Card Recognition

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday's crafty projects


I don't usually make circle cards and so when I saw this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge I was having a hard time thinking outside the square box.  Well, thanks to my youngest son's cold I had a rather sleepless night last night and started my day far too early today, so all I could think about this morning was coffee.  Well, in the end, the perfect place for the sketch is on a one pound bag of local coffee!  So I used this week's Make It Monday technique and recycled the cheerio box into thick coffee cup chip boards, what a fabulous tip!  And no project is complete without a card, or two, I also used up some recycled take out coffee holders :)  Simon Says Stamp Blog is having an "Anything Goes" challenge with the mission to reach 1000 entries, woo hoo!  And since these coffee projects use the fabulous Authentique paper I'm going to enter them in the current Wee Memories "Patterned Paper" challenge.






The Embellish challenge was to use the above colors and misting.  I used the current Skipping Stones sketch and thanks to my win on Karen's blog, I am actually able to include a Skipping Stones stamp!  I haven't decided if this card is going to say birthday or anniversary or something fun like trimester...  



Materials: Coffee bag: Waltzingmouse Frame It sentiment, PTI Warm Happiness Too stamp and die, Hero Arts Classic Fabric Cling,  PTI double sided banner die, Spellbinders scallop circle die,  Authentique Blissful patterned paper,  PTI kraft card stock, Versafine black ink, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink

Coffee Cards: PTI Warm Happiness and Warm Happiness Too, PTI Mat Stack 1 stamp and dies, Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Label 4, Authentique Blissful patterened paper, recycled take out coffee holder, PTI kraft card stock, Versafine black ink, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 4 die, Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress stain

Happy 3rd card: Skipping Stones Grunge sentiment, PTI Big Birthday Wishes, PTI Mat Stack 1, PTI Mat Stack dies, PTI By the Numbers die, Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder, Core'dinations card stock, Tim Holtz Distress Stain Antique linen, Smooch Spritz Navy Twinkle, Versafine black ink, Twinery Stone twine


21 comments:

jen said...

holy toledo! I say skip sleep from now on! these are all fabulous!!!! I love the upcyled coffee/cereal supplies! way to go challenge girl! :D

Lisa Petrella said...

Now THAT'S a productive morning, girl!! WOWZERS! Fabulous projects and I LOVE all of the repurposed materials you used!!! Way to go!!

~amy~ said...

yahooooo...love all the coffee inspired goodness:)

Kelly S. said...

Why thanks very much, I would fancy a cuppa! Your sweet set is making me want to go brew some right now! Love the colors and how you used the sketch to decorate the coffee bag!

artfuldelight said...

I look so forward to my cuppa joe in the morning. :-) Fabulous project!!! Hope your son is feeling better.

Karen B. said...

These are all super amazing! All of them!!! Love your colors and the idea to use coffee sleeves. Great job. Thanks too, for playing at the SSD Challenge, I really like how you handled the sketch!

Teresa Kline said...

so cute, I adore the cute set....a perfect little gift...hope your weekend is awesome!

enjoy *~*

Emily Keaton said...

You weren't kidding--you really have been hitting the craft table hard!!! I love ALL of these. What fun coffee-themed projects. Go, Erin, go!!!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

What a cool and different take on the sketch! Love your coffee bag!!! Have a wonderful Friday and week-end!

Stephanie said...

WOW! Love your take on the SSD sketch! It's just awesome! I have that die and have yet to use it, so ty for the inspiration!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely, beautiful creation dear.

Jingle said...

These are really wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones! Great work!

lynn said...

oh, my, erin, i love it all! the bag is so cute! and i esp. love the last card! have a good nights sleep tonight!

Sylvia said...

Fun cards, Erin! You have been busy. Have a fabulous day!

Katie Gehring said...

Love all your beautiful creations! Awesome- out of the box- take on the SSD sketch! Thanks for playing along and sharing your beautiful work!

Jaclyn Miller said...

That bag is awesome Erin - love the fun patterns and the great colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Happy WCMD! ;)

Michellem said...

LOVE the coffee bag and cards!! So beautiful!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love the bag and cards so cute!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome projects! Love what you did with the SSD sketch -- thanks for playing!

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, so perfect! I love what you've done here with all those coffee cups. Mmmm, coffee...

Colleen Dietrich said...

AWESOME clean and simple coffee cards, Erin!