Thursday, 31 May 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Card #6 (Coffee & Cupcake Pop-Up Card)

Good morning friends

I'm back today with another card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, this time I'm sharing a birthday card. I added one of the new words from Karen Burniston's Word Set 6, which will be shipping next week. Karen Burniston Riley is a Super Sponsor for the Hop - there are lots of prizes to be won. I also used one of her Coffee Charms, cut from cheery patterned paper.

Inside I used the Cupcake Pop-Up die set ... who wouldn't love a sweet cupcake with their coffee on their birthday!

I strung several more of the Coffee Charms across the top, and included a donut (from the new Sweet Treat Charms) as well. I guess if you are going for the cupcake, you may as well enjoy a donut as well and call it a day. Ha.

To get the 'Sweet Birthday Greetings', I combined 3 of the Word Set dies ... they combine so well!  I also added another coffee charm to the greeting circle just for fun.

I hope you are enjoying the HOP!

Blue and white card stocks
Patterned paper - Echo Park
1008 Cupcake Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
1041 Coffee Charms - Karen Burniston
Copic markers
White gel pen- Sakura - Karen Burniston
1050 Sweet Treat Charms - Karen Burniston - Shipping early June 2018
Bakers Twine (two strands only)
1057 Circles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston - Shipping early June 2018
1052 Word Set 6 Summer - Karen Burniston - Shipping early June 2018
1047 Upsy Daisy Pop-Up (banner) - Karen Burniston - Shipping early June 2018
1003 Word Set 2 Birthday - Karen Burniston
1022 Word Set 3 Holiday - Karen Burniston

Card size - 5 x 5-1/2"

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Card #5 (Cuppa Cactus Birthday Card)

Good morning friends

Today I have another card for the Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

This card was a lot of fun to make, and it is totally a stash buster card! There was a leftover piece of patterned paper and I wanted to use it up. In fact, everything used were scraps etc, inducing the twine bow and banner scraps.

I added a die cut Celebrate - the font makes it easy to curve so I had it follow the line of the banners. This red Soft Finish Card Stock from Elizabeth Craft Designs is so bright! I've actually used it a fair bit as it perfectly matched a patterned paper stack I was also trying to use up. Love these 'cactus in a mug' stamps too.

Inside I made a Pop-Up with another of my early Spring purchases, the Happy Birthday 3D Drop-ins by Stephanie Barnard.

How cute is this butterfly tag? It was a 'free with purchase' treat and I just adore it. The banner patterned paper piece was also a 'free with purchase' from a different retailer. I love it and promptly ordered two more sheets. Ha! Yes, I am a marketers dream.  The sweet banners were cut for a different project that I didn't end up needing - they were actually in a couple of smaller pieces but I pieced them at the top of my card and dressed them up with some Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Finally, a side view so you can see the pop-up a little better.

My stamping table looked so much better after this card was done and all those bits and pieces were used up. I love to use things up!

I'll be back tomorrow with another card for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop ... and I hope you are enjoying the inspiration.

Dashing Rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
White, blue, teal, orange card stocks
Stitched circle dies - MFT Stamps
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Stitched Circle Scallop Frame - MFT Stamps
Red soft finish card stock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cactus cup - Newtons Nook
Marvy LePlume II Markers
Sakura white gel pen
Happy Birthday 3-d Drop-Ins - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Banner die - Taylored Expressions
Butterfly Tag - Taylored Expressions (freebie with purchase)!!!
Black fine point marker

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Card #4 (Teacher Thank-You Coffee Cup Pop-Up)

Good Morning friends

Today I'm sharing my fourth card for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. There has been a TON of inspiration - this is always such a fun hop.

I was making our daughters some Teacher Thank You cards, so that is what this card is. In Alberta, the kids don't get out of school in May like they do in many parts of the US ... they go til at least the third week of June.

I wanted to put THANKS on the card front, but didn't have a die big enough. Instead I used Karen Burniston's new Alphabet die set - it's going to be so handy to customize a card! Karen Burniston Riley is a Super Sponsor of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! Yup - there are lots of prizes to be won as you are hopping around. I also added a sweet little To Go coffee cup from the Coffee Charms set.

I love the floral lid on the To Go cup ... it was a scrap of paper leftover from a different card, but so pretty I had hung onto it for a bit. It is double sided, with the floral on the front and the brown & white print on the back. I was able to use up the whole scrap for this card using both patterns! Gotta love that.

The Coffee Cup Pop-Up cuts slits for you to insert a gift card if you wish. Because our daughter wanted this for a teacher thank you and wanted to include a Tim Horton's gift card, I photographed the card with my printed gift card.

Such a true sentiment for sure.

There is room for the kids to sign their name on the white crosshatch rectangle, and I popped up the A+ with foam tape. I was careful to check for catch points before adhering it down though.

Our daughter was thrilled with the card, and I know the teacher that receives this will also be happy. I love that I can customize a card for someone specific and it won't be like any of the other cards they receive.

