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Watercolor Background and Coffee

Posted in Tips & Tutorials
on August 7, 2017

To jazz up today’s card I added a fun watercolor background in two shades of green.  I’m using the new Coffee Cafe stamp set with matching thinlit dies by Stampin’ Up!.  The instructions are listed below.

Watercolor background is all the craze these days and it is so easy! All you need is watercolor paper, ink, water and a plastic bag.

Watercolor Background Instructions

First to keep the water color paper from warping too much, tape down all the sides on a hard surface.  I use an old wooden clip board.

Watercolor Background 2

Next wet the paper with water using a wide paint brush.

Watecolor Background Instructions 3

Add ink to a plastic bag.  I am using water based pens in Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist to color the plastic bag, but you could paint water color onto the bag as well.

The magic happens when you smoosh the ink from the bag onto the wet paper.

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Watecolor Background Instructions 7

Watecolor Background Instructions 6

Let it dry.  You can use a paper towel to absorb some of the pooling water puddles if you like. To speed up the drying process use a heat tool like I do here.

Watercolor Background Instructions 9

And now to decorate.

I fussy cut the coffee pot and cups from the Coffee Break designer paper and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink.  Water color paper can be difficult to stamp on so I used the Misti stamping tool by My Sweet Petuia to reink several times.  Stampin’ Up! also has a reinking tool called the Stamp a ma jig listed below.

The final touches are a few coffee beans and some Wink of Stella to bling it up a bit.

If you have a coffee loving friend, you will love this set.  There is also a “Thanks a Latte” sentiment when you need to send that special thank you note.

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Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you will try this fun technique. And until next time, keep calm and stamp on!

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Mini Coffee Cup Craft Fair Idea

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on July 19, 2017
mini Coffee Cup Craft Idea

Only 10 days until my first craft fair! I have been so busy trying to get enough inventory made and for the past couple of days I’ve been working on these mini coffee cups. I saw them on Pinterest and just had to make some for my upcoming craft fair.  Most crafters say they are their number 1 best seller at fairs.  I sure hope so. They would make great little gifts for friends or teachers and coworkers.  As a former teacher I know I would have loved a cute gift like this.  I think they would make a great secret Santa gift too.

If you have missed any of the other crafts I’ve been making for the fair you can see HERE.

Mini Coffee Cup Thanks alatte

I used products from our new Coffee Suite to decorate these cups.  I’m looking forward to making some with fall and Christmas themes too.

Have you seen this new Coffee suite? You are going to love how many different things you can make with it. All the paper matches and there is even a tiny coffee cup die to cut out the coffee cups on the designer paper.

Coffee Break Suite

Decorating the cups was pretty easy.  First I took one apart so I could use it as a pattern.  I traced and cut out designer paper to cover the cup. I used Tombow mono glue to adhere it to the cup. Next I cut out a band in a coordinating cardstock and stamped a sentiment before adhering it to the cup. I filled the cup with caramel coffee flavor Werther’s Originals and wrapped it up in a cellophane bag.


To make the tag I cut white cardstock 2 inches wide. Then used the scalloped tag topper punch.  The original stamp sentiment was too big so I used a post it note to mask off half of it. Then decorated with a scrap of designer paper and the tiny coffee cup I cut out of the designer paper with the matching die cut.

mini Coffee Cup Tag

A list of the supplies I used are listed below.

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mini coffee cups are from

Werther’s Originals from Walmart

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