Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 4: Java Merry Christmas

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Winter 2017 Coffee Loving Blog Hop Day 4! I believe we – coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers/papercrafters – have been waiting for this moment 😀 This is the time of the year we share our Winter themed coffee/tea/cocoa projects to inspire each other! And today, I have a Java Merry Christmas card to share with you all.

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Here’s the details about the blog hop party:

Where: Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

Date: Friday, Dec 8 – Friday, Dec 15

When: 6:00 am Pacific (9:00 am EST)

Special Events:

December 13th – National Cocoa Day

December 15th – International Tea Day

Let’s gather all your coffee/tea/cocoa supplies and get crafty for this fun blog hop and link up party. It will be so much fun, lots of inspirations, and also… TONS OF PRIZES to win!

Winter 2017 Coffee Loving Blog Hop Day 4: Java Merry Christmas

My card today I created using the adorable Christmas Mugs stamp set from Pink and Main, one of the Super Sponsors for this blog hop.

I stamped the candies directly on the card with the London Fog – Memento DewDrop ink to create the background.

Winter 2017 Coffee Loving Blog Hop Day 4: Java Merry Christmas

With this stamp set, you cannot resist to not color them 🙂 So, I pull out my Arteza Real Brush Pens and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pen to color those mugs.

First I stamped them on 2 watercolor paper panels with Versafine Onyx Black using Mini MISTI to get bold line. Then I colored them with the real brush pens and used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pen to get the watercolor look and glitter at the same time.

I fussy cut out the little mug with micro tip scissors. And the other one with the taller mug, I die cut it using one of the Fancy Frames from Craftin Dessert Divas, which is also one of the Super Sponsors.

I die cut it again to create one more layer of mat for the card. I added the first mat on the card with adhesive, then the second I added some fun foam behind it and then I added it on the card with adhesive.

I added the second cup with 3D foam tape, bit overlapping it with the taller mug.

For the sentiment, I stamped it on a white cardstock with Rhubarb Stalk Memento DewDrop, and cut it into paper strips. I added it on the card with adhesive.

That’s I how I created this card for this Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 3. You still have time until this Friday, December 15th to link up your projects here and by linking up, you have chances to win the giveaway prizes!



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Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 3: You Warm My Heart

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Winter 2017 Coffee Loving Blog Hop Day 3! I believe we – coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers/papercrafters – have been waiting for this moment 😀 This is the time of the year we share our Winter themed coffee/tea/cocoa projects to inspire each other! And today I have a “You Warm My Heart” CAS card to share with you.

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Here’s the details about the blog hop party:

Where: Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

Date: Friday, Dec 8 – Friday, Dec 15

When: 6:00 am Pacific (9:00 am EST)

Special Events:

December 13th – National Cocoa Day

December 15th – International Tea Day

Let’s gather all your coffee/tea/cocoa supplies and get crafty for this fun blog hop and link up party. It will be so much fun, lots of inspirations, and also… TONS OF PRIZES to win!

My today’s card is a CAS card inspired by the Kerry’s Sunday Sip and Share Sketch:

I created my card using stamp sets, custom dies and paper collections from Our Daily Bread Designs, one of the Super Sponsors. They have a great collection of coffee and tea themed rubber stamp sets and dies.

Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 3: You Warm My Heart

I stamped the coffee stains on the background with Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad. For the sentiment, I stamped it with Rhubarb Stalk and Bamboo Leaves from the set of Sorbet Scoop Memento DewDrops.

I cut out a strip of border paper from one of the patterned papers and added it on the card base with the adhesive. Then I added the panel that I stamped those coffee stain patterns on the card. Next is I added the red paper strip across the card. I added the sentiment banner on it. And then using the 3D foam tape I added the die cut coffee cup that I cut out using the Beverage Cup die set. This dies, you can make many designs of to go cups!

I added some clear gems to give the card some extra bling on it 🙂

That’s my card for today’s blog hop and I’ll be back tomorrow with another coffee themed project. I hope you all enjoy it so far… THANK YOU so much for stopping by!



