VIDEO-Coffee Cup Card-Another Use for Hearth & Home

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For some reason (maybe my love of coffee), when I got the Hearth and Home Thinlits, the first card project that came to my mind was this one.  I also have a tendency to make life difficult for myself and look for alternate ways to use my supplies, rather than using them as intended.  For this project, I also used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and the Gorgeous Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp Set.

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The card base, which is cut at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored and folded at 4-1/4″, is cut from Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″Cardstock as is the coffee cup lid, which is cut with the windowsill/window box die from the Hearth and Home Thinlits set.

The cup is made with Crumb Cake paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I started with a 3″ x 3-1/2″ piece of paper and then trimmed it down to be 2″ at the bottom.  The sleeve (I called it a Koozie in the video-is that legit?) is made from a 1-3/4″ wide strip of Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock scored every 1/8″.  I cut the heart out of Vellum with the heart die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies set and embossed it with the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I used Gold Foil for the “enjoy” which I also cut with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.

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For the background panel, I used a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  I sponged some Tempting Turquoise Ink around the edges and used a couple of stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp Set to add some splatter with Early Espresso Ink.  To add a little sparkle and a little more gold, I added some sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

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You can watch this video on YouTube HERE

This is a great card for a gift card to a coffee shop.  I sure wouldn’t mind getting one :-).

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