Sunday, December 17, 2017

25 Days of Christmas With Paper Sweeties

Hello, friends!  I hope that you've been hopping along in the 25 Days of Christmas with us at Paper Sweeties; but if you've missed any of the wonderful inspiration, you can find all the links on the Paper Sweeties Blog.  Have you seen the ADORABLE new sets?  Well, they're precious and they can be under YOUR Christmas tree (or in your craft room) with one quick stop to Paper Sweeties for some shopping.
I created this card with the new Meet Me Under The Mistletoe by stamping the ADORABLE Christmas tree twice and using the coordinating Meet Me Under The Mistletoe Sweet Cut to cut and layer them with 3-D tape to give it dimension.   I added some Gold Stickles on the star.  Isn't this stamp the cutest ever?  I absolutely LOVE it.  I finished off my card by adding some Robin Egg Sequins and Strawberry Sequins, and tying a bow with Frosting Seam Binding topped with Baker's Twine and tiny jingle bells.
Before I sign off today, I just wanted to show you real quickly how AWESOME this tree stamp from the Meet Me Under The Mistletoe stamp set looks embossed in white.  This time, it was stamped on dark brown paper and embossed with white which really makes it pop.  It's such an awesome stamp set, and I can't get enough of it.  The middle sentiment is from the new You Better Not Pout stamp set.
Tomorrow my talented teammate Jinny Newlin will be sharing another fabulous Paper Sweeties project with us all, and you won't want to miss that!  Paper Sweeties has such an adorable shop filled with the sweetest stamps, sweet cuts, seam binding, sequins and more to help you create something extra sweet.  We would LOVE to have you stop by Paper Sweeties!

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Paper Sweeties Blessings To You,
Karen

Friday, December 15, 2017

Sweet Iced Coffee Christmas Tag

I'm back!  .....and I'm sharing another fun Coffee-Themed Christmas card.  Like I've already mentioned, I created all my cards ahead of the Winter Coffee Blog Hop and got them all photographed and ready to roll for the hop because I've been travelling during the event.  But that doesn't mean that I haven't been checking out all the fabulous cards and projects that have been shared.
I made this sweet little double tag (a small tag on a larger tag) using more of the same Echo Park Season's Greetings patterned papers that I've been using throughout the hop.  The larger tag is from Paper Sweeties For You Sweet Cuts, and the smaller tag is from Paper Sweeties Stitched Tags #1.  I added lots of fabulous lace and ribbons, and I tucked in just a few Red Double-Head Stamens.
The cute little iced coffees that I stamped, cut, and colored before placing them on to my smaller tag are from a cute stamp set called Coffee Break from V's Sweet Ideas.  The (You Warm My Heart) sentiment is from Paper Sweeties, and it is stamped on an October Afternoon journalling sticker.  Pretty simple, but super cut and lots of fun.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

Blessings,
Karen

Winter Coffee-Loving Cardmakers' Blog Hop - Anything Coffee, Tea or Cocoa Related With a Winter Theme.  My cute iced coffees are from a cute stamp set called Coffee Break from V's Sweet Ideas.

ChouxChoux Paper Art VOSP - Lori Hairston's Visions of Sugarplums Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says "Stitch It" - I used TWO stitched tags (two different sizes) for this project.

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #435 - Photo Inspiration/Holidays

Four Christmas Lattes

Hello again, friends!  This may (possibly) be my final post for the Winter Coffee Blog Hop.  To be perfectly honest, I can't quite remember which one I scheduled to post the latest.  I've had SO much fun sharing my cards, tags and projects for this special event.  Oh, and believe me....I've enjoyed many coffees, teas, latte's and libations during the hop as well.  Here's a little tag I made to share with you featuring not one, but....FOUR lattes.
I cut a kraft tag using For You Sweet Cuts found at Paper Sweeties. I added some Echo Park patterned paper, ran some lace along my tag, and tied a bow to the end.  On top of my tag, I placed four coffee cups and covered each coffee lid with an alternating patterned paper (same piece of paper, but using both sides), and the coffee sleeves were cut from green corrugated cardboard.  The die I used for these coffee cups is called Little Bits - Coffee To Go from Taylored Expressions.
My bow on this tag was made using some lovely green ribbon from JoAnn's that I absolutely love, along with some Lipstick Red Seam Binding and Ivory Burlap String.  I used the Ivory Burlap String to attach some tiny rusty jingle bells and tucked in a tiny candy cane. The tiny little tag is from PTI, and it's stamped with a sentiment (I Love You Latte) from V's Sweet Ideas.
I hope I listed all my products used and answered any questions you might have.  I'm always happy to answer any questions people have about products used, or whatever.  It's fun chatting and making blog friends.  I hope you've really enjoyed the Winter Coffee Blog Hop.

Blessings to you,
Karen

Winter Coffee-Loving Cardmakers' Blog Hop - Anything Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa Related With Winter Theme.  This tag used Taylored Expressions die and V's Sweet Ideas stamp.  Links above.

