Sunday, May 27, 2018

Crack is Bad for You ~ 2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

And here is another snarky coffee card for the blog hop.  

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Square Card Base {5 1/4" x 5 1/4"}
Kraft Paper
DCWV Burlap Paper Card Stack, 6" x 6" {available at numerous stores}
Darice Nesting Circles Dies, #2014-74
CAS-ual Fridays Fri-Dies, Coffee Cup
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Coffee Talk
Distress Ink in Ground Espresso
Various Colored Paper {rainbow colors - I used mostly Core'dinations paper in the pastel, brights, and dark pads}

I am obsessed with rainbows lately {so much so I added a Rainbow Cards board to my Pinterest page!}, and what better way to make a rainbow than using different colored cardstock?  I used a bunch of scraps; filled in when I needed using whatever color I found that I thought helped complete the rainbow.  The first step for this card was cutting out the little coffee cups using all the rainbow colors.  I set them aside.

Another Look
Then I stamped the sentiment on kraft paper, cut it out using a circle die, and cut the burlap paper using the circle die that was two dies larger {I hope that makes sense - the long & short is I wanted the burlap to peek out a bit}.  Then I also cut a circle out of scrap white using the largest die that would fit on my card.  Then I used some old washi tape to temporarily arrange the cups around the white circle.  It took a bit of fiddling and moving the cups around, but when I finally got the look I wanted.  After that, I glued the cups onto the white circle, gluing just the bottom of the cup and the bottom half of the handle to the edge of the white circle, so each cup is actually more off the circle than on it.  I debated how I was going to achieve a circular design without using the template, but I decided I needed no more stress in my life and just used the circle.  You can't really even see it unless the light captures it perfectly and it honestly doesn't do anything bad to the design {in my opinion.}

Once I had the circle with the cups on the card base, I glued the sentiment onto the burlap paper and then attached that to the center of the cup circle.  I really like the dichotomy of the pretty, happy, rainbows and the "darkness" of the sentiment; I think it's hysterical.  I hope you are hopping along with me at the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  There are TONS of cool prizes to win, and if you are in the mood to win something, why not check out my own awesome giveaway?   All the details are here.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you got a chuckle out of my card! Fondly, Christi

I am entering my Card in the following Challenges:
Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop
Bastel-Traum - M, #65, Rainbow Colors/Fantasy
Dragonfly Journeys - #119, Somewhere Over the Rainbow
The Cat's Pajamas - #346, Use Your Dies {entry 2}
Simon Says Stamp - Use More than One Stamp {2 sentiment stamps}
My Time to Craft - #371, Use More than One Circle
Ellen Hutson - May/June, Inspirational Photo/Color Challenge 
Crazy for CAS - M, #6, Turn Around in a Circle
Creative Moments - M, #143, Anything Goes, Option: Make it Humorous {#2}

Pictures and/or Badges {in order of entry}


  1. Oh, I love this! Such a wonderful layout combined with the happy rainbow colors... makes an AWESOME card!
    Thanks for joining the Basteltraum Challenge!
    Have a happy day, Nicole

  2. This is so fun and funny, Christi! Love all the rainbow cups! Fun card for a coffee-loving friend!

  3. Ahhh...a color wheel of coffee cups. Pure perfection!

  4. love your rainbow cups. Awesome job with the placement of the die cut cups.

  5. Love the rainbow cups and awesome layout.

  6. Love the burlap textures with rainbow coffee cups, so pretty!

  7. haha, love it and those rainbow mugs!

  8. Awesome! One of the best rainbows!!

  9. Awesome textures on cups and using burlap for matting!

  10. So pretty with all the colorful cups and I love the addition of the burlap too!

  11. Just Awesome!! Thank you for joining in at Creative Moments. Good Luck!

  12. I've been totally into rainbows lately too! I LOVE your card and the super fun Sentiment!! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  13. Nothing better than coffee and a rainbow! Love! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

  14. What a fun card - I love the rainbow of coffee cards. So clever. Thank you for another entry to The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday challenge.

  15. What a fun and colorful card. Thanks for joing the Crazy for CAS challenge.

  16. Hey, Christi! Congrats on your top pick over at Creative Moments! Well deserved!

  17. Wauw...those rainbow punched cups, what a lovely idea.
    You made a wonderfull card.

  18. Great card, love the little mugs
    Thanks for joining us at MTTC
    Hugs Kaz DT

  19. Hi Christi! I just adore your rainbow of coffee mugs. So cute and so fun! Thanks so much for joining my 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' blog challenge and good luck :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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