Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Coffee

Today's card satisfied the requirements of four challenges including the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Challenge Blog Hop.

First, my card has been posted at Try Stampin' on Tuesdays #387, which has an optional theme (use embossing) along with the required sketch challenge.

Next, I posted my card at Double Trouble #16. To include required elements and options, I used a winter theme, included snowflakes, added a coffee element and posted my card to the Three Amigos Challenge #21, which requires embossing on a holiday card.

Onto a white card base, a panel of green cardstock was adhered and then a panel of Kraft paper patterned with snowflakes. A strip of white cardstock was embossed with coffee beans and lightly sponged. The embossed strip was backed with coordinating green cardstock. The image was stamped, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut and then adhered using pop-up foam tape. The frothy topping was created by using a fake snow product. Gems from my stash and a computer-generated sentiment completed the card front. The inside of the card was decorated with the coordinating paper and stamped with a Christmas sentiment.

Please visit these fabulous challenge blogs for some paper crafting fun! Here they are again:

Stamps: computer-generated sentiment on front; Stampendous "Merry Little Christmas" (inside sentiment); Pink & Main "Mermazing Coffee" (mug)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Alcohol Markers; Stampin' Up! Soft Suede
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Garden Green
Paper: Echo Park "Celebrate Christmas" Collection
Embossing Folder: Elizabeth Craft (coffee beans)
Misc.: Aleene's True Snow, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape), gems from stash


  1. That mug is so cheerful and festive, Melanie! It really pops against the Kraft!

  2. I love the colored snowflakes on your Kraft background. The handle on your mug reminds me a mermaid tail. I must invest in some coffee stamps so I can play along...the coffee blog always looks like so much fun!

  3. Such a pretty card Melanie! Love the little mug filled with something yummy for the holidays, your designer papers on the background are perfect too. Great card! :)

  4. Wonderful coffee design and so very festive looking.

  5. Such a wonderfully festive Christmas Coffee card!

  6. Lovely design and great card for the holiday season!

  7. I love your card, and I really love your blog name.

  8. What a fantastic way to use that Mermazing cup.. I knew it as soon as I saw it! Beautiful card!