Friday, January 19, 2018

Valentines with a Coffee Cup Theme

At Christmas time, I was so inspired by Nicole Spohr's Christmas gift card coffee cup holders that I picked up Honey Bee Stamps' Coffee cup card die set.  Nicole used the gift card holder which is slightly different from what I purchased.  Nicole's card has a "tri-fold" design which would ensure that the gift card is held in place.  My die set is the one which creates a standard A2 sized card which folds at the top and have the shape of a paper coffee cup.  The die set comes with the layering pieces for the lid, frame for the cup and insert for the frame of the cup.  There are also two dies for the sleeve that would traditionally protect your fingers from the heat of the coffee.  I decided to move in a valentines direction since Christmas is well and over, so I coupled these cards with some stamped die cuts using my Papertrey Ink You Have My Heart stamp and die set.

I decided to walk on the wild side and die cut from leftover patterned paper from a 6 x 6 Our Daily Bread Designs pack along with die cuts of hearts, arrows, etc. from coordinating cardstocks.  I cut way more patterns than I needed and just had fun pairing them together to create each card.

In the end, I finished off 4 different cards for the stash.  As I photographed these, I decided that I might want to make a bunch to give a valentine to folks at work.  I'm envisioning a Ghirardelli chocolate square tucked inside and held in place with a glue dot and that sleeve.  Nothing big, but a small way to brighten the day of a coworker or two (or 10 since I have a few folks in my organization at work).  Stay tuned as I intend to make more card bases and paper piece some more valentines.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge Blog At the Tearoom

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge Simon Says Add A Sentiment

Coffee & Creativitea Macaroon Inspired


  1. Gorgeous card Annie :-) I love the coffee cup shape and the papers and heart details are all so cute! what a fabulous valentines idea!! Love it!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. I love this - perfect as a little Valentine and the chocolate square idea is delightful. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  3. That is lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  4. This is fabulous! You have used the challenges perfectly and have been busy! Thanks for playing at CLC!


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