Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Congrats Grad!

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone! Can't believe it is June already!  Rosemary here today with a slimline card that I made for my nephew who is a high school graduate this year.  I used the Headline Type alpha die set and the graduation cap from the Spring Birdie die set to make my card.

Slimline cards are kind of the rage right now and this is my third time making one.  I think the hardest part about making one is getting the dimensions right when you cut the cardstock!  Because this card is for a guy I decided to keep it super simple.  I used his school colors of red, navy and white with a little touch of silver.  Now as you look at the card you don't see the silver, but it is there.  Before adhering the die cut letters to the white cardstock I foiled 'congrats grad' in silver using all the letters.  Below is a photo that shows you the silver foiling.  It is just a fun little detail that you will notice if you look at the card closely.   Once I had all the foiling and adhering of letters done I simply finished the card by adding the graduations caps in blue and red to the O and D.  I cut some navy cardstock to mat the white piece and then adhered it to a white cardstock base.  I hope my nephew likes his card!

photo showing foiling detail
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Monday, June 1, 2020

A Cup of Crafty Fuel

Hello all!  Lisa here and I'm sharing some crafty fuel today!  If you know me, you know I love a good rainbow!

I started by die cutting my base using the largest of the Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop and blended Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron.  Then I spray/splattered some water infused with Liquid Pixie Dust drops.

I cut the cup, coffee, saucer and steam from the new Cozy Cup Die Set from Copic friendly paper.  I stamped the cup and saucer using the Dear Daisy stamp set and Memento Black Tuxedo Ink and colored the flowers in with my Copics.  Then I colored the coffee piece with orange and pink and then the steam in pink, purple, blue, and green.  I colored the little hearts too that are cut along with the steam and then assembled them all together on the ink blended piece.

Finally using my Misti, I stamped the sentiment using blue and purple inks and cut it down to a thin strip and then popped it up over the steam and just a few sequins!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed it and I'm wishing you a rainbow kind of day!

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Good Morning!

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday! :)

I'm sharing one more coffee card for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, today is the last day for the hop, so be sure to check out all the fun!

I started with making my background, which I used the coffee beans background stamp. I inked up the stamp with a dark brown ink, then stamped it onto a piece of scrap paper and then after stamped it onto my panel. After, I started doing all the die cutting. Once having everything die cut, I used the 'lipstick' stamp to add to my cup and then assembled things together onto my card. For the sugar cubes I used a white glitter cardstock. Before adhering anything down, I did stamp on 'Good Morning' using black ink. To finish things off, I added a touch of burlap twine. Simple, right?!...

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Coffee Makes Everything Better

Good morning! It's Ardyth and I'm excited to be back as a guest on the AJVD blog today!

I made a fun coffee-themed card using some old and new goodies.

I started by using the Horiztonal Pinstripes Cover Plate to cut once from kraft carstock and once from white. I coloured the stripes from the white die cut with Copic markers and inlaid them into the kraft outline, along with some stripes I had cut from gold glitter cardstock to create my background. 

I cut a coffee cup from the new Cozy Cup Die set and blended pale grey ink along the edges to give the look of dimension.

I cut and coloured the 'coffee' for the inside of the cup and also inlaid some sparkly gold hearts into the cup.

I coloured some white cardstock with brown Copic markers and then used the Headline Type letters to cut out 'COFFEE'. I laid them all down except the O, so that I could let the 'steam' swirl into it.

And here's my favourite part! I cut the steam from vellum that I had backed with double sided tape. This meant that the whole back was coated in adhesive, and therefore looked uniform, rather than trying to put little dots of glue which might have been visible.

I carefully placed the steam down on the coffee and then let it wind up into the O. Once I had the steam in place, I put glue on the back of the O and glued it down as well.

To finish my sentiment I used part of one of the Chocolate sentiments on the narrowest strip from Sentiment Strips 2.0. I popped it up on foam tape underneath the bold coffee letters.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Strong Coffee - Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Hello and happy Wednesday!  The Coffee Lover's Spring Summer blog hop is in fully swing and once, again, A Jillian Vance Design is a super sponsor!   Rosemary here and I have a coffee themed card to share today that I made with the new Brewed to Perfection stamp set and the new Cozy Cup die set.

