Hey there! Yesterday afternoon the clouds finally broke, the sun came out, and the wind died down, so I was able to get outside to take pics of new cards. I LOVE using natural light! The colors come out more true. I try to do this before sundown, when the light is soft but not too dusky. Of course, I have to have freshly fed our 9 barn cats or they will mob me, but an extra-large can of pate' and a big cup of dry cat food patted on top usually buys me enough time!
The card I want to share with you today is similar to a couple of others I've shared over the past few months, but I used the Merry Cafe' set and the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper to dress this one up!
Did you know the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper is part of the Buy3Get1Free Special Stampin' Up! is offering this month? You can check out the whole line-up of paper packs when you visit my online store to shop: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps
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I've always loved plaid, so this card came together really quickly once I decided to use this print! Here are my dimensions for cutting and scoring:
Old Olive card base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 2" and 5 1/2"
Basic Black for front: 4" x 31/4" and for inside layer: 4" x 5 1/4"
Christmas Around the World Designer Paper for front: 3 3/4" x 3" and 4" x 3/4" strip for inside right side
Whisper White for inside layer: 4" x 3 5/8"
Old Olive, Real Red, and Crumb Cake scraps for coffee cups
After stamping and cutting the cups (there's a tiny one on the inside coming up in the next pic) with the Coffee Cups Framelits, I assembled with liquid glue and adhered to the card with dimensionals. I added a heart from the Corrugated Elements pack.
To create the gift card pocket, I partially punched the 4 1/4" end of the base with the Pretty Label Punch, and adhered the 2" scored end to the inside with Tear & Tape Adhesive. I added the tiny "perk up" cup with a dimensional.
I finished the inside with a greeting from Merry Cafe' and snowflakes from the same set, stamped in Basic Black. I know black snowflakes might seem weird, but I liked them for my color scheme. Snowflakes are actually colorless, and snow reflects many colors, which just means you can stamp your snowflakes any color you want!
Want to hear a confession? I love smell of freshly ground coffee, love the smell of coffee perking, but can't really drink it because it gives me terrible heartburn, even when I load it with lots of creamer! I love stamping with both the Coffee Cafe' and Merry Cafe' stamp sets anyway!
If you enjoyed this project, please use the October hostess code HMT67FU2 to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps
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Don't forget, the B3G1F Designer Paper Sale ends October 31st!
That's all for now. until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!
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