Halloween Hug in a Mug

Howdy! We are now into fall which brings thoughts of Halloween, leaves turning colors and Thanksgiving. I love to decorate for Halloween (fun not gory) and I am still thinking about all the fun coffee cards from last weekend so I combine the two. Here is a Halloween coffee card for you.

I started out making the mugs which are digital images by Sugartree stamps. I used the mug outlines for these. There are 11 different cups of coffee in this set, some with sayings, some blank and some with designs on them. I used Paint 3D and sized the mugs. I used words from the Hero Arts Spooky Labels digital kit and the little pumpkin from the Hero Arts Haunted digital kit to decorate the mugs. I printed the images on Neenah paper colored them using Copic pens. I cut them out by hand.

The panel right behind the mugs was fun to create. I used the Hero Arts Wood Floor bold print stamp to create the pattern in orange, purple and green inks. I used my Misti and stamped horizontal with the first color. I turned the paper so that the next stamp ended up vertical with the second color of ink. I turned the paper one more time for the third color for a diagonal. I like the pattern it made and it would work for many different situations by just using different ink colors.

The orange and purple layers are patterned paper from my stash. The green background paper is from my stash. I rounded the corners and cut the shapes using a Bo Bunny die.

The middle coffee cup is glued flat on the pattern panel. The other two mugs are raised with Glue Dots.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards Challenge for October. The theme is Anything Goes.

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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Coffee

The My Monthly Hero card kit for August 2018 is so much fun with the coffee theme. I don’t have very many people I know to send coffee cards to but I like making them.

Hero Arts Coffee MMH August


I stamped the coffee cups in the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero card kit for August 2018 on Neenah paper. I colored them in using Copic pens. I colored some of the coffee like black coffee and some like coffee with milk since that is how I like mine. The coffee rings are stamped with a Hero Arts stamp called Painted Circle (E5784). The sentiment is also from the Hero Arts kit. The panel is watercolor paper that is glued to a kraft card.

I happen to love coffee. I only drink one cup a day but I consider kind of a treat. Once in awhile I will drink an afternoon decaf. I roast green coffee beans for us also.

I entered my card in the Love Handmade Cards challenge in Flickr.


  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit – August 2018
  • Hero Arts Painted Circle (E5784)
  • Copic pens

Hero Arts Flowers For Coloring

Howdy! I have a couple of cards full of flowers for you today. Who doesn’t love flowers, I know I do. The Hero Arts stamp set Flowers for Coloring has so many fun flowers and there are so many things you can do with it. I have one card I colored with Copics and one I used watercolor pencils.

Hero Arts Flowers To Color

To start off I took the entire set and left all the stamps from the Flowers For Coloring set right on the sheet they come on. I inked them up with some Memento Tuxedo black ink and stamped them on to some Neenah paper. Then I had fun coloring all the flowers and leaves with some fun colors. They are a little brighter in person. I used only two different color Copics for every one of the flower centers. Also for the flower centers I added Nuvo Crystal Clear Drops. I mounted the panel onto a black background.

For the sentiment I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using Hero Arts white embossing powder. The sentiment is part of Hero Arts set It’s Your Day. The banner was cut using a Lawn Fawn die. The sentiment is popped up with foam tape.

I entered this over in Flickr in the Love Handmade Cards August Challenge of Anything Goes.

Here is the other card I made using this fun flower stamp set.

The background is a wash of watercolor on watercolor paper.

I stamped all the flowers and leaves on a piece of watercolor paper. I colored them using Derwent Intense pencils and a water pen. I cut out all of the flowers and leaves by hand and glued them to the background. The thick watercolor paper adds a nice dimension to it but it is hard to see in the photo. Maybe you can see the dimension in the photo below.

The sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. The stamp used for the sentiment is Hero Arts set It’s Your Day.


Check out the challenge this month of “Anything Goes” over at a2z Scrapbooking.




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