Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2016!

The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is here! There are over 50 prizes up for grabs, so make sure you link up your project to the Coffee Lovers Blog for a chance to win! Just a reminder that to be eligible for any of the Super Sponsor prizes, you must link up a newly created, Fall themed project that includes coffee, tea, or cocoa. Winners will be posted on Sunday, October 2nd.
I am giving away a Coffee Lovers Stamps and More Prize Pack! (Winner drawn from those who link a project to the Coffee Lovers Blog.)
The lucky winner will receive a selection of 6" x 6" papers, ribbons, lace trims, an ink pad, and three stamps, plus a down-loadable sheet of my exclusive coffee-themed digital stamps (created just for the hop)! 
Two of my Gloria Stengel Designs by Hampton Art wood mount stamps are included in the prize pack!

The winner will also receive this page of digital coffee-themed stamps that I designed just for the hop! Plus, I will draw a second winner from my comments on this post to also receive this page of digital stamps! 
This freebie is for all of you who are stopping by today! Just right click on the image and Click SAVE IMAGE AS or COPY. Open your word processing or photo editing software and either PASTE or OPEN the image. Size as you wish, and print onto your favorite paper. If you use a program such as Photoshop Elements, you can even change the color of the letters! 

Now on to my eye coffee for the hop!
I stamped the Gloria Stengel Designs sentiment onto white cardstock with brown ink. I then added some images from Power Poppy Feeling Fall, which I colored with Copics. I love combining stamps from various companies to make unique images!

The card is a side-fold, 4 3/4" x 5 3/4" card. I used a stitched rectangle die set to cut out some of the layers. The fabby paper bow is a die cut shape using Cheery Lynn Designs Pretty Pretty Bows die. (Love it!)
I love this little fall scene that I created with the various stamps!

I was having so much fun that I created a second card for you.
This time I combined a My Favorite Things A La Mode image with a Verve Stamps sentiment. I love the gal with her huge coffee cups! This card is 6" x 4 3/4", top-fold.  
I gave the card a fall theme with Graphic 45 papers and some fall-ish ribbons and flowers!

If you are looking for my wood mount stamps, try checking big box stores such as AC Moore, Joann Fabrics, Michael's, etc. My stamps are very hard to find as only a few hundred are sold each year. It's like finding a needle in a hay stack! You can sometimes find them online at places like Addicted to Rubber Stamps, 1-2-3 Stitch,, and so forth.

1. To have a chance to win my prize pack, link your project on the Coffee Lovers Blog.
2. To have a chance to win my digital stamps, leave a comment on this post. 
3. To use the "power of coffee" freebie, just right click on the image and click SAVE or COPY, then print it out and use it for your project!

Stamps: Gloria Stengel Designs (More Than Coffee PS1021), Power Poppy Feeling Fall, Verve Stamps Better with You, My Favorite Things ALM Miss You a Latte
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Deep Brown Textured, ColorMates Medium Coffee Brown; Hammermill White
Printed paper: Echo Park The Story of Fall, Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs
Markers: Copic
Pen: Sakura Gelly Roll White
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles, Cheery Lynn Designs Pretty Pretty Bows
Ribbon and Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Natural Burlap String, Turftan Brown Satin with Gold Metallic Edges, Turftan Brown Satin with Grosgrain Edge 
Button: stash
Flowers and leaves: Prima, Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts
Adhesive: ATG Tape, hot glue, foam tape

Friday, September 16, 2016

Happy Fall Card - Coloring with Copics

Hello, Blogger People! I am up on the CutCardStock Blog today with a fall-themed card! To celebrate fall, this month at CutCardStock all brown, orange, and gold cardstock is on sale!
Fall is in the air, even here in southern California! We have had a nice break from the hot, summer weather with some cool and breezy temperatures. We don't get much in the way of "fall color" here, so I try to decorate my house in fall themes. This lovely fall image from Power Poppy makes me dream of harvest and the colors of gold, red, orange, and yellow.

To make this project:

1. Cut Pop Tones Hot Fudge cardstock to 7" x 5". Cut a second piece to 7 1/2" x 5" and score at 1/2" from the top edge. Using Scor-tape, connect the two pieces together at the fold to create a 7" x 5" top-fold card.

