August 11, 2011

Java Love


We're over halfway through the spotlight hops for the HUGE Anni-VERVE-sary release and today there's something extra special to tell you! The From the Heart Die Set that we are showing today is our Anni-VERVE-sary special. It will be available exclusively as a free gift with orders $35 and over through August 31, while supplies last. From the Heart will be available for purchase in September. Free dies - exciting!


My first card today uses the gorgeous Better With You set and the From the Heart die. I had a blast creating my own stamped backgrounds for this card. I started off by sponging heavily with Old Paper distress ink, then over stamping with some of the small flourishes from the set in the same ink. The sentiments were stamped in Early Espresso, I stamped the java sentiment repeatedly in a row. I thought this Out of Print paper by Basic Grey was a great match!


Inside my card I repeated the java layer from the front and added the coffee stain behind my sentiment - I love that image!


For my second project today I used the Sip & Savor set and created a tea bag card. I took the colours from this Lipton teabag, the papers from For the Record by Echo Park were a great match!


I heavily distressed all the layers on this one, sponging with Vintage Photo distress ink. The tea cup image was paper pieced.


Inside is the little pocket to hold the tea bags and there is room for a message on the top flap. Don't forget to leave comments for all the Divas as you hop around today, a lucky commenter will win the sets being spotlighted!



1. Julee7. Sarah {Guest}
2. Charmaine8. Marisa {Guest}
3. Tosha 9. Laurie
4. Andrea10. Maureen
5. Sankari11. Amy
6. Teresa

 Thanks for stopping by!
 

61 comments:

  1. love your work!!! great cards!

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  2. I love both of these cards. Can't wait to see all of these sets in one spot! Looking forward to Fridsy...

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  3. Wow - amazing cards. Love that you did both Coffee (my favorite) and Tea - my bff's favorite!

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  4. Great cards! Your first card done in neutrals is fantastic!

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  5. Beautiful cards! Love the neutrals on the first card and the tea pocket on the inside of the second. You finish the insides of your cards very nicely! Great job!!!

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  6. These are awesome! That first one is perfect for a coffee card. Your stamping is perfect. And the other is warm and bright and happy...reminds me of a lovely teapot. Great job!

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  7. I really like the background paper on that first card - it matches so well :)

    The second card is my favourite, however. I like how out-of-the-box it is. It's not colours you'd necessarily associate with tea/coffee and it's not got an obvious coffee theme and I really, really like it! :)

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  8. These are GREAT! I LOVE the background DP you created Sarah! This coffee set is my favorite yet!

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  9. What great paper crafting and I just love the card with the tea pocket. So sweet!

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  10. Sarah you make the most beautiful cards and are such an inspiration. I love following your blog!

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  11. Great treat pocket of tea.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  12. I'm just loving all the "paper pieced "designer" cups in the samples. Your first card is gorgeous! Love the colours you used and well done creating your own background! That big bow is totally delicious too. Wonderful, rich colours on your second card.

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  13. Gorgeous cards!!!! Love all the details and rich colors! Fantastic bows, too :)

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  14. I am savoring your gorgeous cards! The coffee card is very lively and energetic, but the tea card is my favorite! Just gorgeous!

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  15. Given enough coffee I could rule the world. Bwahahaha! Love it!

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  16. Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! Fabulous dp and colors on both, love the bows too!

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  17. I just LOVE your cards! The first one really hit home with me since I am definitely a caffeine addict. LOL Thanks for the inspiration! :D

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  18. Love those soft brown colors on the first card! the other is great too!

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  19. Amen Sister! Life does happen over coffee. Love your designs and how you used this new set. Fabulous.

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  20. Two beautiful cards! I really love the first one. The neutral colors work so perfectly with this stamp set.

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  21. Sarah, I just love your coffee card! and the sentiment inside is soo true! I could rule the world, with enough caffine!
    Love your work, but always have. Thanks for sharing, and glad to see your unique and wonderful style!

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  22. Sarah- oh my gosh, you have sold this set! All the beautiful versatility of it: so glad I caught up and saw your post.

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  23. These are fantastic - the colors are perfect and those stamps:-)

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  24. Fabulous! Love them both. ;-)

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  25. Love the cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  26. your cards as so cute. Really love the colors on the second card. What a clever idea to put a pouch inside.

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  27. Fantastic projects! Love the coffee colors on the first one, and the second is just crazy awesome!

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  28. Okay. You win! These cards take the cake ... these are the kind of cards I dream to make :D I really like what you have done here, absolutely fantastic creations! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Now all I need are these perfect stamps!!

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  29. Both of these are amazing, Sarah! Wow! Stunning!

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  30. Oh, my Sarah...your projects are stunning! Love the neutral color on the first, the bold colors on the second and the sweet tea pocket on the third! Marvelous, my dear!

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  31. Great pair of projects! Love the awesome backgrounds you created!

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  32. Before I clicked the linky, I told myself to hang on, I was about to be blown away! Yep. Such fresh and crisp designs in both cards and the stamped background paper in the first with the tilted cup, sweet. Gorgeous distressing and colors so rich in the second one. Fabulous job!

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  33. Oh my goodness...your first card is by far one of my new favorites just like the java stamp...thanks for sharing!

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  34. Cute cards! I love how you have overstamped that flourish on your highly inked paper! Looks amazing!

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  35. Hi--your cards are nice and I am especially struck by the clear, crisp close-up images of your work! How do you take these photos? Do you have a lightbox and a terrific camera?

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  36. Oh I am liking that set very much, sight another one to add to the list of "wants" lol. Love what you did with those cards, so much detail....beautiful work.

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  37. Sarah, these are AWESOME! LOVE what you've done with these new images! Can't wait to get them!!!

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  38. Love both of your creations. They each look to be inspired by the beverages!

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  39. WOW your project are jaw dropping amazing!!!!

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  40. Fabulous cards! I am so loving your work.

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  41. holy macaroni these are just fabulous!

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  42. Oh I'm totally drooling over these cards! one because I love coffee and two because of the cute cups, sweet sentiments and three, because I can imagine what I'll make with them!

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  43. Love both cards! I adore the coffee card, it's so yummy! :)

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  44. Love this! That is the first I've seen of that stamp you used on the interior and I adore it! Can't wait to place my order tomorrow!!

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  45. Fabulous caffeine cards! I adore coffee cards!!

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  46. Very cute Sarah. Sweet ideas.

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  47. Love them both! Both cards are just gorgeous.

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  48. Very creative tea bag pocket card! I especially love the first card, fabulous backgrounds, and card design.

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  49. Coffee love. And then some! These are both fabulous!

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  50. This is always my start on a blog hop but forgot to add a comment - sorry! It is a truly delightful card - I love your talent!!

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  51. i love the sentiments! they are SO darn cute!

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  52. Very beautiful cards. Love these sets!!

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  53. Great cards ! Love the soft colors at the first one and the paper piecing!

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  54. These are both amazing - but think the sip and savor is my favorite - just love the colors.

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  55. Wow, so beautiful! Love that stain stamp, too!

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  56. Love the monochromatic first card. So scrumptious. The combination of saturated color with deep browns is delightful - perfect for tea!

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  57. Wow what can I say awesome, every time I look at your cards, I love each one and am left in awe. The browns in the coffee card and the vibrancy in the second card, both are beUyiful.

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  58. gorgeous! loooove those papers and all your sweet embellies~!

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