Wednesday, April 20, 2016

So Suzy Stamps Second Anniversary Bash

Welcome to the 2nd Anniversary of So Suzy Stamps Blog Hop! We are so excited to bring you some gorgeous projects featuring the Top 10 So Suzy Stamps of all time! We even made a section on the website where you can find the most popular stamps. If you are coming from Monica's blog, you’re in the right place and if you’re just stopping by you can start here. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog to be entered into the many draws for prizes.


I have to tell you, I was both tickled and stumped when I was asked to use the Venetian Mask for the celebration; the mask is the very first So Suzy stamp I ever bought! I used her so much early on that I wanted to do something different for the hop...enter being stumped. What hadn't I done with it yet? Hello partial heat embossing and Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops!



Thank you MISTI for letting me double-stamp with ease. After stamping the mask in teal, I then went back and added Versamark round the edges. (I mimicked a mask I found on Google; so pretty!) That was heat embossed in gold, then the layers began. Gold metallic and vellum to soften the teal card base, and the same carried thru inside.



I had to use the matching sentiment. I mean, hello! It is pretty wonderful after all.

Supplies used:

Venetian Mask
So Suzy Stamps has some amazing specials to help celebrate the anniversary:

   FREE shipping on US orders of $25 or more / FREE shipping on INTERNATIONAL orders of $50 or more today only!
   FREE So Suzy Exclusive Sequins Mix with every order!!

Prizes - Don’t forget to join our Facebook group so you can play along!

   $25 Gift Card (Must leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop)
   Note Card Set from Monica for commenting on her blog
   Mini MISTI from Justine for commenting on her blog and subscribing to her YouTube Channel
   Surprise Coupons all day long
   500 Reward Points for the store (must place an order on April 20th to be eligible)
   Peacock Bunkie Bag (must have participated in the favorite stamp album on Facebook)
   $50 Gift Card (Must play the Bingo game on Facebook)
   Free shipping for 2016 - 5 winners (must place an order of $25 or more on April 20th to be eligible)
   Entire Set of June Release Stamps (must comment on the hop, place an order of $25 or more on April 20th, play Bingo, have commented on Justine’s YouTube video and put a favorite stamp pic in the Facebook album) 

Thanks for stopping by - your next stop is Suzanne herself! If you get lost or a link isn’t working, here is the list of blogs:

Monica 
Jennifer- that's me!
Happy Crafting!







Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them at no extra cost to you.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Unity GIU Week Winners

Good morning everyone - just a quick post to announce the winners of my Growing in Unity Week!

Congratulations to:

Terri Burson
Amy Williams

Ladies, please email me your contact info - caffeinatedpapercuts {at} gmail {dot} com

Thank you to all who visited and took the time to comment. Enjoy your week!


Friday, April 1, 2016

GIU Day 5 - Bold Blooms

This is my second post today - if you're looking for the So Suzy Stamps April Release post, go here!

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Day 5 of my Growing in Unity week! I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog, which means I'll be sharing a project created with my Unity stamps with you every day. I invite you to come back each day and leave a comment for a chance to be one of the (2) lucky people to win a bag of (25) Unity stamps! Woohoo! If you're new to my blog, I'd love it if you became a follower and join in the fun over on the Caffeinated Papercuts Facebook page or followed Caffeinated Papercuts on Instagram. :)

I cannot believe we're on Day 5 already - last post of my week! Get your comments in by midnight EST TONIGHT, April 1st and I'll be announcing the winners next week. Be sure to stop back and see if it's you!

I went back to the flowers...I HAD to! Sadly I also had to use this card as a dear friend lost her mom recently, but this sure did bring a smile to her face.


I stamped the big bloom in Versafine black, then clear heat embossed it to make it fabulous. Don't be afraid to die cut away part of your image - the results can be so bold! A little black matting framed it nicely.


Poke around my site and you'll see just how much I love making my own backgrounds. The matching leaves stamped in a slightly darker ink than the paper makes for the perfect backdrop. 


Thank you all so, so much for joining me this week and all of your kind comments. I know some of you are now followers and I'm so very happy to have you here! I hope you all keep in touch - I'm always up to inky, caffeinated trouble around here. ;)
Happy Crafting!

So Suzy Stamps April Release

Happy April! It's release day over at So Suzy Stamps, but the joke was on the Design Team - we didn't get our stamps in time. Woops!

Enter me wheedling some digital stamps out of Suzy so I could still help out...and foil ALL THE THINGS!

No, really, I did:


Dear Scan 'n Cut - I puffy heart you. Thank you for cutting all of these out for me in about 5 minutes so I could go foil crazy. xoxo, me.

Now, because these are digital, they might be the wrong size. Don't hate, just look at the shinies. Shiiinnnyyyy....