2. Cut Basis Dark Orange cardstock to 6 7/8" x 4 7/8". Using Ranger Distress Rusty Hinge ink, stamp a small acorn image randomly onto the dark orange cardstock. Allow the ink to dry. Attach the stamped panel to the card front with double-sided adhesive.
3. Emboss two pieces of Core'dinations Vintage 6x6 cardstock, one gold and one green. Lightly sand the embossed pattern. Cut both pieces into large banner shapes and mat with Pop Tones Hot Fudge cardstock. Attach both banners to the top of the card as shown.
4. Stamp large fall image onto Classic Linen Natural White cardstock with brown ink. Stamp the sentiment next to the lower left portion of the image. Color the image with Copic alcohol markers. (The linen cardstock has a slight texture, and may absorb more ink than other papers. However, the ink does not bleed and accepts the color wonderfully.) Use a stitched rectangle die to cut out the image. (The image panel is 5 1/4" x 4".) Using foam adhesive, attach the image to the lower center of the card front.
5. Glue a large wood button to the upper right corner of the image. Add a bow tied with natural, orange, and brown twine. Glue a small wood button to the top of the bow.

6. Line the inside of the card with Classic Linen Natural White cardstock.

Thanks for looking!

Pop Tones Hot Fudge cardstock
Basis Dark Orange cardstock
Classic Linen Natural White cardstock 
Core'dinations Vintage 6x6 cardstock
Uniball Signo White Pen
Foam adhesive
Double-sided adhesive.
Tombo Mono Multi-purpose Liquid Glue

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Rusty Hinge
Stamps: Power Poppy Olive and Oak Expanded
Markers: Copics (various)
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Burlap String (Natural, Orange, Brown
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes, Sizzix Tim Holtz Honeycomb
Dies: My Favorite Things Fishtail Stax, Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Buttons: stash
Adhesives: hot glue

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop

I know it's been a lot of days between posts lately! The end of summer and the beginning of the new school year is such a busy time! As always happens after a blog dry spell, I have two posts today! If you are looking for the Vintage School Desk Tutorial, please click HERE

It is ribbon time again! I am here with the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog HopYou should be coming to my blog from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. (For the complete blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.) After visiting me, hop over to the spectacular Ginny's Blog next! 

Here is a peeky at the RRR September Ribbon Club Assortment. This assortment is called Too Cute to Spook Mix.
I love the greens and purples in this mix, but I also love the fun prints on black!
I created a Halloween card and a coffin treat box with the ribbon club this month. (I know, who would have thought I'd ever say the words "coffin" and "treat box" in the same sentence?!)
I created a standard A2-sized card that is super simple, but has an adorable colored image on the front! I crated a fun bow with the Apple Green Plaid and the Halloween Confetti Dots on Black Grosgrain ribbons.
I stamped that adorable Power Poppy image (Feeling Fall) onto white cardstock and then colored it with Copic markers. (I recently purchased a huge stack of Power Poppy stamps! They are STUNNING and so fun to color! Watch for more here on the blog!)
I stamped the image again onto the inside panel, along with a greeting from Papertrey Ink. I sponged all around the paper with gray ink. Very spooky. 
This little coffin is from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts (find it HERE). This is the miniature version. There is also a larger size. I sponged the chipboard pieces with Black Soot Distress ink, and then assembled the box. I wrapped a piece of kraft paper around it and added "studs" with self-adhesive pearls. I wrapped the lid with the Spider Webs on Black Satin ribbon.
I tied a loopy bow with the Apple Green Taffeta ribbon and glued it to the lid. I added a bow made from Violet Burlap String and a sparkly jack-o-lantern button.
I added some treats to the coffin box and put a cute message on the top.

Thanks for stopping by today! Now, hop over to Ginny's Blog to see what she has for you!

