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2019 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop PLUS New Stamp Release & Giveaway

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Hey friends! Happy Friday… We’re so excited to start off the month joining our friends at Coffee Loving Cardmakers for their Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! (Yay!) Graciellie Design is Super Sponsor for the event, and today we’re sharing some amazing coffee and cocoa inspired crafts created by the DT, featuring BRAND NEW digital stamps from our online shop! At the same time, we’re celebrating reaching over 100 original digital stamp sets (and almost 1000 images) shared since 2014!!!

Gift Card Giveaway

Let’s jump right into it! We’re giving away a $25 GIFT CARD to one of our followers! For a chance to win:

1. Make sure you’re subscribed to Graciellie Design’s newsletter. Just enter your email address on sidebar, and confirm our subscription email.

2. Leave a comment below letting us know… Which is your favorite coffee stamp set from our online shop? You can take a peek at gracielliedesign.shop

3. For even more chances to win, visit our designers’ coffee inspired project of the day, subscribe, and leave a comment! We’re adding all their links below…

We will be announcing the winner on Facebook and Instagram next Saturday, November 9th.

Design Team Inspiration

We have so much coffee crafts inspiration in store for you! Plus, we’re welcoming new desginers to our team, Natasha, Sandhya and Bonnie… (We’re so excited for them!) They, together with our already fabulous and talented team will be sharing some stunning creations featuring our newest coffee and cocoa digital stamps! Click on each designer’s name to visit their posts. Be sure to stop by and leave them some love!

Natasha Vacca (Instagram)

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Sandhya Iyer

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Bonnie Crane (Instagram)

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Esther Asbury

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Laura Mooney

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Gloria Lee

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Helen Gullett

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Tenia Nelson

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Dana Warren

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Arjita Sepaha Singh

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That’s it for now! Be sure to visit Coffee Loving Cardmakers, and follow the blog hop from the very start! Lots of amazing sponsors and prizes await! Also, you can join the celebration with you coffee inspired card, for a chance to win giveaways!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to follow us over at Instagram and Facebook, where we’re sharing daily updates, sales, giveaways and inspiration!

Coffee Lovers Sale

Before I go, just wanted to share that we’ve added a new sale to celebrate with all our coffee loving crafters! Starting today, GET 25% OFF EVERYTHING! No code needed. Ends in a week… Perfect opportunity to try out our digital stamps and papers for the first time or simply stock on all your favorites! Visit us at gracielliedesign.shop today! 

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A Spark of Kindness • Card ideas using Digital Stamps

Happy Monday! Today the design team is sharing their most favorite digital stamp sets bringing them to life through unique card samples! We thought that a blog hop with our most favorite digital stamps ever released from Graciellie Design’s shop, would be a fun idea! Each designer on the hop is sharing at least 2 different card ideas, using their 2 most favorite stamp sets from our digital collection! Swoon… The inspiration is beyond anything you can imagine… Truly, so many different styles, use of supplies, stunning coloring, and so on…

Want to win YOUR most favorite stamp sets from the shop?

For a chance to win a gift card to the shop:
1. Follow / subscribe to each of the blogs on the hop, starting with Graciellie Design.
2. Click on the designers names below and comment on each blog hop post.
3. Follow Graciellie Design on Facebook, for an extra chance to win!

Blog Hop Inspo

Click on the designers names below, and check out all the amazing projects on each stop. These are just a sneak peek to everything the girls are sharing! Each stop comes with at least a set of 2 cards to inspire you!

Laura Mooney

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Esther Asbury

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Kerry Urbatch

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Helen Gullett

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Gloria Lee

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Tenia Nelson

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Dana Warren

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My favorite set ever?

Considering that I’m the one illustrating each of these stamp sets, each new set I finish becomes my new favorite, usually up until the next beauty comes… But there’s one set that I have used over, and over, and that I enjoy coloring so much, because of the simplicity of the illustration, and how open the floral is… I love to watercolor it, and I’ve done so several times after its release… It’s one of those sets, that will allow you to play with different coloring techniques … It’s the Your Kindness digital stamp set

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Favorite Ever SALE

I hope you’re inspired today, by all the amazing cards being shared… To inspire you even more, we’re adding a fantastic sale to the shop… ALL the stamp sets chosen by each designer as their favorite will be 40% OFF this week only! (No code needed.) Click HERE to shop.

