Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Keep Calm and Put the Coffee on!


Hello Coffee Lovers! We are right in the middle of celebrating the Fall/Winter Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog Hop and today is day 5 of the hop! Be sure to check it out and see all of the generous Super Sponsor's and the prizes they are offering!

My card today features some adorable gnomes from Super Sponsor Whimsy Stamps! These coffee loving gnomes are just too cute! Whimsy Stamps has an entire line of gnome stamp sets and the cuties featured on my card are from the Gnomie Stamp Set. 

I turned this card into a slimline shaker card with 3 different windows! The sentiment in the middle is from another one of our Super Sponsors - Sweet and Sassy and it comes from their Coffee Talk 2 stamp set.  And last but not least is the darling little coffee cups from Super Sponsor Jaded Blossom.

This was a super fun card to make and even more fun to SHAKE!!

Make sure to visit the home page for the Coffee Lover's Hop, here is the link so you can link up your project and possibly win a prize from one of the generous Super Sponsors!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to grab your favorite hot or cold beverage and hop along with us! You have until November 19th to join in the fun!

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

Friday, November 12, 2021

Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2021


Welcome to the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for 2021!

Head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog to check out all the festivities! 

There are over 50 super sponsors for this hop with lots of great prizes! 
Make sure you check out the blog and link up your caffeinated creations all week long. 
Don't forget to use the social media hashtag: #fallwinter2021clh when posting on Facebook and Instagram.

As always a big thank you to our Head Coffee Mistress Amy Tsuruta for putting together these fabulous hops every time! She puts an awful lot of work in to them and we are always grateful!

Our fabulous logo at the top of the page was created by our very own Shanna Slater from the design team! Don't you love it!

For opening day I have a cute caffeinated card using the Mug Shots stamp set by super sponsor Catherine Pooler. That pretty little mug and sentiment are both from the stamp set.

I used the Crystal Distortion embossing folder by Simon Says Stamp for the background in kraft card stock. For the scalloped border around the card I used the Rectangle Internal Scallops dies from Super Sponsor Jaded Blossom in a pretty teal color card stock.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to hop along with us all week long to get your daily dose of caffeine and craftiness!

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

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

What's Poppin'?

Hello crafty friends! I am up on the  LDRS Creative blog today and I have a fun and colorful card to share with you featuring stamps and dies from the new Pastry Pals - Exclusive Craft Kit!
Are there any Pop Tart fans out there? I know I loved them growing up and so did my kids!
This card features 2 happy Pop Tarts and a fun polka dot background, details below!

Below is a description of the new Pastry Pals - Exclusive Craft Kit that I used to create this card!

This Pastry Pals Exclusive Craft Kit is available for a limited time only.  You'll have the most fun with the adorable Pastry Pals stamps and coordinating dies. 

Color these 'Pastry' friends in your favorite color combos and create the most adorable scenes.

Have fun creating easy and amazing backgrounds with the Circles Layering Stencils.....use 1 - 2 or 3 stencils, in any combination for a variety of effects on your projects. 

Add the WOW factor with fun edges using the Offset Slimline Stack-ables Dies.  Use them individually or layered in any combination. 

The possibilities are endless with this timeless kit!  

Craft Kit includes:

  • Pastry Pals 4" X 6" Stamp Set
  • Pastry Pals Coordinating Die Set
  • Circles Layering Stencils - 3 stencils
  • Offset Slimline Stack-ables Die Set - 4 dies

I had so much fun creating this card and here's the recipe:

I started out by die cutting a piece of white card stock using the largest die from the Diagonal Stitched Layered Frames Die Set I really love the detailed edge these dies create!

Next I took the Layering Circle Stencils from the Pastry Pals - Exclusive Craft Kit and stenciled some circles in Soft Kisses and Bali Blue ink using the incredibly soft LDRS Blender Brushes.

For the top layer of the card I used the second largest die from the 
Diagonal Stitched Layered Frames Die Set and I cut out a piece of vellum to stamp my Pop Tarts on. The vellum is see through so it allows you to see the pretty background without covering it up.

