Merry Café – Coffee

I don’t know about you, but my day doesn’t start without a Coffee.

A few challenges are using this as their current theme…how could I resist!

Global Design Project (#315) and CAS on Friday (#217)

I mixed these up with the sketch from Atlantic Hearts (#444) and the themes from Retro Rubber (#170) and Time Out (#199).  What can be more “down to earth” than sipping a great cup seasonal “pumpkin spice latte”?

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (7” x 6” scored at 3½”) Crumb Cake cardstock. Time Out Optional Twist.
  • Accent Panel: (2⅞” x 5⅜”) Cajun Craze cardstock.
  • Background panel: (2¾” x 5¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock.  The Coffee Steam was stamped with Crumb Cake ink using the Swirled image from the retired Star of Light stamp set (circa 2016).  The panel was then dry-embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Focal Image – Coffee Cup: (1¾” x 1”) Very Vanilla cardstock.  The Coffee Cup from the Thanks A Latte stamp set (Paper Pumpkin – July 2015) was stamped with Cajun Craze ink.  The sentiment, HELLO FALL!…, from the retired Merry Café stamp set (circa 2017) was also stamped with Cajun Craze ink.  The Coffee Cup was colored with the Light Petal Pink and Ivory Stampin’ Blends. The Coffee Cup was then fussy cut with Paper Snips and dry-embossed twice in a cross-hatch pattern with the retired Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Die-Cut Word: (1½” x 1”) Cajun Craze cardstock.  This was a design element of the sketch and I chose to die-cut the word Coffee using that die from the Love You More Than Dies set.

The Mini Slim Line sketch layout was flipped to the vertical position to better accommodate my selected images.

Are you a fan of “Pumpkin Spice”?  I like the hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.  It reminds me of the spiced cookies my mother used to make.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

12 thoughts on “Merry Café – Coffee

  1. Pumpkin spice for scones and pie…but pairing perfection with my black coffee. lol I love all the fantastic textures on your background panel and the cup! Thank you for sharing your slim-line design with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.


  2. Love how you altered the orientation of the sketch. Also love that textured background. Someone is going to love receiving this card from you!
    Thank you for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
    Patty S, Design Team

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  3. Your fussy cutting is so great! It is something that I struggle with. I love all of the textures and colors that come together in this card.
    Thanks for playing with us at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
    Anna, Design Team

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  4. I love the texture on this card, it is fabulous. The colours are great and I love how you flipped the sketch on its side! Thank you for playing along with AHSC!

    Brandi R – crzy4scrapbooking
    DT member – AHSC


  5. You are so right – a pumpkin spiced latte is very down to earth 🙂 – a wonderful take on our challenge and I love how you incorporated it into that fabulous slimline design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at TIME OUT!

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