Friday, April 27, 2018

{Special Post} For the Love of All Things Coffee + 30% Off on All Coffee-Themed Products + A Giveaway

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We have a special post today for those of you who love coffee -- courtesy of STAMPgirl Karola, who created TEN different projects to delight coffee lovers. Plus we've got a super coffee sale starting today until April 30 and a giveaway found at the end of this post. 




Hello STAMPlorations and coffee fans! Karola here today to share caffeinated crafts to celebrate the 30% sale on all coffee themed STAMPlorations products. I hope you get inspired to enjoy a cup (or two, or three...) and create something crafty today.

My first card was created using the super versatile and cute Coffee Petites and the fun big Before Coffee Typografia Coffee sentiment. I used watercolour pencils for colouring and followed up with a water brush. 

For my next card, I stamped the robot from Big Robots. I think the little guy looked a bit tired and needed a cup of coffee from Coffee Petites and an uplifting sentiment from What's Brewing. I coloured him and the coffee cup with Distress Oxides and a water brush. To add interest to the background, I used stamps from Scribbly Splattery Grunge (out of stock, unfortunately), and finished by splattering Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto the background.

For my next card I was inspired by the punny Bunnies N' Beans set. I love the bunny, clutching her coffee mug just like I do in the morning! I created the background using Stitched Spring Landscape and Stitched Winter Landscape dies with Distress Oxide inks.

Next, I stamped Nature Having Coffee in Versafine onto watercolour paper and coloured with Gansai Tambi watercolours. I used Distress Oxides to ink paper strips for the background, stamping leaves from Trendy Leaves and splattering water for added texture.

If you know me at all, you know I cannot resist a doughnut. Doughnuts and coffee are my idea of a perfect day. Which is why I love Bloomin' Spring Coffee Basket. It's so much fun to colour, and the versatile sentiments are perfect for many occasions. I coloured the image with watercolours, pulling a bit of the colour from the lines outside the image to create a lovely aura of colour around the image. I stamped one of the fun sentiments from the set and die cut the panel using Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I created a shaker card with real coffee beans inside! I inked up one of the sentiments from Coffeeology using Distress Ink markers in rainbow colours and stamped onto white card. I die cut coffee mugs using one of the dies from Tag O'Coffee, and attached acetate to the back side of the front panel. Then I added several layers of 3D foam tape, added the beans and attached the front panel to a white card back. 

I love all the sentiments in the Coffeeology stamp set. I decided to create a background using all six of them by inking them in ombre colours using Distress Oxides. I added a few images from Coffee Petites, coloured with Distress Oxides. The sentiment is die cut from black card using the It's a Brew-tiful day phrase die (which unfortunately is out of stock at the moment but you can find other fun coffee phrase dies in the Coffee/Tea Lovers category).

I had more fun with Tag O'Coffee dies and Coffeeology sentiments creating a whole set of tags. I started by inking up a piece of card using pastel Distress Inks and splattering with water. Then I die cut six tags and stamped the coffee sentiments in Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and decorated with stamps and die cuts.

I could not resist using the punny sentiment from Bunnies N' Beans. I used the stamps from the set to create a wreath of flowers which I watercoloured with Distress Oxides. I also stamped and watercoloured a coffee cup from Coffee Petites and attached it with 3D foam dots.

For my last card and tag set, I created my own caffeinated patterned paper. I used the Framed Coffee Pot and filled a whole piece of card by stamping it in different orientations in Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. You could use any of the cool Framed stamps, or even mix and match. It's a really easy way to create a really striking patterned paper which you can use to create a panel for a card or tag. I then stamped the A Girl and Her Coffee in Versamark onto vellum and heat embossed in Copper. I tore the vellum and inked the edges with Distress Oxide. 

Hope my creations inspired you to create something caffeinated today, and if you are inspired something caffeinated with a focus on a sentiment (like one of the Typografia Coffee stamps) you can also link up with our April Challenge but hurry up as the challenge is only running until the end of April!

