Coffee Card Series – Simon Says Stamp

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to the last day of my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. For today I have a Fall coffee card made with goodies from Simon Says Stamp.

First I stamped and coloured the cute dog with the latte and a bunch of pumpkins from the SSS Fall Frenchies stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut verything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I really wanted to use the new SSS Coffee Drinks stencil and there was a technique in my mind I wanted to try. So I applied white texture paste on white cardstock usin the stencil and let it dry. After that I did some ink blending with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I added black and white splatters of acrylic paint when it was done. This way I got a wonderful tone-on-tone background with a lot of texture. I really need to do this techique more often!

While the background was drying I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set on a brown banner and added a smaller orange banner under it. I also die cut grass from gree cardstock and shaded it with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink.

I assembled the card, popped up the banner and the dog with 3D foam squares. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the scarf, a black glaze pen on the eyes and nose and glossy accents on the mug.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed the last week with me, I had a lot of fun sharing these caffeinated projects. Now it is time to move on to holiday cards, so stay tuned. If you like my style, please follow me on Instagram, where I also share my creations. Your support means so much to me, thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Today’s card fills me with nostalgia as I used to be part of Pink and Main’s Design Team a few years ago. I love this brand ever since and I really enjoyed colouring their cute critters for today’s coffee card.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Pink and Main Cozy Critters stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1, GB9, GB7, BT9, BT7, BT5, VB1, CT1, LY1, BO4, BO3. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I used the largest of the Pink and Main Stitched Rectangle Set 2 to cut a piece of a pretty patterned paper from their Pumpkin Season paper pad. I also die cut grass from a textured light yellow cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the patterned panel. I popped up the images with thin 3D foam tape, doubling it up under the squirrel in the middle.

For the sentiment I chose the Thanks word die from Pink and Main, cut the shadow from white cardstock and the word from teal. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Cozy Critters stamp set on a thin brown cardstock strip and popped it up under the thanks die cut.

I gave the whole scene a teal mat before mounting it on a white card base. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the thanks die cut and also on the scarves of the critters. I emphasized their noses with a black glaze pen and added a drop of glossy accent to the coffee cup and cupcake.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cute critter card and will come back tomorrow for the last day of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I saved the cutest for last ūüėČ

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Trinity Stamps

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my Coffee Card Series in honour of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. For today I have a mini slimline card – a format which I have not tried before just always wanted to.

I have recently recieved the Boo Brew die set from Trinity stamps but it was too late for Halloween so I had to use it on a Fall project. I am in love with this die set, so creative and unique! First I die cut the base of the mug from SSS Blue Violet cardstock and the pattern from the Sunny Studio Sweater Weather paper pad. The cream I cut from Cream cardstock, the cinnamon sticks and leaves from two shades of brown. I also cut some golden leaves too from MFT Gold Shine cardstock, it is the perfect Fall embellisment!

I used brown markers to add a little shading to the cream and added some dots too so it looks like it was sprinkled with cinnamon. Yummy. I adhered the cup together so it was ready to mount on a card.

For the background I chose the beautiful Lawn Fawn Gold Rush cardstock, cut it down to be 3*6 1/8 inches, popped up the cup with Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam tape as it is thinner than the normal one I use. I stamped a sentiment above it from the SSS Drink Coffee stamp set with SSS Blue Violet ink.

I was looking for the perfect Coffee Word die in my stash which matched my card and chose the Studio Katia Coffee die. I cut the shadow from lighter brown and the word itself from dark brown cardstock, 3 times and stacked them together. I used clear embossing ink and Altenew Transluscent Pearl embossing powder to add a little shine to my word die cut. I repeated the heat embossing 3 times to get a very smooth and shiny result.

Because of the special cardstocks and embossing I didn’t need any further embellishments. I love how this mini slimline card turned out, it was so good to try a new size. And now of course I wanna make a bunch of mugs in different colours…

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed my caffeinated inspiration today and will pop in tomorrow for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super happy to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs November Release week, our design team is showcasing a new caffeinated set called Time for coffee and also a new paper pad called Coffee House Stories.

All new products will be available on Thursday, 18/11/2021.

For my card I stamped and coloured some of the images from the stamp set. I used brown hybrid ink and Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, VB3, VB1, LG3, LG1, GG2, YG2, YG1. Then I die cut them all with the coordinating dies.

I also used the Circle Frames and Frames Squares die sets to cut some circles from brown and mint cardstocks. I adhered the coffee accessories on the brown ones and stamped a sentiment on the mint one with brown ink.

