02. October 2017 · Comments Off on Got Coffee? · Categories: Cards

Can you believe that it’s September already? Do you know what that means? That’s right! It’s time for a new Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog! This is always one of my favorite times of year—not because the kids go back to school or the end of summer is near, but because the holiday season is on its way, and Stampin’ Up! releases some pretty amazing products to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

This year’s catalog has got to be one of my favorites! It’s FULL of fun and gorgeous new stamps, papers, and embellishments that are truly must-haves. Today I’m sharing a few cards that were created with one of my favorites from the new holiday catalog, the Merry Café Stamp Set (144965).

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This fun stamp set has sentiments and images for all seasons! The first card I created just had to have a pumpkin spice latte! This card features a few patterns from the new Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (item 144613), a pumpkin spice latte created using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (143263), and the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (143745). I used the gorgeous new Jute Twine (144625) to tie a bow around the card layer for added interest.

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Isn’t this next card the cutest? To create the mummy, I began by cutting out a coffee cup using the Big Shot and the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies. Next, I used the Stampin’ Trimmer (126889) to cut 1/2″ strips of Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650). I sponged the edges with a Stamping Sponge (141337) and the Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’  Pad (126975). Then, using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I adhered the Very Vanilla strips to the coffee cup in an overlapping pattern. I created the eyes using the 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869) and the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396) and inserted them between the Very Vanilla strips. Way too cute and lots of fun! My favorite for sure!

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Here’s a close-up of the mummy card. It’s somewhat difficult to see exactly what’s behind the Vellum Cardstock (101856) cup topper but there’s whipped cream complete with sprinkles! The sprinkles were created by flicking the brush end of the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker (131259) into the cup top and onto the Whisper White Cardstock (100730) whipped cream. The close-up also shows a sampling of the fun new Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610).

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Since I made an adorable card for Halloween, I felt it was only fitting that I create an equally cute one for Christmas. This card features two patterns from the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack (144617) to make a Santa Claus-themed drink! The Merry and Christmas sentiments were stamped a few times onto a strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I used the Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad (126973) and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949). I created Santa’s buckle using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Gold Glimmer Paper (133719), and the Layering Squares Framelits Dies (141708).

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Just as I did with the mummy card, I added a huge dollop of “whipped cream” to this one—this time with red and green peppermint sprinkles on top. I created a peppermint straw using the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set (143677) and adhered it behind the whipped cream.

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Last, but certainly not least, is another card that features yet another cute cup of coffee. The “I love you and coffee” sentiment is an adorable way to share your affection! This valentine features two more patterns from the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper. That’s right, the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper works for more than just Christmas! The colors are perfect for all occasions and when paired with this particular sentiment, it makes the perfect Valentine’s Day card!

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I hope I’ve inspired you to create a few (or twenty!) cards using the new Merry Café Stamp Set.

Dani Dziama
2017 Artisan Design Team

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