As I was thinking about what to make my mind wandered to all the lovely cup and saucer sets that I see whenever I take my youngest to one of his favorite antique stores.  A lot of them have pretty floral patterns and that is what I decided to create for my card.  I used some lovely papers from the My Mind's Eye Gingham Garden 6x6 pad.  One of the papers had the small floral design I was looking for so I die cut my cup and saucer from that.  After die cutting the cup I though it needed a little something else so I used one of the little elements from the die set to cut out the sweet floral pattern and that made all the difference!   I used a yellow striped paper as a background for my cup and cut it using a medium sized Rectangle Backdrop die.  The spoon was die cut from silver cardstock and the swirl from another piece of paper from the pad.  The reverse of that pattern was the fun light blue and gray plaid so I used that for my sentiment.  The paper was die cut with the smallest Stitched Dot Rectangle die.  The large off white rectangle was die cut with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle die.   For the inside of the cup I die cut a piece of paper and simply colored with two brown Copic markers.   A small paper doily was trimmed down, adhered to the striped panel and then I layered on the rest of the elements finishing with the spoon.   The panel was then adhered to a light blue cardstock base.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

No Words Needed ...

Happy Tuesday  everyone! Hope you are all hanging in there safe and healthy
Today I am showing the new Cozy Cup Die Set! It is SOOOO cute!!! Look at those little sugar cubes!
Friday was the start of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!!  Check out all the inspiration over on the Coffee Lover's Blog!!!

So today I wanted to use this die set but decided to leave a sentiment off.
Because in these strange times we are in right now, no words are needed, especially mean words which we have been seeing a lot of on social media. That is just not necessary! Yes, everyone has their own opinion and reason they are doing what they feel is right at this time, but no need to shame someone for those actions. We need to spread kindness more than ever right now!!!
We are mainly still working from home as we always have, hoping at some point we can go see my mom who is in an assisted living home. We have been to very few stores, but wear our masks if we have to go in, and are so grateful for curbside grocery pick up.
We hvae exciting news with our warehouse, it is moving UP!  So we closed the store to the public last year, so we only do online and consumer shows now. BUT we are moving the inventory and our AJVD supplies upstairs above the salon. That way when the salon does open, there is no public around our product and it is safe and germ free!
It is QUITE the chore and I think Sam and Jillian for carrying most of it up 2 flight's of stairs ~ not easy on the body for sure!

I decided I wanted my cup to have a little bit of a shadow so I just cut a black set and off set it just a tad. The Black base of the cup (kind of hidden by the spoon) is actually they "tea" layer cut in black as well! added the tea bag, and some of those cute sugar cubes!

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Coffee Spoons-Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Welcome back!  Lisa here and today I'm sharing with you some new release inspiration!  We're in the middle of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and A Jillian Vance Design has a new caffeinated release that you are gonna love!  Shelly shared some in her post on the AJVD Hop Post here!  And I've got some more for you today!  Meet the new Cozy Cup Die Set and the Brewed To Perfection Stamp Set!

That coffee bean background is so cool isn't it??  I stamped mine in Versamark using my Misti and then heat embossed with some Wow Caramel Macchiato embossing powder.  I let it cool for a minute and then put it back in the Misti (my stamp was still waiting patiently in position) and stamped over that again in Versamark (tip... make sure you put it back in in the right direction... don't ask how I know) and then sprinkled on a bit of Stampendous Shabby White embossing Enamel..not completely covering it.. just enough to add a little extra texture and a kind of splatter... and heated it up again.

I cut all of my cup pieces from white except for the spoon.  And see the pretty flower pattern die I used?  I cut a second cup in some gold cardstock to layer behind the white.  You could just cut a strip if you wanted the same look, but it was just so easy to line up the extra cup.  I cut the spoon from some matte gold foiled cardstock.  I used some Antique Linen Distress Oxide on the cup and saucer, colored the coffee insert with some brown Copics and then covered the steam die cut with Wow embossing ink in a dauber applicator and heat embossed the whole thing in that Shabby White powder... I love how it came out! And my tweezers came in quite handy for that one!  Then I assembled all of my pieces and to have enough room for my sentiment, I positioned the cup and saucer over the edge of the card and then cut the overhanging part off.

Finally I stamped, trimmed, and distressed my sentiment with the same ink as I applied to the cup for that aged look.  Don't you just love that sentiment??  A few sequins and I was done!

Well... that was a lot of words and thanks for sticking with me!  I had so much fun with these new sets and already have lots of ideas for them!  I hope you are having fun and playing along with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and good luck!  Come back again soon!

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