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Cute Mug Notes

Saturday, January 15th, 2022

Welcome to the weekend! My word for the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge is ‘drinks’. I really wanted to use the Honey Bee Mugs & Kisses die set that I used for our Tea for Two Inspiration Hop again. But of course, in a different way. Then I thought – well, Valentine’s Day is coming up! It’s always fun to share a cute note card with friends and coworkers. These little mugs fit the bill perfectly!

MUG NOTES

You could decorate these cute mug notes for any occasion! Think ‘thank you’ notes, ‘let’s meet for coffee’ notes, etc. Here’s 3 examples that I created.

Cute Mug Notes

Aren’t they cute?! And making them in different colours adds to the fun. I think that the blue one would be perfect for a co-worker!

MUG DETAILS

For each mug, I die cut a white back, and then die cut the coloured cardstock fronts. Then I decided how to decorate each mug. For the blue mug, I kept it simple. Blend Faded Jean distress oxide onto the bottom & edges of the mug. Die cut the steam from white cardstock, and the coffee from light brown cardstock. Lightly blend Vintage Photo distress oxide around the edges of each, and glue them into place. Next, stamp the sentiment from the Impression Obsession Coffee Mug Sayings set in Nocturne ink. Add some highlight to the mug with a white gel pen. Finally, attach the front & back by placing glue only on the handle of the mug – and glue the mug front to the die cut white mug back.

The pink mug is decorated the same way; blend Picked Berries onto the mug, and add the white highlights. Die cut the heart from red cardstock, then blend Fired Brick around the edges. Make it pop with the white reflection on the top curve of the heart. For the whip cream, lightly blend Vintage Photo ink around the edges & into the folds of the whip.  Before gluing the front & back mug pieces together, stamp the sentiment from the Poppy Stamps Diamond Sentiments set on the inside.  You can see how the mug opens, in the photo below.

Cute Mug Notes

For the neon  green mug, I stenciled the pattern across the bottom of the mug using a retired MFT stencil. Next, the sentiment is stamped in Nocturne ink, again using the Poppy Stamps set. I’m going with a hot chocolate theme for this mug-you can see the lightly blended marshmallows, floating in the hot chocolate!

HAVE FUN!

By creating a little note card that opens up, you can write a little something to the recipient, if you want. Switch up the colours and sentiments, for different occasions!

You can see the card I created for our Tea for Two Inspiration Hop in THIS POST. Be sure to leave a comment on that post too – and the others in the Hop, if you haven’t already. Everyone who comments on the Hop posts is automatically entered to Win a $50 Gift Card from Scrap ‘N Stamp!

If you’d like to create these cute mug notes yourself, I’ve created a shopping list for you, below.

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Tuesday with Tara {take 328} Winter Cardinals

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card will probably seem very non-traditional, but it really depicts the kind of winter I see most of the time since I’ve moved south!  I’m featuring the new Tim Holtz Festive Words dies paired with Cardinals dies by Impression Obsession over a background of Sketch Greenery stamped in assorted shades of green Distress Ink.  I used a mix of regular & oxide inks, misted with water on watercolor Cardstock to create a soft background.

My photo background is also the inspiration for the background of the card.  I went to a wreath making workshop with a friend and was able to use a large variety of different greenery to create a gorgeous fresh wreath for the holidays.  I love the mix of textures and colors together!

There’s a touch of shimmer mixed with all the earthy vibes, like a hint of fresh snow… with white pearlescent text and sequins scattered around.  Two of the cardinals are resting on the greeting while the third one, taking flight, is raised with a foam square.

I had a small piece of the background left after making my card, so I made a coordinating gift tag using the smaller ‘joy’ sentiment from the set.  I love the mix of the elegant background and the whimsical font of the greeting together!

Bonus, my hands were super inky after finishing this project 🙂

I noticed several of my last few makes have all been different shades of red & green… time to mix things up for next week!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Bird Bath

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge is ‘wings’. This gave me the perfect opportunity to use some new goodies that I recently ordered! You may recall, our recent Blog Hop was called For the Birds (you can start at my post HERE, if you haven’t seen it yet), so I thought I’d carry on with the theme.

BIRD BATH

Bird Bath is the name of a new stamp from Impression Obsession. I think it’s adorable; I’m a big bird watching fan – usually just in my backyard! I also wanted to show off the new Poppystamps Art Deco Curve Border die, so I included it in my card.

Bird Bath

That little blue bird is so cute! And he’s got the bird bath all to himself!

CARD DETAILS

With the ornate Art Deco Curve Border, I wanted to keep the rest of the card quite simple.  Do do this, start with a piece of white cardstock. Blend some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink around the top 2/3rds of the piece. Next, stamp the Bird Bath image in Nocturne ink, in the middle of the card. While the ink is still wet, cover it with clear embossing powder, and then heat set. Now you can choose your medium for colouring the image. I chose a few of my Copic and Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, and then added a few highlights with a white Gel Pen.

With a light brown cardstock, use your Big Shot with the border die, and die cut a total of 4 borders. Layer and glue 2 together for each of the top and bottom of the card front. Before attaching the die cuts, place the top one on the front panel, and line up the sentiment stamp, from the Colorado Craft Company Whishing Happiness stamp set. Once you’ve got the alignment, remove the die cut, and stamp the sentiment in Nocturne ink. Repeat the heat setting of clear embossing powder over the sentiment. Now, attach the borders to the card front, and then attach it to a light pink card base, using foam tape.

Bird Bath

Doesn’t that sentiment just perfectly suit this happy image? You can send this card for just about any occasion.

JOIN THE DAILY CHALLENGE

I hope that you’ll join our challenge, and today’s prompt of ‘wings’. Joining is easy – in the Facebook group HERE you’ll find a list of words, one for each day of the month. Play along with as many as you want! At the end of the month, one name is randomly drawn from all participants. That lucky person will WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to shop Scrap ‘N Stamp!

Bird Bath

If you’d like to recreate my Bird Bath card, I’ve provided shopping links to the products, below. When you shop Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Discount Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your purchase!