Coffee Monster Friends Fur-Ever Slimline Card

Hi Crafty Friends! I thought it would be fun to play along with the 2020 Fall|Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and created a Slimline Coffee Card perfect for your favorite Coffee Monster. I absolutely love Evelin T Designs adorable illustrations and the Monster Pals are two of my favorites critters from the Best Friends Fur-Ever! stamp set.

To create the *color-and-ful* background, I repeat stamped and masked the foliage image to a Slimline-sized Smooth Bristol Cardstock panel. For the coloring, I experimented with different greens and blue Karin Markers. I’m really enjoying my Karin Marker set. The colors are very rich (a little darker in saturation from my zig clean color brush markers) and they blend nicely. I stamped and and colored the bestie coffee monsters and bunny friend with Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. Adding little stippling on the edge of the images for extra texture. I fussy cut and attached all of the images along with the white heat embossed sentiments with foam squares and liquid adhesive. For a little extra sweetness, I attached the decorated panel to a scalloped slimline frame and add two Heart embellishments from Trinity Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you have a Monsterific Day full of Coffee and Bestie Friends Fur-Ever!

Big Paper Hugs!

25 Days of Christmas Tags: Day 5 with Ellen Hutson Essentials by Ellen

Welcome to Day 5 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags! I’m so happy to be participating in this year’s event while featuring some of my favorite holiday stamps and tag designer dies from the Essentials by Ellen line at Ellen Hutson. Be sure to check out Tracey’s blog for all the details on this year’s event and how you can join to win some pretty amazing prizes from this year’s sponsors!

For my tags today, I used the newly released EBE Tag Trio by Christine Herrin Designer Dies. The real-estate you have with all three of these die sizes is incredible. The largest tag is 4-¾ x 3 and that is what I used for the Santa’s Special Delivery Tag. For the Merry Christina’s Snowman shaker, I used both the middle square tag (2-½ x 3-⅝) and circle tag (the circle is 1-⅞)

Santa’s Special Delivery Tag

I just love how Santa is popping up from a pile of holiday presents to celebrate his Special Delivery from the North Pole. I combined the Bear Ware 5 Presents and Sleigh Image with the Santa from ld the Santa’s Wish Stamp Set. All of the images are colored with an assortment of festive Copic colors and then I adhered all the pieces using different dimensions of foam adhesive squares. To complete the tag, I added the sentiment and the back of the tag also includes a To/From using the Warmest Wishes Clear Stamp Set

Winter Wonderland Shaker Tag

This was a really fun tag to make and the addition of the little shaker provides extra whimsy along with the bonus factor that you also have yourself a little ornament to add to your Christmas Tree. I diecut the square tag from Ebony cardstock. Then with white embossing powder I heat embossed the checkered stamp from the Plaid Maker by Julie Ebersole Stamp Set

To make the shaker, I die cut two white cardstock circle tags and I also die cut one circle tag from acetate. For the backer of the shaker, I added Moon Dust Stickles for extra sparkle. For the front of the shaker, I found a smaller circle from my nesting circle die collection to create the shaker window. To the shaker window I then adhered the acetate circle tag. Then I lined the shaker window with adhesive foam strips. I added my shaker bits to the sparkly backer and adhered the shaker window to the backer. The snowman from Merry Little Christmas was colored with Copics and then adhered to the shaker using thin foam adhesive squares. To complete the tag, I added the Silver Embossed Merry Christmas Sentiment. 

So there we are friends, two festive holiday tags for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Event. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to turn those card-making supplies into tag making supplies. 

Big Paper Hugs and Happy Holidays!


Essentials by Ellen Holiday Release Hop

Hello Friends and welcome to Pops of Paper! Today, I’m joining several of the EH Design Ambassadors on a Blog Hop celebrating the Essentials by Ellen Holiday Release!!

This Holiday Release is HUGE and I’m so excited to share with you cards I created by mixing and matching existing Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies with the New Merry Little Christmas and Bear Ware 5. I just love Adorable Bear from All Inside!

I hope you enjoy all my projects today. Be sure to stop by and see all of the creations from the talented EH Design Ambassadors and Guest Designers!! Leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win prizes!! Next up on the Hop is the amazing Kelly!

Merry Little Christmas

The Merry Little Christmas stamp set is perfect for setting the In the City or In the Country Holiday Scenes. As a kid, one of my favorite memories was driving into the big city to see all the holiday shop windows and Christmas lights but I’m a country girl at heart so I can definitely imagine myself all cozy and snug in the Country Cottage up in the Pine Tree mountains.

To create the country scene, I used the EBE by Julie Ebersole, Alpine Window Designer Dies and EBE Star Trail Designer Dies to create the hills and stars from Kraft and white card stock. For the extra snowfall, I added Gloss White Nuvo Drops. The Merry Little Christmas cabin and Snowman were quickly colored with Copic Markers. 

To create the city scene, I used the EBE Big City Designer Die for skyline and the retired Snowfall Backdrop die. I also added in a few stars from the EBE Star Trail Designer Dies. All of the Merry Little images were colored with Copic Markers. For a little extra sparkle, I added Diamond Stickles to the Distress Oxide Ink Blended Background.

Bear Ware 5!!

Ok, so Bear Ware 5 might be another one of my favorites this release. I combined Bear with Little Bear from Bear Ware 4 to create two fun holiday critter cards. I was also so excited to match-up the North Pole sentiment from Santa’s List. For extra snark on the tangled lights card, I included a sentiment from the Voices in My Head Stamp Set.

BLog Hop Details

Blog Hop Giveaway Info! Prizes, prizes, we’ve got the prizes! One lucky commenter will win the whole Essentials by Ellen holiday release! And another will receive $25 to spend at! For a chance to win, all ya’ gotta’ do is hop along, enjoy the fabulous eye candy, and leave a little love for your fellow crafters: increase your chances by commenting on each stop on the hop! Comments left before 11:59 PDT on October 14 will be entered to win. (Winners are selected randomly.)

The incredible blog hop line-up

Ellen Hutson Blog








Sarah Zayes  


Emily Mydlowski (you are here)


Jen Wong  


Emily Midgett

France Wisniewski 





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