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Yay! It’s an exciting day for sure! Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to visit each stop on the hop, follow and leave a comment for a chance to win!!! Thanks again, and until next time!

 

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Coffee Lovers Collab, Blog Hop & Giveaway

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Today we are celebrating our love for coffee with a blog hop collaboration together with Coffee Loving Cardmakers. We will be sharing lots of inspiration projects, featuring new coffee and tea stamp sets from Graciellie Design’s Digital Shop also… PLUS, we’re having a giveaway too… Be sure to scroll down to learn more about today’s prize!

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Tea for the Soul Card Video Tutorial

My card for the hop is an adventurous bet! I went in with extra bright colors, using the new Tea for the Soul digital stamp set, Brusho powders and Arteza Real Brush pens… Click below to watch how I colored and put together this card!

Supplies used:
Tea for the Soul Digital Stamp Set
Arteza Real Brush Pens
Detail Brush
Brusho
Brutus Monroe Designer Toner Sheets – Stressed
Gold Shattered Glass Deco Foil Transfer Sheet
Laminator
Canson Mixed Media Paper
Canson Watercolor Paper
Samsung Laser Printer
Deco Foil™ White Foam Adhesive
Gina K. Designs Foam Squares White (320 squares)
Memory Tape Runner XL™
Gina K. Designs (3) Nested Circle Dies • Double Stitch Design • Small Set
Paper Trimmer
Scoring Board
Die Cutting Machine

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Blog Hop & Giveaway

Now for the fun part! For a chance to win a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to our digital shop, leave a comment on each stop of the hop! I’m convinced that by the time you’re done you’ll be beyond inspired to create some coffee crafts this weekend!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Amy Tsuruta

Robyn Jordan

Lisa Bzibziak

Erin Thiem

Kerry Urbatch

Annette Allen

Kathy Schweinfurth

Lori Turner

Lisa Golzbein

Dana Warren

Graciellie Design

Laura Mooney

Esther Asbury

Gloria Hayoung Lee

Tenia Renee Nelson

Commenting open until Friday, July 26th at 11:59 pm with winner announced the following week.

So grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy this fun event that we’ve prepared with much love for all of you! Hope you had fun watching my tutorial for today, and also hope you are amazed and inspired by all the beautiful project ideas the girls from Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Graciellie Design team have created!

Oh, almost forgot! We’re celebrating this weekend with a second event… A special coffee lovers sale for a 25% OFF everything on our digital shop (HERE)! That way you’ll be able to also get the images we’re using today and recreate your favorite cards at home! Enjoy!

That’s all for now! Thanks for stopping by! Until next time…

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Blog Hop + Giveaway + New Stamp Bundles + Winners

Happy Monday! Yes, there’s so much going on today, a blog post title cannot summarize it! (I gave it my best try though! lol) Ok, so today is our official brand new release day over at the digital shop. We’ve been adding new products to the website all throughout last week, and now we can finally show you everything at once, and also share project ideas with 6 new digital sets! Plus, today we’re announcing the winners of our latest giveaways AND we have another awesome gift card giveaway to share! (Scroll down for details.)

These are the cards I created for today! Looking at these images my first thought is how much love and joy I felt while I was drawing them! I happen to love hearts… Chunky hearts that is, just like the ones on my stamp sets. I also love donut and candy illustrations, so I think these new digis from the set Sweet Love are lots of fun to color and make cards with!

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Designing a Printable Layout with Digital Stamps

For the donut card, I created a template using the Photoshop program. It is sized to fit an A2 card front perfectly and all I needed to do is print the panel, cut and color it, and finally attach it to a white card base. You can create any layout you like with our digital stamps on a photo editing program or even on Microsoft Word… Just insert the images you want to use, copy and paste them as many times as needed to create a pattern or layout, and add your sentiment. This is a great technique for when you need to make many cards at once! You simply can’t go wrong with premade layouts!

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I colored the donuts with Arteza and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I colored them using only the markers and right at the very end I used waterbrush once lightly just to blend it all. I also splattered some of the ink from the markers on the background and attached some Unity sequins (which match perfectly), using the new Ultra Bond Adhesive.

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Supplies used:
Sweet Love Digital Stamp Set
Sweet Sprinkled Donut Unity Rubber Stamp Kit
Samsung Laser Printer
Arteza Real Brush Pens
Kuretake Zig Real Brush Markers
Ultra Bond Adhesive
Unity Sequins

Cutting Digital Paper Backgrounds on your Cricut

For the shaker card, I did something quite fun! I printed one of the patterned papers from the Sweet Love Digital Paper Pack on photo paper using a Brother Inkjet printer, and ran it through my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut a heart window panel! (Click here to access this project over at Cricut Design Space.)  To make it, I created a 4.5″ square on Design Space, then inserted a 3.5″ heart shape on the center, and finally attached both shapes together, that way the machine cuts both images at once creating a heart window square card panel! I did alter the heart shape to be a little wider, and that way I was able to match the the digital heart lollipop stamp too!

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This technique is really fun because you can use shapes from Cricut Design Space to make your own backgrounds on any digital paper pattern. It also makes the process easier and will help you put together shaker cards in no time!

 

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I cut a piece from acetate, using Clear Designer Toner Sheets from Therm O Web, and adhered it to the back of the heart window panel with the GK Designs Adhesive Dot Runner. Next, I added lots of different Unity sequins on the center of a 5″ by 5″ white card base and then mounted the panel using GK Designs Foam Tape.

For the image and sentiment, I sized and printed them using a laser printer and then I colored the heart lollipop using real brush markers! I fussy cut the image and attached it to the card with the new GK Designs Foam Squares. I cut a banner with the printed sentiment and adhered it with GK Designs Adhesive Dot RunnerThis tape works great for the shaker too!

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Supplies used:
Sweet Love Digital Stamp Set
Samsung Laser Printer
Sweet Love Digital Paper Pack
Photo Paper
Brother Inkjet Printer
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine
Arteza Real Brush Pens
Kuretake Zig Real Brush Markers
GK Designs Adhesive Dot Runner
GK Designs Foam Tape
GK Designs Foam Squares
Ultra Bond Adhesive
Unity Sequins

Blog Hop & Giveaway

There’s so much inspiration awaiting! The very talented and -oh so- creative girls at the design team prepared many project ideas for you! Make sure to visit each of the blogs listed below, subscribe and leave a comment for a chance to win a $15 gift card towards our digital shop, so you can get your favorite new sets!

Arjita Sepaha

Esther Asbury 

Gloria Hayoung

Helen Gullett

Sathya Kala

Tenia Nelson

Make sure you are subscribed to this blog too! I would LOVE to know… Which of our brand new digital sets is your favorite?

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Winners

Before I go, I’d like to share the name of our latest giveaway winners! Thanks SO much for all of you who left a comment and shared a piece of your heart about crafty goals and more! You are so appreciated!

The winner of the $50 gift card from our blog giveaway is

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The winner of the $100 gift card from our Season’s Giving Blog Hop giveaway is

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Please send me a message through the contact form (on this blog’s tab) and I will coordinate your prizes right away! CONGRATULATIONS!

New Bundle Sale

We’ve added a new bundle sale to the shop today! It’s the Sweetheart Bundle and it comes with 4 of our favorite Valentine’s Day / Friendship / Love digital stamp sets, and YES lots of hearts are included! If you get these 4 sets as a bundle you’ll get 30% OFF, no code needed. Just add to cart and voilá! Make sure to check it out HERE.

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That is all for now. Next in the hop is Arjita! Have a creative and inspired week! See you soon!

 

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Giveaways & Fun! Happy National Coffee Day!

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Welcome to the very anticipated National Coffee Day Blog Hop and celebration with Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Lots of blogs are coming together today to celebrate and share our love for coffee crafts! There are amazing prizes on every stop plus lots of inspiration! Our designers are offering a stamp set on each of their blogs. That means you’ll have 5 extra chances to win our new stamps!

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To make the day even more exciting, today Graciellie Design is releasing
3 new digital sets on Etsy • Stay CozyFall Wishes • Coffee Lovers SVG •
PLUS!
1 new coffee rubber stamp kit with Unity • One Sip at a Time
And of course, they’re ALL on SALE!
In fact ALL our coffee themed stamps both rubber and digital
are ON SALE this weekend!

Click here to check out our coffee themed rubber stamp kits at Unity.

 

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Stay Cozy

My first card features the new digi stamp set Stay Cozy. A new version of this set is also available as a rubber stamp kit at Unity, Cozy Layers Mode! The digital set comes with 2 images, the heart/cinammon retro mug and the tea bag. The rubber kit comes with 3 images, the retro mug, the cinnamon and a holly branch, all separate so you can mix and match.

I colored this cute image with watercolor markers and printed the sentiment on vellum. I added the images to a mixed media background with lots of fun layers consisting of modeling paste, Distress Oxide inks, embossing enamel, mica, glitter and Deco Foil.

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Click below to see more creative ideas using these stamps, using Stay Cozy Stamp Set. Also available as a rubber stamp kit at Unity Stamp Co.
Each designer is offering a prize too!

Esther Asbury

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Gloria Lee

Using Stay Cozy Digital Stamp Set
Also available as a rubber stamp kit at Unity Stamp Co.

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Using Stay Cozy Digital Stamp Set
Also available as a rubber stamp kit at Unity Stamp Co.

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Coffee Lovers SVG

While I was making my cards for this event, I felt the need to have a tag card, and coffee themed elements and words. I didn’t have dies like that to cut them, so I decided to go ahead and put together an SVG pack that includes 39 coffee / tea cuts… It’s called Coffee Lovers and it’s so much fun! Love all the possibilities with these SVGS. Click here to see everything this pack includes!

My second card for today features the new SVGS! I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut lots and lots of elements, in different kinds of papers, that I then layered and adhered around the white card base. I added a touch of gloss with the new GK Crystalline Drops! The SVG phrase is actually 2 separate words that I welded using the option on Cricut Design Space. These are very easy to use and you can upload them to your Cricut, Silhouette and even Brother Scan-n-Cut platforms. They can be resized to any size and combined however you like, which makes this set so fun!

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Click below to see more creative ideas using Coffee Lovers SVG!
Each designer is offering a prize too!

Helen Gullett

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Maria Pilar

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Fall Wishes

Our third digital set of the day is part of a seasonal collection that many of you have been enjoying! It’s called Fall Wishes. This stamp set comes with a tea cup floret in the Fall theme… We love to see everyone’s take on our tea cup floret stamps and we can’t wait to see what you’ll make with our latest one!

Here is more inspiration by the design team using Fall Wishes Digital Stamp Set. Each stop has a prize for those who comment and subscribe!

Tenia Nelson

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Esther Asbury

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Gloria Lee

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Giveaway

For a chance to win a $25 gift card to our stamp shop:

1. Subscribe to this blog (on sidebar).
2. Leave a comment below letting us know which of our new sets is your favorite!

For extra entries…

1. Make sure to visit each of the designers blogs. Each stop is offering a brand new coffee stamp set as a gift to one lucky winner!
2. Follow Graciellie Design on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (on sidebar).

Winners will be announced on
Monday, October 8th on our blogs and social media!

Coffee Lovers Contest Winner

The winner of the amazing Coffee Loving Papercrafters Facebook group contest IS: CRYSTAL O. MINKLER. She used the Tea Cup Floret rubber stamp kit by Unity!

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Congratulations! You won a $75 shopping spree to our digital stamp shop! WOW!
Please send me a message on Facebook so we can coordinate your price.

All the entries were absolutely fantastic! We are so inspired! Truly overwhelmed with the wonderful response and stunning cards using our coffee themed stamps!

Join the National Coffee Day Blog Hop

Next on the hop is DL ART. To start the blog hop from the very start visit Coffee Loving Cardmakers or click on the Inlinz below to view all the blogs participating! Thanks SO, SO MUCH, for stopping by and joining the fun! AND, thanks so much Amy for inviting me to be part of this awesome hop. It’s always an honor and I love to be able to connect with everyone involved. Love me some coffee friends!

Off to hop… Happy crafting!

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Season’s Giving Blog & Giveaway

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Happy new year! I’m so happy you’re here. What could be better than starting off the year together as a community celebrating a brand new year of inspiration and creativity! I have a few things to share today and I hope you make yourself at home! This blog hop is an opportunity for some of us in the papercrafting world to say THANK YOU and to share a little something to inspire you to keep on creating!

If you’ve been stopping by during the past couple of years you know that this month I always celebrate my blog anniversary! So to make the occasion even more special I like to merge it together with the amazing Season’s Giving Blog Hop. So whether you’re here thanks to the blog hop or my newsletter directly, welcome. (smile)

I thought it’d be a nice idea to share 12 of my most popular projects -including tutorials- of 2017. These were all readers’ favorites. I have a few favorites myself that are not included here, that are close to my heart for one reason or another… As a designer I’ve found that my creative process is very spontaneous and every project usually expands my personal taste towards something new. This was especially true this past year, in which I felt very technique driven. I tried out so many different media and I even started Art Journaling, including Bible Journaling, something I had been flirting with for a while. It will forever be an ongoing process for me, I feel,  because I truly love paper and everything that has to do with it.

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Behind the scenes I’ve spent a lot of time working on images for my stamp collection, both digital and rubber with Unity Stamp Company. Yes, it was a very productive year and I am very thankful for all the opportunities I’ve been given and for all the wonderful friends I’ve met along the way!

Giveaway

Without further ado, let’s jump into our giveaway for today! One lucky follower will win a $50 gift card to my stamp shop! This gift card is applicable towards anything and everything on the shop, paper packs included! For a chance to win all I ask is that you (1) follow this blog (entering your email on sidebar) and immediately after confirm the  subscription email. Please also (2) leave me a comment below letting me know that you’ve subscribed! That way we’ll stay connected throughout the year and you’ll be in the know of any new giveaways, coupons and freebies too! Winner will be announced on January 15th, so stay tuned!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I wish you lots of creativity on 2018! May all your crafty wishlist be delivered to your doorstep and may you find the time to create more! (smile)

Your next stop is Julee Tilman. If you want to follow the hop from the beginning please check out the the complete list below! Have fun and happy new year!

Lawn Fawn

Technique Tuesday

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

MFT Stamps

Neat & Tangled

Winnie & Walter

Hero Arts

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

My Sweet Petunia

Paper House Productions

Verve Stamps

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Catherine Pooler

Indigojade Art

A Jillian Vance Design

Kelly Creates

Latisha Yoast

Kimberly Crawford

Vera Yates

Nichol Spohr

Chari Moss

Audrey Tokach

Zsoka Marko

Teri Anderson

Wanda Guess

Amy Tsuruta

Lydia Fiedler

Laurie Willison

Jenn Shurkus

Debi Adams

Cindy Lawrence

Lori Craig

Lisa Henke

Dina Kowal

Laura Bassen

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Lunceford

Dana Joy

Tracey McNeely

Margie Higuchi

Laurel Beard

Janine Tinklenberg

Sean Fetterman

Christine Meyer

Heidi Blankenship

Debbie Seyer

Libby Hickson

Gracie Chavez

Julee Tilman

Karen Baker

Lee Murphy

Yvonne Van De Grijp

Leigh Penner

Marcie Sharp

Patti Gilliam

Barbara Anders

Bunny Vance

Kyra Sanders

Giovana Smith

Jillian Vance

Ceal Pritchett

Neva Cole

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New Poinsettia Stamps featuring Therm O Web – Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to our last blog hop of the year! It’s been an incredible crafty year, with lots of inspiration projects to share and today is no exception. Join us as we share a beautiful collection of Christmas projects featuring Therm O Web products and Graciellie Design Digital Stamps.

 

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We are collaborating with Therm O Web today and I’m sure you will see more of their products on our projects throughout the month. They are ever so popular for their stunning Deco Foil transfer sheets -that you know I love-, their amazing adhesive -Zots, Zips, Foam Squares and more-, and this year they’ve added so much more to their collection with lots of Mixed Media products for crafters. They also continue growing their Deco Foil line with more colors and finishes… We are loving the new Gina K. Designs Glitter Foils and cardstocks and that is what you will see me featuring today!

New Christmas Poinsettias
My card for today features one of our latest digital stamp sets and it is called Christmas Poinsettia. The flower on this set has a wonderful vintage and organic feel to it. Of course, depending on how you color it the final look can go from rustic to very elegant.

I printed the flowers and sentiments on Gina K. Designs Premium Cardstock 8.5″ x 11″• Black Onyx, on a toner printer and then ran the images through a Foil Laminator • 12 inch with beautiful Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6″ x 8″ • Radiant Red. This is one of the new glitter foils available on Therm O Web and it is -oh so- magical! I fussy cut the flowers leaving an outline to show the black cardstock and then I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils.

 


Blog Hop & Giveaway
Leave a comment today on every stop for a chance to win a $20 Gift Card to the digital shop. This time our designers will be sharing lots of creative ideas for all your Christmas crafts featuring Therm O Web products and many of their new Holiday release.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today! We’ll be back soon to announce both the winners of our latest 2 giveaways. Until then.

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Adding Shimmer to SVG cuts Easily + Giveaway! – New Digital Release and Design Team!

We started the month with an amazing blog hop with Paper Tempress and today we continue the celebration with our New Release Blog Hop. Today we introduce more new designers that have joined our team for 2017-2018 and who have many project ideas that I know you’ll love!

We have released 3 new stamp sets, a paper pack and an SVG set! We have a special collection for the first time called Magnolia Dreams that includes coordinating stamps, papers and SVG cuts. It has a beautiful color theme in fuscia and teal. To complement this collection, Paper Temptress has put together a specialty paper pack that coordinates with the theme. You can find out more about that on yesterday’s blog hop!

Today I have a card and a gift card holder to share featuring the Magnolia Dreams collection. I’m having lots of fun with the new svg cut files and I love that I was able to design them to coordinate with the pattern in the digital papers.

The new SVG files are so versatile. I resized the medallion on Cricut Design Space and cut them in 2 different sizes. The large one was cut from Teal Basis 80# which is a matte cardstock, I used a brush to apply mixed media adhesive and then covered it with Colorbox Winter Frost glitter. The smaller medallion was cut from Self Adhesive Toner Sheets and then foiled with Teal Deco Foil in a laminator. These are just 2 ways you can customize your SVG cuts and as you can see it is very simple to do!

I cut the gift card holder with one of Anna Griffin’s newest cartridges, cutting all the elements with our new digital patterned papers. Our digital paper pack comes with a Magnolia branch clipart and those are the perfect finishing embellishments for your projects. I usually like to finish my printed elements with a bit of Glitter Dust spray which not only seals the print but also adds a beautiful soft sparkle. That is another fun way of adding shimmer to your SVG cuts and the best part is this spray won’t smudge the ink on your prints, on the contrary it will protect them and make them more durable.

As you can see even the inside of the gift card holder uses digital paper prints. Digital paper packs are the perfect way to customize projects, but my favorite part is you can print them over and over again, so you never run out of your favorite patterns.

New Release Blog Hop
Leave a comment on the blogs below for a chance to win a $10 off coupon to the shop! Share with you friends and invite them to join us this month so they have a chance to win too! 

Thanks for stopping by today! For more ideas and inspiration follow us on Pinterest! For more chances to win, click here and join yesterday’s blog hop too!

Before you go, don’t forget to click here and check out all our new products on the shop today. This month when you buy the entire Magnolia Dreams collection you’ll get a free gift (no code needed / gift is sent directly to your email).


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3 Giveaways + New Magnolia Dreams Collection & Paper Temptress Blog Hop

Today is the beginning of a new design team term and we are introducing 13 amazing designers from all over the world! Also, we are celebrating this new journey with a digital collection like you’ve never seen before!

Our August release features for the first time a unique coordinating collection called Magnolia Dreams that includes a stamp set; a paper pack in 2 of my favorite colors: Fuscia and Teal; and, for the first time on our shop, an SVG set of 5 cuts that coordinate with the patterns on our new paper pack.

Graciellie Design is also collaborating this month with Paper Temptress not only with this amazing blog hop but also with an exclusive specialty paper release created to coordinate perfectly with our new Magnolia Dreams collection

This variety pack is a physical product that includes 23 sheets of high quality cardstock and it even includes a few extra ribbon goodies! It is available for purchase on Paper Temptress shop starting today! The colors were carefully selected to match our digital paper pack perfectly and the colors, textures and metallics you will get in this pack are beyond stunning!