For the background I chose a pretty pattered paper from the new paper pad, cut it down to be slightly smaller than an A2 card front an gave it a dark brown mat. After adhering the circles I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the ‚ÄúTime for Coffee‚ÄĚ Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to¬†ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:¬†Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)!¬†The winner¬†will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win.¬†You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning!¬†You have until¬†Wednesday November 17th at 9pm ET to comment¬†¬†— winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 18th.¬†

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you like my card and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series ‚Äď clean and simple

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my Coffee Card Series! It is Day 3 and I have something clean and simple yet very funny for you. Perfect for a lazy Sunday.

First I took a piece of dark brown cardstock and temporarily adhered the Newton’s Nook Designs Mug stencil on it with Pixie Spray. I needed to fix it because I planned to apply clear embossing ink and it may hav shifted my stencil otherwise. I used the Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber but you can use clear embossing ink with any ink applicator. I heat embossed it with Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate embossing powder. I love the tone-on-tone shiny look!

Then I cut a 2 inches wide strip of cream cardstock and stamped a funny sentiment on it from the Sweet’n Sassy Coffee Talk stamp set with clear embossing ink. Then in a separate container I mixed a little bit of the dark chocolate embossing powder with Gina K Designs Metallic Blush and Altenew Rose Gold. I used this mix to heat emboss the sentiment. As I use a Misti for stamping, it was easy to repeat the process another time: it gives a more raised and smoother result.

When the sentiment cooled down (literally 3 seconds) I stamped a cup from the same stamp set next to it with brown hybrid ink and quickly coloured it with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers: Earth Brown Shades and Gold Brown Shades, Before adhering the sentiment strip to the background I added some glitter cardstock mat to it and used a clear shimmer pen on the mug.

I know my coffee lover husband will understand the joke: we always tease each other with our common addiction to coffee. He likes the Turkish style, very roasted. I love my latte with coconut milk, yummy.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again tomorrow.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Doodlebug Designs

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to my Coffee Card Series! It is Day 2 and I brought you a card set made with the adorable Pumpkin Spice collection from Doodlebug Designs. I bought this set a year ago and I had to look at it for a full year to make up my mind and cut in the patterned paper pack and use up some stickers. Please tell me I am not the only crazy Doodlebug hoarder who would love to have 2 of everything to actually use up these cuties!

CARD 1

I used the Heart Frames die set from Newton’s Nook Designs to cut a scalloped heart from cream and a stitched heart from dark brown cardstock. For the background I chose a beautiful leaves pattern from the paper pad. I adhered the Pumpkin Spice Doodle Pops in the middle of the heart and popped up a banner sentiment from the Chit Chat collection using 3D foam squares.

I added another sentiment to the top which makes this card super sweet, like the mug is talking.

As embellishments I used a couple of stickers from the Mini Icon Stickers sheet.

CARD 2

I did not want to let the remaining leaves pattern paper go to waste so I made a second card. I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop on a piece of cream cardstock and added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom. I could not resist adding a thin strip of aqua glitter cardstock too, it adds the necessary bling.

I used the Beary Cute Doodle Pops and added a Pumpkin Spice Latte sticker from the sticker sheet to the bear’s hand. I chose 2 thought bubble sentiments and a banner one and popped them up with 3D foam squares.

This time I used the adorable bees which came with the bear as embellishments.

These cards came together so easily, the hardest part was to decide that I will use my beloved Pumpkin Spice collection. But it was all worth it, it makes me smile whenever I look at these cards.

I will link this card up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration for today and will pop in again tomorrow for more.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee Card Series – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my first ever Coffee Card Series! I have been planning to do this for such a long time, I wish you will enjoy the next week full of caffeinated goodness! (the image source: Background photo created by 8photo – www.freepik.com)

For my first card I chose to feature one of my favourite companies: Lawn Fawn. I used stamps and dies from the latest release just as well as from older ones.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the following sets: Crazy Antics, A creature was stirring, Holiday Helpers. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut the images out with their coordinating dies. The colours I used: BG7, BG4, BG2, BT9, BT7, BT5, DR5, DR3, DR1, DG4, DG2, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1.

To set a chilly scene I die cut the Magic Iris Snowflake Add-on from white glitter cardstock and once more from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other for a dimensional look. The white inner circle I die cut with a stitched hillside border die to get a snowbank.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the word Wishes from Peacock cardstock 3 times and adhered them on top of each other. I also cut the largest stitched rectangle from a simple patterned paper from the Let it Shine Snowflakes paper pad.

I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares and liquid glue. It was so much fun to add all the little gingerbread figures and candy canes. Then I stamped the “for you” from Love you a latte stamp set in the middle of the snowlfake frame and white heat embossed “joyful” on a thin black strip of cardstock.

