Today I am playing with a new to me stamp set from Trinity Stamps. It was a collaboration with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and is called The Frappy Camper. Because food trucks have been all the rage especially during Covid, I thought it was a great stamp set to showcase.
The background is from a 6 X 6 paper pad from Paper Rose called Scene Backgrounds. All the other images are from The Frappy Camper stamp set from Trinity Stamps.
It turned out well and it was relatively quick to make the card.
My blog site is up for renewal shortly and I realize that I have not posted anything for months. One would think it is because I am not doing anything crafty anymore. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I am crafting more than ever. I make many of the samples for Scrapendipity and have added some Facebook Live videos On Scrapendipity’s Facebook Page. It just seems that there is no time left for just general crafting that I could post on my website.
This lack of general crafting time shows in what is sitting unused in my “new” drawer. The drawer is full of items from the club kits to which I subscribe. These items are exclusive to the various clubs, so I cannot use them for work samples. So there they sit! My new idea is to make sure that I use my website to post projects using these items, as they are some of my very favorites.
I thought I would quickly post these two cards from Trinity stamps in time (barely) for Halloween.
This second card is, of course, a performance of Cats. LOL
Wowser, it has been a long time since my last post. It isn’t that I haven’t been doing any crafting, it is simply that there didn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to actually do posts of my projects.
I think I probably made one hundred and fifty Christmas cards this year, between store samples and cards for personal use. Whew! Of course, I insist on making each one of them different, which makes it more time consuming.
Anyway, today I wanted to use a die set that had given me a touch of buyer’s remorse. I was looking at the die and thinking it was going to look quite bland simply cut out. It was clearly going to need some touches to bring it up a notch. Sometimes, when I am doubtful about a die, I just try harder and I think that is what happened with this one.
Helpful to the cause was when I found the “pour” sticker in my Rose All Day collection from Reminisce. It made me laugh as I have begun to hear rumors that people are drinking too much with all the shelter at home Covid restrictions. Might as well talk about it, I say!
Hope you like the card, and perhaps you can relate to it. LOL
Being someone who absolutely loves to travel, this month’s Hero Arts Kit was calling loudly to me. The images of Venice transported me back to that wonderful place. The laundry line reminded me of Naples and the background building reminded me of the view of Florence from a viewpoint over the city. I was done for when I saw the add on die set called European Village. It reminded me so much of Canterbury in England with its’ cottages and cobblestone streets, it had to go in my cart.
The card turned out well. Once more my Dirty Sand embossing powder from Emerald Creek came in hand to give the cobblestone road some texture.
It is kind of funny how images of certain animals suddenly become popular. They pop up on everything from clothes to home decor and , of course, cards. Recently it has been llamas that have been in the trendy spotlight.
I saw this llama die from Spellbinders, and it was too cute to pass up. I don’t usually like die sets without stamps, but this guy had all the details to look great on his own. Paired with the Paprika paper collection from Photoplay, it was perfect.
When checking out the correct colours for llamas, I found this interesting warning sign. Photo is by Lutty Moreina.
This is a case where the operation was successful but the patient died. I love the look of the card, but sadly it will not actually work. I don’t even want to discuss what I did to render it useless, but useless it is. I will be remaking this card when I am not sitting in a messy house with company coming in a few hours.
The challenge in this week’s Make it Monday was to use a window to emphasize a sentiment on a card. I decided to use the Shakers and Sprinkles die set to make the window, the Joyful Christmas stamp set and the All through the House patterned paper to put this card together. It was amazingly easy to do and turned out well.
It is that time again! Time for another Coffee Lovers Bloghop. Time for me to be astounded once again at the number of never seen before coffee, tea and cocoa cards that can be created in one week!
I rarely put ready made stickers on cards, but these ones from Doodlebug were just too cute to ignore. Then when I saw the Doodlebug paper that matched the stickers, it was all over.
Here is one of the resulting cards:
Doodlebug Cream and Sugar patterned paper and stickers, Create a smile chipboard coffee, Simon Says stamp coffee cup die, Dienamics Blueprint 27 dies, Woodgrain paper from Paper and More, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.
In this challenge, the instructions are to take inspiration from all of the wonderful sneak peeks from the December Release. You can’t use the exact stamps , of course, as they haven’t been released yet. The inspiration can come from theme, colour, style or similar stamps and dies. I chose to use one of Nicole’s projects as my inspiration. I was struck by the simplicity, the colour scheme and most importantly the idea of creating movement. Here is the inspiration from Nicole:
And here is what I made with the inspiration:
I had so much fun making my light up card yesterday, that I wanted to make another one. This time I made a card that fits the criteria of the Wild Card class and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge so I could link it to both.
Simon Says Stamp is featuring Memory Box this week and the theme is Halloween. I have a great Bat Cave die from Memory Box so it was great for the theme and lent itself to a light up card as well.
I think the card turned out really well.
Memory Box Bat Cave Cutout, Tim Holtz Halloween Cutouts stamp set, Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Unknown orange embossing powder, Recollections vellum, Scotch 3M foam tape, Papertrey Ink LED light, micropore tape, Simon Says Stamp top folding card base, Scor tape.