Coffee Café – Coffee with Friends

Over at the Double Trouble Challenge (#97A) Site, the current theme is Coffee.  How could I resist? Their Twist this time is to partner up with Try Stampin’ On Tuesday using their Challenge Sketch (#532) and as a Double Dare – enter the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I’m game…

I inverted the sketch as it better suited the piece of patterned paper I chose.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Soft Succulent cardstock.
  • Right Panel: (2½” x 4⅛”) Vintage Coffee Pots patterned piece of paper from the retired Coffee Break Designer Series Paper pack.  The edges of the patterned paper were sponged with Crumb Cake ink using a Sponge Dauber for a bit of an antique look.
  • Right Panel Accent Mat: (2⅝” x 4¼”) Mint Macaron cardstock.
  • Left Panel: (2” x 3⅝”) Basic White cardstock.
    • The sentiment, Happiness is a cup…, from the retired Coffee Café stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink and again in Soft Suede ink and heat-set with Clear Embossing Powder.
    • The Coffee Rings and Splatter images from the retired Timeless Textures stamp set were stamped with Crumb Cake ink.  Rings – 1st Generation (full color) and Splatters – 2nd Generation (stamped off once).
    • The edges of the cardstock piece were sponged with Crumb Cake ink adding an aged look.
  • Left Panel Accent Mat: (2⅛” x 3⅝”) Soft Suede cardstock.
  • Tab: (1¾” x ¾”) Soft Suede cardstock scrap.  The sentiment, You Light Up My Life, from the retired Jar of Love stamp set was stamped with Versamrk ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.  The Tab edges were created by using the Corner Rounder design from the Detailed Trio Punch.

All of the elements were adhered together to resemble the inverted sketch.  The Tab was tucked in at the bottom of the Right Panel because it looks best there and the Left Panel was popped up with Dimensionals.

What could be better than having coffee with friends?  Not much beats that in my books!

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

My choice of Designer Series Paper – Coffee Break has both a Vintage Vibe and a Masculine Feel, so I will also add this card to the Make My Monday Challenge (#161) and Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (#329).

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
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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 “Coffee Café – Coffee with Friends

  1. Enjoy your flipping of the sketch and great patterned paper used along with the sentiment being your focal point… very handsome card… thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and TSOT. If you want to be included in the blog candy, please visit back at our Challenge Blog how you can be eligible for blog candy offered by our things.

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  2. Jolanda, your card has to be my favorite one I’ve seen using the “Coffee Break” DSP! Love the colors and how you tied everything together with your choice of cardstock for the card base and matting! Clever use of the TSOT sketch, too! Thank you so much for joining us for both the Double Trouble and Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!!! -Donna


  3. Perfect, Jolanda – this DSP was the BEST! Your design is just perfect – and love that little tab at the bottom! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!


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