Patterned paper - Dear Lizzy
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
1040 Coffee Cup Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Scraps of patterned paper - Echo Park
White and pink card stocks
Sakura glitter pen
1057 Circles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
Teacher stamps - Sugar Pea Designs
Crayola markers
Sakura white gel pen - Karen Burniston
1053 Alphabet - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
1041 Coffee Charms - Karen Burniston

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Monday, 28 May 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Card #3 (Coffee Cup Pop-Up with Critters in Cups)

Good morning friends

I'm back with my third card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and today's card uses Karen Burniston's Coffee Cup Pop-Up die set.

For my card front I used a sweet Pink & Main stamp (as I did with my first card for the hop) and an older die from Paper Smooches. I kept the front nice and simple as all the fun is on the inside.

Inside I used Karen Burniston's (who is a Super Sponsor for the Hop) Coffee Cup Pop-Up and a few more stamped critters & cups. There are over 80 sponsors and lots of chances to win a prize. Not to mention all the fabulous coffee themed inspiration!

There is SO much dimension with the Coffee Cup Pop-Up! The cup has slots at the back to hold a gift card but I didn't use them for this one. I did for a teacher thank you card though, that I will be sharing later this week.

Had a bit of trouble with my black glaze pen bleeding - apparently I didn't wait until the water coloured images were dry enough. Lesson learned!

Have fun hopping and enjoying all the inspiration!

Turquoise, white and black card stocks
Patterned paper - DCWV
Blueprints #21 - MFT Stamps
1040 Coffee Cup Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Critters in cups stamps and coordinating dies - Pink & Main
Copic markers
Black sakura gel pen  
Fun foam
Smile die - Paper Smooches
Blueprints #31 - MFT Stamps
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen

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Sunday, 27 May 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Card #2 (Dutch Door)

Good morning friends

***EDITED TO ADD:  Since I didn't hear from the first prize winner, I chose another name this morning.  Betty B - you are the lucky winner of a Cupcake Pop-Up die set from Karen Burniston. Please email me so I can get your address to send to Karen B. Congratulations!!!

I'm back today with my second card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and this time I made a Dutch Door card. There is more than one way to make a Dutch Door card - so I just sort of did my own thing using a bunch of older stickers from my stash.

I added a die cut To Go Coffee Cup and an enamel heart sticker as the focal image.

Inside I added a smaller To Go cup using Karen Burniston's Coffee Charms, and the coffee bean dies are from the Coffee Cup Pop-Up die set.

I hope you will check out the blog hop - there is a ton of inspiration!!

Kraft card stock
Patterned paper - Our Daily Bread
Stickers - Basic Grey 
Coffee Cafe stamps and dies - Stampin' Up
Blueprints #21 - Stitched Banner - MFT Stamps
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen
Stitched Mini Scalloped Rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Sakura Glaze Pen
Enamel hearts - Doodlebug

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Friday, 25 May 2018

C4C435 Teacher Circle Charm Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday and that means a new challenge on the Crazy4Challenges Blog. Amy Ottmers is our hostess for May, and our Guest Designer is Janis Lewis - Pause Dream Enjoy

Amy's challenge this week is  "Since there are many graduations going on around the world at this time of the year, the theme for this week is to make a "Graduation" card."

I don't have a need for a graduation card, but did want to make our daughters some Teacher Thank You cards for our daughters to give the grands' teachers. So that is what I did for the challenge!  My card today uses one of Karen Burniston's new releases - the Circle Charm Pop-Up. I have used this die set a couple of times already, and and for this one I cut a double Circle Charm so both the front and the back pivot to the inside as the card is opened.

I added a stamped apple to the charm frame that is adhered in-between the pivoting circles. The apple was stamped and cut twice, sandwiching bakers twine in between them.

Finally, a look at the card from the top and below that the view of the back with the card closed.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C435.

Red and white card stocks
Copic markers
Distress Oxide Inks
School stamps - Neat & Tangled
Bakers Twine
Signo white gel pen
Word stamps - Sugar Pea Designs
Blueprints #21 (banner die) - MFT stamps
Blueprints #12 (large banner die) - MFT Stamps
Thanks - MFT Stamps

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Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Card #1, (Flip-It Mother's Day Card) & Prize Winner Announcement

Good morning friends

BLOG HOP WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!! Thank you for all the lovely comments on my blog hop card (click HERE to see it).  I drew the winner of the Cupcake Pop-Up die set last night using and CONGRATULATIONS to LIN! (Unfortunately the email address on Lin's profile is invalid so hoping she comes back here to check. Lin - you have 48 hours to contact me, or I will have to draw another name.)

Today is the start of the Spring & Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and I've been able to make several coffee themed cards to share for the hop. This is the first one, a 5 x 7" Circle Flip-Its for Flip-It Friday here on my blog. The stamp set I chose is called "Perfect Blend" by Pink & Main and this was the card I made for my Mother In Law for Mother's Day. I knew she would like the little critters in their pretty cups.

