Berry Sweet

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with Stampin’ Up! friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is Something Different. A fun or fancy fold, or something besides a card. I went waaaaay out of my comfort zone and finally tackled an idea that’s been floating around in my head for months.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Cool Treats, Cupcake Cutout thinlits, Coffee Cups framelits - treat packaging - teachers gifts - Ice Cubes gum packaging - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

I bought this container of Ice Cubes in May. May! I’d seen the ice cubes in the Coffee Cafe stamp set, so when I saw Ice Cubes at the grocery store, I grabbed them, planning to do some kind of fancy packaging for them. It’s been sitting in a basket on my desk for months. Long enough that the container is now empty. I have no idea how that happened. >.>

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Cool Treats, Cupcake Cutout thinlits, Coffee Cups framelits - treat packaging - teachers gifts - Ice Cubes gum packaging - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

So here’s what I came up with. I cut a strip of 2″ x 12″ (actually, just a hair under 2″ wide) Whisper White cardstock and punched both ends with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I stamped the long wrapper with a stamp from Touches of Texture, in both Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight. I scored the middle two inches of the strip (I’m sorry, I didn’t get a measurement) to have a defined bottom for the treat wrapper. I attached the Ice Cubes container to the wrapper with Glue Dots, but if you’re going to actually give this to someone, you’d be better off using hot glue, or maybe lots of Tear & Tape. Super helpful, I know. Then I tied the ends together with the Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon. I added a strip of Silver Mini Sequin Trim to the bow before tightening the loops.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Cool Treats, Cupcake Cutout thinlits, Coffee Cups framelits - treat packaging - teachers gifts - Ice Cubes gum packaging - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The cups on the front use the Coffee Cafe stamps and dies. The frozen lemonade on the left is made with Daffodil Delight cardstock (behind) and Vellum Cardstock on top. The “you’re” comes from a stamp in the Cool Treats stamp set (“you’re the cherry to my sundae” — I stamped it, then cut out the word I wanted), and the “sweet” is die cut using the Cupcake Cutouts framelits. I finished off the front with some Metallic Sequins.

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Big Shot

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Glue Dots

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Oh Hello Friend

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Oh So Eclectic - watercolor wash - ice cream handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is my card for the Creative Crew’s color challenge this month at Splitcoaststampers. Our theme this month is vacation/staycation, and that means… summer, which I only tolerate for the peaches. So I am saying, “Oh Hello Friend” to this tasty ice cream.

This is my last month on the Creative Crew. I am honored to have been asked, and it has challenged me creatively for sure.

The colors are greens and brown and a light pink. I decided to simplify the color palette and chose Chocolate Chip, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Powder Pink.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Oh So Eclectic - watercolor wash - ice cream handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I started with a Lemon-Lime Twist watercolor wash on Shimmery White cardstock. When the Lemon-Lime Twist was mostly dry, I filled in a little around the edges of the wash with Powder Pink. The ice cream and cup are from the Coffee Cafe bundle. I stamped the cup with the floral bouquet from Wood Words.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Oh So Eclectic - watercolor wash - ice cream handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I finished the card off with Iridescent Sequins and Silver Mini Sequin Trim.

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Big Shot

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Glue Dots

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Dapper Coffee Cups

Good morning! Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world, and I’m in the USA. This month we are going with a Masculine theme for our hop. Masculine cards are so challenging for me!

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Thankfully, we have the new Coffee Break suite to make masculine cards so easy. My card base and ink on the sentiment are Dapper Denim, and the designer paper is from the Coffee Break paper, obviously.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I cut the large scalloped circle out of Early Espresso cardstock with the Layering Circles framelits. The Soft Sky element is cut using the Eclectic Layers thinlits. Over that I added a Crumb Cake square cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits, then a 2″ Circle punched out of Soft Suede cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The tiny coffee cups are cut from the Coffee Break paper using one of the Coffee Cups framelits! I love that Stampin’ Up! is coordinating dies not only with the stamp sets but also with paper now. Behind the coffee cups, I have a little bit of the Copper Trim. The sentiment is on Whisper White and layered on top of one of the adorable Corrugated Shapes.

I finished the card off with copper sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the inside, I stamped coffee beans from the stamp set in Soft Suede.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to get into your crafting space and make something today! Make sure you hop through all of the blogs on the hop and see what these other talented ladies have come up with — you don’t want to miss any of their projects!


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Big Shot

$110.00

Coffee House

Hey, crafty peeps! Before I talk about my card, I’d like to ask you again to please GO VOTE FOR ME in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights (#41). The photo I have in the gallery is not very good, but you can see better pictures here.

As I mentioned in my live video yesterday, I can’t stop playing with the new Embossing Paste. I want to see it in every color! Maybe, MAYBE, even Wisteria Wonder. Maybe.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Café bundle with Coffee Break paper, embossing paste, and Metallics Sequin assortment - handmade coffee card - texture paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I happened to have the Pattern Party Decorative Masks on my desk when I pulled out the Coffee Break suite to play, and this brick pattern made me think of a little indie coffee house with the exposed brick walls. I chose my colors based on the Coffee Break paper, so I decided to color the embossing paste with Garden Green ink. I know, ME! I used Garden Green! And LIKED it.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Café bundle with Coffee Break paper, embossing paste, and Metallics Sequin assortment - handmade coffee card - texture paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I like the woodgrain stamp from the Coffee Café bundle, so I used that for my cup and went with a Garden Green Lid. The strips of paper are from the Coffee Break paper, which is a great paper for both feminine and masculine cards.  I popped my coffee cup on Dimensionals. A tip for using Dimensionals on top of the Embossing Paste: Dimensionals don’t stick so well to the paste, so make sure you add some liquid glue to the bottom of your Dimensionals to help them stay put.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Café bundle with Coffee Break paper, embossing paste, and Metallics Sequin assortment - handmade coffee card - texture paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

To finish off the card, I chose some gorgeous copper sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. I love these!

Thanks for stopping by! You can find all of these products in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links below).

Remember I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00