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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Winter 2019 #6

Today I made a Christmas card into a coffee card using a Hero Arts Stamp and Die.  It is a layering stamp that lined up easily and resulted in a realistic (If a talking Llama in a scarf can even be considered realistic) image.

 

Coffee Lovers Bloghop #5 Winter 2019

For today’s card, I used digital paper that I won in a previous Coffee Lover’s Bloghop.  I do apologize as I can’t remember which sponsor it was.  The coffee cup die is from Sugar Pea Designs.

The sentiment is from Gina Marie Designs.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop #4

 

 

A funny thing happened on the way to making this card.  On the weekend I attended a local Scrapbook Crop.  As usual, I took away too much stuff for a one day crop.  Anyway, I must have pulled a muscle in my neck loading and unloading totes full of supplies.  When I got up the next morning, my neck was incredibly stiff and sore, but hey, the cardmaking must go on.   I took a muscle relaxant and applied a heating pad and began crafting this card.  Well, don’t you know, I fell asleep with a full cup of coffee in my hand.  The coffee fell out of my hand and into my box of coffee stamps and dies.  Needless to say, that was quite a mess to clean up.  On the bright side, I do have a large box of authentic  Coffee “scratch n sniff” crafting supplies now.

I am happy to report that no cards were injured during this card-making session, and I was happy with this one.

 

Inside of card:

I apologize for the poor photography.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Winter 2019 #3

I have made one more coffee card using the Kringle collection from Photoplay.  This time I also wanted to use a “Coffee Charms” die set that I have from Karen Burniston.  I finished the card off by adding a Polar Bear from Recollections who is looking up longingly at the string of coffee beverages.  The sentiment is from Verve Stamps

Coffee Lover’s Bloghop Winter 2019 #2

I am continuing to have fun with the Kringle collection from Photoplay.

It is fun to see how coffee and Christmas can be combined into a cute but easy to put together card.  This time I used a sentiment from The Cat’s Pajamas.

Take a look:

Coffee Lover’s Bloghop Winter 2019 Day 1

It is the time of year for the winter version of the Coffee Lover’s Bloghop.  It is also a busy time of year with Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas card making time all on the  heels of each other.

This lead up is to explain my excuse for it being Day 3 of the Bloghop and I am just posting my first card.  It is also Crop/retreat time and yesterday I attended one.  I bought what I thought was a regular collection kit from Photoplay called Kringle.  Once I ripped into it, I realized that it was actually a Christmas Card kit.  That was an OOPS as I rarely buy card kits and my intention was to make coffee cards of my own design.  Oh well,  I found that it was a very cute collection and after making a few cards, I actually purchased the matching collection kit and ephemera so that I could make some additional Christmas cards.

Anyway, I think the coffee cards turned out well, and they will come in handy for giving out some coffee gift cards at Christmas time.  The sentiment set is from My Favorite Things and is called Sassy Pants Holiday too.  The original stamp has the word wine and I just substituted coffee for this occasion.

 

Here is the card:

 

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2019 #7

 

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Oh my goodness, I was lucky enough to win one of the Flash Prizes from Super Sponsor Taylormade4U.  So grateful!

Today, I made a card with a stamp set from Concord and 9th.  Every time I make a “fancy” cup of coffee like this one, I am reminded of the wonderful Baristas on many of the cruises I have taken.  They make putting together a cup of coffee a work of art.

When I saw the “spoonful of sugar” sentiment on the stamp set, I knew I had an opportunity to use the wonderful ice cubes from My Favorite Things once again.  With the right card they are magically transformed into sugar cubes.

The patterned paper is The Daily Grind by Photoplay.  The coffee ring is  Turnarounds Set 2 by Seth Apter.  I stole the napkin out of the Karen Burniston pop up coffee card.  Just love the realistic crinkled edge on the napkin.

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2019 #6

I thought I could make a quick card before breakfast………………………ha ha ha.  I don’t think I have ever made a “quick” card in my life.  I can manage to hem and haw over the tiniest of details and even simple cards take at least an hour.

This card is watercoloured and uses a frame border die from Hero Arts.  This means that I not only had to decide what colours to paint but also where to paint and what to leave white.  I am sure if I re-did this card it would be different, but overall, I like it.

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2019 #5

Today’s card started with a little stamp set from Waffle Flower.  It is called Currently Drinking and I think it is meant for a Planner.  I bought it because I was always trying to build coffee drinking scenes with non-coffee themed stamp sets and it came in handy for that.  It occurred to me that Lawn Fawn’s Reveal Wheel could be used to represent the decision-making process of what type of beverage to have upon arrival at the local Starbucks.  The little images fit perfectly in the heart-shaped window.

I used patterned paper and stickers from Echo Park’s Coffee collection.  The background paper is Coffee & Tea from Reminisce.

 

 

 

 

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2019 #4

 

Once more I have used the Ciao Bella Paper………………………..I must be reformed…………………so often I am loathed to cut in to and use up my favourite papers.  This time though the focal image and sentiment are from Altenew.

The sentiment makes me laugh out loud, as I am very conscientious about never running out of coffee.