Alexandra Renke · Anniversary · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Valentine

A Sweet Alexandra Renke Children Pair Valentine…

Hi everyone! Hope your February is full of red cardstock, dies, stamps and papercrafting stuff! lol  I purchased two packs of this Be Loved pattern paper a year ago or was it two years and I’m still on the first pack!  EEK!  Hey, the 2nd pack might be vintage someday! hehe

It worked up so cute with this sweet die from Alexandra Renke called ‘Children Pair’.  It was hard to type that because that is not how I would title something! lol

Cindy at Starlitstudio.net has an amazing selection of Alexandra Renke dies, papers and washi tape… oh I love them ALL!   If you haven’t already ‘window’ shopped there, you NEED to!  ❤

I die cut three of the kids and glued them together.

Did any of you see the new product that’s coming out in March?  It’s called a glue sponge!!!  Well, I couldn’t wait and had to try it myself. I know, you’re not surprised.  I will buy the ‘real’ thing too.  Anyway, I used one of the small snap type, airtight, lunch box containers and a sponge.  I wet the sponge with our RO filtered water, squeezed it out really good, then applied a few coats of PVA glue that Cindy carries in her store HERE and I love this glue.  It didn’t take near as much as I thought it would!

Yesterday two of our grandsons were making Valentines here and wow did it work slick for gluing small hearts to their cards. Good for their motor skills using a tweezers too. lol  I can’t wait to use it for more intricate dies!  YAY for tools!

Heart die HERE.

A super simple flat Valentine but sweet as can be!  Hope I inspired you to dig into that pattern paper stash and see what you can come up with!

Linking my card to the Card Concept Challenge Blog

ttul!

All Occasion · Anniversary · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Valentine

Memory Box Scrollwork Heart Circle Frame…3 Cards

I do love hearts and it was so fun to use pink, green and kraft with this new Memory Box Scrollwork Heart Circle Frame die!

A 4 ¼ inch square card again…fits A2 or A6 envelopes for easy, one postage stamp mailing.

Mounting tape behind the hearts and the lace element make it easy to hold the pieces in place and adhere to the card base.

The sentiment is another from the new poppystamps Love and Friendship stamp set!

 

Next…

There has to be Cupids around shooting ppl with arrows for it to be love, right?! lol

Same Scrollwork Heart Circle Frame die on an A2 size card but I added the new MB Cupid Circle die in the center and the arrow from the new Cupid with Bow die at the bottom.  I love this little arrow!  It gets the ‘point’ across! lol

Traditional colors but the dot paper is more of a gray… fun!

The ‘love you’ sentiment is from the new MB Best Life Typewriter Sentiments stamp set.  I love the variety in this set. Something for every occasion!

 

Next…

A shape card!  Using the Basic Circles die set, I turned this one into a circle card!

YES!  Be Mine Valentine!  ❤

Such Fun!  I hope you get some new stamps and dies with your Christmas gift money and get to playing on this fine Winter day!  Our stamp club meets this afternoon so I have plenty of ‘show and tell’! lol

Take card (edited to ‘care’ I mean! lol) and I’ll talk to you again soon!  Thanks for letting me show and tell!

Shopping links to what I used to make these cards…

Memory Box – 94114 Scrollwork Heart…
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Memory Box – 94109 Cupid Circle craft…
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Memory Box – 94115 Cupid with Bow…
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Poppystamps – CL474 Love and…
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Memory Box – CL5237 Best Life…
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Memory Box – 99927 Sentimental Be…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30088 Square…
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Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
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Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS CUBE…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
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Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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All Occasion · Anniversary · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · LOVE · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Valentine

Three Valentines with the NEW Memory Box Woodland Heart Frame Die…

First up…oops… I said Valentines up there but I made this one a birthday card! oh well, it could easy be a Valentine too!   The Woodland Heart Frame die, the bike from the Neighborhood Heart Frame die and a sentiment from the new stamp set, Best Life Typewriter Sentiments.

I tore a piece of printer paper and inked the concrete and used a cloud stencil to ink the clouds.  A little bit of Copic marker to make the shadows under the bike tires.

I love the heart in the tree, don’t you?!

I inked the kraft die cuts with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

Here you can see that I used mounting tape to raise up the center circle.  I just cut narrow strips…not hard at all!

 

Next…

It’s not Valentines Day unless I use some of this pool color, red and kraft! Oh and white!

The little heart flowers are from the new Scrollwork Heart Circle Frame die.

