Friday, May 25, 2018

Coffee Time!

My Stampendous teammates and I are joining the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! In addition to lots of coffee-themed temptation, there will be all sorts of nifty prizes, so be sure to hop and comment along your way.

Here's my card with the wonderful new House-Mouse Designs™ Coffee Break stamp and the Curio Coffee Friend stamp.


Stampendous Products:

Other Products:
Copic Markers: E04, E31, E33, E35, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, E50, E51 E53, E93, BG11, BG13, BV0000, BV000, C1, W1, W2, W3, W5, W6, W7
Pink Chalk Pencil by General Pencils
White Deco Marker by Pébéo
Circle and Pinked Circle Nestabilities Dies by Spellbinders
Burlap Ribbon (Source Unknown)
White, teal, and Kraft cardstock

  1. Create a 5" x 7" card from Kraft cardstock.
  2. Stamp image onto white cardstock and color with Copic markers and use pink chalk pencil to add blush to the cheeks and ears.
  3. Mat image panel with teal cardstock cut 1/8" wider than the image panel.
  4. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 4 5/8" x 6 5/8".
  5. Cut another piece of teal cardstock to 4.75" x 6.75". Mat the kraft cardstock with the teal cardstock.
  6. Stamp the Curio Coffee Friend onto kraft cardstock, then die-cut with a small circle die so that you have the sentiment within the circle. Use the paint marker to color the circles.
  7. Die-cut a scrap of teal cardstock with a pinked circle die.
  8. Mat the circle sentiment die-cut onto the pinked circle die-cut.
  9. Using a strong adhesive, adhere the ribbon along the right side of the card front. 
  10. Use the same strong adhesive to adhere the pinked sentiment circle as shown.
  11. Adhere the card front to the card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Happy! Happy! Happy!


Stampendous Products:

Other Products:
Copic Markers: Y17, Y32, YR04, YR09, YR18, RV06, RV09, RV19, B04, B06, B24, B28, R29, E39, FV2, C10
White, Orange, and Yellow cardstock
Purple and Marine Star Stardust® Gelly Roll® Pen by Sakura of America
Clear Glaze® 3D Glossy Ink Pen by Sakura of America


  1. Create an A2 card from orange cardstock.
  2. Stamp Happy Bday Cat  image onto white cardstock and color with Copic markers. Add Glaze® 3D Glossy ink to the flames of the candles for dimension and shine. 
  3. Trim image and set aside.
  4. Cut a 2" strip of yellow cardstock, then stamp borders from the Laurel Burch Icons Perfectly Clear™ set to the top and bottom of the strip. 
  5. Color the borders with Copic markers, then add glittery highlights with the Stardust® pens.
  6. Cut the strip into two pieces, then adhere to the orange card as shown.
  7. Adhere the Bday Cat image to the card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Time Flies!

I'm so excited to announce that I recently joined Passionate Paper Creations' Design Team and am working with a wonderful group of talented ladies. This week, our sponsor is Ching-Chou Kuik, an artist whose work I've admired for ages!

Here's my card using Time Flies

Supplies used:
Time Flies digital stamp: Ching-Chou Kuik
Solar Crest White cardstock: Neenah
Timekeeper 6x6 pad: Marion Smith
Big and Little Chained Rectangles die: Gina Marie Designs
Old Paper Distress ink: Ranger
Foil border sticker: source unknown
Copic markers as follows:
Skin: E50, BV0000, BG0000, E21, E11, E000, BV20
Hair: E51, E53, E55, YR30
Dress: B21, B34, B37, B39
Roses: Y21, Y35, Y38, YG 63, YG67
Bird: B21, B34, B37, R56
Banner: E81, E84, E87
Clock: Y23, Y26, Y28

  1. Re-size image using PhotoElements, print onto cardstock using a laser printer.
  2. Color image as desired.
  3. Die-cut image and leave the cardstock in the die. 
  4. Brush Old Paper Distress ink over the die onto the cardstock.
  5. Remove the cardstock from the die.
  6. Cut patterned paper to 4.75" wide. Flip the leftover strip of patterned paper and adhere over the remainder as shown. 
  7. Add foil border sticker over seam between the papers.
  8. Sponge all edges with Old Paper Distress ink.
  9. Adhere the image panel.
  10. Adhere the card front to a 5" x 6.25" Kraft card.
Thanks for visiting today!