Hello Fall Coffee Cup Card

With Autumn truly started now this weeks theme is Cups and Coffee to celebrate those comforting drinks we all enjoy at this time of year. So today’s card is celebrating that autumnal favourite the Pumpkin Spice Latte. This doesn’t sound an appealing drink to me as I’m not big on any kind of spicy drink but I know for some of you the season isn’t complete without one or ten of these.

So to start todays card I took a card base measuring 14.5cm x 21cm, scored and folded at 10.5cm in Pumpkin Pie…what else? I next took a piece of designer series paper from the Painted Autumn pack measuring 14.5cm x 8cm and adhered this to the left side of my card.

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I then took a strip of Early Expresso to create a boarder between the designer series paper and the card base.  Mine is about 0.7cm in width. I cut most of my A4 to 21cm x 29cm to make to two card bases measuring 14.5cm x 10.5cm, so I always have a little offcut left over. I find these super handy if you just want a little something to add to your card/

I next created the frame using the 6cm scalloped square and  the slightly smaller straight square from the Layering Squares Framelits. You’ll know you’ve got the right one because it fits perfectly inside the scalloped square. Cut the frame out of Early Expresso, then cut a 6cm square out of Very Vanilla for the back of the frame. Before sticking the two pieces together take some Linen Thread and wrap around the bottom left hand side of the frame and finish with a bow.

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Next take the dotted patterned paper from Painted Autumn and stamp the large coffee cup from Coffee Café in Early Expresso. Take some Very Vanilla cardstock and stamp the cup wrapper in Early Expresso, then take Pumpkin Pie and stamp the leaves all over the wrapper, making sure some are stamped over the edge. Finally take the Hello Fall greeting and stamp in Early Expresso. Cut these out using the Coffee cup Framelits and also a coffee cup lid in Early Expresso. Stick your coffee cup together using multipurpose liquid glue. Then add to your card using Stampin Dimensional’s.

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For the inside of the card I took a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 14cm x 10cm and stamp Pumpkin Pie leaves along the bottom.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card, pop back tomorrow for a Christmas version.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Hey Chicken, Chicken Shed Card

Today I’m using the Hey, Chick stamp set which is available as Sale-a-Bration freebie for just 10 more days, so if you like it get those orders in. This wasn’t a stamp set which originally grabbed me but after seeing some wonderful projects its a set which has grown on me and one I’ll miss playing with after Sale-a-Bration ends.

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Originally I was just going to have one chick peeping through the window, but how could I leave out the other two chickens as they all have such cute characters. Each chick was stamped with black archival ink and then coloured with the watercolour pencils and blender pens. They were then fussy cut out which was tricky but worth it I think…all chicks did loose there feet in this process though!

The background was created by stamping the Hardwood stamp in Soft Suede onto a base of Tip Top Taupe, which is not a colour I have used very much at all. The window was cut with the 5.5cm diameter circle from the layering circles Framelits.

I attached the chick behind the window and the placed a layer of window sheet behind them to create the window pane.

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The little greetings sign was created by cutting the sign shape from the Build It Framelits out of the circle of card  which was leftover from the window. The greeting was added with Early Expresso so it stood out and the marks at the sides are supposed to be nail heads but didn’t quite work as I wanted.

I love this fun little card and hope you do to.

Happy Crafting

Joanne