January Release

January Blog Hop

Hey Y’all. It’s RELEASE Day! I hope you are as excited as I am. I don’t know about you, but I was still thinking Christmas and Holiday until the first week of January. So, when I went to stamp it was such a joy to stamp and use products that weren’t Holiday or Christmas. I really, really enjoyed playing with our January Collection.

We’ve had some wonderful cards from The Cat Pack this Week and some truly inspiring cards from Special Guest Designer, Julee Tillman. We were so blessed to have her join us and are so blessed that she is joining us in this blog hop.

If you came to this post from Wendy Mcgaffey then you have come to the end of the hop. If you didn’t, go back to Kerry Urbatch’s blog,  the start of the hop.

Insert Coffee

For my card I decided to do a Z-Box Card using our Z-Box Card Cutables.

You know the saying “business in the front, party in the back”? When, I make cards like this, that saying is my guide. I tend to make the front of the cards a little plain, since the excitement will come when the card is opened.

The front is just a couple of different patterned paper and the NEW Stitched Enjoy CutUps. What is so great about this die is that it’s a deeply etched die, which means that you can cut a thicker material than regular.  I glued together 3 layers of black cardstock, let it dry and cut through it for dimension. It also makes the word a little less “floppy”, if you know what I mean.

Insert Coffee
Insert Coffee

Here is the inside.

I love coffee and I wanted to show the energy that coffee gives me. So, I used the NEW Coffee Clatch CutUps to cut up different papers to paper piece the “characters” and used acetate strips to pop them up and dance.

I stamped the sentiment from the NEW Freshly Brewed Heaven on a Stitched Cloud. I love the little faces in this stamp set, so I added them to the cups.

Insert Coffee
Insert Coffee

Here is the card fully open.

Once I finished the card, I decided that I needed to add stitching to the cups. Unfortunately, I think that I had too much of my favorite beverage and the “stitching came out a little wonky. Plus, I was a little lazy and did this after the cups were attached to the acetate. Note to self: Don’t be lazy.

I do love this card, though. I hope you liked my card and our Blog Hop. I encourage you to take another peek. I know I will.

Here’s the lineup.

Kerry Urbatch
Julee Tillman (Guest Designer)
Nancy Thomas
Christine Okken
Deborah Anton
Brenda Nakandakari
Lynn Collins
Wendy Mcgaffey
Alma de la Rosa


Jan In It To Win It

LOVE reading your comments! We picked a winner from Julee Tilman’s Blog.
The winner is…..

Day 7 winnerionabunny’s Designs! Congrats! Please contact me to claim your prize.


5 thoughts on “January Release

  1. Awesome new stamps and dies! Awesome creation! I especially love how the coffee cups hover above the box and move with the card!

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