Welcome back, stamping friends!

I’m here to put in a last-minute card for the current Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge; I’ve been so busy with classes and things, that I’m getting behind on my challenges!  The cut-off is tonight, so I figured I had better get cracking 🙂

Here is the wonderful sketch we have to work with:


Here is my interpretation:

PCCCS139 Perfect Blend

I used one of my favourite sets from the Annual Catalogue (I bought it as soon as the catalogue came out!) called Perfect Blend.

I started with a 5″x 10″ card base of Chocolate Chip cardstock, scored & folded in half.  I then layered a piece of Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper on top.  My next layer is a piece of cork sheet – yup, that’s cork!  I found it a the dollar store, of all places; and it even has a peel & stick backing on it!  Perfect as a ‘mat’ for my coffee cups 🙂  I stamped the cups 3 times; once to cut out the whole cup, a 2nd time to cut out just the lid, and the 3rd time to cut out the ‘sleeve’.  I cut the cup & lid from Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Crumb Cake ink, and then cut the sleeve from Crumb Cake cardstock – then ran it through my (retired) crimper, for that authentic look!

To make the coffee rings, I took a small glass, dipped the rim in Early Espresso ink (quite fitting, don’t you think?), then stamped it down onto the card front.  To get the coffee spills, I used the splotches image from the Perpetual Calendar stamp set.  The coffee bean images are from a retired set called Espress Yourself 😉

I stamped the sentiment- also from Perfect Blend – in Early Espresso ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock, and used the Small Oval Punch, then layered it using the Oval Scallop Punch and a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.  To finish the card off, I double looped some Hemp Twine around the top, and tied it off in a knot.

I hope you like today’s card; I had fun making it!  If you haven’t already, you should check out the Paper Craft Crew page – there’s tons of inspiration from the amazing design team, as well as the other cards submitted for the challenges.

Until next time – happy stamping!

DebSmartSignature (1)


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to stamp and create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a 3D item, or a card, or scrapbook page - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you stamp and create with me! :)

1 thought on “PCCCS139 – Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

  1. Hi Deb. What a great card! I forgot to comment when I voted. Too much going on lately! The coffee rings, coffee beans and crimped “sleeves” really make this come to life. Thanks for joining us this week for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

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