Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 27, 2017

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Hi! I’m very happy to be with you today with a 4th, and final, post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers! I have two paper-pieced die cut cards to share with you today.

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I used the CUTplorations Anywhere There’s Coffee Die.

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I also used the CUTplorations word die, “thanks”.

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I have a discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

I also used these lovely snowflake dies.

Here’s a quick slideshow of how I pieced together the travel mugs.

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slide007I continued to piece together the mugs (and then pieced in the snowflake and “thanks’ into the popped up mug) and dry embossed the group on the card front.

slide006  slide002I had a lot of fun using this technique. I love paper piecing and bold, bright, graphic designs.

Thank you, Amy and all of you coffee-lovers, I’ve been so glad to be with you as the Guest Designer for January at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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STAMPlorations – Holiday TAGplorations – Reminder 2

Hi! I’m excited to be here for  STAMPlorations with another reminder post for the first ever Holiday TAGplorations event.

I made a bunch of tags for the kick-off day and as a reminder the day before yesterday. You can see those here or here if you’d like. Remember to comment and link up over at the 4 November post. 🙂

Get ready for our 1st Holiday TAGplorations event!

I have 3 tags to share with you today.

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I heat embossed the framed coffee cup, masked off the mug, sponged on the red stripes and sponged on the brown around the edges.

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This next tag os a long one! I used the smallest die in the luggage tags die set and did some partial die cutting to make the tag base. The mugs are from the Anywhere There’s Coffee set. I fussy cut those. The rainbow cord is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, but I’m not sure if they carry it anymore.

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The next tag is another long one and could also be used as a bookmark. img_3561_edited-1I used the smallest rectangle in the Rectangle Nesting Dies and did some partial die cutting again. I also did some masking and elongated the Framed Tea Cups stamp.

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After heat embossing in white, I added Brusho Color Crystals and spray starch. I can’t decide if I’ll use this as a tag or put it in someone’s stocking as a bookmark. 🙂 I love rainbows. It would be fun to get one in my stocking on Christmas morning!

I hope that you enjoyed seeing these tags today. Thanks for stopping by!

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*When: Beginning November 4, Friday, 8 a.m. Pacific/Los Angeles Time (GMT-7)

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*Commenting and linking up is from November 4 to November 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (3 weeks)

*Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges & Hops winners post

*Prizes:
10 prizes (with a value of $178+) will be distributed among randomly drawn winners:
– (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the store
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the Luggage Tag Dies
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the ATC Tag Builder Dies
– (1) randomly drawn participant to the TAGplorations linky party will receive a $25 gift certificate to the store

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STAMPlorations – Holiday TAGplorations – Day 1

Hi! I’m excited to be here for  STAMPlorations for the first day of our Holiday TAGplorations event.

Get ready for our 1st Holiday TAGplorations event!

I have a bunch of tags to share with you today. img_3136_edited-1

I used the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies to make all of my tags. I also used lots of different ARTplorations stencils on these tags. Please see the bottom of the post.

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First, I’ll give you a closer look at the 5 Thanksgiving tags that I made.

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Printed with inked up real leaves

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I used Brusho Crystal Colors, heat embossing and ink-blending on the tag above.

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This next tag has a smooshed background as the tag base (variety of coral colored inks with red Stickles mixed in). I also stamped in red with the real leaves (attached) on the base tag, die cut another tag from a disposable coffee cup and added the inked up leaves to the fussy cut mug. img_3165_edited-1

I love the honeycomb stencil that I used on this next tag.

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As you can see, I designed, and then printed, my own digital sentiments on vellum. I included a PDF of the sentiments for you to use. Please click here or on the image below to be taken to the printable version.

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My own watercolored holly print.

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I hope that you enjoyed and were inspired by my tags today. Please do come and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Event details:

*When: November 4, Friday, 8 a.m. Pacific/Los Angeles Time (GMT-7)

*Where?

*Commenting and linking up is from November 4 to November 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (3 weeks)

*Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges & Hops winners post

*Prizes:
10 prizes (with a value of $178+) will be distributed among randomly drawn winners:
– (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the store
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the Luggage Tag Dies
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the ATC Tag Builder Dies
– (1) randomly drawn participant to the TAGplorations linky party will receive a $25 gift certificate to the store

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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. 🙂

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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.

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 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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