Archive for 3-D Projects

Friday Focus – Coffee Cafe Bundle

Well after battling the coding on my blog this morning to get my sidebar to come back into position, as I noticed it disappeared to the bottom post section of my page, I am finally ready to get down to business! (I just love HTML coding…. insert sarcasm) The only good thing about this, is that I learn new things, mostly by trial and error, but at least I’m learning ūüôā

Now we can get to the fun stuff – stamping!

This weeks Friday Focus featured product is the Coffee Cafe bundle. ¬†Yes, you may recall I posted a card I created yesterday, but when there are so many awesome ideas for projects to create using this bundle, it’s hard to not share more of them.

First up are these great projects by Laura Kant. ¬†She created a fun gift bag and matching greeting card. ¬†Seriously… oh my word, these are great. ¬†Did you notice how she also combined the Everyday Jars Framelits into her bag design. ¬†There are two elements on her card that I absolutely love: The first being the colouring of the coffee cup. ¬†Talk about great shading with some simple watercolouring. The second, the way she ruffled up the ribbon

Next we have this gem from Lisa Pretto! This woman is incredible and so positive. I follow her on Instagram and not only do I enjoy her fantastic projects but the positive notes she posts. ¬†She truly inspires me and reminds me why stamping and sharing my passion is such a blessing in my life. ¬†Don’t you just love those transparent cup tops? I can’t wait to design my cups with the tops in Vellum cardstock like Lisa has done. ¬†It makes them look all the more real! I can see blizzards, Iced Caps, Ice Lattes, etc created using this style cup.

Finally, we have this perfect packaging by Karen Robinson. She created this sweet mini treat bags from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and added some simple decoration using the Corrugated Elements, 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon and of course the Coffee Cafe Bundle for the label. ¬†Wouldn’t it be fun to create coffee bean treat bags like this for your coffee loving friends? Fill them with a new coffee bean flavour for them to try out?

Share some love and be sure to leave a comment here for the projects these women have made!  They all did an amazing job.

Have a great weekend and check back often for more great inspiration.


Memory Monday – Owl Punch Flowers

I love when a product has more than one use.  While the retired Owl Punch was clearly designed to punch out and create cute little owls, it also made fantastic flowers! I created a beautiful flower planter with these flowers.  It is a bit difficult to see but I also spritzed some sparkle and  shimmer to the petals to make them stand out, as though they still have some morning dew on them.

By punching the owls body, trimming off the feet, adding a small cut halfway between the ears and overlapping the cut to create a flap/ fold (Multipurpose Glue works well to glue the fold), and then using a bone folder to curl the rounded side of the owl, you now have a flower petal.  Repeat 7 more times and add these to a small punched card stock circle, 5 for the bottom, 3 for the next layer, and you end up with a nice flower in no time.  The centre was created by punching a scallop circle and then cut it into a spiral shape.  With tweezers, wind it up, glue it up and attach it to the centre of the owl petal flower.

If this is something you would like a visual of to see how this is created, please leave me a comment.