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  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Curvy Christmas and Dies, three different colors.

    Curvy Christmas and Dies Have you checked out this Curvy Christmas and dies?? How about the fun Curvy bundle?? Well, I did a Facebook live. Which one?? The card on the top, here. This set was sooo fun…. I could not stop. Using each of the three different DSP colors. The same patterns in Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce. Plus, of course, Whisper White. Hold on to your hat, because you can use these stamps either straight OR curve them to match the curve in the dies. WOOOOHOO! All of the stamps in the set are photopolymer, those are the ones that you can see through. That means…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday

    Fall themed Birthday Card for Coffee and Cards

    Fall themed Birthday card. Do you like themes to your cards?? This Fall themed Birthday card is perfect for you. I mixed a few sets this time. The Gather Together stamp set and the fun Autumn punch pack. Both of these are bundles in the Aug-Dec Mini catalog. Why did I mix the two?? Well, I love the pumpkins and large maple leaf in the Gather Together stamp set. And we needed the small sized leaves from the punch pack. You can check the live that has been added to my YouTube videos. Have you subscribed yet?? Be sure to do so while you are checking out the live for…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Hello Handsome from Pallet Thoughts

    Hello Handsome from Pallet Do you struggle with Masculine cards?? Hello Handsome from Pallet Thoughts will help you with that… You guys know that I love my Stamparatus!! And that I love Pallet wood. You can get the full step by step here. Using the Stamparatus for a full 4 x 11 piece of “wood”. Then using it for a just a couple cards! First looking at the “It’s a good day”. Crumb Cake and Early Espresso with a few leaves. Braided Linen Trim to “tie” it all together! I did dig into the bits and pieces container for the leaves. Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pig and Highland Heather in both…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Mystery Card Night

    Fifth Seven days of Haunting Halloween – Fun Folds

    Fifth Seven days of Haunting. Ohhh, I am so ready for Halloween … great card ideas AND fun treats a plenty!! This Fifth – Seven days of Haunting Halloween post has both! Two of these projects are from different Coffee and Cards videos and the third is from Mystery Card Night. Card one from the 10/17 Coffee and Cards episode. I loved the inspiration card and needed to do another. Halloween is fun with bats and spiders. Not scary spiders but cute ones!! RIGHT!!! This fun fold… fits in a regular envie!! Bonus!! The “pop up” style card is fun and pretty easy to make with a few scores. Adding…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Fourth Seven days of Haunting Halloween ideas.

    Fourth Seven days of Haunting Ohhh we are on the Fourth, Seven days of Haunting?? This little cutie was a Coffee and Cards, card. You can check it out over on facebook only. This Happy pumpkin is from the Everything Essential bundle. Yes, this is a stamp set and punch bundle. I love to be able to save 10%. During the Coffee and Cards video This really started out as a different idea. I was going to use the punch to line the card with tags and then our little cutie. Ohh, but that was a disaster!! YIKES!!! Although we were able to use several pieces, some just got tossed.…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Jar of little Hellos, Coffee and Cards.

    Jar of little Hello’s Does this layout look familiar?? Check out this post. Okay, not exactly, but similar. We created this during an episode of Coffee and Cards. This jar of little hellos includes the jar punch the coordinating stamp, Jar of Flowers. Add in a couple circle punches some ribbon. Playful Pattern DSP has the watercolor look. However, which sentiment? When you have the Itty Bitty Greetings it could be, a little hello, many thanks, hey friend or even I miss you. Yes, it really does have ALL of those! Here is another fun thought… this design could be ANY color. Which would you choose? Hugs and Have a…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Sunflower Bits and Pieces container too!!

    Sunflower, Bits and Pieces… So you know that I have been trying to hit the Bits and Pieces container more often. This live was fun and as always filled with tips!! Here is what you will want to grab to recreate… Sunflower Bits and Pieces…. Sunflowers dies Jar Punch Harvest Hellos Celebration Labels dies When working from the Bits and Pieces there is going to be a hodge podge of things. But dang, this turned out too cute not to share, right?? Okay, we have done SEVERAL sunflower cards. Check this one, and this one. Do you collect sunflower seeds?? Do you use the flowers for the birds? I do…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping

    Round 2 World Cardmaking Day…. small sunflowers.

