Friday, November 30, 2018

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Topflight Stamp Blog! Today we are joining in on the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop as a Super Sponsor.

I hope you enjoy all the wonderful coffee inspiration during this fun blog hop. We have lots of coffee inspiration here at Topflight Stamps, feel free to check out our shop here for more coffee themed supplies.

Also, be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a $20 gift card to the Topflight Stamp store.

Let's get started with today's cards from Ericka, aka Strangely Creative, who used a variety of Topflight supplies to make these bright winter coffee cards.

This Katzelkraft Coffee cup is the perfect size for a variety of seasonal embellishments.

These snowflakes from IndigoBlu make a perfect winter background when paired with some colorful PaperArtsy Infusions. The color combinations are endless.

Here is a closer look at details of the cards.

To find out how Ericka created these cards, feel free to stop by her blog Strangely Creative for more information.  

Don't forget to comment below for a chance to win $25 from Topflight Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope your holidays are wonderful and filled with coffee.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Snarky Holiday Cards

Hello, friends!  Toni here with two snarky holiday cards using the fabulous Katzelkraft Jungle Animals set.

These grumpy critters kill me! I love the holidays but once I reach my cheer limit, I’m so done. LOL! Both cards are watercolored but with completely different results.  The second also used the string of lights from the  Katzelkraft Christmas Holiday Accessories set which you may recall is an exclusive Topflight Stamps-Katzelkraft collaboration.

For a full list of ingredients and to see more of my cards, feel free to visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft.  Until next time!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Katzelkraft Robots Birthday Card

Good morning, Lisa Hoel here with a card to share with you! I used the funny Katzelkraft Robot 2 stamps to make my son a birthday card. It was a big hit!

You can see some more info for this project on my blog post

Topflight Stamps products used are:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Paperartsy | Ink Blended Floral Christmas

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Topflight Stamps blog. It's Jenny here - I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you celebrate it, and got full on lots of great food and conversation!  

Don't forget there is a Cyber Monday sale going on over at the shop today!

Today I have a simple card that uses one of my favourite techniques with stencils - ink blending.  I've been loving the glitter pastes recently, but wanted to go back to an oldie but goody.

The card uses this gorgeous stencil by Tracy Scott for Paperartsy (PS110) which I thought could almost pass for a snowflake!  

I ink blended four different colors of purple ink over the stencil onto white card, starting darker in the centre and gradually fading out to the edges.  I then trimmed it down and adhered it a white card base.

My sentiment was from the Frozen Forest by Studio Light, heat embossed in silver embossing powder onto vellum.  I trimmed out the vellum and wrapped it around the panel and secured with liquid adhesive.  I then added some shimmery confetti as a finishing touch, keeping it simple.

Hope you like it!  Have a wonderful week! 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Colorful Snowflakes

I hope all of you in the U.S. had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a pretty good one here in Texas and like always way too much food. It's Ericka here today and I have a quick Christmas card to show you.  Don't forget to check out the awesome Black Friday Sale Topflight is having.

 Here is my fun card today.

I used these fun sets from IndigoBlu and Katzelkraft.

I also used some Paperartsy Infusions to make the background. Aren't these colors pretty?

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to check out my blog Strangely Creative for more information on how I made this card.

Happy Black Friday and I hope you have a chance to score some great deals!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving and Thursday Sale

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

We want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving spent with family and friends. We are truly thankful for your support. 

Our Black Friday Daily Deals continue. All items in the Christmas/Winter Category are 25% off today. It's time to stock up on everything you need to create your Holiday Cards. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Bold Santa

Hi Topflighters!  Toni with you this fine Wednesday with a bold and fun holiday card.

The Carabelle Studio Pere Noel stamp is a large one, nearing fill the front of an A2 (4.25x5.5").  Isn't it fantastic?! He's easy to color too and I can totally see his head on an Action Wobble or part of his outfit paper-pieced. What am I doing writing this?  I should be trying out these ideas!  LOL.

For the background of my card I used Distress Oxides in ombre fashion and used a bold plaid cover plate over it.  My originally plan with the "Ho" was just to add 3 of them but I kept going in keeping with the rest of the bold card. So fun!

Do check out my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, for a full list of ingredients and to check out my other designs.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Pine Cones and Christmas Tags

Good morning, Lisa Hoel here with a project to share with you! This past fall I bleached a ton of pinecones to sell at a craft bazaar I just participated in. I needed some festive tags to put on the bags and the Darkroom Door Pine Cones set was perfect to use!

You can see some more info and a tutorial for this project on my blog post

Topflight Stamps products used are:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! Be sure to check out each day's Daily Deal for the stupendous week of Black Friday sales. Today you can save 25% on Gel Printing Plates!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Studio Light Frozen Forest - Easy Embossing with Patterned Paper

Hi Everyone and Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!  It's Jenny here, and I have a card  project today uses patterned paper by Studio Light as the base.  The paper I'm using is the Frozen Forest paper pad.  

This beautiful faux watercolor image of trees in a snowy forest inspired my card.   I didn't want to cover it up so I used heat embossing to accentuate the image with a Fractal Snowflakes background stamp by Ultimate Crafts.

I stamped the background image in Versamark embossing ink directly over a trimmed down piece of the patterned paper (4.25" x 5.5") and heat embossed in white.  In a couple of places I missed some of the embossing, however I thin the distressed look of the snowflakes goes perfectly with the background.

For some definition, I inked around the edges with Distress Ink in Weathered Wood, blending inwards slightly.

My sentiment is from the Studio Light Frozen Forest Holiday Sentiments which is a beautiful set with so many great fonts. 

It was stamped onto vellum with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I die cut out the sentiment with a stitched rectangle die, and to adhere, backed it with wide double sided tape so there was no adhesive showing (see the close up),  and adhered it directly to the card.  This is a great way for adhering sentiments stamped on vellum directly to your card when you have no where to hide the adhesive!

As a finishing touch, I popped some white and sparkling clear sequins and confetti onto the card with liquid adhesive.  I lovvvve how this turned out - I hope you do too - so super easy and yet a very effective result!  Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Adventure Begins

Happy Friday! I hope you all are doing well. It's Ericka here and today I have a couple of cards using some backgrounds I had previously made that were sitting in my stash.

I love these awesome sentiments from Katzelkraft and the script is so beautiful.

Here is a closer look at the cards that would almost work for any occasion.

I love the script of all these sentiments and this is such a great way to use backgrounds you might have just laying around from past projects.

If you want to learn more about how I created these cards, feel free to stop by my blog!
Have an awesome day and a make every moment matter! And for those of you who live in the United States, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Cheers, Ericka

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

We're All Jolly Here

Hello, friends! Toni here with you today sharing lots of fun and whimsy as I stretched my stamps to make unexpected holiday cards.  Both cards use the Visible Image Alice in Wonderland series.

With this card I stamped the Visible Image Alice in Wonderland The Cheshire Cat in Versafine Onyx Black then colored it with only 4 Zig Watercolor markers. Practice is making perfect! After drying, I masked the image then created an alcohol ink background using Ultimate Crafts Fractal Snowflakes. Cool, huh? The sentiment in typed on a typewriter and mounted on black cardstock.

My second card features Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Caterpillar chilling out. This one was also colored with Zigs. His smoke snowflakes are fun, aren't they? I used a lot of Copic Opaque White to bright up his rolls. I can so relate!  LOL.

Do stop by my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, for a full list of ingredients and to see my other creations. Have a great day!

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