Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop

Welcome by my blog today, friends!  I hope that you've arrived here by way of Bonnie's Blog for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop; but if not, you can get started and caught up very easily by clicking here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  All of today's projects feature ribbons found in this month's Ribbon Club Assortment (photo below); and at the end of the blog hop, one lucky person who answers the final question will win this lovely ribbon assortment!
I decided to make a gift tag for today's project. I used a piece of the 5/8" Delicate Stitched Satin Metal Gray, and the 5/8" Delicate Stitched Satin Black from the December Ribbon Club Assortment as well as some 3/8" Vanilla Satin With Gold Metallic Edge, Gold Metallic String, and I topped the bow with a 14mm White Flower Shaped Flatback Round Pearl.
I used black card stock as well as a shiny gold paper for the base of the tag and the coffee cup accent pieces.  I also tucked in lots of beautiful Gold Double Head Stamens, Black Double Head Stamens, and Baby Pink Double Head Stamens around the tiny tag and 14mm White Flower Shaped Flatback Round Pearl.
The next stop on today's hop is at Kathy's Blog, and I know she has prepared something AMAZING to share with you.  Don't forget to hop to the end and answer the question on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Thanks again for visiting!
Have a blessed week,
Karen

Winter Coffee-Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop - Anything Coffee, Tea or Cocoa related with a Winter theme.  I decided to create a Christmas Gift Tag to put on a package for my daughter who LOVES coffee.  The coffee cup is from Paper Sweeties, and it's from their Coffee Yes Please Sweet Cuts.

First Coffee...

Hello!  I'm posting today for Secret Garden Crafts and sharing a card I made using lots of their fabulous flowers.  During my recent trip to visit our daughter in Denver, I was able to stop at a local scrapbook store where I found an adorable sheet from ADORNit! that had several sweet little coffee-related images.  I used a couple of those images to create some cards yesterday for the Winter Coffee Blog Hop.  This is one of the cards I created.
Secret Garden Crafts is one of the sponsors for the Winter Coffee Blog Hop.  But if you don't happen to win, you can still get in on this FABULOUS SPECIAL...FREE SHIPPING on all orders $20+ so it's a great time to stock up on all these GORGEOUS flowers.
I used some Red and some Ivory Wild Roses as well as several Red Sweetheart Blossoms    and some tiny Green Mulberry Leaves and a White Two-Toned Leaf, and I tucked in several Flower Stamens as well.  There are always SO many lovely flowers to help adorn your cards and projects.
There's always lots of inspiration on the Secret Garden Crafts Blog, and a fun challenge on their Facebook Page (Play Creative).  We hope that you'll stop by often, and that you will take advantage of this fabulous sale.  Thanks for visiting me today!

Winter Coffee-Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop - Anything Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa Related - This is an ADORNit! coffee journalling card.

Blessings,
Karen

Secret Garden Crafts Coffee Card

Hello, everyone!   Today I'm posting for the fabulous Secret Garden Crafts.  If you're not familiar with this AWESOME company, you will want to stop by and check out their amazing store.  They're having a special right now where you can get absolutely FREE SHIPPING on any orders that are $20 or more.  That's a fabulous deal, and their flowers and leaves are SO gorgeous!  You won't want to miss this special deal.  And....Secret Garden Crafts is one of the many fabulous sponsors of the Winter Coffee Blog Hop.
I used some Echo Park patterned paper and stickers (snowman, heart, snowflake border), half a white doily, and I ran some Brown Center Stitch Burlap trim across my card.  Then I used some lovely Secret Garden Crafts goodies to embellish.  I started with one Green/White Fern Leaf and one Light Green Mulberry Leaf.  Near the Mulberry Leaves, I added a small piece of fresh cinnamon stick and I tucked in several Brown Flower Stamens and White Flower Stamens.  I topped that little ribbon and flower treatment with some white Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms and some red Sweetheart Blossoms.  I also added some more of the Brown Flower Stamens and White Flower Stamens right by my die-cut coffee cup and sentiment for an added touch!
I'd really like to say thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visit, and I really do hope to make it by your blog this week.  I normally comment on EVERY entry in the Coffee Blog Hops, but I won't be able to do it this time.  Sorry, friends.  I have too much going on this time...travel, etc., and just don't have the time to do it all, but please know I appreciate your visit very much.  Please be sure to stop by Secret Garden Crafts to see what's new and to take advantage of the special FREE SHIPPING offer.

