Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Need Coffee?

Hello Crafters!

It's Kelly! I'm back after a bit of a break and I'm so excited to share some fun ideas with the new stamps that have been coming out!

I used Eggstarordinary Egghunt for my card today. I love these little guys and they are so much more than just Easter! Let me show you :)

I thought it would be so cute to use the chicken/rooster and make him grumpy! Everyone is cranky without coffee.  . .Or at least I am :)

I stamped my rooster, colored him with copic markers and then I fussy cut him out. I wanted a cute farm pattern to go with him but I thought a whole panel would be overwhelming. I used the flag from Monster Party to create a border and then hand drew in the gingham pattern. Originally, I was going to color it red but it turned out looking more lumberjack than farm animal :) I stamped the coffee mug (also from monster party) cut and colored it the same as the rooster. After I stamped my sentiment I added the rooster and mug with dimension adhesive. The right side of my card was busy compared to the left so I added a strip of red to balance it out. 

Your stamps can be all sorts of things. You can make a flag a border or whatever you want. Think outside the box! The same goes for patterns. If you don't have pattern papers that fit the bill consider drawing simple patterns yourself :)

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Thanks for stopping by!

Eggstraordinary Egghunt
Monster Party


  1. Awesome card!!! Love how you used the little flag to create this gingham border!! So clever!!

  2. Kelly, you have fantastic ideas to stretch your stamps! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I love when a stamp set can be used for multiple occasions. And you said "I hand drew the gingham" like it was no big deal. Pffth.

  4. Kelly - this is super awesome and you are an amazing paper crafter!!! Kudos to YOU!!!