Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Coffee Loving Cardmakers + The Stamps of Life Collaboration Hop!

Winner posted below!

We're so excited to be collaborating with Super Sponsor, The Stamps of Life.  We're celebrating National Cocoa Day hop style!  You should have arrived here from the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the festivities which is The Stamps of Life blog!

Here's how I was inspired:

Oh boy, did I have fun!  So thoroughly inspired by the fun products that I worked with.  Let's chat about my first card:

I combined the following Stamps of Life products:

Hot Chocolate Dies

That polka dot pattern was stamped onto the die cut mug.  Isn't it awesome.  Their images stamp like a dream!  I couldn't help diecutting the spoon in glittery silver cardstock.  The sentiment is from the hotchocolate2stamp set.

My design was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch!

This card had me chuckling:

When I saw The Stamps of Life's new corgis2stamp set, I just had to buy it.  My girl and I are simply smitten with corgis!   We work close to each other, in the heart of Amazon-zille and there are tons of people walking their dogs and quite a few Corgis.  

When I was in europe last year, we stopped into Liberty House in London and I bought THIS ornament.

This will go postal to someone with a can of cocoa.

Guess what?  I have an extra Hot Chocolate Dies set to giveaway!  A random winner will be drawn from the comments left on this post.

EDITED TO ADD:  The winner of The Stamps of Life Hot Chocolate dies, ala is:

That's it for me, up next is my fabulous teamie, Helen Gullett.

In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing:

The Stamps of Life
Vanessa Buzard
Katherine Cartwright
Leslie Capone
Kristine Reynolds
Coffee Loving Cardmakers 
Amy Tsuruta 💚
Helen Gullett
Dana Warren
Kathy Schweinfurth
Lisa Bzibziak
Laurel Seabrook
Katie Brooks  


  1. I love both your cards! fantastic! Fun story about your love of Corgi's! They are super cute, fun dogs and tsol stamp set is adorbs. love the mug :)

  2. Love your cards! Thanks for all you do!

  3. Sweet cards, they brighten up my day! Thanks for coordinating this hop and a chance to win the fun die set!

  4. Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing

  5. Love the soft colors on your first card. The the corgi card is simply adorable.TFS!

  6. Love both...the red mug really makes the card pop.

  7. Both cards are sweet! Love the polka-dot cup and that adorable corgi!

  8. Great cards. Love the glittery spoon and the corgi mug.

  9. Simply adorable cards, the products you used are too cute! Happy Cocoa Day!!

  10. The corgi on the mug was an amazing idea!!

  11. Hot cocoa and Christmas music doesn't get any better this time of the year!

    Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win along the hop!

  12. I love the CORGI! I'm so behind and still need to grab that cute, cute stamp. The cards are so cute.

  13. Love the soft color palette on both. You do it very well!!
    That corgi is adorable.

  14. Both are darling but the corgi one is hilarious! Great job!

  15. Oh, I love them both! I have to say I’m partial to the corgi on the mug! Such cuteness!!!

  16. Your cards are super adorable! I love them both!

  17. Love the dotted mug and corgi cocoa cuteness!! I know Queen Elizabeth has several corgis. I think I love them because they're "close to the ground"--like me. Happy National Cocoa Day!

  18. Adorable cards! That Corgi on the mug card is sooooooo cuuuuuuuute! And I really like the red and white polka dot patterned coffee mug card too!

  19. Such great cards, that corgi is soooo adorable!!!!

  20. Such pretty cards!
    I love the puppy mug!

  21. That polka dot mug
    is so cute and the
    Corgi mug adorable!
    Carla from Utah

  22. I absolutely love the corgi mug! Oh my heart! And the spoon on your first card really grabbed my attention. Fabulous job!

  23. I grew up with a corgi so that corgi mug just grabs me! Love these projects so much.

  24. OMYGOSH!!! I just love love love love these!! LOVING that corgi one and that ornament is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I just have to have that die set!!! Off to check it out some more!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. OMG! Love them both, Amy! Fab designs and the corgi on the cup made me giggle. Too cute! So happy you put links and pix to the sets at the bottom. I kept seeing that marshmallow and it looked like an embossing folder on some of the cards I saw. Well, I see it WAS embossed, but with wet embossing on the stamp. xxD

  26. Both of your cards are beautiful but the corgi stole my heart :) thank you for such amazing inspiration

  27. both cards are so very nice !

  28. Happy Hot Cocoa day!!!
    Amy, both your cards are super super cute! My fave is your Corgi one! Adorable!!! <3

  29. Quite adorable!! That corgi... I can see his butt wiggle even though I can't see his butt! And love the polka dots! Terrific cards!

  30. Oh your corgi card made me laugh! I have been seeing cups with animals and this reminded me of them!

  31. I am totally fan-girling over these cards. That corgi, though....

  32. Love the cheery red polka-dotted mug!! What fun cards!! Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful die set.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  33. The corgi is cute. Dogs always
    take the cake when it comes to
    stamps. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I couldn't leave a message on

  34. So cute. Love the polka dots and the corgi.

  35. Very fun cards! Love the polka dotted mug and the cute corgi!

  36. Oh, I am in LOVE with this Corgi!!
    The other card, with the polka dot cup, and that spoon! and the paper!!! I love it beyond words!!
    Both cards are so awesome!!!