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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2022 Day 8

I had the idea for today’s card for quite a while but I just couldn’t put my finger on how to execute it. I wanted to make at least one more card and I was running out of time. Luckily for me, I thought of a way to make it happen fairly quickly. I used the Waffle Flower Coffee cup dies and made them a family with the help of Tim Holtz’s accessories stamp set. I wanted it to look like one of those bumper stickers that you see on cars. I find them a bit odd actually. It is like I would drive less carefully if there wasn’t a “baby on board” sticker on the car in front of me. Of course, I love babies but I try to watch out for all of mankind. Just saying.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2022 Day 7

For some reason images of Owls are often associated with coffee cards. I am asking myself why, and the only answer that I can come up with is the Owl’s tendency to look so wide-eyed and to be awake when most creatures are sleeping is due to overindulgence in coffee. I guess that as a result of this they have become the feathered poster child for coffee consumption. Well, “whoo?” am I to argue with that. Lol.

The patterned paper is Bellamy’s Patterns from Paper Rose as is main Owl image. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday (You’re Owlsome) and the coffee cup is from Waffle Flower.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2022 Day 6

Today’s card features a die of a food truck from Frantic Stamper. Food truck eating has become very popular and is in keeping with what seems lo be a trend to more casual living and dining. Anyway, in this card, I envisioned a winter hike in the mountains, but with the convenience of a coffee/hot chocolate truck to keep us warm. The background is from Paper Ros and is From Scene Backgrounds. The body of the food truck is from Bellamy’s Patterns, also from Paper Rose. The sentiment is from the Coffee Shop kit from My Favorite Things.

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter 2022 Day 5

Today I am featuring a card from a kit that I got from My Favorite Things. I loved this kit instantly and ordered it almost as instantly. Good thing too, as it sold out very quickly. This kit allowed me to combine my loves of coffee, cardmaking, and interior design altogether. The result is this little coffee shop with a sleek industrial design. So much fun to make.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2021 Day # 8 Card 2

This is likely my last card for the hop. I like to make ten cards and I have another idea or two that is rumbling around inside my head so maybe………………..

This card uses once again the Coffee bundle from Erin Lee Creative. I have not used even half of the available elements in it so far. I thought the smaller coffee cup stamp might look nice painted with metallic watercolours, and so I started with that. When looking for a background to place the finished piece on, I found a scroll die from Penny Black. From that, I remembered a sentiment on the Coffee Mug Sayings stamp set from Impression Obsession that would go perfectly with the scroll.

Here is the resultant card.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2021 Day # 8

For Day 8, I once again pulled out my Erin Lee Creative bundle. This time I used the image of the arms holding a cup of coffee. I envisioned two people meeting for coffee to discuss how to handle an emerging problem. Just changing the skin colour and the colour of the clothes disguises the fact that both images are the same.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2021 Day # 7

Today, I am working with one of the stencils in the Erin Lee Creative Coffee bundle. This was a super easy card to make. I made the steam dimensional by using Vicki Boutin’s Creativefx through the stencil. The patterned paper is Fresh Brewed from Honey Bee Stamps. The sentiment on the cup is from Rubbernecker and is called In the Washer. Embelli’s are Cafe au Lait from Studio Katia.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2021 Day # 6

For today’s card, I am using the Coffee House stamp and die from Colorado Craft Company. I have to say that I resisted buying this set, in the beginning, because I detest mice. I do, however, love Anita Jeram illustrations and so in the end, I bought it. The die set is amazingly intricate and cuts out and around the illustrations beautifully.

The stamp set seems to tell a whole story and so I decided to make the card a bit of a storyboard too!.


Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2021 Day # 5

For today’s card, I am once again pulling out my Coffee bundle from Erin Lee Creative. The patterned paper is from Daily Grind Colorplay. This was a quick card to make and turned out well.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/winter 2021 Day # 4

This past Saturday I attended a charity crop retreat to aid an animal rescue group. It was a ton of fun and it felt so nice to get out and mingle with like-minded people even if we still had to maintain masks and social distancing. Hey, that reminds me of something…………………when I was growing up a very common phrase people would use was, “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a six-foot pole”. Who knew that half a century later, we would actually need “virtual” six-foot poles to stay away from everyone else. Truth really is stranger than fiction.

Anyway, back to the topic of coffee and cardmaking, I made another card featuring the Paper Rose Background Scenes. I used the Tim Holtz Bear and his trusty Woodpecker friend. My eyes were quite bleary as it was late at night when I made the card. As a result, I think I lost the eyes and mouth pieces three times before I got the card together. When I did get it together though, it turned out to be quite cute.