The Brew Crew

The Brew Crew

Wow…Here are some fun cards with a Design Space file for a coffee shaped card that I made over 2 years ago and used many times over.  I’ve included the DS file for you.  There were several different Pins and posts from the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop that inspired this creative set of cards.  All the papers used are from CTMH.  The stamps are retired CTMH stamps, with the exception of the “Haunted Cup” card which features “Cats and Bats Cardmaking Stamp set and dies.” The sentiment about “Pumpkin Spice” is from Sugar Pea Designs.

SG (my daughter) gave names to each of the Brew Crew cards.  I had wanted all the cards to be “brew” cards but she felt strongly that the Cat card needed to be “Cat Coffee” , not “Cat’s Brew”.

 

 

 

 

Supplies needed to create these cards:

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Be sure to check out the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop – this is the last day.  =(

The artists in the blog hop are amazing and sponsors go above and beyond!  That’s why I love playing!!  I’ve having a great time going through and commenting on my fellow hoppers’ cards.   They are truly amazing.

Be sure to buy our Disaster Relief Stamp Set: Stronger Together – 100% of the profits (including my share) go to American Red Cross.  Purchasing this set does not go towards your total for the $50.00 entry to win a Cricut Air 2.  Consultants are not given credit or commission for the sales of this set.  This set does not count towards Gathering sales for hostess rewards.

September is a stupendous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Feeling Blessed is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. The goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  On August 27, Pam Turner was the $100 shopping spree winner, live on FB in my Group.    The end is near as we have a few weeks left to reach the goal – 8000 points to go.  160 more $50.00 orders until the next $100 hostess credit giveaway!   If all the orders are from customers who order on the Great Cricut Giveaway Online Gathering, to make up these points, the following prizes are available to my customers only:  8-$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 4 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle, and a Workspace Wonder Hostess bundle for a total off 14 more possible prizes!  My customers are the best!!  Oh, did I mention, you get Happy Mail too??
  • Join My Team  and receive the From the Heart card kit, value of $43.90, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
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Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Hope you enjoy my Brew Crew cards for the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  Now off to create for Christmas!

The end is near – be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

Merry Christmas Oh Deer

Tis the season for Christmas cards!

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This card is made from a sample from the 50 Card swap. We used it for our Holiday Come and Play Card Buffet!  I used the Z4015 Woodland Wishes Thin Cut bundle to create this card.  I love the clean cuts you get when cutting images out with the thin cuts.

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There are a few layers in here to create dimension the card without creating the need for extra postage or hand postage.    The base is done with some natural cardstock that CTMH used to sell that I found in my stash.  I’m in a use my stash mode.

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Cut a Colonial panel out so it’s nested or framed by the natural cardstock.  Tear the bottom Colonial so it looks like it’s snow.  Stamp the images you need to stamp and cut those out with the thin cuts.  Create the layers by laying the thin cut tree so it slightly overlaps the stamped tree.  Have the deer have one set of feet slightly under the torn cardstock and slightly over the top of it.

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Stamp “Merry” on the bottom of left side.   Using 3D tape, pop up the tag title.  Thanks for swinging by to my corner of the internet. Stop by for more art through out the month.

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Dec Come and Play Card Buffet

The Dec Come and Play Card Buffet (CPCB) is a chance to come spend 3 hours making 5 cards for $10.00! Depending on your skill level, there may be plenty of time for you to make additional cards. They are: $2.50/card after or another $10.00 for the next 5. This includes the envelopes.

We have a variety of options (10-25) cards that are pre-cut and ready for you to make them. There is some stamping and assembling required. You can learn new techniques, try out new materials/embellishments, bring a few friends, relax, and have fun! There is no pressure to purchase any additional products. You’ll need to bring adhesive (tape runner, a glue pen, and glue dots), scissors, and 3D tape or dots. We provide the rest. Some items are available, on hand, to purchase if you don’t have or need to pick up

You can do this two ways:

1) Come during the crop time and take this option. This is offered monthly.

2) Set up your own time/class (with friends) to come over. Please call me to set up a time.

Here are some pictures of samples (which may no longer be offered as the cards change after each CPCB) (Picture coming soon)


Dates


Nov Come and Play Card Buffet

The Come and Play Card Buffet (CPCB) is a chance to come spend 3 hours making 5 cards for $10.00! Depending on your skill level, there may be plenty of time for you to make additional cards. They are: $2.50/card after or another $10.00 for the next 5. This includes the envelopes.

We have a variety of options (10-25) cards that are pre-cut and ready for you to make them. There is some stamping and assembling required. You can learn new techniques, try out new materials/embellishments, bring a few friends, relax, and have fun! There is no pressure to purchase any additional products. You’ll need to bring adhesive (tape runner, a glue pen, and glue dots), scissors, and 3D tape or dots. We provide the rest. Some items are available, on hand, to purchase if you don’t have or need to pick up

You can do this two ways:

1) Come during the crop time and take this option. This is offered monthly.

2) Set up your own time/class (with friends) to come over. Please call me to set up a time.

Here are some pictures of samples (which may no longer be offered as the cards change after each CPCB) (Picture coming soon)


Dates


Oct Come and Play Card Buffet

The Oot Come and Play Card Buffet (CPCB) is a chance to come spend 3 hours making 5 cards for $10.00! Depending on your skill level, there may be plenty of time for you to make additional cards. They are: $2.50/card after or another $10.00 for the next 5. This includes the envelopes.

