Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Cream in my Coffee

Oh my word, have you seen the new coffee set that Papertrey is releasing this month? LOVE!  I'm dying to get this set (and the original coordinating set) from PTI. I love the fact that they have a solid "filler" stamp for each outline image, and decorative stamps so you can customize your cups. Plus, they have a die for the cups! Santa, are you listening?

Seeing their projects inspired me to pull out one of my coffee sets (yes, I have a few) and play around. I really like the sayings in this particular set, but as a whole it's only so-so. I had to perform major stamp surgery to remove some obnoxious "steam" lines that were coming out of each cup; I didn't like how they dipped down into the cups. They made it so that if you wanted, say, a green outlined cup, you'd have to have green colored steam. And that just makes me think of toxic coffee, which is never a good association to make.

This is so me and my hubby; I always have the pretty little coffee cup, and he always has the biggest cup he can find.  I wasn't even a coffee drinker until after we were married; I finally caved to the peer pressure (his whole family are huge coffee drinkers). Now my day isn't complete without at least one cup of coffee, most times two!

The patterned paper for the blue mug has orange rings around the white polka dots; I used that color for the large mug. The background panel was double-embossed, first with the Herringbone folder, then with the Houndstooth folder. I think it gives it a cozy feel, like a warm afghan or a snuggly sweater. Nothing beats a hot cup of coffee and a fuzzy blanket on a cold morning!

Speaking of coffee, Seth just surprised me with a donut and a cup of coffee from Dunkin' Donuts! Gotta go!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: TPC Studio "Coffee Cafe;" Ink: Stampin' Up craft "Not Quite Navy," ColorBox pigment "Roussillon," "Chestnut;" Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Accessories: Cuttlebug, rectangle Nestabilities, Herringbone embossing folder, Houndstooth embossing folder, foam dimensionals


  1. haha...I'm like your hubby...I drink from the ginormous Starbucks places mugs...the bigger the man wasn't a huge coffee drinker before we met...he's warming up to it:)

  2. oh good grief, you know I love your card...I'm such a carried away typing about that but i adore your card!

  3. I love your card! so clean and crisp! I can't remember already how I got here... err.... I think it's from Amy's blog and I'm glad I came over!

    You have a great blog with great cards! :)

  4. woot woot:

    send me your snail mail:)