Sunday, August 28, 2022
Hello, and welcome to the August Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration! This month we chose to create coffee themed cards. I have had this Memory Box Stacked Teacups die cut sitting on my desk since last fall. It was given to me by a fellow coffee loving card maker in a card swap. I thought it was time to finally use it. I opted to keep this card fairly clean and simple. Using patterned paper from Echo Park's Flower Market 6x6 paper pad, I selectively pieced paper behind the cups, and popped the image up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Coffee Love stamp set next the die cut using Gina K Design basic black ink. I rounded the two lower corners using my We R Memory Keepers corner chomper.
For my coffee, I am drinking Seattle's Best Post Alley dark roast in a fun mug by daughter got me for this past Christmas. I am a huge fan of the show Schitt's Creek and this mug makes me giggle every time I use it! Now, be sure to stop by Debra's blog and see what she created for us this month.
Friday, August 19, 2022
I have an old Army mom friend who has her 45th wedding anniversary coming up next month, and she reached out to me to have me create a fun, unique card that she could give her husband. She told me that he loves squirrels and wanted there to be 7 acorns on the card...two for their children and 5 for their grandchildren. I have had the Darcie's Heart & Home Busy Beaver stamp set for years and knew it would be perfect for this card since it had all of the elements she asked for. I stamped the squirrel twice and then the acorns, tree trunk, mushroom, and flowers all from the same stamp set onto white Copic-friendly paper using Memento tuxedo black ink. I colored all of the images using my alcohol markers, fussy cut each image out, and edged them with my Memento dual tip marker in black. I then layered some pretty fall patterned papers from the American Crafts Autumn Crisp 6x6 paper pad onto my white A2 card base. I die cut a white panel using a stitched edge A2 layering rectangle die from Paper Roses. I die cut another small piece of white paper using a Lawn Fawn grass border die and colored it green using an alcohol marker. I used the bottom of the Paper Roses rectangle die to cut it to match my main focal panel. Using the My Favorite Things mini cloud stencil I created a background of fluffy clouds and then adhered the grassy strip to the bottom. I stamped the fun sentiment from Amy R Stamps Wedding Sentimens II using Versafine onyx black ink and then popped the whole panel up off of the card for some dimension. I added my squirrels, tree trunk, acorns, and other accessories directly onto the panel. I love how adorably sweet this card turned out. Happy Anniversary to Colleen and Marv! Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
Monday, August 8, 2022
Today's card was created for the latest Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge. I created my card by stamping the adorable bear from My Favorite Things Cool Day stamp set and coloring him in using my Copic markers. I then cut some frames using my paper trimmer and cherry cobbler cardstock from Stampin' UP and black and white striped paper from the American Crafts Christmas 6x6 paper pad and layered them on top of my focal panel in a wonky fashion. I stamped and hand cut the sentiment banner using My Favorite Things Jingle All The Way stamp set and Versafine onyx black ink. I popped the whole panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape for some fun dimension. I die cut some snowflakes using white cardstock and a die from Simon Says Stamp and layered them around the focal image. I topped them off with some glittery white gems from Honey Bee Stamps Fresh Brewed gem stickers. To finish off my card I added some white gel pen detail to the bear's cheeks. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Hello, and happy Sunday! Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the elements from Stampin' UP's Kinda Eclectic onto a white card base using inks from Gina K Designs that matched the color challenge. I cut the panel down to be slightly smaller than my A2 card base and attached it using 3M foam tape for some dimension. I then stamped the butterflies from the same stamp set using more Gina K Designs inks and fussy cut them out. I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Friendship Messages stamp set using black ink and die cut the panel down using a fish tail banner die from Jillian Vance Designs. I adhered the banner and layered butterfly onto the card panel using mini Stampin' UP foam dimensions. To finish off the card I added some gem stickers from Honey Bee Stamps Freshly Brewed collection. I love how pretty this card turned out and think it would make a lovely note card set by adding different sentiments. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend!
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Hello, happy August! This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are creating thank you cards for kids. To create my card I started by stamping the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's All Boy stamp set at an angle on a cardstock panel using various colored inks. I stamped the thanks Dude from the same stamp set and used my Copic markers to color it to match the inks I used to stamp the rest of the card. I stamped the gaming controllers onto a separate piece of white Copic-friendly cardstock, colored them using my alcohol markers, and then fussy cut them out. I adhered them to the panel using my snail adhesive and then die cut the panel using a rectangle stitched die from The Paper Rose. I matted that panel onto some basic black cardstock and then popped the panel up using some 3M foam tape. My camera didn't pick it up on the photo, but I added some Glossy Accents to the buttons on the controllers for some gloss and shine. Thank you for stopping by my blog and be sure to head over to the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog to see how the other design team members were inspired this month.