Just for Fun: Coffee & Pie

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share a card that we made at our Coffee Café class this past fall.  We had fun using many of the items for the product suite!

The intent of the photo was for my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page. I came up with the idea after I had posted a picture of a cool dessert and it got more views and comments than my cards … hummm!??

So I thought ….  

I thought maybe if I added a tasty treat with my card, it might get a bit more attention! lol

We used the Coffee Break Designer Series paper for our background and to create our focal point – which is the coffee pot & cup highlighted with the use of the Circle Framelits Dies.

The greeting was created by using the technique “Direct to Rubber” or coloring directly onto the stamp just the words you want to use. The little heart from the Corrugated Elements ties these both together.

It was a fun class and a fun card to make, and I hope you enjoyed the card as much as I enjoyed the dessert that goes with it!

Thank you so much for checking out my blog today.

Hope your day is a good one ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

Create Cheer, Any Time of Year

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

What’s nicer than having a hot drink on a chilly day in fall or winter? Whether for Halloween, the holidays season, or for cheering up a friend, this set has it all… The Merry Café Stamp set!

Use the versatile Merry Café Stamp Set to create festive cider or peppermint cocoa images to invoke cozy warmth during the holiday season.

Perfectly paired with the Coffee Café Stamp Set, Merry Café can be used to make heartfelt gestures year-round, as there is no seasons’ end to the joy of reaching out and sharing a cup to reconnect and renew friendships.

This stamp set coordinates with the Coffee Cup Framelits dies. If you already have the Coffee Café Bundle, you will definitely want the Merry Café Stamp Set to complete your set!

Don’t forget the Designer paper to coordinate with your holiday cards … On Sale Now … Buy 3 … Get 1 FREE, may I suggest the Coffee Break, Spooky Nights, Painted Autumn and the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.

Thanks for dropping in …

Hope you have a wonderful day ~




Thankful for my Coffee!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Friday!! Today is the last of my Paper Pumpkin Alternative projects … time to move on because there is soooo much to show you, but I must say “this kit has been so easy to work with!”

So … for my last project I just had to incorporate this kit with one of the hottest new bundles in the catalog … the Coffee Café Bundle!! 

Always “thankful” for my coffee! I used the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper as my background. The series of leaves were all stamped with the leaf stamp included in the kit … I just simply dragged the tip of the ink spot over the center of the stamp so only the veins showed.

The cup was cut from the “Pillow Box” included in the Paper Pumpkin kit. I really love the embossing on the pillow box and I centered it so it would be visible.

The greeting and tag also come from the kit. I added a strip of gold behind my cup and leaves to accent the gold strip on the tag.  Really quite simple … and fun to make.

Let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin… I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for dropping in on me today.

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Simply Sunday: Coffee with a Friend

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Don’t you just love the smell of fresh brewing coffee? Oooo … I do and what’s better than that, is to sit back with a friend enjoying a lovely conversation and a cup of coffee!

Today’s card evokes those feelings for me … the old fashioned coffee pot, our “Happiness” greeting and the corrugated heart ties it all together.

I used the cute dotted paper from the Coffee Break Designer Series paper for my background. In keeping with that theme, I used circle dies and punches to create my focal point of the card.

The coffee pot and cup were cut out of another pattern from our designer paper and then stamped our greeting omitting some of the wording.

The second half of the verse actually was stamped on the inside of the card and a little heart added to tie into the front design of our card.

The card was a simple to make as it will be to pick up the phone and invite your friend over for some coffee and good conversation, because Happiness really is coffee shared with a friend

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope yours is a good one.

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Coffee Breaks and Babies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back … been very busy! Had a fun “Coffee Break” class with another group of fabulous ladies!! I have a cute card to share with you.

Also been up at the hospital … it’s OK, in fact it’s awesome! My granddaughter delivered a sweet little boy yesterday!! I’m GG again! Here we are …

He’s not too happy with everyone snapping pictures! He didn’t even get his bath yet!! So after he got cleaned up, his mommy put him in a cute little outfit …

Today after work I will be picking up his big brother (2 yrs. old) so they can formally meet and hang out!!

Time for a coffee break … We began with a simple card that turned out so cute! We began with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper … this pattern is so fun and really let’s you know it’s all about the coffee!

We also stamped and cut out the cup and the lid. The little cup gripper was die cut and it actually dies the embossing at the same time …

Our little greeting is stamped in Garden Green and is attached to the grip. We also used the Corrugated Elements to say “Hi” and to add a little touch of fun and texture.

This is really a fun set to use and is for much more than a “coffee” bundle!

Thank you for joining me today!

Have a fabulous Friday ~ 




Coffee Café Photopolymer Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m back with another of my favorite bundles taken directly from the pages of our new 2016-17 Annual catalog!

Coffee creations are on your horizon with this bundle of products. The stamp images coordinate seamlessly with the framelits to help you create coffee cups of all shapes and sizes. The die includes a piece to create an embossed cup sleeve for a realistic looking cup.

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp Set
Some people firmly believe that coffee is life. And whether that’s you or not, you certainly know someone who feels that way. You should probably get a cup of coffee (or water if that’s your thing), buy this peppy set, and start creating.
* Quantity: 16 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d, h

Coffee Cups Framelits Dies
Create die-cut accents in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting.
* 13 dies
* Largest image: 2-13/16″ x 2-1/8″ (5.6 x 5.4 cm)

I simply love all the different projects you can do with this bundle … What do you think?

Thank You for stopping back today ~

Have a wonderful day!