• Coffee and Cards

    Bits Pieces and Misc other things left over.

    Alright, I have a Bits, Pieces and Misc container that is COMPLETELY full. Ohh man, just tooo much!! So when this get overwhelming for me I pull it out and see what we can create. There really is sooo much. Enough for 6 GREAT cards and still have more leftovers to use. NOTE: there are many retired items in this container. The best example is that coffee cups on the bottom right (last year??). Several of the other items are soon to retire. Here is the list… Hey Chick dies (while supplies last) Seabed 3D embossing folder (retiring May 2021) Butterfly Duet Punch (retiring May 2021) Butterfly Beauty dies (retiring…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Happy Spring Easter Mom, Pretty Perennial

    Happy Spring Easter Mom. I went to go and see Mom a few weeks ago, Happy Spring Easter Mom. I brought Mom the card we created in Coffee and Cards. So Here is Mom with her ‘Happy Spring’ version of the card. It made her happy to have such a cheerful card. It made me smile to see her smile too. And once again I gave the card away before taking a photo. yeah I know…. Anyway, I had parts and pieces left out so I made another. This one was slightly different. I added the Easter that was already cut and did a little rearranging of the stamps too.…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Masculine Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Saying Farewell Part One… Fruit, Snow and Guys

    Saying Farewell Part One We are getting down to it, Saying Farewell, Part One. Here is the first of three. These five cars are form two different classes. One was Girls Night and the second was Coffee and Cards. The fun stamp set called Cute Fruit. Please can you remind me why we have not played with it again?? So many things, sooo Little time!! This stamp set is calling for summer!! Maybe even some fun spring break punch?? As you can see with the above photo – layers, simple stamping and even some fun, Shimmery Crystal Effects make this set happy. Here is our second review for tonight. This…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1,  Love it, Chop it,  Technique

    It Started with $1 Happy April Strong and Beautiful

    It Started with $1 I know, it has been too long since we have done… It Started with $1. Here we are April 1st and I know I have at least three lined up!! WoooHOOO!! So for this one, it all stared with a trip to Dollar Tree. I found this cute chalk board. I knew I could use it. But the wood was super light. and the back was plain… hummm I got Mom to help!! We have a family friend that was the victim of a shooting. So knowing that Mom might like to help be create this gift. I went out to Illinois to see what she…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  No Stamping??

    No Stamping dare you for a Saturday live.

    No Stamping dare you Not too often, but try a No Stamping dare you… We always have fun. And yes, Stampin’ Up! provides the means to do this with the Memories and More cards. I was excited to see that this set is on deep discount due to the catalog retiring. WooooHOOOO!! Who does not like a good sale!! Be sure to check the Last Chance products here. I will add though do NOT wait if you find something to can not live with out!! Anyway, back to No Stamping Saturday. I try to do the No Stamping Saturdays about once a quarter. Or when we can add some new…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Call and Reminders for Thursday.

    Last Call and Reminders I wanted to give you the Last Call and Reminders for this Host Code. Meaning if you want to place an order under $150 then please use this code. I will be closing this code on Friday and adding the new one. What happens when you order using this code?? All orders over $40 get you the new Monthly Talented Tutorial Team Bundle. There are 16 ideas included this month. Not all of them are cards, but ohh so many ideas!! Reminder that the sign up ENDS for this class TOMORROW! Wondering what this is all about? Check out the original post here. If you have…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    Global Design Project #278 for Coffee and Cards

    Global Design Project #278 It has been too longs since participating in the Global Design Project #278. This week is a sketch challenge and I had an immediate idea. However, how was I going to be able to use it and something that I have not yet played with…. The inspirations were all very pretty. Now how to make it my own. And feature the outgoing 2019-2021 in-colors. Just a quick reminder that they will be retiring earlier than years past. They will be only available through the Annual Catalog which ends May 3. YIKES, that will be here before you know it!! Sticking with original idea of ribbon. The…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Love You Lots Heart punch pack.

