Thursday, March 17, 2016

Treat Yo' Self Coffee Card

It's time for the spring Coffee Loving Cardmaker Blog Hop! This is an extremely popular event and there are prizes to be won!
The colors were inspired by The Paper Players Challenge #286. I discovered I did not have Bermuda Bay cardstock or matching ink pad so used Tempting Turquoise as a substitute.

The front of the card base was stamped with the "steam" image then texture embossed with diagonal stripes. A scalloped heart and then a smaller classic heart were die cut and adhered. The scallops were decorated with white dots and a touch of the turquoise was added using Candy Dots. The coffee cup and lid were die cut. The cup sleeve was die cut and stamped with the sentiment and flowers. The cup was popped up with foam. The inside of the card was
lined with a panel of white cardstock stamped with the same flowers and the expression, "Life begins after coffee."

Take a look at the blogs for CLC and PP286!

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, dry embossing
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Ink: Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise
DSP: Pretty Petals 6" x 6" stack
Misc.: Candy Dots, Dimensionals foam, TIEF

Other Materials
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs "Coffee Talk" and "Coffee Cozy"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Spellbinders Scalloped and Classic Hearts; Lil' Inker Designs "Coffee Cozy"
Misc.: Uniball Signo Gel Pen (white)

51 comments:

  1. Too cute Melanie! Perfect design with this color scheme. Great die cuts too! :)

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  2. Melanie, I love the details on your heart! Your coffee card rocks!

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  3. What a fun card, Melanie! Enjoy your Friday and Happy Hopping!

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  4. The teal enamel dots on the heart make this card so well balanced! Love it!

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  5. Adorable card and the heart looks great

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  6. Such a darling card! Love the dots on the heart scallops.

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  7. Love that you used Lil' Inker stamps! :) Great card!

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  8. Beautiful card! Love the turquoise bling dots.

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  9. What a fun color scheme! That heart is so pretty and I love the subtle embossing! So happy you could play along in the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop! :)

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  10. Love the heart with the coffee cup. Great take on the challenge. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players.
    Jaydee

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  11. This is so much fun! Love the added enamel dots!

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  12. Love that you put the sentiment on the cozy. Cute card

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  13. Hey Mel...a great coffee card. Love the colors for the challenge and your sentiment is great.

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  14. How fun and lively! Beautiful scallop heart and sweet coffee cup. love the steam too!

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  15. Hearts and coffee...the perfect combination!

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  16. Oh, what a pretty card!! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration :)

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  17. love how you added the color with the little color dots.

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  18. Woo Hoo Melanie! You made it here! So happy to see you and LOVE your card!! Happy Hopping!

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  19. So cute. I'm an embossing folder junkie, so I love your background. Just started using those enamel dots and I'm a big fan!

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  20. Very cute. Love the enamel dots and I loved what the inside sentiment said.

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  21. SUPER design, LOVE your placement of the enamel embellishments!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity!

    I am your newest follower!

    I have a fun sugarpeas coffee stamp set giveaway on my blog, hope you pop by for a chance to win!!! GOODLUCK!
    http://wienerhoneymooners.blogspot.com/2016/03/coffee-loving-cardmakers-spring-hop.html

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  22. Beautiful card, love how the flowers frame the sentiment. Hugs Bev x

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  23. Very nice. Love the addition of the three blue dots. :)

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  24. Fabulous card! Love the sentiment and the great detail you've added!

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  25. Wonderful color combo - love the pops of turquoise.

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  26. Great card, and the bling on the heart is the perfect final touch!

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  27. Fun colors in your coffe card! Love it!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  28. I just love the card that you created for the Coffee Lovers Hop (Spring). Be sure to visit our blog and pick up your Free Brentwood Owl Digital Stamp! ( http://goo.gl/Hq0MAS ) Have a great day! - Jessica Lynn

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  29. Lovely card! Those colors are great together! I just became your newest follower and would be delighted if you returned the favor! My blog is http://carriescustomcards.blogspot.com

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  30. SWEET card Melanie :)
    LOVE your pretty colours and scalloped heart!!!

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  31. Love your big heart and that teal enamel on the big heart is add a cute element.. sweet coffee cup card ..thanks for sharing ..
    I know I am late at commenting but I want to say, my card is the last one #714 would be so happy if you like to visiting my one too :)
    and I would like to invite you to our (I and Lilian) new challenge blog it is here
    http://creativewithstampschallenge.blogspot.de/
    Happy Monday
    Hugs,
    Monika

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  32. Gorgeous, Melanie. You really did a wonderful job.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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