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Monday, May 28, 2018

All the Goodness of Life in A Cup

Happy Memorial Day,

I hope you are having a relaxing and meaningful day. Maybe spending it with friends and/or family. Me, I've been packing so I can head to the airport in a couple of hours. I'm working in Northern Arizona this week and I need to be at the customer site tomorrow morning, which means that I have to fly on the holiday. Poor me!

Yesterday I had a few hours in my craft room. Since I'll be gone until Friday afternoon, I wanted to get my card made for this week's Paper Players Challenge. LeAnne is hostess with a fun sketch challenge. I'm also linking this up to the 2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I pulled out a pretty old Taylored Expressions set called Let's Do Coffee to make my card.

I stamped the border coffee cups stamp using Dapper Denim ink onto the card base. The panel is a layer of MFT gingham patterned paper matted with a layer of Dapper Denim card stock. The images are stamped with memento tuxedo black and colored with Copics. I used some random white card stock instead of my usual X-Press It Blending and the Copics didn't blend well. Very disappointing, but I didn't want to re-do. After coloring, they were fussy cut and adhered to the gingham paper. The sentiment is from the same set. I masked off the lower part and stamped Coffee in Dapper Denim, then cut the circle. Then I masked off the Coffee and stamped the lower part on Dapper Denim card stock using VersaMark and heat embossed with white EP. Then, it's cut with a Die-namics Flag die. I added red, white and blue enamel hearts at the bottom of the circle for embellishment.

Here's the inside:

Again, all images are from the TE stamp set.

That's it from me for now. Enjoy your holiday and thanks for looking in!

Stamps: Let's Do Coffee set by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Neenah Desert Storm, SU Dapper Denim, & "random" white card stocks,  blue gingham patterned paper from MFT
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU Dapper Denim, VersaMark, SU Crumb Cake, SU Emerald Envy marker
Other: White EP, heat tool, Die-namics dies, mini-dimensionals, Gemini Jr, Misti, enamel hearts


  1. This is awesome inside and out, Colleen. I absolutely LOVE the sentiment, too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cute image. Great job coloring. It really stands out with the kraft colored base. Great job decorating the inside too.

  3. Cute card and image. Love the papers and coloring.

  4. What a beautiful and neat fussy cutting of the image, so pretty, love it!

  5. Such a wonderful card, love all your stamping AND the interior of your card too!

  6. So cute! What a great design... love that cute image and your coloring and even the inside is decorated awesomely... fantastic!

  7. How fun is this...love the coloring, the gingham and the background stamping, but I am QUITE impressed with your fussy cutting! Amazing!!! Thanks for using my sketch this week! Hope your work trip is going smoothly!

  8. What a happy card design. I love your image and you really did awesome fussy cutting of it too.

  9. Fabulous card, I cant believe all the work you have put into the design even the inside. Its just amazing and so beautifully put together and coloured. I love it.

  10. What a lovely card! Beautiful sentiment inside!!!

  11. So cute, Colleen! Love the gingham paper and your stamped background--expert coloring on the main image too. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  12. Colleen...hope you had a good work week! Your card is so much fun! Love the image and the sentiment! Great job! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!


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