Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Bloghop + Freebie

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Welcome to the w&w blog fellow coffee lovers (and those who don't love coffee are equally as welcome)!  We are so excited to be able to participate in this bloghop hosted by our friends, Chaitali Narla and Amy Tsuruta!  

We (Julie + Shay) were able to get our craft on for the event.  See what we've made and make sure to read the whole post for a little surprise with love from us. :-)  

And make sure to play along and get all the (coffee) scoop HERE for inspiration, information and prizes!

>>>JULIE<<<

Coffee – yes please!  What a great idea for a day to celebrate this yummy beverage.  I have fond memories of coffee, like when my grandfather used to pour strong black coffee on his saucer and let me sip it.  I can remember the bitter taste, and I would wrinkle up my nose, but I kept coming back for more.  LOL  Then, I had a long break from coffee, until I was having lunch with a fellow choir member, who in her sassy, sage advice told me “Everyone must learn to drink coffee.  You never know if it will be the only beverage served.” I promptly poured myself half a cup, and filled it with lots and lots of cream and sugar.  Uh oh – I was hooked!

I made two cards and I couldn’t decide between them, so here is my “double shot of caffeine” for you today.

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I went stamp drawer diving to find this coffee stamp I have had for ages, and I think I’ve only used it once, sadly.  I stamped the image in Versamark on vellum and wiped away the coffee line, and then embossed in white embossing powder.  I colored the back of the vellum and added a little white paper and foam tape to make the colors show better since the cardstock behind was dark brown. The sentiments “sending you” and “love” are from w&w  You’ve Got Love Mail, and they are also stamped in Versa and embossed in white.  The fun limeade foam thickers have been staring at me for ages and begging to be used, and COFFEE seemed the perfect place to use them.  The brown panel is cut with the Stitched Borders 1 curved border and sprinkled with sparkling clear sequins – both from Pretty Pink Posh.  

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For the next coffee card, I downloaded a silhouette die cut by Jen Martakis (Coffee cup to go), and decorated the cup with the retro star from w&w Big Bang Confetti and filled some of the open stars with the solid stars in three shades of distress inks.  I used the same inks to softly color the cup, cozie and heart.  I’ve always liked the sentiment “thanks a latte” and thought it would work perfectly here.  I used the thanks in the w&w Big Bold You Cut Files and set an offset of 0.0125 to give just a little more substance to the word.  Then, I added small pieces of foam tape to the word where it was not connected to the cup cozie, giving it some stability.  I love it in white standing out in front of the cup, and the addition of Basic Grey dark brown stickers to finish the sentiment.  If you look closely, you can also see the faint sparkle of my new Wink of Stella pen on the heart, stars and on all of the sentiment.  I must be the last person on the planet to get this pen.  I am in LOVE!!!! 

I hope these cards left you percolating (tee hee) some fabulous card designs of your own and hope you join us over at the hop. 

>>>SHAY<<<

Hello!  I am sure Julie's cards have perked you right up (ha ha).  I went through my little bucket of printables from our The Daily Grind Collection Vol. 1 (it includes pdfs which are so easy to print and cut out) as that collection features some coffee images and sentiments.  I paired the printables with the bright, vibrant and funky patterns from the Soho Garden 6x6 paper pad by American Crafts as they include a fun teacup or coffee cup (in my case) patterned paper.

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To be honest this is my second card as my first met with a craftatrophe.  I went with a mix of strips of patterned paper, printables (elements + wood grain icons), washi and paper pieced pennants using the smaller outline pennant from Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant stamped in black ink.  The sentiment is pretty appropriate as I do drink coffee everyday as I am *not* a morning person.  This card would be great for a friend who loves coffee and to make it even better is a gift card inside to allow them to indulge in their caffeine fix.  Coffee enabling is okay, right?

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Now we have something for all of you coffee lovers or to craft for the coffee lovers in your life!  We love you guys (and coffee)!

>>>FREEBIE<<<


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Print these adorable coffee bean journaling cards on acetate or vellum for a delightfully transparent look or print on your favorite paper.  Two color versions available!  CLICK HERE to download your freebies!  For personal use only.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a coffee-ful day!


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46 comments:

  1. Wow, Julie and Shay, you guys really made some great cards for the hop. Love the retro stars on Julie's card and the banner on Shay's card is gorgeous!

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  2. You guys have been busy! I love the banner card. so fun to look at and I love the big latte! That font gets my heart going every time ;)

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  3. You guys did a great job on all of these cards! Thanks for the freebie too!

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  4. These are SUCH great cards! I totally love them!

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  5. These are amazing cards Julie and Shay! Fabbie job!

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  6. Oooo, love the cards and the freebie! Thanks ladies!

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  7. Wow, awesome coffee cards! I love all of them, but the last one from Shay is my favorite!! It's so fun and I adore the sentiment, too! Brilliant job, ladies!

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  8. Super cute cards and love the designs!

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  9. Stunning cards and thanks for the freebie!

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  10. All of these cards are fabulous!

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  11. Oh gosh, I love the techniques you both used on your cards to get all that amazing color Shay and Julie!

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  12. Fun cards. I love the Latte one and the Must have coffee, it really tickled me. Thanks for sharing these techniques with us and the fun tutorials.

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  13. Wonderful cards!!! LOVE the coffee theme.

    THANK YOU for the freebies!! I am so thrilled you are offering some because I don't think I have any coffee themed things in my stash. Maybe now I can participate in the hop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  14. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. All these cards are
    wonderful! And thanks
    for the print out, I'll use
    it!
    Carla from Utah

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  16. Fun colorful and happy cards :) great designs!

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  17. Love all of your cards!! Thank you for the freebie!!!

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  18. loving these cards...wonderful designs! thank you for the freebie!

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  19. Wow!! These cards are great!! I really love the Thanks a latte one!

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  20. Love these cards! Each totally different & unique.

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  21. Great trio of cards, love the uniqueness of each!

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  22. Super caffinated cards & freebie!!!! :) Thanks a latte!!!

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  23. Love, love, love your creations Julie and Shay! Who doesn't love a coffee - for me it's a rich, creamy latte!

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  24. Love these cards! Thanks for the freebies!

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  25. Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for the freebie!

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  26. LOVE!
    How awesome is all this coffee goodness! I love everything and the freebie, it rocks!
    Thank you soooo much for being a super sponsor for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!

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  27. Great cards! I particularly love the woodgrain banner card! Thanks for the freebie!

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  28. Oh wow, what a group of fabulous cards!!! Well done, so fun! *hey I'm a poet and didn't even know it!*

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  29. I love the coffee cards. You are soooo talented. Thanks

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  30. fabulous, love them all!!!!!!!!!!!! This is such a fun hop!

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  31. FABULOUS cards Julie & Shay ... I LOVE them a latte!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your creative inspiration and the coffee been freebie too :)

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  32. You can tell you really love coffee!! Fantabulous cards, especially love all those pattern pieces together. Whenever I do a card like that it looks like a mess!! This one is stunning.

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  33. Very nice coffee themed cards...thanks for the freebie.

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  34. Your first card is very pretty. I love the beautiful colors on your last card.

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  35. What fun cards! Love the pretty yellow designed coffee cup, who wouldn't want a cuppa'!! And the last one has some delightful design with all those beautiful papers!

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