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Winter 2017 Coffee Loving Blog Hop Day 2: Christmas Is

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Winter 2017 Coffee Loving Blog Hop Day 2! I believe we – coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers/papercrafters – have been waiting for this moment 😀 This is the time of the year we share our Winter themed coffee/tea/cocoa projects to inspire each other!

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Here’s the details about the blog hop party:

Where: Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

Date: Friday, Dec 8 – Friday, Dec 15

When: 6:00 am Pacific (9:00 am EST)

Special Events:

December 13th – National Cocoa Day

December 15th – International Tea Day

Let’s gather all your coffee/tea/cocoa supplies and get crafty for this fun blog hop and link up party. It will be so much fun, lots of inspirations, and also… TONS OF PRIZES to win from Super Sponsors!!!

Winter 2017 Coffee Loving Blog Hop Day 2: Christmas Is

My card for this day 2 I created using the Coffeecionado stamp setWarm Hands, Warm Hearts stamp set and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies from STAMPlorations, one of the Super Sponsors for this blog hop.

Winter 2017 Coffee Loving Blog Hop Day 2: Christmas Is

I stamped the cup with Versamark ink pad on a white cardstock and heat embossed it with mix of gold embossing powder and holographic glitter embossing. I did it twice to get the bold and thicker effect on the embossed image 🙂 Using Mini MISTI stamping tool is the best way of doing this technique. I cut out the panel using Rectangles Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs, they are one of the Super Sponsors, too.

I colored the cup with Arteza Real Brush Pens and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pen. They are great to use for coloring and getting extra sparkle on the image at the same time! 🙂 I set it aside to dry while I was working on the card background.

First, I cut out one of the green plaid patterned papers from my stash into a strip and added it on the side of card base. Next is I cut out a green cardstock with the smallest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and added it in the center of the card. And then, I added the watercolored cup panel on top of the green panel.

For the sentiment, I stamped the phrase from Warm Hands, Warm Hearts stamp set with Rhubarb Stalk – Memento Dew Drop Ink on a white cardstock and trimmed it into sentiment strip. I added 3D foam tape just in the middle of the strip cardstock for dimensional effect to it when I glued both sides on the card.

I added some of the snow flakes sentiments to finish this card.

And before you go…STAMPlorations has great coffee/tea collection. And I have a special coupon code for you to use and get 20% off on your order from STAMPlorations store. Use this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out. You also can use this coupon on all new released, regular priced, and sale-priced products. Coupon cannot be combine with other codes.

That’s my card for today’s blog hop with Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. I hope you all can play along and share your projects with us this week!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!



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Winter 2017 Coffee Loving Blog Hop Day 1: Warmest Christmas Cocoa

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Winter 2017 Coffee Loving Blog Hop! I believe we – coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers/papercrafters – have been waiting for this moment 😀 This is the time of the year we share our Winter themed coffee/tea/cocoa projects to inspire each other!

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Here’s the details about the blog hop party:

Where: Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

Date: Friday, Dec 8 – Friday, Dec 15

When: 6:00 am Pacific (9:00 am EST)

Special Events:

December 13th – National Cocoa Day

December 15th – International Tea Day

Let’s gather all your coffee/tea/cocoa supplies and get crafty for this fun blog hop and link up party. It will be so much fun, lots of inspirations, and also… TONS OF PRIZES to win!

Kicking of this Winter 2017 Coffee Loving Blog Hop Day 1, I have a Christmas Cocoa card to share with you.

Winter 2017 Coffee Loving Blog Hop Day 1: Warmest Christmas Cocoa

Winter and Hot Cocoa are perfect match, don’t you agree with me? 🙂 On this card today, I am featuring the Christmas Cocoa stamp set from Joy Clair, one of the Super Sponsors.

I found a green/creme plaid paper in my stash that I used for the background. Then I created a wash of watercolored background using the Real Brush pen and die-cut it with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies from STAMPlorations, also a Super Sponsor for this blog hop. I used 2 sizes of dies to create the frame.

