Hello everyone! It is spring and there is so much to celebrate!
Welcome to a doubly special event!
Today we celebrate not only the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop, but also the opening of my friend Tonya’s store, The Heart Desires and our design team reveal!
I am so excited for Tonya as she embarks on this journey and I hope you will share in the excitement as well by hopping along with the design team and then hopping over to her store to find some sweet products for your planners and paper-crafting! Tonya will be curating high-quality products that she recommends in a boutique-style shop. For our hop, we are featuring some of her current products and/or Hero Arts company products.
For all you coffee lovers, she has some fabulous finds for your next coffee inspired project–stamps, stencils, inks, and great embellishments! Here are few of my favorites.
Click any image My links aren’t working, so click here to be taken to Tonya’s shop to purchase:
Today, I am featuring couple cards to celebrate Tonya’s store opening and the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop!
First up, my tropical twist on the coffee plant!
So here is a lovely picture of a coffee plant. In my modern twist, neon colors and bold black take center stage. The flower and berry stem is from Julie Ebersole’s Wild Garden set.
The leafy stem has been cut from one of the most beautiful coffee bags I have ever seen (the coffee was pretty fine, too!). I love single origin coffees and exploring small roasters. We are pretty lucky here in the PNW to have some amazing roasters–Heart, Coava, Courier, Case Study, Seattle Coffee Works, Elm Roasters, and Slate to name a few. In Seattle, we are also finally catching up with other progressive cities and our coffee shops are offering some wonderful roasters from all over the US. Here is a photo of the actual bag:
Isn’t that lovely? I have cut out the entire bag and have a few other up-cycled projects in the works!
For the flower, I embossed a Hero Arts background stamp onto cardstock with clear Versafine embossing ink and covered it with clear embossing powder.
Then I sponged Hero Arts Neon pink ink over the embossing. You can see some of the sheen of the clear embossing on top of the flower.
The sentiment is from an older Kelly Purkey collection. She has partnered with Hero Arts and has some fantastic product for planners, scrapbooking, and card making which Tonya is featuring in her store. Below are a few of the featured Hero Arts products (the whimsical leaf is actually from Penny Black, but I’ve had it so long, I thought it was a Hero Arts die! Hence, its appearance alongside the other products!)
You can view more of my coffee-inspired projects here!
Next Up: Terrarium Love
Hero Arts offers up the best of the papercrafting trends like succulents and pineapples as of late! My next card features HA succulent garden stamps, their terrarium die cut from Jen Hadfield gold paper and birch wood paper, Distress Ink watercoloring on Ranger watercolor paper, Studio Calico sentiment, and all digital papers from The Lilypad and The Digital Press.
The inside washi is from Stampin’ Up, which Tonya also sells! I love the play of coral against the blues and ripe green.
Okay, now it’s time for you to hop along to the rest of the design team’s pages for some more inspiration!
THE HEART DESIRES Design Team
Kathryn Lorenzini (You are here!)
Tonya Jastad Owner
But before you go, don’t forget to leave a comment because we will be randomly selecting a winner of a $10 gift certificate to The Heart Desires store.
The giveaway will run through Sunday night, 3/27, 11:59 pm pacific time for anyone who comments on this blog post. Winners will be announced on Monday night by 7pm Pacific time!
Thanks so much for stopping by!