I have been totally crushing on the Coffee Cafe Bundle in the new Stampin' Up! catalog. I absolutely LOVE this bundle because it is such an easy go-to for those any occasion cards, no-occasion cards and cards for men. I mean, who doesn't love SOMETHING in a coffee cup? Tea, Cocoa, Chai – this is a universally appreciated motif!
And since Stampin' Up! added the super stinkin' cute add-on set, Marry Cafe, in the Holiday Catalog – WELL! – your options are completely expanded and this is a set you will see me use quite a bit because it's just so easy to use! Here's a look at a somewhat traditional fall card that ties in perfectly right now with all the pumpkin spice products that are popping up all over the place!
How cute, right? Here's a closer look at that greeting – it just cracks me up for some reason:
As usual, I wanted to add some texture to the background and when I saw the little splatters in my Timeless Textures set I knew it would work with the whole concept of coffee drips and such – 'cause who hasn't dribbled their Decaf Nonfat Sugarfree Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte on themselves at some point or another?
Something I wanted to point out is that Stampin' Up! calls the ribbon I used here “sheer” but as you can see it's not TOTALLY sheer. At first I was kind of bummed but once I started using it and saw that it allowed some of the shades of what was underneath to come through I LOVE it! It offers a little bit of tone on tone detailing and it ties just beautifully with the 10 Second Bow Maker, even with these bitty bows.
To echo the “movement” of the splatters, instead of using a straight-edged piece of Soft Suede Card Stock, I used the Ticket Tear Border punch to add some more textural interest. And those straws! They are SO cute – they just kill me!
I am SO glad I got the entire Coffee Cafe Bundle and the Merry Cafe set – I find myself grabbing them all the time either for the whole cup design idea OR for the cute little elements in the sets, especially in Merry Cafe. There are images in that set I will absolutely be using all year round AND with tons of other images.
Here's what I used to make this project – if you don't already have it, get the Coffee Cafe Bundle now because I have some seriously adorable projects coming up that you ARE going to want to make!
Take a second and see if you can think of anyone who doesn't enjoy some sort of hot beverage. It's hard, right? And the beauty of a “hot beverage” card is that you can use it for anything – thank you, great job, cheers – I mean, what occasion can't be noted with a cup of coffee? So grab the Coffee Cafe Bundle and be a coffee card making maven!