Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Coffee YAY

This card for the 2019 Spring | Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop is actually pretty simple to make. Named a "pinwheel card" I found the tutorial to make it HERE.  The sweet little coffee cup perched on the chipboard sentiment on the cards belly band is an old stamp from Stampin' Up. I stamped several of these sweet little cups on various scraps of patterned papers and stamped just the little heart shaped whiff of steam that rises from the coffee image on red vellum. The inside sentiment is computer generated. And the beautiful brown bow and ribbon were upcycled from a Christmas gift box of wonderful Dove Chocolates. Yummy.
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #384-#385 Anything Goes                    
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May     

I used another of the little Stampin' Up coffee cup images and the red vellum heart-shaped steam to decorate another card to enter in the 2019 Spring | Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog HopI stamped up several of the sweet little cups on various scraps of patterned papers. This card uses another one of those images, this time the image is attached to a scrap of cardboard that wraps around a pull-top coffee cup card. (I made the base for this card at a class several years ago but have no template. I'm thinking they are available on Pinterest. I'll have to look for one!)  The sentiment is one of Kelli Winnell's Friday Freebies. You can find it, and dozens more HERE.  
Entered into: 
Cute Card Thursday- #580 Anything Goes                                                        
Di’s Digi Stamps Anything But A Card                                                                

This is my second card for the Double D "Kentucky Derby Hat" challenge. I picked this wonderful image named "Emmy's Hat" from Sheepski Designs just for this challenge and LOVE it. [You can find the image HERE.] I colored Emmy and her hat with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. Decided to go with an unusual pale blue, white, grey and silver color scheme, so that the hat becomes the center of attention. I used the same technique that I employed to make a vintage hat on yesterday's post, cutting slits into the hat image so that I could pull tulle through to create a poufy veil. This time the white tulle has little sparkly silver accents that add a little bling.  I also tucked a few snips of delicate silver ribbon [that I inherited from my mom's craft stash] down into the tulle, plus added silver photo corners. The inside sentiment is from a Craftin Desert Diva Digi Set named "Magical Day." [You can find it HERE.] Am entering this card into several challenges including Sheepski Designs "Flower Power" [there are actually three robin's egg blue flowers hidden above the rim of the hat], Simon Says Monday Challenge "Add Something Metallic" [I attached the blue flowers to the hat with silver brads. You can see one peeking through the veil and silver ribbon], and Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration & Challenge- "Lace[there are snippets of precious silver ribbon from my mom's craft stash decorating the festive hat.]
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Kentucky Derby Hat [photo]                  
Sheepski Designs-#26 Flower Power                          
Cute As A Button-#44 Anything Goes [girls, girls, girls]
Simon Says Monday ChallengeAdd Something Metallic


  1. Really cool! I like all of your projects!

  2. Wow I love all of your projects. Great colors and style. So creative.

  3. Amazing once again, love each one!

  4. Oh wowzers, Kathy...this is divine. Such an over the top design, and I LOVE it!

  5. Lovely coffee cards, and WOW on that awesome hat card for Double D!

  6. What wonderful cards, love the pinwheel card and that interactive shaped card is FABulous.

  7. OMG, I love the pinwheel card. And once again, thanks for the link as I want to try that one, too. lol Your hat card is just STUNNING!!!

  8. I love that coffee cup card and how when you pull the tab you see the rest of the sentiment.

  9. WOWZA! Anther AMAZING creation for our challenge! Just GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Kentucky Derby Inspiration’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  10. So adorable! I love it. Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  11. Your coloring is awesome and that stamp is perfect for this challenge. Adding the net gives so much texture and the shadow effect with the circle is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Double Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us again.
    DD DT

  12. All of your creations look amazing! Really love your coffee cup shaped design! So fun!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  13. Fabulous creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Coordinator xx

  14. Wow, gorgeous card, Kathy! Love, love, love!! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration" Challenge.

  15. Super coffee cup creation. Thanks for sharing with us over on dis digi designs challenge. Carol xx

  16. Awesome card.

    Thanks for joining us at Sheep Ski Design



    DT Sheep Ski Design


  17. Beautiful card, lovely colours and great design also! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  18. Loving all your beautiful cards inside and out!

  19. I'm back with my Catch the bug hat on.. Great to see your cards again and so glad you shared your card over at Catch the bug. (sorry I'm late in commenting.. been crazy week)
    Billie A
    Catch The Bug
    Creative With Stamps
    Aud Sentiments
    Always Fun Challenges
    Colour Crazy Challenge
    Creations In Pink
    Crafty Gals Corner
    Crafty Catz

  20. WOW! So cool with the tulle!!!

  21. Beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Cute as a Button Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for https://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com/

  22. Fabulous creation, love the designs! Thank you for sharing with us over at Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry xx

  23. Awesome project! I love the way you have colored the image and the elegant hat looks amazing and so realistic with the tulle and silver ribbon .
    Thank you for joining us at Ching Chou Kuik's challenge blog

  24. Fabulous coffee cup project.....Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge :)
    Wendy xx

  25. What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month well. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)


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