Time for a Coffee Break?

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Time for a Coffee Break?

I know my very first project for 2018 isn’t from the *new* Occasions Catalogue – horrified gasps – but I like to make sure I still use my other favourites from the Annual Cataloguejust while I’m waiting for my Occasions goodies to arrive 😉

While I am waiting though, I thought I’d play along with a sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches (FMS318).  I love it when a card comes to mind straight away when I see a design and this one worked out just as I’d imagined 🙂

Little Paper Party, Coffee Break Suite, Labeler Alphabet, FMS318, #1.jpg

Valentine’s Day is not too far away and I thought this design was perfect for a clean and simple masculine card and as both my husband and I are avid coffee lovers, the Coffee Break Suite seemed the perfect fit.

I used the Coffee Café DSP for the background and stripe and die cut two of the takeaway cups with the matching Coffee Cup Framelits. Some simple faces were added with a Basic Black Marker – I need some practice there – and they were mounted on a Stitched Shapes oval with a few stamped Early Espresso hearts.

I really struggle not to over-embellish my projects – especially masculine ones – but couldn’t help myself and had to add a few Garden Green hearts from the Regals Enamel Shapes to the front to finish it off.

Little Paper Party, Coffee Break Suite, Labeler Alphabet, FMS318, #3

The inside sentiment was stamped with the Labeler Alphabet in Early Espresso ink. I’m so glad I finally bought this set, I love being able to create my own sentiments and wish I had gotten it sooner.

To keep my sentiment centred I lightly drew some lines in pencil first and rubbed them out after the ink was completely dry.

A few fussy cut elements from the Coffee Break DSP added a little colour and interest and reminded me of our morning coffee time together before the busyness of the day begins.

I hope you like my simple little card today, I really enjoyed making this one and know my husband will as well when I give it to him 🙂

Cheers,
Karen

If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today, please visit my online store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use January’s Host Code: MMSK4KWB  when you shop with me to receive your Customer Rewards.

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