Life Begins After Coffee

Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a fabulous start! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge at Mix It Up Challenge Blog is live this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #50 – Anything Goes + Stamping! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month just to inspire you! Our twist this month is stamping so we’d love to see your clear/rubber stamps in action! Just remember that the twist is not mandatory to play! I created a fun card for that coffee lover featuring several Prickley Pear Stamps stacked coffee cups in bright colors on a dry embossed ivory background.

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with a layering panel for the front. I dry embossed the front panel, layered it on watermelon cardstock and added some washi tape across the top for a little interest. I stamped the coffee beans and coffee cups on Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and cut them with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment on Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, punched it with a circle punch and trimmed off the top portion. I arranged the cups in a stack and adhered them with dimensional foam pads. I adhered the coffee beans to the bottom of the card and the sentiment toward the top right, and added a Tangerine Sprinkle for a little more interest.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and embellished it with a narrow strip of watermelon cardstock and a strip of the washi tape. I added a die cut sentiment and a few more coffee beans and layered the panel on watermelon cardstock.

And one more peek… I’m so in love with this card! I’m not a huge coffee drinker (two cups every morning) but I love these colorful stacked cups!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup and Tea stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Espresso Truffle ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 387, 392, 410, 412, 416, 449, 377, 379, 428, 360, 369, 405, 374, 381
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup die set, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ circle punch, The Cat’s Pajamas ‘smile’ die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Tangerine assortment, Darice adhesive circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and you’ll link up with us this month – either plain ‘anything goes’ or play the twist of clear/rubber stamping! That’s not too difficult for most of us, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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