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You Bubble my World • Deco Foil & Glitter Bubble Tea Card Idea

Happy Monday everyone! Today I’m sharing a cute -and extra shimmery- card, using a new digital stamp set called Bubbly Feels. This bubble tea set is SO much fun! It comes with a bubble tea image, plus a little tag, and lots of themed sentiments to coordinate with!

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I have to admit I had too much fun making this card! First, I printed the image on a laser printer, using smooth white cardstock. Then I covered it with Gold Deco Foil, and ran it through a laminator. Once foiled, I colored the bubble tea with Paul Rubens Glitter Watercolors, using the colors Pearl Platinum, Rose Red, and Deep Interference Red. LOVE all the shimmer!

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For the background, I simply die cut a panel, and then added the bubble tea silhouette die cut (which can be easily done by uploading the stamp to your Cricut Design Space as a cut file). I used a printed sheet from the Pink & Blue Digital Paper Pack to cut the bubble tea silhouette. I also layered the background with different strips of washi tape. Finally, I added a bit of wash on the top right corner of the card using Rose Red glitter watercolor. I mounted the panel on a Gina K. Designs Bubblegum Premium Cardstock.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card idea! I can’t with the gold foiling… It makes everything look perfect! PLUS, this new bubble tea set is too much fun… Oh my!

New stamps on SALE!

We’ve added a new sale over at the shop just a moment ago!!!
Click HERE and come take a peek!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time!

 

 

 

 

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Growing slowly is totally fine! Inspiration card using Digital Stamps + Our Winner!

Happy Monday! I wanted to stop by and share a new card with you. This one strikes a sensitive chord, because it reminds me of where I come from, and how I got here! I illustrated this stamp during the first week of the new year, and I knew this was going to be a special set right away. This new digital stamp set is called I Can Do All Things, and you can find out more about it HERE.

Today’s card is super fresh and is my first attempt at using more yellow during 2019. Yes, using this vibrant color more is one of my crafty goals for the year!

Although at first glance it may seem like the floral ladder is part of the background, it was actually printed separately on Canson Mixed Media Paper, using the Samsung M2020W Laser Printer. Printing the image in a laser printer, allows me to watercolor the image without any issues! I colored the ladder and flowers with both Arteza and Zig Real Brush pens, and both brands seemed to work together nicely. It also helps a lot having the digi stamp printed on mixed media paper, since it works great with these markers!

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Next, I fussy cut the image and set it to the side. Meanwhile I used the Permanent Yellow from the Paul Rubens Watercolors to create a loose large splatter on a white card panel. I think the yellow brings this card to life and the wash effect on one side is all that was necessary to make every other element pop! Once the background was ready, I adhered the image to it using the new Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive by Therm O Web. This adhesive is also what I used to attach the sequins (and it works amazing)!

I printed the sentiment together with the floral ladder, and many other digi stamps I wanted to color, and that way I can fill the entire sheet with images and not have any waste! I extended some splatters to the sentiment, and I feel like doing a little something like this ties everything together! I die cut the sentiment using GK Designs Double Stitch Design Circle Die Set, and I mounted it on the background using 3D Zots.

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Hope you love this clean card idea! I also hope it inspires you today! The sentiments included in this set are so encouraging! We invite to come over to the shop, and take a closer look at it! We have a everything on the shop marked down right now! Including our new Sweet Heart Bundle.

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New Release Blog Hop Giveaway Winner

Before I go, let’s announce the winner of our latest giveaway! We picked the winner from Esther Asbury’s comments and the lucky winner is

Shona Chambers

Congratulations Shona, you won a $15 gift card to our digital shop! Please send me a message using our blog’s contact for so I can send you your prize!

Thanks SO much to all of you who have been sharing and commenting and just supporting us! It means so much to us! We invite you to come over to our Facebook and Instagram to join our latest giveaway! We are offering the brand new Heart Cards SVG set!

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That’s it for today! Stay tuned for more creative inspiration! We’ll be back soon!

