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Hi! Fun Coffee Card

I do love the Coffee Cafe bundle and enjoy creating fun cards with it. Not only do we have the stamps and framelits but the cute corrugated tags as well.

I had to join the craze of creating a cup with a lid used on Iced Caps. Since I’m not a Starbucks person and do not understand how you order drinks from them, I won’t even hazard to guess at what name product would be put in this style cup!

You may wonder how I managed to cut such a perfectly rectangular straw – good question :). It is one of the framelits in the Coffee Cups Framelits die set.  Makes for quick and easy straws.

I do like clean and simple cards as I know when I first began stamping, I was overwhelmed and looked for designs that were easy to copy.  

While this card does have a bit of die cutting with the Coffee Cafe bundle and the Stitched Shapes Framelits, the rest of the card is quite simple in the layers and a touch of embellishments to pull the card together. The designer series paper is the Coffee Break DSP, then those cute Corrugated Elements, the lovely Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, some Linen Thread and of course Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the ‘HI’.

Remember when you see a card you like but don’t have all the same products on hand, substitute for items you do have in your stash that coordinate. (or you can always hop on over to my store and place an order for these awesome items!) ūüôā



Eclipse Anniversary Card

You may be thinking, that the eclipse occurred a few months ago, so why would I be creating a card for it now.  Well, I’m not.  Eclipse is a technique in card making where letters/numbers or an image is raised up in the imagery.

Our local jewelry store has celebrated 50 years in business, so what better way to help them celebrate than by creating an extra special card for them.  This was my very first attempt at an eclipse card and I must say that I am very pleased with the final result.

I used the Hostess exclusive stamp set Tranquil Tulips to stamp my card front.  Next I used the die set Large Numbers to cut out the letters 5 and 0. With this technique you must remember to keep the centre bits from the die cut.  

I layered my die cut card front on a Basic Black matte.  Next I laid may die cut pieces in the openings and adhered only the centre piece of the ‘0’ directly to the black matte.  I then used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise up the letters on the card front.  

I stamped ‘Happy’ and ‘th’ in Memento Black ink and using the stamp set Labeler Alphabet I stamped out the words Ron Wilkin Jewellers.  I then hand cut these to the size I needed and popped up on my card front, using the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for this as well.

My card is completed by attaching to a Daffodil Delight card base.

Would you like me to create a video featuring this technique?  Leave me a comment to let me know.