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Friday, May 22, 2020


Hi'ya peeps,

It's time for the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I had to make a card for the first day. In between taking calls and fielding emails (my mgr is on PTO and I'm the "boss" today and next week), I managed to put together a card. Besides the blog hop, I'm posting to a few more challenges too. The sketch is based on  the current Mojo Monday sketch, and the colors come from the new As You See It challenge where Joanne has picked Daffodil Delight, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick and Soft Suede.

I've used mostly Paper Smooches goodies to make my card today.

To make my card front, I started with the Paper Smooches Essential Stencil houndstooth pattern and Daffodil Delight and Call Me Clover inks using blending brushes to make the design on the left side of the card. I stamped the two greetings from the PS Caffeinated set onto white card stock and cut them out with a Die-namics Circle die and a Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die. The to-go coffee cup is stamped with Memento black, colored with SU Soft Suede Blends markers and a light beige Copic and cut out with the corresponding die. The design on the cup is made using the same essential stencil, only the scalloped design. The coffee circle label is an image in the stamp set and is stamped with Lovely Lipstick and cut out with it's die. After glueing everything in place, I decided it needed a bit of embellishing. I remembered the PS Cozy Coffee dies had the little coffee beans. I cut 5 out of Soft Suede card stock and then added two layers of clear embossing powder over them for a nice and shinny look.

For the inside of my card, I again used the houndstooth stencil this time with Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick. The greeting comes from the PS Caffeinated Two set.

As I've said before, I don't drink coffee (I don't even like the smell) but I love to make these coffee themed cards. Go figure!

Happy Memorial Day holiday to all. Thanks for looking in,

Stamps: Paper Smooches Caffeinated and Caffeinated Two sets
Paper: SU Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Soft Suede and Concord & 9th white card stocks
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMark, SU Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick, Soft Suede, SU Soft Suede Blends markers and Copic E43 marker
Other: Paper Smooches Stencil, Die-namics and Spellbinders Circle dies, Paper Smooches Caffeinated set dies and Cozy Coffee dies, clear EP, heat tool, Misti, Gemini Jr, Diemensionals, liquid glue


  1. Great card. Fun image and layout.

  2. That sounds like a good latte. Cute sentiment.

  3. Well, you nailed these colors...and sketch as well! What a fun creation! Thanks for playing with our As You See It color challenge this week!

  4. Wow! Love the houndstooth stencil! What a great tool. I do love a good coffee myself and think your card is a lot of fun. Great layout. Thanks for joining in with us As You See It this week.

  5. What cute graphics to go along with a great cup of coffee! You made good use of all the challenge colours and those sentiments are so clever! Thanks for getting colourful with us at As You See It Challenges!

  6. What a perfect way to use this week's colours Colleen - such a shame you are not a coffee drinker but I'm sure you will find someone to send this to who will appreciate it! Thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It this week!

  7. Love this card Colleen! I love how you incorporated the colors.

  8. Oh, this is so pretty! Love that fabulous inside, too!


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