I added the plaid paper on the white card base and then added the frame on top of it.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, die-cut it using one of the Rectangles Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs, who is also a Super Sponsor. I added some ink around the edges with sponge and then added it on the card with adhesive.

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I stamped and heat embossed the images with glitter embossing powder. I did it twice to get the thicker look on the embossing images. And then watercolor them with Arteza Real Brush Pens. Because I heat embossed all the images, the watercolor paint is resist. I fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors.

I added the cup with adhesive and then added the cookie on top of it with 3D foam tape. And that’s my card for today! I hope you all like it and inspired to play along with the Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop and link up party this week!

Before you go…. how about a chance to win a second $25 gift card to Joy Clair Store???

All you have to do is comment on Joy Clair blog post and ALL the Joy Clair design team members’ blogs. The winner will be announced on the Joy Clair blog at the end of the month!

Joy Clair Coffee Themed Collection Sale

Joy Clair Stamps has a special sale during this Winter blog hop from December 8th through December 15th. You can you can use the code HOTCOFFEE25 to save 25% OFF on all coffee/tea/cocoa themed stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day! See you all tomorrow!



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Growing In Unity Day 5: One More CAS Card

Hello everyone… I am back today as the Growing In Unity Girl. For the next 5 days, I will be sharing with you projects featuring stamps from the Unity Stamp Company. And today, I have a one more CAS card to share with you.

Growing In Unity Day 5: One More CAS Card

On this card, I combine both the Unity KOM October 2016 and Unity KOM May 2017. As usual, I go with CAS style 🙂

I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black on a white cardstock and colored it with Arteza Real Brush Pens. These pens blend so well together. I enjoyed the coloring time on this girl. After that, I fussy cut the girl with micro tip scissors.

I stamped the sentiment with Memento Dew Drop Inks – Sorbet Scoop Set on a white cardstock and trimmed it into a banner strip.

On a white card base, I added the plaid paper with adhesive. And then I added the sentiment banner on it. Next, I added the girl on the card with 3D foam tape. I finished my card with some snowflake embellishments I have in my stash.

And the card is done 🙂

Today is my last day as Growing in Unity Girl… It’s been an amazing week to share Unity projects with you all. And if you have not yet seen the other projects, you can check them out: Unity GIU Day 1, Unity GIU Day 2, and Unity GIU Day 3, and Unity GIU Day 4. Don’t forget to leave comment on each day blog post to have chances to win the giveaway!

***GIVEAWAY***

Before you go… From today until December 8th, every time you leave a comment on each of my Unity Stamp blog post, you have a chance to win the the giveaway prize! You have until Saturday, December 9th, 12 PM (NOON) EST to leave comment to every blog post. There will be 2 (two) winners who will receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company. Winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted for confirmation.

And…kindly follow me on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. And… to sign up for blog newsletter, you and fill in the MailChimp form (or form on the side bar), also you can follow my blog on Bloglovin’ and NetworkedBlog. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I appreciate your supports!

And… for all those who are coffee loving cardmakers and papermakers… you are invited to this special blog hop event at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog:

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Date: Friday, Dec 8 – Friday, Dec 15

When: 6:00 am Pacific (9:00 am EST)

Special Events:

December 13th – National Cocoa Day

December 15th – International Tea Day

Let’s gather all your coffee/tea/cocoa supplies and get crafty for this fun blog hop and link up party. It will be so much fun, lots of inspirations, and also… TONS OF PRIZES to win!

I hope these cards today inspire you to create with Unity Stamp Company today! Thank you for stopping by my blog for the whole week!!! Your supports and kind comments encourage me a lot… Have a fabulous weekend!


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Challenge #312-#313

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COLOR ME Cards and Gift Bag Set

Hello everyone… Today I have a fun Christmas project to share with you. Christmas is getting so close and I created a set of COLOR ME cards and gift bag set. This can be a great gift idea for children and classroom students, too.