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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

MargBrid

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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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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Feathered Sentiments with Brutus Monroe

Hello everyone! Today I’m happy to be back with a second card featuring Brutus Monroe, as their guest designer! This time I have a colorful and sparkly idea using the Feathered Sentiments Clear Stamp Set and the Barn Wall background rubber stamp!

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For today’s card, I stamped and heat embossed the Barn Wall pattern on vellum, with a gold glitter embossing powder. I attached that vellum panel to a white card base and then added a teared piece from a monoprinted and painted background on top of it. The sparkle, color and textures of this card base ended up looking amazing together! Totally not planned but so perfect!

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I stamped lots of feathers from the Feathered Sentiments stamp set and watercolored them with traditional watercolored followed by a bit of glitter watercolors applied only on certain parts of the images to create a nice color transition! I fussy cut the feathers and attached them around the bold sentiment which truly brings all the design together! All the images on this card were stamped with Raven Detail Ink by Brutus Monroe. Perfect for watercoloring and any other coloring media you have in mind!

That’s it for now! I so hope you enjoy this post. I hope it inspires you to create something pretty today! Make sure to check out all the products mentioned above at Brutus Monroe’s website… Love everything they carry on their shop! A big thanks to Brutus Monroe for inviting me to guest design with them. Such an honor!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time.

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Cocoa Cup Christmas Card using Digital Stamps

Hello! Today’s Christmas card is a combination of elements that ended up looking so very elegant and festive. It wasn’t planned that way… In fact, I had colored this image quite a bit ago and had forgotten about it! Yesterday, I decided to use if for a card, because I totally love this cocoa cup digital stamp!

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I watercolored this stamp from the Christmas Cheer digital stamp using Arteza Real Brush Pens and a Sharpie white paint marker for added details. I layered the sentiment and sized it to fit inside the cup and then printed it on Canson Mixed Media Paper, using a laser printer. To be able to watercolor the image, I heat set the toner using a heat gun, just to make sure the image will remain intact while I start adding water and color to it.

One thing I also tend to do is seal the watercolored image with a fixative spray. That will protect your work and avoid any accidents that could ruin your coloring or the card itself once it’s  done. This time I used Therm O Web’s Glitter Spray which will not only protect your image but it will also add lots of sparkle with micro glitter goodness!

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For the background I basically created an inset frame using Echo Park’s A Perfect Christmas patterned papers and Spellbinders dies. For the inner frame I also layered a Brutus Monroe Distress Circle Clear Designer Toner Sheet foiled with Brutus Monroe Tide Pool Foil Transfer Sheets.

To finish my card I added a big triple bow on one side using white seam binding ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I also added some Nuvo Crystal Drops just for fun.

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If you love this digital stamp set as much as I do, make sure to come check out our new bundles! We have put together a few amazing digi stamp bundles and they’re on SALE!

CLICK HERE & START CREATING
This bundle is an instant download!

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Faith Inspired Card with the new Unity October Sentiment Kit

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to come here and share some happy news! The new Unity October Sentiment Kit is live now! I created a set of beautiful verses combined with a couple of loose, sketchy flowers I drew recently. I love faith stamp kits and this one in particular comes with SO many verses! I definetely love it and know that it will be used over and over again for my cardmaking and faith journaling.

For today’s card I used the verse from Isaiah 40:31 together with both the florals included in the kit. I colored the flowers with Jane Davenport Aquapastels and Prismacolor Pencils. The background is made with the new Barn Wall stamp by Brutus Monroe for Unity. I stamped the woodgrain pattern on dark teal cardstock using Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink. I also splatterned the background with a white paint pen by Sharpie. I also added some Unity sequins here and there, because I couldn’t help myself! LOL

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This new kit is called I am With You and it is on sale right now! So if you’re like me, and you can’t wait to start stamping and coloring with this kit, click HERE. I hope this set inspires you and everyone it reaches through a card, just as much as it inspired me while I was creating it.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave me a comment below letting me know what your favorite verse from the kit is… Mine is Psalms 31:24 – “Be Strong and He will strengthen you heart.”

