Sunday, July 30, 2017

Coffee Cafe Bundle and Freshly Made Sketch Challenge

This weekend I'm playing along with the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge FMS298. I am featuring the new Coffee Cafe Bundle and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. 
Emboss resist technique: I stamped the sentiment with Versamark onto Whisper White cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. Next I sponged Soft Sky diagonally on the page, like the sketch. The Coffee Cups Framelits dies are sized to cut out the coffee cups on the Coffee Break DSP. I popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals. So cute!

Here's another emboss resist card that I cased from Juana Ambida. To create the lid, I stamped Whisper White Craft ink onto a window sheet and embossed with white embossing powder. I die cut the whip cream and placed behind the coordinating window sheet embossed outline.
The assorted coffee pots were hand cut from the DSP. I tried to case the gift packaging idea on page 30 of the Stampin' Up! catalog. I need the Lots of Labels Framelits. Instead I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
This card was cased from the catalog. Lots of layers going on! I added the new 1/4" Copper Trim.
Last, an embellished notebook for my coffee loving friend! You can purchase the Coffee Cafe Bundle and save 10%. It includes the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set plus the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies for $45.75 USD. The Coffee Break DSP includes 12 sheets of double sided 12" x 12" sheets for $11.00 USD. Just click HERE to shop with me and choose me as your demonstrator.
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Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment if you have any questions about the cards or techniques above.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Coffee Cafe Birthday Card

I cannot believe my son is turning 23! We both love Starbuck's so this Coffee Break Suite was the perfect assortment for a masculine birthday card. For the front of the card I used the Coffee Cafe Bundle which includes the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set and Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (pages 30 and 31). The bundles save 10%. It's coordinated with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. 
Inside, I created a gift card pocket and stamped the sentiment and numbers with the Number of Years stamp and cut the numbers out with the coordinating Large Numbers Framelits die. I love this DSP which looks like coffee stains. Thanks for stopping by!

Supply List:

  • Stamp Sets: Coffee Cafe, Number of Years
  • Colors & Ink:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
  • DSP: Coffee Break
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips
  • Big Shot: Large Numbers Framelits, Coffee Cups Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bonus Days are Back!

Ho, ho, ho! Stampin' Up's Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! Your will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks, and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, SU will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN)! Search my name in the demonstrator directory and click on this link to join for only $99:

Saturday, July 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop - July Step it Up

Welcome to our July Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who create a simple project and then a “stepped up” version on the first of every month.  We use current Stampin' Up! products in our designs. I'm so happy you stopped by.
Featuring . . . Wood Words and Jar of Love. To create this simple card, I used Soft Sky for the base and made a top fold card. The first layer is a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. The next layer is a piece of Watercolor Paper which I sponged with Soft Sky, spritzed with water and dried with my Heat Tool. The crate was cut out with the Wood Crate Framelits Die and I just cut off the front. You can save 10% when you purchase the Wood Words Bundle (145315) which includes the stamp and die. All of the flowers are created from the Jar of Love stamp and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits. I used Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzaz, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky for the flowers.
Here is the stepped up version. Whaaat? It looks the same? Well, it's a top fold card turned on it's side. But, that's not all! Check out the pop up goodness on the inside! It even folds flat to put in an envelope to mail. I had Stamper's Block all week. I recently read Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. She said, so what if someone has already done it - you haven't. So I went to Pinterest for some inspiration. I'd like to give a shout out to a few of my Pinterest favorites who inspired these cards: Lori Pinto, Paula Dobson and Rachel Wollard.
How's that for stepped up! This was not hard. Just assemble your crate and cut off the bottom. Decorate you crate with the flowers before you glue it into the card. When you are all done with your floral goodness, put the crate flush against the inside of the card at a 90 degree angle. Glue the left side of the crate to the left side of the card and glue the back to the right side of the card. When you close the card it will fold flat. Create the longer side fold style card so that the crate won't stick out when you fold it. I stamped the sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.
This is a photo of the card turned upside down so you can see inside the crate. I cut two strips of scrap paper 4 1/2" long and folded 1/2" in on each end as shown. Those two strips are attached inside the crate to glue your flowers and stems onto. Fold the pieces as shown so that they will fold flat with the movement of the crate when the card is closed.

As always, thank you for stopping by! We love comments too! To see what the other bloggers' stepped up cards look like, hop on over to See Julie Stamp by clicking below:
You can order any of the supplies to make this card directly from me by clicking on the order button on the right, or by visiting and choosing me as your demonstrator. Check out all of the new stamps and 23 new bundled sets! For a list of all of the bundles, which save you 10% just click HERE.

Supply List:

  • Stamp Sets: Wood Words, Jar of Love, Dragonfly Dreams
  • Colors & Ink:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzaz, Wild Wisabi and Early Espresso
  • Embellishments: Watercolor Paper, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Linen Thread
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Stamping Sponge, Stampin Spritzer
  • Big Shot: Everyday Jars Framelits, Wood Crate Framelits

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