less is more

Hi everyone! The weeks sure are flying by! I’m back on the Dare 2B Artzy blog as a guest designer this month and I’m excited to share another inspiration project, a fun CAS friendship card created with the Perfect Blend stamp set, Coffee Cup die, scraps from several papers in the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack and Totally Black ink. I’m absolutely loving this October guest designer gig and playing with more D2BA stamps!

I know I said the card I created for my last D2BA post was one of the most fun cards I’ve made in a while, but this one runs a close second. Super fun and super easy! And yep, you guessed it… another clean and simple creation! I shied away from them for so long, now I can’t get enough of them, lol! I stuck with the October challenge theme of Fall Colors and used Halloween colors of black, orange, purple and green! I prepared the card base and rounded the lower right corner. I cut a strip of white cardstock and rounded the two right-hand corners, then layered it on green cardstock and adhered it to the card base for a little interest.


I stamped the coffee cup three times on a small piece of cardstock and cut each one with the coffee cup die. I stamped the coffee cup again on small scraps from three of the papers in the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack, making sure to get the cup wrapper centered on the scrap. I fussy cut each cup wrapper and adhered them to the white die cut coffee cups. I stamped a sentiment on one of them, then adhered them with foam pads to the front. I finished the card with dots of English Mustard Crystal Drops and a few Pewter sequins.


I kept the inside clean and simple as well with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges… I’m so inspired by the Autumn/Fall Colors! This is my favorite time of year!
Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenges: #4 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #282 – Autumn/Halloween
House of Cards: October Challenge – CAS Halloween and/or Colors
Inkspirational: #146 – Autumn Photo
Let’s Craft and Create: #130 – Anything Goes with optional Witchy/Autumn Colors
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1743 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #12 – Autumn or Halloween
The Crafty Addicts: #41 – Anything Goes/Autumn Colors
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #304/305 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Thick Whisper White, regular Whisper White and Old Olive cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- PL4, OR2, IG7; Versamark, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops, Pretty Pink Posh Pewter sequins

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

14 thoughts on “less is more”

  1. What a fun design with your trio of cups! I love the sentiment on the cup and the fun dots! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna


  2. You card is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.


  3. I love cards with anything to do with coffee theme! And you did a wonderful job on this one, Leslie. Thank you for entering our challenge at Createful Heart Digis & Designs. Hope to see another one in the next challenge!
    Have a blessed day!


  4. Love the sentiments on cups and inside. Love to see the Halloween themed cups. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.


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