7 posts categorized "Coffee"

Spring / Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!


We're so happy that you have joined us here to play along with the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Be sure to enter for your chance to win a $25 gift card to Poppystamps!  More info below, but first Jennifer has some fun gift inspiration to share with your favorite coffee lover!

Sure, paper coffee cups can hold coffee... but they are also a clever way to give a gift card!  Super simple design, just added a rainbow all the way around with distress oxides, topped with white Delightful Daisies with centers made from yellow glitter paper from the Twinkling Jewel 6 x 6 pad.  Done!  

No coffee cup gift is complete without a festive stopper, and this one shares a sweet message from Greetings Basics on the front, framed with adorable Whittle Wood Frames.  The back of the sign has space for a personal note on the back.  It's sure to be a keepsake, unless used to deliver coffee (which is entirely a wonderful option, too!)


This technique of a quick oxide blend topped with a white die cut is so fast, so easy, and so much fun!  It's a wonderful way to use all sorts of dies - there is just no limit to what can be done here.  How about a Whittle Hedgehog in front of a Flora Bloom?


Any border die is great for the bottom.  If it's not long enough, simply extend it as shown in the video below, or paper piece it together to wrap all the way around.  The Leafy Garden Border is very easy to create long borders with, shown above.  Speckles are also a great way to add in some extra color, as with the Whittle Moose cup, below:


The Wooded Glen Landscape is also a great border die with many options for a fun cup!

"Enjoy Your Day" from the Birthday Blowout set was stamped and embossed in black (above).  Here's a video for some more details on how these were created, along with a bonus idea!  If the video is not showing, it can be seen by clicking here.

Now, for your chance to WIN, and it's going to be fun!  We want to know what you order at your favorite coffee shop!  Are you the, "Iced, Ristretto, 3-shot, venti, with breve, 1 pump vanilla, 2 pumps caramel, 4 splenda, poured, not shaken"  type? Or are you more along the lines of myself, "Americano with cream, please!"  Simply leave your comment by midnight EST, May 29th.  Winner will be announced here on the blog on Saturday, May 30th at noon EST.  

Jennifer Floral Signature copy 2






Hugs and Kisses and Christmas Wishes
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

It's time for Hugs and Kisses and Christmas Wishes as this adorable little Peek a Boo Kitty pops out for a hot cocoa and snuggle in warm flannel pajamas! Everything about this card reminds me of warm and cuddly Christmas mornings. Take a look!


I created this Christmas Kitty card with something exciting - brand new paper from Memory Box! I found this warm Christmas flannel pattern in the 6x6 Memory Box Paper, Dashing Holiday PP1001. It was the perfect background paper for my Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil cut in a bright green.


I cut the Classic Coffee Cup in a rich red, and cut 2 Peek a Boo Kitties in light grey. I punched out two green circles and a pink circle with a paper punch and then glued the Kitty pieces together, creating a Kitty "sandwich" and adding him inside my cup.


After cutting the Holiday Mistletoe in dark green, I then cut off the tiny berries and glues shiny white berries in their place. This tiny detail work requires a little bit of patience and a great pair of scissors and craft tweezers. Glue your Mistletoe and berries onto your Holly Vine panel.


Add your cocoa loving kitty and the Luscious Script Hugs on the bottom, a few sparkly sequins, and this little kitty is ready to warm to warm your heart!


Thanks so much for joining us today!




Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez





Hi there, Marybeth here today. You still have time to play in the : Anything Goes Challenge for  a chance to win a prize!

 I have a card using the new Holiday dies and stamps !  For this card I took the: Poppystamps , Warm Wishes Gift Card Cup and used it to hold the watercolored Maple Trio Dies .



I cut out lots of leaves then used my water-pen and Peerless Watercolor sheets to color all my leaves and cup.


I made two cups one was watercolored (on the upper right) and the other ink blended (left) : I ended up using the watercolored cup and saved the other for another time.


I adhered the leaves with score tape and when I wanted a little lift I just bunched up the tape and that was enough for random pops of leaves. Some leaves are adhered flat. I ended up adding another layer of the cup to the back side for more stability,I also added shimmer with a shimmer pen to the cup.


I layered the watercolor cardstock on the card base and stamped the sentiment using : Pumpkin Patch clear stamp set from Poppystamps .

I hope you have a wonderful day! God bless.





Holiday/ Winter Blog Blitz - Christmas Tag
by Candice Crawford


Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are enjoying your day and our wonderful blog blitz! Today's project  is a quick and easy tag showcasing items from our September release. For those of you who like to get a jump start on Christmas, this clean and simple tag can easily be massed produced for your Holiday gift packaging.


To get started, you will need the second to largest tag frame from the Double Stitch Tag Frames along with our new Warm Wishes Gift Card Cup and Magical Cauldron dies.

