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:
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.
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.
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.
I did mention that the wonderful Buongiorno Italiano from Ciao Bella would be back before the Coffee Lovers Bloghop was over, but even I didn’t expect it to be teamed up with Lawn Fawn and Honey Bee stamps.
I always thought the Blah Bunny from Honey Bee stamps looked like she needed a jolt of coffee to improve her disposition. You can see the “change” in her attitude via the Picture Changer die from Lawn Fawn.
This card was so much fun to make it even changed my mood for the better! Enjoy!
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.
Funny isn’t it, As much as I struggled yesterday to get a presentable card to post, today’s card was easy peasy! It is not the most brilliant and certainly not the most complicated card, but I liked how it turned out. The holographic paper just reminds me of how that first cup of coffee in the morning, just makes me light up and get after the day.
Supplies: Hampton Arts sentiment stamp, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, Simon Says Stamp Coffee Cup and Adult Beverages dies, DCWV Holographic and Foil paper, Nuvo Drops in clear, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.
I am hopping with joy today as I am one of the Flash Prize winners in the Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I was lucky enough to win a die set from Stamplorations. I think it has a coffee theme so I will have something new with which to make a card for the next Coffee Lovers Bloghop. How cool is that?
Sadly though, my creativity was equal and opposite to my level of joy at winning. Seriously, the recycle bin is overflowing with cast offs. I wanted to do a card using inspiration from a card that Kathy Racoosin did on her 30 Day Challenge today. I wanted to take her idea of mixing a coloured and a identical but neutral pattern together on a card, but at the same time make it a shaker card as well. Several tries later, I finally came up with this card.
Supplies: Jillibean Soup cardbase and shaker element, Papertrey Ink Doodle Feather coloring sheets, Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, Doodlebug sequins, Simon Says Stamp sentiment stamp, Nuvo drops, Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies