Sending Smiles and Happy Vibes

Gracille Design

Hello everyone… July almost ends! I hope you all have been having great season, keep creating memories and living every moment with thanksgiving. I hope this card today gives you all smiles and happy vibes…

I created this card using the Happiness Digital Stamp Set, one of the newest digital stamp sets from Graciellie Design with heat embossing and watercoloring techniques.

First, I printed the mason jar image on a white cardstock and dried the ink with craft heater. Once the ink dried, I traced the lines with VersaMarker Original (clear pen), and them I sprinkled the glitter embossing powder. I used craft heater to heat set the embossing powder. I did this step one small area at a time. It takes some times to do it.

After the mason jar image is embossed, I colored it with Koi Watercolor paints. And then I fussy cut the image with micro-tips scissors when the image was totally dry.

I printed the sentiment on a white cardstock and trimmed it into sentiment strip. I added it on the stripes patterned card with adhesive glue. Then, I added the mason jar with 3D foam tape.

The card is done. I hope you all are inspired today. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog… Have a wonderful day!


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Collaboration Blog Hop ~ A Cup of Coffee and Tea

Coffee Loving Cardmakers and STAMPlorations

Hello hello hello everyone… Happy Friday! I hope you all have been having amazing week… Today, I join a collaboration blog hop with Coffee Loving Cardmakers and STAMPlorations. And… I have coffee and tea themed projects to share with you all.

On my first cards, I use the new Zen Coffee Coffee 2 Cover Plate Die – CUTplorations and Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set to create these monochromatic cards. It is easy and quick cards to make.

For the background, I created the watercolored backgrounds with smooshing technique using Catherine Pooler’s Ink Pads and water. After that, I cut them with the cover plate die. I used spray-glue on this intricate die-cuts. Other ways to add intricate die-cuts on card is that you can add the double-sided tape – such as Stick It, or Scor-Tape, or Silhouette Adhesive Sheet (or others that thin enough for cut) – on the back of the cardstock before cutting it with dies.

I stamped the sentiment on piece of vellum with VersaFine Clair Ink Pads and dried it with craft heater. I added them on the front of the card with dries-clear adhesive glue and I cut the extra from the edge of the cards.

On my second card, I used the Cup of Bloom 3 Stamp SetAlways Tea Time Stamp Set, and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorations.

I stamped the cup on a piece of watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad and colored it with ADORNit Watercolor Cakes and waterbrush. I added some gold splatters on it using one FineTec Gold Palette. I dried the panel with craft heater and then cut it with the largest size of Crazy Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. I added it on card with the Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner® Grand.

I stamped the one of the sentiments from the Always Tea Time Stamp Set with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair Ink Pad on a white cardstock, cut it into banner, and I added on the card with 3D foam tape.

***BLOG HOP AND GIVEAWAY***

Both Coffee Loving Cardmakers and STAMPlorations Design Teams have created projects to share with you all. Hopping along with us this week and you will be inspired! Not only that… you have many chances to with the $25 STAMPlorations Gift Certificate from STAMPlorations only by leaving a comment on all participating blogs to be eligible. Commenting closes on Friday, August 3 at 11:55 PM Pacific Time (Saturday, August 4th, at 2:55 am Eastern Time).

So… Here’s the full list of the Collaboration Blog Hop participants…

STAMPlorations Blog

Vicki Dutcher

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

Amy Tsuruta

Becca Cruger

Dana Warren

Helen Gullett –> You’re Here

Kerry Urbatch –> You’re Next Stop

Katie Brooks

Kathy Schweinfurth

Laurel Seabrook

Lisa Bzibziak

Robyn Jordan

Before you go… STAMPloratons is having a special sale just for this Collaboration Blog Hop! Get 25% OFF from the Coffee/Tea Lovers section from July 27th through August 3rd. Use this coupon code: COFFEECOLLAB when you checkout (cannot combine code). No minimum Order… HAPPY SHOPPING!

I hope you all are inspired today with these projects. Have a great hopping and caffeinated day!!!


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Life Happens, Coffee Helps

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hello everyone… Happy Thursday! Today with a fun, CAS card that is very easy and quick to make…

I created this card using the Coffee Helps stamp set and die set bundlefrom Fun Stampers Journey! I am sharing this card over Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Blog today. Head over there to read the full details how I created this card.

Before you go… Just in case you missed it, we’re hopping with the awesome Fun Stampers Journey.  Everything starts on the Fun Stampers Journey blog.  Leave comments along the way for a chance to win the $25 Gift Certificate from them.  Commenting closes on Friday, July 27th at 11:55 pm pacific. I have 2 other cards that I created using Fun Stampers Journey for this Collaboration Blog Hop with Coffee Loving Cardmakers. Go Here to see my cards.

Thanks A Latte for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fabulous and caffeinated day…


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Mixed Media Christmas Card ~ Christmas In July with Joy Clair Stamps and Leisure Arts

Hello everyone… Today I have a mixed media Christmas card to share with you all that I created using clear stamp sets, watercolor pencils, pigment ink pads, and acrylic paint.

This whole week, Joy Clair is having a Christmas in July event at their blog. And I am sharing a tutorial how to create this mixed media card. Head over to their blog to read the full post. My hope is that you are inspired to start you Christmas project earlier. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!!!



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Making Cards With Print-and-Cut Files

The Cut Shoppe

Hello everyone… Today I have couple cards to share with you all that I created using The Cut Shoppe Printable Files. These printable files are super fun to use on any kind of projects!

On my cards today, I used the Road Trip Printable that is available at The Cut Shoppe Store and the Summer Sizzle Printable that is for you to download it for free at The Cut Shoppe Scrap Spot Facebook Group. If you have not yet joined the group, you would want to… there are many inspirations from the team and members, too.

I printed the Road Trip Printable File and Summer Sizzle Printable File on white cardstocks with inkjet printer. And then I cut them with my Silhouette Cameo. I am sharing full details about my cards today at The Cut Shoppe Blog.

I hope you all can enjoy the cards and thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!


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