Friday, September 10, 2021

Pretty Poinsettia

 



The holidays are slowly approaching once again and many of you might be starting to make your cards early this year! LDRS Creative has you covered with some fabulous stamps and dies that are perfect for holiday cards! 

I am up on the LDRS Creative blog today with this gorgeous poinsettia card!
This card features the fabulous Layered Poinsettia Dies and the beautiful 

I started by cutting out a panel of white cardstock with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set and then embossed it with a sweater pattern embossing folder. 

Next I did some watercoloring with various shades of red and green so I could cut out my poinsettia flowers and leaves with some varied shades of color. I used gold glitter paper to cut out the center of the flowers to add a little bit of sparkle. I used the same gold glitter paper to cut out the letters so they would match the flowers.

I finished off my card with some pretty little gold pearls to tie the card together.





I really love how elegant this card looks and the Layered Poinsettia Dies make it so easy to create professional looking cards! Make sure you check out the entire release of holiday inspired stamps and dies available now at LDRS Creative!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
I already am!
❤️  Lisa  ❤️

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Screaming for Coffee!

 



I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog again today and I want to know.....
Where are all of my pumpkin spice latte lovers at?
I've been seeing all of the Fall inspired cards all over social media lately so I figured it was ok to jump on the bandwagon. Even though I live in South Florida and we won't likely experience Fall weather until February, can't hurt to pretend! 

Here is my not so scary Halloween inspired coffee card!




For the base of my card I used a spider web stencil from my stash and made a background on some white cardstock. The coffee cup was cut out of orange and white polka dot paper using the Coffee Cup Fold-It die from The Stamps of Life. I then took the Pumpkin face stencil from The Rabbit Hole Designs and gave my coffee cup a not so scary face. 
For the sentiment on the bottom I used a sentiment from the Coffee Talk 2 stamp set from Sweet and Sassy stamps. I finished off the card with some shiny black and orange sequins for some fun!




I love how this not so spooky coffee card turned out and I hope you like it too! 
Now go enjoy some fall inspired drinks and send some cooler weather my way!

Have a great day, I already am!
🎃  Lisa  🎃 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Hug in a Mug With Recycling

 

Hello Coffee Lovers!

I'm back again today in my *ICU (Intensive Coffee Unit) with another caffeinated creation 

for the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog.


For today's card I used a new stamp set and coordinating die from LDRS Creative.  

The stamp set is called Cozy Cuppa stamp set and I cut out the cup and whipped cream with the 
Cozy Cuppa coordinating dies.

I began by stamping the cup outline with Versamark ink onto vellum paper and heat embossing with white powder. I stamped the sentiment onto the cup with brown ink and the cute little heart with pink ink. I heat embossed the sentiment and heart with clear embossing powder so they would shine. The next step was to cut the cup out one more time from teal paper to back the vellum. It muted the color of the teal and gave the vellum some stability and allowed me to apply foam tape to the back without being able to see it.

Next I worked on the whipped cream on top of the cup. I stamped the whipped cream image onto white paper with kraft colored ink and applied a generous amount of snow paint. I heated it up with my heat gun so it would puff up to give the appearance of whipped cream. I applied several layers and heated after each one. I think I need a new snow pen because mine keeps coming out with lots of bubbles but it did the trick in a pinch.


For the background under the cup I did some recycling. You might recognize the patterned paper under the cup if you've ever placed an order with Honey Bee Stamps. Their stamps and dies come wrapped in this super cute kraft paper and I've always wanted to include it in one of my projects. I just love the look of white on kraft. I used a scalloped rectangle die from Neat and Tangled to cut it out. I just love how it looks under the mug!

Here's one more look at my card with the supplies used.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired by my card and to do some recycling with leftover packaging you might have in your craft room.

Have a great day, I already am!

☕️  Lisa  ☕️ 

Monday, August 16, 2021

Paper Sweeties August 2021 Release Rewind!

  

We are celebrating our 9th birthday all month long here at Paper Sweeties!  Debbie started this ‘sweet’ product line in August of 2012, and she can hardly believe that it’s already been 9 years of creativity, sharing and FUN!  In honor of this momentous occasion, we are giving our valued fans and customers a few ways to join in on the celebration!

There are 5 ways to join in this special celebration and you can check out all the fun on the Paper Sweeties blog today! Don't miss you chance to join in on the fun and possibly win a $50 shopping spree!


This month there is also an adorable new release featuring the brand new Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set with matching sweet cuts.

This little gnome house is just too cute!




Here is my card for today featuring the adorable little gnome house stamped on to some pretty floral paper.


I used the Somewhere Over the Rainbow stamp set for the cute sun and sentiment. It's hard to see in the picture but I also added some sparkly stickles to the sun and polka dots on the roof of the house.





You can hop along and visit the rest of the talented Designer's blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:



Thanks for joining in on all the fun with the August release!

