So a couple weeks ago I entered a drawing to win some awesome stuff when Petaloo and Simple Stories teamed up. And much to my surprise, I won!! How exciting... I mean both companies make such awesome stuff! Yesterday evening I went to my mailbox and there it was... this beautiful tropical You Are Here paper pack that includes all kinds of coordinating items .. paper, stickers (which include cute little images, phrases and letters), not to mention little PML cards and more. AND a whole bunch of packages of flowers and ribbon from Petaloo.
I was trying to figure out how I'd get a good picture of it all to say thank you, however then I decided better to actually make something with it so I decided to squeeze in another coffee card today (really I'm supposed to be cleaning...but hey! It's Coffee Lovers Bloghop week and even my husband is starting to realize what that means!
The background above was one of the around postcard sized images included in the pack as well as the striped paper behind it.. and the saying was already on it... and since that's true for tropical vacation, coffee, and my craft room I decided it was perfect... In fact... this may become part of said room.
I just got this awesome Coffee To Go Cup die this week from SugarPea Designs (one of the Super Sponsors for the hop)... #amymademebuyit ... just in time for the hop... but with all of the ideas I had I didn't know if I'd get a chance to use this one for this hop. It was unavailable for a long time and when it was finally back in stock I snatched it up. I like to be able to cut one without having to fire up the computer and Cricut every time and something I can be mobile with. It is awesome! AND I was able to use some packaging to cut the cup and top from. The same clear plastic I've been punching out little circles to use as embellishments. I just ran it through 3 or 4 times and it worked great!
I cut the cup out a second time using some watercolored paper I've had laying around... it was the perfect color for a carmel frappuchino! Don't know if you noticed, but I cut the top at an angle since I knew my cup would be at an angle. Then I cut my whipped topping out of glitter paper and used one of the Simple Stories zip strips to cut out the straw. I added a vellum circle diecut with my CDD Stitched Circle dies because I didn't want to completely cover up the background paper since it's so beautiful and I like the effect. I popped the cup up on the vellum.
Then it was just adding the already gorgeous Petaloo paper flowers that coordinate perfectly with this tropical paper. Check out that paper butterfly too! I just LOVE Petaloo's gorgeous flowers... nothing to do... just take them out of the package and throw them on.. easy and beautiful. I also used a few stickers for the pineapple and the two sentiment tags and sprinkled on a few CDD large flower sequins... these suckers are big and the colors were perfect for this card.
Thanks for stopping again today for this unexpected addition to my Coffee Lovin' projects. Come back tomorrow for Atlantic Hearts! Things will be "Poppin' and Crackin'" around here! Now... to get back to that housework! or... maybe one more card :) And if you haven't yet... be sure to check out the Coffee Lovers Hop!! And play along! Don't tell me you don't have any coffee stuff... some of the sponsors are giving away free digis! Get over there! Lots of prizes... you will not regret it!
And thank you Cheryl Cohen from Petaloo and thank you Simple Stories for the awesome prizes. And thank you Sugar Pea Designs for sponsoring the hop. And thank you Amy Tsuruta for putting on another awesomely fun hop!