    Round 2 World Cardmaking Day… Did you miss out on Round 2 World Cardmaking day?? Did you miss the first post?? click here. Are you unsure what World Cardmaking day is?? That is an all day sweep of cardmaking. Plus a fun excuse for friends to gather, make cards AND send them the next week. Let me explain, I make cards almost every day. But others do not. Do you need a reason?? Or, is this a way to relax and use the other side of your brain?? How lucky for me I get to do this all the time!! Starting off with some stamps, ink and paper. The card…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards

    2020 World Cardmaking Day Cards – Sunflowers

    2020 World Cardmaking Day Look Familiar?? 2020 World Cardmaking Day, Was just a great day to make sunflowers. You can catch the live over on YouTube here. These fall colors and simple layout just make me happy. You?? However, you will notice, that the one on the right has a slightly larger border. Did you notice?? Which do you like?? I love how the cardbase brings out the flower color. Are you curious about the colors?? Cajun Craze and Bumblebee are the perfect fall colors. Plus, they are the perfect sunflower colors. I would like to talk about sentiment for a minute. I personally needed Thank You cards, but with…

  • Coffee and Cards

    This or That for flowers and leaves.

    This or That flowers or leaves?? Have you played This or That?? Well back in September we did for Coffee and Cards. I had soo much fun. Here is how it started. I had two cardstock piles neutrals or colors. Gave the “folks” that joined, a choice. Next we stepped it down one more time. The colors you see here or there were greens and oranges. All were fun fall-ish colors and coordinated GREAT!! Any would have worked for either This or That Flowers, Leaves. You know where they took it. Next?? Flowers or Leaves?? Flowers was by far the winner. YEAH!! Small Bloom punch you know it is a…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Plaid Tidings Two Ways, a little or a lot.

    Plaid Tidings Two Ways. Are you a plaid lover?? You know I sure am!! These cards give you options. Yes, Plaid Tidings two ways, a little or a lot? There are also ways that you can tone down some of that plaid. I added in the one of the middle labels to show how. A second idea is to take a smaller section of it, or you can just add the leaves in the plaid for a very small add. I am going to share with you… that I am on my second pack of this Plaid Tidings DSP. Yes, I sure did purchase the Plaid Tidings Suite. Did you…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  Fancy Fold

    You are Wonderful – Slimline, Rooted in Nature.

    You are Wonderful Slimline. I love how the “You are Wonderful (Slimline)” sentiment fits inside the big tree die. Grab your Stampin’ Blends out to color your leaves. The Plaid Tidings DSP helped me pick with colors to use. The brisk weather the last couple days is getting me ready for the fall cards. How about you?? I shared how to create this card on a Facebook live here. All that you need for this one is the Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots dies and cardstock to match your plaid that you picked. The twine and ribbon combo is one of my favorites. Wrap your Linen Thread around…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Coloring Sunflowers using the Stampin’ Write Markers.

    Grab your Regals to Color Sunflowers using the Stampin’ Write Markers. That is my go to color family for fall. Darker yellow, a couple different oranges, greens and reds too. Yes, the perfect fall color family! However pairing the Very Vanilla helps to darken the colors just a little. Curious how I created this card? Check out the Tuesday edition Coffee and Cards for the full run down. Yes, I sure did mix the colors to get the sunflowers to look like this! I did the same with a few of the leaves also! Have your gotten your markers out and played with lately? WHAT? You don’t have any? Well…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold

    8/22 Coffee and Cards Fun Folds

    Two fun fold cards. On 8/22 Coffee and Cards we took a look at a fun fold idea. The fold concept is the same, but the orientation is different. I do love how the Stitched Rectangles and the Stitched So Sweetly (bundle stamp and dies) fits together. Yes, they are slightly skinnier but still look GREAT!! You can see the difference in this picture on the left. How do you feel about that?? I can totally live with it. Have you tried out the Beautiful Friendship stamp set yet?? It is a distinctive stamp set, I love how it creates the dimensional all with one stamp. Need another look at…

  • Coffee and Cards

    DSP and Lovely You Bundle for two different looks.

    Grab your DSP and Lovely You bundle. I love versatility. The In Good Taste DSP and Lovely You bundle can be both masculine and feminine. Really it just depends on the pattern you choose. These two cards are good examples. You can see the step by step in the live here. Grab you 1/2 inch to 1 inch scraps to create all those lovely layers and extra patterns. I just realized what the card on the left needed. And I sure wish that I would have figured that out during the live. I am not going to tell you because I will share it when I put that one together.…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold

    Thinking Thursday Pop Up, Friend or Smile??

