Coffee Break Suite #3

I had a design session for a blog hop that featured the Coffee Break Suite. If you missed the hop, click here and hop along. Great projects are featured from Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators around the world!

I decided to share the designs that did not make the hop in different posts. Click here to see design #1 that was posted the day before the hop. Today I am sharing design #3.

This is a no scrap generated designer series paper design. The uncut, circle printed dsp is 4×5 inches. The individual coffee pots did not generate scrap because the pieces between the pots went right to the trash bin since the entire sheet of pots was fussy cut. So I did not add to my scrap pile. That’s what makes it a no scrap generated dsp design.

4 2018 coffeecafe2-001

Cut at an angle on your personal trimmer as shown. Position the paper so the larger portion is on the right side of the cutting groove. Line up the top corner with the cutting groove. Line up the opposite corner with the 1 1/2 inch mark. Then cut the paper into two pieces. The larger piece is used on the outside of the card. The smaller piece is used on the inside of the card.

4 2018 coffecafe10-001

The next fun detail is the stamped hearts inside the soft sky circles. See the original pattern in the bottom right of this photo. Early espresso inked hearts perfectly coordinates with the Coffee Break designer series paper.

4 2018 coffecafe9-001

The soft sky finely woven ribbon makes a soft seam between the whisper white and Coffee Break dsp.

Supplies used…fussy cut the coffee pots easily using our paper snips.

4 2018 coffecafe8-001

This is a fun suite to create with! You must hurry if you want to order the Coffee Break dsp and soft sky finely woven ribbon. Both are soon to be retiring so once they are sold out, they are gone. In addition, the bundle pricing on the Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups framelits is retiring too. So order it all while it is still in stock and bundle priced!

Click on this link to zoom to my online store to place your order. Use host code THAD9V7C if your order is under $150. Do not use the host code if it is over $150 (excluding shipping and tax) so you can redeem all the host rewards. Click here to learn about my online shopping rewards.

Hope you enjoyed my trio of designs using the Coffee Break Suite. Happy Stampin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Advertisements

Coffee Break Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying our Coffee Break Blog Hop along with a cup of coffee or tea. I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. You may have arrived from Sandra Robert’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

Today’s hop features the Coffee Break designer series paper (dsp) with coordinating Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cup framelits. With 12 patterns to select from on 6 double sided sheets, our blog hop projects may or may not include coffee themes. The opposite sides of the dsp usually feature a complimentary pattern like strips, circles or asymmetrical prints that may be used instead of the coffee patterns.

I decided to create a dark chocolate espresso bean treat sack for my project. Our 2×8 inch cellophane bags holds about a serving of beans after I cut the bag to 5 inches. But a serving for me is 3 beans. I will probably be wide awake tonight since I sampled while I was designing:)

4 2018 coffecafe4-001

The bag topper is 2×4 inches of early espresso cardstock that was embossed using the softly falling embossing folder and folded to make a 2×2 inch topper. The next layer is 4×1 1/2 inches from the Coffee Break designer series paper package. A whisper white 1 1/4 inch circle creates a mat for the mini coffee cup that was “embossed” using the sleeve framelit from the Coffee Cups framelit set.

4 2018 coffecafe7-001

The Coffee Break dsp was snipped as shown to create the flag.

4 2018 coffecafe5-001

Most of the supplies used to create the treat bag topper. I see I did not include the Softly Falling embossing folder and 1 1/4 inch circle punch.

4 2018 coffecafe6-001

If you are attending the Card Buffet today, this is your party favor!

Did you also know that the Coffee Cafe bundle pricing is being retired? Order now to save 10% on the Coffee Cafe stamps and coordinating Coffee Cups framelits. Ordering information is at the bottom of this post.

 

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the next image to zoom to Rhonda’s blog to see what fun ideas she designed.

bloghopnextapril2018-001

In case you need to hop around, here is a link list of participating demonstrators:

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!
All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here if you do not already have a demonstrator. Please use host code THAD9V7C if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.
If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Super Awesome Stampers team for the best benefits and discount buying. Click Contact above to get the conversation started.
Come back tomorrow for another design using the Coffee Break Suite products. I also share a different design in yesterday’s post here.
Thanks!
Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Clearance Rack loaded – Don’t Delay, Shop Today!

Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 8.19.39 AM

The clearance rack has been loaded! So I am adding a post even though I already shared a card on my blog today. I don’t want you to miss out on ordering our fabulous, retired products at great discounts! Receive even greater discounts if you are demonstrator on my Super Awesome Stampers team because you receive the demo discount on top of Clearance Rack pricing!

Click here to zoom to my online store.

Please use host code THAD9V7C if your online order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards. 
Enjoy my Online Shopper Rewards program with every $50 online purchase, excluding shipping and tax.
Happy Shoppin!
Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Coffee Break Suite

I like coffee flavored foods but don’t drink coffee. It’s either water or kombucha for me and occasionally hot tea. I collect all of Stampin’ Up! coffee and tea stamps so the Coffee Cafe stamp set quickly made it’s trip from Utah to my stamp shelf.

I had a design session for a blog hop that will be posted tomorrow so decided to post the samples that did not make the cut for the hop the day before and after the hop. You will enjoy three designs over three days using Coffee Break for my efforts. The party favor posted tomorrow will also be the favor at this week’s Card Buffet. I hope you reserved a seat!

Today’s greeting card design had me fussy cutting coffee mugs and pots from the Coffee Break designer series paper. It was quick work with my super sharp Stampin’ Up! paper snips. I wanted to add depth that the fussy cutting would allow instead of using a straight edged cut piece.

4 2018 coffecafe3-001

Vellum creates the cup bubble topper which was cut using the Big Shot and the Coffee Cups framelits. I loaded the Big Shot platform to cut 5 pieces at once, the cup bubble topper, the straw, the cup that holds the sentiment, the trio of beans on the inside of the card and also the wee heart stirrer attached to the bottom left cup.

All of the straight edge papers are cut to an easy 4 inches making this a no scrap dsp generated design.

4 2018 coffeecafe1-001

Check back tomorrow to hop along the Coffee Break Blog Hop and see the party favor I designed!

The Coffee Break designer series paper is being retired so order it quick here at my online store!

Here are home office concept artist designs using this suite. Now do you want to order it all? haha!

Screen Shot 2017-08-31 at 3.18.25 PM

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Card Exchange…Quiet Please!

When we retreat for a weekend with other papercrafters or meet as Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, we exchange hand stamped greeting cards. The designs are great since we have been stamping for many collective years. Add all the years up and it would typically be over 300 years of stamping experience in one room!

This was the line up at our recent retreat with paper crafting friends. We had 19 card exchange participants. There was another table for sorting the cards too.

IMG_8193

IMG_8194

Mom usually distributes the cards with care making sure each pile receives a card. If anyone helps with the distribution, they need to stay in line with Mom. No skipping around to piles. If the piles don’t all look the same, someone’s pile has been missed. We learned that the hard way several times in the early years and had to reshuffle back to original bags to figure out who was missed.

Focusing on the task ensures each pile is identical and any extras go back to the original stamper. Quiet, Please! And don’t talk to the helpers making the piles! We have a check-in sheet with name, how many cards submitted (so we know if there are extras in their bag) and design theme. More hard lessons learned along the way.

My exchange card uses the Coffee Cafe suite…

IMG_8033

I’ll share Mom’s card in a different post later this week. She used the Barn Door bundle. The barn door rails are peeking out from the real red cardstock towards the top of the card pile giving you a sneak peek.

Thanks for creating great designs and using fabulous Stampin’ Up! products!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley