You + Me = Coffee Time

Welcome back!

If you are looking for my Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop card, it is HERE. (TRY not to be totally shocked that I managed to post two in one day… I had a few weeks to prepare! lol!)


Today starts the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall Coffee Lovers Blog hop, so I thought this card – in fall orange and copper – would make a good introductory card:


Following social protocol, someone famous said something like: ‘You seem to be stressed – may I offer you a hot beverage?’ There have been plenty of friends with hot beverages in my stressful life lately, so I’m starting off with this simple card. I need to make a batch of them to thank each one of these dear friends!

There will be oodles of cards celebrating hot beverages in this week-long hop – Coffee, tea and cocoa, oh my! : )

I really like how that Tsukineko Brilliance pearlescent pigment ink shines. You can see it better in this picture:


Materials used:

  • Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor die
  • Spellbinders Kitty Play dies
  • Spellbinders Celebra’tions Cup for Two stamp set
  • Tsukineko Brilliance pigment ink – Pearlescent Rust
  • Versamark ink
  • Hampton Arts embossing powder – metallic copper
  • Dri-Mark pen – metallic green
  • Uniball Gell Impact pen – gold
  • Uniball Vision Elite pen – red
  • Pebbles Inc. Chalks – brown
  • Misc. cardstock and adhesive.

There’s plenty of time to join the fun at the Coffee Lovers blog hop and there are lots of prizes. you can get all the details here:

When I get it together, later in the week I will also have some blog candy, too, so be sure and check back in!

I’m also playing along with the following challenges with this card. You can click on the highlighted title to open a link with more info on eachspot of them:



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Classy All-Occasion Cards

Today I’d like to show you a couple of cards that look classy, but were quick and easy to get together:


This technique is SO easy: just heat emboss the stamped image – I was tickled to pull out a stamp that I hadn’t used yet. Next, spread some red, yellow and orange Gelatos over the embossed area and wipe with a baby wipe to mix the colors on the paper.


Then cut out  with a pretty Spellbinders die that embosses and de-bosses at the same time. I love using the handy Bow-it-All to make easy and pretty bows. Really Reasonable Ribbon has some great tutorial videos (HERE) showing how to use it (you could easily make your own apparatus to do this).

Ignoring the crooked ribbon on the second card, which do you like better, the black or the gold embossing? I’m still undecided, but leaning toward the gold.

Materials used:

  • Tim Holtz stamp: Flutter
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections detail embossing powders: gold & ebony
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos: Red, oranges and yellows
  • Spellbinders Gold labels 4
  • DCWV Bella Armoire cards
  • Misc. ribbon and adhesives

These cards were inspired by several challenges that I’ll be entering:




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