Thanks A Latte

Hello, I hope everyone had a fun summer…albeit short.  Where I live, our seasons are almost exactly divided in quarters, but it just always seems to me, that summer goes by faster than the rest…especially winter which seems to drag on forrreeevvveeerrr  (sigh).

Today’s project is a gift card holder for a couple of coffee lovers I needed to thank.  They both came quite a distance to cover for me at work so I could take some time off for a nice vacay at the lake.  Since a world famous coffee shop is connected to my place of employment this was a no brainer!

I follow Crafty Sisters Creations and they design for Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog, and since it IS Stamp-tember, I thought I would play along as well.  Please hop on over to http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com and see all the great inspiration.

With no further ado, here is my entry for this week’s challenge, and the theme is ‘Any CTMH Stamp’.  I think I am going to have another entry later this week.  :)

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Coffee themed gift card holder

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Coffee themed gift card holder

I used the CTMH Treats Of Friendship stamp set.  The paper is from Cosmo Cricket and the Bakers Twine is Doodlebug.  I used alcohol makers to color it all in and I used foam tape for the logo on the cup sleeve and the cup lid.  I used an 8-1/4 x 4 inch strip of patterned paper and scored it at 3 1/2 and 7.  On the smallest scored section, which is 1-1/2, I taped the very edges of the sides to make a pocket for the gift card and folded it over at the 3 1/2 inch mark to form the card.  I simply glued all the finished – fussy cut pieces to the  front of the card.  Finally slide the gift card into the little pocket and it is good to go!

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Wishy Washi

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Well hello there!  Today we are all about Washi tape.  Who can resist those fat rolls of decorative tape?  I have oodles and oodles of Washi tape, so when Darlene from Live Love Cards posted July’s challenge, I knew I had to join in.

I wanted to create a card for one of my friends that needs a little pick-me-up…so, with no further ado, here is this weeks project.

Washi Hello

Washi Hello

I used Washi tape from Pebbles and my Lawn Fawn Scripty HELLO die, paper from my stash, and embossed the base with my CTMH Dots embossing folder.  Finally I added some Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins to add a little somethin’ somethin’

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Butterflies are Free to Fly

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Greetings, it has been a while!  Today I made a birthday card using Elizabeth Crafts Peel & Stick sticker, glitter paper and Copic markers.  I absolutely love the effect you get when you color the micro fine glitter paper with the Copics!

Over on Morgan’s Artworld blog, they are having their fortnight challenge, this challenge #14 is Animals…you can submit anything as long as it has an animal on it.  When I took a sneak peek at some of the entries so far, some of them had bugs too, so I thought “Why not join the challenge?!”

Glittery Butterfly Birthday Card

Glittery Butterfly Birthday Card

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My Coffee Besties

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Hi all, today I made a birthday card for one of my friends who shares my addiction with a certain coffee siren…  Ahem… I think you get my drift.  ;)

Coffee Bestie Birthday Card

Coffee Bestie Birthday Card

I started with an adorable digi image from Sherri Baldy’s Besties collection and colored her with my alcohol markers.  I mounted her on a black mat and then onto a simple Swiss Dot patterned paper.

Close up of card

Close up of card

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Here Comes The Bride

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Greetings everyone, today’s card is a wedding card.  I used hearts to depict the bride and the groom.  I got the idea from some pins on Pinterest, and ran with it!

Wedding Card

Wedding Card

I used my Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out 3 hearts; two with the white embossed paper and one of the Charcoal Gray cardstock.  I embossed mint green cardstock for the background and mounted that on more of the white embossed paper and put that all on the Charcoal Gray base.  I cut the center section out of one of the white hearts to make the “shirt” for the groom and added a bow tie from my Close To My Heart Puffy Stickers.  Then I added tiny pearls to the dress and black pearls to the dress shirt.  I also used a Fiskars eyelet border punch to make two strips for to transition the green paper to the white.

Close-up of Wedding Card

Close-up of Wedding Card

Inside of Wedding Card

Inside of Wedding Card

Close-up of inside of Wedding Card

Close-up of inside of Wedding Card

The inside was layered and stamped with an old Stampin’ Up! wedding stamp set that was gifted to me by a scrappy friend…Thanks Kim!  I embossed it with Ranger silver embossing powder and called it done.

