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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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Rustic Winter Card with Unity Stamps and Digital Papers

This year I’ve been drawn to the more traditional holiday colors with a touch of rustic, farmhouse style. You might notice it with my latest rubber stamp kit for Unity and also with the new digital paper pack I’ve designed. Today I’m combining both of them to create a unique Winter card.

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To begin, I printed the digital patterned papers on photo paper, which makes the patterns look very bright and pretty. I cut a large A2 panel from the distressed black and white gingham sheet and a smaller rectangle from the poinsettia on chalkboard patterned sheet. I used kraft cardstock for both the card base and the matting frame.

The Poinsettia branch was colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The colors that seemed to match the patterned papers best were the Magenta reds. This is a very detailed image but it will always end up looking regal no matter how much shading you decide to add to it.

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I printed a sentiment from the kit and cut a banner from it. I added a couple of Silver Glitter Dust Photo Corners to it, which added an elegant sparkly touch to contrast the rustic details on the card. I also tied some jute twine around the other end of the banner. Both the sentiment, the fussy cut Poinsettias and the organic sticks added to them were adhered with Gina K. Designs Permanent Adhesive Runner and 3D Zots.

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Love, love, love this color combo. Black, red and kraft look SO great together. I invite you to try it out for your Holiday and Winter cards this year! This card has a simple layout, but the colors and patterns make it pop beautifully.

That’s it for today. Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

55% OFF Sale at Unity!

I want to remind you to check out the new Whatever Keeps you Warm Rubber Stamp Kit, which is 55% OFF right now over at Unity. Everything else is also on sale! Click HERE to shop.

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BOGO Sale on Etsy!

The Rustic Winter Wishes Digital Paper Pack is also on sale this week! Yep, lots of great sales are up! We are having a BOGO sale over at our digital Etsy shop! Grab your favorite sets, because this sale is ending soon! Hope you can get lots of new crafty goodies at a great price…

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Finally, if you haven’t read my previous post with Brutus Monroe, please do! We are sharing a new giveaway for a chance to win a $25 gift card. YAY! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Until next time!