My dear friend is at the end of her pregnancy... about to pop and dreaming of holding her sweet boy. I have this feeling that she's also looking forward to a well deserved cup of coffee after abstaining from caffeine for nine long months... and we all know, she's going to need the extra 'boost'. With that yummy 'cuppa joe' in mind (and a Starbucks gift card at the ready), I made today's card.
Have you noticed that Kraft is the NEW must-have item for crafts? It is the perfect neutral and instantly conjures the feeling of something hand made. The layout is based on Splitcoast sketch 223. (SC223) The Designer Series Paper prints are from the Parisian Breezes collection. Talk about a must! Stampin' Up!s specialty papers are divine! My main panel was inspired by this post from Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty. I just love the idea to use the swirly stems from Simply Said as steam in the Pun Fun latte cup. I shaded the flowers with a blender pen dipped in Baja Breeze and added some cutie buttons. The cup was stamped onto Kiwi Kiss and snipped out. TIP: I used a Hobby Blade to trim out my mug handle. I also used my handy Mat Pack to create a guide for a brad border in my 'margin'. To finish everything up, I isolated the 'love you a latte' sentiment by coloring directly on my stamp with a Chocolate Chip marker then using my Round Tab punch to pop it out. As a final touch, I grabbed one of the eyelets from the Soho Designer Hardware collection and my Crop-a-Dile to add a little something in the corner. TIP: Your hardware should coordinate with the color scheme of your projects. ex: Copper and Brass tones for browns; Silver for grays and blacks.
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Stamps: Simply Said (115066), Pun Fun (115054)
Paper: Kraft (107070), Chocolate Chip (102128), Baja Breeze (111352), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper (113993)Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Tools: Corner Rounder (109047), Round Tab Punch (108340), Hobby Blade (102449), Crop-a-Dile (108362), Mat Pack (105826)Sassy Somethings: Button Bouquet (112092), Vintage Brads (109109), Soho Designer Hardware (114350)