Top Dog Dies – Warm and Cozy

Hello everyone!!  Its Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here today showcasing Top Dog Dies Coffee Die Set.

TC096-DThis die set is super cute and what I love about it is, coffee and tea drinkers can use it.  Personally I’m not a coffee drinker so tea is a much better option for me.

Today’s technique is super clean and simple, just the way I like it.

Take a look at my card:

Warm and Cozy (TDD)

I told you, super clean and simple.

I went with the white on white tea cup because I wanted the Audrey Blue heart to pop.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I started with an A2 size (4.25 x 5.50, scored at 4.25) card base.

2. I die cut the coffee cup, band and lid out of white cardstock.

3. I die cut the heart out of Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue cardstock.  I put the cup together with Tombow Extreme Adhesive.

4. I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant Cup of Wishes stamp set using My Favorite Things Hydrid Ink and Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink.

5. I adhered the cup using foam adhesive.

6. I rounded the corner using We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

See nice, clean and simple.   You can make a set of these cards for a coffee/tea lover.  Awesome gift set.

So what do you think? Let me know below. I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

SSS Audrey Blue CSCUP_OF_WISHES MFT Hybrid Black InkAudrey Blue InkTombow Xtreme

We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

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White Stamping

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our December Challenge!

This month’s theme is White Stamping!!  That could be white ink, white paint or white embossed stamped image.  This technique is so pretty when its complete.

I saw Kristina Werner create a card that had white embossing and I knew I had to give it a try.

So take a look at my card:

Happy Holidays White Stamping

Isn’t this such a pretty technique!  That white embossing on the blue is so pretty.  That pop of red stands out.

Here is how I created my card:

1. I cut my Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue cardstock on an angle and adhered it to my Neenah Solar 110lb White cardstock using foam adhesive.

2. I used Simon Says Stamp Presents and Ornaments to stamp my snowflakes and bows using Versamark ink.

3. I sprinkled Hero Arts Embossing Powder on my stamped images and heat set it.

4. I added versamark ink to the edge of the a Audrey blue cardstock, added white embossing powder and heat set it for added embossed dimension.

5. I stamped my sentiment using Simon Says Stamp Be Joyful stamp set with Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink.

6. I used my Copic marker R29 and colored a piece of white cardstock and die cut a heart using the smallest heart from Lawn Fawn Hearts Cuts.

7. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the heart and adhered the heart with foam adhesive.

8. I added Stampin’ Up! Rhinestones to the center of all of my snowflakes.

Easy Peasy!  What do you think? Let me know.

Now its your turn!!

You can stamp away to your hearts desire, using white ink, gesso or white paint.  You can even stamp an image and then emboss with white embossing powder if you want to too!!

To be clear, you CAN stamp in other colors too, but we need to see some parts of your project have clearly been stamped in white!

We are delighted to be sponsored this month by Rubber Dance!


Rubber Dance carry an amazing range of wonderful stamps, you really need to check them out if you haven’t already!

The prize this month is a voucher to spend in the shop…..


PLUS:The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work, and choose their Top Three….. and the overall Winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yes, the winning entry will appear in the UK’s number one stamping magazine! AND: The Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!

So, £20 worth of rubber stamps, publication AND a guest DT slot? What are you waiting for?!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.


Supplies used:

SSS Presents and ornamentsVersaMarkHero Arts White Embossing PowderclassiccrestsolarwhtieSSS Be JoyfulAudrey Blue InkHearts Lawn Cuts Wink of Stella clear3M Mounting TapeBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

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Farewell Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine Blog Hop


Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to say farewell and thank you to Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine.  You should be arriving from the talented Samantha Mann’s blog.  If this is your first stop you’ll want to begin at the talented Jennifer McGuire’s blog so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun, fabulous creations we are sharing today.

Saying goodbye, is never easy, especially when its your foundation that’s moving.  A couple of weeks ago, an announcement was made that Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking would be closing their doors.  This decision hit the crafting community really hard.  This magazine has been around to provide guidance and inspiration.  Without them, what will we do?

My first subscription to the magazine was back in 2000, when I started crafting for my son’s teachers and family members.  The hard copy was amazing.  Tons of inspiration on each page.

I love learning about different techniques and what supplies I needed to buy.   I regret not submitting any of my projects for publication.  I use to say next time.  My mom used to say don’t put off what you can do today for tomorrow.  Those words are so powerful now, because I will never have the opportunity to do it now.

So I’m here to send my warmest thank you for such an awesome publication.

Take a look at the card I created for this hop:

Thank you and farewall

I went with clean and simple with a white on white look with a pop of color.

So what do you think?  I really love how the ink is coming from the top left and spilling down to the thanks die cut.  I chose blue because that’s how I feel but this card is far from sad.

I just want to say THANK YOU to Paper Craft and Scrapbooking Magazine, and all of the people who worked to bring us a fantastic magazine.  THANK YOU, for feeding my addiction to craft making.  You will be truly missed.  What are we suppose to do without?

The next person on this hop is Jess Moyer!! You will love what she has in store for you.

Before you go, check out this video Bethany Stellpflug put together.


Just in case you wanted to see who was on this blog hop click the button below.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieSSS Audrey Blue CSAudrey Blue InkLF Scripty Thanks Pretty Pink Posh 6mm SequinsPretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm Mini Ink Blending Tool

Thank you for stopping by!