Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Coffee Hop Day 6 and a 70th Birthday!


Welcome to Day 6 of the Coffee Lovers Hop!  I've gone rogue on this one... I used so many different things here and I think they look pretty good together!

So one of the girls at work is turning 70 tomorrow!  Yes... she's still at work... but then again, her husband is retired and he cooks and cleans so why not work?


So let's start with this!  This friend o' mine is the one who makes sure the coffee is on every morning when she gets in.  She loves coffee even more than I... and I really do think she'd rather have coffee than cake... I mean... I know!  Why choose ... why not both??  But if she had to... it would be coffee.  So I used one of the cups from a Verve stamp set, Coffee Helps.. love that set and isn't that cup beautiful... embossed it in silver and colored in the background with my copics.  I also used one of my favorite CDD dies, Winter Wonderland for the foliage and Party Dies for the candle!


I needed a large poinsettia so I turned to my Flower Market Cricut Cartridge from CTMH.  The loopy foliage is from Winter Wonderland dies and the larger leaves are from a My Favorite Things foliage die set, Leafy Greenery.


And I must tell you... this Oh Happy Day die from Simon Says Stamp... um... LOVE!   I cut it out once out of white and again out of the blue metallic and offset them just a bit.  I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Let There Be Snow Challenge!

 I guess this is a good time to talk about the background too... I used some royal blue cardstock and some glittery embossing paste and I love the way it turned out.


So, another coworker had a big blue button she wanted me to incorporate in the card that said Aged to Perfection.  It wasn't something that I wanted to be the main focus because as big as it was it would have been... so I attached it temporarily on top of my vellum scalloped circle made with the CDD Stitched In Circle Dies and then used the same die set to cut my metallic blue circle that I adhered temporarily to the button and built the rest of my flowery cluster on that.  So after she opens and reads her card, I can take the button off so she can wear it and re-attach the flowers.. I have the redline tape in my purse as we speak...lol!

And do you see those pretty cupped and snowflake shaped sequins all over?  Those are my favorite Paper Sweeties sequins... they're all from the winter mix and it is pretty beautiful!


And last but truly not least, these prety balloons out of the metallic ... the balloons and strings are from the Party dies and the bow is from the Craftin Desert Divas Shaker Tag Dies.

So thanks for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow for some Cutting Cafe coffee goodness and whooooo knows what else!

You still have a couple days to play along!


20 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Love all the details

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  2. Such a BEAUTIFUL Card Lisa! LOVE the balloons and the sparkle! Have a great day!

    Theresa

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  3. Wow! It's absolutely stunning!!! A lot of great details!!! I love the blue glitter color!!!

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  4. Happy birthday to your coworker!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING all the blues!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Lisa absolutely stunning, everything is perfect, so much attention to detail and I love the color scheme and look at all that CDD!!! thank you for sharing

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  6. So many pretty elements on this one!

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  7. Still working at 70?! I'd be napping and crafting:)
    This is a beauty!!!! Love that white Bloom!

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  8. Beautiful and breathtakingly so! What gorgeous colors and a wonderful design.

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  9. oh goodness this is lovely! That blue!!! And those sequins right in the middle....wow!!!

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  10. What a rich looking color combo well done!

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  11. Wow, this is incredible. You are amazing.

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  12. What a wonderful birthday card. She will treasure it.

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  13. There is so much to love here! That gorgeous glittery background with the pretty diecut overlay on top of the snowflake embossed layer!... Those shiny balloons!... That pretty cup!... The snowflake on the bow!....

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  14. This is such a delightful piece of art! I am so impressed with how thoughtfully and skillfully you combined so many different elements. I love how you personalized it for your fabulous coworker and also celebrated coffee and the holidays for the rest of us! This card is perfect and creative and it was a joy to see. Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  15. This is so sweet, Lisa! Your coworker must have loved it! You have such a creative away of layering your die-cuts - I am always impressed with all the little details you include in your cards!

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  16. WOW... Lisa, this is beautiful and your layering work is STUNNING! Love the blue shades of colors, too!

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  17. Stunning! Such a great way to include the big button resulting in a gorgeous card when the button was removed. I love the Simon Says word dies that are created from Kristina Werner's handwriting - I recognized its uniqueness immediately.

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Thanks for your comments! They make my heart happy! Have a wonderful creative day!