Thanks a Latte!

by Cindy B Designs on April 22, 2015

CASTuesRotatingBannerHello there my friends! It's been a long time since I've done a Clean & Simple Tuesday installment for my series, so let's start now.

I made this fun coffee card using My Favorite Things Stamps Perk Up stamp set. Just wait until you see the coordinating Coffee Cup Die-Namics. Very cool. I just need to make a card using both. My colors are a very unique combination of a brown monochromatic card sneaking in Fuse Green and Safety Orange. The colors worked perfectly together with brown neutrals! Challenge yourself to use colors together on a monochromatic card that you think will not work together, you never know and could make a fun discovery like I did. I used the MISTI tool to make this card. The lower right coffee cup is My Favorite Things Kraft Premium Dye Ink yet it looks like a completely different color. What Kraft color is THAT dark? MISTI allows you to do this so you can stretch your ink colors too!

I have a short video for you on how I made this card and using the MISTI. Check out My Sweet Petunia, who is the creator of the MISTI. I love this tool! MISTI stands for the "Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented." It is appropriately named. This is a must have for your craft space. 

I will get my video up as soon as I can. In the meantime, thank you so very much for stopping by to visit me today. I always appreciate your comments and kind words. They always make me smile. I especially want to thank my readers who email me with encouraging words. I love seeing your emails in my Inbox. 

I hope that you have a very blessed day. And remember, always make it count and bless somebody else today with a kind word. It's free, simple, and you just never know anybody's struggles and your kindness can change their lives, if just for day. 

Hebrews 13:2

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All products used to make this card are by My Favorite Things Stamps unless otherwise stated.

Twine:  Light Brown (Pretty Pink Posh)
Card/Project Size:  4-1/4 x 5-1/2

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Hello my friends. I think I have a pretty "sweet" and "cool" card for you today! I'm participating in the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge 224 (MFTWSC224) and combined it with the My Favorite Things Color Challenge 19 (MFTCC19) using Lisa Johnson Designs brand new You're the SweetesDie-Namics and stamp set. It's a very "sweet" stamp set with 2 sets of Die-Namics! Speaking of Die-Namics, I use them on every single card and I used 4 sets on this card. They honestly take the guesswork out of everything. It was Marilyn Monroe who said, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend." Right now, it's Die-Namics for me! I might have to rethink that one… It's such an innovative product and it should be a staple in your craft studio. They certainly are in mine and I house them in a Longaberger TV basket that sits on my desk. There are so many more staple Die-Namics and they are housed in another Longaberger TV basket right next to my Die-Namics. The other Die-Namics are filled with beautiful shapes, pierced shapes, stitched shapes (my personal favorite), everything  you need for the perfect card without the hassle. A simple pass-through with your die-cutting machine does all of the work for you! I am so itching to use Sentimental Flourish Frames with felt rolled flowers. That is on my Bucket List for next week! Oh, and did you see the Spring Garden Die-Namics? Love! They're like Lego's for crafters.

For today's card, I chose the You're the Sweetest stamp set and Die-Namics using Nightshift Blue, Sour Apple, Summer Splash and Whip Cream card stock and coordinating Premium Dye Ink Pads, in 61 absolutely delish colors, and are a favorite of mine. I also used Blueprints 1, 2, 5 and 10 on my card. Blueprints 1 and 2 are go-to staples for any card. My Favorite Things is now offering even more Die-Namics Blueprints, up to set #24, that feature the stitched and pierced outline Die-Namics for any card or project that you make. You must check out the Printable Resources Section at the My Favorite Things Blog. There's so much fabulousness going on over there that makes crafting for me so much easier, less stressful and especially fun, as it should be.

I hope that you will join me today at the My Favorite Things Card Challenges Blog. Friday concluded Shaker Week at My Favorite Things where every day there was a video featured on the various ways to make a shaker card and of course, the design team (Kimberly was awesome!) went above and beyond the call of duty to show you so many variations of shaker cards, not to mention they were all beautiful. If you want to see a shaker card that I did using My Favorite Things products, click HERE

I hope that you enjoy my very "cool" card. Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today. I so appreciate it!

1 John 4:8


All products used on this card are by My Favorite Things unless otherwise indicated.

Stamps:  Diagonal Stripes Background, You're the Sweetest
Card Stock:  Nightshift Blue, Sour Apple, Summer Splash, Whip Cream
Ink:  Nightshift Blue, Sour Apple, Summer Splash; Versamark (Stampin' Up!)
Embossing Powder:  White 
Glimmer Pen:  Clear Wink of Stella
Glitter:  Chartreuse, Ocean Spray (Glitter Ritz)
Die-Namics:  Blueprints 1, 2, 5, 10, You're the Sweetest
Sequins:  8 mm Marshmallow (Pretty Pink Posh)
Rhinestones:  Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)
Tools:  Heat tool (Milwaukee), Powder tool (EK Success), Simply Scored (Stampin' Up!), Stampin' Trimmer (Stampin' Up!), Vagabond (Tim Holtz)
Technique:  Die-cutting, heat embossing
Misc:  Claudine Helmuth Paint Stick (used for popsicle sticks), Scor-Tape 1/2"
Card/Project Size:  4-1/4 x 5-1/2


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