Thursday, November 6, 2014

Make mine strong!



Good morning friends : )   Today I have a card that I made for a real coffee LOVER! in my life who celebrated her birthday this week.   She loves this color combo and she loves coffee and I love her so it is a perfect fit! : )



I CASED myself! with this card.  I had entered my original design (see it HERE) in a MIM challenge back in March of this year.  I was (happily) CASED by the gal who ended up winning the prize that week! (See Becky's card HERE)   Her card was SOooooo! much better than mine in every way so I CASED her back heehee and here you have it!

Here is a peek at the inside of the card.

It is not really dirty IRL - it is actually a soft pretty pink.  The shadows made it rough to photograph


All of these cards were made using Betsy Veldman's nifty DIY Cover Plate challenge.  You can see her tutorial HERE if you'd like to try this technique yourself.  I cut 10 coffee cups from my soft pink card face and attached it to my white card base.  I then stamped the coordinating coffee cup stamp inside each opening.  Next I dolled the coffee cup up with the little hand saver sleeve included in this, amazingly inexpensive $5, stamp set. : ). 

I really enjoyed this challenge and was not happy with my original card so I've been wanting to re-try it.  I'm so glad I did because I like this card much better. 

We woke up to the light covering of snow from yesterday's storm but luckily it should melt today! We are not quite ready for the snow to come and stay! : )

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Patti

Supplies
White cs PTI
Pink Pirouette cs by SU
SU ink used: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Pink Pirouette
Heart-2-Heart #1 Stamp set and coordinating die from PTI
Sentiment from the Movers & Shakers Sentiments stamp set by PTI 

17 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Love the gorgeous soft colors here Patti!! I love my coffee too and I know your friend will love this card as well!! HUGS

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun!

Lisa said...

I love all of those adorable little cups and the soft colors!! This is so pretty Patti. SNOW...did I read that right...I am SO NOT ready for that!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Cute card, Patti! I bet your coffee-loving friend will love it! And yes, I do like this one better than your original! Has a fresher look!

Deepti said...

What a fun coffee card :) love the soft colors !

Alanna said...

I love e this card. All the coffee mugs and the colors are perfect.

Carole Z said...

What a fun card Patti and I love the pastel colours, fab! Hugs Carole Z X

Asha said...

Oh so cute and I love the soft colours. And the way you wrapped the twine around the cup - how playful is that!
hugs, Asha

Jen said...

This is one fun card for a coffee lover! I love how the coffee stamps are nestled in the die cuts!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so delightful and so considerate for your coffee-loving friend, Patti! I'm really tickled about the CASEing and RECASEing and mutual admiring that happened here!! Hugs, Darnell

Manuela said...

super card! love the soft colors! great idea for the challenge.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh I'm lovin your coffee theme, very pretty colours too :)

Kim Heggins said...

What an amazing card! I love all the coffee.

Nora N. said...

Love, love, love how you used this stamp set. I am going to pin it to CASE later!!! Fabulous design!!

Pink Peep said...

Gorgeous! And I loved that you cased yourself! Sometimes we come up with great ideas that should not be wasted on just ONE card but MANY! jane

Taunya Butler said...

Oh my goodness - what a fun and totally cool technique to try!! I am so stoked and inspired to go do it!! Wow - I am just really being treated to some eye candy here at your blog!! I, too, love the colors you used here and this card is clever beyond clever!! Good for you!!

Helen F. said...

Love the pastels and pretty patterns on your cup sleeves.
It would be Great to give a Starbuck's gift inside this fabulous CASE of a CASED CASE, Patti! Did I get that right? LOL