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Life Happens, Coffee Helps

If you’re a coffee lover like me, I’m sure you will appreciate this card, “Life Happens, Coffee Helps”.  It sure does.  I know I like at least one good size serving each morning to help me move on my way.

Stampin’ Up! continually offers the latest and greatest in products available on the market while making it easy to coordinate. This helps take the guess work out of what will work and what won’t.  To top that off, with the line up of coordinating dies and stamp sets, you can quickly cut out fun images and embellishments to adorn your mini works of art.

For instance, take this fun coffee card.  There are several elements that pull this coffee lovers card together:

  • stamped image
  • die cut image
  • corrugated heart
  • designer paper
  • ribbon

By adding a touch of stamping to your envelope, you can quickly coordinate your project into a gift set.

Using your standard SNAIL Adhesive to attach your elements together and Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the coffee cup to add some depth, this card pulls together quickly.

Have fun with your projects and try new things.  Even if they don’t turn out quite how you planned, it will help you step out of your comfort zone to potentially discover new techniques that you do love.


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.