Aw yeah. There's four new flowers in there coated with pretty, pretty foil. Some vellum and the Built from Fire sentiment (one of my faves) heat embossed with gold made the center, but then how to hide the vellum adhesive? Gold metallic paper frame to the rescue!


Don't forget, we have our March Design Team Challenge going on as well - voting is open until April 5th. Choose your favorite DT card here (coughMinecough) and be entered to win two stamps!


Stamps Used:
Built from Fire
Chrysanthemum Solid
Chrysanthemum Outline
Wispy Chrysanthemum Outline
Ranunculus Outline
Oh, and foil!

Happy Crafting!





Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them at no extra cost to you.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

GIU Day 4 A Girl and a Tag

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Day 4 of my Growing in Unity week! I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog, which means I'll be sharing a project created with my Unity stamps with you every day. I invite you to come back each day and leave a comment for a chance to be one of the (2) lucky people to win a bag of (25) Unity stamps! Woohoo! If you're new to my blog, I'd love it if you became a follower and join in the fun over on the Caffeinated Papercuts Facebook page or followed Caffeinated Papercuts on Instagram. :)

All right, something different - a tag! With a girl! I'd say this is a brief flower break, but then I realized that I snuck them into the background...LOL


Now I'll be honest, the coloring isn't my fave, but I wanted to play with my colored pencils again after quite some time and Unity girls are perfect for coloring. I played with my crackle glaze, too, and that's just as much fun!


All this scene needs is a cup of coffee and it's all about me. Obviously she's on her way to get some...LOL


Thanks for stopping by today! Remember to leave a comment every day this week to better your chances of winning those stamps, and I'll see you tomorrow for Day 5.

Other news - the new So Suzy Stamps Design Team Challenge has begun. Go vote for your favorite card here and be entered to win (2) free stamps! Woohoo!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

GIU Day 3 - Watercolor Because I Care

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Day 3 of my Growing in Unity week! I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog, which means I'll be sharing a project created with my Unity stamps with you every day. I invite you to come back each day and leave a comment for a chance to be one of the (2) lucky people to win a bag of (25) Unity stamps! Woohoo! If you're new to my blog, I'd love it if you became a follower and join in the fun over on the Caffeinated Papercuts Facebook page or followed Caffeinated Papercuts on Instagram. :)

I am still on my flower kick - who's up for some stamped watercolors?


These are FUN to make - grab two Distress Inks and your stamp. Start with the lighter ink and cover the roses, then come in with the darker ink to make the middles. Now spritz with water (make sure the spritzer is pointed away from your face...just saying...) and stamp onto watercolor paper. Look what you made!


Now continue stamping until you fill a sheet with roses. Or is that just me? When you finally run out of paper, trim them out and arranged artfully on cardstock stamped with the wood grain stamp, which is also super cool. Snip the leaves out separately to stretch your placement and help balance them back out.


Heat emboss your sentiment, then go to town with foam tape and gluing down the little leaves. It actually goes super fast. Add some sequins (because, sequins!) and you're done.


Thanks for stopping by today! Remember to leave a comment every day this week to better your chances of winning those stamps, and I'll see you tomorrow for Day 4.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GIU Day 2 - Floral Thanks

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Day 2 of my Growing in Unity week! I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog, which means I'll be sharing a project created with my Unity stamps with you every day. I invite you to come back each day and leave a comment for a chance to be one of the (2) lucky people to win a bag of (25) Unity stamps! Woohoo! If you're new to my blog, I'd love it if you became a follower and join in the fun over on the Caffeinated Papercuts Facebook page or followed Caffeinated Papercuts on Instagram. :)

Spring is attempting to force its way into the Northeast, and I for one am all for it! My crocus are jumping, my daffodils and tulips are straining for sunlight, and I have a flat of pansies to plant. So needless to say, I have flowers on the brain!


Flower-ception! LOL Every so often I get the urge to make a shaped card - they're such a fun alternative to rectangles, even if it is hip to be a square. Ok, ok, I'm done...haven't finished my second cup of coffee yet. Be afraid...

This one was actually pretty simple - ink up the beautiful Samantha Walker stamp in three Distress Inks and stamp onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. I love the Distress Inks for this because they blend so easily and give you a pretty faux-watercolor look. The 'thank you' sentiment also comes with the set and I simply inked that up in a dark gray ink; bold enough to stand above the flowers, but not as harsh as black would be here.


Now start die-cutting! A 3.5" circle worked for my stamped image, then a 3.75" yellow circle and two 4" scalloped circles for the card base. Assemble, glue, and you have a card!

Of course, I couldn't stop there...glossy white Nuvo Crystal Drops for some subtle shine and texture in the middles of the flowers. Done!


