Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Seven: My creativity is fueled by Coffee



Whew, we're nearing the finish line, tomorrow is the last day for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  We have 51 Super Sponsor, lots of returning, lots of NEW Super Sponsors!

One of our new Super Sponsors is Karen Burniston:


She has a FABulous gallery of products available over on Elizabeth Crafts.   I was first introduced to them by my bloggie friend, Kelly Booth.   She is on both the Elizabeth Crafts Design Team along with the Karen Burniston Design Challenge Team.

Check out my card:


That big 'ole cup is part of the Cup Pop Stand.  The set contains 6 dies which includes the cup and the steam which I used as coffee :)  Seriously, that cup is such an awesome size, I stamped the sentiment from the Coffee & Tea clear stamp set.

So I managed to use the Coffee Bean Embossing Folder and tucked it into the envelope.  The texture is awesome, especially since I used a dark woodgrain pattern paper.  

Okay, now seriously...check this out:


BOOM!

Yup, I did that!!!!  LOL

The Cup Pop Stand contains all the elements to make the pop up coffee cup!  Here's the thing...did I mention that I did that?!  Super easy people...and what a great surprise for the recipient!  I watched this video that Karen taped at CHA.  It totally walks you step by step on how to create a FUN pop up card!  I'm no engineer so I'm patting myself on the back but really, it's Karen's video that made me say, ahhhhhh...okay, I get it!  

TIP:  if you use pattern paper for the cups, like I did and you want the same pattern on both sides and the paper isn't double sided, just flip the paper over and use the die on the white side.  LOL.  I was slow to figure that out.

Big Thank You to Karen Burniston for being a Super Sponsor and for Kelly and her tips :)

I also have to do a big shout out to my BABY GIRL that turns 21 years old today!  What the heck?  I can't believe it!  For those of you that follow me on FB, have probably seen this but the girl and I took my Momma out for her birthday in late February and I adore this 3 generation pic:


Being a Momma to this kid is awesome.  She cracks me up, she keeps me grounded, she is such a smart cookie and honestly, a pure beauty.  How lucky am I?  What did I do right?  I haven't a clue but I'm super thankful♡ (gah, tearing up here).

Edited to add:

The Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog has been having techie difficulties so here's the inlinkz:





46 comments:

  1. Hi Amy, super neat card! I love the brown panel sewn and embossed with the coffee beans, they look real. I love that you used the steam in a different way. What a great picture of you, your mom and daughter. Your a wonderful mom. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  2. Hi, Amy! Love this card, great floral background you picked.

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  3. Amy congratulations on your Daughters 21st birthday...a mile stone!!!
    And a lovely photo of the 3 of you.
    I have seen the video and cards made with this die-set..I need one TOOOO!!!

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  4. Love your card so much Amy.... Perfect! So proud of you for jumping in and playing with perfect results 😘

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  5. Happy birthday to your sweet daughter! Love the photo!!! Beautiful card too!

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  6. Awwwwwwwwww happy birthday to your baby girl!!!!!!!!! xoxox mama!! :) Love love love that card!! LOVING the pop up!! That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Your card is GORGEOUS! And the inside...amazing!! Love!
    Such a great pic, too! Happy birthday to your daughter!

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  8. LOVE that pop up coffee cup on the inside! So amazing!!! Happy belated birthday to your sweet daughter!!! xoxo

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  9. Happy Birthday to "The Girl". I know as a Mom how time just flies so fast and the next thing you know, they are grown. Love your cards too and glad you got to make a Pop up card. Sometimes it's fun to take on something new.

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  10. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Your card is adorable! I love the paper you used and that green cup!

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  11. Amy, this is awesome! You rocked that Cup Pop Stand and the way you lined the envelope and used the steam for the card front - brilliant! Happy Birthday to your daughter, too. Thanks to you and to Kelly for hooking me up as a sponsor of the hop. I can't believe how many people have linked up cards - amazing!!!

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  12. WOW! That is one awesome pop up card, Amy! Cool and so pretty! Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter; hope her day is filled with celebration and may dreams come true in to the year that unfolds! Your three generations photo: love it!
    Hugs~c

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  13. Oh my gosh I love that card!!! And happy birthday to your daughter!!! She's got a GREAT momma! :)

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  14. Totally FABULOUS pop up, Amy ~ LOVE the design and colors.
    Great photo of you three! Happy Birthday to The Girl :-)

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  15. Love you pop up card Amy!! Also love the three gen photo! Happy Birthday to your baby, now legal, girl!

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  16. Wow, Amy, I really like this pop up card, and thank you so much for the tutorial...I saved it in You Tube so I can go back there and make something similar. Great card...love it.

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  17. Oh, this is so fun! Fabulous card, Amy!

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  18. Happy birthday to your girl! Your pop-up card is a lot of fun but props to the envie liner!

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  19. Love your pop up card! that some wonderful die, Amy! Have a wonderful day and happy hopping!

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  20. Amy, thank you for sharing your awesome 3-generation photo! I love seeing this. And the card is gorgeous - been seeing these a lot lately and I think I'll have to try one. Or two. :-)

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  21. Amy that card is fabulous! Thanks for sharing and for the hop - it is so fun to see everything that is made in the line of our favorite drinks - great photo too of you - daughter and mom - have a blessed week!

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  22. What an awesome die! Fab card!!

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  23. Popping in fast. Great cards, and that pop-up is pretty darn amazing. HB to DD too. They grow up so fast, don't they?! Bev

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  24. Um. I see a few items here that I will buy and you will get blamed for. Just saying.

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  25. How clever is that?? Congrats on your beautiful girl's milestone! Proud mum indeed!!

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  26. Another darling card, Amy, inside and out! Great team, thank you.

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  27. Wow!! Sweet card and love the 3 generation pic!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  28. OMG Amy, LOVE the pop up tea cup. What an amazing card! Just beautiful!

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  29. What a cool die! Love the pop up version and the curl of steam from it. I also LOVE how that envelope insert looks!

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  30. Love this beautiful pop-up tea cup Amy! And it's so awesome that you decorated the inside of your envelope too!

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  31. OMGosh, SO cool! I LOVE the pop up!
    And happy happy birthday to your beautiful DD! 21, akkkk! Where does the time go?

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  32. LOVE that photo.. yay for 21. That card is awesome. I love the inside of the envelope.

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  33. Super fun card... great effect, and what a surprise for the recipient. I had no idea that there was such thing as a coffee bean embossing folder, but it sure is cute!
    Sweet pic, I hope you repeat for many years to come. Happy Birthday to your daughter!!!
    P.S. - I can't leave a comment in the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop...

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  34. Cool pop up card. Love the coffee bean lined envelope. TFS

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  35. FUN & FABULOUS card Amy, LOVE IT, inside and out, what a COOL fold!!!
    LOVE your coffee bean lined envelope too!!!
    Wishing your daughter a VERY HAPPY 21st Birthday :)
    And THANK YOU for sharing your SWEET photo together!!!

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  36. What a sweet 3 generations pic! LOVE that pop-up and have a serious crush on your embossed bean envelope liner!!!

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  37. Such a fun cup stand card! Love the envie too!

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  38. Great card, as always! and Happy Birthday to your baby girl.

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  39. What a fun card!! Love the pop-up! I hope your daughter had an amazing 21st birthday!! All 3 of you look so lovely in the photo :)

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  40. What a cool design, and I love the coordinating envelope! Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!

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Cheers,
~amy~