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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2020 Day 8 #1

Nothing gets card ideas flowing for me like getting a new stamp or die. I always like the challenge of figuring out how to make the new product work with what I already have in my stash. The trend toward slimline cards has opened up a whole new stream of possibilities.

I have gathered a mini collection of over-caffeinated critters from The Rabbit Hole Designs. What can be better than one of these critters on a coffee card? The answer is three on them on a card using the Slimline Basics die set from Mama Elephant. This time the patterned paper is from Stampin Up. and Reminisce’s Coffee and Tea. Stickles, Neon Amplify, Enamel Accents and Trinity stamps Unicorn sequins provided the embellishments.

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 6

I enjoy taking what is not designed to be a coffee card and making it into a coffee card. A bonus is when I use a new stamp and die from my “new” drawer. An extra bonus is when the card can do double duty as both a Coffee Card and a Christmas Card. Yay!

The Santa is mad with Simon Says Stamp’s The Man, the Myth, the Legend stamp and die set. The paper is Freshly Brewed from Honey Bee. The star bucks logos reflected in Santa’s eyes is from some washi tape in my stash. I used the slit die from Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Toast to cut a slit for the coffee card behind the Santa image. Dressed up the Santa with Copic Markers, Stardust pen, Neon Amplify and Nuvo Crystal glaze.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 5

I had the idea today to do a card with Santa Claus on it enjoying a cup of coffee before the big day. When you look at the card you will see I did a complete turn about. No Santa in sight.

while looking through my stash for a coffee cup that was sized for the Santa I wanted to use, I came upon this cocktail cart. It reminded me of the old coffee carts that used to come around to various offices at coffee time and the card was born.

The cart is from My Favorite Things. The patterned paper is from Honey Bee’s Freshly Brewed. The coffee/donut stickers are from Mrs Grossman’s and Doodlebug. The wood floor is from Penny Black (One of my most used supporting dies).

The sentiment stamp is from Crackerbox Palace. It has been used a lot as well, as it describes my situation often.

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 4

I am posting my fourth card for the Fall/Winter 2020 Coffee Lover’s Bloghop. The card will catch me up with my goal of one card for each day of the hop.

This card uses the leftover pieces from the last card to form a similar but different card. I used a lovely plaid patterned paper from Honey Bee’s new paper pad called Fresh Brew. Every sheet in this pad is wonderful. It is hard not to just hoard it.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 3

I got the idea for this card as I was pouring my coffee this morning. I thought i could make it quickly before I got ready to go to work.

I think it turned out well, and card number 4 is already in the idea hopper using the leftover pieces from this one.

The slimline rectangle frame is from Trinity Stamps. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and the stickers are from Forever in Time.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2020

I am so far behind in the cards I want to make, it is shocking. I have gotten some wonderful new stamps and dies and just haven’t had time to put them to work. The worst thing is that I have many cards that I did make with specific people in mind and somehow their special day came and went and I never got the cards mailed. And yet, I complain of Covid fatigue, and of not being able to get out and do things when I want to. I fear that some percentage of drive/motivation has been permanently lost due to the pandemic. YIKES!

I am also behind with posting cards in the Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2020. This is my very first card and it is already Day 3 of the bloghop. I love this bloghop and all the people who continue to come up with amazing cards that all have the Coffee/tea/Hot Chocolate/cider theme embedded within them.

I am truly hoping to be able to catch up and post my usual card a day during this Bloghop week. Meanwhile take a look at my first card, using stamps and dies from Honey Bee.

This little cafe reminds me of Angel’s Cafe in Edworthy Park in Calgary, AB It is a great place to stop after a long walk along the Bow River.

Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Bloghop Day 8

This is the last day of the Coffee Bloghop.  You would think that time would be dragging under the current circumstances, but it sure doesn’t feel that way.  Maybe, I have just become so inefficient.  As I told someone the other day, I am going to have to start getting dressed on Monday for work on Tuesday or I am going to be late.  Yes, I am going back to work on Tuesday!

This card is a very simple one with a lot of assistance from the Ciao Bella paper. It also features one of my favorite animals at the moment, being the sloth.  I probably like them so much because they make me look ambitious by comparison.   I am telling myself that I am doing something quick so I can get outside to get some gardening done.  We will see if that happens.

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Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer 2020 Bloghop

 

 

20Spring-SummerBannerFor today’s card, I decided to use the Magic Iris die.  I had taken a class at Creativation using this die.  I had some difficulty following Kelly Marie Alvarez’s simple instructions and my  “iris” winked but did not close. LOL.  I don’t like to leave a project in a not done right state and so I was anxious to make this one correctly.  I am happy to say this one worked out and looks nice with the great Ciao Bella coffee paper.

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Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer 2020 Bloghop Day 6

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I have had a fascination for Meerkats for a while now.  I watch videos of them doing what Meerkats do……………….at least the version of what they do when they live in a zoo.  A group of Meerkats is called a mob and if you watch videos of them, you will realize why.  Social distancing is just NOT in their DNA!  They do take turns being the “watchkat” for the mob.  If they find anything interesting the “watchkat” alerts the mob and organized chaos ensues.  On my card, the “watchkat” has discovered a little cache of tea forgotten about in one their tunnels, and it has created quite a stir in the mob.

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Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer 2020 Bloghop Day 5

 

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Sitting on my desk this morning was a new die I got from Tutti Designs. It is called Twisted Rope but I thought it looked like a fishing net and so I decided to use it that way.  It was a bit of a stretch to make a coffee card with a fishing net background, but I think it turned out quite cute.

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