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The Birthday Train

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Welcome back!  Today is my dad’s 85th birthday!  Woo-Hoo!  As he said, “85 and counting!”  The family came by for a big ham dinner (his favorite) and homemade chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting (another one of his favorites)!  So it was only appropriate that I create his birthday card with a vintage locomotive theme…yes, you guessed it, he has loved old trains since he was a tiny tyke.

Vintage Locomotive Birthday Card

Vintage Locomotive Birthday Card

Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine Birthday Card

Tim Holtz On The Railroad stamp set

Tim Holtz ‘On The Railroad’ stamp set

The card was created using Tim Holtz On The Railroad set along with patterned paper from my stash, twine and some tickets for a final touch.

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Happy Easter Wishes

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Long time no see!  I am happy to be scrapping again today, I have been on hiatus due to work getting in the way.  Sigh….  But today I was able to make a few projects that you can check out over the next few weeks.

Happy Easter Card

Happy Easter Card

Close-up of Happy Easter Card

Close-up of Happy Easter Card

I used ZIG Clean Color Watercolor Markers as well as ZIG Pearlescent Watercolor – Jewel Box, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper and a Stampendous stamp that I have literally had since I started stamping well over 20 years ago.  I just LOVE this stamp, the bunny is so adorable.

Happy Easter Card Ingredients

Happy Easter Card Ingredients

The first thing I did was stamp the Easter stamp with Versamark and then I used Ranger Silver embossing powder.  I like using this method when I want to contain my watercolor for a CAS card.  I used a combination of markers and the Pearlescent paints, then mounted the watercolor paper on a black mat then onto some Studio Calico patterned paper that I had in my stash.  I actually made several of these, giving a different color background patterned paper for each one.

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Thanks A Bunch!

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Greetings!  Today’s card serves a double purpose, it is a thank you card for my dear friend who treated me to my half-birthday lunch.  tee hee….. Any excuse to go to lunch, right?!

The second reason for the “Thank You” is to the fabulously talented Lisa and Janet from Sunsational Stamps for giving me a wonderfully fun seven months on their very creative design team.  Today marks my departure due to extra responsibilities at work…sigh.  I am hoping this is a temporary situation so I am looking forward to this chapter, with hopes I will be able to manage the time necessary to re-join at a later date.

Thanks a Bunch card

Thanks a Bunch card

On to the details of card…  I used the lovely image Bouquet Of Flowers by Sunsational Stamps. I added some details to the flowers and a little shimmer using Wink of Stella.  I die cut ‘Thanks’ using the Scripty Thanks by Lawn Fawn, I cut it once using gold embossed cardstock (left over from a previous project) and an additional two times using plain white cardstock to give it more depth, then added it to some pink grosgrain ribbon and mounted all of this onto Doodlebug’s Orchid cardstock.

Thanks A Bunch card, close-up

Thanks A Bunch card, close-up

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Birthday Wishes From All Of Us!

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Howdy all!  Today I needed to create a birthday card from the office gang, so I used a few of the critters from Woodland Friends.  You can find this great set here at Sunsational Stamps.

Happy Birthday From All Of Us card

Happy Birthday From All Of Us card

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I fussy cut some of the critters and added them atop one another to a watercolored background. I used Gelatos for my watercolor medium.

I popped up two of the mushrooms to give it a little dimension, then to finish off the front I added a few puffy butterfly stickers from the Junebug collection by Close To My Heart and the sentiment was the CTMH Puppy Party stamp set that I manipulated in a wavy pattern for a little more added fun.  :)

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Slip Sliding Away

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Slide on over and see what we have created today!  We tried our hand at a new technique…we made a slide card today.  There are several tutorials on YouTube for these, I kind of watched a few of them and combined what I learned to create this card. It is for a little boy turning 2, and he just happens to LOVE the movie Cars and anything that with tires.  Lol!!!

Slide Card

Slide Card

Slide card with hidden message pulled out

Slide card with hidden message pulled out

Inside of Slide Card

Inside of Slide Card

Top view of Slide card

Top view of Slide card

I added a “2” to the side of the car, for the child’s age and to make it more like a “race car”.  The inside was stamped with a CTMH set, and I basically used up supplies from my stash!  We hope you enjoyed today’s card and we hope it was inspiring.  Please follow our blog by clicking on the “Follow Us” button and Like us on Facebook so you don’t miss a thing!

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