Pink and Main Coffee Christmas shaker card tutorial

Cards, Christmas Card, Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi all! How are you all this wonderful Monday morning? I love the start of a new week as it feels like a new beginning each time and I have a whole week to get to do things I love or a new chance to do what I couldn’t do the week before. This week, I’ll be concentrating on finishing my Christmas cards and making and sending Christmas presents. Hopefully they’ll get to all my family friends around the world in time!

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Today’s shaker card & tag was made for a guest feature over at Paru’s cardmaking challenge blog as I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the winners in her November “Thanks” challenge. I made it a coffee themed card so I could join in the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop too!

watercolour embossing.jpgTo make my card, I started with the watercolour embossed background using distress inks to sponge up the flat side of the snowflake embossing folder by Darice and lightly spritzing water over it. I then put my card between the embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot machine. What you get is a beautifully blended background with white raised embossed parts, in this case, my snowflakes. While it was drying, I stamped my coffee cup from Pink and Main’s “Christmas Mugs” stamp set in black Versafine ink and coloured it with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

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I then started on the shaker part of my card. I first cut it with My Favorite things Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frame die & adhered the coloured part of my card onto my white card base. I added foam tape all around the border of my card and added snowflakes in the middle, so that when I remove the adhesive, it won’t get stuck on it.

I decided to use a white frame so I cut another rectangle using the same MFT die. I adhered my coloured coffee image on a white heart diecut and a stitched sentiment strip I created, using the sentiment from the same Pink and main stamp set and a die from My Favorite Things blueprint 20 set, onto my clear acetate panel. This acetate panel was adhered under the white scallop frame and stuck on the foam tape, to finish. The sparkle of the fake snow really adds an extra festive feeling to this card!

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For my tag, I just embossed a piece of white card stock with the same Darice embossing folder and cut out a tag using Casual Friday Stamps Funky Square tag die. I also added a clear acetate on top of this tag so that I could stamp my sentiment with Stazon Jet black ink on it, and add the candy cane stamp I coloured with my Spectrum Noir markers, and then fussy cut. Both come from the same Pink and Main stamp set. They were adhered on with Scrap Perfect’s “Best Glue Ever”, which dries clear. Afew drops of Nuco crystal drops finished my tag.

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Its the first tag I’ve made this year and I don’t really make that many either, but this was so much fun I know I’ll be making more to accompany my gifts this year! Well thanks for bearing with me through this tutorial but I hope it has been useful to you.

Have a great creative week!

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I’m also sharing my card over at:

blog hop image2018 Fall/Winter Coffee lovers blog hop

card concept.pngThe Card Concept – I was inspired by the colours to make my Mixed Media card

paper players.jpgThe Paper Players

stamping sensationStamping Sensations – Winter Sparkle

ssswchallengeSimon Says Stamp – Anything Goes challenge




Addicted to Stamps and More – Holiday

Addicted to Stamps and More, Cards, Christmas Card

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Hi all, I’m back today for the first of three posts! Yes three! That’s what happens when all the design teams you’re on have their posts scheduled for the same day by coincidence! So I hope my cards will be different enough to overcome the over-blogging I have to do today!

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My first card is for our “Holiday” theme over at the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog and I decided to make my first Christmas card of the year. Yes, a little late but I’m not known to be early… 😉 I used a stamp from Pink and Main’s Christmas Mugs set, which really have such cute mugs stamps for Xmas, and coloured it with my Faber Castell PITT artist pens. I then masked it and stamped Pinkfresh Studio’s little mistletoe stamp from their December Days stamp set to llok like the mug was nesting on a bed of mistletoes.

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To create a real feeling of whipped cream on the hot chocolate, (which I am not allowed being lactose intolerant) I used my Nuvo Crystal drop and when it was dry, coloured brown dots to resemble chocolate chips! The sentiment is one of the really great “Christmas Verses” set from Pink and Main too & I decorated it with little stamps from Pinkfresh Studio’s “December Days”. To finish, I cut the edges of the panel with my craft scissors, as I couldn’t used a die on it because of me “whipped cream”, and adhered it to my red card base.

Well I hope you’ll be inspired to join us at our “Holiday” challenge with your festive cards and I look forward to seeing them in the link up! Thanks for popping by and have a great  day!



I’m also sharing this with:

HLS Christmas.pngHappy Little Stampers – Christmas challenge & optional twist CAS

paper shelterThe Paper Shelter – Christmas is coming

card concept.pngThe Card Concept – I went with the CAS style

Winter wonderland.gifWinter Wonderland – What you love to do at Christmas…its drinking and eating for me of course!!