July 27, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Stamplorations Blog Hop

Hello!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers and STAMPlorations has gotten together for a special Collaboration Blog Hop!!! If you arrived here from the amazing Becca Cruger's blog you are in the right place!! You can always start at the beginning on STAMPlorations blog!!


STAMPlorations also is having a great sale on Coffee/Tea Lovers section!! Yay, for coffee & tea crafty goodness!! Also, make sure you comment along the hop for your chance to win $25 gift certificate to STAMPlorations!! Comment by August 3rd!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - STAMPlorations

The DT received the awesome Zen Coffee 2 Cover Plate Die!! This die can be used in so many ways, the inspiration on this hop is amazing!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - STAMPlorations

I started by die cutting the cover plate from black cardstock. Then I placed the black panel over watercolor cardstock, keeping it in place with washi tape. I used a pencil to lightly trace around all the cutouts.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - STAMPlorations

I flipped the panel up so I can color inside the lines. I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and a little water to color. For the most part, I stayed in the lines, I didn't worry too much about the small little areas.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - STAMPlorations

When it was all dry I erased the pencil lines and then added liquid glue to the back of the die cut and flipped it back over on top of the watercoloring. While that was drying I stamped and white embossed the sentiment Perk Up from the After Coffee stamp set. Last I added a few white sequins!!

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Helen Gullett!! Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: STAMPlorations - After Coffee
Die: STAMPlorations - Zen Coffee 2 Cover Plate
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers - Marine, Purple, Slate, Amber, Sepia, Desert, Aquamarine, Crimson, Orange.
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh - Sweet Pea Mix


July 26, 2018

Art Impressions Challenge #237 - Summer Vibes

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #237! The challenge is summer vibes!! I started with the Stayin' Afloat stamp set! I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it, then I fussy cut it out. I used AB1, AB2, AB3, AG1, AG3, AG5, AP1, AP3, AP4, DR1, FS2, FS6, FS9, GY1, GY2, GY5, LG4, LG5, MB1, MB3, MB4, OR3, RB1, RB2, RB4, TN2. I also used Copics: E25, E57, E59.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Next, I used a Simon Says Stamp Wave stencil and Nuvo Embellishment Mouse - Aquamarine to add waves to the bottom of a blue card base. While that dried I stamped and white embossed the sentiment I Waded My Whole Life for a Friend Like You.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

When the Mouse was dry I added the image and sentiment to the card with foam tape. I decided not to add any embellishment, instead let the waves and image be the focus!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you stop by Art Impressions blog to play along with the challenge!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Stayin' Afloat
Spectrum Noir Markers
Copics
Simon Says Stamp Stencil - Waves
Nuvo Embellishment Mouse - Aquamarine

July 25, 2018

Art Impressions Fairy Flutter

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! I have a card featuring the Fairy Flutter stamp set!! I love these Flutter's, so cute and interactive! For the fairy, the wings go up and down when you pull and push the tab.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started by stamping the images and using my Spectrum Noir markers to color them. I used: AP1, AP3, AP4, BG2, BG4, BG7, CT2, CT4, P1, DP2, DP3, DP4, FS2, FS9, TN2. Then I used the matching dies to cut the images out. I used the instructions on the packaging to assemble the wings and pull tab.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I used some Photo Play Paper, Gypsy Rose and added the purple polka-dot pattern to a white card base. Then I used a stitched rectangle to cut some gold polka dot pattern paper. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I stamped the Poof You're 29 again sentiment at the bottom right corner of the gold polka dots. Then I added the fairy and pull tab. The panel was then added to the card with foam tape. I made a track out of the foam tape so the pull tab doesn't wobble back and forth.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Fairy Flutter
Spectrum Noir Markers
Photo Play Paper - Gypsy Rose

July 20, 2018

Coffee Loving Card Makers & Fun Stampers Journey

Hello!!

Coffee Loving Card Makers and Fun Stampers Journey has teamed up to give you some great coffee inspiration!! If you came here from amazing Dana Gong, you are in the right place!! You can find the hop list on Fun Stampers Journey or Coffee Loving Card Maker blogs.



Make sure to comment on every post for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Fun Stampers Journey.



The DT's are playing with some fabulous coffee goodies!! I had so much fun I made two cards! For the first one, I started with the Coffee Helps stamp set. I used my MISTI and Distress Marker Gathered Twigs to do some watercolor stamping. From the set, I used one of the cups, coffee ring, and coffee beans.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Fun Stampers Journey

Then I stamped the Cup of Happiness sentiment next to the cup. I scribbled some of the Gathered Twigs on a palette and use water and brush to create some ground for the cup to sit on.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Fun Stampers Journey

When it was dried, I used a stitched rectangle to cut the panel. Then I added some polka dotted pattern paper to a white card base and added the stamped panel on top. Last I added 3 FSJ Fashion Silver embellishments below the sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Fun Stampers Journey

For my second I decided to do a fun shaker card! I started by using a circle die to cut two sheets of orange fun foam, a circle of pattern paper and a circle from acetate. Then I used the Coffee First Die Set to cut out a cup of the center of the fun foam and pattern paper.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Fun Stampers Journey

