Saturday, June 25, 2016

Saturday card: sorry more coffee!

Ok,last two coffee cards (for the time being;-)
Now i have cleaned my deskfrom all the coffee stuff,
so next will be something different.

This first card was inspired by the cards Kathy Rossiter
made as a card captain this week. I am not sure how she
made all the beautiful borders. Mine just became more of a
mandala kind of card. Here I used Michael Strong's
teapot stamp and the smaller coffee cup.
 The sentiment is by Newton's Nook.

And this is a totally different card.The base of this card is
cut with a silhoutte cameo. The yellow and the dark brown
part are cut seperately and then glued together. Then I decorated
the card with a sentiment from a Verve Stamp set
and Michael Strong's teapot.I stamped the teapot in black,
than scanned it in and printed it reversed on orange paper,
so I cut make it of good use here to make it look like
it poured the coffee into the cup.

With the sithouette I also cut a coffee bean stencil,
that I used to decorate the inside.

Thank you for looking!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:Day 8 last one :-(

And then the last day of the 
So today I have to finish my tag book.
If you have missed the start of the making of thisbook,
you can go back and see it HERE.

So here the pagewith the last tag.
For this i used the freebie image found on

The envelopes are decorated with butterflies
and sentiments fromCreate with TLC. This
is also a freebie on the blog HERE.
The cups are the freebie from STAMlorations.

And here is the tag out of the pocket.
Vintage photo and worn lipstick distress ink and  stain
are the main colors of this tag.

Before adding the elements I also used a coffee stain embossing
folder on top of the colored background.

The honeycomb die cut is one of the new 
Tim Holtz thinlits. The flowers are also colored with
the distress stain.
Now the book is nearly done.
These are the inside pages on the back.
I took some pictures in the garden this week
and this is the result. I used Verve stamps
on thes pages.

This is the back of the book,with Tim Holtz stamps and
embossing folder and a Verve Stamp freebie sentiment.

And  to end this last day of the  Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
I have a little Giveaway
for  one of you who have left such wonderful comments this week
 these cute little stamps.
I will announce the winner on Sunday.

Thank you for all your wonderful words.
Thanks Amy and Team for a wonderful and inspirational week.

Thanks for looking.
Have a Java great day!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Coffee lovers Blg Hop: Day 7

Yesteday I shared with you this booklet and part
of the inside. Today I have 2 more pages and tags.
If you missed it, have a look HERE.

Have you been to the main blog post of the
There you find all the info on how to
upload your project and might be able to win 
one of the fabulous prizes from the Super Sponsers.

The tag in this envelop is my variation on the
June tag for Tim Holtz challenge of the 12 tags,
so these pages are decorated with the cup
from Tim's die.

IThe cup is cut with the die and I was able to position
it so that I cout use it for this tag. Behind the cup I added
a piece of Club Scrap Hypno Vintage paper.
The background is a rubber stamp by Tim Holtz.

On the top of the tag you find a little coffe spoon charm.

The bottom part of the tag in a close up.
The bottle cap has a bean stamp from Club Scrapand a sentiment
from Newton's Nook stamp set.
The sentiment is a dymo font that I printed with the
computer. You can download this font free

And the other tag is made with the free images
from Verve Stamps and those you find HERE.
Here is the decoration on the
envelopes. For this I used two different
Tim Holtz stencils and a white inkpad.

And this is the festive tag finished,
but iIhave a little step by step how I did it:

I used these two stencils: the stars and the stripes,
a babywipe and two colors of distress ink.
So add the ink first to the tag. Either with the
direct to paper technique or us ablending tool 
to color the paper. Lay the stencil on top
and remove ink with a baby wipe. 

This is the result after the stencils 
are removed. When you heatit wth the heatgun
the white becomes even more visable.

Print the images and color with distress ink
or distress stain and a paint brush.

Here you see a close up of all the images.
The sentiment is cut out with a punch and
als adding some ink to fit in. The ribbon is colored
with distress stain and the topof the coffee cups
have a little glossy accent to make it look like plastic.

Thanks again for looking and come back for
the last tag in my book tomorrow....
the last day of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers and Club Scrap Artist Team Blog Hop: Hypnotized by Coffee

Today I combine two blog hops.
All week I play the
  Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
and today I also play the
Club Scrap Artist Team Blog Hop.

We got some extra papers in our boxes called Hypno
and you can see more of them here. We were asked to play
with them and share our artwork with you.

I hope you arrived here from
Pam's Blog
and seen her beautiful artwork.

This paper is lightweight and perfect for folding.
My idea for the project popped into my head when I needed my
envelope punch board for some other project.
I rememberd Tricia making a mini booklet, so I searched
and found it HERE.

I decided to make a tag mini book for coffee tags:
Now how to make this.
Tricia has a short description on how to make this.

So I started folding the enveloppes with six
7,5 x 7,5 inch pieces of paper.
If you have the punchboard, but never used it, there
are many you tube video tutorials.Just google it.

For the tag  book you cut off the top of the envelope
and fold and glue them together.
I made six, but because I use bookrings to
hold the booklet together, I can always add a few more
enveloppes if I wnat to add more tags.

Next the bookcovers. I used 2 pieces of bookboard of  6 x 4 inch
and covered them with craft paper. I used Club Scrap 
bookbinding glue to adhere the paper to the board.

Next you make the holes in the envelopes and the covers
 and use bookrings to keep it all together. 

In this is how the fiished book looks.
I have been using bits of old Club Scrap kits
and dies to decorate the book and
the inside.

Here you see the 6 enveloppes with the tags inside.

Inside cover and first page.
Theme: coffee on the beach.

And this is the tag.
Coffee bean stencei and Boardwalk stamps.

2nd page and tag: theme
coffee in the garden.
Coffee cup die by Tim Holtz.

And here is the tag with in the background
the Neon Doodles stamps.
The text is printed with the computer.

And how about celebrating Summer with
a cup of coffee?! The circle is from the 
January Celebrate kit and Summer from this month

The background ofthis tagis done with two different stencils
and the cup is a die and the spoon is from the
much lovedvintage kit Mocha Java.
The sentiment I found online and is printed
on the paper before cutting.
Now what to do next....for this you have to come back
otherwise I am all out of ideas for the Summer coffee blog hop!

Here you see all three tags again in a row.

For mor inspiration with the Hypno paper go to
Jennifer's Blog
and see what she has come up with.

Thank you somuch for looking and
leaving your wonderful comments

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Day 5

Here we are again with an other creation for the

This time I use a digital image by 
that she made especially for this blog hop.
It is Brentwood Owl with loads of coffee and coffeebeans.

I colored the image in photoshop and then printed
the image on heavier white paper and used a die
to cut the image. I found this large flower
in my stash and thought it was perfect for a
Summer card.

You can find the image for a limited time
in her shop HERE.
Thank you very much JessicaLynn.

I was wondering what brentwood was looking at,but as he is
taking his coffee in the garden this time of year, I noticed
a butterfly was the focus of his attention.
The butterfly is a die cut, fastened with  brad.

The cup I printed twice for cutting and making it more dimentional.
I added it with fom tape to the other one and added glossy accent
on top to give the impression of a real cup.

Finally I finished the card with one more flower for contrast.

I hope you come back tomorrow, for I have come up
with more coffee fun! Thanks for looking today.