Sunday, December 20, 2020
Hello and welcome to the year end collaboration of Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb. I cannot believe we are a week away from Christmas. This year has gone by so quickly and, if most of you feel the same way about 2020 as I do, that is a good thing. Deb and I decided to use a mood board this month as our inspiration for our cards. I love the blues and browns in this board and wanted to play off of that. To create my card I started by layering some early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 card base. I then layered some pretty blue and white patterned paper from the We R Memory Keepers Silver & Gold 6x6 paper pad on top. I cut another band of brown and white paper from the same pad and centered it on the card. I stamped the Warm Wishes stamp from Neat and Tangled onto some white cardstock using Versamark clear ink and embossed it using Ranger's liquid platinum embossing powder. I stamped the mug again onto some blue patterned paper from the paper pad and fussy cut it out. I adhered it to the focal image and then die cut it using a circle die from Spellbinders. I then cut a slightly larger circle using a pierced edge circle die from My Favorite Things and some more early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP. To finish my card I popped the focal panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape and finished the card off by adding some light blue enamel dots from Hobby Lobby.
My coffee choice this month was a nice warm cup of Peppermint Mocha latte from Starbucks. It was perfect thing to warm me up during my Christmas shopping today in our misty, cold Southeast Missouri weather. Be sure to pop over to Deb's site and see what she created using our mood board. I want to thank everyone who takes the time to visit my blog for all of your wonderful comments and I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Today's card was created for the latest Sunday Stamps card challenge. To create my card I started by layering a piece of kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my A2 white card base. I then die cut a stitched rectangle panel out of white cardstock from Staples using a Gina Marie Designs die. Using patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye 6x6 Signature Christmas paper pad I cut 3/4" strips in various lengths to create the branches of my tree. I adhered each piece using snail adhesive. The trunk of the tree is a piece of early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP cut down to a 3/4" by 3/4" square and the star is more of the patterned paper cut out using a simple star die I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I stamped the sentiment from the Amy R Big Christmas Wishes stamp set using Gina K Designs charcoal brown ink. I love how primitive and simple this card is. Thank you for stopping off at my blog today and if you like my card be sure to leave a comment. I read and appreciate all of them!
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Today's card was created for the Cardz 4 Galz, Send A Smile 4 Kids, and Freshly Made Sketches card challenges. To create my card I started by stamping the adorable little snowman from the Inkadinkado Christmas Characters stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock, coloring it with my alcohol markers, and cutting it down with a Spellbinders circle die. I die cut a larger circle to frame it using a pierced edge circle die from My Favorite Things and some early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP. I die cut a square of patterned paper from the Simple Stories Cozy Christmas 6x6 paper pad and matted it with some early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP. I stamped the sentiment from the same Inkadinkado stamp set using Versamark clear ink and more early espresso cardstock and heat embossed it using white embossing powder from Ranger. To finish my card off I stamped a few of the snowflakes from the stamp set randomly around the white A2 card base using Stampin' UP's sahara sand ink. Love how adorably this turned out!