The products used (click on the image to take you to the STAMPlorations store) 





Whew! That was one super-awesome parade of caffeinated goodness, don't you think? So which one is your favorite? Share your answer by commenting on this post for a chance to win either a $10 gift certificate to the store OR your choice of any one of the (in-stock) products that Karola used in her projects. Commenting closes on Wednesday, May 2. We'll announce the two winners on  May 10 in the April Winners post.

And do check out the new coffee stamps and dies that are coming to the store on May 1. You'll find previews here.

And before you go, we've got a spring sale for just for coffee lovers from now until the end of the month.

With the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop just around the corner, now's the perfect time to grab a few coffee-themed stamps, stencils, and dies at 30% off in the COFFEE/TEA LOVERS category! That's on top of the 10% discount that's automatically applied to all products store-wide!

use coupon code SPRINGCOFFEE
no minimum purchase
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get free shipping when your order meets the minimum for your country
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Premium Stamp Club subscribers: use coupon code PREMIUM together with your personal discount code in order to get 40% off (instead of 30%)!


  1. That’s a lot of projects!
    They are all spectacular,
    but my favorite is the pretty
    Spring wreath card.

  2. I love the robot one, and then the bunny one. What a fabulous variety of cards in the coffee theme

  3. So many of these cards made me smile! I especially love that robot holding the coffee and the goofy grinning bunny! haha!

  4. These are fantastic! Way to rock the coffee goodies!!!

  5. oh my what creativity - so many designs and images to enjoy - love them all, but I am in LOVE with the coffeeology sentiment stamps :)

  6. Wow, fabulous fun projects and loads of inspiration. I think the big robot holding the coffee cup is fabtatsic. What a fun idea. Hugz

  7. All a so beautiful - love love my coffee creations for sure and these are so lovely - I like those tags very much! Coffeology! I have some of the stamps used here and some other coffee stamps by Stamplorations that I enjoy using so much - the COFFEE die - awesome!

  8. Oohhh my goodness what a bunch of wonderfull cards. Hard to choose one...or not ;o)
    The one with the Robot having a cuppa is the one I like the most.

  9. Absolutely fun and gorgeous creations! I really love the Coffelogy, they look awesome and fun to play with!

  10. Fabulous coffee-themed creations! I love the shaker card with real beans!

  11. Oh my! So cute, who wouldn't love those adorable treats and coffee cups?! Awesome DT Inspiration.

  12. fabulous creations and inspiring projects !! my favorite is the shaker one with real coffee beans !!

  13. Wow!!! Fun and adorable creations!!!
    My fav are Coffeeology stamp set and Coffee Fix Phrase Die!

  14. Awesome products and great design team showcasing!
    My favorite from the dt would be the Tag O'Coffee dies and Coffeeology sentiments project!
    The framed coffee pot is my favorite stamp!

  15. What an awesome bunch of cards and tags. Love the cute robot, and the shaker, but my favorite is the pretty wreath with the little cup. Darling!

  16. The cards are all so fun, very cute and completely TRUE.

  17. Gorgeous cards! I love the one with the little robot - that's probably my favourite. I really like the coffee bean shaker, too!

  18. These are fabulous. My favorite is the one with the robot.

  19. Love them all, particularly the spring card. xxx

  20. I love how they are so different but I think my favorite are the tags. Great job!

  21. Oh, wow!!! What a fabulous collection of cards!! Each one is awesome, but I'm always a fan of shaker cards, so I think that one is probably my favorite!

  22. Beautiful projects and so versatile. The first card with the cute 'coffee petites' really stole my heart :) love it

  23. Adorable cards. Love them all, but my favourite is shaker card with coffee beans.
    Valerija xx

  24. These are all beautiful projects but the coffee bean shaker blows me away! Shaker cards always intimidate me , and this one is so unique and fun that I'm even more impressed!

  25. wow, that is a LOT of coffee goodness! :)
    all are pretty fabulous, but I think I like the floral wreath card the best. it reminds that spring is on its way. :)

  26. Oh my...these coffee themed projects are amazing but my favorite is the set of coffee tags. I love the different sentiments and these would be fun to add to little gifts.

  27. Fabulous set of cards, but my favourite is the 'Spring' card - love the quote about spring being nature having had a coffee.