    Love You Lots Heart Heartfelt and Love You Lots using the Heart punch pack. This Coffee and Cards project was a HUGE collaboration. The folks that join me live get to contribute and guide me to the final project. This project. I know, I know… I do have a starting point, but… there are times that we really go 180 from what I was thinking. That is based on what the “collaborators” say. Really!! I promise. For this card, I knew I wanted to use the Flower and Field DSP from Sale-a-Bration. I also was thinking of the Heartfelt bundle. However, I was wanting to see the Be Mine Stitched…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Valentine card and Treat for my sweetie.

    Valentine card and Treat For today’s Valentine card and Treat for my sweetie. This was a Coffee and Cards item. The ladies were a lot of help. I showed the Valentine Keepsakes stamp set and before I even got through all the sentiments. The ladies LOVED the heart “flowers”. So stamping that was a must. I had planned on using that stamp already, but WOW!! Can you see the layered ribbon?? The White is from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon pack. The Real Red sheer ribbon which will be back in the Aug – Dec mini. The Heart Punch pack was really the way to complete this card. The…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Kits,  No Stamping??

    Quick Sweet Little Valentines cards and more

    Quick Sweet Little Valentines Are you in need of Quick Sweet Little Valentines?? These Cards and More set, is just the ticket!! Supplies to make 10 cards all for $10. No stamping required, but as you see with the additions we did during this live. The kit has two different card bases, two different patterned envelopes. The fun starts with the layering piece. There are two different styles but each one is two sided. Which means you have four total designs. Although cute as is, the top left is just as directed/designed. No additions. Secondly I stamped the bow stamped and “Be Mine” sentiment added, top right card. I wanted…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    1/19 Coffee and Cards, Stamp ink and paper.

    1/19 Coffee and Cards Oh we had fun on 1/19 Coffee and Cards. This Stamp, Ink and Paper card just turned out soooo pretty!! Very Vanilla was the 3 3/4 x 5 layer I started the card. Here is where you need to look into your ink stock. I looked for a light and a slightly darker color ink that would look good at leaves and flowers. Soft Sea Foam paired well with Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride with Rococo Rose. The fifth ink was Soft Suede for the sentiments. We did find out that you COULD stamp twice the same color and get a similar look. Like the extra…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Daisy Lane SAB Freebie for two beautiful options.

    Daisy Lane SAB Freebie I have talked LOTS about the amazing set Daisy Lane SAB Freebie too. In today’s post I will get you over $50 so that you can get all of these items on your NEXT order!! Seriously, you will love this Flowers & Fields DSP pack from Sale-a-Bration. I know you like FREE stuff so why not put in that order?? This could be your first FREE item!! Whether Bumblebee or Rococo Rose is your favorite. You WILL want to miss this DSP pack. You have the colors but what about the Tool Supply list?? Check out this list… Daisy Lane Stamp set Medium Daisy Punch Daisy…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Technique

    Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration for two..

    Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration Yes, that is a huge list: Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration for these cute cards. Here is the best part, the DSP and stamp are … FREE Yes, they are both from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. The Oh So Ombre DSP is free with a $50 product purchase and then the Approaching Perfection stamp set is also free with a second $50 product purchase. To help you get there the Stamparatus is a must. Now, you only need $51 more. Add in your Basic White, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green cardstock. However, you will not want to forget the BLING!! Whether it is the Reversible Ribbon or…

  • Coffee and Cards,  sneak peek

    Host FREE stamp set, sneak peek

    Host FREE stamp set How would you like to Host and get the FREE stamp set?? You know you are thinking of Hosting a party during Sale-a-Bration!! And Why not, it is a great way to craft away the Winter blues. Earn some free stuff AND “get together” with some friends. Yes, I do online parties, I do zoom parties and Chat room parties. Which would you like to try?? The above is FREE to a host that has a $300 party as an added thank you for booking a party during Sale-a-Bration. But there is MORE!! You and your friends get other FREE stuff too!! With every $50 product…

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

    Feels Like Frost Frosty, still available.

    Feels Like Frost Frosty I wanted to share this Feels Like Frost and Frosty because the DSP is STILL available. YUP, and at 50% off. That is a total win to me!! We did use this DSP last year, check this out. However, I also wanted to share that the Snowman Season stamp set is in the annual catalog. Ohh, I almost forgot so is the Snowman Builder punch. I really am liking these cards (no not the Merry Christmas) for winter birthday’s. I am talking about this one. This is Frosty, and his magic hat blew off. We had so much fun in the live making these. Check it…

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

    Inspiration Card Tag Buffet and a fun idea.