Thanks for stopping by today! Remember to leave a comment every day this week to better your chances of winning those stamps, and I'll see you tomorrow for Day 3.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

So Suzy Stamps Second Anniversary Bash

Welcome to the 2nd Anniversary of So Suzy Stamps Blog Hop! We are so excited to bring you some gorgeous projects featuring the Top 10 So Suzy Stamps of all time! We even made a section on the website where you can find the most popular stamps. If you are coming from Monica's blog, you’re in the right place and if you’re just stopping by you can start here. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog to be entered into the many draws for prizes.


I have to tell you, I was both tickled and stumped when I was asked to use the Venetian Mask for the celebration; the mask is the very first So Suzy stamp I ever bought! I used her so much early on that I wanted to do something different for the hop...enter being stumped. What hadn't I done with it yet? Hello partial heat embossing and Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops!



Thank you MISTI for letting me double-stamp with ease. After stamping the mask in teal, I then went back and added Versamark round the edges. (I mimicked a mask I found on Google; so pretty!) That was heat embossed in gold, then the layers began. Gold metallic and vellum to soften the teal card base, and the same carried thru inside.



I had to use the matching sentiment. I mean, hello! It is pretty wonderful after all.

Supplies used:

Venetian Mask
So Suzy Stamps has some amazing specials to help celebrate the anniversary:

   FREE shipping on US orders of $25 or more / FREE shipping on INTERNATIONAL orders of $50 or more today only!
   FREE So Suzy Exclusive Sequins Mix with every order!!

Prizes - Don’t forget to join our Facebook group so you can play along!

   $25 Gift Card (Must leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop)
   Note Card Set from Monica for commenting on her blog
   Mini MISTI from Justine for commenting on her blog and subscribing to her YouTube Channel
   Surprise Coupons all day long
   500 Reward Points for the store (must place an order on April 20th to be eligible)
   Peacock Bunkie Bag (must have participated in the favorite stamp album on Facebook)
   $50 Gift Card (Must play the Bingo game on Facebook)
   Free shipping for 2016 - 5 winners (must place an order of $25 or more on April 20th to be eligible)
   Entire Set of June Release Stamps (must comment on the hop, place an order of $25 or more on April 20th, play Bingo, have commented on Justine’s YouTube video and put a favorite stamp pic in the Facebook album) 

Thanks for stopping by - your next stop is Suzanne herself! If you get lost or a link isn’t working, here is the list of blogs:

Monica 
Jennifer- that's me!
Happy Crafting!







Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them at no extra cost to you.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Unity GIU Week Winners

Good morning everyone - just a quick post to announce the winners of my Growing in Unity Week!

Congratulations to:

Terri Burson
Amy Williams

Ladies, please email me your contact info - caffeinatedpapercuts {at} gmail {dot} com

Thank you to all who visited and took the time to comment. Enjoy your week!


Friday, April 1, 2016

GIU Day 5 - Bold Blooms

This is my second post today - if you're looking for the So Suzy Stamps April Release post, go here!

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Day 5 of my Growing in Unity week! I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog, which means I'll be sharing a project created with my Unity stamps with you every day. I invite you to come back each day and leave a comment for a chance to be one of the (2) lucky people to win a bag of (25) Unity stamps! Woohoo! If you're new to my blog, I'd love it if you became a follower and join in the fun over on the Caffeinated Papercuts Facebook page or followed Caffeinated Papercuts on Instagram. :)

I cannot believe we're on Day 5 already - last post of my week! Get your comments in by midnight EST TONIGHT, April 1st and I'll be announcing the winners next week. Be sure to stop back and see if it's you!

I went back to the flowers...I HAD to! Sadly I also had to use this card as a dear friend lost her mom recently, but this sure did bring a smile to her face.


I stamped the big bloom in Versafine black, then clear heat embossed it to make it fabulous. Don't be afraid to die cut away part of your image - the results can be so bold! A little black matting framed it nicely.


Poke around my site and you'll see just how much I love making my own backgrounds. The matching leaves stamped in a slightly darker ink than the paper makes for the perfect backdrop. 


Thank you all so, so much for joining me this week and all of your kind comments. I know some of you are now followers and I'm so very happy to have you here! I hope you all keep in touch - I'm always up to inky, caffeinated trouble around here. ;)
Happy Crafting!

So Suzy Stamps April Release

Happy April! It's release day over at So Suzy Stamps, but the joke was on the Design Team - we didn't get our stamps in time. Woops!

Enter me wheedling some digital stamps out of Suzy so I could still help out...and foil ALL THE THINGS!

No, really, I did:


Dear Scan 'n Cut - I puffy heart you. Thank you for cutting all of these out for me in about 5 minutes so I could go foil crazy. xoxo, me.

Now, because these are digital, they might be the wrong size. Don't hate, just look at the shinies. Shiiinnnyyyy....


