Friday, September 23, 2016

Paper craft project no. 463: Cards for coffee lovers


Howdy! Sharing a few cards I made for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. My little stamp company, STAMPlorations, is once again one of many super sponsors. Aside from the prizes we're offering for the hop, we're also giving away a couple extra prizes on the STAMPlorations blog. Together with STAMPlorations girls Melissa, Vicki, Karola, and Becca, we're sharing projects that feature some fab new coffee-themed stamps and dies in the STAMPlorations store!

Here are my cards up close. I'm all for quick makes these days. For the background on all my cards, I did some monoprinting with my Gelli plate using one of the newer ARTplorations stencils, Bloom Boldly. Managed to pull 4 prints (I'm saving the 4th one for a card later on). I already had a few diecuts and stamped images done so it was simply a matter of picking the ones I wanted to use and adhering them on the card fronts. My backgrounds were already  colorful so I left the diecuts white and the stamped images uncolored :o)

I used two new CUTplorations dies: Coffee Cup Silhouette and Coffee.

For this card, I used the new Anywhere There's Coffee stamp and die set.

And last, for this card I used the new Framed Coffee To Go 2 and CUTplorations Oh Frap! die.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Paper craft project no. 462: Trendy Christmas Trees


Today are having another special stamp release hop for the latest stamp set to join the "trendy" series: Trendy Christmas Trees. This stamp set comes with coordinating CUTplorations dies as well :o) So I hope you'll hop on over the blog and leave a comment on the special stamp release post, as well as on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win this set.

Here's what I made to showcase this set:
For this card, I also used the Stitched Snow Hills and Be Jolly phrase dies.

For these tags, I also used Luggage Tags nesting dies.

Check out what Julie, Tenia, and Toni created using Trendy Christmas Trees -- leave a comment here, on their blogs, and on the STAMPlorations blog by Friday and you could win this set :o) And until September 27, Trendy Christmas Trees is 10% off.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Paper craft project no. 461: Warm Hands, Warm Hearts


It's release time at STAMPlorations and this time around, we're doing the first CUTplorations Christmas release blog hop and linky party! For 3 days (starting yesterday), the STAMPlorations girls are sharing projects that showcase 2 brand new Christmas stamp sets with coordinating dies, 15 word/phrase dies, a set of border/edge dies, and an ATC/gift card holder die.

Yesterday, the spotlight was on Shirley's super fun Christmas Reindeer set in this post. Today' the spotlight is on the stamp set and coordinating dies that I designed, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts, in this post.

I went clean and simple for my two cards because I need Christmas cards that are easy and fast to reproduce. Christmas is right around the corner and I need to really get going on my Christmas card stash.

Meet easy and quick card #1. 
No guesswork on how I made this card. It's straightforward stamp, color, and done! It took me less than 3 minutes from start to finish. I know my MIL needs close to 100 Christmas cards every year so I figure I can easily squeeze in some cardmaking for her and create 20 to 25 of this design, and color the gifts on the sleigh while I watch Netflix with the hubby :o)

Meet easy and quick card #2.
This one took a bit longer than card #1 to make (about 7 minutes), but it's still relatively simple to do. I used the large Christmas gift to create my background and then stamped and colored one before die-cutting it and adhering to the card base. I added interest by stamping some splatters, coffee rings, and stars (from Art Marks) in Delicata gold. I left off the sentiment because I didn't think it needed one. But I'll probably stamp the "Ho! Ho! Ho!" sentiment in the batch of cards I'll make following this design.

I hope you'll check out the cards that Deepti, Shirley, Vicki, and Kim made using the Warm Hands, Warm Hearts stamps and dies. 

Leave a comment here, on the participating designers blogs, and on the STAMPlorations post here by Tuesday, September 20 at 11:55 p.m. for a shot at snagging one of 3 gift certificates. And if you create a project featuring diecuts/dies (any brand) and link it up to our flash stencil linky party, you get a chance to win one of 2 prizes: your choice of 3 holiday-themed word/phrase dies, or your choice of Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies. 

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)

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