Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Hollydays are Coming!


The holidays are coming quickly and the Pink & Main September goodies arrived at the perfect time! If you haven't seen the newest collection yet, you will be AMAZED at all the fabulous stamps, dies, stencils and more!

For my first card, I layered green cardstock and a design from the Homespun Holiday paper pad (included in the new Homespun Holiday Kit). The big festive holly and word dies are from the new Holly-Days Dies and the sweet little bear is from the new Polly and Pete Jolly Stamp Set.

But wait - there's more...

Living in the Midwest, I can't image it being hot on Christmas, but the images in the new Beachy Christmas make it look like tons of fun! I used the Holiday Scene Dies and instead of using the traditional dies in this set, added the stamped, colored images of the Beacy Christmas instead. The panel that Santa is tubing on was embossed with the Catch A Wave Embossing Folder and the panel that the Sandman is sitting on was cut from one of the papers in the Metallics Glitter Paper Pack.


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Autumn Greetings


Happy Saturday and welcome to the cafe!  I'm so glad you decided to stop in today to see what's brewin'...

It's hard to comprehend that it's October already!  Part of it may be because it's still in the high 70's here, not quite sweater weather, but it'll be here soon enough.  My card, however, makes me think of there being a chill in the air and I can almost smell that sweet warm cider!


For my card, I used several wonderful items from Reverse Confetti!  The background was created with two of my fave dies: Plaid Lines Small and Plaid Lines Big.  The fun images and greeting are from the new Autumn Apple Cider set!   It may not be coffee in my cup today, but hot cider counts, right?


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Special Pink & Main Goodies!


In addition to the BIG AND AWESOME new release, there are some very special goodies available that you are going to LOVE!

The HOMESPUN CHRISTMAS CARD KIT has everything you need to create fabulous holiday cards and tags! The kit includes EXCLUSIVE products: a 6x8 stamp set and coordinating die, stencil, sequin mix, 6x6 paper pack, foil cardstock plus white glitter enamel dots, card bases and zippered mesh project bag!

I created a set of tags from this amazing kit! For these tags pictured above, I also used the new Stitched Arches Dies to create these shaker tags. For the first set of tags and these pictured below, I used the Fancy Tag Dies for the base.  

Now for the next special goodies is the Stamp/Die of the Month Subscription:

Just in time for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, this adorable Turkey Time set - I adore these sweet, little turkey images!! This darling set is the Stamp of the Month or get the stamp and die in the Stamp and Die of The Month Subscription! For this card, I used one of the Slimline Stitched Rectangles as the base, then used the new Double Stitched Dome Dies to cut the center opening and backdrops on the side. 


Friday, October 1, 2021

Divinity Designs OCTOBER RELEASE is here!


The new Divinity Designs release is FABULOUS!!  Wait til you see it all!  I'm sharing FOUR projects today...


I LOVE the new cross stitch dies in this brings back memories of when needlepoint was my biggest hobby!  For this card, I used:


This slimline is super sweet!  I used both new and older faves to create this card:


I always wanted to learn how to quilt, but never quite figured it out.  At least I can 'quilt' using this new Divinity Designs die!


Yay, I got to cross-stitch again!  The new cross-stitch dies open up so many creative possibilities!

Dies: Slimline Card Base, Slimline Cross Stitch Background, Candy Cane & Layers, Slimline Merry Christmas, Slimline Rectangles, Peaceful Poinsettia

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sparkling Holidays


One of the best parts of the holidays is the SPARKLE! Pink & Main's newest release has so many wonderful holiday stamps, dies and stencils to help you make your cards, gifts and tags brighten up the holidays!

 My first cards feature the NEW Peppermint Cover Die that I cut from white cardstock and Winter Glitter Paper then paper pieced. The word die cuts with shadow are wonderful from the NEW Christmas Greetings Dies set. How cute are these critters?! The one on the left is the NEW Deer Friend Dies; on the right, is the Bearly Wait Dies with her cute little bow from the Stitched Bow Dies.


I LOVE this release so much!! My next two cards feature the NEW Empty Snow Globe stamps/dies, Winter Snow Globe Scenes stamps/dies and Stitched Rectangle Set 2. The card on the left also features the NEW Blizzards stencil that I used to blend ink with an Ergonomic Blender Brush. On the right-hand side card, I used the NEW Random Dots stencil to apply glittery paste.

