Friday, June 24, 2011

I like my coffee how I like my men...

Irish! Actually, I take my coffee strong and black, but my Irish/Mexican husband will be reading this, so I think I'll let that one go... :) Speaking of my good-humored & ever-patient husband, he inspired this card by pointing out that the color combo for my recent wedding card was reminiscent of coffee. Just the inspiration I needed for a card for the It's a Guy Thing Freshly Brewed Challenge.

Since this post is already a little racey, I'll go ahead and share my theory on cards for men: it's all about texture, because men like to rub things! Seriously, I've noticed that the men in my life respond most to cards with texture (such as heat- and paper-embossing, popped-up details, and anything interactive), regardless of color & cuteness. My husband is a big fan of flocking, which I used to consider ultra-cutesy. And now that I have a Sizzix embossing machine, it's so easy to add awesome texture.

Three or so years ago, Mom collected a bunch of coffee cup sleeves (to make mini books) and of course gave me a bagful, which I've never used until I pulled out a printed one for the background embellishment on this card. I stamped and embossed the round "Made with Love" sentiment directly onto the card, which was risky and artsy, but I like the effect. I stamped a more readable version onto the inside.

Freshly Brewed Challenge #49: It's a Guy Thing
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #170: Sketch

: Round Sentiments I set by SP & Company, Mug digi by Freshly Brewed Designs
Recollections, DCWV, handmade paper from Mom's stash
HP printer & ink, Sizzix Texture Boutique, Tim Holtz embossing folder, Marvy heat tool, plastic templates from stash, Fiskars papercutter, MS detail scissors & border/corner punch set (for inside card)
Other: ZipDry glue, ZING
embossing powder, Versamark ink, brocade ribbon from Simplicity, clear Sakura GellyRoll pen, corrugated cardboard cup holder
E51, E17


  1. Nearly flippin' choked on me hot chocolate.....bbwwaaaaaahh! Sittin' in me jammies, ready to go up the wooden hill and took a peek at your funny! How'd ya catch an Irish Mexican? Sounds like the perfect man to me, lol! Oh...the card is great, too...heehee!

  2. This is a really cute card, thanks for sharing!


  3. You are so bad! Too funny!! Thanks for stopping by, your work is great! I've become a follower. Hugs, antonella :-)

  4. so gorgeous and pretty love it.

  5. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge this week!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  6. ROFL!!! I LOVE your title!!! I was actually going to make that one of my images with a matching sentiment, but could not get up the courage ;) HAHA!!!

    LOVE the band around the cup as well

    Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long for the guys challenge.

    Have a wonderful night.
    Heather D.

  7. Hot, strong, and on my desk when I get to work. LOL.



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