I flew out of Salt Lake City at 2:14 am Sunday morning. What an incredible week! While I hoped to keep you updated on the realtime events in Salt Lake City, I simply didn’t realize how time-consuming this experience would be for me. I never dreamed I would be unable to fill you in on everything – seems like I am always able to find time when I’m home. 🙂 I took Sunday to relax and catch up on some much-needed sleep. Tomorrow, I will give you a recap on my trip, including some pictures and a rundown of all the amazing promotions and new product announcments. I look forward to sharing with you.
Today, I’m sharing another project from my Convention Display board. This card is a quick-and-easy card with a little twist. Given the fact that coffee got me through the last five days, today’s card is quite fitting. First, I’ll share the card. Then, I’ll talk incessantly about it. 🙂 Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- The cups. I absolutely love the sketched coffee cups from Perfect Brew. They are perfect for stamping, snipping and layering – with no tiny corners for those of you who are snipping-adverse. Using Early Espresso, I stamped each of the cups on Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. I then snipped out the lid and the cuff. I glued those to the DSP cup. How easy!
- The snipping. Did I say the snipping is easy? [please hold for a moment while I scan back through my earlier comments…] YES! I did say it. And I mean it. Because the edges of the cups are so heavily sketched, there’s no need to have a terribly clean cut on the edges. Once you glue everything down, you are good-to-go!
- The sentiment. Never underestimate the power of two cups of coffee. Do you see what I did there? Did you catch it at first? When I first saw the sweet sentiment from Yippee-Skippee, my first thought was “never underestimate the power of two WHAT?” and really wanted to figure out a way to put my own twist on it. Of course I know that the sentiment stops there, but I wanted to stretch it out a bit and entirely change its meaning.
What do you think? Do you like what I did with this sentiment? I “rebranded” the sentiment “hello baby” from Sweet Essentials when I paired it with the pig from Button Buddies (retired). See it here. Are there other sentiments in the Annual Catalog that can be used for something entirely different?
Stamp sets: Perfect Blend, Yippee-Skippee, ABC-123 Alphabet & Numbers Papers: Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper Inks: Early Espresso Accessories: Early Espresso Detailed Embossing Powder, White Detailed Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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