    Thinking Thursday Pop Up card… Dontcha love em?? Erica asked on Thinking Thursday how to do a Pop Up card. Here is your answer. This one is a fun and can be pretty simple, REALLY!!! Check out the video down on the bottom for step by step. You will want to grab the following…. Daisy Lane stamp set Medium Daisy Punch Daisy Punch Window Sheets Wink of Stella 1 1/2 Circle punch 2 Circle punch Gold Glitter Enamel Dots Keep in mind these are suggestions. However, they sure did turn out cute. Working with Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana cardstock. You will need to punch out 10 daisies two different…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring

    More Simple and Stepped Up, Free as a Bird

    More Simple and Stepped Up Are you looking to try “stepping up” your projects. Here is a more simple and stepped up version, using all the same supplies. Which supplies you ask?? Free as a Bird Flowers for Every Season DSP 2020-2022 In-Color Cardstock 2020-2022 In-Color Ink Wink of Stella 2020-2022 In-Color Enamel Dots Cinnamon Cider Ribbon Starting with the more simple version. Stamp your image and grab your Wink of Stella. Using the ink pads to add small sections of shimmery color. Add a splash of color with the DSP in the background. Keeping all the same things. However making the DSP a little bigger and and adding a…

  • Coffee and Cards

    8/25 Coffee and Cards Challenge Card??

    8/25 Coffee and Cards I know you saw yesterdays card. This however was the card we made live on 8/25 Coffee and Cards. I really love how all the parts came together! The fun colors and coloring made easy!! WoooHOOO!! Do not forget that the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss will be available for customers to purchase on Tuesday September 1. You can check out the unboxing video here. I am so sad that you could not see all the embossed leaves in the live video. Thankfully this photo does a GREAT job of showing off all that embossing. I only used the Nature’s Roots dies. You might be able to…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards

    Global Design Project #255

    It sure has been a LONNNg time since we have participated in a Global Design Project #255. This theme really spoke to me. I actually created one card in the facebook live and changed my mind. I will share that tomorrow. This card, a new SlimLine card uses the extra trees that we colored in the Coffee and Cards live. You will want to grab your Rooted in Nature stamps and Nature’s Roots dies. I do not know about you, but a little cooler temperatures would be nice. I will say some rain would be even better. Anyway, how about making those trees?? Notice how each tree looks a little…

  • Coffee and Cards

    8/8 Coffee and Cards Posted for You.

    Coffee, Posted for You. Coffee and Cards from a couple weeks ago… dang!! Grab your Wink of Stella so we can color!! WHAT??? Using the Posted for You Bundle those little birds are just super cute! I used the Just Jade and Gray Granite for the cardstock and ink. Punch, punch and punch… You could use different colors for that “stamps” if you wanted. I was using things that were already on the craft table believe it or not. Girl’s Night left overs. Using my Wink of Stella as a paint brush… just a little dip in the ink. See the video for a view of the light touch you…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Best Year Bundle for a Thank You card.

    Yes, Best Year Bundle… I do love me some plaid! OHHH, yes, grab your favorite plaid shirt!! Use that for inspiration on the colors. Go BOLD!! Have some fun with it! The Best Year Bundle is a perfect addition to the fall line up! I do have to share that I think this is my new go to Thank You sentiment. However, the size and the font could go either way really!! I think I love the little cork flower. The Small Bloom punch adds a little bit of cuteness to the card. Did you notice that the plaid is cut in half?? The Plaid die measures about 4 1/2…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Love you more than… Coffee or the new machine??

    Okay, Love you more than… It really is not something that I can really pick which… You know how I am with my coffee. However, this new Cut and Emboss machine is pretty darn amazing. The “sandwich” is pretty close to the old Stampin’ Up! machine too. I know that on Girl’s Night the girls did really like it. Please do not make me pick.. Did your grandma, mother or YOU have those plastic coffee cups that look like this one?? Mine sure did… It sure was a fun memory to remember. I took me a little bit to try and remember why the little “stars” has a memory. Once…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Happy Birthday Confetti Shaker card… Yes!

