December 13, 2018

National Cocoa Day with Stamps of Life

Hello and Happy National Cocoa Day!!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers and The Stamps of Life have gotten together for some fab Cocoa card inspiration!! You should have come from the very talented Helen Gullett or you can start on the CLC or TSOL blogs!


Make sure to comment along the hop for your chance at a $25 gift card to The Stamps of Life. Comment by December 20th and check the CLC blog on December 22nd to see if you won!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Coffee Loving Cardmakers The Stamps of Life Hot Chocolate

The Stamps of Life has some great Cocoa/Hot Chocolate stamps and dies!! My cards features the HotChocolate2, Patterns4HotChocolate stamps and the die set Hot Chocolate!

For my first card I stamped the polka dot pattern in red, using the matching dies to cut and mat it. I also stamped a few of the marshmallows and then fussy cut them.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Coffee Loving Cardmakers The Stamps of Life Hot Chocolate

I paired the mug with some gold card stock and an ornament pattern. I added the mug with foam tape, along with some marshmallows in the cup and around the bottom of the mug.  Then I stamped my sentiments, cut them out and adhered them.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Coffee Loving Cardmakers The Stamps of Life Hot Chocolate

For my second card I used some Llama pattern paper and cut the mug and whipping from white card stock. I also cut the spoon from grey card stock, using a little ink around the edges.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Coffee Loving Cardmakers The Stamps of Life Hot Chocolate

I found some pattern paper with small snowflakes and added it to a white card base. I added my Llama cup and spoon to the card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Coffee Loving Cardmakers The Stamps of Life Hot Chocolate

Below the cup I stamped the Happiness Is... Hot Chocolate in brown ink. Last I added a few confetti dots around the mug to add a little sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure to comment for your chance to win!! The next spot in the hop is the awesome Kathy Schweinfurth!!

Dana

Supplies
Card 1
The Stamps of Life: Stamps - Pattern4HotChocolate, HotChocolate2 Dies - Hot Chocolate
Ink: Memento Luxe - Love Letter
Die: Art Impressions - Double Stitched Rectangle
Pattern paper: Craft Smith - Falala Llama. Reflections - Santa's Belt

Card 2
The Stamps of Life: Stamps - HotChocolate2. Dies - Hot Choclate
Pattern paper: Craft Smith - Falala Llama. Echo Park Paper - Season's Greetings
Confetti: Trinity Stamps - Stagelights

December 7, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop - Card #4

Hello and Happy Friday!!!

I'm sharing my last card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop!! Make sure to get yours liked up today to have a chance at some great crafty goodies!! My card features 3 sponsors of the hop: Hero Arts, Newton's Nook and Wow Embossing Powders!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Newton's Nook Wow Embossing Powder Coffee

I started with the Bookcase stamp from Hero Arts, stamping it with versamark ink on red card stock. Then I used Wow Embossing powder Metallic Gold Rich, super fine. I added Spectrum Noir Red Berry Sparkle Pen to some areas of the books. It's really hard to see, but in person its sparkles nicely with the gold embossing!

Next, I stamped the super cut sloth in a coffee cup from Newton's Nook Slothy Coffee set on green pattern paper I pulled from Echo Park Paper Holly Jolly Christmas pad. I embossed it with the same color as the bookcase.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Newton's Nook Wow Embossing Powder Coffee

I also stamped the sloth again on white card stock. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the sloth. Then I fuss cut him out and adhered it to the green sloth and then fussy cut the whole sloth and coffee cup out. I used the same red sparkle pen to color stripes on the coffee cup.

For the sentiment I die cut a circle die and stamped the sentiment in the center. From Art Impressions Place Card Pal die set I cut some holly berries and leaves.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Newton's Nook Wow Embossing Powder Coffee

To finish I wrapped the bookcase panel with black twine and then added the sloth coffee cup, sentiment and holly to the panel with foam tape. Last I adhered the panel to the same green pattern paper and then added that to a card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Newton's Nook Designs - Slothy Coffee. Hero Arts - Bookcase
Embossing Powder: Wow Embossing Powders - Metallic Gold Rush
Spectrum Noir Markers: BG3, BG4, BG6, BG7, FS6
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen: Red Berry
Dies: Art Impressions - Place Card Pals, Double Stitched Circles

December 6, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hello!!

This is my second post today! Click here if you are looking for my Art Impressions post! I am also on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today!! I have a couple ideas on making your own buttons!! Here is a little sneak peek!


Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #246 - Anything Goes

Hello!!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #246 - Anything Goes! Make sure to play along for your chance to win some AI goodies!! There is also a new release of Work & Play and Funny Farm stamps!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir - Hunting

My card features the new Ole Buck stamp set! I started by stamping the group of guys, tent and fire. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color them up. Then I fussy cut everything out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir - Hunting

Next, I used my Spectrum Noir inkpads to create some ground and sky. First, I sketched where I wanted the ground to be, in this case two. One for the guys and the other for the tent and fire. I used masking tape to mask off the different areas, then went to town with ink!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir - Hunting

When my inking was done I added the tent and fire directly to the card. The guys were added with foam tape. Last I stamped the Is That Cake sentiment below the tent.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Ole Buck
Spectrum Noir Makers
Spectrum Noir Inkpads - Sand Storm, Seal Brown, Friar Brown, Midnight, Ocean Blue, Pine Tree, Grasshopper.
Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper

December 5, 2018

Sana Claus is Coming to Town

Hello!!

I'm on the Art impressions blog today!! I can't believe it's December already!! That means Christmas is right around the corner!! My card today features the new Sleigh Bells stamp set!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Christmas

I started with a small panel of cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir Inkpads to ink a blue sky, I was going for night and in hindsight could have added a little black! But I like it anyway!! Once I had it all inked I set it aside to try while I stamped and colored my images.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Christmas

I stamped the santa and reindeer images on white cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color them. I used: CG3, CG4, R4, DR5, DR6, DR7, EB1, EB2, EB5, EB6, GB4, GB5, GB8, IG6, IG10. Then I fussy cut out the images.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Christmas

Next, I adhered the inked panel to a navy blue cardbase and then added the Santa directly to the panel. For the reindeer I added them with foam tape. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Christmas


To add a little sparkle I adhered a few snowflakes from Trinity Stamps Blizzard Shaker Embellishment mix! Last, I stamped the Santa Clause is Coming to Town in the bottom right corner

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Sleigh Bells
Spectrum Noir Inkpads 
Spectrum Noir Markers
Trinity Stamps - Blizzard Shaker Embellishment Mix

December 4, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop - Card 3

Hello!!

I'm stopping by with my third card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop!! I usually only have time to make two cards for the hops, but.... I should be organizing and packing up my craft stuff for a move and I keep seeing things and getting ideas! Eventually it will have to be packed up, but until then I'm enjoying having some good crafty mojo!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Erin Lee Creative - Spectrum Noir Markers

My card today features Sponsor Erin Lee Creative!! A brand new stamp company!! When I saw her new Koko Girl Couch and Koko Girl Cocoa stamps set, well I splurged because I just had to have them!! She has some other great stamps, so make sure to check out her shop!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Erin Lee Creative - Spectrum Noir Markers

I started by using a torn edge circle die and cut it from some white card stock. Then I stamped Koko from the Cocoa set. I used my Spectrum Noir Makers to color her up. I colored her cup with a gold pen.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Erin Lee Creative - Spectrum Noir Markers

Next, I found some gold glitter woodgrain pattern paper from a Christmas paper pad I got last year on clearance. I added that to a white card base, then added my colored circle to the card with foam tape, trimming off the overhang.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Erin Lee Creative - Spectrum Noir Markers

Then I stamped the Warmest Wishes on white card stock, trimmed it down and added it to the card. Last I added a few sequins!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Don't forget to hop along to see tons of great coffee/tea/cocoa inspiration!! Play along for your chance to win a great prize from Erin Lee Creative and the other sponsors!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Erin Lee Creative - Koko Girl Cocoa
Spectrum Noir Markers: DR4, DR6, DR7, FS2, FS6, FS9, JG5, JG6, JG7, RB1, RB2, RB3, RB4, TN2
Die: Crafters Companion - Torn Edge Circle
Sequins: Lawn Fawn - Lawn Ornaments. Neat & Tangled - Classic Christmas Mix
Pattern paper: Reflections - Santa's Belt

December 3, 2018

Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog Hop - Card #2

Hello!!