The last step was to stamp my Pop Tarts and sentiment and color them in to match the circles in the background. I used foam tape to pop up the vellum panel being careful to hide the tape behind the die cuts.

Here is a closeup of those adorable little pastries:

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you'll check out the new 
Pastry Pals - Exclusive Craft Kit! I guarantee you'll have hours of fun creating fun and colorful cards with this versatile kit!

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

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Witches Brew


Welcome back to my blog and another post for the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog!

I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween doing whatever it is you do on Halloween! I wanted to share one more belated coffee themed Halloween card before we move on to the rest of the holidays!
This is a shaker card that I made using some fun dies from Lawn Fawn and Spellbinders!

I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Mug Frame for my mug and filled it with a fun shaker mix from Trinity stamps. The fabulous witches legs are from the Let's Be Frank dies from Spellbinders. I really love how they have spaces to fill in the socks and shoes with different pops of color!

The purple stars in the background are from an older Echo Park stencil and I printed out the sentiment using a word processing program where I could mix and match different fun fonts.

This was a fun card to make and the last of the Halloween cards until next year.

Thanks for joining me today, have a great day!
I already am!


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Coffee Cuties

Hello Coffee Loving friends! I'm over on the Coffee Loving Cardmker's blog today with a super cute caffeinated card! I was waiting for the recent Sugar Pea Designs release like a little kid waiting for a new toy! It was so hard to wait to get my hands on the super cute coffee dies they just released!
The new set has the cutest coffee cups, coffee pot and adorable little arms, legs and faces to go with all of them. I fell in love when I saw them and couldn't wait to get my hot little hands on them. 
Here is my card for today and it just might be my favorite coffee card of all time!

Oh I could not love this trio of coffee cuties anymore if I tried! Sugar Pea Designs has really outdone themselves this time in my opinion!

For the base of my card I did some light stenciling with the Cool Beans stencil in some light grey ink. I then got to work putting together the coffee cups and coffee pot from the Coffee Cuties Sugarcuts dies. The little faces and arms and legs just give them such life and character! The little eyeglasses just put me over the edge with their cuteness!!!

Once I had assembled all the pieces for the cups and pot I popped them up with foam tape on my coffee bean background. I also included a sentiment from the Brew-tiful Sentiments stamps on the bottom of the card in black ink. 

I am in love with those little eyeglasses but I think the little pink cheeks really hikes up the cuteness factor!! And I'm in love with those cute little arms and legs, they make the cups look like they are dancing don't they!

Thanks so much for joining me today! 
I hope you enjoyed my little caffeinated cuties as much as I did!

Have an awesome day, I already am!

🤎 Lisa ☕️

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Pretty Poinsettia


Have you been hard at work creating your holiday cards since June or are you just starting now? Either way, LDRS Creative has some fabulous stamps and dies to not only put you in the holiday mood but also help you make beautiful cards for your friends and family!

Today I have a slimline card to share with you that I made using 3 products from the recent holiday release.

I just love the Potted Poinsettia Stamp Set and I decided to stamp it on to some watercolor paper and paint it in some pretty reds and greens. To give the flowers some added sparkle I added glitter to the centers.
The Potted Poinsettia Coordinating Dies cut out my image perfectly and I set it aside to dry and work on the rest of the card.

For the base of my card I used the smallest die in the Elegant Stitched Frames Slimline Dies and cut out a white panel. I lightly stenciled some polka dots all over it to give it a bit of interest. I layered the polka dot panel on to a larger panel cut with patterned paper and the base of the card was cut with kraft card stock using the largest die to form the side opening card.

After assembling all the layers on top of each other, I stamped a sentiment from the Potted Poinsettia Stamp Set at the bottom of the card and then popped my flowers up on some foam tape.
For the finishing touch I added some sparkly red jewels around the card.

Such a festive holiday card! 

Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed my card and will check out all of the 
LDRS Creative holiday collection and get started on your own holiday cards!

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

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Disney Coffee!


