Hi Stampers. As Christmas gets closer and the cold weather sets in, I enjoy spending more time indoors crafting. That crafting is usually accompanied by a HUGE cup of coffee! So, it’s only fitting that today’s card be of a cup of coffee.
For this card I started with the Whisper White THICK card stock. This is a new product, it’s the Whisper White color we all know and love, but it’s the 80lb weight we are used to getting from Stampin’ Up! card stock. The 80lb card stock is great for card bases, because it’s nice and sturdy. The card base is cut to 8.5″ x 4.5″ and scored at 4.25″. I followed that with a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock that is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals, followed by a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Soft Sky card stock adhered with snail adhesive. Now we are ready for the fun part!
Do you recognize the top of the cup? It’s the windowsill from the Hearth & Home Framelit Dies. I cut it out of Whisper White card stock using the windowsill die in the Big Shot. I then cut a piece of Whisper White Card stock 4″ by 3″ and trimmed the sides at an angle, making the bottom smaller than the top (to give it a coffee cup shape) and stamped snowflakes on it with the Snow Place stamp set and Soft Sky ink. I cut out the “sleeve” for the cup using Crumb Cake card stock. I adhered it to the cup using snail adhesive and then turned it over and trimmed off the excess overlap. The straw was cut from a scrap of Garden Green card stock.
The snowman is a stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Snow Place stamp set stamped onto Whisper White card stock and cut out with the matching framelits. The hat was cut out of Basic Black card stock and the arms were cut out of Early Espresso card stock using the coordinating framelits from the bundle. These were then adhered to the cup with tombow mono-adhesive.
For the inside of the card I continued the theme by using the Stampin’ Up! Snow Place stamp set to stamp the smaller snowman (in Memento Black ink), the buttons (in Marina Mist ink), the snowflakes (in Soft Sky ink) and the sentiment “Time to Chill” (in Marina Mist ink). I just love how it came out. I encourage you to give it a try!