Sunday, September 17, 2017

Got Coffee?

Can you believe that it’s September already? Do you know what that means? That’s right!  It’s time for a new Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog!  This is always one of my favorite times of year.  Not because it’s time for the kids to go back to school or because it means the end of the summer is near, but because it’s the time of year when Stampin’ UP! releases some pretty amazing products to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year….the holiday season.

This years catalog has got to be one of my favorites!  It’s FULL of fun and gorgeous new stamps, papers and embellishments that are truly must have’s.  Today I am sharing a few cards that were created with one of my favorite stamp sets from the new Holiday Catalog- Merry Cafe (item #144965). 

This fun stamp set has sentiments and images for all seasons!  The first card I created just had to have a pumpkin spice latte!  This card features a few patterns from the new Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (item #144613), a pumpkin spice latte created using the Big Shot (item #143263) and the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (item #143745).  A gorgeous new Jute Twine (Item #144625) bow was tied around the card layer for added interest.


Isn’t this next card the cutest?  To create the mummy- I began by cutting out a coffee cup using the Big Shot (item #143263) and the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (item #143745).  Next I cut 1/2” strips of Very Vanilla Card Stock (item #101650) and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake (item #126975) ink.  I then adhered the Very Vanilla strips to the coffee cup in an overlapping pattern.  The eyes were created using the 1/2” Circle Punch (item #119869) and the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (item #140396) and inserted between the Very Vanilla strips.    Way too cute and lots of fun!  My favorite for sure!

Here’s a close up of the mummy card.  It’s somewhat difficult to see exactly what’s behind  the Vellum Card Stock (item #101856) cup topper but there’s whipped cream complete with Pumpkin Pie sprinkles!  The sprinkles were created by flicking the brush end of the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker into the cap (and onto the Whisper White Card Stock (item #100730) whipped cream).  The close up also shows a sampling of the fun new Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (item #144610).

Since I made an adorable card for Halloween I felt it was only fitting that I create an equally cute one for Christmas.  This card features two patterns from the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack (item # 144617) and a Santa Claus themed drink!  The Merry and Christmas sentiments were stamped a few times onto a strip of Very Vanilla Card Stock (item #101650).  I used Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad (item #126973) and Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (item #126949).  Santa’s buckle was created using the Big Shot (item #143263) and the Layering Squares Framelits Dies (item #141708).   

Just like the mummy card- once again is a huge dollop of whipped cream complete with red and green peppermint sprinkles added to the top.  A peppermint straw was created using the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set (item #143677) and adhered behind the whipped cream.

Last but certainly not least is another card that features yet another cute cup of coffee.  The “I love you and coffee” sentiment is an adorable way to share your affection!  This Valentine features two more patterns from the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper (item #144617).  That’s right- the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper (item #144617) works for more than just Christmas!  The colors are perfect for all occasions and when paired with this particular sentiment- it makes the perfect Valentine’s Day card!

         I hope I have inspired you to create a few (or twenty!) cards using the new Merry Cafe Stamp Set (item #144965).  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. These are amazing Dani... though I particularly like be the Santa and. Mummy cup! Thank you so much for creating and sharing.....

  2. On the Halloween coffee card what stamp set did you use for the words Witches brew with SCREAM & Sugar