This will be my last card for the Fall 2017 Bloghop. I am away today at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival located at the amazing Spruce Meadows Show Jumping facility. When you first walk in, there is definitely an aroma of horses, but I prefer to think of it as a giant “scratch ‘n’ sniff” sticker, and the disconnect between the equestrian facility the scrapbook carnival is soon forgotten. I am careful not to drop any brown embellishments on the floor though (Just kidding it is as clean as a whistle in the building)!
Anyway back to the card for today.
Today I made a very quick coffee card for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.
I had this cute little three dimensional coffee bar sticker that I decided to use as it matched so well with the coffee ring paper from Stampin Up that I wanted to use somehow. Got in the fall theme with the accent of orange and a pumpkin.
The card I ended up with today bears no resemblance to the one I was going to make. Changed the paper, changed the dies, changed the colour scheme and even eliminated the stamp I was going to use. It may not be gone forever, but it needs to “marinate” for awhile, I guess. In the meantime, the card below evolved and it turned out quite well.
I will leave it to you, dear readers, to decide whether the “Love Ya” refers to each other or to a narcissistic love of pumpkin spice coffee.
Some days are just better than others, aren’t they? So far, this day has been a great one. First of all, I found out that I won a stamp set from The Ton stamps during their latest release giveaway. Double, Double, Quadruple Yahoo about that! Secondly, I finished preparing for a Scrapbook retreat that I am going to this weekend. Usually going to a retreat entails packing in haste, and then lamenting that the perfect item for what I am working on, is in my stash at home. “Not this time”………….she says proudly. This time I have made up about 10 homemade kits in preparation. Everything I need for each double page layout is tucked into a 12X12 zip lock bag. Some assembly required, of course, and some blank spaces to be filled with items from the shopping frenzy that is part of the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival, but generally they are “Good to Go” and I won’t be stymied from completing quite a few pages.
The last good thing that has happened so far (hopefully more to come :-)), is that I got another coffee card made for the bloghop. It is a set that I didn’t have for the last bloghop, so it is always fun to see what can be done with it.
There is no mistaking the fall theme in this one:
Today’s card piggybacks on the home decor trend of using pallets for wall decoration. They usually include some “bon mots” on them and so I did the same on my pallet card. Home decor pallets also have a lot of dimension to them and I created the same on my card by using wooden pieces and felt leaves. I think it turned out well.
Today is the last day of the blog hop. I recently got this sentiment stamp which pretty much sums up how I cope with life. The ants not only convey summer, but the inevitability of problems that either need to be dealt with or endured. That’s life, folks!
Supplies: Verses Lots of Laughs stamp, Doodlebug Picnic Ants stickers, Simon Says stamp coffee die and Adult Beverages die set, Paperhouse At the Vinyard patterned paper, Reverse Confetti All Framed up die, Lawn Fawn Make me smile die, Alideco washi tape, My Favorite things Abstract Art stamp set, Hero Arts Painted circle stamp,Simon Says stamp card base and Scor tape.
I thought I was finished making cards for this blog hop, but wouldn’t you know………..another idea popped into my head and just wouldn’t leave. Mercifully, the card came together much as it looked in my head with no real hitches.
I started thinking about a coffee card.. card (?) for three reasons. First of all I am going on a cruise and was in the process of pre-ordering a coffee card so I would not have to drink the swill that they offer in most ship buffets. Secondly I was thinking about turning several of the coffee cards I have made into gift card holders just to use them up sometime in my lifetime. And finally, I had just gotten the Flip Up dies from Lawn Fawn’s latest release and wanted to take them for a test drive.
It took three photographs to show all the ways this card works. Take a look:
Inside the Inside:
Supplies: Memory Box Window Quad die, Woodgrain cardstock Paper and More, Doodlebug patterned paper, Feed Your Craft Flair buttons, Lawn Fawn Lift the Flap die, Lawn Fawn Push here stamp set, Impression Obsession Adirondack Chair and Flipflops. Worldwin cardstock, Mystery washi tape, Simon Says stamp card base and Scor tape.
Like many others, I am guilty of buying copious amounts of washi tape that never gets used other than to hold down my dies as they go through my Bigshot. It wouldn’t be so bad if I would immediately recognize that this is the ultimate fate of my washi tape and use it for this purpose immediately. Oh no, not me. I wait until it is half dried up, sticks to inself, and comes off the roll in ripped little strips and only then do I decide to use it for this purpose. Now that is the new definition of insanity my friends. So why am I telling you this? It is because the washi tape I used on today’s card is the exception to the rule. I not only love this washi tape, but also have used it on real cards several times. I actually hoard it, if the truth be known and would never use it for the lowly job of holding down my dies.
This card is simple and came together in minutes. It uses a sticker in the Reminisce collection kit Coffee and Tea that describes me to a “tea” (or coffee rather).
Supplies: Reminisce Coffee and Tea Collction kit, Alideco washi tape, Sizzix embossing folder, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die set, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.
Today’s card is a shout out to Stamplorations. In the last Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I won all the dies used in this card except for the Wonky Stitched frame which is from Reverse Confetti. So once again, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Supplies: Dies Cutplorations, Reverse Confetti All Framed Up die, Reminisce Coffee and Tea patterned paper, Authentique patterned paper, Stampin Up corrugated cardstock, Scotch foam tape, Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.
All I can say is OMG! This little project is the epitome of summer and coffee. It was easy to make thanks to Papertrey Ink’s Market Street kit, and the paper and washi tape from Doodlebug was a match made in heaven. The icing on the cake is the coffee bean hubcaps on the cart, that are from Eyelet Outlet.
I filled the cart with loose coffee beans for the picture, but this would be a great gift filled with a couple of Tassimo or Keurig cups as well. This is my second post today as it is just too dang cute to wait until tomorrow.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Market Street kit, Doodlebug Cream and Sugar patterned paper, Doodlebug washi tape, Stamploration Iced Coffee die, Eyelet Outlet coffee bean brads, Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, Recollections brads, Pico Wedding dress Embellisher and Scor tape