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!
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!
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.
Hello there! It’s time for Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. I recently indulged in the overstock sale at Scrapbookpal.com and snagged a few things I had been resisting prior to now. When my order came in I just had to cut this cool MFT Stamps Color Block die immediately and play with it. It’s super fun to intertwine together, stack and layer.
After I cut it out in a rainbow of cardstock and played with it for a while, I came up with this cool background and thought I simple focal image would be perfect to turn it in to a card. When I was moving things around this weekend I rediscovered this awesome couple of stamp sets from Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Stamps – I Like Big Cups and Coffee Talk 2. The immediately came to mind when I was wanting an awesome image for my card.
I stamped the mug, then the sentiment inside, colored it with my copics and fussy cut it out. I always go around the edge with a black marker when I fussy cut things. It gives the image a much more finished look.
I popped the coffee mug up with foam squares and went digging in my stash for embellishments to dress things up a bit. Today I decided to use this awesome rainbow of bubbles from Trinity Stamps called Dewdrops. They are fantastic and add so much to the design today!
Super simple card today but the rainbow makes me smile and I just love both of those stamp sets I used too!
Hello again crafty friends! It’s Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today and I had an absolute blast creating today’s card. I don’t think I’ve ever been so free thinking with combining products from different companies. It was so fun!
To start my card, I cut the Boo Brew mug and stitching detail from Trinity Stamps from pink cardstock. Then I cut a nested heart to go with it. That’s as far as my planning went. Lol. So I grabbed my blending brushes, Lawn Fawn ballet slippers and guava inks and inked the edges of my die cuts. Then I wanted texture on the background heart so I went looking for a stencil or something. I instantly landed on this Pink & Main woodgrain embossing folder.
I got into my Newton’s Nook stash for my framework dies to cut a background panel and remembered the awesome peppermint candy dies and everything just came together from this point on. I cut the background from white cardstock and then used the petite hearts stencil that was just revealed yesterday (It will be available to purchase on Friday.) I didn’t want everything to be stark white so I used Lawn Fawn pizza crust ink on the edges of the background panel and my card base. To dress up my mug a little I cut the smallest heart from the Heart Frames set from the same cardstock as the large heart and glued it down.
I popped the background panel up with foam tape, then popped the large heart up too. I used a combination of liquid glue and foam squares for my mug and peppermint candies. Then I die cut a stitched banner from Newton’s Nook banner trio die set and stamped a sentiment from the Cup of Cocoa stamp set in ballet slippers ink. I dusted the edges with the same pizza crust ink and popped it up with foam squares too.
I used my scissors to trim off the excess hanging over the edge and moved on to finishing touches. For that I just glue three Trinity Stamps jelly drop hearts down – one to the mug and two by the sentiment banner.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project as much as I did creating it.
Hello there! Today I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for the first Tuesday Tea of 2022!!! Can you even believe it?!? Time just flies by too fast. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year holiday and are ready to jump into fun crafting! I’ve got a shaker card today featuring so many companies and highlighting embellishments from the Twiddler’s Nook shop. We just had our mini Valentine release yesterday and I couldn’t wait to start creating with it!
I recently picked up these adorable unicorns from Heffy Doodle that I’ve been eyeing for an eternity and I’m so happy to color them up in Valentine colors! Aren’t they adorable!?! Then I used the Lawn Fawn stitched mug die sets to create a shaker and filled it with three embellishments from Twiddler’s Nook – sweethearts clay hearts, holographic hearts confetti and rosetta pixie dust micro beads. The whipped cream on my mug is from the Lawn Fawn cupcake die set.
To create the background for my card, I cut a white panel to 4×5.25 inches and inked the top and side edges with Lawn Fawn mermaid ink and a blending brush. Then I cut two layers of clouds used the Lawn Fawn cloudy border dies and inked the tops of those with the same color before adhering all the layers with liquid glue.
Next, I used my images as guides before stamping my sentiment in the top left sky area. Then I started adding everything with either foam squares or liquid glue, or a combo.
For finishing touches today, I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the unicorn horns, sweetheart clay embellishments to the whipped cream and heart on the mug and a scattering of holographic hearts around the sky.
