Friday, September 30, 2022
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Happy Thursday coffee lovers!! We're super excited to be participating again in this year's National Coffee Day Blog Hop.
Here are the details:
The hop starts HERE. Links can also be found below and at the end of this post for each of the participants.
We are giving away a $25 Gift Code prize here, but there are lots of other prize opportunities and inspiration from additional participants. Please leave us a comment on this blog post to be eligible for our prize. We will randomly select a winner from the comments on October 3rd and they will receive a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE. (please note: we are sorry, but we cannot ship internationally - the giveaway is only open to US shipping).
Be sure to check our winner's post on October 7th for the winner's name and the details for collecting your prize.
We are also offering a great sale to celebrate National Coffee Day. You'll save 20% on any purchase over $50 through Monday, October 3rd. The discount cannot be used with any other discounts or promotion. See details below:
Now that we have all the details out of the way, it's time for some coffee inspired projects. I chose to create some coffee inspired holiday projects. Coffee gift card enclosures to be exact.
I added some pattern to the scarfs using the Pick a Pattern stamp from Concord & 9th. This a great stamp for adding pattern to small dies cuts! I stuck with a tone on tone color using a slightly darker ink than the cardstock.
Lastly, I added a gift card pocket to the back for my coffee gift cards. There are loads of different options to choose from. I used the Stitched Gift Pocket.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Hello everyone, happy Wednesday. I am sharing this card using the beautiful new Magic Iris Sunflower Add-on from Lawn Fawn.
I began by die cutting the base of the card using the Basic Rectangles Creative die set. I then die-cut the layers to create the sunflower using the Magic Iris Sunflower Add-on die set. Next, I die-cut the layers to create the basket of apples and apples using the Build-a-Barrel die set. I also die-cut leaves to add to the card using the leaves from the Backdrop Fall Leaves die set and from the Magic Iris Fall Leaves Add-on die-set.
I added color to the base layer using Prize Ribbon, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks. For the yellow areas, I used Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, and Fossilized Amber. For the green areas, I used Rustic Wilderness and Noble Fir inks.
I then heat embossed the sentiment onto the base of the card using the Scripty Autumn Sentiments stamp set. I then added the scalloped frame from the Framed Tags Madison Avenue die set and added the sunflower, leaves, and apples.
I hope you enjoy the card I created to share with you today. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you each have a wonderful and blessed day. Please feel welcome to visit me on my blog, IG or Pinterest.
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Monday, September 26, 2022
Next I loosely watercolored with image with Zigs. It has a bit of a vintaged embroidered feel to it, don't you think?
Friday, September 23, 2022
Hi, Doodlebugs friends! Michele here with my newest addition to my ever-growing stash of embossing folders!! Do you love them as much as I do? [Not even sure if that's possible!] Today, I'm adding color to those gorgeous, raised patterns even though most of the time I'm just as happy with their glorious detail as is!
Spellbinder's 3D Beautiful Blooms is a large folder that embosses a half sheet of cardstock at once! You know what that means? TWO card fronts at once! I colored these blooms in fall colors today and got those little finger daubers out again, using a very soft touch, trying very hard to ink just the raised images. I love Distress Oxides for this treatment - love their 'creaminess' and know that I'll be able to 'clean up' if I get a little overzealous with my daubing!
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Hello and happy Wednesday everyone. I am sharing this CAS Autumn-themed card today. I used the lovely new Giant Happy Fall die from Lawn Fawn.
I began by die cutting the base panel for the card using the largest stitched rectangle from the Basic Rectangles die set. I then added color to the panel using Peacock and Rainforest Lawn Fawn ink. I then used the Fall Leaves Backdrop die to die cut the leafy border layer for the card from yellow cardstock. I added a bit of color to it using Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide inks.
Next, I used the oval die from the Giant Birthday Messages coordinating die along with the scalloped oval die to create the base for the Giant Holiday Messages coordinating die. I then used the Fancy Wavy Banners die set to die-cut the banner for the sentiment from the Dainty Calla Lily stamp set.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Monday, September 19, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
Hey, my friends! Michele here and I have a card to DIE [CUT] for today!
- I started with a light grey card base, added a panel of patterned paper that had been 'pierced' with this great Honey Bee Waves Pierced A2 cover plate.
- I cut several papers with Pinkfresh Studio's Curvy Leaves and added them to my panel.
- When I get my Glimmer machine out, I usually make use of the time to foil and cut many of the Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Script Words - here's one in silver.
- Perfect time to add a bit more silver to my card by way of these pretty PFS Metallic Silver pearls. Placement made easier using this Uchida Double-ended Jewel picker