We have a variety of options (10-25) cards that are pre-cut and ready for you to make them. There is some stamping and assembling required. You can learn new techniques, try out new materials/embellishments, bring a few friends, relax, and have fun! There is no pressure to purchase any additional products. You’ll need to bring adhesive (tape runner, a glue pen, and glue dots), scissors, and 3D tape or dots. We provide the rest. Some items are available, on hand, to purchase if you don’t have or need to pick up

You can do this two ways:

1) Come during the crop time and take this option. This is offered monthly.

2) Set up your own time/class (with friends) to come over. Please call me to set up a time.

Here are some pictures of samples (which may no longer be offered as the cards change after each CPCB) (Picture coming soon)


Dates


Aug Come and Play Card Buffet

The Aug Come and Play Card Buffet (CPCB) is a chance to come spend 3 hours making 5 cards for $10.00! Depending on your skill level, there may be plenty of time for you to make additional cards. They are: $2.50/card after or another $10.00 for the next 5. This includes the envelopes.

We have a variety of options (10-25) cards that are pre-cut and ready for you to make them. There is some stamping and assembling required. You can learn new techniques, try out new materials/embellishments, bring a few friends, relax, and have fun! There is no pressure to purchase any additional products. You’ll need to bring adhesive (tape runner, a glue pen, and glue dots), scissors, and 3D tape or dots. We provide the rest. Some items are available, on hand, to purchase if you don’t have or need to pick up

You can do this two ways:

1) Come during the crop time and take this option. This is offered monthly.

2) Set up your own time/class (with friends) to come over. Please call me to set up a time.

Here are some pictures of samples (which may no longer be offered as the cards change after each CPCB) (Picture coming soon)


Dates


Come and Play Card Buffet

The Come and Play Card Buffet (CPCB) is a chance to come spend 3 hours making 5 cards for $10.00!  Depending on your skill level, there may be plenty of time for you to make additional cards.  They are: $2.50/card after or another $10.00 for the next 5.  This includes the envelopes.

We have a variety of options (10-25) cards that are pre-cut and ready for you to make them.  There is some stamping and assembling required.  You can learn new techniques, try out new materials/embellishments, bring a few friends, relax, and have fun!  There is no pressure to purchase any additional products.  You’ll need to bring adhesive (tape runner, a glue pen, and glue dots), scissors, and 3D tape or dots.  We provide the rest.  Some items are available, on hand, to purchase if you don’t have or need to pick up

You can do this two ways:

1) Come during the crop time and take this option.  This is offered monthly.

2) Set up your own time/class (with friends) to come over.  Please call me to set up a time.

Here are some pictures of samples (which may no longer be offered as the cards change after each CPCB) (Picture coming soon)


Dates


Dreamy Backgrounds

Another one of my loves is watercolor backgrounds because watercolors make such dreamy backgrounds!

S1506 Ice Cream Dream Card 3 Linda Creates~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

To create this background, I used a technique featured in the Annual Inspiration on page 55 “A Blot of Ink”.

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I used a Z1938 sponge dauber (3 to be accurate) to put Lagoon, Smoothy, and Pear inks on the Y1012 4″x5″ block.  With a Z1380 Spray Pen filled with water, I spritzed the block.  More water makes it more diluted for color and you get a better spread of color.

S1506 Ice Cream Dream Card 3 Linda Creates~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

You’ll get a different background every time you use this technique – part of why I love doing it.  After I make the background, I put out what I need for the card.

S1506 Ice Cream Dream Card 3 Linda Creates~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Because I did not want to draw attention away from the background, I did not color in the sentiment.

S1506 Ice Cream Dream Card 3 Linda Creates~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Colored in the ice cream treats with ShinHan Touch Markers.  Added Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.  A few little gems added to the sentiment, I was happy with the card.

S1506 Ice Cream Dream

S1506 Ice Cream Dream

This is your last two days to get this awesome stamp set for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  Don’t miss out!!

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

You Are

“You Are” is actually my 4th card from S1506 Ice Cream Dream!  I really love this stamp set and need to get a move on it to get all the art I’ve done posted for you!

"You Are" S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

“You Are” S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I used S1506 Ice Cream Dreams – I love the font on the sentiments in this set.

S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I did the banner on both the inside and outside of the card.

"You Are" S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

“You Are” S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

"You Are" S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

“You Are” S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Colored in the ice cream and the cone with the watercolor pencils.

"You Are" S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

“You Are” S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I used our glue pen to trace the lighter stripes down the background paper and covered it with prisma glitter.  I used Wink of Stella on the ice cream.

June Stamp Of The Month S1506 Ice Cream Dream

June Stamp Of The Month
S1506 Ice Cream Dream

S1506 Ice Cream Dream is a set you can use over and over because ice cream never goes out of style!!  Get your set today for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase!!  In addition, when you place an online order, you’ll get a free stamp set that I mail you from my stash!  It’s a Win Win!!  Check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by!

FMS191 – Card 1

I created this card “Wonderful” for FMS191 Challenge. I was making cards for a teacher’s gift (more on this later).  The FMS was perfect.

Wonderful  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

It’s funny how you can see something from the sketch!

FMS191

FMS191

I used D1627 Your Own Kinds of Wonderful stamp set.  I did some 1st and 2nd generation of the butterflies.  I used Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue on the 2nd generation butterflies to pull out some of the color from the ink, giving the glitter glue a light blue water color effect.

Wonderful  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I colored the butterflies with the ShinHan Touch Markers.  I used Wink of Stella Clear to add shimmer to the colored butterflies.  The stitching is a stamp (I love all stitching that can be done by stamps or dies!).  It was definitely fun to play in this challenge plus get some other things taken care of!

Wonderful Collage Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Wonderful Collage
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

I used some sequins from the silver collection to finish the card off.  Thanks for stopping by to look!