December 15, 2019

Coffee Loving Card Makers - International Tea Day

Hello!

Happy International Tea Day! The Coffee Loving Cardmakers design team has gotten together to do a little hop!! Half the DT is featuring Graciellie Designs and the other half Paper Smooches! You should have arrived from Kerry's blog!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Paper Smooches, Funky Fossil Designs

My card features Paper Smooches Caffeinated, Caffeinated Two and the matching dies! I started by stamping the coffee cup twice on white card stock. I also stamped just the coffee lid twice. Then I used the matching dies to cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Paper Smooches, Funky Fossil Designs

Next, I pulled out Funky Fossil Designs Poinsettia stencil. I masked the coffee cup so just the wrap could be colored. I placed the stencil over it and then used Distress Oxides to color the stencil. I added a little bit of grey to the lid and added them to each cup with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Paper Smooches, Funky Fossil Designs

I cut a panel with a stitched rectangle and then used the same Distress Oxides to ink it up. Then I placed the stencil over the panel and used a white opaque pen to outline the stencil. When it was dry I splattered water, then splattered the same Distress inks.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Paper Smooches, Funky Fossil Designs

Then I added the two coffee cups with foam tape. Below them I stamped the It's Been Oolong in black ink. I added the panel to a white card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop in the hop is the amazing Helen!!

Dana

November 22, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Not2Shabby Collab Blog Hop

Hello!!

Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Not 2 Shabby Collaboration Blog Hop!! You should have come from the fabulous Robyn Jordan!! You can always start at the beginning over at Not 2 Shabby!



Not 2 Shabby has some cute fall themed digital stamps!! For the hop I'm playing with I Love Fall! So cute!!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Not 2 Shabby

I used Word to resize the images, making one a little smaller. With the smaller image I cut it with a stitched circle die. Then I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Not 2 Shabby

From my stash I found a fall pattern paper stack. I picked out a few patterns, did a little layering and added some twine!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Not 2 Shabby

My second card uses the same fall pattern papers. I used one of the journal cards, adding a strip of pattern paper to the bottom. After coloring the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers, I fussy cut it out and added it to the journal card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Not 2 Shabby

I added the journal card to some more pattern paper. Then I inked up the edges of the card before adhering it to a white card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Leave comments along the way for a chance to win one of TWO $15 Gift Certificates! Must comment by November 29th at 11:59 pm PT.

Your next stop in the hop is the wonderful Katie Brooks!!

Dana

November 19, 2019

Graciellie Designs - Festive Poinsettia

Hello!!

I'm stopping by with a card featuring a new Graciellie Design!! A gorgeous Christmas digital stamp set, Festive Poinsettia is a must have!! Fabulous images paired with many sentiments, perfect for your Christmas card making!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Copic Markers

My card today features the single poinsettia and a few of the holly and leaves! I used Word to add the images and resize them. I also added the Christmas Cheer sentiment because it was one of the thicker sentiments.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Copic Markers

After printing it out I decided to do something a little different and color the image in a monochromatic tone! I pulled out a few warm grey Copic markers to color the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Copic Markers

Next, I cut the image out with a rectangle A2 card base die. Then I trimmed away part of the white card base. I added the image to a red card base with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Copic Markers

Last, I wanted a little bit of sparkle, so I used a clear glitter pen to add the sparkle to the flower. Then I added a few matching rhinestones. It's hard to get a good photo, but you can see a little bit of of the sparkle in the photo above!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day!!

Dana

November 8, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop Card 5

Hello!!

Today is the last day of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop! I'm sharing my last card today, featuring a new digital stamp from Graciellie Designs! It's called Book Lovers, with you guessed it books! Haha! But it does also have a cute tea cup!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

I resized the images in Word and added the cute macaroons from the Macaroon Friends stamp set. After printing it out I used my Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils to color the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

Then I cut the colored image out with a stitched rectangle die. From my stash I found some soft grey pattern paper. But I thought it still needed something, so found some dark pink card stock from my stash to mat the colored image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

I adhered all the layers together and then added them to a white card base. Last I added a few matching sequins for a little sparkle!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure to get your coffee/tea themed project linked up today!

Dana

November 7, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop Card 4

Hello!!

Today I'm on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog with a card featuring new Concord & 9th stamps! They came out with some fabulous new coffee themed stamps, that I just had to have!!

Here is a little sneak of my card, I used a whole package of embellishments! I hope you will stop by the blog and check it out!



Also, there is still time to link up your coffee/tea themed project for your chance at some awesome prizes! And of course there is a ton of inspiration to be had!!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with my last card for the hop!!

Dana

November 6, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmaker Blog Hop Card 3

Hello!

I'm popping in real quick to share my 3rd card for the Coffee Loving Cardmaker Fall/Winter Blog Hop!! Tons of coffee inspiration and of course fabulous sponsors! One is Evelin T Designs! This is my second card using Warm Winter Wishes! I even made a third card, but its non coffee Christmas card!

I colored several images with my Spectrum Noir markers and then fussy cut them out! Now looking at my photo, I realized I colored the coffee cups grey, that same gray as the rabbit! So his cup blends in to him nicely! Oh, well! LOL!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Evelin T Designs

Next, I used a stencil and light brown ink to create a ground on a white card base. Then with an older Simon Says Stamp Stencil I used some Tonic Studio glitter paste to create some sparkly snow!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Evelin T Designs

I stamped the Christmas Blessings on matching card stock, notched the ends and added it to the card when my 'snow' was dry!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Evelin T Designs

Then I it was just a matter of placing my images on the card. I added them with foam tape and last I decided to add the cute little bird to atop the sentiment!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure you check out all the inspiration and link up your own coffee/tea themed project! I'll be back tomorrow and Friday with two additional coffee cards!!

Dana

November 3, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop Card 2

Hello!

I'm popping in to share a second card for Coffee Loving Cardmakers  Fall/Winter Blog Hop! I recently splurged and got an Evelin T Designs stamp set! I picked up Warm Winter Wishes, which is perfect for the hop and can be used after Christmas! Evelin T Designs is also a sponsor of the hop, so link up your project for your chance to win!!



I started with a pink Distress Ink and lightly inked up a white card base. Then I added some water splatters, but lightly. I didn't use watercolor card stock, so I added the water sparingly and used a towel to pick up the water, which lifted the ink. Then I added some gold splatters to the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Evelin T Designs

While the card was drying I stamped the super cute bear holding a coffee cup. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color it up and then fussy cut out the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Evelin T Designs

With a circle die I cut a vellum circle. Then I stamped and gold embossed the Hug in a Mug sentiment. I added the bear to the circle center with foam tape. Last I added the vellum circle to the card and rounded the cards corners.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to check out all the great coffee inspiration on the CLC blog and add your project to the link up!

Dana

November 1, 2019

Coffee Loving Card Makers Fall/Winter Blog Hop

Hello!

Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop!! Make sure to stop by the CLC blog to see out fabulous sponsors and TONS of coffee/tea/hot chocolate inspiration!!!


I'm kicking off the hop with a card featuring NEW Graciellie Designs coffee themed digital stamp set! It's called Cuddle in a Cup! A great new coffee image with some fabulous sentiments, perfect for this time of year!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

I used Word to resize and then print the image and sentiment. Then with my Spectrum Noir Color Pencils I colored the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

Next, I pulled out a stencil and used washi tape to keep it in place over a white card stock panel. Then I picked out Spectrum Noir Markers that matched the colors I used on the image. I colored in different areas with the three different colors.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

I cut the colored background with a stitched rectangle and added it to a Kraft card base. Then I cut a strip of black card stock and then added the image and sentiment to the strip. I added foam tape to the back of the strip and image to adhere it to the card. Since the background is so busy I decided not to add any sequins or enamel dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will stop by the CLC blog to check out all the other coffee project and submit your project too!

Dana

October 30, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Paper Smooches Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello!!

Welcome to Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Paper Smooches Collaboration Blog Hop!! Paper Smooches released some fabulous coffee/tea themed stamps and dies!!  If you are here from the amazing Annette Allen, you are in the right place!! Or you can start at the beginning at Paper Smooches Blog!


So there are two new coffee themed stamps, one with a matching die. I used all three between my two cards. Caffeinated is one stamp set with a matching die set, Caffeinated Icon Set along with another sentiment stamp set, Caffeinated Two! These are perfect for mixing and matching!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Paper Smooches

I'm not going to go into a lot of detail, to help you get on your way through the hop! For my first card I went with a winter theme, using some pattern papers and stickers from Fancy Pants Designs.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Paper Smooches

I used some metallic watercolors to color the cute coffee cup! I just love the glasses! As I'm am sure you can tell since I used it on both cards!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Paper Smooches

For the background pattern paper I added some Glacier Paste from Tonic Studios, which added some more metallic shine!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Paper Smooches

My second card features the other cup with the straw, coloring the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers to make some coffee! And of course the adorable glasses!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Paper Smooches

I found some festive pattern paper for the background and used the small circle dies from the set to cut some gold circles. Then a little Kraft strip for the sentiment!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Paper Smooches

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure to comment along the blog hob by November 6th at 11:59 PM PT. You could win a $25 gift certificate!