The flowers were fussy cut from a scrap of the patterned paper and added behind the focal image, and I added a gold foil scalloped frame to pick up the gold foil bits in the patterned paper.

Have fun hopping!

Bristol Smooth Card stock (for stamping)
Zig clean colour markers
Water brush
Perfect Blend stamps & dies - Pink & Main
5 x 7 Circle Flip-Its - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Pink and white card stocks
Patterned paper - Pebbles
Stitched scalloped frame circle dies - MFT Stamps
Gold foil card stock
Fun foam
Sakura Gold Gel Pen
Blueprints #31 (small banners) - MFT Stamps
Black fine point marker
Heart sprinkles - Doodlebug
Stitched fishtail banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Happy Mothers Day stamps - Lawn Fawn

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Flamingo Circle Charm Card

Good morning friends

Today I'm sharing another card made with Karen Burniston's newest release and this one features the Circle Charm Pop-Up. I have made several cards with this die set, and have made it differently each time - it's such a versatile set!!!

For this one I made a top fold card. Below you can see the card opening, and how the design on the front of the card pivots from the front to the inside. Back in February, I'd been craving tropical colours and patterns so picked up this paper pad. I'm so glad I did, as it is going to work perfectly with this release!

Ta Da ... here is the card fully open. One of the cool things about this card, is that you don't need a backing card so it can be done with just a single piece of card stock.

This centre section is actually a frame meant to dangle a charm from. Instead I added a backing circle and adhered the flamingo charm to it with a leafy branch from the Flowers & Bee set. I just snipped off the hanging hole from the flamingo, then added details with a white gel pen and a black marker.

The Cake Trims work well on top fold cards - just another way to use your dies.

Remember to leave me a comment on my Blog Hop collaboration card (see HERE) for a chance to win a Cupcake Pop-Up die! I'll be drawing a name for the prize at 10pm tonight (MST) or as close to it as I can, and will post the winner in my blog post tomorrow morning. 


Patterned paper - Papercraft House
Green, dark and light pink, white card stocks
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
1046 Circle Charm Pop-Up - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
Signo white gel pen
1057 Circles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
1051 Beach Charms - Karen Burniston (shipping early June 2018)
Black marker
Grey topic marker
Paint Pens
1026 Flowers & Bee - Karen Burniston
Stamps - MFT Stamps
1038 Tropical Scene - Karen Burniston
1029 Cake Trims - Karen Burniston

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Birthday Photo Banner

Good morning friends

One of the die sets that was on my Wish List was the Photo Banner die by Lynda Kanase. I was able to purchase it this Spring, and used it here to make a photo banner for our Grandson Zachary's birthday.

The die set is so cool - it cuts the slits that fit an Instax Photo perfectly, and there are also slits to tuck your twine or ribbon into so you don't have to try to thread it. For my banner here I also die cut words from Lynda's Photo Frame, Celebrate and Photo Frame, I AM Phrases in both the banner and the die cut frames.

This first one says BRAVE, because Zachary actually let go of his dad, or the side of the pool and floated on his own. He was wearing a life jacket anyhow, but was too terrified to believe it would hold him up. When he finally realized it would, he was so happy and really enjoyed the pool then. It took a lot for him to 'let go' - and we told him how brave he was.

Whenever I take a photo of Zachary, he always asks to see it right away. He liked this one so I thought it would be perfect for the centre of his little banner. I cut the bottom left corner of the frame again from green, then inlaid the green stars into the coordinating openings on the black frame, then added the stamped and die cut banner with foam tape.

Below is Zachary at the playground - he is like a little mountain goat and so strong!

I loved being able to personalize each of the banner pieces just for him, using special photos and his favourite colours (black and green).

Tips and Tricks:
I backed each banner piece with another banner die cut from green card stock, which made it nice and sturdy.

I chose not to add many decorations to the two non photo banners, since the patterned paper had nice foiled bits that caught the light. The stitched squares were sitting on my stamping table, leftover from a different project so I added the numbers to them then layered them onto the banner with foam tape.

The photos in their frames are removable from the banner, when Zachary is done with it, so he can have these photos to enjoy.

All the words and designs from all of Lynda Kanase's Picture This Collection work well together and are interchangeable. That makes it so easy to customize your frames!

Remember to leave me a comment on my Blog Hop collaboration card (see HERE) for a chance to win a Cupcake Pop-Up die! I'll be drawing a name for the prize on May 24th.

Patterned paper - Me & My Big Ideas
Instax SHARE printer - Fujifilm
Photo Banner die- Lynda Kanase
Photo Frame, Celebrate - Lynda Kanase
Photo Frame, IAM Phrases - Lynda Kanase
Green, black and white card stocks
Double sided adhesive tape 
Bakers Twine

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