Sunday 5 January 2014

Perk Me Up!

The snow is really coming down and a great excuse to grab a coffee and do a bit of crafting.  I managed to get a number of cards finished, including some that are a bit more clean and simple. If you look through my cards you will see CAS is not my general style and these cards tend to take me longer than ones with layers.

I really don't know what it is about the CAS that stumps me most of the time. I always feel the need to fill all that white space with something. I figure with a bit of practice I will get better, so that is going to be my challenge to myself for this year, more CAS!

For this card I used a fun stamp set called "Latte Love" by Fiskars. The images are small and good for a simple card. 

I added simple layers to the background and on my cup with paper piecing. The sentiment is from Your Next Stamps "Hot Stuff Mugs".

Inside the card the I re-stamped the coffee cup and added a sentiment from the Latte Love set.

Stamps: Fiskars "Latte Love", Your Next Stamp "Hot Stuff Mugs"
Paper: Kaiser Craft "Utopia Collection", kraft card stock
Card: DCWV card base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)


Allsorts Challenge: # 240 Free & Easy (free of clutter and relatively quick and easy to make)
Cute Card Thursday: #302 Banish the Blue (a little coffee/latte/hot chocolate perk to kick away those holiday blues......although I am a bit blue that my Starbuck Gingerbread latte is now gone for the season)
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper: Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash: #132 Use the Last of something (my supply of Kraft card stock and the blue card base I made 2 coffee themed cards and this beautiful blue base is now use up from the set DCWV "brights" set.

Stay warm with your favourite beverage and happy crafting.



  1. Super sweet! I love the design.

  2. I, too, am allergic to white space. It's tough, but I've gotten a bit better with the CAS. One downside: you use less stuff so it will take you TWO lifetimes to use it all up.

    Oh, and YAY on using up those papers! :)

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  3. Fantastic!!! I am totally in love with that stamp set! I am with you CAS usually stumps me as well, I feel the need to cover the white space...but you've mastered it here! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  4. Love your card and thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper!!! Love the Clean and Simple look!!


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