Blessings,
Karen
Winter Coffee-Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop - Anything Coffee, Tea or Cocoa Related With Winter Theme.  This card uses a Taylored Expressions coffee die called Little Bits - Coffee To Go.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Have A Cup of Cheer with RRR

Hello again, all my ribbon-loving and coffee-loving friends!  I'm back again today and ready to share another sweet coffee-themed Christmas card; and today's card features lots of fabulous products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Just look at what a few simple products from Really Reasonable Ribbon did for this simple card.  I attached two pieces of older patterned papers and a coffee sentiment card from October Afternoon by using a fabulous Adhesive called Scor-Tape and I also machine stitched the edges.  Really Reasonable Ribbon did the rest.
At the bottom of my card, I added a width of 1/8" Red Diagonal Stripe Ribbon, and I used it again in my bow.  It's on top of a bow tied with Bay Leaf Seam Binding and a snippet of Red Center Stitch Burlap.  As you will also see, I tucked in a Red Orchid and lots of sweet Red Double Head Stamens, White Double Head Stamens and Aqua Double Head Stamens.  These adorable little accents have quickly become my new "fave" and they are super affordable (just $1.99 per 160 pieces) and they come in nine gorgeous colors.
At the top of my card, just to balance things a bit; I added a small cream button tied with a piece of Natural Burlap StringBurlap String is another FABULOUS trim that can be used for so many things; and not only does it come in 15 gorgeous colors, but it also costs just $1.00 for TEN YARDS!  Yup!!  I use it all the time because it's so affordable and SO awesome.   There are LOTS of great products at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and we hope that you will stop by to check it out and treat yourself to something new.  Christmas is right around the corner, so it's the perfect time to check off the one person on your Christmas list who often gets forgotten.....yourself!
Blessings to you,
Karen

I'll be playing along in these fun challenges:

Winter Coffee-Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop - For this card, I used an October Afternoon coffee journalling card.

ChouxChoux Paper Art - Visions of Sugarplums Challenge - This card was so sweet, I couldn't resist sharing it in the Visions of Sugarplums Challenge.

Keep Warm And Snuggle....With Coffee

I made this quick little tag using some new patterned papers I picked up while in Loveland, Colorado recently on vacation.  My BFF and I made a few cards using these papers, and last night I also whipped up this little card/tag to share in the Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop.  Here's a peek at my project:
The patterned papers and journalling card are from a line called Cabin Fever by Carta Bella.  The coffee cup was free-handed by yours truly....and I had to do this because I didn't have ANY of my coffee dies with me on vacation.  That's what you do, right?  Just improvise!  I also added some Cream Seam Binding, a Maya Road ticket, and a red button tied with Ivory Burlap String.
I hope you've been having fun playing along in the Winter Coffee Blog Hop.  I'm sure enjoying it.  Here's where I'll be linking up to share my little project:
Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop - Anything Coffee. Tea or Cocoa Related - This coffee cup was created 100% by hand.  I just drew it and cut it out.

Have a blessed day!
Karen


Have Yourself a Merry Little Coffee

I don't know about you, but I'm sure having fun playing along in the Winter Coffee Blog Hop.  This card was particularly fun to make.  I used some Echo Park patterned papers and stickers, a piece of Christmas chipboard, a Maya Road green leaf stick pin, and some gorgeous black striped ribbon.
The one patterned paper at the bottom is torn (on purpose....LOL) and the sentiment is a sticker from the Echo Park collection I used.  The coffee cup was cut from kraft paper and patterned papers using an amazing Little Bits die called Coffee To Go by Taylored Expressions.  You may also see that at the very bottom of my card, I added a chalkboard journalling sticker.  On this little sticker, I used a white rub-on to add the word "sweet". 
Isn't that pretty when you see it up close?  I just LOVE the sugar-coated berry and the green Maya Road stick pin.  These little accents can make such a big difference.  Much like the tiny PTI heart die-cut placed on the coffee cup.  Sweet!

Winter Coffee-Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop - Anything Coffee. Tea or Cocoa related with Winter theme.  This card uses a coffee set called Coffee To Go by Taylored Expressions.  

Hot Cocoa Christmas Card

I'm happy to be playing along again in the Winter Coffee-Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop.  I started making my cards for this special event in November during my "down time" so that I'd have lots of brand new Christmas coffee-themed cards to share during the hop.  I'm actually travelling as the Winter Coffee Blog Hop is taking place, so I had to be very organized before I ever left town.
This card was created using Ocotber Afternoon patterned paper, hot cocoa card, and journalling sticker.  The coffee cup is a Stampin' Up set, and the Naughty or Nice sticker is from Echo Park.  I also added some Lipstick Red Seam Binding, Bay Leaf Seam Binding and a Tim Holtz safety pin.
This second photo (above) shows that cool looking Tim Holtz pin a bit better.  I also tucked in half of a white doily, and a little snowflake with miniature pearl in the center near the journalling sticker at the bottom.   Am I crazy, or is that pin not the cutest thing ever?  So often I forget to use all these extra little trinkets I have in my stash.  I need to use Pinterest more!
You can also see my sloppy sewing machine mistakes in this nice close-up photo....LOL.  I do love the texture of the coffee cup lid from the Bazzil paper.  I also do adore how retro, vintage and fun these older October Afternoon goodies lend to my card.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have fun in the Winter Coffee Blog Hop, everyone!

Karen

Winter Coffee-Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop - Any coffee, tea or cocoa related projects with a Winter theme.

ChouxChoux Paper Art - Visions of Sugarplums Challenge - This card was so sweet, I couldn't resist sharing it in the Visions of Sugarplums Challenge.