We have a winner! Last week we hopped with over 1,000 coffee loving crafters and what an incredible week of inspiration! You can see our hop post here with a fun trio of bookmarks, plus so many other great project ideas with our coffee and tea themed products!
On our blog, we offered a prize to one lucky commenter, chosen by Random.org, who will receive their own Coffee Talk Perfectly Clear Stamp Set!
The winner is Verna Angerhofer from VA’s Creative Clutter blog. Please send an email with the subject “Spring Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop Winner” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to everyone who hopped by our blog last week and congratulations to Verna, enjoy and happy stamping!
We are joining a fantastic event with a community of card makers that love coffee, tea, and cocoa as much as their papercraft supplies! The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog has a spring theme blog hop, and we are hopping along!
Our fresh spring project is a trio of bookmarks, perfect for a relaxing time outside with a good book or three!
The Tropicana Hotel is the home for this fantastic event celebrating Decorative Painting, and we’ve attended each year for the last several years to show decorative painters how easy it is to use stamps. Rubber stamps make wonderful and easy background patterns for painted, home décor projects. In addition, they are an easy way to transfer a pattern to a piece for painting. Some of our large images like this Bird Blossom stamp are perfect for stamping, painting, and outlining to save loads of time on a gorgeous project.
This project was designed by Debbie Cole and taught by Tammie Wilson at this year’s Creative Paint event.
The other class taught by Sue Thornton was a fantastic Steampunk Jingle Bell plaque that used Train Postcard stamp.
It was a great turn out for both classes and all attendees worked hard to complete their projects. We can’t wait until next year!
This week our Design Team is playing with the beautiful butterfly stamps we released in April. These gorgeous images are already collaged for you. With enough area to be fun to color and enough background to save you heaps of time, they’re a super quick way to get a gloriously textured, layered card. You can cut out the butterfly from a second stamping to add depth, or simply stamp in black over your Creative Palette monoprints for a fast and easy card.
It is for BlogStar Krissy Fossmeyer. We originally designed this chubby little chickadee as a winter stamp. You can see lots of examples of his winter persona on his product page here. But Krissy is bringing him on into Spring, and, of course, he’s cheerfully coming along for the ride (flight?). Here’s what Krissy had to say:
This morning I awoke to the sweet sounds of singing birds….could this mean Spring is coming? I sure hope so! I, for one, am ready! You, too?
This card was inspired by the birds I heard this morning. I love this cute little Chickadee and couldn’t wait to get him inky! I’ve always loved the look of Musical Score, so this stamp had to find it’s way to my stamp table – I have a feeling I’ll give it a good workout! My new favorite ink color is Tsukineko London Fog – I think it’s perfect for a muted background. I was able to fit the Just a Note sentiment onto the bird image using my Stamp-a-ma-jig. (an invaluable tool!) Add a ribbon and a few dots of Diamond Glaze and….VOILA!
I colored this image with my watercolor crayons. It’s the first time I’ve used them in FOREVER and I forgot how much fun it is to just kind of wash color over your image. I’ll be playing with them again soon!
Recipe: Stamps: Stampendous! Chickadee , Music Score , Just a Note; Paper: The Paper Co.; Ink: Tsukinkeo Tuxedo Black, London Fog; Plus: watercolor crayons; H2O pen/brush; Diamond Glaze; JoAnn’s ribbon; Stamp-a-ma-jig
And Krissy made this sweet stationary set! She used the Apple Perfectly Clear Stamp and she used the masking technique in order to overlap the apples and make a cool border pattern on the box. It is absolutely delicious!
And for this week’s challenge, we challenge you to use your embossing powders! Emboss a card or scrapbook page of any theme and post a comment below with a link to your project and if you get chosen as one of the two winners, we will send you prize stamps!
Check out what some samples that our design team members made using our embossing powders: