Up-cycling Starbucks Coffee Mugs for Christmas Cards

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Hello all, I just wanted to share three quick cards with you that I made by up-cycling Starbucks and Coffe Bean & Tea Leaf coffee mugs πŸ˜€ I used the biggest cup sizes and started with tearing them apart. Then I used my stitched rectangle die to create the card front. To remove the logos I ran through my die cut machine again using a circle die. As you can see, it didn’t fit perfectly, but I’m not worried about that. I also picked three die cuts that I had laying around in my scrap box and colored them with …

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Goofy Christmas with a Googly Eyed Reindeer – CYCI #143

Googly Eyed Reindeer

Yay, it’s Can You Case It time again πŸ™‚ This challenge lasts for 3 weeks, so you have enough time throughout the Holidays to participate (winkwink). For challenge #143 we have a new sketch. I love sketches! Sometimes (and I think I’m not saying it for the first time…) I have a hard time figuring out how to position things n my card. Sketch challenges give me the opportunity to not think about that πŸ˜› Anyway, this sketch gives you so much options and I had this Christmas stamp set from Strawberry Jude in my head that I just had …

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Video: Merry Christmoose with more Sparkle

Merry Christmoose

I’m back on the Kat Scrappiness blog with some more sparkle and a Merry Christmoose card. I had to use the Nuvo Glimmer Paste again, I just can’t help it πŸ™‚ This card is a little more settled than my last one, the goofy looking moose from Whipper Snapper Designs deserved a little sparkle though. And what is Christmas without sparkle?! Exactly! This quick video shows you how easy it is to create a cute card with the Nuvo Glimmer Paste and Embossing Powder. The results are super pretty and your craft room doesn’t look like a huge mess afterwards. …

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Mini Blog Hop to celebrate Snarkmas – Give Away Closed

——————-GIVE AWAY CLOSED————– Congratulations to Lisa πŸ™‚ – you won the $25 gift card for So Suzy Stamps, yay!!! I sent you an email! Thanks to everyone for playing with us!!! It was so much fun πŸ˜€ —————————————————– I’m so excited to welcome you to our first (hopefully annual) Snarkmas Mini Blog Hop. We 4 ladies came together because of our love for snarky stamps and wanted to share it with you! If you arrived from Salima’s blog with her super creative card you are at the right place! You can also start at the beginning with Aimee’s card. And …

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Joining the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop

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Wow, it’s already Winter. Time for cute Christmas decoration, Peppermint Lattes, delicious chocolate and some snow (well, not for me). And to celebrate the upcoming cozy season I’m joining the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop with this fun Christmas card. I started by die-cutting a bunch of pieces from white card stock and the background from this amazing paper pack from Carta Bella. I just love the plaid paper in there! Red and gold always look gorgeous together, so I used the Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Golden Crystal for the snowflake pattern. The Nuvo paste dries rather quickly, maybe 30 …

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Video: So Much Sparkle for Santa and his Helper

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Hello and welcome to a new card for Kat Scrappiness, using a lot of sparkle and a new to me stamp brand, Nordic Stamps. Santa and his reindeer are just so adorable that they needed a lot of sparkly goodness around them. To create all this sparkle for Santa and his little helper, I used the new Nuvo Glimmer Paste and Embossing Powder. I just love both of them, for several reasons. First, the glitter is not too much. It’s sparkly, but not blinding. Second, the glitter is containable. You don’t have a huge mess on your craft table afterwards, …

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Where to go with the Christmas Tree?

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I’m joining the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers challenge again. This time it’s U is for UFO and I had the perfect “UFO” laying around! I stamped this cute little bug filled with a Christmas tree a while ago, colored it, cut it out (thanks for my Scan’n’Cut!) and then never used it on a card. I think I used Copic markers to color the Stamping Bella image. There were some bleeding issues, but I covered all of that with my white gel pen. I wanted to keep it simple, so I masked the bottom part of my card base …

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Video: Let it Snow with Minc Foil and Reactive Mist

Sowman on foil

Hi, I’m glad you’re here! Today I wanted to share a product with you that I had in my stash for a while, but haven’t used as much as I should have. Don’t we all have these types of products at home?! The product today is the Minc Reactive Mist with the Minc machine. Even though it’s rather sticky, I like the results you can get with the Mist. Mixed Media meets elegant card making πŸ˜› And you are really lucky, because today starts the Black Friday sale (Information are in the banner on top) at the katscrappiness.com store, so …

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Have a Sweet Christmas with Shimmering Ornaments

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Hello there, welcome to another blog post for So Suzy Stamps. This is the last one for 2016… this year was over fast, sigh. Because Christmas is approaching rather fast, I wanted to prepare a cute Christmas card for you and So Suzy’s ornament stamps are perfect for that! I started by die cutting a piece of white card stock with a square, stitched die. Then I stamped the three ornaments using the Simply Sinful ink, also from So Suzy Stamps. Now I stamped a second time with Versamark ink, so I was able to heat emboss it with the …

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Video: How to Use Sentiment Dies for a Die Cut Pattern

Christmas Card with Die Cut Pattern

Welcome to a new blog article for the Kat Scrappiness blog. Today I’m using one of the new sentiment dies to create a die cut pattern for a Christmas card. This simple technique will create two Christmas cards at a time and it won’t take too long either. I used the “Ho! Ho! Ho!” sentiment from Kat Scrappiness to create a neat background pattern for my Christmas cards. I wanted to work with the classic Christmas colors, so I grabbed some red card stock that I had left over from an older, random card kit. But enough words, here is …

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