Coffee and Kindness
If you know me or have followed my blog for any length of time, you probably know that I am a serious coffee lover. I love the smell, the taste, that warm feeling when you take the first sip, and the feeling as it glides down your throat and the morning fog lifts from your brain.
So – long story short. I love coffee, so I have bought almost every coffee stamp set Stampin’ Up!® has offered. The current coffee stamp set in the 2018-19 Occasions Catalog is Coffee Café, and the Coffee Cups Framelits coordinate with the stamps.
I wanted to create a fall card using the Coffee Café Stamp Set and Coffee Cups Framelits. I did not want to do a Pumpkin Spice card. Even though I love coffee, I do not care for flavored coffee. Just give me plain black coffee, preferably strong.
So here’s my Coffee Café card.
First, stamp the cup from Coffee Café in Early Espresso Classic Ink and die-cut with the Coffee Cups Framelits. Stamp the lid in Garden Green classic ink, then die-cut that.
Stamp a few leaves from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Pumpkin Pie. When I did this, the cup seemed a little bare, so I added some coffee beans from Coffee Café in Early Espresso (of course).
On the 3″ x 4″ Very Vanilla layer, stamp the greenery from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Garden Green and Granny Apple Green. Adhere the stamped coffee cup to the Very Vanilla layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To make the card base, score a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock at 5-1/2″. Then cut 3-1/4″ off the front of the card to form a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ layer. This becomes the mat for the stamped Very Vanilla layer.
On the 2-1/4″ flap that’s left on the front of the Pumpkin Pie card base, stamp coffee beans (from Coffee Café). Adhere a 5″ piece of Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon around a 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock, then adhere to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Adhere the coffee cup layer to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Be sure to only add dimensionals to the left edge of the layer so you don’t glue your card closed.
Finally – stamp the sentiment in Garden Green Classic Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock, then punch with the Everyday Label Punch. Adhere to the front of the card. Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock to the inside of the card. Stamp a few leaves from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Pumpkin Pie to the left side to add a little interest to the inside of the card.
This is a really fun card to make. It’s a fun fold, but you don’t lose any cardstock since you’re adding the part you cut off back onto the card. Give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!