Coffee Time by Laura Fulcher

Fun card from Laura Fulcher using H777 Coffee Time, B13250 Pour Sip Sigh, CC188 Calico, CC196 Lg. Speck background and E13235 Coffee Ring.


Hi guys!  Today I want to talk about layering Cover a Card stamps to build up a background.  For my card, I started with a kraft notecard and stamped the Calico background on top (CC188) with brown pigment ink.

I liked the Calico a lot, but it looked really regimented for the card I was designing.  I decided to add the Lg. Speck background (CC196) on top of it using the same brown ink.  You can really see the difference you get by adding a second pattern to the mix.  You could use two different inks for this technique for a completely different look.

Next, to tie in with my coffee theme, I stamped the Coffee Ring image (E13235) onto my background with Hero Arts Latte ink (perfect name, right?) 

For the finished card, I added the Coffee Time stamp (H777)) and the Pour Sip Sigh saying (B13250).
Have a great day!

Spooktacular by Laura Fulcher

Laura Fulcher shares a masked Halloween card today using C5522 Spooktacular & H7759 Spooky Trees. Pretty and spooky at the same time!

I absolutely love making Halloween cards!

For this particular card, I wanted to do something that was a little nontraditional.  There are
no bats, cats, or witches.  I just took some trees and added a really big moon behind them. 
There is just something eerie about a really big full moon.

To make the card, I stamped the Spooky Trees (H7759) onto white cardstock with
black  ink.  I then added a circle mask where I wanted the moon to be:

Next, I sponged the sky with Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Seedless Preserves,
Concord Grape, Black Soot). Remove the mask and hello moon!

Have a great day!

Sweet Autumn by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp shares a gorgeous project today!

Jenny used Spooky Trees #H7759, Square Shaker Frame Die #DIE002-Z, Border Duo 1 #DIE017-V, Circle Cut Out Border #DIE171-K, All Seasons #C3534 for her project.

When I saw the new Spooky Trees image I knew I'd be airbrushing! Love doing silhouette scenes like this! I used the Border Duo 1 Die to cut the edges of the card base to make it a little more interesting than a plain square card.
I used a circle punch to make a mask for the moon.  An unusual color combo for sure!
I used a square nestie to cut out the scene and added the piercing around the inside edge of the die. I added the Square Shaker Frame die as an additional layer.
On the inside, I added a the Autumn Quote and the Circle Cut Out Border on the ivory liner.
 other supplies:

Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, Pink
Other: Seam Binding Ribbon, Spellbinder's Square Nesties, Bow Easy, Enamel Adhesive Embellsihments, Foam Tape, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Piercing Tool, Perfect Layer Rulers

Happy Birthday by Dina Kowal

Dina Kowal uses CAC Damask, Gift Bag  and CAC Birthday Words for this sweet birthday card.

For the background I used patterned cardstock. I embossed CAC Damask with clear powder, and scraped over the piece with white acrylic paint. I'll share that tutorial later this month. I completely forgot I had CAC Birthday Words in my stash - it was all the way in the back!

Here's a closer look at the gift bag - it's watercolored using Shinhan Premium Watercolors and embellished with a little snip of tissue paper.

Have a great day!

Tuesday T&T Twisted Christmas Duo

Holly w Tree
This is not a repeat of my OWH card.  I wanted to have both done by then, but it was not meant to be.  One of the images, the background and the card fold are the same, but from there it is different:

  1. If you missed OWH you can see how I did Holly, the Round Die Cut above, altered tag below, and the background HERE.
  2. The die cut and embossed Fancy Tree was painted with Twinking H2O's.  The star at the top of the tree was die cut 3 times.  Two of the stars were attached to the sides of the bottom tag.
  3. The sentiment, Much Love, was stamped with Memento Express Truffle on Natural cardstock.
  4. The tiny stars from the center of the larger die cut stars were painted and mounted in the lower left hand corner of the card.
  5. Glitter was used to enhance the stars and Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen was used on the tree.  Pearl stickers were added to the center of the stars with the sentiment.

Snowmen w Snowflakes
My second card also used the twisted easel fold.  It is so easy to do.  The people to whom I have given it say they love the way they can put it on their desks, etc. to enjoy.

Main Images:

  1. Snowman Trio was stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch, painted, and cut out.  The snow hill on the left and the tree on the right were stamped, cut out, embossed from the back and mounted.  A  Sakura glue pen was used to add glitter to the snowmen and snow.
  2. Stamped Merry Little Christmas sentiment on white cardstock.   Die cut sentiment with tag from Flags die set.  Cut one more flag to have matching knotches at both ends.  Taped together and added holly and berries from Twig Wreath die set.


