Friday, September 26, 2014

A cup of coffee...or two...Inkspirational Challenge #66~Beverages/Drinks

Happy Saturday, all!  I'm thrilled to be back with my ever-so talented design team members. as well as our fabulous guest designer, Mary, from  Mary V, for Inkspirational Challenge #66, which I had the honour of choosing...



At the time when I selected this challenge-theme, I had no idea that Monday, Sept. 29th was "National Coffee Day". My inspiration was pretty basic: a sheet of coffee themed cardstock that needed attention, as well as my coffee cup and rosette dies.  Two simple creations for you: a coffee envelope and mini coffee card.  The cardstock is very happy at finally making its debut...



With your beverage of choice in hand, enjoy a wander over to Inkspirational Challenges #66, visit the designers ~

Guest Designer, Mary V

~ who I know would love to hear from you, then bring out your beverage/drink themed stamps and dies, and join the gallery.  We will be inviting a top pick/s from this challenge to be a Guest Designer.  I'd be thrilled if it were 'you'!  

A little side note:  If you opt to create a coffee-themed card, keep it 'secret' until Sept. 29, when you can join in at Chaitali's Coffee Lovers' Bloghop, held in conjunction with National Coffee Day.  She's dialed in to hostess a wonderfully fun hop, complete with great prizes to be won, too!
Guess I'll have to make another coffee card and play along *grin*

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

22 comments:

Nonni said...

Ooh I love your cardstock! Cool coffee-theme and I love the rosette too. This was a fun theme, a great choice from you! xxx

sandie said...

How fab that it is National Coffee day on Monday! I adore this card stock and what a great coffee die. Enjoy a cup today!

~amy~ said...

Yay for coffee!

Brenda said...

I so wish I liked coffee, but I just don't. Can get down one small cup and then I'm done with it for the next 6 months. lol Your envie and card is just too cute Carol! That coffee paper is amazing and I love that you made a cute shaped card from the "to go cup" die. Didn't know that the 29th was coffee day, so learned something new there. lol I hope you have a beautiful weekend Carol! Hugs, Brenda

Kim M said...

Love that paper!! It awesome. So are your card and matching envelope. I like the design of the card. It's super! I should probably up have some coffee related stamps and such in my stash but I don't. I don't drink it so I guess I don't think to buy any. Oh well. That coffee die looks fun though. :-). Hugs!

Anita in France said...

So cute, Carol (your mini cards always are!) ... and such great DP! Hope you're still enjoying the party prep! Hugs, Anita :)

creatingwithpaper said...

This is an awesome idea! I love that you used this challenge to make the drink gift holder. That coffee cup is a fantastic product.
- Shauna

KayM said...

Oh gosh is that ever cute!! What fabulous patterned paper and so perfect for your adorable little coffee card! I type all that while sitting here at the computer with a nice hot cup of coffee myself :) It's decaf though, if I drink regular, I talk to much! haha! I hope you had a wonderful day and stayed warm in your Sorel boots with the cozy wool inserts ;) heheheh! (( Warm hugs))

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol this is fantastic, love this little take out cup and love your cool design! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

Monika Reeck said...

the cardstock is funtastic
and your card is adorable..
I love this coffee images too Carol..
and I love your card...totally cool this time...with thats Cardstock

Carol now it is 00:16 in Germany and I just finished to visit your last post now I have no brain anymore..I will go sleep...and hope you visiting my two last post...hihi (SMILE) dont worry its only two...I can not making cards so much..cause my little boys sometimes bothering their mom if I am not having time to play with them...hugs and kisses...Monika

Susanne Vargas said...

That is some cool coffee cardstock! How perfect for this challenge and Chaitalis blog hop on Monday. Hope you still have a piece left... Your mini card and envelope are adorable!

Kylie said...

The coffee cardstock is awesome! I don't drink coffee so tend to steer away from such things which is silly given how much friends and family adore the beverage. I'm going to have to try and get some stamps and paper into my stash - thanks for enabling! haha Love the card and the envelope. So graphic and clean! It's a typical C card! :)

Taunya Butler said...

Not much of a hot beverage drinker but These turned out so good - so excited for you that this cardstock turned out to be so perfect for this project!! Love to you!!

Dana said...

Oh wow! What a super cute mini card and envelope!! I love that coffee cup stamp!!

Marina said...

Two great projects , beautifully themed and yes that cs is great and you've made perfect use of it.

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Great card. The coffee theme goes so well with kraft paper. And you even have a National Coffee Day, that's kind of funny ;o)

Kim Heggins said...

So much fun!!! I love your gift card holder and your paper is just too much fun...can not wait to play along. Thank you for your inspiration.

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, these are stunning my friend love these, hope you are well huggles Pops x x x

Barb Ghig said...

Two awesome cards, Carol! I love the 'rustic' background with the pretty pink on the cups! What a beautiful rosette, and your envie is fabulous! You are so creative!!!

Greta said...

Oh so cute! Wish we were close enough to have a cup together!

Shannon J said...

Yup, seriously awesome coffee themed cards! The cards stock could not be more perfect. It just sets the "mood" for the cards and envie beautifully - I can practically smell coffee just looking at them! The white and pink cups are perfect - they are sweet all on their own, but they also showcase the coffee card stock fabulously!

Geri said...

Love the coffee themed paper.....so Starbuck-ee! Another great idea and the perfect way to say thanks! The rose-pink-burgandy-ish ink looks great with the kraft! Awesome way to incorporate the rosette die into your design!

Sure does conjure up the craving for a yummy latte!