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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Anything is Possible with Coffee Except Crossword Puzzles

Well, this week, north Texas is supposed to finally start drying out.  We're actually on our second day in a row with no rain.  That's BIG, folks!  Maybe you've read it, but if you haven't, there's been enough rain in Texas over the past few weeks to cover the entire state in 8 inches of water--something around 37 trillion gallons!  So if y'all see anyone walking around looking like prunes, they are probably from TEXAS!  That's where coffee comes in.  It's going to have to power some of us through the cleanup that has commenced all over the state.  It's like a little power boost in a cup!  Luckily, all we need to power through is FINALLY getting to mow our yard and get our flower beds back in order from #contractordisaster2015.

I made this card using some of my favorite "coffee" powered stamps and dies from VERVE.  It started as me just playing around with the different stamped and cut elements and then got serious once I stamped the background on the turquoise, cup, coffee beans and sentiment from the COFFEE stamp set. This card has a lot of stamping!  I die cut the coffee cup with the coordinating CUPPA JOE die set and also layered two cuts from the COFFEE WORD die. 

Y'all know the saying, "With enough coffee, I could rule the world!"?  The only thing coffee won't help me power through is crossword puzzles.  I don't even try anymore.  I'm terrible at them.  If I ruled the world, they would be my kryptonite.

SUSIE Q-TIP:  I don't use blue that much.  In fact, in all my years of stamping, this is probably the first time I've stamped blue ink onto turquoise cardstock.  Anyway, once all my pieces to this card were laid out, and before I glued it all together, the blue half circle piece wasn't on there, but I needed something blue in the lower area of my card to give it a little more balance.  Giving a circle a little color is a quick trick to do just that.  Just cut another circle or partial circle and lay it on top of the whole circle.

Stamps:  Coffee (Verve)
Paper:  Hawaiian Shores, Dark Chocolate, White (PTI), Dark Kraft (Hobby Lobby), Ballet Blue (SU!), Happy Day (Pebbles)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black (Tsukineko), Mocha Mama Chalk Ink (Quick Quotes), Ballet Blue and Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Accessories:  Cuppa Joe and Coffee Word Die (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Circles 'n Scallops (Reverse Confetti), Circle Punch, Clear Wink of Stella Pen, Silver Gel Pen, Button, Linen Twine (Fun Stampers Journey), Copic Markers, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2
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  1. Saw this over on Coffee Loving Papercrafters and I had to come over and leave you a comment..this is just gorgeous and I'm a new follower :)

  2. What a beautiful beautiful vibrant card!!!! Love it so much! And love your half circle tip too!!!!

  3. Yes, it was very sad to hear of the loss of lives due to the flooding in Texas, here's hoping for better days ahead. Great card by the way!

  4. Not a fan of crossword puzzles either. But, I make up for it in coffee consumption! Hope you are drying out quickly. Texas has certainly been in my prayers. My daughter lives in Austin. Not too bad there.

  5. Love your card! So pretty and the must have (need) coffee die!

  6. Cute! Love the crossword paper!!

  7. This is such a perfect card for so many people I know. Coffee and crosswords to start the day. Thanks for sharing this little gem with us.

  8. I love, love, love this card! The colors - the crossword - the coffee - the layers - all fantastic!

  9. Great card! I love the mix of patterns and colors, so fun!

  10. Darling card! Love how you included the crossword as part of the die cut!


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