Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & Giveaway

Happy Fall Y’all!!! The Autumn season officially started on September 23rd according to the calendar.

This is the season where we can enjoy the beautiful colorful leaves and cooler, crisp air. And it is also the time for…

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop starts from today, Friday, September 25 through Friday, October 2, 2015.

Since it is Fall Bloghop, so theme of your project(s) must be Fall. You can create any project(s) that has coffee, or tea, and/or cocoa on it.

You need to link up your NEW project(s) using the Inlinkz button at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog from 6 am Pacific Time (9 am EST) on Friday, September 25 through Friday, October 2nd at 11:59 pm Pacific Time (2:59 am EST on 10/3/2015).

There are no limits to the number of entries, the more the merrier. Please remember to keep the projects with a FALL theme and NO BACKLINKING, please! Your project (s) has to be a new.

Kicking off the first day of this Fall blog hop, here’s my card:

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I always always love the colors of Fall leaves. And that wanna try to jump into a pail of leaves! Wish I was this coffee cup 😉

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I heat-embossed the leaves with Gold and then color them using the new color ink pads from Close To My Heart: Saffron and Pemogranate. Starting with the Pemogranate at the bottom and them the Saffron from the top of the leaves, you can see when they mix in the middle it turns into a beautiful orange. I fussy cut them and added them on the card using glue dots. Glue dots give extra dimension but not too thick like 3D foam tape, also they quick and stronger than using adhesive runner on that woodgrain embossed background.


I am giving away a pack of prize from Close To My Heart

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Giveaway

There are new Treat of Friendship stamp set, new Mini Calendar stamp, Paper Packet samplers, Black Mini Pigment Ink Pad, Cocoa Mini Pigment Ink Pad, Wood Veneer, and some extra stuff I will throw inside the package for you 😊

Amy will use Random.org to pick the winners.The winners will be posted at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

And now to the extra prize to win on my blog! You have few chances to enter to win this stamp set:

2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop - Blog Giveaway

You can do all of them or some. But if you do all, the more chance you can win! You have until Sunday, October 4th 9.00 pm EST (6 pm Pasific) to leave comments on this blog post. And I will pick the winner using Random.org and will be announced on Monday, October 5th on my blog

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Thank You for hopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful Fall!



  • Pathfinding Paper Packet (CTMH)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Woodgrain Embossing Folder (CTMH)
  • Ranger Gold Embossing Powder (CTMH)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads: Pomegranate, Goldrush, Saffron, Black
  • My Acrylix stamping blocks (CTMH)
  • Watercolor Pencils (CTMH)
  • Sequins Gold Assortment (CTMH)
  • Aquash Water brushes (Pentel)
  • Watercolor Paper (Handmade Modern, Target)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
  • Adhesive runner
  • Glue Dots
  • 3D foam tape
  •  Evolution Advanced Diecutting-Embossing-Letterpressing Machine (WRMK)

Cool Fall Air Is Blowing

The cool Fall air is blowing here now at where we live. It is so nice to hang out and play outside, not too hot and not too cold. Sitting out side, at our backyard and sipping a cup of coffee in the morning is just so wonderful.

And inspired by the wonderful season, I made this Fall theme card plus a cup of coffee, of course 🙂

Cool Fall Air - Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2015 | A card made with Treats of Friendship, WOTG Pathfinding Cardmaking kit, and Pathfinding paper packet from CTMH | http://helengullett.com/?p=7502 | #coffeelovingcardmakers #coffeeloversbloghop #fallclh #treatsoffriendship #fall #autum #ctmh #closetomyheart #cardmaking #handmadecard #diy #papercrafting #stamping #ctmhpathfinding #ctmhtreatsoffriendship

I stamped the woodgrain background from WOTG Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit (expired) using Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad. The coffee cup and the sentiment is from Treat of Friendship stamp set. On a piece of White Daisy cardstock and Olive Cardstock I stamped and fussy cut the coffee cup. Then I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on a piece of White Daisy cardstock, fussy cut around the phrase and attached on the cup using Mini Stapler.

And… this is also means that… The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is almost here!

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Logo

The fun will start on Friday, September 25th! That is a week from now! Enjoying the cool Fall air, drinking good coffee and crafting is just a great way to celebrate the National Coffee Day  that is on Tuesday, September 29th, don’t you think?

I hope to see you join this blog hop and have fun creating… And… there are LOTS of prizes for AMAZING SPONSORS! Read more details at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

THANKS for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day!