There’s that heart in the tree again!  😀

I used the new Love Jotted Script die too.  I love these sentiment dies like this… so easy to glue up and even a little mounting tape under the top of the ‘L’.

I used mounting tape strips again for the center circle.

These cards will all mail easy for one postage stamp….even though they’re square they are 4 ¼ inch so will fit in an A2 envelope easy.

Next…

No fear of getting bored creating with these dies…mix and match and just have fun!

The sentiment I used is from the new poppystamps Love and Friendship clear stamp set.  I’ll show another sentiment from the set on a card tomorrow.

I was going to post all 6 cards in one post but then I changed my mind…3 today and 3 tomorrow!  Then who knows what will be next!

It’s a beautiful, sunny day on this 10th day of January already!  Soakin’ up the sun sounds good!

Thanks for stopping by and check in tomorrow too because you know I love to show and tell!  (my favorite subject in school! lol)

Shopping links for what I used to make these cards…

3mm red adhesive pearls; Couture…
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Memory Box – 94102 Neighborhood Heart…
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Memory Box – CL5237 Best Life…
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Memory Box – 94114 Scrollwork Heart…
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Memory Box – 94119 Love Jotted Script…
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Poppystamps – CL474 Love and…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30088 Square…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
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Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
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Copic Sketch Markers
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA Mixed…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
[ SSS | SBC | HLM ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ SBC | STR | SSS | HLM | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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cards · CAS · copics · Distress Ink coloring · LOVE · Memory Box · Poppystamps

Memory Box Forest Branch Collage and Enchanted Deer Collage Card and Video…

Hi everyone! A card and a video to share today. I love all the dies Memory Box has come out with for layering die cuts and these two really lend themselves to the tunnel card look!  I’m always so happy when I get to use kraft and brown ink too! lol

Here’s a couple close ups of the dimension you can achieve with just the 2mm craft foam between the two layers…still perfectly mailable in an A2 envelope!

Here’s a sped up video with no sound. hehe I tried adding music but it wasn’t long enough for the video and I couldn’t figure out how to add more. You Tube’s video manager threatens to add ads to your video if you use it. ugh. sigh. They have to pay for all the HUGE and I mean HUGE buildings they are building north of us for Google and all things connected, Facebook etc. If you’re traveling across Iowa ever on Interstate 80, you won’t miss them!

Now for the not fancy video! lol  Hey, at least it’s in living color! hoho

 

Holler if you have any questions…

Linking my card to some challenges…

Freshly Made Sketches

Dies R Us Challenge – Celebrations

Scrapyland Challenge – Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies June

 

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate all your comments and emails so much!

Shopping links to the products I used for this card…

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Valentines…

Pam Sparks Typewriter Valentine

I had great fun using stamps and dies to make Valentines last week! Our family party was yesterday so now I can show what I made. I don’t have a picture of one of them and two others didn’t get finished! I always run out of time!

This typewriter (CG280 My Type) card is Hero Arts stamps except for the row of hearts…it’s from Printworks.  I used the Misti to stamp so I could get this super, wonderful black inking!  love it!

Pam Sparks World Valentine

This one is the size of an ATC and uses Reverse Confetti’s world die and an Avery Elle sentiment.  The background embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.  The woodgrain stamp is from All Night Media.

Pam Sparks Airplane Valentine

I made a few of these for the younger grandsons…Avery Elle stamp and die sets and a Hero Arts sentiment stamp. Silver Wink of Stella Brush Marker on the wings and more.

Pam Sparks Fishing Valentine

Here’s the Memory Box Rectangle Frames die with a partial cut heart die, also from Memory Box.  The sentiment stamps and Little Bits Fishing pole and Fish are from Taylored Expressions.  The background is the All Night Media woodgrain stamp again.

Pam Sparks Tree Ring Valentine

I was inpsired by Sarah G for this card. I used the Winnie and Walter Tree Ring stamp, a Memory Box heart die, WPlus9 you die and the Hero Arts sentiment again.  Oh the arrow stamp is from My Favorite Things.

I made envelopes for all the Valentines using the old penmanship lined paper we had in grade school. Fun!

Whew, I could’ve made Valentines for a couple more weeks… it’s like Christmas cards once I get started I don’t want to quit! lol

Now, it’s time to clean up! lol All 17 of the grandkids loved the Valentine exchange party we had yesterday afternoon and hey, the adults had a great time too!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you. Happy stamping!