My card for today is a mix of everything fuscia and teal from the new release! I drew this Magnolia flower from scratch inspired on the beautiful vintage Magnolia branch motif on the digital papers. This flower comes with a transparent background (just as the sentiments do). I uploaded the flower to my Cricut space, saved it as a print and cut file and the Cricut Explore Air 2 cut it out for me, saving me lots of time!

The flower was colored with Prismacolor pencils. This is my second time using this medium and though it takes longer than other coloring media do, you are able to add so much detail to the image. In this case I layered the color slowly and blended using 3 colors and a light color that helped create a soft transition between every hue.

All the papers used on this card come from Paper Temptress Magnolia Dreams Specialty Paper Collection. I used Cryogen White to print the digital papers (which makes the patterns shimmer), Nero Incandescent for the black frames, Teal Basis for the branch die cuts, Kraft for the printed sentiment and a delicate soft pink for the cardbase.

The patterns, colors and cardstocks coordinate so nicely and the result you’re going to get with this collection will always be bright and beautiful! All I needed to do to finish this card was add some teal rhinestones from Eyelet Outlet and I was done!


GIVEAWAY
Now for the fun part, 12 designers are joining us today for our blog hop, 6 from Graciellie Design and 6 from Paper Temptress and both companies are giving away prizes that 3 lucky readers can win! Paper Temtpress is giving away 2 variety packages filled with their gorgeous papers. Graciellie Design is giving away the entire Magnolia Dreams digital collection! Each company will select a winner from comments left on each stop. You need to leave a comment on every blog to be eligible to win!


Graciellie Design
Arjita
Cynthia
Peggy
Regina
Terri

Paper Temptress
Melanie
Vicki
Ginny
Holley 

This is a very special blog hop so I hope you have fun along with all of us! Tomorrow we will be introducing the rest of Graciellie Design’s new team in a second blog hop! We may or may not have another giveaway (wink), so make sure to come back tomorrow! I know you will be super inspired this month with our new designers and I can’t wait to hear what you think about this collection and all our project ideas!

      
  
      

Before you go, don’t forget to click here and check out all our new products on the shop today. This month when you buy the entire Magnolia Dreams collection you’ll get a free gift (no code needed / gift is sent directly to your email).

That’s it for now! See you tomorrow.

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It’s a Celebration! Join the fun with Got Joy Creations + Giveaways!

I have the honor of joining today a friend and crafter who represents the joy with not only her name but with everything she is! She sparkles joy with everything she shares and today she’s celebrating her blog anniversary with a blog hop and lots of giveaways! Again, I’m thrilled that she thought of me and decided to invite me to her celebration!

Each of the designers today will be sharing a project inspired on a technique Dana has posted a video of… Yes, she has an awesome YouTube channel with lots of tutorials! I love her backgrounds… She always comes up with the coolest ideas for backgrounds and I actually have been into experimenting with techniques for backgrounds myself. So I thought I would go precisely for that! Oh, and she also loves all things donuts, sprinkles and such (so much fun)!

My card is colorful, donut inspired and sparkly… Just the way Dana loves her cards! I have to admit, everytime I eat a donut with sprinkles I think of her! “All things happy” is our moto! Ok, so, over to my card.

This polka dot background is not only multicolor, it’s also foil dipped! I made a video tutorial recently on this technique…

Making this card also inspired me to make those cute donut cards you see on the pictures too! But I will be sharing that tutorial on another post very soon!  
Thank you Dana for your invitation! I had so much fun and it makes me truly happy to celebrate with you! Now it’s time to hop along! Here are all the other blogs participating today! Remember that there are lots of prizes up for grabs, so make sure you leave a comment on every stop for a chance to win!

Gracie Chavez

Lisa Lara

Mitsyana Wright

Stephanie Beauchemin

Ceal Prichett

Jenn Shurkus

Brianna Loeffelbein

Annette Allen

Dana Joy

Here is all you could win!


$50 store credit to Drive  by Crafts
$25 prize pack to Lawn Fawn
donated by Jenn Shurkus
Free Diva Coloring Class


Before I go, I want to remind you that today is the last day of our 10% off coupon to the shop: COFFEELOVERS. So don’t miss out on that discount! Thanks for stopping by!