Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mugs and Kisses Inspiration: Double Time

Good morning! I have a few cuppas to get you going!:) This first sample uses the same Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly print piecing on the mug from yesterday but with very different colors and layout. The brown and ivory on this first card in the Basic Gray Jovial print and stitched ribbon and removing the blue layer takes it from crisp and cool to warm and homey! Base is Pure Luxury Red Hot.
Tip: When you are you going to die cut large shapes from cardstock, instead of using the smallest scraps you have to fit the die, center the die into a mat sized to fit a card, this way, you cut once but have two pieces you can use, a focal point AND a pretty frame for another card. The Snowflakes embossed layer worked like a two-for-one!
SO here is the oval cut out from the mat above, I sponged with with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. I love the Cosmo Cricket print on this cup! The ornament layer behind is Basic Grey Jovial again, some of the prints in these two packs are really terrific together! I also used my Scor-Bug to pierce a row of dots above and below the DP, this is a great way to add a qucik detial to cardsto make them fancier ( no one has to know how quick it goes! shhh)

Last, I snapped this pic a couple months ago when I was out for coffee with a friend at Thunderbird's in Austin, I knew it would be a sweet treat to add to a post after "Mugs and Kisses" was released! Isn't that gorgeous, have you ever seen that done before?! Well, it was new to me, a very talented barista* makes coffee a piece of art, almost too pretty to drink! (But of course, I did, honey nut latte, yummo!)
Have a glorious day, stay warm!!
Coming up, a guest designer blast from the past!
*wonder what that gy could do with ink?? It's like the shaving cream technique in a cup! ;)


  1. Ohhhhhhhh thank you for posting the music DP mug!!! Great for my son's piano teacher this year!! Yum!!! That coffee looks fab! You can do that... takes a few dots and a few smiley shape and drag a toothpick through it! :-)

  2. Love your cup cards! Love your cup stamps. Love you!!!!

  3. Lovin' these mugs! Thanks for the great die cut tip - 2 cards in one die cut! And that coffee - MMMmmMMMmmMMM and beautiful design! TFS! :)

  4. Yummmmy cards! Hey we're going to be on the lookout for a new guy... if he ever sees your "post" he might just expand his "design" horizons!

  5. Yummilicious cards! I love how you used the cut out oval from one card on the other. Love your pretty latte too, I guess we need Tina to teach us the technique. :)

  6. Super Lovely cards! The mugs are all sooo cute. I can hardly wait to get mine ;)

  7. Lovin' the musical coffee mug - will have to do that one!!!

  8. o really nice musical mug.nice work so cute your card.


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