Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Club Scrap & Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Garden Shed


Welcome to another
Club Scrap Blog Hop.
Today we present to you projects made with
the September Garden Shed kit.

I hope you came over here from
Jennifer's Blog
and seen her beautiful project.

My project for a teabagholder was inspired by this
painting. It has the colors of the kit, the tea and the apples.

Why the apples?  Well, coming Sunday it is Jewish New Year
(Rosh Hashanah) and one of the symbols on the table is an apple.
We eat a sweet apple with honey and wish each other a very
happy and sweet New Year.

Inside this teabagholder you find pockets for teabags and of
course I added bags of apple tea. 

This teabagholder is easy to make. You need a piece of
cardstof of 7 x 8,5 inch and score it at 4 and 4,5 inch.

For the pockets you need 3 pieces of 4 x 6 1/4 inch of cardstock,
the same as the main paper of the holder. All 3 opieces are scored at 
3,5 inch horizontal and 0,5 inch on both vertical sides. At the 
3,5 line you snip these V-shapes for easy folding.
I used a corner rounder on the longer side and a circle punch
on the shorter side as it makes it easier to add and get the teabag.

Before adding any decoration add a ribbon to the outside of the
holder at 3,5 inch horizontally (middle of the holder).

Now we go to the the decorations. 
You can make these as eleborate as you want. 
The paper for the front of the book is a part  one of the decorated
12x12 inch of scrappapers from the kit. I added more color to the apples 
with color pencil. The apple is a woodsie, that I firstly colored
white with gesso. Next I used a honecomb template, one of the
words from the stencil that was with the kit. The bee is printed from the 
digital Garden Shed kit. The Jewish sentiment is Shana Tova, meaning
a "Good Year". 

The background paper here is a print with apples from
the digital kit . The picture is a fun picture I took
for this project. The beehive is one of the rubber stamps
and symbolizes of course the honey thatis eaten.
The woodsie with Happy New Year is part of the Happy Birthday
stamp and a handwritten New Year.

On the right side you find the 3 pockets which
are decorated with the same paper as on the left side from the 
digital kit. The sentiment here is from an older Club Scrap kit
called Infusion, which is all about tea. The cups are die cut
For decoration I used the little bee stamp from the 
rubber stamps with the Garden Shed kit.

This is the back of the holder...empty. A place to write
some good wishes for the receiver.

And now for the next blog you go to
and see what see is sharing for wonderful project with you.

If yuou loose your way, you can always go back to

As you notice this post also goes with the 
and you can read all the details about this blog
hop on how to participate and win some awesome prizes HERE.

Thank you for looking
and all your wonderful comment.
Enjoy your coffee or tea.



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Coffee Lovers Blog hop day 5: Brentwood

Good morning y'all!
Enjoying your morning cuppa while hopping along
to see what's new? Well here is my latest card
with the fun image Jessicalynnoriginals provided
for this hop: Halloween Brentwood.

During the hop you can still find him as a freebie here.

I found some fun halloween scrap paper in my stasch with this
little owl printed on it and I thought he paired great with
owl Brentwood. He only missed a cup, so that I die cut and added.

The image of Brentwood I colored digital and printed out.
Cutting the image and taped to the card with foam time for some dimention.
The sentiment on the card is by My Favorite Things (Stay Cool set).
I die cut the cups (Verve Stamps) and used a clear alphabet to
add the letters PSL.

To give the pumpkin a little more dimention I added crackle 
glossy accent on top. Gives the pumpkin mor life.

Want to know what this hop is all about and
maybe participate to win some prizes? Go here:

Thank you for looking
and leaving all your wonderful comments.
Enjoy your coffee/tea.



Monday, September 26, 2016

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 4: coffee cup holder

Welcome to another day of the
Today i have this cut cup holder for you.
It uses those cute little mini cups.

I made this one for the Jewish New Year
(which is October 3 and 4)
and inside there is some candy.
For the Jewish New Year we eat
sweet apples with honey to wish each other
a very happy and very sweet new year.
So you see the honeycomb and the bees
as decoration for my cup.

The papers and the bee stamps are by
Club Scrap and is this month kit called Garden Shed.

So you need a strip of cardstock (a bit sturdy is better)
of 2,5 x 11 inch and a piece of 2,5 x 4,5 inch.

The long strip is for the cupholder and the smaller strip you
ad to the back if you want to make an envelope to add
a card inside with a wish or a giftcard.

The long strip is scored at 4,5 - 7 .  7 3/4 - and 10 1/4.
You also have to use a die to cut the hole for the cup.
Fold everything and tape  A to B and the cupholder is ready.

Decoration is up to your taste.
I added a Jewish sentiment for Happy New Year
and at the bottom I used the stencil from the Club Scrap kit
with the wish for peace and joy.

The cup is decorated with little bee's colored with yellow
and a little bling on the wings.
The wooden stick also came from the kit and i stamped the word
celebrate on it. This is from a Stampin'Up! set.

