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.
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.
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.
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 :-).