Jun 252008

No kidding. These Twinkling H2O’s really do exactly that.. they twinkle! Look at the sparkle on this wonderful image from the Flourishes “Coffee With Friends” set. I just love how they shimmer and.. well.. twinkle!


Here is the whole card. I think these colors are so lovely.


Some have asked about how I did the Cuttlebugged frame around the center stamped section. I should have linked the tutorial on Lynda Benden’s blog and forgot. Thank you Lynda for such a wonderful idea and tutorial.


This next card uses the image of the single small cup in the Flourishes Stamp Simply “Coffee With Friends” set. I stamped it a couple of times on coordinating designer paper from Basic Grey’s “Two Scoops” series, cut them out and stacked them. You know when you stack cups how the handles never allow them to stack straight? Yup it happened here, too. *chuckle* This was fun.


This card was actually one of the cards on the banner over at Splitcoaststampers on the day of this set’s release. I was so excited that they would use my card! How cool is that. Thought I would show it here, too, just in case anyone was curious about all of the supplies used.

Twinkling H2O Card
Stamps: Flourishes “Coffee With Friends”; SU! “So Many Sayings”
Papers: PTI White; SU! “Basic Black
Inks: Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Twinkling H2O’s, Gingham Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Fiscar’s Scoring Tool, MS Butterfly Punch

Coffee Tastes Better Card
Stamps: Flourishes “Coffee With Friends”
Papers: PTI White; SU! Basic Black; Basic Grey DP “Two Scoops”
Inks: Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Dotted Ribbon, Rhinestone, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, SU! Corner Punch


My 16 year old is having a LAN (Local Area Network) party at our home starting this morning. It will last until tomorrow morning. Yes.. all day long and through the night I will have 12 teenage boys playing the newly released season of World of Warcraft (WOW). He is setting up 4-6 (whatever we can fit) large tables. They all bring their computers and monitors and hook them all together and then play this internet game. It’s great fun.. mostly. The down side is that my computer is in the same room where they set up and play. I’ll try to maneuver my way through the maze here at nerd central to get on my computer, too. I hope I remember to take some pictures. It’s actually pretty amazing!! Have a great Wednesday!

26 Responses to “Twinkling H2O’s”

  1. I love both of these cards. But PLEASE tell us how you got the center of the swiss dot panel NOT embossed! It’s an awesome look! Did you do each of the 4 sides separately?

  2. What beautiful cards, Susan!! I especially love the second one. I, too, am curious about how you did the swiss dots around a flat image on the first card. Maybe we need a tutorial!!
    Have a fun day and good luck with all those boys in the house!!

  3. What stunning cards. I love them both, but think your second card with the nested cups is probably my most favorite of all the cards I’ve seen done with this set! Wonderful colors, dimension and paper piecing, and the look of the nested cups is just too cool!

  4. Love those cards and that set! I must have it! LOL! TFS! XO, Mimi

  5. Your cards are great, love how you stacked the coffee cups on the first card and the embossing. What great fun for the boys.

  6. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the layout.

    LOL to you and your boys for their WOW party! I have 3 sons ages 18, 19, and 20 (plus their many friends) and we have a perpetual LAN! I have taken pictures but I also want to record them one day because it is so funny listening to them yell and talk during the game. Enjoy the night – precious memories.


  7. I adore twinkling h2o’s! love your card and what an honor to have yours be on the advertisement…no wonder it’s so unique with the nestled cup. ha ha nerd central – sounds like it’s going to be quite a set up! hey at least it keeps them out of trouble, huh?

  8. Love the cards! I have never tried the H2O’s but I love the look and color.

    Have fun with the LAN party. That so sounds like something my son would LOVE!

  9. I haven’t bought the H20’s yet, and I need to learn how to use them after seeing this fabulous card! I also would love to know how you embossed those edges leaving the center untouched! What a fabulous look!! The dots all match up perfectly as if it was done in one sweep, but I can’t imagine how that’s possible! I love the stacked 2 cups on the 2nd card. I think the 2 scoops dp was made for that card. It’s great!
    Have fun with your son’s all-nighter lan……. it’ll be a blast for everyone! Take pictures and enjoy it, because after your children leave the nest, you’ll really miss all that noise and chaos! Kids just grow up too fast……..*sigh*
    BTW, all of the cards you create are banner-worthy! WTG – that’s an honor well-deserved 🙂

  10. Wow Susan, you’re stacking them, giving them saucers, what’s next!?! LOL! Seriously, they are all lovely cards! INSPIRING!

  11. These are beautiful. I’m so glad you included a link to the tutorial. I was wondering how in the world that was done.

  12. WOWZERS! These two cards are so amazing. I just love the colors you used. They are both stunning.

  13. Oh my I do love this…and thanks for the pointer to the tutorial…that is wonderful.

    As always you work is perfectly wonderful, creative and gets my mojo going…thanks

    Enjoy the LAN party….sounds like it could be noisy fun and oh yes a bit NERDY…hope all have a blast!

  14. Wow, Susan, you’re really tempting me to buy this set, aren’t you?! lol Seriously, every card you’ve made with this (I’m counting five…so far! lol) has been just beautiful. I love the paper piecing on the second one here, but I think I really love the simplicity of the first card (even though I realize making that Cuttlebug ‘frame’ or coloring with your Twinks wasn’t simple). Gorgeous and inspiring work, as always. tfs

    BTW, my oldest son LOVES WOW and has been playing this game for many years now and is quite good (or so I’m told -lol). He’s 22, but I’m sure if he lived close enough, he’d love to be at your son’s party. lol Please do take and share your pics. I’d love to see what that all looks like. 😉

  15. These are both really beautiful!! I love the paper piecing and this is such a cute set. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, love the look!!!!

  16. Thank you Susan so much for the advertisement!!! LOL!!! Your cards are just wonderful! I had a comment left on my blog about the Cuttlebug frame and she mentioned using a rolling pin!!! Now that is a great idea and would emboss better than the palm of my hand did!!! Thank you again!

  17. Oh my goodness these are both gorgeous!!! I love what you did with the cuttlebug background. Thanks for the link too.
    Have a great day!

  18. Just gorgeous, Susan!

  19. Both of these are amazing, and wonderful…Susan!! I love how each one is so different, yet so wonderful!!

  20. Both of your cards are wonderful! I love the dots and will have to check out Lynda’s tutorial. I really do like this coffee set!

  21. Both of these cards are just wonderful, Susan!!! LOVE the dotted swiss on top and thanks for the link and love your stacked cups on the second one. Both are done to perfection — of course!!! Always wonderful work — thank you so much!!! Such a beautiful example of the H20’s as well!!!

  22. […] Twinkling H2O’s Yup it happened here, too. *chuckle* This was fun. … He is setting up 4-6 (whatever we can fit) large tables. […]

  23. oh…I really do want this stamp set!
    Beautiful Cards!!

  24. I absolutely love both of these beauties! I have this Flourishes coffee set and the H20’s, and paper piecing works so well with these images, so thanks for the inspiration. I’ve been in a gardening frenzy that’s finally calming down to the maintenance mode, so I’m ready to start stamping again. Linda

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