January 20, 2010

Coffee Anyone?

What would happen if I didn't have my morning coffee in the morning?  I'd probably be pretty cranky....but I'm sure I would survive....there's always tea!  LOL.  Something about a nice warm beverage is just comforting in the morning.  I use to get up a little bit before the kids so I could enjoy a cup in peace but then they just started getting up at the same time so I thought it best to get that extra half hour of sleep.

Anyhow, I saw this Card Pattern sketch and thought it would make a lovely coupon card for a friends birthday.  And then my Verve order arrived in the mail and I set to work.  Here's what I came up with.  I know it's really neutral without any colour but it was meant to remind us of rich dark coffee.  The pocket is hand stitched on the the card so that I didn't have to worry about glue attaching to the coupons.  It also allowed me to make the coupons a bit bigger.  The sponging is done in close to cocoa and while not the best sponge job it works.

Hope you're enjoying a nice relaxing cup  as you read this.  Have a fabulous day!

Paper: Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate chip
Ink: Versa Mark, Chocoalte chip and Close to Cocoa
Accessories:  Bling, Tab punch, linen thread, scallop boarder punch, printer.


  1. Love how you made a coupon out of the 2 squares. Brilliant idea Laural!

  2. ACK!! I AM having a coffee as I see this!! LOL I also like one after I get home from work/gym:) I'm so glad you ordered some of their stamps...wasn't that a great sale? This is one of my favourite sets!! I love your coupons!!! How sweet are they? This is so delightful...and delicious!! Pun intended :)

  3. This is fabulous!!! I just love the coupon idea - that is WAY cool!!! Beautiful rich colours for a coffee themed card!!! :)

  4. Mmm, it really smells like coffee!:) I love this card and find the idea and all the details fascinating!
    By the way, thanks for stopping by "my place". Your made me really glad.

  5. Oh how gorgeous is this?!?! Love all the browns you used.

  6. Love your two pull out tabs and what you wrote on them :D Perfect colours for a coffee card.

  7. I love this card, Laural!! I am a tea person and I just love that warm drink in the morning and your card is just as cozy makes me want to get my kettle going :) As for design I think the pocket with the faux stitching and the scalloped border made this card shine, not to mention the pull out tabs. A clever design ;)