Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Extreme Cardmaking

Today's first entry into the 2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is a 3D Pop-up card. I usually like challenges in cardmaking and this one was extremely challenging to make! But the results are kind of nice. (Tutorial is here-
The sentiment (divided between the front and inside of the card) is a freebie from  (They have a ton of great coffee related sentiments. So fun!) And the coffee mug on the cover is a Jolee's sticker.

Entered into:   
2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop     (Coffeelovingcardmakers.Com/2018/05/2018-Spring-Summer-Coffee-Lovers-Blog-Hop) 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes  (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge             (
Sketch Saturday- Week #515                                          ( 

This little freebie from Gerday Steiner makes a really cute graduation card. I rolled a small rectangle of white paper into a diploma and tied a small piece of gold cord around it. Then cut his wing away from his body, inserted the diploma and taped the wing over it. A added a little bling with gold photo corners and gold stars, which I also carried over to the inside sentiment.
Entered into: 
Gerda Steiner Designs- Share you Designs Challenge                  ( 
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #201                            (

My third and final entry into the current SumMoreFun challenge is based on the top right photo on the mood board. I was excited to learn, via google, that Royal Enfield is a motorcycle brand, and it sounds like a pretty famous one. (However, I live in Wisconsin, the home of Harley Davidson, so it was a new name to me!) I used a motorcycle stamp (don't know the name of the company, it is no longer mounted) plus a sentiment that I found on Pinterest. I used a fun font to write it out and printed it off. To add the illusion of movement to the motorcycle I purposefully smudged the image, pulling my fingers through the ink before it dried.   (This works best if you stamp the image on glossy paper and gently pull the ink in the opposite direction of the desired movement.) Am also entering this card into several other challenges, one requires a masculine card, another requires a color scheme of B&W and one other color.
Entered into: Motorcycle
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board             (  (Add what inspired you; photo, colors, theme)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Masculine      (
Power Poppy- B&W with a pop of color             (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #334-335 Anything Goes       (


  1. I've been loving these pop up cards, yours is awesome Kathy!

  2. This is a darling sentiment, and I love the steam coming out of the coffee. Adorable!

  3. love the papers that you used. Great job with the pop up.

  4. Wonderful pop up. I have never tried one so I am admiring all those who do them.

  5. This is very cool! Love how the inside popup cup is 3D!!!

  6. Great projects and love your entry for SumMore Fun, the motorcycle is perfect for the mood board. Thanks for joining us
    ~DT Heather

  7. Love your Pop-up creation!!!
    Great cards!!!

  8. You really have been busy making cards! They are awesome! Pop up coffee is great, love the hoot owl, and the motorcycle is neat with the big stars! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

  9. Thank you for joining Challenge Artistic Inspiration
    DT Maria

  10. Very cool masculine card for the SumMore Fun mood Board Challenge! I love that motorcycle! Thanks for playing along with us this week! Have a great day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  11. Amazing pop up card, that's a great way to make that card interactive by continuing the sentiment from the front to the inside. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday! x Jessie

  12. Great Card! Super cute cards.. Thank you for joining us in our Mood Board Challenge at SumMoreFun Designs, Design Team Member, MaryAnn

  13. Okay, I am in love with that pop up coffee cup card! How fantastic! I also am so glad that you took the time to enter your motorcycle card into the SumMore Fun challenge. Have a great day!

  14. Love your cards! That pop-up card - holy cow! I love the stars on your motorcycle card - totally makes the card pop! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at SumMore Fun! ~DT Jamie

  15. The motorcycle card is great and what a neat tip on stamping. THanks for playing along at SumMore Fun mood board.

  16. Superb creations!
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


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