Sunday, February 24, 2019

PP430 Coffee Helps

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday!  It's time for another Paper Players challenge, with Ann giving us a marvelous sketch:

I've gotten in sort of a rut, making the same type of card with the same type of fold, so I thought I would make a Z-fold card with this sketch, and add a little gift card holder inside!  So here we go:

Coffee Cafe is one of those sets that has been neglected on my shelf, so I pulled it out, dusted it off and went to work!  Here is what the card looks when the band is slipped off:

I began by using my favorite paper from the Share What You Love Specialty DSP for the cup, then stamped the sleeve in Coastal Cabana, and whipped cream in Crumb Cake on some Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out.  I created my own background paper with some Coastal Cabana cardstock, and stamped the little coffee beans and hearts, then sponged the edges.  I love that SU gives us little "extra" stamps in some of their sets, and I don't use them enough!  

My Early Espresso layer was embossed with the Tufted embossing folder too:

For added interest, I stamped a panel with the Burlap background stamp, shaded and trimmed the edges for the inside of my card, then added a little pocket for the gift card holder on the left side:

For the belly band to hold it all together, I adhered some burlap trim together with Tear and Tape, then added the little "HI" from the same set.  Fun!  I hope you'll play along with our sketch this week too!  We have been really impressed by the submissions lately...I think I need to step up my game, LOL!  Check out what the designers did:

·        Ann
·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Anne Marie
·        Su
·        Wanda

The tractor came in handy...we got it just in time!!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Coffee Cafe, Burlap
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana, Share What You Love Specialty DSP
 Ink Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Burlap Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Tufted Embossing Folder, 1/2" Circle Punch, Wink of Stella, Tear and Tape, Envelope Punch Board (to round corners of gift card pocket), Blends (to shade coffee cup)


Linda Callahan said...

I haven’t used that set in a long time either! Let everyone this!

Kampin' Karen said...

What a great card. I love that Ann loves layers. Can't wait to play. Are you familiar with the song, "She thinks my tractor's sexy"? Well, that tractor is!

laurie said...

Thats a great set...and a great card! I love that paper and fun!

Ann Schach said...

LeAnne!!! You are a genius! I LOVE how you took this sketch, maintained all of its elements, and transformed it into a Z-fold gift card holder. It's absolutely perfect!!! Thank you for doing my sketch proud with this clever creation!

Jan Clothier said...

The sketch works really well as a Z fold. I like the distressed burlap in the back - it ties so well with the burlap ribbon. Lovely card.

Lisa Elton said...

Everything flows together perfectly LeAnne! I love the rich brown quilted panel. This is wonderful!

Wanda Cullen said...

You're so creative with keeping the sketch and also turning it into a Z-fold card! Beautiful coffee design! LOVE it!

Kim S said...

How wonderfully creative!! First - coffee DOES help! Second - perfect colors and patterns for the warmth of the coffee. Third - a trifold - fun!!!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love those earthy colours with the pop of blue - a rather neglected set in my collection too! Love how you made the sketch into a trifold - and a gift card holder to boot! Very clever indeed LeAnne.

Su Mohr said...

LeAnne, I love the colors you chose! Great DSP you designed with the coffee bean! And, gotta mention that neat little gift pocket!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is genius for the sketch! I love the Z fold, the color combo and that big cup of coffee! So much texture and fun details! Those coffee beans are perfect, too! You certainly rocked this challenge, My Friend! XX

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a fun card, LeAnne! I just love how you added that burlap belly band to secure it closed, as well. This is also a set that is neglected in my stamp studio. Thanks for the inspiration to ink it up soon! Hugs!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, I love that you went outside of your rut... maybe one day I will be brave enough to do that! The z-fold works beautifully for your card. The burlap band adds wonderful texture and is a great way to secure it. Fabulous card, my friend