Monday, April 13

A Whole Latte Love

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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You'll love it a 'latte'!

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)


Tiffany said...

Great card Denise! I love they layout and all the fun blossoms emerging from the cup.

Your friend will need a cup of coffee! 3 yrs later and I'm still hooked on the stuff!

Enjoy your day!

Rachel said...

I love the soft tones and use of the tab.....Great creation.......

Patti said...

Hi Denise! Your friend will love this card. It reminds me to get out my often-neglected corner rounder, too!

Kim said...

What a sweet friend to think of her soon to be needed caffeine fix :) She'll love it!

Mary Fish said...

Excellent sketch and thanks for the link :) Love the addition of buttons and use of the Round Tab Punch. Hugs, Mary

LeAnne said...

Very cute idea, love this paper, too!

~kelly marie~ said...

I love this card! I also love kraft!! It is so wonderful!