Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Life Happens, Coffee Helps

Hello there! It’s time for Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. I recently indulged in the overstock sale at and snagged a few things I had been resisting prior to now. When my order came in I just had to cut this cool MFT Stamps Color Block die immediately and play with it. It’s super fun to intertwine together, stack and layer.

After I cut it out in a rainbow of cardstock and played with it for a while, I came up with this cool background and thought I simple focal image would be perfect to turn it in to a card. When I was moving things around this weekend I rediscovered this awesome couple of stamp sets from Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Stamps – I Like Big Cups and Coffee Talk 2. The immediately came to mind when I was wanting an awesome image for my card.

I stamped the mug, then the sentiment inside, colored it with my copics and fussy cut it out. I always go around the edge with a black marker when I fussy cut things. It gives the image a much more finished look.

I popped the coffee mug up with foam squares and went digging in my stash for embellishments to dress things up a bit. Today I decided to use this awesome rainbow of bubbles from Trinity Stamps called Dewdrops. They are fantastic and add so much to the design today!

Super simple card today but the rainbow makes me smile and I just love both of those stamp sets I used too!

Products used:
Sweet ‘n’ Sassy I Like Big Cups stamps
Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Coffee Talk 2 stamps
MFT Stamps Color Block die
Trinity Stamps Dewdrops embellishments
Foam squares

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers | Sweet ‘n Sassy Collab

Happy Friday everyone! I’m super excited to be apart of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Collaboration today! I’ve made 2 cards to share with you featuring I Like Big Cups and Coffee Talk 2. These sets pair perfectly together so I couldn’t resist.

Let’s talk slimline first, shall we? I inked up a panel with ground espresso, vintage photo and tea dye distress oxide inks. Then I flicked some watered down ground espresso ink and regular water all over the panel. Once that was dry, I pulled out the Trinity Stamps slimline modern embossed panels dies and cut the 3 largest sizes from: dark brown, rose gold and the inked panel. The brown was adhered to a slimline card base with liquid glue, then the rose gold with foam tape. I wrapped some twine around the inked panel, tied it in a knot and put foam tape on the back avoiding the twine and put it in place too. Then I stamped and colored the travel cup and sleeve from I Like Big Cups and cut them out. I stamped a sentiment from Coffee Talk 2 on the sleeve and adhered them together with liquid glued. I added foam tape to the back of the cup, skipping the part where it overlaps the twine so it lays flat and popped it in place. For finishing touches I added some hearts and coffee beans from Twiddler’s Nook Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix.

For my second card, I wanted to brighten things up a bit. So I chose a selection of blue and teal cardstocks and cut some different width strips. I added adhesive to a white panel and stuck the strips down at an angle and trimmed off the excess. I trimmed the panel down to 4×5.25 inches and stamped a sentiment from Coffee Talk 2 in the bottom right corner. I stamped another mug from I Like Big Cups, colored it with my copics and cut it out. I popped it up with foam squares and added foam tape to the back of the striped panel. I decided for a little contrast so I attached it to a black A2 size panel and used liquid glue to adhere it on a white card base. Then for finishing touches I added some white gel pen accents to the mug and a scattering of Twiddler’s Nook Princess Rings – Tiana across the design.

Remember, we’re hopping along today for the chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps store! You should have come from the fabulous Lori Turner and now will head over to the amazing Christine Burillo-Kirch.

If you get lost along the way, head back to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers or Sweet ‘n Sassy pages to get your bearings.

You have until Friday, Feb. 5, at 11:59 PDT to comment. Winner will be announced on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog Sunday, Feb. 7.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Happy hopping! Have a fabulous day!