Keep Calm and Gnome On, I already am!
Lisa

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Paper Sweeties August 2021 New Release Party!

 

We are celebrating our 9th birthday all month long here at Paper Sweeties!  Debbie started this ‘sweet’ product line in August of 2012, and she can hardly believe that it’s already been 9 years of creativity, sharing and FUN!  In honor of this momentous occasion, we are giving our valued fans and customers a few ways to join in on the celebration!

There are 5 ways to join in this special celebration and you can check out all the fun on the Paper Sweeties blog today! Don't miss you chance to join in on the fun and possibly win a $50 shopping spree!


This month there is also an adorable new release featuring the brand new Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set with matching sweet cuts.

This little gnome house is just too cute!




Here is my card for today featuring the adorable little gnome house all dressed up in rainbow colors!


I just adore this little house in rainbow colors, it has so much character! For the sentiment on top I cut out the word Wish from the Sweet Cuts Wish set.



You can hop along and visit the rest of the talented Designer's blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:



Make sure to come back tomorrow for the New Release Rewind and lots more inspiration from the design team

Keep Calm and Gnome On, I already am!
Lisa

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Paper Sweeties August 2021 New Release Sneak Peeks!

We are celebrating our 9th birthday all month long here at Paper Sweeties!  Debbie started this ‘sweet’ product line in August of 2012, and she can hardly believe that it’s already been 9 years of creativity, sharing and FUN!  In honor of this momentous occasion, we are giving our valued fans and customers a few ways to join in on the celebration!

There are 5 ways to join in this special celebration and you can check out all the fun on the Paper Sweeties blog today! Don't miss you chance to join in on the fun and possibly win a $50 shopping spree!


This month there is also an adorable new release featuring the brand new Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set with matching sweet cuts.

This little gnome house is just too cute!




Here is my card for today featuring the adorable little gnome house.



I used the adorable Gnome house from the stamp set with a matching sentiment. The cute little flowers are from the Wagon Add On - Bloom & Grow stamp set and the sweet little birdie is from the Home is Where Your Story Begins stamp set.
I created a peaceful scene in the background with clouds and a grassy landscape for my little gnome house to sit on. It's hard to see in the photo but I also added some sparkly Stickles to the polka dots on the roof and the centers of the flowers.

You can hop along and visit the rest of the talented Designer's blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:



Make sure to come back tomorrow for the New Release Party when the new products will be available for purchase! There will also be a lot more inspiration from the design team as well!

Keep Calm and Gnome On, I already am!
Lisa

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Hello Friend!

 


HELLO FRIEND!
Recently Kat Scrappiness  released some fun Rainbow Confetti Paper and it made the cutest background for my card! There are lots of colors in this slimline paper pack for you to choose from and I just love this teal color! 




For the main attraction on my card I used one of the adorable Quokkas from the Quokka'n Up Stamp Set
and I cut him out using the Quokka'n Up Coordinating Dies. I just love the adorable polaroid frame this set comes with!








For my sentiment I used the word "friend" from the Hello Crafty Friend Dies. It come in such a pretty scripty font.




To finish my card off I used some pearls from the Peacock Feathers Pearl Mix. There are quite a few pearl mixes in the shop now that have a beautiful pearlescent two tone color to them. There are so many to choose from! 



Here's one more look at this adorable card featuring the adorable Quokka in his polaroid frame!




Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great day, I already am!
Lisa



Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Warm Fuzzies

 


Hello again Coffee Lovers! It's my day on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog again and today I have an adorable little teddy bear to share with you! He's peeking out from behind his coffee cup sending warm fuzzies!



I don't know about you but sometimes I just want to make a quick and easy card and I just love digital stamps for that very reason! Kadoodle Bug Designs has some of the most adorable clipart you could want. This adorable bear is available in the I need coffee first bundle and it also comes with a few other cute images. I also dressed my card up with some brand new pearls from Kat Scrappiness. Those blue pearls are from the Carolina Blue Pearl Mix and they have the prettiest pearlescent shine!
I also used the Stitched Rectangle dies from Kat Scrappiness to cut out my image after I printed it.
For the sentiment on my card I used the stamp set Warm Fuzzies from Gerda Steiner.
Here is one more pic showing all the supplies used on my card.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great day, I already am!
🐻 Lisa  ☕️ 

Garden Grandeur Hugs with LDRS

 


Hello crafty friends! I am excited to announce that I am joining the LDRS Creative family. Today is my first post on the LDRS blog and I am so excited to be joining all of the talented designers over there! I I can't wait to show you what I've created!
I'm a big fan of stencils and the 
Garden Grandeur Slimline Layering Stencil Set takes stenciling to the next level! If you're someone who doesn't enjoy the traditional art of coloring and shading then layering stencils just might be for you!
I made a slimline card today and I started out by stamping my
floral image using the 
Garden Grandeur Slimline Stamp Set and filling in all the beautiful colors using the  Garden Grandeur Slimline Layering Stencil Set. It's so easy to use because every layer of the stencil lines up perfectly with the image. Once the image was all colored in, I cut it out using the Garden Grandeur Slimline Coordinating Die.
I set the floral die cut aside to work on the rest of the card. The next step was to cut out the Trellis Cover Plate Slimline Die from white card stock. I wanted some soft rainbow colors to show through the Trellis so I did some ink blending on the panel under it.





I adhered the Trellis die cut to the ink blended panel and matted it on to black card stock. I wanted room on my card for the sentiment so I cut the Garden Grandeur floral die in half and adhered it to the top and bottom of my slimline card.
The last step was to add the sentiment. I used the 
Chloe Alpha Lowercase Die Set to die cut the word "hugs" out of black card stock to match the base of the card. A few pretty silver embellishments finished this card off nicely! 
Here is one more look at the card with all the LDRS supplies used.




Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really enjoyed making this card and I look forward to inspiring you each month with the fabulous stamps, dies and stencils from LDRS Creative!
Have a great day, I already am!
Lisa

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Happy Birthday Mini Slimline


Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog! Today I am up on the Kat Scrappiness blog with a clean and simple mini slimline birthday card using some of the latest products from the shop.

I started out by die cutting the Mini Slimline Chevron Coverplate out of some pretty teal paper and backed it with a piece of white card stock. 
I used the Happy Day Stamp Set to stamp out Happy Birthday on to a circle cut with the 
Double Stitched Circles dies in the same teal paper.

What card would be complete without some pretty embellishments? I finished this card off with some pretty pearls from the Silver Pearl Mix.

I just love how this card came out and it was so quick and easy. Kat Scrappiness has hundreds of products to help you with your card making and scrapbooking so head over to the shop and check it out!




Make sure to check out the sale going on right now on Enamel Dots!
This sale has been extended through August 15th!



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
I already am!
Lisa
 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Rainbows and Coffee

 


Good morning Coffee Lovers! Welcome back to my blog! Today I have another caffeinated creation that I made in my I.C.U. (Intensive Coffee Unit). I'm especially fond of the color scheme on today's card.


I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today and here is my card.



Rainbows have always been one of my favorite things ever since I was a little kid.  I used to love the traditional ROYGBIV order but since I got into card making and using more than just the traditional rainbow, I've discovered even prettier color schemes.  My favorite of all has to be the coral and teal color scheme. For my card today I used the Rainbow Stitches and Strings bundle from Concord and 9th and paired it with a sweet little cup of coffee. I just love the warm feel this card has!



I just love all the new pearl mixes at Kat Scrappiness and the Apricot Pearl Mix was the perfect addition to this card. There are so many colors and they are just beautiful!



Thanks for stopping by today and spending some time in my I.C.U.

I'll be seeing you again real soon for more caffeinated inspiration!

Have a great day, I already am!

Lisa

Monday, July 26, 2021

Happy Summer

 


Happy Summer everyone! I'll admit that summer is not my most favorite time of the year mainly because of the hot weather. I'm definitely a cold weather girl but I live in South Florida so I am out of luck! What I do love about summer is the bright and cheery colors and flowers. Kat Scrappiness has you ready for summer with cute sentiments and beach themed dies!

My card today features the Happy Summer Word dies and the flip flops from the Summer Essentials die set. I mounted all of that fun onto the new Sun Spots Background Die.


I just love how pretty these flip flops look in rainbow colors! I added a sparkly bow just for fun!



The big bold sentiment dies are the perfect size for A2 cards and I finished my card off with some pretty little Seafoam Pearls. There are so many pearl mixes in the Kat Scrappiness shop to choose from!


Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have an awesome day!

I already am!

🌞 Lisa  🌞 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Paper Sweeties July 2021 New Release Rewind!

 


 


Hello crafty friends and welcome to Day 3 of the July 2021 New Release Rewind at Paper Sweeties!

Today I'm sharing a fun rainbow themed card with a throwback phone that some of you might recognize and many of you may have used! The old dial phone that took forever to call a number, especially if it had a 9 in it. And heaven forbid you had to call the operator!!!!!


I also used the older Hello Sweet Cuts die for the sentiment on my card.



 I used the brand new stamp set and dies included in this month's Sweet Kit!





As I mentioned these stamps and dies are part of the 3rd quarter Sweet Kit available in the shop right now. Here is a look at all of the fun elements you get with this kit!


As usual there is an adorable assortment of Doodlebug products that you will just adore!
Look at that giant phone sticker! Isn't it fun?!!

Make sure you hop around to all of the Design Team's blogs to see what they have created!



There are also 2 specials you'll want to check out this month!




Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the new goodies that Paper Sweeties has to offer and make sure you take advantage of the 2 specials going on as well!
Have a SWEET day, I already am!
Lisa