Aw yeah. There's four new flowers in there coated with pretty, pretty foil. Some vellum and the Built from Fire sentiment (one of my faves) heat embossed with gold made the center, but then how to hide the vellum adhesive? Gold metallic paper frame to the rescue!


Don't forget, we have our March Design Team Challenge going on as well - voting is open until April 5th. Choose your favorite DT card here (coughMinecough) and be entered to win two stamps!


Stamps Used:
Built from Fire
Chrysanthemum Solid
Chrysanthemum Outline
Wispy Chrysanthemum Outline
Ranunculus Outline
Oh, and foil!

Happy Crafting!





Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them at no extra cost to you.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

GIU Day 4 A Girl and a Tag

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Day 4 of my Growing in Unity week! I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog, which means I'll be sharing a project created with my Unity stamps with you every day. I invite you to come back each day and leave a comment for a chance to be one of the (2) lucky people to win a bag of (25) Unity stamps! Woohoo! If you're new to my blog, I'd love it if you became a follower and join in the fun over on the Caffeinated Papercuts Facebook page or followed Caffeinated Papercuts on Instagram. :)

All right, something different - a tag! With a girl! I'd say this is a brief flower break, but then I realized that I snuck them into the background...LOL


Now I'll be honest, the coloring isn't my fave, but I wanted to play with my colored pencils again after quite some time and Unity girls are perfect for coloring. I played with my crackle glaze, too, and that's just as much fun!


All this scene needs is a cup of coffee and it's all about me. Obviously she's on her way to get some...LOL


Thanks for stopping by today! Remember to leave a comment every day this week to better your chances of winning those stamps, and I'll see you tomorrow for Day 5.

Other news - the new So Suzy Stamps Design Team Challenge has begun. Go vote for your favorite card here and be entered to win (2) free stamps! Woohoo!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

GIU Day 3 - Watercolor Because I Care

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Day 3 of my Growing in Unity week! I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog, which means I'll be sharing a project created with my Unity stamps with you every day. I invite you to come back each day and leave a comment for a chance to be one of the (2) lucky people to win a bag of (25) Unity stamps! Woohoo! If you're new to my blog, I'd love it if you became a follower and join in the fun over on the Caffeinated Papercuts Facebook page or followed Caffeinated Papercuts on Instagram. :)

I am still on my flower kick - who's up for some stamped watercolors?


These are FUN to make - grab two Distress Inks and your stamp. Start with the lighter ink and cover the roses, then come in with the darker ink to make the middles. Now spritz with water (make sure the spritzer is pointed away from your face...just saying...) and stamp onto watercolor paper. Look what you made!


Now continue stamping until you fill a sheet with roses. Or is that just me? When you finally run out of paper, trim them out and arranged artfully on cardstock stamped with the wood grain stamp, which is also super cool. Snip the leaves out separately to stretch your placement and help balance them back out.


Heat emboss your sentiment, then go to town with foam tape and gluing down the little leaves. It actually goes super fast. Add some sequins (because, sequins!) and you're done.


Thanks for stopping by today! Remember to leave a comment every day this week to better your chances of winning those stamps, and I'll see you tomorrow for Day 4.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GIU Day 2 - Floral Thanks

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Day 2 of my Growing in Unity week! I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog, which means I'll be sharing a project created with my Unity stamps with you every day. I invite you to come back each day and leave a comment for a chance to be one of the (2) lucky people to win a bag of (25) Unity stamps! Woohoo! If you're new to my blog, I'd love it if you became a follower and join in the fun over on the Caffeinated Papercuts Facebook page or followed Caffeinated Papercuts on Instagram. :)

Spring is attempting to force its way into the Northeast, and I for one am all for it! My crocus are jumping, my daffodils and tulips are straining for sunlight, and I have a flat of pansies to plant. So needless to say, I have flowers on the brain!


Flower-ception! LOL Every so often I get the urge to make a shaped card - they're such a fun alternative to rectangles, even if it is hip to be a square. Ok, ok, I'm done...haven't finished my second cup of coffee yet. Be afraid...

This one was actually pretty simple - ink up the beautiful Samantha Walker stamp in three Distress Inks and stamp onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. I love the Distress Inks for this because they blend so easily and give you a pretty faux-watercolor look. The 'thank you' sentiment also comes with the set and I simply inked that up in a dark gray ink; bold enough to stand above the flowers, but not as harsh as black would be here.


Now start die-cutting! A 3.5" circle worked for my stamped image, then a 3.75" yellow circle and two 4" scalloped circles for the card base. Assemble, glue, and you have a card!

Of course, I couldn't stop there...glossy white Nuvo Crystal Drops for some subtle shine and texture in the middles of the flowers. Done!


Thanks for stopping by today! Remember to leave a comment every day this week to better your chances of winning those stamps, and I'll see you tomorrow for Day 3.
Happy Crafting!