Happy Saturday!

A few days ago, I posted a fun fold arrow flap gatefold card.  I enjoy designing gatefold cards, but that was my first arrow flap and gatefold in one card. It was fun to put together.  If you missed the post, you can see it here.   The colors in the card were so much fun to work with that I decided to use the same colors and fussy cut another set of coffee cups to make a regular card.

You can always use a thank you card and I know exactly where this card is heading.  I have a friend who loves her coffee as much as I love mine and she would enjoy receiving this “thank you”.

The Press On stamp set is on the 2020 Holiday Mini Catalog Retired List.  It’s available now through January 4, 2021.  I’m happy to have it and I’ve used it quite a bit.  The images have a clean, whimsical feel and the sentiments are fun and positive.  Who doesn’t appreciate a good cup of coffee?

Here’s a quick “How To”:

  • Start with a standard A-2 Night of Navy card base cut at 4 1/4″ X 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Cut a Coastal Cabana layer at 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4″ X 5 1/4″.  The white layer is a good base for the card design.
  • On the right side of the Whisper White layer, measure down from the top to 2 5/8″.  I put a little pencil mark on that spot.
  • I attached one of the corners of the patterned paper to the pencil mark and adhered the rest of the patterned paper to the Whisper White layer.
  • Attach a 1/2″ scrap of Coastal Cabana card stock along the top and bottom of the patterned paper point.
  • There’s a lot of trimming to do since you have all this paper hanging off the edges of your neatly cropped Whisper White layer.
  • Simply turn the Whisper White layer with the wrong side facing you and trim off all the excess paper from the back.
  • Stamp three coffee cups with Night of Navy Ink, fussy cut and attach them to the patterned paper with dimensionals.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Night of Navy ink on either of the Coastal Cabana borders.
  • Add a few white dots from All The Trimmings Embellishments (which are going to be deeply discounted on December 8th).

So, get yourself a clean, whimsical stamp set, add a few happy colors and create a “thank you” for a friend.

…the only limitation is your imagination!