Being in an artsy-fartsy mood lately and having a need for some thank you cards, I spent the afternoon in my studio creating some coffee-themed cards. I really didn't have a design in mind when I started, but one came together quickly once I got several sheets of plain and patterned scrapbooking paper pulled from my stash.
Several years before there was even a daydream of a vintage trailer, I was making an altered book with a coffee theme. Because of that, I had all the right colors of paper, lots of rubber stamps, and even a bunch of stamps I designed and carved myself.
|PUNCHED PAPER, MESSAGES & ACCENT STRIPS READY|
|ACCENT STRIPS AND ENVELOPES READY|
|FOUR NEAT RUBBER COFFEE STAMPS|
|ANOTHER TRIO OF RUBBER STAMPS|
|COFFEE-THEMED STAMPS IN MY COLLECTION|
|2002 STAMPIN' UP SET|
Rubber stamps can be pricy, so I decided at some point to make my own and it wasn't as difficult as you might imagine. I made a dozen or so and they turned out quite well I think.
|THREE COFFEE CUP DESIGNS|
|COFFEE AND TWO MUGS|
After about an hour of stamping messages, punching out shapes, cutting paper stock, and taping everything together, I now have a supply of thank you notes ready to pop in the mail!
|FOUR NICE NOTE CARDS|
|FOUR MORE IN MY SUPPLY|
Thanks a latte for dropping by again today to share a bit of my Java Journey and remember . . .
"Camping and Coffee . . . Life Is Good!"