First I die cut the Tag and frame from a piece of Kraft card stock using my Gemni Junior die cutting machine. With the tag die cut, I placed the cauldron die in the center of the cards stock ensuring the steam was placed near the top of the tag. I then die cut cauldron from the tag.  


Next I  took the Warm Wishes Gift Card Cup die and cut the cup twice; once from a white piece of card stock and then again from a chocolate piece of card stock. With some scissors I cut the warm wishes sentiment from each of the cups.  With my distress ink blending tool, I color the white cup die cut with some candied apple distress oxide ink and colored the white warm wishes sentiment with mowed lawn distress oxide ink. 


Next I adhered the green colored sentiment onto my candied colored cup with some 3M foam tape. I then outlined the  sentiment with my black micron pen to make the sentiment pop. To assemble the tag, I placed the tag frame and tag onto a piece of white card stock with some liquid glue and trimmed the edges with my scissors. 


I then adhered the cup onto the tag right over the die cut caldron with some 3M foam tape. Don't you just love how the  cup looks as though it has steam coming from it. Next I took the brown warm wishes die cut and placed that onto of the tag just above the cup with some foam tape. To embellish the cup with the appearance of whip cream, I took my Marvy snow marker and brushed some white ink over the sentiment.  Then I heated the ink with my heat gun to make it puff up like whip cream.   


For the finishing touches on the tag, I whole punched a circle at the top of the tag and added some lime green ribbon and christmas theme twine from my stash. I really liked how this tag turned out and how quickly it all came together. 

Thanks for joining me today for this quick and easy Christmas tag. I hope you were inspired to create one or two for yourself. 

Candice Floral Signature copy






And now for your chance to win the warm wishes gift card cup. 

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 2nd to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4th.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4th.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  


Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Super Sponsor
By Jeanne Jachna

There's nothing like a cuppa for a quick pick me up in the morning or the middle of the day!  There's something comforting about a steaming mug to warm you inside and help you collect your thoughts and take on the rest of the day.
Coffee lovers and crafters UNITE!  The Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop begins today and Poppystamps is a SUPER Sponsor!  That means we're offering a prize for the event.   You can find lots of coffee theme'd projects and  link up your own designs so you'll be entered to win! 
I'm playing along with this colorful creation!   I started with a Zig Zag border background in yellow, lime and teal.   The die cuts three strips at a time so this went pretty quick.  I adhered the cuts on their reverse side with tape to form a panel.  I trimmed the panel to fit the cover of my card and adhered it to the base.  You can also adhere the strips directly to your base if you like.  
I've used this Morning Cup die for several Coffee Lover Events.  I love that I can change the look of it by adding different elements.   I added some flowers this time for the Spring event.
I topped the zig zag panel with a Finial Wreath die cut adorned with more florals and leaves from the  Blooming Border die.   The flowers are topped with half pearls for some extra bling.    
I hope you find some time to play along with Amy Tsuruta's Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  There are lots of great prizes up for grabs that you won't want to miss!   

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Spring + Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
by Robin Tharaldson


Friday, May 25 - Friday, June 1  6AM PST

Coffee Full With

You know crafting and coffee go hand in hand, right?  Then you need to check out Amy Tsuruta's Spring + Summer Blog Hop!   It's the perfect way to combine two of your favorite things!  Poppystamps is one of MANY sponsors for the event; that means if you play along you could win a $20 gift certificate to the Poppystamps store!  My "coffee" inspiration is a quick treat box made from coffee themed paper and of course, filled with chocolate covered espresso beans!!

Coffee CU1 With

My box was easily made using WeR Memory Keepers 1 2 3 Punch board along with Poppystamps Pointed Circle Frames and Pinpoint Main Street Tags dies!

Coffee CU2 With

The final box size is 4" x 4" x 4" which is quite BIG and I just HAD to purchase more espresso beans to fill it completely!!!  A simple wrap of twine to close my box, plus the addition of a tag and my treat box was finished! Here is a video to sho you how make your own treat box!


I encourage you play along with the Spring + Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, you don't need to make a card but it's a great place to get ideas for projects of your own.  Your FIRST chance to win is to go to the Coffee Lovers Blog, they have a prize up for grabs and there are dozens of sponsors giving away great prizes also! All the details are HERE!

For a SECOND chance to win,  Poppystamps has a prize for you!  If you would like a chance to win a $20 gift card to Poppystamps, just leave a comment on this post!   You have until  midnight June 2nd to leave a comment.  One random comment will be selected as the winner and will be posted on the Poppystamps blog on June 5, 2018!

For a THIRD chance to win a Poppystamps $20 giift card, head on over to the Poppystamps Instagram page, leave a comment and tag a friend (you can tag as many as you like) - one friend per comment! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Robin Floral Signature copy 2