamps – I Like Big Mugs…

Happy Thursday everyone! I’m back with a little caffeinated inspiration from Miss Ink Stamps today! I had a little fun with one of my favorite gnome sets – Big Mugs and a new stencil – Lava Lamp. I also wanted to change things up a bit so I decided on a circular card today too!

I stamped my gnome out and colored him with copic markers before cutting him out with my scan-n-cut. Then I inked up a brown panel with the lava lamp stencil and white pigment ink using my blending buddy brush. I die cut the panel with an embossed edge circle from Trinity Stamps. Then I cut the next size up circle from kraft cardstock.

I created a white card base with the same circular die and adhered the kraft circle with liquid glue, then popped the stenciled circle up with foam tape. I felt like the gnome needed something behind him so I cut a smaller circle from vellum.

To hide my adhesive, I attached the gnome to the vellum with foam squares and hid tape runner on the back of the vellum behind the gnome only.

Last, I stamped a sentiment on a banner from Newton’s Nook Banner Trio set and popped it up with foam squares under the gnome’s feet.

For finishing touches I added some brown clay hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix and gave the image some white gel pen highlights.

Tomorrow is the last day to play along with the Coffee Lovers Fall | Winter Hop. Have you played along yet? I’m entering this cutie for sure!

Products used:
Miss Ink Stamps Big Mugs stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Lava Lamp stencil
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Circle Stack dies
Newton’s Nook Banner Trio dies
Twiddler’s Nook Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix
Foam tape and squares

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Mama Elephant | Little Agenda Penguin Snowflake Tags

Well, hello again! I’m back today with some mini caffeinated inspiration for the Coffee Lovers hop! This time I’ve made a set of Christmas tags featuring some fun Mama Elephant products. I’m slightly obsessed with how fun they turned out and will probably be making lots more before the holiday season is over!

This is such a simple layout that I knew what I wanted to started with the die cutting first this time. I cut the main tag shape from white cardstock 6 times and white glitter cardstock 3 times. Then I added the snowflake shape to the glitter tags and cut that out of the center.

Next, I took 3 of the white tags and inked them up with Lawn Fawn peacock ink in the center. Then I flicked watered down cracked pistachio distress ink on the tags. Once they were dry, I used liquid glue to adhere the snowflake layer over the tops. Next, I glued the plain white tags to the back so they were sturdy and had a clean side to write on.

Then I chose 3 penguins from the Little Agenda Penguin stamp set and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and popped them in the center of each snowflake with foam squares. Next, I threaded black gingham ribbon through the tag hole and tied it with twine.

For finishing touches I added a little glossy accents to each penguin on parts like beaks and feet, berries and bows. These came together so quickly and are seriously adorable!

Products used today:
Mama Elephant Little Agenda Penguin stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Hexatag dies
Foam squares
Liquid adhesive
Glossy accents

Are you playing along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall | Winter hop? There are tons of prizes up for grabs! Just link up a caffeinated project to THIS POST and you’re entered! I hope you will!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Reverse Confetti | Warm Holiday Wishes

Hello everyone! I’m back with another entry into the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall | Winter Hop! This time I’m playing with super sponsor Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, paired with some fun distress oxide ink blending and that fabulous messy watercolor splatter! You know I love getting inky and making a mess! It’s so fun!

I started my card by stamping out images from Polar Party and Coffee and You from Reverse Confetti and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies from each set to cut the images out and played around with different design ideas. Once I decided what I was doing…(In reality this went from a double-sided ornament to a card.) I cut a white panel down to A2 size and inked it up with spun sugar and picked raspberry distress oxide inks. I spritzed the panel with water and flicked gold watercolor on it as well.

Next, I die cut the Ornament Confetti Cut from gold glitter paper and white cardstock. I adhered the frame layers together and put the gold circle cutout away for another day. I took the white circle and inked the center up with Lawn Fawn peacock ink and splattered it with gold watercolor too. I also cut a little white snowy hill for my critters with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border.

Moving on to assembly…I adhered the inked panel to a white card base and then added the snowy hill to the bottom of that. I adhered the ornament frame and inset circle above the snowy hill and then started adding my images. The ones in the ornament and adhered directly to the card front with liquid glue and the ones on the hill are popped up with foam squares.

Last, I stamped a sentiment from Polar Party and cut it out with a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip die and popped it up with foam squares too.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added glossy accents to all of the lights, beaks, noses and feet. Then I added black glaze pen to the critter’s eyes and some unicorn Stickles to the stars, hat pompom and ribbon on the package.

I’m so happy with how this card turned out! It’s so fun and happy! It will be perfect to share for the Christmas season!

