10 posts categorized "Coffee"

Challenge Reminder: A Warm Cocoa Treat with Snowflakes
by Janet Katz


Just a reminder that there is plenty of time to enter our December Challenge PSC#99 with the theme of Gift It! Enter with a tag, gift wrap, a treat bag, or something similar and it doesn't have to be holiday themed. Birthdays, school and other occasions are welcome! Just use one Poppystamps stamp or die on your project. 
One of my favorite things that comes with the cold winter weather (we don't get much in Austin, TX) is hot drinks: coffee, tea, cocoa and any other specialty drink treat you can think of. The Poppystamps stamp set Wintertime Sentiments has some adorable stamps that go very well with the new Snowflake Loop die set as well as the Adelaide Snowflakes set. I wanted to use these on a disposable coffee cup with either a Starbucks gift card or a packet of cocoa inside.
To make the white snowflakes stand out, I made a cup wrapper by simply laying my cup onto the backside of some 12" x 12" dark brown patterned paper and tracing the edges as I rolled the cup.
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I handcut the wrapper from the paper, and wrapped it around the cut, adhering it with glue so it couldn't slide off. The cup itself came in a package from Walmart, complete with black lid and kraft-paper sleeve. I slid the sleeve over the handmade wrapper. Next, I die cut a banner from red cardstock using the banner die that comes with the Gilded Christmas Wishes Stamp and Die set.
Then I stamped the "All you need is cocoa..." stamp from the Wintertime Sentiments Stamp and Die set onto a piece of 80lb white cardstock and punched it out with a 1.75" circle punch. I used a 2" circle punch to cut out a circle from black cardstock. I layered these two as shown and then glued them onto the red banner strip.
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It was time for snow. I cut the big loop from the Snowflake Loop die set from white cardstock and carefully adhered it with liquid glue, centering the sentiment in the middle. I had to hold it in place for about 20 seconds to make sure every little flourish got attached.
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Next, I pulled out the Adelaide Snowflakes set and cut three different snowflakes from the same white cardstock. I adhered two to the cup and then had the idea to make the largest one hang like a tag from a red velvet ribbon I wrapped around the entire cup. I used a piece of linen thread to attach it to the red ribbon.
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This was fun and easy to make. Sometimes the smallest gift can have a big impact when it is from the heart.
Merry Christmas and happy crafting!

Janet Floral Signature copy



Cuppa Joy
by Nancy Penir


Happy Holidays, Poppy friends! Nancy here, and I'm bringing you a Cuppa Joy today with Poppystamps' new Whittle Cocoa with Whip. A two piece die set, it allows you to cut the cup and whip separately. This is what I did. The cup in bright red, the whip in white.


As you can see, I combined some of Poppy's newest, and one older piece for a trim. You see the white scallop frame? You'll have to look below in the supply list for that one!


Let's look at the steam. Flowing Curves is the die cut I used, and I cut it with vellum, then after gluing in place, applied the Fairy Glitter Glue (Memory Box).


A few chocolate sprinkles, too, add to it's cocoa yummyness.

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Hope you enjoyed today's card, and are inspired to create your own Cuppa Joy! Have a blessed week!

Nancy Floral Signature copy





Whipped Cocoa
by Rachel Duong

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Joy in the morning is a hot cup of coffee! Add a little bit of "Whittle Cocoa with Whip" Poppystamps dies and the day is off to a great start. Hello, this is Rachel, I am an avid coffee drinker who cannot go a day without a few cups. I am super excited to share this fun, dimensional card created with real coffee!


Step by step instructions.
1. Begin with a watercolor card front measuring approximately 4x5.25
2. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and spill a small bit on your crafting space. No cream or sugar, thanks!
3. Set your mug on the coffee spill and then place it on your card front. Repeat as many times as you like. 
4. Using a paintbrush, splatter coffee on the card front.

5. Die cut the Poppystamps "Whittle Cocoa with Whip" mug using a sheet from the Memory Box "Jolly Christmas" plaid paper stack.
6. Die cut two whip cream pieces with creamy white colored paper.
7. Die cut the Poppystamps "Flowing Curves" using a light gray sheet from the Memory Box "Earth Neutral Collection" paper stack.
8. Die cut the "Joy Freestyle Script" using the darkest shade from the "Berry Red Collection" paper stack.
9. Die cut the outline with the same watercolor paper to be used for the background.


10. Cut the swirls to fit the look you desire. Adhere the pieces to the card front. 
11. Paint the whip with coffee.
12. Glue the card front to a light gray card base.
13. Adhere an Open Studio "Autumn Fairy Crystal" in red to the card front for an extra touch.
Finished? Not necessarily, scroll down for a fun addition to the card!

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How about giving the whip some texture?!
1. Apply texture paste on the die cut with a toothpick.
2. Paint coffee on the lower portions of the swirls for depth.
3. Allow to dry and adhere to the card.


A close-up view of the finished cup of coziness!


Options for this card might be to ink blend around the edges to give it a distressed look. A sentiment strip could fill in the empty space below the "joy" script. Perhaps more splatters too.
This time I chose to keep it just like it is, I love it!

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These Poppystamps dies are incredible and will be used all year round at my home. I hope you enjoyed this card. 
May the joy of the season surround you ~ see you again very soon!

Rachel Floral Signature



Spring / Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!


We're so happy that you have joined us here to play along with the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Be sure to enter for your chance to win a $25 gift card to Poppystamps!  More info below, but first Jennifer has some fun gift inspiration to share with your favorite coffee lover!

Sure, paper coffee cups can hold coffee... but they are also a clever way to give a gift card!  Super simple design, just added a rainbow all the way around with distress oxides, topped with white Delightful Daisies with centers made from yellow glitter paper from the Twinkling Jewel 6 x 6 pad.  Done!  

No coffee cup gift is complete without a festive stopper, and this one shares a sweet message from Greetings Basics on the front, framed with adorable Whittle Wood Frames.  The back of the sign has space for a personal note on the back.  It's sure to be a keepsake, unless used to deliver coffee (which is entirely a wonderful option, too!)


This technique of a quick oxide blend topped with a white die cut is so fast, so easy, and so much fun!  It's a wonderful way to use all sorts of dies - there is just no limit to what can be done here.  How about a Whittle Hedgehog in front of a Flora Bloom?


Any border die is great for the bottom.  If it's not long enough, simply extend it as shown in the video below, or paper piece it together to wrap all the way around.  The Leafy Garden Border is very easy to create long borders with, shown above.  Speckles are also a great way to add in some extra color, as with the Whittle Moose cup, below:


The Wooded Glen Landscape is also a great border die with many options for a fun cup!

"Enjoy Your Day" from the Birthday Blowout set was stamped and embossed in black (above).  Here's a video for some more details on how these were created, along with a bonus idea!  If the video is not showing, it can be seen by clicking here.

Now, for your chance to WIN, and it's going to be fun!  We want to know what you order at your favorite coffee shop!  Are you the, "Iced, Ristretto, 3-shot, venti, with breve, 1 pump vanilla, 2 pumps caramel, 4 splenda, poured, not shaken"  type? Or are you more along the lines of myself, "Americano with cream, please!"  Simply leave your comment by midnight EST, May 29th.  Winner will be announced here on the blog on Saturday, May 30th at noon EST.  

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Hugs and Kisses and Christmas Wishes
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

It's time for Hugs and Kisses and Christmas Wishes as this adorable little Peek a Boo Kitty pops out for a hot cocoa and snuggle in warm flannel pajamas! Everything about this card reminds me of warm and cuddly Christmas mornings. Take a look!


I created this Christmas Kitty card with something exciting - brand new paper from Memory Box! I found this warm Christmas flannel pattern in the 6x6 Memory Box Paper, Dashing Holiday PP1001. It was the perfect background paper for my Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil cut in a bright green.


I cut the Classic Coffee Cup in a rich red, and cut 2 Peek a Boo Kitties in light grey. I punched out two green circles and a pink circle with a paper punch and then glued the Kitty pieces together, creating a Kitty "sandwich" and adding him inside my cup.


After cutting the Holiday Mistletoe in dark green, I then cut off the tiny berries and glues shiny white berries in their place. This tiny detail work requires a little bit of patience and a great pair of scissors and craft tweezers. Glue your Mistletoe and berries onto your Holly Vine panel.


Add your cocoa loving kitty and the Luscious Script Hugs on the bottom, a few sparkly sequins, and this little kitty is ready to warm to warm your heart!


Thanks so much for joining us today!




Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez





Hi there, Marybeth here today. You still have time to play in the : Anything Goes Challenge for  a chance to win a prize!

 I have a card using the new Holiday dies and stamps !  For this card I took the: Poppystamps , Warm Wishes Gift Card Cup and used it to hold the watercolored Maple Trio Dies .



I cut out lots of leaves then used my water-pen and Peerless Watercolor sheets to color all my leaves and cup.


I made two cups one was watercolored (on the upper right) and the other ink blended (left) : I ended up using the watercolored cup and saved the other for another time.


I adhered the leaves with score tape and when I wanted a little lift I just bunched up the tape and that was enough for random pops of leaves. Some leaves are adhered flat. I ended up adding another layer of the cup to the back side for more stability,I also added shimmer with a shimmer pen to the cup.


I layered the watercolor cardstock on the card base and stamped the sentiment using : Pumpkin Patch clear stamp set from Poppystamps .

I hope you have a wonderful day! God bless.