After i finished this, i suddenly had more ideas for making them.
I had a workshop the next day and used these cupholders for
a bit of candy for the students and also for giving them
my business card. As I did not want to hide this, I did not
make the envelop, but a strip around the back where I could
enter my card.

I punched a hole at the top and added a ribbon.
Oh  to be honest, I used 12 by 2,5 inch strips for this,
using scrap paper of 12 x12 so I could make 4.



Thank you very much for looking
and I hope you come back again tomorrow.

Want to know what this hop is all about and
maybe participate to win some prizes? Go here:



Thanks for all your wonderful comments.
Enjoy your coffee while hopping!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop day 3: scrapbooking

Of course my scrapbooking is about coffee today
and I used the freebie from Create with TLC,
who is a sponsor of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

If you want to use this freebie to go HERE.

For the scrap page i used papers from Club Scrap, but 
the stamp image of the teapot and the cups are by Michael Strong.
I stamped the teapot and embossed it in gold.
For decoration I made some more nespresso
flowers. You can see how I did that here.

The mini cups arte also by Michael Strong and with a little sticky pearl
as decoration. The freebie from Create with TLC is printed on craft
paper and the leaves around it area stamp from
 Stampin'Up! Foxy Friends stamp set.

The word on this picture is a woodsie that I colored black.
I got it at Create a Smile.

With the freebie I also made these cards.
I shared them already on Flickr, but add them
here again so i have all the ideas together.

Card #1 has a kraftpaper background that
is embossed with coffee beans.
The stamped leaves around the image are
from Stampin'Up! Foxy Friends stamp set
and the tiny beans are from Newton's Nook
Loves Coffee stamp set.

I finished the card with a green organza ribbon and 
a tiny coffee pot charm.

For card #2 I used several coordinating 
scrap papers. The leaves are cut with a die and
I made another nespresso flower. The acorn is a stamp by 
Tim Holtz from a harvest stampset CMS116.

If you too want to be part of the blog hop 
and try to win one of the prizes go here for all
the info:

Thank you for looking
and enjoy your coffee today.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop day 2

On Saturday I always make something with a Michael Strong
stamp. I am so happy Mike also has made coffee stamps!
You find them here.
Now I play on with the fox theme too.

So this is what I did:
Starting out with plain white cardstock
and printed the sentiments, leaving a gap for
the stamping.The top sentence I just typed up,
but the bottom sentiments are by
So then icut the sheet in two and have two cards in the making.
I watergolored the background with bundled sage distress ink.
Stamped the large coffee cup on green with versamark and
embossed it with copper embossing powder. The fox
is made with the Stampin'Up! foxy friend punch.
Now to make the flowers, I came up with a fun idea using
my used nespresso capsules. I cut the top of and trew away the coffee
and am left with the metal capsule. How great they come in 
wonderful colors!
So I took out a flower punch and punched some
flowers out of the metal, which is quite soft and easy to punch.

With this punch comes a kind of embossing punch. Here you lay the
punched out flower and press the sides together and it becomes a wonderful 3d flower.

I have them already for quite some time and no idea if you can still get
this floral & emboss punch set.

Here another view of the flowers.

For the other card, I used the smaller size cups.
You also see some stamping on the background. This is from the 
Stampin'Up! set Foxy friends.

In the background I used the sequins I won in the last blog hop.
I love them!

Hope you all have enjoyed my post for the 
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop today. You find more 
information about the hop here and how to play along.

Thank you for looking
and enjoy your cup of coffee/tea.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop day 1

YEAH!!
My favourite Blog Hop is here: The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
Please take a look at their site and see how you can participate
and win some great prizes. Go HERE.

My project for today is inspired by Debra Davison.
 She shared a picture on Facebook and I was inspired to try 
and make a sleeve like that.  It fits the
Coffee Lovers Blog hop Autumn theme perfectly.   
 I made several variations and of course a card to go with it.

So here you see the 3 variation: on the right a cup with one ear 
and closedbottom, in the middle a cup with no ear and closed bottom,
and right, a cup with one ear and only around the cup,
 no bottom. The fox is out of felt and sewn on to it 
after the sleeve was finished.

Here you see them on the ëar side". I made up the sleeves
out of my head and have no template.

Here you see the bottom of all the cups.

A more close up of one of the sleeve front

and back. Would you like one for your cup?
Well this is my GIVEAWAY for this week.
Leave a comment below and I will announce the 
winner after the blog hop is over on
Sunday October 2nd.

Now a little about the tag.
I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the background
and olso his coffee die and leave die. The acorn is also
a Tim Holtz stamp.

You see here the punch I used for the fox, it is from
Stampin'Up! and is called fox builder.

Now on the cup you see rhis starbuck like logo that
I found on internet and was just perfect for decoration on the cup.

Here a close up. I found the starfox image here.

I cut the leaves out of green scrap paper and colored it with
vintage photo and carved pumpkin distress ink.

The sentiment is from the set Coffee Helps by Verve Stamps.

I have made a few mor foxy cards, but I save them for my next
post for this hop. Hope you stop by again.

Thanks for looking
and enjoy your coffee today!