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Coffee or Cocoa, whatever keeps you grounded (smile) • New Coffee Stamp Set

Happy Monday! I truly hope it’s a good one for you (and me, as well)! I know there’s always so much to do in a week, and our schedules are usually full, but I also know that somehow we manage to find time to stay creative! That creativity is healing and inspiring…

It was a series of little creative breaks what brought me here today! Last week, I found myself illustrating a new stamp set, and then making a card with it! This new set is fun, sweet and extra cute! It is called Coffee or Cocoa, and it is the biggest coffee themed stamp set we’ve ever put together! It comes with 3 images, and 8 sentiments… (Lots of fun!)

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Extra Layered Background using SVG Cut Files and Digital Papers

This card comes with many layers… I started out by cutting one of the new Heart Cards SVG backgrounds on my Cricut Explore Air 2, from white cardstock. Next, I layered a torn piece of patterned paper from the Sweet Love Digital Paper Pack and attached it across the center of the background using Deco Foil Foam Adhesive Sheets. I also adhered a second layer of the same patterned paper underneath the white heart panel, with the same foam sheets. All of this was then added to a GK Passionate Pink Premium Cardstock card base.

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Printing & Coloring my Images

I had so much fun overlaying and printing both heart cups together! I used Microsoft Word to do it… Because of the way the images are created, you’ll be able to do overlays like this one very easily, so no technical knowledge is required… Just insert the images, and place one on top of the other, and then print! I used an inkjet Brother Printer, since regular ink works great with alcohol markers, and that is what I wanted to color the heart cups with! I printed them on Canson Mixed Media Paper.

I used Spectrum Noir markers from the Magenta and Green Teal color family for the cups, and then Red Browns and Muted Browns for the cocoa and coffee. A white gel pen came in handy at the very end to emphasize the little white dots on the cocoa, and also paint some art on the coffee with the help of an Arteza waterbrush (smile).

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The sentiment on the other hand, was printed using a Samsung laser printer, because toner is what works better with vellum. I attached the cups with 3D Foam Squares and the sentiment banner with the new GK Adhesive Dot Runner. Finally I added some Unity Sequins using Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive.

Sale Extended

I love all the possibilities with this new Coffee or Cocoa digital stamps set. I know you’ll love it too! Be sure to click here and visit our new website to check out this and all our other new digital sets. We’ve added new SVG Cut files, patterned papers and stamps to spark your creativity! We’ve also extended our 25% off sale for 1 more day, in case you missed it during the weekend!

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Thanks so much for starting off the week stopping by our blog! I’m always so thankful for your love and support! Would love it if you could share this post with your friends and family too! Wish you an amazing week, and lots of little and inspiring creative breaks! Until next time!

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Last Giveaway & Sale of the Year + A yummy Coffee Card idea!

Hey friends! Thank you so much for your patience… I’m finally back on the blog, and I have a lovely new card to share plus some awesome news too! I know I didn’t do a Christmas post with giveaways which is something I always like to do, so I’ll do just that on today’s post! How about we give away a $50 gift card? For a chance to win:

  1. Make sure you’re subscribed to our blog newsletter (on sidebar).
  2. Visit our brand new shop over at gracielliedesign.shop
    Yes! We’ve left Etsy for good and we just opened a brand new website with over 60 digital sets available (including 5 new digi stamp sets added this week)!
  3. Leave a comment below letting me know what is your favorite digital stamp set from our shop.
  4. Share this post on social media and invite your friends to join the fun.

While you take in all the info above (LOL), let me show you my latest card using one of our newest digi stamp sets! This set is called Coffee Lovers. We released it for National Coffee Day recently and it also comes with coordinating Coffee Lovers digital paper pack and SVG Cut Files (all of which are available HERE).

For the card’s background I dry embossed a white cardstock panel using the very old Argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder. Then I teared a few pieces of patterned paper that I printed previously on leather textured cardstock and layered 3 pieces on the center of the card panel. I used the new GK Foam tape in white, to give one of the patterned pieces more dimension.

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I watercolored this coffee mug using the Paul Rubens watercolor palette. I finished the image with some Diamond Dust Twinklets that I adhered to the topping with Ultra Bond Adhesive. By the way, this new adhesive is amazing for glitter, sequins, ribbon and so much more… It’s super strong, dries fast and clear! Totally recommend it!

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For the the sentiment, I decided to draw a heart around it and color it with Spectrum Noir markers… It ended up looking like a yummy butter cookie! I added some shimmer to it using a Sparkle brush pen too.

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To finish off my card I adhered a jute twine bow to the mug and some sequins to the background using Ultra Bond Adhesive.

That’s all for now. I so hope you enjoyed today’s post and the you find some inspiration for your own crafty projects! Be sure to join today’s giveaway! We’ll announce the winner of our $50 gift card in a couple of weeks over at Facebook.

Before I go, check out our brand new digital stamp sets added this week to our website! Everything in our shop is marked down! Get up to 50% off all our digital stamps, papers and SVG sets. No code needed, just add to cart and have fun! Click here to come take a peek.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time.

 

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Giveaway Winners + Some more Coffee Inspiration!

Happy Monday and happy news. We’re here to announce the winners of our National Coffee Day giveaways! The winner of the $25 gift card offered right here on our official National Coffee Day post is… Karthikha Uday! Many congratulations!

We have more winners to share as each of our designers were also giving away their favorite coffee stamp set on their posts too!

From Esther Asbury’s Blog • Mimi of She’s Crafty
From Helen Gullett’s Blog • Debbie Rumpza
From Maria Pilar • Cindy Holmes
From Milagros Asensio’s Blog • Lisa Byers and Dana M.
From Tenia Nelson’s BlogKim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset

Congratulations to everyone! AND, thanks so much to everyone who joined the fun and left some love on every stop! We totally enjoy reading your comments and hearing which sets are your favorites!!!

Today, I also prepared this coffee tag card that I made using the new Coffee Lovers SVG Pack and the new Fall Wishes Digital Stamp Set. By the way, this sets are on sale right now for our World Cardmaking Day promo! Yes, we’ve extended the sale and you’ll find EVERYTHING on the shop is 40% off! Hurry, the sale ends at midnight! Click here to check it out.

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Lots of yummy layers on this one! I cut both the tag card and matting tag on my Cricut Explore Air 2 and added layers of embossing enamel, glitter, mica, metallic modeling paste, bits of Deco Foil and so on! You know how much I love adding chunky textures to my projects lately, I can’t help myself!

I colored the image with Arteza Real Brush Pens and added details with a white Sharpie paint pen in the end. I always like to seal my watercolored digi images with resin spray or Krylon Workable Fixatif to protect my coloring and also to make the colors pop a bit more…

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I finished my tag card with white wrinkle ribbon and a bow that I tied around the matting tag before adhering it to the card, and, also used the coffee word SVG from the Coffee Lovers set. Of course I did add some sequins from Unity and gold thread because I can’t have enough layers on a card… I know!

Hope you enjoyed today’s post! If you are a winner, please send me a message and I will be happy to send you your prize!!! We have a new giveaway over at our Facebook page and there’s still time to join. Click here to find out more!

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

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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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Click here to get your favorite digital coffee stamp sets on Etsy.

 

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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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Good Coffee & Happy Vibes with Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Today we’re happy to be collaborating with the awesome and -oh so- talented girls over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. We’ll be sharing our love for coffee featuring the new Stay Strong frappuccino coffee stamp set.

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New Stay Strong Stamp Set

This new kit is available now as a digital and also as a rubber stamp kit at Unity Stamp Co. The new alternative kit at Unity comes with extra elements that we know you’ll love… It’s so versatile and gives you the space to mix and match to create different cards every time! Come take a peek at the complete stamp set… Click HERE for the rubber stamp kit and HERE for the digital stamp set available on Etsy!

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My creative process behind these cards

I colored these images using Arteza markers and I even shared the process live on Instagram. I used the colors Bubble Bath Pink, Lavender, Bright Green, Pear Green, and Amaranth Pink. The idea was to match the coloring with the hues on the monoprinted mixed media background. I like to keep pre-made background around and these two happened to be from the same monoprinting batch. If you want to see how I made these, please click HERE 

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I made a second card with the floral cone stamp from the kit Sweetness. This one is also available in both digital and rubber stamp sets! I wanted to create a set of 2 matching cards for a gift or just for fun and to make them look alike I teared the monoprinted backgrounds and adhered the pieces on opposite corners of the card front. To finish the cards I added a sentiment banner from the kits and lots of pretty sequins from Unity.

