Sunday, June 5, 2016

Old Bean Wallpaper Pop Up

     I just got this new stamp set and couldn't wait to use it. It is "Coffee" from Claire BrennanWhen it arrived I was astonished at the number of stamps that were in the package - 50! You do the math:
21 sentiments          
+ 29 coffee related pics
                                 50 stamps  
            

 
    
     Anyway, I decided that I wanted to put the coffee pot on a table so I pulled out Karen Burniston's "Lots of Pops" die and set the table using ECD "Stitched Squares and a Recollections edge punch. The embossing folder is Karen Burniston's "Coffee Bean". I used the shabby polka dot background only with coffee beans instead. I love embossing folders and tend to forget to use them. The cover looks a bit 
 


like a napkin. It is very simple. I tried to add more to it, but everything I placed took away from the simplicity of the napkin. Once the recipient of one of these pop up cards receives them they rarely display the outside anyway. BTW: Not one new sheet of paper was used in this creation - only scraps!
     I have developed a taste for coffee. My aunt who was a teacher told me that "I would be driven to it" by my students. She was correct. I have to have a cup in the morning and another after school. Now I've been retired for 4 years, but as soon as I hear the school bus at 2:50 I go turn on the Keurig. 

     
Challenges 

ABC Challenge - I is for Important - #51 - *
ARTastic Challenge - Black/White + 1 Color - #2 - DNQ
As You Like It Challenge - Fave Drink - #13 - *
Jo's Scrap Shack - Recycle - #4 - *
Moving Along with the Times - Age Sentiment - #13 -*
Stamp TV MIUM - Black/White + Splash of Color -*
Through the Purple Haze - Die and Punch - #42 -Winner Top 3!
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/winners-challenge-102-and-103-some-news.html
Time Out Challenges - Home Sweet Home - #7 - *