    Happy Birthday Shaker Card.. Using the So Sentimental Bundle for a Happy Birthday Shaker card. Did you catch the Coffee and Cards I did out at my parents house?? OHHH, that broadband internet is just AMAZING!! Fingers crossed that the bill passes so that I can get it sooner rather then later. ANYWAY, Pull out your circle punch, sequins and window sheets. In addition to all that you will need Foam Strips…. Check out the video for the step by step walk through… What do you think, maybe some more sequins?? That is always the thing… it is either not enough or too many. Do not be afraid to mail…

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??

    Memories and More for some quick cards.

    Memories and More for some quick cards. The Flowers for Every Season has a beautiful Memories and More pack. Let’s talk Memories and More for quick cards!! The Cinnamon Cider we did not even have to stamp. DANG!! And trust me we could have found a perfectly wonderful sentiment for the Misty Moonlight too! Check out the Live… Here is the thing… I have several cards in my stash, but sometimes just not the right one. Why not have these fun packs on hand?? You can head over to my store and check out the couple of them and there will be a new one for the holiday book too!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Stamparatus and Beautiful Friendship

    Stamparatus and Beautiful Friendship.. Using either, Whisper White (left) or Very Vanilla the Stamparatus did make Beautiful Friendship a card front to remember. Ohhh I wanted to be sure to mention that this was a Coffee and Cards class. Be sure to catch the replay on facebook here. I love the Stamparatus and how easy it really is to get a GREAT image. However, the best part how you can create this “wreath” look while only moving the cardstock. My video will help you set up the Stamparatus and the stamping. What color ink would you choose? Do you need a second reason to get this stamp set?? Here is…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Ornate Garden Flowers two ways.

    Ornate Garden Flowers… Did you catch the Coffee and Cards when we made these?? The Ornate Garden Flowers was a great way to show the two different looks that you can get depending which side of the paper you use. Pull in the Lovely You Bundle and a few different flowers and BEAUTIFUL. Would you agree?? How about a closer look?? For the more whimsical look the cute flower side and some small bloom punch outs. Can you see the new Butterfly Gem embellishments?? (clapping) Ohhh they sure are super cute. The colors are the 2019-2021 In-Colors. I think I just love them!! Here is fun idea too… Pull out…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  YouTube video

    Stampin’ Write vs Stampin’ Blends

    Stampin’ Write vs Stampin’ Blends markers… I would like to take a second to talk you through the different marker types that Stampin’ Up! offer… Starting with Stampin’ Write markers. These are a water based marker just like our ink pads. You can use them on your stamps to “color” an image or choose a water to highlight. Next is the Stampin’ Blends. They are an alcohol based marker. Quick to dry, easy to use to color a pearl and wonderful to color an already stamped image. Which would you choose Stampin’ Write vs Stampin’ Blends?? Water based sample… For both the Stampin’ Write AND Stampin’ Blends I choose the…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Tags of Thanks using So Sentimental Bundle

    Tags of Thanks With needing to send out some catalogs and prizes the So Sentimental bundle will make the perfect Tags of Thanks. Add in a few pieces of bling, a few flowers and of course butterflies!! What would you have added?? Funny how just adding a couple things different they all kinda change. I would even change the orientation of the base piece. Change up the layers too. You can follow along step by step with the facebook live. I am sorry this one has not been uploaded to youtube. I will work on that. Are you already a subscriber to my YouTube channel. Do you want to be…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Happy Birthday to the U.S.A.

    Celebrating with Family?? I hope that you had an amazing 4th of July. Poor Joe had to work, but I did enjoy some hot dogs and potato salad. Also enjoyed a few fireworks, thanks to my awesome neighbors. I also enjoyed spending time with you during this mornings facebook live. Which has also been added to youtube. Sorry everyone for the weird internet issues this morning… No idea. But thankful you could join in the crafty red, white and blue fun this morning. I wanted to share that there is more to just a tag, right!! Wait until you see tomorrows post… taking it just one step further. Hugs and…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    6/27 Coffee and Cards plus a peak at Geodes and Gemstones.

    Some summer fun cards ideas… Do you love a fun mason jar idea?? Have you seen the Mason Jar Shaker Domes?? I think they are just super cute! So many ideas to put inside. For the facebook live on 6/27 a few sequins and butterflies seemed like a great idea. If you want to see the whole step by step you can check it either on facebook or.. I would love for you to be able to make these cards yourself, so here is a closer look … Surprised to see butterflies?? haha, I am sure you are not!! However, when I think of summer and jars, I think of…