Links to some of the products I used to make these cards…

(the typewriter I used is CG280, I linked to a bigger typewriter by HA below but it doesn’t come with the 3 messages that CG280 does, if you can find it)

cards · copics · LOVE · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions · Winter

Taylored Expressions December Release Day!

 

Pam Sparks Picture Perfect Valentine Thurs

 

 

Taylored Expressions December release is here!  Time to think about Happy Heart Day!  Valentines! I admit I wasn’t quite ready to myself but once I got started, I was delighted with the new stamps and dies!

I’m featuring the NEW Picture Perfect Valentine Dies today.  I love the TE series of stitched frames and words. I added a little ‘snow’ Frosted Lace stickles to the tops of the words and banners.

 

 

Pam Sparks Picture Perfect Valentine Close Thurs

 

 

The colored images I’m using in my cards today are from the Love Makes the World Go Round  stamp set and with this release there are dies to cut out three of the images from the set too! I fussy cut this penguin by hand though.  It’s colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  There’s a NEW Swiss Hearts Embossing folder and a NEW Banner set called Skinny Mini Valentine Borders and a NEW Love and Be Mine Borders dies set. 

 

 

 

Pam Sparks Love Makes Couple

 

 

I was so tickled with how this whimsical scene turned out!  I used the new cardstock color Mint Julep from last month to ‘play’ off of.

The darling couple is part of Love Makes the World Go Round die set that is part of the release this month.  Such a cute stamp set and I had so much fun coloring them in a ‘sketchy’ kind of way, with Copic Sketch markers.

The other TE dies I used are Build A Scene Winter Trees dies, Build A Scene Central Park dies and the Neighborhood Border die.

 

 

Pam Sparks Love Makes Couple Scene Close

 

 

I swiped Distress inks on the Neighborhood Border die and the background embossing folder is Snowfall. The sentiment is from the TE stamp set Ready, Set, Snow, inked with Shaded Lilac Distress ink.

 

 

 

Pam Sparks Love Makes The World Go Round Pigs

 

 

Did you laugh at this one?  What a cute couple!!!  See why I told you I ended up having so much fun with this stamp set?! lol

Some more sketchy Copic coloring…then die cutting the piggies with the NEW die set.  I stamped the background stamp twice but leaving off the sun and cloud on the right.  Carrying over that mint julep influence.  😀

 

 

Pam Sparks Love Makes The World Go Round Pigs Close

 

 

 

Last one!

 

 

Pam Sparks Love Makes House

 

 

The House and sentiment are from the same stamp and die sets.  Colored with Copics.  Floral Vine embossing folder with white gel pen highlights and die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets.  I used the Welcome Home Stamp set and Build a House dies for the banner.

 

 

Pam Sparks Love Makes House Close

 

 

and…look at the beautiful NEW Stitched Heart Stacklets dies!  They cut so beautifully!

 

 

Thanks for visiting my blog today and this week! If you’d like to see more TE projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Links to shopping the new release at the TE web store…

 

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Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Memory Box…

 

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Have you heard of this event? It’s been a coffee kind of day!  Lots of people love coffee, me, not so much!  I’m a cocoa kind of gal! Have you heard of raw cacao powder?  That’s what I use… love it! ; ) So what am I doing making coffee cards?  I know people that love coffee and would like receiving coffee cards!  So here I am with 2 more cards to show you and link up!  I got inspired!  Scroll down to my previous post to see the CAS card I made with a Paper Smooches stamp and die.

 

HERE is where the action is.  Make a card or two and link up!  All the info is at that link too.  Hop around and enjoy the inspiration!

 

The card at the top is the 2nd card I made… I used some Memory Box dies and some Pink Paislee papers… yay… using some of the stash! I crimped the little cozy and embellished with Lawn Fawn Trimmings.

 

Dies I used…
Cross Stitched Frame Borders
Cross Stitched Frames
Splendid Clarkia
Large Coffee on the Go

 

Here’s the first card I made…my go to colors…lol

 

 

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Here I used Memory Box dies again, a bit of paper twine and pattern paper from the 6×6 Authentique Crush paper pad.  So much fun!  I love this card! hehe  It’s got ‘faux’ coffee in it! haha

 

Dies I used…
Large Coffee on the Go
Stitched Rectangle Layers set
All About the Love set
Cross Stitch My Heart set

 

Linking up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – no rules!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – anything goes!
City Crafter Challenge – use it up (white and red scraps and old silver brads)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  Happy creating!