Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Top Dog Dies Blog Hop: you're my cup of coffee

Click HERE for my Artful Delight post.


Hello and Welcome to the

♥♥Valentines Day Blog Hop♥♥


You should have arrived here from the Top Dog Dies blog!  Remember, the fun starts there!

I put together a 4x4 Valentine's Day Card:


I used the Top Dog Dies Heart Doily.  There's the perfect amount of space to stamp that coffee cup from the Hero Arts Need Caffeine set!

I'm a huge fan of the chalkboard technique and really love the look on red cardstock too!

Do you see how I randomly popped out some of the details on the doily?  It adds an unexpected interest to the overall card design.  

I finished off the card with wrapping some May Arts Jute around the base, gives it a smidge of rustic charm, eh?

That's it for me...now hippety hop over to Amy's (aka Aimes) blog!
  

You'll want to hop through, you'll be thoroughly inspired!

Remember to register via the Rafflecopter widget on the Top Dog Dies blog for a chance to win the Top Dog Dies Heart Mini Album and Heart Mini Album Finishers Set (valued at $42)! 

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62 comments:

Giovana said...

Lovely card, Amy!! You know, everything is better with coffee.

Unknown said...

Clever ideas with the random punches & chalk technique. Lovely card!

Unknown said...

Great card Amy!

Joni Andaya said...

OK....this is just WAY TO CUTE!!! Love... the chalk board effect with the heart, love it :) Perfect!

Unknown said...

Cute card

Shannon J said...

Just loving the jute mixed with the blackboard - what a cool, eclectic result!

robinann17 said...

I never thought about just randomly punching out some of the holes on a doily - that's really cool! Love your card! I always learn from your designs,Amy! Thanks!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Amy!

Unknown said...

Super duper cute, Amy! Love the red and black together!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Amy! This is darling, and you did a great job. I feel SO blessed to be part of this amazing Design Team, and look forward to working with you.
Karen
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

P.S. You're always most welcome to stop by and play along in the challenges at my challenge blog, Word Art Wednesday when you are able.
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love the chalkboard on red and that you held back some of those little cut outs. (I have those all over my house!). Also love that you made it about coffee...of course!

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh love the image in white!!!! gorgeous!!

Aimes said...

Trust tsuruta to get coffee on the scene with this blog hop LOL! Love it girlie! Love being a teamie with you too! :)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful Heart Doily die! I love the way you only removed some of the detail pieces... looks great on your card, and sets it off so well on that black background!

Diane Noble said...

So excited about this blog hop. This is a fabulous project. Love hearts and love doilies. It's set off beautifully with the black background. Lovely card.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful card!

Unknown said...

Amy, Cute card! We all love our coffee....

Stacey Schafer said...

So fabulous, Amy! the black chalkboard-like background with the stunning red doily heart and contrasting white image is awesome!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WONDERFUL Amy!!!

donna mikasa said...

LOVE how the red heart just pops against the black card base! Gorgeous!

jessica said...

This is super AWESOME Amy!!!
Love that heart and the fun coffee stamp :)

Shelly said...

Awesome card, Amy! Love your idea of only popping out some of the detail on the heart. As well as the chalkboard on red...looks good!

Patti J said...

Adorable creation, Amy! Great job!!!

Thanh Vo said...

lol <3 This is such a you card, Amy!

KimCreate said...

Adorable card! I haven't seen that heart die! Love the embossing too.

Lee-Anne said...

Amy, love your creativity...leaving some of the bits in the doily! This is simple and oh so classy! Congrats on the Seahawk's win :)

lisa808 said...

Cute!

Migdalia said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Grace said...

I love that you only popped out a few of the cuts on the heart - really drew the eye to it.

Sue D said...

Wonderful card. I like how you selectively popped out pieces from the die.

Kathy Eddy said...

Cute card and I am a coffee addict as well!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love the heart!

Deepti said...

Love the chalkboard effect n the doily heart :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you only poked out some of the details in the heart!

DebC said...

Very pretty Amy!
Deb

Christine said...

Love the way you shaded that pretty doily!

Trinh said...

I love how you popped out just some pieces of the doily on this fun card!

Gail said...

Lovely doily - and great card - thanks for the hop! Enjoy your journey on the DT!

Rose said...

awesome :)

Indy's Designs said...

Fabulous card!
Hugs, Debbie

Helen F. said...

Great card, Amy! Love the heart doily and cute coffee cuppa :-)

Nicole Picadura said...

Such a lovely card! You are so talented, Amy!

Ashley Horton said...

That heart is gorgeous Amy, and I love the coffee mug stamp!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Such a wonderful card! Love that you didn't punch out all the little details on your heart die!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOOOORAY for your new DT spot! LOVE this card--- love the chalkboard design with the black and even the red! And that twine is the perfect touch! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!! <3

yyam said...

You are really working that doiley die. Yum! Love the bold and beautiful colours!

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE card Amy :)

LOVE how you have only popped out some of the doily detail bits (tucked this cool idea away to use another day) and your faux chalkboard too - THANK YOU for the inspiration!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooo gorgeous! LOVING that mug and the heart!!!!!

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooh! HOW COOL is that die??!?! hint: it is glacial... thus icing the coffee... which would be better in summer... but still pretty YUMMY, lol! <3

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Super sweet card Amy. I like the chalk board technique on red, it looks really nice. Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tutorial! do love how you only popped out some on the doily!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fab card, Amy! Love the strong color combo.

cm said...

An absolutely delightful mini! LOVE it! Heart, black+red+white, coffee image, and it's all bundled wonderfully on a MINI! Yayyy....
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Jessi Fogan said...

I never would have thought about the random popping out - that looks awesome! And that stamp...yup. :)

June Houck said...

This is so very Amy T, and who doesn't love her?! Stamps and coffee, a perfect combination.

Audrey Pettit said...

Adorable, and so fun! I've not seen the chalkboard technique done in red before...now how cool is that! And I just get the biggest smile over your coffee projects. You actually inspired me to order a coffee cup stain stamp this week. :)

Lynnda said...

So fun and way too cute Sista! hugs...x

Ann said...

Super cute, beautiful heart doily.

Jean Bullock said...

Clean and simple. Well done!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

oh this one... love, love...

Sarah Gough said...

I love that you left some pieces in and some out! Awesome Amy!

KarenB said...

Lovely card, love the chalk technique :)