COLOR ME Cards and Gift Bag Set

I created this gift set using the new release from Our Daily Bread Designs. The stamp set I used to create the background and sentiment is called Holly Leaves. I simply stamped the leaves branch all over the plain white card base randomly with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. And with the same technique, I decorated the front background gift back.

The die sets I used to create the bag are Card Caddy & Gift Bag Dies, Gift Bag Handles & Topper Dies, and Oval Stitched Rows Dies.

And here’s another one that with the matching greetings card 🙂

I hope this projects today give you inspirations to create quick and fun gifts for your family and friends. Visit Our Daily Bread Blog to see more inspirations from the team and information on their new release.

Thank you so much for stopping by at my blog today. I wish you a blessed day!


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Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

Hello everyone… I am back today as the Growing In Unity Girl. For the next 5 days, I will be sharing with you projects featuring stamps from the Unity Stamp Company. And for this Growing In Unity Day 4, I have a hot cocoa mixed media one layer card to share with you.

And if you have not yet seen the other projects, you can check them out: Unity GIU Day 1, Unity GIU Day 2, and Unity GIU Day 3. Don’t forget to leave comment on each day blog post to have chances to win the giveaway!

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

I use Unity Kit Of The Month: January 2017 and October 2017 to create these one layer cards today. And the background die is from Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorationsBoth Unity Stamp Company and STAMPlorations are Super Sponsors for the Coffee Lovers Winter 2017 Blog Hop.

First I cut the Arteza Watercolor paper 12″ x  9″ into 4 card background panels. Then, I stamped the hot cocoa cup and sentiment on those panels, with Versafine Onyx Black using Mini MISTI, such a great tool to do multiple stamping!

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

I colored the edge of the cup with Arteza Real Brush. This brush pens can be use just as is, but also can use them as watercolor brush. One of my favorite coloring medium right now 🙂

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

You can just use regular watercolor brush to pull the pigment out, but on my card, I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pen to pull out the pigment. This technique is fun for watercoloring, you’ll get a beautiful sparkly glittery watercolored image 🙂 Check it out:

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

Then I squeezed some of the Snow Write On – texture paste on my craft mat and using the Pick Me Up tool, I added the snow texture paste on each of those marshmallow for puffy texture on them. This fake snow texture dries pretty quickly.

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

You can stop here by adding the panels on card bases with strong glue and leave them as they are. And you will have a set of one layer sparkle cards. Or you can continue to the next step how I finished my cards.

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

I added some watercolor splatters on the background using Blue My Mind Inklingz from Shimmerz Paints with fan watercolor brush.

When the watercolor splatters dried well, I run each panel through my diecutting machine with the largest die from Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorations. This die trim the panels into 4.25″ and 5.5″ front panels. I added them on card bases and tied them up with Blue Twine from Doodle Bugs – Christmas Twine Set.

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

***GIVEAWAY***

Before you go… From today until December 8th, every time you leave a comment on each of my Unity Stamp blog post, you have a chance to win the the giveaway prize! You have until Saturday, December 9th, 12 PM (NOON) EST to leave comment to every blog post. There will be 2 (two) winners who will receive 25 random stamps grab bag from Unity Stamp Company. The winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted for confirmation.

And…kindly follow me on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. And… to sign up for blog newsletter, you and fill in the MailChimp form (or form on the side bar), also you can follow my blog on Bloglovin’ and NetworkedBlog. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I appreciate your supports!

And… for all those who are coffee loving cardmakers and papermakers… you are invited to this special blog hop event at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog:

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Date: Friday, Dec 8 – Friday, Dec 15

When: 6:00 am Pacific (9:00 am EST)

Special Events:

December 13th – National Cocoa Day

December 15th – International Tea Day

Let’s gather all your coffee/tea/cocoa supplies and get crafty for this fun blog hop and link up party. It will be so much fun, lots of inspirations, and also… TONS OF PRIZES to win!

I hope these cards today inspire you to create with Unity Stamp Company today! Come back again tomorrow. Thank you so much for stopping by today and may you all have a fabulous day!


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Simon Says: Icy Inspiration

Challenge #312-#313 Anything Goes

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