If you’re a coffee lover and a Starbucks fan, you’ll love the new Coffee Break Suite of products in the Annual Catalogue. And the stamp set from the suite – Coffee Café – is perfect when you need a thanks card, an encouragement card, or just to say “Hi” or let a friend know you want to catch up for coffee. The set also comes with coordinating framelits, or you can save 10% when you purchase the bundle. 🙂
My card contains a little treat too. I discovered these coffee shot sweets and they’re great when you’re burning the midnight oil and you’re all coffee-ed out!
I wanted to keep the layout simple, but it needed a background, and I often resort to stripes as they don’t distract from the focal image(s) but still add a lot of interest. I used Garden Green and Soft Sky cardstock to match the Early Espresso and Garden Green inks used for the stamping. Most pieces for the cups were cut from Whisper White cardstock except the domed lid which was cut from Vellum cardstock and the straw which was cut from Soft Sky cardstock. For the “treat cup” I just added some shadow accents using a Smoky Slate marker and added a strip of Early Espresso cardstock which I’d run through my corrugator. As with the cup and label outline and the cup lid on the right, the cream and domed lid pieces had been stamped in black but I wanted it to look a little more realistic, so I just traced over them with a Signo Uni-ball white marker. All the pieces were adhered using either Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
There’s certainly a lot of dimension on this card as the “treat cup” is stacked 3 dimensionals high to accommodate the coffee shot sweet. I simply punched a 1″ hole in the centre and backed it with a 1-3/8″ piece of acetate to create the window.
I love how these colours work together and only added two of my faves – Burlap Ribbon and Linen Thread – as accents, along with some Enamel Shapes in Garden Green and Soft Sky to match.
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Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons in August
It’s time to treat yourself by cashing in the Bonus Days coupons you earned in July, starting tomorrow until the end of August! Wahoo! AND I have a special surprise to sweeten the treat even more, but you’ll have to come back and visit my blog on Thursday, 3 August from 2:00 am AEST to find out what it is!
The new Annual Catalogue is out! Woohoo!!! Along with some old favourites there are loads of beautiful new products, including heaps of 10% off bundles and some exciting new products like embossing paste and double-sided adhesive sheets. If you don’t have a copy of the catalogue yet, you can request one here. And to shop for your favourites, click here. Oh, and don’t forget to use the Current Host Code – EZNSGGX3 – to receive an extra little gift when you shop with me online! If you have any questions, you can phone (0435 782 009) or email me ([email protected]il.com).
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