Recognition

Thursday, December 1, 2022

December Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge


Hello and welcome!  Today I have some inspiration for you for our brand new December challenge at Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge - Coffee and Snowmen!


I'm using this month's sponsor "Not 2 Shabby" products as they came out with the cutest ever coffee and snowman set last month called "Snow Sweet."


To make my card I first used a Spellbinders hot foil plate and used it as an embossing plate in my die cutting machine on a piece of black card and then rubbed a white ink pad on it.  Next I used a deckled rectangle die to cut a small piece of the embossed/inked black card for a backdrop for my image.

I stamped, cut and colored the image using Zig Clean Color Markers and colored pencils then popped it up on the black rectangle.  The sentiment is from Miss Ink Stamps called "Season's Greeting" heat embossed in white on black card.  Here's a closer look at my card:



I hope you will have a chance to play along in the challenge this month for your chance to win the sponsor prize or be selected to guest design with us in the future!  Thanks so much for stopping by!









Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Memory Box Pine Needle Frame Die


Hello and welcome!  I'm up on the Memory Box blog today featuring a card using the "Pine Needle Frame" die.  This die has two dies, the frame and another die to cut some extra pine needles. 

I started out by smooshing Distress Inks onto a large piece of watercolor card and then used it to die cut two frames from the watercolor paper.  I also cut one from some dark green plaid paper in the "Jolly Christmas Paper Pad."   I used the inside parts of the frame along with the dark green plaid pine leaves to paper piece together for a cool look.

As we go through the steps on making this card I have pictures of the card plain, then followed by the same card with added snow embossing powder on it.  Below you can see the picture of the same card but with added melted snow on it.




The sentiment was cut from Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad red paper and from white and stacked for dimension with the "Merry Christmas Curled Script" die.  I added "Christmas Fairy Dew Drops" in red in clusters of 3 to simulate berries around the card front.  And here's a close up look at it without snow and with snow.




I hope you enjoyed my card for today!  Check out all the wonderful products, plus the ones I used today, from Memory Box HERE!





Sunday, November 27, 2022

Second Cup Sunday - May Your Cup Overflow



Hello and welcome!  I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog today for another Second Cup Sunday.  


I made this fun card made with supplies from Super Sponsor "Stamp Simply."  I used the Stamp Simply stamp set called "Have a Cup on Us" along with the Echo Park "Coffee" 6x6 paper pad.  

The background is one of the papers from the pack, topped with a white card stock dotted square die cut.  I outlined the square with thin strips of black card stock and then stamped the sentiment toward the top.  The cup was stamped twice, once on a pink printed paper from the paper pack and once on the card front.  I positioned the cup on the pink print so that the "Latte Love" lightly printed on it shows up right in the middle of the cup.  I fussy cut the pink cup and paper pieced it into the one stamped on the card front.   Lastly I added a few light pink gems from Memory Box on the card front.

Here's a closer look at my card for today:



I hope you are having a great Sunday!  Here's a little kindness quote to get you through the week.

"Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change..."
           -Bob Kerrey

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Sunday, November 20, 2022

Merry & Bright Slimline with Memory Box



Hello and welcome! I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with this mini slimline holiday card featuring the new "Watercolor Poinsettia Floral die" with the previously released "Slimline Pinpoint Burst Plate" craft die 94557

After using the pinpoint die on white card, I took a red ink pad and put it directly onto the card stock and rubbed it all over - this made it look like it was red card stock with white pinpoint dots.  Here's a closer look at that part and of the actual poinsettia die.  It's a layering die with lots of pieces to help your flower look very realistic.  I used pink, yellow and green glitter paper from "Festive Glitter Pad" GP1006 and the  red "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad" FP1003.



The strip under the sentiment is actually cut with one of the dies from "Wood Grain Planks" craft die 94565.   The sentiment "Merry and Bright" is from the newly released "Sweet Christmas" clear stamp set CL5283.  I heat embossed it on black card stock and then cut it into a square then rounded the corners.

Here's one last look at my card:


I hope you like my card for today!  Be sure to check out all the amazing dies, paper, and stamps from Memory Box!  They are all available for purchase HERE!







Saturday, November 19, 2022

I Spot Someone Who's Having a Birthday with MFT Stamps



Hello and welcome!  I have a really fun birthday card for you today featuring the cute cowgirl and cacti from the Saddle Up and Celebrate stamp set from MFT stamps.  Here's a close up look:



I stamped the images and sentiments on a card panel and then colored them and the background with Zig Clean Color Markers.  When I was done I added a little white gel pen for some highlights.  I matted this panel  on brown piece of card stock cut slightly larger, then popped it on top of the card base with 4 more pieces of card stock behind the brown one for dimension.  

Here's one last look:



Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you like my design!

Thanks for stopping by!





Friday, November 18, 2022

Wishing You Peace Love & Joy



Hello and welcome! I have another card for the 2022 Fall/Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop.
This time it is sort of the reverse of yesterday's card for the background!



I used 2 Super Sponsors products: Stamp Simply's "Have a Cup on Us" stamp and die set for the cup, and Miss Ink Stamps Season's Greetings stamp set for the sentiment. The cup was stamped on white card, then cut out, then stamped on floral paper and paper pieced on top of the white one. The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black card stock, trimmed and corners rounded with scissors.

Here's a closer look:



Other products I used were:

For the background I used the foil plate called Hypnotic Background Plate used as an embossing plate (no hot foil) on white card stock. I took a red ink pad direct to paper on the embossed side so the white dots turn red and the rest stayed bright white! T

Here's one last look:



I hope you will have a chance to enter the hop! Thanks so much for stopping by!




Thursday, November 17, 2022

Happy Holiday Coffee Card


Hello and welcome!  I have another card for the 2022 Fall/Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop.




I used 2 Super Sponsors products:  Stamp Simply's "Have a Cup on Us" stamp and die set for the cup, and Miss Ink Stamps Season's Greetings stamp set for the sentiment.  The cup was stamped on white card, then cut out, then stamped on floral paper and paper pieced on top of the white one.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black card stock, trimmed and corners rounded with scissors.

Here's a closer look:


Other products I used were:
For the background I used the foil plate called Hypnotic Background Plate used as an embossing plate (no hot foil) on white card stock.  I took a red ink pad direct to paper on the debossed side so the white dots stayed bright white while the rest of the card panel turned dark red!  The circle die I added to the center was dry embossed with the Creative Expressions Coffee Bean Flower embossing folder for added texture.  

Here's one last look:



I hope you will have a chance to enter the hop!  Thanks so much for stopping by!