Hello crafty readers and happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday spent with family and friends, and I hope you are now beginning to look forward to the start of a new year. Today I'm delighted to be a guest designer again with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. I'm also sharing my first ever creations using some of the beautiful digital stamps from Graciellie Designs, and, my-oh-my these stamps are simply stunning! I initially purchased just four digital stamps (two of which I'm sharing with you today), but after working with these two, I know I'll be ordering more!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from kraft cardstock. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting dies from Gina Marie Designs, I cut the first layer from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I printed out the coffee mug from the Fresh Start digital stamp set on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored it with my Copic markers (colors seen below). I fussy cut the image and adhered the mug to the card using foam adhesive. I placed some linen thread around the mug before adhering the white scalloped layer to the kraft card base. The sentiment is from the "Words to Live By: Kindness" stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the sentiment in indigo ink in the upper right corner. I added a layer of Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and mug for added sparkle. Lastly, I added a few turquoise rhinestones around the card for more dimension.
Here is the second card I created using the Christmas Cheer digital stamp set by Graciellie Designs:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies by Gina Marie Designs, I cut a piece of indigo cardstock. I then cut a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of white cardstock to layer over the indigo scalloped piece. Using the Kindness Counts stamp set by Papertrey Ink, I stamped the sentiment in indigo ink in the upper right corner. I printed the image from the Christmas Cheer stamp set onto Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored it using my Copic markers (see colors below). I then fussy cut the image and added it to the card using foam adhesive. I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for added sparkle. Lastly, I added a couple turquoise rhinestones randomly on the card for added dimension.
Here are the Copic markers I used to color both of these images:
I am still in awe of how gorgeous the stamps by Graciellie Designs are and I hope you will try them too!
Thanks again to Amy and Chaitali for having me guest design these past two weeks with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. I'm happy to have some new coffee loving friends!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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Hello readers! I am so excited to be a guest designer for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. A big thank you to co-hosts Amy and Chaitali for having me! Because we are still just a few days away from Christmas, I have created a seasonal inspired coffee themed card to share with you.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Kraft 80lb cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies, I cut the first layer from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder in the upper right hand corner of this scalloped piece. Using both the pine leaves, berries and branches from the Papertrey Ink Holiday Greens and Papertrey Ink Spruce and Sprig stamp set and dies, I cut branches and berries in evergreen cardstock, rich cherry cardstock and gold glimmer paper. I adhered all of these die cuts directly to the white scalloped cardstock using a Mono tape runner.
I die cut the coffee mugs, cozies and lids using the Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags Frame Cuts. The lids were cut from solid cherry cardstock and the coffee cups and cozies were cut from the Echo Park Here Comes Santa Claus paper pack. I adhered the two coffee mugs to the card using foam adhesive for added height and dimension. Lastly I added two pine cones cut from gold foil paper and a red bow die cut from red sparkle paper to the center of the coffee mugs for lots of added glitz and sparkle!
In my mind these two mugs are filled with extra chocolate-y hot cocoa or overly nutmegged chai, since I’m not a coffee drinker. I call that my “Christmas in a cup!”
I hope you have enjoyed today’s card. And, once again, a big thank you to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for having me as a guest designer. Thank you for visiting and happy creating!
Hello friends, I am happy to be participating in the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop this week representing one of the "super sponsors" for this year's hop, RG Avenue. It's simple and quick to participate in this blog hop - all you have to do is create a project with a caffeinated element (coffee, tea, cocoa, hot cider, etc.) and link up your project HERE. The blog hop will run until Friday, November 8, 2019. By linking up to the hop you are entered to win some fabulous prizes from the 81 sponsors of this year's event! I'll list all of those great prizes at the end of this post.
My card today features two digital stamp sets from RG Avenue called Donut Worry and Seasonal Mug. I have made Christmas even better by adding donuts and coffee thereby truly making it "the most wonderful time of the year!"
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Sweet Cane sugar stock. Using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting rectangle dies, I cut the first layer from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. The sentiment is from a piece of Echo Park scrapbooking paper that I cut out and adhered to the center of the card. I printed out two the images from the two RG Avenue digital stamp sets and colored them with my Copic markers. I added highlights to some of the images using a white Uniball gel pen. I adhered the donuts and coffee mugs to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I put a layer of clear Wink of Stella on the images for added sparkle.
Here are the two stamp sets that I used to create today's card:
Blog Hop Prizes:
A Jillian Vance Designs :: $20 Store Credit : FLASH Two $10 Store Credit
Altenew :: $20 Gift Certificate
Art Impressions :: Feast Mode Stamp Set
Avery Elle Stamps : $25 Gift Certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink :: $25 Gift Certificate and coffee themed prize [one winner]
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps :: $25 Gift Certificate to store : FLASH Two brand new coffee sets releasing today – two winners
CTMH – Chris Franco :: $25 Gift Certificate
Club Scrap, Inc. :: $30 Gift Certificate ★
Concord & 9th :: $25 Gift Card
Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps :: $25 Gift Code for stamps
Dare 2B Artzy :: Two $10 Gift Certificates : 10% off with code BREW19
DeNami Design :: $20 online Gift Certificate to DeNami Design
Digi Doodle Studios :: $25 Gift Card ★
Dina Kowal Creative :: Two $10 Gift Certificates : FLASH One 5×7 Art Print + One Teapot Ornament : 20% off coffee + tea themed items – no code needed
Divinity Designs :: $25 Gift Code
DL.ART :: Two $10 Gift Certificates to Store : 20% off all Flair Buttons
Doodlebugs :: $25 Gift Certificate : 15% off Storewide
Doodles Paper Playground :: Coffee Themed Prize Bundle including Pumpkin Spice Sparkle Blend – $20 Value
Ellen Hutson LLC :: $25 Gift Card
Erin Lee Creative :: Coffee Girl stamp set
Evelin T Designs : $25 Evelin T Designs Gift Card
Flora & Fauna :: $15 Stamp Set
Funky Fossil Designs :: £15 store credit : 15% off all products from Nov 1 – 8
Gerda Steiner Designs :: $20 Gift Coupon
Gina K Designs :: $50 Gift Certificate : FLASH Five $10 Gift Certificates
Graciellie Design :: $25 Gift Code : FLASH $10 Gift Code + 25% of Store Wide
Happy Town Studio :: One Coffee Cup Enamel Pin
Hero Arts :: $25 Shopping Spree
Honey & Pine Signs :: Winners choice of either Happiness is Stamping OR Happiness is Crafting Sign
Impress Cards & Crafts :: Goodie bag valued at $15
Ink Road Stamps :: $30 Shop Credit
Jaded Blossom :: $25 Jaded Blossom Gift Card : FLASH One Stamp of Choice
Jane’s Doodles :: $25 Gift Certificate for the Jane’s Doodles Shop
JessicaLynnOriginal.com :: Two stamps – one winner : FLASH Two stamps one winner + Free Digital Stamp for all
Joy Clair Stamps :: $25 Gift Code
Kat Scrappiness :: $50 Kat Scrappiness Gift Package : 15% Storewide – All orders over $50 receive a free surprise!
