Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Card #5 (Cuppa Cactus Birthday Card)

Good morning friends

Today I have another card for the Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

This card was a lot of fun to make, and it is totally a stash buster card! There was a leftover piece of patterned paper and I wanted to use it up. In fact, everything used were scraps etc, inducing the twine bow and banner scraps.

I added a die cut Celebrate - the font makes it easy to curve so I had it follow the line of the banners. This red Soft Finish Card Stock from Elizabeth Craft Designs is so bright! I've actually used it a fair bit as it perfectly matched a patterned paper stack I was also trying to use up. Love these 'cactus in a mug' stamps too.

Inside I made a Pop-Up with another of my early Spring purchases, the Happy Birthday 3D Drop-ins by Stephanie Barnard.

How cute is this butterfly tag? It was a 'free with purchase' treat and I just adore it. The banner patterned paper piece was also a 'free with purchase' from a different retailer. I love it and promptly ordered two more sheets. Ha! Yes, I am a marketers dream.  The sweet banners were cut for a different project that I didn't end up needing - they were actually in a couple of smaller pieces but I pieced them at the top of my card and dressed them up with some Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Finally, a side view so you can see the pop-up a little better.

My stamping table looked so much better after this card was done and all those bits and pieces were used up. I love to use things up!

I'll be back tomorrow with another card for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop ... and I hope you are enjoying the inspiration.

Dashing Rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
White, blue, teal, orange card stocks
Stitched circle dies - MFT Stamps
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Stitched Circle Scallop Frame - MFT Stamps
Red soft finish card stock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cactus cup - Newtons Nook
Marvy LePlume II Markers
Sakura white gel pen
Happy Birthday 3-d Drop-Ins - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Banner die - Taylored Expressions
Butterfly Tag - Taylored Expressions (freebie with purchase)!!!
Black fine point marker

Thanks for stopping by today


~amy~ said...

Oh, how awesome is this?! I love that your cards are literally like a party in a card.

Arianna Barbara said...

Awesome pop up card! It's really gorgeous! Love the beautiful cactus and colors!!!

vinita jain said...

So pretty, love the inside too!

sansuey said...

Super cute, inside and out!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Karen, this is fabulous. I love how it folds down and how you've designed and decorated it inside and out from top to bottom SO sweetly.

MariLynn said...

love the little jars hanging from the banners. Just perfect for an outside tea party. Love the pop up element.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This is so happy it makes me smile!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful pop up card and I love the whole card design.

Lisa said...

It's a fiesta in a card! This is super adorable and fun! Love it!

StampOwl said...

Another fabulous coffee themed card

Billie A said...

Pretty card and design.

Fikreta said...

this is so very nice!