Sunday, 27 September 2015

Coffee Hugs

Hello everyone! How was your weekend? Hope you all had a great time. I made a card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog hop. This is my first time in the Coffee lovers blog hop.
Here's my card:




I used the cut file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon, which is a freebie this week. The pumpkin on the cup had eyes. It was cute. But I thought it wouldn't work well with the kind of card that I planned to do, so I removed that. I used Distress ink Ripe persimmon and Wild honey to color the pumpkin.


I used my Cricut Explore to cut a lot of construction paper and the mat lost its stickiness. The construction paper has lots of fibre which is difficult to remove from the mat. So whenever I tried to cut a design, the paper won't stick properly to the mat and while cutting, the paper will move. I was planning on changing the mat but was a little hesitant to do so. I was reading a post on one of the Cricut groups in FB where some people said they clean their mats with dish washing soap. I thought I'd give it a try before throwing the mat out. I'm glad I tried it!! I washed it twice with Dawn liquid soap and now it's sticking as good as new! So if any of you are facing this issue, you can give it a try. I mixed Dawn liquid soap with water and spread it on the mat. The FB post said to use a scrapper, but since I didn't have one I used a soft toothbrush. Once done, wash it with water and wipe with a clean towel or let it air dry. Mine became sticky after the first time, but not very good. So I did this one more time and it was perfect!


The sentiment is from STAMPlorations VIGNETTE: Art Deco Border Builders stamp set. I embossed it with white embossing powder. The Fall leaves are handmade. I used the cut file from SVG Cutting files, which is a freebie. I inked them with Distress ink Wild honey, Ripe persimmon and Hero Arts Dark Quartz and Red Royal.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you liked this card. Let me know what you think of this card and any suggestions as well!

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53 comments:

  1. Great coffee card! Happy hopping!

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  2. really cute, love the pretty leaves!

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  3. Nice CAS card - love the leaves in your staging too - Thanks for joining in at CASEploraitons

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    1. Thank you Vicki.. I enjoyed making them.

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  4. Love your fall coffee card.have a blessed day DIANA L.

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  5. Fun CAS creation with pumpkin on a coffee cup! Happy fun hopping!

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  6. What a fun fall coffee card, Berina! Happy hopping!

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  7. Well I have to say, Berina....I absolutely LOVE what you have done with this sweet cutting file. What an adorable card, and it's decorated so perfectly. Thanks a bunch for sharing your talents with us. I always enjoy having you play along, and it's a blessing to have you join us. May God bless your week, and please join us again soon.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  8. Pretty colors. Thanks for joining us at the CASEplorations Playground.

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  9. Super cute CAS card. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Such a gorgeous card Berina.. I loved those fall leaves.. :)
    Suchi xx

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  11. Hello Berina, A great card. Love the leaves, which look beautiful going into Fall.

    Jade xx

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  12. Just beautiful! I love how clean and simple it is and how vibrant the orange colors are against the kraft background!

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  13. How fabulous is this! I love your CAS card - the pumpkin on the sleeve is so well done!

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  14. How fabulous is this! I love your CAS card - the pumpkin on the sleeve is so well done!

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  15. Such pretty colors and love the clean design!

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  16. Beautiful! Love your photography love those falling leaves :)

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  17. Pretty CAS card. The fall leaves are very attractive.

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  18. Lovely fall card. Your daughter is so cute, I remember when you were pregnant with her. Time goes by so fast.

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  19. Perfect Fall themed Coffee card!

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  20. Great card. Love the pumpkin on your coffee cup ... looking forward to pumpkin spice lattes soon! :) Thanks for the tip about the cutting mats ... I'll give that a try! And thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

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  21. Beautiful card! I love the CAS inspired look and feel!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  22. So crisp and clean, and fabulous colouring with your distress inks.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

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  23. Great card! Love what you've done with the cut file. This is a great CAS card, and makes my heart happy! Thanks for the info on cutting mats. I'm going to try that on my Silhouette mat soon. Bev

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  24. eeeepp!! this is SOOO cute :) thank you for joining us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge

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  25. Hey - a couple of leaves fell off! tee-hee! LOVE it!

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  26. Beautiful CAS design, those Fall leaves look wonderful!!

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  27. nice CAS card - glad you got your mat to stick again

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  28. Wow - I LOVE everything about your card!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  29. Beautifully CAS! LOVE the cup ♥

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  30. Beautiful card and love those leaves! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

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  31. Very pretty card and love the simplicity of it and the falling leaves.

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  32. This looks lovely,I love those autumnal shades, super colouring too
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    HLS

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  33. Lovely coffecard with Fall colors.

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  34. Oh, this is darling! Love that pumpkin! Thanks for linking up to our Autumn Lovelies challenge!

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  35. I like it. That's real CAS card!
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

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  36. That is such a neat card!! Loved it absolutely.. Especially the contrast of the leaves on the subtle background.. How much time does it take to cut out the leaves?

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  37. I will try this! :) Thanks for the info!

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