I had a chance to create a card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017 and I’m so excited to share it with you! Truthfully, I thought about this Merry Café stamp set (and coordinating dies) as soon as the hop went live.
I let the dies do a lot of the work here and simply rolled out the coffee cup with my Big Shot. I stamped the little berry images on the cup and added a fun red sleeve out of some designer paper. I stamped the little sentiment and created a tag for the cup to tie on with some Linen Thread.
I used the wood grain print from Coffee Break DSP and the tree print from Be Merry DSP. These two sets are totally meant to work together which makes creating so easy. And this is the perfect holiday card for any coffee loving friend.
Super quick post today. Just wanted to pop in with this fun little extra. I’ll be back later this week with a couple more projects. Until then, have a great day! And don’t forget to hop over to the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. There is so much inspiration and a chance to win stuff too! See you soon.
Stamp: Merry Café (SU); Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Early Espresso (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), Coffee Break DSP (SU); Ink: Early Espresso (SU); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (SU), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Linen Thread (SU)
Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop! Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things. Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy! If you hopped over from the amazing Marisa Gunn, welcome to the next stop. For November, we are all working with a sketch. And you know I cannot resist a sketch!!
I thought the sketch was a perfect one to show off this fun coffee cup set from Stampin’ Up. It is called Merry Café and it can be found in the Holiday Catalog. It is a sister set to the Coffee Café set from the main catalog and the dies from that set are used for both. Fabulous! I chose to do a quick watercolor on the cup using Soft Sky ink after stamping the cup, sentiments and snowflakes in Versafine Ink. You want to make sure you use a water safe ink when you stamp. After cutting them with the framelits and the Big Shot, I just popped them up on Dimensionals for the image panel. To keep with the sketch, I added a strip of Soft Sky card stock along the side for a simple extra border that is a great way to use scraps. The patterned paper for the crossing panel is from the Coffee Break DSP pack and I love those subtle chevrons. I added some white cotton ribbon (SU ret) across the panel and tied it with some White Baker’s Twine. Finally, I pulled some of the sequins from the October Paper Pumpkin kit as a finishing touch. This card hits the sweet spot for this time of year for me. Quick, cute and easy to duplicate! I hope you enjoy it too!
Now I am really, REALLY excited to tell you that our Fancy Team has grown a bit. Our new members will be introducing themselves over the next few months but I get the extraordinary pleasure of sending you over to one of my favorite stampers. As an Artisan in 2011, Jennifer Picard has been one of my crafty heroes for a long time. Truth be told, I’m a little star struck! I know you will love her work as much as I do so hop right over to see what she has created.
Stamp: Merry Café (SU); Ink: Versafine Onyx Back; Paper: Fabriano Extra White Watercolor Paper, Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories: Paper Pumpkin October Sequins, Big Shot, Coffee Cups Framelits (SU), White Baker’s Twine (SU), White Cotton Ribbon (SU ret)
Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop! Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things. Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy! If you hopped over from the incredible Allison Okamitsu, welcome to the next stop. For September, we have created 3D Holiday Projects. And oh, what inspiration awaits you!
I have to admit that I don’t make a lot of “alternate” projects with my monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription because I usually love them exactly as they are! And I did love the one we got for September for sure. But I saw an opportunity to show you something else with more of a Christmas flair if you decided to use all those leaves on other projects. This pillow box has the most lovely swirl detail that really lends itself to any occasion. Using my Flourish Thinlits, I cut flowers, leaves and berries from watercolor paper. Then, with an aqua painter, I quickly added Real Red to the flowers, Garden Green to the leaves and left the berries white. Super fast but the watercolor look is a little softer than having used the dies on card stock (but you could totally do that to save a step!). I cut the bottom set of leaves off of each stem to make them more proportional to the flow and then took the berry stem and cut it apart to give me two berry sets from one die cut. I put a Mini Dimensional under the center of the flower (the perfect size!) and attached the second flower to the top one. Then I used Glue Dots to attack the rest behind the center of the flowers. Using a Basic Pearl that was colored with a Copic Marker, I added a center that covered all that was underneath.
Next, I stamped the sentiment from Merry Café onto some more watercolor paper (to ensure a color match) and then cut it out with the oval die from the Coffee Cups Framelits. I set it up for the sentiment to sit a little low in the oval to allow room to cut a little hole with my 1/8″ Circle Punch to create a tag. Cute, right? I wrapped the box with Linen Thread and tied on the tag. I used some glue to attach the floral spray to the box (to make sure it stayed put!).
Those of you who know me, know that 3D projects are not my go-to thing. But Paper Pumpkin elements make it easy to look like a real pro! Don’t be afraid to think outside the, well, box on those! I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. Next up is my friend, the always amazing Jeanna Bohanon.
Stamp: Merry Café (SU); Ink: Real Red, Garden Green; Paper: Canson Watercolor; Accessories: Paper Pumpkin September, Multi Matte Medium (as glue for the floral spray), Big Shot, Coffee Cups Framelits (SU), Linen Thread, 1/8″ Circle Punch
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