Monday, August 24, 2009

Enjoy This Sip

I can feel Autumn in the air in the morning the last few days. It's a big crisp when we get up. Just right for a cup of Java. Well not for me, but for my hubby. I've never quite been able to DO coffee! You could brew it all day, I love the smell, just not the taste! My husband on the other hand is a coffee connoisseur, and loves a really good cup of coffee.

So when the colors were posted tonight I thought I'd pull out this set for a tower of warm coffee. I like the sentiment too, enjoy the little things, make the most of each moment, don't be in a rush. Something we're really holding close to us in the year ahead.
I created the coffee rings in VersaMark and Chocolate Chip on the main card base. The coffee perk is done in VersaMark and the cups are paper pieced, colored and stacked.

I can't remember the name of this patterned paper, it was from several years ago, just after Au Chocolate came out too. but the patterns are kind of fun and funky.

For the ribbon/button, I attached the top of the striped grosgrain then fed the twine through the cord button, tucked it under the grosgrain, fed it through the other hole of the button and cinched it tight into a bow. This gathers the striped ribbon nicely.

I'll be back later on Tuesday, I'm going to do my first PTI Blog Hop!
Recipe: Stamps: Sip by Sip; Ink: VersaMark, Chocolate Chip, Basic Brown; Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Real Red DSP; Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Red Striped Ribbon, Chocolate Corduroy Button, Twine, Dimensionals

10 comments:

Robbie said...

I love the touch of red on this. Not too much but great accent. Thanks for sharing how you did the ribbon treatment. Gonna try this.

creativearts said...

Love your card!

Norine said...

love this the red adds so much and love the ribbon
Hugs
Norine

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this looks great, the button with the twine is a nice touch. Those coffee rings always look so real. hee hee You don't like coffee... gasp... really. The smell can wake me up in a heart beat. lol I have grown to LOVE liquid creamer in my coffee. I used the powder forever and then DH changed me. haha enough babbling... Have a great day, good luck with your first PTI blog hop!

Renée said...

love it, Christine! The ribbon with the corduroy brad looks fab!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Mmmmmm! I can just smell the coffee brewing, Christine! I love coffee, and I love your terrific card. Great touch with the coffee rings for the bg, and cool ribbon/button/cord treatment!

JulieA said...

Oh cute!!!! Love the coffee set in those colors...you're right, they're perfect! Great card, Christine!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOOOOOOVE this card, all the great use of Kraft, and that striped ribbon...well, I think I just totally NEEEEED it!! BEAUTIFUL card!!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Christine, this is FANTASTIC!!! Wow!! I love your use of kraft/red and the images are just perfect!

Jerri Kay said...

I'm so loving this card Christine! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!