I love the Leading Ladies series of stamp sets from Ellen Hutson. I could just imagine any one of the ladies relaxing while clutching her cup of coffee. I decided to adapt the Photo Lady to depict this in a card. Patterned paper is from Stampin Up and the sentiment from Technique Tuesday’s Sassy Coffee. Coffee beans are from Doodlebug and the stitched mat is from My Favorite Things..
Today’s card for the blog uses a Spellbinder’s die that I have used before in a post. I was thinking about how the farmers in South America get their coffee beans to market and that made me think of this die. I decided to use the Andes mountains as a backdrop courtesy of a Lawn Fawn die. Of course, because I am ridiculous, I decided to have the llama carrying ready to drink hot and cold coffees, rather than beans. Turned out rather well, I think.
Today’s card just turned out so cute, that I couldnt wait to post it. I had bought this Gnome image and sentiment stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps, just because it appealed to my sense of humour. I was thinking about how to make sure the card had a spring/summer feel when I thought of the Gnomes stamp. Sure enough one of the “Garden” gnomes is even holding a flower. When I finished the card, I thought it needed a little somethin somethin. Then I remembered these insanely cute “ice cubes” from My Favorite Things. The iced coffee is a Sprinkles from Doodlebug and the straws are from Jolee’s by You.
Today was one of those days where time was at a premium. Luckily, I saw a cable sweater embossing folder (Richard Garay) that I wanted to use. I wanted the centered cable pattern to be visible, so that dictated that the focal image be small. I decided to make a mug of hot chocolate with a die set from Stamplorations (giveaway prize in a previous bloghop) I wanted to dress it up just a little so I made the sugar cubes from Doodlebug’s Latte Love Sprinkles into marshmallows. I added Nuvo Glaze to the steam, teaspoon and cheeks on the cup. The sentiment is from Stampin Up Christmas Bliss stamp set.
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.
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.
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
Today’s card started with a desire to use the cute stitched frame die shown on the card. It is a Creative Expressions die that comes with a plethora of little dies to fill the frame windows. Mine has a garden theme, but they have a variety of themes and frame designs. I wanted to make a coffee card instead of a garden card, so I went on a stash search. Somewhat amazingly, I was able to find enough coffee die images to fill the frames.
When Sandra came down to visit me in Phoenix, she made two cards for me to put on the blog. I put one on the blog, but sent my laptop home in a car with a trunk that was bigger than a breadbox, before I got the second one published. I have a ToDo list that is about 30 items long right now, so I thought this was a good time to do a quick post with the other card.
Here it is:
Supplies: Doodlebug Cream & Sugar patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea stamp set, Cor’dinations cardstock,