Monday, April 6, 2020

Coffee Art Trio


Hey you!  It's Amy here with a card trio that came together super quick.  Here's a peek at the set:


I spotted THIS sketch and decided I should use some of the paper pads that I recently purchased to make a quick card set.  The main images I used are from the Coffee Art set.  What makes things easier for me is to keep the same overall color palette in all of the cards that I am creating.


It goes without saying that using the same card design makes it super easy too!  Less of a thought process.  I cut 4 panels from one paper pad and mixed and matched the patterns.  This sentiment, Wishing You're Here,  is from the Sneaky Kitties set.  With our state in Stay Home mode until at least May 4th, I'll be sending this one to my girl.  I miss her and she loves plants and coffee.


This card with the green foliage strip has a sentiment from the same set as the coffee cup, Coffee Art.


In an effort to make my designs postal friendly, there is no foam adhesive.  Oh boy, that's a challenge for me.  Those 'enamel dots' are actually called 'puffy dots' and are squishy as opposed to the traditional enamel dots.


This is my final design.  I'm a sucker for gingham.  This sentiment is from the Evergreen Foliage set.


That's it for me!  Stay Safe!








Monday, March 23, 2020

Better than People


Hey Happy Monday!  It's Amy here sharing a card duo that features Reading Buddies and Coffee Loving Critters.  I originally was only planning on doing the A2 sized one but spotted a scrap 4.25 x 4.25 inch coral cardstock base so decided to do a fun version.  First up is the A2 one:


I was super pleased when I could get that rabbit [Coffee Loving Critters] to perch on top of the stack of books [Reading Buddies].


I wanted to keep the overall design very clean + crisp.  The sentiment is perfect for what we are currently facing around the world and to keep the social distancing on topic.


I'm especially happy when I can design a postal friendly design...no bumps!


My second design is really just the same as my first but smaller 4.25x4.25 and a bit cheekier.


I combined sentiments from Reading Buddies and Coffee Loving Critters.


I love how fun this turned out.  It will be going to a coffee loving friend.


Stay well everyone!









Monday, March 16, 2020

Coffee Gift Card Rolodex with Patricia


Hello Everyone!  So excited to back again to share a project with you that actually combines creativity with a necessity...well maybe not a necessity.  Being a memory keeper, I love to put the Starbuck's gift cards within my memory keeping.  Unfortunately, that does not always happen...oops!  As I was cleaning up recently, I came across all of these cards.  I couldn't throw them out!  My original idea was a mini album, but then I remembered this old Heidi Swapp Rolodex...PERFECT!


So combining some creativity with my stash and the Coffee Art stamp set, I started decorating pages to insert into the rolodex.  For the Starbuck's cards, I made sure they were all uploaded to my app, and then added them to some of the cards.  I have a punch and a die cut to fit the rolodex, but neither would be strong enough to go through the plastic cards, but if you do, that would be great!


Some of my cards are small like this Greatest Mom and the hearts, so really do love them adhered directly to a card.  For the images, I have several colored mostly on white cardstock using the Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.  And that little blue banner, I embossed the coffee beans in white and stamped the sentiment in black.


Once I started to get into a routine, I found different ways to add images or sentiments to each card.  I used the leaf image with the bunny...so cute!  


On this one card with all of the heart cards, I didn't add stamping.  I wasn't sure how I wanted to add them, but since I had so many from previous years, I added three to a card and just added enamel dots around them.  For the newest heart from this year, I added a stamped coffee cup with the tea bag that I masked and colored with the Polychromos pencils.  Even though I usually get coffee with these cards, I am a huge tea lover as well!


I really didn't have too many cards, but something I may do as they build is create a divider for the seasons.  For now they blend...  Such a fun creative outlet.  I added fussy cutting, a die cut heart, and another colored cup with a masked tea bag to the back of this clear card.


I think this might be one of my favorites combing a gift card and the stamping!  I adhered the card to pattern paper, added the stamped sentiments, and foam adhered the hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate that I stamped onto grey cardstock and colored with the Polychromos pencils...so fun!



These last two cards don't have as much stamping, but the sentiments are perfect on each one!


Love how this came out and excited to see it build!  Hope this gives you an idea of what to do with your gift cards using the Coffee Art stamp set!!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Reading Love...


Happy March everyone... Annette Allen here with you today to share a little reading love. 

Today I am sharing a card I created using Evelin T. Designs: Alpha Blocks and Reading Buddies


I love how fun these stamps are to mix together. These Block Letters go perfect with this Reading Buddies set. Reading... letters... right? I was going to color the letters but ending up leaving them just because it really did remind me of reading. It's like when you open a book and see all the words on white backing. 

I also wanted to have one of the cute critters so I colored these adorable bear with Copic Sketch makers and added him to my card using Scotch foam adhesives to give him some dimension. Finishing up with stamping this fun sentiment. 



Totally simple card to recreate with just a hint of coloring. I went with easter colors. I know it is not until April but I am in just that kind of mood. You could go wild with color on this card. Give it a try with any of Evelin T. Designs Stamps... Make sure to share them on social media and tag #evelintdesigns so we can see them.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have an awesome day!

