Cool Beans With Caryn

December 18, 2017

Hey there.  It's Caryn here with my take on the Cool Beans stamp set and dies.  As I have mentioned before, at this time of year my mind is solidly on Christmas and as I am staggeringly short of cards this year, every one I make NEEDS to be Christmas!!!  To make my coffee mugs feel all festive I coloured them with red Copics, added a rim of frosty glitter using Rock Candy Distress glitter and stamped a Christmas sentiment from the Retro Ornaments stamp set.

I added a backdrop of patterned paper from the Jewel Collection paper pad and a couple of strips of red glitter Washi tape and finished off with a couple of glitter dots.

Supplies used:

Windmill with Amy

December 15, 2017

Hello!  Amy K. here sharing a card to welcome someone to their new home using the Windmill stamp set.  


I've colored this cutie "gnome" type of house in reds and greens.  All the little scene building images were Copic colored and die cut using the coordinating Windmill Elle-ments.  My background was made using the cloud die from the Picket Fence Elle-ments and some Aquamarine Pigment Ink to blend a sky background.  For the grass, again I've used the Picket Fence Elle-ments for a layered lawn by die cutting the grass twice.  After building and adhering my scene, I added a "home sweet home" banner along with a Cherry Hemp Twine bow.


Windmill Clear Stamps
Windmill Elle-ments
Picket Fence Elle-ments
Cherry Hemp Twine
Aquamarine Pigment Ink

Love Is In The Air With Heather

December 14, 2017

Hey everyone!  It's Heather here and I'm back sharing a card with the new Love Is In The Air.

Oh my gosh I love this set soooo much!  Something about clouds just makes me happy!

To create my card, I stamped a background using Sea Glass and Mermaid ink.  Then I die cut a frame from the Large Pierced Scallops dies and popped my frame up on foam.  Finally I stamped and die cut the heart balloon and string from Love Is In The Air and then stamped, die cut and colored in the birds to pop them all up on foam.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with us here!

Have a great day!

Cool Beans With Katie

December 13, 2017

Hello friends,

Katie here with a card featuring the new Cool Beans stamp set.  Although the winter holidays are upon us, I am switching gears a bit and made a card suitable for Valentine's Day or really any time for a special friend.

I stamped and die cut the cup from the Cool Beans stamp set.  I love that the cup can be made into a shaker element! 

The "hugs" die is included with the Wonky Squares Elle-ments. I die cut the word several times from white card stock, stacked them together, and adhered the word die cut from black card stock on top. 

It would be so fun to include a gift card inside the card to the recipient's favorite coffee shop to treat him or her to a latte or favorite coffee beverage! 

Thanks a latte for stopping by!


Windmill With Jamie

December 12, 2017

Hi Everyone!  I am popping in today to share a card I made using our new Windmill Stamp & Die Set.  I made a quick video for you too so be sure to check it out!


Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great day!

Cool Beans With Yainea

December 11, 2017


It's Yainea here with a warm coffee card to share with you featuring Cool Beans stamps and dies. It's cold outside and I really love coffee so I decided to create a warm and cozy card using this great set.

Thinking about Winter and cozy a pattern cames to my mind: buffalo plaid. So I took a piece of red cardstock, black watercolor and a white gel pen and I created my own buffalo plaid patterned background. I wanted it to look handmade and messy so I didn't put a lot of care while drawing it.

The rest of the card is pretty simple, just some stamping, die cutting and embossing. For the stitched frame and big sentiment I used another die set from the newest release: Wonky Squares. An easy card to warm a friend during these cold days. I hope you like it!

Thanks for you visit, have a nice day!

Supply list:
Cool Beans Clear Stamps
Cool Beans Elle-ments
Wonky Squares Elle-ments
Postage Stamp Elle-ments
Pure White Fine Embossing Powder

Otterly Fantastic - Day 4

December 8, 2017

Hello and Happy Friday!  I am popping in today to share a simple card that I created using our new Otterly Fantastic Stamp & Die Set.  I have a quick video of the process as well so check it out!


Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great weekend!!

Otterly Fantastic - Day 3

December 7, 2017

Hi Everyone! I'm sharing Otterly Fantastic with you today, one of my favorite sets for the latest release!

I decided to bring some holiday spirit to my card today by incorporating Festive Wreath with Otterly Fantastic. I started by stamping, die cutting and coloring the images for my scene. 

Next, I blended the back panel with Distress Inks. I created the window with Double Pierced Rectangle Dies. Finally I stamped the sentiment with a blend of words from Otterly Fantastic and Festive Wreath.


Alcohol Ink Backgrounds & Otterly Fantastic

December 6, 2017

Hello!  Amy K. here with a card that starts off my Valentine's using the adorable new set called Otterly Fantastic.   

Otterly Fantastic

Since alcohol inks have "come back in style", I used them here to create a water backdrop for my otter.  I started my card off with a panel of Yupo paper from Ranger.  These inks work best with this type of paper.  To an applicator, I added a felt pad (different than what we use for ink blending) and added a few, random drops of Mermaid, Citrus, and Silver Mixative.  They really only need to be drops as the next step is to add a few drops of Alcohol Blending Solution to the felt pad.  To create my background, I used the applicator and simply placed it on the paper, twisted, and lifted off.  I repeated this for the entire panel.  After letting the panel dry, I used the Wonky Stitches Die to die cut the panel.  

Otterly Fantastic4

My otter was Copic colored with E42, E43, E44 and die cut with the coordinating Otterly Fantastic Elle-ments.  What I love is that there is a die that cuts the paws so that the otter can "hold" something!  In this case since this is for Valentine's, I used the heart stamp from the set.  Using Scalloped & Pierced Hearts Elle-ments, I die cut a red heart and white heat embossed the sentiment.  After adding the heart to the right side, I added the otter and a few extra hearts.  This panel was added to my alcohol ink background created earlier. 

Otterly Fantastic3

Don't be afraid of trying new things with the alchol inks.  I have even "messed up" and simply laid more color down over it.  Have fun creating some amazing backgrounds!


Otterly Fantastic
Otterfly Fantastic Elle-ments
Wonky Stitches Die
Scalloped & Pierced Hearts Elle-ments

Cute Otterly Fantastic Card & Video

December 4, 2017

Hello, hello!  It's Heather Campbell here and I'm utterly excited to be here today sharing my fun otter card and I've even got a video for you today too!

Here's the video sharing how this card came together.  I also shared my favorite technique for using the die that cuts the otters hands out so he can hold the shell!


Super fun and cute.  Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day here!  Have a great one! 

Wonky Squares with Ashley

December 1, 2017

Hi Everyone! Ashley here today sharing the Wonky Squares dies. These squares are an instant classic and can be used again and again. Let's check out the small square included in the set!

For my card today I started by die cutting the small square from the Wonky Squares dies, It is the perfect size to add a panel to a card to highlight your favorite stamps. It adds just the perfect amount of detail. 

After I die cut the square, I blended Distress Ink on the background, making random waves. Next, I stamped, die cut and colored an otter from Otterly Fantastic. These otters are adorable and I love tucking things in their arms. 

Next, I worked on the back panel and splattered Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment. Finally, I assembled all the pieces and added Nuvo Jewel drops.

I can't wait to use Wonky Squares again and again! 

Thanks for stopping by!


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