Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Coffee and Christmas

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.
Entered into:  
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
Entered into 
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                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                 
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
Entered into:  
Digi Doodle Studios- FB Challenge- Anything Goes May  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- We’re Going Around in Circles            
Di’s Digi Stamps- Include a Sentiment


  1. Awesome. I too have that fun lady and always brings a smile.

  2. Awesome card thanks for sharing at crafty Catz good luck in the draw

  3. I saw your card on the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop and thought I would pop by. Great projects!


  4. Great collection of cards! The last one with the little elf is super cute!! And what a fun way to open it up. Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  5. I'm back with my Do-Al(l)creative hat on.. Great creative craft bag. Love the sentiment on the bag. So glad you shared over at DAK.

  6. Hi Kathy,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    What a super card and that image is wonderful.
    Love your faulous design.
    Thank you ofr joining the Rudolf Challennge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  7. Great creations as always. Your colouring is beautiful. x

  8. Your coffee hop entries look great. I especially love the second one as that stamp is fabulous!

    And now with my official hat on, your Rudolph entry is so fun. Lovin' the vivid colours and humour of the inside page!

    Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

  9. Cute tag and fun card with that lady on it.

  10. Great bag..

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days

  11. Cute card. All your creations are great. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge.

  12. What a great idea to up-cycle your bag! Love it! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the STAMPlorations CAS gallery!


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