Monday, September 30, 2013

A Great Day for Coffee

Hello Stampers and thanks for stopping by The Classic Card today!

Well, it's Monday once again... a day that is probably not the favorite of working people and school children.  The best way to get through a Monday is just to plunge in and get it over with.  Oh, and a little coffee can definitely help, although I'm not advocating that school children be given coffee.  From what I remember, they're already hyped-up enough... no coffee needed for them!  The rest of us, though, could certainly benefit from a little caffeine jolt to get us launched into a new week.

As you might have guessed I have a caffeine-themed card for you today.  And it just so happens that today is also our SOS (Stamp Out Stress) meeting at Symposium Coffee in Old Town Sherwood.  If you've never attended SOS before, I encourage you to try it!  We meet at 1 o'clock in the afternoon for cards, coffee, and camaraderie on the last Monday of every month.  It's a great way to spend an afternoon and we have lots of fun.  The cost is just $5 for two cards and envelopes and I don't expect you to purchase anything, although if you want to place an order I would never turn you down!

Let me show you the fun card we're going to make...

The stamp set is called The Perfect Blend (page 37 of the annual catalog).  I used Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stock.  The DSP is from the Season of Style collection of DSP on page 23 of the holiday catalog.  I stamped the coffee cup three times... once on Crumb Cake for the cup, once on Very Vanilla for the lid, and once on the DSP for the coffee sleeve. Then I just cut out each element and glued on the lid and the sleeve... easy peasy!  The sentiment was stamped on Crumb Cake, then punched out with the 1 3/8 inch circle punch and then placed on a larger circle punched from Early Espresso card stock with the 1 3/4 inch circle punch.  The fun coffee drips were stamped with the splotches in the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, page 109 of the annual catalog.  The stitched grosgrain ribbon in Early Espresso accents the horizontal band of Cherry Cobbler card stock which has been embossed with the Chevron embossing folder to echo the chevrons on the coffee sleeve.  The sentiment, just in case you can't read it, says "Given enough coffee, I could rule the world, temporarily. The second sentiment in this set says "Coffee and friends are the perfect blend."

Thanks again for reading my post today!  I'll be back on Wednesday with another card for your stamping inspiration!

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