Primarily a cardmaking and papercrafting blog featuring both my own creative designs-including the products and techniques I used to create them-as well as projects by the Sparkle Blends Designing Divas team and other Guest Designers. I welcome comments, design suggestions, and questions, but I do ask that they remain respectful and kind.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Coffee Oasis Benefit Blog Hop - hosted by Kat Scrappiness
Hi there Doodle Fans! I am honored to be sponsoring a fantastic Blog Hop hosted by Kat Scrappiness to raise money and awareness for Coffee Oaisis, a coffee shop in Washington State offering programs that help homeless teens. Keep reading after my inspiration project for all the details about the hop, the huge list of fantastic prizes from more than 30 generous sponsors.
I started with a top folding, A2 white card base. I cut a scrap of striped winter paper from my stash into a 1 inch strip, adhering it to the right edge of the base. I cut a 3.75 x 5.5 inch panel of hot cocoa paper from the Echo ParkI Love Winterpaper pack to the left side of the panel, and added a 1/8 inch strip of Lawn FawnPixie Dust sparkle cardstock at the seam for an accent. I cut a border strip from a piece of paper from my stash with the sentiment "Cold, cozy nights, warm blankets & hot cocoa", and popped it up on Woodware 1mm Foam Mounting Tape, for a touch of dimension.
Next, I stamped the two coffee cups from the Lawn FawnThanks a Latte stamp set on a scrap of Copic friendly white cardstock, with Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Summer Sky, and Rich Cocoa ink before coloring and fussy cutting them out, leaving a small white border. I then adhered the hot cocoa directly to the card front, and popped up the latte with 1mm Foam Tape. For a bit of sparkle, I added Sakura clear Stardust pen to the snowflakes, DovecraftCrystal glitter glue to the snowflakes on the sentiment, and just a few snowflakes and sequins from our FrozenSparkle Blend. For a final touch, I added Glossy Accents, covering the liquid portion of the coffee cup images.
I hope you enjoyed this project, I really enjoyed making it and love that it will help promote such a great cause. For more inspiration from the Doodles Paper Playground design team, visit Annie over on her blog, too.
Please continue reading and check out the other stops on the hop, for chances to win tons of prizes. Please give the hop a share and if you would like to help directly, Kat Scrappiness is donating 15% of all proceeds from this hop to Coffee Oasis, or you can donate directly.
The Blog Hop Starts HERE, but read on for more details and a list of prizes!
There are two ways to participate and win in this blog hop.
Option One: Create a winter themed card and enter it into the blog hop. If you are entering your card to the blog hop, just click on "Add Your Link" at the bottom of the list and follow the instructions, it's quick and easy! If you have any questions on how to enter the blog hop, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
Option Two: Leave a comment on the blogs and YouTube channels participating in the hop! We will pick a super commenter to win a prize too!
At the end of the hop, (on December 13th) we will randomly choose the winners and they will win fabulous prizes from our sponsors. (Prizes listed below) All Winners names will be posted on our blog and we will attempt to contact everyone who leaves their contact information. If prizes are not claimed within 7 days, another winner will be chosen.
Kat Scrappiness - is offering 15% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE and is donating 15% of all sales during this blog hop to Coffee Oasis! Use coupon code: COFFEEOASIS to save! We are also giving away FOUR gift packages, each valued at $25.00 or MORE! We also have a care package from HERO ARTS to give away!
Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty. (You can read more about their programs here: https://thecoffeeoasis.com/youth-programs/. )
How can I help?
We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support or them! Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and youtube hoppers! So please visit them and show some support. You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here: http://kskat.com/donate. Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn't matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need.