Have a great weekend everyone! Until next time.

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A Christmas Hello • Lilac & Green Holiday Card with Unity Stamp Company

Happy Monday! This weekend I had the chance to make a card live over at Instagram! A non-traditional Christmas card in Lilac and Green using the new A Christmas Hello rubber stamp kit by Unity Stamp Co. This kit comes with 2 hanging elements, bold Christmas words and small words to mix and match. The hanging poinsettia and pinecone are playful elements that you can layer to create a festive background such as this one! This kit is the Holiday version of the Hey Friend rubber stamp kit released earlier this year. By the way, A Christmas Hello is 50% off right now over at Unity! Click here to find out more!

Today I’m sharing the steps I followed to create this card. The techniques I used are perfect for this stamp kit, no matter what colors you use! I’m also sharing links to many of the supplies I used in each step. Hope this gives you a better idea of how to put together a card like this!

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To make this card:

1. Use Amalgam Ink to stamp several Pinecone and Poinsettia elements on the top border of a white card panel. Use a Stamp Platform or a Misti to stamp even more precisely each time.

2. Apply color to the background with the ink smooshing technique. In this case I used ink from the Arteza Real Brush Pens, a water mister and a Graphix Monoprint plate for the technique. Let dry the background well.

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3. Next stamp more pinecones and poinsettias on a separate piece of white paper.

4. Watercolor the elements with Arteza Real Brush Pens and let dry.

5. Fussy cut the poinsettias and pinecones and add them to the stamped background using 3D Zots and mixed media adhesive for the end of the hanging strings.

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6. Stamp the words peace, joy and love using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and fussy cut each of them.

7. Attach the sentiments using Mixed Media Adhesive to the bottom corner of the card panel.

8. Adhere the stamped card panel to a black mattting layer and then to a white cardbase.

9. Finally, adhere lots of sequins (from Unity) and Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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If you don’t mind using non-traditional colors on your Christmas cards, this combo might be something to try out this year! Nevertheless, I’m sure you could try this same technique in reds and greens to create stunning traditional Holiday cards also! If you do make a card with this stamp kit and/or this technique please tag us on social media with #gracielliedesign because we’d love to see what you come up with!

Hope you enjoyed today’s post. For many more ideas make sure to follow us here on the blog and also on Facebook and Instagram. We’re always sharing lots of inspiration projects! Thanks so much for stopping by!

I’m sharing this card with: SSS Monday Challenge – Starry Night / AI Challenge – Add embellishments

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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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Floral Pumpkins and Retro Mugs – New Unity Stamp Kits

Happy Monday! This time I’m back with a new card idea using a brand new stamp kit by Graciellie Design for Unity Stamp Co. This new set is called Faith, Family, Fall, and it comes with this lovely floral pumpkin, that I hand illustrated and put together a few days ago, and also 3 sentiments that you will want to keep using throughout the year! The kit is available now and it’s on sale! Click here to take a closer look.

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My card for today is everything I would love to see on a Fall / Thanksgiving card this year. I’m into high contrast color palettes lately, and I love seeing orange against white. The background is the product of my favorite technique at the moment, which is basically adding Brusho pigment powders to photo paper. I learned this technique from my friend Dina Kowal in a tutorial she shared for Splitcoastampers here. I teared the background so I could add the sentiment to the corner of a second card panel I attached underneath. The pumpkin was colored with Arteza Real Brush Pens.

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Hope you have a chance to take a closer look at (and hopefully play with) the new pair of Fall stamp kits we’ve released together with Unity! This is only a taste of all the amazing inspiration projects the team over at Unity will be sharing. We also have a brand new coffee / cocoa / tea mug stamp kit called Cozy Layers Mode! It comes with different elements to mix and match, plus some fun sentiments! Make sure to check that out here!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’m so glad to have the chance to share the news with you! I had so much fun making this card, and I hope it inspires you to create pretty things for the upcoming season! Happy crafting!

 

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