Monday, July 9, 2012

Calorie Free

Oh coffee!  My day doesn't really start until I've had a cup.  I never used to like coffee until I started dating my husband, Gene.  Now I'm quite dependent.  Gene believes coffee should be non-flavored with cream only, tea should only have sugar, but the kid at heart will take whipped cream whenever it's offered.  He was a bit aghast when I brought home a flavored creamer or drank my tea plain or with milk!  He's been traveling for work a lot lately, so this is a little cyber note to him (I know, you're blushing now, me getting so personal).  






I made and cut the oval on my Silhouette.  The cup is a digital die from the Silhouette store called "coffee cup gift card set"  It can be made into a card itself, but I shrunk it for the occasion.  I cut it on white cardstock and then traced it out onto a real coffee cup sleeve and the cup is an oatmeal paper from Lily Bee Design.  I stamped the text with the stamp set that came with the Anna Griffin collection (see the InLinkz above) in Distress inks, "Old Paper" and "Gathered Twigs".  The cup and oval are shaded a bit with the same inks.  I wrote my little poem with Calibri font in Word and printed it on the white cardstock.  Lastly, I adhered the cup on with foam.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
 CAS-ual Fridays: CFC60
Moxie Fab World: Stamp It!  Cards Week:  The Love Card Challenge

Thanks so much for coming over.  I hope your day is full of wonderful blessings!
Kara Lynne

37 comments:

  1. This is awesome.. aren't you so talented...
    love my coffee too...

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  2. Aw! You're ever so sweet, girl! And that little coffee cup is beyond precious! Hope your hubby has safe travels and comes home to your arms soon ;). Hugs!

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  3. Aw... your post makes me smile! I know we all have a love affair with the coffee! I started to drink coffee after my son went to preschool! I so NEEDED A coffee break!! Your card is darling with the text! I love the colors you incorporated into the design! And the coffee sleeves are perfect, too! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  4. Oh Kara! I love this card! It's BEAUTIFUL! I love how you shaded your cover. It looks awesome. The embossed coffee cup sleeve makes the most perfect finishing touch!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

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  5. Another clean simple card with so much detail. It's gorgeous Kara. Awwwwwww bet Gene loves this one, who wouldn't. I do!!!!!!!
    Eileen x

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  6. wow wee.... what a gorgeous idea Kara Lynne. This card is just awesome

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  7. Hi Kara Lynne, brilliant card - very romantic sentiment too! Luv & Hugs, Trish x

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  8. Kara, this awesome and perfectly graphic card brought a big smile to my face! Ahhh, what would we do without coffee...
    So glad you shared your creativity with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  9. Your story made me grin - my Mom said that if I was going to drink coffee, I had to drink it black. And, I still do! I am so amazed at all the engineering, poetry and creativity you have employed for this unique masterpiece. Way too much fun - love it!

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  10. Wow! I LOVE it! Great idea and very well executed. Thanks so much for playing with us @ CAS-ual Fridays Challenge :)

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  11. Great idea for a card Kara well done its fabulous Hugs Elaine

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  12. Hi sweetie this is just simply stunning,gorgeous work, hugs Pops x x x

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  13. Love me some coffee! And coffee cards! And coffee candy! And coffee anything! I take mine with cream and splenda. My hubs(non-coffee drinker, but I'm working on that) knows the exact color of my coffee my for the perfect cup! I like how you were able to format the printing-it looks perfect. Hope your hubs stays safe!

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  14. HOOOOOOOOOOOW cute!!! I absolutely love that sentiment and your CAS card! FUN all around:)

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  15. This is just gorgeous,what a fabulous design.xxx

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  16. Wow…. Looks store bought to me……. Perfection, my friend!

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  17. That is one amazing card! I have a Love You a Latte set with my Cricut I like to use, but NEVER would've thought to use words on the cup. That really makes is super special! And as a storyteller myself, I LOVE that you told the story behind your card. It made me connect with it even more. Fabulous card, fabulous design! It's absolutely perfect!

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  18. awww.... such a sweet, sweet card and post, Kara! this makes me smile! =) fabulous card!

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  19. This seems like the most perfect card for your husband (without having never met him!) The clean and crisp design is awesome too!

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  20. I SO LOVE coffee and this card too :)

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  21. This is a great card for a man - I am sure he is going to love it. I'm so impressed with how much you incorporate your Silhouette machine in your cardmaking Kara. I really should make more use of mine too!

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  22. Your CAS card is great, Kara! Love it!

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  23. A fab card Kara, love the design.

    Donna x

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  24. I love, love, love all coffee cards!!! Congrats on your PDC win.

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  25. WONDERFUL card! Love your design and the story behind your card! Hugs, Karin

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  26. This is the best card ever!!!! I just love that coffee cup!

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  27. Love this fun card! I'm a coffee addict!

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  28. Hi Kara, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  29. This is a fabulous card. I love the addition of the red, it gives it so much character. I adore the image and how you kept so much white on the card. Really looks stunning.

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  30. This is so fun and cute!! Love your sweet little rhyme - it's perfect for the focal image! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!

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  31. A WONDERFUL card, Kara Lynne...how sweet(minus the flavored creamer:)!!)!!! Thanks for being a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

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  32. Just love your card Kara! The sentiment is so original (love it), the texture on the sleeve is perfect, and my favorite it the little red plate that it's on. Well done!!

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  33. That's an adorable card, Kara Lynne, and a very sweet note to Gene! He'll be coming home with some coffee kisses for you!

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  34. Oh I adore coffee too...love this fun card!

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  35. Hey Kara Lynne! Thanks for linking this up to the Love Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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