A little know fact about me – I didn’t drink coffee before I met my now husband five years ago. He took me to Dunn’s Brothers after our first dinner date and introduced me to the tantalizing flavor of a Vanilla Caramel Latte. Today I would not say that I am a daily coffee drinker – it is a very rare occasion that I even enjoy a cup of joe – but this is one of the lines of beverages that my husband offers as a broker so it is part of my every day in some form or fashion.
When the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog was released and included an entire product suite incorporating coffee cups, I immediately added it to my wish list. However, if you ever saw my wish list you would realize it was a virtual lost forest among the trees item. Therefore, I was over the moon when the Coffee Cups framelits dies were part of the recent Online Extravaganza so of course I ordered them.
I wanted to use these framelits in the design of today’s project that I wanted to be Christmas-themed, but I did not have the coordinating stamp sets from both the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog. I had ordered one of the holiday stamps sets that were also part of the Online Extravaganza and an idea struck. Here is the result:
Now if I hadn’t told you that this stamp set was not intended to be used with these framelits would you have been able to tell? And what goes better with coffee than endless pastries and cookies? Can you say MFEO (made for each other)?
Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:
Note: The Gold Ribbon is on the Year-End Sales Event list. I have contacted my vendor about the link not showing the sales price, which is $4.00.
Here are some tips and tricks for this card design:
- Stamp the “peace love and joy” stamp in Real Red on a piece of the Merry Music Specialty DSP (be sure that you stamp it up high enough to give you room to cut it out with the framelit). (NOTE: This stamp does not give a perfect impression. I used a Blender Pen and the lid of my Real Red ink pad and carefully colored in the lighter areas to add emphasis to the words in the stamp.)
- Using the largest coffee cup die, cut out the stamped greeting as well as a cup and a lid from Very Vanilla cardstock.
- Using the same coffee cup die, flip over the stamped piece and mark about 1/8″ from the top and bottom and trim off with paper snips. Be sure to use the framelit as a pattern so that you retain the cup’s curve at the bottom and maintain a straight cut at the top.
- Using snail, attached the stamped piece to the front of the Very Vanilla cup offsetting at the bottom so that the Very Vanilla shows underneath the stamped piece of DSP.
- Attach the lid to the top of the cup (I used liquid glue; however, be careful as your ink may smear). Set aside.
- Take one of the large Metallic Foil Doilies and cut it in half. Attach it the to back of the 1.00″ x 4.00″ strip of Christmas Around the World DSP. Attach strip to front of larger piece of Christmas Around the World DSP (approximately 4.00″ x 5.25″) that has been attached to a Real Red cardstock mat (1/8 larger on each side).
- Add your ribbon/bow.
- Attached panel to card base using dimensionals.
- Attach coffee cup to card front using dimensionals.
If you have any other questions regarding the design of this card or how you can order these products to make a card just like this one for yourself, do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for stopping by today. I h0pe you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.