Saturday, April 7, 2018

Keep Calm. . .

For years I couldn't drink coffee - my stomach just didn't approve of it, so I drank tea 'cause, you know, I need my caffeine.  I also have a huge addictive personality {just one look at my craft room will tell you that!} so if I made a pot of coffee, I drank the entire pot {this was before the single serve coffee pots came out}.  The good thing is, I can drink coffee again!  I've been a bit crazy buying coffee stamps and these are one of my new acquisitions - I LOVE them and I hope you do, too!

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
STAMPlorations Stamp Set, What's Brewing, #STMP1353
Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Rectangles, #TUTTI-217
Your Next Stamp 6" x 6" Paper Pad, Crazy for Coffee, #YNSPP011
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Clean Color Marker, Beige
Distress Ink in Ground Espresso

This was a quick and easy card to make; doesn't take much time at all.  I stamped the coffee cups, using the 'to go' cups, facing each other, on white card using the onyx ink.  Then I colored the holders with a Clean Color marker in beige.  I stamped the sentiment under the cups using the Distress Ink and then
Another Look
cut out the rectangle using a die.

I trimmed a piece of plaid paper from the Crazy for Coffee paper pad, mounted the stamped card onto that, then mounted the entire thing onto a white card.  That's it!  I think this would make a great masculine card {you know how difficult it is to make those!} as well as the perfect card to give any coffee lover.

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I am entering my Keep Calm card in the following challenges:
STAMPlorations - M, April, Focus on the Sentiment
STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - #68, Food and/or Drink
Mod Squad Challenge - Simply Clean & Simple
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - M, April, Anything Goes
NEW CHALLENGE Crafts Dreamy - M, Mood Board {Coffee!!}


  1. Hi this is a stunning card it is just brilliant. Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog The theme is Food. Hugs Jackie DT

  2. Fab stamp for your card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  3. I love the coffee cup images and I know someone who would definitely get a card with them on. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel x

  4. Such a wonderful card and who doesn't love Coffee?! thanks for joining us at Crafts Dreamy, hugs Zowie xx

  5. amazing card love this cute image, Thanks for joining us at crafts dreamy challenge blog, -DT Zahraa-

  6. I so hear you about the addictive personality. I bet my craft room looks just like I love your design here, it's fabulous! Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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  7. Such a lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at Crafts Dreamy Challenges! - Sunila & Aditi

  8. Love you fund card and a great way to focus on your sentiment! Thanks for joining us over at STAMPlorations for our April challenge!

  9. Arrived from STAMPlorations blog. Beautiful card. :o)

  10. Lovely card, with a great message! So happy to hear that you can drink coffee again; perhaps, I should try again too. Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations this month.



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