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Coffee, Anyone?

As soon as I saw the new catalog, I was smitten by the new Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  Those are just my colors with the browns and greens and a little blue added in.  I just love it.  Sometimes you want to cover your card in pretty patterned paper.  It's hard to do that for a class if you have a lot of people coming unless you buy several packs.  That's why I chose to stamp the background for this card.

Coffee Cafe class card

This background looks very similar to the one in the Coffee Break package, but it was stamped using the Timeless Textures stamp set.  The cup stains and the dots were stamped in Early Express and in Soft Suede to resemble the patterned paper.  It's stamped on a card base of Thick Whisper White cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded.

  • The two banners are cut from the Coffee Break paper.  They measure 1 1/4 x 4 1/4.  Notch them with the Triple Banner Punch.  Angle them on your card and then cut the ends to fit the card base.
  • The cup is stamped on Whisper White card stock in Early Espresso.  The lid and beans are also in Early Espresso.  Cut them all out with the Coffee Cups Framelits.  The sleeve on the cup is cut from Crumb Cake card stock.  The framelit cuts the shape and adds the embossing at the same time!
  • The heart is stamped in Versamark on Garden Green card stock.  Cover in white embossing powder and melt with the Heat Tool.  The heart is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  Cut it out with the coordinating framelit in the Support Ribbon Framelits.  Adhere the heart with dimensionals.
  • Adhere the coffee cups with dimensionals.

Coffee Cafe Class card inside

The inside of the card uses more of the Timeless Textures coffee stains and the sentiment from Coffee Cafe.

We'll be making this card in my August classes.  I think it's really cute.

Coffee Cafe

I never drank coffee until after I retired.  Now I see what I was missing all those years. I love my coffee in the morning!  I'm still not a fancy coffee drinker.  I wouldn't know what to order in a Starbucks.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will try this card.  It's pretty easy.  I'm sure you know a coffee drinker who would love to receive this card!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #466

Today on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, we have a sketch.

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Here is my take on the sketch.

CCMC #466 Oh  So Eclectic

I did add a few extra leaves.  I just couldn't stop myself.  My card features the Oh, So Eclectic bundle.  It has become one of my favorites.

  • The card base is Basic Black card stock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, and folded in half.
  • The black and white patterned paper comes from the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  It measures 4 x 5 1/4.
  • The strip of Fresh Fig patterned paper across the card measures 3/4 x 4 1/4 and is from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.
  • The olive diagonal stripe paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  It measures 3 x 4.  There is a thin Old Olive stripe on the left side measuring 3/4 x 4.  I stamped it randomly with the leaf stamp from Oh, So Eclectic.  Overlap the designer paper until just a little is showing.
  • The flowers are part of the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  Cut them out of Whisper White card stock and then cut around the flowers using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Punch two circles from the fig paper from Eastern Palace Specialty using the 1 3/4 inch circle punch.  Adhere the flowers using dimensionals.  You'll have to cut those to fit in small spaces.

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  • Stamp the leaves in Old Olive on matching card stock three times, cut out with the thinlits and place on the card.  I did use dimensionals on a few of the leaves to make them stand out.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Archival Basic Black ink.  It's from Oh, So Eclectic.

CCMC466 inside

The sentiment inside the card is from Oh, So Eclectic.  Add a flower, this time cutting around the outside of it, from the fig patterned paper and another leaf.

CCMC #466

Don't you just love the flowers on the front of this card!  So pretty!  I don't know why I love the look of black and white, but I do.  The Old Olive and Fresh Fig add the perfect contrast!

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Love the Flower from the Support Ribbon Framelits

It's so much fun to take part in swaps from stamping groups.  Recently, the NC Demo Group had a 2" swap.  That may sound a little crazy, but it's a great way to showcase bits of different products for my customers.  Our swap had a few rules of course.  We were to try to use new product and use the new 2017-2019 In Colors only.  Here is my square.

Support Ribbon Framelits 2 inch square

I used a base of Fresh Fig measuring 2 inches square.  The patterned paper is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I used a piece of the Lemon Lime Twist measuring 1 7/8 inches square.  Next, cut the flower from the Support Ribbon Framelits from Fresh Fig.  Two leaves are cut from Tranquil Tide.  A Clear Faceted Gem is placed in the center of the flower.  Add in three rhinestones to complete the square.

I made several extras of these squares.  While waiting to get all my traded squares from others in the mail, I decided to try a couple projects with my squares.  After all, you might be wondering what can be done with these, right?

