Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello!

I'm excited to be sharing a couple of cards I made for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. :) I was so bummed to miss the hop earlier this year - the timing just didn't coincide with some things we had going on here. I feel fortunate to get to play along with all the fun this time around. I just checked and there are an impressive 327 entries right now. WOW. I plan to start hopping as soon as I finish with my post here and I look forward to jumping right in with my cup of brew. :) Hee hee. (Can't leave out the best part.)

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Both of my cards are made using Lawn Fawn's Love You a Latte stamp set. I told The Hubs today when I made him look at my cards, I so love having the little coordinating dies with stamps sets. It just makes it so fun. I love being able to put them on a background yet keep it CAS  --- like this:

 
I used a Fair Isle stencil by Tim Holtz and WPlus9 Coconut Husk ink for the background. I stamped, colored with Copic markers, and die cut the adorable little images and adhere them all with a bit of Tombow Mono liquid glue. Easy peasy (and, fast, too).
 
 
 
I am also playing along (again) with Lawnscaping's One Layer Card challenge.
 
 
 
 
My second little coffee card is based on the sketch from the RetroSketches Challenge. Super simple. I'm almost afraid it's "too plain"!
 
 
 
 
 
The sweet little images are stamped on the back of my watercolor cardstock (I'm not happy with any of my current cardstock for Copic coloring. Have some Neenah on the way to try out!) I colored the images with Copic markers and trimmed down my panel to fit center of my square card base (Desert Sand CTMH cardstock). I just added a bit of washi tape and stitching with a button and Jute twine based on the sketch.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! I hope you are enjoying the hop!
 
God Bless,
Mandy
 
 
 
 
Mark 8:36-37    NKJV   (New King James Version)
 
        For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange in for his own soul?
 



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51 comments:

  1. Fab coffee cards! I admire cardmakers that can do CAS so well!! Great job!

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  2. great cards, love the stenciled background in he first one

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  3. ADORABLE!!! love what you did with the stencil. i just got that and think i shall be using your idea. :) very pretty!!

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  4. I love these cute coffee characters, darn cute creations and a way you used the stencil with such warm feeling!

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  5. Oh, your post made me chuckle when you said you made your hubby look at your cards! Long story, cut to the chase, my hubby calls mine "those stupid little cards!" haha All in love. (I call his bonsai stupid bonsai trees, too). LOVE your card and the design of it. Love the background.

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    1. I love it!!! He almost always goes "yeah uh-huh" and barely glances at it! Ha!

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  6. Fantastic cards - I love the stencil you used on your first card. Reminds me that I still have it on my wish list (which is way too long). LOL But I love how you used it with the stamps - so perfect! And your second card is so happy to look at.

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  7. OMGoodness, these made me smile! I love these Lawn Fawn stamps! I don't have them in my collection but they're on my wish list! Super cute cards! P.S. I make my hubs look at my cards too hehe. I always enjoy his comments/critique. Sometimes he gives great advice and I almost always heed it.

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    1. I love it! The gotta be good for something done they?! Haha!

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  8. Wow you card is just beautiful. Love the stamping for your background pattern. LVOE

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  9. These are adorable Mandy!! I love the warmth the stenciling adds to your first card. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving a little love!! You asked about the dies I used to mat my design. They are from Mama Elephant: Femme Frames.

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  10. Both cards are so cute, but I am in love with the one with the stenciled background! Gorgeous!

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  11. LOVE both but especially the BG on the first!

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  12. Beautiful cards, Mandy, love the layout of the first one! Happy hopping!

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  13. Oh Mandy! Both of your cards are full of coffee cuteness! :-)

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  14. Two absolutely beautiful cards! Love those adorable mugs!

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  15. Adorable coffee cards using Lawn Fawn goodies...too CUTE!!!

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  16. I just LOVE the little faces on the coffee cups! They are so darling! Really fun cards nd a great look too!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  17. oh my these are so cute.. fabulous designing

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  18. These are both fantastic, but love how you applied this to the Retro Sketch! Cool!

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  19. These are too cute Mandy - love the stencilling on the first and the stitched washi on the second!

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  20. Love them both...the stencil is so much fun in the first one, reminds me of a comfy sweater and love the colors in the 2nd one.

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  21. I love both of these Mandy.. so many cool things going on.. the stencil background on the first, and then wow, the bit of washi, stitching, and colorful dots on the second. SO fun and colorful and they make me happy!

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  22. How fantastic! I love the cozy knit pattern in the background, it's such a warm touch.

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  23. Beautiful cards!! Very cute๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—Love so much

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  24. They're both great, but I especially love the fab background of the first one!!

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  25. Great cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Retro Sketches!

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  26. your cards are adorable! great coloring and the background on the first is fantastic! great images

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  27. Mandy I love both of your cards but your RetroSketches is coloured perfectly! Thank you for sharing with us this week at RetroSketches!!

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  28. Just love those little cups with faces and the mustache! So cute...great cards!

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  29. Both wonderful, the partial inked background looks great on the first one. And all the cups on the second look to cute!!

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  30. Two really sweet cards! Love the CAS look of these; they make my heart happy! Really fun images and colored perfectly! Bev

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  31. Wow - I LOVE everything about your cards!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  32. Fabulous cards! Love those cute images ♥

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  33. Both are gorgeous creations and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

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  34. love the simplicity of your card, the soft colors and the donut and cup of coffee in the corner. Great card.

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  35. 2nd card is also very nice. All the smiley faces on the variety of coffee cups. Nice colors.

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  36. Both your cards are wonderful. This stampset is the cutest.

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  37. So very cute...congrats on your win!

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