  1. CAC Reverse Quatrefoil was stamped length wise on white cardstock with Memento Summer Sky.  Two pieces were cut 4"x5.25" were cut.  One was mounted on a 4.25"X5.5" piece of white cardstock.
  2. TOP Card front:  Sticky Paper and the Snowflakes die set were used to cut 2 die cuts of each.  The paper was peeled off and the 'sticky' sides placed in Crystal glitter in a Gladware storage container.  They were added randomly with Glossy Accents, some overlapping the margins, and trimmed.
  3. BOTTOM (of Twisted Fold):  A 4.25"X9.75" piece of white cardstock was folded at the 5.5" mark of the 9.75".  The short half measured 4.25"X4.25".  The second piece of the CAC background was mounted on the 4.25"X5.5" side.   Cut a piece of white cardstock 3.75" x5.0" and centered that over the mounted CAC.  Mounted last snowflake in bottom left corner.

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  1. Folded the 4.25"X4.25" (left side of card fold) from bottom left to to upper right center to form a triangle.  Unfolded and taped bottom triangle as shown in right photo above.
  2. Mounted Snowman Trio on top Cardfront.  Mounted a bow in center of one snowflake and pearl stickers in the others.  On the one on the bottom of the card fold a 5mm heart pearl sticker was added.
  3. A leftover piece of the Quatrefoil background was cut to 2 7/8"X1 3/8" and the corners were rounded with a punch.  The sentiment was mounted to that.  3D pop dots were added to the top and glue dots to the bottom.

That's it.  Sometimes I think it's too detailed, but I always try to think of those that are just learning.  Hope you enjoyed the 'double take'.  See you back here on Thursday for our DT treat and for the winner of our Party Time Challenge too.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by to look and share!






Friendship Never Melts Away!


I know it isn't time for Tuesday T&T, but I had this cutie Snowman With Bird card done and so I decided to share it:



  1. Cover-A-Card Ticking was stamped twice (side by side) on white cardstock with Memento Summer Sky.
  2. Cover-A-Card Snowflakes was stamped on the left side Ticking area using Memento Toffee Crunch.
  3. The Snowflakes were also stamped alone on a remnant piece of white cardstock for embellishments on the card, inside card, and envelope.


  1. One Snowman With Bird was stamped on a piece of white cardstock with Memento Toffee Crunch and then cut out.  The nose and arms of the snowman and the bird and his feet were painted.
  2. A second image using the same ink was stamped onto the Cover-A-Card Ticking to the right (without the Snowflakes).  The snowman's neck scarf, hat, and the bird's neck scarf were cut out and mounted using for the 'Paper  Piecing' technique on the snowman and bird.  The stripes on both scarves were painted and the hat rim was painted on the snowman.
  3. A piece of white cardstock was put though the Cuttlebug using the largest Deckled Rectangles die.  The edges were shaded with the Memento Toffee Crunch and a Niji waterbrush.
  4. The cutout image was mounted on the deckled die cut using 3D Pop-Dots (except for the bird on the snowball).   The shadow around the snowman was done with Summer Sky mixed with water and applied with the Niji waterbrush.
  5. The sentiment, Friendship Never Melts, was stamped on white cardstock using Memento Rich Cocoa and put through the Cuttlebug using one of Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two.   The ends were trimmed and the edges painted like the deckled rectangle.  A little roughing of the edges was done using the scissors edge.
  6. Stickles Stardust was added to the snowman, snowball, ground area, and sentiment as shown.  White Flower Soft was added to the pom-pom of the snowman's hat and the rim of the hat.

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The Bird & The Action Wobble:

  1. Remember the bird was left without gluing or 3D pop dots.  Here is how I mounted the Action Wobble.  I didn't want it to have a full wobble.  :-)  So I flipped it over.  Top becomes the bottom and vice versa.
  2. I punched a hole in the corner of the deckled die cut under the bird and snowball area.
  3. I trimmed around the small circle as shown in the first photo above.   Then I threaded it threw the hole like a corkscrew.
  4. Glue dots were used between the bottom of the Wobble and the rectangle base.
  5. Because the Wobble is reversed, a glue dot was added to the little round plastic circle center and then attached to the bird/snowball.  It moves but not enough to break the snowman arm.  The rest of the Wobble base on the bottom was trimmed to the edge of the die cut.


  1. The Ticking with Snowflakes was mounted to white cardstock.
  2. The snowman with bird on rectangle was mounted as shown with no pop dots on only the right-hand bottom corner.
  3. The sentiment was mounted with 3D Pop dots.
  4. Remnant ribbon was threaded under the image and a bow added with the Bow-Easy.
  5. Trimmed snowflakes from that background were trimmed and mounted on the ends with some of the same glitter.

Inside Card & Envy:

  1. Deckle scissors were used on leftover Ticking & Snowflake background for the inside and on envy as shown. 
  2. More trimmed snowflakes from the Snowflake only background were used as shown with added glitter glue.

That's it for this week on T&T.  See  you back here Thursday for our DT member's treat!!  Hope you week turns out great!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!