I probably had way too much fun creating this card but I’m just so happy with how it turned out and think it would make anyone smile when they opened it! Don’t you?!?
Hey friends! I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today having a coffee date with my friend Beata June! Here’s a peek at my card but you’ll have to head to the Coffee Lovers blog to see hers!
For our coffee date we chose a layout and a stamp set to use but everything else was up in the air! Using the Mama Elephant Hot Cocoa stamp set and a slimline – 3 window design idea, this is what I came up with. I colored the images with my copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I cut the hexatag from glitter cardstock and layered the snowflake version over the top in light blue. Then I tied twine bows at the top for a little texture.
On my background panel I ink blended distress oxide ink in spun sugar and festive berries on a white panel. I spritzed it with water and flicked pearl watercolor all over. Once it was dry, I die cut and adhered a slimline plaid panel from Pink & Main.
To assemble my card, I adhered the tags to the front panel with liquid glue and popped the images up with foam squares. Then I pulled out the Easy Christmas Messages set out, stamped and die cut one, then popped it up with a foam strip.
For finishing touches on this card, I added glossy accents to various things like noses and beaks, peppermint sticks and tea tags. Then I came in with unicorn Stickles on hats and whipped cream for some extra sparkle.
Isn’t this just the sweetest!?! I hope you’re all ready for Christmas tomorrow. I totally am and I’m almost more excited than the kids! So silly but I love it all!
Hello everyone! It’s hard to believe but today is the last Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for 2021! Another year has completely flown by! Today I’m sharing a fun mash up card with Newton’s Nook images and some Lawn Fawn dies.
I started my card by stamping images from Newton’s Nook Sending Hugs and Snowman Greetings stamp sets. I colored them with my copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I die cut my background panel from white cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake Backdrop die and inked it up with some Lawn Fawn dye ink and a blending brush. I smooshed some of the ink on my glass mat, sprayed it with water and used a paintbrush to flick it on the background for added texture.
With my background finished, I used it along with my images as guides to die cut a white snowy hill to ground my scene. Then I combined a few Lawn Fawn sets to create a custom sentiment to make this a fun winter thank you card to use after the holidays. The top and bottom sentiments came from Thanks a Latte and the middle word came from Big Thanks. After that was stamped I flicked some paint on the hill as well to tie in the speckles a little. Then I popped it up with foam tape on the bottom of my card front.
Last, I added my images with foam squares and liquid glue and switched over to finishing touches. For that I added glossy accents to the snowman nose, buttons and heart, and the other critter noses and beaks too. Then I added black glaze pen to the eyes with a little white gel pen highlight on Winston. So that everyone had a little shiny interest I also added glossy accents to the coffee cup lid and ribbon on the gift. Then to complete my scene I adhered a scattering of snowflakes from Twiddler’s Nook’s Snowy Day embellishments.
Have you switched gears yet or are you still holiday crafting? I am doing a mix of thank you cards and still making holiday things as I’m inspired. I’ve even thrown in a couple Valentine’s Day cards already too. So fun!
Happy Tuesday crafty friends! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I’m sharing an adorable Christmas card featuring a new-to-me stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs that a friend gifted to me.
I knew I wanted to use this cute mouse and the cup of hot cocoa from the set so I stamped them out but didn’t get any farther than that for a bit. Later on I was scrolling through reels on Instagram and one popped up with someone weaving strips of clay and it hit me! So I headed up to the craft room, chose a fun color palette and cut 1/4 inch strips of the colors and started weaving them together.
Then I colored my images in the same palette that I used for the paper weaving and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I die cut a banner from Newton’s Nook and stamped a sentiment on it before adding foam squares to the back of everything.
Next, I ink blended a white panel with tumbled glass and salty ocean distress oxide inks and spritzed it with water. I stamped the last word for my sentiment in the bottom right corner before adhering the panel to a white card base. Then I added the paper weaving and popped my images and banner in place last.
For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the mouse’s nose, mittens and boots and the marshmallows in the cup. Then I glued a scattering of snowy day clay embellishments from the Twiddler’s Nook shop around the whole card.
Isn’t this card so happy and fun!?! I just love how it turned out!
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?