Kate Bolt. Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator.



Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Inspire.Create.Challenge #003 Merry CafeChristmas Card!

We are getting into the Festive spirit this week over at the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog and for challenge #003 we have a festive theme!  Festive to me means my most favourite time of the year! and I know it will soon be on its way.

Now I know its way early yet but I don't mind seeing Christmas things slowly creeping into the shops and surroundings. I always wait with anticipation at this time of the year for the festive cups you can get your coffee in. I love to see what the Christmas flavours will be too. Though I am a creature of habit and stick to my usual skinny cappuccino, I do indulge in my favourite Gingerbread Muffin you can only get at his time of the year and up until Christmas.  When the days get shorter and gloomier they certainly brighten it up a little.

I love this stamp set Merry Café. It just sums up that warm and cosy feeling!

My card base is in Cherry Cobbler and my layer in Old Olive card stock. Do you see the snowflake embossed onto the Whisper White panel? Its the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder. I love this embossing folder.  It makes a great simple, effective card background and I have used it loads! I have used the Be Merry Christmas DSP. (Patterned Papers) for my cup. I just love these cute little reindeers. Reminds me of a Christmas jumper! (I got my papers free in the buy 3 get 1 free sale we have on at the moment!)  The Costa cups last year had all sorts of fun designs on them and it reminds me of those.  I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Inks on Whisper White cut out into the cup wrap.  I have raised both the wrap and the cup up slightly with Dimensionals and I have added some ribbon to the front. I used mini chevron ribbon in Old Olive  and the double stitched ribbon in Cherry Cobbler. I'm not sure you can see it in the photograph but the snowflake has been picked out in clear Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle.

I have added a panel of Whisper White inside the card to add my sentiment to and this has been stamped in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.

I made an autumn theme card with the same set a few weeks ago too, and I will definitely be using it for Halloween too. Its a very versatile stamp set.

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  1. Great card Kate! Love the Merry Cafe stamp set too x

  2. Love, love, love, Kate! Reminds me of my first Christmas when I lived in the UK in 2000. The Merry Café is very warm and cosy. D xox


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