As a finishig touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses and also glossy accents on the berries and candy canes. I could not resist adding clear shimmer to the mugs, who doesnt’t want a glittery cup? At last I added Stickles to the word Wishes to make it frosty.

I will link this card up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge.

I wish you enjoyed this cozy scene and you will pop in tomorrow for more caffeinated inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Thanks a latte – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

Happy International Coffee Day! I am so excited to be part of a fun Blog Hop organised by Amy from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. There is a bunch of fresh and fun inspiration from wonderful designers, so just grab a cup of coffee and hop along with us! There is a giveaway too, see at the end of my post!

For my project I used some of the new release of Lawn Fawn.

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Stitchced Snowflake Backdrop die. It is beautiful on its own, but I had to so some ink blending: I used Prize Ribbon and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Mist in the end. I also added some water and white acrylic paint splatters for more texture.

Then I die cut the cute Lovely Latte cup from light blue and from patterned paper. I used the Gotta Have Gingham paper pad. For the coffee I used brown textured cardstock and cut the eyes and the smile from back. I love that this die set has a “backing die”, which makes paper piecing so easy.

While I was at die cutting I also cut a few snowflakes from white glitter cardstock using the Stitched Snowflake Frame die set. I wanted to make it more festive so I cut the Christmas Garland die set from green cardstock and the ribbon from pink. I used a little bit of Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink on the leaves to add some depth of colour.

The setiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock from the Thanks a latte stamp set. I adhered the strips a bit at an angle on purpose, it is more playful this way.

As a finihing touch I used glossy accents on the ribbon.

GIVEAWAY

There are some generous sponsors for our Blog Hop who offered the following prizes:

All you need to do is to leave some love at each stop of the Blog Hop until 4th October to be eligible. Randomly selected commenters will win one of the gift certificates. All details you can find on the CLC Blog. Here is the list of participants:

Beatrix (Lily) Révhely

Fikreta Posavec

Hetty Sanders

Jo Herbert

Michael Trent

Silvia Galloni

Tatiana Trafimovich

Zsofia Molnar – you are here!

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and will come back soon for more fun projects! If you like my cards, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram where I also share my happy creations.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sorry I am prickly – Newton’s Nook Design

Hello Everyone,

I am back with another coffee card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, this time I used stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs. The message of this card is so true about me ūüôā

First I stamped the images from Monarch and Cuppa Cactus, and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I die cut a pink stithced circle usung the Circle frames die set and backed it with a light yellow circle (Pink and Main die). I also die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks from Doodlebug Floral-graph Rainbow Petite Prints patterned paper. I assembled the scene using a top folding A2 white note card.

I stamped the sentiment from Cuppa Cactus on an aqua small stithced circle (Circle Frames die set) and also cut the word Sorry two times using the Essential Alphabet dies: once from pink and once from black cardstock. I adhered the letters on top of each other in a way that it looks like it has a shadow, and adhered them on the card.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the wings and flowers and glossy accents on the body of the butterfly and the on the pattern of the cups.

I will link this up to the I will link this card up to the following challenges: Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Hello Spring) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Easter/Spring Moodboard.

I hope you enjoyed this funny card and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Royal-tea – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As my favourite event, the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing, I thought I will make a tea-themed card which is perfect for any celebration. I combined Oh Crumbs, Wanna build a snowman and Who let the dogs out with a few Heffy cuts dies. Let me lead you through the process.

First I stamped the images on Bristol Smooth cardstock with a brown hybrid ink and then I used Versamark ink to stamp on top of them. I used my Misti for this to make sure I can stamp back again without shifting the images. Then I clear heat embossed them and painted them with my Karin Brush Markers. I love the vibrancy of these watercolour markers! I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

To set the scene I first created the background by blending Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock, spritzed it with water and also added some diluted Salty Ocean and black splatters. When it was dry I cut the panel down to be slightly smaller than an A2 card front and used the Silver Lining Cloud border die to get some in-laid texture.

I also die cut a Grassy Lass border die from green cardstock and added some shading with blending in some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide from the top of it. I added green and black splatters to match the style of the sky.

While I was at die cutting I cut the Gate die several times from white cardstock and its accessories from gold sparkle cardstock. I assembled the scene and popped up the corgis with 3D foam tape.

The sentiment is from the Oh Crumbs stamp set, white heat embossed on thin black cardstock strips. As the scene is almost done, it was time for the finishing touches: I used glossy accent on the noses, crown and some other little parts to give them a shiny raised look.

I will link this card up to the following challenges: Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Hello Spring)

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration.¬†If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on¬†Instagram¬†where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi