Life is short. Drink Good Coffee!

Life is short, drink good coffee

Today I have a fun card to share with all Coffee lovers out there. As soon as I saw these stamp sets from STAMPlorations, I knew I had to have a few of them!! I went for the Anywhere there's coffee stamps and die set because of the above statement. So true!! Why waste your life drinking bad/mediocre coffee, right?! So last night I made a fun, quick and easy card with the Mug and coordinating die. The little hearts are made with the Candy Hearts die from Poppy Stamps, by the way.

Life is short, drink good coffee
I used the die cuts to cut out the mug and small hearts on patterned paper. Then I glued it down to a piece of coffee stained paper of which I had several lying about. Stamped in the Tim Holtz Coffee rings and splatter stamp all over and a bit inside the mug cut out. Stamped the mug and sentence with Staz On Jet black. Gave the mug a bit of shadows and accents with Tombow markers. Matted the piece on to black card stock and gave some gold and black/white accents with washi tape. For the hearts I used an inlaid layered die cut technique I saw Jennifer Mcguire doing in one of her video's. Mine definitely didn't turn out as dimensional as hers, but that's because I have only used 2-3 layers tops to get them a little raised. I also used my red wink of Stella glitter pen and glossy accents and let the hearts dry over night. They definitely do look a lot more like Candy Hearts IRL! Loved doing this technique even though it was a pain to get all the little hearts to line up and glued together! The result was worth it though!

Coffee lovers must have stamp sets from STAMPlorations
Here is a close up of the coffee stamp sets I have bought at STAMPlorations. You can see all the phrases on the Anywhere there's coffee stamp set and I have also gotten a Coffee Petites stamp set (of which I used the round stitched die cut here) and those are so fun to use for ATC's! Can't wait to use those next!

I also wanted to share something fun the STAMPlorations blog is doing; a new release and wishlist party bloghop!

Shery and her team are celebrating their 4th anniversary with a wishlist part where, if you link up your stamplorations whishlist, like I have, you can win some prizes from it! The generosity is just beyond measure really with over 200$ worth of prizes to be won! I am loving the new words stamps and die cut sets!! And seeing they also have a Sale going on now, I couldn't help myself and ordered a few items from my wishlist anyway ;) By the way, no affiliation here what so ever, just a happy customer gladly helping out a small business (whom offer GREAT products!!)

I would also like to enter my card to these following challenges:
Cutploration challenge June - inspired by the red color and well you need Coffee with any cake, right? ;) 

 Thanks for stopping by and have a great cuppa coffee today :)


  1. Oh no! I'm such a sucker for coffee stamps. I swear I have an incredible selection of them LOL. I may *need* to add these!

  2. Coffee and cake is always a winner for me. I can tell you I had plenty that day to go with my piece of dragon cake. Thanks so much for playing along at CUTplorations. Good Luck! :-)

  3. Super cute!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMP CAS June challenge!!!

  4. Love your link to the CUTplorations theme - cake definitely needs coffee! Fab card - love the colour, composition, background, etc. etc. Thanks so much for playing along at CUTplorations.

  5. I so totally agree with that sentiment. Your card is absolutely fabulous, love the stained coffee feel and those cute little hearts definitely were worth the pain!! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards


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