Vintage Coffee Card


Hello!  It’s been awhile and I’m going to try to make this post short and sweet so I can play along in the Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.  I do love coffee!!!13130832_10209657747231052_7266796962897251339_oThe first image is the outside of the card, then the inside.



Last month my sis and I got together for our annual crafting retreat (she lives in NC, I live in MI, and we meet up in SC).  We both picked up the Elizabeth Craft/Karen Burniston Cup Pop Stand die set, the Coffee & Tea rubber stamps and the Coffee Stage-it stencil.  I’ve decided to make this card for her when she visits here in MI next month – as you can see, I positioned the steam on the inside to form a heart.  Whenever we get together, we cherish every minute and one of our favorite things is our morning coffee ritual.

I used the “Art of Life” paper pad from Kaisercraft (6 1/2″).  Included are some specialty papers and die cuts, both of which I used.   Love the textured paper and the die cuts made it easier to finish my card.  I used a scalloped die cut on the front under the ribbon, and another one on the inside to stamp my sentiment on.  I cut the saucer out of Kraft paper and the die came with an embossing feature which didn’t show up too much.  I inked it but wasn’t happy with it, then decided to use embossing paste for more texture.


I inked all of the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink, including the “steam” which was cut out with Tim Holtz Deco Sheets (love those).  After cutting the coffee beans out of brown paper, I inked them with Ground Espresso (what else??) because the paper wasn’t dark enough.  I then dipped a part of each in my jar of Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder.   I like the added texture.


I cut the spoon out of metallic Kraft-Core and inked with Staz-on Ganache, even the tip of the spoon as if it had a little bit of coffee on it.  coffee7

For the embossed edges on the inside of the card,  I used an Anna Griffin embossing folder with black Core-dinations paper, then sanded.  I actually made them for a different project, ended up not using them but they were too pretty to toss.  I think they’re perfect for this card.

That’s about it…here’s a photo of the back of the coffee cup.  Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave comments!


I would also like to play along in the following challenges

(Sparkle is also mentioned…the steam is cut from TH Deco Sheets)

(Use patterned paper)








24 thoughts on “Vintage Coffee Card

  1. First of all how on earth could you visit SC without coming by my place!!! ;0. Secondly, wow what an amazing and yummy creation. Love your use of these awesome dies! The palette is pure deliciousness and really gives off the aroma of coffee! Truly one of my favorites from this hop. So so glad you found time to play! Big hugs, Autumn


  2. Oh my, this is work or art! Love the choice of images and the fabulous embossing. The glitter is awesome in this! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add Some Shimmer” Challenge! Super work!


  3. What a lovely card! Excellent choice of patterned papers. They not only fit the coffee theme so well but it’s as if I can smell the coffee brewing. How fun for you to get together with your sister and craft. I can only imagine the fun you both must have had. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥


  4. Absolutely gorgeous, so much attention to detail – even the coffee stain on the spoon! Thank you for joining us at Twofers


  5. I adore this card, Marty! So many well done details! I love the heat embossing and the AG embossing folder leaves a beautiful design! Just a fun and beautiful card! So happy you got together with your sister to spend some crafting and girl time! Lucky you! I’m from NC–wonder where your sister is in relation to Wilmington? Hugs!


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