Sunday, October 3, 2010

Morning Cup of Coffee

  Hi All!  It's been a while since I've posted....with being away on vacation the week before last and trying to get settled in back at home after vacation, having stamp club last Tuesday and then heading to Baltimore on Friday for Stampin' Up! Regionals I've been very busy and haven't had a chance to post any projects.  Well I'm back and have a lot of things to share this week.  Today's post features one of the projects we did at stamp club last week.  This card used the Morning Cup set and it is super cute and perfect for those coffee and tea lovers out there---just think of the personalized cards and gifts you could make for Christmas!

  There are 3 cool things about this card that I taught at stamp club.  1) Tent topper card!  The base is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square and then you add a little topper to make it taller.  It still fits into a regular A2 envelope.  Just another option instead of the A2 rectangle.  You can never have enough interesting folds and sizes in my opinion.

2) The Rich Razzleberry rickrack---now you may be thinking, "Gee, I didn't see that ribbon in the catalog!?!?"  It's is cardstock!  Use a 7/8" wide strip of cardstock, punch one side with the scallop edge punch, flip it over and stick a sticky note on the scallop side to give you a better hold (those small or narrow pieces of cardstock can still be used with the punched, you just need to use a sticky to hold it!  It works great!).  Now instead of starting to punch at the same point as you did on the first side, just move the cardstock down about half a scallop and continue to punch all the way down.  Now you have a piece of rickrack just by staggering where you begin punching on each side.  It might take a few tries to get it right but it is really neat once you do.  

3) Watercoloring with blender pens.  Coloring with blender pens is really easy....just pick up some ink from the lid of the ink pad and color away,  to switch colors just scribble the tip on your scrap paper until it runs clear and repeat with the new color ink pad.  It's easy to go back and add some shading and details by add more ink in certain areas. 

  Here's a close up of the coffee pot & rickrack....isn't the rhinestone on the coffee pot lid really cute??  A little bling to go with your caffeine!

  Thanks for looking!  Happy stamping!

Stamps: Morning Cup

Ink: Stazon, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise

Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Scallop edge punch, Sm. & Lrg. Scallop Circle punches, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, blender pen, rhinestone jewel


  1. Cute card Amanda. I love the little bling on the top of the coffee pot and that's a great idea for making the "ribbon" with punches.

  2. Very cute style of card. I like that it still fits in an A2 envie. LOVE that rickrack! Great job.


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