Tuesday, January 25, 2022

I Miss You a Latte

 


I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog today and I'd like to welcome you to my ICU! It's so much more relaxed here than my regular ICU at work. Even though I work nights and drink a lot of coffee, I'd much rather be drinking it here and sharing cards with you guys!

Today I have a fun and fresh card to share with you featuring dies from Super Sponsor Jaded Blossom and Simon Says Stamp and a sentiment from My Creative Time.



I don't know about you but whenever I see a cute little smiley face on inanimate objects it just makes me smile too! The cute little coffee cup is from the Jaded Blossom Coffee Dies and the adorable little face is from their Fresh Faces stamp set.



Since the Heart Sprinkle Wreath has cut outs, I decided to do some ink blending on the bottom panel with Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks so that a pretty little rainbow would show through to the front of the card.



I popped the adorable little coffee cup on some foam tape in the center of the wreath and I added a fun caffeinated sentiment from the My Creative Time "Not a Decaf Day" stamp set.



I hope you enjoyed taking a break in my ICU today and you got some inspiration from my adorable little smiling coffee cup!

Have a great day, I already am!
Lisa 🙂

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

You Warm My Heart



 

Good morning coffee lovers! It's Lisa here with you and today I'm taking a trip down memory lane thanks to a new app I just downloaded on my phone. It's called Color My Life and I'm using it to catalog all of my stamps and dies. One of the first stamp companies I discovered and fell in love with when I started card making was Papertrey Ink. Recently I was entering a stamp set into the app called Warm Happiness and I decided to use it for today's post. 



I really love the vintage shabby feel of this card! I started with the Tag Sale die and added the lace circle to it and then placed the coffee cup on foam tape to give it some dimension. I love the sweet pink heart above the cup.


 


The Mix and Mat Confetti die was the perfect backdrop for the tag. The pretty teal polka dot paper tied everything together and I added some sparkly Stickles to the heart and mat. All supplies from Papertrey Ink. It's so rare that I use one company for my whole card. Sounds like a fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm off to continue cataloging the rest of my stamps and dies and look for more caffeinated treasure!

Have a great day, I already am!

 ☕️ Lisa  ☕️

You're The Best

 Hi there! I'm up on the LDRS Creative blog today with a floral beauty! I've been obsessed with rainbow colors ever since I'm a kid and I love the look of a stark black stamp over top of a rainbow blended background!  I mixed and matched some of my favorite LDRS Creative products from my stash and made this pretty floral card!


I started out with a white piece of heavy card stock and used the second largest die from the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers to cut it out. I blended my favorite rainbow colors onto it smoothing out the transitions. The next step was to stamp the Garden Grandeur Slimline Stamp Set on top of that gorgeous rainbow.


Once I stamped the pretty flowers I cut out a center panel with the second largest die from the Diagonal Stitched Layered Frames so I could pop that panel up on foam tape as a focal point. I backed both floral panels on to black card stock so they would really pop!


After I placed the smaller floral panel on to foam tape I added a sentiment from the Essentials Stack Stamp cut out with the Sentiment Stack Die. I heat embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder to give it a nice shine.




I just love how bright and colorful this card turned out and it really came together quickly! The Garden Grandeur Slimline Stamp Set is so intricate and stands out so beautifully against the rainbow background!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have an amazing day!

I already am!

Lisa


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Hello Handsome!

 


Hello Friends! Today I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog serving up some coffee goodness! I recently got the Simon Hurley Mosaic Florals Slimline Stencil and I'm in love! I used it for the background of my mini slimline card and it was so much fun to use!

 

The adorable little coffee cup is from the Coffee Cuties die set from Sugar Pea Designs. How cute is that little face with those pink cheeks and who can resist those little arms and legs!





I added a sentiment from the Penned Elegance 2 stamp set from Papertrey Ink and cut it out with the matching die.  I just love how this card came out!

Have a great day! I already am!
Lisa

 

Friday, December 10, 2021

Just a Note

 


Hello to all of my lovely crafty friends! I am up on the LDRS blog today and I have a vision of loveliness to show you. It's no secret to anyone who knows me that my favorite color is pink so it's a very common theme in my card making and in my life in general. Today's card is no different. 

To make this card I started out by painting some lovely pink ink in various shades on to some watercolor paper. I did the same thing with green inks and then yellow. The next step was to use the Perfect Petals Layering Dies to cut out the petals, leaves and center of the flower from the watercolor paper. I just love the all the different shades of color you get with watercolors. For the top layer of the center of the flower I used gold glitter paper for some extra added sparkle.

For the base of my card I cut out a panel of white card stock using the largest die from the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers. The detailed edging is so pretty from these dies.  Next, I decided to stretch my supplies and use the 
Modern Geometric Coverplate I as a stencil.  I used a very heavy weight card stock to cut out the Coverplate and then I placed it over the stitched layer panel and stenciled over it in a very light grey ink. I was able to achieve a soft look of texture without adding bulk to my card.

All that was left was to add a sentiment to my card and for that I used the Essentials Stack Stamps and Sentiment Stack Die. These stamps and dies make it so easy to cut out multiple sentiments to have on hand for all types of cards. Talk about making life easy!
Here is one more look at this floral beauty!


Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and letting me share my card and process with you!
Have a great day,
I already am!
🌺 Lisa 🌺

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Holiday Themed Coffee Tags

 


Hello Coffee Lovers! It's my day to take over the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog and I have four fun holiday themed coffee tags to share with you!




I really enjoyed making these tags because I used lots of fun elements and die cuts on each one and I just love the look of a layered tag. It brought me back to my shabby chic style of card making.

I started with a "to go" style coffee cup die cut from holiday themed patterned paper. I added a koozie and a lid to each cup in coordinating colored card stock. Next it was time to add lots of fun elements to decorate the cups. Each koozie got a little coffee themed sentiment punched out with a small scalloped circle. I just love the addition of the sparkly red heart and dainty silver spoon.





Decorating the top of each cup was my chance to continue layering fun elements for a random look. I used an old Martha Stewart snowflake punch from my stash to cut out some sparkly snowflakes. I punched a hole in the middle of them and threaded them on to some twine. Next I punched out a small tag from a Karen Burniston die set I have and stamped To and From on each tag with an older Lawn Fawn stamp set. The last element I threaded on to the twine was a cute little jingle bell that gave so much character to each tag. The last thing I added to each tag was a little sprig of greenery to add a festive element.




I really enjoyed making these tags because I had no actual plan in mind and I just kept layering lots of elements til I was happy with the design.

I think I'll decorate a gift card sized envelope with these tags and give out some Starbucks or Dunkin cards in them. I know I'd love to receive a small gift like this.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I've inspired you to make some original tags of your own. Dig through your stash and see what you can add to your tags!

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

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!

Lisa

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!
  Lisa   
❤️ 💛 🖤🐭❤️ 💛 🖤 

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  🐻