coffee*friends perfect blend

12/23/19 Top 5 at Arty Divas!

Hello, my crafty peeps! Surprise! I’ve popped in today to share a project I created today that’s NOT for a design team, lol! I’m playing again over at The Outlawz Challenges, this time in the Twisted Thursdays December 5-December 18 Challenge where the theme is Anything Goes with a twist of using a hoarded supply and what is it? I’m a known paper hoarder and I guess I should be in a 12-step program, lol! I am totally in love with the gingham papers in the Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad and I use them sparingly because I don’t want to use them up, lol! Sad, huh?!


My Besties is sponsoring this challenge and I have several of her images in my stash, so I printed the Fluffy Cafe image on 60# Hammermill copy paper. I ran into a snafu in my studio when I went to color the image with my alcohol markers. The tips of most of them have ‘frayed’ and basically have become unusable. :( So I grabbed my Prismacolor Pencils – to begin with I’m still such a novice with pencil coloring and then, on top of that, I couldn’t find a dang pencil sharpener (who does that?!)! At any rate, I put my big girl panties on and proceeded with my project and I think, all in all, she turned out pretty well. I stamped the sentiment from Dare 2B Artzy’s Perfect Blend stamp set in Jet Black StazOn ink and then cut the image with a stitched oval die. I made the sleeve from Cardstock Warehouse’s brown box kraft cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine in a Darice Stripe embossing folder, then layered it on some DCWV pink double-sided textured cardstock. I added several light pink gemstones to finish the front.


I embellished the inside with a leftover piece of gingham paper and a strip of the pink textured cardstock used on the front. I stamped the inside sentiment on white cardstock and cut it with a stitched rectangle die.


Here’s one more look… simply put, I’m smitten! I L-O-V-E how this turned out!


I’m entering this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #10 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Creations in Pink: #16 – Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
The Outlaws Challenges: Twisted Thursdays December 5-December 18 – Anything Goes with a twist of Use a Hoarded Supply and What is it? (hoarded supply of gingham papers used on this project :)
Word Art Wednesday: Wks #416/417: Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white and brown box kraft cardstock, DCWV double-sided textured cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Perfect Blend stamp set, My Favorite Things Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp set
Ink: Studio 71- N2, Jet Black StazOn ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils- Light Cerulean Blue, Metallic Gold, Light Umber, Dark Brown, Light Peach, Peach, Spanish Orange, Process Red, Pink, Blush Pink; Darice Stripe embossing folder, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, light pink gemstones, Nuvo Sherbert Shimmer Glitter Drops, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card. It’s the second coffee cup shaped card that I’ve made – I’ve had the instructions in my arsenal of tutorials for a number of years and it really is cute! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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

6 thoughts on “coffee*friends perfect blend”

  1. I received some Besties digi stamps as part of a prize pkg and I also play at Outlawz, so thanks for the heads up if I can find one of those round tuits! Your card is adorable, love the shape and the image. xoxo


  2. You have an amazing eye for color and composition! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful creations with us at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your visits to our neighborhood!
    Chana Malkah, Owner


  3. Simply Beautiful, what a wonderfully colored! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create Challenge!
    Happy Holidays!
    Shell *DT


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