Today I'm back with my second card for the Coffee Loving Card Makers!! This summer I used some Birthday money and got this super cute octopus die, but I never got around to using it. So I got to think of a way to use it for the hop and I think it turned out so cute!!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Spellbinders Honey Bee Stamps Coffee

I started by die cutting the octopus by Spellbinders and then using my Spectrum Noir Harmony Inkpads Ocean Blue, Baby Blue and Midnight to ink up the octopus. I figured blue because whats more winter then blue!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Spellbinders Honey Bee Stamps Coffee

Then I pulled out Honey Bee Stamps Flakey Friends it has just the right sized coffee cups, scarf and hat for my octopus. I used colored ink to stamp the cups. For the scarf and hat I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color them up. Then I just fussy cut everything out and adhered them to the octopus!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Spellbinders Honey Bee Stamps Coffee

Next, I cut a strip of white card stock and stamped the Cold Hands Warm Hearts from Echo Park Paper Co - But First Coffee stamp set. I adhered the strip to a snow patterned acetate and then finally to some blue glitter cardstock. Everything went on a cardbase and the octopus was added with foam tape!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Spellbinders Honey Bee Stamps Coffee

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure to stop by and check out all the sponsors, then play along for your chance to win!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps - Flakey Friends. Echo Park Paper Co - But First Coffee
Glitter Cardstock & Snow Acetate - Crafter's Companion
Die: Spellbinders - Happy Octopus
Ink: Spectrum Noir Harmony Inkpads - Ocean Blue, Baby Blue, Midnight. Papertrey Ink - Spring Moss, Autumn Rose, Orange Zest
Markers: Spectrum Noir - AP1, AP2, AP4, BO2, BO3, BO4, DG4, DR4, YG1, YG2

November 30, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!! Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop!! Yay!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! You can start at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog, see a ton of inspiration and play along!! And of course there is a ton of great prizes too!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - STAMPLorations - Coffee

My first card features some fab coffee goodies from STAMPlorations!! They are one of the sponsors, so make sure to submit your fall/winter coffee project for your chance to win the STAMPlorations prize!! Seriously, they have 98 items when you search for coffee!!! What couldn't be better?!?!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - STAMPLorations - Coffee

I'm starting with my fall card (I'll be sharing more cards as the week goes on!) and pulled out STAMPlorations Zen Coffee 2 Cover Plate die. I first cut the die from some matte gold card stock, then I adhered it to a dark red card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - STAMPLorations - Coffee

Next, I picked out a fall pattern paper pad and different patterns out for different areas of the die cut. For example, I used a darker pattern for the coffee beans and the coffee inside the cup. After cutting I used liquid glue to add the different pieces inside my gold one. I did leave some of the areas not filled on purpose!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - STAMPLorations - Coffee

Then I stamped and white embossed the Perk Up! sentiment from the After Coffee stamp set. I cut the sentiment into a rectangle and adhered it to the die cut panel. To describe this, it sounds fast and easy, but it took away to cut and then adhere all those pieces!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure you hop along and submit your own fall/winter inspired coffee card!! I'll be back in a couple days with another I made for the hop!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: STAMPlorations: After Coffee
Die: STAMPlorations: Zen Coffee 2 Cover Plate Die
Pattern Paper: Recollections (can't remember the name of the pad)
Gold Cardstock: Crafter's Companion

November 21, 2018

Bountiful Blessings

Hello!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday!! I'm on the Art Impressions blog today, my card features the new Grateful Hearts stamp set! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils
I stamped the cornucopia on white card stock, then I used stitched rectangle dies to cut it and some pattern paper. This was made with Lawn Fawn stitched dies, but Art Impressions has since made their own double stitched dies, you can check them out here!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils

Next, I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils. I don't have the list of colors any more, but I used like almost every pencil! Or at least it seamed like it!! Lol!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils

I stamped the sentiment Bountiful Blessings on a strip of card stock and then notched one end. Then I added the colored image to the light yellow pattern paper and then to some Kraft card stock and finally a card base. Last I added a couple wood dots.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Grateful Hearts
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils

November 14, 2018

Welcome Fall

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a card featuring the new Autumn Window! It seams like once Halloween was over the world went straight to Christmas!! Figured I better share this card while it's still fall!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Echo Park Place Celebrate Autumn


I started by stamping the image and then using one of AI's Stitched Square dies to cut it out. I used a bigger square die to cut some pattern paper that looks like brown canvas.


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Echo Park Place Celebrate Autumn

Next, I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the Window. I used BO2, BO3, BO4, CG1, CG3, DP4, DP6, IG2, IG4, LG1, LG3, OR2, OR3, PL1, PL3, RB1, RB3, RB4, YG1, YG2, YG3.

I adhered the colored square on top of the canvas pattern square. Then I added the apple pattern paper to a white cardbase. I used the Celebrate Autumn collection from Echo Park Paper Co.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Echo Park Place Celebrate Autumn

From the Ephemera pack I added the Welcome Fall sentiment with foam tape. Below the sentiment I tied a double bow from twine and adhered it. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Echo Park Place Celebrate Autumn

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Autumn Window
Spectrum Noir Markers
Echo Park Paper Co - Celebrate Autumn
May Arts Twine

November 12, 2018

Thanks for Being You

Hello!!

I'm popping in with a card I made for PinkFresh Studio November Challenge! I missed the past couple months, I've been soooo busy! It hasn't gotten much better, but I needed to take a little break from my DT designing and playing with some unused goodies is a great way to refresh my mojo!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - PinkFresh Studio - Succulents

The above is the graphic with the colors and theme! I went through my inks and picked out colors that were close. I started with the Simply Succulents stamp set, using my MISTI to do some watercolor stamping with the inks. The inks I used are listed at the end of this post.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - PinkFresh Studio - Succulents

I wanted to add a few details, so I went in with a fine black pen and added some lines using the stamp as a guide. Then I fussy cut out the succulent planter. From a matte gold card stock I used one of PinkFresh's Terrarium dies. I just adhered it on top of my succulents.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - PinkFresh Studio - Succulents

Next, I used the same inks to blend an inked background. I used Bristol card stock for the first time and wow!! it blended wonderfully!!! I added a few splatters of water and then black paint.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - PinkFresh Studio - Succulents

When that was dry I added a strip of black card stock along the bottom and then stamped the Thanks For Being You sentiment above that.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - PinkFresh Studio - Succulents

I tied some black twine at the top of the terrarium and after adhering the succulents with foam tape added a bit of glue at the top of the card for the twine, cutting off the extra when it was dry.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: PinkFresh Studio - Simply Succulents
Die: PinkFresh Studio - Terrarium
Ink: Spectrum Noir - Green Topaz, Smoked Emerald, Damson Wine. Papertrey Ink - Enchanted Evening. Memento - Angel Pink

November 7, 2018

One Cup at a Time

Hello!!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! With the cooler weather, it means I can start sharing colder themed stamps!! If you are a coffee or tea fan then the Latte Love set is for you!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers

I started my card first by added a Prima stencil to a white cardbase. Then I used a couple different inks and blended them together. I used Papertrey Ink Autumn Rose, Hawaiian Shores and Hero Arts Soft Apricot. Then I rounded the corners.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers

Next, I stamped the image and sentiment. I used a circle die to cut the image out. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color them. I used: AB1, AB2, AB3, AG1, AG3, AG5, AP1, AP2, AP4, BG2, BG4, BG7, BO4, CT4, DP1, DP2, DP3, FS3, FS6, FS9 GB4, MB1, MB3, MB4, OR1, OR3,RB1, RB3, RB4, TN2, TN6.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers

I added the circle to the card base with foam tape and added a couple black and clear rhinestones. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Latte Love
Spectrum Noir Markers
Prima Stencil
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Autumn Rose, Hawaiian Shores. Hero Arts - Soft Apricot

November 1, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hello!!

This is my second post today!! You can click here for my Art Impressions post. I am also on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with some ideas for using 10 embellishments on one card!! I hope you will stop by!! Here is a little sneak peek!!


Dana