Thursday, April 28, 2016

All You Need is COFFEE Card

Hello! Inspiration to create a card comes from many different places. This All You Need is COFFEE Card was created for the Barista/Manager at my local Barnes & Noble Cafe. When I was working I stopped by several times a week on my way to work and we would visit. Then I stopped working and rarely stopped by. I was in town yesterday to run a few errands and popped in for my caffeine fix and I was happy she was working. During our visit she mentioned how she was ready for May to arrive because April had been a challenging month. So, I decided on my way home to make her a card to hopefully cheer her up.

To create this card I used the sketch from Paper Play Sketches for the layout. The digital image is called Barista Coffee Brentwood Owl by Jessica Lynn Original, it was colored with Copic markers and die cut with a stitched circle from My Favorite Things. Mr. Brentwood is obviously standing on a hill, when I cut the edge of the circle for the sketch... I didn't catch this detail (maybe I needed more coffee). For the patterned papers I used a piece of kraft with black polka dots from Core-dinations, cream crackle by The Paper Studio and two pieces of scrap paper for the banners. Using Antique Linen distress ink the edges of the papers were inked. The papers were matted to a piece of black cardstock and then stitched with cream thread using a sewing machine. For the All You Need is COFFEE sentiment I used an All You Need is Love stamp by Hampton Arts and masked the word Love and wrote in the word COFFEE. A decorative label punch was used to get the shape around the sentiment. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This card is entered into the following challenges:


  1. I love your card. The stitching around the outside makes it perfect. Thank you so much for sharing with the Jessicalynnoriginal team!!

    Jessica Lynn :)

  2. Great card!And I agree, coffee is all you need while crafting!

  3. Fun! Fun! Card - your Barista will appreciate the time and effort. Love the graphic and papers you selected.

  4. Love your card and so happy you entered it in our Dare 2B Artzy Polka Dot challenge.

  5. So cute and fun. Love the card design and the pretty papers you used.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    ♥ Lena, DT
    Lena’s Creations

  6. Totally love your owl it's indeed like the saying ;.


  7. Great card Andrea, love the design of your card and the cute image x

  8. This is really an adorable card! Love that image and your wonderful stitching!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us at Paper Play Sketches.
    Tanya ~ Design Team Member

  9. Just the cutest image on a card ever! Love! Thanks for linking up your project at Paper Play Sketches.
    DT Janis

  10. Oh my this is adorable!! Love the image, sentiment and papers!! :) Thanks for linking up your project using our sketch at Paper Play Sketches.
    Our challenges are every other Wed. Link up as often as you’d like! Have a wonderful day!!
    Kimberly, DT Member :)
    Kimberly’s Craft Spot
    Paper Play Sketches, DT Member

  11. Amazing design - totally love it! :)
    Have a great day, Andrea...

  12. Love your card! This is adorable and your colouring is great! Love the design too!


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