Good Morning, Stampers. We are on day 5 of a heat wave here in Northern California. Oh, how I miss that morning fog that helped keep me cool in my non-air conditioned craft studio. Despite all the heat, I need my hot coffee to keep me going in the morning! Today’s card features a new bundle that was first on my list to order – the Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe bundle. It actually has a whole suite offered on page 31 of the catalog. We are talking stamps, dies, DSP, card stock pack, ribbon, special elements – the whole deal. I love it!
For this card, I started with a z-fold card base in Early Espresso (espresso for coffee – that’s fitting, right?). A z fold card base is 11″ x 4.25″, scored at 5.5″and 2.75″. The inside layer is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla and the outside (Crumb Cake) layer is 4″ x 2.5″.I used the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Textures stamp set to create the “coffee wrings” and “spills” on the inside and outside layers of the card using Crumb Cake ink. I then stamped the coffee cup, wrapper with sentiment, lid and coffee beans onto scraps of Very Vanilla card stock in Early Espresso ink and cut them out with the coordinating Coffee Cups Framelit Dies. I sponged the edge of the Crumb Cake layer with Crumb Cake ink and then adhered all my coffee cup pieces to the front of the card. I love how it came out and can’t wait to put a smile on someones face with it!