Sunday, June 7, 2015

Summer Coffee Mojo

I am a big coffee drinker; I like to brag that I drank coffee way before it was cool (the pre-Starbucks days) and my friends tease me about my preference for black iced coffee, no matter the weather! So when I saw the Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Summer Blog Hop, I just had to make a card and hop along.

I was also inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch #400 and Verve Stamps' Eat Me, Drink Me challenge. I used a sentiment & two sun stamps from Verve's wonderful Let It Shine set (you can see my many uses of this set here) to make a summery card.


The sun stamps are heat-embossed in yellow. I used an SU! coffee bean stamp to heat-emboss some white, whimsical clouds. The birds are from an ArtsyFartsy stamp set, simply stamped in black.

The cup is from a a Heartfelt Creations die set. I stamped the sentiment in bronze onto the off-white mulberry paper. The doily was cut from a coffee bean-patterned DP with a Sizzix/Eileen Hull die in my BigShot. I backed it with cardboard from actual coffee cup sleeves.

I notched the corners on the blue paper with my favorite Marvy corner punch, and added a slight frame of with copper paper.

Challenges/Inspiration:
Amusing Challenge: Anything Goes + no digis
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop: Summer-themed Coffee, Tea &/or Cocoa project
Mojo Monday: Sketch #400
Verve Stamps June Inspiration Challenge: Eat Me, Drink Me


Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting, and be sure to check out the gorgeous projects at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Summer Blog Hop!



22 comments:

D.Ann C said...

Love that sun stamp! Will have to put it on my wishlist! Fab card!

~amy~ said...

Love that pretty coffee cup...and the interior!
Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

Annette Allen said...

so pretty.. love it

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your coffee bean clouds. TFS

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, CG, love your embossed cup! Hope you are enjoying the hop!

Anja Curvers said...

Very pretty indeed.

Karenladd said...

Oh my gosh, those heat embossed coffee beans DO look kinda like clouds...how fun is that? Super cute card.

Lori Kobular said...

I love that your clouds are coffee beans! What a fun idea! Love the sentiment and the gorgeous cup!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a fun card! Love the little coffee bean clouds! How clever. Thanks for joining in the fun over at Mojo Monday!

Connie Mercer said...

Cute card~love the coffee beans!

vinita jain said...

A sunny and fun creation!

Happy Dance said...

Love that blue sky background and that gorgeous embossed sun! And that cup is so pretty. Wonderful card! Bev

Shelly said...

This is so cute!

wendy said...

great card, beautiful sun !

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Great card, love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

Milka Gubo said...

Beautiful card. Love the Sun! :-D

Becca Cruger said...

I love how you have the coffee beans floating in the sky like clouds. Very cool sense of humor!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so fun and so fabulous, perfect for a summer hop.

Ceal said...

great card and take on the sketch

Brandi R said...

So cute! Love the bean clouds ♥

Cheryl said...

How pretty! Love that embossed sun.

Patry Ro said...

Hello CG!! This card is really nice!! I love the cup, and everything of your design!!! TFS!!!