Support ribbon square on a note card

So, here is my first project.  The square is on one of the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes found on page 195 of the annual catalog.  I just love the note cards.  They are a great value, too.  The word courage is from the coordinating stamp set called Ribbon of Courage stamped in Fresh Fig.  Add some of the Fresh Florals designer paper by tracing around the flap of the envelope, cut, and adhere.  It's makes a cute little set, doesn't it?

Support Ribbon card

Here's my next project.  This is a standard A2 card.  The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  Fold.  The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  Add a strip of the Fresh Florals cut 1 x 5 1/4.  Adhere the two squares.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Beautiful Bouquet.

Support Ribbon projects

I just love our new In Colors.  I used Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, and Fresh Fig.  I love how these projects came together, too.

In my next post, I'll be sharing my project with all of the squares.  I want to thank Tamra Davis for getting this swap together.  I just love getting happy mail!  See you next time!  If you see any supplies you would like to have I'd love to have you buy them from me.  I hope that doesn't sound shameless!

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Tranquil Tulips is the Best Set Ever!

If you look at Stampin' Up! on Pinterest, you have seen some of the beautiful cards made with the Tranquil Tulips stamp set.  I just don't know what to say.  It kind of makes my heart do a little flip.  There could be a few of you that have not been able to find this set in the catalog.  That's because it is one the the Host sets in the back of the book.  Tranquil Tide is on page 223.  You can get it for $10 in Host Rewards.  That means you need an order of $150 or more before shipping and tax to earn it.  Here's the card I made.

Tranquil Tulips  vanilla note card

This card was made using the new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes.  It looks so rich.  I made a stack of these.  They will be used to send to my Shut-Ins at church and for Thank You cards for friends and customers.  This card was so easy to make.  The stamps do all of the work.

  • The stripe down the side is from the stamp set Butterfly Basics.  It's been around for a few years.  It's so pretty.  Stamp this is Basic Black Archival Ink.
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set Blooms & Wishes, also in Archival Black.
  • The leaves and stems are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.  The tulips are stamped in Berry Burst.  There really is no trick to this.  It's a two stamp process.  Stamp the background stamp and then stamp the more detailed one on top.  It's really as simple as that.  As I said, the stamps do all the work.  Finish off the flower with the center of the flower.  I stamped this in Archival Black, too.
  • For the smaller flower, stamp the stems in Tranquil Tide.  The flower is stamped in Fresh Fig.  It is also a two stamp process.  Stamp the background and then stamp the detailed stamp on top.
  • Now to finish the card, add some black speckles.  Just take the large end of the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and flick it against the lid toward your paper.

Tranquil Tulip Thanks inside

Here's the inside of the card.  I just added a little flower near the bottom.  The sentiment here is from the stamp set Just Add Text.  

You can see this card would fit any occasion.  I so love that all you have to do is stamp, stamp, stamp.  It's what we love.  I've already addressed and mailed most of my cards.  This is what I have left.  I just might need to make some more!

Tranquil Tulips Thanks group

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge # 465

Hello, again!  Once again, it's the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge. Our challenge today is to use the colors Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, and Peekaboo Peach.


And, here is my card for this week's challenge.

CCMC #465

I chose today to have a mostly Whisper White background and a little color.  To make that white stand out a little more, I used the brand new 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Ruffled.  I did spritz my card stock with water before running the folder through the Big Shot.  Of course it will need to dry.  I recommend Fast Fuse to adhere it to the card stock.  Here are the rest of the details.

  • The card base is Night of Navy 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  Use the Ruffled embossing folder.
  • The May Flowers Framelits Dies were used to cut out the large navy flower and the green leaves.
  • The Flourish Thinlits Dies were used to cut out the peach flowers.
  • Adhere the flowers and use a Gold Faceted Gem in the middle of the navy flower.
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set Happy Birthday, Gorgeous.  Stamp on a piece of scrap Whisper White in Tranquil Tide.  Punch it out with the Classic Label Punch.  Add dimensionals.  Wrap some Gold Metallic Thread around your fingers (I used two), slide off and attach to the dimensionals.  I actually did this two times to cover the length of the tag.

Inside of CCMC #465

Here's the inside of the card.  Just add another leaf and small flower.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Garden in Bloom, stamped in Tranquil Tide.


There you go.  Quick and simple.  That is the first time I've used that large flower die from May Flowers.  It won't be the last.  Isn't it beautiful!  This card could be used for any occasion.  I hope you'll make one!

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