I added a solid aqua paper to a white card base. Then I adhered the two layers of fun foam together and then adhered those to the card base. Next, I added some sequins to the cutout cup and covered it with the acetate circle. I let it all dry overnight to make sure all the layers were okay.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Fun Stampers Journey

Once I was sure that everything would stay in place, I added the pattern paper circle on top. Then I cut the cup top from the white wood pattern paper. From the same pad, I also cut the straw. I added the straw on top of the acetate and then the cup topper. Last I added the Cup of Happiness sentiment, that I know released that I used them on both cards!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Fun Stampers Journey

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Your next stop is the wonderful Erin Theim!! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the giveaway!! You have until Friday, July 27th to enter!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Coffee Helps
Dies: Coffee First
Embellished: Fashion Silver
Distress Markers: Gathered Twigs
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Paper - Summer Dreams

July 19, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Recap

Hello!

I'm on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today! My last post on the blog was the end of the Paper Craft's Tips & Tricks Magazine! We covered lots of great ideas for using up your crafty stash! So I put together a list of all my posts along with a few of my favorite cards.

I also created a new card for the post, below is a sneak peek of it! I hope you will stop by and check it out!!




Dana

July 18, 2018

Craft On with Art Impressions

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today!! The Crafty Girls set is fun to color and perfect to send to a fellow crafter!! It goes great with Echo Park Paper Co I'd Rather Be Crafting pattern paper!! 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the image on white cardstock, then I used a fancy rectangle to cut the image. Then I used the following Spectrum Noir Markers to color it AB1, AB2, AB3, AG1, AG3, AG5, AP1, AP3, AP4, BG3, BG4, BG7, BO2, BO3, CT1, DR3, DR5, EB5, EB6, FS2, FS9, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, GY1, GY2, LY1, TN2. I also used the following Copic markers for the dark skin  E25, E27, E59.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I picked out a pattern paper from the I'd Rather Be Crafting pad and added it to a white card base. The paper pad had a solid orange page that I used alpha dies to cut out Craft On.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the coloring image and the alphas with foam tape. The rectangle hung over the edge and I trimmed it off. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Crafty Girls
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Paper Co. - I'd Rather Be Crafting
Dies: Winnie & Walter - Typecast: Cary Letters
Spectrum Noir Markers

July 11, 2018

Nurses

Hello!!

Today I'm on Art Impressions blog with a card featuring the Proud Nurses clear stamp set! Perfect if you know someone who is a nurse! The sentiments are sooo funny!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the two nurses on white cardstock. Then I used the following Spectrum Noir markers to color it: AB1, AB2, AB3, AG1, AG3, AG5, BO2, BO3, BO4, CT1, CT4, DR1, DR3, FS2, FS9, GY1, GY2, GY5, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, IG10, MG1, MG3. After coloring I fussy cut the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I decided to use a watercolor background from my stash. Usually, when I do some watercolor smooshing I want to use all the ink up so I do a few extra panels. I trimmed it down a little and added it to a grey card base. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card. I added the colored image to the card with foam tape. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Proud Nurses
Spectrum Noir Markers

July 9, 2018

Crafter's Companion on HSN Wednesday

Hello!!

I'm stopping by with a very cool card I made with NEW Crafter's Companion product coming to HSN this Wednesday!! CC has a few different die sets to make awesome 3D cards!! My card features the Enchanted Garden set.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

You get lots of dies and instructions on how to make the card! It's really pretty easy, a few things I will do differently the next time! I'm not going to go into a lot of details but the card has accordion-like sides that you add each layer to.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua makers to color the layers. For the backdrop I used distress ink blended together to create the night sky. After making the card, I realized I should have used dark blue or black cardstock for the sides.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Thanks for stopping by!! I'll be back with some more new products available Wednesday on HSN!

Dana

July 5, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Art Impressions

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a tutorial for the new Challenge and on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog! Below I have sneak peeks of my projects, I hope you'll stop by to check them out!!




Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

July 4, 2018

Toadally Fabulous

Hello!! Happy Fourth of Jully!!! 

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today!! I really love the new Wiggle Wobbles!! They are so cute!! My card today features the Toad Wiggle Wobble!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started by stamp, coloring and then die cutting the toad and all her pieces. I used the following Spectrum Noir Markers: AG1, AG3, AG5, CT1, CT3, DR5, DR6, LY1. I also used one of the green markers to color the white brads that come with the set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the rest of the card, I used Heidi Swapp Time Capsule Embellishment Kit. It had some washi tape strips and I added a few of them to a white card base. The kit also has some small journal cards, I added the circle one to the card with foam tape. Then I stamped the Toadally Fabulous sentiment on a rectangle card and added it on top of the circle card. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

The kit has some shaped paper clips and I added one to the journal cards. Last I added the lady toad with a wiggle wobble. With the brads, the toad's legs and arms will dance when you thumb the wobble. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps - Art Impressions: Toad Wiggle Wobble
Spectrum Noir Markers
Heidi Swapp Time Capsule Embellishment Kit