I am posting a few more cards I’m entering into the week-long Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that focuses on my favorite beverage- COFFEE!
For the first, I made a gift bag to enter the Do-Al[l] Kreative challenge which requires a box or bag with no images/stamps. I used a corrugator to add texture to a brown lunch bag (that had held a few yummy scones from a neighborhood coffee shop. I was able to upcycle it because the scones had been secured in plastic wrap.) I upcycled, folded the top down, and punched a few holes. I then made a gift tag with a phrase die from Stamplorations that I’ve had for nearly a year but never used (so I can enter it into the NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff)! Challenge. I adhered the die to an upcycled scrap of a Kleenex box and attached the tag with to the git bag with a scrap of black ribbon.
· Die Image- Stamplorations (Java Great Day Phrase)
· Striped background paper- from an upcycled Kleenex box
· Corrugator, paper punch, lunch bag, and scrap of black satin ribbon.
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #41 Twister-Sister (Boxes/Bags + No Image-Stamp)
NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff)!- Challenge # 14
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Recycle
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Encouragement
Stamplorations- May CAS: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #440-441 Anything Goes
My second card for the Coffee Lovers Blog hop features one of my favorite character stamps from Art Impressions named “Super Maude.” I actually have a red rubber version that I purchased over 20 years ago, but I checked and she is still available as one of AI’s “Golden Oldies”! I love the snarky attitude that she exudes, and I often pair them with sentiments like the one I used for this card. I’ve always loved that Maude has a smiley face mug, so I was excited when I found a freebie smiley mug that I printed off and fussy-cut to add a bit of fun to the inside sentiment!
· Image- Art Impressions Clear Stamp (Super Maude)
· Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
· Sentiments- Computer Generated
· Smiley Face coffee cup- Freebie found HERE.
· Assorted background papers and scraps of vellum (cut into steam swirls) from my stash
Art Impressions- #283 All Layered Up
CoffeeLoversCardmakers.com- 2020 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #507
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #5-2020
My final card this posting is a square trifold that features an adorable Elf from Digi Doodles. The circle sentiment on the front and elf shoes on the inside are freebies, and the inside sentiment is computer generated. After coloring the cute little elf, I decided to use some scraps of Christmas papers to paper piece the ornaments. A bit of shading with a grey marker and highlighting with a white gel pen gave a bit of realism to the ornaments. I’m entering this card into several challenges including Simon Says Monday Challenge (my card incorporates several circles plus the red patterned paper features lime green circles and dots, which I fussy-cut and added to the back of the cutout to add some color and continuity between the card sections.)
· Elf digi- Digi Doodles (Elf Gift Surpise)
· Front sentiment (and elf shoes on the inside)- Birdscards Freebie (HERE)
· Inside sentiment- Computer Generated
· Assorted patterned papers from my stash
Digi Doodle Studios- FB Challenge- Anything Goes May
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #491 Anything GoesDi’s Digi Stamps- Include a Sentiment