The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Chevron Crazy (x2) + Brusho Crystal Colours

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today.

I have a bright card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

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Speaking of “lovers”……STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

Here’s a closer look at my card:img_2407edited

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

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 Besides the stamps from Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set,  I also used the ARTplorations stencil Chevron Crazy.

img_2401_edited-1How I made this card:

  1. I made the background by reverse stenciling with Brusho Crystal Colours and the Chevron Crazy stencil.
  2. I used the stencil in the traditional way and sponged green, blue and purple ink on white card stock.img_2422edited
  3. I stamped the travel coffee cup onto the sponged background. SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview
  4. I fussy cut the cup.img_2405edited
  5. Matted the chevron panel in Kraft.
  6. Stamped the sentiment.img_2421edited
  7. Added the matted panel to the card base.
  8. Attached the cup with foam tape.img_2406edited

 I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations Products used on the chalkboard card in this post:

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Leaves & Hearts

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today.

Today I have another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH. img_2369edited

    STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

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 Besides the stamps from Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set,  I also used the ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil and  the ARTplorations stencil Hearts in Bubbles.

How I made this card:

  1. I made the background with some Brusho color crystals on water color paper.
  2. After allowing the panel to dry, I sponged on a variety of colored leaves. The colors were inspired by The Card Concept’s inspiration photo. (Mixed Media)img_2384edited
  3. I stenciled hearts onto another piece of water color paper.
  4. I stamped the cup onto the heart panel.img_2383edited
  5. I fussy cut travel coffee cup. SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview
  6. I sponged some pink onto the cup.
  7. I added white accents on the cup.
  8. I stamped the sentiment.img_2371edited
  9. I die cut the leaf panel with the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.
  10. I attached the cup with foam tape.
  11. Attached the panel to the card base.img_2372edited

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Framed – Masculine

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today. I know your time is precious and hope that you enjoy your visit.

I’m not a coffee fan myself, but my husband likes it a lot. So, I have grown to think of coffee with a warm feeling because the smell of it means that he’s probably home.🙂

I Love Coffee

Today I have a another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

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    STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

Here’s a closer look at my card:img_2318edited

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

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 How I made this card:img_2317edited

  1. I stamped the cup  and the sentiment onto the inside of a Tazo black tea box.SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-previewimg_2391edited
  2. I fussy cut the cup.
  3. Added black accents to the pattern.img_2320edited
  4. Made a frame (made with 2 CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies).preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-Rectangle
  5. Attached the frame to the card base with foam tape.
  6. Added white accents to the sentiment and card with white gel pen.
  7. Attached cup the card base with more foam tape.img_2312edited

 I enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. I have a new STAMPlorations Mixed Media (two-sided mini chalkboard) tutorial up for September.🙂

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You can take a peek over at my post here and/or  head over to the blog to see the entire tutorial.

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Framed – Sunflower

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today. I know your time is precious and hope that you enjoy your visit.

I’m not a coffee fan myself, but my husband likes it a lot. So, I have grown to think of coffee with a warm feeling because the smell of it means that he’s probably home.🙂

I Love Coffee

Today I have another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

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    STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview

This was a pretty simple card to make.

  1. I stamped with the cup onto a page from the Color Blooms Coloring Book.colorbloomscover
  2.  Fussy cut the cup.
  3. Colored it with oil pastels.

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  4. Made a frame with the CUTplorations stitched rectangle die.
  5. Matted with a larger.
  6. Stamped the sentiment (Big Greetings)  and colored with a red Copic.
    Here’s another look at my card:

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I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. I have a new STAMPlorations Mixed Media (two-sided mini chalkboard) tutorial up for September.🙂

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You can take a peek over at my post here and/or  head over to the blog to see the entire tutorial.

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations Products used on the chalkboard card in this post:

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Framed – Hearts

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today. I know your time is precious and hope that you enjoy your visit.

I’m not a coffee fan myself, but my husband likes it a lot. So, I have grown to think of coffee with a warm feeling because the smell of it means that he’s probably home.🙂

I Love Coffee

Today I have a another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

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    STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

Here’s a closer look at my card:img_2324edited

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview

 Besides the stamps from Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set,  I also used the ARTplorations stencil Hearts in Bubbles.

How I made this card:

  1. I made the background by sponging green , yellow, orange and red ink through the heart stencil.
  2. I carefully fussy cut the mug out of the panel and set it aside for another project.img_2323edited
  3. I stamped the cup and the ombré sentiment onto white cardstock.
  4. I attached the cup-heart frame to the with panel with foam tape.img_2341edited
  5. Matted the panel in black.
  6. Attached the panel to the card base yellow base.img_2335edited

 I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. I have a new STAMPlorations Mixed Media (two-sided mini chalkboard) tutorial up for September.🙂

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You can take a peek over at my post here and/or  head over to the blog to see the entire tutorial.

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Circles

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today. I know your time is precious and hope that you enjoy your visit.

I’m not a coffee fan myself, but my husband likes it a lot. So, I have grown to think of coffee with a warm feeling because the smell of it means that he’s probably home.🙂

I Love Coffee

Today I have a 3rd card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

img_2302edited    STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

Here’s a closer look at my card:img_2308edited

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview

 Besides the stamps from Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set,  I also used the ARTplorations stencil Flourishes and STAMPlorations Big Greetings.

How I made this card:img_2304_edited-1

  1. I made the background by sponging on parts of circles through a homemade stencil.
  2. I did some reverse stenciling by inking up the flourishes stencil and stamping onto water color paper.img_2309_edited-1
  3. I then sponged orange ink through the stencil into the negative spaces.
  4. I stamped the travel coffee cup on top off the stenciled watercolor paper. SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview
  5. I fussy cut the cup.
  6. I added black circles with Sharpie around the colored circles.
  7. I stamped the sentiment.img_2309edited
  8. Attached the cup with foam tape.
  9. Matted the panel.
  10. Attached the panel to the card base.img_2304_edited-1

 I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. I have a new STAMPlorations Mixed Media (two-sided mini chalkboard) tutorial up for September.🙂

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You can take a peek over at my post here and/or  head over to the blog to see the entire tutorial.

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations Products used on the chalkboard card in this post:

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Stencil Sunday – September 25

Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

I have a bunch of ATCs to share with you today. They are in various stages of completion.

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To make these, I used a variety of ARTplorations stencils and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too. I am an ATC newbie and am just now discovering how fun these can be to make! The ARTplorations stencils, Some Birds, Retro Circles, Happy Flowers and Hearts All Over which I used on these all are beautiful and fun to play with.

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Here’s a look at the reverse side of some of my ATCs.

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You can see some of these ATCs stored in this holder that I made:

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

P.S. If you’d like to know more about how I made the ATC holder itself, please head over here.

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 ARTplorations Products used in this project: Some Birds, Retro Circles Stencil,  Happy Flowers Stencil andHearts All Over

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