Friday, September 9, 2011

Is it a Mocha Morning?

Good Morning Stampers!

Is it a mocha morning for you?  Or perhaps you had a latte.  I'm partial to decaf sugar-free hazelnut lattes myself.  I know... what is the point when it is both caffeine free and sugar free??  It would be a lot cheaper to just drink a glass of water and be done with it!

Well, the Mocha Morning I'm talking about is not a drink, but a beautiful collection of double-sided designer papers that is featured on page 183 of the new Stampin'Up! Idea Book and Catalog... also known as the "big catalog."  This collection is in the "specialty" category, meaning that some of the papers have special features.  In this particular collection, you get 4 single-sided sheets that are flocked.  Are you old enough to remember flocked wallpaper?  If so, you know what I mean.  These 4 sheets have a raised velvety design printed on them in black, making for a very elegant and classic look.  The other 8 sheets are double-sided and feature gold metallic ink.  Again, very elegant!

Check out the card I made with the gorgeous flocked paper:

I started with a Crumb Cake base for my card, then added a black panel that is embossed with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. I'm sorry the embossing doesn't show up well in this photo.  You can just catch a glimpse of it in the lower corner of the card.  The top portion of the card is the flocked Mocha Morning designer paper.  I used the Top Note Die for the focal panel.  It is cut out of Crumb Cake and the swirl, from the Precious Butterflies hostess set, is stamped with Crumb Cake, then overstamped with the "thanks" in black.  Some beautiful Crumb Cake Taffeta ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch.

Here's a quick rundown of the supplies for this card:

Card Stock:
120953, Crumb Cake Card Stock 6.95
121045, Basic Black Card Stock 6.95
122366, Mocha Morning Specialty Paper, 12.95

121030 Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad, 5.95
102192 Basic Black Craft Ink Pad , 7.50

122517 Precious Butterflies (hostess only stamp set)
111700 Thank You Kindly, 13.95

122966 Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, 6.95
119277 Elegant Lines Embossing Folder 7.95

Well, all this talk of crumb cake and mochas is making me hungry.  I guess it is time to put the coffee on and have breakfast...although it certainly won't be crumb cake!  Hope you'll enjoy this gorgeous Friday and that you'll make time for some stamping this weekend!    Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll see you back here on Monday for some more stamping inspiration.
Happy Stamping!

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