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.

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.

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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

You Warm My Heart Coffee Card

Hopefully by the time you're reading this post, you've already had at least one of your favorite coffee drink.  For me, it's among the first things I do each morning, and is an essential part of  my attempts at feeling "normal" or awake each day.  And now that I bought an espresso machine and everything I need to make my vanilla spiced lattes at home, I can have more than one on any day I choose.  That makes me VERY happy!
This card was made using a kraft card base and I added a strip of Echo Park patterned paper down the middle.  I added some Natural Burlap String and rusty jingle bells, and I added a kraft tag that's cut using Paper Sweeties adorable tag die called For You Sweet Cuts and the sentiment is also Paper Sweeties, and is from their You Warm My Heart stamp set.  The coffee cups are from a cute die-cut set called Little Bits - Coffee To Go by Taylored Expressions.
As you can see, I also added a wooden button that's tied with Red Burlap String.  I used the Little Bits Coffee To Go coffee cups, and topped the one with a tiny Papertrey Ink die-cut red glittered heart.  I used a small piece of corrugated cardboard, and all the patterned papers are from Echo Park Season's Greetings.

Here's the hop information:

Winter Coffee Blog Hop - Anything Coffee, Tea or Cocoa Related with a Winter theme.  This card uses a Taylored Expressions die-cut called Little Bits - Coffee To Go.

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge Blog/Simon Says "Stitch It" - I used a stitched tag on my card.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop

Welcome by my blog today, friends!  I hope that you've arrived here by way of Bonnie's Blog for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop; but if not, you can get started and caught up very easily by clicking here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  All of today's projects feature ribbons found in this month's Ribbon Club Assortment (photo below); and at the end of the blog hop, one lucky person who answers the final question will win this lovely ribbon assortment!
I decided to make a gift tag for today's project. I used a piece of the 5/8" Delicate Stitched Satin Metal Gray, and the 5/8" Delicate Stitched Satin Black from the December Ribbon Club Assortment as well as some 3/8" Vanilla Satin With Gold Metallic Edge, Gold Metallic String, and I topped the bow with a 14mm White Flower Shaped Flatback Round Pearl.
I used black card stock as well as a shiny gold paper for the base of the tag and the coffee cup accent pieces.  I also tucked in lots of beautiful Gold Double Head Stamens, Black Double Head Stamens, and Baby Pink Double Head Stamens around the tiny tag and 14mm White Flower Shaped Flatback Round Pearl.
The next stop on today's hop is at Kathy's Blog, and I know she has prepared something AMAZING to share with you.  Don't forget to hop to the end and answer the question on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Thanks again for visiting!
Have a blessed week,
Karen

Winter Coffee-Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop - Anything Coffee, Tea or Cocoa related with a Winter theme.  I decided to create a Christmas Gift Tag to put on a package for my daughter who LOVES coffee.  The coffee cup is from Paper Sweeties, and it's from their Coffee Yes Please Sweet Cuts.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Stitch It" - I used a Papertrey Ink Stitched Berry Wreath Die as my base.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Simon Says "Winter/Holiday" Cards and Projects

Three Amigos Challenge #9 - Silver and Gold - Thanks for the invitation to play along, Lisa.  I'll look forward to playing along in the future with some of my favorite CTMH products!

May Your Coffee Be Strong

Welcome by again, blog friends!  I hope that by this point in your day that you've had at least one cup of coffee, if not more.  I'm just about to go get my second latte of the morning.  While it's probably lunch time for some of you, I'm slow getting started in the morning and I need a couple cups of coffee before I'm ready for much of anything.
This card was made with some patterned paper scraps (two different pieces from two completely different companies) that I inked and glued together.  I added half of a white doily, some Red Flower Stamens, and green wool felt die-cut holly leaves.  The holly berries are little berries that I got in a HUGE package years ago.  I also tucked some Olive Green and Ivory Burlap String under the cluster.  As I've mentioned before, the coffee journalling card is from a sheet by ADORNit! that I colored with my Copics.
I appreciate your visits to my blog SO very much, and I would be thrilled to have you become a NEW FOLLOWER.  For those who become a new blog follower on my blog during the Winter Coffee Blog Hop and leave me a comment saying they did so, I will draw one name to win an antique floral frog (for photographing your cards).

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Winter Blog Hop - Anything Coffee, Tea or Cocoa Related - I used an ADORNit! coffee journalling card.

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