Sunday, 29 November 2020

Introducing... Block Party - Coffee Love AND Cracking Christmas

 Hey & Happy Saturday!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Nov/Dec 2020 product introductions. 

Incase you missed the news on Friday, I shared some Sneak Peeks at some new products that will be available at 8pm GMT Monday 30th November over on the website HERE

With all the craziness and uncertainty of 2020, I kept the hype of a final release for this year quiet incase things didn't go as planned. BUT I am super happy and excited to finally bring you some new designs.

Yesterday I shared a couple of cards using two of the new stamp sets, be sure to have a look HERE and leave a comment to be in the chance of winning a £5 eGift Code to spend in store.

Now lets see what I have made today...

First up is this quick Block Party - Coffee Love card. I used Distress Oxide inks in Tea Stain and Vintage Photo to blend my background and then the Block Party - Coffee Love is stamped in Walnut Stain.

I do like using digital stamps, but I think you just get a different look with a clear stamp & ink. I love how the Walnut Stain ink has softened with stamping over the blended background. 

Now how about something Pop Art style to brighten your Sunday?! Introducing... Cracking Christmas! This is practically a Christmas spin off from the previously released Explosion! and Explosion! Additions clear stamps :) 

As you can see this stamp set features a cracker pulled apart and with a little help from a friend when finalising this set, the cracker pieces do join together. A wonderful little feature for those that like to make interactive cards. 

On this first card I have also used one of the NEW stencils being released, Explosions. I have used one of the three sizes on the stencil to ink the yellow explosion on my card. I have then inked and stamped Background Blocks Halftone through the stencil to get the halftone look. The explosion contained in the stamp set is the black outline I have stamped inside.

I had so much fun with this first card that I went on to make this second one!

For this card I stamped the cracker ends onto some red polka dot paper I had in my stash box. I don't have dies to match this set, but they are pretty easy to fussy cut. 

This time I used the halftone explosion from Explosion! Additions behind the new Cracking Christmas explosion. I have also used the smaller 'Cracking' sentiment which fits inside. 

Another short & sweet introduction from me today, but I will be sharing LOTS more with these two stamp sets tomorrow, RELEASE DAY! 

I'd love to know what you think of these new products and I will choose ONE random comment left on this post on Tuesday 1st December for a £5 eGift Code to spend in store. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Crafty Hugs Bev x


  1. Fabulous new release Bev. The first is super for coffee lovers... and the christmas cracker will be perfect for fun and interactive designs. Great cards! xx

  2. Great designs. Loving the coffee design so much.

  3. The cracker set looks amazing - great on patterned paper and you can hear the sound when you see it! x

  4. I’ve enjoyed using the coffee digi stamp. Especially as it was a freebie.🥳
    I like the combination of browns in distress oxides. Fab. Hugs, Sue. x
    I also love the little cards that you put in the parcels. I’ve kept them with my stamps. 🥰

  5. What a clever idea Bev with your 'pulled crackers. you have a wonderful imagination and I like the use of your polka dot paper and the clever stamping of your explosion. xx

  6. I think.its pretty cool that the hands join together. I am thinking to add it to my wishlist. Again, a lovely stencil design.

  7. Awesome cards! I love the coffee designs and the fun style of the crackers!

  8. Gorgeous coffee card!! I loveallthe different fonts and layered look with images / text overlapping!

  9. I think your new additions look fabulous. I'm definitely looking at getting the coffee background to go with my Coffee Lover existing set!

    The Pop Art really pops and it's a great idea to use the half-tone dots through the stencil.

    Good luck with the new release. I'm sure it will do well.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. LOVE your coffee creation❣️😊 Thank you for sharing ☕

  11. I'm partial to the coffee background. Love the new releases! Are there more?

  12. YAY!!!! I'm sharing the caffeinated design in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group.

  13. I LOVE THE CRACKING on Christmas! So fun!

  14. I predict the Block Party - Coffee Love stamp will fly off the shelves to provide greetings to the coffee mad!! I'm loving the Christmas Cracker set! I've not seen anything like this out there and I can see interactive cracker cards being the star of people's mantlepieces! Vicky x

  15. Love the coffee-themed stamp.
    Marianne x

  16. Really like the whole look of the Coffee card.
    And a totally other look with the Christmas cracker.

  17. Fun cards! Great stamp for coffee themed cards!

  18. Wow! I love these fun sets! The Christmas cracker is a wonderful idea! So much fun! The coffee stamp is great with so many uses! Thanks for the inspiration, Bev! Take care! :0


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