Welcome Coffee Lovers! Today I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog with a couple of famous mice! It's amazing how iconic a rodent can become if you dress them in black, red and yellow and relocate them to Orlando or California!

❤️ 💛 🖤 😂 🐭 😂 ❤️ 💛 🖤 

These famous fun loving Mickey and Minnie themed coffee cups were made using the 
Bear Cozy Kit from super sponsor Ellen Hutson.
This kit features enough materials to make TWELVE cozies!

* 10 piece die set
* 6 colors of Essentials by Ellen Wool Felt 8 1/2" x 11"
*6 colors of DMC Floss
* Large vinyl mesh zippered storage pouch

Instead of using the felt in the kit I decided to make these cups out of cardstock. If you're interested in seeing the cups I made using the felt from the kit, you can check out this blog post:

Here is a closeup of the Mickey inspired cup using the dies from the Bear Cozy Kit :

And here is Minnie! The bow from the kit was the perfect addition to my Minnie cup!

I just love how these cups turned out! 
It's amazing what you can create with a little imagination and some basic shapes!

Thanks so much for joining me today 
Have a great day, I already am!
❤️ 💛 🖤🐭❤️ 💛 🖤 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

National Coffee Day 2021


Welcome Coffee Lovers! Today is National Coffee Day and we have been celebrating all week over at the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog! Here is a link to today's post explaining all of the festivities.

There will be a hop featuring all of the Super Sponsors from this past week.

Today I am featuring a project using the Bear Cozy Kit from super sponsor Ellen Hutson.
This kit features enough materials to make TWELVE cozies!

* 10 piece die set
* 6 colors of Essentials by Ellen Wool Felt 8 1/2" x 11"
*6 colors of DMC Floss
* Large vinyl mesh zippered storage pouch

I made 2 projects with this kit and I absolutely adore them!
One is a traditional teddy bear and the other is a unicorn.

For the teddy bear cozy I used all of the dies included in the kit and added some pearls for extra cuteness! I just love how the bow looks on the bear's head.

For the unicorn I paired the dies in the set with a few extra dies in my stash to make the unicorn.
I love how VERSATILE this set is and can be incorporated into almost any animal with a little bit of imagination.
Check out all of the Coffee Lovers DT projects today to see how many other animals you can spot!

Thanks so much for joining me today and make sure to check out the main post to see all of the caffeinated inspiration on the blog today! Make sure to visit the Super Sponsors and show them some love as well, they are all so generous! Here is the link one more time to today's post.

Have a great day, I already am!
 🦄 Lisa  🐻 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Freshly Ground Heaven


Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I am sharing another caffeinated card over on the
Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog in my I.C.U. (Intensive COFFEE Unit)

My card today features a fun and whimsical coffee cup from the 
Catherine Pooler Mug Shots stamp set and I used the matching dies to cut out the pretty little cup.

I colored up the cup with my Copic markers and I doodled some white polka dots on to the heart. I just love white polka dots on a pink heart! Actually my 2 favorite colors are pink and teal and I incorporated both of them on this card. 

I started with a white A2 card base and glued a black layer on to the base to build the rest of my card. Next I measured a piece of white card stock to 5 1/4" x 4" so it was just slightly smaller than the black layer. I used the Hero Arts Script Bold Prints background stamp to stamp a partial image along the left side of my white layer. To do this I tore a scrap piece of paper in a wonky pattern to mask off the white card stock leaving a random pattern when I stamped the script print. I really love how that came out!

I wanted there to be steam coming out of the cup so I took the steam image from the Mug Shots stamp set and stamped it directly on to my white layer. I popped my coffee cup up on foam tape right over the steam and I stamped my sentiment directly under my cup. I used the Darcie's Milk and Cookies stamp set for my sweet sentiment. To finish off my card I added some sweet little black hearts from the 

I really love how this card turned out, it's got a clean, bold and graphic look that I'm quite fond of!

Thanks for stopping by my ICU today, I love sharing coffee with my friends!

Have a great day, I already am!
💖 ☕️   Lisa   ☕️ 💖

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!