Friday Focus – Coffee Cafe Bundle

Well after battling the coding on my blog this morning to get my sidebar to come back into position, as I noticed it disappeared to the bottom post section of my page, I am finally ready to get down to business! (I just love HTML coding…. insert sarcasm) The only good thing about this, is that I learn new things, mostly by trial and error, but at least I’m learning ūüôā

Now we can get to the fun stuff – stamping!

This weeks Friday Focus featured product is the Coffee Cafe bundle. ¬†Yes, you may recall I posted a card I created yesterday, but when there are so many awesome ideas for projects to create using this bundle, it’s hard to not share more of them.

First up are these great projects by Laura Kant. ¬†She created a fun gift bag and matching greeting card. ¬†Seriously… oh my word, these are great. ¬†Did you notice how she also combined the Everyday Jars Framelits into her bag design. ¬†There are two elements on her card that I absolutely love: The first being the colouring of the coffee cup. ¬†Talk about great shading with some simple watercolouring. The second, the way she ruffled up the ribbon

Next we have this gem from Lisa Pretto! This woman is incredible and so positive. I follow her on Instagram and not only do I enjoy her fantastic projects but the positive notes she posts. ¬†She truly inspires me and reminds me why stamping and sharing my passion is such a blessing in my life. ¬†Don’t you just love those transparent cup tops? I can’t wait to design my cups with the tops in Vellum cardstock like Lisa has done. ¬†It makes them look all the more real! I can see blizzards, Iced Caps, Ice Lattes, etc created using this style cup.

Finally, we have this perfect packaging by Karen Robinson. She created this sweet mini treat bags from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and added some simple decoration using the Corrugated Elements, 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon and of course the Coffee Cafe Bundle for the label. ¬†Wouldn’t it be fun to create coffee bean treat bags like this for your coffee loving friends? Fill them with a new coffee bean flavour for them to try out?

Share some love and be sure to leave a comment here for the projects these women have made!  They all did an amazing job.

Have a great weekend and check back often for more great inspiration.


Thumping Thursday – Thanks A Latte

Summer time gets so busy and with trying to take advantage of daylight to get things accomplished, other areas tend to suffer. You may have noticed that I am not posting quite as much lately and this is due to the fight to get into my stamp room. ¬†Needless to say, I didn’t want to miss Thumping Thursday, so I rushed up to the stamp room this morning before work and whipped up a quick card.

Now more often than not for the Thumping Thursday, I avoid using the Big Shot, as the focus is quick and easy cards. Today however the card is still quick and easy but we are using the Coffee Cafe bundle in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue to create this coffee card.

With the Coffee Cafe Bundle, Big Shot, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, Black Marker, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Soft Suede cardstock and ink and Whisper White cardstock, this card pulls together lickety split.

  • Cut your card base from Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ along length and fold in half.
  • Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Using your Basic Black Marker, draw a line around the cardfront, freehand (no ruler)
  • With the Coffee Cups Framelits, die cut your coffee cup and ‘sleeve’ using the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
  • Stamp the sentiment “Thanks A Latte” and die cut using the oval shape in the Coffee Cups Framelits Die set
  • Die cut your coffee cup lid from Soft Suede Cardstock
  • Using SNAIL Adhesive, attach the ‘sleeve’ to the die cut cup, attach the label over the sleeve
  • Attach the cup to the card front and adhere the lid over the top of the coffee cup.
  • Finally, using Stampin’ Dimensionals, pop up the card front and attach to the card base.

Not so scary creating a quick card using the Big Shot, right?<
Happy Stampin’!