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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2020 Day 8 #1

Nothing gets card ideas flowing for me like getting a new stamp or die. I always like the challenge of figuring out how to make the new product work with what I already have in my stash. The trend toward slimline cards has opened up a whole new stream of possibilities.

I have gathered a mini collection of over-caffeinated critters from The Rabbit Hole Designs. What can be better than one of these critters on a coffee card? The answer is three on them on a card using the Slimline Basics die set from Mama Elephant. This time the patterned paper is from Stampin Up. and Reminisce’s Coffee and Tea. Stickles, Neon Amplify, Enamel Accents and Trinity stamps Unicorn sequins provided the embellishments.

Have a look:

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2020 Day 7

Sometimes I think I will just make a quick card and get it posted in a few minutes. I don’t know who I am kidding because fast just isn’t in my wheelhouse.

Today’s card was supposed to be one of those 10 minute cards. I can tell you that I searched through my stash for a half hour just looking for the right embellishment to lift the flaps on the card. Never did find what I was looking for and know I have but these ones are ok, too. I was happy to use the little coffee cup paper clips from Doodlebug. I bought them because they were cute quite some time ago but they just never worked for what I was creating. The patterned paper is from Ciao Bella Buongiorno Italiano. I confess I had to buy a second pack of this paper before I could bring myself to cut into it. I also used some digital patterned paper that I won here in a previous Coffee Lover’s Bloghop. The flaps die is Lift the Flap from Lawn Fawn. The sentiment stamps are from Altenew and Neat and Tangled.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 6

I enjoy taking what is not designed to be a coffee card and making it into a coffee card. A bonus is when I use a new stamp and die from my “new” drawer. An extra bonus is when the card can do double duty as both a Coffee Card and a Christmas Card. Yay!

The Santa is mad with Simon Says Stamp’s The Man, the Myth, the Legend stamp and die set. The paper is Freshly Brewed from Honey Bee. The star bucks logos reflected in Santa’s eyes is from some washi tape in my stash. I used the slit die from Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Toast to cut a slit for the coffee card behind the Santa image. Dressed up the Santa with Copic Markers, Stardust pen, Neon Amplify and Nuvo Crystal glaze.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 5

I had the idea today to do a card with Santa Claus on it enjoying a cup of coffee before the big day. When you look at the card you will see I did a complete turn about. No Santa in sight.

while looking through my stash for a coffee cup that was sized for the Santa I wanted to use, I came upon this cocktail cart. It reminded me of the old coffee carts that used to come around to various offices at coffee time and the card was born.

The cart is from My Favorite Things. The patterned paper is from Honey Bee’s Freshly Brewed. The coffee/donut stickers are from Mrs Grossman’s and Doodlebug. The wood floor is from Penny Black (One of my most used supporting dies).

The sentiment stamp is from Crackerbox Palace. It has been used a lot as well, as it describes my situation often.

Enjoy with a nice cup of freshly brewed coffee1

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 4

I am posting my fourth card for the Fall/Winter 2020 Coffee Lover’s Bloghop. The card will catch me up with my goal of one card for each day of the hop.

This card uses the leftover pieces from the last card to form a similar but different card. I used a lovely plaid patterned paper from Honey Bee’s new paper pad called Fresh Brew. Every sheet in this pad is wonderful. It is hard not to just hoard it.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 3

I got the idea for this card as I was pouring my coffee this morning. I thought i could make it quickly before I got ready to go to work.

I think it turned out well, and card number 4 is already in the idea hopper using the leftover pieces from this one.

The slimline rectangle frame is from Trinity Stamps. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and the stickers are from Forever in Time.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 2 Card

Well, I am trying to catch up on my card submissions for this bloghop. This card was fairly easy to put together. I have had this stamp for awhile, but couldn’t use it for the last coffee bloghop as I couldn’t justify the mittens in a summer themed bloghop. Well actually, I live in Canada so I could totally justify mittens in a summer themed hop. I can guarantee you that there is not a Canadian month safe from needing mittens.

The cable knit embossing folder is also an ancient item from my stash. Indeed, I have a much newer 3D cable knit embossing folder, but I liked the way this more subtle one lets the girl and the knit wrapped coffee be the stars of the show.

Take a look:

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2020

I am so far behind in the cards I want to make, it is shocking. I have gotten some wonderful new stamps and dies and just haven’t had time to put them to work. The worst thing is that I have many cards that I did make with specific people in mind and somehow their special day came and went and I never got the cards mailed. And yet, I complain of Covid fatigue, and of not being able to get out and do things when I want to. I fear that some percentage of drive/motivation has been permanently lost due to the pandemic. YIKES!

I am also behind with posting cards in the Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2020. This is my very first card and it is already Day 3 of the bloghop. I love this bloghop and all the people who continue to come up with amazing cards that all have the Coffee/tea/Hot Chocolate/cider theme embedded within them.

I am truly hoping to be able to catch up and post my usual card a day during this Bloghop week. Meanwhile take a look at my first card, using stamps and dies from Honey Bee.

This little cafe reminds me of Angel’s Cafe in Edworthy Park in Calgary, AB It is a great place to stop after a long walk along the Bow River.

Happy Halloween

I overheard someone say that I cost them a lot of money as I have a tendency to mix and match a lot of stamps and dies from various companies when I make sample cards for Scrapendipity. Some of this is intentional, of course, because I do want to showcase as many of our new products as possible, but sometimes it is because it is a challenge that I just enjoy taking on.

Today is such a day. I had just added a witch stamp from Lavinia to my collection. Lavinia stamps definitely have a look that is all their own. They can be really large or really small, but they all have an “other world” look about them. They actually remind me of the old computer game “Myst” where the unexpected was expected, as you moved around the game. I know, I am dating myself, but it is true. I thought it would be fun to combine the witch with the die called Splats from Paper Rose. When this die came in, I quite frankly, thought it was the stupidest die ever. It was only when Selena (owner of Scrapendipity) demoed it, did I begin to realize its’ potential. The name suggests that it was designed to create paint splats in different sizes and I have made one card using it this way, but far more often it has been used as a layered cave. This is how I am using it again today. Somehow, glow in the dark elements just seem perfect for anything Halloween themed, so I used Glow in the Dark Nuvo drops in the Cauldron and on the Orb (right out of Myst, I tell you). I used Brutus Monroe Glow in the Dark Seaglass for the floor of the cave. I also had a happy accident where the collage medium I used reactivated the ink in the background and the rocks took on a purple as well as a green glow. Perfect.

I will not attempt to show what it looks like in the dark, because the camera just never captures it well, but it really does look spooky and awesome at the same time. These elements “glow” all the time, and do not fade away quickly like Glow in the Dark embossing powder tends to do.

Slimline Christmas Scene

Today I made a slimline card using a background die from Trinity Stamps and a hodgepodge of elements from several Hero Arts stamp and die sets. The background die is called Room Builder and it supplies a floor, wainscoting, walls and windows plus a few decorator items. I decided to make it a Christmas card so I added a Christmas tree from Hero Arts Meowy Christmas. I also added the staircase from Hero Arts. The cats, hat and present are from the Hero Arts November 2019 Monthly kit. The sentiment and Santa in the window are from the Hero Arts October 2020 monthly kit. Embellishments are flocking, Nuvo drops, Tim Holtz Mica spray, Delicata white shimmer ink and Neon Amplify.

I have to say all the elements came together well and made a great card. The only problem is that it will take me hours to sort out all the stamps and dies and get them back into the right packages for storing.