ChouxChoux Paper Art VOSP - Lori Hairston's Visions of Sugarplums Challenge

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #435 - Photo Inspiration/Holidays

Merry Christmas.....With Coffee

Today was a sad day at my house.  My espresso machine stopped working!  I had to break down and go to Starbucks for my morning coffee, which I haven't done since I bought the espresso machine and started making my own vanilla lattes every morning.  I'm trying to "delime" my machine now, and I'm hoping to get it back up and running.  I'll keep you posted!
This card is one that I made before I took my trip.  I forgot to take pictures of it, so I wasn't able to share it until today but I'm happy to finally share it nonetheless.  I used some older October Afternoon patterned paper and sentiment piece.  I cut the coffee cup using a die-cut from Taylored Expressions called Little Bits - Coffee To Go.  I've used this one quite a bit for the Winter Coffee Blog Hop.
I also added some Double Head Flower Stamens, Lipstick Red Seam Binding and Dusty Olive Seam Binding.and I topped all that with a 14mm Flower Shaped Flatback Pearl Accent.  My coffee cup is at the bottom with a candy cane sticker on it, and I did a bit of machine stitching on my card as well.  Here's where I'm sharing my card:

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Winter Blog Hop - Anything Coffee, Tea or Cocoa Related - I used a die-cut from Taylored Expressions called Little Bits - Coffee To Go.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says "Stitch It" - I did some machine stitching on my card.

ChouxChoux Paper Art/VOSP - Lori Hairston's Visions of Sugarplums Challenge

Thanks for visiting,
Karen

The Most Wonderful Time

Welcome back once again!  It's hard to believe that today is already the last day of the Winter Coffee Blog Hop, but it is.  I've had a lot of fun creating and sharing my cards, and I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the fabulous creations shared.  One thing is for sure...we all love our coffee!
This card was made using some patterned papers from Carta Bella called Cabin Fever.  I loved the journalling cards, the plaid prints, and the warm winter colors in this collection.  I used the papers and one of the journalling cards, and I stamped my sentiment on it with Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.  I machine stitched the card, inked the edges, and added some sequins.
The coffee cup was cut from ivory Bazzill, some of the Carta Bella patterned paper, and the lid is cut using Taylored Expressions Little Bits - Coffee To Go from Midnight Wool Felt from Taylored Expressions.  I also added the holly leaves and berries cut from wool felt and I glittered them.  Under that I tucked some Ivory Burlap String and Navy Burlap String.   Here's where I'm linking my card:
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Winter Blog Hop - Anything Coffee, Tea or Cocoa Related

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Stitch It" - I machine stitched this card

ChouxChoux Paper Art - Lori Hairston's Visions of Sugarplums Challenge

I thank you again for stopping by to say hello!

Karen

Sending Warm Hugs & Kisses

It's hard to believe that today is already the final day of the Winter Coffee Blog Hop, but it's true.  There sure have been a lot of fabulous projects shared, and I've sure had fun linking up my coffee creations.  It's always so much fun pulling out all my coffee sets to create fun cards and projects for this special event.
This card was made using some Echo Park Season's Greeting patterned papers and border stickers, a kraft card base, a kraft tag cut from Paper Sweeties tag set called For You Sweet Cuts, and a Paper Sweeties coffee cup and steam from their Coffee, Yes Please Sweet Cuts.
Some ribbon, a green button, a plastic candy cane, border stickers, a black pearl accent, and a rusty paper clip are the finishing touches.  The sentiment (Sending Warm Hugs and Kisses) is from a Paper Sweeties set called Let It Snow.  I recently sent this card to my sweet blog friend, Bunny.  I'm sharing my card in the Winter Coffee Blog Hop.

Hope you're having an awesome day!
Karen

Winter Coffee-Loving Cardmakers' Blog Hop - Anything Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa related with a Winter theme.  This card uses a Paper Sweeties coffee cup and sentiment.

I Love You Latte!

Welcome by once again, dear blog friends!  I'm so glad you've stopped by again today as I share this sweet Christmas Coffee Card I created.  I used my Echo Park Season's Greeting patterned papers and sentiment/journalling card.  I added a small doily that I cut from vintage sheet music using a PTI  Doily Die-Cut Set and tucked it under the patterned papers in the lower left corner of my card to make a special spot for my coffee cup which was created using a sweet stamp set from V's Sweet Ideas set called Coffee Break.
I also attached a small rusty paper clip on the upper left side of the sentiment.   I attached a "bow" of sorts using a snippet of green ribbon, Red Center Stitched Burlap Ribbon, Maya Road Canvas w/ Black & Cream Ribbon, Lipstick Red Seam Binding, Ivory Burlap String and Natural Burlap String.
I tucked in a small piece of a Strawberry Paper Straw and hung a kraft mini tag from a small pear-shaped rusty pin that's stamped with a small (I Love You Latte') sentiment from V's Sweet Ideas set called Coffee Break (the same stamp set used for the coffee cup).  This is such a cute set.  It's older, but I pull it out for every Coffee Blog Hop!
Thanks so much for visiting!
Karen

Winter Coffee-Loving Cardmakers' Blog Hop - Anything Coffee, Tea or Cocoa Related With Winter Theme.  As linked above, my coffee cup and latte sentiment are both from a V's Sweet Ideas set called Coffee Break.

Choux Choux Paper Art - Lori Hairston's Visions of Sugarplums Challenge

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #435 - Photo Inspiration/Holidays