Products used today:
Reverse Confetti Polar Party stamps and dies
Reverse Confetti Coffee and You stamps and dies
Reverse Confetti Ornament dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip dies
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Distress Oxide Ink – spun sugar, picked raspberry
Foam squares
Liquid adhesive

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Lawn Fawn Kitty Boxes

Hi there! I’m back today with a fun project for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall | Winter Hop! Instead of a card today, I have a set of treat boxes that I made with my all-time favorite die set – the Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box! This box is fun to decorate on its own but when you add the mountains of add-on die sets Lawn Fawn has created, give me all the things and let me make boxes for decades!!! Seriously, I love it all! So today I have a set of kitties to share with you.

Aren’t these just the most adorable things you’ve ever seen?!? I know you agree! Here’s a link to the Lawn Fawn video on how to create the boxes with the cat add on options. I won’t bore you with those details.

After creating my kitty boxes, I went digging for a coffee mug for them to hold. I found the one in the Den Sweet Den set and it is absolutely PERFECT for this! I stamped and colored 3 of them, used the coordinating dies to cut them out and slid them in the kitty’s paws for each box.

Filling for these boxes today is a folded up Starbucks Via packet and chocolate covered espresso beans! YUM!!! Super excited to share these and also can’t wait to create more with the other critter add ons too!

Products used today:
Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box dies
Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box Cat Add On dies
Lawn Fawn Den Sweet Den stamps and dies
Copic markers
Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive
Scrappy tape – 1/4 inch

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

Pink & Main – Warm Wishes

Hi again! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today, celebrating the start of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop, which they are also a sponsor of! I created a fun Christmas card and wanted to share it with you here too!

I started by stamping the image from Holiday Mugs and colored it with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out. This set also has a die for the sentiment so I stamped and cut it out too. Then I cut 3 wreaths using the Wreath Base die set – 2 from green cardstock and one from vellum.

For my background, I sifted through my amazing stash of Pink & Main patterned paper and landed on this cocoa colored dotted paper from the Pumpkin Season stack. I cut it out with the largest layered rectangle die and adhered it to a white card base with my EZ Squeeze liquid glue. Then I used the same glue to adhere the wreath layers together and down to the card base. For a little extra texture I flicked black acrylic paint across the design before popping the image and sentiment up with foam squares.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the center of the poinsettia and some of the foliage. Then I stuck down a scattering of the red dots from the Rainbow Glitter enamel dots pack.

Are you playing along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall | Winter Hop? I hope so! It’s so much fun and there are lots of prizes to win!

Products used today:
Holiday Mugs stamps and dies
Wreath Base dies
Layered Rectangle dies
Pumpkin Season paper pad
Rainbow Glitter enamel dots
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Foam squares

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Fall | Winter Hop Inspiration

Hey friends! I’m back again kicking off some great card inspiration for you as part of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team. I’m starting the hop off with Super Sponsor Pawesome Stamps! Their artwork is beyond words adorable and so fun to create with!

Today I chose some images from Coffee Besties, inked them up and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and switched gears to my background.

It’s been a minute since I played with alcohol inks so I did a little panel with deception and mineral alcohol pearl inks on yupo paper. After it was dry, I trimmed my panel down and adhered it to a white card base. I popped up a black strip of cardstock with a foam strip and then added my images with foam squares too.

Finally, I put the whole thing in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment in the top left white space. For finishing touches I added peppermint clay embellishments around the coffee beans and in the whipped cream. Then I added glossy accents to the kitty’s glasses, nose, dots on the cup and stripes on the straw.

I love how versatile stamps can be when you think outside the box. Nothing about this card says Christmas except the colors I chose for the mugs and the peppermint candies. I’m hoping to add a little coffee gift card to the inside of this and mail it to a friend for Christmas.

Products used today:
Pawesome Stamps Coffee Besties stamps and dies
Twiddler’s Nook Peppermint Candy clay embellishments
Alcohol Pearl Ink – deception and mineral
Foam strips and squares
Glossy accents

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Fall | Winter Hop Sponsor

Hey friends! Twiddler’s Nook is super excited to be a sponsor of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall | Winter Hop! We just love these hops and seeing everyone’s creations!

In case you’re new to us, let me show you just a few products that we offer and you can move along to hopping the rest of the fabulous sponsors! But I warn you…be sure to make it to the end of this post for the most fun part!

Our biggest seller is the wonderful Pressure Pal. It helps get even pressure when stamping with a stamp platform. Pictured here with the mini MISTI, but it works with all stamp platforms the same. It can give relief to your hands and wrists and keeps from getting smooshy spots in your impressions from pressing with fingertips.

Some other favorites are our magnetic products. Show here is the Paw Print Magnetic Die Stand and Magnetic Tray. These are both fabulous for holding your die cuts in between uses so that you don’t lose them. I’ve also been told that they work great for needlework accessories too! The die stands come in a variety of shapes such as a coffee mug, flower and skull. All of the colored parts of our products are customizable too. We offer a variety of colors!

