Did you know that we offer a monthly stamp set that you can get at a discount or free as a VIP? Each month, our blog hop team shows you a variety of ways that you can use these exclusive stamp sets, and, this month, we are sharing ways you can create some warm, cozy creations with our You Warm My Heart stamp set. If you have come here from Brandi Robinson’s Blog you are on the right path. When you are finished viewing my Cozy Christmas Coffee Card, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog
Those of you who know me, know that I truly enjoy my coffee, which is why I was so excited when I saw the You Warm My Heart stamp set. Each image on this acrylix stamp set is perfect for creating holiday cards, scrapbook pages, and winter gifts. I plan on creating quite a few gifts this month in my VIP group using this stamp set. Today, I am sharing with you how I made a 6″x6″ Cozy Christmas Coffee card.
The base for this card was cut from White Daisy cardstock and folded to form a six-inch card base. I added some strips of Comfort & Joy Paper and a beautiful patterned border across the center of the the card.
The border was cut from Kraft paper and White Glitter paper using our new Yuletide Borders thin cuts. This intricate design matched the coffee cup perfectly.
After stamping the sentiment onto the card, I added a large stitched square. I had debated making this into a shaker card using some of our new square shaker windows, but I wanted the papers and the border to show through, so I chose to create a simple frame instead.
The main portion of the coffee cup was stamped with Black Pigment Ink then heat embossed with clear powder to allow the texture of the intricate designs to stand out. The wrap on the cup was also heat embossed, but with white powder on black cardstock. I trimmed this to fit onto the center of the cup. I also heat embossed the lid and the small flowers.
I shaded the lid and the flowers with our TriBlend Markers. Now that we have six shades of dark red, I was able to add more shadows to that lovely lid. Once all of the images were shaded and cut out, I layered them onto the card along with a poinsettia sticker and some Gold Embellishing Thread.
I hope that this Cozy Christmas Coffee card inspired to to try something new and that you plan on creating a few of these to send at Christmas. Now ‘Hop” on over to the talented Becca Whitham ’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.
Don’t forget! The You Warm My Heart stamp set is only available until November 30th. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00 or free as a VIP♥ with a qualifying purchase.
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25 thoughts on “Welcome to the November SOTM Blog Hop”
Wow! Great techniques to add so much extra detail! I love it!
Thank you, Michelle.
Beautiful as always! I’m saving this to CASE later!!
Thank you! I can’t wait to see what you create.
Gorgeous card – love it all!! that Yuletide Border really works well. Love all the details.
Thank you. Those new borders are going to be fun to play with.
This is absolutely stunning!
Thank you, Lauren. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial as well.
Such a lovely card, Carrie….and I love the idea of just the stitiched frame outline for the center of your card!
Thank you. I just love using those stitched frames.
Beautiful card – I especially love the inside frame as it brings to focus to the main part of your card.
Thank you. I just love those stitched frames
Oooo….all of these fun details! And yes —that thin cut coordinates perfectly! 😉 Your coloring is superb too!! Such a beautiful creation with so many details…just beautiful!!
Thank you, Krista.
FABULOUS card! I love all you incorporated!
WOW…so pretty, Carrie!!! Of course…all the layers and the black cup won me over!
Thank you, friend.
LOVE! I really like that you create outside of the standard card sizes! I also love all those layers.
Thank so much, Cat. I enjoy being “outside the box” as much as I can.
Beautiful, I love the cup and how you used the Square stitched frames outline, I struggle with those.
Thank you! I have been trying to find new ways to use the frames. I just love stitching.
Well, if we get a 6″ x 6″ card on the next wheel, I know who I’ll be CASing.
You are so sweet! This was fun to make.