    Inspiration Card Tag Buffet An Inspiration Card and Tag Buffet to make it. How about I share an idea. I received this store bought card from a friend. I really liked the card and immediately thought of the ornament in the Tag Buffet stamp set (sold out, sorry) . Wanting to recreate this using a few things that I had not really used, yet. yes, we like to get the mileage out of things right?? I purposely took these photos so that you can see the foil background. I wanted to share that you could cut out something from under the Very Vanilla to “not waste” any by covering it…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Retiring,  YouTube video

    Perhaps Christmas Means More, especially this year!

    Perhaps Christmas Means More I do not know about you, but Perhaps Christmas Means More this year?? I miss my family!! This traditional colored gingham is a returning favorite Toile Tidings DSP. I love that you can use all the Garden Green side or all the Real Red side. But in these cards we gave you a peak of the backside color with this easy fold over. Remember that we used the Christmas Means More stamp set just a couple days ago, here. Even the Layering Circle dies. Did you know that there are 16 dies included in the set??? Eight circles and Eight scallop circles. Can you say Staple??…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Dove Peace on Earth with Dove of Hope bundle.

    Dove Peace on Earth This Dove, Peace on Earth for Christmas is my wish. Did you miss the live?? Check it out here. Just a reminder that this Dove of Hope bundle is from the Aug-Dec mini and will retire on Jan 4. Using an alternative color scheme today. But you can check out yesterday’s post if you are looking for a more traditional look. The Basic Gray and Smokey Slate really helps that White Embossing powder POP. You can see how the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon sparkles. I love the size of this dove. Did you know that there are actually 3 doves included in the set. There are…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    Bell Rings Angel Wings from Christmas means more.

    Bell Rings Angel Wings For today the Bell Rings Angel Wings means sooo much. It is not just from a notorious movie. I remember my grandma saying this too. She would always put a bell on the tree. Hugs grandma!! Just like a snowflake these are just slightly different. Take a closer look. This live there was a lot of decisions. First starting with emboss or to not emboss. For the texture we used the Tasteful Textile 3D folder. However, only on the Garden Green layer. Second was the stamping. Knowing the colors, there would be one in Real Red and one in Garden Green. Needing to figure out which…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    Wishes Wonder Tin Tile for Christmas

    Wishes Wonder Tin Tile Today’s Wishes Wonder Tin Tile with that cool inking technique. Ohh, did you miss that?? Well you need to be part of my VIP FB group Whispers and Secrets to get the play by play. I am working on a few “QWick and Wow” videos. Thanks to my new computer and some fun goodies that the Hubby picked up!! ANYWAY!! This Very Vanilla card with is pops of Real Red is beautiful. The Tin Tile embossing folder has hints of Soft Suede to add depth to the detail. The Sentiment, dies and Sleigh are all from the Wishes & Wonder Bundle. However, the Real Red Braided…

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??

    No Stamping Memories More cards. On Sale

    No Stamping Memories More Are you ready for some No Stamping Memories More cards?? You know that every once in a while we do a “No Stamping” Saturday on Coffee and Cards. Why?? Well sometimes it is super fun to see what we can create. AND besides, why not!! I do love the way that this is laid out. The wonderful part of the sentiment for sure!! Nope, no stamping this sticker was one from the pack. In the Wonder of the Season Memories & More card pack so many possibilities. There are 48 double sided cards and 12 specialty cards with gold foil trim. and 8 sticker sheets. And…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Scrappy Pine Tree Punch with Perfectly Plaid.

    Scrappy Pine Tree Punch Welcome to part two … this Scrappy Pine Tree Punch is similar to Sunday nights post, here. Using the same DSP’s Snowflake Splendor and Heartwarming Hugs. However out punch of choice this time is the Pine Tree. The coordinating stamp set is Perfectly Plaid. Again using the alternative colors of Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight and Purple Posy. How did I come up with these colors?? From the DSP of course. Just a reminder that ALL the coordinating colors are on the back side of your pack. You will find them in small print under the name of the DSP. YUP, the whole list. I only used…

  • 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…