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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2019 #5

Today’s card started with a little stamp set from Waffle Flower.  It is called Currently Drinking and I think it is meant for a Planner.  I bought it because I was always trying to build coffee drinking scenes with non-coffee themed stamp sets and it came in handy for that.  It occurred to me that Lawn Fawn’s Reveal Wheel could be used to represent the decision-making process of what type of beverage to have upon arrival at the local Starbucks.  The little images fit perfectly in the heart-shaped window.

I used patterned paper and stickers from Echo Park’s Coffee collection.  The background paper is Coffee & Tea from Reminisce.

 

 

 

 

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2019 #2

 

I did mention that the wonderful Buongiorno Italiano from Ciao Bella would be back before the Coffee Lovers Bloghop was over, but even I didn’t expect it to be teamed up with Lawn Fawn and Honey Bee stamps.

I always thought the Blah Bunny from Honey Bee stamps looked like she needed a jolt of coffee to improve her disposition. You can see the “change” in her attitude via the Picture Changer die from Lawn Fawn.

This card was so much fun to make it even changed my mood for the better!  Enjoy!

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Monday Challenge- Simon Says Stamp 3

Here is my second post of the day.  This time my card uses the negative or leftover piece of hot foil as the background in this shaker card.    It took a couple of tries to get the right combination of heat and pressure so that the background was smooth and fully adhered to the cardstock.   It looked great though when complete.  The frame is from Hero Arts.

Here is the second card:

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Simon Says Stamp-Monday Challenge 2

I have a couple more examples of foiling for the foil challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  This is an interesting post (maybe to me only  🙂 ) as it and the next post show examples of being able to use regular dies as foiling plates.  Additionally, the two posts show that it is possible to successfully use both the positive and negative pieces of the hot foil on cards.  You will note, I didn’t say it was easy.  It is actually easy to use the positive piece.  It foils just like any of the foil plates that you can buy.  Foiling the negative (part you would normally throw away) is a bit trickier as it requires some experimentation to get the right combo of heat and pressure, but my second post  today shows that it can be done.

The card uses Bubbles and Fishes cover plate from Lawn Fawn as the hot foil plate.  Take a look:

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2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop #7

The little sloth is back today.  He is just too cute and deserves a second card.  This time Lawn Fawn’s Knit Picky provides the background.  My Favourite Things Ice Cube shaker pieces double as sugar cubes in this card.  The spoon is from a tea cup die set from Simon Says Stamp.

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2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop #6

Today’s card used a stamp set that was an add-on product from a recent Hero Arts Monthly Hero Kit.  I have always had a fascination with the amazing scenes that Baristas can create with the cream in my coffee so I was immediately drawn to this stamp set.  When I realized I could use Puffy embossing powder to give fluffy dimension to the cream, it had to go in my cart.

The Scalloped Circles die from Lawn Fawn, Doodlebug Sprinkles and coffee coloured sequins turned the whole thing into a cute shaker card.

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop #1

Where did November go?  It is hard for me to believe that the month is over.  The good news is, that means that the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop launches today.

It is a welcome break to make something that is not a Christmas card.  I have been fascinated with sloths ever since I first saw the commercial with the sloth playing Charades.  Maybe it is because I sympathise with the stress of trying to finish something while the clock is ticking down.  Whatever it is, it caused me to buy this Newton Nook stamp the instant that I saw it.  I also wanted a chance to use the Coffee Rings foiling acetate from Brutus Munroe, so this card came together quite quickly.   Patterned paper from Moxie (Coffee Addict) supplied the background while the mat is patterned paper from Lawn Fawn’s Knit Picky.

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It just takes a little practice!

I was thinking today how my very first shaker card was pretty much a disaster.  I had sequins flying all over, mostly stuck on the foam tape rather than in the little shaker well, where they were supposed to be. The end result was a very crooked card that looked like an unmade bed.  You know those times where you just throw the cover over your PJs and the book you were in the midst of reading and walk away.  I have made many shakers since then, and they turn out generally well, so I decided to tackle making a card with Chibitronics.

In the interest of full disclosure, this is actually my second Chibitronics card.  Making a circuit is not that difficult really, but figuring out where to attach the lights so that they light up in the right place for your card design is a tad tricky.  I found that “haste makes waste” (in this case wasted copper tape).  In the end, it was helpful to take the time to do a rough stamping of the design on the cardstock that the circuit is going to be adhered to.  That way I could make sure that I had room for the lights and the copper tape to the battery and back without crossing each other.  There is a real sense of satisfaction when you touch the copper tape and “voila” the lights come on.

This card is going to be a birthday card for my granddaughter who turns seven tomorrow.  She is going camping this weekend, and even though fireflies do not exist in our climate, hopefully, she can find something equally amazing to look at on her trip.

 

 

 

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2018 Day 4

Today’s card for the blog uses a Spellbinder’s die that I have used before in a post.  I was thinking about how the farmers in South America get their coffee beans to market and that made me think of this die.  I decided to use the Andes mountains as a backdrop courtesy of a Lawn Fawn die.  Of course, because I am ridiculous, I decided to have the llama carrying ready to drink hot and cold coffees, rather than beans.  Turned out rather well, I think.

 

 

Using the Pivot Pop Up Die from Lawn Fawn

 

If you are a “Friends” fan you might be interested in how this die from Lawn Fawn got it’s name.  Kelly Marie Alvarez  told us at Creativation, that it came from the Friends episode where the friends were trying to get a sofa up the stairs in the apartment building.  Ross kept yelling “Pivot” and because the die pivots around just like the sofa was supposed to do, it got the moniker “Pivot Pop Up”

The card we made in class, using the Pivot Pop Up die, was one of my favourites from Creativation and so it was the first to go into my “cart” after the show.

I found the great constellation paper  from American Crafts at Scraps of Love here in Phoenix.  The Beam Me Up stamp set was included with the Lawn Fawn class.  Incidentally, the WOW  “glow in the dark” embossing powder I found in my scraproom here in Phoenix may be the same one I accused Sandra of borrowing and not returning.  Not sure……. just saying. The star die is Sketchy Star and is from Simon Says Stamp.  The amazing monster eyes are from Crackerbox Palace.

Anyway, the card turned out super cute and I am about to start on another variation of the same card.

Hope you like it.

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