Here is the RRR Blog Hop Order in case you get lost!
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club (Apple Green Plaid, Halloween Confetti Dots on Black GrosgrainSpider Webs on Black SatinApple Green Taffeta), Violet Burlap String 
Chipboard: Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts miniature coffin box
Cardstock: CutCardStock Basis Black and Brown Bag Kraft, Hammermill White
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Rare Oddities (6x6 pad)
Stamps: Power Poppy (Feeling Fall), Papertrey Ink (Trick or Treat), Hero Arts (Happy Halloween)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Close to My Heart Grey Wool, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Black Soot and Frayed Burlap
Markers: Copic
Die cuts: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax, Elizabeth Craft Designs Stiteched Rectangle, Spellbinders Classic Large Rectangle
Button: Dress It Up Halloween assortment
Pearls: Queen & Company chocolate delight
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Scotch 3M ATG tape runner, Scor-tape, white glue, hot glue

Vintage School Desk and Mini Album

If you are looking for the Really Reasonable September Blog Hop, please click HERE

Hello, it is my turn again on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Blog! I had a blast creating the Vintage School Desk and matching mini album! (This product is coming soon to the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Store.)  
The desk is an adorable representation of the desks used in one-room school houses all across America! I used Graphic 45 vintage school papers to cover the desk and the mini album. The mini sits on the seat in the front of the desk.
The desk is approximately 6" tall and 6" deep, and 5" wide across the seat. The mini is 4 3/4" x 5 1/4" with rounded corners.
The back of the desk shows the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts attention to detail! Check out the pencil holder and the ink well. The desk also has some storage inside! Simply adorable!

Here is how you make one for yourself!
1. Prepare the desk pieces by wiping them with a cloth and sponging the edges with brown ink.
2. Cover the inside surfaces of the desk side and seat pieces with decorative paper.
3. Cover the outside surfaces of the desk and seat pieces with contrasting paper. I did not cover the bottom slats or the desk top as I wanted them to look like wood. I sponged brown ink onto those pieces.
4. Use a strong glue to assemble the desk. Sponge the edges with brown ink. Cut a ruler image from the G45 Place in Time paper and glue it to the top of the desk.
5. Select the pieces desired from the Vintage School Shape Set (coming soon).
6. Use various inks to color your shapes.
7. Sponge the frame and five pages of the mini album with brown ink.
8. Choose vintage school papers to cover each of the five pages of the album, front and back.  Glue the frame to the front of the first page. Decorate as desired. (See each page below.)
Page 1: Cover the front of this page with Graphic 45 ABC Primer (1, 2, Buckle My Shoe) paper. Glue the frame to the top of the page. Decorate with the Vintage School Shape Set and images cut from the paper.
Page 2:  Cover this page with Graphic 45 ABC Primer Jumping Joan paper. Add a belly band (G45 Place in Time September) and flash card image.
Page 3: Cover this page with Graphic 45 Children's Hour September Montage paper.
Page 4: Cover this page with G45 ABC Primer The Three R's paper. Add a tag cut from  Children's Hour September Collective paper.
Page 5: Cover this page with ABC Primer Bedtime Stories paper. Glue a scrap of  G45 Place in Time September paper to the chipboard book. Add the quill.
Page 6: Cover this page with Graphic 45 Children's Hour September Collective reverse paper. Add a belly band cut from the same paper.
Page 7: Cover this page with ABC Primer Happy Go Lucky paper. Add a belly band cut from Place in Time paper.
Page 8: Cover this page with ABC Primer The Three R's paper. Add a tag and postage image cut from Place in Time paper. Add the ink pot and quill.
Page 9: Cover this page with ABC Primer Alphabet Soup paper. Add the 1-2-3 chipboard element and a postage image cut from Children's Hour September Collective.
Page 10: Cover this page with ABC Primer Games and Playtime paper.

Thanks for looking!

For information about when the desk will be available, please contact Gina at Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, HERE

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts:
Vintage Desk (coming soon)
Vintage School Shape Set (coming soon)

Partner Products:
Graphic 45:
Place in Time (retired)

Ink: Colorbox Pigment Frost White, Silver; Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Fired Brick, Candied Apple, Frayed Burlap
Adhesive: Liquitex Matte Gel Medium, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Scotch 3M ATG tape, white glue