Thursday, April 14, 2016

OSAT Blog Hop - Tic Tac Toe

Hello!  Hope your April is awesome and if it hasn't been, I hope it gets that way soon!  I know a lot of folks around the Northern part of the United States have been having snow!  That seems crazy here in Mid April!  Let the Spring begin!!!

Well as I'm sure you've seen from the header, it's time for another One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  This month we're hopping around for some Tic-Tac-Toe Inspiration!  If you've already been hopping you should have landed here from the fabulous blog of Alisa Tilsner!  If you missed it, believe me you'll want to make sure you check it out!  She is awesome!  So before I show you my card and project I'll let you take a look at this fabulous Tic-Tac-Toe Board!

I went straight across the center with Glitter Pen, Dies, and Sequins.  Here's my card and project:

Here's a closer look at my card..

For my background I did a super fun technique that I learned from the crazy amazing Dena Rekow!  Dena shared that you can make stamps from your dies by cutting fun foam!  She totally rocked this technique in her video!  To watch it and believe me you WANT to watch it, just click here!

So now that you've watched the video.. you did watch it, right??  Here's how I made my card.. I started off with a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Mint Macaron cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2".  My next layer was a thin layer of Soft Suede cardstock that measured 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  The top layer was a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I cut a piece of fun foam out with the mug die cut from the Cups and Kettle Framelit Dies and stamped it tone on tone with Sahara Sand Ink.  I put a white Tea Lace Doily onto the left side of my card, letting a portion hang off the layer and wrapping it around the back.  I adhered the doily with Snail adhesive.  Next I cut out the same mug in Mint Macaron cardstock and sponged the edges tone on tone.  The sentiment on the mug was from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and was stamped with Early Espresso Ink.  After stamping the sentiment, I adhered the mug with stamping dimensionals.  I cut out the heart shaped steam out in Soft Suede.  I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to add some shine to it!  I used the Fine Tip Glue Pin to adhere the steam.  If you haven't tried that adhesive out, you should!   The spoon was cut out in Smoky Slate and sponged tone on tone on the edges.  I also used some of the Wink of Stella glitter pen on it.  I adhered the bottom of the spoon with a Dimensional and the top part with a glue dot.

Here you can get a closer look at the shine from the Wink of Stella glitter pen...

I added some gold Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish this one off!  

For the inside, well if you know me at all, you know I LOVE coffee!  And most of my friends love it just about as much as I do.  What else do we love?? Well take a look ...

Yep, I love coffee and along with it just add cookies or cake, or pie for that matter! :)  

I thought this card would be super sweet for a come on over and drink coffee and eat cookies card and believe me I could give that to many of my friends!  lol  And wouldn't a cookie look super cute in the little treat bag??

The Treat Bag is from the Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  I cut out the bag using the Stampin' Up! 2015-2016 New In Color Collection Background Stack in Mint Macaron.  I used the heart strip that comes in the Treat Bag Dies to cut a strip along the front. The bag was glued using Stampin' Up! Fast Fuse.  It is a super strong adhesive and great for adhering boxes and treat holders! After assembling the treat holder,  I ran some Mint Macaron and Black twine through the hearts and added a strip of Stampin' Up! Gold Sequin Trim before making the bow.  I adhered a white Tea Lace Doily onto the front of the bag.  I punched a 2" circle from Mint Macaron cardstock and sponged the edges tone on tone.  I adhered it to the middle of the Tea Lace Doily with Stampin' Up! Fast Fuse.  The "enjoy" sentiment is another die that is part of the Treat Bag Thinlits.  I cut it out in Soft Suede Cardstock and used my Wink of Stella Glue Pen on it prior to adhering it with my Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I added three Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins and put some white tissue paper inside the bag and that was it!  I was super happy with how cute it turned out!  

Hope you've enjoyed my projects and are ready to hop over to the next blog of the Super Talented Stampin' Up Artisan Marisa Gunn!  She is soooo fabulous!  Just click the next button!

If you happen to get lost along the way here is a list of all of our awesome OSAT bloggers!

  1. Martie Pollard
  2. Anna Smith
  3. Melissa Davies
  4. Elizabeth Jeanne
  5. Lea Denton
  6. Wynne Grob
  7. Alisa Tilsner
  8. Tina Riddle - That's me!!
  9. Marisa Gunn
  10. Lori Mueller
  11. Sara Levin
  12. Pam Tetreault
  13. Renee Ondrajka
  14. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  15. Dena Rekow
  16. Justin Krieger
  17. Jeanna Bohanon
  18. Maria Willis
  19. Kim Smith
  20. Edna Marie
Here is a list of the products that I used:

Stampin' Up! Cups and Kettle Framelits Dies
Stampin' Up! Balloon Celebration Stamp Set
Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies
2" Circle Punch
Fun Foam (I purchased mine at Amazon)
SU Mint Macaron Cardstock
SU Soft Suede Cardstock
SU Sahara Sand Cardstock
SU Smoky Slate Cardstock (for spoon)
SU 2015 - 2016 In Colors Paper Stack (Mint Macaron)
SU Mint Macaron Ink
SU Sahara Sand Ink
SU Early Espresso Ink
SU Tea Lace Doilies
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
SU Mint Macaron and Black Baker's Twine
SU Gold Sequin Trim
Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive
SU Fine Tip Glue Pin
SU Dimensionals
SU Snail Adhesive
SU Stampin' Sponges

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings, Tina


  1. Thank you for sharing Dena's awesome video Tina! I cannot wait to try this stamping with fun foam :) Your project is absolutely amazing! I love your sponged mug background, make sure you post this on the coffee lovers page for everyone to see. The treat bag is perfect for cookies. Great work this month Tina!

    1. You are so sweet! I agree that Dena's video is awesome! :)

  2. I think this card is awesome! you really did an a gorgeous job with a set I wanted to hate, but I can't when I see your card ;-) You're bag is super cute too!

  3. What a fun card for all the coffee lovers. I will take a peek at the video you shared. I didn't realize there was a die for the treat bags ~ wish they had them years ago when I made monthly goodies for each of the kids in my youngest kids classrooms. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

  4. Not a coffee drinker.... but I am a creation lover! Awesome job!

  5. I love your mug background! I'm glad I went back and read how you did it.

  6. Oh how cute is your coffee card! I love the background and how you used the cup!


  7. Tina I love your project and your card is one of my favorites from this whole hop! It's absolutely fantastic from the technique you used down to your color choices. Love it!

  8. Adorable color combo and I LOVE your background!!!

  9. Darling gift ensemble! Thanks fro sharing the instructions!

  10. Love your projects. So adorable and sweet. Sorry it's taken me so long to comment. Finally got a new computer and I'm back up and running.