Hello friends and happy Thursday! Today I am happy to be representing 88 and Clear (formerly Richard Garay Designs) for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with their new "Hot Cocoa" digital stamp set. Tomorrow, Friday, November 13th, is the last day to join the hop and be eligible for some of the fabulous prizes from the 72 sponsors of this bi-annual blog hop! Please read to the end of this post to see how you can link up your coffee-themed card to be entered to win.
Here is the slimline card I created using the "Hot Cocoa" digital stamp set:
This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2. The base is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut the slimline frame from Sweet Cane sugar stock paper and lined the back of the frame with red and white diagonal striped paper. I printed out the "Hot Cocoa" digital stamp set on 80 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock and colored the images using Copic markers. I used my Brother Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine to cut the images in lieu of fussy cutting. I adhered the images to the slimline card using 3M foam adhesive in an array that was pleasing to my eye. Once all of the images were adhered, I used Dazzling Pat (similar to Wink of Stella) and added a coat of sparkle to all of the images.
Here is a list of the fabulous prizes that you can win simply by linking up a caffeinated beverage (coffee, tea, cocoa, matcha, cider, etc) themed card to the hop:
Jillian Vance Design :: $25 Gift Code :: FLASH [Two] Coffee, Tea and Me Die Set (USA only please)
Angie Blom Digital Designs :: $15 Gift Code :: FLASH – $15 Gift Code
Anthony’s Paper Craft :: One Coffee 2 :: FLASH – One Coffee 2
Art Impression :: Envelope for Gift Card Holder Set + Java Gift Card Holder [set goes to one winner] :: FLASH – Coffee BFFs + Hot Java Mama
Avery Elle Stamps :: $25 Gift Code
Butterfly Reflections Ink :: Miss Ink Stamps – Brewtiful stamp set
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps :: $50 Gift Code :: FLASH – $15 Gift Code✦
Catherine Pooler Designs :: $25 Gift Code
Clearly Besotted Stamps :: £25 EGift Code
Close to My Heart – Chris Franco :: CTMH November SOTM – You Warm My Heart
Club Scrap :: $30 Club Scrap Gift Certificate
Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps :: $30 Gift Code
Dare 2b Artzy :: $15 Gift Card✦
Digi Doodle Studios :: $25 Gift Code
Dina Kowal Creative :: Two – $10 Gift Codes :: FLASH – coffee art mini bundle – ornament, mini canvas, glass pendant✦
Divinity Designs LLC :: $25 Gift Code✦
DL.ART :: TWO $10 Gift Codes :: FLASH – Coffee Bundle + Flair
Doodlebugswa.com :: $25 Gift Code :: FLASH – $10 Gift Code✦
Ellen Hutson LLC :: $25 Ellen Hutson Gift Card
Evelin T Designs :: $10 Gift Code :: FLASH – $10 Gift Code
Flora & Fauna :: One Stamp Set $15 Value
Funky Fossil Designs :: £25 Gift Code
Gerda Steiner Designs :: $25 Gift Code
Gina K Designs :: $50 Gift Code :: FLASH – FIVE $10 Gift codes
Happy Town Studio :: Two Happy Town Studio Coffee Stencils for One Winner :: FLASH – Two Happy Town Studio Coffee Stencils for One Winner
Impress Cards and Crafts :: Caffeinated Prize
Jaded Blossom Stamps :: $25 Jaded Blossom Gift Card
Jane’s Doodles :: $25 Gift Code
JessicaLynnOriginal.com :: Two $15 Gift Card :: FLASH Digital Download for all + Two $5 Gift Cards✦◼︎
Journals for Life :: Coffee Bundle $25 Value
Joy Clair Designs :: $15 Gift Code valid for stamps only [clear & digital]
Kat Scrappiness :: $25 Gift Code for KS Products :: FLASH – Surprise KS Gift Pack
Limited Runs Stamps :: $15 Gift Code to Store :: FLASH – TWO prizes – Any Three Digital images in shop
Makers Movement [NEW] :: One MiniMaker Die Cutting Machine :: FLASH – One MiniMaker Die Cutting Machine ✤
Miss Ink Stamps :: $25 Gift Card :: THREE $10 Gift Code✦
Newton’s Nook Designs :: $25 Gift Code :: FLASH – Mugs Stencil + Coffee & Wine Stamp
Not 2 Shabby :: $25 Not 2 Shabby Gift Certificate
Paper Sweeties :: $25 Paper Sweeties Gift Card :: FLASH – Two Coffee Theme Sweet Mini Duo Sets
Pink and Main :: Surprise Package worth $25
Pretty Pink Posh :: $30 Gift Code
Rachel Vass Designs :: £15 gift code
Reverse Confetti :: Two Prize Packages worth over $50 :: FLASH – TWO Reverse Confetti $15 Gift Codes
Richard Garay 88andClear :: One Stamp set of winners choice
Rubbernecker Stamps :: $50 Gift Code :: FLASH – Coffee Lovers Clear Set
RunningStitchDesign :: Coffee Bag filled with coffee treats✤
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L :: $30 Value Adhesives Package :: FLASH – TWO $30 Value Adhesive Packages
Seven Hills Crafts :: £15 Gift Certificate
Simply Charming Bags :: Hot Chocolate Bar Apron :: FLASH – A Set of Zip Accessory Bags [one winner]
Stamp Simply :: Choice of 2 Stamp Simply products – Stamps/Dies
Stampendous :: Thankful Kitty Perfectly Clear Stamps and Gift Card Wallet Die Set ($40 retail value) to one US winner only.
Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator Shannon Fralish :: Stamp set of choice [value up to $25]
Stamplorations :: $25 Gift Code :: FLASH – THREE $10 Gift Codes ✦◼︎
Studio Katia :: $25 Gift Code :: FLASH – $25 Gift Code
SugarPea Designs :: $25 Gift Code
Sunny Studio Stamps :: $25 Gift Code
Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps :: $25 Gift Code
Taylormadecards4u :: $25 Gift Code – Digital Images Only :: FLASH – Coffee Flash Card Digital Set
The Cat’s Pajamas :: $25 Gift Card :: FLASH – TWO $10 Gift Card
The Greetery [NEW] :: $25 Gift Code✤
The Rabbit Hole Designs :: Two $15 Vouchers :: FLASH – Five $10 Vouchers✦
The Ton Stamps :: $10 Gift Code [stamps/dies/ink/gilding only] :: FLASH – Two $10 Gift Code [stamps/dies/ink/gilding only]
Therm O Web :: $30 Gift Card :: FLASH – $25 Gift Card
Three Room Studio :: $30 CAD Gift Code
Topflight Stamps :: $25 Gift Card
Trinity Stamps :: $25 Gift Certificate
Twiddler’s Nook [NEW] :: Two $15 Gift Codes :: FLASH – $10 Gift Code✦✤
Uniko :: In Stock Clear Stamp Set of the Winner’s Choice :: FLASH – Two winners each receive a £5 Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choice ✦◼︎
Unity Stamp Co :: Coffee/Tea Themed Prize Package that includes 11 Unity stamps + 1 paper pack, value approx $207+
Waffle Flower :: $25 Gift Code
Whimsy Stamps :: $25 Whimsy Stamps Gift Code
WOW Embossing Powder :: $20 Gift Card [WOW Embossing Powder UK]
Your Next Stamp :: $25 YNS Store e-gift card
Hello readers! If this is your first time here, welcome! I hope you find creativity and inspiration as you look around. If you are a regular reader or follower of mine, thank you for your continued support and I'm happy and grateful you return so often to visit. I do try and blog 5 days a week (and YES, I work full-time outside of this too!), so I hope that you will always find something new here.
Today I am sharing a colorful rainbow themed card using a new digital stamp set from 88 and Clear (formerly Richard Garay Designs and RG Avenue) called "Be Grateful". By pairing these bright colors with a black background it offers a stark contrast to make the colors really pop!
*A full list of supplies is located at the end of this post.
This A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using a piece of Black Taffy sugar stock, I die cut the background layer from a scalloped rectangle die. Because the "Be Grateful" stamp set I had is a digital stamp, I printed out the image on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and then colored it using Copic markers before fussy cutting the leaves out. I stamped the sentiment "Be Kind and Grateful" in Black Taffy ink on white cardstock and die cut it using a circle die. I adhered the circular sentiment to the left side of the card and then adhered the rainbow leaves to the right of the circle using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. To add a little sparkle, I die cut a few silver glitter leaves and tucked them in among the rainbow leaves. Lastly, I added a coat of Dazzling Pat for even more sparkle, because you can NEVER have enough sparkle! : )
May we all remember this simple message to be kind and grateful today and always. . .
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Hello readers! Today I have a cute slimline card to share with you featuring a new digital stamp from 88 and Clear (formerly known as Richard Garay Designs and RG Avenue)! I combined practically ALL of the pumpkins from the new "Pumpkin Patch" digital stamp with the scarecrow from the "Halloween Treat" stamp set to achieve this final result:
*A full list of supplies is located at the end of this post.
This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". Slimline cards are designed to fit into a regular #10 business sized envelope and require no additional postage. The base of this slimline card is made from Sweet Cane sugar stock. Using a scalloped rectangled slimline line, I cut the first mat from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I printed the digital "Pumpkin Patch" stamp set onto the same Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored the images using Copic markers. I then used my Brother Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine to cut out the pumpkins, in lieu of fussy cutting. Using Black Taffy ink, I stamped the scarecrow onto a piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and also colored it with Copic markers. I fussy cut the scarecrow and adhered him behind the row of pumpkins. I printed out the digital sentiment, fussy cut around it and adhered it to the left side of the card using foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I added a coat of Dazzling Pat to the pumpkins for added sparkle.
If you would like to learn more about working with digital images, please click here to read this informative post I wrote to gain a better understanding.
I love how this card turned out by adding a variety of blue, orange and white pumpkins. It made the card less spooky and more cutesy. What do you think?
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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