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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Coffee With Friends

Hello and happy Saturday,

For some reason I was awake really early this morning and just could not get back to sleep so I got up around 5:15 am, I think it was. By 8:00 I had two loads of laundry done and also had gone to the grocery store. I guess it's all good because now I have all day to craft, LOL.

I made a couple of cards last night after dinner. Knowing it was day one of Kathy Rac's 30 Day Coloring Challenge, I wanted to make something to play along. Because of work and work travel, I rarely am able to do the entire 30 days. Day one this time is stencils. I have some Concord & 9th Turnabout Stencils that are super fun to use, so I pulled them out and made my cards.

This first one also uses Jen M's sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge, although I elected to go with a standard card rather than square. This is pretty simple. Using the stencil with four different shades of SU green ink pads, I made the background. The focal image is from the new coffee themed turnabout set also by Concord & 9th because I wanted to make a card for the Fall Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop.

For the inside of the card, I used the turnabout stamp from the coffee set along with some of the other set images.

I'll post the second stencil card in another post. I always forget how fun it is to use stencils and how easy now that I have a set of blending brushes.

Have a super great weekend and thanks for looking in,

Stamps: Coffee Blend Turnabout set by Concord & 9th
Paper: X-Press It Blending card stock and SU Mossy Meadow card stock
Ink: SU shades of green ink, SU Poppy Parade, Hero Cup O' Joe
Other: Concord & 9th Joyful Tiles Turnabout Stencil, Misti, C&9th Coffee Blend dies, SU Corrugated EF, TE Scalloped Border die, SU Baker's Twine, Gemini Jr, dimensionals


  1. I love the traditional red and green on this, and I love that you finished the inside too!

  2. Wonderful Christmas colors on the card for the hop. The cup is cool with the sentiment too. Great inside too.

  3. wonderful card!
    Hello from Coffee lovers hop!

  4. Great card! Love the images inside and out! Thanks for hopping along with us!!!

  5. Always fun to have extra crafting time because you have been productive early in the day! Love the shades of green you have used. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. I love the pop of red on that fun green background - and I love how you carried it all to the inside! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  7. I love the colors on your card and that you finished the inside too. I usually finish my inside when I'm ready to send it. Cute stamp sets.

  8. Love your coffee with friends saying, and cute colors! Beautiful card!

  9. I love the sentiment, it makes your card so friendly, it makes me wanting to share a cup of coffee with you. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  10. Very pretty, I love the lightly done stamping on the inside.


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