  • WOTG Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit (CTMH – Expired)
  • Pathfinding Paper Packet (CTMH)
  • 12″ X 12″ White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Mini Stapler (CTMH)
  • White Card Base (the Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby)
  • 3D Foam Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Adhesive runner
  • Gold – Natural Baker’s Twine
  • Wood button

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & Blog Candy

Today is the last day to link up at Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop at Amy’s blog and keep reading because I have a blog candy at the end of the post…


This is my 3rd project that I link up:


I made a window card with my Silhouette Cameo. Oh wait… have you enter the Silhouette Giveaway? You still have time to enter the giveaway here until December 15th.

This cutting file is from Loni Leah, Loop Frame Card. I cut the card base with Kraft Cardstock. My blade setting is for Kraft but I changed the speed to 2.

For the hot cocoa cup with cream on top, the cutting file is from Echo Park, You Warm My Heart. I resized it to fit in the middle of the window.


Then I stamped the sentiment from WOTG Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit. with Photo Vintage Distress Ink. And I added some clear glitter on top of them.

Now… for the last day of link up, I would love to giveaway a blog candy:

Christmas Greetings’ Clear Stamps set

4 rolls Christmas washi tape

2 spools Baker’s twine (Green-White and Silver-White)


You have 7 chances to enter this giveaway and it is open until Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be randomly picked and I will contact the winner on December 20th 🙂

Here’s how to enter:

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THANK YOU for entering and Good Luck! Have a merry December 🙂

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder & Ornament

Have I told you that I love coffee, hot cocoa, and chocolate?  Adding to that… I love making cards, too. That is enough reason to say that I love Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop over Amy’s blog. Too much love… LOL!


Today I would love to share my second project I link up at this merry blog hop:


This is a coffee cup gift card holder and ornament. I found this cutting file on Silhouette Design Store from A Little Hut. After I cut the shapes using Silhouette Cameo, I stamped the peppermint and heat embossed them. On the sleeve, I stamped the leaves with Olive Exclusive Inks Pad. Then stamp the sentiment banner on a piece of White Daisy cardstock with Ruby Exclusive Inks Pad. The stamp set I used is Merry, Merry (C1591). Final touch I added some Bitty Sparkle.

I added a piece of twine for an option to hang it as ornament after the recipient remove the gift card 🙂

Here’s what it looks inside with a slot where you can put the gift card.


Here are couple close ups….



Thanks for visiting today!!! Come back tomorrow — there will be a GIVEAWAY BLOG CANDY! 😀

12 Days DIY Christmas 2014 and Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

My mom loves baking cookies in this special season. She bakes yummy cookies, put them in little plastic jars for gifts and to sell them too. I used to help her with the packing and decorating the jars. How I miss her in this holidays.

I love making gifts that I feel it is a way to share the joy with others. And in the last 2 Christmas-es I made gifts for families and friends. This Christmas I make this cute little 3D coffee mug using my Silhouette Cameo.


I found this 3D hot cocoa/coffee mug cutting file is from Lori Whitlock on Silhouette Design Store. Open the file at Silhouette Studio software, no need to resize, ungroup the shapes for cutting with different papers. First I cut Silhouette chipboard for the base and the hexagon for the bottom of the mug. Next I cut Snowhaven paper for the layering and the handle. I love the pattern from Snowhaven paper packet! They are just cool for Christmas 🙂

Putting this mug is very easy. I used Xyron 1.5″ sticker maker for the rectangles and added them on the chipboard base (before fold it). Then, using glue dots secure the handle from inside. Fold the mug using on the score lines. For the base, I used double sided tape, I found it easier than liquid glue. Add the base from inside the mug and another one from the outside bottom. Final touch, I added some Slate Exclusive Inks Pad using a sponge dauber along the edges.

I filled this mug with a bag of hot cocoa and some sweet goodies 🙂 Then I tied it up using the twine from Doodlebug Designs Christmas assortment twine. I cut the tag using Silhouette Cameo, stamped it with one of the sentiments from Be Jolly stamp set (CTMH Hostess Reward) using Ruby Exclusive Inks Pad. Oh I found this cute little Christmas light bulb in my stash and added little bling there 🙂

I link this project at a HUGE blog hop I ever joined, Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop hosted by amazing Amy Tsuruta.


And not just blog hopping, but you can link up your projects at Amy’s blog, hopping around the link ups (some of them offering prizes individually on their blog!) and WIN these amazing prizes from sponsors!

And the sponsors are:

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin’ Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton’s Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet ‘n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches