Sunday, May 24, 2020

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop Day 3: Sunday Sip!


Hello there coffee loving crafters!  I'm back with another fun Sunday Sip on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog!  This week, It's all about the Spring/Summer hop and I'm featuring two super sponsors today!  I created a gift set (card and pair of coasters) using stamps by Stamplorations and Beacon Adhesives!! Woop Woop!  

Thank you to these super sponsors for helping us celebrate our love of stamping/cardmaking/crafting and COFFEE...as well as a few other drinks thrown in to balance the shelf.



To create my card, I stamped the Stamplorations cup (from the Perk Up set) onto kraft cardstock and then started doodling.  I kept the colors neutral because I wanted to highlight all those gorgeous tones of brown that we know so well as coffee drinkers.  HA HA.

After creating the scene, I scored the edge to create a fold crease and then machine stitched the edge to add to the fun.  I also stapled a bit of black satin ribbon to the top because well, I LOVE ribbon.  After that, I used Beacon 3 in 1 glue to attach the little Diamond Dotz I picked up at Joanne's.  Next up, it was on to the coasters!

I picked up a few of these tree discs to embellish with all the yummy coffee colors.  I selected two different three way color groups so that I could have two slightly different coasters.  Since the 3 in 1 glue is waterproof and adheres just about to everything, I knew it would be a good match for this project.


To create my coaster designs, I worked in about one inch increments because the glue dries tacky pretty quickly.  I didn't want to flood the wood with glue, I just wanted to add a little glue at a time so I could adhere the "diamonds" to the wood.  I followed the natural line around the wood disc to create that perfectly delish border.

After gluing the "diamonds" down, my coasters were finished.  The glue will need a night to cure, but these babies are soooo sparkly and I can't wait to make some more.  I can imagine all kinds of colors so now I think I have started a new addiction...Diamond Dotz!  LOL.

Since the glue is acidfree, dries clear and adheres perfectly, it's a great choice for a project that will get a TON of use!

After I finished one disc, I moved on to the next lickety split!  I used a bent tooth dental pic (I need to get one of those Diamond Dotz tools) to adhere the dots with precision!  Take a peek at this little video to see how they sparkle!!
If you're shopping with Beacon this weekend, make sure to enter the code DIY20 to get 20% off!

Thanks for hopping over to check out my project.  I hope it inspires you to get creative!  Have a great weekend and see you around hop land!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop Day 2: Super Sponsor The Cat's Pajamas!

Hello there inky friends!  It's DAY 2 of the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer hop and today I'm sharing a fun and festive card featuring a brand new digi set available from The Cat's Pajamas!  This set is available for FREE...so hop on over and pick it up!  It's called "Essential PJ" set and it's perfect for a pick-me-up and for that little chuckle everyone needs from time to time. 

I paired it up with an old TCP spring/summer die set of cute button-like flowers called "Flower Buttons".  Aren't they cute?

After coloring printing the image (and the sentiments on the inside and back of my card), I cut them out and colored them with Copic Markers.  I then assembled the flowers and the image onto the cardfront using foam squares.  To finish off the small flowers, I used Liquid Pearls and added some microfine glitter to make the centers sparkle.  

I don't like "naked" buttons so of course I had to tie some Hemptique twine in various coordinating colors through the holes.  :)
Thanks to The Cat's Pajamas Stamps for being such a Super Sponsor!  I'll be back again tomorrow with another fun project featuring another Super Sponsor's products!  See you in hop land!  PS...Make sure to share your creations too.  I can't wait to check out the goodies today!!!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop Begins NOW!


Hello there coffee loving crafters!  I'm so excited to begin the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers HOP today with everyone!  I've been gathering stamps and creating fun projects to share throughout the week and I can't wait to share them with everyone.  I can't wait to see what YOU have to share too!  

I want to say thank you to all 73 of our Super Sponsors joining in on the fun and want to say THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY and SUPPORT!  This "little" hop is always a RAY of Sunshine for many of us stampers and creators and this season, it brings some much needed LOVE and LIGHT to  us all!  Thank you to all the hoppers too!  Without YOU, we'd be just STUCK!
For my first project, I decided to work with Super Sponsor Graciellie Design's brand new COFFEE SET.  You can check it out HERE.  
I started out by creating a RAINBOW COLLECTION of ATC cards to add to some white cardfronts. I think they turned out so HAPPY and encouraging.  The whole collection of cards will make someone smile!  


 Look at that line-up!  There's just something so happy about a rainbow!  Take a closer peek and you'll notice I added some coordinating "flicks" to each ATC and each card base so that the ATC blends seamlessly....yet makes that ATC the STAR!  Don'tcha just love it!?
 YUM!...
 Rainbows of fun!

And here you have it all wrapped up in a rainbow of Hemptique twine.  WAHOO!

Thanks for hopping over and I'll see you along the hop!  :).