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Good morning and welcome to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I used this same Karen Burniston die set to create the pop up card earlier in the week. After I created that one, I wanted to keep playing and came up with die cutting the cup only as a gift card holder. I made several of these for an art show I was in a couple of weeks ago. I sold all the individual gift card holders.
I did want to see how one would work on a card and it worked just fine. To create the holders, I simple cut off the tabs on the bottom and adhered the base together with red line tape for a sturdy hold.
Here are the three card holders alone. Quick Quotes papers are super thick and sturdy to withstand the movement of the card in and out of the pocket.
Hello, Alicia with you today with some coffee inspired creations. I love using Quick Quotes papers for die cutting. Whether its an electronic or manual machine, these papers cut perfectly. This die set was so cute, I had to make more than one card.
The many components of this pop up card work wonderfully with the double sided coordinating Quick Quotes papers. You can be sure it all matches beautifully.
This coffee cup is also a gift card holder. It has two tabs cut in the back in to which you can easily slip the gift card.
The entire card open to reveal the pop up. The mechanism relies on two tabs nestled behind the napkin.
My second card is much the same. I used the striped piece of Spring Showers Paper. I also continued to use the the blue and white woodgrain papers in the scallop die cut shape.
It's time for the my team's Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch inspiration. This card came together so easily. I used a paper pack so all the papers matched so perfectly. I found matching ink and ribbon in my stash. I love the vintage look.
I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Printer to print just the right pictures to scrap. In this area of the resort the waves crash against rocks and make for quite a splash zone. I took dozens of pictures to try and capture the perfect spray of water. Do you remember long, long ago when you had to wait until you printed the entire roll of film to even determine if you captured good pictures? We have come a long way and it is so easy to print off just the perfect pictures at home with fantastic quality.
I finished off my layout with some netting and seashells. I used pop dots to bring the quote pieces up off the page and over the fiber. It is a little bulky and I don't scrap every page like this but it just finished off this layout so beautifully.
Happy Mother's Day! I whipped up some quick Cricut cut Mother's Day cards. I added a few premium papers to step up the quality. I also inked all the edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks. For the first card, I picked a special fold and added glitter flowers with gem centers.
On the second card I added a layer of red velvet paper behind the cuts.
Cricut carts: Close to my Heart Artfully Sent
pink and pink shimmer card stock
red velvet and glitter papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Pixie Pink
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Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way! I created several cards with my Cricut for this hop. The first one I made was for tomorrow's holiday. I added lots of details deserving of a mother.
I loved using the DCWV Far East papers so much, I went wild with my Pagoda card cuts and made several of them! I love how easy they were and how pretty they turned out.
DCWV Far East paper
Cricut carts: Pagoda
Spellbinders Paper Lantern dies
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks
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I have been very busy getting ready for an art show next weekend. I wanted to create some "drink" cards and Die Cuttin' Diva's sketch was perfect for the dies I wanted to use.
Here's the sketch:
I acquired these dies while I was on the Dies R Us Inspiration Design team. I wanted to use them already, but as you know you don't always get to have unlimited creative time. Finally, I found a minute to use them...I thought they were so cute!
Here's a close look at my watercolor handiwork. I stamped the image with pigment ink and heat embossed so the image would not be compromised by all the water. The raised image also keeps the inks from bleeding as much.
I find the Powderpuff Chalking inks stamp a great sentiment when I use my stamping tool. I always stamp three times for perfect coverage.
The second card is using the same papers and techniques, I simply chose another sentiment and colored my dolls differently. This ribbon matches the blue flowers in this pattern from Secret Garden 100 paper.
It's that time again, time for another sketch at Atlantic Hearts challenge. I am still using up pieces around my desk and I found this bee already stamped and die cut. I built upon that with the hex shapes also leftover pieces from a previous project. I did have to cut the hex frame, I used some Graphic 45 paper but every other piece is just card stock.
I stamped and embossed the sentiment and cut it to fit the paper. I inked all the edges with Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions chalking ink. Here's the sketch:
Ingredients: Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 6x6 paper pack Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook stamp Colorbox black Judikins black detail embossing powder Spellbinders Hex dies Stampin Up hex die and bee stamp and die from Dragonfly Dreams
Hi Alicia with you today using the latest Quick Quotes papers Secret Garden, available soon. I took a cue from the bold and bright flowers creating a floral themed card set. I wanted to use all of these wonderful prints. I cut several "slices" of paper and positioned them with about an eighth inch in between the strips. I used dies to cut some flowers and sentiments to finish off the cards.
I also made a video of unboxing this latest Secret Garden collection. You can check it out HERE.
I chalked all the edges of my cuts with Lipstick and Green Leaf Powderpuff chalking inks. I molded the flowers with my fingers and adhered them together with a brad.
This card I kept more simple with the floral papers and a die cut sentiment on the solid panel.
On the final card, I used four panels and popped a solid colored die cut watering can on top. Perfect with the floral prints.