Another fun product we offer are our Embellishment Trays. They are super fun to create so we just keep coming out with designs and it seems that I love the next one more and more each time. Here you see our cute cloud, original circle with the heart and the fabulous donut tray! We also offer honeycomb, skulls, stars and paws! Once again…so many color options too!

Now for my most favorite part of today’s post!!! We have a brand new embellishment release today!!!!!!!!! Twelve new embellishments have been added to the shop AND…WE’RE HAVING A SALE!!! Starting today through next Friday, Nov. 19 the entire shop is 15% off!

Happy shopping and happy crafting my friends!!! Click HERE if you’d like to take a look at what’s available.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Christmas Coffee Mug Cards

Hey there! It’s Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today and I’ve got a whole set of absolutely adorable cards to share with you!

I was really itching to color these cuties from Jane’s Doodles so I pulled them out and did just that. They are from Warm and Cozy and St. Nick. I colored the images with my copic markers and use the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Then I pulled out the every amazing Trinity Stamps Coffee Mug Card die and cut some mugs and the little oval that looks like coffee in the cup.

For a little something I decided to add the Trinity Stamps Cut and Foil Snowflake behind each image. I cut the shadow from iridescent vellum and the snowflake from white cardstock. I adhered them with liquid glue and then adhered them to the mug. I popped eahc image up on their mug and moved on to finishing touches.

For those I just added bits of glossy accents to each image somewhere. Things like critter noses, St. Nick’s glasses, candy cane strips and ornaments.

I actually plan to stick hot cocoa packets in each of these and tie the handles with ribbon but they would be adorable cards or gift card holders for the holidays too!

Products used today:
Jane’s Doodles St. Nick stamps
Jane’s Doodles Warm and Cozy stamps
Trinity Stamps Coffee Mug Card dies
Trinity Stamps Big Snowflake Cut and Foil dies
UltraBond liquid adhesive
Foam squares

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Jane’s Doodles | Holiday Wishes Mini Slimline

Hello everyone! It’s that time again, Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I’m sharing a super fun and silly mini slimline card featuring a mash-up of Jane’s Doodles sets and Trinity Stamps slimline dies.

To start my card, I pulled out a few Jane’s Doodles sets and played around with different images. Once I figured out how I wanted to layer everything I started stamping and cutting masks and then stamping the layers. The car, tree, trailer and gift are all from Driving Home. The penguin and trees in the scene are from Hot Cocoa while the coffee cup came from Warm Hugs and the sentiment from Warm and Cozy. I wasn’t kidding when I said this was a mash-up. Lol! It’s so fun to get use from so many sets on one card though!

Anyway, once everything was stamped out I colored everything with copic markers and used the scan-n-cut to cut it out. Next, I switched gears to ink blending my background scene layers with distress oxide inks. The sky is stormy sky and victorian velvet with a little chipped sapphire on the edge and splattered on the panel. The dirt is gathered twigs and tea dye with some ground espresso splatters. Then I cut a black layer for the road and inked it up with the leftovers of white pigment ink on my blending brush just so it wasn’t flat in comparison to the rest of the card.

I cut the layers with the largest Trinity Stamps Stitched Mini Slimline die and then cut the ground layers with Slimline Scenic Borders die. I stamped the trees in the background with VersaFine ink and started assembling my layers. The background is mounted on a white card base measuring 3×6 inches and then the dirt layer is popped up with foam tape. The road is adhered with liquid adhesive and the image is mounted with a combination of liquid adhesive and foam squares. For my sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed it on black cardstock and used the banner die from the Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card and Envelope die set. Then I popped it up with foam strips.

I finished things off with black glaze pen on the critter eyes and the dog’s nose. Then glossy accents on the penguin beak, coffee cup lid, lights and wheel hubs on the card and trailer and also the rope around the tree. For a little shimmer fun I added unicorn Stickles to the penguin’s earmuffs, the bow on the gift and the dog’s pompom.

I created an envelope to coordinate using the Trinity Stamps die set. I love doing this from time-to-time. It gives the card a little extra something. Sometimes I even stamp an image from the card on the front to give a hint what’s inside.

Products used on today’s card:
Jane’s Doodles Driving Home
Jane’s Doodles Hot Cocoa
Jane’s Doodles Warm Hugs
Jane’s Doodles Warm and Cozy
Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card and Envelope dies
Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Stitched Layers dies
Trinity Stamps Slimline Scenic Border dies
Thermoweb 3D Foam Tape
Thermoweb Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive
Glossy accents
Copic markers
Distress Oxide ink – victorian velvet, stormy sky, tea dye, gathered twigs, chipped sapphire, ground espresso
Stickles – unicorn

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