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Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Summer 2017 Day 8

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.

 

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Summer 2017 Day 7

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:

The Front:

 

The Inside:

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Summer 2017 Day 6

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.

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Summer 2017 Blog Hop

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.

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Summer 2017 Day 4

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

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Summer 2017 Day 4

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.

 

 

Coffee Lovers Summer 2017 Bloghop Day 2

Today’s card came from an experiment that just worked out.  I had recently bought Deco Foil transfer gel based on a video from Jennifer McGuire.  She demonstrated a dimensional foiling technique that looked interesting and I wanted to try it out.  I admit that I was skeptical, as I had never been happy with any foiling technique except toner ink with a laminator.   I was very happy with the resulting dimensional background and I wanted to turn it into a card.   It ended up being a coffee card as my My Favorite Things Dienamics coffee die set happened to be sitting on my desk.

Supplies:  Dienamics Tea Party die set, Hero Arts Diamond stencil, Decofoil Transfer Gel, Rainbow Decofoil, DCWV foiled cardstock, WeRMemory Keepers Words dies, Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle die, Copic X-pressit cardstock, Simon Says Stamp cardbase and Scor tape.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Summer 2017

Where does the time go?  When the Summer 2017 Bloghop was announced, it seemed so far away.  Now I look and there is already 169 cards linked up on the bloghop started this morning.

So much for my intention to start making coffee cards a few days early.  I did do something in anticipation of the bloghop.  I looked through my stash and gathered up everything that was solidly coffee themed and put it in one storage box.  I am hoping this prevents every storage box I own from being scattered all over the floor in the craft room.

Today’s card is a simple one layer card.  When I saw this bunny from Honey Bee stamps, I decided he really looked like he needed a coffee to get him going.  The bright colours of the rug and cup have a summer feel.

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Supplies:  Honey Bee Blah Bunny stamp set, Heidi Swapp woodgrain background stamp,  Inky Antics Coffee Time sentiment stamp, Copic markers, Simon Says Stamp cardbase and Scor tape.

Last Day Coffee Lovers Bloghop

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.

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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.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 7

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.

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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

 

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