Thursday, August 10, 2017



One of my favourite beverages is coffee!  No excuse needed to coffee with my friends.  I love the smell, the taste, the frothy milk and of course, the company!  I even have my own coffee machine at home just in case I don't get to "do" coffee with friends for a few days.  So it is with great pleasure that the Stamp to Share Design Team are featuring the Coffee Cafe bundle this month - woop!

I love this sentiment because it sums up exactly how I feel! I wanted to do something that would celebrate coffee and friendships, so I created this mini album.  I plan to take a few photo's of my mates, whose company I so enjoy on these coffee outings, and add them to the album at a later date.

Using the Coffee Break DSP made coordinating this album so easy!  While I didn't use the coffee images in the paper for the album, I did go with the same colours in my stamping.  The directions for this wee album can be found HERE by Traci Cornelius.

I am trying my hardest to send more cards!  So this card is for a friend who just happens to really love PINK!  I created the watercolour wash with Melon Mambo, Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist and then stamped the cup outline in Archival Black ink directly over the wash once it was dry.

I then added the cup sleeve and top after first die cutting the shapes using the Coffee Cups Framelits Die.  I love how these stamps and dies work together to bring a 3D effect to your projects.  I finished both of my projects with the new Glitter Enamel Dots for just a little touch of pizzaz.

For yet more coffee inspiration head on over to the wonderful Caroline van der Straaten from the Netherlands.

Amy Koenders - USA
Rochelle Blok - Australia
Sandi MacIver - Canada 
Paula Dobson - New Zealand (You are here)
Barbara Becker - Austria
Nadine Koeller - Germany

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  1. Just gorgeous, love them both <3

  2. So cute! Love the awesome gift pack and the colors are so pretty on your pink card! :)

  3. Hey Paula,

    Wonderful cards :) ! Love both, because one is with neutral and one with colorful colors. Good idea, because the coffee break suite is rather neutral than colorful. Thank you for your ideas, Nadine

  4. Wow! love these cards, a mini album from one sheet of 12x12 is cute, I will have to try this. TFS:)

  5. Two fabulous creations, Paula!! Loving the pink card with the coffee beans stamped around the outside. Gorgeous as always! Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

  6. Gorgeous! I especially love the colouring of your card - I think the 2017-2019 In Colours are my favourite set to date, and the first time I've adored all 5.

  7. oh wow, a whole mini album, you are so stinkin creative!.......and then that lovely pink cup with the stamped coffee bean background....PERFECT color combo for your friend who adores pink. You always come up with the most fabulous projects, thanks so much for sharing

  8. Love the pink and green card!


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