Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Coffee Break Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying our Coffee Break Blog Hop, along with your favourite cuppa !  Today I am 'hopping' with fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.  You may have arrived from Ginger's blog and her wonderful creations.

Today's hop we are all featuring the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper #144155, together with the coordinating Coffee Café stamp set  #143677 and Coffee Cup Framelits #143745.  With 12 patterns to select from SIX double-sided sheets, our blog hops may or may not include coffee themes.  The opposite sides of the DSP usually feature a complimentary pattern like stripes, circles or asymmetrical prints, that may be used instead of the coffee patterns.

My first pack of this beautiful Designer Series paper was purchased to create some cute little gifts for my O.W.L.S.  team gifts at last Novembers On Stage Convention with Stampin' Up!  It's hardly possible to think we have just attended the next bi-annual event, so that was six months ago!
I love that on the back of every pack of DSP, Stampin' Up! print the list of all the colours included in the design pack, so I usually start with bringing out one sheet of each colour to make a base card.  
This first card is a simple design, showing you can use for other cards, not just coffee themed. 

The Soft Sky base card has an Early Espresso layer and panel of Designer Series Paper. Ooh, are there a couple of new upcoming products on there too ? 
My next card is more traditional use of the Coffee Café stamp set and co-ordinating Dies.  The Early Espresso base card has a Whisper White layer and the Woodgrain effect from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  The coffee beans at the bottom are also included in this set, stamped and die cut. 
Would you believe that I'm not actually a coffee drinker but I still bought this bundle !  Well, for today's hop I had another idea I was wanting to try.

Last Autumn / Winter catalogue there was another stamp set that complimented these dies and I had  seen a few people a make a handle for a hot chocolate mug, using the 'C' from the Large Letter Framelits #141712.
My favourite cuppa is a nice mug of Darjeeling Tea and so I wanted to create a 'TEA' option too.  The mug has been made as above but because I wanted to raise on Stampin' Dimensionals, I cut a card layer too to support the DSP.

For the teabag, I used the tag die and stamped the small 'T' from the Labeller Alphabet #141936, which I'm pleased to say will be with us for at least another 12-months in the new catalogue.  It is so useful to be able to create exact messages you wish. 

Whilst the stamps and Framelits are carrying over into Stampin' Up! NEW Annual Catalogue 2018/19, they will no longer be available as a bundle.  This means the 10% discount for buying together will stop on 31st May when the catalogues change over, so if this is now on your Wish List, I encourage you to buy quickly to save yourselves 10% discount.  Also the Coffee Break DSP will also be retiring at the end of May too.

I hope you have enjoyed my creative shares today and enjoy continuing along your 'hop' today, by clicking on SHIRLEY to enjoy your creative tour round the Globe.  We love to hear what you like about our projects, so please stop and leave a comment along the way.


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Happy craftin'
Sandra
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9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous projects !! I love the tea mugs with the C letter so clever !!

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  2. Oh my goodness, Sandra, these are such great ideas. I so LOVE your tea cup idea!!

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  3. thanks for the photo explanation of how you turned the cups into mugs. very clever.

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  4. TFS about using the "C" letter to create a mug handle. My jaw dropped! SU demos are so good at looking at something and figuring out an alternate use. A nice power of 3 designs overall!

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  5. Your tea cup is as cute as can be! I can't wait to make one, too!

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  6. Danielle Roberts19 April 2018 at 05:08

    Wow love the tea mugs they are great. Being a tea drinker they appealed to me straight away. Great idea great job.
    Danielle

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  7. I spy some new product on your card! Love it. The "circles" paper is my favorite...and the teeny tiny "hearts" in Garden Green is my favorite. Oh boy, I have a lot of favorites! Converting the "C" into the mug handle, I had not seen that before...very clever. TFS

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  8. Great assortment of cards / ideas. Really showcases the possibilities of this set.

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