Be sure to check out ALL the fabulous NEW goodies!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

National Coffee Week - Pink & Main


We are so excited to welcome Super Sponsor Pink & Main!  They are donating a $50 Prize Package to one lucky random winner that leaves a comment on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers post.  Commenting will close on Tuesday, October 5th at 11:59 pm pacific.  The winner will be posted here on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog on Friday, October 8th.

This has to be my FAVORITE stamp set from the new Pink & Main Release called Mugs & Kisses!  I love fun mugs and these are just the cutest!  I used the the Sympathy Slimline (scallop rectangle) for the framed, backdrop.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Peppermint Treats

One of the best things about the holidays are the special treats! There are LOTS of fabulous, holiday treats to be found in the newest Pink & Main release!


For my card, I layered pattern paper from the Be Merry Paper Pad onto the card base. I cut red and white cardstock with the new Peppermint Swirl Die and created a big candy by adding tied pieces of cello bags at the ends. The new Christmas Greetings Dies are awesome and I cut the shadow with vellum and the words with bright green. How cute is this little Santa Bear?! He's from the new The Best Gift stamp set with coordinating dies!



Thursday, September 16, 2021

Holiday Mugs & More!


You're not going to believe the AWESOMENESS of the Pink & Main September Release!!! Today I get to share a sneak peek with you of a few NEW items coming on September 20th!

For both of my cards today, I cut black cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Set 1 die and layered onto each cardbase. I used the NEW Peppermint Strip Stencil with colored pastes to create the backdrops.

I LOVE the NEW Holiday Mugs stamps with coordinating dies!! This perfect sentiment from the set also has a coordinating die - how great is that?! The glittery backdrop on each card was created using the NEW Dome Dies and Fall Glitter Paper. To finish, I added a bit of bling from the Sparkle Gems collection.

 BUT THAT'S NOT ALL...I've got MORE to share!

Today it was 80 degrees here, but it was frosty in my craft room! For my card, I cut white cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Set 1 dies. I then used light lilac ink with the NEW Blizzard Stencil and Ergonomic Blending Brush. The NEW Snowflake Layer Dies is so gorgeous and I can't wait to use it with tons of other color combinations! To finish, I added the word dies using the NEW Merry Christmas & Seasons Greetings Dies.


Saturday, September 11, 2021

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Comfort Me


Welcome to the Saturday Coffee Cafe!  I'm glad you stopped in today to see what's brewing!


Today (9/11) is a difficult day.  The need for comfort fills my heart and makes me think of my Grandmother.  She raised 10 children (a few during WWII), knew how to make meals out of almost nothing, hardly ever raised her voice (except when her Irish temper got triggered) and was my greatest advocate!  When I was a young girl, my Grandma and unmarried Aunt moved in to the apartment next door to us and it was such a blessing!  I spent every afternoon after school sipping tea and nibbling on Social Tea biscuits with her just chatting away about this and that.  She told me family stories, kept me up-to-date on her Soaps, gave me words of wisdom and called me her 'doll' (my cousins would disagree, but I know I was her favorite - lol!)  I always felt safe and at peace spending time with her and the comfort of her hugs were like being enveloped in Angels wings.

For my card, I layered coral cardstock onto the card base then a pattern paper from Echo Park Our Wedding.  The lace doily backdrop is Divinity Designs Delicate Doily die. The cup and wording are from retired (I think) Spellbinders Cuppa Coffee and But First Coffee.  I made the large tea bag using a tag die.

May you find peace and comfort today...maybe with a cup of tea.


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Harvest Greetings


Fall is almost here! Celebrate the coming seasons with Pink & Main's newest release - it's filled with fabulous stamps, dies, paper, glitter and so much more!

For my card, I layered two different designs from the new Pumpkin Season paper pad onto the card base. Using the new Harvest Greetings stamp set and coordinating dies, I created a fun, fall scene! I stamped one of the sentiments in this set onto a design in the Pumpkin Season paper pad and cut it out with the new Zig Zag Circle Dies.