Monday, February 24, 2020

I think you are PAWsome - Sneaky Kitties and Colored Pencils

Hello! Heather Hoffman here this morning with a card using the adorable Sneaky Kitties stamp set - this is a super fun image to sit and color, and while I had done it before with Copic markers, I decided to try it with colored pencils for today's card!


I hadn't used my Polychromos colored pencils in quite a while, and thought it would be a great opportunity to break them out and do a bit of coloring. So relaxing and fun to play with coloring sometimes! I stamped the images in a deep brown ink on some rustic cardstock before coloring.


I also love tucking parts of larger images behind windows - I love how it changes the entire feel of the image. And those little sneaky kitties are super cute!


I combined a die from Avery Elle and from Mama Elephant to create the layers in two shades of green, then mounted on a cardbase created from that same rustic cardstock the images are stamped on, and added the sentiment at the top of the window - super happy that it fit in there just right!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, February 17, 2020

You Are So Sweet


Happy Monday! I was aiming to make an Easter card but when it came to the sentiment and trying to figure out how to create an Easter sentiment with non-Easter words, I scrapped that idea in favour of all-things-bunny.


I used the bundled up bunny from Warm Winter Wishes (also available at EH | SSS), the bookworm bunny from Reading Buddies (also available at EH | SSS), and both the coffee-loving and snacking bunnies from Coffee Loving Critters (also available at EH | SSS).


I coloured all of the bunnies with Copic markers, fussy cut them and set them aside to create the background. I used masking paper, life changing blending brushes, and abandoned coral and tumbled glass distress inks to create the ground and sky.


Then I stamped the sentiment from Coffee Loving Critters (also available at EH | SSS) with three shades of ink, adding a second heart to balance out the colours. To finish, I adhered the bunnies to the card base with three sizes of glue dots.


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Coffee Love...


Happy Hello Evelin T. Design friends... Annette Allen here with you today and I am getting crafty with Evelin T. Designs: Coffee Art, Coffee Loving Critters and Warm Winter Wishes stamp set. Mixing it all up today. 

I am sharing two cards today, so lets get started.


This first card was created using the Coffee Art stamp set.

I created a colorful background using Altenew: Classy Stripes stencil and Amy Tangerine Actetate. I used Ranger Oxide inks: Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac. This fun image is colored with Copic sketch markers. I used some silver glitter paper to give it a little shine.

I used Scotch foam tape to give the image some dimension. I always like my cards to have a little pop. Foam tape is just fun.... don't you think?


This next card was created using the Coffee Loving Critters and Warm Winter Wishes stamp sets

The background was created using the same stencil and Ranger Oxide inks: Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio Picked Raspberry and Tumbled Glass. I went with a simple background but really oh so fun. I love stripes and well with all this color it is right up my alley.

The images are all colored with Copic Sketch markers and added to the card using Scotch foam adhesives.  More dimension....


You can get all these fun stamp sets on the Evelin T. Designs website HERE, plus much much more. AND more to come. 

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a fantastic week! 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Love This | Traveler's Notebook with Patricia


Hi Everyone!!  I'm excited to be back again this month to share my first memory keeping project using Evelin T Design stamps!  This is a spread in my Traveler's Notebook using the Good Tidings to You stamp set.

I knew I wanted to include hearts, and I thought the adorable bear and bunny would be a perfect accent to my spread.  I first stamped and colored them with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.


Then I stamped 'peace love joy' from the same stamp set onto white cardstock using black ink and die cut hearts from the cardstock.  Next, I cut a circle heart from my Silhouette and backed some of the hearts with leftover pieces from the stamped cardstock, and then adhered my stamped die cut hearts to fill in.  I balanced the colors by using softer colors with the bold red from the circle heart and the bold black and white from the stamped die cut hearts.


I absolutely love the look of stamping and die cutting these hearts as well as backing the hearts from the Silhouette cut file.  Gives such an amazing look to your project!  I placed my photo first, and then finished by adding more hearts and embellishments.  To not take away from the design, I added my journaling to vellum and stapled near the top.


Thank you so much for letting me share this memory keeping project with you from my traveler's notebook using the Good Tidings to You stamp set!  Happy creating!!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Thank you for being you



Hey Hello!  It's Amy here sharing a quick card set that I whipped up especially for today.  It features the beautiful Evergreen Foliage set:


I knew I wanted to color up the Evergreen Foliage set and decided to show a super simple design with minimal coloring.


I love coloring but sometimes you just want to design a quick card.  The fastest way for me to do multiple designs is to keep the overall look the same but change the color.  Since the design is so clean + crisp, I decided to add a dry embossed background.


I was going to change out the Foliage image but decided since the one was already set up in my Mini MISTI I kept all the stamps the same.


It was super stress free putting this set together.  These are some of my holiday thank you's.  I'm super tardy sending them out but I love the design :)


I hope you have an amazing week!