2018 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


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Jeanne Streiff is here today sharing a couple cards for the hop. 


My first card uses E8612 Comfort CocoaB8613 Comforting Cocoa and CC027 Cover-a-Card Flourishes

I stamped the background with Cover-a-Card Flourishes. Comfort Cocoa was stamped onto white cardstock, colored with markers and then cut out. and added to the scallop mat.

I made a little flag with the sentiment and attached it to the card.

Comfort cocoa Jeanne_Streiff


My next card uses CL774 Coffee to Go, DIE556-J Coffee to Go Dies,  CL775 Cup of Sweet Succulents and DIE567-ZZ Cup of Sweet Succulents Dies

I made a washy background with ink and then stamped the cup from Coffee to Go in matching inks. I then die cut the cup with the matching dies. I added a stamped and die cut a succulent from  Cup of Sweet Succulents and added it to the cup. The sentiment is also from the Cup of Sweet Succulents set. 

Coffee To Go Jeanne_streiff


Have a great day!

Happiness by Jenny Gropp

Fun card from Jenny Gropp using  C8728 Happiness and E8723 Fun Friends!

I adore the silhouette stamps and this one is such a sweet and happy image! My shiny and sparkly is the metallic thread I used around the edges.
 You can see the Copics I used here. I pierced holes around the edges, using a template to keep them even.... well somewhat even, lol! I used this fun metallic thread to stitch, yes HAND STITCH around the edge. It does take a little longer and usually I'm always looking for a short cut when crafting. But most of the time I'm watching Netflix on my ipad when I'm in the craft room, so I don't mind it taking a little extra time if I am watching some TV.
All of the layers were made using Perfect Layer Rulers, no nesties.. just simple straight layers on this one. I tied a little bow with the copper thread and glued it in the corner. I used a Viva Copper pen to add tiny little copper pearl centers on the flowers in the image. A few glittery pearls in the lower left corner to finish it off.
Have a great day!


Merry Christmas by Jenny Gropp

We have a beautiful card today from Jenny Gropp using With Love #C9501, Christmas Tag Dies #DIE223-Z, Holly Cake #E16044
 I wanted to keep the Holly Cake white. To make that white stand out I added the blue in the background to help make it pop!
 Here are the Copics I used to color the rest of the image. I chose my colors based on the printed word paper in the background.
I added foam tape in between the layers for dimension. I used a Clear Wink of Stella on the white area of the cake.... It just doesn't show in the pictures. It looks sugary and sparkly in person! On the bottom edge I used just the edge of a Christmas Tag Die, cutting it in white as well and piecing the white letters back in. I also added red Swarovski crystals over the red berries for a little bling!
Here's the inside with a simple With Love sentiment. I used up the remaining paper to complete the inside. Finished card is an A2.
Have a great day!

Thankful by Dina Kowal

We have a beautiful project from Dina Kowal today!

Dina used Pumpkin Pair, CAC Vines Vertical, Thankful & Thank You for Thinking.

I watercolored the pumpkins using Distress Markers, and stamped a few background  images with the marker ink from my palette.

The card is a Pop-Up Book Card, and in general, foldy cards hate me... but this one was surprisingly friendly. Inside the card there are just 2 cut lines, and the score lines were easy to follow.

Once it's all folded in the right directions, the center section looks like an open book.

Have a great day!