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coffee + you = happiness

Hey, it’s Amy and I’m super excited to share a couple of cards that I made with the Coffee Art set.

These cards are super tiny, 2.75 x 4.25.  I wanted them to be smaller to be able to let the design really take over.

Are you team coffee or tea?  I’m both.  I wanted to use that tea bag image so I just die cut a super old to go cup and embellished it with the stamp.

Did you know that there is such a thing as Coffee Singles packaged like a tea bag?  I picked up some  and will tuck in the card and send one each to each of my kids.

That’s it for me, I hope you have an amazing week!

Stamps used:

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Coffee Art Trio

Hey you!  It’s Amy here with a card trio that came together super quick.  Here’s a peek at the set:
I spotted THIS sketch and decided I should use some of the paper pads that I recently purchased to make a quick card set.  The main images I used are from the Coffee Art set.  What makes things easier for me is to keep the same overall color palette in all of the cards that I am creating.
It goes without saying that using the same card design makes it super easy too!  Less of a thought process.  I cut 4 panels from one paper pad and mixed and matched the patterns.  This sentiment, Wishing You’re Here,  is from the Sneaky Kitties set.  With our state in Stay Home mode until at least May 4th, I’ll be sending this one to my girl.  I miss her and she loves plants and coffee.
This card with the green foliage strip has a sentiment from the same set as the coffee cup, Coffee Art.
In an effort to make my designs postal friendly, there is no foam adhesive.  Oh boy, that’s a challenge for me.  Those ‘enamel dots’ are actually called ‘puffy dots’ and are squishy as opposed to the traditional enamel dots.
This is my final design.  I’m a sucker for gingham.  This sentiment is from the Evergreen Foliage set.
That’s it for me!  Stay Safe!
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Better than People

Hey Happy Monday!  It’s Amy here sharing a card duo that features Reading Buddies and Coffee Loving Critters.  I originally was only planning on doing the A2 sized one but spotted a scrap 4.25 x 4.25 inch coral cardstock base so decided to do a fun version.  First up is the A2 one:

I was super pleased when I could get that rabbit [Coffee Loving Critters] to perch on top of the stack of books [Reading Buddies].

I wanted to keep the overall design very clean + crisp.  The sentiment is perfect for what we are currently facing around the world and to keep the social distancing on topic.

I’m especially happy when I can design a postal friendly design…no bumps!

My second design is really just the same as my first but smaller 4.25×4.25 and a bit cheekier.

I combined sentiments from Reading Buddies and Coffee Loving Critters.

I love how fun this turned out.  It will be going to a coffee loving friend.

Stay well everyone!

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Thank you for being you

Hey Hello! 
It’s Amy here sharing a quick card set that I whipped up especially for today.  It features the beautiful Evergreen Foliage set:

I knew I wanted to color up the Evergreen Foliage set and decided to show a super simple design with minimal coloring.

I love coloring but sometimes you just want to design a quick card.  The fastest way for me to do multiple designs is to keep the overall look the same but change the color.  Since the design is so clean + crisp, I decided to add a dry embossed background.

I was going to change out the Foliage image but decided since the one was already set up in my Mini MISTI I kept all the stamps the same.

It was super stress free putting this set together.  These are some of my holiday thank you’s.  I’m super tardy sending them out but I love the design 🙂

I hope you have an amazing week!

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Fun in the Snow Trio

Hello and Happy Monday!  It’s Amy here with a winter card trio.  I used the images from the Fun in the Snow set and teamed them up with a sentiment from Warm Winter Wishes.

My intention wasn’t to design three cards but since I had all those cute images from the Fun in the Snow set, I decided to go ahead and use them all up.

They were super quick to put together since they’re 4.25 x 4.25 with minimal copic coloring.  I used the same overall design for each of them.

I used a pool die cut from my stash to create their ice skating rink.  Skating by starlight, sounds fun to me!

The New Years is almost here, can you believe it?  I wish you all joy, love and happiness!

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Warm Winter Wishes

Hello and Happy Monday!  It’s Amy here with a cozy winter card.  Have you seen the sweet Warm Winter Wishes set?
I teamed those sweet critters with some super vintage Basic Grey pattern paper that became my overall color palette.  My favorites are of course, the coffee drinking buddies.

I kept a large portion of my design white so that the dark pattern wouldn’t take over the card.  I love plaid so this pattern is calling my name.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a fantastic week!
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Boo!

Hello and Happy Monday!  It’s Amy here with a Halloween design featuring It’s Boo-Tastic!  I love designing scenes using this fun set:

The stripes of color are suppose to make you think of candy corn [wink].

I’ve said it before but that bear totally makes me think of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video!  The images have been colored with copic markers:

YR04 | YR18
Y11 | Y19
YG23 |YG25
V15 | V17
T0 | T1
W0 | W3

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing week!

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Reading Buddies + Critters

It’s Amy here with a card that combines Reading Buddies and Coffee Loving Critters.

The mint card base is 4.25 x 9.25 inches.  The Bristol panel is 4.0 x 9.0 inches.  I stenciled mint colored clouds on the Bristol panel and added a grassy border.

I stamped the images from both Reading Buddies and Coffee Loving Critters in copic friendly black ink.  I colored them with a ton of different copics but my overall color palette was inspired by THIS color trio.

Here are the various copic colors I used:

  • R20
  • YR09 | YR16
  • Y21 | YR23
  • BG11 | BG34
  • E40 | E42
  • E50 | E51
  • E55
  • T0 | T1
  • N5 | N7

I hope you have an amazing week!