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More inspiration projects!

Be sure to visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog
to check out what they came up with
using the stamps from Stay Strong!

I love all the creative ideas the girls
are able to work on using the same image!
Lots of talent for sure!
(Psst… There may or may not be a giveaway too!)

Plus, our team is also sharing coffee cards today! Make sure to click on the links below to check those out!

Milagros Asensio

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Esther Asbury

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Maria Pilar

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Helen Gullett

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That’s all on my part, but as you could see there’s plenty of more to see! I know the girls would love to hear what you think about their cards, so make sure to leave some love on every stop! Join the giveaway over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers too!

Before I go, I invite you to follow me on Instagram to check out how I create my cards! I share live videos with lots of tips and tricks! See you there!

NEW Coffee Bundle Sale

Calling all coffee lovers! We’ve put together 4 of our customers’ favorite coffee digital stamp sets in a special bundle sale. This bundle sale gives you a total of 25 digital stamps 20% OFF (no code needed).

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Bundle includes the following sets:

• Coffee & Love
• Hello Sunshine
• Coffee & Flowers
• Stay Strong

This digital stamp bundle includes:
– 25 digital stamps in transparent PNG format
– Can be resized and recolored before printing
– Can be printed over and over again
– For personal use only
– Instant Download

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It’s a Frappuccino Digital Release & Giveway! Plus, learn how to use our new Coffee Stamp as a Shaker

Happy Wednesday! The one thing I love about mornings is it gives me the feeling of a fresh start… Today is an even more special day because we are celebrating our brand new digital release and it is oh so fun and filled with inspiring sentiments and cute images! Three new digi stamp sets have been released today. Click here to take a peek!

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This time I’m featuring the new Stay Strong! This set comes with 2 high quality handdrawn images, a fun Frappuccino and a modern floral to mix and match, plus 7 happy and inspiring sentiments.

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Make a Shaker with a Digital Stamp

This card din’t come easy, and I’ll tell you why… This lovely Frappuccino is one of those images that gives you so much freedom since you can color it however you like… I’ve seen every color and every flavor of frappuccinos around and so all the options made me take longer, as I couldn’t decide how to color this lovely stamp! Nevertheless, I found this background on my scrap bin, and that grounded my ideas.

I colored the Frappuccino with Arteza Markers in Bubble Bath Pink, Periwinkle, Wisteria Purple and Amaranth Pink. I made the coloring look like the actual topping on iced coffee melting in the whipped cream and inside the Frappuccino. I’ve been playing a lot with this coloring idea and it works with any and every color you want to use for the coffee cup! Finished the coloring with dots here and there using fineliners, a white gel pen and a silver oil based marker.

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The background is made from pieces of a printed Mixed Media Sheet, that I then foiled with Silver Deco Foil and next colored with watercolors. The pattern I printed on the sheet is quite distressed and printing it through a laser printer allowed me to run it through a laminator and foil it. The sheet is easy to tear and that is how I made the three pieces that I adhered across an A2 card panel with Mixed Media Adhesive. Finally I added pieces of Tim Holtz washi tape across the background… Love the final look, with the words on the washi. It looks quite graphic!

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The heart on the center of the Frappuccino had me thinking about doing some paper piercing (which I tried and looked really nice), but then I felt like making a shaker out of the heart would be cute! This is something you can make with all your digi stamps that have a particular shape within the image. I used a Titanium Craft Knife from Westcott to cut out the heart, adhered a piece of Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheet acetate, followed by a double layered strip of foam tape and a bunch of pretty Ariel sequins from Unity Stamp Co.

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Giveaway

Want to win a $15 Gift Card to shop the new collection? Make sure you are subscribed to the blog and then leave me a comment telling me which of our 3 new sets is your favorite!

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Thanks so much for joining the fun! Stay tuned for more inspiration projects coming soon! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to check out the beautiful cards the designers have made!