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps :: $25 Gift Voucher to the Shop
Lawn Fawn :: $25 Lawn Fawn Gift Certificate
Limited Runs Stamps :: $20 Gift Code : FLASH Two $5 Gift Certificates to the Shop
Miss Ink Stamps :: $20 Gift Code : FLASH Two $10 Gift Codes
Muffins and Lace :: $25 Gift Certificate : US Mailing Address = Free Shipping
Neat & Tangled :: $25 Gift Certificate
Newton’s Nook Designs :: $25 Gift Certificate : FLASH Slothy Coffee stamp set + coordinating die.
Not 2 Shabby Shop :: $25 Gift Code
Paper Smooches :: $25 Gift Code
Paper Sweeties :: $25 Gift Certificate : FLASH One Stamp + coordinating Die
Pink & Main :: $25 Prize Package
Polka Dot Orchard :: Two $10 Gift Cards : FLASH Two $5 Gift Cards
Poppy Stamps :: $25 Gift Certificate
Precious Remembrance :: Happy Art Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh :: $30 Pretty Pink Posh Gift Card
Reverse Confetti :: Two $25 Gift Cards : FLASH Five 6×6 Paper Pads = Five Winners
RG Avenue :: Coffee Mug Gel Press Petite + Stamp Set of Winners choice
Rubber Moon :: $20 Gift Card
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L :: $30 Prize Package : FLASH Two $30 Prize Packages
Scrapping for Less :: $15 Gift Code
Scrappin Happy Studio :: $20 Gift Certificate ★
Seven Hills Crafts LTD :: £25 gift Card
Simply Charming Bags :: (one) set Bunkie Zip Tote + Zip Accessory Bag : FLASH Prize (one) set Bunkie Zip Tote + Zip Accessory Bag.
Spotted Gum Stationery :: $20 Gift Code
Stamp Simply :: choose 2 items from our Stamp Simply stamps/dies- 2 stamps, or 2 dies or 1 of each
Stampendous :: $25 Merchandise from Website : FLASH Three – Cling Mounted House-Mouse Cookie Crumbles Stamp
STAMPlorations :: $20 Gift Code : FLASH Three $10 gift codes; instant 15% off on coffee-themed products
Stampin’ Up – Kelly Gettelfinger :: Coffee Themed Notebook Nook from Always Stampin’ with Kelly
Studio Katia :: Two $25 Gift Cards : FLASH Two $10 Gift Cards
SugarPea Designs :: $25 Gift Card
Sunny Studio Stamps :: $25 Gift Code
Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps :: $25 Gift Code
Taylormadecards4u :: Coffee theme digital bundle worth $25 : FLASH Coffee Mini flash cards + 15% off Digital images
The Cat’s Pajamas :: Two $25 Gift Certificates : FLASH Two $10 Gift Certificates
The Rabbit Hole Designs :: $25 Gift Code : FLASH Two – $10.00 gift code + 15% off everything in the Caffeinated Category USE CODE FallBrew
The Ton Stamps :: $10 gift code to the shop : FLASH $10 gift code to the shop (applicable to The Ton Stamps/Dies/Gilding/Ink)
ThermOWeb :: $25 Gift Certificate : FLASH Fall Gina K Designs StampnStencil Set
Topflight Stamps :: $25 Gift Code
Trinity Stamps :: $25 Gift Certificate
Uniko Ltd :: £25 gift Card : FLASH Two In-stock £5 Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choice = Two winners
Unity Stamp Co :: Coffee/Tea Themed Prize Package that includes 9 Unity stamps + 1 paper pack, value approx $189
Waffle Flower Crafts :: $25 Gift Certificate
Whimsy Stamps :: $25 Shop Credit
White Rose Crafts LLC :: $25 White Rose Crafts Gift Card
Your Next Stamp :: $25 Your Next Stamp e-gift Card
★ New Super Sponsor
Flash Sponsor Prizes will be announced on Facebook on the evening of Wednesday, November 6th and Friday, November 8th. That means, if you want to be eligible for a Flash Prize, you’ll want to link up before 1 pm pacific time on the respective dates. (Please note that if you are a winner and not on Facebook, you will receive an email prize confirmation.)
All Super Sponsor Prizes along with Flash Prizes will be announced on the blog, Sunday, November 10th. Please claim your prize within 7 days or a new winner will be drawn.
Thanks for visiting me today, and if you join the hop, good luck!
Hi, I'm Crystal!
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