Your next stop in the hop is the fabulous Erin Thiem!

Dana


October 23, 2019

Graciellie Desings - Spooky Hello

Hi there!!

I can't believe next week is Halloween?!?! Where is the year getting too?? Halloween is my favorite holiday because of all the orange!! Orange is my favorite color, so yeah Halloween is my holiday!!

My card today features Graciellie Designs Spooky Hello digital stamp set! Perfect for Halloween, with lots of great sentiments to play with!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

I started by resizing and printing the pumpkin and candy corn. For the life of me I thought I printed a couple sentiments, but as I was creating this card I could not find them! So I either didn't print them at all or they are lost somewhere on my craft table to be found next year!! Haha!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

After printing I used my Spectrum Noir Color Blend pencils to color the image. I've really been in a pencil mood lately!! I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the colored image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

Then I used a Tonic Studio BOO die and cut it from some black card stock. I adhered this to the colored panel. I used a spider web stencil and brown ink to ink up a Kraft card base. Then I added the colored panel to the card with foam tape. Last I rounded the corners.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

October 21, 2019

Graciellie Designs - Beautiful Destinations

Hello!

Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing a Graciellie Designs card featuring the Beautiful Destinations digital stamp set! This stamp set is gorgeous! I did it up with orange flowers for a fall feel, but you could easily make it more spring or summer like!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

I started by resizing the image in Word and adding the sentiment next to the jar. Then I printed it out on Kraft card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

To color the image I used my Spectrum Noir Color Blend Pencils. I used blue and white to add the water to the jar. Next, used some brown ink and a gold spray ink from my stash to add some splatters to the panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

You can't see the gold splatters very well (anything metallic is so hard to photograph!) but it really looks great in person!! Last, I added the panel to a card base and rounded the corners.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by Graciellie Designs and pick up this stamp set for your self!!

Dana

October 18, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Trinity Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello!

Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Trinity Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop!! CLC and Trinity Stamps collaborated on an awesome coffee themed stamp set called The Frappy Camper's Perking Spot!



You should have arrived from the amazing Lori Turner! If you need to you can start at Trinity Stamps or get the whole hop list at The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog!

My card today is the second I made with this fabulous stamp set! You check out my first card here! And there is so many things you can do with this set. In the coming weeks I plan to challenge myself to use this set in a non-coffee way, therefor getting more miles out of this stamp set!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Trinity Stamps

For today's card I decided to do a little paper piecing! I started by stamping the camper, people and coffee on white card stock. Then I pulled out a Halloween pattern pad and stamped the camper a few more times.

Next, I cut the camper out with a circle die and fussy cut the people, coffee and the pattern paper pieces. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the people and select parts of the camper. I popped up the over hang with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Trinity Stamps

I also pulled out Seasonal Sweetheart, this set has tiny pumpkins and I thought this would work great with my somewhat Halloween/Fall theme I had going on!!

After placing the paper piecing I added the circle to a panel of pattern paper that I had inked the edges. then I added the two people, coffee and pumpkins.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Trinity Stamps

I stamped Rollin' By to Say Hi on black card stock and then white heat embossed. I added it with foam tape and then scattered a few sequins!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I almost forgot to mention that their is a giveaway!! Comment along the hop for you chance to win a $20 Gift Card. Comment by 10/22 at 11:59 PM PT. Winner will be announced 10/26 on the Trinity Blog.

Your next stop in the hop is the lovely Erin Thiem!


Dana

October 6, 2019

Make a Wish with Pinkfresh Studio

Hi there!!

This is my last card I made for World Cardmaking day and I think my favorite! I love how it turned out! I made it for Pinkfresh Studio's WCD Challenge #1! The challenge is to do your favorite technique! That is hard because I love all kinds of techniques, but to choose one I picked stamping and die cutting!

Dana Warren- Kraft Paper Stamps - Pinkfresh Studio

I pulled out the Make a Wish stamp and die set and stamped up a cake and some flowers. I used Papertrey Ink inks doing a fall color theme. I used Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Terracotta Tile and Summer Sunrise.  After stamping and die cutting everything, I assembled the stand, cake, flowers and candle.

Dana Warren- Kraft Paper Stamps - Pinkfresh Studio

Next, I used a stitched rectangle die to cut some Bristol card stock. I used the Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile and Dark Chocolate inks to ink up the background. Then I added it to a Kraft card base.

Dana Warren- Kraft Paper Stamps - Pinkfresh Studio

I added the cake to the card with foam tape. Below the cake I stamped the sentiments with the Dark Chocolate ink.

Thanks so much for sticking with me! Have a great day!

Dana